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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

Again, in plain text from US source: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/ethiopian-airlines-calls-criticism-of-its-pilots-an-effort-to-divert-public-attention-from-boeing-737-max-flaws/ “Ethiopian Airlines is among the very few airlines in the world and the only one in Africa whic...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

The link says no such thing. Did you notice that I said link S ? Another one saying that in plain English: The sim program does not simulate the MCAS, thus using this older NG has serious drawbacks in our training when operating the Max,” Mr von Hoesslin wrote in an email. “I suggest alternate trai...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

Ethiopian can brand their simulator to whatever the Ethiopian CAA allows them to do, and I am certain that the simulator that was approved is the one at Boeing which would have had to be approved to assist the aircraft certification. If the Ethiopian CAA approved the Ethiopian Airlines simulator fo...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

I think you’re confusing features with conditions. Any MAX simulator was certified by regulator(s) and had all MAX features. However, that does not mean the specific conditions encountered by either flight could be replicated in the SIM. This all comes down to the questions of whether these conditi...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

I noted in that article that there was only one simulator at Boeing that was approved for the MAX. That was probably the simulator used by Captain Forkner when he was making his comments in the IMs and emails. The airline simulators had not been given the flight model for the MAX as a result probab...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

I agree with you that the simulator should not have been branded as a 737 MAX simulator as it is not until it is accepted as such with the proper flight model. That is obviously a marketing gimmick by the simulator manufacturer to sell simulators. Many of the simulators can be loaded with different...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

I noted in that article that there was only one simulator at Boeing that was approved for the MAX. That was probably the simulator used by Captain Forkner when he was making his comments in the IMs and emails. The airline simulators had not been given the flight model for the MAX as a result probab...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

What they are referring to is the higher control forces on the manual trim wheel at high speeds which does not surprise me as I do not remember there being any manual pitch trim forces standards required to be simulated on simulators which to me is a serious oversight at least for the 737 and simil...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

We don’t know that without knowing the details on the particular flight model installed on the simulator. Like I stated in a previous post it sounded to me that the MCAS including the low speed feature quite likely could have been in the flight model installed on the first full flight training simu...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

The internal engineering simulators are located in Seattle not in Florida. I have used them for testing before I retired from Boeing Flight Test. The simulator in Florida would have been first 737 MAX Full Flight Training Simulator at the training center in Florida. The FAA has to use a Properly FA...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

The simulator has to be accepted (certified) during an aircraft certification program so that the FAA AEG group can use it to determine the pilot training requirements for pilots who will be flying that aircraft. I witnessed aircraft certification programs (at other manufacturers besides Boeing) be...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 159
Views: 20061

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

There is nothing that says the crew that lands the diversion has to fly it back out. If there are no rooms there are no rooms. The airline does have at their disposal a fleet of jet airplanes that can fly across the country in just hours. So the crew that brought the airplane in cannot be accommoda...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

I am certain that Boeing Management was happy with that media confusion because it distracted everyone from the fact that the simulator is based on the Flight Model that is created from Flight Test Data that comes from the manufacturer (i.e. Boeing). I suspect that Captain Forkner was evaluating th...

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by kalvado
Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 46364

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

Please tell me how the accountants at BA and/or their insurance company would come to that conclusion. According to the AAIB bulletin the procedure was not correctly followed, I doubt an insurer would pay for this. Whoever pays, it is about the value of a used aircraft minus costs of repairs vs val...

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by kalvado
Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes
Replies: 145
Views: 16637

Re: Call to cancel DPA with Boeing on 737MAX Crashes

I'm a bit confused. When it comes to pilot error this community seems to take a "forgive and forget" attitude claiming that holding pilots responsible for their mistakes or things like drinking on the job makes the industry less safe. But yet when it comes to the manufacturer making a mis...

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by kalvado
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 159
Views: 20061

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

If the airlines can't or won't arrange for and pay for hotel rooms for the crew in advance of them leaving their origin city then the crews should refuse to work and they'll cancel the flight. If the problem is known in advance, I agree with you. If you are at an outstation and are preparing to dep...

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by kalvado
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can severe turbulence damage avionics in the E&E bay?
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: Can severe turbulence damage avionics in the E&E bay?

As a general concept - planes should be designed to withstand common operation conditions and then some. Turbulence is an expected condition, so nothing should fail there. Wing load tests are spectacular and well published; electronics tests are less so - but they do exist. Some video to give a gene...

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by kalvado
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42131

Re: FAA approves LGA Airtrain

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/03/ny-gov-andrew-cuomo-sexual-harassment-report.html https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/08/03/nyregion/andrew-cuomo The guy who has single handedly spearheaded this project despite enourmous opposition is going down in flames big time because of serious sexual harassment...

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by kalvado
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 159
Views: 20061

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

It's not ignorant, it's real life. Real Life? How many years have you worked for an airline Champ. From the sound of it zero. We were talking about employees in general, not flight crew in particular: it is very common for employees who travel for work to pay for their expense and get reimbursed af...

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by kalvado
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 33
Views: 11095

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

F27500 wrote:
.. and what exactly does the name "French Bee" mean ?

More or less the same as "American Airilines" or "Air Canada" - the name of the home state and something flight-related.

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by kalvado
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 159
Views: 20061

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

I live in Wyoming and have never seen/heard of this. Can you provide an example? You'll find them in various guises and names. Some have recently been sold off to Wyndham, however if you see things like "Cobblestone Inn" (like in Torrington) or "Boarders" those are usually them....

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by kalvado
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 159
Views: 20061

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

Reading a CNBC article is not the same as reading the grievance, and the few examples given do not tell the whole story. The "hotel desk" was outsourced by AA management to a contractor and it has been a fiasco from day 1. Our own people did a great job for us and we rarely had the kinds ...

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by kalvado
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 159
Views: 20061

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

Rest is clearly defined in the contract and FAR 117 for pilots. It’s 10 hours behind the door 8 hours uninterrupted. Until I get that I’m not moving an airplane. If I have to sleep on the plane I will but I’m not working again until I get 10 hours behind a hotel door period end of story. BTW, I do ...

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by kalvado
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heavy explosion, CHEMPARK, Leverkusen, Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: Heavy explosion, BAYER chemical park, Leverkusen, Germany

This is tragic (as I open my Bayer flea and tick collar for my dog wondering if there will be any supply in 8 months when it is due again for replacement...). We shoved a lot of hazardous manufacturing to China, but there is a limit. RIP to the dead and their families. I wish a quick recovery to th...

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by kalvado
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261407

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Captaincurious wrote:
Why doesn't Boeing launch a 767X?

They should launch it! Into the space like SpaceX did with Tesla roadster!

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by kalvado
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42131

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

I don't think Aaron Gordon is giving Cuomo political advice. He's just (correctly) noting that Cuomo's meddling is purely performative, designed to make the governor look good rather than actually fix the problems facing the City's infrastructure. I also don't think Cuomo's got a particularly good ...

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by kalvado
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG
Replies: 40
Views: 11101

Re: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG

Since the aircraft is on the US FAA Registry, isn't the US NTSB automatically involved as more than an observer? No, as the event occurred within an ICAO contracting state, it is the state of occurrence responsibility to conduct the investigation. ICAO Annex 13 is the basis for this. The Air Accide...

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by kalvado
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42131

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

A good summary of the criticism of the wrong way Airtrain plan: https://www.vice.com/en/article/88nkx4/congrats-to-andrew-cuomo-on-his-useless-laguardia-airtrain Ends with: ... Cuomo's whole infrastructure philosophy is no one will care about the details as long as he builds big, shiny things. It i...

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by kalvado
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 46364

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

Now that the horse is out of the barn... British Airways had published a technical leaflet regarding nose-gear lock pin installation in April 2020, three months after the FAA directive, highlighting the correct and incorrect positions. This was re-issued the following December, with an expiry date ...

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by kalvado
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 13508

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

Here are two new images of the aircraft, one featuring the charging port: Air intake at the engine looks same size as on B1900. With purported higher efficiency (and no radiator on Tesla's) this looks a bit unexpected. Is there any actual design work behind the image, or this is just a re-drawn tur...

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by kalvado
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 46364

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

wonder what ass clown, skate by on a D-, CAD designer put a critical hole next to a useless hole and didnt stop to think for a second that some minimum wage ramp rat will pin the wrong hole. and what ass clown supervisor checked and approved the design Second one seems to be a hollow pivot axis, co...

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by kalvado
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 33
Views: 11095

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

https://www.avherald.com/h?article=4d39c0fe&opt=0
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It may be worth mentioning, that the accident happened in a pre-covid era, February 2020. It probably surfaced due to final report being released this week.
https://www.avherald.com/h?article=4d39c0fe&opt=0

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by kalvado
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2270

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

Every superpower in the last 200 years tried, and failed, to somehow control Afghanistan. Every superpower and Russia. We could go back further to Alexander the Great. Reading a translation of his history had me asking if their could be a winner. Sad But the cost of staying there. The appetite for ...

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by kalvado
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2270

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

scbriml wrote:
tu204 wrote:
Every superpower in the last 200 years tried, and failed, to somehow control Afghanistan.


Every superpower and Russia.

Don't forget UK

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by kalvado
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14630

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

The aircraft in question was a B77W. How many other airports in the area are able to handle one that big? Wasn't that a LAX-MIA flight? They surely could've landed at DFW ? Given the coordinated police response described upon landing, some time is required to put that all together. Rushing the airc...

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by kalvado
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14630

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

I was on the 2289 LAX-MIA service last Wednesday. There seems to be a lot of misinformation floating around. Although my understanding of the event is limited, I can correct a few details. I was sitting in Business, so did not see or hear any events in the rear cabin. 1. We landed ontime into MIA w...

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by kalvado
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14630

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

Where is the closest Airport that can handle a 77W 45 min out of Miami? SRQ? Was that going to be closer than MIA on the route they were on? If there is no requirement for MTOW flight out.. They were either over the bay or over Florida. So at least 3 other airports which handled 777 in the past Mob...

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by kalvado
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14630

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

So they flew for an hour with a major threat on board and didn't consider diversion? Depending on where they were, TPA and MOB would be definitely closer than MIA

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by kalvado
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?
Replies: 36
Views: 3922

Re: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?

Weighing aircraft accurately out in the open is very difficult. The slightest gust of wind will change the numbers. Hence why aircraft must be weighed in a hangar with the doors closed. More to the point, as Snuffaluffagus says, any such system would cost money without any associated return. I wasn...

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by kalvado
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?
Replies: 36
Views: 3922

Re: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?

US 5481 wouldn't have happened if the airplane had been maintained properly. The crew couldn't trim the aircraft to handle the overweight, out of envelope condition. That goes to show just how robustly the 1900 was built and how Swiss cheesed they got. At this point, most airlines are operating the...

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by kalvado
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 13508

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

I wonder if in 10 years a better battery becomes available, would it be possible to swap it out or is that technically impossible ? It seems that designing this aircraft to accommodate more capable battery packs in the future would be the smart move. Here are the confirmed specs : If there would be...

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by kalvado
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 13508

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

I wonder if in 10 years a better battery becomes available, would it be possible to swap it out or is that technically impossible ? It seems that designing this aircraft to accommodate more capable battery packs in the future would be the smart move. Here are the confirmed specs : If there would be...

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by kalvado
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Terrain Radar vs. Weather radar- do both pose a risk of radiation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1550

Re: Terrain Radar vs. Weather radar- do both pose a risk of radiation?

Radar is radar, so yes, either at close range, say under 100’ from antenna are a radiation hazard. One short exposure isn’t gonna cause cancer, new radars have quite low power outputs. It is not about cancer. Weather radar, as far as I understand, works in X-band (8-12 GHz), where water absorbs hea...

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by kalvado
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2953
Views: 464900

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

Yes. The excuses are really reaching this time. AA failed here. They should have been much more ready to go when demand picked up. AA didnt seem interested in having their staff ready and its showing right now. Terrible planning and AA is paying the price right now Union contracts definitely play a...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 150
Views: 38300

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

According to AVHerald, a preliminary report of the NTSB is out. https://avherald.com/h?article=4c68c5a8 On May 12th 2021 the NTSB released a brief preliminary report stating: On 10 April, 2019, about 2040 EDT, American Airlines flight 300, an Airbus A321, N114NN, experienced a left roll and the lef...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42131

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

Your assuming all 100k boardings per day will be all by train, which is unrealistic. Your estimations don't make sense Ideally you would have both direct train and express bus service, which many airports in the rest of the world have. But I'm just saying considering the lawsuits from Nimbys and th...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42131

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

One bus that carries 50 people every 15 min is not going to create congestion. Hundreds of single passenger cars every 15 minutes on a highway creates congestion One can argue a lot about buses improving or hindering traffic flow; but we're talking about 100k passenger boardings a day mere 25K of t...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42131

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

Yes traffic congestion could be a problem. But that can be mitigated with frequent bus service (a bus every 15 min). Your solution to traffic congestion is to throw in even more traffic...? One bus that carries 50 people every 15 min is not going to create congestion. Hundreds of single passenger c...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42131

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

They just cant do it in NY. The laws and regulations, the strong union rules make a project of this magnitude unworkable and impossible. The net result is a tunnel that will cost billions and you taking a cab from LGA 20 years from now That is what is missing in this thread: people Misunderstand NY...

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