Sounds like Lion Air wants to take over Boeing's MAX flight test program.
And why not? We've already known long before last year's crash why they buy so many "extra" aircraft...
"We're going to make sure the business case makes sense for us and our customers. If it does, we'll go, if not we've got other investments we can make."[/size] Interesting, what other investments could we think of? .. Dusting off the plans for another new joint wb/nb program instead of a ...Jump to post
The next Big One will cause so much environmental waste around the greater SFO region that this ban will seem like a handful of sand among an entire beach. Better make sure that clean drinking water being brought in for the thirsty, dehydrated, ravaged population is in environmentally-safe container...Jump to post
I've never once seen a gun be deadly on its own. But if it comes in the wrong hands? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgxSvFoQ59k (watch first 30s only) The estimated billion motor vehicles worldwide are just as deadly as a gun in the wrong hands...and unlike a gun, they can be deadly on their own a...Jump to post
I understand that they have been around for quite some time and they now do short cruises. Where did they use to go 15-20 years ago? 8-21 day cruises? For example Carnival Paradise/Imagination etc. I know they still do repositioning cruises like Panama Canal cruises sometimes In early 1992, I cruis...Jump to post
I've never once seen a gun be deadly on its own.Jump to post
She probably had the sweetest voice and the nicest attitude when they first got together, and probably will at the beginning of the next relationship.
Ponder that going into any first date.
Plenty of fish, sure...But what's in the water?
The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks is the one on a cruise ship to SXM. Having been to St Maarten on many occasions by cruise ships I don't totally agree with your comments as in ''greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks''. Sure you get a great view of the aircraft approaching or de...Jump to post
So 50 years ago today was one of mankind's finest achievements - landing on the moon. I was born much later but still very inspired by this. Anyone have any memories of the event? I wish we could do something similar today because we really need to unite the world again. Apollo marked peak America....Jump to post
The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks is the one on a cruise ship to SXM.Jump to post
I asked my wife what that grounded Boeing aircraft was called, and she said, "oh, it's that new 737, the one with the stupid name, right?" :lol: :lol: I swear to God I'm not making this up Her statement is an honest reflection on how not just Boeing's engineering department has recently t...Jump to post
Is there any evidence that the public as a group (not a.net members) has difficulty with the name? Ask your non-avgeek wife/husband/significant other if he or she can name the grounded Boeing airplane. Mine can’t. 737Max, no. "That new 737", yes. I asked my wife what that grounded Boeing ...Jump to post
The first new revenue flight of the MAX will also be the first revenue flight into BER.Jump to post
UPNYGuy wrote:One of the things they liked about it was that inflight crew were already familiar with a 5 abreast layout.
This is a good question, and one I have posed on here before. I think we have learned through the 737MAX crisis that the self-regulation system that intensified in the U.S. in the mid-2000s can have unintended consequences, as the manufacturers have too much leeway letting financial considerations ...Jump to post
Businesses don't pay taxes and fines...Their customers do... I assume the airline will temporarily reduce or remove the discounted government fare structure to pass the government "fine" onto the government...Which effectively means that UK citizens will be paying the "fine". Ah...Jump to post
Businesses don't pay taxes and fines...Their customers do... I assume the airline will temporarily reduce or remove the discounted government fare structure to pass the government "fine" onto the government...Which effectively means that UK citizens will be paying the "fine". Ahh...Jump to post
For a 7.1, if it was the "primary event", they'd be expecting close aftershock(s) in the 6 range, but so far the biggest was 5.5. For the 6.4 on July 4th, if it had been the "primary event", they would have expected close aftershock(s) in the 5 range, but the biggest was a 4.7. U...Jump to post
ANC could have been to Asia/North America what DXB is to Europe/Asia.Jump to post
Here's a dumb question for you. Is it possible that if there was a fire near an area where a glider was flying (assuming this glider has water ballast) the glider pilot, being a Good Samaritan, could fly over and drop his load of ballast, and (assuming the field was near by) get back to the field? ...Jump to post
With the recent launch of the significantly more capable A321XLR it seems doubtful there will be any more customers for the ‘regular’ LR version Several airlines have already converted existing LR orders to the XLR model I’m thinking the LR will join the ranks of the 747SP, 767-400, 737-900, as far...Jump to post
The cheapest, most basic store-brand top loaders without all the fancy settings that go unused anyway seem to last the longest and give the least amount of headache. Temperature knob, cycle knob, start...I don't need or want more than that. They don't have easy-to-open ports on the sides of ships be...Jump to post
So when can we expect a Comet NEO?Jump to post
I wonder, has America become an international bully? Going from policing the world to bullying countries in line in 15 years? IMO, it started with Bush Jr. and his "You are With Us or Against Us". And now with Trump threatening anyone who does not do as he likes: "My Way or the High ...Jump to post
WN offers extreme travel practicality and flexibility at the most-basic fare level with *2* included checked bags, 1 carry-on bag, 1 other personal item, no change fees (pay the difference in any applicable higher fare or get full credit of unused fare, good for 1 year from original reservation date...Jump to post
You win the Internet! :biggrin: Quick, someone call Iceland! We've finally found a viable replacement for their aging 757s! :old: So, in addition to short haul, medium haul, long haul and ultra long haul, we now have an extra segment created by A321XLR - the Fish Haul :mrgreen: Maybe we should refe...Jump to post
It seems the XLR is, apart from more range, implementing improvements valuable for any A321. To make money on the capabilities, Airbus will probably create paper versions for different MTOW's again. A lower MTOW / engine requirements improves time on wing / MRO costs if you never fly them longer th...Jump to post
So...Could today be the day of the 797, or is it too late for that?Jump to post
Before the Paris Air Show, the talk was all about how horrible the show was going to be for Boeing because of the fallout of the MAX.
After the Paris Air Show, the talk was all about how horrible the show was for Boeing because they announced an LOI for 200 MAX.
Only on A.net.
Maybe I will start a thread on grandfathering of rubber bands. :white: I think this is the same rubber band I saw being used during 737-200 flight testing in 1967. Special rubber with a paper trail to the exact tree it came from, carefully stored in a climate controlled nitrogen refrigerator. Other...Jump to post
Will the 737 Max 7 be able to effectively compete against the A220-300? Should Boeing have launched an extended range version of the 717-200 to compete against the A220-100? Would a 717-300 be able to better compete against the A220-300? When was the tooling in Long Beach destroyed? Will Boeing eve...Jump to post
It was long assumed by most here that EK will never cancel 777Xs. Interesting turn of events... Emirates has a history of signing MoUs for aircraft and not firming them, as well as canceling firm orders, so I don't think any Emirates order, based on its history and going into its future, can be dee...Jump to post
It's an oddball question, but but bear with me. Driving north this morning and watched an AS 737 in new livery take off towards west from PDX. From my distance of about a mile, and the angle of light, it looked easily mistakable the new LH scheme. Got me to wondering if there is regulatory oversigh...Jump to post
Amazing to see all of the coverage today and the veterans that were still able to attend events marking the occasion. Truly a great generation and thankful that they fought so we could enjoy what we have today ! While we mark the 75th rememberance of D-Day this year, I am also thankful and glad tha...Jump to post
tropical wrote:Now Ralph Nader says the MAX "must never fly again"...
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -fly-again
Isn't all natural petroleum "bio"?Jump to post
Are they going to be flown by Boeing test pilots?Jump to post
Can't wait for the Comet NG to grace the skies. Not too sure about the Comet Max, though. Imagine how cool a Comet would be if you gave it a Nimrod MRA4 style makeover! :cloudnine: Even better.....it's perfect to carry the new Rolls Royce Pearl engines As long as it can transport large quantities o...Jump to post
speedbird52 wrote:How did airlines fill up large widebodies in the old days?
Can't wait for the Comet NG to grace the skies.
Not too sure about the Comet Max, though.
https://simpleflying.com/emirates-a380-retirement/ Sorry for not getting a better source but the quotes make it reliable. If you ask me mid 2030s isn't that disastrous of a life span. That would mean the youngest would be around 14 years which seems to be the norm for Emirates aircraft. Wishful thi...Jump to post
Interesting aircraft, but even if Paul Allen were still with us -- this Stratolaunch concept would have gone nowhere. Air launched satellite boosters have proved both technically and economically infeasible... ...Sorry Pegasus, you will be gone soon too, Pegasus worked, but also should never have b...Jump to post