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by BEG2IAH
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing
Replies: 29
Views: 6968

Re: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020
Replies: 188
Views: 275750

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 53982

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

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 ...

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by BEG2IAH
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 53982

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

planecane wrote:
I was being sarcastic. There was a 3 second view inside the cockpit.


I thought that Boeing pilot looked somewhat green after being exposed to all the tight turns. :)

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by BEG2IAH
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 53982

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

It looks like testing is done. Flying back to BFI. I hope it all went well.

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by BEG2IAH
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 53982

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

They are pulling some super tight turns now. I wonder if someone with inside knowledge of the testing will say how things went.

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by BEG2IAH
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 53982

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE701
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Spetsnaz55 wrote:
A max 8 and max 9 are also in the air testing


Those are the frames built for customers. FAA testing is done on a 7.

New test flight just started: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE701

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by BEG2IAH
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 53982

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

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.

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57367

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57367

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 128
Views: 18441

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80420

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

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, ...

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by BEG2IAH
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 275274

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

TranscendZac wrote:
I watched the RTO and that plane looks so long. But because the engines are large it’s hard to appreciate the size of the plane.


I'm so jealous you could watch that live. :)

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by BEG2IAH
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56639

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

jpetekyxmd80 wrote:
I feel like dousing myself in jet fuel after reading this thread. Jesus.


Hahaha Same here.

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by BEG2IAH
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

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 ...

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by BEG2IAH
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293272

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293272

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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 ...

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61669

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61669

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

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 ...

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by BEG2IAH
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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.


Changes would be too big to just be slipped in an update without FAA's knowledge.

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by BEG2IAH
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22766

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

How did we get from lousy LH offering to big oil?

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by BEG2IAH
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Russian military aircraft always featured on front page
Replies: 9
Views: 2552

Re: Russian military aircraft always featured on front page

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?

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by BEG2IAH
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1


Thanks for sending! Are they testing it on MAX 7 because it's most susceptible to extra lift from the engines being shorter than other sisters? MAX 10 shouldn't even have MCAS, right?
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RobertS975 wrote:
This must be a different flight on Nov 2. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1


Thanks for sending! Are they testing it on MAX 7 because it's most susceptible to extra lift from the engines being shorter than other sisters? MAX 10 shouldn't even have MCAS, right?

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by BEG2IAH
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22766

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

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 ...

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by BEG2IAH
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Didn't XRAYretired write that just a few posts above yours?

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by BEG2IAH
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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’...

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I guess there was a lot of speculation (i.e., black cats in dark rooms) after the crashes. That didn't stop A.net from wild-guessing what's next to come...

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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 ...

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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.

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 45509

Re: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 45509

Re: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 45509

Re: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 45509

Re: Reuters: Lion Air JT610 families told 737 MAX design flaws and flight crew deficiencies linked to deadly crash

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, ...

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by BEG2IAH
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739192

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 40461

Re: Updated: Adria Airways grounded

VHTAE wrote:

Air Serbia may be the current JU, however the original JAT Yugoslav Airlines is now a memory.


You mind elaborating?

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 40461

Re: Updated: Adria Airways grounded

VHTAE wrote:
Sad day another legacy airline gone. JAT, Aviogenex and now Adria all gone from the Yugoslav era.


JAT is Air Serbia, it's not gone.

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by BEG2IAH
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 94157

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I just flew to and from AUS over the weekend and I was shocked to see how the bathroom looked by United gate 29. It shows signs of months of neglect.

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by BEG2IAH
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217712

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370204

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

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 ...

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by BEG2IAH
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217712

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by BEG2IAH
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663391

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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