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by GSOflyerDL
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 157
Views: 22521

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

... No one said it was ET fault, but brushing aside possible airline safety concerns because “BuT iT’s BoEiNg’S FaULt!!!” is both stupid and dangerous. No one is saying that it is solely Boeing's fault, can you show me ET sponsored NYT, WP articles blaming BCA. This discussion comes up only when so...

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by GSOflyerDL
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 157
Views: 22521

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

If they had legitimate safety concerns, it was within their power as the engineering post holder and license responsibly to ground aircraft, fire staff, and report illegal activities to the regulator. You do realize that Ethiopian Airlines is wholly owned by the Ethiopian Government? The regulator ...

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by GSOflyerDL
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 67494

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm curious, does anyone have visibility to the load factors on DL's RDU-AUS route? I've flown it several times recently and it was a full flight each time. I'd love to see it upguaged to a non-RJ. Three hours means meal service, which is kind of bizarre in an RJ, not to mention painful for flight ...

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by GSOflyerDL
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 67494

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm curious, does anyone have visibility to the load factors on DL's RDU-AUS route? I've flown it several times recently and it was a full flight each time. I'd love to see it upguaged to a non-RJ. Three hours means meal service, which is kind of bizarre in an RJ, not to mention painful for flight a...

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by GSOflyerDL
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 157
Views: 22521

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

Reviewing the maintenance records seems prudent in light of a crash (especially in light of Lion Air's multiple failures to identify and correct the AoA faults on the accident airplane); altering those records would be another thing entirely. The AP was pretty careful in not accusing them of alteri...

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by GSOflyerDL
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6534

Re: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019

How long until DL transitions its Atlanta route away from the MD88? I understand through other posts on the forum that DL is quickly retiring them largely due to parts availability and rising operating costs. I would love the see the A320 with seatback IFEs replace the aging MD88 on this busy route.

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by GSOflyerDL
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 157
Views: 22521

Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

There are a slew of jaw-dropping allegations in this AP article on Ethiopian's culture and maintenance record. The following are just a few: ⋅ Ethiopian maintains a jail-like detention center on the grounds of its Addis Ababa headquarters that it used to interrogate, intimidate and sometim...

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by GSOflyerDL
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6778

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

Because, on the few routes that need more capacity than a 777-200ER/LR, the 777-300ER can carry basically the same passenger load as a 744, with less fuel burn, more range, commonality with the 777-200 and a host of other reasons. And ETOPS is basically a non-starter for US airlines now. So why wou...

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by GSOflyerDL
Wed May 08, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6534

Re: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019

GSO boardings continue to grow. United Airlines and its affiliates had 12,540 boardings, up 30.6%. I’m curious as to the impact that VF’s move from Greensboro to Denver had on United’s share growth. One would assume that, at least on the margins, there would be increased round trip traffic between ...

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by GSOflyerDL
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 116
Views: 26397

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

I just read the article. It is unsettling to say the least. There is a link in the article asking anyone knowing of safety violations to confidentiality report them to The NY Times. Unsettling, but is there evidence that the issues are different from the Washington plants or any Airbus FAL? There’s...

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by GSOflyerDL
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6534

Re: Greensboro Aviation Thread

I know the numbers suggest otherwise, but people in GSO just seem to be trained to accept the drive to either CLT or RDU for cheaper flights. The very few flights done by NK, G4 and the previous flights done by F9 seemed to have minimal impact. The short lived Skybus experiment was the last time GS...

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by GSOflyerDL
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6534

Re: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019

The loss of the Admirals Club was a big blow. Would love to see a third party club like GSP has. If they can support one, so can GSO! With the after-security areas split in two, I doubt a third party club could make it. Even the before-security bars are nearly always empty. However, I firmly believ...

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by GSOflyerDL
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6534

Re: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone have, or know of, a pic of the FedEx ramp in GSO full of airplanes? It would be pretty hard since the hub runs at night unless we have a member who works the ramp or a spotter who stays up late. I’ve been looking and haven’t seen any good pics either. The pics I’ve seen are from when th...

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by GSOflyerDL
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20903

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

[*] Recline should be banned in economy class completely in my opinion. It's unfair on those sitting behind. I fly often, and have never once cared if the person in front of me reclines. Some people prefer to try to nap or relax on long flights. The inconvenience to me is minor now that the tray is ...

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by GSOflyerDL
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH switches CLT to A350
Replies: 44
Views: 13957

Re: LH switches CLT to A350

German industry BMW @ GSP, Freightliner trucks in the CLT Metro & Siemens Energy...all based in MUC. Don’t forget the Triad region of NC as well. The Volvo Group has a huge operation in Greensboro. Quite a few Swedes occupy the front seats of the LH flights from CLT to Germany, through to Sweden.

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by GSOflyerDL
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 48188

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/local-news/southwest-boeing-737-max-makes-emergency-landing-at-orlando-international-airport "A Southwest Boeing 737 Max took off from Orlando International Airport after 2:30 p.m on Tuesday. Airport officials said that it experienced a malfunction and had to r...

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by GSOflyerDL
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 48188

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/local-news/southwest-boeing-737-max-makes-emergency-landing-at-orlando-international-airport "A Southwest Boeing 737 Max took off from Orlando International Airport after 2:30 p.m on Tuesday. Airport officials said that it experienced a malfunction and had to re...

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by GSOflyerDL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 721791

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Interesting article https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated-in-the-lion-air-crash/ I would characterise it as "shocking" rather than interesting. I agree. After reading that article I'm convinced...

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by GSOflyerDL
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 721791

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Will a third crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 with an operator for less than three months and crashing less than ten minutes after take off, actually have them take note? Answer to goofy question: if the contributing factors were similar, yes. If not, no. Only way to know, is find out what the contribut...

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GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
Video of the wreckage found so far:
https://youtu.be/-G-KfcFQg9U



Holy mackerel.

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by GSOflyerDL
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1730
Views: 391734

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The FO was doing the communication on the ground as is standard procedure in the US. Once airborne the Captain took over the radio. This implied it was the FO’s leg (the FO was actually flying) The captain checked in with approach and all sounded normal...then it was the FO back on the comms. This ...

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by GSOflyerDL
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 67494

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

Connecting traffic makes up less than 5% of total traffic at RDU. The number has been growing as DL expands. Do you know which origin and destination cities make up this traffic? 5% of total traffic is still hundreds of thousands. Just guessing, but on DL mainline metal I could imagine some Florida...

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by GSOflyerDL
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 525
Views: 67494

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

The higher LFs that you are referencing on PIT-RDU are attributable to connections, as there is no way AA PIT-RDU could support 3x daily without connections on either end. This brings up an interesting question: Does DL or any other airline (WN?) send connecting traffic through RDU? If so that are ...

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