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by BlueSky1976
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 768
Views: 110184

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

seahawk wrote:
Which drama? The performance of the plane is extremely competitive and the small software error will be fixed.


This "small software error" of yours killed 340 people already. Don't forget that.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 62
Views: 6984

Re: Airbus product range 2028

My vision of Airbus lineup in 2028: - A220-100 - A220-300 - A220-500 - simple stretch of -300, 160 standard two class capacity - A320+ - stretched A320 with new wing and engines, 190 standard two class capacity - A321+ - stretched A321 with same wing as A320+, 220 standard two class capacity - A322+...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2342

Re: The Future of Boeing

Boeing isn't going anywhere. The 737 MAX fiasco will eventually be resolved and many more frames of the type will be delivered. The issue may trigger a comeback of NSA that was shelved when it was decided to rush 737 re-engine project instead of a clean-sheet narrowbody. We'll see. 787 is fine and a...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 83
Views: 4518

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

All boeing narrowbodies + the 787 a.k.a. "Crampliner". Worst ride on a widebody I've ever had.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123961

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Delta ordered another 5 A220-100's https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/delta-air-lines-books-order-for-additional-five-airbus-a220-aircraft.html This bit is really interesting: In a separate arrangement, Airbus and Delta have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding fo...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123961

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

fcogafa wrote:
Strato2 wrote:
Airbus stock hit ATH today.


What has Athens got to do with it?


ATH = All Time High

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123961

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Air Lease orders 23 A321LR + 27 A321XLR + 50 A220-300.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4777

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

hongkongflyer wrote:
767-400 tailor made for DL and CO.


Wrong.
767-400 was designed as a competitor to A330-200 and failed. Only DL and CO ended up buying it due to 20-year supplier exclusivity contract clause that was since removed.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 194
Views: 35194

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

Sincerely doubt Boeing ever expected the aircraft to be much of a seller, if at all, with US airlines..... *maybe* replacing AA/UA's 77Ws some 20yrs down the road, but that's about the foreseeable extent of it. If Boeing didn't expect the aircraft to be "much of a seller", it wouldn't sta...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 4013

Re: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX

Look very closely at 737-10. You will notice that it has significantly longer fuselage stretch forward of the wing vs. aft, especially when comparing to -9. Hence, center of gravity will move aft and the airframe will not require as much down trim force as -7, -8 or -9. Which only confirms my theory...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much smaller is the B777-300ER/B777-9 compare to the B747-400?
Replies: 23
Views: 3741

Re: How much smaller is the B777-300ER/B777-9 compare to the B747-400?

What about the passenger area? How much smaller is the B777-300ER/B777-9 compare to the B747-400? 777-300ER has smaller passenger count than 747-400 in normal, 3 - class configuration. 777-9 will be roughly the same as 747-400. It's pretty much a direct replacement of that model. Of course, passeng...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6155

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Cycling, running, hiking, trekking, some very amateur photography, aviation modeling in 1/48 scale, movies, music on vinyl and books. Back in the day I used to be active Flight Sim 2004 user and a DJ, gave it up some time ago due to so-called "life". I learned to play some guitar chords at...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 25334

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

I think the order will be for the mix of 787-9 and -10. Airbus will be used strictly to get better price, along with ongoing 737 MAX fiasco. It's KoreanAir, they won't buy anything but boeings.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu May 30, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12476

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

5 things Airbus did wrong:
1. A380
2. A340-500/-600
3. A318
4. Not putting GE90 under A330-300s wing
5. A350Mk1

5 things Airbus did right:
1. Fly By Wire
2. A320 Family sans A318
3. A330
4. Cross Crew Qualification system
5. A350XWB

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by BlueSky1976
Thu May 30, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137463

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I have to say: those folded wing tips start to grow on me... I wasn't a fan of their look in "folded" position at first.

Long live the Mighty Triple Seven. The queen slayer.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue May 28, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22356

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

I might even argue that BA's older aircraft have superior product to the new ones: 777s with 9 abreast in economy (v. 9 abreast on a 787, which is a much narrower aircraft) and 747s with storage bins on the upper deck. With the exception of Y+, seats are essentially the same. I don't think the exis...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri May 24, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95435

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial

R.I.P. Embraer...
Fortunately, the name will live on their bizjets and military aircraft.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri May 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382783

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Major kudos for FAA not giving in to boeing - paid lobbyists and PR machine. The decision only proves that all regulators will work together to ensure the aircraft is truly safe because they determine it to be safe - NOT the manufacturer and its PR BS.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri May 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382783

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

morrisond wrote:
ET pilots barely had more time before being put into the cockpit of an 737 as full instrument /commercial rated pilots.


ONE ET pilot.
ONE.
1.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu May 23, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16293

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Bricktop wrote:
[Define "proven safe". :roll:


No MCAS - related disaster for at least 5 years since service re-entry.
I value my precious life, actually.

And yes, I WILL go out of my way to avoid 737 MAX until then.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu May 23, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16293

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

I'll still avoid 737 MAX like a plague, until the aircraft is proven safe.
Screw boeing PR.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed May 22, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42808

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The only success of A380 is that Airbus will go down in history of aviation as the builder of the biggest commercial aircraft - that's all. Marketwise, it failed and the only profit for Airbus Industrie comes from maintenance contracts...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri May 17, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382783

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing is ready to get it up in the air. https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130434 Fortunately, it's not up to Boeing to decide if the fix is to be certified or not. FAA, EASA, CAAC and others must do that and they will scrutinize it thoroughly to ensure no more deaths are c...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon May 13, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 8550

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Channex757 wrote:
Boeing Commercial uses the 7-7 format so why change a formula that works?

7A7,7B7,7C7 etc.


Nope.
Boeing Commercial uses XX7 format, beginning with model 207. Therefore, 8x7 after 797 makes the most sense.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu May 09, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382783

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

FAA was the last agency to ground those faulty planes. It's under heavy pressure of boeings lobbyists to undo the grounding ASAP. I hope the rest of the world stays independent and does full due dilligence.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu May 02, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3585

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

The A350 is designed for ultra long haul flights not 90 minute short hauls. AN A350 is too much plane for Japanese domestic runs. Wrong and wrong. JAL ordered A350-900 "Regional" variant, which is optimized for short, more frequent operations. They'll be used as a domestic workhorses, rep...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Love the tail. Hate the bottom fuselage. United should have come up with its own design, not copy boeing's stupid wave.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60549

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Embraer has really served LO well though I miss their B735. Loved flying on those especially since they were so comfortable to sleep in due to those thick old-school seats. I don't. LO 735 were on my "to avoid" list (as are all 737). It's the most uncomfortable aircraft one can fly in, fu...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713829

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Here's an excerpt from an Aviation Week article: "A full aerodynamic stall with the MCAS inoperative is another exercise pilots experience in the MAX engineering cab simulator. (...) I'd much rather read how the aircraft behaves in the same scenario with MCAS enabled and how pilots are trained...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713829

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Are we sure Boeing paid for the adwords? Is it possible that the public relations firm Boeing hired to do damage control paid for the adwords? Having experience in working at global corporations social media department, I can assure you they do. Heck, some of a.net members may even be on their payr...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713829

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

One of the worst things I've read in recent weeks is that Boeing have paid for adwords to get their own statements about safety above the other Boeing stories on the internet about the plane Nothing should shock me any more about what goes on behind the scenes. But the above really upsets me. It's ...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713829

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

BravoOne wrote:
Previousy reported by a Boeing VP, the airplane will return to service mid to late June 2019.


Fortunately, it's not up to boeing vp to decide when MAX is recertified.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60549

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

This politician nowadays doesn’t have much clout, does he? He was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy from 2012 until 2015, he's irrelevant now. You'd be surprised... Him and others like him are still very influencial when it comes to opposing any growth of Okęcie, as far as any new runwa...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60549

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I’d love for you to show me where the “city completely surrounded the airport”. I literally landed at WAW today I saw empty land with my own eyes, but a quick peek at an aerial photo shows that the land necessary for a third runway is not dense urban development. It’s mostly undeveloped land. Let m...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713829

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It didn't have much problems accelerating past Vmo while climbing - that doesn't seem too underpowered to me. Now I get it - the MAX's problem is that it was Overpowered - they should never have installed such high thrust engines to allow the aircraft to accelerate past Vmo in climb as we can't ass...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AD to be issued on 787 RR Trent 1000 TEN engines
Replies: 28
Views: 5782

Re: AD to be issued on 787 RR Trent 1000 TEN engines

tealnz wrote:
Any indication it is affecting 789s? Or just -10s?


Newer 787-9s also have RR T1000-TEN, so presumably AD would apply to them as well.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713829

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The only problem is that they added a new system, without making it transparent for the pilots. It has no indication that it is active, it has no switch to turn only MCAS off and it was not documented in the original handbook. No. The only problem is that they added a new system that killed 346 peo...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713829

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Paolo18 wrote:

Will Boeing survive this?
Seriously, who would want to order this plane from Boeing when it is at fault?


Of course they will. Boeing's on TBTF list, along with GM, Ford and others.
If anything, issues with MAX may speed up long overdue 737 replacement - and that's a good thing, actually.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 16828

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

Boeing had the new narrowbody in development farther down than today's NMA. It was nearing authority to offer decision. EIS was planned for 2018. Then, American issued RFP for replacement of 300 old aircraft, Airbus was winning it, Boeing panicked and rushed 737 reengine to meet 2016 EIS. The rest i...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713829

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

What is rocket science, however, that is how it could happen that Boeing made such a blunder, and how it could slip through the FAA filter. Not a rocket science whatsoever, only two words: SELF-CERTIFICATION. FAA made the fatal error by allowing boeing to do most of the certification work itself, w...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713829

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Hopefully, the "fix" doesn't get approved without thorough testing, done by FAA, not boeing.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35303

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

My fingers are crossed for superior Airbus product. If anything, PW is the one that should be worried due to its issues with GTF. I suspect it will be A320Neo combined with CFM Leap engines.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate
Replies: 56
Views: 13753

Re: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate

Good move.
Now, EASA and FAA should follow. Certificates should be revoked and the aircraft should redo the flight test program and become recertified after MCAS is proven as safe and redundant by proper regulators - not by Boeing.

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34278

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

Sorry, but Airbus hardly updated the A330Neo interior. The cabin still has the look of a plane built in the early 2000s. On the contrary, Boeing updated for sure the 777X interior. So yes, from a passenger point of view, this is a downgrade. Boeing's 777-9 aircraft has inconvenient, 3+4+3 row layou...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 20096

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

To be honest, the only impact current 737 MAX issue has on the 797 would be certification process. I expect much less "outsorcing" done by FAA this time when it comes to the process itself and the paperwork connected with it.

Other than that - slim to none.

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716443

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Speaking from the time perspective - The Seattle Times article confirms what I thought about the true, root cause of MCAS - related events: the 737 MAX is a flawed and rushed design that in its current form should never have been certified. MCAS is a feature that is supposed to fix the now aerodynam...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54203

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

The B787 will be in LH colors. A A339 will never be. Mark my words. "All LCCs fly only 737s". "American will never fly another Airbus". "Delta will never order anything from Airbus". "United will cancel all of its A350 orders". "Emirates Boeing 787-10 or...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46898

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

She's a beauty - just like other Mighty Triple Sevens! That livery really suits her well!

BTW - is it me, or is it the first time US N-registration was placed on the bottom of the wing on any modern jetliner? I've never seen that before.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713829

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Boeing's lobbyists are hard at work to ensure FAA doesn't follow - knowing how the things work in good 'ole USA.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54203

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

789s are most likely for Austrian and Swiss. A350s - definitely for Lufthansa.

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