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by Revelation
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Replies: 67
Views: 8487

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

It’s the job of senior management to set but goals. If the goals would compromise safety or other values, it’s the responsibility of those tasked with pursuing the goals to speak up. Agree. If there was someone at Boeing that told Forkner to minimize training differences at any cost , all of the in...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 111
Views: 14464

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Seems analogous to the A338 situation: slow selling member of the family yet still has a specific role. Already paid for design, test and certification so no point to canceling it. Will accept orders but won't go out of their way to sell it. Each one sold will bring in both initial and lifetime posi...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Replies: 67
Views: 8487

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

It infuriates me how Dave Calhoun has put all the blame on Mark and Patrik. I lost all respect for Calhoun’s ethics and leadership after that. I understand Boeing leadership had to place all the blame on two former employees to avoid further company liability, but it doesn’t make it ethical. What, ...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Replies: 67
Views: 8487

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

“Federal prosecutors are preparing to criminally charge a former Boeing pilot who is suspected of misleading regulators about safety issues during the approval process for the troubled 737 MAX, according to a new report.” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10000429/Federal-prosecutors-reporte...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Replies: 67
Views: 8487

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

I think it's fair that the engineers should share some culpability, and while two wrongs don't make a right, it's also not a zero-sum game: you could look at it as part of the accident chain, where both management and engineering should have been part of a system of safeguards that failed on both c...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 130
Views: 27845

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

One of the two 787-10s seems to bounce around only between Dallas, Seattle, and Boston. Is there a common thread between these markets that make them preferred for that type? One thing mentioned earlier is they don't have crew rest, so they aren't appropriate for longer flights. SEA and DFW make it...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Replies: 67
Views: 8487

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

For me as an engineer the generic schedule/budget pressure rationale doesn't hold water. There always is schedule and budget pressure. Ethics demand you block that out and put safety first. If that means career damage, so be it. I know, I've taken career hits for taking a stand based on ethics inst...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Replies: 67
Views: 8487

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

The other primary cause in my opinion is just the final MCAS code was frankly bad software when combined with a single sensor. The capability to re-fire after 10 seconds is really what makes the MCAS system deadly. If the software doesn't re-fire MCAS the accidents don't happen. It has been stated ...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

Re: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost

I do know something about toxic people in business. They never change. I'm an engineer by trade, but was involved in a consulting business for a decade or so, and one of the first things I learned is personal ethics and business ethics are pretty much two different things. People can be really ethi...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 111
Views: 14464

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

They're losing money on it at least thru 2025, I'm sure they're not keen on re-engineering the whole thing for a new type certificate for commonality with the A320. LOL. The earlier post about about the YMX pre-FAL and switching over to Airbus pre-stuffed fuselage standards suggests that they've pr...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Replies: 67
Views: 8487

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

For background, some info on the 4 second rule from Wikipedia: In its safety analysis for the 737 MAX, Boeing made the assumption that pilots trained on standard Boeing 737 safety procedures should be able to properly assess contradictory warnings and act effectively within four seconds. [81] This f...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Replies: 67
Views: 8487

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

That said, DoJ acts aggressively against large corporations and likely could/would have found fire based on the smoke if there was any fire. I wish I was as confident in this as you are. It just seems there are too many places where Boeing gives itself the benefit of the doubt for there not to be a...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 544
Views: 37435

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Same as anything on the interweb - apparently you can't be somewhere inbetween any more. You're either a fanboi or a hater. The infinite amount of other possibilities between those 2 extremes have magically been eliminated. I thought and mostly still think that Max is a breath of fresh air for F1, ...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Replies: 67
Views: 8487

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

I watched it as well. I’m a big Frontline fan, though after every installment, I always feel like I need a stiff drink no matter the subject matter. LOL, yes, I see where you are coming from. I didn’t really learn a whole lot of new information, and most people on this site who have been even casua...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Replies: 67
Views: 8487

PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Surprised no one has raised this as a topic, so I'll give it a go. Frontline, a very distingushed series on US public TV, partnered with the NY Times on a documentary about the MCAS tragedy. YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXMO0bhPhCw I had a very long bullet list of points typed in as...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 544
Views: 37435

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

'Crashalong' 3D reconstruction of VER vs HAM doesn't paint Max in a good light, IMO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbU_iUIay3w If this is a reasonable reconstruction of what went down, I can see why Max and Christian didn't complain too much. Or, of course, if it was a 'professional foul' they hav...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 111
Views: 14464

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

When Airbus acquired the C-Series they said they were going to stop actively marketing the A319 and push the A220 instead. However, they said the A319 would still be available for customers that really wanted it (including ACJ). Did Airbus say that or did A.Net imply that as forum participants gaze...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 824
Views: 217415

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

I was thinking of Jet, Copa (who was grounded for months) and Shenzhen (which won't go bankrupt since it's state owned but had to swallow a bunch of Hainan assets at a bad time), along with some of the other airlines not in the photo named by @Cardude2 above. Main point being it's not as simple as g...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 130
Views: 27845

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

No A380s in service this winter. Fleet has been removed from schedules until S22 due delayed recovery. https://www.air-journal.fr/2021-08-30-british-airways-pas-da380-cet-hiver-5230133.html The A380 at BA was always about slots at LHR and among the principal reasons the type was acquired. As COVID'...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 111
Views: 14464

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Sense already seems to catch up with us, with Frontier this week retiring all their A319s and converting all their A319NEO's to bigger NEO versions. Not many orders left without Frontier, mostly unidentifieds.. Apparently someone must update the orders overview.. Frontier hasn’t had the A319Neo on ...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched
Replies: 21
Views: 3886

Re: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched

EOS in engineering is an acronym meaning End of Signal, not a great name for an airline, IMO.

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 824
Views: 217415

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

A similar situation exist for other airlines like Air Canada, Flydubai and GOL. New builds are being delivered first because they do not require much modification. Indeed, many airliners find themselves in that situation, there's planes parked everywhere at RNT, MWH, SKF, ... https://static.seattle...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 111
Views: 14464

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

I'll express the view that Airbus will continue offering and producing the A319 and A221/3 for many years to come. The question is, what's their long game? I foresee a A225 and A322 in the future. If I'm wrong, oh well. As the old saying goes, follow the money. Airbus has said Airbus Canada is expe...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 470
Views: 111477

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Seems to act as a reminder that there are lots of international MROs that can do 744 maintenance at low prices, A380 less so. I didn't think about this.. Because I can not for the life of me see how operating a 744 is more efficient than an A380.. but I didn't factor in maintenance.. Keep in mind t...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 470
Views: 111477

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

DABYT wrote:
B744 D-ABVU and D-ABVZ are on their way to XMN for maintenance right now.

Seems to act as a reminder that there are lots of international MROs that can do 744 maintenance at low prices, A380 less so.

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 111
Views: 14464

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

In response to all of the comments above. The cost of 50 frames to Airbus can be tremendous. The suppliers will not be interested in supporting a program that has 50 orders, and there are no add ons. Those 50 frames are not going to be produced at one time, so the carrying cost for the parts is sig...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 111
Views: 14464

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Airbus - kill the program, your biggest fan says the fans should stop spinning on the A319NEO. Get your act together on the A220 and the death will be easier to accept. I'm struggling to find the logic behind this. A319neo is designed, tested, certified and ready for delivery. Any orders will only ...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 824
Views: 217415

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

ikolkyo wrote:
RobK wrote:
If my counting is correct, 66 of them coming just in 2022 !

66? My goodness

No wonder Boeing feels it doesn't have to grab its ankles for FR's low-ball MAX10 offer.

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 111
Views: 14464

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

The A319 has unique weights, loads, fatique, development and sub assemblies, engines, landing gears, etc etc. To keep those in the air for 25 years, including unique maintenance programs, training, spare parts is something every operators would like to avoid. Apparently nearly half the A319NEO back...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 470
Views: 111477

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Lufthansa has flown their last A380 in FRA to desert storage in Teruel, Spain LH Maintenance team had a 'goodbye' ceremony complete with “Goodbye Sleeping Beauty” ribbon: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_OSr2RWUAE3OIg?format=jpg&name=small Ref: @SteffenA380 on Twitter, https://twitter.com/SteffenA...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 824
Views: 217415

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Is there a thread here on A.NET that is specific to the MAX10 development? I can't find it. Not that I know of, presumably because Boeing is saying pretty much nothing about it. We know it had first flight (and there was a thread about that) and I thought I saw a post or two about some test flying ...

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 824
Views: 217415

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

The MAX10 is subject to the cockpit / pilot workoad review criteria.... whereas 7, 8 and 9 are grandfathered, correct? Has anyone heard what specifically FAA will require of Boeing for the cockpit? Sorry, if this is answered in a MAX10 development or test thread.... I can't find any such thread (tr...

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 544
Views: 37435

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

but it seems Verstappen decided colliding with Hamilton was the preferred option. This is comparable as stating HAM kicked out VER deliberately at Silverstone… That's pretty much what RB said in their complaint. The stewards told them where to go and it didn't include collecting $200. Yesterday, To...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 544
Views: 37435

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Verstappen complains about not being given space but he never gives space. Hamilton is taking this into account and will never again give him space. I have no dog in this fight, but will say it's got to be unforgettable to have a car land on your head. As was written above, I too am thankful for th...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 79
Views: 12493

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

LH CEO Spohr was recently quoted as stating that Europe has too many airlines. In Europe in particular, this effectively results in each airline carving out a monopoly in their niche, hurting proper competition and making each less competitive globally. Sorry, but if you think fewer competitors mea...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10526

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

I will say that, in heavy rain, it’s *very* challenging to see out the front windscreen of a 402. Also, in a GA scenario, it takes a few seconds for those turbos to spool up and get you full power, and the gear and flaps take some time, too. PVC’s not a big airport. I don't want to be overly dramat...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10526

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

Passenger on the plane spoke to local station in Boston. https://www.wcvb.com/article/provincetown-airport-race-point-road-crash-hard-landing-six-hurt/37532594 Kerr told WCVB's John Atwater the plane was attempting to land, but ran into trouble. "We were obviously not going to land and picked ...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 79
Views: 12493

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

A merger with Wizz would be very interesting. Although this bid was rejected, I see that mergers are coming in the post COVID 19 world. I very much agree that there will be a string of mergers in the next few years. Both 9/11 and the financial crisis resulted in a slew of airline mergers and acquis...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air in talks over large Airbus jet order (at least100)
Replies: 26
Views: 6048

Re: Wizz Air in talks over large Airbus jet order (at least100)

I think airlines have been pushing Airbus for years on a stretched A320. Production line complications, investment and a huge NEO backlog reduced the willingness to move ahead so far. If appetite for the A320 to replace old A320s reduces (AF/KLM, Delta, UA), A320 slots get converted, other OE's get...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 190
Views: 50674

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

One employer of mine put out "Anonymous" surveys. Turns out the pages of the surveys were encoded. Did they really think this could get past a room full of techies, geeks, and computer freaks? None of us filled it out. To be fair, I knew I was being something of a troublemaker, openly pus...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 544
Views: 37435

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

On that basis, Perez will be Red Bull history soon as well. Why, do we think Perez's performances are declining? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_P%C3%A9rez#Red_Bull_(2021%E2%80%93) suggests they are at worst mixed. RB must think he is not declining, they are keeping him next season. Ha, Red Bu...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 190
Views: 50674

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Revelation said, "According to the ST piece Boeing said it wants it's employees to speak their minds so it's all good, yet 100 787s still sit undelivered." How many would be foolish enough to actually DO so? Been there, done that, suffered the consequences. I agree, caution must be exerci...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mammoth freighters launches new 777 P-F programs.
Replies: 49
Views: 7530

Re: Mammoth freighters launches new 777 P-F programs.

https://www.mammoth777.com/

I like the naming scheme: the best MF-ing freighters on the market! :biggrin:

I'll get me coat...
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747classic wrote:
Mammoth freighter launches two 777 P-F programs :

777-200LR ---------- 777-200LRMF
777-300ER --------- 777-300ERMF

See : https://www.mammoth777.com/

I like the naming scheme: the best MF-ing freighters on the market! :biggrin:

I'll get me coat...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 190
Views: 50674

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

I'm not sure why the FAA does not have similar authority. So many of the base structure and regulations are actually the same between the FAA and NRC (its like they copy each other). Because the FAA has two objectives: the first is safety and the second is promoting US commercial aviation. The NRC ...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 50883

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

Indeed. We all know FR is successful and has plenty of money in the bank and access to much more via loans, so what is stopping MOL from just doing it, with either 8200, MAX10 or A321neo? I'd suggest the answer is that there really isn't good money in it, with any of the approaches available to him...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 544
Views: 37435

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Congrats to Albon. Hope he can show what he is capable of after Red Bull was not having the patience required… Not having the patience? He had the opportunity for 1,5 years to become a valuable second driver behind Verstappen. Also his perfomance in 2020 was worse than in 2019 , so there was no rea...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 544
Views: 37435

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

It's interesting to note as a newbie that all the coverage I watched/read did not raise this as a factor at all, nor even the money factor in general. DTS followed him around at his home and showed his mom a lot. I don't recall much if anything being said about how he was able to fund his racing ca...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 190
Views: 50674

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

WayexTDI wrote:
The funny thing is that, when Management decide of a culture change, lower-level Employees have no choice but to agree to those changes; now, try to make Management change, that's another story since a lot believe they cannot be wrong.

As the old saying goes, a fish rots from its head.

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 50883

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

The question is also why would you want to fly TATL when your core business is Europe (and maybe Russia + Northern Africa). I would reckon a TATL flight is much more complex given that your crew has to overnight etc. Moreover, how many city pairs can realistically sustain such a service yearround? ...

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