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by art
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 780
Views: 111784

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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Relatives of 737 Max crash victims want regulators to re-certificate the troubled Boeing narrowbody as a completely new aircraft, and only after crash investigations are complete.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... fo-459728/

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by art
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 780
Views: 111784

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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by art
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 780
Views: 111784

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I read earlier (source unknown) that a relative of a victim or victims was appealing to what I think was a government committee to dictate that the 737MAX should go through full certification as a different type to its ancestors. The reason he gave was that he thought it had become a different airpl...

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by art
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 114
Views: 3659

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

there are english who want to invade Ireland again. thats what they doing brexit for. Maybe there are a couple of extreme cases but the vast majority of British people do not want that. That is not why Brexit is happening, and I highly doubt any future British government will want to invade Ireland...

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by art
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 242
Views: 43433

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

The first two RAAF jets handed over are now flying in RCAF colours with more jets expected and the whole classic Hornet fleet to undergo a 1.5 billion upgrade program to keep them capable to 2032. The jets are expected to keep flying to deal with any gap as the Royal Canadian Air Forces receives 88...

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by art
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 114
Views: 3659

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

I expect it would be far easier for Ireland to simply pay the UK a small yearly amount to patrol/police Irish airspace, or perhaps institute a pay per use of UK air assets for every time Ireland request they chase down Russian aircraft or errant airliners. Given the infrequency of the occurrences i...

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by art
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 116
Views: 24192

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

What a bloody joke this 'competition' has devolved into... I think India and Canada should team up for a joint-RFP so that multiple hundreds of planes could be endlessly bid, cancelled, and re-bid all in one easy-to-follow farce. The endlessly-potential cost savings could possibly be enormous, perh...

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by art
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 780
Views: 111784

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Let's keep ignoring the EASA found Boeing 737 Max's Autopilot Has Problem. Maybe it 'll go away.. It is starting to look likely that the plane itself will be away for quite some time. Forget Boeing - they put themselves in this situation by chasing the gods of market share and profit with the MAX a...

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by art
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 780
Views: 111784

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

"This is an ongoing and relentless commitment to make safe airplanes even safer." That is not a stance of having no fault. You'll have to keep searching. And searching. And searching. Etc. to make safe airplanes even safer The implication is quite clear. To state otherwise is simply gas-l...

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by art
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Is there not a faster Motorola chip that is compatible with the processor currently used? If there is, would a change of chip take long to be tested and certified to run the software which is currently run on the processor? Out of curiosity does anyone know if they have tested to see if there Is a s...

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by art
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If the MAX was never allowed to fly again, airlines that need aircraft would be foreced to fly older, less efficient, aircraft longer. They would need something between now and 2030 to replace retired aircraft and grow. Even if Airbus could produce enough A320 series to cover the need, the A320NEO ...

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by art
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Any indications as to a) whether MCAS V2.0 submitted for approval will be accepted b) when it is likely to be accepted (if acceptable) by FAA c) when it is likely to be accepted (if acceptable) by other authorities (EASA etc) d) how long after acceptance by first regulation authority (ipresumably FA...

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by art
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Not a designer or engineer, so correct me if I am wrong.. From some of what I have read I get the impression that adjusting the stabiliser design would help resolve the problems that sparked the genesis of MCAS. Would that take months or would it be years? If an airworthiness certificate is refused ...

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by art
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

...the only thing Boeing execs should be talking about it is engineering excellence.... Mmmm... these are the very people who suppressed/over-ruled/ignored those with engineering excellence, aren't they? IMO taking people miles above the ground in a machine is a risky thing to do. It seems to me th...

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by art
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If NTSB discovers inadequacies, what happens? Can they force re-certification on Boeing? How long would it take to do that? The NTSB would make recommendations to the regulatory body who has the authority to accept, reject or modify then mandate implementation. Wanna guess who the regulatory body i...

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by art
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

On the link on the post showing Ralph Nader there is a 3 minute clip of a reporter talking about the MAX situation in which - if I remember correctly - she reports that the NTSB is "diving deep" into a review of the MAX certification process. If NTSB discovers inadequacies, what happens? C...

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by art
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indian An-32 disappeared
Replies: 8
Views: 1973

Re: Indian An-32 disappeared

https://www.news18.com/news/india/iaf-an-32-aircraft-goes-missing-between-assam-and-arunachal-pradesh-2170197.html Hours After IAF AN-32 Aircraft Goes Missing With 13 Crew Members, Wreckage Found Near Arunachal Village From what I read from the link, the aircraft has not been found. What's your sou...

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by art
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Even if you want to pin it all on Boeing - and they are 100% the root cause of the crashes - do you seriously believe there was nothing the ET pilot's could have done better or should have done better with the proper training? Mmm... I take the view that the designer is not the root cause but the e...

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by art
Sat May 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The question to me about the introduction of MCAS is this: why did Boeing conceal / fail to reveal the system to pilots? If Boeing had let them know that there was something (that wasn't there on NG) that could actively trim the nose down for up to 10 seconds followed by 5 secs when it would be iner...

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by art
Thu May 23, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

General question for those in the know, please: do purchase contracts for aircraft sold in USA contain provisions for compensation if the regulating authority prevents the aircraft being used by the purchaser? eg the type is grounded If the purchaser is due compensation, does it simply cover the fin...

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by art
Wed May 22, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

On a different tack, without discussing the minutiae of MCAS design and implementation - or any other particular system, will the scrutiny of the processes involved in MAX certification result in further elements of the 737 MAX being subject to investigation? The logic would be that if MCAS was dee...

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by art
Tue May 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

On a different tack, without discussing the minutiae of MCAS design and implementation - or any other particular system, will the scrutiny of the processes involved in MAX certification result in further elements of the 737 MAX being subject to investigation? The logic would be that if MCAS was deem...

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by art
Tue May 21, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17889

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

I can imagine that the pilot is there to monitor the automation flying the plane and to take manual control if the automatic control is experiencing problems (AOA sensor, IAS sensor etc mismatch) but what if the sole pilot needs to leave the cockpit at any time? Where's the backup to save the plane ...

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by art
Tue May 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The EAD says MCAS "could" experience a stick shaker event but makes no mention at all of not lowering the flaps as a means of avoiding nose diving into the dirt. The only option it gives is the Trim Runaway. The point is: Why were the Flaps retracted with an active stick shaker, contrary ...

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by art
Tue May 21, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1800

Re: Niki Lauda, R.I.P.

A very sad day.

I will never forget the Latin panic that ensued when Nikki's 3 wheel Ferrari came to rest in front of our pit at the British GP while its 4th wheel carried on the race on its own down the pit lane. RIP to one of the greatest F1 drivers, a man of exceptional courage and determination.

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by art
Sun May 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

On ET if they had followed the Memory procedure for unreliable airspeed and they had not retracted the flaps they would never have gotten to MCAS.. Getting to MCAS meant triggering activation of a safety feature, did it not? Problem that led to activation therefore solved! Hence no Lion Air crash. ...

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by art
Sat May 18, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10044

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Garbage show. Absolutely garbage dramatization and fallacy. Nonsence IMO. Yes, there was comment about how one family was affected. Those interviews were sympathetically done with no cheap attempts to elicit intense emotions. Good, accessible. informative simulator demonstrations and explanations b...

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by art
Sat May 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Know what? Before the MAX crashes I had a great respect for Boeing. Their management by their subsequent deceit and lack of real interest in protecting people flying in the MAX have managed to seriously tarnish the company's image for me. I won't be happy to fly on the aircraft until non-FAA agencie...

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by art
Fri May 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1125
Views: 121450

Re: F-35 news thread

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... udget.html
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Unease as Norway Admits F-35 Bill May Prove Too Large for Armed Forces to Handle

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... udget.html

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by art
Fri May 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 43
Views: 7244

Re: Swiss Restart Fighter Competition

I wonder how many radar modes Typhoon and Gripen E can demonstrate at the moment. If very limited this could work against their selection. Perhaps not if the Swiss are convinced that they will be fully developed by the time a selection is made. If the performance of Gripen E is judged to be adequate...

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by art
Fri May 03, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing’s Own Test Pilots Lacked Key Details of 737 MAX Flight-Control System https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeings-own-test-pilots-lacked-key-details-of-737-max-flight-control-system-11556877600 The start of the article says: Boeing Co. limited the role of its own pilots in the final stages of devel...

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by art
Fri May 03, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing has given its former general counsel the new job of providing legal advice on matters related to the two recent Boeing 737 Max crashes. Luttig “will manage all legal matters associated with the Lion Air flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 accidents", says Boeing. Before joining...

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by art
Thu May 02, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier to sell Belfast operations
Replies: 29
Views: 5986

Re: Bombardier to sell Belfast operations

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/manufacturing/bombardier-suspends-compulsory-redundancies-in-belfast-1.3875383 maybe these staff were necessary so that the company was marketable. Would like to see some company mentioned as an interested party to purchase. If not, Bombardier might have to pay s...

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by art
Thu May 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11906

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Well don't count the ducks yet, the ruling did say those in opposition will have other opportunities to make their case about noise, quality of life, etc etc etc. So it has only just begun, expect additional legal challenges, this is going to be long. Increased movements would result in greater noi...

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Wed May 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I suspect Crew training standards were improving for quite some time on that graph along with more reliable safe designs. Crew training standards just seem to have taken a nosedive in the last 20 years. I'm curious. Nearly all my hours on powered aircraft were on single piston engine aerobatic trai...

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by art
Wed May 01, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Why does everyone still seem to think that shit pilots with shit training share no blame in these accidents? Meh, six months from now no one will care or remember and likely the MAX will be the safest aircraft available. The MAX iteration of the 737 is an aircraft with engines located in an undesir...

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by art
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178176

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Apologies for not reading all the posts but how much of Jet's routes can other Indian companies take over? There must be some routes that can be flown profitably.

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Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I appeciate that reduction to 42 pm from 52pm rising to 57pm is a problem for suppliers. Just curious how Airbus suppliers were affected by the lack of PW GTF engines which lasted for some time. Perhaps Airbus just continued taking delivery from other suppliers. Could Boring carry on taking delivery...

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by art
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Southwest Airlines and FAA officials overseeing the carrier never knew that Boeing turned off a standard safety feature on its 737 Max jets when Southwest brought the model into its fleet, reported Andy Pastzor of The Wall Street Journal. That would be because Boeing (by that I mean Boeing manageme...

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by art
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713855

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I heard a little of what the Boeing representative said. He maintained that the primary consideration was always safety. If that were true the company would have redesigned the wingbox (or whatever) to avoid pushing the engines forward and up on the successor to NG, Or gone for NSA. Which was not do...

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Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713855

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Boeing is sharing a proposed computer-based pilot training session with US pilot unions as part of its work to return the 737 Max to service, several sources familiar with Max’s re-certification efforts say. The computer-based training session reviews the 737 Max’s speed trim system and the manoeuv...

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by art
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713855

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Perhaps a future feature for passengers selecting a flight, will be the ability to check crew experience based on training and hours on type. If below a certain threshold, the ability to cancel and re-book at no extra cost. Or give a discount related to how few hours pilots had on type. Given the r...

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by art
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713855

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Venturing into the world of speculation here. What gap would there be between FAA and peers approving Boeing's fix including, as part of the approval, stipulated extra training and the first modified aircraft with pilots with modified training coming into service again? Say that on June 1st approval...

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by art
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 154
Views: 13778

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Its a design that the UK put into play, why would the French and Germans use it when they can design their own, this project is too important to cut corners and go cheap. Leaving politics out, yes the French and Germans could create a new design but would it be significantly better than the QE desi...

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by art
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 154
Views: 13778

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Why not use the cancelled French PA2 design? This was based on the British QE design. France agreed to pay £100 million for access to the QE design (and according to Wiki) actually made £55 million in payments before cancellation. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_aircraft_carrier_PA2 Usi...

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Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713855

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

On Apr 27th 2019 it became known, that four independent whistleblowers, current and former Boeing employees, had called the FAA hotline for whistleblowers regarding aviation safety concerns on Apr 5th 2019. The concerns reported were wiring damage to the AoA related wiring as result of foreign obje...

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by art
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20364

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

On that note, I’ll be the dumb requisite American who thinks the world revolves around us but I was under the presumption all ATC chatter was supposed to be in English worldwide. Is that not correct? Even in CDG, ATC will communicate in French to local airlines and English to all the others. That's...

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by art
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713855

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I think Boeing and FAA are doing again something that will be contrary either to regulations, or to safety. Again. Have not followed the "ungrounding" news but I do not want the established vice (nose up tendency due to nacelle) and workaround (MCAS) to kill any more people. If it does, I...

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by art
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713855

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

...worldwide authorities shouln't take FAA/Boeing statements as gospel, and should ask for full transparency before committing to the solution or any possible ungrounding. It is not worth taking anymore risks with another bandaid fix, quite certainly developed to appease shareholders and customers ...

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by art
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713855

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I recall that it was said that ground clearance would need to be increased for a larger diameter fan to be fitted to an updated 737. Anybody know when that idea was abandoned in favour of shifting the engines?

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