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11th Mar 2019, 07:30
Replies: 41
Views: 28,954
Posted By nicolai

Farnborough is a large exhibition hall complex...

Farnborough is a large exhibition hall complex with a handy runway nearby. The other aerodromes of the UK are just runways, some with passenger terminals. The other exhibition halls of the UK are...
6th Mar 2019, 19:52
Replies: 41
Views: 33,125
Posted By nicolai

Meanwhile the aircraft was still parked up...

Meanwhile the aircraft was still parked up outside the Ryanair hangar at STN earlier this evening with some doors and the rear cargo hold open, and various ground equipment and access ramps around...
6th Mar 2019, 07:28
Replies: 41
Views: 33,125
Posted By nicolai

At least one press report says the evacuation was...

At least one press report says the evacuation was commanded by the cabin crew:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/01/stansted-flights-suspended-after-aborted-takeoff

If events...
6th Mar 2019, 06:15
Replies: 41
Views: 33,125
Posted By nicolai

Questions that should be asked include whether...

Questions that should be asked include whether the cabin crew decided to evacuate on their own initiative rather than waiting for the captain to announce anything.
6th Mar 2019, 05:49
Replies: 11
Views: 8,622
Posted By nicolai

6/7 If the passenger voluntarily withdrew his...

6/7 If the passenger voluntarily withdrew his application to the USA he could have been free to move about the airport, as he is not being denied entry to the USA or being deported. He just didn't...
6th Mar 2019, 05:45
Replies: 173
Views: 196,057
Posted By nicolai

Sorry, I didn't realise the experts were quoting...

Sorry, I didn't realise the experts were quoting us "US Government Time", I thought we were discussing in terms of airline and passenger time - the time that doesn't stop counting even when...
5th Mar 2019, 22:07
Replies: 43
Views: 30,420
Posted By nicolai

The Landor livery on a 787 would be interesting -...

The Landor livery on a 787 would be interesting - because it would show how the extremely angular graphic design would not look good on an aircraft with so many smooth, continuous curves as the 787....
25th Feb 2019, 09:58
Replies: 27
Views: 33,833
Posted By nicolai

There is also this more recent incident from 2010...

There is also this more recent incident from 2010
https://www.cad.gov.hk/reports/AB-01-2010e.pdf
where small hard particles contaminating the fuel jammed the fuel metering valve at 74% N1 on a...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Feb 2019, 15:23
Replies: 35
Views: 6,783
Posted By nicolai

Indeed. My flippant comments about...

Indeed. My flippant comments about security-airline cooperation aside (surely proposing such an unlikely friendship is clearly humorous :) ), this is the pragmatic solution.

It's my understanding...
20th Feb 2019, 11:17
Replies: 16
Views: 7,448
Posted By nicolai

Speculation: Preparing to sell off the Flight...

Speculation:
Preparing to sell off the Flight Global info-services group to another company or other investors.
20th Feb 2019, 10:29
Replies: 16
Views: 7,448
Posted By nicolai

Are you actually thinking of "Curium", which may...

Are you actually thinking of "Curium", which may have an atomic number 2 higher than plutonium but is not produced by bombarding Pu with He, but instead with intense neutron flux or via other decay...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2019, 10:14
Replies: 35
Views: 6,783
Posted By nicolai

If only genetics, human growth, and anatomy were...

If only genetics, human growth, and anatomy were that simple. Unfortunately they are not. Google up "Intersex", "androgen insensitivity", "Klinefelter syndrome" (XXY, XXXY, XXXXY), "XYY syndrome",...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Feb 2019, 10:34
Replies: 35
Views: 6,783
Posted By nicolai

This opens up a whole new security - airline...

This opens up a whole new security - airline collaboration opportunity:

Identify each passenger as they approach the body scanner by scanning their boarding pass. While nude-o-scoping them,...
19th Feb 2019, 10:16
Replies: 13
Views: 7,419
Posted By nicolai

Israelis drive the aircraft on the ground like...

Israelis drive the aircraft on the ground like they drive their cars on the road? :)
19th Feb 2019, 07:12
Replies: 8
Views: 6,797
Posted By nicolai

Delaware has very favourable laws for taxation of...

Delaware has very favourable laws for taxation of corporate income and for ease of company formation and management. It also has very predictable business law. So it's a favourite for corporations...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Feb 2019, 18:15
Replies: 27
Views: 4,887
Posted By nicolai

If the airline wants you to provide evidence that...

If the airline wants you to provide evidence that braking action was insufficient, will the PIREP from the preceding aircraft do? In that case, PIREPs serve a valuable purpose: arse protection.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Feb 2019, 14:02
Replies: 16
Views: 2,465
Posted By nicolai

Heat dissipation is a major issue in LEDs....

Heat dissipation is a major issue in LEDs. Incandescent lights can just radiate it away because the heat transfer at the incandescent filament temperature is good. If you run a white LED junction at...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Feb 2019, 20:54
Replies: 16
Views: 2,465
Posted By nicolai

A lot of the problems people have with bright car...

A lot of the problems people have with bright car headlamps are due to after-market High Intensity Discharge lamps which are poorly installed. That's why the UK Government has banned after-market...
16th Feb 2019, 18:17
Replies: 86
Views: 129,609
Posted By nicolai

The FlyBMI website isn't handling the load too...

The FlyBMI website isn't handling the load too well.

A copy of the press release is here: https://www.theaviationeye.com/2019/02/breaking-flybmi-ceases-ops-with-immediate-effect/

I hope the...
30th Jan 2019, 21:16
Replies: 29
Views: 13,832
Posted By nicolai

A couple of years ago the handling geniuses for...

A couple of years ago the handling geniuses for Easyjet at Amsterdam Schiphol marked a passenger as offloaded during the gate boarding pass scan but gave him back his boarding pass. He obviously...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jan 2019, 20:57
Replies: 43
Views: 8,943
Posted By nicolai

I haven't been in the cockpit of a 787 yet, but...

I haven't been in the cockpit of a 787 yet, but back in the self-loading freight hold the windows are thoroughly GPS-opaque. Yet they are never thoroughly sun-opaque, so they have two deficiencies....
14th Jan 2019, 08:15
Replies: 80
Views: 20,580
Posted By nicolai

The CAA is certainly quite interested in whether...

The CAA is certainly quite interested in whether this was legal or not, and they're the arbiters of legality. I am not too sure this is legal.

Meanwhile this sort of aggressive and yet...
13th Jan 2019, 20:55
Replies: 80
Views: 20,580
Posted By nicolai

Other airlines have prohibited me from sitting on...

Other airlines have prohibited me from sitting on the floor for part of a flight, because I could not reach an oxygen mask from where I was sitting (I had a seat, but felt like sitting on the floor...
7th Jan 2019, 22:15
Replies: 3
Views: 3,667
Posted By nicolai

... and in those three years the airline has...

... and in those three years the airline has ceased operations.

During an admittedly quick scan through, I didn't see any recommendation to give the pilot enough rest - although perhaps lack of...
28th Dec 2018, 07:44
Replies: 17
Views: 5,297
Posted By nicolai

I assume you've never had a medical problem and...

I assume you've never had a medical problem and got your license back after it was treated and under control?

Alcoholism is a medical problem, not a moral failing.
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