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
Boof02671 wrote:The plane wouldn’t have been dispatched with a known problem that’s against the FARs.
Cockpit crew on very long flights, are they allowed to listen music / watch movies during their cockpit time? On very long flights there tends to be times where a pilot is on duty in the cockpit, and a time when they are off duty having their allocated rest. During their allocated rest it is perfec...Jump to post
This is very similar to the B6 landing and has happened to multiple A320 series aircraft. Fortunately I believe they have all been able to land safely but clearly Airbus has a design flaw that thus far has been overcome by outstanding airmanship. This is different to B6 as the RAT is out in that ph...Jump to post
The question revolves around the the long-term effects of the condition and if actually affects the structural performance of the composite material itself? This is where the argument of UV comes into the equation. This is incorrect, and seems to a fundamental misunderstanding many have. In order t...Jump to post
From what has been reported, Qatar and the service provider contacted Airbus for technical assistance when they discovered the defect associated with the delaminating paint. News reports at the time suggested that this occurred only after the paint had been removed. “ However, when the aircraft was...Jump to post
I definitely think a replacement should be in the works. Although I doubt it would be a 757 taking the full tank system from a 747 as the lengths are completely different... Either that or a 767 like Boeing is building for the KC46 could work. I never got to see the 747 land at SMX (Central Coast F...Jump to post
Hierarchy here would be board integrity, package integrity, chip integrity. It gets harder to deal with the farther you have to disassemble, but you're right... the silicon is likely intact. You're talking a tiny bit of silicon, a few millimeters on a side. "Package" is sort of a catchall...Jump to post
Aren't all orders in the name of Qatar Airways Group? Operator is Qatar Airways. IAG uses similar order / operator distinctions. Looking at the court records for the case HT-2022-000037 Qatar Airways QCSC v Airbus S.A.S (the A321neo case) Role Name Representative Claimant Qatar Airways QCSC Crowell...Jump to post
Anyone interested in reading the source ramblings that the Bloomberg article is based upon, the Qatar filing can be read on this link https://sabercathost.com/eddN/2022_03_18_-_Reply_and_Defence_to_Counterclaim_Signed.pdf They have also updated their A321neo counter claim, interesting aspect is they...Jump to post
casinterest wrote:The article did state that "funds" prevented a better backup plan. That would make me suspect issues around encryption and security as well.
Until you convince me otherwise (which is definitely possible given your well established credentials), I stand by my definition of TrueSpeed ("is there a better name for it"). I define TrueSpeed as the total speed relative to the WGS-84 ellipsoid. It is not TAS, we could do away with exp...Jump to post
I'd be willing to bet the hackers had inside knowledge to be able to effectively wipe out all of this data. No backup? That is just pathetic in this days and age. That is going to be destructive to Russian aviation , both internal and any international travel agreements. Maybe the attack was over a...Jump to post
Anyone have an idea where this has ended up since the invasion ?Jump to post
Aviation Sources in Russia report that Rosaviatsia fell victim to a hacker attack started on last Saturday (Mar 26th 2022), which wiped out their entire database and files consisting of 65 Terabytes of data including e-mail of 1.5 years, documents, aircraft registration data. No backup of these dat...Jump to post
I think that possibility had been discussed on here and even in the press previously.Jump to post
HKG to JKF going the other way over Alaska, skirting Russia airspace is quite a bit shorter, around 14,000km. Why would they fly the long way in this case? Prevailing winds? A number of factors come into play, I have done the flight over Alaska a number of times, I have also done flights which are ...Jump to post
That is not correct. "Subtypes 1 and 2 are used to report ground speeds of aircraft. Subtypes 3 and 4 are used to report aircraft true airspeed or indicated airspeed. Reporting of airspeed in ADS-B only occurs when aircraft position cannot be determined based on the GNSS system. In the real wo...Jump to post
Not true. You can't from public available data. But remember, this is a global network of ADS-B receivers. ADS-B messages do carry velocity data (IIRC, it's twice a second). ADS-B frames can carry all necessary speed info - IAS, TAS, GS (as calculated by plane). See: http://airmetar.main.jp/radio/A...Jump to post
hongkongflyer wrote:I am quoting the exact words of news report in Chinese, just to add the English translation according to this forum’s rules.
I don't know how they are using it the above post, but the definition of True Airspeed (TAS) is the speed relative to the air mass in which the aircraft is flying https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_airspeed#:~:text=The%20true%20airspeed%20(TAS%3B%20also,accurate%20navigation%20of%20an%20aircraft. ....Jump to post