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by TCAS_climb
03 Jul 2012, 11:20
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Ryanair passenger ended up in wrong country.
Replies: 8
Views: 2918

Re: Ryanair passenger ended up in wrong country.

Did RYR offload the surfer's bag(s) before the departure of the Biarritz flight that he missed? 8-)
by TCAS_climb
01 Jun 2012, 09:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Legislation on accepting passengers during flight in cockpit
Replies: 34
Views: 6823

Re: Legislation on accepting passengers during flight in coc

Not exactly right on topic but briefly discussed over here anyway: the flying terrorists and how effective is the TSA... 5 things the TSA doesn't want you to see!
by TCAS_climb
28 May 2012, 12:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Legislation on accepting passengers during flight in cockpit
Replies: 34
Views: 6823

Re: Legislation on accepting passengers during flight in coc

Peace on Earth and in the friendly skies of EU-OPS. Let's elevate our souls with an extract from the regulations. OPS 1.100 - Admission to flight deck (a) An operator must ensure that no person, other than a flight crew member assigned to a flight, is admitted to, or carried in, the flight deck unle...
by TCAS_climb
14 Feb 2012, 16:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: President Kabila's senior adviser dies in plane crash
Replies: 15
Views: 7133

Re: President Kabila's senior adviser dies in plane crash

Unfortunately it happens quite often on corporate jets (especially without a F/A but sometimes also with a F/A) that the boys and girls in the comfy leather seats in the back feel that they're the 'king of the parking' and don't need the seatbelt. Newton laws usually end their presumptuous assumptio...
by TCAS_climb
13 Feb 2012, 05:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: President Kabila's senior adviser dies in plane crash
Replies: 15
Views: 7133

Re: President Kabila's senior adviser dies in plane crash

[irony=ON] Don't waste your time, the culprits have been found. Those incompetent pilots are solely responsible for the accident. There is absolutely no need to conduct any proper investigation to shed light on any organisational, technical, authority oversight or human factors. It's just "pilo...
by TCAS_climb
06 Jan 2012, 10:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Carbon tax: higher prices for tickets and controversy
Replies: 45
Views: 7165

Re: Carbon tax: higher prices for tickets and controversy

If I'm not mistaken the carbon tax does not (yet?) take into consideration the type of fuel used to perform the flight, which seems odd to me if the objective is to promote "greener" air transport. On the other hand we still don't know where the money goes. Perhaps to support farmers and t...
by TCAS_climb
14 Nov 2011, 12:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Bombardier TP loses a weel during take off
Replies: 8
Views: 1465

Re: Bombardier TP loses a weel during take off

Aviation should be a zero defect industry- certainly concerning critical components. In theory yes, in practice you just can't. You could get something better though, but nobody will accept the price. Then statistics get in the way and explain you that if the chances of losing lives are 0,000000000...
by TCAS_climb
30 Oct 2011, 11:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Korongo Airlines: THE END
Replies: 860
Views: 298696

Re: Korongo Airlines

Isn't AirDC/Korongo a project run by Lufthansa Consulting? (please notice the effort of using the present tense although the past tense seems to be more appropriate)

And it looks like the project SN26257 refers to is the Stellar Airways I mentioned earlier.
by TCAS_climb
21 Oct 2011, 12:52
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: BA off stand busing typical @ BRU?
Replies: 13
Views: 3281

Re: BA off stand busing typical @ BRU?

BRU helps me stay healthy by forcing me to walk several kilometers every time. On the other hand that bus-thing is a scandal. We should get "frequent bus rider" miles every time they mess up with our health!
;)
by TCAS_climb
20 Oct 2011, 22:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Korongo Airlines: THE END
Replies: 860
Views: 298696

Re: Korongo Airlines

Does anybody know what Stellar Airways , based in Kinshasa, is all about? They claim to have A320 aircraft, to have passed an IOSA audit, to be EASA approved, etc. An avatar of Hewa Bora Airways? There seems to be Indian management... The whole thing looks more like a joke than a reputable airline b...
by TCAS_climb
04 Oct 2011, 10:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ECAir launches flights in Congo by LH & Privatair
Replies: 12
Views: 2501

Re: ECAir launches flights in Congo by LH & Privatair

Aren't both projects (Korongo and ECAir) piloted by LH Consulting?
by TCAS_climb
30 Sep 2011, 19:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Bangladesh Airlines new livery pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Re: Bangladesh Airlines new livery pics

Doesn't look like it, but the B777 is becoming an 'old' airplane. About 15 years in service already.
by TCAS_climb
05 Sep 2011, 12:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Man in Plane Sees His House Being Robbed!
Replies: 8
Views: 2426

Re: Man in Plane Sees His House Being Robbed!

OK it may seem absurd that they plead not guilty, and I also had a chuckle and rolled my eyes when I read that. But did they really have a choice? People respond to incentives. When you've got not much to loose, you'll likely take an uncertain path with tiny little chances of escaping, rather than a...
by TCAS_climb
26 Aug 2011, 17:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Gaddafi's personal A340 captured by rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 6815

Re: Gaddafi's personal A340 captured by rebels

In case you're wondering, these burning aircraft were no longer covered by insurance... I guess "total loss" couldn't be a more appropriate way to describe these pieces of smoking rubble.
by TCAS_climb
20 Jul 2011, 16:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EgyptAir Cabin Crew Demand right to wear hijab
Replies: 14
Views: 4639

Re: EgyptAir Cabin Crew Demand right to wear hijab

Would a PBE/smoke-hood be acceptable too?
by TCAS_climb
20 Jul 2011, 15:46
Forum: Videos
Topic: Hewa Bora "funny" commercial
Replies: 2
Views: 2155

Re: Hewa Bora "funny" commercial

Never underestimate the power of denial.

by TCAS_climb
18 Jul 2011, 12:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Crash of Hewa Bora plane with 112 pax/6crew at Kisangani
Replies: 36
Views: 11597

Re: Crash of Hewa Bora plane with 112 pax/6crew at Kisangani

The Kabila family owns HBA (at least partly), right? Whether Stavros gives up or not has little influence on what keeps aircraft flying: money. In "normal" parts of the world where corporations have to assume their responsibilities, a fatal accident generally means the end of the airline b...
by TCAS_climb
11 Jul 2011, 23:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Crash of Hewa Bora plane with 112 pax/6crew at Kisangani
Replies: 36
Views: 11597

Re: Crash of Hewa Bora plane with 112 pax/6crew at Kisangani

Oh yeah, right, let the journalists regulate commercial air transport. Their proposal and their perception of how the Blacklist works demonstrates -once again- that they really don't know what they're talking about. I really like the cartoon I saw recently where a bunch of journalists were gathering...
by TCAS_climb
19 Jun 2011, 21:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011
Replies: 111
Views: 26204

Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Also saw a Korean Airlines A380 this afternoon. Can't believe Airbus won't send another aircraft to replace the damaged one.