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11th May 2019, 06:42
Replies: 93
Views: 51,246
Posted By Pinkman

This is what needs to happen to restore confidence. IMHO.

1. Boeing management needs to develop a culture of accountability and get back its former culture of humility and engineering excellence with engineers at all levels of the organization. The MAX...
14th Apr 2019, 04:59
Replies: 22
Views: 16,618
Posted By Pinkman

I have some interest/knowledge (enough to be...

I have some interest/knowledge (enough to be dangerous:)) as I am in the fuels industry but have an environmental/toxicology background.
- TCP is Tri Cresyl Phosphate, as opposed to the common...
8th Jan 2019, 03:39
Replies: 103
Views: 86,162
Posted By Pinkman

ELMS Integrity

If indeed It is found to be a cascading ELMS failure is there merit in considering a software fix where ELMS is duplicated in the same way as the INS which is effectively "refereed" in many modern...
1st Nov 2018, 19:36
Replies: 53
Views: 33,966
Posted By Pinkman

Beating the Breathalyser

If JAL routinely breathalyse and he passed, and then blew that massive score, its consistent with having a swig of duty free after the test e.g. in the loo but before boarding the crew bus/aircraft. ...
17th Jun 2018, 14:52
Replies: 89
Views: 27,316
Posted By Pinkman

This is why: ...

This is why:
https://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/nyregion/14pilot.html



As flight crew you have a duty of care to be the best you possibly can be given the cards you are drawn and to arrive at...
26th Apr 2018, 15:01
Replies: 101
Views: 38,756
Posted By Pinkman

There are dozens of DVT cases every year...

There are dozens of DVT cases every year following long hauls. Nobody seemingly thinks seriously about it / wont happen to them....

One a month dies from DVT at Heathrow | Daily Mail Online...
22nd Apr 2018, 21:59
Replies: 25
Views: 11,030
Posted By Pinkman

My son is autistic and like the approximately 1...

My son is autistic and like the approximately 1 in 68 children on the spectrum is prone to having melt downs. But on a flight back from LAX to London via Frankfurt (his first long-haul) two weeks...
6th Mar 2018, 08:45
Replies: 66
Views: 20,865
Posted By Pinkman

777 certification test

Dave, you are right but that is the problem. Its certificated.

All:

1. Watch this 777 evac certification test.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJobZPxx9HU

2. Count the number of pax with...
6th Mar 2018, 06:48
Replies: 66
Views: 20,865
Posted By Pinkman

BA reveals 10 abreast 777

https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/03/05/ba-reveals-what-economy-class-looks-like-with-extra-seat-in-each/

I'd love to be a fly on the wall on the evac tests with 25% of pax grabbing hand luggage. I...
19th Aug 2017, 16:14
Replies: 86
Views: 45,303
Posted By Pinkman

Brexit fun... ...

Brexit fun...

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-40987642
30th Apr 2017, 09:22
Replies: 0
Views: 1,582
Posted By Pinkman

RIP - OverRun

Sad to advise PPruners that OverRun - long time PPrune correspondent and the best runway engineer I know (well, OK the ONLY runway engineer I knew) passed away on April 3rd in Perth W.A.

He was a...
Forum: North America
26th Mar 2017, 21:10
Replies: 20
Views: 4,295
Posted By Pinkman

I have some sympathy after a miserable experience...

I have some sympathy after a miserable experience some fifteen years ago on a longhaul BA flight to HK where I wasn't able to work due to the behaviour of staff children in J or F (cant remember...
Forum: North America
26th Mar 2017, 20:37
Replies: 20
Views: 4,295
Posted By Pinkman

United picking up flak over "dress codes" for kids

United Airlines under fire for 'barring girls wearing leggings' - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39401145)
13th Feb 2017, 12:41
Replies: 39
Views: 13,642
Posted By Pinkman

Just 27 at the time this was filmed ...

Just 27 at the time this was filmed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noAyUIk89AU
3rd Jan 2017, 19:50
Replies: 87
Views: 34,630
Posted By Pinkman

Yep. Try being a train driver. Prohibition...

Yep. Try being a train driver. Prohibition (bottle to throttle as you would say) times of days, not hours prior to working, when on-call total sobriety - can be for up to a week, employer "must...
2nd Jan 2017, 20:31
Replies: 87
Views: 34,630
Posted By Pinkman

Not always: The Road Back From Perdition...

Not always:
The Road Back From Perdition (http://europe.newsweek.com/road-back-perdition-146723?rm=eu) Joseph Balzer, Lyle Prouse and his FE (Northwest 650). Lyle also showed what can be done to...
2nd Jan 2017, 08:11
Replies: 87
Views: 34,630
Posted By Pinkman

ICAO

Absolutely concur.

Maybe the fact that this incident happened on the doorstep of ICAO (based in Montreal) will help them understand that this is an issue that needs their attention and to report...
1st Jan 2017, 16:21
Replies: 87
Views: 34,630
Posted By Pinkman

For pity's sake! You clearly do not...

For pity's sake!

You clearly do not understand the compulsive nature of alcoholism. I was married to an alcoholic and tried desperately to get her sufficient counselling, behaviour modification...
1st Jan 2017, 14:05
Replies: 87
Views: 34,630
Posted By Pinkman

I didn't say it wasn't achievable. It is...

I didn't say it wasn't achievable. It is achievable in the same way that 100% security screening is achievable (but not 100% effective).

It is not desirable because it seriously erodes trust,...
1st Jan 2017, 10:37
Replies: 87
Views: 34,630
Posted By Pinkman

I understand what you are saying but that wont...

I understand what you are saying but that wont help - in fact it may make it worse given human nature and the nature of addiction. In my industry (oil & gas) best in class operators typically...
30th Dec 2016, 15:01
Replies: 486
Views: 523,562
Posted By Pinkman

But that is exactly what happened in Madrid.....

But that is exactly what happened in Madrid.. Spanair 5022
1st Sep 2016, 03:55
Replies: 22
Views: 13,438
Posted By Pinkman

The twitter picture (arguably) suggests that...

The twitter picture (arguably) suggests that there were two impacts: the first in a conventional impact with the girder of the airbridge which damaged the inlet cowl, and the second from above which...
30th Aug 2016, 04:03
Replies: 74
Views: 45,047
Posted By Pinkman

Actually you have the right effect but the reason...

Actually you have the right effect but the reason is different. Typically, Jet (whether Jet A or Jet A-1) is sold to a spec and the parameters are strictly controlled. In the case of Sulfur/Sulphur...
15th Aug 2016, 20:32
Replies: 58
Views: 46,310
Posted By Pinkman

[QUOTE]The key speaker being an Australian...

[QUOTE]The key speaker being an Australian consultant who was excellent.[QUOTE]
Ericferret: yep, that's where a lot of this started and that's who we hired. Folks can PM me if they want more,...
12th Aug 2016, 04:28
Replies: 58
Views: 46,310
Posted By Pinkman

About eight or nine years ago, when I ran the...

About eight or nine years ago, when I ran the global health committee for the oil industry my committee of senior oil co physicians asked me to coordinate a best practices manual on fatigue. We...
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