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by RickNRoll
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.
Replies: 16
Views: 3632

Re: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.

It looked like he had time for a go-around.

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by RickNRoll
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb
Replies: 31
Views: 6457

Re: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb

I see a pdf file. It says it has been updated a few days ago, about that MTOW increase. I would guess Airbus has increased the MTOW to help payload/range, it's very common, the A330 has been getting MTOW increase after MTOW increase for example. It is very intriguing considering the fact the range ...

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by RickNRoll
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opening of border USA/Australia speculation
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Opening of border USA/Australia speculation

USA won't happen for at least a year the way the US response to Covid-19 is failing so badly. Australia and NZ have paid the economic price once to control Covid-19. They aren't going to pay it twice.

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by RickNRoll
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10325

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

They have the same problem the oil industry has. What do you do with all that stock sitting around? Can you actually store it economically?

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by RickNRoll
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41268

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

It's not the same industry anymore. This is only the start of the cancellations for all types of planes from all the airlines.

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by RickNRoll
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12095

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

I don't think they should cut production. Which airline wouldn't prefer A320 over B737Max, assuming it returns to service soon? I read one of the articles that Airbus now can’t make planes fast enough a while ago (See the link From Bloomberg I found out). Even before the MAX grounding, I read anoth...

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by RickNRoll
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18132

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

The economic repurcussions could last a decade.

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by RickNRoll
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155156

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

QANTAS want the people mover with two ailes do faster turn around at busy airports. Boeing have to make design compromises which have to satisfy the majority of customers. What those compromises will be is the hard part.

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by RickNRoll
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13623

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling putting the project in turmoil. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51658693 Heathrow Airport: Plans for third runway plans in tatters after legal defeat https://news.sky.com/story/heathrow-airport-plans-for-third-runway-plans-in-tatters-after-lega...

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by RickNRoll
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95402

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Actually we all know it is official that iPad training is not sufficient, but now details have been released as to why Boeing changed their opinion. And even well trained first world pilots have issues flying the max. At least that is my take on this article, which is on Bloomberg but I found a non...

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by RickNRoll
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95402

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Coronavirus is going to give Boeing another hit just when it didn't need it. The uncertainty over orders has increased dramatically over the past two months.This is one reason you don't get yourself into the MAX state of trouble because if something else comes along to destabilise the market the ris...

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by RickNRoll
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95402

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

So no new orders for the 737MAX.. the Jet Airways and Air Italy birds will have to find new homes. I really cant see any new orders on the horizon. The IAG LoI may never happen after Willie Walsh toddles off into the sunset. If an airline ordered now, provided RTS happens soon and no further issues...

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by RickNRoll
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72533

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

slider wrote:
A second overall fleet type would not be the worst thing in the world for WN.
In fact there are successful airline companies it there right now operating with more than one fleet type.

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by RickNRoll
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56028

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Some information regarding the configuration on QFs A350s that will run the PS routes. Interesting they say that QF could end up with a fleet of 30 x A350s as more routes are added. https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-sunrise-project-a350-real-dream-machine/ Yes. Some of us have been pointin...

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by RickNRoll
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss
Replies: 89
Views: 18515

Re: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss

The A400M is a disaster as a program. Why has it gone so wrong?

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by RickNRoll
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13780

Re: Avatar sends LOI to order 30 748's.

Such a decision prompts us to ask: are jumbo jets the future for low-cost airlines?

I'm surprised they even bothered to ask themselves the question, much less actually print it.

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by RickNRoll
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM Leap engine option for A220
Replies: 20
Views: 4581

Re: CFM Leap engine option for A220

Upcoming 787 Neo?

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by RickNRoll
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9136

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

Glad to head there are no serious injuries - looks like it was tricky getting off the wing though. The video doesn't look sped up to me, but it does seem to be a rather low approach. Will be interesting to see whether they hit the runway first or the ground. Over wing emergency exit on the 737 is w...

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by RickNRoll
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Plans To Buy 12 Boeing 777Xs Worth $5 Billion
Replies: 89
Views: 12657

Re: Bamboo Airways Is Interested In The 777X For Vietnam to U.S. Flights

Did Boeing ask them to take it down? Talking about buying a 777X after too many beers at the bar is one thing. Stating it when Boeing has no part in it is another. Boeing is going to be managing their reputation very carefully now.

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by RickNRoll
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA731 - longer than normal flight time
Replies: 17
Views: 4532

Re: AA731 - longer than normal flight time

That's not a Jet Stream, that's a Jet Raging Torrent.

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by RickNRoll
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49445

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

How many million safe landings have 737NGs seen? You can bust up any plane when flown improperly. See Asiana 214, or WN 345 https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/southwest-pilot-fired-laguardia-crash-article-1.1474479 or AA 1420. https://www.nytimes.com/1999/06/03/us/9-dead-and-80-are-hurt-as...

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by RickNRoll
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95402

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

What about a proper risk analysis, though?

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by RickNRoll
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155156

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

The 767 seems to be the NMA. I just don't see a 767-sized frame being able to compete with the A330-900 and 787-9. I don't see anything other than an LD2 container. I think the LD-2 is a non-starter for non-US operators. Airlines that carry underfloor pallets want to use PMC/96x125" widthwise ...

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by RickNRoll
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no Trim Tank in the A350?
Replies: 40
Views: 3977

Re: Why no Trim Tank in the A350?

AFAIK, The 350 uses cruise flaps to shift the center of lift towards the c.g. It essentially does the same job as the trim tank, but without all the plumbing. Without all the plumbing indeed. The A350 solution simplifies the fuel system immensely compared to the A330. In the words of one of our tec...

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by RickNRoll
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16273

Re: Time for a 787NG

There was a rumor that the 787-10 for Air NZ had an increased range, but IIRC they will not offer more range, but 787-9 will do more longer haul flying and shuffling the planes around. For the first batch of 787-10s are coming with the standard range, although I would expect by the time NZ looks at...

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by RickNRoll
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8367

Re: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight

An American Airlines passenger, flying from Dallas to Houston, was removed from the flight for failing to remove a gas mask. According to reports, he wanted to “make a statement”. https://www.foxnews.com/travel/american-airlines-passenger-wearing-gas-mask If he's wearing a gas mask I doubt anyone c...

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by RickNRoll
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Boeing Dreamliner Production Problems Threaten The Aircraft's Safety, Former Quality Manager Warns
Replies: 74
Views: 13817

Re: Huge quality problems with 787 production in North Charleston

IINM, several airlines now are having aircraft built in CHS flown to BFI/PAE and inspected there for quality prior to delivery. There would be a reason why airlines do that. And QR never accepted 787s from CHS. Wouldn't it be easier if Boeing just addresses the quality issues in CHS? In other words...

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by RickNRoll
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New RR T1000 issue - unexplained surges, mandatory de-pairing
Replies: 42
Views: 8248

Re: New RR T1000 issue - unexplained surges, mandatory de-pairing

RJMAZ wrote:
I find it amazing that the Rolls Royce engines fitted to Airbus aircraft are pretty much immune to problems.

I don't believe Airbus just got lucky.
You have got to be joking. This problem is costing RR a lot of money they would rather keep as profit.

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by RickNRoll
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to reduce 787 production to 10 aircraft per month in 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 22086

Re: Boeing considering another 787 production cut

musman9853 wrote:
The wild card is if the China deal results in new orders. If they do, would they still cut the rate to extend the program life?
The China "deal" won't make China order more planes then they need.

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by RickNRoll
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155156

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Sidesticks would be a lot cheaper.

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by RickNRoll
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155156

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Seattle Times ( https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/new-boeing-ceo-calhoun-says-employee-confidence-is-shaken-my-job-is-to-restore-it/ ) reports: Calhoun announced that the development work Boeing has been doing for several years on the NMA is starting over. Boeing had hoped to h...

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by RickNRoll
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190461

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Ok, you are now maybe ready to understand that Boeing did no want any sim training for the 737 MAX, not because of the regulators, but because Boeing promised to the operators that there will not require sim training time to the pilots flying the MAX and, even agree to pay 1M$ per aircraft in case ...

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by RickNRoll
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190461

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

I'm not underestimating it at all. When you have the skill and mental capacity to keep microarchitecture vulnerabilities in mind while writing robust Operating System code (I contribute to OpenBSD) and then integrating that with extremely performance-sensitive code on top of it for managing transac...

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by RickNRoll
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293208

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

This crash has instant classic written all over it. Political intrigue, fiery crash, threats of war, missiles being fired, black box data that won't ever be truly trusted.

My commiserations to the poor people who were caught up it.

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by RickNRoll
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190461

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

I guess that as we speak, at Southwest it is champagne time. They suddenly become $280 millions richer overnight. I don't understand how WN gets $280 million. If the $1 million per MAX is accurate, then I believe it would be $34 million. That can still buy a lot of champagne though. Except that of ...

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by RickNRoll
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

Starting to wonder if the extended landing gear of the MAX 10 will factor into the outcome of a resurrected and recertifications MAX 8 minus MCAS? You'd only use the MAX10 Gear if you've decided to re design the engine pylon to drop engines even lower to the ground (like the NG). Other wise its poi...

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by RickNRoll
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines B78X verses A359R
Replies: 34
Views: 10589

Re: Singapore Airlines B78X verses A359R

Thanks for the insight into SQs 787-10s not having crew rests. Do the A359 Regional have crew rests? The different seating maps surprise me also, 787-10 C36Y301 verses A359R C40Y263. Both planes, on the above mentioned route, have the same fares. I think you answered your own question. The 787-10 h...

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by RickNRoll
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254312

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

They would be because he has dragged this or for so long for so little progress. Wouldn't you be doing things in parallel that can be? Such a negotiating with the crew about terms and conditions earlier?

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by RickNRoll
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254312

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

777-8 looks even more shaky now. And yet again QANTAS dodges the 777. This means the A350 will be the largest plane in the QANTAS fleet.

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by RickNRoll
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254312

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, Update: Final decision on PS delayed to Fe

Qantas needs to say something between now and the end of next week. Options: 1. Announce another delay for the decision on widebody order 2. Announce to go ahead with Project Sunrise and announce an aircraft selection 3. Announce a no-go (for now) decision for Project Sunrise but announce order for...

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by RickNRoll
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151665

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

I've long maintained that what Boeing should be developing is a narrowbody, single-aisle aircraft that falls squarely between the B757-200 and B757-300 in capacity, with 4000-4500nm range. If they can crank that out, it's a huge winner. But isn't this exactly part of the problem for Boeing and why ...

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by RickNRoll
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 138301

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

QANTAS says it takes 3000 man hours per plane for repairs, which is much longer than expected. https://simpleflying.com/qantas-737-crack-repair/ At $100/h, that's $300.000 per plane, which equals to about 1% of its book value or so. The damage is probably more significant in lost revenue. Yes. The ...

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by RickNRoll
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 138301

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

https://simpleflying.com/qantas-737-crack-repair/
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QANTAS says it takes 3000 man hours per plane for repairs, which is much longer than expected.

https://simpleflying.com/qantas-737-crack-repair/

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by RickNRoll
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85108

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

Are they starting to push towards a 350neo order instead? How can you order something that doesn't exist? Airbus have stated the A350 will get the Ultrafan when it's available. That would be right inline with the 2027 timeframe. Totally plausible possibly. I can't see it happening on schedule. Not ...

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by RickNRoll
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4457

Re: PC-12 crash in Chamberlain leaving 9 dead

Well it did have a chance which is why it was attempted, the pilot had probably flown before with the same weight, but in better conditions. He had probably taken off overweight before but thought it could push it just that little bit more this time. The visibility was also bad. It is possible that...

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by RickNRoll
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

We were talking about ET and the Bulletins and information that came out after Lionair - sorry I was not that clear. The only information that was out before Lionair was what was in the maintenance manual. And this was part of the problem according to many (USA) pilots: "Dispute arises among U...

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by RickNRoll
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61663

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

Yes they are expected to fail - I think the bigger part of the story will be Boeing downplaying the story. Pictures https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-777xs-fuselage-split-dramatically-during-september-stress-test/?utm_content=bufferb631c&utm_medium=social&utm_sou...

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