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by Revelation
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Most of this seems like corporate gobbledy-gook. The only thing I see that could make a positive difference is having an internal, independent safety group. If they are given authority to oversee the safety aspects of all programs and given the power to force changes when necessary regardless of bu...

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk

Scooped by 2 minutes, lol!

I will request a merge...

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Boeing/Saab T-7A Red Hawk (Former "T-X") News And Discussion Thread

USAF has revealed the "T-X" will be known as the "Red Hawk" in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen: NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland -- The U.S. Air Force will call its new trainer the T-7A "Red Hawk." Acting Air Force Secretary Matt Donovan announced the name of the jet, known previ...

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.
Replies: 59
Views: 10061

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

Why not do away with the WTO and just let countries negotiate their own trade treaties? No way anyone can seriously say Boeing doesn't benefit from military contracts from the US government. It's not unilateral. On the EU side we have A400M with Airbus's first CFRP wing and world's largest home-bre...

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

This would/will create a chain of responsibility throughout engineering. It seems to say that there was not any such chain. Astuteman had a lengthy post on this. Saying you want a more direct, more independent chain in the future is not the same as saying you have none right now. TFA said: The comm...

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8
Replies: 32
Views: 10876

Re: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8

The 767 has supercritical airfoils and mods have been made to wingtips overtime. A further aero dynamic clean-up using CFD could be considered. Not "damn inefficient" to start with IMO, right sized anyway versus the 787-8 maybe heavy, "oversized" wings. Is this another suggestio...

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Seems we have a lot more insight into what the Boeing Board Committee report will recommend, via NYT ( https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/business/boeing-safety-737-max.html ) and others. Seems they want all engineers to report to the Chief Engineer primarily, with secondary reporting via individual...

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 51
Views: 7250

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

AWACSooner wrote:
How bout some more beans Mr Taggert?

Just a single wafer thin mint....

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

xwb777 wrote:
What if Boeing fails in maintaining the safety of the B737MAX?

They and the FAA both know they will be screwed if MAX is not safe after these many months of grounding, so they will be pretty darn sure it's safe by the time it flies.

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8
Replies: 32
Views: 10876

Re: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8

The 787-8 is 37% heavier than the 767-300ER. 763ER operators aren't looking for an ultra long thin routes replacement. They use other aircraft for that (789, A359). 37% is hard to rationalize away. But that's another discussion. That has become quiet, by the way.. How does the 767-300ER numbers com...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 35
Views: 1168

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

That being said, I don't think Amazon should have located to either NoVA or NYC. As much as I would have liked Boston, that too would have been unproductive. I agree with Bill Maher (who had a New Rules segment dedicated to this ) in that Amazon should have considered somewhere else: Detroit, Colum...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 28
Views: 1306

Re: Oil Fields Attack

Hopefully there are some satellite shots of the attack. Not sure what satellite photos would show that can't be seen on the ground after the fact. Usable radar tracks would of more interest to me, ones that could trace the path from source to destination. IIRC Saudia operates AWACS and maybe they'v...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Great Concert Lineups
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Great Concert Lineups

In the Eddie Money thread, I mentioned having seen him on the same bill as Blondie and Alice Cooper and someone replied about how cool that was. So rather than derail that thread, figured I'd start a new one. What are some concerts you've been to where there were multiple good bands on the same bil...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 51
Views: 7250

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

Having survived eight hours in an Air China SVO-PEK B773ER flight engulfed in a cloud of cabbage-fueled farts, I approve of this proposal. Makes me glad we have television but not smell-o-vision! Where I work there is a free Chinese food buffet at lunch every other Friday. By mid afternoon one need...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 51
Views: 7250

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

NYDN article says: “There is one irritant that is often ignored, and this is the level of farting within the aircraft," Gogo said. “There are passengers who literary irritate fellow passengers by passing bad smell and uncomfortable fart. If there is anyone given irritant that makes people fight...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 31117

Re: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread

You stick a tail stand under it and there, problem solved. Other than the pride of some posters here (who have criticized the 739ER because some operators use a tail stand for its operations) no loss or major problem. Not a major problem, but 9ER is mostly used on longer routes and larger passenger...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 37
Views: 8599

Re: BA and the A350-1000

Congratulations on writing perhaps the most ridiculous post in a-net history. :lol: The A380 will have a fleet in excess of 250. The 747-400 is a 30 year old relic with fast dwindling numbers. 747-8i situation is downright pathetic. With a worldwide fleet of 35 it's hopelessly unefficient to mainta...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8
Replies: 32
Views: 10876

Re: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8

No doubt the 788 can be improved, but I have a feeling the focus will shift towards the 789 and 781 as this is where, I believe, most of the sales will come from going forward. If one follows the history of the 788, for quite a while Boeing was preferring to sell 789 because they make more money on...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 37
Views: 8599

Re: BA and the A350-1000

Willie Walsh wanted to buy more A380 but always complained about the prices Airbus gave him. He is a bargain shopper which is why IAG is buying 200 737 MAX planes. Its likely BA will get 6 ex-Lufthansa A380 since they are nearly worthless to anyone else. The future BA long haul fleet of 787, A350-1...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Scott Hamilton raises the possibility that the EASA may require a third AOA sensor. For MAX, the fixes to the MCAS and flight control system are software updates that will take maybe a few hours to download. As of today, no hardware fix is going to be required, although Europe’s safety regulator, E...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Re: "Although they did not know exactly how to solve this problem, they started to market the product" -- that describes every product I've worked on for three plus decades as an engineer! The thing I'm working on now for two years still has big problems that my team does not know how to ...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4281

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

The article mentions the pilot, does not highlight she is female though ! TFA says: For years, Penney, one of the first generation of female combat pilots in the country , gave no interviews about her experiences on Sept. 11 (which included, eventually, escorting Air Force One back into Washington’...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11641

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

How about the pilots keep the drinks over there rather than near the radio stack or CDU? Even FAs are trained to pass drinks a certain to the window seat to avoid spilling on the middle/aisle seat tray table if there’s a passenger’s device on it... A little care goes a long way Are you suggesting t...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Yet in hindsight we know that Boeing made the wrong decision. They did not assess the risks adequately. If the 737 had been a comparable plane to the A320 in technology, that would have been a reasonable conclusion to come to. The 737 wasn't comparable. Employee feedback would have already been tel...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Why seems the FAA much more relaxed testing the MAX issues? It smells, as if they fear the outcome of too much testing. It really gives the impression, that nothing has changed in regards of the huge problem, which was the root cause of the MAX grounding (flawed design whitewashed by flawed certifi...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 94
Views: 18540

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

I should have rather asked myself "How comes young A380s get retired when old B747-400s are still in service?". It just doesn't add up. sure it does. parts and maintenance, even expertise of the 744 make for significantly lower cost of operation. simple quantities and longevity (family) s...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 48916

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-news/2019/09/11/air-force-restricts-kc-46-from-carrying-cargo-and-personnel/ Boeing, what's wrong with you? Are the MD guys still running the show at Boeing? Cargo floor locks are simple devices. You didn't have this problem with the C-17. So what did you change...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4281

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

We are now a hyper-vigilant, militaristic society with degradations of freedoms and privacy and security, or security theater, rules the land. 2). Post 9/11 was the catalyst for the slow motion civil war occurring in this country. The blue states got way bluer, the red states got redder, everything...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football - It's back!
Replies: 77
Views: 2356

Re: American Football - It's back!

LOL...can they fit any more on that tail ??? We'll make room. They "trounced" one team one time. If/When they "trounce" 13 or 14 more teams, fine. Until then, I am reserving judgement. The Patriots have won their division ten straight years, have been in the last three Super Bow...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4281

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

Honestly as one born after Kennedy, can you actually feel what your parents felt when their world changed and their president was assassinated? And with WWII, I loved learning about it and reading about all the ships, tanks, submarines and the fear and terror the crews and troops experienced, it wa...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 31117

Re: Lufthansa Pulling Last Economy Row On A320neo

I find it laudable the certification engineers at EASA take their job seriously and published the appropriate concerns. This also gives EASA the cover / moral high ground needed to push similar or worse restrictions on to the 737. Ironically, this means adding some MCAS functionality to the A320/32...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11641

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

My vote in the court of public opinion goes to convict Condor for using cheap ass tiny coffee cups that one must pry out of the cup holder, and for not providing lids. I'll give you one out of three for accuracy. Cheap - most probably Tiny - where do you get that from? Not providing lids - another ...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus standarize A321NEO/LR/XLR into a single version.
Replies: 51
Views: 6700

Re: Should Airbus standarize A321NEO/LR/XLR into a single version.

... and is there really any need for the photos? Doesn't really tell us anything and clogs the thread. Harsh, but you're not wrong. The XLR and regular A321 will probably not be merged-it is just more weight and less cargo room (not more like you state, that is only relative to LR) for carriers who...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Instead they made the grave mistake of taking shortcuts and mounting the large engines they way they did. IMO the grave mistakes were in the MCAS design and implementation, and not in the way the engines were mounted. There's a lot of unappealing things about a bigger and heavier wingbox and gear a...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 31117

Re: Lufthansa Pulling Last Economy Row On A320neo

gatibosgru wrote:
Good, maybe we can get rid of SpaceFlex now :duck:

The idea of LH pulling seats from A320s is almost as shocking as the idea that BER may open some day! :biggrin:

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Yawn. you are munging "moral" <> "legal" lie. Lots of misdirection placed via "we did not know any better at the time" dog ate my homework kind of squiggling out in the corporate domain. And i don't think that stockholders ( especially the corporate ones ) are real wor...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11641

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

VSMUT wrote:
Not any of the ones I flew for, and I do raid the pantries from time to time.

Himm, I read this as "I do raid the panties from time to time"...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 94
Views: 18540

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

I assumed lot of capacity is o.k. for a plane provided CASM is cheap enough. It seems I'm wrong. If a few year old planes are used for spare outs because a new landing gear is too expensive, why did airlines buy this plane from the beginning? Was there such a shortage of long range planes until B77...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208355

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

GE's use of the term "durability" is so misleading. The early flight test is about verifying aerodynamics, no one cares about engine durability, unless the durability is so bad one can't count on the engines making it through one flight. My understanding is GE still has not finalized the n...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11641

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

Pilot ratings - $80,000 Airbus A330 - $265,000,000 Starbucks Venti Pumpkin Spice Late - $5.25 Cost of diverting a commercial flight due to pilot incompetence for not using a lid - Priceless My vote in the court of public opinion goes to convict Condor for using cheap ass tiny coffee cups that one m...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If they had made an NSA with A320NEO engines they would have accomplished spending 5-10x what Airbus spent on development for an aircraft that might be 2 or 3 percent more efficient. Then, it would have made absolutely no financial sense to consider a new NSA just 5 or 6 years into the service of t...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4281

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

My mom’s friend flew on United 175 a few weeks before the attack. I once drove down a road where there was a fatal car accident the same time the following day. Surely you can tune in a media silo that presents things to your own liking by now, Rob? If you can't find a silo that this event hasn't b...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11641

Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/coffee-spill-forced-a330-diversion-after-radio-failu-460819/ says: The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch says that, while Airbus recommends using the cup-holder, the size of cups used by the carrier on the route made lifting them from the holder difficu...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Did it have to be CFRP? Wing maybe. The A320 is not CFRP so the competition did not require CFRP had to be used. Like I say. The long term strategic game plan has to be just as important as the short term tactical plan. An all modern technology product line would have generated it's own efficiencie...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 61
Views: 12540

Re: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL

Check flying is gone, replaced by electronic clearing. Auto parts is like “hot shot” trucking. Assembly line is about to run out and shut down. The manufacturer calls out the cavalry—last minute operators who don’t have the capital to buy new planes or equip them with stuff like FDR or the like. Th...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The problem was that Boeing was not investing in the NSA when it should have been. A company like Boeing had to plan at least a decade ahead. The fact that there was not an NSA ready to go was on Boeing senior management. Like pretty well everything that has gone wrong at Boeing for the last two de...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena
Replies: 36
Views: 4178

Re: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena

I think the naming rights deals on stadiums are just too expensive these days and airlines are choosing to spend the marketing dollars elsewhere. I fondly remember the Delta Center in SLC, but if you look at the dollars that were spent by Mercedes Benz in New Orleans and Atlanta it’s just crazy. I ...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4281

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

Also, for some chilling memories, read the a.net thread from that very morning: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=105795 The Airliners.net thread from that day is probably one of the best sources available anywhere to illustrate the way everything unfolded. Hope it never gets lost. A ...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Not sure why the general point related to MAX versus NSA is being thrown in with the poor design of MCAS, even now, persons are saying that a clean sheet narrow body will not appear until the engine tech gives a larger improvement than what the current NEO engines have provided. It's also funny how...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3701
Views: 482763

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Oh dear, no, not suggesting that nacelle lift is unsolvable...but I am suggesting that philosophy of solving it (as is) is completely unacceptable.... Seems like it is about to be accepted by FAA despite the high visibility created by the bad publicity, which would undermine your statement about co...

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