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by Curiousflyer
Wed May 27, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 124
Views: 21716

Re: British Airways route updates

What about on-board service? It has become a joke, are they going to do anything about it?

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by Curiousflyer
Mon May 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 170
Views: 27331

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Indeed AA seems to be the most in debt in the US aviation industry, and it will be difficult to just shed assets. If they shed assets, it is not much better than a bankruptcy as they would have to reduce service, lay staff off, etc. And then they will have a hard time finding lenders for upcoming fi...

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by Curiousflyer
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23194

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

KL has always enjoyed significant autonomy under AFKL, which also leaves space for some of those debates. IAG would not allow this. Nobody knows who the CEO of Iberia is for example. That's why the Dutch did not want BA. They are better off in that imperfect alliance, which lets them make their own ...

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by Curiousflyer
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 89
Views: 11165

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

Nice looks... how many seats on this? How much more oil per seat than an A350? The website says it will be able to (but will not necessarily) run on biofuel and that it will go at 1,000 mph (mach 1.7?), not as fast as Concorde’s mach 2.

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by Curiousflyer
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL cancels 34 737 MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 9794

Re: GOL cancels 34 737 MAX

I hope Boeing can offer similar deals to its other clients, develop a new airplane and move on from the Max. I doubt they would get many new orders for that antiquated thing, their way out is to still come up with a brand new airplane ASAP. They would then offer clients a way to convert existing ord...

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by Curiousflyer
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 994
Views: 148766

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Some of the comments on that NYT comment board are pretty disgusting. I would rephrase this as "a lot of passengers hate AA and it shows in the NYT comments, there must be a reason for this". This is a great occasion for them to return their 737 Max, as part of a fleet streamlining. But I...

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by Curiousflyer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 101
Views: 4991

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

CGK-NOU on UT, 1982
LIL-ORY on VD, 1993
BIA-CFE on A5, circa 2015
JIB-RUN on UT, 1989
JFK-LYS on DL, circa 2000

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by Curiousflyer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Windfall' for British Airways as it wins back 12 Flybe flight slots
Replies: 29
Views: 8421

Re: 'Windfall' for British Airways as it wins back 12 Flybe flight slots

TWA772LR wrote:
Hourly shuttle to LCY problem solved!


Great idea!

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by Curiousflyer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 145873

Re: DY about to go bust?

I can see 3 scenario's. -A hostile take over at bottom share price -insolvency -Norwegian government take-over Either way, the original DY is toast. It seems like it is the end for them. They grew too fast but the product itself was not so bad so I will miss them. Maybe a hostile takeover will happ...

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by Curiousflyer
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where are the two Saudi Royal Flight MD-11s?
Replies: 38
Views: 9439

Re: Where are the two Saudi Royal Flight MD-11s?

It is crazy to see a country that is so rich and yet wastes its resources so stupidly. At the very least those planes should have been scrapped long ago to get some $ out of them, free up some space and reduce pollution. But no they are sitting there and noone cares. And this country is not that ric...

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by Curiousflyer
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?
Replies: 51
Views: 3761

Re: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?

I understand they are large airlines but I am sure Southwest and JetBlue would be able to fill the void domestically. Internationally, foreign airlines would nab whatever is left of their sorry businesses. It will be easy at the start since everybody is flying empty planes and thus the space is alre...

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by Curiousflyer
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?
Replies: 51
Views: 3761

Re: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?

My last trip on United saw terrible service. Now they changed their rules due to corona and instead of refunding tickets for two-hour schedule changes, they require 25 hours! In other words they are desperate and it smells bad. AA are also deep in debt. If people keep being terrified of flying, I am...

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by Curiousflyer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 145873

Re: DY about to go bust?

They need to re-start service betweenJFK and FDF. Too bad that did not work.

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by Curiousflyer
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 181403

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

Those travel restrictions are not very helpful, they might slow the virus down but they will not stop it. It also seems that the virus is already present in many areas, including the US, it just has not been detected yet, so this is coming too late. Those measures are taken because they make people ...

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by Curiousflyer
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13546

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

The A380 was the solution, not a third runway.

Now they are left with neither.

Other places have similar problems, or soon will, e.g. SIN, HKG, JFK...

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by Curiousflyer
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF KL VS DL - FQTV Partnership Fully Commences 13Feb20
Replies: 22
Views: 3148

Re: AF KL VS DL - FQTV Partnership Fully Commences 13Feb20

If I fly VS with a VS ticket and enter my Flying Blue account number, do I get XPs or miles only? Not clear from the announcement.

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by Curiousflyer
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 79949

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

OK, thanks all, I need to reload the page to see it.

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by Curiousflyer
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 79949

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Has it landed? Flightradar is not very clear. It seems to be on the ground in Everett...

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by Curiousflyer
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 22109

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2020

According to planespotters.net, D-AAAU & D-AAAV have been scrapped in August 2019 at Schwerin (SZW). Those were the last 2 of 5 that were parked there. The other 3 were ferried to TEV & AUH. Does anyone have pictures of the scrap process? Was not able to find something... Better than pictur...

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by Curiousflyer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 94
Views: 20976

Re: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2

Ground transportation in NYC is a mess. Elon Musk should come with the Boring Company and dig a tunnel from the N train in Astoria to LGA. Then run automated Teslas like in Vegas or an hyperloop.

Later on, extend the tunnel to JFK eot the East and to Grand Central, Penn Station and EWR to the West.

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by Curiousflyer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2712
Views: 288211

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I see a 99% likelihood of a human error and a missile sent at the plane. Not great for the Iranian government, after a badly organized funeral where 50 additional people died in a stampede, they likely mistakenly shot a civilian aircraft with 170 people on board.

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by Curiousflyer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 11521

Re: NYC Aviation Thread - 2020

NYCDM wrote:
I didn’t think PHX was possible from LGA?


Isn’t there an exception on weekends with some longer flights allowed?

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by Curiousflyer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 11521

Re: NYC Aviation Thread - 2020

How advanced is the LGA rebuilding? Will one of those tarmac overpasses be completed in 2020?

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by Curiousflyer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20333

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

Given how high the cost of living in Seattle is, and the low unemployment, why would people deal with a bad job and harsh conditions? I would look for a better job and go. I do not blame them at all.

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by Curiousflyer
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 732703

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

If I were in the leadership team I would acknowledge that I have made big mistakes and deserve to be fired. On the other hand I would still be one of the best people in the world for the job due to my knowledge of the program. So until there is a clear way out of the problem I would keep doing my jo...

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by Curiousflyer
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?
Replies: 28
Views: 1812

Re: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?

They are a commodity. If you live in one of their hubs or you have some frequent flyer status with them you fly them. Otherwise if the they’re the cheapest you take them. Nothing particularly special going on . I could not agree more. I fly AA when the price or timing make it obvious. If DL is only...

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by Curiousflyer
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6183

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

The US being the place where terrorists boarded a plane with zero check, and as a result created an id check protocol which is ridiculously excessive, but that almost anyone can bypass for a $20 fee, I am not sure they have much to say. I trust Euros for implementing a strong security that meets gre...

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by Curiousflyer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23037

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

Every time I fly DL internationally in business the flight attendants are very reluctant to serve champagne, they seem to try and content the passengers with other alcohols. I thus think that the bottles end up in their bags or in their traveling friends’ bags. As far as I am concerned I see this me...

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by Curiousflyer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 42698

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

Americans have for years been miffed at seeing Airbus make more and bigger planes than Boeing. India blocked the type to protect its own airlines. The 2008 crisis forced airlines in most countries to aim low. Airbus made the mistake of not predicting this, and on top of this mishandle the developmen...

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by Curiousflyer
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10669

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

Babyshark wrote:
WNCrew wrote:
I was expecting the spoilers to extend but, do ERJs not have them?


They should have popped up


Interesting could it be they forgot to raise them? Or there was a defect there?

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by Curiousflyer
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 145651

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

This must be a joke, a new 767? Why not a DC-3 Max? The thing is heavy, loud, sucks gas like a youknowwhat, most of the people who originally engineered it or know how to pilot it are geriatric or dead. Boeing is becoming the Haunted Mansion.

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by Curiousflyer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aero Premium Airline in OAK?
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Aero Premium Airline in OAK?

I found this: https://skift.com/2019/10/04/aero-raises-16-million-for-air-service-for-millennials-travel-startup-funding-this-week/amp/ So they are not really an airline, more a company chartering the services of other airlines, so I guess no certificate of operation needed. Still at $2k a pop, I wo...

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by Curiousflyer
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aero Premium Airline in OAK?
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Aero Premium Airline in OAK?

I did not find a thread on aero.com, they were advertising in my instagram this morning. It seems they offer a all-first class seats service between just two destinations (A resort in Mexico I think and Telluride), all from OAK, with tickets around $2k return. They seem to be using CRJs. Does this s...

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by Curiousflyer
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 36710

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Since pieces have been found in multiple places in Africa, is it not possible that this plane was just completely shattered and there is no major part to be found? As for bodies, they would have been torn into small pieces to and long digested by ocean wildlife.

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by Curiousflyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC
Replies: 71
Views: 10114

Re: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC

Marseille and Lyon could also sustain a NYC flight, if it were appropriately priced. Marseille can only afford rock-bottom like XL or Bee, Lyon could do Norwegian or Level. On the other hand both towns are well connected to the Parisian airports by train, which is not the case of the UK where moving...

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by Curiousflyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic news?
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: Boom Supersonic news?

They need to sort the sonic boom (seems doable) and the gas consumption issues (the second one seems very tricky). I don’t think we will see viable service before this. I think they need to use something else than oil (and I don’t know what). So I will be surprised if this flies... oh and they need ...

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by Curiousflyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC
Replies: 71
Views: 10114

Re: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC

Pretty big change over only a few years. So what is on offer for premium service? - AF is the only one with first class, exceptional on 777, still nice on 380 - AF also has business, not great on 380 but very nice on 777 (and 787, I have seen it on this route before). - AF has a premium coach that s...

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by Curiousflyer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 12798

Re: France to charge aviation tax

The tax is minimal and probably necessary to offset carbon costs. Based on Germany’s implementation, I’d be surprised if very many people changed their travel plans to save the tax. Yes, in fact, I think low-cost airlines will suffer more from it. AF's target market will barely notice. It will hurt...

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by Curiousflyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 408742

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The only way to be sure to not end up on a MAX on a short-haul flight will be to fly Delta, Frontier or Jetblue because they don't have them at all. This will be great for those airlines. AA, UA , Southwest and Alaska will suffer quite a bit given the UBS study. They will have to do a gigantic job t...

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by Curiousflyer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 741832

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

QuarkFly wrote:
Curiousflyer wrote:
I think The Towering Inferno is a great movie to watch again in order to better understand what is happening with those crashes.


Don't you think 1980 movie "Airplane" -- would give everybody a much better understanding?


Did they have nuns with guitars on board?

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by Curiousflyer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 741832

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Given the piss-poor job that Boeing have done designing it onto the aircraft, certifying it via the FAA and presenting it to aircrews - would it be a surprise if it didn't always turn off when told to? I am thinking the same. The ET pilots probably tried disabling the MCAS, or thought about it (bec...

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by Curiousflyer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 741832

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I think The Towering Inferno is a great movie to watch again in order to better understand what is happening with those crashes.

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by Curiousflyer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 741832

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It seems that even when trying to manually control the trim, some system, MCAS or other, keeps pushing the horizontal stabilizer down, every time the pilot takes the nose up the plane acts like the nose is too high and to avoid a stall it pushes the horizontal stabilizer further down. It does not se...

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by Curiousflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20772

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

Maybe they are sending the aircraft there for storage? Surely the parking fees in the larger airports would be higher?

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by Curiousflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 739806

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Where does that funny one come from? There are a ton of rumors of too much partying in Rio for that crew before the flight, but is there a single reliable source? obviously nothing beyond say so. but it perfectly fits in with one pilot more or less passively sitting by ( see how you manage this ) w...

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by Curiousflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 739806

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

AF447 has a vector into personal relations: one of the younger pilots seems to have "done" the girlfriend of the other copilot the night before. Where does that funny one come from? There are a ton of rumors of too much partying in Rio for that crew before the flight, but is there a singl...

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by Curiousflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 608809

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The CVR data should be available by now, or at least there should be an explanation for why it is not.

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by Curiousflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 608809

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

So the CVR data is still a secret???

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by Curiousflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 739806

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Well here is some new news: "A software fix to the MCAS flight-control feature by the FAA and Boeing had been expected in early January, but discussions between regulators and the plane maker dragged on, partly over differences of opinion about technical and engineering issues, according to pe...

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by Curiousflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 739806

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Posters have been claiming that the government shutdown and the prior MX issues of the Lion Air crashed plane are not strong reasons to explain why the Lion Air issue has not been sufficiently explained and mitigated before the Ethiopian crash. I will rest that case until further detail comes up.

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