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by Desert Rat
10 May 2019, 15:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 24117

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

TLspotting wrote:
09 May 2019, 17:16
I won't make any comment at the moment...
Well, I guess that's good news ain't it?
by Desert Rat
08 May 2019, 07:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 191
Views: 42531

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

To cut a long story short, the Max is a bit like a lawnmower equipped with a Big-Block Chevy...😎
by Desert Rat
07 May 2019, 14:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 191
Views: 42531

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Shanghai Airlines is flying their Maxxes from SHA to Lanzhou, meaning that the Max will not fly back soon in PRC.
by Desert Rat
03 Apr 2019, 00:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel
Replies: 32
Views: 2449

Re: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel

Compressor stall generates loud bangs, due to reverse air flow in the core engine generated by too high pressure at HP compressor level. If there's multiple bang, it means that it's probably the variable stator vane actuator having a problem and not positioning the stator vanes at the right position...
by Desert Rat
22 Mar 2019, 23:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU: Building 4 collapsed
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: BRU: Building 4 collapsed

It is not the old Sabena canteen building?
by Desert Rat
20 Mar 2019, 07:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 603
Views: 44095

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (former Belgocontrol)

A0906/19 From:20 MAR 19 00:30 Till:20 MAR 19 02:45 Text:BRUSSELS ACC CLSD DUE TO STAFF SHORTAGE. EMERG FREQ ARE WATCHED Liege Airport (and the Belgian economy) will again be the main victims of this action (or lack thereof) :( If one looks closely, most of the planes are parked on the LGG apron dur...
by Desert Rat
19 Mar 2019, 09:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 20472

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX

Either the failure effect of a single failure is minor or major, and there is no initial risk for pax or pilots. Either the failure effect of a single failure is hazardous or catastrophic and, there is a risk for pax or pilots. In the latter case the aircraft is not airworthy. That makes the 737 ma...
by Desert Rat
16 Mar 2019, 15:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 20472

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX

I don't understand how Boeing's chief engineering office has validated this envelope protection system with only 2 AOA sensor's relying on one input to validate exceedance. At contrario, Airbus is using three sensors which required correlation between two of them to validate inputs to Flight control...
by Desert Rat
14 Mar 2019, 09:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 20472

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - impact on Boeing 737 MAX

Trump grounds Boeing Max planes President Donald Trump says his administration is grounding Boeing 737 Max planes based on new information about the crash of an Ethiopian Air Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. Trump said from the White House on Wednesday that planes currently in the air would be ordered to...
by Desert Rat
12 Mar 2019, 09:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 20472

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi

The other issue in the industry is that many airlines discourage manual flight. Some pilots count way too much on automation and are therefore weak in manual flight skills. Good luck to recover from such a situation (unreliable airspeed + runaway stabilizer) if you basically never fly manually (or ...
by Desert Rat
07 Mar 2019, 09:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?
Replies: 25
Views: 2746

Re: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?

I'm using the route at least 10 times a year, if that would turn to be true, I would then fly Hainan from BRU instead of KLM...
by Desert Rat
10 Feb 2019, 23:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A330/A330neo news
Replies: 68
Views: 18792

Re: Airbus A330/A330neo news

5 A380's in China @ CSN darling!
Not 3...
by Desert Rat
06 Feb 2019, 19:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A350 XWB news
Replies: 422
Views: 172364

Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

sn26567 wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 17:36
miserably failed
Is it safer to fly the head of state with a "no go" item?
by Desert Rat
18 Jan 2019, 15:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: FedEx buys TNT
Replies: 75
Views: 18294

Re: FedEx buys TNT

Funny thing, you know I have been on this forum for a decade I guess now, but there is a thing that does not change....
If discussion is on a walloon topic and if passenger is posting something, ...i know it's bad news for us (walloon)...I don't critisize, it's just observation.
by Desert Rat
09 Jan 2019, 18:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Chinese carriers European developments
Replies: 10
Views: 1907

Re: Chinese carriers European developments

Daily PVG-FRA for China Eastern Airlines with the new 350.
by Desert Rat
29 Dec 2018, 21:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 223534

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Poiu wrote:
29 Dec 2018, 00:49
sn26567 wrote:
29 Dec 2018, 00:03
There was also an IT issue for the left engine!
Contaminated fuel is know as a cause of engine electronic malfunctions.
Can you explain a bit more?
Thanks
by Desert Rat
27 Dec 2018, 16:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 223534

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Remember that in 2001 an Air Transat A330 successfully landed at the Azores after both engines ran out of fuel. Thus it was maybe not a bad decision to continue to Brussels with both engines running normally. They have been very lucky indeed, since the captain opened the crossfeed valve during flig...
by Desert Rat
26 Nov 2018, 15:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air France new millenials subsidiary is called Joon
Replies: 41
Views: 8089

Re: Air France new millenials subsidiary is called Joon

Poiu wrote:
26 Nov 2018, 11:36
Desert Rat wrote:
26 Nov 2018, 09:48
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Air France, where the pilots salary is function of the speed and weight of the A/C (authentic).
A bit simplistic!
In many airlines, pilots earn more if the fly bigger aircraft.
Yes true, but AF is the only one incorporating the speed factor, brought by the"Concorde"...