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Old Sat, May-05-2018, 05:02:59 AM   #301
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SFO. Damn. That's some crowded airspace as is.

Can't we get Google to do something?
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^^Sad.

What's worse is that most American's won't hear about it, because royal wedding/president screwing strippers.
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Embry-Riddle instructor gives an expert demo of what Southwest pilots experienced in uncontained engine failure/rapid depressurization flight. Puts airplane into a fully developed stall in the process


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MEXICO CITY — Almost 40 years old by the time it crashed on Friday just outside of Havana, killing more than 100 people, the aging Boeing 737 had changed ownership nearly a half-dozen times, passing from operators in the United States to Canada, from Cameroon to the Caribbean.

“I actually flew that exact plane,” said John Cox, the head of the consultancy Safety Operating Systems, who traced the aircraft’s ownership back to 1979, when it was new and belonged to Piedmont Airlines, his former employer.

Though the cause of the crash has not been determined, the plane itself is a powerful symbol of Cuba’s troubled aviation industry. As tourism to the island surges, Cuba’s national airline finds itself struggling to acquire enough planes to meet the demand and maintain its decrepit fleet.

Cuba’s economy has long been in shambles, and experts say the troubles plaguing its aviation sector stem from the same obstacles that have bedeviled the country for decades: economic mismanagement and the United States embargo of the island.

Cuba’s problems have gotten so bad that, a few weeks ago, the country grounded most of its domestic flights because of safety concerns over its fleet. To continue flying, officials have been forced to lease planes from foreign outfits that sometimes use decades-old planes, like the one that crashed and burned right after takeoff on Friday, killing nearly everyone on board.

The old Boeing 737 had been leased to Cubana de Aviación, the state airline, by a relatively unknown Mexican company with just three aircraft in its fleet. Some aviation industry analysts were taken aback at the plane’s advanced age.

“That’s one of the oldest passenger jets I have heard of that is still in service,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice president of the Teal Group, an aviation and aerospace consulting company in Fairfax, Va.

Though Mexican officials said the plane had passed safety inspections as recently as November, it is one of just 100 of its model still in circulation across the globe, reflecting the limited options the Cuban government has in order to continue operating its state airline.

“Whether the airline is going to survive is an open question,” said George Farinas, a retired Delta pilot who works as a civil aviation inspector and is writing a book about the history of Cubana de Aviación. “They are in a major crisis right now.”

Mr. Farinas said that Cuban officials even decided in the past against working with the Mexican company, Damojh Aerolíneas, also known as Global Air, after the flight crew that came with the lease got lost in the air on one trip. But they eventually reversed the decision, he said, “probably out of desperation.”
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^^Sad.

What's worse is that most American's won't hear about it, because royal wedding/president screwing strippers.


What wedding? What president? I know what strippers...


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unbelievable close call back in 01'



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The world's largest commercial jet engine the GE9x will power the next 777x (777-9 & 777-8 models). They will enter service in 2020 and 2022. Despite being 10cm wider than the GE90, they produce 10,000 lbs less thrust, but because of their greater diameter, they increase the bypass ratio to 10:1, which increases fuel efficiency by roughly 10%. The first test flight of the new engine was back in March where it powered a 747 and as you can see, the turbine is MASSIVE.


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Time 10:30: Near miss between BA 747-400 and Fed-Ex 777


A real scenario here:

Time 3:00: fender bender on the taxiway


Fed-Ex Flight 1406: DC-10 fire in the cargo hold
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