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by journeyperson
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?

So far as Taiwan is concerned they are the legitimate Chinese government so they would never do anything to weaken their claim. As long as they hold that view, which is highly unrealistic from a practical standpoint, it does not help their national carrier’s business position. Isn’t Taiwan all abou...

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by journeyperson
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 1825

Re: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?

So far as Taiwan is concerned they are the legitimate Chinese government so they would never do anything to weaken their claim.

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by journeyperson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 192485

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51253066 This BBC article illustrates the damage done to Boeing's image. The 777x first flight was marketed by Boeing as a demonstration of what they can do, but the 737 MAX casts a shadow over the reporting, with little information about the 777x (no menti...

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by journeyperson
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 153520

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

Let's be blunt. Boeing does not have the engineering resources to launch and NMA (or NSA for that matter) in the immediate term. The 737MAX and 777X programmes are consuming everything on the commercial side and more. Also, even if they did they have already lost the 757-200 replacement market to A...

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by journeyperson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298408

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

USA intelligence claims 2 missiles were launched. They independently verified the missile theory by detecting: - 2 missile launches at that time slot - tracking radar on for a short period in that time slot - intercepted iranian chatter over comms (later) that they were aware that they downed an ai...

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by journeyperson
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298408

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

If that missile tip was at the crash site it suggests considerable disarray, that someone could photograph and publish photos. It would appear the left hand didn't know what the right hand had done.

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by journeyperson
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298408

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51055219

BBC have it now and they are super cautious about reporting.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51055219

BBC have it now and they are super cautious about reporting.

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by journeyperson
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750855

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

https://lessonslearned.faa.gov/ll_main.cfm?TabID=2&LLID=70&LLTypeID=10#null Quite interesting. I would be extremely surprised if the 16g seat didn't for instance require a stronger floor and floor track. Q.I. But when MCAS kicks in you might as well be in a wicker armchair - at least your b...

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by journeyperson
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 678219

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

We expect old ladies and old men (me) to do fairly complicated things with their car in less than 4 seconds. People die when they don't. And most of us expect them to quit driving before they cause an accident. Contrary to popular legends most people do quit driving at about the right time. Relevan...

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by journeyperson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 678219

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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Decidedly NOT grounded on training issues.
training issues would ground pilots, wouldn't it.

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So well put. This should be reproduced every time someone says the crashes were the pilots' fault.

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by journeyperson
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 678219

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Morning ritual: Scroll through 737 Max thread looking for links to actual developments...

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by journeyperson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 9879

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

konrad wrote:
And he is damn right about it. Not sure what the "additional great features" should be. New taller legs perhaps?


Long legs and big engines would do it for him. He could climb aboard and die happy...

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by journeyperson
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760081

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Olddog wrote:
Wonder why some of you are trying to put the blame only on the crew?


So we will believe it is a safe plane in safe hands....

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by journeyperson
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755706

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://leehamnews.com/2019/03/22/bjorn ... sh-part-2/


"Blowback". Just when you thought it couldn't get any more complicated!
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dare100em wrote:
Bjorn has an article on LH which I foun very enlithening at least:

https://leehamnews.com/2019/03/22/bjorn ... sh-part-2/


"Blowback". Just when you thought it couldn't get any more complicated!

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by journeyperson
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760081

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It beggars belief there is place here for finger-pointing left. "Boeing fault", "No, pilot unions fault", "No, FAA fault", "No, airlines fault". It does seem, now, that the flying public has been deliberately put at risk because of the SYSTEM failure. Which p...

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by journeyperson
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760081

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It is dawning on me that there is a slim but non-zero possibility that the 737max may never be cleared to operate again - unless Boeing are allowed to do something no other aircraft has been under FAR25. The FAA might buy off on it, but really dunno how that will go down across the rest of the worl...

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by journeyperson
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755706

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

... It is not going to be like "we upgraded the software, let's fly". Certification will take ages. Given its credibility, FAA's decision is not enough, European authorities and Asians should be convinced, as well. . They have been working on software fix since Nov '18. Boeing Defense Sys...

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by journeyperson
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760081

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It is dawning on me that there is a slim but non-zero possibility that the 737max may never be cleared to operate again - unless Boeing are allowed to do something no other aircraft has been under FAR25. The FAA might buy off on it, but really dunno how that will go down across the rest of the worl...

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by journeyperson
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760081

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If it is proven that these two accidents are not the fault of the airplane but crew training issues can AA and WN go back and sue the US government for not allowing them to operate a perfectly safe aircraft. That’s a great question. It seems that airlines operating the MAX are already saying they a...

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by journeyperson
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760081

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It has been widely argued in this forum and in linked articles I have read, that the development of the MAX in attempting to compete with the A320 NEO has resulted in an unbalanced aircraft, requiring systems and software to make the plane stay in the air at certain phases of flight, as well as to m...

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by journeyperson
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5976

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

I would expect Boeing to survive without too much long term pain but I don't think the 737 will survive this. It has been widely argued in this forum that the development of the MAX in attempting to compete with the A320 NEO has resulted in an unbalanced aircraft, requiring computer software to make...

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GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
SuperGT wrote:
Boeing has now recommended they are all grounded also. Source Sky news.


https://twitter.com/BoeingAirplanes/sta ... 2720406528


Pathetic! Through gritted teeth I imagine.

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by journeyperson
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760081

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

That’s a bit more complicated. Presumably, some of those aircraft would have to eventually be ferried back to their non-EU bases which would involve taking off over populated areas. I would have allowed them to land, but I can see some merit in both positions. Was it a matter of getting the planes ...

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by journeyperson
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755706

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

It wasn't just "required by FAA rules" - it was required because the aircraft was inherently (or dangerously) unstable vs. NG in power-on stall or pre-stall situations. Also, that's NO BUENO in my book (and regardless of MCAS, could have been a contributing factor to this crash). I think ...

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by journeyperson
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 755706

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I didn't see this posted yet, but Boeing has issued a statement about the "bugfix" for the MAX: https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130402 Just one thing I'd like to highlight from it: "...Boeing has been developing a flight control software enhancement for the...

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by journeyperson
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 31096

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Do the French government have any idea what they have restarted in Airliners.net? I think it is due to Airbus lobbying to take attention away from the miserably misguided A380 which should never have got off the ground to cast its shadow over the Boeing 747...

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by journeyperson
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 241575

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

keesje wrote:
Good catch. It has the black cockpit window frames..


It looks a bit bad tempered from that angle. Maybe not happy about having to wait for its engines.

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by journeyperson
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hitchiking on an airline possible?
Replies: 45
Views: 5482

Re: Hitchiking on an airline possible?

You could try standing halfway down a runway holding up a cardboard sign with your desired destination scrawled on it.

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by journeyperson
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seoul new airbus
Replies: 26
Views: 4881

Re: Air Seoul new airbus

Well I'm English and although I wouldn't pronounce airsole for the orifice in question I did see it straight away and thought it was unfortunate. If there weren't any western considerations in naming the airline they would have used the Korean word for Air wouldn't they? I wouldn't be surprised if i...

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by journeyperson
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump 757 - Use, Store, Sell?
Replies: 72
Views: 20220

Re: Donald Trump 757 - Use, Store, Sell?

It will be used as a template when they tool up to restart production.

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by journeyperson
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 still has role within Singapore Airlines: chief
Replies: 31
Views: 7383

Re: A380 still has role within Singapore Airlines: chief

I enjoy reading them because I feel quite confident the haters will have to eat their words eventually. Amongst passengers it is the most loved plane and airlines are beginning to adapt to it now as recent topics here testify. It's going to be around for a long time and in increasing numbers so the...

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by journeyperson
Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 still has role within Singapore Airlines: chief
Replies: 31
Views: 7383

Re: A380 still has role within Singapore Airlines: chief

There is so much hate out there for the 380 that I rarely read such a thread. I would say that it must be the most hated frame in recent (50 years) of aviation history. I enjoy reading them because I feel quite confident the haters will have to eat their words eventually. Amongst passengers it is t...

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by journeyperson
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump spokesperson: "let me tell you about airplanes"
Replies: 31
Views: 4981

Re: Trump spokesperson: "let me tell you about airplanes"

When you are a star and a billionaire like Donald you can afford to get the Japanese to put together a very sophisicated doll and programme her with some aeroplane information. Definitely a robot.

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by journeyperson
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi transport minister claims first airport was built 7,000 years ago in Iraq by ancient Sumerians
Replies: 36
Views: 6176

Re: 7,000 year old airport in Iraq

usflyer123 wrote:
how the hell is this airport 7000 years old?! the first plane was flown 6900 years later...


Forward planning.

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by journeyperson
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mo Farah DL Incident.
Replies: 149
Views: 18491

Re: Mo Farah DL Incident.

I'm English and I do know who Mo Farah is but it does look as though this is a "do you know who we are?" outburst. As has been said they had missed the opportunity to board first and since there wasn't a separate priority boarding channel they should have accepted that and joined the queue...

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by journeyperson
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 33608

Re: New Site.

The changes are good and much needed. There are bound to be some teething problems but once sorted out the forum will have arrived in 21st century.

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