Do we know that there really was only one person fainting? I count 10 emergency vehicles (visible) on the picture in reply 3. Why would even the organized & well prepared Germans send 10 vehicles to take care of one person? Something doesn't add up....Jump to post
It would be idiotic to announce that you're going to buy from vendor X in a competitive situation. I don't know if this guy is an idiot or if there's more to the story, like wanting for some reason to pressure Airbus or be nice to Boeing. For sure, 319s will need to go in today's route structure. An...Jump to post
Nice. (Fingers crossed that some government idiot isn't going to sell this fine airline in the interest of "creating a bigger unit" and short-term payoff. It has happened so many times before in Finland. I'm already having bad dreams about all a BA merger... a flights go via LHR first... l...Jump to post
Wow that was close. 51 feet, or about 17 meters. I also wonder how you can not see waiting aircraft. I'd like to understand something though. Is it correct that the waiting aircraft were nose to the direction of the landing aircraft? Which lights would they have had on? Not their main (landing?) lig...Jump to post
I saw somewhere a toothbrush making rounds in the conveyer....Jump to post
Scary situation. Is there ATC audio available?Jump to post
ZeBrAmEaT: I don't think this site should be only about condolences, we should discuss technical issues and facts and reasoned speculation about what has happened. But, I also don't think it is appropriate to pay no attention to the human side. Real people died, and they had real friends and family ...Jump to post
Dcajet, thanks for your story about the AEP changes.Jump to post
Nice. I didn't realise there were more airports to use. I also recall some stories about odd government anti-competitive measures in the past, relating to who can operate and where ... don't remember the details, but Argentina probably isn't an easy place to operate in, for all those new airlines. S...Jump to post
Clearly, TXL needs to be closed. Berlin has only one park where one can stroll on an abandoned runway, and a major city should have at least two. Also, if TXL is closed, there's a chance that an entire mountain range can be built in Berlin. Now there is only the Berg: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s6QkA...Jump to post
So is it ok to shoot your gun at an airplane for fun as long as it doesn't crash? Point your laser at the pilot as long as one of them is able to land the plane? Carry a bomb on board as long as you don't detonate it? If you read more carefully what I wrote, I said nothing about what the outcome wa...Jump to post
This thread is full of people willing to hang others for crimes that didn't involve malicious intent, intent to profit, or intention of violance. I get that this was a serious incident, but lets have some perspective.Jump to post
Matt6461 wrote:Yeah this was an attempt at satire/humor.
It also proves that Boeing and USA are the best because I assume the supplier is American and would never work with Airbus - but I skimmed over the part of where Norske is from. Huh? You are usually making technical, solid arguments. But this is just odd. Since when isn't airplane parts business a ...Jump to post
I really don't know how NAI can survive long term. Their business plan only makes sense for 5 or so years. Low cost carriers within Europe and the US survive because you can travel cheaply, stay with family, eat at McDonalds etc. You can have a cheap vacation for people who cannot afford to spend m...Jump to post
One Finnish newspaper released TOP 10 list of destinations where Finnish people traveled to spend their autumn holiday in 2016. There were three US destination in the TOP 10 and Atlanta was the 3rd among the US destinations. This isn't a non-goal for Finnair, but the travel preferences of the Finni...Jump to post
Q: Who Controls? A: Sadistic nazis, based on evidence of sitting on thousands of airplane cabins Really. So many times the temperatures are way off. You have a widebody with the main cabin, 80% of the occupants dressed in their jackets *and* covered by blankets, I'm still cold, and I presume others ...Jump to post
ElroyJetson: future is unpredictable. We'll see. But you do seem to be missing the fact that MoM is targeted on a new market segment, and that in particular is a big unknown for everyone. Is this a tiny few hundred planes segment? Is it a thousands of planes segment? Is it a no-need-to-sell-any-smal...Jump to post
Seems somehow scarier with the other planes turning around a bit and wings moving near the plane that is taking the video etc. In other words, in the short distance the small movements of the planes seem almost like they might easily touch each other.
Regarding the discussion of the 250 passengers and how whether current models can cover that sufficiently or not: Obviously, there are questions about capability... you can always find needs not fulfilled. And there's a significant question about technical viability (e.g., lower costs *and* capabili...Jump to post
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aviationaware wrote:Landing was pretty off center, phew!
I don't know, Apprentice. You seem to have a belief in the lack of competence of the small and the competence of the big. I know nothing of aviation accident investigation agencies. But, in many other fields the agencies in small countries are quite active and expert, often far more so than their bi...Jump to post
Please. Do we need another reminder that assuming uneducated/rulebreaking passengers is NOT the only reason why we might see injuries when there's severe turbulence? People going to the bathroom, cabin crew getting hurt, carts flying around the cabin, laptops and the like flying around, etc etc This...Jump to post
I am in the sceptics' camp as well regarding the meaning of the "the passenger comfort of a twin-aisle on the main deck" statement. It could mean anything. It might mean they squeezed 1in more width per seat. Or half... or it could mean that they have 2+3+2 config and two aisles. This is q...Jump to post
Congrats on the update. Hope to see some orders later this week, will follow with interest. And if 4%... without engine upgrades. Hmm. That's good. I suppose that is based on more people inside the same volume + the aero improvements? Also, man, that mock-up winglet work is ugly. They should get som...Jump to post
Most of this discussion has been about capability. Not an expert on that, so I'll leave that alone. But, lets talk about market. I think it is definitely the case that there'd be room for more p2p and other flying between South and North America. The way that the current route maps work is ... subop...Jump to post
That looked scary. At the very least, fuel gushing on the tarmac in more than small amounts is a safety issue. And "nothing is wrong, don't bother us" attitude under all possible circumstances (even when it might not be the case) from the crew is sadly all too likely. I was also horrified ...Jump to post
By the way, this flight seemed a little different from the Jas Gripen first flight in 1989: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6yVU_yYtEc Fortunately, the pilot survived. He went on to fly more, including this demonstration flight in Stockholm few years later in 1993: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4...Jump to post
"According to TMC CEO Scott Wise and v-p of operations Chip Schultz, the left engine flamed out at crusing altitude and the pilots made two in-air restart attempts before diverting to Buffalo. “The right engine never quit, and it was a textbook single-engine landing,” added Schultz." http...Jump to post
It is definitely one of the most interesting sounds I've heard on a YouTube video recently.
I do wonder about the safety of this, as well. With the NOTAMs and all... are there known cases of aircraft colliding with balloons?
"You get what you pay for" Perhaps. But, well, I think this case is different. I can't immediately come up with examples of other companies on purpose going out of their way to make life difficult for their customers. I understand if I get a small seat. I understand if I don't get a nice d...Jump to post
Wow. Just wow.
This is bad! BA, let alone their customers, is having a very bad day. Shame on them for woefully inadequate information to passengers in the airports and the website. There's really no excuse. As an aside, we don't need to speculate with cyber attacks and IT outsourcing... don't attribute to malice ...Jump to post