I just obtained a copy of this 79-page long complaint. My overall impression is that this is nothing unusual after reading many complaints, countersuits and alike. The goal is to maximize the amount of damages. One thing that surprised me though, but it makes sense: the Complaint does not mention co...Jump to post
Reuters: Boeing 737 MAX not expected to fly before October, FAA preparing directive
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boei ... SKCN24M2EE
Next Boeing 737 MAX Government Test Flight Scheduled for Coming Days (WSJ) This time, "common airline pilots' will test the MAX. https://apkmetro.com/next-boeing-737-max-government-test-flight-scheduled-for-coming-days/ https://www.wsj.com/articles/next-boeing-737-max-government-test-flight-sch...Jump to post
Also wasnt sure if anyone listed this yet it looks like the fleet for the re-certification flights was: 7max-N7201S, the 8max was OK-SWS, and the 9max was D-ASMA. Anyone know why these aircraft got selected? Only MAX 7 was used for the FAA certification test flights. It has all the instrumentation ...Jump to post
planecane wrote:I was being sarcastic. There was a 3 second view inside the cockpit.
It looks like testing is done. Flying back to BFI. I hope it all went well.Jump to post
They are pulling some super tight turns now. I wonder if someone with inside knowledge of the testing will say how things went.Jump to post
Spetsnaz55 wrote:A max 8 and max 9 are also in the air testing
Are there any test flights planned for today? It looks like all the flights yesterday lasted longer than originally filed. Is it possible that all testing objectives have been accomplished yesterday?
Unless there is a different flight number, nothing is showing up under BOE701.
Might be a silly question, but any reason why they chose the MAX 7 to begin test flights with? Or is it just random? I had assumed the MAX 8 would be the priority as it was involved in both crashes. MAX 7 has all the testing equipment and my uninformed assumption would be that a 7 would be much mor...Jump to post
Interesting that the test flight is ending in Moses Lake. Odd that the testers and officials would want to have to ferry back to BFI. Anyone know the reason for this? Why not just fly back to BFI? It’s probably going to fly back today, it’s just how some of the test flights are filed. Next flight i...Jump to post
FAA test flight expected early next week.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boei ... SKBN23X29C
Not trying to rehash things, this was reported 3 hours ago: https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2020/02/11/boeing-found-more-issues-with-its-spaceship-here-s.html Is this another case of "successful" outsourcing? The whole software needs to be reviewed... Wow. Fair use excerpt... Boei...Jump to post
While waiting I made 3 (panic) bathroom breaks and people looked at me like a complete weirdo as I was really in a hurry each time. I really didn't want to miss the take off. I even watched the video feed during a team lunch meeting... :) I didn't find the wait boring at all with all the ATC calls, ...Jump to post
jpetekyxmd80 wrote:I feel like dousing myself in jet fuel after reading this thread. Jesus.
You're just making excuses at this point. I have no interest to make any excuses, even less so for Boeing. I'm just not surprised that someone is bad-mouthing their company as I've seen it or heard it way too many times. Although I have to admit, as others have posted, why on earth would you put th...Jump to post
Reading here how everyone is surprised after reading internal correspondence among Boeing employees, I wonder where do you guys work. When I was in consulting, we were all bitching like crazy at every lunch break. The language we used was ten times worse than this. Some people just love to be drama ...Jump to post
Yeah definitely not impossible, but the video is a bit fishy in my opinion. We should wait for the investigators' report. Also, I've heard that the surveillance footage of the plane when it was still at the airport could be out soon. Let's see if they release it or not. Heard from some friends at I...Jump to post
Do not forget that the plane was one hour behind schedule. Most probably they took down accidentally since they did not expect a plane to show up on radar. I can't imagine a random guy with a finger on a rocket launcher checking out the departure schedule from a nearby airport, unless he was waitin...Jump to post
I agree - it seems very strange that everything just keeps slipping and slipping - especially with so many engineers focused on this. The guy in charge of the software part of the fix today said they are still waiting on submissions from Boeing. How is that possible at this late stage?? You have a ...Jump to post
Was it an official picture that was released? I have my doubts as it was blurry and poor quality. My guess is an employee snapped a picture of it and then gave it to the Seattle times, as it doesn't really benefit Boeing to show damage on their newer plane. Dominic Gates said they obtained the pict...Jump to post
A video showing the wing breaking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z19m9LZOOZY There are more videos and a few text, but I hardly have the time to find all of them. The information is from 2006 and before, so sometimes rather deep to dig down. It was astonishing exactly how open Airbus operated at ...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:One way to avoid grounding was to release MCAS 2.0 as a routine software update right after EIS or even after JT601. no one would have noticed the issues.
How did we get from lousy LH offering to big oil?Jump to post
Exactly. In fact, this latest setback can be viewed in the grand scheme of things, as just another instance of Boeing concealing information, either by omittance or by ambiguous wording. And one has to wonder, with the delay with the MCAS 2.0 submittal along with the continuing delays with re-certi...Jump to post
Maybe we prefer good looking machines instead of boring As or Bs. I can't believe people see Russians in everything. Too much media exposure lately?Jump to post
RobertS975 wrote:This must be a different flight on Nov 2. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1
Recently I flew UA from Chicago via MUC to BEG and then back on LH from BEG via MUC. Catering on LH was horrible (I ate a "beef" meal), service was very mediocre, and they got me hopping mad because I never got the stroller brought at the gate in MUC. They told me "oh, we never bring ...Jump to post
Latest from Reuters: Regulators find gaps in Boeing's 737 MAX software documentation https://finance.yahoo.com/news/regulators-gaps-boeings-737-max-192327972.html Fair use excerpt: WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - Regulators have asked Boeing Co <BA.N> to fill in gaps in the documentation on its propose...Jump to post
FAA did not correctly inform EASA? It seems rules / guidelines needed to be interpretated in an innovative fashion to have MCAS flagged as non safety critical & not a novelty. That has been known for a while and you seem to act surprised. The point of Ky's interview is that EASA is confident th...Jump to post
Has this been posted earlier? https://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/easa-s-director-expects-boeing-737-max-return-decision-january-0?utm_rid=CPEN1000000971533&utm_campaign=21979&utm_medium=email&elq2=1c77776320404610b4d430c25d31de33 Fair use excerpt: Aviation Week: What was EASA’...Jump to post
We already know that Boeing and the FAA puts cost above safety. In the past so has JT, Indonesia, ET, Ethiopia, EASA, etc., etc. Your point? What does that have to do with re-qualification? When you read some of the posts here you would think this is a website with the biggest fan-base of aviation ...Jump to post
It looks like this is the first semi-positive statement coming from EASA regarding Max. Ky wouldn't mention January 2020 unless he's 99% certain they will approve the changes Boeing made and sent to the FAA. I see this as a very positive development.Jump to post
In EASA head Ky's own words... The European watchdog hopes to complete a detailed software review by the end of this month, followed by December flight tests "if everything goes well", he added. Source, again: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeings-grounded-max-seen-resuming-170540590.html...Jump to post
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Boeing's <BA.N> grounded 737 MAX airliner is likely to return to service in Europe during the first quarter of 2020, the head of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Monday. While the European regulator expects to give its approval in January, preparations by...Jump to post
You're certainly entitled to your opinion, but I think an economist should know more than most that everything has a price--safety/life included. It isn't automatically greed. It's not downplaying the value of life. It's the reality of the life we face. Saying Boeing doesn't care is a slanderous ex...Jump to post
Was the unfit FO about greed? Maybe they didn’t want to pay for competency. Was the escalation of MCAS function about greed or about project creep that didn’t pass through all channels. Was the downplaying of MCAS about greed or about pleasing their best customers? I think almost anything can be at...Jump to post
Last time I got a proper flu I spiked a fever and started feeling... weird. Definitely not confident enough to pour my own glass of water let alone fly a plane. Plenty to learn from all of this, although I'm sure we all agree the cost was far too high. The only way forward is to make changes and le...Jump to post
Aside from obvious Boeing, FAA, Xtra Aerospace, Lion Air maintenance, etc. negligence and borderline criminal behavior... What the hell is this?!? At 23:21:37 UTC, the Captain instructed the FO to perform memory items for airspeed unreliable. The FO did not respond to this request. At 23:23:09 UTC, ...Jump to post
This aerospace engineer Curtis Ewbank should be investigated for charges of murder for the 2 crashes. His cockpit system did not do what it was supposed to do. Everyone can blame Boeing all they want but you have to start looking at head engineer who approved the design they are just as responsible...Jump to post
Thank you, I’ve already passed this information on. It’s not the City that placed the signage it was CBP. They’re trying to improve queuing efficiencies within the hall. There’s also MPC (Mobile Passport Control), it’s a phone app that can be downloaded and used. Starting next summer you’ll see con...Jump to post
During final load testing of the 777X static test airplane, a test which involves bending the wings of the airplane up to a level far beyond anything expected in commercial service, an issue arose that required the team to suspend testing. The testing issue occurred during the final minutes of the ...Jump to post
Just flew in from Europe and when I was walking towards the border control area I saw a sign that shows "Global Entry" and "APC" accompanied with arrows. Not sure what they are smoking at ORD and USCIS, but why would a random person know what the acronym APC stands for (i.e., aut...Jump to post
Reading this thread makes me a little depressed, so I wanted to ask a question about, hopefully, a brighter future when MAX's are going to start flying again. Having in mind how many MAX's are built, how long will it take to make modifications on one aircraft? If it's a software-only fix, it shouldn...Jump to post