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Forum: ATC Issues
30th Apr 2021, 09:31
Replies: 222
Views: 51,523
Posted By oblivia

Here you go... London City airport replaces...

Here you go...

London City airport replaces control tower with virtual system
Air traffic controllers 70 miles away to oversee landings in UK first
April 29, 2021...
9th Apr 2021, 07:07
Replies: 58
Views: 24,010
Posted By oblivia

Wouldn’t date of birth be a better data point to...

Wouldn’t date of birth be a better data point to determine whether someone is a child? And is 69kg really the average adult weight in the UK?
27th Jan 2021, 12:08
Replies: 850
Views: 833,883
Posted By oblivia

I think you mean chief executives don't care.

I think you mean chief executives don't care.
15th Mar 2018, 02:00
Replies: 27
Views: 12,266
Posted By oblivia

Just to be clear, this is far more than just...

Just to be clear, this is far more than just messing up hedging. The only purpose of a true hedge is to smooth earnings (to help executives get their bonuses), but in the long run a hedge should have...
8th Jun 2017, 05:11
Replies: 38
Views: 36,063
Posted By oblivia

Not a pilot, but I think the mountain is left....

Not a pilot, but I think the mountain is left. Forgive me if I've got my aviation terms confused...
8th Jun 2017, 03:02
Replies: 634
Views: 283,674
Posted By oblivia

Banks spend a fortune on salaries and bonuses —...

Banks spend a fortune on salaries and bonuses — around 40% of revenue. Yet they still spend 10% on IT.

The difference is probably that banks face a competitive threat from tech startups. In a...
Forum: Questions
20th Feb 2017, 08:24
Replies: 41
Views: 18,043
Posted By oblivia

She's a female pilot working in a Muslim country....

She's a female pilot working in a Muslim country. I'd say she's a great role model for young girls in Turkey. And clearly far braver than you.
17th Jan 2017, 01:05
Replies: 377
Views: 405,885
Posted By oblivia

https://aviation-safety.net/database/types/Boeing-...

https://aviation-safety.net/database/types/Boeing-747/losses

It's definitely true that there have been more cargo hull losses recently with 747s, but also true that few have been caused purely by...
16th Dec 2016, 14:48
Replies: 107
Views: 40,318
Posted By oblivia

There's nothing wrong with The Independent story...

There's nothing wrong with The Independent story linked above. It summarises a study published by Harvard and seeks additional comment from relevant folks at Balpa, Mind, Unite and BA. It's not the...
11th Dec 2016, 08:49
Replies: 41
Views: 22,291
Posted By oblivia

Good discussion with a specialist here: What...

Good discussion with a specialist here: What Might Happen If an Airliner Hit a Small Drone? - IEEE Spectrum...
26th Oct 2016, 16:23
Replies: 23
Views: 15,848
Posted By oblivia

The "poor reporting" you're referring to includes...

The "poor reporting" you're referring to includes the link you posted, as well as links to other stories, and adds comments from sources with actual knowledge of the incident.
23rd Sep 2016, 13:59
Replies: 29
Views: 9,712
Posted By oblivia

Global trade rules have nothing to do with...

Global trade rules have nothing to do with economics. They're about politics and, more specifically, American imperialism.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Sep 2016, 09:22
Replies: 30
Views: 8,496
Posted By oblivia

To be fair, the desire to mark our presence on...

To be fair, the desire to mark our presence on walls seems to have been around since before we started building walls, never mind flying machines. On the other hand, looking down our noses at others...
12th Sep 2016, 10:32
Replies: 1,749
Views: 2,021,039
Posted By oblivia

On the basis that commercial aviation today is...

On the basis that commercial aviation today is safer than at any point in history.
11th Sep 2016, 23:40
Replies: 1,749
Views: 2,021,039
Posted By oblivia

Er, in the real world "negative outcomes" are...

Er, in the real world "negative outcomes" are increasingly rare. Doesn't this observation totally undermine your point?

As for the world being run by accountants, give me a break. Airlines (and...
2nd Sep 2016, 08:44
Replies: 39
Views: 19,257
Posted By oblivia

I think you answered your own question. It's just...

I think you answered your own question. It's just a perception. The reality is that modern commercial aviation is safer than ever:
...
19th Aug 2016, 16:26
Replies: 1,749
Views: 2,021,039
Posted By oblivia

I sometimes wonder if I live on a different...

I sometimes wonder if I live on a different planet to Pprune folk. I doubt if anyone would ever get on a plane in China or India or Africa if it weren't for automation. I'm sure there are some minor...
16th Jun 2016, 01:57
Replies: 9
Views: 11,793
Posted By oblivia

Not being a coward who abandons his principles at...

Not being a coward who abandons his principles at the smallest sign of trouble?
1st Jun 2016, 12:40
Replies: 10
Views: 12,658
Posted By oblivia

I see China's censorship of its terrorism...

I see China's censorship of its terrorism problems is working.
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Nov 2015, 04:25
Replies: 29
Views: 15,864
Posted By oblivia

The chief executive runs the company 100%. Except...

The chief executive runs the company 100%. Except when someone needs to be blamed.
25th Sep 2015, 10:38
Replies: 740
Views: 740,137
Posted By oblivia

Most of BA's 777s are on the balance sheet,...

Most of BA's 777s are on the balance sheet, ultimately owned by IAG, its parent. But there are a handful that are leased.
24th Sep 2015, 14:12
Replies: 17
Views: 8,475
Posted By oblivia

I've never quite understood the point of this....

I've never quite understood the point of this. I've flown Emirates plenty, but the end result of this system seems exactly the same as any other airline: everyone boards and then you wait 10 minutes...
23rd Sep 2015, 14:28
Replies: 14
Views: 10,419
Posted By oblivia

That's not a million miles away from what one...

That's not a million miles away from what one (supposed) passenger is claiming:



What Actually Happened On That United Express Flight Where the Fight Broke Out Between Pilot and Co-Pilot - View...
1st Sep 2015, 11:09
Replies: 1,087
Views: 980,072
Posted By oblivia

Kiln provided the Hawker's liability cover with a...

Kiln provided the Hawker's liability cover with a limit of 25m, or about $40m. Limits in the US are more typically in the $50-100m range.

Kiln leads Shoreham Airshow loss | Fenchurch Associates...
30th Aug 2015, 11:37
Replies: 1,757
Views: 934,367
Posted By oblivia

Loss history definitely plays a role in the cost...

Loss history definitely plays a role in the cost of insurance, but the overall trend is unambiguously downward thanks to improving aviation safety. There are plenty of people willing to bet that this...
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