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by pugman211
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI A330 loses 3 computer systems during landing
Replies: 15
Views: 8422

Re: CI A330 loses 3 computer systems during landing

Wow, so it lost auto brake, thrust reverse and spoilers in one go? Wouldn't the T/R be part of FADEC?

Sounds scary as hell Bet the pilots were swinging off the manual brakes :shock:

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by pugman211
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 112
Views: 15961

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Once (If) deliveries restart, the next problem is that few airlines are in a position to pay for or use said new airplanes. Airlines with the largest MAX orders are probably in the weakest position to finance them in great numbers, at least for the next couple of years. Expect 50% of the built fram...

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by pugman211
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153450

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

My take on this, I wonder if like others gave mentioned is task saturation. The crew extended the speed brakes and lowered the gear to create drag and get them down in order to achieve their end goal of landing. When the time came to retract the speed brakes they also retracted the gear because thei...

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by pugman211
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17700

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

I thought AAB said that anything that was already in assembly would be taken?

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by pugman211
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17700

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Wow! Pretty certain there is quite a few aircraft already in assembly. Anyone know how many were due from now till 2022? From either OEM As far as I can see, it looks like- Airbus: 50 x A321neo 27 x A350-1000 Boeing: 65 x 777X 23 x 787-9 Interestingly, Boeing only lists QR as having ordered 5 737MA...

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by pugman211
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17700

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Wow! Pretty certain there is quite a few aircraft already in assembly. Anyone know how many were due from now till 2022? From either OEM

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by pugman211
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56898

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

What about when a flaps up landing is required? ( due to asymmetric flaps fault etc etc)

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by pugman211
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56898

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

StTim wrote:
I have another question - when they stopped production did they flush all the part worked frames through - or is the line stocked with frames in various stages of assembly?


Iirc, the line was emptied. So I imagine it will all start from scratch again

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by pugman211
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 9707

Re: A400M Update Thread 2020

Not sure, but I've seen plenty of A400M flights lately from Brize Norton to Prestwick with the occasional touch and go in random aerodomes. Search ASCOT on FR24 for flights

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by pugman211
Sun May 24, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153450

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Erm, is it just me or when you look at the photos on AVH, the second photo shows a black line where the gear door is? It looks consistent with the black line on the engine nacelle as well. That is the RAT. The “black line” Is the opening to the RAT storage compartment. Of course yes! I knew somethi...

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by pugman211
Sun May 24, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153450

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Erm, is it just me or when you look at the photos on AVH, the second photo shows a black line where the gear door is? It looks consistent with the black line on the engine nacelle as well.

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by pugman211
Tue May 12, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321 neo status
Replies: 23
Views: 5986

Re: Delta 321 neo status

The first one isn't due till end of this year I think with majority over 2021 onwards

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by pugman211
Fri May 01, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10789

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

And that's why you chock each wheel front and rear. Crazy spin though.

Looking at the speed of impact, hopefully not much damage. The nose cone should take most of the damage I would of thought.

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by pugman211
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 9733

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Delta have quite a bit of CEO parts already built, I imagine it will be deferrals

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by pugman211
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13904

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

Quite simply, Tianjin will remain at 4 instead of ramping to 6. Mobile can stay at 4 also.

Toulouse can reduce slightly and Hamburg can reduce also to relieve pressure on the lines.

Iirc, Toulouse produces 16?? Hamburg produces 32??

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by pugman211
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13904

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

The A320 rate is better than expected thankfully

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by pugman211
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12069

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

Maybe I'm viewing things from a glass half full perspective. I just think air travel will bounce back quite quickly, surely people will want to go on a holiday more, when the lock down ends.

Just my opinion however.

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by pugman211
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12069

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

StTim wrote:
pugman211 wrote:
Wow! That is a massive drop in capacity. I cant see it going that low tbh


I could see it going even lower, Air travel is not going to bounce back quickly. Airlines have no cash for capital expenditure.



Guess we will find out in a few weeks.

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by pugman211
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12069

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

Wow! That is a massive drop in capacity. I cant see it going that low tbh

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by pugman211
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1296
Views: 246723

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

The one with the smoking wheels and blown tire? Yes, I was waiting for the brake fire, but they cut off the video. Isn't a wee bit early for rejected max weight take off? The other question is did they deliberately popped the tires? At a minimum, they must have wore them down to the minimum thread ...

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by pugman211
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1296
Views: 246723

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Not specific to the 777X but is there any record of the highest percentage of expected load any aircraft has ever experienced in flight? Basically, how much margin over the worst case scenario is the 150% requirement providing? As it suggests - 50%. The 100% figure is supposed to be the largest loa...

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by pugman211
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 9733

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

The only CEO 's I'm seeing at the moment are for Delta (A321's) and Tibet airlines (A319's)

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by pugman211
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 18942

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Are any BA flights from either Dallas fort worth or Phoenix cancelled for monday yet? (Flying sunday night) I've already had my Saturday night flight cancelled.

What is the weather looking like for monday morning arrivals? Thanks everyone

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by pugman211
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 37753

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

DALCE wrote:
Any signs of the first 320NEO's for LX? Are they already seen outside?


Yes I'm sure they're painted now. The wings have yellow tips on the fairings

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by pugman211
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80193

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

I dont think engines are on. You have to have the transponder on just to even move an aircraft with a tug and that's with engines off

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by pugman211
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80193

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

PixelPilot wrote:
pugman211 wrote:
Is it just me or is the transponder turned off? She's going nowhere if its off


Flightradar24 is not showing anything from the moment it started to roll.



I thought it was on FR24 as BOE1??

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by pugman211
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80193

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Is it just me or is the transponder turned off? She's going nowhere if its off

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by pugman211
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1296
Views: 246723

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

musman9853 wrote:
TranscendZac wrote:
I watched the RTO and that plane looks so long. But because the engines are large it’s hard to appreciate the size of the plane.


is there a video available?



Saw one on Twitter @mattcawby I think

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by pugman211
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 69210

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

First one is the certification example
2nd is the first in service.
3rd is halfway or more through assembly phase last time I saw it.

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by pugman211
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla
Replies: 41
Views: 11531

Re: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla

Would love to see a CCTV clip of that landing

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by pugman211
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1296
Views: 246723

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Sounds like the last few tests before first flight to me.

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by pugman211
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 9733

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

A320CEO backlock according to Dec. 2019 O&D. (realistic backlog) A319 (5) UFO (Tibet) - 5 Hamburg International - 2 A320 (15) UFO - 2 Private / Business Jet - 1 CASC - 1 Iran air - 6 Mexicana - 4 Ural Air - 7 A321 (31) Delta Airlines - 31 Iran air - 7 Total A320CEO backlog is 66 planes, 13 of t...

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by pugman211
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Even the Dreamlifters get a Christmas break
Replies: 23
Views: 7435

Re: Even the Dreamlifters get a Christmas break

It would be fascinating to the know the rational behind having this subfleet's operation being contracted out instead of being handled in-house. Man commerce is complicated. It isn't a subfleet, it is a fleet. It isn't as if Boeing has another dedicated freighter business on the side. The costs of ...

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by pugman211
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 9733

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

2 A319's should be delivered this year at minimum.

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by pugman211
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 160322

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I'd guess that there is 2 options. 1, that they stop the line where it is and when they restart everything carries on as normal.

Or 2, they finish what is on the line, but stop loading it. Surely, this option is worse as upon restart, every single station has to 'spool up' taking longer imo.

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by pugman211
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 160322

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

@Woodys have you seen the line slow down yet? It will be interesting to see when they actually stop rolling out a/c to see how long the line is paused for vs how long it will take to get running again.

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by pugman211
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 138043

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

What does 3000 hrs equate to in day/people?? It's 3,000 person-hours. So 3,000 hours for one person, or one hour for 3,000 people. :wink2: Or more realistically, 3,000 hours divided by a sensible number of people so they won't get in each other's way! I'm gonna go with the 3000 people for 1 hour. W...

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by pugman211
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?
Replies: 30
Views: 8398

Re: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?

The jacking points on the A320 family are all the same except the A321 has larger locating holes for the jack. They are all on the rear spar just outboard of the pylon, and it is essentially 4 holes, 2 large and 2 small for the jack plate to locate to. Looking at the pics damage is extensive, lower ...

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by pugman211
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 138043

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/ I would guess Qantas are quoting absolute man hours. I.e. the time from initial inspection all the way through to completion/certification. Not just the r...

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by pugman211
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 20946

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

You should see 2 A319's in the next few months for Tibet Airlines

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by pugman211
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?
Replies: 65
Views: 13019

Re: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?

raylee67 wrote:
I wonder if the GE engines would have the same problems with IndiGo applying the same practice.


We'll soon find out next summer

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by pugman211
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 369342

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Just before roll out of the next 777-9 for Emirates : WH009, KPAE, November 21th 2019, most probably L/N 1620? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJ81wwXU8AI5Fmc.jpg Original uploaded by Matt Cawby at twitter, see : https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1197735166766018561 Looks like the one behind is also...

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by pugman211
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 737659

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Do you mean that the “natural” (aka unaugmented, bare airframe, no-MCAS) stall test requested by EASA and recommended by JATR has not been flown yet? I bet the air show flights were with MCAS off, otherwise, MCAS would go crazy with that climb. It’s quite a high deck angle but probably not all that...

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by pugman211
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 25830

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I heard the last wings were being built now. So quite a while left at the FALs

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by pugman211
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 369342

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/wandrme/status/1191852573126512646?s=21

Uh oh. A GE9X has to go back to GE for rework. Probably the second engine that hasn’t been installed yet


Ah, that's where I left the missing wrench :duck:

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by pugman211
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26286

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

unrave wrote:
pugman211 wrote:

That's interesting, the wings for that MSN are ready for FAL.

Is this data publicly available?


Not publically no, more of a spotter reference. Depending on when the components go to FAL, they usually show up a few months later fully assembled.

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by pugman211
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26286

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

Quite a few airlines ordered the A320neo family frames with both engines. IndiGo ordered 430 with P&W GTF and now 300 with CFM LEAP. That is not correct. Just the 1st 150 are P&W GTF. Indigo ordered 280 CFMs this summer. https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1TI1OM The 1st CFM seems...

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by pugman211
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245190

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Looks to me like the red is going to be reworked, sanded back and then repainted They sanded it back in one day? And on the flight line? I think ER757 is probably on point with it being frost. If I do not park in the garage, my car has a thick layer of ice/frost on it every morning as of late. I su...

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by pugman211
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245190

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Also something has happened to the paint on Qantas 789 VH-ZNI as seen in the picture above and pictures below http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17812wd.htm http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17841rf.htm Compared to what it looked like the day before http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17815hb.htm Just a sho...

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by pugman211
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 160322

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

WoodysAeroimag wrote:
pugman211 wrote:
How many are stored now awaiting delivery?


Over 250 frames and counting.


Holy crap! That is some backlog. I guess the decision to change rate will be made at the end of this month?

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