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by Bracebrace
05 May 2019, 11:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 669
Views: 110348

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

Oops, I just added some stuff... oh well :-)

PS: give me high speed below 10 (instead of 250 from the moment I contact you) and you are forgiven... :-)
by Bracebrace
05 May 2019, 11:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 669
Views: 110348

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

You use smart phrase about fish without realizing the implied message? He wants to go to an environment with less violations by changing rules and laws to excempt himself from them and to create more exceptions he can use, not by improving working conditions so he can actually follow them. This is ...
by Bracebrace
02 May 2019, 23:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 669
Views: 110348

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

I believe it’s the same for Barcelona and Marseille (and many other places in Europe). With slots of 1 hour and more in the middle of the night? Don't think so. Marseille seems to be the problem. I have a feeling they "organize" themselves so that sectors with the least traffic become restricted (n...
by Bracebrace
28 Apr 2019, 22:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 608
Views: 402336

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Read the article please. For the above remark, Geert Noels was not referring to the 737 MAX, but to the 737 Classic (-300, -400 and -500. Production as from 1984). I did read the article and yes he is referring to the MAX. Before the quoted remark he refers to "afplatting" as not enough (which happ...
by Bracebrace
28 Apr 2019, 15:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 608
Views: 402336

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

My above quote is one of the last phrases from Geert Noels' article, and the quote is an excellent summary from his analysis that the Boeing 737 MAX is an unsafe aircraft, but that huge economical interests are trying to overrule that. On top, Geert Noels apparently wrote his article before whistle...
by Bracebrace
23 Apr 2019, 11:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 669
Views: 110348

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

I don't mean that, I mean a German ATCO can sit in Germany and be trained to cover Belgian airspace... Politics seem to imply that are not opposed to that idea.
by Bracebrace
23 Apr 2019, 10:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 669
Views: 110348

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

I don't get this seniority thing; "mvg" is right, I think, in pointing out that a good controller doesn't necessarily make a good manager; Whatever your background, management is a different ballgame and needs training. In multinationals you grow in a "triangle" and receive special training, some p...
by Bracebrace
04 Apr 2019, 09:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 255
Views: 41185

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

Those who have done testflights with cut hydraulic systems will realise that the simulated scenario's (manual reversion) don't always prepare you for the vicious "physical" situation of a slight out of trim combined with flying the damn thing through the cables. Same thing for the aerodynamic trim r...
by Bracebrace
20 Mar 2019, 04:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 255
Views: 41185

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

I think you misunderstand the system No it's true, I hardly know anything at all about the specific details of the system. But I don't need to understand the system. The system is a black box with inputs and outputs. The input is a failed input. The output lead to a catastrophic event. The "solutio...
by Bracebrace
19 Mar 2019, 15:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 255
Views: 41185

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

Yes, in that case the MCAS does not lead to a hazardous or catastrophic situation I believe. That's like saying if your autobrake fails it will have catastrophic consequences... No, you still have a way to take manual control (manual braking) and continue safe operations. The elevators flying off o...
by Bracebrace
18 Mar 2019, 10:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 255
Views: 41185

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 max...
by Bracebrace
15 Mar 2019, 19:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 255
Views: 41185

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

As a non-specialist, I don't see the logics in this. Is a ferried plane less likely to experience the same problem as in the 2 fatal accidents? Or is the life of pilots not as worthy as that of pax? Are the ferrying pilots better that those who so unfortunately died in those accidents? Can someone ...
by Bracebrace
14 Mar 2019, 14:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 255
Views: 41185

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

Are pilots properly trained, I don't know. All I know is I "can" today and "screw up" tomorrow. So my mindset is "avoid". Just re-reading my post, I hope I don't sound too harsh. Aviation is soo tricky, constantly balancing between economics and safety. I do ask myself the question, how much safety ...
by Bracebrace
14 Mar 2019, 13:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 255
Views: 41185

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

Every single system can fail. The runaway stabilizer NNC is nothing new. This particular issue happened before, also on other planes than the 737 MAX ! There is absolutely NOTHING wrong by switching off the stabilizer trim. Read the bulletin published by Boeing after the Lion Air crash here: https:...
by Bracebrace
12 Mar 2019, 19:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 255
Views: 41185

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

hundreds of predictions, so here s an other one: Within a few weeks the MAX up and flying again, as for cause: very bad coincidences, a set of circumstances and no direct proof of technical malfunctions, anyway Boeing took some serious precautionary measures and reviewed the complete MCAS system, c...
by Bracebrace
12 Mar 2019, 15:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 255
Views: 41185

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

Acid-drop wrote: 12 Mar 2019, 15:44 My god. Indeed, their PR is a f* shame. How can they say something like that when the rest of the world decided differently.
Fly first yes, absolutely. Always.

But don't think your manual flying skills will save you any day, any time. Overconfidence in your flying skills is karma's best friend.
by Bracebrace
12 Mar 2019, 15:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 255
Views: 41185

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

Forcing at least two aircraft to head back to its destination of origin ? LIVE: Two UK-bound Turkish Airlines 737 MAX flights (#TK1997 > London Gatwick & #TK1969 > Birmingham) have turned around over Europe since the UK's airspace ban of the type. Could also be company decision as the aircraft woul...