The only solution with Iran is regime change. Anything else is unacceptable. Wonder how long before this thread wanders to non av, but I don´t see it all that clean cut at all. Only the US (with backing from a single other nations) revoked the treaty, whilst the EU and many others are doing their u...Jump to post
Remember the Saudi Aircraft landing on fire in Jeddah after a 7th century Yemeni pilgrim was brewing up his tea with a pressure stove in his seat. In those days (late 70's/early 80's) the pilgrims were locked in the cabin without any flight attendants and the flight deck door was welded shut. The f...Jump to post
Ok, so again, and in line with your point, we should not fly Ryanair, Scoot, Spirit, Eurowings, etc etc etc. Do the guys on standby in a cheap scandinavian style chair in the crew lounge for 3 hours before having to do 3 or 4 sectors fair any better? They do not! And try all that as a self employed...Jump to post
So hang on, a longhaul pilot working an average of 4.7- 6.7 hours, with bunk time thereafter is a risk on a ULH with 3 crew? Add an ´admin hour or 2´ (signon, preflight etc) and we are lucky to hit 8 hours of work . I wonder what the average Euro (probably contracted) LoCo jockey thinks , who repor...Jump to post
So hang on, a longhaul pilot working an average of 4.7- 6.7 hours, with bunk time thereafter is a risk on a ULH with 3 crew? Add an ´admin hour or 2´ (signon, preflight etc) and we are lucky to hit 8 hours of work . I wonder what the average Euro (probably contracted) LoCo jockey thinks , who report...Jump to post
Thank you and I do appreciate your points, but … well, even Mods seem to embrace them and let them run - and I mean no disrespect to the mod/member in question, who´s contributions I very much value! I have had my 10 Bloomberg viewings for this year , so I would love to participate in the discussion...Jump to post
Great news for BBD/Airbus and Air Baltic. I don´t even expect they will fyl them all themselves, but may well do a lot of ACMI and even dry lease work with this equipment . Given that they are one of the ´big guns´ in the P2F (that's pay to fly, not freight conversions) pilot training schemes in Eur...Jump to post
In a letter they have sent to their CEO, pilots believe savings have been made in some important and security systems of A320s recently acquired, and regarding the A340s, they criticize the location of their crew rest bunks in the rear cargo hold, 40 meters from the cockpit, which they consider as ...Jump to post
It is interesting that you start a new thread without explicitly referencing China which is what you usually do. The thread of ME3 comes up monthly. The latest are the below. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391441&hilit=ME3 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=...Jump to post
Overhaul capability I think is the magic work here due to TechOps. It simply makes economic sense. Not unlike Lufthansa with some of the oldest and newest 320´s out there. If your MX works, you get a lot of life out of your AC.Jump to post
Not he first time, … KAL007 anyone? But sad (if true) nonetheless. First of all for the victims, but also for for international politics at present! I read both, the Dutch and English versions of the findings, this is not good for current Geopolitics! But before we drift into ´Non Av ´ territory, ve...Jump to post
I see several posters argue that the "Middle Eastern way of doing things" is contributing to this mess, but isn't most of EK management North American, European and Australian/NZ men who should be able to cut through with their Western work ethics and work culture? That is just throwing a...Jump to post
DIJKKIJK wrote:They should allow foreign nationals to apply for their cadet program. They'll get all the pilots they need.
The poster making the original cargo comment was grasping at straws to go after the ME3, as usual. Its his/her MO. Next we'll hear that Sir Tim Clark assassinated JFK or something and half of a.net is being paid to cover it up yada yada. I dont think the above is unnecessarily argumentative. The or...Jump to post
Wow. So cargo pilot lives are more expendable. Wow. you're being unnecessarily argumentative. you well know that he or she means that the freight cargo in back is less valuable than human cargo in back. The pilots lives are equally valuable. but with only 3 pilots, trained professionals, in a dire ...Jump to post
for those who have not seen the 60 minutes AU piece mentioned above, it´s on youtube now
...This is getting silly! a snapshot from the freight perspective. Just for the sake of the discussion. .... Comparing humans to cargo is a silly, irrelevant argument and just a distraction technique. Not suitable for a facts based forum. So you feel a cargo flight should be operated less safe than...Jump to post
EK will now reduce their 4 pilot ULR ops to 3 man, due pilot shortage. I needed one more piece of evidence to be convinced by a regular poster EmiratesDriver & now I’m a believer EK are now dancing with fire and are willing, to in many pilots view, trade safety for profit. Not good...and in my ...Jump to post
Well, no disrespect to the long standing member intended, but look at this one! Great topic, worthy of discussion, but one line and a non workable link (we all know how much trouble copy/paste is on mobile devices). Could you (mods) not filter this sort of thing somehow? I think the topic is great a...Jump to post
Goes via their respective hubs in Asia, then as courier material in the bellies of commercial flights. EK flights for example are full of 3V(TNT) and FX material each day. Airlines love the integrator freight as it is high revenue and generally light in weight due to the nature of the material. Hea...Jump to post
Hmmm, so somebody will do more than 8-hour duty with only one spare pilot during a 16- hour flight? Yup, totally in line with what every Euro legacy carrier has been doing for years! 4 was luxury, 3 is economic reality! Yeah, this has been happening forever for Euro and, I think, US carriers. What ...Jump to post
Goes via their respective hubs in Asia, then as courier material in the bellies of commercial flights. EK flights for example are full of 3V(TNT) and FX material each day. Airlines love the integrator freight as it is high revenue and generally light in weight due to the nature of the material. Heav...Jump to post
Auchmithie wrote:cougar15 wrote:Only I doubt very much BA fly LHR-EDI anymore, so back to EK it is... rail only as far as I recall!
BA have multiple LHR-EDI services daily.
Thanks for the reply. I would assume they would too, but a bit of a same they prioritize BA via LHR, as would be nice to book directly with QF with ease to likes of EDI in future.
Would love to hear the ATC on the ground frequency on this one, surprised nobody has linked it yet (if available). Sadly I am too dumb for that!Jump to post
CBR airport holds QF737 to ransom Back in March a QF737 flying AKL to SYD diverted to CBR due to bad weather at SYD. The aircraft was not allowed to continue on to SYD until a $18,000 diversion fee was to be paid so CBR airport parked a car behind the 737 and refused to move it. It wasn't until sen...Jump to post
I thought the new forum rules covered that threads should no longer be started with a single line only and a link. At least posters should quote a portion of the link/outline of the topic to make thread & subject relevant. this I thought were the rules, yet all day long we have these threads wit...Jump to post
The UAE for instance won't allow you into the country if your passport shows you have been to Israel. That keeps getting repeated on this site, but it is NOT true. I can speak to that personally, as I've been to Israel, and had no trouble whatsoever entering Dubai... ...but if you want an authorita...Jump to post
I think it will be repaired. video below of an MD80 getting one replaced in 2012. if it was worth the effort for an old mad dog, it will surely be worth it for a 321 of this vintage.
On the subject of Pilot maternity leave, at least in the more northern European countries, it no longer matters if you are male of female. German maternity leave for example is up to 3 years (and yes, they continue to get payed) . The whole equal opportunity thing has had somewhat of a reverse effec...Jump to post
well, some very ambitious thinking trying to sell that and for what possible market? The brand and it´s image is so badly burned in D/A/CH, I cant imagine anybody in their right mind would pay a cent for it? Just as silly as that LTyou crowd in DE looking for investors for longhaul!Jump to post
The BAe 146 / Avro RJ is a suitable replacement for gravel runways, with the added bonus of being STOL capable. However, this still isn't a perfect replacement for a 737-200 Combi, like C-GTUK. I suspect select frames will fly on well into the 2020s. Actually a lot of 146´s also got such an update,...Jump to post
Late evening landings are mainly 738s and A320s and other smaller jets. These do the bulk of European Holiday föights. Heavis take off till 11pm but hardly any landings. The total issue is hysteric and totally over blown. The Monday demonstrations against noise is folklore and mainly by people 70 a...Jump to post
There are natural trolls and there are astroturfers (paid trolls). Natural trolls have strong opinions and astroturfers have clients to defend on the internet. So they create 100s of forum accounts to go after natural trolls or anyone with opposing view. Astroturfers motivation is only money and no...Jump to post
Is this in terms of % of the worlds female pilots, or % of the individual airline's pilot group? E.g. does United employ 7.4% of the worlds female pilots, or are 7.4% of United pilots female? Well, if you do the maths on the PPT/Silde , I guess it means inhouse at UA! Good to see them leading on th...Jump to post
EY need to review their yield management strategy. The ME3 used to offer the lowest fares along with TK and SU. Not anymore on Europe-Asia routes where OW and Star A airlines are pricing themselves very competitively and the new challengers from China. A 2 billion USD loss at times that most airlin...Jump to post
Noticed DUS has been downgraded to 330 as well. And I thought they were actually earning money in Germany and the UK. Worst thing is, Pilots are on unpaid leave and that especially hit a few of the former AB guys who only just got there......basically going home 6 or so weeks later. And local polit...Jump to post
Noticed DUS has been downgraded to 330 as well. And I thought they were actually earning money in Germany and the UK. Worst thing is, Pilots are on unpaid leave and that especially hit a few of the former AB guys who only just got there......basically going home 6 or so weeks later. And local politi...Jump to post
I recall a lot of talk about these being without any sort of maintenance paperwork as disgruntled former MX employees had destroyed it. Wonder how they were managed to be flown out if there is any truth to that Considering how they were sold and who they were sold to I don't doubt the fact that the...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:DarthLobster wrote:So is it just standard now to send four-holers straight to scrapping upon retirement? No sitting idle in the desert for years and years like their predecessors?
What would be the point?
They're not going to be converted into freighters, and who's buying used A340s?
... and whilst at it, as a Ferrari/Vettel fan , he really needs to start smartening up a little. Threw most of it away in ´17 and should have won a couple more than he did sofar this year! Easy to say as an armchair enthusiast of course, but trying to be objective, it is his/the teams to lose yet ag...Jump to post