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by N212R
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296752

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

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.


You might even find a few card-carrying members lurking here on Anet. :D

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by N212R
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296752

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

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.


And likely more than a few that Iranian intelligence would be happy to see not arrive at their destination.

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by N212R
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60920

Re: FedEx Missing Financial Targets, Overstaffed With Pilots

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...

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by N212R
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178927

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

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...

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by N212R
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 13006

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

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...

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by N212R
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 13006

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

"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, ...

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by N212R
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 13006

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

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 ...

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by N212R
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 13006

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

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.


If it's Amazon, it doesn't have to make sense, only cents!

This could be the start of something much bigger...

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by N212R
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4508

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

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 ...

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by N212R
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 (alleged) FWD C.G issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2861

Re: A350 (alleged) FWD C.G issues

zeke wrote:
Absolute garbage post.


And yet I somehow find his first-hand explanation more believable than your back-handed, haughty dismissal.

Go figure...

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by N212R
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?
Replies: 65
Views: 13097

Re: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?

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...

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by N212R
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30254

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Please delete

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by N212R
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW1100G geared turbofan accessory gearbox airworthiness directive
Replies: 11
Views: 2044

Re: Geared turbofan auxiliary gearbox airworthiness directive

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...

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by N212R
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 31899

Re: Swiss grounded all its A220 after another engine problem

Guillaume787 wrote:
It is my understanding a Korean A220-300 also experienced engine issues late last year:


Not forgetting Air Tanzania from several weeks ago.

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by N212R
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126605

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

LAXintl wrote:
Strategically LATAM liked idea of forming JV with AA, the strongest U.S. player to region, but when Chile Supreme Court killed the deal the airline faced tough choice.


What was the reasoning behind the Court ruling against this "venture"?

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by N212R
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And the next: Air Tanzania A220-300 engine failure_26-Sep-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 12324

Re: And the next: Air Tanzania A220-300 engine failure_26-Sep-2019

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...

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by N212R
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 41388

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

What do the experts say about the audio transcription (IF it is accurate as reported here)? Is it SOP for the controller to ask so many questions rather than facilitate an expedient return?

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by N212R
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126605

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

VictorKilo wrote:
questions wrote:
What does LATAM get from DL that AA was unable to provide? (other than $1.9B)


A JV that can get approved.


The highest court in Chile seems to be supremely enamored with Dealta.

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by N212R
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126605

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

TTailedTiger wrote:
Hmm, no. More like a global alliance.


The word you're looking for is globalist.

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by N212R
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: LX A220 GTF IFSD on September 16th, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 22698

Re: Rumour: A220 GTF IFSD

wjcandee wrote:
Well it looks like the rumor is now confirmed.


And to think you might have saved yourself all that exasperated hot air....must be the latest social media phenomenon; rumor confirmation bias. :D

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by N212R
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178927

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

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...

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by N212R
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178927

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

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...

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by N212R
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27167

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

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.

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by N212R
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW1524 on LX A220-300 suffered a mechanical failure
Replies: 16
Views: 4863

Re: PW1524 on LX A220-300 suffered a mechanical failure

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...

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by N212R
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82907

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

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...

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by N212R
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30254

Re: Delta A220 route additions

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 ...

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by N212R
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Nepal Ink Landmark Air Service Agreement, Lifting Frequencies Up to 98 per Week
Replies: 8
Views: 1520

Re: China Nepal Ink Landmark Air Service Agreement, Lifting Frequencies Up to 98 per Week

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...

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by N212R
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178927

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee wrote:
There's been a lot of talk about Southern being unable sufficiently to staff the aircraft at the moment. This is supported by the hiring requirements being at the legal minimum for FOs.


To what reasons do you ascribe this situation?

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by N212R
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 48
Views: 10627

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

That would be the generous interpretation. There are, of course, other reasons for insuring more experienced crews in DL's new chouchou.

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by N212R
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 52832

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

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...

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by N212R
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11386

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

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...

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by N212R
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11386

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

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...

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by N212R
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11386

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

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...

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by N212R
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

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...

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by N212R
Wed May 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 40185

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

SteelChair wrote:
In the USA at least, I don't see much of a future for the E2


A little early to be quoting from DL/Airbus Christmas wish list...

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by N212R
Tue May 28, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 40185

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

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 ...

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by N212R
Sun May 26, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 70
Views: 11453

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

Polot wrote:
I doubt Hawaii has any legal standing to implement something like that. You are talking about restricting interstate travel/commerce.


Even more so given that HA receives the most federal dollars per capita of all US states.

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by N212R
Thu May 23, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

tu204 wrote:

My guess is that in Direct Law it is assumed that there is a major fault in the operating logic and automatisation.


You are saying that LIGHTNING caused a major fault in the operating logic and automatisation? Is it possible?

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by N212R
Tue May 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 40185

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Someone83 wrote:
However, I do not believe lack of range has been any of the A220s major issues


Do tell....there has been a great deal of pregnant silence around the launch of this model.

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by N212R
Tue May 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

F9Animal wrote:
...we have really little info on what could have caused these bounces.


And even less info on what precipitated the return and anxious landing in the first place. But hundreds of posts about evacuation minutiae. :roll:

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by N212R
Mon May 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Obviously you haven't seen the landing CCTV footage.


Obvious is too close to oblivious for this mind's comfort.

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by N212R
Mon May 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

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.


Sorry but the "lightning" story is pure Soviet face-saving.

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by N212R
Mon May 06, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157282

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

fpetrutiu wrote:
This looks very much like an uncontained engine failure that ruptured the wing tank. RIP to those that perished. Now at 41.


A voice of reason in a sea of lightning-fast credulity.

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by N212R
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 205874

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

"All is peachy in the A220 World"....signed Delta PR Department

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by N212R
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451059

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

zanl188 wrote:
I suspect NTSB is crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s prior to next press conference.


I suspect there are "interested" parties who would prefer nothing more than this pilot's career be quietly forgotten.

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by N212R
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178927

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

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...

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by N212R
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178927

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

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...

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by N212R
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451059

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

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 ...

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by N212R
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749249

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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,...

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by N212R
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451059

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

WPvsMW wrote:
Repeated speculation of suicide contributes nothing to an understanding of commercial aviation.


I beg to differ. You can wish it away but mental health is a legitimate issue in the aviation world.

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