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    Is it safe to fly from Suvarnapumi Airport?

    I flew with my family out of Suvarnaphumi airport on an International departure on Monday afternoon 5th March.
    The Aircraft left the gate on time ...and taxied out for a kilometer or so ..... then suddenly stopped! After 15 minutes the captain made an apology to passengers .... The Aircraft nose wheel had dropped into a substantial pot-hole and could not move ... and so we are waiting for a tug! Approximately one hour later we recommenced taxiing and departed late for KL, and we went close to missing a connection. If the Taxiways and runways are so poorly maintained are we at risk? As a long term commercial pilot and Engineer I am also concerned at possible landing gear problems following this sort of stress. The airport domestic arrival area also got a poor score with over an hour wait for our Thai Smile luggage delivery, (only option into BKK from UTH at the time) and filthy toilet with blocked overflowing urinals
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    As a "long term commercial pilot" are you not in the best position to answer the question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Ramjet View Post
    As a long term commercial pilot and Engineer I am also concerned at possible landing gear problems following this sort of stress.
    of course you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Ramjet View Post
    As a long term commercial pilot and Engineer
    Don't you have colleagues, mates or people in the industry that would have a more professionally informed opinion on this situation?

    I know TD houses some of the best minds in Thailand, but I think you might be stretching their abilities here.


    Personally, (and I'm not one of the great minds of TD) I think that a pot-hole on any runway in the world that can ground an international flight for an hour is pretty dangerous.
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    where is the pprune thread on the incident ?

    surely this would have been viewed as a major safety incident ?

    and how the fcuk didn't the fcuker sitting up front see a pothole big enough to swallow a nosewheel ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Ramjet View Post
    waiting for a tug
    Crate expectations
    Last edited by david44; 10-03-2018 at 12:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    where is the pprune thread on the incident ?
    Not a mention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    Don't you have colleagues, mates or people in the industry that would have a more professionally informed opinion on this situation?
    Maybe he could ask a paramedic or a golf course manager.

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    This is such an obvious lie.

    The undercarriage arrangement for modern passenger jet comprises two wheels in the nose. It is simply stupid to claim that one got stuck when it would have to be two and if were two wheels that did get stuck then the hole would have to have been a fucking great big one in which case the fucking runway would have been closed.

    Why do these fucking idiots feel the need to fantasise such stupidity? Is this Ramjet twat an American?

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    Suvarnapumi dont know that airport.

    Suvarnabhumi this one i have had a few issues with dodgy draught beer ,pipes not cleaned out properly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Why do these fucking idiots feel the need to fantasise such stupidity? Is this Ramjet twat an American?
    Seeking Ass coping with another day in the LOS.


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    Is this ramjet seeking ass twat as a professional pile of it. Huh????

    Google translate fails me yet again.


    David44 please explain.

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    Could the potholes have returned?



    Suvarnabhumi moves to patch up potholes

    'Sinking' taxi lanes set for major repair work




    Suvarnabhumi airport is set to begin nearly four months of major repair work from next month to reinforce potholed taxi lanes and aprons.


    Holes and cracks are clearly visible in the surface of a taxi lane at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Airports of Thailand Pcl is planning to carry out large-scale repairs next month.

    The plan, which will be forwarded to the Airports of Thailand Pcl (AoT) board today for approval, will be the first large-scale repair work undertaken for aircraft parking areas and taxi lanes since the airport began operations in 2006, AoT acting president Pongsak Semson said. The AoT, which oversees the airport, carries out regular maintenance of these areas, but the work is generally only a short-term fix, he said.

    The planned repairs, which will take 110 days, follow an inspection of aircraft taxi lanes and aprons on Sunday which discovered several holes and cracks in the asphalt surface. Most of the damage has been caused by surface sinkage.

    Areas deemed in need of serious attention are located near the heavily utilised C, D and E concourses on the eastern side of the airport, the Airline Operators Committee (AOC) said.
    The committee has monitored the surface conditions since January.
    It called on the AoT to undertake large-scale repair work to ensure safety for all aircraft.
    "The biggest concern for airlines is FOD, or foreign object debris, which can be left on a deteriorated surface," AOC chairwoman Marisa Pongpattanapun said.

    "If this debris gets into plane engines, it can become dangerous."
    Ms Marisa urged AoT chairman Sita Divari to come up with an immediate solution to the problem.
    Suvarnabhumi airport director Rawewan Netrakavesna admitted parts of the asphalt surface are in poor condition as a result of heavy usage and exposure to sunlight.

    The AoT plans to close several taxi lane and apron areas while the repairs are being carried out.
    At least seven areas will be the main targets for the 110-day repair work, Ms Rawewan said.
    Airlines will be informed of repair schedules and which zones will be closed in advance to avoid flight delays, she added.

    The AoT is also considering changing the current asphalt surface to a concrete one to slow the rate of deterioration, Ms Rawewan said. The change would require the AoT to conduct a feasibility study and carefully plan its budget because concrete is significantly more expensive than asphalt, an AoT source said. The AoT would need to decide whether to make a total switch to concrete, or change only certain parts of the surface, the source added.

    Suvarnabhumi airport reinforced its 1.6-km east runway between June 11 and July 31 last year.

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/print/352292/


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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    Is this ramjet seeking ass twat as a professional pile of it. Huh????

    Google translate fails me yet again.


    David44 please explain.
    Really fish don't you know many pilots are slowed by

    GAP YEARS

    what we in the lexicogpie vocation call

    Pilates = the late satisfaction index of those who have not adapted to turd world standards and dreamt of being at the pointy end

    In Lay mans speak Pie Late, a not infrequent flyer hereaboots

    May the tool rise up to meet you and may your raccoon be showered
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    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    Maybe if roger ramjet named the date and the international airline in question it would be easier to verify his claim.

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    My main safety concern is a member of the flight crew entering the wrong information into the fight computers.
    Who knows where you're flight might end up, could disappear forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    My main safety concern is a member of the flight crew entering the wrong information into the fight computers.
    Who knows where you're flight might end up, could disappear forever.
    But pilots aren't allowed to sit in the cockpit on their own any more. So you can sleep well at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    But pilots aren't allowed to sit in the cockpit on their own any more. So you can sleep well at night.
    I believe the accepted norm, for long haul flights, is four flight crew doing shifts of two in the cockpit.

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    They could easily have prevented this by getting a spotter to run in front of the aircraft to point out any hazard holes.

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    All goes back to contractors skimming off the top of both the runway and taxiway contracts of course.


    Little surprise that the fucking thing started crumbling so soon.

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    ^ They cut so many corners with massive corruption building Swampy that the taxiways were falling apart before the airport was fully operational.

    I reckon the patch job is coming apart already, hardly surprising. It's built on a giant swamp.

    Don Muang is a much more pleasant airport, especially after the recent security area upgrade.
    And there's the 7/11 with nice cheap cold beer at DM.

    Immigration arrivals at Swampy are a freaking horror show.

    The only cool thing about Swampy is the speedy train out there from Phaya Thai.

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    stupid comment , but then again as stupid does

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    of course you are.
    stupid comment .

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    All goes back to contractors skimming off the top of both the runway and taxiway contracts of course.


    Little surprise that the fucking thing started crumbling so soon.

    Actually, they had numerous tarmac issues within a few months of opening......and yet never resolved completely.

    Like many mega-projects, was a corrupt white elephant from the start and continues to be so.
    Thainess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Actually, they had numerous tarmac issues within a few months of opening......and yet never resolved completely.

    Like many mega-projects, was a corrupt white elephant from the start and continues to be so.
    Thainess.
    Fucking hell Jeff, aren't you going to repeat your usual tedious question about why it should concern me?

    You're losing your fucking touch mate.

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