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by glideslope
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 92
Views: 17253

Re: PIA banned from Europe

Good. The rest of the world should follow.

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by glideslope
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153098

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Ahh thank you for that I was not aware they could have a small snack and a sugary drink, it was a theory of mine that they was distracted due to hunger/low blood sugar. That being said, after reading the report 3 times over... I still can't fathom how they managed to get themselves into such a mess...

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by glideslope
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13774

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

This goes to the very culturally "sensitive" topics like, why do "Western" crews simply crash less often? They are from a culture that does not tolerate fake credentials, but it does allows collaborative thinking. Yes, nobody is perfect. The 737 Max certification story shows we ...

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by glideslope
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153098

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

This happened right at the end of Ramadan, at circa 1440L, is it possible the pilots judgement was impaired by being hungry? Or is there dispensations for safety critical roles like pilots? That they can have a small snack before operating. I mean, when I'm hungry I am known to be irrational! Durin...

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by glideslope
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153098

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

This happened right at the end of Ramadan, at circa 1440L, is it possible the pilots judgement was impaired by being hungry? Or is there dispensations for safety critical roles like pilots? That they can have a small snack before operating. I mean, when I'm hungry I am known to be irrational! Durin...

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by glideslope
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 8976

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

Palletized seating tends to be extremely clastrphobic. So instead make a giant plexiglass passenger pod and mount it on the dorsal pylons! It would be like flying on a giant 6 engined wonkavator. I *think* this may have been meant as a joke, but WHOA! Maybe you're on to something! Modular cabins th...

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by glideslope
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153098

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

This happened right at the end of Ramadan, at circa 1440L, is it possible the pilots judgement was impaired by being hungry? Or is there dispensations for safety critical roles like pilots? That they can have a small snack before operating. I mean, when I'm hungry I am known to be irrational! Durin...

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by glideslope
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 8976

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

Palletized seating tends to be extremely clastrphobic.

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by glideslope
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17658

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Covered by Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar-airways-idUSKBN23O22V with more details: Al-Baker repeated a warning to the planemakers that a refusal to comply with the airline’s request could jeopardise future business between them. “If they don’t oblige to our req...

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by glideslope
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 330
Views: 50224

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

So here is an interesting wrinkle... As many of us expected, UPS agreed to take the Volga-Dnepr NTU 747-8F (currently in ABC Cargo colors) and the frame is now at PDX to be re-painted in UPS colors. However, Boeing agreed to count this frame as one of the 13 UPS had remaining in their backlog, whic...

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by glideslope
Sat May 30, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153098

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Random musings: - Seems a bit "sloppy" to accelerate all the way back up to 250 knots after the go-around, especially given the damage. That would be the managed speed target (barring any speed constraints) so it makes sense, but since they would have known they were coming right back, se...

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by glideslope
Tue May 26, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153098

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

A Q&A worth repeating: What I still am baffled by is why the descent prior to the first landing was so abnormally steep. If there were a problem, surely ATC would have been informed and there would have been emergency crews at the ready. Similarly for a landing gear problem. Any number of reaso...

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by glideslope
Mon May 18, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 39
Views: 4159

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

On the Reuters video, it looked like the pilot waited on the ejection command. The plane pitches up, like trying to do a large barrel roll, comes over the top, starts a dive, then both seats come out. Mechanical pitch problem, hoped for recovery? Video does make it look like more time than there is...

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by glideslope
Mon May 11, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55936

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

I think post-covid there will remain a latent fear of crowded places. People will avoid them if they sensibly can. That includes intermediate stops on long haul flights, especially where an aircraft change is involved. This will strengthen the business case for long non-stops. No. Humans have a sho...

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by glideslope
Tue May 05, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero's role during Covid-19 crisis
Replies: 28
Views: 7598

Re: CNN: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero's role during Covid-19 crisis

Great link. I've been observing this on Flight 24. Set your filter to between 18,000-35,000' and it's all 747F/767F for the most part flying all over the globe. Simply amazing, while also being a somber reminder of things........

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by glideslope
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31160

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"

Ah yes. This is the time when large companies and corporations break out the tissues and start coming up with the sob stories of how they're on the verge of collapse after a 10 year run of record profits just to see what juicy 'rescue package' they can get from their government. 2008 all over again...

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by glideslope
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31160

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"

IMO, they will cut jobs first in the non-core production countries, such as the UK and US and might get a Bailout through a simple capital increase, with shares isued to Germany, France and Spain. As France and Germany own 11% each and Spain owns 4% of Airbus, it is likely that they would want to i...

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by glideslope
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147287

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

I have to wonder whether the EMB move would be to give Boeing a competitive product, in order to support the tariffs. If they race to get the deal done before early January, we will know the answer. Er, no. Unless you want to consider a world where you can be prosecuted tomorrow, for a speed limit ...

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by glideslope
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned A330 parked at TLV
Replies: 14
Views: 7240

Re: Abandoned A330 parked at TLV

F-WTBW CN871 was a cancelled MRTT conversion and arrived at TLV March 2019 Not completely correct. It was built as a tanker for USAF when Airbus won the tanker competition, before Boeing objected and won the rematch. I'll wager the USAF would like to go back in time an revisit that decision. :check...

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by glideslope
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26604

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

Makes sense if they don't want the 777X any longer. That way Boeing gets to lessen the blow a little by booking 787 orders. The downgrade in comfort in Y at CX will be quite steep if they do swap this order. From having a 9-abreast Y in the 777 to the A350, to 10-abreast Y in the 777 to the 787. To...

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by glideslope
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave
Replies: 63
Views: 8618

Re: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave

I have really not cared for the behaviour of B6 management during this crisis. 1) Going to extraordinary lengths to avoid giving refunds. 2) Trying to get an exemption to CARES act service requirements 3) pulling this stunt with hours. I hope the B6 staff pull an Air France and become violently mil...

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by glideslope
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56671

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

I'm not sure at all airplanes contracts are vaporware. OEM are expert making these contracts : they make these contracts every week while an airline is making one every X years... What is not vaporware also is a delivery slot. Most of the narrow body products are flying domestic routes. And it seem...

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by glideslope
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMAC readies BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 6932

Re: AMAC readies BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment

If you have the money to spend on a BBJ 747-8, you probably have enough to change out the interior every six years... I'll wager it's going to be tough to decide wether to stay with the Gold Bathroom Fixtures or go with Platinum this time around. Dollar for dollar, Platinum wears better than gold. ...

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by glideslope
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12067

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

Wow! That is a massive drop in capacity. I cant see it going that low tbh 36 a month is optimistic IMO by the time we are 6m out from here. We are just entering the On-Ramp in this crisis. Aviation and it's Business Models will be forever changed from this. Some will make it. Many will not. Air Tra...

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by glideslope
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMAC readies BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 6932

Re: AMAC readies BBJ 747-8 for refurbishment

ScottB wrote:
If you have the money to spend on a BBJ 747-8, you probably have enough to change out the interior every six years...


I'll wager it's going to be tough to decide wether to stay with the Gold Bathroom Fixtures or go with Platinum this time around.

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by glideslope
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: P&W and the F-15EX?
Replies: 20
Views: 2547

Re: P&W and the F-15EX?

Yes, it would functionally kill the program. The whole point is a rapid off the shelf acquisition because we basically can’t get/re-equip/train all the F-15C folks quickly enough. Wait ‘2 years’, and that wouldn’t be as much/any issue. Pratt is really thumbing their noses at the USAF over this, and...

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by glideslope
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: P&W and the F-15EX?
Replies: 20
Views: 2547

P&W and the F-15EX?

I'm interested in thoughts on this? Personally, I'm of the opinion that development of a second option is a positive. Would a 2yr delay be of any consequence in real word operational requirements? https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/possible-new-engine-war-recasts-pratt-champi...

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by glideslope
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73226

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

...why he wanted to re-run the topic... To address the criticism, I feel some people just can't seem to let go of the "US pilot" vs the "non-US pilot" sub thread. In fact they seem to enjoy the controversy it engenders and bring it up every chance they get. I'm hoping that reite...

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by glideslope
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95217

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

I don't want to go off topic, but I didn't want to start a new thread either. Is this Fuel Tank FOD issue a Boeing wide concern (787, 777, 767) or just in the Max? If just the Max why? If I'm out of line, and this is common across Boeing in 2020 feel free to delete this post.. I have my theory's , ...

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by glideslope
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95217

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

I don't want to go off topic, but I didn't want to start a new thread either. Is this Fuel Tank FOD issue a Boeing wide concern (787, 777, 767) or just in the Max? If just the Max why? If I'm out of line, and this is common across Boeing in 2020 feel free to delete this post.. I have my theory's , b...

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by glideslope
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64526

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

I'm going to guess United, for three reasons. First they're already on the board there for the A321XLR order, this could be an disclosed part of that order. Second they have 38 763s which while being recently nicely updated are getting old. They're 763 fleet ranges from 1991 to the three former Haw...

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by glideslope
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15025

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

UPS757Pilot wrote:
Good for freight.


You’d need tapering containers from the shape of the fuselage? Hard to see any interest. I just don’t see PAX wanting to fly in these windowless frames on long haul flights.

Just not the right time.

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by glideslope
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19729

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

Nice to see the Queen retake the record. Hope it holds up for long time. It is still two hours slower than the record, so it is not the record holder of civil passenger carrying aircraft. Perhaps this will change if the Boeing 969 reaches production, it might be able to do the journey in less than ...

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by glideslope
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19729

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

Nice to see the Queen retake the record. Hope it holds up for long time.

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by glideslope
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80184

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Indeed. I was a little surprised to hear they auto fold on the runway once under 50kts. I’m curious if this will be standard procedure for all carriers? I don’t see an issue if you’re under 50kts, but an interesting setting none the less. I think it’s built into the aircraft systems, it makes perfe...

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by glideslope
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80184

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

delimit wrote:
I'm never going to get tired of watching those wingtips.


Indeed. I was a little surprised to hear they auto fold on the runway once under 50kts. I’m curious if this will be standard procedure for all carriers? I don’t see an issue if you’re under 50kts, but an interesting setting none the less.

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by glideslope
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189999

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

MCAS, when operating properly, does not "force the plane to dive." In introduces a mis-trim to cause it to take more force to lift the nose more. MCAS, operating properly, would never have caused a plane to dive or even for a pilot to notice it existed. The issue with MCAS was the botched...

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by glideslope
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189999

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

MCAS, when operating properly, does not "force the plane to dive." In introduces a mis-trim to cause it to take more force to lift the nose more. MCAS, operating properly, would never have caused a plane to dive or even for a pilot to notice it existed. The issue with MCAS was the botched...

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by glideslope
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189999

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

sphealey wrote:
Agreed: the French are much more subtle about sticking knives into their corporate opponents, and the French language is much better suited than US English for such activity. Although some Brits do a decent job of it with the Queen's English.


God Save the Queen. :checkeredflag:

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by glideslope
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289523

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

If a missile destroys an engine, there's no accessory box turning, with no accessory box, there's nothing driving the generator. If transponder one is running off ACBUS1 then the transponder is offline. Linking GEN2 to the system requires manual intervention, and I'd imagine they'd also need to rem...

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by glideslope
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289523

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

heyjoojoo wrote:
Stopped suddenly.

This was no mechanical issue, no reason to pretend that this was.


Agreed. Definitely an SA-15 IMO only.

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by glideslope
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289523

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

The pictures show huge electrical lines and towers all around the area. Couldn’t the plane or pieces hitting those have caused the flashes right before ground impact? IMO, Yes it could. After looking at the images of the scene from daylight that brief flare prior to impact could have been from powe...

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by glideslope
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289523

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Reading through this thread reminds me that there are some very special people among our user base. I'm amazed that there are people that believe that the Iranians would intentionally shoot down an airliner less then 50km (!) from the capital's international airport! One that belongs to a country t...

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by glideslope
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189999

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

This article says the MAX issues are the outcome of the MD merger. Interesting hypothesis. https://qz.com/1776080/how-the-mcdonnell-douglas-boeing-merger-led-to-the-737-max-crisis/ MD merger or not, the beginning of the end for Boeing was the passing over of Alan Mulally as CEO and his departure fr...

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by glideslope
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28757

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Does the 737-10 have MCAS? I thought I read something where it is not on the 10 Series?

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by glideslope
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38922

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

This could be the where the fix is in. Politicians get cover to assert that the big man was fired and changes were made at Boeing; while the FAA gets the squeeze to approve the plane to keep all those jobs afloat in an election cycle year. God I hope you’re wrong. I could see this though. Hard to t...

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by glideslope
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 28859

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

Sooner787 wrote:
I just checked Seattle Times website & didn't see story of the rollout posted yet.

Makes me wonder if the 777X first flight will occur without any prior public notice?


I would bet that to be the case. Expect flights to resume 2nd or 3rd week in Jan.

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by glideslope
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 369295

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-ge-wraps-up-ge9x-trials-as-777x-flight-tes-462145/ GE gives an update on the the GE9X. They say their certification of the engine will be completed this month as they have fixed the stator vane issue completely and once that is completed Boeing ca...

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