Intrigued to see the modified trailing edge flap design that is to come out also.Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Wizzair A321neo HA-LVE now in full livery at XFW
https://twitter.com/Tobias_Gudat/status ... 53440?s=20
Not all A321's are CF at present, but I think they will be towards middle of next yearJump to post
F-WWKH wrote:July 2021 ? Otherwise a pretty steep production rate to do 1000 aircraft in 60 days.
The first Airbus NEO produced in Finkenwerder outside that is above the 9000 constrution number! Incidentally also the first A320NEO for Cebu Pacific Air https://www.flickr.com/photos/cruise727/47977927938/ By the end of July you should see MSN 10002 but it will be going to Toulouse. An A320-251N m...Jump to post
ZaphodHarkonnen wrote:pugman211 wrote:Just seen a post on Twitter saying the wingtips have been lowered on the 779 today.
Not sure how to post the link on mobile
Your phones share functionality will give you the option to copy a link.
https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitt ... moment-url
Just seen a post on Twitter saying the wingtips have been lowered on the 779 today. Not sure how to post the link on mobile Posting the picture for easy reference. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D72TUVhUwAAmlNQ.jpg Source I notice that only one wingtip was engaged with the port side still up. Interest...Jump to post
The best way to restore public image/safety on the max is for Boeing and even a few airlines to do a live feed of the flight. Once the public see how normal and relaxed the flight was, bingo. It will be a non eventJump to post
Single pilot ops will never happen in commercial flights. Too many fault modes to guarantee safe operation, not to mention the human factors element, fatigue, pilot suicide and the most important, isolation/high work load/stress environment. Single person ops may work on many other industries like r...Jump to post
fcogafa wrote:What is happening with the MAX10, the shell was delivered some time ago?
Just a quick update, Beluga XL #2 came to Broughton yesterday and collected the first set (2 wings together) of A350 wings and flew them to Bremen.
Video crews were recording the take off so I guess there will be a video available from Airbus soon.
With regards to the main gear, if it's like the A320 family, the gear is outside of the wing tanks but utilises a titanium attachment point on the rear spar. As the hard landing took place (and I imagine sheared the pins) the force could've punched a hole threw the rear spar and there is the source ...Jump to post
In the AFP Video, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugc0tTyFvD8) there are a couple of things that call my attention. In this other longer video from another angle you can see people later trying to climb the slide Very shocking these videos, people in the rear probably never had a chance. RIP :( ht...Jump to post
Don't know what "normal flight operating speeds" mentour was simulating, but based on my experience manually trimming the 737 (Jurrasic, Classic and Next Gen -- several hundred times) at altitudes from 15000ft to FL350 at "normal flight operating speeds" his simulation looked bo...Jump to post
Have they stored any Max's at Moses Lake yet? Looks like they're quickly running out of room at RNT and BFI. Of course , the planes destined for Jet Airways are now white tails, so figure those might be off to VCV before too much longer. All 737MAX's are stored at either BFI or PAE, refer to the fo...Jump to post
https://streamable.com/v7ur3 Hopefully this works, here is video of the damage. Wow! That is some damage. Great video and thanks for posting. From watching it, you have the burn mark on the sharklet itself. There is also a burn on the outboard aft edge of the aileron too. Then you have damage acros...Jump to post
The white painted wings on Lufthansa’s aircraft look great, it must take quite a bit of extra cleaning to keep them that way Always wondered, from a passenger point of view how much glare is reflected back at altitude and / or in bright sun and if that’s an issue ? It's not that much worse than a l...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:737MAX8's being stored on runway 11-29 at PAE
https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/11 ... 54849?s=20
The fact that production has took a massive cut certainly raises an eyebrow. The good news, is they are not laying staff off which would indicate it's a very temporary scenario, but still, that's a lot of product dropped. How many aircraft have finished assembly but waiting for delivery? Laying sta...Jump to post
How many aircraft have finished assembly but waiting for delivery? Easy: About 2.5 per work day ( assuming a 5 day week ), -> 45 ( plus what was ready but not delivered on march 13)? new rate would be 2 per ... I wouldn't class 45 aircraft as too many to have sitting around considering Airbus went ...Jump to post
The fact that production has took a massive cut certainly raises an eyebrow. The good news, is they are not laying staff off which would indicate it's a very temporary scenario, but still, that's a lot of product dropped.
How many aircraft have finished assembly but waiting for delivery?
Before anyone says the pilots should of done this and that. Factor in 2 VERY serious things in your 'assessment ' of what you would of done in that cockpit, in that scenario. 1. Sheer panic would set in. Disorientation, mental workload as you fight to keep yourself and passengers safe. 2. Lactic aci...Jump to post
Surely the bird strike (if if happened) would be heard on the CVR and possibly discussed between the crew?Jump to post
I though that after the 1st FOD issue, Boeing would have opened up every compartment and checked it, now it will be a real big deal getting each accepted. I would suspect the after the line work being the cause, what is the QC on production wing tanks and compartments? I would suspect the same too,...Jump to post
The question is, was MCAS the root cause? Or was MCAS the final nail that caused the irretrievably condition? It certainly caused the latter part imo.Jump to post
when they increased the strength of the pitch command for the system, the system should have been blocked. How this happened is to be investigated. I thought it was never disclosed that Boeing had increased the authority of the pitch command, so how could they know? Or do I have that assumption wro...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:Boeing unveils fix
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/27/boeing- ... safer.html
Air France's first A350's have been revealed https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7828/46696013534_efd08d7c97_b.jpg France by Kind Of New , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7802/32477128637_2954df1817_b.jpg France by Kind Of New , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7927/32477128627_c5ae8a4e...Jump to post
smartplane wrote:Interesting to see if a review of grandfathering, experimental and special arrangements, spills over to the Beluga and others of it's ilk.
Also the cockpit is from the A330. It will be a two man cockpit But also has a load master. However I'm not sure if that role is replacing the flight engineer. I'm also sure I saw a flight global article stating that the B-XL had an area for additional crew seats? Can't seem to find the link though...Jump to post
Also the cockpit is from the A330. It will be a two man cockpit But also has a load master. However I'm not sure if that role is replacing the flight engineer. I'm also sure I saw a flight global article stating that the B-XL had an area for additional crew seats? Can't seem to find the link though.Jump to post
2 loop holes in MCAS logic,
1, if it got interrupted, it would stop/reset and go again for the full amount (2.5 degrees?)
2, no maximum travel limit was built in. It could command travel to the end stops.
I'm sure once the software update is completed, all will be good with the Max again
There's no "our" version. There's the one and only, not the edited version we're seeing from other posters. Your best argument appears to a legalistic definition of a word. Well, thankfully the industry doesn't work that way. It should be noted that the definition of "runaway" h...Jump to post
I suggest you read the FCOM. We have. Not it's time you tell everyone what the FCOM says in full. Please, stop misinforming readers of this site. Some people actually want facts. You clearly have an agenda. Why don't both of you produce your version on the FCOM? @MSPNWA - at first, I did not conclu...Jump to post
Talk to pilots (I'm assuming you're not one). They'll tell you. A beginning pilot needs to know what trim is, what it does, and how to operate it. It's one of the basic mechanical tools on an airplane. If it's not doing what you want it to do, you should know how to react and take control of the si...Jump to post
The end of all of this, is that if you don't trust the data, fly the plane manually. If you fly manually, I believe MCAS can engage without warning or prompting if triggered. Per the below article,. it will reengage if you use the electric trim. That is why there is a procedure for turning the Trim...Jump to post
The end of all of this, is that if you don't trust the data, fly the plane manually.
The reputation of the FAA is on the line. If they refuse to ground the B737-MAX, the agency will be accused by foreign nations of playing politics "with the lives of our citizens". It will be game-over. Boeing will be screwed too. Unless they start to give their planes away, what (Asia, E...Jump to post
The autopilot won't dive to 300. That would be dangerous. But yes, if the input was 30000, not 3000, the AP would climb in a safe manner. Then you would have a panicked crew saying "why is it going up into that dangerous cloud!" and then maybe overreact and push down, fighting the AP inst...Jump to post
Boeing, use your heads! Get some of your test pilots into the air and prove the MAX is as safe as you claim. Simples! So what should those pilots be looking for? As I've stated, they are not looking for a fault. They are proving their confidence in their product. Sure, they could run some tests of ...Jump to post
Boeing, use your heads! Get some of your test pilots into the air and prove the MAX is as safe as you claim. If public outcry is damaging your PR, be bold and prove people wrong.
Per Boeing's press release this morning, regarding a software update to MCAS in the near future... [i]"...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 ...Jump to post
The UK CAA has now grounded the MAX I have just seen on BBC news.Jump to post
Here’s what we know so far: Nothing. And all I can see is people talking about MCAS. So sad. Here's what we know, that's a big, deep hole. You dont get that if you're wings level and going slow. Personally, I can only see 4 possibilities: 1 - MCAS involvement that pushes the nose over to an unrecov...Jump to post
Video of the wreckage found so far: https://youtu.be/-G-KfcFQg9U At 4:28 in the video, you can see the jackscrew for the tailplane (I could be wrong though). It's at it's lowest/highest point on the screw? Does that look about right? If the NTSB suspected mechanical failure, would they really let j...Jump to post
Also from Matt Cawby's Twitter, another ( I'm not sure how many they have) autoclave is getting ready for installation, so the 777X appears to be building up pace nicely.
https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/10 ... 69888?s=09