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25th Oct 2019, 07:26
Replies: 91
Views: 166,348
Posted By calypso

This is not really an asset sale. The aircraft...

This is not really an asset sale. The aircraft concerned have not been built yet and therefore they are not really company assets. Since Norwegian has decided to stop growing and to concentrate on...
26th Sep 2019, 17:42
Replies: 4,033
Views: 3,587,577
Posted By calypso

Simply not true. Manual trim is used regularly...

Simply not true. Manual trim is used regularly while conducting air tests. I have used it, it works fine. Obviously if you allow ANY trim to go to the stops you have a serious problem in your hands....
11th Sep 2019, 19:42
Replies: 91
Views: 166,348
Posted By calypso

Nope, he wants to convert the bonds into shares....

Nope, he wants to convert the bonds into shares. He says as much on a number of interviews.
4th Sep 2019, 16:58
Replies: 91
Views: 166,348
Posted By calypso

Expanding an airline costs vast sums of money....

Expanding an airline costs vast sums of money. You have to buy new aircraft, train new crews, expand the back office and wait for new routes to ether fail or mature. Norwegian was planning to fund...
4th Sep 2019, 10:57
Replies: 103
Views: 114,729
Posted By calypso

I agree a TCAS RA MUST be followed. For start it...

I agree a TCAS RA MUST be followed. For start it might not even be based on to the conflicting traffic that you are thinking about. It might be generated by a third traffic you are not aware of.
4th Sep 2019, 09:37
Replies: 91
Views: 166,348
Posted By calypso

It seems to me that Norwegian is finally trying...

It seems to me that Norwegian is finally trying to put its house in order. Closing unprofitable routes, selling non core assets and re-structuring debt is part of that. Maybe painful short term but...
31st Aug 2019, 17:19
Replies: 9
Views: 2,916
Posted By calypso

I guess you can provide a Source for such a...

I guess you can provide a Source for such a fascinating statistic?
16th Aug 2019, 15:18
Replies: 152
Views: 123,911
Posted By calypso

Of course any well run strike will not be called...

Of course any well run strike will not be called off before anyone dismissed is reinstated. This is not a new battle, the tactics and counter tactics are well know and understood by both the employer...
11th Jul 2019, 05:50
Replies: 15
Views: 7,540
Posted By calypso

What does that mean? Inadvertently some one...

What does that mean? Inadvertently some one closed the gear doors - actuated the closing mechanism unaware that someone was working on them - actuated another mechanism unaware that it would close...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2019, 20:35
Replies: 119
Views: 54,777
Posted By calypso

UK Air Navigation Order: Therefore if the...

UK Air Navigation Order:


Therefore if the Captain says don't drink, or don't drink your own alcohol and you keep drinking it you are breaking the law and can be prosecuted.
12th Jun 2019, 17:28
Replies: 143
Views: 83,441
Posted By calypso

And yet the 20000 hour guys where even worse when...

And yet the 20000 hour guys where even worse when they had 200 hours and the brilliant 200 hour guys will be even better when they have 10000.
The choice here is not between brilliant low hour...
5th Jun 2019, 16:45
Replies: 4,033
Views: 3,587,577
Posted By calypso

The A320 can be dispatched and hence flown for...

The A320 can be dispatched and hence flown for revenue with a single failure on most triple redundant systems.
11th May 2019, 07:45
Replies: 93
Views: 55,629
Posted By calypso

An Airbus can be dispatched with one ADIR inop....

An Airbus can be dispatched with one ADIR inop. Why such strong comments from people that know so little about how aircraft are certified or flown? Airbus has had its own significant issues with...
26th Mar 2019, 15:53
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,302,014
Posted By calypso

Obviously there are plenty of malfunctions in any...

Obviously there are plenty of malfunctions in any aircraft that require "some" pilot input before 40 seconds. EFATO, TRO, Unreliable airspeed, Autopilot disconnect, TCAS. GPWS, runaway stabiliser...
17th Mar 2019, 17:18
Replies: 99
Views: 120,235
Posted By calypso

Absolutely. Even with the current safety record,...

Absolutely. Even with the current safety record, before any mods, a 737 MAX is 100 times safer than the taxi that takes you to the airport which in turn is way safer than cycling or walking which in...
15th Mar 2019, 11:09
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,302,014
Posted By calypso

In summary then: The newer engines required...

In summary then:

The newer engines required to optimise the MAX have a larger diameter than that allowed by the wing/ fuselage geometry. In order to fit those engines Boeing had to move them...
11th Mar 2019, 18:10
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,302,014
Posted By calypso

You cannot be busy with ANYTHING else. Not with...

You cannot be busy with ANYTHING else. Not with unreliable airspeed. AVIATE, NAVIGATE, COMMUNICATE.

I have lost count the number of times that I had to ask the PF to fly the aircraft and I will do...
11th Mar 2019, 16:19
Replies: 109
Views: 100,871
Posted By calypso

Memory items are put in place when there is a...

Memory items are put in place when there is a requirement to perform a procedure in a prompt manner to return the aircraft to a safe state without sufficient time to refer to a paper procedure....
11th Mar 2019, 12:56
Replies: 109
Views: 100,871
Posted By calypso

But is not critical is it? there is certified...

But is not critical is it? there is certified procedure that enables the flight to continue safely if it is followed as proven by the flights previous to the crash in the lion air case. In the...
11th Mar 2019, 12:17
Replies: 109
Views: 100,871
Posted By calypso

says it all really. Yet you are surprised...

says it all really. Yet you are surprised regulators, that know infinitely more on the subject matter than you, have not acted more quickly.

If you perform the memory items as prescribed by Boeing...
5th Feb 2019, 05:56
Replies: 78
Views: 45,405
Posted By calypso

In this case the EU acts as one country through...

In this case the EU acts as one country through the Common Aviation Area. I though that was implicit in my statement. The UK will become a third country hence this discussion
4th Feb 2019, 16:06
Replies: 78
Views: 45,405
Posted By calypso

Most countries (including the EU) require...

Most countries (including the EU) require national airlines to be both owned AND controlled by nationals of that country. That means that the majority of directors must be of that nationality too....
4th Feb 2019, 07:28
Replies: 78
Views: 45,405
Posted By calypso

What about the Chicago convention? : Article 6:...

What about the Chicago convention? : Article 6: (Scheduled air services) No scheduled international air service may be operated over or into the territory of a contracting State, except with the...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2019, 17:29
Replies: 59
Views: 7,550
Posted By calypso

In a perfect world all cars would be perfect and...

In a perfect world all cars would be perfect and they will never break. In the real world cars are far from perfect and when they go bang the owner picks up the bill - millions of examples of that...
24th Jan 2019, 06:18
Replies: 25
Views: 19,000
Posted By calypso

I doubt the captain is a trained doctor or that...

I doubt the captain is a trained doctor or that he walked down the back to see the ill passenger. He had to act on the information given to him by the crew and by any qualified medical professional...
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