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Forum: Middle East
25th Jan 2019, 19:11
Replies: 42
Views: 23,869
Posted By in freedom

I am assuming that at least part of the BBC's...

I am assuming that at least part of the BBC's interest would be in the differences of how the FTLs are applied in the Middle East. That's the real difference to regulations in a functioning...
Forum: Middle East
5th Sep 2018, 15:11
Replies: 30
Views: 14,140
Posted By in freedom

Unfortunately it is not a good place for kids,...

Unfortunately it is not a good place for kids, neither outdoors nor indoors. Google UAE Asthma.
Forum: Middle East
4th Sep 2018, 08:41
Replies: 30
Views: 14,140
Posted By in freedom

The World Bank has been publishing this fact for...

The World Bank has been publishing this fact for a while. After it gained media attention with their 2015 report, the UAE pressured them to differentiate between man-made particles and natural dust....
Forum: Middle East
28th Jul 2018, 14:21
Replies: 13
Views: 7,921
Posted By in freedom

Flight Duty & Flight time limitations reflected...

Flight Duty & Flight time limitations reflected in the rosters are based on planned block time. Squeezing planned block time may generate significant savings by avoiding crew augmentation, layovers...
Forum: Middle East
18th Jun 2018, 11:31
Replies: 59
Views: 39,969
Posted By in freedom

So STC is pretty honest with his math. 8 parked...

So STC is pretty honest with his math. 8 parked aircraft with a crew factor of 7.5 (or 15 pilots per plane) equal a shortage of about 120 pilots. He wants to plug that hole with the SAA drivers. Of...
Forum: Middle East
15th Jun 2018, 16:14
Replies: 59
Views: 39,969
Posted By in freedom

Eid ends the Ramadan excuse. So what does the...

Eid ends the Ramadan excuse. So what does the parking lot look like now?
Forum: Middle East
21st May 2018, 14:39
Replies: 185
Views: 82,066
Posted By in freedom

The Fatigue Risk Management at EK is a farce....

The Fatigue Risk Management at EK is a farce. It's only there to pretend this is a properly regulated airline. It's not.

I don't think EK crews are ever on local time. A daytime departure or...
Forum: Middle East
21st May 2018, 12:03
Replies: 185
Views: 82,066
Posted By in freedom

You will have every right to be fatigued at the...

You will have every right to be fatigued at the outstation because these trips will be coupled with a scheduling violation of:

OM-A 7.2.c, the avoidance of the scheduling rest periods of between...
Forum: Middle East
20th May 2018, 14:07
Replies: 185
Views: 82,066
Posted By in freedom

They are so used to being above the law that they...

They are so used to being above the law that they are not giving any thought to the laws of physics or physiology.

EK521 and FZ981 weren't painful enough. In fact they are already making decent...
Forum: Middle East
19th May 2018, 16:54
Replies: 185
Views: 82,066
Posted By in freedom

By the way, where is Harry telling us that we got...

By the way, where is Harry telling us that we got it all wrong? Another misunderstanding of the company‘s well intended rostering options. A good way for guys to build stick time quicker than before....
Forum: Middle East
18th May 2018, 13:01
Replies: 185
Views: 82,066
Posted By in freedom

Here's the contact for EASA. They will reply with...

Here's the contact for EASA. They will reply with a formal acknowledgement of your complaint and it will go into their database on EK. Unfortunately they redesigned the webpage and it isn't easy to...
Forum: Middle East
10th May 2018, 15:30
Replies: 135
Views: 70,356
Posted By in freedom

STC seems to know more. He insists that the pilot...

STC seems to know more. He insists that the pilot shortage will only last through the summer. I wonder how he intends to fix it. 3 crew ULRs ? Or a merger with Abu Dhabi? Or simply adding a 777 to...
Forum: Middle East
11th Apr 2018, 17:34
Replies: 70
Views: 72,288
Posted By in freedom

EK pilot shortage admitted by TC

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airline/emirates-to-exercise-airbus-a380-options-sooner-rather-than-later-idUSKBN1HI272

The airline is short about 100 to 150 pilots, forcing it to...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jan 2018, 11:08
Replies: 519
Views: 345,600
Posted By in freedom

The FAA IASA rules come in the following...

The FAA IASA rules come in the following hierarchy:

IASA
--ICAO Doc. 9734
----Inspector Checklists


Take a closer look at ICAO Doc. 9734:

2.3.4.2 State responsibility
Forum: Middle East
8th Jan 2018, 08:43
Replies: 519
Views: 345,600
Posted By in freedom

There's a big difference between not getting...

There's a big difference between not getting caught versus acting legally. That's true for both the company and the GCAA.

On the topic of independent supervision: HH is a Board Member of the GCAA...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jan 2018, 01:40
Replies: 519
Views: 345,600
Posted By in freedom

Fatbus, please read my post in detail. Where...

Fatbus, please read my post in detail.

Where EK deviates from what's written, the company breaks the rules.

As far as the GCAA goes, they didn't disclose those practices before they received...
Forum: Middle East
7th Jan 2018, 20:03
Replies: 519
Views: 345,600
Posted By in freedom

They are also illegal on several levels: -...

They are also illegal on several levels:

- at company level for reporting false check-in times. Do you think they changed the India nightturns into layovers for nothing after the WSJ article? Try...
Forum: Middle East
7th Jan 2018, 13:54
Replies: 519
Views: 345,600
Posted By in freedom

I know as a matter of fact that they do care. But...

I know as a matter of fact that they do care. But they also need some more men with balls to speak up.

I fully understand that one has to protect oneself and the family while under the UAE rule....
Forum: Middle East
7th Jan 2018, 13:02
Replies: 519
Views: 345,600
Posted By in freedom

Fatigue

You may be spot on. The crew was certainly experienced enough to avoid this incident. So why didn't they?

Fatigue is a treacherous monster with so many effects on body and soul. You won't be...
Forum: Middle East
12th Dec 2017, 13:46
Replies: 519
Views: 345,600
Posted By in freedom

interesting coverage by US mass media, see link...

interesting coverage by US mass media, see link to Forbes

even more interesting that it disappeared from Google News search results completely, where it ranked number as #1 this morning if one...
Forum: Middle East
27th May 2017, 11:25
Replies: 54
Views: 50,288
Posted By in freedom

As pilots you are always ahead of the airplane...

As pilots you are always ahead of the airplane and you know what's coming from the present state of the flight.
When you think about the company and your job future you should apply the same...
Forum: Middle East
11th Apr 2017, 15:55
Replies: 7
Views: 7,223
Posted By in freedom

On the surface you may be correct. But do you...

On the surface you may be correct. But do you really believe they don't know their suppliers and enjoy the low prices?
How about the boys' working conditions who drive you to work? Not on EK...
Forum: Middle East
11th Apr 2017, 12:22
Replies: 7
Views: 7,223
Posted By in freedom

Fraud runs in the family

Fraud by clocking seems to be a generally accepted accounting principle for a certain Middle East Airline. Cars, pilots, .... same, same.
...
Forum: Middle East
12th Mar 2017, 12:46
Replies: 30
Views: 18,227
Posted By in freedom

Back on topic. TC in this interview with Reuters...

Back on topic. TC in this interview with Reuters basically hinted at some unpleasant truths that should be revealed in the annual report soon. Of course those truths will be downplayed and wrapped in...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Jan 2017, 11:59
Replies: 240
Views: 249,820
Posted By in freedom

worst decision ever? Yes Good money for a...

worst decision ever? Yes

Good money for a stepstone? No. On top of the bond you have to consider moving everything/everyone to and from the Middle East. It has skyscrapers but it really is the...
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