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EK Uniform is a fire hazard

Old 31st Jul 2016, 06:08
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EK Uniform is a fire hazard

Gent's,

I just saw a EK Jacket burn and melt in 10 seconds, I am not kidding, this thing almost exploded, again in 10 seconds there was nothing left besides melted burning plastic.
I didn't even have the time to film it, please be careful.
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 06:32
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And the obvious question is: why was the jacket on fire?
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 06:42
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lets call it a little celebration of freedom
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 07:32
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Love ya work bacon.
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 09:43
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Sounds cool, end of shit uniform burning party, let me join
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 09:56
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Luckily I'm not planning to wear my jacket during a fire, but my trousers are a different story. Ouch.

This is my opinion of course and not the company's, and it's done through a VPN. Guess that's two strikes.

On a serious note, surely at least being flame proof would have one of the criteria at design stage...at least you'd think so wouldn't you? Clearly that didn't come in to it?
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 10:50
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But TCAS made a fortune on the uniform with his wasta style.
No need to be fire proof as long as his bonus is fire proof.
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 11:40
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That is truly staggering.
To have every bit of fabric on the pilot's seat rigorously tested and certified to FAR 25-853, then clothe the pilot in highly combustible uniform (which, particularly trousers, would not be easy to abandon in a hurry) is just crazy.
As SLF, I always dress in cotton or wool for air travel, and tell all my family likewise.

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Old 31st Jul 2016, 12:38
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A whole jacket in 10 seconds, that must be some sort of a record guys.

It is like wearing a bombvest....
Lets burn another one, film it and send it to the chiefs... This is really ridiculous...

Who has a spare one?

N.
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 13:47
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After reading that new FCI about annexes, I think I'll have a spare jacket to try that out soon!
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 15:10
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Sounds like it would make a great YouTube video.
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 17:06
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The uniform is not bullshit resistant either....
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 19:42
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my friend will burn his soon, then he will try to make a quick 10 seconds video, the trick is that you start filming before you light it, I was totally surprised by it,
the Emirates uniform should be labeled as dangerous good and needs a sticker on it instead of the wings
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 12:39
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In my early years at BA we wore nylon shirts. Someone discovered that when on fire, they stuck to the skin. Great company, removed them all from stock & we were re-issued with cotton. We were advised to get rid of the nylon ones and not even keep them for gardening. No advice on how to get rid of them so I burned mine.
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Old 6th Aug 2016, 12:41
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A very relevant thread given recent events....
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 05:43
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Filler....
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 23:30
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Why do you think you can discharge 50,000 volts from your fingers to the MCP? They should rather design fire proof kerosene...
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 07:36
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somebody else needs to burn one and film it, I couldn't believe what I saw
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 13:15
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Ok but remove the pilot first...
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Old 9th Aug 2016, 07:11
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Ok but remove the pilot first...
Might be better to remove the thread. Might give management new ideas as to what 'firing' a crew might entail.
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