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24th Nov 2022, 17:50
Replies: 24
Views: 14,000
Posted By nicolai

Those ground staff need to read the report and...

Those ground staff need to read the report and look at all the pictures from Saudia Flight 163 until they get the point!
24th Nov 2022, 13:55
Replies: 24
Views: 14,000
Posted By nicolai

You have a lot more time to do that when there's...

You have a lot more time to do that when there's crew incapacitation in the cruise, while the FMS flies you towards the diversion airport, etc.

If you're right near the airport, it's aviate,...
8th May 2022, 14:48
Replies: 28
Views: 11,344
Posted By nicolai

They did that a few years ago on a trial from STN...

They did that a few years ago on a trial from STN (maybe other bases too). They blocked the centre seats in the first three rows, then had the SCCM on their own up front. Easy crews don't slack at...
5th Mar 2022, 20:22
Replies: 8
Views: 8,936
Posted By nicolai

If the bird strike caused noticeable engine...

If the bird strike caused noticeable engine issues, wouldn't it be correct to reject before V1? Otherwise you're carrying on to try to take off without the commanded takeoff thrust (on all engines)...
17th Nov 2021, 16:51
Replies: 57
Views: 30,516
Posted By nicolai

People have misfired by claiming they "smelled...

People have misfired by claiming they "smelled alcohol on a person's breath" when it was ketones from a fat-and-protein intensive diet, back when that was very fashionable ("South Beach Diet")....
21st Feb 2021, 00:28
Replies: 285
Views: 225,033
Posted By nicolai

There is also the engine oil, and some hydraulic...

There is also the engine oil, and some hydraulic fluid, out there.
20th Feb 2021, 22:11
Replies: 285
Views: 225,033
Posted By nicolai

United B777 engine failure

Reports on Twitter that a UAL 777-200 has had an uncontained engine failure on the way from DEN (Denver, Colorado, USA) to HNL (Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA) and returned safely to DEN. Local news report:...
13th Aug 2020, 21:21
Replies: 33
Views: 27,551
Posted By nicolai

It certainly would stir up Polish politics if the...

It certainly would stir up Polish politics if the president won a bitterly contested election by a razor-thin margin and then died in a late-night aircraft crash on a small airfield. Maybe more...
17th Jul 2020, 22:43
Replies: 56
Views: 29,225
Posted By nicolai

Remember back when the longer-serving BA staff on...

Remember back when the longer-serving BA staff on the gold-plated contracts went on strike - and ground staff and pilots crewed the cabin?
13th Jul 2020, 16:32
Replies: 43
Views: 31,365
Posted By nicolai

I bet many people wish their operation's AOG...

I bet many people wish their operation's AOG response was that quick when they have to divert to an alternate destination en route.
6th Jul 2020, 16:10
Replies: 43
Views: 31,365
Posted By nicolai

Possibly for several years since the FAA...

Possibly for several years since the FAA prohibited overflight of most of the USA if not stage 3 compliant? The aircraft doesn't have to be stage-3 noise compliant to be registered, only to fly in...
6th Jul 2020, 14:38
Replies: 43
Views: 31,365
Posted By nicolai

It sold many in North America (from where it can...

It sold many in North America (from where it can go to South America quite easily). It's one of the oldest bizjets, therefore now the cheapest. Plenty of older ones were displaced from North America...
6th Jul 2020, 11:07
Replies: 43
Views: 31,365
Posted By nicolai

I'm sure the BAe-125 is being used because it is...

I'm sure the BAe-125 is being used because it is cheaper, easily available, and works well in this role. If it is not available, another type would be used.

BBC has footage from someone who walked...
22nd May 2020, 11:30
Replies: 351
Views: 214,680
Posted By nicolai

I see news reports today that the quarantine will...

I see news reports today that the quarantine will be reviewed every 3 weeks. Previously there was no indication of a review schedule. With a government that acts in a largely uncaring fashion towards...
19th May 2020, 16:27
Replies: 15
Views: 5,851
Posted By nicolai

It is not targeted only against this individual....

It is not targeted only against this individual. It is broadly applied to anyone trying to enter and settle in the UK: all sorts of soldiers, doctors, nurses, firefighters, and others who have served...
15th May 2020, 20:35
Replies: 19
Views: 10,808
Posted By nicolai

It couldn't possibly because Stelios is: ...

It couldn't possibly because Stelios is:

Wrong
and obnoxious with it.
15th May 2020, 20:34
Replies: 79
Views: 46,379
Posted By nicolai

The aircraft everyone loves for mixed cargo/pax...

The aircraft everyone loves for mixed cargo/pax ops is the 777-300ER - not the small predecessor 777-200s (ER/LR). Those are being replaced by either the 787 or the A350,

Of course, you have to...
14th May 2020, 11:48
Replies: 19
Views: 10,808
Posted By nicolai

Exactly. Stelios wants Easyjet to be his cash cow...

Exactly. Stelios wants Easyjet to be his cash cow and he regularly picks it up and shakes it about to get more cash out of it - "Easy" licensing fees, increased dividends, etc.

The other...
10th May 2020, 20:52
Replies: 38
Views: 17,788
Posted By nicolai

GA's been permitted in other European countries....

GA's been permitted in other European countries. A mate of mine in Amsterdam has been flying (light aircraft, solo pilot) every week or so since lockdowns started.

He's more socially distanced in...
10th May 2020, 00:44
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,798,281
Posted By nicolai

I would like to note that discrimination works...

I would like to note that discrimination works both ways on any particular characteristic. Just because the common cases of age discrimination are old people, of gender discrimination are women, of...
4th May 2020, 14:14
Replies: 42
Views: 24,735
Posted By nicolai

The big Middle-Eastern airlines are mostly not...

The big Middle-Eastern airlines are mostly not based in oil rich kingdoms. The still-oily parts of the ME are Saudi, Kuwait, Iran, Abu Dhabi, and Oman (with the former 3 being by far predominant)....
4th May 2020, 13:49
Replies: 47
Views: 16,785
Posted By nicolai

Good idea! When Boeing was run like that -...

Good idea!

When Boeing was run like that - especially the "best of Boeing design language and fully-integrated (Airbus-style) automation" - they produced the 777, their last unequivocal success.
...
1st May 2020, 18:48
Replies: 10
Views: 3,516
Posted By nicolai

If the replacement of the generator includes...

If the replacement of the generator includes replacement of the transfer switch between line and generator power then they would have to remove power from the load to replace the transfer switch. The...
29th Apr 2020, 15:37
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,798,281
Posted By nicolai

It doesn't take long for an airline the size of...

It doesn't take long for an airline the size of BA to lose a billion pounds, or two billion pounds. BA will be bust next year without one of: significant government funding, significant cost cutting,...
2nd Apr 2020, 22:07
Replies: 41
Views: 34,573
Posted By nicolai

At least where I work, an announcement like this...

At least where I work, an announcement like this would go out to the stock markets first, then to the staff. Staff aren't (and pretty much can't be, due to US stock exchange rules) trusted with...
1st Apr 2020, 17:16
Replies: 167
Views: 80,838
Posted By nicolai

Yes, it is. It is a company with Registered...

Yes, it is.
It is a company with Registered Office in Madrid, quoted on the London Stock Exchange and the Madrid Stock Exchange. The Head Office is in London.
25th Mar 2020, 22:25
Replies: 167
Views: 80,838
Posted By nicolai

The airlines, and especially Easyjet's, failure...

The airlines, and especially Easyjet's, failure to use all possible means (including extraordinary manoeuvres like a cash call from shareholders equal to the dividend) is why the Chancellor isn't...
6th Mar 2020, 12:15
Replies: 380
Views: 322,059
Posted By nicolai

APD is both an environmental tax and a revenue...

APD is both an environmental tax and a revenue raising measure. Why should flights inside the UK be exempt when flights to outside are not? What makes aviation inside the UK so much more special than...
20th Feb 2020, 07:52
Replies: 74
Views: 52,844
Posted By nicolai

There is also this report from April 2019 of...

There is also this report from April 2019 of debris from fastening swarf up to the size of work lights and ladders being left in 787s made in Charleston:...
17th Feb 2020, 09:08
Replies: 46
Views: 54,999
Posted By nicolai

Perhaps lomapaseo is referring to things such as...

Perhaps lomapaseo is referring to things such as fuel contamination, incorrect fuel loads, and large-scale fuel leaks that can affect both engines?
16th Feb 2020, 13:28
Replies: 7
Views: 5,077
Posted By nicolai

Is there any warning in the cockpit (either...

Is there any warning in the cockpit (either direct impact sensor or something like measured pitch angle and known geometry) of "likely tail strike" in the A321 cockpit?

Synth voice "THAT WON'T...
13th Feb 2020, 07:23
Replies: 12
Views: 7,011
Posted By nicolai

Oops. Yes, you're right, it was "another...

Oops. Yes, you're right, it was "another well-known Middle Eastern Airline". Sorry about that.
12th Feb 2020, 13:10
Replies: 12
Views: 7,011
Posted By nicolai

It's not Qatar's first bad investment. Their...

It's not Qatar's first bad investment. Their Darwin Airline investment... Darwinated.

If they keep this up, they'll end up like Swissair, bled to death by bad, minority, investments.
7th Feb 2020, 08:07
Replies: 264
Views: 348,054
Posted By nicolai

That is the nub of the entire problem here. ...

That is the nub of the entire problem here.

Why isn't Ryanair pranging the slippery high-speed beast off the end of the runway on a daily basis? Because they don't fly like this!
6th Feb 2020, 11:01
Replies: 264
Views: 348,054
Posted By nicolai

The Asiana pilots damn near cartwheeled the...

The Asiana pilots damn near cartwheeled the aircraft into the ground and the aircraft would have fragmented into many pieces if not so strongly built. I can't imagine any flying aircraft able to...
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