UpNAWAy wrote:Media and information in this world is controlled by a Cabal and is highly coordinated. Watch any breaking news with a political slant and see how the message is unified worldwide within minutes, down to the exact phrasing.
Virtual737 wrote:Absolutely tragic. I would guess there were a number of people on the flight wanting to get out of Tehran to because of the escalating issues.
There’s a not insignificant population of people under 40 or so who prefer diverse workplaces. Piloting is not historically the most diverse profession. Once upon a time, a young(er) person starting in his/her chosen profession would be thrilled to get a good job. Today's aspirants think they can h...Jump to post
Yep. Peak lasts well into January. You get returns, and you get vendors shipping replacements for the returns. This year was by far the largest e-commerce holiday period ever, according to early reports. (So good, in fact, that Walmart failed to get me numerous freaking gifts by when they said they...Jump to post
Hardly. Amazon has plans for 20 738Fs. If Southern can't reliably staff just 20% of that fleet toll now, there's no way they could ever int he future. It's hardly Amazon's fault that they want to expand. Southern wants the business? Southern needs to pay their pilots enough to get them to stick aro...Jump to post
"Weren't intimidated by" the CUSTOMER? Amazon doesn't do CUSTOMER. They do balance of power, not near the same thing. I can hear Bezos and the Board laughing as I type. And how is it BAD to want to give business to a vendor? If said vendor was trying to dictate how I conduct my business, ...Jump to post
But labor relations at AAWW are beyond terrible. They have little ability to hire adequate pilots, even with a very-low bar. It's a mess. Southern was having trouble operating even 4 737-800s for Amazon, and certainly couldn't grow their utilization the way Amazon might want. So there were rumours ...Jump to post
enilria wrote:I don’t really understand how this makes sense from a resource balance issue unless they trash aircraft utilization on both fleets in each’s off season.
My father personally met Kirk Hansen this summer. He said he was fine, kind man. He lead an excellent company. Negligence on his side would be very hard to believe. I can't believe I'm reading a statement of this inanity on Airliners. I've got news for you, even fine, kind Mormons can be negligent ...Jump to post
Someone at Pratt (or Airbus) has useful "friends" in the Indian newspaper community. Nothing like industrial spin doctoring to take a little heat off the issue...Jump to post
Seemingly lost among the hype from the Swiss self imposed grounding, I missed that an airworthiness directive was published that requires replacement of the gearbox. This appears to be a major hit to PW. They claimed the gearbox was designed for the life of the engine. They said they spent 20 years...Jump to post
Guillaume787 wrote:It is my understanding a Korean A220-300 also experienced engine issues late last year:
I am still waiting for a independent second source, best an statement by Air Tanzania, PW or Airbus or any other News-service... The last thing the manufacturers and airlines want to do is shout to whoever will listen about their "sub-standard" performing engine. It's ever about spin, lit...Jump to post
I don’t care what they look like. I just wish they would use a little more common sense / care for delivery placement. My USPS, FedEx, and UPS drivers will place my packages behind my landscaping around my front porch so it’s not visible from the street. The Amazon drivers will place it right in fr...Jump to post
If Amazon had the ability and wanted to micromanage an airline, I imagine they'd just set up their own airline. With billions in the bank, Amazon has the ability to do what they please including setting up their own airline. What they want is the most desirable concatenation of circumstances amongs...Jump to post
Seems fairly obvious that the CCP will use every lever at their disposal to gain more influence at CX. The long game is breakdown and "reorganization" in the mainland mold. Don't expect them to stop their interference short of that goal.Jump to post
It had to come, I guess - after so many issues with the PW engines on various aircraft, it was only a matter of time ......... Dramatic, much? Fact based? "It had to come..." Right. If the shoe fits...a healthy dose of counterpoint to the one-way A220 hoopla you read about here. Only 10 r...Jump to post
Can you explain the source of this? You wrote this in the first person perspective (we) so it's written like a Delta press release or an internal announcement. Which can be very unwise, really. Practically every reputable company has a social media policy of some sort. I have zero doubts that DL wo...Jump to post
DL is not a lux airline, they never claimed to be one nor has anyone on this website. What DL has in their arsenal, what their better at than UA, AA, B6 and just about every other single airline in the world, is being reliable and being on time. You obviously seem to fail to understand that. About ...Jump to post
Highlights of the latest round of China Nepal Air Service Consultations concluded in Beijing yesterday Jul 26, 2019 :arrow: Both sides have agreed to raise frequencies from current 70 to 98 flights per week from each country. :arrow: China has agreed to designate 8 more Chinese destinations for Nep...Jump to post
Many of those issues have been brought to light; yet, every commercial product sold has the same discussions on what is the balance and what is good enough, and how to properly regulate (if at all); and people make mistakes. That's normal. Sometimes people are seriously injured, made sick, or die b...Jump to post
I mean, google "most famous kentuckians" and the VERY FIRST ENTRY is Muhammad Ali. And who programmed the google algorithm? A bunch of pimple-faced 20-somethings who couldn't tell you the first thing about KY without asking SIRI or searching Pinterest. Sorry but I take Google's "resu...Jump to post
Let me just get this straight. You choose to compare Ali to 3 mass murderers, a quasi-mythical "miracle worker" made famous via Roman crucifixion, and a teen plucked out of obscurity to wed an aging bachelor prince in need of wife and child ? Okay, whatever. You must try to read more clos...Jump to post
If the good ole boys have a problem, they should try getting famous. It is the perfect name for the airport, and I don’t even think it will be particularly controversial. As if being "famous' was any sane person's litmus test for the naming of an airport. :roll: Let's change LHR to Lady Di Int...Jump to post
This really begs the question: why did the pilot not go around, as the approach was clearly not stable? In my mind this goes beyond the question of "did they have enough practice in direct law" but rather speaks to basic airmanship (again, I'm not a pilot) Though, that begs the next quest...Jump to post
The E2-190 weighs 35 tons. Thus the lower capacity E2-195 almost certainly weighs more than the A220-300 Please provide a link. As I noted, I estimated. I prefer to refine estimates With all due respect, your statement re the weight of the E2-190 was not an estimation. Call if what you want but it ...Jump to post
Polot wrote:I doubt Hawaii has any legal standing to implement something like that. You are talking about restricting interstate travel/commerce.
My guess is that in Direct Law it is assumed that there is a major fault in the operating logic and automatisation.
F9Animal wrote:...we have really little info on what could have caused these bounces.
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:Obviously you haven't seen the landing CCTV footage.
Dreamflight767 wrote:If it's true that all electronics failed, how did the transponder keep transmitting data and the 76/7700 squawk. FR24 clearly has the aircraft's flight path and ALT/speed read-out.
fpetrutiu wrote:This looks very much like an uncontained engine failure that ruptured the wing tank. RIP to those that perished. Now at 41.
"All is peachy in the A220 World"....signed Delta PR DepartmentJump to post
Amazon clearly understands that if you plan to commit to an area, you figure out your wildest-imaginable 25-year plan, in "phases", and you get approvals for it up front, while public officials are still trying to lure you to their area. Once you have invested $1 billion, you're stuck the...Jump to post
I'm pretty-confident that the high-level people at Amazon who are involved in Amazon Air are well-aware of the history and have designed things to give them options, but also to operate in a way that keeps certain decisions within the airline and not at Amazon. I'm pretty confident the high-level A...Jump to post
I don't expect another press conference until they release the initial report. The material is so explosive, and there are political constituencies that are going to scrutinize the report and push back hard, because they don't want to hear it and don't want to deal with it, so the NTSB is going to ...Jump to post
There are some interesting updates in the Mar 19th update in the AV Herald article with new info: "According to ground observers the departure was uneventful ... later the crew requested to return to Addis Ababa (in a routine like voice), departure cleared the flight to turn right heading 260,...Jump to post