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by KingOrGod
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 900
Views: 144302

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Flying to places with a small population could be the reason they are bankrupt. NQY should be connected by train from LON. better for the environment too. This is one of the big myths about emissions - the train is not necessarily better. Rail is a combination of steel, concrete, ground rock and a ...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI Dreamliner sinks through tarmac at BON
Replies: 1
Views: 2368

Re: TUI Dreamliner sinks through tarmac at BON

Wrong side of the double yellows it would seem

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by KingOrGod
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19645

Re: UK storm today

Arion640 wrote:
A BA 747 has flown new york to London in 4 hours and 56 minutes according to flightradar24, likely a new record.


I believe it has been done quicker than that 8-)

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 31247

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

As a pilot, this condition is totally unacceptable. At our airline we have sealed cups however they bust open after a drop. I watched a soda can bust open on a console with the loss of only 1 radio. I have seen condensation drip from vents in the cockpit and also vents that spit ice balls in humid ...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 16894

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

NYKiwi wrote:
Just checked flightaware and saw A350 on the JNB to JFK sector... is this the first flight to JFK.

Cueious if any feedback


I believe so, it is ZS-SDD on it's way

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by KingOrGod
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 764392

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

And no, with only 2 crashes you can't reliably make that calculation. Problem is that you need to act based on data on hand. So crash history is not interpreted as random independent tests; underlying mechanisms are analyzed and conclusions are made based on much more detailed information than rand...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 62421

Re: SAA Leasing A350

But a 77E or 773 for routes to JFK/HKG? :lol: For interest, Cathay sends a 777W (not sure of weight limitations) to JNB. It's 2-class with the old business (recliner). CPT gets the A359 in a 3-class layout. Just for clarification: CX sends their 3 class 777-300ER to JNB, which seats 340 or 368 pass...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 62421

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Which of those airlines are based at 5,558ft? Because that really changes the game. The 777 couldn't even do a demo flight :old: SAA execs got a free taxi round JNB in a 777 that day. It did not inspire confidence. People seem to forget the B777 of when SAA got the A340s are not the as same machine...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 62421

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Things at SAA probably would still be very red financially if they ordered 777 instead of A340's, but would they be as red ? Look at how many airline ordered A340 and then went to the 777, Air Canada and Singapore Airlines oh and Cathay Pacific too. Which of those airlines are based at 5,558ft? Bec...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 62421

Re: SAA Leasing A350

If using these A350 still can't help to improve SAA's financial standing, only God can help them.... They could operate aircraft given to them for free, burning fuel given to them for free, and they'd still be just as incompetent today as they were yesterday. PS "God" doesn't exist. The o...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 62421

Re: SAA Leasing A350

If using these A350 still can't help to improve SAA's financial standing, only God can help them.... The arrogance of their check-in staff shows you the problem within SAA, Sent from my SM-J415F using Tapatalk Don't be silly. if you believe everybody here - simply replacing the A343/A346 fleet will...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 22915

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

I can still remember arriving at a freezing pre-dawn Ringway Airport, seeing the early 748 getting ready for its trip up to Scotland, with a Viscount parked just beyond and some landing lights glimmering out to the northeast over the Pennines. Looking forward to my ride to Malaga for the turnaround...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 22915

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Aaaah right I get it. Yes, as fuel to noise (and smoke) converters, they were indeed legendary.

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by KingOrGod
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 22915

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

AA also had a brief history with the Fokker 100's were they the same story as BAC1-11? Fokker went out of business and it was too difficult to maintain the aircraft without being able to have them properly serviced, so all 75 were retired very quickly. The loss of so many planes was picked up by ex...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 8157

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

If they were in an exit row, I understand where the FA is coming from. The sensible thing then is to do a seat swap with others - so able bodies are in the exit row. Given the story says numerous passengers defended the family, you'd think that would not have presented a difficulty. As of yet, I ca...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 8157

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

grbauc wrote:
Many times I believe their started with an agenda.


That's too true.

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by KingOrGod
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 8157

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

If the option to pay for seat assignment exists, and the parents chose not to, then this one-sided shitstorm is on them, and them alone (I would never travel with my child and unassigned seats). They should not choose to rely on the goodwill of everybody to bend over for them - and then bitch to the...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 4240

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

airportugal310 wrote:
KingOrGod wrote:
andrewfarmer wrote:


Which totally explains why I am listening to LPPT (Lisbon) Approach right now on LiveATC... :roll:


Alright pedant.

I will correct myself: Many European countries.

There you go, can unbunch yourself now.

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 4240

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

No. (Many moons ago in a previous life.) That and it's illegal where I live. Pardon my ignorance, but how can it be illegal to listen to the radio? I can certainly see that unauthorized broadcasting on these channels should be forbidden, but what is the legitimate reason for telling people they can...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 62421

Re: SAA Leasing A350

SAA's A346's lift 368t but they still do occasionally take a penalty on the JNB-JFK run in summer. The A343's lift 275t (ZS-SXG has a slightly lower MLW) Thanks for the correction trees. I was just using the generic data from the Airbus docs, obviously using the last off the line IGW versions. But ...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 4240

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

dfwjim1 wrote:
For those of you work as air traffic controllers do you like to listen to other controllers at your home airport and/or other airports using LiveATC.net?

Thanks for your responses.


No. (Many moons ago in a previous life.) That and it's illegal where I live.

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 62421

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Asiaflyer wrote:
Shouldn't we assume that SAA has


I don't think you know SAA very well LOL. Never assume much with them. The only assumption one can really make is they will make a loss even with an aircraft that uses zero fuel.

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 27078

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I just don't understand the backlashing here on a.net of Willie Walsh, why exactly is that the case? Is it because some don't like success or for that matter successful people? Willie Walsh has been a superb CEO of British Airways and is an excellent CEO of the International Airlines Group and he w...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 27078

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I just don't understand the backlashing here on a.net of Willie Walsh, why exactly is that the case? Is it because some don't like success or for that matter successful people? Willie Walsh has been a superb CEO of British Airways and is an excellent CEO of the International Airlines Group and he w...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 55234

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

The QR capacity increase is actually gradually increasing from next week up till the southern hemisphere summer, when it will be fully 3 daily flights on DOH-JNB...I think from next week they start with 4 extra weekly flights, and all flights switch to A359...then August adding 1 more, and by Octob...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 8836

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

I'll throw in fatigue as a factor. If you're really tired, it is easy to miss or misunderstand calls. Some controllers pile the instructions on and you lose track. I can remember "descend to 4000, cleared for the ILS zulu runway 27 approach, QNH 1007" but please pause and let me read back...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 8836

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

I'll throw in fatigue as a factor. If you're really tired, it is easy to miss or misunderstand calls. Some controllers pile the instructions on and you lose track. I can remember "descend to 4000, cleared for the ILS zulu runway 27 approach, QNH 1007" but please pause and let me read back...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 6937

Re: SAA CEO resigns

King or GOD, what ever is said will never satisfy you. you know hy Comair makes $$ and SAA looses $$. Not when the best argument is, and I quote somebody, oh hold in it's actually you, that say: "SAA need to ditch the A340". They have problems evidently you cannot comprehend. :-\ @ evan, ...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 6937

Re: SAA CEO resigns

SAA needs to ditch the A340. An that's your best advice LOL. PMSL. So why is LH successful while operating A343/A346/B744/B748/A388... Come on... we're waiting with baited breath... Two airlines operating the same airplane don't have the same economics. LH is a leading airline with premium yields s...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 6937

Re: SAA CEO resigns

SAA needs to ditch the A340. An that's your best advice LOL. PMSL. So why is LH successful while operating A343/A346/B744/B748/A388... Come on... we're waiting with baited breath... I think it cause SAA is government ran airline, and LH isn't. Na klar. But my point was that swapping 9 aircraft out ...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 6937

Re: SAA CEO resigns

jfk777 wrote:
SAA needs to ditch the A340.


An that's your best advice LOL. PMSL.

So why is LH successful while operating A343/A346/B744/B748/A388...

Come on... we're waiting with baited breath...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 21075

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

What exactly would you expect a large company leadership to say in a situation like this? What did happen after Lion Air was a complete review of the issue and new software design. Tragically ET happened before it was implemented. Is that sociopathic? Well yeh exactly, it seems Lionair proved somet...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983
Replies: 19
Views: 4481

Re: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983

aircountry wrote:
Now they are free and SAA can come back but still dont know will ever come back to IAH in the future.


LOL. SAA, however, isn't free from morons. Lots has changed since 1994. Especially for SPRINGBOK!

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by KingOrGod
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Head Scarves and Scheduling
Replies: 77
Views: 7585

Re: Head Scarves and Scheduling

[EDIT]

My reply was religious and I don't think anybody here is prepared to see another point of view.

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by KingOrGod
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 65
Views: 11181

Re: EK and London

J343 wrote:
How did EK secure all these slots with London airports being slot restricted?


:dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign:

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by KingOrGod
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 767352

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MD80Ttail wrote:
Seriously? I don’t bow to anyone and no American bows. We fought a little war called the Revolutionary War to settle that debate.

Look, I fly for a living.


Wow, how to trash your name in one easy step. Giddy up keyboard warrior.

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by KingOrGod
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 767352

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

dragon6172 wrote:
KingOrGod wrote:
morrisond wrote:

But it wasn't within its flight envelope.


In what way?

They were at least 25-30 knots over Vmo


According to the graph only much later into the sequence of events though, right? They did not go straight into overspeed (not that they could really tell with all the variance in the values).

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by KingOrGod
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 767352

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Whereas it is still possible that once the final report comes out it might rule human error might have been *partially* to blame (even though it is looking less likely by the day to me, but never mind that for now), surely it is beyond any doubt by now that Boeing will certainly shoulder a signific...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about "Visual Approaches" on an IFR flight plan
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

Re: Question about "Visual Approaches" on an IFR flight plan

There’s a lot of charted visuals in the US, can’t think of one overseas, though. I doubt I’ve done more than a handful of visuals outside the US and Canada. I’ve asked for them many times, oft times it would have helped ATC and me, but never given. Beautiful clear day in Geneva, inbound, but someho...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 772769

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If sim training is required, how does that work considering I am under the impression most airlines do not have a MAX simulator? Will pilots be flown out to Seattle? Apparently, no sim training required. From Leeham: https://leehamnews.com/2019/03/28/mcas-upgrade-requires-half-hour-if-pilot-trainin...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 624465

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

StTim wrote:
So forgive me for being dense. Are we saying the standard instrumentation package does not say what the AoA sensors say. So a flight crew has no idea if there is a sensor issue?


Not dense. It is exactly as you say. AoA displays are an $optional$ extra...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 12737

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

If they find Boeing and the FAA guilty then could airlines sue either one of the two? Also don't national aviation authorities also need to approve new aircraft? I don't know about airlines, maybe they could cancel their contracts if they want to? I'm almost certain that relatives of the one deceas...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 767352

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

PcarSBA wrote:
When do we realistically expect the first hard data from the CVR or FDR? This coming week?


Anywhere up to when the preliminary report comes out. Whether it gets officially published prior to the prelim report, is up to Ethiopia.

Or it may get 'leaked'...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 772769

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If my figures are correct, they have so far had one accident with fatalities (25) where they were apportioned some blame by a concluded investigation and that was 14 years ago. Weather also played a part in that accident. By no means will I say their incident rate is stellar (quite the opposite), b...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 767352

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MCAS is not the cause, but it gave the final blow There's rarely a single cause, so in that sense you're right. But all other things being equal, there is reason to doubt that we'd have more than 300 people dead without MCAS. (Yes, I know, we are not 100% sure MCAS even played a role in ET302, but ...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 772769

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I can't believe the folks on here and the FAA, TC, airlines, etc acting like context and the crash rate for the type is not "information". Insisting that they had to absolutely find data from the crash site that ruled in the need for grounding was highly irresponsible. It's crazy that the...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 772769

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Traditionally FAA and EASA have followed each others certifications. I hope that mutual acceptance hasn't been damaged. It has been damaged, the acting management at the FAA has been incredibly compliant to Boeing wishes. They did not ground the aircraft when everyone else including their close par...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 767352

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

They should issue a Precautionary Air Notice for the International Community. Isn't it a bit premature for the FAA to be issuing any statements or directives when the facts of this incident are not known? Talk about jumping to conclusions. Some of the witness reports suggest an explosion - but we c...

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