In a strange way, yes, because they are being trained to do exactly what the book says.Jump to post
Long ago in this thread is a schematic of the MCAS that shows that it is only operative with flaps UP. Lowering the flaps turns it off. My hope is that the CVR would reveal the thinking behind continuing to stop what was working for what was not, was it a case of following the book inspite of the v...Jump to post
My main interest in the CVR is to understand why when they dropped flaps they were able to control the a/c but when they raised them the a/c became uncontrollable, and this happened multiple times according to the FDR.Jump to post
My take is that the key issue is how close the defensive missiles are to a 1 to 1 kill ratio. The Ticonderoga Cruisers are not being replaced, so the defensive missile count is lower with the Burks, what is on the carriers will be good for how many salvos? ASM missiles launched at carriers will be i...Jump to post
Fifth quarter is not over yet, I am sure 10 a/c can and will be delivered before the end of the quarter.Jump to post
Let’s look at this from another perspective. It is just the airbus planes from what is published which have the problem.......mmmmmmmmmm So the fact that the Pratt GTF is only deployed on Airbus a/c in large numbers means nothing...or we can ask it this way, why are there no problems with the GTF o...Jump to post
Well if they did that they would regain their pricing advantage, after all, A.Net has already stated that their cost structure is not sustainable, so they need to follow the legacies, it did work for DL, right?Jump to post
The issue is that those who fought the good fight for the EU have won one battle now they have to see if they can preserve their political lives. Now that Brexit is done, they have to find a way to give a second referendum - as all other votes against the EU has been given - which will now give the ...Jump to post
The problem is, Labour is more interested in a General Election than doing what's best for the country. ...which is what exactly? Everything in the UK in recent history has been done via governments elected via a general election, that's how the UK got into the EU and after the vote is done away wi...Jump to post
So when you outsource a capability that basically only the US Airforce uses, is that really outsourcing to someone who is already doing the job for commercial reasons or are you just setting up someone to do the jobs for you? Is it really cheaper to hire civilian labour versus using folks that are a...Jump to post
As far as I can tell, one advisor to the ECJ or even a member expressed an opinion that Article 50 can be withdrawn, here is my take on that. 1. The remainers who want to have cake and eat will jump on it 2. The Brexiters will say any revocation will be a betrayal of the peoples vote 3. When the rea...Jump to post
I am hoping the CVR is found so that we can understand why when they identified that flying with flaps down minimized the trim issues, they continued to raise them.
The FDR unfortunately, does not tell the full story.
That's Brexit for you, taking back control by having inferior rights to what they enjoy now and having restrictions placed on them in agreements that they do not want, because they need those agreements desperately. Is it any wonder no other country has even moved a little to join this crusade? Wel...Jump to post
So of WN's fleet of over 700+ a/c, how many were down for maintenance or other such on Thanskgiving eve? It is not as if these were the only WN a/c not able to fly on that day, on any given day based on their fleet size they have a/c down, they may even have been able to defer some downtime to accom...Jump to post
So while AS for example might get an average fare of $100 between SFO and GEG (as an example, I know they don't fly that), if they agree to feed say JL's HND-SFO flight with feed to GEG (that AA couldn't otherwise cover), they'll command a premium and charge JL say $200 on the backend for carrying ...Jump to post
A lot of post to re-read, but did the pilots from the previous flight write up all the problems they encountered in sync with the data from the flight recorder?
We have talk of maintenance following procedures, did they have all the problems listed?
Only time can tell but I think that we need to look to what the Chinese airlines will do. Airbus can ramp up the A380 production rate fairly quickly. Before you know it CZ can order 30 of those and splash enough volume on Transsiberian and TPAC that some airlines are going to have to start looking ...Jump to post
Makes no sense, AA employees pushed for the current management when in Chpt.11, they got what they wanted, this is fake news.Jump to post
So if the UA knew about MCAS how would they have changed their recovery procedures? Or is the issue that the pilots would have responded differently from stated procedure if they had known? At this stage of the debate no one seems to be discussing whether MCAS introduces any new steps / measures for...Jump to post
I think the DL 777 fleet is less than 20 a/c, the 767's - all variants is more important from either OEM point of view, as of now, the replacement seems to have been chosen.Jump to post
Where is the first option coming from, so far the "have cake eat cake second brigade' want a vote on whatever deal or no deal is made, so far they have not said how that affects the Mar-2019 deadline, but it should now be clear that the cake brigade is UK based, both Leave and Remain.Jump to post
So to be clear, the US Air Force wanted and wants additional airlift capacity, they just did not want the additional C-17's that the congress forced them to take, one wonders why they did not just park them when they arrived and blamed lack of human resources, other than the A-10, that strategy work...Jump to post
In theory AB could counter BA but in reality AB has not had the cash flow to counter BA for 3-4 years. In terms of new program launch, Airbus has Launch Aid in the bag, like it or not, that is the great equalizer to the economic position, the underlying financial reality does not determine the abil...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:Therefore the most likely outcome is a CFM LEAP at launch time, less likely is 2nd choice of UltraFan either initially or after some period of LEAP exclusivity.
If tiny nations like Antigua, Grenada, Trinidad, etc can survive, maybe the UK can as well?. They dont trade on WTO rules only, as in they have trade agreements, and they have a certified WTO schedule. The UK has neither. They don't have deeply integrated just-in time industries to feed either. Bes...Jump to post
Something that worries me is that an astonishing number of people are not scared of a hard Brexit - worse some even want it. They seem to live in a bubble where the geopolitical situation is still the same as 100-150 yrs ago ... That bubble will likely not burst on march 29 but probably not too lon...Jump to post
On a more serious note, if the UK is no longer a member of the SM or CM, a lot of deliveries presently going in to UK ports will cease, they will go to another EU member, so the amount of goods flowing into the UK needing trans-shipment to the EU will decline drastically, until the UK buying culture...Jump to post
So at least someone is being proactive versus waiting until Mar-2019,,,and people claim the UK folks are clueless on Brexit.Jump to post
Well since the Europeans are going their own way with Iran they will be leading the charge against the Saudis, so I think we can all rest easy on this one by not looking to the USA for leadership, the Europeans have this one. Why do we always look to the USA and are critical when they look after the...Jump to post
RR has already said there won't be any more performance improvements to the T900. So I just dont see any face-saving guarantees. Especially since the last updates fell short. Theres really no incentive right now for RR or EA to make any further investments to the current A380 powerplants. So the pr...Jump to post
The graph begs the question why people from the east passed through countless EU countries with far higher pay to come to the UK for work... The answer is of course this was because successive UK governments systematically refused to limit EU immigration numbers although such was perfectly allowed,...Jump to post
Its Nigel, if no one listened to him during the initial referendum and he is branded among those who lied to the people, is there anyone who is going to take anything he is involved in as serious, may as well have the Russians conduct the poll, their credibility is on the same track.Jump to post
Revelation wrote:That would be unrealistic. RR didn't anticipate the problem so surely Boeing could not be expected to.
So was Boeing aware that a caveat was required when selling 787's to customers in these high pollution regions, are they also responsible to share the burden?Jump to post
What is interesting is that the leader of the Opposition is negotiating with the EU first, then will present his plan to government for approval, on the grounds of principle alone I can see enough members having to be "whipped" to support the deal regardless of what it says.Jump to post
What was the margin of victory in the last general election, has there ever been a re-run of a GE in the UK because the victory margin was small?Jump to post
On my thought I was only thinking of the smaller support ships, they have spent an awful lot on the carriers themselves that they are struggling to get the other necessary ships that the entire fleet requires. I decided against system initially because of the national interest to maintain secrecy, o...Jump to post
How far fetched would it be for a number of countries to come up with a single hull / engine design that would be built in each host nation along with their own weapons suite? A big issue right now is how much money each business involved in building these ships will make, so let's say a group of co...Jump to post
“If the government is confident in negotiating a deal that working people, our economy and communities will benefit from, they should not be afraid to put that deal to the public.” So is that a call for a new referendum on leaving the EU or a referendum on the results of the negotiation between the...Jump to post
Exactly like the previous referendum should have been run. A yes/no question is not enough on a matter like leaving the EU with several possible shades of grey. What Duchy and others are talking about is a referendum on the results of the negotiations, not a redo of 2016, Note that there are also p...Jump to post
So the referendum should not be a rerun of the 2016 referendum, I agree on that, but on the results of the negotiations. What would be the objective of such a referendum? If they accept the results of the negotiations what does that mean to the parliament, since they are mostly in favour of remain ...Jump to post
I agree, I cant stand flying on WN, its just cramped and boarding is a mess. Cramped in the boarding area or the a/c? All 737's no RJ's and no 29 or 30" seat pitch, I stand to be corrected but I think their lowest is 31" As for the boarding process, it is different and unique, so in some ...Jump to post
...with all this I still don't get why there is any desire to keep the UK in the EU. Half the voting public according to some bought into lies, the political elite who supposedly have supported the EU and are experts on the EU don't appear to have a clue as to the principles of the EU, why would any...Jump to post
Is it that WN fares are no longer the lowest or the US3 went into Chpt.11 to reduce their cost of business so that they could lower their fares to match WN?
If WN were to follow suit the status quo would be restored, unfortunately the US3 ensured that the Chpt.11 laws were changed, so.....