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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

"Need to keep in mind that under law (14 CFR 91.3 ) it is the pilot in command, and not the employer that is responsible for what goes on in flight" Oh really? Operators are allowed to impose even more stringent minimums than those imposed by the FAA. I'd like to see what happens to a pilo...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2133
Views: 221216

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

As far as the empty weight of a NMA 5x goes, perhaps assume it has a 36m CFRP wing and 36K engines. I think 100t MTOW is possible. For WN, the A322 could have 37 rows for 222 pax at 48m. A similar NMA at 2-3-2 would have 32 rows for 224 pax at 46m. Boeing can build either configuration, what will W...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Why should Pilots not be disciplined for doing something wrong? Why do they control flight data and not their employers? Yeah that's the million dollar question that none of them will answer. What are they doing that is so secretive? It seems to be most prevalent from the older captains. My guess i...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

What is your professional or personal basis for this assessment? Because that is what checklists are for. Are you seriously claiming running a checklist is just for giggles? Do you know anything about DL in those years? Did you read the part where Jim Burnett wanted to term DL management and the FA...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

acecrackshot wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:
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Had they run the checklist they would have caught their error. Are you disagreeing with that?


What is your professional or personal basis for this assessment?


Because that is what checklists are for. Are you seriously claiming running a checklist is just for giggles?

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 26
Views: 3592

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

My question is why aren't they using simulators in Europe? The fidelity of modern full motion sims is so good that the lag is imperceptible. They work extraordinarily well for pilot training. Twice I've been on flights where it was the FO's first time actually flying the plane. Smooth as silk. The ...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 26
Views: 3592

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

My question is why aren't they using simulators in Europe?

The fidelity of modern full motion sims is so good that the lag is imperceptible. They work extraordinarily well for pilot training. Twice I've been on flights where it was the FO's first time actually flying the plane. Smooth as silk.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

They were incompetent. They knew they had to run checklists. They didn't. They would ha e a very long history of check flights and other tests saying they were not incompetent. If they had done the after start flow and didn’t do the checklist the crash would not have happened. Their mistake was not...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

The pilots of DL 1141 were not scape goats. They were incompetent. They knew they had to run checklists. They didn't. Pilots are human and they are capable of lying. Just like the Northwest pilots swore up and and down they would never pull the CB for the takeoff configuration warning. A few pilots ...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Why are pilots so against it? Anything to hide? Trains, buses, ships, subways even cabs have cameras on it pretty much anywhere in the world for years and no one complains. It is about safety gentlemen, sorry if this offends your valuable privacy, you're not better than any other worker subject to ...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

There are cars on the road with dozens of cameras, don't expect aircraft to stay free of them for long. If you accept at in your workplace with you under video the whole time you are at work and in every meeting, hallway, over your shoulder, then I’ll consider it. If it is used for ANYTHING other t...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

No, what I'm saying is that if you had as much weight as you thought did, the FAA would never take any disciplinary against pilots. That isn't the case. I'll ask the question again. Do you believe pilots are better than bank employees, fast food workers, store clerks, cops, judges, surgeons, etc? W...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

You must have missed the part of my post about FAA approval. Pilots are not gods and do not dictate policy to management. You also don't dictate policy to the FAA. If the FAA makes flight deck cameras mandatory on transport category planes then there's nothing you can do about it. You seem to think...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

I am glad that ALPA has come out swinging against this. I love the armchair QB's here who aren't airline pilots. Who has never witnessed how airline management acts when they decide to focus on one individual and to try to make his or her life hell. They will undoubtedly try to use the video for no...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

So please explain what the safety benefit in this example you cited if the existing procedures are able to make the same determination. What would a camera provide ? It’s an interesting case you raised, DL1141 is the reason why CVRs are not longer released. The recordings were used in ways that wer...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

I am glad that ALPA has come out swinging against this. I love the armchair QB's here who aren't airline pilots. Who has never witnessed how airline management acts when they decide to focus on one individual and to try to make his or her life hell. They will undoubtedly try to use the video for no...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

ALPA threw a fit when some embarrassing conversation was played after the DFW crash where the Delta crew forgot to set the flaps for takeoff. So please explain what the safety benefit in this example you cited if the existing procedures are able to make the same determination. What would a camera p...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Well, if you look at how many CVR audios are now in the public domain, the concerns are understandable. It'd be a goon's wet dream to have cockpit crash vid. Some sick people around. Wasn't it standard to release the audio until a law or regulation change in the early 1990s? ALPA threw a fit when s...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Provided it’s like a FDR and not accessible unless an investigation requires it, I can’t see an issue. . That is exactly the issue. Like CVR recordings that leak out in a lot of places. The day a video recorder is installed in my cockpit, I will start carrying a package of chewing gum in my flightb...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22824

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Buses have cameras on their drivers. So do trains. Why do pilots think they are exempt? They don't own the airplane. The airline/lessor does.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 199
Views: 41245

Re: What is Delta Doing?

If Delta doesn't resume operations on Concourse C within the next 90 days then the airport should take them away and give them to other airlines who desperately need ATL gates. It is clear that Delta has more than enough gates to meet their needs.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Midwest Express dead? And how it should have restarted
Replies: 17
Views: 3921

Re: New Midwest Express dead? And how it should have restarted

Now would seem like a good time. Lots of pilots needing work, lots of cheap aircraft available, and passenger demand picking up again.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1378
Views: 246124

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Ownership costs are very low, but maintenance costs are high. There will need to be a big RASM premium to compete with other ULCCs. I see Breeze mixing the strategies of Spirit and Allegiant, pursuing a higher end clientele that is attracted by the phone app. (I tell you right now, all the apps for...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1378
Views: 246124

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

The E190/195 seems like a good fit for initial operations. Why take on the high debt of new aircraft so soon? Some of the most successful airlines started with a few used airplanes.

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment
Replies: 43
Views: 8646

Re: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment

Why is anyone surprised by this. Customers want cheap flights and those come at a cost. That cost is usually paid by airports who have to offer lower charges and then employees who agree to unfortunate work conditions. We all remember those threads about Wizz Air and Lauda salaries in Vienna. In th...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 737MAX at FLL?
Replies: 10
Views: 2637

Re: WN 737MAX at FLL?

How far could WN make it into South America if they decide to give it a go from FLL? BSB?

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2133
Views: 221216

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The 757/767 program was a great success. Just repeat it with new designs. A narrowbody to compete against the A321 and a widebody to replace 763/764/332. It won't work since Airlines wants to streamline their operation these days. B787-8 could do B767-400ER and A330-200 more efficiently. And A321XL...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2133
Views: 221216

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The 757/767 program was a great success. Just repeat it with new designs. A narrowbody to compete against the A321 and a widebody to replace 763/764/332.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 9912

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

I wonder why B6 won’t start it B6 would need to fill an 100-seat E-190 to make MEM-BOS nonstop service work on B6 whereas DL can more easily fill a regional jet with fewer seats on the MEM-BOS route if enough demand is there. JetBlue has a big hub at BOS though. They should be able to fill an E190 ...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color
Replies: 48
Views: 6337

Re: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color

As a parent of two adult daughters (who are not working in aviation), I hope that more opportunities arise in every profession for qualified people who may not have been given a fair shot in the past. The key will be in the execution of this United model. A fine line exists. If they are the most qu...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.
Replies: 13
Views: 1539

Re: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.

Legalize all of it and treat like alcohol. No drugs in the system while driving, at work, etc. Other than that, take as much as you want. If it kills you, well that's fine too. No more hand hiding from the government. You should be able to put whatever you want into your body. But you must live with...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30154

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

Great order for Boeing. Congratulations when there is no competition.... it helps And WN didn't become one of the largest and most successful airlines in the world, by listening to your sour grapes comments, they chose Boeing, because they know how to run their own company and chose what aircraft s...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18684

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

I don't understand why some view it as inappropriate to put blame on the person most responsible for bringing everything down. Sure, there are other minor factors but someone has to light the match. That was the KLM captain in this case. Just like that cowboy USAF pilot that crashed the B-52 when pr...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun
Replies: 40
Views: 9344

Re: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun

Being gender neutral until birth is safe and eco-friendly. I agree. I've never understood wanting to find out the gender. Are you going to love it any less if it isn't what you were hoping for? I can't stand people who have to have instant gratification. You've got nothing left to be excited for wh...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will WN join an Alliance?
Replies: 37
Views: 3313

Re: Non-April Fools: Will WN join an Alliance?

I thought they interlined with WestJet?

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/UA Orders 25x 777-9 Each, Anticipate High Demand
Replies: 8
Views: 3598

Re: AA/UA Orders 25x 777-9 Each, Anticipate High Demand

I heard it will be in 8 abreast with 36 inches of legroom for basic economy.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 birdstrike at SLC
Replies: 25
Views: 5128

Re: Delta 757 birdstrike at SLC

This is the kind of thing that makes the NBA teams' insurers happy they have their insured players flying on a DL CMI operation. Sure, in theory, any qualified pilot could handle this situation, but everyone sleeps a little better knowing the kind of training and experience a DL crew like this one ...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Butterfly Business Class Seat
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

Re: Butterfly Business Class Seat

That looks a little too nice for premium economy.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: April’s fool: Airline edition
Replies: 69
Views: 8960

Re: April’s fool: Airline edition

US government makes all airlines pay back COVID relief and will never bail them out again.

...Oh how I wish that would be true.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 199
Views: 41245

Re: What is Delta Doing?

Why doesn't Delta combine their A330 and A350 pilot groups? It's legal.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 97
Views: 19385

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

What is this engine supposed to go on? Neither Boeing or Airbus has even hinted about needing such an engine. A product that no one asked for isn't good business either. They'd be much better off developing a new engine for the NSA. As it stands right now it wouldn't do Boeing or Airbus any good to...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 97
Views: 19385

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

It doesn't seem wise when RR claims they don't have much cash around. It also isn't wise to stop developing new products. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Exactly. If you want to see what happens when a company stops innovating in order to preserve cash, then look to McDonnell-Dougla...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18684

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

Nicely put. Until you've been in this sort of situation (the diversion and pressures associated with a low vis departure in a chaotic environment) it's hard to get your head around what likely played out. There are some pretty strong opinions on this site at times, often from those with little indu...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 199
Views: 41245

Re: What is Delta Doing?

One thing that has not been mentioned is DL's fleet strategy, which imho is the best in the airline industry. DL has managed to keep their capex under control and make smart decisions regarding fleet replacement. Their understanding of the TPAC market fragmentation and acquiring the A359 to replace...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18684

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Some people must have someone to blame, but James Reason proved them wrong three decades ago. Complex systems and all that.


I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on the captain of Northwest Airlink 5719. Were the FO's description wrong there too?

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18684

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

Very interesting comparison. I do agree that a reference to van Zanten's personality is unfair. I've seen the television series that paints him as an overbearing bully, but again, if you refer to Bartelski's book, he doesn't come across that way. Also, I don't think there has been (as far as I've s...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30154

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

Now that the 737 MAX7 variant has a nice order from WN to base from I could see other airlines considering buying it. American has 133 Airbus A319 CEO's that will be needing replacement later in the decade. Somewhere around '22 or '23 I expect Boeing and Airbus will be getting RFP's for this requir...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 97
Views: 19385

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

It doesn't seem wise when RR claims they don't have much cash around.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18684

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

The temperament history of that KLM captain is well documented. Unfortunately back then there was nothing done about his type. Now if enough FO's complain about a captain it will be dealt with. There are two seats in the flight deck for a reason. Captain Jan Bartelski of KLM disputes any inference ...

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