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by RickNRoll
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)
Replies: 21
Views: 4247

Re: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)

Why was she serving drinks? It was looking very unsettled already.

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by RickNRoll
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 58163

Re: GE to finance first 9 Moxie aircraft

I doubt the folks at GE Capital care too much about the type of engines an aircraft has... They’re investment guys making money for their business unit and obviously they thought the terms of this deal were good for them. Good luck to Mr. Neeleman on this venture, it’s always fun to watch someone t...

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by RickNRoll
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 135
Views: 26025

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

Is it true that “pilots trained in the US would have successfully been able to control this situation”.

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by RickNRoll
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225508

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Even that story is true it could be Airbus sales ordering them to hand over to QANTAS staff as a gift.

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by RickNRoll
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 208
Views: 28863

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Is it possible that these negotiations were partly triggered by Boeing not seeing a business case for the 778? Hypothetically speaking, that would also have to mean that Boeing doesn’t see Qantas going their way for Sunrise. I’m reluctant to buy this theory, although it certainly did make me think....

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by RickNRoll
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 208
Views: 28863

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I guess that EK has a hub model and the 777-8X is now about long range point to point. The model clashes with the role of the 777-8. Perhaps EK is rethinking how it will fit in and what could better suit EK.

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by RickNRoll
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

No. Since it hasn't led to an issue with the NG with over 7,000 examples in service over the course of over 20 years this would be an insane suggestion. What would "adequately trained" even mean? Will the pilots that can't turn it start a special workout to get strong enough to do it? The...

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by RickNRoll
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

the airlines need this ungrounded. this isn't about just boineg. they have 5000 orders. European airlines too. expecting to make money. it will be ungrounded in a few months. there wasn't anything that wrong with it. I mean, boeing haters, as there is a love for wild speculation and what ifs, what ...

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by RickNRoll
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 111
Views: 18327

Re: a350-1000 range increase

Airbus has formalized the expected mtow increase to 319t. Range has increased to 16,100km. Airbus has also revised the 3 class seating figures giving a seating range similar to what Boeing publishes. https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/Airbus-Family-Figure...

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by RickNRoll
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I have wondered by Boeing didn't put it in the EAD. It is in the EAD, along with a list of other symptoms. Here's a portion of the EAD along with indications that would have been present shortly after liftoff for ET302 are shown in BOLD. AOA DISAGREE is shown in italic. 737 MAX EAD 2018-23-51 lists...

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by RickNRoll
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29649

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

The GE9X is the mist ambitious engine ever. It is a full generation ahead of anything else. So delays are a risk of that level of technology. Lightsaber Could you expand on that? I echo Zekes remarks to be honest. I see nothing substantially new or ground breaking??? 1. CMCs, first engine with the ...

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by RickNRoll
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Actually looking at it as a system... Just poor design all over. An indicator for event trigger is deemed uniportant. It should send to tw other checklists, none of them covering critical aspect of a problem. Problem diagnostics is reduced to guessing.. I know Boeing had been great few decades ago,...

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by RickNRoll
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 3911

Re: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX

Wrong. The landing gear only comes into play for rotation. Boeing won't be making all new engine mounts just go the ten.

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by RickNRoll
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Add up all those little things that by themselves don't matter and you reach the threshold of a major problem

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by RickNRoll
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: American to order A321LR
Replies: 195
Views: 34058

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

1989worstyear wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Replacement for the 757 indeed, those planes are getting old.


Unlike their A320's or 772's from 2001-02. :cheeky:
The A321NEO will be much more efficient than the 757, meaning it makes sense to retire the 757 earlier.

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by RickNRoll
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 85
Views: 14485

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

It amazes me how regulators failed to act on aircraft tracking in the aftermath of AF447 - had they done so, they would probably have found MH370’s main wreckage by now. So true.... and even today, for that matter. :mad: IIRC anything and everything that was providing real time data from MH370 was ...

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by RickNRoll
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

There has hardly been tiptoed around of accusing the pilots here on this thread. Right, questions have been raised about pilot's actions, but please show me where the pilots were called "killers" or "murderers" which is the kind of language you seem to be comfortable with using....

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by RickNRoll
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Then you've missed the replies that say Boeing caused the MAX to be a "Death Trap". Over the top language has been the hallmark rather the exception for this thread. Your over the top language tries to conflate two very different things. Killing people is a crime and those who kill people...

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by RickNRoll
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

My goodness at the ignorance going on in this thread. I only check it every few weeks to see if there is any factual news. If it doesn't have a cite, I won't believe it. None of you have the privilege of knowing Boeing's up to date financial stats nor do any of you know the FAA timeline for putting...

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by RickNRoll
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The 737 Max program will probably never run at a profit in total but that is not really a problem, there is enough revenue generated elsewhere. So of the four current civil programs in production (737-MAX, 747-8, 777, and 787) two of them will never turn a total program profit and that's not a prob...

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by RickNRoll
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 85
Views: 14485

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

Would that accident have happened with a yoke control? Not that I know it is better or worse, but I think that is a fair question to ask. And, what is the best and safest control system? I believe so. The other crewmember would have seen the fact that the moron in control was pulling back during th...

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by RickNRoll
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Reading this article, assuming that it is a true representation of what happened around MCAS, one could believe that rank amateurs are working at Boeing on safety critical issues. On the contrary, this information seems to answer one of the great mysteries surrounding these events: why presumably t...

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by RickNRoll
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I guess the only way we find out if anything else is messed up is when something else crashes? And if the crashes aren't happening we have to assume it's all ok? I'm happy enough to trust their existing planes (apart from Max of course). But would be worried about any new ones. Dreamliners have bee...

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by RickNRoll
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

First time I absolutely agree with you. A bean counter in charge of an engineering company leads eventually to a disaster. if you look at yesterday's NYT report, they mention Max’s chief technical pilot as one of the figures in the center of a problem.... I'm 100% sure the Boeing engineers could bu...

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by RickNRoll
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 85
Views: 14485

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

LAX772LR wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
Can’t believe it’s already been a decade.

It's also the 20th anniversary of AA1420 (the S80 crash at LIT) :eek:


And the first moon landing is coming up.

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by RickNRoll
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Here is a new article about the 737 MAX and MCAS. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/business/boeing-737-max-crash.html The point that was new to me was that Boeing discovered they could have low speed stalls as well as the high speed stalls that have been talked about. So they could not use a g fo...

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by RickNRoll
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 361
Views: 13306

Re: Has grandfathering been taken too far?

The basic 737 frame has proven over many years to be tough and reliable. Anything that has come to light has been remedied. One thing that does strike me, though. No overwing emergency exit slides. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/passengers-injured-in-scramble-to-flee-after-man-makes-bomb-thr...

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by RickNRoll
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 361
Views: 13306

Re: Has grandfathering been taken too far?

The basic 737 frame has proven over many years to be tough and reliable. Anything that has come to light has been remedied. One thing that does strike me, though. No overwing emergency exit slides. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/passengers-injured-in-scramble-to-flee-after-man-makes-bomb-thre...

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by RickNRoll
Fri May 31, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8126

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

Total BS. The only voices that matter within Boeing at this strategic level are shareholder voices (more precisely, management anticipation of shareholder voices), who all wish Boeing had a secure monopoly. As an aviation fan, let's all celebrate Airbus and castigate Airbus for instigating the most...

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by RickNRoll
Wed May 29, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Looks like problem is not only elevator authority, but also with sheer amount of force required for that. And amount of that force, in turn, is given by FAR requirements, (and to add insult to injury - force is actually simulated on 737 as elevator is driven by hydraulics - as opposed to direct fee...

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by RickNRoll
Tue May 28, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I am surprised that the regulations don't require that the elevator be capable of counteracting full nose up and full nose down trim. Not so much for the (previously very rare) runaway stabilizer but in case the jackscrew is jammed at one extreme. I wouldn't be surprised if there are more aircraft ...

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by RickNRoll
Tue May 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

A runaway stabilizer where it doesn't respond to opposite electric trim would certainly not be easy to recover from. As long as the electric trim works to counteract it should not be very difficult. As far as the manual wheel, to determine how much more difficult it is to use on the NG vs. the clas...

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by RickNRoll
Tue May 28, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Another article on the MAX NG issue with the trim wheel. https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/05/boeing-737-max-crash-reveals-a-severe-problem-with-older-boeing-737-ngs.html Just as many airlines apparenlty made sure everyone knew how to do a UAS procedure after AF447, everyone now wants to know if th...

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by RickNRoll
Mon May 27, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

JT043, JT610 and ET302 proved that a new "potential failure or variation of failure" was not appropriately handled by the existing procedures and training. Existing procedures and training seemed to work for JT043. It did take someone who recognized a "Runaway Stabilizer" and ad...

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by RickNRoll
Sun May 26, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

For those of you that are still giving Boeing's failures 3 words of narrative but the pilot's actions and the training of the airlines several thousand words: Why not just post what you want to post instead of making such a lame assessment of what others post? Everyone knows Boeing failed. Boeing a...

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by RickNRoll
Sat May 25, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So the certification of the hand trim wheel is in question? Which I assume was not self certified by Boeing but by the FAA on the 727 or 707, and in what year? The trim wheel changed signifcantly from the Classic to the NG. The larger instrument panel on the NG meant that the wheel had to be made s...

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by RickNRoll
Sat May 25, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 6519

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

Cash flow might be tight. 60 aircraft a month at 50M is 3B per month missing cash flow, not that it won't come back when they do get delivered. That's another 100M to 200M in finance costs to replace that cash flow. 1B to the crash victims, 1B to the airlines, 1B for new software, training and fina...

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by RickNRoll
Sat May 25, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 19856

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

:checkmark: 1100 A330s sold after the 2003 launch of 787 Dreamliner. :checkmark: 3000 A321NEO's will have entered into service by the time any 797 shows up. If Airbus develops a "simple" A322NEO trading capacity for range, 101t would still provide a very good range, maybe 3700NM. For real...

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by RickNRoll
Fri May 24, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Aviation officials from Canada, China, Ethiopia, Europe and Indonesia were in attendance at the meeting, but many of the nations said the 737 MAX planes would have to be approved by their own government agencies before being allowed to fly in their respective countries. https://www.travelpulse.com/...

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by RickNRoll
Fri May 24, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

This sort of thing is why nobody buys your "I agree Boeing is at fault" line. Saying "Boeing/FAA screwed up by underestimating how incredibly thick and useless the pilots were" isn't really blaming Boeing at all. You're like the guy who insults somebody and when they protest say...

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by RickNRoll
Fri May 24, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.eurocockpit.be/news/boeings ... ansparency
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European lifting of the grounding could take a while. They are going to be doing a full internal review of the MAX.

https://www.eurocockpit.be/news/boeings ... ansparency

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by RickNRoll
Fri May 24, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So how did the ET training system work out for the ET pilots then? How many procedures did they miss? They did not follow all procedures like the ET CEO keeps insisting. However I will give the ET pilots a break as I believe that ET may never have informed them of the proper MCAS procedures - that ...

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by RickNRoll
Fri May 24, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Seems like the FAA is in full denial. Of course they failed in review and certification of the MAX. How can they claim something like this? No wonder the world's other agencies no longer trust them! Despite two crashes involving the Boeing 737 MAX, the acting administrator of the Federal Aviation A...

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by RickNRoll
Fri May 24, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

For me, the problem was MCAS and they fixed it fairly easily, so I would hop back on board tomorrow. But out of natural curiosity, I would like to know the specifics of how the MAX differs from the NG in terms of longitudinal stability. Obviously, the larger more forward engines being the driving f...

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by RickNRoll
Thu May 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Note that the FAA statement seems to include that the US could certify the plane first, and the rest of the world would certify after their regulatory agencies have done their due research. Also note that the FAA is not seeing foreign hesitations as unfriendly, indeed welcoming them. Definitely not...

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by RickNRoll
Thu May 23, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225508

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

You of course are absolutely right -- how this topic didn't descend into an A vs. B flame fest is particularly shocking given that in fact project sunrise is indeed an A vs B contest! (Don't tell anyone). The only planes that can even pretend to meet Joyce's pie in the sky requirements are the A350...

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by RickNRoll
Thu May 23, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225508

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Please Qantas, pick the damn aircraft of choice so we can move beyond fuel burn and my-engine-is-better-than-your-engine comments! Technically, they are all breaking the forum rules in that technical discussion is only supposed to be in the technical sub-forum. But, I'm sure we are all thankful tha...

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by RickNRoll
Thu May 23, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I do feel these crashes could have been avoided if Boeing did things differently. I'm pretty sure that's a unanimous opinion. Even Boeing admits it made mistakes and has issued an apology and is in the process of producing a fix, so anyone who says otherwise is mistaken. It's a nice list, but I don...

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by RickNRoll
Wed May 22, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

OK then, I'll take it at face value that your newly voiced sympathy for accident victims is more genuine than your emnity for so many things you've repeated so many times on this forum. Yes victims first of Boeing's negligent design and than the callous disregard in taking no action after the Lion ...

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by RickNRoll
Tue May 21, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3058
Views: 303316

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

This can be the thread where you Boeing bash all day long and we will make another one about training? Would that make you happy? I don't believe that anybody is happy about any aspect of the MAX grounding. It is clear, that on-topic posts in this thread predominantly won't paint a nice picture of ...

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