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by Bracebrace
12 Mar 2019, 11:51
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

Luke777 wrote: 12 Mar 2019, 09:21 read between the lines: the economical impact could wipe us out...
And a crash WILL wipe you out.
by Bracebrace
11 Mar 2019, 20:21
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

If you're dealing with both problems, then do both procedures. How can you identify correctly if you want to shut down a system that protects you at low airspeeds (close to stall angle of attacks) and be able to identify an airspeed unreliable situation? The system is supposed to work in low airspe...
by Bracebrace
11 Mar 2019, 15:55
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

MCAS or not, the way "unreliable airspeed" and "runaway stabilizer" should be treated remains the same. That's a very confusing post... Unreliable airspeed asks for a specific pitch target (pitch change using the yoke) and throttle selection (thrust change) and no actions with the trim system itsel...
by Bracebrace
11 Mar 2019, 11:47
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

So in simple words, the new bigger eco engines changed the specs of the 737 in a way that could cause problems , but boeing worked around this by adding MCAS software, and this would be so easy to deal with that not even extra training should be necessary ? right ? The problem has always been there...
by Bracebrace
03 Feb 2019, 19:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium Embraer E190’s nose wheel stuck next to taxiway at Antwerp Airport
Replies: 24
Views: 2682

Re: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019

I cannot see how ice and/or rain can cause any vehicle to slip. My car has been standing for 48 hours now, with all kinds of ice, rain, snow and what not blowing by. It didn't slip an inch! Now if you suggest that there was a slip due to pilot error, perhaps excessive speed for the given weather, t...
by Bracebrace
18 Jan 2019, 16:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: FedEx buys TNT
Replies: 75
Views: 20650

Re: FedEx buys TNT

Funny thing, Fedex bought TNT, not TNT Airways. Anything related to TNT is not related to aviation specifically. :-)
by Bracebrace
02 Jan 2019, 10:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines pilot shortage in 2019 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

Re: Brussels Airlines pilot shortage in 2019 ?

Increased pension age means moving to LH seat 330 is impossible for a LONG time to come, as current 330 captains are staying longer than the original career plan intended. Yes, but a company is supposed to grow, or go out of business. One long haul aircraft extra means multiple pilot jobs. If you c...
by Bracebrace
01 Jan 2019, 22:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines pilot shortage in 2019 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

Re: Brussels Airlines pilot shortage in 2019 ?

Simply looking at salary is very "narrow". Experienced long haul pilots are usually top of salary scale, they are unable to gain any more than they have for the rest of their life. You have to compare left & right seat on a fleet, not compare between different fleets. Moreover, if a right seater dec...
by Bracebrace
01 Jan 2019, 21:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines pilot shortage in 2019 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

Re: Brussels Airlines pilot shortage in 2019 ?

especially the experienced long-haul pilots are bombarded with job offers from other airlines at much higher wages, and not only from far east companies... Experienced long-haul pilots are ready for upgrade to left seat, and usually have a young family. So in general, they are not very keen on movi...
by Bracebrace
15 Oct 2018, 15:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2018
Replies: 330
Views: 163648

Re: Ryanair in 2018

Still if crews are unable to book a hotel themselves (off season - there are plenty) and to get to it, maybe they are not qualified (read too stupid) to work at all at any job. They are adults, they should be able to look after themselves at least a tiny bit and be able to find a bed. You didn't un...
by Bracebrace
15 Oct 2018, 11:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2018
Replies: 330
Views: 163648

Re: Ryanair in 2018

The scene could be staged, but it is a fact Ryanair does not work with hotels. Their crews don't know anything and are just as stranded as their passengers... So the "picture" is 100% correct.
by Bracebrace
30 Jul 2018, 11:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air traffic control restrictions are getting out of control
Replies: 21
Views: 3898

Air Belgium in 2018

Epidemic? I’d say these slots are becoming... pathetic?!! This year is completely crazy. Slots on almost every single flight, sometimes even in the middle of the night! It has never been that bad... Yep, I can confirm although I have the impression France and Spain are the problem and rumours going...
by Bracebrace
06 Jul 2018, 12:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 313855

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

As it seems to be climbing, they were probably burning off fuel to be able to climb due to ATC restrictions. ATC altitude restrictions in these regions happen quite frequently.
by Bracebrace
22 Jun 2018, 14:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Loss of blue hydraulic system enroute on A340-300: divert, return or continue?
Replies: 11
Views: 1508

Re: Loss of blue hydraulic system enroute on A340-300: divert, return or continue?

The "specialists" write "a significant hydraulic leak on the blue system". Which means 2 systems are functioning normally. Not familiar with the Airbus, but I presume it's the same as on Boeing where "one single hydraulic system remaining" would lead to a requirement to land. The aircraft is still "...
by Bracebrace
05 Jun 2018, 14:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 313855

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

ASLB is the freight airline formerly known as TNT Airways. Behind the curtains the process might be a lot more complex (read diplomatic). TNT Airways had overflight rights but also cooperated with the ATRAN group for some destinations. How all this is "interconnected" after the Fedex takeover, I hav...
by Bracebrace
05 Jun 2018, 13:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 313855

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

This was tweeted by Terzakis a while ago, the video gives nice background information on the siberian overflight rights (for people thinking it is mere an "administrative" thing).

by Bracebrace
03 May 2018, 10:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 313855

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

jan_olieslagers wrote: 02 May 2018, 17:39 Thank you. But I concur with @Passenger: who then are (some of) the others?
The ones I know probably avoid to confront the authorities, so they might prefer not to go public. No idea if the major airlines are affected.
by Bracebrace
02 May 2018, 17:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 313855

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

jan_olieslagers wrote: 02 May 2018, 11:00 If Air Belgium are really the only European airline struggling with this issue then I must agree it looks like they didn't do their homework properly.
It is not the only airline. On a political level, we are close to trade wars. Never forget that.
by Bracebrace
28 Apr 2018, 14:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 313855

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Air Belgium is not the only carrier with a permit problem for the Russian airspace: All airlines in countries with political problems in relation to Russia experience difficulties. Air Belgium is a weak and easy victim in this regard. Any "tricks" used to bypass the process will only work against t...