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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12329

Re: Australian Open 2022

No, apparently the Minister had 4 hours to decide whether to have him taken back into Immigration Detention for deportation, however the Minister can still decide to cancel his Visa. Would not be suprised if his Social Media posts are currently being scrutinised, only other reason I can think of wo...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12329

Re: Australian Open 2022

Reading the order https://fedcourt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/95058/Order-Djokovic-v-Minister-MLG35-of-2022_10-January-2022-003.pdf The reason given by the judge was he wasn’t given enough time, didn’t actually rule on the vaccination statue or visa entry requirements. NOTATION: A. The respo...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12329

Re: Australian Open 2022

It was set up from the beginning from Tennis Australia, government should probe all correspondence between them to find collusion and revoke federal funding to tennis Australia Yes very odd sequence of events Visa application Nov 18 A piece of paper saying positive PCR test Dec 16 A piece of paper ...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 17153

Re: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread

Pfizer X 3 nothing at all of note

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12329

Re: Australian Open 2022

Well obviously he has not got one otherwise there would be no trouble. His lawyers are using his most recent covid on December 16 as a means of entry, sounds like he knew he could not enter when he made the visa application, really beginning to wonder who he has paid off to get a positive covid res...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia Ends Partnership with Delta and Enters into New Partnership with United
Replies: 84
Views: 13088

Re: Virgin Australia Ends Partnership with Delta and Enters into New Partnership with United

777ER wrote:
This will be interesting for DL and the viability of their SYD service


I wonder if this could be the start of a broader star alliance partnership. It would be good for the alliance with SQ, AI, TG, AC, NZ, UA etc getting domestic Australian feeds.

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 582
Views: 73575

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Mark had nothing to do with the design of the system and information on the design was withheld from him. He didn’t accidentally kill anyone. He was a Tech Pilot, not a Design Engineer. He wasn’t a Test Pilot either, as is commonly misstated. Must be a case of significant mistaken identity then at ...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63477

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Just because Clifford said it, what data supports it? I’ve seen no such data and I have exposure to that area. Nice try continuing to bash Boeing, but your arguments don’t hold water. I am not “Bob Clifford, a Chicago attorney specializing in aviation-disaster cases”, nor the author of the USA Toda...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 582
Views: 73575

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Maybe he made some mistakes or used poor judgement in his choice of words, but he’s no criminal. The executives who pressured him to minimize training are the criminals. If a person was under some peer pressure to have a few drinks with colleagues after work, and then decided to drive home, and acc...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63477

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

I’ve never seen data that shows Caution alerts are insufficient to get the crew’s attention. From the article "Clifford said the 777 tone "has proven to not capture the pilot's attention in these low airspeed circumstances."" This covers conditions where the crew may have select...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1822

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

At least at US air carriers. your experience as a pilot has no bearing on what seat or aircraft you fly. It's strictly seniority. Experience is not portable between airlines.. Is Spirit the same, I heard something about them recognizing prior 121 time with a few buddies that went there, or would th...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate

If that's not the case then wouldn't the extra fuel by definition need to be protected fuel, i.e. explicitly planned not to be used in the original flight? That is correct, prior to the critical point in the flight plan that fuel must be protected in order to arrive at the enroute alternate and hol...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63477

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

I don’t agree. The 777 Autothrottle has the auto-reengage function. The 737 does not. It’s just that the Asiana crew screwed up the mode selection so badly that Auto-reengage didn’t function. I’m sure you are aware the Autothrottle was changed to better protect against such crew errors. The 777 als...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12085

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

Hi all, Apologies if this has been posted before, however, I’m interested to know the rationale behind Qantas’ LHR crew base? Many thanks. Overall reason it would be to reduce operating costs and to provide some better flexibility if there is a technical issue or weather delay. If the flights were ...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AC 737 MAX Weight Imbalance Incidents
Replies: 14
Views: 4277

Re: AC - two load imbalance incidents in short span

I don’t have the facts before me it is possible in both cases the aircraft was within the normal CG band.

What would have been out was the stabiliser setting for takeoff with the resulting unusual control feel.

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12085

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

skipness1E wrote:
Didn't they also have LHR based pilots too?


No longer

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

Cardude2 wrote:

ah thanks


I think it is wise to take what flying schools advertise with healthy scepticism unless it is backed up by information independently advertised by the employers.

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

Cardude2 wrote:

I thought you had to start off at the regionals to get some tome before being able to go up the totem pole.


Didn’t have to that was the convention when the market allowed it. Market forces change this, on another thread they have DL dropping the college degree entry requirements.

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63477

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

First was a system malfunction, second was the crew selecting an inappropriate automation mode, which put the automation in an incorrect state so it wasn’t holding their speed for them. Precipitated from the first event was an autothrottle alert like found on the FBW Airbus autothrust. This however...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12085

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

AAMDanny wrote:
It's worth noting CX also has a sizeable crew base at LHR.


Closed recently

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by zeke
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1822

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

You are correct, but the pilots were already on the seniority list! They did not jump right into the left seat. I want talking of DEC, just transferred from another type. Lots of total hours, just a little on type. Modern day equivalent would be the OZ accident in SFO, the captain just transferred ...

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by zeke
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1822

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

VMCA787 wrote:
Not if he was employed by a US carrier. Everyone starts at the same place, the bottom!


The early 1960s is when Northwest introduced the DC8, 720, 707, pilots moved across from aircraft like 377 Stratocruisers to the jets.

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by zeke
Sat Jan 08, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou
Replies: 55
Views: 10884

Re: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou

Fortunate it happened on the ground.

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by zeke
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1822

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

convair880mfan wrote:
I Am wondering how airlines determine who is going to be a Captain? Is it just seniority as the carrier? Is 150 flying hours on a particular type of aircraft a lot?

Civil Aeronautics Board Accident Report #1-0006.


I would wager he was a captain on another type and recently transferred.

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Instead of supporting your statement that no owners of QR’s aircraft have seen issues on other owned A350s, you pivot to criticize QR and suggest that lessors may not work with them… Trashing customers behind their back, particularly those that consistently pay their bills, is not normal practice w...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Pelly wrote:
Thank you for your explanation, I was confused because you brought up lightning strikes a few times in this thread.


The mechanism that caused the initial defect normally has little bearing on how the site is restored.

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

That's a pretty narrow and simplistic view of dispute management, IMO. That comment reminds me of a supervisor I once had. There is a school of thought that when dealing with projects the manager overseeing it has to invoke the dispute management process in the contract every time there is a deviat...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Actually, per the direct quote provided by the Reuters article, both AY and QR have experienced more than just "paint peel." There is damage cited to the underlying copper mesh as well. I would assume to properly repair the aircraft per Airbus maintenance guidelines more work would be req...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

The question I was helping to clarify was the state of damage of the aircraft at the various airlines, not about who is grounding their aircraft. I think being able to point to AY as another airline whose A350s have shown damaged mesh and not just paint peel helps QR's court case, so it is on topic...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

So we have six airlines (CX, EY, LH, AF, AY, QR) complaining of paint damage, with "at least" two (AY, QR) reporting damaged mesh. Not that I am aware of, many airlines have issues with paint peel, and I can dig up threads on this site from 20 years ago where people ask about paint peel. ...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate

But the way I understand the regulations is that the Alternate Fuel needs to meet the legal requirements without considering contingency or any other extra fuel, no matter if it "will" be available (like ETOPS extra). Basically, everything but the Alternate Fuel and Final Reserve Fuel* ca...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

The photos don't represent the visible condition in which QR flew the aircraft. They are taken AFTER intrusive investigation of newly visible surface irregularities, following digging out material under what could be seen on the surface in order to ascertain the extent of the problem. That componen...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63477

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Quick question. Hope someone will answer before our ever-vigilant admins delete (queue GASP!) criticism of Boeing. What kind of an engineer would design a flight director that allows setting take-off power with altitude on zero? No dings? No warnings? Seriously? Again some invisible abbreviation in...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

And QCAA has made it clear that they apparently are unsure if these aircraft meet requirements set out in the certified design in the TCDS, and has grounded the aircraft until repaired. That is exactly what I said, the aircraft are not being maintained as required under the continuing airworthiness...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Polot wrote:
Again, you have no proof that QR did not follow such advice.


The photos, the Qatar CAA grounding them.

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

It is fairly obvious from the pictures that there is no possibility of sanding the panels before painting as the copper mesh is the outer most surface when the units are pulled from the molds following autoclaving. It is also apparent that both the copper mesh and any subsequent finishing layers ar...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

You are now assuming QR ignored the degradation. The fact that they took pictures of it, and possibly sent them to Airbus, suggests they didn’t. You don’t know what actions QR took after they snapped the photo. The photos suggest that published procedures were not followed. Even if Airbus was invol...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

So if "something" ends up being "every square inch of the aircraft's surface is degraded", just get on with the sanding and patching and be prepared to repeat next inspection interval, move on, nothing to see here... You are being deliberately facetious. The amount of work done ...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

So if "something" ends up being "every square inch of the aircraft's surface is degraded", just get on with the sanding and patching and be prepared to repeat next inspection interval, move on, nothing to see here... It is normal procedure to prepare every square inch during a r...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

We have no clue of the context behind the pics, ie if some of that paint was manually scrapped off in attempts to assess level of degradation prior to the picture being taken. I’ll also for the third time in this thread point out that when these pictures were first released you said the damage didn...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Read the quote in the Bloomberg article again, the handful is in relation to a single aircraft requiring 900+ patches when QR expect normally only a handful of patches on a single aircraft. Its not an issue of surfaces degrading, its the rate and extent of that degradation. The QR press release als...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

And if QR is following the procedure and yet QR jets are experiencing greater than expected surface degradation then Airbus might be on the hook… Again, what is “acceptable” and “normal” is very debatable. Again that is a big IF, the photos published earlier suggest QR are not doing this. In the ph...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

You are clearly not understanding that rate and degree of acceptable surface degradation is easily up to debate. Unless you can point to an Airbus document that states expected surface degradation on the A350, at different conditions and what operators must do to combat it, and that QR knew about t...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

vastly exceeding the normal handful, Qatar said. So QR know and expect the surface to degrade. I have posted this link from the UAE CAA a couple of times on this thread https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/en/epublication/admin/Library%20Pdf/Standalone%20GM/GM-06%20-%20GUIDANCE%20MATERIAL%20AIRCRAFT%20PAINTING%...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Having lived in salt heavy northern US, I can assure you rust eating through a body panel within one month is not expected behavior at all. Having lived in Buffalo NY myself, I know rust can develop in a week. And it so common there the dealerships just touch it up and get in with life. People don’...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

I highlighted the key words in your statement. If deterioration is occurring faster than expected and not following expected normal wear or aging expectations than by definition it is defective. Steel rusts. If you buy a brand new car made of steel and the next month it has a huge rust hole on the ...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

If there is a known high likelihood that it will become defective it may be ruled defective from the start. All aircraft exterior surface finishes deteriorate over time, that is not a defect. It is known are wear and tear (damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal wear or ag...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

It’s not bad translation. It’s just people misinterpreting and thinking QR means all A350s for all customers when they just mean the A350s they have on order. This is the game they are playing, QR owe damages to Airbus for aircraft they have failed to take delivery of. The courts will ask, what def...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 209893

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Qatar doubles down, now wants to stop deliveries of A350 ENTIRELY (german source https://www.aerotelegraph.com/qatar-airways-will-auslieferungen-aller-a350-richterlich-stoppen) could this be the end of Airbus? From the article “Qatar Airways is also demanding that the court prohibit Airbus from del...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Airbus A350-900 returns to Helsinki because of smoke in the cabin
Replies: 9
Views: 3492

Re: Finnair Airbus A350-900 returns to Helsinki because of smoke in the cabin

Kikko19 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
That is quite a smoke-filled cabin. Good to see that everyone is safe.

According to lentoposti.fi it was steam. No danger for the passengers.


My guess would have been fog, see this a lot in humid places, or deicing fluid in cold places

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