It simply comes down to the fact the MAX is a variant gone too far. The engines are the main problem... too big , they throw the center of gravity way off creating all sorts of problems talked about to death in this thread... But all this would have manifested itself in the first few hours of both ...Jump to post
Why is the 737-MAX the only aircraft ever to need MCAS? What would a non-MCAS MAX fly like? and could it be any worse than one that has it. Is it simply to mimic the NG in certain flight characteristics? Does it make it safer, easier to fly? Why is removing it completely such an issue? It doesn't wo...Jump to post
Plan B (since the grounding) should have been what is involved ($ cost) in turning all the completed MAX a/c back to an NG. It might not be necessary, but five months has already been wasted and it should have been planned for by now. There is now a real possibility the MAX won't fly EVER, or for tw...Jump to post
Watch the new BA A350-1000 G-XWBA (326) land at LHR here live:
It's due in the next 30 minutes.
ETA at LHR is now 13:47 today.
UAEflyer wrote:When it is going to LHR ?
British Airways A350-1000 G-XWBA Delivered. Jul 27, 2019 British Airways A350-1000 G-XWBA was delivered Toulouse – Chateauroux this morning as BA9151. The aircraft is in 56J/56W/219Y configuration and wears White Union Flag with Crest livery. This is the first A350-1000 for the airline. https://www....Jump to post
It may turn out to be quicker to re-certify the MAX completely, and as a new model. It’s not as if there is a shortage of planes, pilots and resources. It could even be done in Europe to prove its full independence. The problem now is they are trying to justify its NG breeding, which is proving impo...Jump to post
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2019/07/11/five-basic-facts-about-boeing-missing-from-coverage-of-the-737-max-story/ A reminder, if you needed it, about how vital Boeing is to the US economy. The pressure on Boeing and the FAA to rush the 737MAX back into the air must be immense. I like ...Jump to post
For those still banging on about the climate, the local environment, noise and pollution from an expanded LHR. How can it be greener to have an average 20-30 minute delay, both arrivals and departures x 480,000 flights per year? That seems largely forgotten. The third runway is not a massive project...Jump to post
What did the two affected (crash) aircraft do in service, that Boeing failed to do in the 18-month long MAX flight test program? If they had to create MCAS in a hurry, then they knew there was a serious problem. I don't believe it was put in simply to make it fly similar to the NG.Jump to post
It is crazy to me how many people on her whine about the degradation of air travel when they now have the option to pay under $100 air fare regularly or simply pay more for a luxury experience and get a lie-flat bed or something. ^Thissssss!!! :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: It is known for a f...Jump to post
The 787-8/9/10 appear to be the perfect aircraft. Is it possible to shrink the exact same design to create the 797, in record time to replace the MAX? A scaled down 787 would be 40-50% smaller, with new engines and gear. All other components being scaled down to size, except doors and windows. The c...Jump to post
Why was MCAS even designed to kick-in repeatedly at least ten times in quick succession? What if there were terrain involved. A safety feature designed to prevent a stall, would simply commit suicide anyway straight into some hard stuff. What was the point in that? Someone must have thought what if ...Jump to post
Is this whole sorry MAX saga indicative of aircraft design in general? Little has improved over the last 30 years, it just keeps getting worse. A rush to the bottom. Somehow we have gone from the 707/DC-8 to the 747/Concorde, then fallen off a cliff in terms of design and innovation, back to the 197...Jump to post
A 4F Airport basically means a plane twice as large as an A380 could land there. The runway is as wide as some are long, though most of it is under weeds and bushes now. https://email@example.com,1.3411481,1968m/data=!3m1!1e3 http://www.skycolors.com/paper_the-ai...Jump to post
How will Boeing handle the likely 300-400 new-build MAX deliveries, plus the 380 grounded ones back in the air?
That in itself will be a major challenge and could take a year, once the solution is finalised and certified.
Could NG production be restarted if there were some demand from airlines, or will Boeing resist this as a mark of failure/suicide with the MAX?
I am sure there are airlines that just want aircraft quickly, regardless of the tech.
Could Boeing not drop MCAS altogether? Could the MAX 8 fly tomorrow without it? Rather than tinker with it for months, simply unplug it.
MCAS seems to be a flawed protection device for something that would simply never happen in normal flight.
Boris Johnson has back-peddled big time over Heathrow recently. He knows there is a huge majority (415 / 119) for R3 in parliament. He is likely to remain silent, hoping people will forget the bulldozer statement a few years ago.Jump to post
I agree strongly on this one, but a lot of people on this site seem fine with dupeing customers and being untransparent about what aircraft type they're flying on. At the end of the day, whether you think the MAX is safe or not, I don't see why anyone shouldn't support passengers being informed. An...Jump to post
To recover from a Windows failure on boot, login or Trojan issues, use Recovery Mode. If in Windows it is in Control Panel. If you cannot get into Windows 10, restart the computer three times by pressing the power button in for six seconds. This turns the computer off, turn on and repeat three times...Jump to post
At least once or twice a year you should Google " Windows 10 iso " then press Update Now. This installs the latest version (1903) of Windows 10, and sorts out the many update issues people are having. https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 You can also use Download Too...Jump to post
Windows 10 is fine as long as you download and install Classic Shell
https://www.fosshub.com/Classic-Shell.h ... _4_3_1.exe
It then looks and feels like Windows 7 again.
The problem with the 777-X is it is an unknown quantity, too big, very heavy and years into the future before it is delivered and proven. Boeing should have just updated the 77W cheaply years ago, and ignored EK. It also has the very successful 787-8/9/10 biting at it's heals which is a known, light...Jump to post
....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fr...Jump to post
I thought that the current Government - of which he was a senior member - already approved the expansion. I think it would not be a priority of a new Conservative government either since Brexit delivery and uniting the party for the upcoming election. Boris Johnson is against any Heathrow expansion...Jump to post
Are you kidding? It has taken ten years not to build build HS2 and around £100 billion for a line that gets as far as north Birmingham!
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... me-admits/
With the likely change of UK PM to Boris Johnson in a few weeks, is Heathrow expansion finally dead? A new Prime Minister, local opposition and various Climate-Change terror groups mean any major new airport project in the UK are likely to stopped in their tracks. What now? Options that should be co...Jump to post
How can the CASM be on par with an A380, which has four relatively old (15 years) engines, vs two relatively modern dryers on the 777-9X. If it turns out to be similar then that is quite bad surely.Jump to post
I'd rather walk to the ambulance!!!
A 74-year-old woman rescued by helicopter after getting injured during a hike on a Phoenix mountain endured a further ordeal when the winch lifting her began spinning.
https://news.sky.com/video/airlift-resc ... l-11735283
The badly managed events last December at LGW, have played into the hands of these Eco-terrorists. Has any aircraft ever been hit, engine shutdown or crashed, leading to injury or loss of life? NO.
The airflow will probably just divert it around and it will likely crash the drone to the ground.
I believe there is now a 50/50 chance that this will be a long process. If this grounding were to drag on for a year till March 2020, that would leave 800-900 MAX's in need of mods/software, plus training/simulator time. This makes returning that many back to service so much harder.Jump to post
Grounding likely to be much longer than some believe.
I would expect any hot war with US / Iran to be over very quickly, similar to Iraq, where the regime fell in a matter of weeks in 2003. However, the peace afterwards will take years, possibly decades. The countries around Iran can probably defend themselves, with some US / Israeli help. The Iranian ...Jump to post
The coachman also didn’t thought the train and the car will make their job redundant but it happened. Next are taxi drivers and train drivers and shortly after them it will be the pilots. The really funny thing that most proponents of automation keep forgetting, is that for an aircraft to truly be ...Jump to post
Automation is great when it works. The trouble is it often doesn’t. A huge Ocado distribution center in Andover UK, was totally destroyed by fire, when just one of the 22000 small robots caught fire. How will the single pilot cope with the extra stress, a medical or mental event, failed engine, or f...Jump to post
Despite the huge backlog in new orders, particularly NB’s, could the industry actually be facing a 9/11 style depression caused by Climate Change? People generally could start to think, do I need to fly as often. It won’t happen everywhere , but I can see signs of a shift in attitude towards the env...Jump to post