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by justloveplanes
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 14028

Re: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019

Any updates on dispatch reliability?

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by justloveplanes
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 10346

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

I always liked the 767 for economy or business first. It should still be a good for this route in terms of weight and fuel burn. Very right sized.

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by justloveplanes
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66903

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

That was my question. How much was the wear accelerated? Half as long?

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by justloveplanes
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1:400 LAX model airport- 1am to 4:45am operations
Replies: 2
Views: 1593

Re: 1:400 LAX model airport- 1am to 4:45am operations

1:400, so how large is this in feet?

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by justloveplanes
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: TWA Connie - 1/6 Scale RC and Incredible
Replies: 1
Views: 703

TWA Connie - 1/6 Scale RC and Incredible

https://youtu.be/P6KSZaE0wIY?t=123

This RC Connie is just plain beautiful. I think it looks better in an RC aircraft because it's easier to take all in and get good pictures in flight. 21 foot wingspan.
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https://youtu.be/P6KSZaE0wIY?t=123

This RC Connie is just plain beautiful. I think it looks better in an RC aircraft because it's easier to take all in and get good pictures in flight. 21 foot wingspan.

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by justloveplanes
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It will be very interesting then to see how Boeing goes for the 797. Jim McNearney did say, however, that cfrp doesn't scale down well, there is a minimum thickness for puncture resistance, etc.

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by justloveplanes
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The 777 has some key aspects for program success that the 'other A/C' you mentioned did not. The 779 is a derivative of a strong design that Boeing knows a lot about building efficiently. Per recent Boeing strategy, a lot of engineering is going into manufacturing efficiency. I believe this includes...

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by justloveplanes
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Using AL-LI Skins, new frames new wing, new tail, apparently a lot of new systems and 787 Flight deck as well means not that many carryover parts pretty well close to brand new. If they do stretch it to 85m that would probably get them to right about half way in between 777W and A380 in size. Do yo...

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by justloveplanes
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Also, wing and engine weight stays the same so the linear fuselage model assumes those substantial weights shrink with the fuselage length, but they don't. So 2.3 tons for length adjustment and a wee bit more for constant engine/wing weight and we are back to that 167-ish range. What is of interest ...

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by justloveplanes
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

778 OEW estimation is around 167 t and A35k is around 150t! On a photo from CX A35k there is label with OEW 148 900kg on the pedestal. Cheers The 77W OEW is 167.8t. The 778 is 5m shorter than the 77W. At 2.3t/m, the 778 will be at least 11t less than the 77W before wings (going to composites should...

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by justloveplanes
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The A35K is a great plane (maybe too great; new charts have come out and they suggest that the A35K has equal trip fuel to an A359 despite the A35K being heavier and having higher thrust engines of the same technology (and not even a fan size increase) but that's for another thread - in TechOps pro...

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by justloveplanes
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Silly Time - GE9X on a 748X
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Silly Time - GE9X on a 748X

Well, the wings of a 747-200 already fly a GE9X...... Why not two on a 748?

Continuous thrust of a GEnx 2b is about 58K lbs or 116K per side. Sounds very doable for an engine (GE9X) that can out thrust a GE90-115.......

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by justloveplanes
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Middle East 3 Carriers are the Lifeline for 777-8/-9 Program

EK needs the 777X. But EK also suspects / knows GE didn't encourage / actively discouraged EA from offering an engine choice for their final A380 order, and that Boeing may have had influence. As the dominant customer 777X customer, the opportunity to extract better terms while others dither, will ...

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by justloveplanes
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The 778 is better than the 77W at anything the 77W does except for ULD positions. The mentality is causing the 778 to get off to a slow start, but in the end the 778 will be fine. As far as EK, they still have their 10 77Ls according to Airfleets. And there is a reason for that. The 778 will replac...

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by justloveplanes
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I think the difference is A) The 777x is a twin, B) it is a potent cargo hauler C) It has leadership engine tech D) Trip costs are substantially lower than an A380. So the tech re: economics or market re: aircraft size/configuration don't parallel. Some similarities to the A380, but also fundamenta...

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by justloveplanes
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 636
Views: 164939

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

It doesn't sound unreasonable that they could do some flight testing too, but I can understand why not. The accelerated wear on the engines was under huge stresses. Wondering why simple low altitude tests that don't tax the engines wouldn't be feasible.

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by justloveplanes
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16922

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Why not freighters? FedEx and UPS had them ordered before. Good for low density (flowers) , weird shapes (animals). Not sure what the structure will allow, nor retrofit costs.

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by justloveplanes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34065

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

Yep, the followon impact to the 787 delayed startup was immense. We would have seen the 777X in an all carbon tube IMHO. And maybe Y1 with GTF...maybe.

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by justloveplanes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34065

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War In other words, 787 has been able to reduce manufacturing costs incredibly fast, something that has been reported by Leeham et al in the past, and echoed here on a.net multiple times. The article links to https://www.bloomberg.com/news...

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by justloveplanes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18322

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

They had their IFS video themed to match "Spiderman Far from Home" movie. Maybe more of that OR Star Wars......

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by justloveplanes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It is too early to be bearish on the sales future of the 777x. I believe the GE9x wiil be another performance overachiever based on my readings of events. As mentioned before, Cathay Pacific's CEO was very impressed at his factory visit and said he would like to order 20 more. He wont be alone. 778 ...

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by justloveplanes
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I think the difference is A) The 777x is a twin, B) it is a potent cargo hauler C) It has leadership engine tech D) Trip costs are substantially lower than an A380. So the tech re: economics or market re: aircraft size/configuration don't parallel. Some similarities to the A380, but also fundamental...

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by justloveplanes
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66903

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues

It's an interesting thought. Well, one thing that would be interesting is to see how the 77W load and yield numbers are holding up in the 787/350 era. Even half the size of the 77W market plus future 778 freighter sales would be a good return on investment I would think.

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by justloveplanes
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66903

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues

I apologize if this has been brought up before but if the GE9X is the one of the primary game changing factors for the 77X why not just incorporate them on the 77E/L/W? I imagine the cost of pairing them to the current gen 777s would have been cheaper than building all new variants? For that matter...

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by justloveplanes
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

STC said 3 things in the article of importance. A) Overall numbers the same, 150 and 40 B) Might swap 78K for 789 C) This realignment driven by the change to the A380 program. I think the most likely outcome is just what he says. 78K order was compromised because he has A350's coming, so he's moving...

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by justloveplanes
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131701

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

777x is going to be fine. I don't think GE's gushing comments about the GE9x testing at altitude going "extremely well" are fluff. I am sure STC would love 150 9X, flat doesn't need them, but there will be others.

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by justloveplanes
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1492
Views: 271490

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Maybe QF are waiting for 777X test data. They are going to have to wait a mite longer....

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by justloveplanes
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 636
Views: 164939

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

“During a factory test an engine gave us a signal about its health. We had an anomaly in the compressor and we halted the run.”, according GE. From what I hear that translates to seperated high pressure blades. But kudos GE, nice spin. "Signal about its health" :D Any more specifics from ...

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by justloveplanes
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66903

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues

Flight Global is reporting that GE still anticipates completing GE9X certification testing this year and has completed some 80% of required testing. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ge-aviation-addresses-ge9x-issue-after-lengthy-fligh-458847/ Sounds to me like the engine is producing more...

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by justloveplanes
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66903

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

I am not saying fuel burn is the only factor. I was just pointing out the datum in question that was raised (8 hours / 4K nm) was convergent. Your point of there not being a difference at 14 hours is new and interesting info.

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by justloveplanes
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66903

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Better send that info on to AirNZ, they just kicked T1000 to the kerb because GEnX could deliver more range. Trent does have lower takeoff and climb fuel burn. Data I've seen, GE has 2% lower cruise fuel burn, equal fuel consumption at 4000nm. GE has longer overhaul intervals, but less than 10k in ...

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by justloveplanes
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66903

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

If GE invested so much in the GE9x there would pressure to get significant ROI and the 777X program, as it looks now, won't offer that. Probably they will go for a GENX upgrade using new technology, to become available around 2025, like the geared Ultrafan. TBD on the 779. Cathay Pacific's CEO saw ...

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by justloveplanes
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23799

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

What excites me the most is GE's CMC PIP. After the GE9x, the GEnX is the next logical application than the leap. This should make the 787-10 a 7200nm aircraft. That is traditionally the near TPAC range. For UA, AA, and SQ that should be quite attractive. Everyone should be respectful of the differ...

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pabloeing wrote:
¿Boeing near to win the Qantas Project Sunrise deal?
https://theaircurrent.com/aircraft-deve ... tas-deals/


Does this reference a 260 ton 78K? What improvement does it mention for a 778?

Ivan

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by justloveplanes
Mon May 27, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1492
Views: 271490

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Mrakula wrote:
I do not why all those post mentioned A380. There will be no need of VLA after you have smaller more efficient plane, which can connect more destinations directly. That is why A380 failed and 787 is succeed!

That's a valid point. One that could lead QF to choose the A350

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by justloveplanes
Mon May 27, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1492
Views: 271490

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Does the recent NZ order indicate that the “ER” version of 787-9/-10 is back in the competition for Project Sunrise? The 787 was never in the competition for project sunrise. But it is a factor. The aircraft chosen needs to serve other non SYD LHR routes. If a 78J can do some of those, that it miti...

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by justloveplanes
Sun May 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5978

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

rufusmi wrote:
stuff wrote:
Air New Zealand has "big ambitions" to fly its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners between Auckland to New York


Good luck with that


Reading the article, it references a reconfigured 789 in the same pragraph as the 78J purchase. So maybe an optimized 789 is the AKL NYC intent

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by justloveplanes
Tue May 21, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1492
Views: 271490

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I think in the end, QF will likely choose the 777-8 (778). With good reason: due to the quite niche nature of the SYD-LHR nonstop route, to minimize issues with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), the plane will only be equipped with Premium Economy (around 39" seating pitch) and Business class seatin...

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by justloveplanes
Wed May 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1492
Views: 271490

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The logic is thus With a 787 / 77X family you cover a wider span of payload / range performance using a common type. With a 787 / 350 combined fleet, you have two type ratings to support a (slightly) narrower span of payload / range missions. Since the A35X and 77X appear to be quite close, the dec...

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by justloveplanes
Tue May 14, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1492
Views: 271490

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Reviewing this, I have to favor Boeing. UA already runs a 789 LAX SYD I think. So the inclusion of the 779 as part of an overall offering provides a more complete solution for QF. And QF runs 789s BNE-LAX, MEL-LAX, MEL-SFO and soon SYD-SFO But that's means nothing for a 777 v 350 decision. The logi...

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by justloveplanes
Mon May 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1492
Views: 271490

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Qantas says both Airbus and Boeing meet the Project Sunrise challenge and it is expected that a RFP will completed by end of next year with first delivery in 2022. Boeing is proposing a tweaked version of the 777-8 while Airbus is offering a tweaked version of the A359ULR in the form of the A350-10...

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by justloveplanes
Fri May 10, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 5716

Re: 787-10 In service Performance

He stated the A350's are definitely coming because the contract cancellation cost is simply too steep. He stated its common agreement within United leadership that the A350 order was a small mistake that started in 2009 and just kept growing, however given it's solid performance and suitability to ...

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by justloveplanes
Wed May 01, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 19321

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

I just don't see how frequency over capacity is sustainable. The biggest hubs are the biggest hubs for a reason: They are in the largest markets. Cities like London,Beijing, New York, and the like do not show any signs of slowing their growth, and you can only expand airports so far before it becom...

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by justloveplanes
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In
Replies: 48
Views: 4962

Re: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In

As far as I understand, MCAS trimmed way beyond speed trim range, so there was no such option. Or consider this a demonstrated soft spot in training which needs to be covered. Left unchecked , MCAS will trim itself to a very high speed range, but that is because the (incorrect) information it is re...

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by justloveplanes
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In
Replies: 48
Views: 4962

Re: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In

Is there any data on how many times in normal operations MCAS has deployed? How often does this high AoA happen?

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by justloveplanes
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716094

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I think one should keep in mind there is really nothing wrong with the Max other than an incredibly botched add on auxiliary control system. No reason EASA shouldn't re-certify once it is fixed.

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by justloveplanes
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716094

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

b) The aero issue MCAS was designed to deal with was IMHO not catastrophic or hazardous and Boeing and the FAA both agreed. There was no carelessness in this assessment. No carelessness in deciding that the potential failure of a control system designed to operate solely in the flight regime near s...

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by justloveplanes
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716094

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The MAX-8 is supposed to act exactly as a 738. The MAX-9 is supposed to act exactly as a 739ER. But the MAX-10 is all its own. Boeing doesn't need to look at another plane when defining certification criteria. One thing they could do: Move the aft CG limit a little forward. That would limit the nee...

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by justloveplanes
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G
Replies: 193
Views: 14304

Re: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G

Hypothetical: how do you mount "junior GenX" engines on a B737? That's where the "huge fan hung forward" concept is going. Better performance in NB frames means bigger fans. The MAX sales success is based on its performance numbers, so to preserve that performance the "huge...

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by justloveplanes
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G
Replies: 193
Views: 14304

Re: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G

The best solution is to retrofit the airframe with new structures e.g. tail. Would be expensive but much better than a software patch which doesn't address the underlying aerodynamic problem. Late to this discussion and probably already mentioned, apopogies: It just seems a this whole thing was a v...

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