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24th Jan 2023, 23:14
Replies: 129
Views: 29,545
Posted By BuzzBox

It's not so much the distance from the coast as...

It's not so much the distance from the coast as the distance from suitable enroute alternates. When I was flying for a large international airline, we had approval to use Kalgoorlie and Woomera as...
24th Jan 2023, 07:35
Replies: 32
Views: 5,295
Posted By BuzzBox

In today's West Australian: Jandakot plane...

In today's West Australian:

Jandakot plane crash: Pilot walks away after aircraft hits ground on landing...
23rd Jan 2023, 00:28
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

Prove it with evidence instead of unsubstantiated...

Prove it with evidence instead of unsubstantiated claims.
22nd Jan 2023, 23:58
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

The ending point and final straight line route...

The ending point and final straight line route segment proposed in the UGIB paper are based on the satellite data and fuel modelling. That final route segment is NOT dependent on the preceding flight...
22nd Jan 2023, 23:22
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

The following diagram is from the MAS B777 FCOM. ...

The following diagram is from the MAS B777 FCOM. Kindly indicate the "ALT SOURCE" switch.

...
22nd Jan 2023, 12:05
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

It's not true - PERIOD. BOTH transponders have...

It's not true - PERIOD. BOTH transponders have air data inputs from BOTH AIMS cabinets.
21st Jan 2023, 07:53
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

I must say, it's rather intriguing how GBO...

I must say, it's rather intriguing how GBO ignores inconvenient facts that don't fit his story. :rolleyes:
19th Jan 2023, 23:29
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

Not necessarily. The "primary" transponder is...

Not necessarily. The "primary" transponder is whichever transponder is selected (ie L or R) during the preflight. That selection is airline dependent. At Malaysian, the SOP (as stated in their...
15th Jan 2023, 05:06
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

I agree that using soap and water to detect an...

I agree that using soap and water to detect an oxygen leak is potentially dangerous. That said, what evidence do you have that Malaysia Airlines engineers adopted the practice, or that it was used...
14th Jan 2023, 06:00
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

Do you have any evidence that "poor maintenance...

Do you have any evidence that "poor maintenance practices" were a contributing factor, or did you make that up because it suits your theory? The mere fact the oxygen system was replenished before...
9th Jan 2023, 05:50
Replies: 65
Views: 26,036
Posted By BuzzBox

So what? Yet again, you missed the point. The...

So what? Yet again, you missed the point. The airline is currently operating well below full capacity and, according to official statements, expects to remain that way for quite some time. Why do you...
8th Jan 2023, 05:41
Replies: 65
Views: 26,036
Posted By BuzzBox

Hardly surprising, given the most recent traffic...

Hardly surprising, given the most recent traffic figures (Nov 22) show the airline is only operating just under 30% of its pre-COVID passenger capacity. Perhaps you should be asking yourself why more...
27th Dec 2022, 02:56
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

The pilots were so "confused" they couldn't make...

The pilots were so "confused" they couldn't make a couple of selections on the MCP to descend when the CABIN ALTITUDE warning occurred at 15,000 ft (in your scenario). But, at some later time, when...
27th Dec 2022, 01:52
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

No, but the EICAS most definitely would, along...

No, but the EICAS most definitely would, along with the pressurisation system indications, automatically displayed with the cabin altitude in RED. That's a different scenario to the cases you...
26th Dec 2022, 11:42
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

So what? Once the pilot has had a look at...

So what? Once the pilot has had a look at whatever is needed, they would normally select the display back to something more useful, ESPECIALLY in a situation where the available DUs is extremely...
26th Dec 2022, 08:58
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

Rubbish. If the crew had lost the left and centre...

Rubbish. If the crew had lost the left and centre DUs, they would have needed the FO's inboard display selected to EICAS to assess the situation and to provide engine indications. Furthermore, in...
23rd Dec 2022, 08:13
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

I guess itís as credible as some of the other...

I guess itís as credible as some of the other theories. Is there any evidence?
23rd Dec 2022, 05:56
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

Oh for FFS, stop talking in riddles and spit it...

Oh for FFS, stop talking in riddles and spit it out, or go away.

Yes, the pilot was opposed to the government. He was politically active in Anwar Ibrahim's People's Justice Party, had met the man...
21st Dec 2022, 03:52
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

I'm curious to see where you intend going with...

I'm curious to see where you intend going with this. At a heavy weight of about 210 T, the descent point from FL340 would be about 130 NM from Penang.
20th Dec 2022, 08:05
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

You've made two assumptions: First, that an auto...

You've made two assumptions: First, that an auto failover is not possible; and second, that a software reset will occur. The manual does not state either of those things. You also conveniently...
19th Dec 2022, 12:00
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

Yes, a software reset MAY OCCUR WHILE IN SINGLE...

Yes, a software reset MAY OCCUR WHILE IN SINGLE FMC OPERATION because there is no redundancy in single FMC operation. That is NOT the case while in dual FMC operation; if one fails, the other...
19th Dec 2022, 05:27
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

In Malaysia's case the civilian long-range...

In Malaysia's case the civilian long-range surveillance radars are SSR only, with a range of 200 NM; there is no primary radar. The major airports (eg KL, Kota Bharu) generally have a 60 NM primary...
19th Dec 2022, 04:41
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

Of course, but is that actually the case? Some of...

Of course, but is that actually the case? Some of his comments indicate that he is not very well versed in certain aspects of airline operations that should be well known to anyone with airline...
19th Dec 2022, 04:29
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

You made this statement previously and you were...

You made this statement previously and you were told then that your understanding is incorrect. With both FMCs operating normally, one of them is active and the other is inactive. The active FMC...
18th Dec 2022, 15:02
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

How much traffic do you think there is at KL...

How much traffic do you think there is at KL between 1730-1800 (ie 0130-0200 (tel:0130-0200) local)? Some, but not a LOT as you have claimed several times. Furthermore, KL might be a bit further away...
17th Dec 2022, 21:45
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

Not necessarily. The pilot might well have turned...

Not necessarily. The pilot might well have turned back in HDG mode, then engaged LNAV once he had determined the correct waypoint to enter in the FMC. That waypoint would not have been in the...
17th Dec 2022, 15:34
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

With respect to the turn back, the Safety...

With respect to the turn back, the Safety Investigation Report (SIR) states:


The IG found discrepancies between the radar position data and the ADS-B position data immediately before the...
17th Dec 2022, 12:41
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

That's your assumption, which I don't believe is...

That's your assumption, which I don't believe is plausible in a ruptured oxygen bottle scenario. Even if they did stay at high level, there would be no need to fly at LRC speed for a diversion of...
17th Dec 2022, 12:24
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

Let's not confuse "fact" with "theory". The...

Let's not confuse "fact" with "theory". The theory about a hand-flown turn back at IGARI came from a simulator study that was conducted during the official investigation. That study concluded the...
17th Dec 2022, 09:37
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

In the event of depressurisation, the usual...

In the event of depressurisation, the usual procedure is to descend to 10,000 ft or the MSA, whichever is higher (read the manual :ok:). I can assure you the LRC speed at 10,000 ft is NOT M0.84....
17th Dec 2022, 07:43
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

Fair point...

Fair point...
17th Dec 2022, 07:05
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

Not happy with YOUR premise either, so I'm not...

Not happy with YOUR premise either, so I'm not going to change mine.

As for steps missed:


You can't, so you deal with the situation as best you can. If you need to descend ASAP and divert...
17th Dec 2022, 05:39
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

With the other FMC that has exactly the same...

With the other FMC that has exactly the same data, and which would have automatically "taken over" in the event the previously active FMC failed. Read the manual. :ok:


Tune the VPG VOR and turn...
17th Dec 2022, 02:36
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

In actual fact there is such evidence, contained...

In actual fact there is such evidence, contained in leaked documents from the RMP investigation.

That said, the theory has a number of gaping holes (pardon the pun).
17th Dec 2022, 00:42
Replies: 421
Views: 60,297
Posted By BuzzBox

The following photos show the damage that was...

The following photos show the damage that was caused by the ruptured oxygen bottle in the QF30 case. Significant damage was caused in both directions along the axis of the bottle and the bottle...
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