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by A320FlyGuy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: July 17th: Deadliest Date in Aviation History?
Replies: 20
Views: 5215

Re: July 17th: Deadliest Date in Aviation History?

For some of us it's already July 17th, which is the anniversary of 4 deadly air disasters: - 1996: TWA 800; 747-200 from JFK to CDG; crashing in the sea off the shore of East Moriches, NY; 230 killed - 2000: Alliance Air 7412; 737-200 from Calcutta to Patna; crashed on approach to Patna; 55 killed ...

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 3993

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

Now arriving at gate 9, gate 10, gate 11.....gate 23, 24, 25, 26....

Don’t forget about the prop noise despite it being a 707!

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22061

Re: Revisiting MH370

This thread won't even last an hour, lol. I give it another 20 minutes. Maybe we should consider Mary Schiavo’s learned opinion that it flew into a black hole and landed on the Klingon home world and is now being refitted with a cloaking device to make a stealthy return to earth using Borg trans wa...

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11 Lavatory System
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Re: MD-11 Lavatory System

The L-1011 used a logic control box to flush the forward and aft lavatories. The box contained pump control circuits, fail sensing and timing circuits . This allowed three motors to service five lavatories. In the event of a failure, one pump was sufficient to flush all five lavatories. Normal oper...

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11 Lavatory System
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

MD-11 Lavatory System

Hey Guys, I’m wondering if anyone can confirm something for me. The L-1011 had a computer in the avionics bay that monitored the flush motors and could detect a failure and subsequently have an adjacent flush motor take over to the keep the labs in service. I was curious if the MD-11 had a similar s...

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by A320FlyGuy
Fri May 29, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154240

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

So if the cvr has been recovered , can the Airbus team release the unedited recording independently ? Or it has to kowtow to the Pakistani authorities and is bound by some agreement to never release information unless okd by Pakistan ? As a rule of thumb, CVR recordings are never released by any in...

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue May 05, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Canadian Airline will not survive the COVID-19 Crisis
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: Which Canadian Airline will not survive the COVID-19 Crisis

Don't forget Rouge....they operate an older fleet save for a few new A321s

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Skyteam - is there any?
Replies: 67
Views: 10776

Re: The future of Skyteam - is there any?

While alliances have definitely waned in importance from the early days of the '00s, I'm not sure why you believe one is at any more/less risk than the other two. I too question why Skyteam is singled out. OneWorld has lost SAA. All three alliances will have surviving US and European partners. The ...

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by A320FlyGuy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64166

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

I work for American Airlines...I’m proud of the company and where we are going. I have great faith that this COVID-19 mess will blow over. Everything we have heard from Dallas is that we are in great shape financially and can handle this. I take offence to Chui and his sensationalist posting because...

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Simple Flying's inaccurate aviation articles
Replies: 26
Views: 4089

Re: Simple Flying's inaccurate aviation articles

Someone published an article about the A380 being special because it has 2 galley lifts. Somewhere, my grandfather is spinning in his grave as his beloved L-1011 had 2...long before the White Elephant of Toulouse.

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15869

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

I love how everyone goes on about having dimming windows is something new and cutting edge, yet Lockheed had considered the concept back during the development of the L-1011. It was never executed, but it’s just another example of how far-sighted the designers of the L-1011 were. They are discussed...

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15869

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

As an interesting side note....the term “posh” refers to “Port Out, Starboard Home”. It originated in the steamship era on routes from the UK to India. The theory being that observing this type of arrangement would keep you out of the sun and thus, a more comfortable travel experience. Observing the...

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15869

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

I love how everyone goes on about having dimming windows is something new and cutting edge, yet Lockheed had considered the concept back during the development of the L-1011. It was never executed, but it’s just another example of how far-sighted the designers of the L-1011 were. http://www.airline...

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15869

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Here is a picture of the proposed dimming window on the L-1011, circa 1968:

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15869

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

I love how everyone goes on about having dimming windows is something new and cutting edge, yet Lockheed had considered the concept back during the development of the L-1011. It was never executed, but it’s just another example of how far-sighted the designers of the L-1011 were. They are discussed ...

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Porter suspend service to MLB?
Replies: 14
Views: 4526

Re: Porter Airlines suspends routes news. Why did it?

jaybird wrote:
That's a long way to fly on a propjet!


A friend of mine works for Porter and he told me that the routes operated on a shoestring, since the flights were load limited to about 35-40 passengers and it often was stretching the limits of what can be done in a Dash 8.

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by A320FlyGuy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders
Replies: 114
Views: 16654

Re: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders

I don’t think that the a320 is a superior plane so does not some of the most important operators in Europe like ryr, and as a passenger I think the 737 ages better. But we have to give Airbus the credit to intruduce an all new plane and capture a lot of market to overtake Boeing on the single aisle...

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by A320FlyGuy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders
Replies: 114
Views: 16654

Re: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders

It's not exactly an apples to apples to comparison. . 2) The A320 never faced the amount of competition that the 737 did. The 737 had to contend with the DC-9, BAC-111, F28, and MD-80 before the A320 came along. This isn’t accurate at all. The 737 was a response to the DC-9 and BAC-111....both Doug...

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by A320FlyGuy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders
Replies: 114
Views: 16654

Re: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders

To me, what has always heen amazing is how little changed the A320 is compared to what, 4 major iterations of the 737. How wrong you are. The A320 family is a product of excellence through evolution. Just look at the A321....when it bowed in 1994, it was basically a large regional jet. Now it is fl...

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by A320FlyGuy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee maker delayed flight
Replies: 26
Views: 5343

Re: Coffee maker delayed flight

Don’t forget...it was a malfunctioning flush motor that led to Air Canada Flight 797....I’d happily take a delay for an electrical item to be isolated/secured. The cause of AC797 was never determined. It was however determined that the flush pump motor was not the cause of the fire. The fire caused...

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by A320FlyGuy
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee maker delayed flight
Replies: 26
Views: 5343

Re: Coffee maker delayed flight

I was on a flight that was delayed on pushback for several minutes because one of the toilets was not flushing correctly. Again. Like the coffee maker itself, it’s what its failure of a flush pump enroute could eventually become. Under normal circumstances it is far better to electrically secure th...

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by A320FlyGuy
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14147

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

The tail isn’t even visible in that picture.....

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by A320FlyGuy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11121

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

If it gets new engines. It needs weight taken out also. Probably another 5-7 billion euros of investment. OEW of ~620,000 lbs is ridiculous. It also needs a stretch (too much of the available space taken by stairs and elevators). Probably a 7 to 10 billion Euro investment. If it were easy, it would...

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by A320FlyGuy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?
Replies: 49
Views: 16668

Re: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?

About 6 weeks ago I was on a flight and my seatmate looked vaguely familiar. For the first few hours of the flight, I was not really concerned as I was working on some work related things and then had dinner. It finally hit me who it was. The (he says sarcastically) charming and personable Sam Chui....

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 27783

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

With 160,000 employees there will always be bad actors. Unless directed by multiple layers of management it is impossible to say there’s a cultural problem. Yep. Like to know what company in the world with this many people does not have bad actors like this. My guess: zero. We've had these stories ...

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by A320FlyGuy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 87
Views: 12690

Re: F50 Questions

I find the F50 a loud aircraft when taxing to gates if your nearby. Can effect hearing for a spotter. I think the F60 has same cruise speed as F60. Also I see Alliance Airlines operates F50 in Australia Around here, people don’t tolerate questions being asked when the information is freely availabl...

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by A320FlyGuy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 87
Views: 12690

Re: F50 Questions

L Maybe I should try to fly the Fokker 50 one more time in the near future. The type still flies in Sweden, not too far from the Netherlands. BRA (Braathens regional airlines) has four, all in service, flying more or less daily to some destinations. I used to fly them from HAD when Skyways was still...

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by A320FlyGuy
Thu May 16, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11722

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

Most of this could not be any more incorrect if you tried. Leave the interviewing advice to those who know what they are talking about. Next. That is a pretty brutal reply. Without any details on why this is so incorrect. I don't think it's brutal at all - if you get your feelings hurt by a short a...

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by A320FlyGuy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4868

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

This is truly the most idiotic post of the quarter....people complain about a lot in today’s world of commercial aviation but bitching about 8-10 seconds? Please. There is more than enough wrong with the world today without complaining about a 10 second delay. This is almost as laughable as the Kore...

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by A320FlyGuy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 116
Views: 27214

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

And this is why McDonnell-Douglas should have been bailed out and restructured, not allowed to get bought. Yeah, because McDonnell Douglas has such a reputation for building a safe aircraft with no issues that would lead to a grounding.... :roll: If you're trying to tar McDonnell Douglas with the g...

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by A320FlyGuy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 116
Views: 27214

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Boeing is a company in deep trouble. If you do not think there are problems at Charleston just ask a few airlines about what they have found and you will find the NYT article to be spot on. FAA is not what it used to be and also needs a major shake up. When you only have one company in the country ...

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by A320FlyGuy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 116
Views: 27214

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

This isn’t a new issue....I’m surprised it took the NYT this long to latch on to it. Not that I trust Al Jazeera as a source of news, but this report came out several years ago....drug use on the line, employees not trusting their own product and airlines refusing the product...have a look: https://...

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by A320FlyGuy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-200 to 767-200ER Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 5166

Re: 767-200 to 767-200ER Conversion

Several US carriers that took delivery of the early-model 767-200A, eventually converted them to a bastardized version of the 767-200ER for use on oceanic flights. UA, AA, and TW all did post-delivery conversions. I believe Air Canada did, as well.... and I'm sure several other carriers. My questio...

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 147792

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

Outstanding news for B6 - I do hope that they can make this work...the JFK/BOS-LHR market is really crowded....I hope that this isn’t going to be an experiment that explodes in their face....i mean, even if it doesn’t work out for them, the A321LR has the range and flexibility to be a really great a...

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by A320FlyGuy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 22566

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

Good riddance to bad rubbish. The 767 is long overdue for replacement and AA has flogged these planes for all they are worth. I can’t say I will miss them.

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight
Replies: 48
Views: 11659

Re: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight

There is no GE engine on the NEO. The engine is made by CFM International, a completely separate company from GE. And what information makes you think the A320neo is a death trap? It hasn’t crashed due to bad engineering and a lack of disclosure...it operates reliably, efficiently and profitably fo...

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight
Replies: 48
Views: 11659

Re: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight

[photoid][/photoid] In maintainance, having one type of failure is considered better than unconnected failures in the same equipment. Normally this happens in old worn out equipment where different parts give out. The reliability of max is now under serious question. Then both the 787 and A32N relia...

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate
Replies: 56
Views: 14160

Re: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate

I’m not surprised. Transport Canada has said much the same thing.

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 7957

Re: 9-11 shutdown

As a Canadian, I was very proud of Operation Yellow Ribbon. Lufthansa named an aircraft Gander/Halifax as a tribute to the kindness those cities showed strandard passengers. The Canadian response was truly impressive and despite all the horror of that day, the kindness that was shown to those who we...

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight
Replies: 48
Views: 11659

Re: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repo.

Someone remind me, didn’t the DC-10 suffer greatly due to a rash of incidents that destroyed public perception? That and ETOPS twins It did indeed. After American 191, that was the final nail in the coffin for the DC-10s reputation in the eyes of the public. The very public crash, despite being cau...

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?
Replies: 20
Views: 2407

Re: Can AA Reactivate MD-80's to fill in for MAX8's?

Can AA reactivate the 727-200 to solve the MAX problems? I really hope SW to load some 732 into Texas routes to free one or other 73G. Why stop there? Let’s bring back the DC-10.....American can buy a few back from FedEx and start an F2P conversion program Air Canada is bringing back A340s Southwes...

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by A320FlyGuy
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could AA cancel their 737 MAX orders?
Replies: 13
Views: 2446

Re: Could AA cancel their 737 MAX orders?

Don’t forget....Airbus has some open delivery slots thanks to the cancellations announced at the beginning of March....to keep in AAs good books, I’m sure Airbus would walk on water.

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump overrules FAA, grounds 737MAX
Replies: 24
Views: 3415

Re: Trump overrules FAA, grounds 737MAX

Wow....the first smart thing the man has done since he took office.

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 744779

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

You are comparing a modern model EIS in 2018 with models 55 years ago? Many thing/ risk which was considered acceptable even 10~20 years ago no longer be the true in 2019. If you had taken the time to read my post, you would have seen that I said: It is easy to forget just how far we have come in a...

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by A320FlyGuy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 744779

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I think it’s also the first time that 2 brand new aircraft crash in such a short timeframe. Maybe you should rethink that. I found this on page 30 of the crash thread. It Boeing 707: 1962: - March 1 - American Airlines Flight 1 - June 3 - Air France 007 - June 22 - Air France 117 - November 27 - Va...

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 742175

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Per Boeing's press release this morning, regarding a software update to MCAS in the near future... "...The enhanced flight control law incorporates angle of attack (AOA) inputs, limits stabilizer trim commands in response to an erroneous angle of attack reading, and provides a limit to the sta...

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 742175

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The issue that I have with the certification process is the use of a DER - a designated engineering representative who is an employee of the airframe manufacturer yet has approval powers granted by the FAA - so it’s a case of the fox guarding the henhouse. I don't think I need to remind you that yo...

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 742175

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

For everyone saying Boeing should have made a clean sheet design to replace the 737, do you realize Boeing didn’t and doesn’t have the resources for a 737 replacement AND the 787??? It was one of the other. Clean sheet 737 replacement means no 787, giving away the market to the A350.. btw same thin...

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by A320FlyGuy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 742175

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

For everyone saying Boeing should have made a clean sheet design to replace the 737, do you realize Boeing didn’t and doesn’t have the resources for a 737 replacement AND the 787??? It was one of the other. Clean sheet 737 replacement means no 787, giving away the market to the A350.. btw same thin...

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