It is also worth noting that the website “professional pilots rumour network” has been blocked in the UAE as it is viewed by the management at EK as unhelpful to recruitment efforts, for the most part as the posts there are frighteningly accurate in their content. The brains of those in charge of m...Jump to post
No report of any kind required at my airline And that’s deliberate, you never want a pilot second guessing his or her decision to go around because of perceived paperwork hassles or worse, management questions Same where I work as where Max Q works. Zero paperwork, logbook entries, online reports o...Jump to post
It was also found that the American travellers are more likely to recommend the airlines to family and friends. This can clearly show that the campaign that was launched by the US3 to lobby the US government and interfere in the Public's choices and perception towards the airline has failed. Right....Jump to post
The captain is a check airmen which means that it was the first officer who was landing and under the supervision of the captain. Please put this non-sense to bed about coming from the 747 etc. The point about coming from another airplane is still valid and not nonsense at all. In fact, it's even m...Jump to post
You act like this is his first time landing a 767, let alone any plane, period...he is a Captain, not a 50 hour student pilot. You've completely missed the point here. This landing reportedly WAS likely to be the pilot's first landing in a 767. It was OE and there's a very good chance they came off...Jump to post
AMC has to feel just great that Atlas was training the pilot on a live segment with troops on board. Thrilled, I'm sure. Wouldn't a cargo 767 flight have been a better training platform? No different than all of the passenger carriers around the world conducting OE training with passengers on board...Jump to post
According to this https://work.chron.com/average-commercial-airline-pilots-salary-11855.html, median salary for pilots is about 130k. Let's say another 25% for benefits and 401k, so around 170k in total. 3400 * 130k = 578 million. So about 145 million a quarter. Even if that number goes up 30% (fro...Jump to post
When you are PIC and you have an abnormal situation, you will at that moment be glad that at least the 1500 hour rule attempts to raise the bar to a bare minimum. So how about the FO of Colgan 3407 with over 2200 hours? Flight hours don't mean squat when it comes to measuring experience. Anyone can...Jump to post
Sully has made it his mission to destroy regional aviation by pushing insane pilot hour minimums. Sadly yes. Colgan Air 3407, the accident that has served as the major argument for people in favor of the 1500-hour requirement was not caused by lack of experience, but rather fatigue. Also, the pilot...Jump to post
The poster child was a slave to be exploited for all they were worth, her departure would have caused perhaps 2-3 milliseconds of concern to those local Male higher ups, many of whom would have viewed her merely as an oddity or a potential conquest that would have been grateful to receive their “su...Jump to post
It's called raising the bar. Why not strive to improve conditions? The working conditions are the whole reason for the staffing crisis that generated this discussio No disagreement from me, care to share any insights given the success you have recently enjoyed stateside? Pardon my sarcasm but you a...Jump to post
Boeing, this is getting silly..and you are beginning to sound a bit like a “mine is bigger than yours” kind of fella. Here’s the thing, the type of flying you describe as unhealthy with respect to nights and start times is the reality to about 90% of the longhaul Airlines on the planet, BA, AF, KLM...Jump to post
I had a guy on our jumpseat a few months ago. We had an FAA fed guy in one jumpseat, not there to watch us but there to get from point A to B but regardless, an FAA inspector in the jumpseat nonetheless. The other guy shows up, huuuge guy, and I'm chatting with him as the FAA guy is taking a look at...Jump to post
There is another element that may have had something to do with this and I have not seen it discussed above. Windshield wipers. I don't know how they are in the 737; I have been in the jumpseat but not in inclement weather. But in one airliner that I have flown that has a windshield which was design...Jump to post
And even though it’s unquantifiable you are here stating that you’re right, That's because I am right. When you go from 4 pilots to three, a 14 hour period of block results in 4.7 hours of break/sleep opportunity instead of 7. Same in the other direction of flight. So when you cut about five hours ...Jump to post
So is anyone going through the latest accidents on long haul flights and showing where 3 versus 4 crew played a factor in the accident? No need to play dumb here. What you suggest is finding something that is unquantifiable. You can never say, "If this flight crew received two additional hours...Jump to post
This is a BIG deal. You don't cut corners by directly deducting sleep from pilots in long haul operations and expect things to just work out. If this is how emirates is going to run things, they have no place in the business. Running an operation on hope & coffee isn't how it's done, no matter h...Jump to post
There are so many ways to modify schedules to minimize the impact of this change that you will not see VX crews filling up hotels around JFK. I disagree; see jfklganyc's post above. Also, since NYC has a tremendous amount of O&D traffic, there are many RON aircraft and thus lots of crews that g...Jump to post
I am considering single pilot operation as a step to fully automatic one AND as a way to create surplus of pilots. Which should help a bit.. Well, if you have one pilot, you'd better have a system in place to have the thing finish the whole flight itself in the event that the single pilot conks out...Jump to post
And while we're at this - do you guys know any company which works on single pilot technology? May be a good investment for my money.. Actually kalvado, WestJet could be an operator of single pilot aircraft (i.e. CapeAir C402s right now, or single-pilot 737s a hundred years from now), but this issu...Jump to post
This happens everywhere. Why is anyone surprised? Everywhere? Where is everywhere? The article said that 24 pilots out of 319 that have been vetted so far of the total seniority list of 451, have fake degrees. 24 of 319 = 7.5% Company-wide, the number was (24+67) of 1,972 employees. 91 of 1,972 = 4...Jump to post
This is a great thread. Literally a textbook example of how to turn someone from being union- neutral to mildly union-curious into a strong anti-union in 3 minutes. If the preceding fifteen replies to a post on the airliners.net Civil Aviation forum were all it took to change your mind on a topic, ...Jump to post
I think they should do evacuation drills with fake smoke and people trying to get their bags with them, or not, see how long it takes and how many could die or not. That might lead to changes in evacuation procedures and instruction. Fines are going to be too late and it is hard to keep people from...Jump to post
My opinion here only applies to the USA as it's where I'm familiar with the hiring side of things. The notion that some people have (not even necessarily on this forum, but rather, the uninformed public) that the airlines need more women pilots and the percentage of pilots who are women now is unacc...Jump to post
Umm.. you guys know that in the Arab world the Ramadan fasting season begins around 15 May for a whole month... this is traditionally the quietist time for travel in the region. . Has EK parked aircraft for the duration of Ramadan in years past? How many parked has the average been? Do other airlin...Jump to post
Resignation season has started. 9 resignations this week, 3 x 777 Captains, 5 x 777 First Officers and 1x A380 Captain. Congratulations to them! Onward to better things. I'm sure they might miss the variety of flying but none of the negatives attached to the EK position that have become so much wor...Jump to post
All in the image :-) https://imgur.com/a/AwnIH0K Perhaps you could explain the image to us lesser mortals! Seems to me 6 B777s in a regular line. 4 other aircraft (A330s?) lined behind them, and 3 A380s, irregularly spaced (perhaps one just left?) What does that all indicate, please? I think it ind...Jump to post
please strike I hope these nitwits keep striking across the industry "Keep striking." When was the last Canadian pilot strike? Or to use a nearby neighbor, the last US pilot strike? I have no idea what a bank teller is.... Sorry about that, I figured you'd know. A bank teller is a person ...Jump to post
11 777s and 1 380 this month, it will be 14 777s and 6 A380s next month, 11 777s and 3 A380s in June. What route segments are being cut out or cut back as a result of this? Or are other fleets able to pick up the slack? The latter option seems tough given they're parking both Boeing and Airbus jets...Jump to post
That frames my question for the OP. Under Canadian labor law, what has to happen between a pilot strike authorization vote and an actual strike? Anything at all in air transport? While I’m no expert when it comes to our labour laws, it certainly wouldn’t be years before the pilots could go on strik...Jump to post
please strike I hope these nitwits keep striking across the industry finally then actual resources will be diverted to R and D so all these pilots can be replaced.... Strike our way to unemployment! The ironic thing about your very profound post is that the job of a pilot will be one of the last to...Jump to post
I've always had trouble coming to terms with unionized pilots, some of whom earn in excess of 200k per year. They want to be the "manager" of their aircraft but benefit from union tactics at the same time. If pilots aren't prototypical "management" who is? I hope they give up an...Jump to post
We get it. You don't like your airline. Do we need a new thread every week? Maybe you should join the exodus, go to China and see how much better they treat their pilots. The difference is, with a lot of the Chinese contracts, you'd at least have a lot more money to show for it. Not to mention bigg...Jump to post
So we should start some alternative process of deciding what to do on an airplane? Should we take a vote? All in favor of putting the dog under seat ##, raise your hand? Anyone opposed to the location of this pax/service animal please ring your call button? Give me a break. The chain of command is a...Jump to post
I have to wonder how much is because of winds restricting capacity. Today, all arrivals had to do 22L circle 29. This is most likely the issue. Norwegian doesn't not allow "circle to land" maneuvers per there ops specs, there for, if the crosswind component to land on 22L was too much, th...Jump to post
Two or three.
It's not often you see two and I don't know if I've had three but I guess it could have happened somewhere along the way.
As you would imagine, the fuel numbers are based on the most distant alternate.
DCA 33 is no big deal.
The reason it's being used is because the wind is straight down the runway which today, takes away the usual excitement of using it.
I assume that the 737-900 did either not live up to its promise, or the capabilities were not there when new plans were made. Delta, being an operator of A319 and 320, ordered than 30 A321 for the routes where the 737-900 did not fit and ordered more when they realized the full capabilities of the ...Jump to post
The 737-900 is a disgrace. 20+ knots faster than widebodies over the numbers and one third the number of tires for braking. Pathetic that Boeing is pumping these out of the factory in 2018. The A321 at least has double slotted flaps for better takeoff and landing numbers. Expect more 739 issues in ...Jump to post
The 737-900 is a disgrace. 20+ knots faster than widebodies over the numbers and one third the number of tires for braking. Pathetic that Boeing is pumping these out of the factory in 2018. The A321 at least has double slotted flaps for better takeoff and landing numbers. Expect more 739 issues in t...Jump to post
This sounds like it could have been a low fuel situation where the pilots were running out of options. Or maybe even get-there-itis after so many diversions and go arounds. And exactly what are your qualifications to make such a statement? You don't need too many qualifications to arrive at such a ...Jump to post
wedgetail737 wrote:I hope this wasn't some sort of sabotage event against the company.
I'd like to root for the "home team" but this is what happens when they stop innovating. The 737 has never been and will never be a plane that should be considered modern and 50 years after the prototype, to think that stretching it and hanging new engines from it on a new wing is going to...Jump to post
I think their model is here to stay , it's working and looks to be the future. Revolutions don't happen overnight, the LCC long haul is sticking Based on what? Their model has yet to make a profit. So, how is it working? If they need an investor to pump money in, they can probably find one easily, ...Jump to post
87% load factor and not breaking even.
The fuel tank mod issue is for the 744, not the 350. The FAA mandated after TWA 800 that nitrogen generation systems to inert the fuel tanks must be installed on all 747's by the end of 2017. It's a very expensive part to fit and DL/UA decided to retire the fleet instead of spending money to fix it...Jump to post