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6th Sep 2019, 02:03
Replies: 6
Views: 8,268
Posted By sk999

"... France’s second biggest airline ..." ...

"... France’s second biggest airline ..."

What defines "second biggest"? By number of aircraft, it is Air Corsica - 13. Aigle Azur has only 11. But it probably had more seats. OK, Air France...
18th Mar 2019, 23:38
Replies: 261
Views: 242,761
Posted By sk999

Cargo Capacity

Someone once did a study comparing cargo loads on an A380 v. other aircraft (all types) operating the exact same route by the same airline. The A380 carried 5 tons less cargo on average. By weight,...
Forum: Middle East
30th Jan 2018, 04:19
Replies: 25
Views: 15,369
Posted By sk999

Accoding to Emirates, "The passenger was...

Accoding to Emirates,

"The passenger was handed over to the authorities on arrival in Chicago."

Whoah boy! Once again, Chicago avation to the rescue. What is it about 72 year old men that...
26th Aug 2017, 02:35
Replies: 16
Views: 2,205
Posted By sk999

DH, You have a lot of good advice by now. I...

DH,

You have a lot of good advice by now. I have a bit of a long view - my undergraduate thesis was written with a manual typewriter, and my PhD thesis was written using IBM Selectrics, except I...
17th Apr 2017, 00:24
Replies: 30
Views: 4,854
Posted By sk999

At work we have an extensive set of guidelines on...

At work we have an extensive set of guidelines on how to identify phishing emails. So I received one with the subject in all caps: "IMPORTANT FINANCIAL INFORMATION", from a sender I did not...
28th Mar 2017, 22:55
Replies: 96
Views: 26,723
Posted By sk999

Docket #50, posted yesterday: "The Motion to...

Docket #50, posted yesterday: "The Motion to Dismiss on the Grounds of Forum Non Conveniens is granted as set forth in this Order." Basically the plaintiffs are being told that the US is too...
22nd Jun 2016, 22:45
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,494,452
Posted By sk999

Any news on recovery of wreckage? In more than...

Any news on recovery of wreckage? In more than one case (e.g., TWA 800), the wreckage provided much more information than the FDR/CVR.
18th Apr 2016, 23:50
Replies: 96
Views: 26,723
Posted By sk999

In case anyone is interested, here is a link to...

In case anyone is interested, here is a link to the BEA Final Report on 9525. Certain parts of the complaint are cut-and-pasted from it. ATCA is barely mentioned.
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18th Apr 2016, 02:41
Replies: 96
Views: 26,723
Posted By sk999

Here is a link to a presentation referred to in...

Here is a link to a presentation referred to in par. 100 of the complaint. This presentation was given by Kippenberg, CEO of ATCA, at a NTSB safety forum in 2010.
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17th Apr 2016, 03:39
Replies: 96
Views: 26,723
Posted By sk999

From the Kreindler website: "Lubitz's...

From the Kreindler website:

"Lubitz's particular history of depression and mental instability made him a SUICIDE TIME BOMB ..."

Very emotive words. Are these words used in the Complaint?
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17th Apr 2016, 01:42
Replies: 96
Views: 26,723
Posted By sk999

Fly4, This lawsuit has nothing to do about...

Fly4,

This lawsuit has nothing to do about making things better. It is forum shopping at its finest. It's all about the $$$.
16th Apr 2016, 16:47
Replies: 96
Views: 26,723
Posted By sk999

I am lost. Lubitz had a German Class 1 medicate...

I am lost. Lubitz had a German Class 1 medicate certificate, which means that, as far as LBA is concerned and in spite of all the caveats, he was considered to be medically fit to fly a commercial...
13th Oct 2015, 01:45
Replies: 12
Views: 4,098
Posted By sk999

Need to back to the good old days

First time I ever flew, I carried my suitcase out onto the tarmac and deposited it on the baggage cart, then boarded. No chance of unaccompanied bags with that system.
12th Oct 2015, 02:22
Replies: 8
Views: 10,151
Posted By sk999

Utter Nonsense

But on a slow news day, it gives folks something to yammer about.
9th Jun 2015, 23:43
Replies: 45
Views: 16,103
Posted By sk999

A380 versus B-747

The A380 has been in production now for about 8 years (through the end of 2014). According to Wikipedia, it has racked up 317 orders. The B-747, at the same point in its lifecycle, had racked up...
23rd Dec 2014, 22:08
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,309,014
Posted By sk999

R.E. Flight Magazine article

The proposed route is not all that different from routes that others have proposed. Great circle and true track routes at constant air velocity tend to end up at the Southern limit of the search...
10th Jul 2014, 00:52
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,309,014
Posted By sk999

Ping Ring Data

Here are the ping ring data. Ang is the elevation angle. Ang and Arc are computed from BTO using a spherical Earth model. (I do convert geodetic to geocentric positions where appropriate.) The...
9th Jul 2014, 23:35
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,309,014
Posted By sk999

Confusion over BTO and Ping Angles

When the Signaling Unit Logs for 9M-MRO were released, Inmarsat described the BTO as being the round trip delay "relative to a terminal at a nominal fixed location". There were two different...
30th Jun 2014, 00:43
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,309,014
Posted By sk999

Probably not. First, the route it ran would not...

Probably not. First, the route it ran would not be the actual route of MH370. Second, for calibrating the BFO (which is the more problematic measurement) one would want to carry the actual SATCOM...
24th Jun 2014, 23:54
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,309,014
Posted By sk999

Purpose of pilot signal

My understanding is that the pilot is used primarily to measure frequency errors induced by the satellite when up or down converting between L and C bands. Doppler-induced errors are a lesser...
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