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7th Oct 2019, 20:22
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Posted By bill fly

I agree with you Salty, But the quote is out of...

I agree with you Salty,
But the quote is out of context, which was that running statistical probabilities and accepting less than best solutions on the basis of probability isn’t good enough. Common...
6th Oct 2019, 18:18
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Posted By bill fly

The most potentially dangerous period in Max ops...

The most potentially dangerous period in Max ops was probably just after event 3 - remember Boeing saying initially the ship was safe - no procedures out - just the vague advice memo? But the...
6th Oct 2019, 17:42
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Views: 3,989
Posted By bill fly

BA 320 diverts to BSL

According BBC a 320 from “Italy to London” diverted to BSL today due smoke on board.
4th Oct 2019, 20:16
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Posted By bill fly

Maths?

Seems the mathematicians and statisticians have taken hold of the plot.

If the thing can break - and if, when it breaks it can kill you - then it’s time either to fix it, or find something better,...
4th Oct 2019, 07:34
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Posted By bill fly

A lot of mistakes in there. If AP is on MCAS...

A lot of mistakes in there. If AP is on MCAS doesn’t operate anyway. Complete confusion as to the controls required to disable trim. Also the words “you just...” smack of some other machos posting on...
2nd Oct 2019, 20:31
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Posted By bill fly

If the buyer buys a competitors aircraft after...

If the buyer buys a competitors aircraft after using 737 NGs it is going to have to retrain its crews too.
A difference course from NG to Max including MCAS normal and failure modes is a lot less...
1st Oct 2019, 20:23
Replies: 17
Views: 11,316
Posted By bill fly

Swiss gives up Lugano

Swiss reportedly now giving up its concession for LUG, which had been flown by Adria. They recommend taking the train to/from ZRH now.
28th Sep 2019, 08:55
Replies: 183
Views: 288,247
Posted By bill fly

There is Condor and then there is TC Germany. The...

There is Condor and then there is TC Germany. The former (airline) is being supported - the latter (travel agency) starting bankruptcy proceedings.
27th Sep 2019, 12:54
Replies: 183
Views: 288,247
Posted By bill fly

TC Germany files

Condor gets the state cash injection but Thomas Cook Germany files for bancruptcy.
24th Sep 2019, 20:21
Replies: 183
Views: 288,247
Posted By bill fly

Condor

Looks as though the German government is helping to the tune of 380 million Euros.
24th Sep 2019, 06:36
Replies: 17
Views: 11,316
Posted By bill fly

Code share ZRH LUG

Codeshare flight with Swiss now “temporarily” cancelled, while they seek new investors.

What a terrible season. Seems we have been living a bubble in commercial aviation. Lots of flash but little...
21st Sep 2019, 11:19
Replies: 6
Views: 7,379
Posted By bill fly

CNN Hysteria

This is what the press makes of a depressurisation procedure... No mention why the aircraft descended - no mention that it was controlled...
Panic sells better.


A Delta flight plunged 30,000...
17th Sep 2019, 13:49
Replies: 2
Views: 2,559
Posted By bill fly

Well if you check how many Cathay pilots have not...

Well if you check how many Cathay pilots have not retired due to cabin air problems, you may have a meaningful statistic to be going on with.
17th Sep 2019, 13:33
Replies: 9
Views: 7,170
Posted By bill fly

A sting in Calcutta

Air India flight delayed 60 minutes in Kolkata due to a friendly swarm of bees adopting a cockpit windshield according CNN

(Haven’t checked Buzzfeed...)
6th Sep 2019, 10:31
Replies: 42
Views: 43,000
Posted By bill fly

Joke over

Well I guess we can now see what a huge tragedy it was and is.
Perhaps time for a reach into the back pocket rather than the jokes box...
11th Aug 2019, 16:42
Replies: 13
Views: 7,632
Posted By bill fly

One vibrating engine can cause a vibration...

One vibrating engine can cause a vibration reading on another engine - especially on the same wing.
6th Aug 2019, 12:48
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,275,299
Posted By bill fly

Been said many times on these threads Peter. The...

Been said many times on these threads Peter. The logic of a separate dedicated feel trim compensator is indisputable.
But the software specialists are keeping their claws in deep.
Way back,...
4th Aug 2019, 11:48
Replies: 21
Views: 18,575
Posted By bill fly

Title seems good to me - landing too. Congrats.

Title seems good to me - landing too. Congrats.
3rd Aug 2019, 18:27
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Posted By bill fly

Why Software

Many words have been written about software on this thread and the other Max threads.
How much software should it take to send a signal from an AoA vane to a trim motor?

I don't like the trim...
24th Jul 2019, 18:44
Replies: 22
Views: 15,493
Posted By bill fly

You’ve done all the hard work. You are set up on...

You’ve done all the hard work. You are set up on approach - a nice runway ahead.

Unless you are in a Cat111 situation (and in some a/c even then) it makes sense to adjust flaps and speed and get...
22nd Jul 2019, 09:54
Replies: 63
Views: 43,675
Posted By bill fly

Airlines don’t cancel flights for no good reason....

Airlines don’t cancel flights for no good reason. It costs them a lot of money and loses goodwill.
National airlines usually have a strong link to national security offices and are privy to secret...
15th Jul 2019, 16:54
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Posted By bill fly

fdr proposed some a few posts up...

fdr proposed some a few posts up...
14th Jul 2019, 20:10
Replies: 26
Views: 5,438
Posted By bill fly

UK firemen get shot at less than USA firemen (and...

UK firemen get shot at less than USA firemen (and ambulance men) when on the scene...
14th Jul 2019, 13:27
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,275,299
Posted By bill fly

Thank you for the answer. Much appreciated. ...

Thank you for the answer. Much appreciated.

The engineers will not have relied solely on failure mode analysis software I imagine, but will have gone through the mechanics and electronics /...
14th Jul 2019, 09:31
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,275,299
Posted By bill fly

J.T. I would be interested in your opinion on the...

J.T. I would be interested in your opinion on the automatic use of stabiliser trim to correct pitch feel - aside from the failure case - just as a principle?
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