Impilot's thinking on the subject is a little narrow. Sure, pilots would demand something in exchange for scope relief. Adding mainline jobs with a new small narrowbody is one path. How about big raises for mainline pilots and no new narrowbody? Would pilots refuse a big pile of money? More time of...Jump to post
I hate to say it but AS is a regional airline with a couple of east coast destinations sprinkled in. I do not foresee them really growing out of the niche that they find themselves in right now.Jump to post
What object near a runway or taxiway would be tall enough to hit by the sharklet? I am having a tough time imagining a sign that tall anywhere at an airport. The only other explanation I can think of is the aircraft leaving the ground and then going sideways but that seems extremely unlikely. It di...Jump to post
What object near a runway or taxiway would be tall enough to hit by the sharklet? I am having a tough time imagining a sign that tall anywhere at an airport.
The only other explanation I can think of is the aircraft leaving the ground and then going sideways but that seems extremely unlikely.
This was the most useless announcement I've seen. I wonder if JetBlue will still even be around in 2021 or are the aircraft going to have UA, DL, or AA on the sideJump to post
So when is the point going to be reached when the FAA forces Amazon to take their operations in house? It seems like Amazon is almost to the point that UPS reached before the FAA stepped in and made them create their own airline rather than contract it out. I've seen this come up a few times. The t...Jump to post
I'd stand by the assertion that the 777, with about 1,600 delivered since 1995 and no fatalities related to the design/build of the aircraft, is far and away the safest airliner ever built, from an actuarial standpoint. Luckily our assertions don't matter but facts. The fact is BA had the crash at ...Jump to post
So when is the point going to be reached when the FAA forces Amazon to take their operations in house? It seems like Amazon is almost to the point that UPS reached before the FAA stepped in and made them create their own airline rather than contract it out.Jump to post
I doubt that this gets any media attention outside of the cities that the flight was operating between. The full-fledged fume event that occurred with United this week maybe got 5 minutes of airtime.Jump to post
I would just think that you have two professionals in the cockpit that wouldn't be there if they felt that the aircraft would be unsafe to fly. They want to get home to their families as much as you do and will make sure that your flight is operated in an extremely safe manner.
Enjoy your flight!
I am sorry if this has been discussed in the previous 16 pages but will the flight deck be taken from the 787 and put into this aircraft? I know that this is all hearsay but having a common flight deck with the same suppliers could be a boost to the program.Jump to post
There is no business case to invest money in a clean sheet design when an incremental upgrade to an existing type gets 5000+ orders. I doubt we see very many new types pop up in the next 50 years outside of the NMA and the NSA. I do see 787 max/neo version in the late 2030s since it is just such a g...Jump to post
I really enjoy Burbank (I know that you are not bussed but rather walk into the terminal) for this very reason. It is awesome going through the back end of a 737 or A320 and seeing how big these aircraft are.Jump to post
On a related note, how valuable is a generic MBA when it comes to the aviation industry? After I complete my flight training, I am very interested in pursuing an MBA to make myself more marketable in the aviation industry if for some reason I lose my medical in the far future.Jump to post
I think that this is more of a case unfortunate timing rather than something wrong with the MAX. Engine failures happen every day and are handled safely by experienced crews worldwide and this was no different. The only reason this even hit the news cycle is because any story about the max are easy ...Jump to post
There is a big thing that most people are underestimating in this thread is the cheapness of airlines. If you were the CEO of an airline, why would you spend millions of dollars on camera equipment and also the giant union fight that would occur for cameras that would only be useful for .0000000001%...Jump to post
Short Answer never Long answer the connection would have to be 100 percent secure to prevent hackings (never will happen, now you are paying 3 people instead of two (makes no business sense, and lastly introduced a third person that could easily kill every person aboard without killing themselves Ai...Jump to post
A ton of the Eastern scabs ended up at the suspect cargo ops on 36th street in Miami. I do not believe there are any scabs at the legacy carriers now (maybe a couple in very small numbers).
It isn't surprising that the regulars here are scab apologists. If you scab, you better live in base.
I enjoy reading these threads. Not because I think it's an interesting topic, but because of the misinformation of what the automation on a modern plane is actually capable of doing. Take for example the aircraft I fly, the A320 family of planes. Let me take you on a leg of my day of what I have to...Jump to post
is foolish to think that we are even within 50 years of this happening....The only way that a plane could operate autonomously would be with a full fledged AI that can receive data and coordinate on the same level as a human person. The worst part about this is that every person would be hitting th...Jump to post
I’m sorry, I just have to comment again since the sheer ignorance of how airline cockpits work on a aviation enthusiast forum is astounding. The problem with discussing automation in the cockpit is that we have absolutely no data on when it messes up since the pilot simply alters the mode on the aut...Jump to post
If we replace pilots nobody is going to be buying tickets since 99 percent of people will be out of a job before we get to the technology level required for autonomous flightJump to post
I would be surprised if the 737 goes to anyone besides Southern Air. It makes too much sense to just add it to the Atlas/Southern lease and with the added bonus that Southern Air has 737 typed pilots rather than finding a new operator to take them. Looks like this 737 will be operated by West Atlan...Jump to post
The change in words from the NTSB is huge since it seems like the initial verbiage referenced some sort of pilot suicide/error while now it reads "in response to nose-down elevator deflection" which seems like it was some sort of mechanical problem that started the catastrophic series of e...Jump to post
When I was aboard a cruise ship as a passenger taking a bridge tour, an ear-splitting alarm went off. A crewman went running to respond to it. When we asked what that was all about, the first officer explained: "That goes off every fifteen minutes and its purpose is to ensure that we are all a...Jump to post
I don't really see the issue with this. Commercial airliners have never been interesting to fly in the cruise since the beginning of the jet age since it is autopilot on and flying the flight plan with the only difference being manual control of the throttles on older aircraft. I would much rather c...Jump to post
I'm surprised that a crash hasn't got more media attention. Commutair has some serious problems so I am not surprised that this was them going off roading. What kind of problems does Commutair have? Like poor management/training/SOP? Did they go downhill after the transition from the Dashes to the ...Jump to post
I'm surprised that a crash hasn't got more media attention. Commutair has some serious problems so I am not surprised that this was them going off roading.Jump to post
This is not unique to just the airline industry in America. Practically every profession that wears a uniform here looks slobby and unkempt while other countries can figure out how to wear a uniform decently. Even some police departments just wear t shirts instead of an actual uniform while still ma...Jump to post
ATL on the airport authority side is known for being one of the most corrupt airports in the United States. While operationally it runs fine, much of that is do to the airline(s) and not the airport authority. I can see why they want to pull it under the state's control and away from the corruption...Jump to post
Are there any updates on the trans-border cargo hub that is being built at Gateway? The local Queen Creek paper put out an article on a new Mexican cargo carrier starting service but neglecting to put the name of the airline in it. https://queencreekindependent.com/news/international-cargo-plane-to-...Jump to post
787Driver wrote:Private/government 744 just departed LAX?
Honestly, if Emirates opened up a US base and hired pilots at 2000 hours that weren't getting calls from the Big 3 they would have people lining up to work for them. I think the fact that you have to live in Dubai kills a ton of interest in Emirates and also the brutal lines that they have and refus...Jump to post
Going from SEA to GUM the cheapest passenger flights are thru NRT, triple the cost of SEA-HNL. The US DOD would love to have more of its pax stay within the US on flights to GUM, but it is difficult now. The freight potential of HNL-GUM is huge, all the air freight not needing to go thru customs is...Jump to post
I am a huge Hawaiian aviation buff and have been recently thinking about the new Hawaiian 787 order recently placed last year. These aircraft are extremely similar to the A330 aircraft that Hawaiian currently operate all up and down the West Coast and international destinations. My question is wheth...Jump to post