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by earthman
06 Jun 2013, 13:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cebu A320 Landing Incident, Passengers (Not) Evacuated
Replies: 23
Views: 3777

Re: Cebu A320 Landing Incident, Passengers (Not) Evacuated

BigJets wrote: Yes earthman, I totally agree with you but does this make it ok?
I am not saying it is ok, just that it is not surprising.

Then again, just saying 'yeah no surprise there' is not a very constructive criticism.
by earthman
06 Jun 2013, 13:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1116
Views: 503220

Re: Boeing 787 news

If the hole is taped over and the pressures inside and outside are equal, the sensor will think everything is ok. Then you start flying, the pressure outside drops, but the pressure inside stays the same. Only then do you get a warning from the sensor. Perhaps the installation procedure should inclu...
by earthman
05 Jun 2013, 19:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cebu A320 Landing Incident, Passengers (Not) Evacuated
Replies: 23
Views: 3777

Re: Cebu A320 Landing Incident, Passengers (Not) Evacuated

earthman, you mean that the whole world follows the same procedures but not in the Philippines? Why should they be any different? Would you be surprised if procedures were not followed in Indonesia, Bangladesh, D.R.C, or other such places? Also, regardless of whether the procedures were actually fo...
by earthman
05 Jun 2013, 18:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1116
Views: 503220

Re: Boeing 787 news

One would almost recommend having a system that can clean out the static ports then..
by earthman
05 Jun 2013, 11:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cebu A320 Landing Incident, Passengers (Not) Evacuated
Replies: 23
Views: 3777

Re: Cebu A320 Landing Incident, Passengers (Not) Evacuated

The crew on board followed the protocol??? Is it the industry standard NOT to evacuate an aircraft in such a situation? These are real comments made by Cebu Pacific management. UNBELIEVEABLE in this day and age how they even dare to say things like that in public just to downplay the incident and a...
by earthman
05 Jun 2013, 11:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1116
Views: 503220

Re: Boeing 787 news

Perhaps Boeing forgot to make the to-be-removed piece of tape bright orange? Also, may I recall aeroperu 603, a 757 that crashed into the ocean at night because someone forgot to remove a piece of tape? (which covered the static ports, so all the instruments were showing whatever they felt like show...
by earthman
04 Jun 2013, 17:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa considers long-range jet order
Replies: 44
Views: 11648

Re: Lufthansa considers long-range jet order

Yes I know LH is adding A380's and 748i's to the fleet. But reading your post made me think that they were to keep some of the older ones and only replace the youngest 13 ones. (Initial replacement by A380/748i, youngest 13 by 777-9x, this leaves room for a possible part of the 744 fleet which is no...
by earthman
04 Jun 2013, 16:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa considers long-range jet order
Replies: 44
Views: 11648

Re: Lufthansa considers long-range jet order

Yes, I know you stated the 13 youngest 747- 400 's. But that was not the point. And that is wat the article says. No, that is not what the article actually says. It is what you (or perhaps anyone familiar with LH's fleet replacement) learned from reading the article. However, that required some addi...
by earthman
04 Jun 2013, 12:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1116
Views: 503220

Re: Boeing 787 news

I would say the press can always be blamed whenever they report on something without investigating it. Their role in being the first to report on something is being taken over by social media. Instead of trying to fight it and puking out reports without investigating, they should find their reason f...
by earthman
04 Jun 2013, 12:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa considers long-range jet order
Replies: 44
Views: 11648

Re: Lufthansa considers long-range jet order

I doubt they want to replace the youngest 747s? The article doesn't actually say this.
by earthman
04 Jun 2013, 11:59
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Industry is considering airliners with one pilot.
Replies: 16
Views: 5786

Re: Industry is considering airliners with one pilot.

This gives new meaning to the term 'armchair pilot'.
by earthman
28 May 2013, 16:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1116
Views: 503220

Re: Boeing 787 news

What is the reason they give for the restriction?
by earthman
28 May 2013, 16:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air France: new, lighter long-haul baggage containers
Replies: 1
Views: 13723

Re: Air France: new, lighter long-haul baggage containers

11kg per container, 3650 containers, so in total over 40 tons less.
by earthman
24 May 2013, 23:29
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Shuttle in 2012-2015
Replies: 113
Views: 64408

Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle

The shiny red gloves are for cavity searches?
by earthman
24 May 2013, 21:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: LHR closed after incident with BA Airbus A319 LHR-OSL
Replies: 28
Views: 9334

Re: LHR closed after incident with BA Airbus A319 LHR-OSL

On A320 family aircraft,you have to lay on the floor to close the cowlings. You need to watch closely that the latching hook engages into the holes because this isn't easy to see. Millions of cars have trunks and hoods that are easy to close. Especially hoods have a locking mechanism that at least ...
by earthman
22 May 2013, 18:25
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO latest interview + EK reportage
Replies: 32
Views: 4651

Re: Ryanair CEO latest interview + EK reportage

If they would not be convinient nor cheap, then they wouldn't succeed. Simple. The numbers are 79.3m pax and 596m EURO profit. That's an impressive record for an overpriced inconvenient carrier. Your arguments don't make sense. They are cheap enough to put up with the inconvenience. And of course t...
by earthman
22 May 2013, 17:26
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO latest interview + EK reportage
Replies: 32
Views: 4651

Re: Ryanair CEO latest interview + EK reportage

Right so, does that mean LCC have no place for existance? And flying should be left to superior people like yourself? I think you just lost track of what the discussion was about. Your claim was that 79 million people used Ryanair because it was convenient. I am just saying that they are not conven...
by earthman
22 May 2013, 17:21
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO latest interview + EK reportage
Replies: 32
Views: 4651

Re: Ryanair CEO latest interview + EK reportage

sean1982 wrote:79 million people would have stayed at home if it wasn't for LCC's? :lol:
Yes, this also means Ryanair is responsible for melting polar bears.
by earthman
22 May 2013, 16:54
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO latest interview + EK reportage
Replies: 32
Views: 4651

Re: Ryanair CEO latest interview + EK reportage

The problem with Ryanair (and most LCCs actually) is that they pretend to be cheap alternatives, but they are really only cheap if YOU can can adjust to THEIR schedule, yoga master style. If you look for travel options which fit YOUR schedule and/or needs, you quite often find that you gain very li...