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13th Aug 2022, 22:59
Replies: 149
Views: 28,580
Posted By Orange future

You are correct. My comment was regarding labor...

You are correct. My comment was regarding labor costs.
12th Aug 2022, 21:44
Replies: 149
Views: 28,580
Posted By Orange future

Labor is the most significant cost for an airline...

Labor is the most significant cost for an airline and one of the few that can be controlled.

The cost/productivity of labor is one of the few factors that airlines can control and is often the...
8th Aug 2022, 23:52
Replies: 149
Views: 28,580
Posted By Orange future

Im always interested to read this opinion, it...

Im always interested to read this opinion, it pops up occasionally when discussing airline costs.

Do some simple maths. Multiply the average pilot wage by the number of pilots on the books and...
8th Aug 2022, 23:42
Replies: 149
Views: 28,580
Posted By Orange future

Very true and sooner than most people realize....

Very true and sooner than most people realize. Fiat money ALWAYS returns to zero.
22nd Feb 2022, 19:39
Replies: 81
Views: 22,424
Posted By Orange future

A trim runaway is not immediately obvious and...

A trim runaway is not immediately obvious and requires a brief analysis of the situation prior to implementing a recall item that can easily be delayed with startle effect.

The initial application...
2nd Nov 2020, 20:18
Replies: 114
Views: 53,785
Posted By Orange future

At least someone in honky has a grasp of reality....

At least someone in honky has a grasp of reality.

A lot down here in oz have yet to wake up and smell the coffee.

Winning right now is having a job because without one it will be a very very...
23rd Aug 2020, 20:37
Replies: 31
Views: 11,521
Posted By Orange future

Along with the B-2's arriving in DG. Looks...

Along with the B-2's arriving in DG.

Looks like someone is about to be bombed into freedom!!
22nd May 2020, 18:17
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,878,153
Posted By Orange future

Just my 2 cents, Damage under the engines...

Just my 2 cents,

Damage under the engines looks more considerable than oil leak and starts too far forward.

Difficult to tell but looks like the drain masts are gone.

As for not noticing the...
21st Mar 2020, 17:45
Replies: 279
Views: 188,030
Posted By Orange future

“They will have to implement "helicopter money...

“They will have to implement "helicopter money (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicopter_money)" to bail out the general population, rather than just for the bankers in the GFC. To be honest, there...
17th Mar 2020, 00:37
Replies: 1,070
Views: 634,708
Posted By Orange future

"There will not be a return to any sort of...

"There will not be a return to any sort of normality within 6 months and then it will take months if not years for the airline industry to recover back to its former size."

This black swan is the...
16th Mar 2020, 20:22
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,027,943
Posted By Orange future

My guess is the airline industry will all but...

My guess is the airline industry will all but collapse over the next 6 months followed by a slow, mainly nationalised rebuild of the strongest and largest carriers to a size somewhat smaller than...
12th Mar 2020, 17:55
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,027,943
Posted By Orange future

“The IR system and the FWA has removed...

“The IR system and the FWA has removed uncertainty for business over the last 30 years, enabling them to control labour, a new Capital Feudalism. Employee relations are now a set piece game, a...
5th Mar 2020, 18:00
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,027,943
Posted By Orange future

“How does anyone think that will go down with the...

“How does anyone think that will go down with the movers and shakers and other big-swinging-dicks of the Qantas Club? Seriously?”
And
“Until there's a bingle!”
Rather striking that there appears...
7th Jan 2020, 02:48
Replies: 53
Views: 13,378
Posted By Orange future

"Its not a bad idea to leave the flash watch...

"Its not a bad idea to leave the flash watch behind in a slip port... take a drinking watch."

Yep, agreed. The aerospace stays safely on the bedside table in the hotel.....

Oh, wait........
9th Nov 2019, 18:58
Replies: 206
Views: 126,544
Posted By Orange future

“Yeah that's why when you look at the cadet...

“Yeah that's why when you look at the cadet classes at Virgin and Qantas, you see a 50/50 split, when the applicant ratio wouldn't be anything of the sort”

Are you sure about that, you have seen...
8th Nov 2019, 17:32
Replies: 206
Views: 126,544
Posted By Orange future

“So if you want to be a mother be a responsible...

“So if you want to be a mother be a responsible mother and look after the child the way nature intended.”

I am really unclear as to why we are even discussing the whole childbirth issue here...
8th Nov 2019, 04:13
Replies: 206
Views: 126,544
Posted By Orange future

“who actually holds the correct qualification for...

“who actually holds the correct qualification for the job in the first instance.”

Not answering the question at all.
8th Nov 2019, 03:48
Replies: 206
Views: 126,544
Posted By Orange future

“Quotas are bs” Maybe they have merit in...

“Quotas are bs”

Maybe they have merit in some fields in some situations but for the topic at hand, yes they are BS.

Which is why Qantas have not used them nor have they indicated an intention...
8th Nov 2019, 01:17
Replies: 206
Views: 126,544
Posted By Orange future

“Do Qantas have a 20% target for female LAME...

“Do Qantas have a 20% target for female LAME recruitment - no.”

Not sure about the actual target but yes they have been actively trying to up the participation rate of women in the engineering...
7th Nov 2019, 20:20
Replies: 206
Views: 126,544
Posted By Orange future

“A 20% recruitment "target" when the percentage...

“A 20% recruitment "target" when the percentage of female CPL holders in Australia is low single digit, is a quota by any other name.”

No, its a target, a lofty one at that which the CEO has...
5th Nov 2019, 19:10
Replies: 206
Views: 126,544
Posted By Orange future

“I know girls that have came out of sims crying...

“I know girls that have came out of sims crying (some laughing) as they believe they‘ve just butchered every component of their sim...had their letter of offer a few weeks later.”

Indeed, and I...
1st Dec 2018, 02:06
Replies: 62
Views: 16,934
Posted By Orange future

“Australia is a remote” It is. “3rd world”...

“Australia is a remote”
It is.

“3rd world”
No, far from it. Higher standard of living than the US.

“Socialist”
Not really.

“The Aviation regulator is worst in the world....”
30th Apr 2018, 18:26
Replies: 43
Views: 15,280
Posted By Orange future

My understanding with this event is the checklist...

My understanding with this event is the checklist instructed the crew to shut the engine down as apposed to reduce to idle.
It raises some interesting questions.
Do you ignore a checklist...
9th Aug 2017, 06:39
Replies: 304
Views: 117,255
Posted By Orange future

"The Old Girls Club which is at least as powerful...

"The Old Girls Club which is at least as powerful as the old boys network”

Really? Fewer than a dozen CEO’s in Australia of the top 200 companies are women, less than 5% and yet they wield as much...
1st Aug 2017, 01:56
Replies: 304
Views: 117,255
Posted By Orange future

So its over a year since our last discussion. ...

So its over a year since our last discussion.

Im interested to know how many female pilots have been awarded cockpit jobs with Jetstar following the quota system they apparently were going to...
21st Mar 2017, 15:15
Replies: 64
Views: 23,461
Posted By Orange future

"New batshit crazy ideas get rolled out on a...

"New batshit crazy ideas get rolled out on a weekly basis"

Do tell, some examples?
6th Jan 2017, 21:58
Replies: 66
Views: 38,674
Posted By Orange future

"Curious if this is another peaceful Muslim with...

"Curious if this is another peaceful Muslim with a gun"

5% chance

"or a regular nutcase with a gun"

95% chance.
26th Nov 2016, 02:04
Replies: 91
Views: 20,960
Posted By Orange future

In response to the question posed by Centaurus, ...

In response to the question posed by Centaurus,

No, none of the many bogus transmitters in the late eighties were identified.

I know of several fake go round calls and personally heard someone...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Nov 2016, 05:36
Replies: 18
Views: 3,428
Posted By Orange future

Using flaps 1+f instead of flaps 1.

Using flaps 1+f instead of flaps 1.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Nov 2016, 01:37
Replies: 18
Views: 3,428
Posted By Orange future

A320 flaps 2 retracting to flaps 1+f for holding

Apparently some guys in our outfit arrive in the hold clean, select flaps 1 then 2 then retract to flaps 1+f in order to hold with a reduced deck angle.

I kinda like not doing things in the bus...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Nov 2016, 19:57
Replies: 12
Views: 3,948
Posted By Orange future

Deltahotel, Yep, I get the value in that but...

Deltahotel,

Yep, I get the value in that but why dont we check the WX radar before push or the flaps working? Why do we pick on the HF? Why wouldnt it work, especially considering we have 2. Is...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Nov 2016, 16:04
Replies: 12
Views: 3,948
Posted By Orange future

"Normally to check your sel call functionality." ...

"Normally to check your sel call functionality."

I suspected so, thanks for the answer.

BUT.....

My company procedure and that of another company from my distant past is to simply listen to...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Nov 2016, 15:25
Replies: 12
Views: 3,948
Posted By Orange future

Why do we test HF radio before flight

Been using HF radio for many years and always checked in with ATC before takeoff if HF is required en route.

But what are we testing?

The signal quality and freq allocation or the radio unit...
3rd Nov 2016, 15:34
Replies: 37
Views: 16,923
Posted By Orange future

"Incorrect entry of the POS Lat/Long in SYD" ...

"Incorrect entry of the POS Lat/Long in SYD"

Care to remember the QF 744 that launched out of SYD with the IR's flashing "align" because the skipper didnt know how they worked?????
Forum: Tech Log
18th Sep 2016, 19:13
Replies: 31
Views: 17,440
Posted By Orange future

In a slightly similar vein, why do we leave tcas...

In a slightly similar vein, why do we leave tcas off until line up?
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