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by Revelation
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 88
Views: 11471

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

Also I’m hearing condor got some EU grants. So it’s not surprising that they’ve ordered A330neos. The EU money is covid relief and has nothing to do with this order. Wiki says: On 20 May 2021, Attestor Captial acquired 51% of the airline. It announced that it would provide 200 million euros of equi...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2180
Views: 233395

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

And now we have more from Calhoun ( ref: Ref: https://airlineweekly.com/2021/07/boeings-future-success-depends-on-what-china-decides-on-the-737-max/ ): Boeing is more likely to focus on a 777X freighter variant than a clean-sheet aircraft , Calhoun said. The issue remains that propulsion suppliers a...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 880
Views: 134370

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

If I interpret your argument, basically it means Airbus will not launch the A350F any time soon. Given what is in the public domain, I'm fine with a pessimistic stance, but of course not everything is in the public domain. Given Airbus executives are speaking optimistically, either (a) they have co...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 880
Views: 134370

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

So when will this freighter actually be launched? The more Airbus delays it, the more 777-200LRF will rack more orders. With how nicely the 77LF that flew commercially first on 2009 has been doing, I doubt Boeing is looking to or needs to release a 778F anytime soon. A more pessimistic view would s...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports Profit in Q2
Replies: 17
Views: 1689

Re: Boeing Reports Profit in Q2

Must be some creative accounting going on that they can present a profit, with no 787 deliveries and low numbers for the rest, problems with the testing/certification of the 787 and 777 etc they can't make actual money at this time; lots of costs and little money paid by customers. Creative account...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports Profit in Q2
Replies: 17
Views: 1689

Re: Boeing Reports Profit in Q2

Must be some creative accounting going on that they can present a profit, with no 787 deliveries and low numbers for the rest, problems with the testing/certification of the 787 and 777 etc they can't make actual money at this time; lots of costs and little money paid by customers. Creative account...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 880
Views: 134370

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Why should we take their words as a gospel? Indeed, and why should we use an analyst's projection as a starting point and take it even further, especially since the source article just gave the bare projection without any supporting evidence? So, experts here should be able to provide an indication...

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by Revelation
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 880
Views: 134370

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

So people expect Airbus to get 50 commitments or more from one or more customer(s) before launching the A350. That's very interesting. Which airlines or cargo operator would-be interested beyond Qatar? Post 1 of this thread: " Analyst say they will probably want about 50 units to launch"....

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by Revelation
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2180
Views: 233395

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I don't know what the big picture with China will be. Even without China the market will remain big enough to build commercial aircraft at a profit. China has bought an awful lot of political capital with many country's with their Silk Road Project - including I believe heavy investment in Airports...

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by Revelation
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 880
Views: 134370

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

So people expect Airbus to get 50 commitments or more from one or more customer(s) before launching the A350. That's very interesting. Which airlines or cargo operator would-be interested beyond Qatar? Post 1 of this thread: "Analyst say they will probably want about 50 units to launch". ...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2180
Views: 233395

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

All they need to do is come up with some good future programs that get realistically well funded and well managed. They can do it. Many regions just start air travel. There is more to come. With modern engines and aircraft air travel can be done environmentally responsible. And there is room for ad...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2180
Views: 233395

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

As the CEO said "..... we can sustain all the important investments that I think investors are counting on from the Boeing Company ...." Somehow some of us wished he said he could sustain making the world's best planes, but he didn't then and doesn't now. It does make one wonder why a you...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 708
Views: 171316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

FR may order some Max 10s if the price is right https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/ryanair-may-order-boeing-max-10-this-year-only-right-price-2021-07-26/ IMO, FR is ordering MAX 10s soon. It has made comments about doing so multiple times this year, its just publicly negotiating. In...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves LGA Airtrain
Replies: 150
Views: 21442

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

It's not just that this isn't an ideal project; it's going to spend billions and make the outcomes for travelers worse. Well, no - you're being hyperbolic. Every person leaving by Airtrain won't be leaving in a car (theirs, Uber) or bus, and that's a good thing in that it reduces traffic and emissi...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 150
Views: 47270

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Warning: totally speculative post follows! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-07-26/can-boeing-starliner-launch-pivot-from-737-max-woes-to-challenge-amazon-spacex has an interesting article saying that Boeing is losing engineering talent to SpaceX (more adventure/glory) and Amazon (more ca...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48492

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

oldJoe wrote:
CDGIAD wrote:
Any update/pictures of the first A220 for Air France?
It's due in September theoretically.


hope the link satisfy you :lol:

https://corporate.airfrance.com/en/news/air-france-prepares-arrival-airbus-a220

Thank you for the link, it is both timely and satisfying! :D

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2180
Views: 233395

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Whatever Boeing does next may be impacted by a 'brain drain', according to an article on Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-07-26/can-boeing-starliner-launch-pivot-from-737-max-woes-to-challenge-amazon-spacex Title: Boeing’s Turnaround After 737 Max Crisis Threatened by Talent E...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 13289

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021

It's rather ironic you're asking someone to provide a source for their claimed overweight rumor yet you yourself don't provide a source to a similar and rather dubious claim. 18-20% more fuel efficïent, really? He provided a source which was a u2b video that I didn't bother watching since it's all ...

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by Revelation
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 13289

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021

Opus99 wrote:
Also. Where did we hear the plane was overweight?

I too would like a solid reference before it is treated as gospel.

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by Revelation
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 13289

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021

Yet he has no choice but say something like this: the program cost is almost all sunk cost now, the wing plant and FAL is built and the only way to re-establish a working relationship with FAA seems to be to keep working on the various certification efforts (MAX7, MAX10, 777X) that Boeing has in th...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48492

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Airbus will offer the 225 when they are ready, whenever that may be. But we've heard comments over the years from several airlines showing interest in this model. I've personally heard the airline CEO of a big 220 operator state, paraphrased "at some point Airbus is going to want to do an A220...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves LGA Airtrain
Replies: 150
Views: 21442

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

The LGA rebuild wasnt getting done without Cuomo. The evidence of that is quite simply that the Port Authority was trying to replace the Central Terminal since the late 90s. A patch job would’ve been done… It would not have been a transformative rebuild of the entire airport. Andrew is showy and sp...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 880
Views: 134370

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

To clarify, the emissions requirements starting in 2028 only apply to factory-new aircraft, 77W/L conversions can still be sold after 2027. That is not consistent with the way restrictions around noise which is the main driving factor here is implemented, it is true registration/airworthiness of ne...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves LGA Airtrain
Replies: 150
Views: 21442

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

A good summary of the criticism of the wrong way Airtrain plan: https://www.vice.com/en/article/88nkx4/congrats-to-andrew-cuomo-on-his-useless-laguardia-airtrain Ends with: ... Cuomo's whole infrastructure philosophy is no one will care about the details as long as he builds big, shiny things. It i...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 13289

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign and Prospects - 2021

Interesting article from FG quoting Boeing CEO Calhoun: “If I had a clean slate of paper today, and [there] wasn’t a 777X loaded in my development pipeline, would [Boeing] want to do it again? The answer is, absolutely. Yes,” Calhoun said on 3 June during an investor conference hosted by AllianceBer...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 115
Views: 32503

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

Now that the horse is out of the barn... British Airways had published a technical leaflet regarding nose-gear lock pin installation in April 2020, three months after the FAA directive, highlighting the correct and incorrect positions. This was re-issued the following December, with an expiry date o...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 618
Views: 124935

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Here’s an article about the 777x and the uncommanded pitch event. It speculates that the issue may due to the slightly larger nacelles on the 777x. It also makes some comments on the MAX. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4439987-boeing-777x-suffers-fresh-blow I'd like to respond to what was written...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 880
Views: 134370

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Realistically does the A350F has any chance of being even a little successful with planes like B77W freighter conversion, the potential B778 freighter or even the current B77L freighter? Unless an airline is Qatar Airways I think they'd just go for 777-300ERSF or 777-200LRF to fulfill their needs f...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG
Replies: 39
Views: 9602

Re: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG

The twitter vid showing flames coming out of the engine after landing and getting put out by fire services is pretty amazing. Glad they got it down in time, an expensive fix with an engine swap and fire damaged flaps. Will it buff out? :D https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E61CE91XoAQGVQb?format=jpg&n...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta goes up against American, JetBlue in 6-route Boston boost
Replies: 26
Views: 7224

Re: Delta goes up against American, JetBlue in 6-route Boston boost

IMO its not just having a preference (or partisanship). I won't deny I prefer Delta (plus Skyteam members), Alaska, and Boeing. So I follow their news and want them to be successful (Boeing is making it hard!). But, I don't want things bad for other companies; in fact, I want them to succeed, too. ...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 880
Views: 134370

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Airbus apparently needs an order for 50 to launch - all firm? They don't need to deliver at pace as Fs will be integrated with pax production. They may be happy to produce one F every month or two. That would allow QF to take early ones for gentle expansion and later to replace 777s at 10 or 12 yea...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta goes up against American, JetBlue in 6-route Boston boost
Replies: 26
Views: 7224

Re: Delta goes up against American, JetBlue in 6-route Boston boost

That's very true in that the same attitude is reflected on a.net a lot. Its just not complicated, we are in a heavy leisure market and clearly airlines are finding success in east coast cities with the Caribbean. DL served all these routes before, and recently. There is nothing "wow" abou...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta goes up against American, JetBlue in 6-route Boston boost
Replies: 26
Views: 7224

Re: Delta goes up against American, JetBlue in 6-route Boston boost

Ugh TPG has gotten increasingly bad about tying every route announcement as some kind of tit-for-tat/responsive move. Look at the routes announced here, they are seasonal flights that DL operated even last season (and the prior winter season) - the routes serve DL's BOS-origin customers. Just say &...

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by Revelation
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 880
Views: 134370

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Al Baker says Quatar is ready to order by Q3 if there is a launch. He'd also be happy with an A350F if the paint got fixed (...). Does a non-certified plane (read 777XF) have a chance on such a time frame? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-20/qatar-air-ready-to-buy-boeing-airbus-freig...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 115
Views: 32503

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

I'm not sure the designer has much say on the height of the pin above ground, it's a mechanical linkage and the gear's gotta fit into the wheel well, it's not like s/he's got N degrees of freedom on the pin location. As one of my co-workers likes to say, when man makes something idiot proof, God inv...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 1 redevelopment
Replies: 61
Views: 10384

Re: JFK Terminal 1 redevelopment

Except for United/Continental at EWR if we're including the NYC market. Nope, you've missed the point. All of the airlines in the NYC area have to contend with split operations. UA's NYC presence pre-merger was pretty small, though it was the #2 airline at EWR, had a token JFK presence with just LA...

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by Revelation
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 1 redevelopment
Replies: 61
Views: 10384

Re: JFK Terminal 1 redevelopment

DL didn't "nickel and dime" their way into T4. They funded a large part of the expansion and were at the mercy of the PANYNJ which punches well above its weight and not very efficient, capable, or effective at anything it gets its hands on. T4 was an out-dated facility the day it opened a...

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by Revelation
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5850

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

I’ll buy that to a point…and that point is taking extra, not obligatory time to make a Netflix documentary series which is by very design intended to increase one’s media exposure. Not the move of someone necessarily disinclined to engage with media. An alternate view is that doing a Netflix piece ...

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by Revelation
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 880
Views: 134370

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Indeed, but the key question is the same one as was asked four months and sixteen pages ago: who will pay the required amount to get their livery on the first one? Great question and personally, I don't think it is a FX or 5X. Maybe a QR but they are going 77F and can't see that much growth. All th...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 6895

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

I'm quite surprised that they have no trouble gaining applications. I'm kinda surprised parents spend five if not six figure sums to help their children earn other kinds of specializations, but then again I'm not a parent. Not disagreeing one bit, my wife employer is reimburses and over tuition ass...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 6895

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

You missed his point about the value of the type rating? Good example would be DC-9 type rating, what good does that do someone? His point was that a type rating value has a shelve life while the type is being flown worldwide in good numbers. Unlike a Master’s degree value really doesn’t go away at...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 880
Views: 134370

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

airzona11 wrote:
Can't help but think how great the plane will look!

Indeed, but the key question is the same one as was asked four months and sixteen pages ago: who will pay the required amount to get their livery on the first one?

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 115
Views: 32503

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

Hate to say it, this is not the first type something like this has happened on. The previous fix on another type was to plug the hole with sealant, however the FAA was not happy with that on the 787 they wanted a more purpose built plug (which takes time and money). United just went around and fill...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 12
Views: 5010

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

Some older tweets from Peter Lemme that I think are interesting/related: Designing automatic flight controls is an art. Pilots monitoring must be fully aware of the mode. Each sets personal performance expectations. Mode confusion, especially degraded or unexpected operation, is the dominant threat ...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production
Replies: 79
Views: 10487

Re: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production

It is interesting if that is the case, the accidents were a long time ago - so why do people think that the 737Max will not have an image problem after two recently highly publicised fatal accidents? Because we already have a few months of data, very few people are taking up offers to book away fro...

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by Revelation
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 115
Views: 32503

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

This is not true, both FAA/EASA issued an AD last year for the incorrect hole to be plugged following the same issue causing an Ethiopian 787 nose wheel to collapse, a copy of the AD is posted reply 55. If the AD had been carried out by BA, the mechanics stature would be irrelevant, only one hold w...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16191

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

Or it's like Windows, which just decides it's time to restart the system when "not in use" (i.e. wheels on ground). All joking aside, the more complex the software that governs these systems, the easier it is for the manufacturer to do things without oversight from regulators/operators/et...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production
Replies: 79
Views: 10487

Re: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production

As always, I'm baffled by the fact that no-one in the US wants to have anything to do with (rather) large turboprops like ATRs... I have flown on large Turboprops far too many times (mostly Dash 8's and the "improved" :lol: Q400). I want nothing to do with them ever again. Large turboprop...

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by Revelation
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380s Go Up For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Six Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380s Go Up For Sale

Malaysia Airlines is putting all six of its Airbus A380 aircraft up for sale. The airline is inviting interesting parties to make an offer for the planes. Interestingly, as opposed to going through the usual channels to sell a plane, Malaysia Airlines is advertising the sale on its LinkedIn page. R...

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