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by Siren
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?
Replies: 53
Views: 9214

Re: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLM_Flight_867
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Good to also remember that, like BA, KL is particularly gunshy when it comes to volcanic ash. No doubt their history on the subject is playing into the overly conservative call to return to AMS...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLM_Flight_867

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by Siren
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cell phone cuts out when aircraft takeoff overhead?
Replies: 21
Views: 5787

Re: Cell phone cuts out when aircraft takeoff overhead?

Another thought from left field: this could be interference from the doppler radar mounted in the aircraft nose. They put out a huge amount of RF and consumer grade devices are not usually well shielded for that sort of thing... You got me with that one. What doppler radar are you speaking about? T...

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by Siren
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cell phone cuts out when aircraft takeoff overhead?
Replies: 21
Views: 5787

Re: Cell phone cuts out when aircraft takeoff overhead?

Another thought from left field: this could be interference from the doppler radar mounted in the aircraft nose. They put out a huge amount of RF and consumer grade devices are not usually well shielded for that sort of thing...

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by Siren
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can existing 737MAX airframes be deMAXed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2748

Re: Can existing 737MAX airframes be deMAXed?

They *did* redesign the landing gear for the MAX - they all have a taller nose gear to accommodate the engine, and Boeing is working on an articulated main gear for the MAX10... DocLightning is absolutely correct in that - it would be nearly impossible to 'deMAX' a MAX... if the plane is truly uncer...

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by Siren
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 43
Views: 6917

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

I expect that Ballard will find what he's looking for. The weight of the evidence is quite high in my view. The TIGHAR people who've run numerous expeditions out to Nikumaroro have found compelling evidence, but the most compelling is the Bevington Object as referred to in the article. TIGHAR has a...

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by Siren
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 43
Views: 6917

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

I expect that Ballard will find what he's looking for. The weight of the evidence is quite high in my view. The TIGHAR people who've run numerous expeditions out to Nikumaroro have found compelling evidence, but the most compelling is the Bevington Object as referred to in the article. TIGHAR has a ...

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by Siren
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...
Replies: 32
Views: 11603

Re: So there has been a 747-100 with four GEs after all...

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Veigar wrote:
Yo, I believe the link's broken!


Working fine for me.


The website does not allow direct linking to the image from outside websites... do you happen to have the original link/article the image was featured in to link here? That should work.

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by Siren
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing following in the footsteps of their former competitor, McDonnell Douglas?
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Re: Is Boeing following in the footsteps of their former competitor, McDonnell Douglas?

This is something I've often mentioned in conversations when discussing the current Boeing predicament - that it resembles McD during the final years. Their management seemed unwilling or unable to invest in the product, and as a result they kept giving the market warmed over DC-9s and DC-10s that w...

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by Siren
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air near incident at SJU
Replies: 25
Views: 5304

Re: Swift Air near incident at SJU

At the very least, we can tell the aircraft did go around.. The lowest it appears to have gotten on the FlightRadar24 playback is 600 feet, but as with anything on FR24, take the playback with a grain of salt - you never know how high the data resolution is: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flight...

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by Siren
Thu May 16, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?
Replies: 14
Views: 4204

Re: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?

https://twitter.com/dinacpy/status/1102263175083380736
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The incident has been confirmed by Paraguay's DINAC... screenshot of their official Twitter page:

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https://twitter.com/dinacpy/status/1102263175083380736

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by Siren
Thu May 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 10802

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

The industry could be facing a contraction due to climate change, but not due to anybody voluntarily changing their habits - it would be due to climate going off the rails and increasingly challenging operational conditions caused by extreme weather events if anything. This would look like the 'deat...

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by Siren
Wed May 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 17907

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

]If we are revisiting lack of grounding, I'm surprised the RR 777s werent grounded after BA 038. The issue with the FOHE was dangerous The cause of BA038 was something of a mystery initially, took some time to establish cause, and required careful examination of the evidence, wreckage, and testing ...

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by Siren
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7863

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

This is a real operation - the satire writes itself in this instance. Fact is, somebody is throwing money at this idea, and has been since at least 1997 per FAA and DOT history, , and whoever is backing it has no idea what the heck they're doing. Reminds me, almost, of a slightly more serious "...

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by Siren
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75800

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Simply going with my gut here: a guess as to what happened is possibly a wake turbulence encounter - they hit the wingtip vortices from the previous departure. Does anyone know what departed before them?

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by Siren
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 50021

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

.. and I'm very much looking forward to the photos of the MAXs like these: 5400733 5278571 Why are you looking forward to it? It's photogenic. The Southwest livery looks great against a desert backdrop. The photos of the aircraft in storage will be beautiful. I might go out to VCV myself to try to ...

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by Siren
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 50021

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

WN positioning the aircraft into VCV is a very smart move - cheap storage is available there, plus good maintenance is available on site for the upgrades/fixes whenever Boeing gets their act together and gets something certified. Keeping the MAXs parked at major airports incurs expensive parking fee...

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by Siren
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 777-300 freighter in the future?
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: A 777-300 freighter in the future?

While there is certainly enough feedstock for a 77W based freighter conversion, much has been made about the carbon fiber cabin floor not being strong enough for cargo operations - that it would need to be retrofitted. This would make the cost of conversion prohibitive. I haven't heard much news abo...

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by Siren
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452505

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Aircraft stalled. Too low to the ground to recover. Weather a factor. Looks so much like other stall with vertical dives..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t-hOBoJTOA https://baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-boeing-737-53a-kazan-50-killed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri7BYZwKINU https://www.youtube....

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by Siren
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA pilot fired for faking ATP for over 20 years
Replies: 50
Views: 10341

Re: SAA pilot fired for faking ATP for over 20 years

It should be noted that he did hold a valid Commercial Pilot License - the distinction here is that he did not hold an Airline Transport Pilot license. Apparently he was hired as a First Officer for SAA with the CPL in place, but SAA policy requires that new hires obtain their ATP license within 5 y...

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by Siren
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian flight cancels after 3 departure attempts
Replies: 12
Views: 6738

Re: Hawaiian flight cancels after 3 departure attempts

According to the article, it got airborne twice and returned for two unrelated events. It pushed back a third time, and returned to the gate before they cancelled the flight and rebooked the passengers.

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by Siren
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AA A321-253NX delivered
Replies: 71
Views: 13428

Re: First AA A321-253NX delivered

Beautiful bird... 253NX? The 5 designator is for the CFM LEAP, yes? And I haven't seen the X designation yet... any idea what that signifies? I'll take the opportunity to ask - is there a good reference anywhere for a comprehensive guide to decode the different Airbus 'codes' for the types? I found ...

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by Siren
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 787 skids off runway at Narita
Replies: 14
Views: 7391

Re: JAL 787 skids off runway at Narita

spacecadet wrote:
Seems to be an odd brown patch ahead of the wings - what is that?


My guess is normal dirt/slush kicked up from reverse thrust caked onto the fuselage... looks fairly normal to me for a white plane operating on contaminated runways - please correct me if I'm wrong.

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by Siren
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR - gear strut penetrates wing during retraction
Replies: 10
Views: 5026

Re: FR - gear strut penetrates wing during retraction

There was a pertinent quote on AVHerald that I'm posting below as it seems this individual knows what they're talking about: It appears that the Beam Hanger disconnected from the Beam Hanger Fitting. On a 4 month aircraft, my first suspicion is assembly error at the Beam Hanger to Hanger Fitting joi...

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by Siren
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 143319

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

Could it be that EK is taking EY’ A350s? Just a theory, if the owner of EY, the government of Abu Dhabi, asked the owner of EK, the government of Dubai, to bail them out of the order, it would not be the first time the two governments work together, of course. Just a thought. When I saw the thread ...

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by Siren
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Adria Airways (JP) cancels LOI for 15 Superjets
Replies: 55
Views: 12931

Re: Adria Airways (JP) signs LOI for 15 Superjets

The SSJ must be quite capital-light to acquire. I don’t think the SSJ is inherently a bad aircraft and is clearly a lot cheaper to acquire than competitors. Reliability is a huge problem and that is hugely expensive. If I recall correctly, the CEO of Interjet stated that their entire SSJ fleet cost...

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by Siren
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likelihood of a A350-700 and A350-800?
Replies: 29
Views: 4207

Re: Likelihood of a A350-700 and A350-800?

The A330NEO will continue to be Airbus' 'horse' in the medium-large airliner segment. They have more than enough orders to justify continued production, plus, the replacement cycle for the older A333s is just beginning. They've got a solid product in the A330NEO that, tentatively, appears to exceed ...

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by Siren
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 50609

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

There won’t be much of an issue. ~15 years ago a NW DC-10 actually had an emergency diversion to Tehran. They were still able to get things checked out and pay for fuel (I think diversion was a false alarm). Plane and passengers got out. Northwest Flight 41, with a cargo bay fire alarm issue. Yes, ...

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by Siren
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another PW engined A320 neo has smoke in cabin emergency
Replies: 40
Views: 9076

Re: Another PW engined A320 neo has smoke in cabin emergency

I have some old stats I found regarding PW failures on the Neos....from an AVHerald report. These stats come from India's DGCA: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a4bb10d&opt=0 A320 neo aircraft with P & W 1100 G engines had series of failures with their operations after their induction worldwid...

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by Siren
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site certificate expiration issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 4303

Re: Site certificate expiration issue?

Fantastic. Thanks for the heads up!

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by Siren
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site certificate expiration issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 4303

Site certificate expiration issue?

Hi guys, when I went to load the forum up today, Chrome warned me that the certificate for Airliners.net had expired. I've looked at the certificate data, and indeed the expiration date of the certificate seems to be November 19, 2018, and valid from August 21, 2018. I'm hoping you guys already know...

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by Siren
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't UA deployed 77W on the longest 77E routes?
Replies: 15
Views: 3498

Re: Why hasn't UA deployed 77W on the longest 77E routes?

although I heard that UA was paying Boeing to raise the MTOW on them (a paperwork change of some sort). How do you raise the MTOW on a plane? Essentially it's mostly a paperwork and certification thing. The plane is certified by the manufacturer for a certain payload. It is already built to do it. ...

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by Siren
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't UA deployed 77W on the longest 77E routes?
Replies: 15
Views: 3498

Re: Why hasn't UA deployed 77W on the longest 77E routes?

UA has two tranches of 77E's - the pmCO aircraft, and the pmUA aircraft. The pmCO aircraft are all the highest thrust and MTOW variants of the 77E with all the upgrades and bells and whistles. Not so much for the pmUA birds, although I heard that UA was paying Boeing to raise the MTOW on them (a pap...

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by Siren
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 40
Views: 8654

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

smartplane wrote:
That's not how it works. Every business and individual trading with, or providing services to the 'shell' would be tainted. For ever.


I dunno. HiFly transferred a bunch of A340-600s to a 'shell' company, and they all ended up in Iran... I don't see HiFly being tainted.

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by Siren
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 40
Views: 8654

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

What do you think the US is stupid? Yes. As it pertains to IR getting aircraft (seems my substantive factual informational post about how Iranian airlines have gotten around aircraft embargoes has disappeared, I have to retype the whole thing), hypothetically, if TK were to take delivery of the air...

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by Siren
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident
Replies: 30
Views: 7602

Re: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident

xxcr wrote:
any news on that 737, any major damage? or just a cowling replacement


I strongly suspect that no damage occurred. The plane was inspected by ground personnel after the incident, and it then taxied off under its own power. If damage had been done, I would expect a tow...

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by Siren
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43649

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

The 767 has a particular weakness in this area Vietnam Airlines 2000 https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20000919-0 Thomson Airways 2010 https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20101003-0 Best Regards CROSSWIND Crosswind, thanks for compiling the list. It's interesting to ...

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by Siren
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box Replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2553

Re: Black Box Replacement

ACARS data may not be the silver bullet, but it is how we figured out what happened to AF447 before the wreckage was located and black boxes recovered. After we got the AF447 DFDR and CVR, we just got confirmation of what had already been suspected by the investigators. Regarding real time data -her...

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by Siren
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9793

Re: Drone flies close to A380

What is the chance this video is digitally enhanced, in part or in full? In other words, what is the chance it is not real? I was looking at the sunlight transition effect towards the middle and the end of the video on the aircraft, and I am wondering whether the aircraft was digitally added in? Th...

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by Siren
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9793

Re: Drone flies close to A380

32andBelow wrote:
SPREE34 wrote:
It's just a matter of time.

Till what? A DJI bounces off a plane and no one notices except the drone owner who now needs a new drone.


More like a DJI causes a GE90 to go boom in a very big way, triggering a major incident... It's just a matter of time.

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by Siren
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9793

Re: Drone flies close to A380

An operation like this could be approved by a civil aviation authority when done for PR purposes and appropriate precautions are taken, including the bit where the flight crew knows where the drone is . But not with passengers are aboard. I did say that this sort of activity can't be condoned. Peri...

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by Siren
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9793

Re: Drone flies close to A380

Here's a link to the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qo39UcZU28 Personally, I don't think this particular drone shot was a particular flight safety issue. Clearly the drone operator was keeping a close watch on the plane, and should the plane have begun turning toward it, the dron...

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by Siren
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: British Airways cancelled my flight because holes in plane after lightning strike
Replies: 24
Views: 6064

Re: British Airways cancelled my flight because holes in plane after lightning strike

Lightning strikes have taken planes down in the past - and forced airworthiness directives to refit planes with more robust protection. Pan Am flight 214 was a 707-121 that was struck by lighting in late 1963. This caused a fuel tank explosion and disintegration of the wing. Probable Cause: Lightnin...

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by Siren
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types without any preserved examples
Replies: 45
Views: 3425

Re: Aircraft types without any preserved examples

Most of the flying boats are long gone - Boeing 314, Martin M-130, Sikorsky S-42, etc... they're all gone. Which is a shame, but by the same token, but with the explosion of runways for land aircraft after the war, there was no need for them and at that point, no real drive for historical preservati...

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by Siren
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 17539

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Cellphones are not an issue for airplanes. I'll relay a short little story. I have a very good friend who flies for a regional United Express affiliate, and one day a few months ago, his phone butt dialed me. I heard some chatter and was able to hear some conversation pretty clearly that sounded lik...

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by Siren
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16707

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

For a medium/large widebody (787/A350) I'd estimate the cumulative weight savings from removing windows would be at least 10t OEW. Now that portable/integrated camera solutions are of 'sufficient' quality that tradeoff becomes more enticing by the month. EK has the clout to at least make A&B gi...

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by Siren
Wed May 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main
Replies: 31
Views: 5811

Re: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main

find themselves landing at Hahn when they arrive late and that will give the pilots motivation to arrive on time. I can just see the BFU Accident Report published sometime in 2026 after some airline's anxious drivers ram their plane into the ground at FRA because they were too motivated to battle t...

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by Siren
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 42707

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

I can make it to LAX in 45 minutes from Upland with no traffic. Hardly ever the case tho. It would not be 1 hour 30 minutes with no traffic like previous poster said. I can make it in 45 minutes, too from Claremont, assuming there's no traffic on the freeways and I set my cruise control at 90mph an...

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by Siren
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8643

Re: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

LAXintl wrote:

QF argument is they were following a 1959 C.A.B. decision and that since passengers were leaving the U.S. anyhow it would be OK selling the codeshare service even if operated by others.


Sounds logical and reasonable to me. Why didn't this reasoning fly with the DOT?

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by Siren
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 113
Views: 31756

Re: HiFly NOT adding second hand A380s?

Perhaps they have filled the A380 positions already? I can imagine that a new A380 operator would have people from the established operators willing to jump through whatever hoops were necessary to join the operation and get them up and running using the institutional knowledge they have already. I ...

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by Siren
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 38
Views: 17937

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

Eh, I'd be comfortable... but I'm quite small, and my usual sleep position is in the fetal anyway... so I think this thing would work wonderfully for me. But I realize that 115 pound/52 kilo paraplegics are a very small minority of the market. I don't see the point of ponying up for business class w...

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