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by ltbewr
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 18
Views: 2367

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

There should be more specific Federal laws/rules as to any animals on airplanes including as to the Americans With Disabilities Act. Some abuse the ADA so to save money but also for the safety of their pet from the too many cases of animals that have died in cargo holds. We also have to acknowledge ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Genoa Bridge Collapse
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Genoa Bridge Collapse

A 200 meter/600 feet section of a multi-lane highway bridge structure on the A10 Autostrata has collapsed in Geona, Italy today (Aug. 14) with by the time of the post, 30 dead, including possibly more in vehicles and on the ground about 45 M/150 Feet below the deck. It occurred in the late morning, ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Omarosa: ends exactly how you knew it would
Replies: 197
Views: 3106

Re: Omarosa: ends exactly how you knew it would

A lot of people on the 'left' very much want to believe Omarosa to confirm their opinions of Donald Trump as a vile racist, but it is very difficult to do so. She has a greedy, very erratic personality like Trump, she seemed to have no respect for privacy, likely did the tapes to extort money and sh...

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by ltbewr
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85300

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

As I discussed earlier, what can be done to reduce the small chances of this occurring again. Putting in devices to require a code input to start a plane just adds another series of potentially complex issues. US ADA law limits investigation of job applicants as to mental health problems, even rando...

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by ltbewr
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok is fired
Replies: 62
Views: 1424

Re: Peter Strzok is fired

The FBI's OPR decision to fire Special Agent Strzok was probably more about satisfying their top boss - President Trump so not to show any hint of bias in the investigations as to him or Hillary Clinton. Strzok put himself and the FBI into a potential compromising position as to Strzok's work, his h...

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by ltbewr
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85300

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

There is no doubt this was a very disturbing incident, but I don't see any real way to limit them from ever happening. Sadly a person with apparently some serious personal and mental health issues, who had access to a plane, few it with some competency, led to this sad event. I am quite sure a searc...

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by ltbewr
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EEOC Sues UA on behalf of a former UA FA
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: EEOC Sues UA on behave of a former UA FA

With the rise in the last 2 years of #metoo movement, situations like this one are likely to handled differently in the future by all companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations. Past actions or inactions, how allowed this pilot to retire and no real penalty cannot continue or UA and oth...

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by ltbewr
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 91
Views: 10669

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

It is sad how the political, economic, ethnic, religious and refugee situations in Turkey is going to affect TK. They have been growing fast (maybe too fast ?) serve destinations not served by a number of airlines as well as them, seem to be giving good service for reasonable fares per comments here.

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by ltbewr
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Annoying Sound
Replies: 34
Views: 706

Re: Most Annoying Sound

Donald Trump's voice. Announcements on planes, trains, subway cars or platforms that there is a time eating delay ahead stopping or preventing your train from being there. Any of the Kardishians talking. Drunk persons in bars talking incoherently. In some bars, restaurants or indoor spaces, poor aco...

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by ltbewr
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 71
Views: 9821

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

IIRC, didn't UA run a few SP's for EWR-Tokyo/Hong Kong non-stop services in the late 1980's into the early 1990's?

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by ltbewr
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 66
Views: 14853

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I am surprised that China didn't also open their own investigation and make demands for info from the Malaysian government and Immerstat considering they lost many more citizens than France did. I doubt the Malaysian government will give the French much of the military radar data that isn't already ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel
Replies: 171
Views: 3731

Re: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel

There is a critical US Court opinion in the early that involved a ISP (Progeny) who operated message boards sued by the company featured in the movie 'The Wolf of Wall Street'. That decision limits liability of ISP's and website operators as to what people post in what would be comments like here an...

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by ltbewr
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel
Replies: 171
Views: 3731

Re: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel

The operators of websites like YouTube are trying to prevent costly lawsuits by those offended, in particular civil lawsuits in the litigious USA, lose ad revenues from boycotts or get into conflict with the laws of various countries that limit speech more than the USA does.

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2514

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Someone mentioned self-service at gas stations, New Jersey and most of Oregon don't allow self service, an attendant must serve you. Some other items:: No ATM's. had to go to a bank to get cash, deposit a check when openm usually 9-3 Mon-Fri, maybe to 5 PM on Friday. Paper checks. Tobacco product/ci...

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by ltbewr
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380
Replies: 21
Views: 5930

Re: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380

Sounds like he had serious mental health issues long before he boarded. I suspect for medical related reasons (mental health) he will have his license suspended and/or terminated.

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by ltbewr
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK planning to fly to EWR and CUN
Replies: 23
Views: 4284

Re: TK planning to fly to EWR and CUN

Another great International add for EWR! TK knows how many passengers they're getting on their JFK flights from NJ, which is enough to start the flights. New Jersey has a large Turkish American community. Yes, especially in and around Paterson, NJ, only 15 miles from EWR. It would also benefit the ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45906

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

I wonder if this plane was at the limits of weight for take off and a possible factor in its crash. This was apparently a full aircraft, likely with a full load of luggage, throw in weather and it might have put in in position to crash.

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by ltbewr
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 87
Views: 1730

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

The Roman Catholic Church has been facing devastating, long term decline for over 30 years from all the sexual scandals and cover ups. The sex abuse costs are in the $100's of millions. Many have given up the Church over it, revenues are down. Church schools are rapidly closing in many areas. There ...

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by ltbewr
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45906

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

If the weather was a factor in this crash, pending investigation one has to wonder if the PIC made what was the wrong decision to take off due to pressure to depart on time so to arrive on time. That no one was killed in this crash is a relief, but you have most of the pax and crew injured, some ser...

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by ltbewr
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26552

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

Was this gay couple or the other couple legally married to their partner or on of them has medical or mental health issues where their partner should be adjacent to them ? That might make a slight difference. Still it looks bad especially when it involves a gay couple at a time when there is still a...

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by ltbewr
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Captain and Public Relations issue.
Replies: 21
Views: 1652

Re: AA Captain and Public Relations issue.

Sounds like she thought she could 'pressure' AA into giving her a better (and higher priced) seat than the one she paid for and went a little bit too far at the gate and possibly inside the aircraft about it.

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired
Replies: 148
Views: 5140

Re: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired

The separation of Weinstein from the entertainment world continues. The board of the Producers Guild has voted unanimously to remove him pending an opportunity to present a defense at an internal hearing in a few weeks. British film organizations have suspended or threw him out. His company will be ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 41
Views: 8919

Re: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia

I am not sure how Italian or EC labor rules work, but I suspect it would be very difficult for LH to selectively end the employment most of the workers at AZ or transfer them to 3rd party, non-union, much lower paying contractors in Italy or the EC. Unless LH pares down the staffing to modern and su...

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by ltbewr
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58430

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I would suspect that WN's FF plan redemption wouldn't be able to be used without strong restrictions, very limited numbers of seats avaiable, or very high points requirements for Hawaii - mainland flights. As to ops out of PHX, SLT, and LAS, that may not be possible during high heat conditions or on...

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by ltbewr
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of Hurricane Ophelia on Ireland
Replies: 11
Views: 1687

Re: Impact of Orphelio on Ireland

Will this affect flights to the UK ? (apparently N.I./Belfast is expected to be affected)

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by ltbewr
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired
Replies: 148
Views: 5140

Re: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired

In the end, it will be about money that any significant change will happen to reduce or end the sexual harassment and abuse in 'Hollywood'. Many of us have to participate in 'respectable workplace' training and education. It has its primary goal to reduce the financial liability of our employers fro...

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by ltbewr
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Iran
Replies: 68
Views: 2177

Re: Trump and Iran

To me Trump's attempts to end the 'nuke' deal with Iran has several reasons. The deal gave back money to Iran that was put up to purchase military equipment in the late 1970 in cash that to many (including myself) should have gone to the USA victims of the embassy hostage taking. We still have a ter...

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by ltbewr
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12890

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

At least to the public, sadly there seems to be no real reason for this shooting but in the shooters mind. There are clues in his lifestyle and history, that of his father (a bank robber) that might give us some idea but it isn't enough. There has been a lot of talk about his ability to get so many ...

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187908

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

While the root cause has not been found yet, FAA wants all engines to be inspected. This directive is just what should be done after an incident like this with the available evidence and information. If in the directed inspections more engines have similar problems with the hub for the 1st intake f...

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Member(s) of Congress being treated for Alzheimers
Replies: 22
Views: 1197

Re: Member(s) of Congress being treated for Alzheimers

I still stand by my original statement that the pharmacist interviewed should have action taken against him for releasing this kind of information. I think this is a violation of HIPPA. That said, I wonder if some of these are being filled for family members who can not afford medication? For sure ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2107

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The USA's failure to make the Men's WC is very disappointing. Still the USA has an excellent chance for it's Women's team to go to the WWC in the next cycle. At least the USA avoids the diplomatic and political issues with our current President and Russia. :duck: No doubt Team USA needs a through re...

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41159

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

I suspect that this deal will have to clear EU anti-trust review with LH having to sell off some routes to other airlines to get that approval. As some have noted as to the use of 'jumbo' aircraft on some intra-Germany routes by LH, perhaps they will be same flight-same plane flights starting in one...

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by ltbewr
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired
Replies: 148
Views: 5140

Re: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired

A major change in attitude as to powerful men getting away with rape, sexual abuse and harassment happened 3 years ago when a little known stand up comic, Hannibal Burriss, had a video recorded during a show in Philadelphia that went viral on a part about Bill Cosby's sexual perditions. No doubt it ...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired
Replies: 148
Views: 5140

Re: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired

Too bad one of the women he raped/sexually assaulted didn't make him a gelding.

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by ltbewr
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA to end U.S flights
Replies: 18
Views: 6409

Re: PIA to end U.S flights

I am quite sure Trump Administration and some Americans will be glad to see PK ending service to JFK for 'security' reasons. I bet too much of PK business to/from JFK is very low yielding, not much premium service given their reputation so was a money loser. Better to concentrate within South Asia a...

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by ltbewr
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2107

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

USA beat Panama 4-0 Friday night. Still has a chance to be in the WC.

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4977

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

Why? What does buying 3 guns in 3 months signify? I've bought 3 in 3 weeks, probably time to add on to safe space, since my 70 gun safe is mostly full. Should I be a criminal, simply for owning guns? 70 gun safe? For a civilian? Madness....... Surely you don't mean to imply that DiamondFlyer is mad...

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 16086

Re: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)

Some of the UK newspapers are better used for your purchase of fish and chips or bird cage liners than for their 'journalism'. The 2 major engine partial break ups as to A380's get a lot of attention as the A380 is the largest passenger airplane ever made and in use as well as relatively small in nu...

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by ltbewr
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Security after Vegas 10/1/2017
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: Hotel Security after Vegas 10/1/2017

I suspect that guns are banned from the casino areas for obvious reasons but it would be near impossible to ban them in hotel rooms of all hotels.

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12890

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

I wonder if the LV terror shooter was a long running con man as well as in debt to the IRS for his Federal income taxes. He investments seemed to be doing very well but we know little about them and I suspect there may have been some very shady or criminal deals he was involved in. There is a close ...

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by ltbewr
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4977

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

The LV mass terror shooter had been buying a number of non-hunting guns over the last year or so. As he bought them 1 at a time, the USA's ATF didn't know he was amassing an arsenal as current rules only mean attention to the ATF if a person buys 3 guns at once from a licensed dealer. To me there sh...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4977

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

To me there needs to be a through and extensive study as to this terror event covering lets say 5+ years done of the survivors who were injured, those killed and their families and a sample of those not injured as to the psychological and physical health and financial affects on them. We need to kno...

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by ltbewr
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12890

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

There are some historians who have suggested that the 2nd Amendment was a way to retain slavery, that local militias were needed to put down any possible slave revolts and keep slaves from freedom. The records of the debates over the Bill of Rights as to what became the 2nd Amendment suggest that as...

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by ltbewr
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4977

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

Mass terrorist shootings events in the USA have been around just over 50 years, with the University of Texas 'Tower' shooting in 1964 (?) being the best known earliest one. That shooting event was not long after the assassination of President Kennedy with massive TV coverage of it. To me one pervers...

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by ltbewr
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12890

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

The shooter's name is a 64 year old Stephen Paddock per a release by the LAPD. Once again, another selfish jerk, with some sick motivation, access to a military class weapon possibly illegally modified, too may bullets, has murdered in cold blood people in a partially controlled public accessible pl...

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by ltbewr
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187908

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

We don't know if this is a one-off incident or something that may affect all such engine models. While it would be an excessive act to 'ground' all aircraft with this engine, it would be prudent after an early determination of what caused this failure to cycle around those aircraft for a more extens...

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by ltbewr
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187908

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

The questions may be: 1) was this a one-off failure due to an undetectable flaw in the part that separated, 2) was this a design problem, 3) an over heated bearing, 4) a maintenance failure, 5) a flaw in the maintenance procedures at AF or per the recommendations of the engine maker or of course, 6)...

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by ltbewr
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mercedes Plots Tesla Attack With $1 Billion U.S. Electric Push
Replies: 25
Views: 723

Re: Mercedes Plots Tesla Attack With $1 Billion U.S. Electric Push

The increasing demands of governments on vehicle makers for reduction in petrol/diesel/gasoline pollution including tax incentives and penalties is why M-B and other companies have been shifting to making more hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles. The demand for more crossover and SUV's...

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by ltbewr
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump criticized for Puerto Rico response
Replies: 65
Views: 2677

Re: Trump criticized for Puerto Rico response

If Hillary Clinton had won and President instead of Trump, would she have been able to do better as to TX, FL, PR and USVI with these massive disasters? At least she wouldn't be going out golfing almost every weekend (Trump will be in NJ at his NJ golf course and a the President's Cup match on Sunda...

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by ltbewr
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump should fire Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price
Replies: 36
Views: 1044

Re: President Trump should fire Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price

Sadly these selfish, entitled believing fools didn't want to go through TSA (although they likely have the special passes), didn't want to waste anytime at the airport, but most likely don't want to come in contact with the general public out of fear of confrontations over the polices they were supp...

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