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by BlueSky1976
Wed May 13, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31046

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

chonetsao wrote:

B747 is the Queen of the Sky, do you mind?


I do, actually. Queen is dead. B747 IS the Whale of the Sky. Beer keg sitting on top of the plank. At least A380s wings are gracious...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to SYD
Replies: 8
Views: 3312

Re: LOT to SYD

Poland recently started doing free repatriation flights under EU program (long overdue and better option than #LOTdoDomu where people were forced to pay skyhigh OW fares). Most likely, it's one of these fligths.

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 262
Views: 36543

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Today (14.03.2020) is 40 year anniversary of LO007 air disaster, which took place on this day in 1980. Officially - due to faulty turbine shaft. With time, more and more evidence becomes available proving that actual cause was poor maintenance of aircraft engines by airline mechanics. All 88 souls o...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JAL order the 777-9?
Replies: 32
Views: 6449

Re: Will JAL order the 777-9?

SQ789 wrote:
The 772 can be replaced by the A359 but the 77W and 773 is not.


Having too big aircraft in their fleet is what sent JAL into bankruptcy.
A350-900R is the replacement for domestic 772s and 773s, while A350-1000 will replace 77Ws. End of story.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas large Regional / NB replacement program: A320, 737, A220, E2, 797 under evaluation.
Replies: 33
Views: 5424

Re: Qantas large Regional / NB replacement program: A320, 737, A220, E2, 797 under evaluation.

Why still have the A330s when the 787s can take over their role as well domestically and simplify the fleet? ...because QANTAS was the biggest single victim of 787 being 4 years late. This and financial woes they fell under in the meantime gave them the opportunity to get out of that contract at mi...

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News Thread - 2020
Replies: 244
Views: 26706

Re: F-35 News Thread - 2020

Poland officially signs a $4.6 billion contract to buy 32 F-35's: https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2020/01/31/poland-inks-46-billion-contract-for-f-35-fighter-jets/ This is significantly less than the expected $6.5 billion. A waste of money on useless aircraft, given Polands geolocation. T...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?
Replies: 65
Views: 6374

Re: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?

Boeing is far from doomed. Troubled - yes, but not doomed.
MAX trouble will go away, but this will spell long overdue end to the 737 line. Not going ahead with NSA back in 2010/11 has rightfully backfired on the company.

Boeing needs all-new narrowbody ASAP.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 262
Views: 36543

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
For this 2020 LOT will place an order of Boeing 787-10 for its dense routes to YYZ, JFK, EWR, ORD, NRT and ICN

Nope. No such order has been made nor has it been announced.

In other news: WAW-IAD is officially launched. Initially 3x a week, beginning 02 June 2020.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 120686

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

tomgle wrote:
Off topic, but I wasn’t sure where else to post this: an RAF Airbus KC2 Voyager (modified A330) just took off from Warsaw, heading to the UK. Anyone know what it was doing there?


UK Embassy supply flight, perhaps? Those are usually handled by military transports, AFAIK...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11565

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

VV wrote:
Define 767X.


A concept airplane from mid-1980s that eventually became Boeing 777. End of story.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 251
Views: 46087

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

Boy, how right was I.
Told ya.... 777-300ER freighter conversion it's not a matter of "if" but "when".

...and here it is.

Coming up next: 777-9 swing tail freighter. 747-8F is going bye-bye in 10 years tops.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147355

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

This is interesting.. but considering the A330 kicked the 767's @ss ,leading to Boeing building the 787 I can't see how the passenger 767MAX would be that successful except for the most ardent 767 customers like UA. Delta and AA have already moved on with the NEO and 787. Cargo could be interesting...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA New Livery?
Replies: 15
Views: 4022

Re: BA New Livery?

ikolkyo wrote:
Hopefully not, that livery is timeless it feels like.


"Hold my beer" - signed: Landor

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 662783

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So the EASA will keep a perfectly functioning airplane grounded. Just because. Fair enough. The EASA has made its bed. But you can be very sure they will cry foul when they must lie in it one day. :smile: BS. EASA will not repeat mistakes made by FAA and will double check FAAs own certification to ...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 14576

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

What's the purpose of the livery? Is this frame going to do some sort of promotional tour or something like that?

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 662783

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=93206


...because real business likes silence?
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Noshow wrote:
Why is the FAA itself so quiet on MAX updates? The last I can find is from late june?
https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=93206


...because real business likes silence?

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 662783

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Moore Aerospace is arguing on Twitter that a grounding was not required, that it is a political act and that all that was required was an AD stopping CAT III landings. https://twitter.com/mooreaerospace/status/1154145702152478720?s=12 Credible? It's probably one of Boeing - paid troll accounts, sim...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 63
Views: 8558

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: 2653

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: 104
Views: 9983

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: 476
Views: 130256

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: 476
Views: 130256

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: 476
Views: 130256

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: 5468

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: 320
Views: 77159

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: 4981

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: 4070

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: 6993

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: 150
Views: 27725

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: 13324

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: 1441
Views: 370051

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: 23536

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: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147730

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: 411487

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: 411487

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: 18130

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: 18130

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: 564
Views: 56538

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: 411487

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: 78
Views: 10968

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: 411487

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: 183
Views: 15108

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: 1797
Views: 381639

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: 823
Views: 120686

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: 6476
Views: 745319

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: 6476
Views: 745319

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: 6476
Views: 745319

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: 6476
Views: 745319

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: 823
Views: 120686

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: 823
Views: 120686

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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