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by zeke
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A346 serious close call at UIO
Replies: 23
Views: 7697

Re: IB A346 serious close call at UIO

reltney wrote:
The real issue for the landing is tire speed. Tires have limits and my guess it’s 210kts. I see it on the side of the tire during preflight on the 757,767,747. I’m sure the Airbus tires are similar.


204 kts is the ground speed limit on most aircraft.

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by zeke
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?

Not sure why they just didn’t do a live demo. The PA requirements would be included in the operators approved MEL, it is permitted to be unserviceable in the master MEL. Passenger Address System (O) May be inoperative provided: a) Flight attendant call lights operate normally, and b) Alternate, norm...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85298

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

Wonder if this will change anything. I mean if only the pilots scheduled on that flight have access to the key and take it with them when the engines are turned off at the gate.. that would cut the possibilities of this happening again by a lot. I don’t think anything will change, the issue is the ...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do you need to have an engine logbook when you have aircraft logbook already?
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Why do you need to have an engine logbook when you have aircraft logbook already?

Engines can be removed, overhauled, and reinstalled on a different aircraft. The engine maintenance history needs to follow the engine.

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by zeke
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about inflight death of pax
Replies: 18
Views: 3446

Re: Questions about inflight death of pax

People never 'die' on an airplane. It takes the corner hours to get there and that means a plane is out of service. So, the person is carried off the plane into the jetway, "where there is more room to work on them." I've seen it happen many times. Actually we treat them as being alive, a...

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by zeke
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:43 am
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

Most aircraft types have lost parts at some time or another.

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by zeke
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KJFK RNAV Visual 13L/R NOTAM
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: KJFK RNAV Visual 13L/R NOTAM

Probably due to several A380's getting very low on the approaches within the last year due to the inability of the type to fly them in VNAV as currently coded. Maybe after the approaches are redesigned and/or the A380 software is improved to fly the approaches properly, they will be reinstated. A38...

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by zeke
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 materials selection
Replies: 23
Views: 2070

Re: A350 materials selection

None of the slats are the same size, why do you think it would be best to construct the same way ? They would all have different loads to carry and would all be attached to the aircraft at different widths.

Also I would assume they would come from multiple suppliers.

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by zeke
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2410

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

There at least 2 pilots here posting that have extensive experience in the MD11, yet you contune tis simply blow them off. Amazing amount of simplistic knowledge. I ask aging, did your read the FedEx RJAA report or for that matter the KEWER report? Yes I have, there are a large number of reports th...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2410

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

So from my long post that is all you can come up with ? Yes I have read multiple MD11 accident reports including one from the NTSB calling for changes to the landing laws. Including the last Lufthansa MD11 crash, there have been 29 other bounced or severe hard landings that caused substantial damage.

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by zeke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2410

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

Don’t know, those large freighters like the MD-11 and 747 when operating heavy weights would be up around 155-160 kts.

Your probably being asked to slow down to get the wake separation in a slow ATR.

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by zeke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8851

Re: Airbus and Southwest

Southwest business model is predicated on the 737. It will continue to be modeled on the 737. In the future it will be modeled on the 737/797. If that is indeed true then all any competitor needs to do is setup on the WN network with a more efficient operation knowing the competition is unable to c...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 2730

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

lightsaber wrote:
I thought Basler had the DC-3 TCDS?


Their conversion is performed under STC SA4840NM. They also have PMA approval I think for DC-3 airframe parts.

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by zeke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:30 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

It depends on the aircraft, but I would not be surprised if Boeing has a “copy”, these are computer database records.

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by zeke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2410

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

When you poor pilot technique tends to bring the worst design flaws. None of these hull losses would havee occurred had the pilots flown the airplane according to the procedures set forth by MD. It is not poor pilot techniques, it is a poor design. Have a look at the carriers that have some of thes...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:02 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 was a little puzzled by this statement in the report. What more could Boeing really do? Parts like Flaperons are swapped out all the time by airlines and would need to be tracked by the airline. When a part is removed the maintenance records will say something like P/N XY123 S/N QWE345 removed S/...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:57 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 Considering China stated they tracked the aircraft going down South China Sea and stated searching there ...

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by zeke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 25
Views: 4842

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

2578697 This thread is very sad, so many Boeing fan boys shooting from the hip not knowing what they are talking about. The aircraft in question was an A300B4-200, an analogue cockpit, 3 crew operation. Similar layout to a 747 classic, L1011, DC10. The aircraft has a yoke, fully connected, and thru...

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by zeke
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of I Pads to Shorten maintenance Delays

jumbojet wrote:
So then who was the first?


Not sure, it may have been Qantas with the A380. Heard they went from the onboard system to iPads.

There is also commercial products like BlueEYE eTechlog which has been on the market for 6 years.

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by zeke
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of I Pads to Shorten maintenance Delays

We have been using iPads for maintenance and cabin longs for a few years, we were not the first by a long way.

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by zeke
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2410

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

Not being built

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by zeke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7153

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

RUH is a horrible airport to operate in and out of. Lighting is not that good, lines hard to see, signs useless, and controllers that are useless.

May as well be operating out of a bush strip in Africa.

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by zeke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radom on 777F
Replies: 31
Views: 1736

Re: Radom on 777F

The Garmin GHD 2100 can be installed on many types as a dual setup. It is a lot more cost effective that other HUDs. Been looking at them for a cockpit upgrade project with the G5000. The Herc application you mentioned is a special purpose, still does not change the fact that a high power X band rad...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 2730

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

But does not prevent the aircraft from continuing to fly, as shown by Northrop Gumman's BAC 1-11s that were only retired in the last year. Admittedly as test beds flying under experimental tickets, but large planes continuing to be flown after the TCDS was surrendered. The FAA have kept the BAC 1-1...

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by zeke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radom on 777F
Replies: 31
Views: 1736

Re: Radom on 777F

No commercial radar would see through a monsoon like that except for the APS 115 radar I flew with aboard on the P-3C, which is entirely too much radar for any commercial airplane. But! More military tech is finding it's way into the commercial sector every day so I would not say they won't be ther...

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by zeke
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 5635

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

The other risk was reduced crew communication, one of the best things from a CRM point of view in an emergency now is to open that cockpit door and leave it open to allow information to move more easily between the cabin and cockpit

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by zeke
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?

https://www.afr.com/news/policy/industr ... 805-h13knt
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VSMUT wrote:
Interesting. Do you know if any Europeans have come to Australia, and what the process is?


QantasLink employing another 76 foreigners announced today.


https://www.afr.com/news/policy/industr ... 805-h13knt

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by zeke
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 5635

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

barney captain wrote:

Riiiight - because there's never been a case of the crew saving a doomed airliner. :roll:


Never been a software bug on a certified airliner, neither has there been a gap in ATC coverage.

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by zeke
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19528

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

The ones Arbus publish are just for the initial type and weight, they do not include weight increases or performance improvements.

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by zeke
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:18 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

I'm guessing he's going to be off duty for quite a while longer It is being reported that the alleged unruly passenger was an Emirati. The article indicated the person that was allegedly assaulted was an expatriate. In that part of the world I would expect the Emirati to retain their position and t...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: Airlines that wont hire foreigners?

Australia and New Zealand are pretty much closed off to foreign pilots. Getting into the US or Canada isn't easy either, but in the case of the US, I think the airlines would love nothing more than to open up to unemployed European pilots. Australia does permit foreign pilots to work In Australia t...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 2730

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

The DC-3 is still a supported airframe with a valid TCDS, if you look at something’s like the BAC 1-11 the TCDS has been handed back to the regulator. https://www.easa.europa.eu/documents/type-certificates/aircraft-cs-25-cs-22-cs-23-cs-vla-cs-lsa/easaa188 Without continuing airworthiness support fro...

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by zeke
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 materials selection
Replies: 23
Views: 2070

Re: A350 materials selection

Simply not required to meet the icing requirements, not sure where you get this information that they were redesigned. As far as I am aware the configuration was very deliberate at design freeze.

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by zeke
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo incentivising Captains to fly more. Pilot shortage.
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: Indigo incentivising Captains to fly more. Pilot shortage.

The numbers mean nothing unless you have what the market rates are for those pilots (ie markets with their licence and passport they would be eligible for)

Contract jobs on A320s in China are being advertised at 2 million Indian Rupee per month tax paid.

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by zeke
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 2730

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

While maintenance can be performed there comes a time where the manufacturer return the TCDS to the regular as it costs them too much to provide the continuing airworthiness support on smaller fleets.

When a TCDS is handed back, the commercial use for any remaining aircraft is very limited.

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by zeke
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 5635

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

I like the idea of having the additional crew member in the cockpit, if something were to happen I would like the pilot in the cockpit to have their full ability to aviatiate, navigate and communicate. I don’t want them distracted. The additional crew member can look after giving cockpit door access...

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by zeke
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radom on 777F
Replies: 31
Views: 1736

Re: Radom on 777F

CosmicCruiser wrote:
I had one instance in the MD-11 where the EFVS could not see thru the rain. Monsoon in Mumbai. Two missed approaches and a divert.


Hope you had fuel to go somewhere nice.

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by zeke
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321Neo Water Tank Capacity / Longest Flight Route
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: A321Neo Water Tank Capacity / Longest Flight Route

The longest flight I think was REK-LAX with WOW Air.

Typically Airbus offers a single tank with a customer option to add a second tank the same size. Normally located in the same area on the other side of the fuselage.

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by zeke
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is HKG overcapacity?
Replies: 34
Views: 6104

Re: Is HKG overcapacity?

Soft product is what the airline provides apart from the seat, it includes the booking process, customer service relating to bookings, check in, lounges, cabin crew, food and entertainment, baggage handling, customer service after you finished the flight (meet and assist, connecting flights, lost lu...

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by zeke
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Packs and Supplementary Air Supplies
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Packs and Supplementary Air Supplies

Not to be pedantic, but it’s not HP air, it is low pressure air at high volume. It is called “HP Ground Air Supply” in the FCOM. LP Air in FCOM is external PCA that is connected directly to the mixing unit. Is this hooked up to the HP engine start air source, and routed to the pacs instead of to th...

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by zeke
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA looking to expand PEK with 4th runway in a bid to develop global super-hub
Replies: 16
Views: 2104

Re: CA looking to expand PEK with 4th runway in a bid to develop global super-hub

There is no ATC capacity now in China, we are already waiting hours at times to get onto airways.

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by zeke
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What aircraft is more profitable to operate and why?
Replies: 14
Views: 2280

Re: What aircraft is more profitable to operate and why?

BoeingGuy wrote:
So if an existing 777 customer sells AIMS-1 777s to another airline, Honeywell will no longer provide support?


Correct, which I think was the issue with the Saudi and Malaysian aircraft.

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by zeke
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Captain and Public Relations issue.
Replies: 21
Views: 1652

Re: AA CAAptAAin and Public RelAAtions issue.

Doesn’t sound like the pilot got involved with a seat dispute as she claimed (even if that is what she was arguing about), more about her behaviour before the flight and if this continue further. Sometimes people are not on their best behaviour when they get on an aircraft, sometimes had a few drink...

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by zeke
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114096

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Well, the return to the lessor doesn't happen until October. Would it really require three months to prepare the aircraft for lease return? That's a lot of lease money to pay for an unproductive asset. The lease terms would probably require a heavy C check to be completed before it’s return, so the...

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by zeke
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 30104

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

dodoma wrote:
German air traffic authorities (Luftfahrtbundesamt) are already looking into this

http://www.aero.de/news-27712/LBA-untersucht--Air-Berlin-Flugmanoever-in-Duesseldorf.html (in German)



AKA the fun police

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by zeke
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I am happy about the prospects of increasing the amount of work in Mobil with possible C series assembly. Should provide good export prospects for the C series with EXIM financing.

Bit like the Japanese built assembled in America 787.

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by zeke
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 4148

Re: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?

It might be the demise of the Q400 leaving ATR having exclusivity

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by zeke
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 73632

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Our oceanographic salvage experts wouldn’t have an idea of how to find something that small made out of aluminum unless you told them the exact position, even then it is hit and miss. This requires smart people, with specific techniques for the task. They want to be looking for the high density comp...

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by zeke
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 73632

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

I think before another day is spent on the water the raw data from the satellites including the ground station in Perth is put on Kaggle or similar as a public dataset and open it up as a competition to locate the best possible search area. Get some intelligent people to have a fresh look at the pro...

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