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BANGKOK 20 April 2019 23:57
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FAA lists 26 flaws in Thailand’s aviation standards that need rectification

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4 hours ago, Lungstib said:

It cant be easy for a country riddled with corruption and a poor history in safety standards to maintain the standards set by the international community. This will always be an uphill climb for a nation determined to remain 3rd world.

Revoke an operating licence for international destinations, you'd be surprised how quickly international standards can be implemented!

If Thailand only understands Thai standards then stick to Thai airspace !!

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NOOOOO 'pum-pam' [problem] as Article 44 will make those 26 or 27 or 28 or 29 or 30 or 101... pesky little flaws go away.

 

Hmmm... OTOH we should all be glad that Thai mini-vans don't have wings! :w00t:

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3 hours ago, phkauf said:

And Vietnam has used their Category One status to initiate direct flights to the US and code shares with US airlines. With the Trump Kim Summit in Hanoi next week, Vietnam is rapidly eclipsing Thailand's influence in the region. 

If the current political mess doesn't improve, it would not be a surprise to see the US and the West shift more and more towards Vietnam and away from Thailand. 

Happening already and the Thais are aware of it.

 

Thais are hoping an election removes the military and puts Thailand back on track but I fear it may already be too late for that.

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5 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

I know it might sound obvious, but have the pilots been instructed to wear seat belts?

No, but they all have more than 3 amulets !!!

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50 minutes ago, BobbyL said:

And they are hoping to make Thailand a hub for aviation 🙄

It already is.

 

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1 hour ago, SupermarineS6B said:

True story. A good friend of mine called me and asked me if i'd meet him for a drink and give my opinion on a case of "Thainess" that had happened to him recently. My friend was in charge of maintenance for a large airline operating in Thailand and he described an incident that happened over Suvarnabhumi airport where a Thai Captain had cocked up the approach and decided to perform a go around, this he did without declaring his intentions, slammed both throttles forward, flaps and undercarriage down, proceeded at such an accute angle that the aircraft was basically hanging on its engines while he burst through numerable airspace heights over the airport whilst the crew where screaming in panic. My friend was sat in the meeting with the owner of the airline listening to the cockpit recorder and the madness that was going on over the airport. Luckily for the captain the aircraft ran down to around 130 knots, (Luckily it was empty as well), dropped the nose and took off at an alarming rate towards the ground, luckily the first officer pulled in the flaps and undercarriage and by the grace of god the aircraft came under control again. All this was recorded on cockpit and flight recorders and was played for all to listen to and analyse at the meeting. The first officer during all the meeting sat perfectly quiet, never said a word, then the Captain chirped up and looked at my mate and said, " I'm Thai and this is Thailand" then just got up and walked out followed by the first officer......... I asked my mate, does he know where you live ? he asked why ?  I said because if he was willing to kill everyone onboard his own aircraft and anyone else in the pattern, what's one farang worth ?     No wonder the FAA's on their backside.....  

Woow, that's a interesting story. Thank you for sharing it.

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Look away and back to business as usual.... 

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2 hours ago, scorecard said:

Perhaps the right responses would be 'how long have they been in the process of rectification and what is the progress'?

True. I also thought about this. I'd imagine they are in a state of perpetual rectification.

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