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by Eric Janson
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Corona Virus

This is something you need to start paying attention to. Looks like a Black Swan event. Quarantining 40+ Million people is an indication that this is a lot more serious than is being admitted to. The Chinese have clearly failed to contain the spread of this virus - and clearly lied about the number ...
by Eric Janson
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO
Replies: 8
Views: 3065

Re: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO

Nothing official. I did receive some technical information on the fuel dumping system. If a weight is entered on the FUEL PRED page fuel will be dumped down to this weight then fuel dumping will stop no matter what position the 2 fuel dumping switches are in. After landing the FMGC goes to a "Comple...
by Eric Janson
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Frost formation
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: Frost formation

It is even possible to get frost on the wings after taking-off. I've only seen it happen a few times as you need very specific conditions. What you need is a temperature inversion where you are taking a cold soaked wing into a warmer, moister airmass. I have watched the wing surface change from refl...
by Eric Janson
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles
Replies: 10
Views: 1639

Re: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles

...and the crew will be getting their ass roasted with possible demotion for the captain if the risk analyst finds he erred. Curious if this would be a career ending oversight? Depends on the Airline. This would have cost me my job - I'm 100% certain of that. The Captain involved in the Orlando fue...
by Eric Janson
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles
Replies: 10
Views: 1639

Re: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles

Fuel dumping was part of the last re-current training I did - can't recall ever having done it before in training. Sounds odd. Usually it is necessary and once started, the briefing is done and then the quantity remaining magically changes to the selected amount to remain. Then just remember to fin...
by Eric Janson
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7734

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Do WJ crews get questioned on diversions? Recently I did a pretty abnormal and expensive diversion (I don't work for WJ). About 2 short simple questions from management was all that was asked. "did you consider the wx at ___insert more typical diversion airport___?" Managers just have to have some ...
by Eric Janson
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles
Replies: 10
Views: 1639

Re: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles

If you need to land right away then just land overweight. It takes a lot of time to dump any meaningful amount of fuel. On my aircraft its about 5000 kg for a 1 knot change in Vref with a dump rate of 1000 kg/min. Fuel dumping needs to be done in a controlled manner above 5000' and in a suitable loc...
by Eric Janson
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7734

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Here's the future - this will all be integrated into the aircraft systems.

https://youtu.be/F5nw2Mt3I1I
by Eric Janson
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 27
Views: 2094

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

You easily transport aircraft as deck cargo on a container ship in a similar way to how boats are transported. Just wrap the aircraft in plastic to protect it from the salt spray. The bigger boats in this picture weigh a lot more than A CL-215. https://www.denisonyachtsales.com/wp-content/uploads/20...
by Eric Janson
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7734

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Thanks for the replies Ladies and Gents - very interesting to read that this is not universally applied (what I was afraid of...). With Apps and Software to calculate landing distance readily available and easy to use (and even easier to modify) there is no reason not to do this on every landing imh...
by Eric Janson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: need access to a A320, A330 or A340 sim
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

Re: need access to a A320, A330 or A340 sim

You could also contact CAE - they have training centres all over the world. Just a question of finding the location with the approvals that you need.
by Eric Janson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7734

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Can someone please answer my previous question:-

Is there a requirement at Canadian Airlines to compute the landing distance prior to commencing approach?

This is mandatory under EASA and we have to write both the required and the factored landing distance (115%) on the CFP.
by Eric Janson
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7734

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Just for my curiosity:- Does dispatch not look at landing distance as part of the pre-departure paperwork? Is there a requirement to compute landing distance at Canadian carriers? My company uses the airbus flysmart software - very easy to use. Boeing must have something similar - I was using a lapt...
by Eric Janson
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time is of the essence
Replies: 44
Views: 2935

Re: Time is of the essence

People on this Forum are Primarily involved in Aviation.

You might have more luck asking your question on a Legal Forum or talking directly with someone who specialises in Employment Laws.
by Eric Janson
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff
Replies: 30
Views: 1459

Re: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff

All SOPs for an engine failure that I’ve seen have “max power” as the first step. In this case that step should have solved their problem rather quickly Not true for all aircraft or for all situations. With the airbus if we are doing a reduced thrust take-off (FLEX) then there is no requirement to ...
by Eric Janson
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 76
Views: 9979

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

One thing that struck me looking at the Abbotsford plates (Jeppesen). SID and STAR plates do not have an MSA on them or a terrain map showing the highest elevation. This is now standard on Jeppesen plates. All that is listed is a 100nm safe altitude. This is a serious safety deficiency imho. Which ...
by Eric Janson
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 76
Views: 9979

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

One thing that struck me looking at the Abbotsford plates (Jeppesen).

SID and STAR plates do not have an MSA on them or a terrain map showing the highest elevation. This is now standard on Jeppesen plates.

All that is listed is a 100nm safe altitude.

This is a serious safety deficiency imho.
by Eric Janson
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 90
Views: 14602

Re: Atlas Air 767

The aircraft didn't stall. TOGA was selected and the resulting rapid acceleration was interpreted as a pitch-up by the PF. He then pushed forward instinctively which increased acceleration even more which the PF interpreted as the nose still pitching up resulting in him pushing the nose down even mo...
by Eric Janson
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 90
Views: 14602

Re: Atlas Air 767

Looks like inadvertent TOGA activation and the FO thinking they were about to stall. He then pushed to a 40 degree nose down attitude. ... Iv'e stalled one or two aircraft, never heard of one where 40 degrees nose down was required. What's the normal stall recovery pitch in the 767? It's not so muc...
by Eric Janson
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 13457

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Shutting down an engine is something that needs to be thought through. This is not really emphasised in training. If the Engine is still developing power then leaving it running to get you back to the airport should be a consideration. Not clear from the report what was the issue was with the right ...
by Eric Janson
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: BA suspends MAX production
Replies: 25
Views: 3103

Re: BA suspends MAX production

Any airline who wants to switch to Airbus can forget it. Delivery slots are booked years in advance. Airbus can’t exactly scale its operations to take advantage, either. So airlines are left waiting and hoping that the MAX will be fixed. Depending on who you are airbus will do everything to help. E...
by Eric Janson
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing SLS and Starliner, not just Airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

Re: Boeing SLS and Starliner, not just Airplanes

A more detailed look at what happened. https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/20/21031243/boeing-cst-100-starliner-oft-launch-failure-orbit The source of the problem was a glitch in the Starliner’s internal clock, which caused the vehicle to register a different time than it actually was. The whole situat...
by Eric Janson
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: BA suspends MAX production
Replies: 25
Views: 3103

Re: BA suspends MAX production

Any airline who wants to switch to Airbus can forget it. Delivery slots are booked years in advance. Airbus can’t exactly scale its operations to take advantage, either. So airlines are left waiting and hoping that the MAX will be fixed. Depending on who you are airbus will do everything to help. E...
by Eric Janson
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: BA suspends MAX production
Replies: 25
Views: 3103

Re: BA suspends MAX production

I wouldn't be so sure about the "too big to fail" mantra.

Chapter 11 is looking more and more likely imho.

Stopping production is going to hit the supply chain vendors extremely hard.

I was reading Boeing have over 400 Max aircraft parked.

Air Canada may want to reconsider its order.
by Eric Janson
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 31
Views: 2615

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

I think people vastly overestimate the threat from China. Their Economic figures are made up - which they openly admit. They have funded their growth by taking on massive debt - which will destroy their Economy. It has already started - just look at the Hainan Group which is just the tip of the iceb...

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