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26th Jun 2018, 13:18
Replies: 73
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Posted By Cynical Sid

And from that very Wikipedia article ' An...

And from that very Wikipedia article ' An individual aircraft is given a SELCAL code upon application to the SELCAL code registrar, '.
25th Jun 2018, 13:07
Replies: 73
Views: 26,677
Posted By Cynical Sid

To be fair, SELCAL could be used on the transmit...

To be fair, SELCAL could be used on the transmit from the aircraft. That would at least identify the source of any transmission and hopefully prevent the abuse of the frequency.
25th Jun 2018, 10:39
Replies: 73
Views: 26,677
Posted By Cynical Sid

I don't see how it would help in this situation. ...

I don't see how it would help in this situation. You want as many people as possible to hear an emergency message. Systems of this type in any case do not work well when a signal is weak/noisy.
24th Jun 2018, 10:01
Replies: 155
Views: 37,262
Posted By Cynical Sid

I think we could imagine the UK doing it, but it...

I think we could imagine the UK doing it, but it requires competent management/government rather than one that cannot organise the proverbial p-up in a brewery. The UK is actually very good at...
24th Jun 2018, 07:09
Replies: 73
Views: 26,677
Posted By Cynical Sid

And there is a good chance you would not hear it...

And there is a good chance you would not hear it anyway. A transmission from another aircraft could be well outside your reception range, but a base station in between could hear both. Or nothing...
22nd Jun 2018, 14:52
Replies: 73
Views: 26,677
Posted By Cynical Sid

Fully agree with you on that. It is too easy to...

Fully agree with you on that. It is too easy to think you are just having a local chat, but from the height of an aircraft you are affecting that frequency half a continent away.
22nd Jun 2018, 09:12
Replies: 155
Views: 37,262
Posted By Cynical Sid

They know what the trading relationships are with...

They know what the trading relationships are with almost all other countries. Who knows what the UK relationship will be. Certainly not the UK government.
22nd Jun 2018, 07:16
Replies: 155
Views: 37,262
Posted By Cynical Sid

There will be many large companies in the same...

There will be many large companies in the same position. They have largely kept silent, presumably under pressure from some inside the British government. Land Rover last week chose to move more of...
22nd Jun 2018, 05:56
Replies: 79
Views: 22,451
Posted By Cynical Sid

ARINC429 is a 2 way data buss with separate TX...

ARINC429 is a 2 way data buss with separate TX and RX wires. So long as the IFE is only connected as a receiver (and no doubt that it is) then you are fine. There is no way a hardware receiver can...
21st Jun 2018, 20:17
Replies: 79
Views: 22,451
Posted By Cynical Sid

So where does the IFE get data for headwind?

So where does the IFE get data for headwind?
19th Jun 2018, 18:40
Replies: 73
Views: 26,677
Posted By Cynical Sid

This is the most important comment on this...

This is the most important comment on this thread. There is a simple rule in communications, the higher you are, the further your transmission goes. You udon't get much higher than an aircraft. So...
18th Jun 2018, 20:15
Replies: 48
Views: 19,700
Posted By Cynical Sid

Surely the tug could never overcome the aircraft...

Surely the tug could never overcome the aircraft brakes, so that is the ultimate protection, unless unmanned movement is allowed.
7th Jun 2018, 20:12
Replies: 79
Views: 22,451
Posted By Cynical Sid

Similar hacking threats in the maritime world...

Similar hacking threats in the maritime world according to the BBC Ship hack 'risks chaos in English Channel' (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44397872)
1st Jun 2018, 20:12
Replies: 62
Views: 22,943
Posted By Cynical Sid

Anything that is planned in advance is going to...

Anything that is planned in advance is going to break. An automated system should be able to dynamically work out the most efficient way to handle operations as it goes on. ATC would be a good...
1st Jun 2018, 16:37
Replies: 62
Views: 22,943
Posted By Cynical Sid

Another advantage of an automated system is that...

Another advantage of an automated system is that the controlling computer can know the movement requirements for every aircraft. So that can be optimised much more efficiently in theory. And why...
30th May 2018, 19:23
Replies: 62
Views: 22,943
Posted By Cynical Sid

There were some 'imaginative' solutions using...

There were some 'imaginative' solutions using sensors and drones a few posts back. But no one had the idea to use automated tugs. Hook it up, press a button and let a central computer do the clever...
27th May 2018, 21:34
Replies: 24
Views: 12,112
Posted By Cynical Sid

Similar story in Kent last night. Lightning was...

Similar story in Kent last night. Lightning was non stop and the thunder a continuous roar. I have never seen it continuous like that before in this region.
25th May 2018, 10:48
Replies: 48
Views: 19,569
Posted By Cynical Sid

I am sure most reasonable people believe that is...

I am sure most reasonable people believe that is exactly what happened. But it does not mean you should not question the evidence. So many lies have been told around this tragedy.
25th May 2018, 10:20
Replies: 48
Views: 19,569
Posted By Cynical Sid

That image could be just as fake as the ones...

That image could be just as fake as the ones shown on Russian media.
25th May 2018, 06:49
Replies: 62
Views: 22,943
Posted By Cynical Sid

Wonder if they used a tub of Vaseline to ease it...

Wonder if they used a tub of Vaseline to ease it out.
15th May 2018, 09:02
Replies: 173
Views: 113,846
Posted By Cynical Sid

They should check BA's customer service centre...

They should check BA's customer service centre for the same smoke.
15th May 2018, 06:05
Replies: 37
Views: 14,196
Posted By Cynical Sid

Failure of the battery can have different causes....

Failure of the battery can have different causes. Some are just faulty like in the Samsung phones and some laptops before them. Shorting the terminals, which is why the terminals are supposed to be...
12th May 2018, 09:01
Replies: 37
Views: 14,196
Posted By Cynical Sid

The trouble with new battery developments is that...

The trouble with new battery developments is that the driving force is increased power density. That is the opposite of safety. With lithium batteries, the power density is already similar or even...
12th May 2018, 06:18
Replies: 84
Views: 18,970
Posted By Cynical Sid

It's a great shame that this thread had descended...

It's a great shame that this thread had descended into attacks on the US people and those that do not agree with them. There is only one person responsible (and perhaps a couple around him) for this...
11th May 2018, 20:16
Replies: 84
Views: 18,970
Posted By Cynical Sid

If some one actually gave Iran some nukes, Trump...

If some one actually gave Iran some nukes, Trump could go and kiss Rouhani's backside. It worked for Kim Jung Un.
7th May 2018, 20:15
Replies: 45
Views: 18,037
Posted By Cynical Sid

And one would hope that the captain would have a...

And one would hope that the captain would have a very strong claim against them if they did anything else.
3rd May 2018, 06:07
Replies: 10
Views: 7,472
Posted By Cynical Sid

The GE imagery is more than a year old.

The GE imagery is more than a year old.
2nd May 2018, 13:41
Replies: 28
Views: 14,273
Posted By Cynical Sid

Had the same thing at LHR on a BA flight from...

Had the same thing at LHR on a BA flight from Amman last Wednesday.
1st May 2018, 08:01
Replies: 10
Views: 7,472
Posted By Cynical Sid

There are some more images online, particularly...

There are some more images online, particularly of the engine. I can't post links or images yet, but it is easy to find with a search. A twitter user called @JacdecNew has posted them. It looks...
13th Apr 2018, 19:32
Replies: 54
Views: 43,120
Posted By Cynical Sid

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This is the densified version. RAF C17 out of South Sudan in December 2013. It was either...
29th Mar 2018, 21:11
Replies: 20
Views: 13,136
Posted By Cynical Sid

No doubt he'll be legless by the end of tonight.

No doubt he'll be legless by the end of tonight.
24th Mar 2018, 13:51
Replies: 88
Views: 20,023
Posted By Cynical Sid

If they base it in the west of Anglesey, they...

If they base it in the west of Anglesey, they could call it FlyLlanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
17th Mar 2018, 07:27
Replies: 193
Views: 94,964
Posted By Cynical Sid

Another problem is that none of the action...

Another problem is that none of the action against the company or a private prosecution against him will put him in prison. IF he is guilty of this crime then the only place he should be is prison...
15th Mar 2018, 14:19
Replies: 193
Views: 94,964
Posted By Cynical Sid

IMHO this is the problem with so many cases like...

IMHO this is the problem with so many cases like this. Alaska Airlines is an airline, not an investigation agency. Like any other company it should not be expected to be competent to deal with...
13th Mar 2018, 18:33
Replies: 303
Views: 362,902
Posted By Cynical Sid

Not the same airline. United Airlines Bangladesh...

Not the same airline. United Airlines Bangladesh (no connection).
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