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by abcgogo
Tue May 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?
Replies: 60
Views: 8789

Re: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?

Thanks for the replies :) I admit my knowledge is not upto the level because I am not a hardcore avgeek or industry insider. That said, I have been a longtime lurker on this forum & other websites learning as much as possible because I like aviation a lot. Seeing some situations, incidents/accid...

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by abcgogo
Tue May 12, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?
Replies: 60
Views: 8789

Re: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?

Ok I agree that the "level-checking-vial" is a bit strange idea and the gyroscope instruments members have mentioned seems to be better idea. However, these "analogue, old-school" type of instruments are going the way of the Dodo and newer aircraft cockpits are all digital (A350,...

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by abcgogo
Mon May 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?
Replies: 60
Views: 8789

Re: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?

Ok so got some more ideas/questions which I'd like to know why they were/are not implemented in aviation industry. 1) Why don't aircraft cockpits have a big-size "Level-Checking-Vial" like the one used in level-measurement-tools ? Those bottles with green color liquid that move based on gr...

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by abcgogo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20446

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

I disagree with the idea of big-corporations needing to be bailed out, especially the airline industry since they don't do anything useful per se (in terms of contribution to humanity unlike many companies whose inventions/innovations are proprietary and have changed lives of humans worldwide) and a...

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by abcgogo
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?
Replies: 60
Views: 8789

Re: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?

Thanks for the clarifications and explanations. :) 1) Regarding nose gear tyre failure, I had in mind skids caused due to flat/burst tyres. Something like how cars without ABS cannot turn and brake at same time and just head straight towards the object (see first-link below). However, points by memb...

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by abcgogo
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?
Replies: 60
Views: 8789

Re: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?

I logged in after a long time and was surprised to see so many updates on my thread which I thought was missed out by the community. Thanks a lot to all the members who have replied to my thread, I learnt a lot of the reasoning behind why the decisions to overlook points I mentioned have been made !...

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by abcgogo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12186

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

What engines used to power those early era jets? What is this DC-8 powered with? Old aircraft doesn't automatically equate to unsafe. Yessterday, that "outdated" DC-8 flew nonstop from Greensboro to Verona, Italy with its load. The DC-8-72 was built as DC-8-62. If you can answer the two q...

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by abcgogo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37160

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

you misunderstood me, I wasn't talking at all about Air India, I was talking about people in civil aviation ministry and DGCA . These should have been professionals inducted. As far as 'fair bidding is concerned' we have seen how this played out in telecom. The whole AGR (Adjusted Gross revenue) is...

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by abcgogo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12186

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

How does this organization use the DC-8 in so many parts of the world, when the early era jets (Dc-8, 707, etc.) have not so great runway performance compared to today's jets ? Can the DC-8 access the same number of airports as the 737, and would it be as safe ? Also, would it be cheaper for them to...

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by abcgogo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335843

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Didn't the various governments around the world tell lenders to defer collecting payments from people/companies until the crisis has passed ? Then shouldn't that be enough to buy these airlines some time ? I wonder how tight margin the aviation business is, that even a one month partial shutdown is ...

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by abcgogo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37160

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

What we need are people who know the fields rather than IAS officers. There was talk of having specialized IAS batches so people have expertise on topics rather than be generally knowledgable. This would have been a good move. It was supposed to be on lines like the IFS but as always it just became...

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by abcgogo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ Repaint Status?
Replies: 28
Views: 3738

Re: AZ Repaint Status?

Do have to say that AZ's marketing after the Etihad deal was impressive, and the livery remains one of the nicest ones around. But yes, no real change happened to network, workforce, or structure wise. Beautiful ? Yes. Necessary ? No. ------------- Same thing was done by Air-India. They too went wi...

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by abcgogo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335843

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Everyone, I keep hearing news about flight suspensions and seeing pictures of aircraft grounded. But when I open Flightradar24, I see so many aircraft in the sky, as if it were night-time operations (little less than daytime, but not that much). The skies over Europe and USA are just as crowded, IMH...

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by abcgogo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ Repaint Status?
Replies: 28
Views: 3738

Re: AZ Repaint Status?

Understood. The bigger issue was Etihad and its ambitious and ultimately disastrous investment in AZ and AB, among other airlines, that took it very close to the brink, among the ME3. Etihad essentially undertook a massive marketing effort when it came to AZ, but it really never led to anything sub...

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by abcgogo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ Repaint Status?
Replies: 28
Views: 3738

Re: AZ Repaint Status?

I think Alitalia messed up with the whole re-branding exercise. The airline was losing lots of money, so what do they do ? They get an (I assume) expensive, complicated, time-intensive, paint scheme that uses many colors, gradients, finishes (pearlescant and solid finish). We can see from some pics...

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by abcgogo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37160

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

There is always a danger in that and hopefully it wont come to that. But I am curious, how is Indigo and other airlines financing the purchases of new aircraft. They are not leasing all planes, do they ? I am only calling out airlines who are buying aircraft outright, not the ones who lease, becaus...

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by abcgogo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7713

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

New firmware fixed the avionics issues, common process updating the soft and firm ware. Paperless really works now. The lav door will be modded to open on forward hinges so not liable to coming open on newer builds. Tow bar is mystery, not changing, either. The tow bar is standard fit, so no extra ...

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by abcgogo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMAC readies BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 6932

Re: AMAC readies BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment

Must be him, though the one in the shot is probably N458BJ, the one B747-8i that got stranded here in Basel because the owner died before the interior could be completed ... What happened to N458BJ ? Planespotters shows it as NTU by the Saudi-Arabian government. Life must be good when the hardest c...

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by abcgogo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37160

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

The govt. has an option now- to save the massive white elephant or their very good pal, Mr. Singh's airline. What would your choice be? SpiceJet toes the Govt line anyway by supporting many of its pet projects like UDAN. I suppose the highest level of toeing the government line, for any airline, wo...

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by abcgogo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37160

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

SG, Go Air, Vistara (and may be TruJet) are vulnerable Indian carriers now. They need to conserve cash now to survive the bleak months ahead, which means cut costs, salaries, flights etc. Indigo is not out of trouble and has to do the same. Don't know much about AirAsia and it dubious connections t...

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by abcgogo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 458
Views: 54901

Re: Will airlines operate cargo only fleets again?

It takes a lot of time & money to get frames that have been in storage long term operational again. Oh ok. Maybe the boneyards should start a business model where they keep a fleet of retired widebody aircraft in working condition, available for short term rentals when an airline needs capacity...

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by abcgogo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7713

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

The G6000 was designed to be paperless, but really wasn’t ready for it, so no chart holder, which was a $2 plastic clip. The 605 had a neat preselect for QNH, set the landing QNH, hit the button at transition. Never made it on either the 350 (smaller) or Globals. I asked Collins VP, “it was never r...

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by abcgogo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9322

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

How serious is the grounding, especially in the regions with higher number of infections ? Can it be compared to what happened during/after the 9/11 attacks when there were aircraft parked everywhere at airports, even on taxiways ?

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by abcgogo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ Repaint Status?
Replies: 28
Views: 3738

Re: AZ Repaint Status?

I think Alitalia messed up with the whole re-branding exercise. The airline was losing lots of money, so what do they do ? They get an (I assume) expensive, complicated, time-intensive, paint scheme that uses many colors, gradients, finishes (pearlescant and solid finish). We can see from some pics ...

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by abcgogo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 458
Views: 54901

Re: Will airlines operate cargo only fleets again?

There are a lot of widebody aircraft stored in boneyards, awaiting scrappage. Why aren't they re-activated for short term operations like the one being discussed ? Would it be possible for an airline to hire, say 10 A330-200, for a period of 3 months and use it for the cargo ops and return it to the...

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by abcgogo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7713

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

Are there any such design issues in the cockpits of general aviation and business aviation aircraft ? It would be interesting to know as an avgeek. :)

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by abcgogo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27779

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

Who is paying for these repatriation flights ? Is it the government or is it Lufthansa or is it the insurance agency/agencies of the cruise liners ?

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by abcgogo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33064

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

I don't think Korean-Air will be allowed to shut down. It is a symbol of Korea, it's brand, it's colour-scheme, etc. are very distinctive and scream "Korea" which is something that Pan-Am used to be for USA, Emirates is for the UAE and British-Airways was/is for the UK. I hope they pull th...

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by abcgogo
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?
Replies: 60
Views: 8789

Why do aviation safety agencies overlook obvious safety deficiencies ?

Hello everyone, I have been a long time lurker but decided to register on airliners.net now. I am not an insider of the aviation industry but am an extremely curious aviation-enthusiast (avgeek). Apologies if I make any mistakes/misunderstandings in any of my post, because I am a noob/average on tec...

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