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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Point-to-Point The Path Forward?
Replies: 27
Views: 3101

Re: More Point-to-Point The Path Forward?

Moving forward there has to be a combination of both. There is certainly plenty of spare capacity at regional airports so it's cheaper to expand there than to try to cram everything through the hubs. However the hubs are still required for connecting to international flights, for example, and traffi...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?
Replies: 30
Views: 4407

Re: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?

It doesn't make any sense that they would fly all the way to New York, if they don't even fly as far as Europe. Perhaps they could do it as a fifth freedom thing with a stop in London, Paris or Istanbul. That's the only way it makes sense.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue May 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 9880

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

A lot of people seem to think that Boeing can do no wrong and want to blame what happened on the pilots. The issue is that this plane had a system that the pilots had not even been told about, which was putting in control inputs in the background causing the plane to dive. They only had a few second...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu May 02, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 19715

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

SCQ83 wrote:
Apparently Pegasus is launching SAW-RAK for winter season. That will be PC's 4th destination in the UAE after AUH, DXB and SHJ.


Do you mean Marrakech (RAK) in Morocco?

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Butt Wipe Guy: Dead
Replies: 12
Views: 3318

Re: Eva Air Butt Wipe Guy: Dead

He'll be sorely missed.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack
Replies: 14
Views: 9179

Re: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack

It says that some have them have been working for Emirates for FIFTEEN YEARS. So, if they are terrorists then they are certainly taking their time to get down to business. More likely it's just that the UAE found out that these people or their families had some link to Hezbollah (which in Lebanon is...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30613

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

50 million dollars for seats - I think BA is getting ripped off.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

They are racist. They take Moroccan passengers aside and refuse to check them in. This is racism. So you're saying that they refuse to check-in all Moroccan passengers? Or are you extrapolating one case (potentially yours?) to accuse them of racist operating procedures? They are refusing to check-i...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Rascism is when someone receives a benefit or a harm because of their race. Because "Moroccan" is a nationality and not a race, extra scrutiny because someone is Moroccan is not racism. To support you charge, you need to demonstrate that (1) extra scrutiny is a harm, that is (2) solely an...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Rascism is when someone receives a benefit or a harm because of their race. Because "Moroccan" is a nationality and not a race, extra scrutiny because someone is Moroccan is not racism. To support you charge, you need to demonstrate that (1) extra scrutiny is a harm, that is (2) solely an...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

If AirFrance, or any other airline, doesn't want to be accused of racism then they should commit racist acts. Their behaviour in Morocco is clearly discriminatory - if they tried to do the same thing in the US, they would have to pay 1300$ per passenger. They told me to submit my case to arbitratio...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

They are racist. They take Moroccan passengers aside and refuse to check them in. This is racism. Really - so why do AF fly to Morocco then? Just for fun? They are obviously making money in Morocco otherwise they wouldn't be there, but they doing so whilst discriminating against Moroccan transit pa...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Moroccans cause havoc all across Western Europe after applying for asylum for baseless reasons; I can see why AF would scrutinize Moroccan passengers a bit more. Right, so here is the racism: because of the behaviour of a few they are taking it out on others of the same nationality but they don't h...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

If AirFrance, or any other airline, doesn't want to be accused of racism then they should commit racist acts. Their behaviour in Morocco is clearly discriminatory - if they tried to do the same thing in the US, they would have to pay 1300$ per passenger. They told me to submit my case to arbitration...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

And the Tripadvisor post is just an example. The same thing has happened to me and many other people. How would you like it if you paid for a ticket and when you got to the airport you were denied boarding because of your nationality even though you had all of the necessary documentation for your tr...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

They are racist. They take Moroccan passengers aside and refuse to check them in. This is racism.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3690

Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

It's not just me. The same thing has happened to lots of people. Here's how Air France treats Moroccan passengers and they get away with it because Morocco doesn't appear to have proper Denied Boarding Compensation regulations. It's really shameful and disgusting what Air France is doing in Morocco:...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5206

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

I really REALLY wish United and Republic went public with the fact he blew PAST the gate agent and ran back on to the airplane. *THAT* was his mistake. He then took any open seat on the plane. It's also only about a five hour drive. He should have taken the money, made UA rent him a car, and gone h...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

The Turks are truly wizards of construction. How they built such an airport from scratch in a mere few years is beyond me! The Germans need to learn (funny that given the number of Turks in Germany, they should have already! :) The new airport looks just grand and awesome ... both airside and lands...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA
Replies: 28
Views: 6297

Re: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA

I'm surprised they didn't end up full of holes the moment they crossed the perimeter.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5206

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

And to think all of this could have been avoided if he just followed a simple request to exit the aircraft. That he didn’t acquiesce was the lynchpin to this whole debacle. ILL Ok lamp...if the GAs/customer service reps had handled it better the whole debacle would have never happened. Did Dao diso...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47281

Re: Bloomberg: British Airways to pick 777X

I think BA has to make plans for the A380s leaving earlier than they might otherwise want. If its 2025 and some parts required get expensive or even unavailable... They might have little choice. Doesn't mean they will get rid of the A380 early, just that it would be irresponsible for them to not ma...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

The Turks are truly wizards of construction. How they built such an airport from scratch in a mere few years is beyond me! The Germans need to learn (funny that given the number of Turks in Germany, they should have already! :) Well, I'd like a comparison between German and Turkish safety laws, bui...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does it take for an airline to change an aircraft engine type?
Replies: 16
Views: 2667

Re: What does it take for an airline to change an aircraft engine type?

How about just swapping the outer two engines to IA and leaving the inner two as RR? That way you have the best of both worlds.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2407

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

Here´s what people think: Environment Good, Pollution Bad

And here´s the government:
Great, so now we´re going to make you pay an extra 10$ every time you catch a flight whilst we fly around with a whole VIP A340/747 for ourselves.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

FR24 hasn't switched the airport codes, so all flights appear to be going to Ataturk but actually land at the new airport. A bit confusing, but I guess these details will work themselves out in the coming few days. Another problem is that Flightradar doesn't seem to have anyone that lives close to ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2407

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

This is nothing but an excuse for an extra tax, as if there weren't enough taxes on aviation already. As for making any particular industry sustainable, there's no business on earth that is sustainable. The most sustainable thing that anyone could do is to not have any children, because for each chi...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

FR24 hasn't switched the airport codes, so all flights appear to be going to Ataturk but actually land at the new airport. A bit confusing, but I guess these details will work themselves out in the coming few days. Another problem is that Flightradar doesn't seem to have anyone that lives close to ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf6TzCJ96Pk

And here's Ataturk airport on the last day (05 April):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEx0FcbiAJw&t=7s
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Here's the new airport on the first day of operations (06 April):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf6TzCJ96Pk

And here's Ataturk airport on the last day (05 April):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEx0FcbiAJw&t=7s

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

It looks like the last ferry flight, TK2295 (a 777), just did a low flyover of the airport and then flew all the way along the Bosphorous and the black sea coast at low altitude then it did a flyover of the new airport before landing there.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

When airlines move to new airports don’t they usually just buy new equipments? Why would they want to pay 50k-200k per item for a new passenger bus/airstairs/container loader etc when they can just put what they already have on a truck and move it to its new location. Even if they bought new, they'...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I watched some of the last flights and the ferry flights leaving from FlyInn shopping centre next to the runway. After we went over to the international terminal. In departures they were already switching off equipment and carrying it out to trucks parked outside, some of the cafes were still open b...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I saw another one on Flight Tracker just now, a 738. TK2396. It took off, turned 30 degrees left and then right again to intercept the runway. In the air less than 5 minutes, levelling at 2800ft.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

From London to Istanbul on the 5th TK has a bunch of widebodies - 2 A330s and 2 777's, with sky-high prices (£805 one-way). Even the Gatwick flight is an A330.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

If you look at the Turkish airlines website you will see this message: "The Great Move is Beginning! All scheduled flights at Ataturk Airport will end on April 6, 2019 at 02:00, and any previously planned flights will continue from 14:00 onwards from Istanbul Airport on the same day." Toda...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

This table appears to show the number of departures on each day of April (4, 5 and 6th) at different times during the day. The numbers at the bottom are the times in the 24 hour clock, the black ones are on the 5th April and the red ones are on the 6th. I think these are all flights from Ataturk to ...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4336

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

The funny thing is that if I look online to book Cairo-Tel Aviv it shows me a connection on the RJ flight which goes around Israel to avoid it, then a flight from Amman to Tel Aviv. The price is very high - £180. I did actually do this journey once by land via Dahab and I asked the Israelis not to p...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4336

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

A constant risk of getting stuck between Hamas rockets and Iron Dome always exists in Israel. Makes sense to avoid the airspace entirely I don't think that those things get up to a high altitude. Anyway, that would be far more of a risk to aircraft that are landing at Tel Aviv, not aircraft that ar...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash
Replies: 31
Views: 9151

Re: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash

When I was flying as a private pilot, I was actually quite surprised about how frequent crashes are in general aviation. Flying is still a fairly high-risk activity once you take away all of the experience, safety systems and redundancies that we're used to in civil aviation. There were at least two...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 6964

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

The problem is that these days when a woman "feels" something (regardless of whether that feeling is justified), it's Captain Saveaho* to the rescue (*probably not the captain's real name). If a man "feels" threatened then people will ask if he was actually threatened, which they...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 78
Views: 4827

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

There are a lot of ways in which aircraft can go wrong and in that case, there needs to be a human that can manage the situation and make decisions. For example, what happens if there's a fire on board or some system starts malfunctioning. A computer wouldn't know what to do when anything outside of...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709490

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Yes, it's surprising that the MCAS system doesn't put some kind of alert "MCAS Activated" or "Automatic Trim Activated - Trim 5 down" on those fancy screens so that the pilots can see what's going on. Also, if you have cruise control on a car then when you press the brake it cut...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709490

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://medium.com/@jpaulreed/the-737max-and-why-software-engineers-should-pay-attention-a041290994bd Great analysis of the problem in this link by a software expert "When this system detects a dangerous flight condition, it trims the aircraft, attempting to prevent a stall by pushing the nose...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709490

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It's not that simple. I think MCAS goes in steps. It makes an adjustment, 2.5 degrees I believe. If the stall conditions persist, it makes another 2.5 degree adjustment. And so on. The problem is that if the sensor is faulty or damaged, it will keep on making 2.5 degree adjustments until the aircra...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 163988

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I was there again last week (landing from London). It's really looking good now. TK has on their website that the move is on 6th April and I don't think it will be delayed further. There seem to be enough facilities, although some things (such as car rental offices) are not yet completed. The design...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709490

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

So technically, the MCAS has the authority to crank the elevator jackscrew up against the stops, leaving pilots with an unrecoverable hardover? Maybe I'm not understanding something, because several of the engineering decisions made with this aircraft seem questionable at best. It's not that simple...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 13999

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

Were these flights on the 737 Max?

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 119
Views: 24868

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

The loss of face in shutting down their flag carrier would be immense. This is not the West, even Italy hasn't gone that far What does Loss of Face have to do with Business? They're either making money or Losing it? I would say merge with SIA since they're close by and run an Asian Powerhouse of an...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53889

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Not totally unexpected except for the A380 news. Shocking that these are leaving the fleet so soon. The cost involved in operating and maintaining the beast must be unimaginable. Another nail in the A380's coffin. Yes, I can understand that airlines don't want to buy the aircraft new because it's e...

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