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...
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:Veigar wrote:Yo, I believe the link's broken!
Working fine for me.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The incident has been confirmed by Paraguay's DINAC... screenshot of their official Twitter page:
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...Jump to post
]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 ...Jump to post
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 "...Jump to post
.. 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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
spacecadet wrote:Seems to be an odd brown patch ahead of the wings - what is that?
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
xxcr wrote:any news on that 737, any major damage? or just a cowling replacement
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post