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  1. Air Canada standing down with B737MAX until July 1,2019.......Yikes. Sounds like any return to flying would probably be after the planned software upgrade. IMHO.
  2. I guess a definitive statement of the F/O "flying" experience from Ethiopian Airlines.
  3. Quote from Greg Feith's FB page last evening. Sorry cannot post link....Greg is a former Senior Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board Also the with regards to the 200 HR F/O aboard ET302 surely the total time "on type" and not total time.
  4. A question for Don Hudson et al with regards to something that I keep coming back to on ET302. HAAB is 7331 FT ASL and new SAT based data was made available yesterday. According to Aviation Herald they quote the Canadian TSB yesterday as saying.... This tells me the flight profile barely made it to a few thousand ft (1,700 ft) above terrain (9000 ft MSL) before impact. My understanding is that MCAS would only become active with FLPS UP. Is it possible that the aircraft would have been in that configuration so soon after departure? Could the airport elevation factor into the way MCAS behaved if it did at all (Below 10,000FT)?
  5. YQG currently being used as temporary storage facility for Sunwing and some AC B737MAX. Currently 6 on the ground.
  6. For what it's worth. Granular ADS-B data from FlightRadar24....
  7. Air Transat TS942 diversion to Newark reported fire. Newark presently closed UFN.
  8. Johnboy


    Partial explanation here........
  9. Greg fascinating article. She was a Canadian built (Malton ON) Lancaster MkX KB965 C/N 37266. From the Bomber Command Museum Website is her pedigree...... Flown to England; issued to #405(B) Sqdrn as code 'LQ-D'; returned to Canada 17.6.45; attached to #664 Wing, Tiger Force; converted to Mk.10MP; issued to #405(MR) in 1949 marked AG-965; served until crashed at Alert. NWT. on 31.7.50 killing W/C D.T.French(P) and seven others; while dropping two batches of supplies to weather station at Alert, one parachute caught on the port elevator and fouled the controls; with the drop at 1000 ft. there was no time to recover before striking the ground; All crew killed on impact; SOC 16.8.50
  10. Oh mon dieu c'est un Boeing! Great vid.
  11. Now headed for the beer can factory. I wonder if it will be subjected to the aluminiun tariffs?
  12. I recently completed a project involving analyzing a WW2 log book of (Bomb Aimer Lancaster) Gordon "Ed" Deschaine DFC of the RCAF on behalf of his family. Ed was my mother's cousin and I remember him visiting our home in Windsor many many times. I knew he was in the RCAF during the war but after completing this project I was dumbfounded to learn the extent of his bravery and sacrifice. As we near Remembrance Day I was moved to create a johnboy Production to honor Ed and all those that gave up everything. #LestWeForget
  13. Of some interest from Aviation Safety Net Website unconfirmed ACARS maintenance message from inbound flight.... "The previous flight of the accident aircraft, JT043 from Denpasar, showed similar erratic values in altitude and airspeed after takeoff. After 8 minutes the values stabilzed. An unverified tech log item for that flight, sent to ASN, remarks "Airspeed unreliable and alt disagree shown after take off.[...] Identified that CAPT instrument was unreliable and handover control to FO." While this particular purported tech log note is unconfirmed, Lion Air did confirm that the aircraft had a "technical problem" on the previous flight, "which had been resolved according to procedure,” according to the airline." Young airframe only operated for 3 months since new.
  14. Tweet from Tom Podolec concerning medical diversion yesterday that unraveled fairly quickly. Initial diversion to YEG scrapped after aircraft developed other issues with Hydraulics/LDG then diverted to YYC at it's 14,000 + FT runway. Job well done. I don't see a lot of flap hanging out on landing. Scroll down to see landing video......
  15. Thanks for sharing this Don. The AIBN got this one right and pointed their finding in the right direction.