I was addressing domestic or foreign carriers doing that route under 121 or 129, none would require 45 minutes reserve, and none would require a fixed percentage of the total trip fuel for contingency.Jump to post
IFR aircraft landing in the US require 45 minutes reserve plus whatever they need for an alternate.
Boeing suffered major consequences due to the culture and bad decisions. I don't think they should continue to be punished for bad decisions made 10 years ago or more recent decisions made by people who are no longer at Boeing. There is no doubt that the FAA needed to have more direct oversight for...Jump to post
Here here, well said.
400 is not uncommon, 150 on the A330 is very low after landing. It is okay for them to absorb energy.Jump to post
Additionally, if Turkey and the Emirates recognize the new Russian registration of aircraft "formerly" owned by EU or US lessors, there's no legal recourse, as the registrations will not show the leasing companies as the rightful owners. The certificate of registration does not indicate o...Jump to post
As long as countries like Turkey and the UAE continue to profit from the war by allowing Russian carriers to land at their airports and permit their own carriers to operate to Russia, none of what the EU are doing to block Russian carriers will significantly restrict the ability of Russians to trav...Jump to post
The FAA became lax which led to the terrible MCAS design getting certified. Now the FAA has gone too far in the other direction and it is creating certification gridlock. The MAX 7 is just a shrink of the MAX 8 and it was used as the test bed for MAX 8 and MAX 9 recertification but it still isn't c...Jump to post
But they had lots of time to declare an emergency. Even just pushing the button and saying "Mayday Mayday China Eastern 5735 going down " would have sped rescue efforts. Who said they didn’t ? Be like trying to aide the rescue a grasshopper that hit a windshield at 70 mph. Seriously, in f...Jump to post
Lots of LCCs (e.g. AirAsia, Jetstar etc) are IOSA qualified but not IATA members themselves. In the case of Jetstar they come under Qantas Group Safety that do the safety auditing and FOQA etc. Jetstar use the IATA billing and settlement system, IATA travel pass etc. Being a 100% subsidiary of Qant...Jump to post
Where is the data plate (which identifies the aircraft's build number, year etc..) located on Airbus aircraft? On Boeing aircraft it is located on the frame of the forward left entrance door. I seem to remember them being on the top of the frame rather than the side, need to look up. Thought the ru...Jump to post
As for the NTSB - so because they are damaged, the NTSB automatically reviews? Yes, it's been widely reported the chips had to be repaired, but previously it was said that the manufacturer was repairing - nothing about the NTSB then. The NTSB is the conduit, everything that involves a product certi...Jump to post
Also I would point out that Mr Gryder only suggested the supposed flight deck crew 'mismatch' and the alleged history of his suggested perpetrator as a 'fitting' possible motive. There is only a mismatch if you are looking for a mismatch. Fact is the FO was almost 60, he cannot be the PIC under ICA...Jump to post
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-eastern-plane-crash-us-ntsb-flight-mu5735-black-boxes-boeing-737/ Appears that China is saying they'll have a preliminary investigation report within 30 days of the crash. Would this be expected to be released publicly to some extent, or does this just mean an int...Jump to post
Correct for AirbusJump to post
Yup. It happens quite often to get the siren blaring at you when you extended the final landing flap too quickly, while the gear is still in transit. Quote annoying IMO…. The same goes for go-around when the gear is selected up with flaps still in landing position. How very odd, your not busy enoug...Jump to post
From Volume 2, section 15, Warning Systems, of the B777 FCOM for multiple airlines: Landing Configuration Warning The landing configuration warning system alerts the crew the landing gear is not extended for landing. The EICAS warning message CONFIG GEAR is displayed if: • the airplane is in flight...Jump to post
Max auto brake is a takeoff setting, not used for landingJump to post
The warning is not there to tell you that you are immediately about to fall out of the sky, but to remind you not to forget to retract the flaps (or extend gear) as there are few times you need to be flying in such a configuration. So tell me what is the EICAS message produced fir this warning ? Ju...Jump to post
Tell me one reason why a 777 cannot fly with landing flap and gear up ?
GPWS will give a warning around 750 ft for gear not being down, “too low gear”
Changing maintenance planning manuals as a result of in service experience is a fundamental cornerstone of MSG-3 (maintenance steering group 3) which has been in use since the 1970s. These changes are done by the Maintenance Review Board, which in the case of the A350 is lead by EASA. These changes ...Jump to post
Latest from an inside source: - Wrong approach selected in the FMC (common) - Autopilot left engaged for far too long in the approach (habitual) - Trying to overcome the autopilot without disconnecting it (common) - Hasty and embarrassed go-around causes gear to be retracted before flaps (a quarter...Jump to post
As for the language issue, it is common, though not ideal that locals speak in their native language to ground control. And yes, ICAO includes French as an official language. I recall crew speaking Schwizertütsch in Zurich (very rarely, mind you) and French in Geneva (less rarely) to GC. I do agree...Jump to post
I know the A340 P2F has been discussed before, but now that there are A330 P2F conversions available, surely there is a motivation for do a A340 P2F? The A343, A345 and A346 can each offer unique freighter option at the fraction of the cost of a new build. The airframe structure of an A340 and A330...Jump to post
The transponder data includes the setting for autopilot altitude- and for Germanwings it was set below ground level. If I recall the MCP was set to 100 ft, they were flying towards rising terrain. The descent was made with the autopilot on with fairly normal descent rates. Here is more background o...Jump to post
Revo1059 wrote:(edited) Apparently the didn't follow commands as they tried to land at CDG and had to initiate a go-around and were able to land on the 2nd attempt.
ReverseFlow wrote:How short would your sector have to be to still have warm brakes on landing?
That’s very interesting regarding the short turn times. Anyone have any info on how long breaks typically take to cool down? Let’s say on a 70 degree day? On the A330 I can have the brakes at 400 deg C 40 minutes before push and it will be okay for a 20 minute taxi, they will drop around 5 degC per...Jump to post
Well, there's length and then there's girth.....
By international treaty the NTSB is a party to the investigation because they represent the nation of manufacture. Likewise Boeing is a party to the investigation as they represent the company of manufacture. Boeing are not involved as an observer, the NTSB is. The NTSB is representing the state of...Jump to post
As of now there is still no indication as to when the -10 may be certified. The -7 completed certification testing at the end of last year but some testing and paperwork apparently is still to be done and there is doubt they both will meet the year end deadline to avoid of having to comply with the...Jump to post
Thanks, I couldn't find any indication of that either. I read through the patent as well, and it does say 4G/WiFi downloading of the 2000 hours of QACVR data can be done in place of the memory card download, but from what I could gather it has to be done on the ground. That is correct, airports hav...Jump to post
Courts don’t have jurisdiction in this case. Oh please, of course there will be aspects which could be heard in a court. I refer you back to the questions posed in the Code of Ethics. All I see is a cropped 2"x2" square that says site cannot be reached when I try and open it up. There hav...Jump to post
Doberdawg wrote:He was wearing his Delta uniform, and if he was dead heading as per the pilot CBA he was getting paid an hourly rate by Delta. The Code of Ethics is applicable.
Illegal action is not a prereq for just cause termination. Re-read the ethics policy posted above. Damage to organization and/or making other employees feel uncomfortable all fly under unprofessional conduct as well. Just cause termination does not mean knee jerk reactions to satisfy a news cycle. ...Jump to post
You said first amendment rights. Taking a pic isn’t first amendment rights. "Taking photographs and video of things that are plainly visible in public spaces is a constitutional right—and that includes transportation facilities, the outside of federal buildings, and police and other government...Jump to post
Matt6461 wrote:6+g even at 37,000ft though?
I think they are very lucky to have that large window or doorway for the front of the aircraft so they were not crushed, looks like a big impact park where the right wing hit the wall.Jump to post
The First Amendment only prevents the government restricting your speech. A company can and will restrict speech. If you violate the company’s rules of conduct you can be fired for Just Case. It a crime to yell fire in a crowded movie theater, so there are restrictions on freedom of speech even by ...Jump to post
The people arguing about the legality of this are missing the point entirely. People get fired all the time for doing things that are perfectly legal. What matters here is Delta's code of conduct and whether or not this action violates that. If his behavior violates their code of conduct then they ...Jump to post
Apologies if this question may sound a little ignorant, but do local Chinese cockpit crews communicate with Chinese ATC in Mandarin or in English? It depends, could be either. While Russian and Chinese are official ICAO languages, in reality there is literally hundreds of dialects. Mandarin if ofte...Jump to post
BTW, Reuters also reports that the CVR is now at NTSB's lab in Washington for downloading . Hope this news could dispel some of the transparency concerns. Also, don't know if that means that the FDR is in a better shape: Under the international investigation protocols, the NTSB is not allowed to re...Jump to post
Posted on Twitter. A pilot was “seen” taking inappropriate pictures of a flight attendant. According to the account, he’s a Delta pilot. Was he hiding his cell phone infront of his kindle? I find it very odd someone is recording what they are recording, makes me suspect something happened before th...Jump to post
The failure mode is designed to lock at 90 degrees which does keep the aircraft on the runway but there is an underlying issue that is requiring multiple aircraft to land with the gear locked. The B6 incident was 17 years ago. It is very rare, here is a recent summary of events and what was done to...Jump to post
lesfalls wrote:Who were the other players then?
Exactly. The left pack failed on takeoff and at cruise the RT pack failed making it impossible to keep pressurization. With the failure of both packs the outflow valves (or whatever they are called on the 757) should close, the cabin altitude should only rise at a fairly small rate (circa 500 fpm),...Jump to post