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by ExDubai
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 29165

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

There is no credit for shooting themselves in the foot. FR is expanding. They should have hired for the problem. What is the point of a high aircraft utilization strategy if you suddenly decide to park a dozen or so airframes? (corrected typo part to park) Lack of pilots is only the fault of the ai...

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by ExDubai
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 29165

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

How will Ryanair continue growing if they cannot find pilots? I'm sure they can, it just takes time. A good number of them has recently left to work for other airlines and of course that's got it's impact on operations. They will be replaced by others, but those others first have to be found and tr...

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by ExDubai
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 15371

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

11725Flyer wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised to see it shut down within a few weeks.

The big question is what happens with the lessors. Aer-Cap pulled the plug, and the question is why

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by ExDubai
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 32084

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

You don't mention the cost of grounding 17 aircraft, which muat all be parked securely which costs money. Furthermore, any lease or loan payments relating to the aircraft still need to be made. How does it make sense to restrict EK's flights into JNB and CPT when SA operates no parallel routes and ...

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by ExDubai
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 5305

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

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Now things getting interesting......
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na ... 83b9edd9ce

Now things getting interesting......

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by ExDubai
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK in-flight crewmember filmed pouring champagne back into the bottle
Replies: 16
Views: 6878

Re: EK inflightcrewmember filmed pouring champagne back into the bottle

dtw2hyd wrote:
Oh, don't worry, there won't be a shred of evidence in few hours.

The internet doesn't forget. If you have look at youtube you'll find it. I'm sure the curtains will be closed all the time in the very near future. Let's see how long it takes to change the cabin crew manual.

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by ExDubai
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 15292

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

Hmmm I think Air France and Lufthansa will go for IAG first , BA will most likely be asset stripped and then dumped And then they'll go for easyJet unless most of its shareholders are EU nationals at that stage and the HQ and majority of staff are within the EU Just opening a base in Vienna isn't g...

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by ExDubai
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 15292

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

There's no guarantee that this will work out . Air France and Lufthansa will probably argue that its just a scam to allow a British airline to have its cake and eat it after Brexit . And to be fair it does look like a scam ... Brexit means Brexit , out is out , they should lose their intra European...

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by ExDubai
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

bennett123 wrote:
I had been considering going to the Dubai Air Show.

Think I will wait 10 days then think again.

I do not fancy flying into a war zone.

What war zone?

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by ExDubai
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 5305

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

dtw2hyd wrote:
How are news agencies in Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt are covering Qatar News?

For example, if QR is #1 and EK #4 in SkyTrax ratings, how would a UAE newspaper cover this news?

At the moment only blame game, nothing else. Have a look at al arabiya, Gulfnews etc.

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by ExDubai
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... d-blockade

For me it looks like that mess won't be finished soon
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... d-blockade

For me it looks like that mess won't be finished soon

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by ExDubai
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 39407

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

migair54 wrote:
BA can also have some EK big birds flying if they need, few of them are parked because EK has reduced some flights, so if they need long haul machinery they can get some pretty fast. I guess QR has some planes that can do the job too.

No need to support an enemy of a mayor shareholder ;)

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by ExDubai
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 10210

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

Fourth, every Chinese aircraft that steps on another radio call because they did not listen out before transmitting gets fined equally. That is the biggest threat to aviation in China, you cannot teach common sense because it is not common. It shows, a serious threat to safety. That would send a co...

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by ExDubai
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 10210

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

Varsity1 wrote:
Pay low dollar for crews, get low dollar outcomes.

Sorry but that's bs. Did you ever had the pleasure to deal with the chinese ATC?
And the pay for the EK flight crew isn't low, it's somehow avarage.

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by ExDubai
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 10210

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

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skyhawkmatthew wrote:
The CAAC has a history of doing this. Despite the fact that often the 'violations' are heavily contributed to by the standard of ATC and R/T in China, it is always the (usually foreign) aircraft crew that get hit with these 'demerit points.'

Yepp, that's how it is.

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by ExDubai
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Yepp, they are one of the winners in that mess. A lot of unexpected money coming in...

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by ExDubai
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

I doubt UN is going to make any difference. Qatar has asked the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene in an airspace rights' dispute with three Gulf states following an escalating diplomatic row and trade blockade, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Qatar has sent a letter ...

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by ExDubai
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

http://m.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/uae-closes-airspace-to-all-flights-to-qatar-as-gulf-crisis-intensifies The UAE banned all international flights serving Doha from flying through its airspace amid an escalating diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Arabian Gulf neighbours. The UAE’s airspa...

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by ExDubai
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 5305

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

dfwjim1 wrote:
Interesting...I did not know that Turkey has troops in Qatar.

Not many, but that will change fast....

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by ExDubai
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1558
Views: 367926

Re: Etihad to deepen its ties with Alitalia

It seems like the didn't learn their lesson. So let the wast of money continue.....

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by ExDubai
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

QR's crews must be like 95% foreign AFAIK. QR lost the short flights to the neighboring country, but right now they need the crew resources from those flights to compensate for the longer duty times on the detoured flights. QR is still expanding, so this begs the question. Who would be insane enoug...

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by ExDubai
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Funny, blocking the QR website in the UAE and on the other hand still import a lot of gas from Qatar. That's pragmatism :D

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by ExDubai
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

UAE has blocked access to QR website What??? This is now crazy. I don't know enough about the allegations to get deeply involved, but the UAE needs to remember that they are setting a precedent for what countries can do to each other when terrorism is involved. This could have much bigger consequen...

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by ExDubai
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Adding fuel to the fire! Iran's revolutionary guards say Saudi Arabia was behind deadly attacks in Tehran. Add. a little bit more fuel.... A iranien journalist on twitter: https://theduran.com/24-hour-ultimatum-saudi-arabia-threatens-qatar-to-submit-or-else-face-war/ SkyNews Arabia is reporting tha...

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by ExDubai
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

I really hope this crisis to be solved as soon as possible. The Trump statement and that KSA revoked all Qatar Airways licenses give the impression this crisis will take a long time to be solved. This reeks of Trump diverting attention away from the fact he is going to get skewered in Congress this...

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by ExDubai
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 46567

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

Come on, with all the add. traffic the grabb from QR :D

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by ExDubai
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 5305

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gu ... lace-.html
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It starts to get nasty. According to Dubai media Iranian revolutionary guards protecting the royal palace in Doha. Of course an unnamed Egyptian source...
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gu ... lace-.html

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by ExDubai
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

It seems like some people try to add fuel to the flames. Dubai media reporting that Iranian revolutionary guards are protecting the royal palace.
Using an unnamed Egyptian source.......

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by ExDubai
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

The mess could end up in an interesting price war between the ME3

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by ExDubai
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

I suspect we will see EK and EY increase capacity into Saudi Arabia fairly soon. I suspect EK will be big winners if this is long term. QR's rapid expansion has been the biggest reason that EK has struggled over the last few years, this is now unlikely to continue. On top of this EK will pick up in...

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by ExDubai
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Abu Dhabi state-owned Etihad Airways said all travellers holding Qatari passports are currently prohibited from travelling to or transiting through the United Arab Emirates as part of government instructions. Expatriates residing in Qatar and in possession of a Qatari residence visa will also not b...

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by ExDubai
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

With many destinations and overflight rights shut down to QR, mass cancellations, bookings in freefall out of security and service issues and massive financial losses, it may be a matter of days before QR is dead. The overall diplomatic and security situation in the region may badly hurt the econom...

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by ExDubai
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Although not strictly aviation related, please could someone summarise the reasons for this occurring in the first place? I'm reading contrasting news articles and part of it is probably down to my ignorance. Many thanks. At the end of the day it's all about who is the leader of the sunni world. Qu...

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by ExDubai
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

frmrCapCadet wrote:
So what will happen to the big USAF base in Qatar? That would seem, of necessity to entail some sort of alliance between the US and Qatar.

Nothing, business as usual. And if the US want to move out, another tenant is already there. I bet Turkey won't hesitate to much....

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by ExDubai
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 5305

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

BawliBooch wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
What did the Qataris do and why is the entire ME unfriending them all of a sudden?


They pissed off the al-Saud's. You cant do that! Especially not after the al-Saud's paid a $100B tribute to Supreme Leader an got a stamp of approval from him.

Yepp, at the end of the day that's how it is.

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by ExDubai
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

I'm going to bet that QR is going to stand its ground. As somebody mentioned earlier, they can either hold out or they can capitulate, but then admit they were supporting the bad guys. The US is actually the one that has the most to lose because if they support the Saudis, then they piss of Qatar w...

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by ExDubai
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

I can't wait to hear AAB's statement about the mess...

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by ExDubai
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golfer misses US Open....because of AA
Replies: 27
Views: 5495

Re: Golfer misses US Open....because of AA

727LOVER wrote:
grbauc wrote:
I wondering what kind of discussion you were hoping for OP?



Now what exactly does THAT mean?

I see a story and provide a link....just like everyone else does.


ARE YOU ATTEMPTING TO ACCUSE ME OF SOMETHING ?

Come down, we are discussing allready with or without underpants ;)

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by ExDubai
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golfer misses US Open....because of AA
Replies: 27
Views: 5495

Re: Golfer misses US Open....because of AA

A classic golfer's excuse - blame the club, blame the ball, blame the water....blame AA. If this guy really wanted to play in the Open, he'd find a way to beg, borrow, or steal a set of clubs. Sure, playing such a tournament with rented clubs. I'm far from beeing a prof. golfer, but even I know the...

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by ExDubai
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

theSFOspotter wrote:
About time those countries did something about the others supporting the muslim brotherhood. Hopefully President Trump adds Qatar to the travel ban.

Yacht, hopefully he adds. also the biggest supporter of terrorism in the region. Wait, that will not work because of the new weapon deal.

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by ExDubai
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 152536

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

DLHAM wrote:
We go on our honeymoon to the Maldives in the middle of July, on QR ... from Europe. Jesus this is what I needed now!

Either you change the airline or you'd have to change the destination.

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by ExDubai
Sat May 27, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 12643

Re: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?

Etihad's own corporate documents say the airline is only a viable concern with government funding. If commercial viability is the objective, it is clearly a failure. If being an instrument of state policy for other purposes is the objective, it may be a success. Let's say it like this: They burned ...

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by ExDubai
Thu May 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 32507

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries

bhill wrote:
What about cameras? My Canon DSLR is a big beast! and some of those telephotos......!

The baggage handling will treat it with special care ;)

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by ExDubai
Sat May 13, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accidentally sent their unredacted investigation report into the premature G4 rotation in May 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3032

Re: FAA accidentally sent their unredacted investigation report into the premature G4 rotation in May 2015

SuseJ772 wrote:
I wonder if Alaska pays better and therefor gets the more senior employees. Not sure if that is how it works in that industry or not.

Nope, at least not in my company.

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by ExDubai
Sat May 13, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accidentally sent their unredacted investigation report into the premature G4 rotation in May 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3032

Re: FAA accidentally sent their unredacted investigation report into the premature G4 rotation in May 2015

Here the link to the report: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3718509-2015WP390002-Report.html Scary to read.... I wonder what the issue is with AAR at OKC? He states in his summary at the bottom that he feels AAR-OKC has a systemic culture of disregard for safety and maintenance procedures....

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by ExDubai
Fri May 12, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces AED 2.5 billion (US$ 670 million) profits
Replies: 52
Views: 7902

Re: Emirates announces AED 2.5 billion (US$ 670 million) profits

rename Burj Dubai into Burj Khalifa. Was that a condition of AUH's bailout or something? Nothing official, but it happened a couple of days after the bailout agreement. Over night all the advertisement with Burj Dubai was removed from the streets. Believe me, there was a lot of advertisement about ...

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by ExDubai
Thu May 11, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces AED 2.5 billion (US$ 670 million) profits
Replies: 52
Views: 7902

Re: Emirates announces AED 2.5 billion (US$ 670 million) profits

2.4% margin. What a joke. This is a house of cards waiting to implode on the next downturn. Or one good terrorist attack. :( I gotta wonder how the tourism (and to a far lesser extent, investment) in DXB would weather such an issue... which, despite its commendable run on safety, HAS to be taken in...

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