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by pugman211
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122308

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Intrigued to see the modified trailing edge flap design that is to come out also. :scratchchin:

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by pugman211
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 35534

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/Tobias_Gudat/status ... 53440?s=20


Nice play on the registration. Half pink/half white lol
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qf789 wrote:
Wizzair A321neo HA-LVE now in full livery at XFW

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https://twitter.com/Tobias_Gudat/status ... 53440?s=20


Nice play on the registration. Half pink/half white lol

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by pugman211
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 35534

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Not all A321's are CF at present, but I think they will be towards middle of next year

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by pugman211
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 35534

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

F-WWKH wrote:
July 2021 ? Otherwise a pretty steep production rate to do 1000 aircraft in 60 days.



Haha, I was just as shocked as you. Someone has bumped their aircraft ahead A LOT.

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by pugman211
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 35534

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

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...

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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



Thanks for the help

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by pugman211
Fri May 31, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 466
Views: 126673

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

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...

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by pugman211
Thu May 30, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 466
Views: 126673

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

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

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by pugman211
Thu May 23, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16115

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

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 event

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by pugman211
Mon May 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 841
Views: 121642

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

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...

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by pugman211
Sat May 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 277
Views: 78859

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

fcogafa wrote:
What is happening with the MAX10, the shell was delivered some time ago?



Usually the first copy takes longer due to the learning curve and process verification etc. Plus any FTI that may have to be fitted prior to assembly.

How long does the average fuse take from arrival to roll out?

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by pugman211
Sat May 18, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 62077

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

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.

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by pugman211
Mon May 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 811
Views: 136438

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

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 ...

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by pugman211
Mon May 06, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 811
Views: 136438

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

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...

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by pugman211
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319NEO PW First Flight
Replies: 30
Views: 5523

Re: A319NEO PW First Flight

In total, I think 3 A319 Neo's have been made, 2 for delivery, and 1 about to start assembly (not including the prototype)

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by pugman211
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

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...

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by pugman211
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 277
Views: 78859

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

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...

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by pugman211
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 142
Views: 40724

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

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...

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by pugman211
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: White painted Wings, are they allowed on airliners in the US?
Replies: 22
Views: 3167

Re: White painted Wings, are they allowed on airliners in the US?

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...

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by pugman211
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 277
Views: 78859

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/11 ... 54849?s=20



Cheeky little photo bomb by the Dreamlifter there Haha
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qf789 wrote:
737MAX8's being stored on runway 11-29 at PAE

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https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/11 ... 54849?s=20



Cheeky little photo bomb by the Dreamlifter there Haha

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by pugman211
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 466
Views: 126673

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

fcogafa wrote:
Will they need to do the wing bendy test to 150% or whatever for this version or has it been done?



I would imagine yes because it is a completely different wing.

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by pugman211
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

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...

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by pugman211
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

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 ...

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by pugman211
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

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?

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by pugman211
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713657

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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...

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by pugman211
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713657

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Surely the bird strike (if if happened) would be heard on the CVR and possibly discussed between the crew?

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by pugman211
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 213
Views: 35740

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

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,...

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by pugman211
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713657

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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.

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by pugman211
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

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...

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by pugman211
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/27/boeing- ... safer.html



Hmm, interesting, I thought Boeing would of added a display light/aural annunciation of when MCAS is actively working?? Or has that proposal been rejected?
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Boof02671 wrote:



Hmm, interesting, I thought Boeing would of added a display light/aural annunciation of when MCAS is actively working?? Or has that proposal been rejected?

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by pugman211
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 731
Views: 286538

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

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...

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by pugman211
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 62077

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

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.


What exactly is it that you think they can grandfather? It's a completely different air frame. That's why they are doing a full certification programme for it.

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by pugman211
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 62077

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

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...

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by pugman211
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 62077

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

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.

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by pugman211
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G
Replies: 193
Views: 13960

Re: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G

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

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by pugman211
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

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...

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by pugman211
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

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...

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by pugman211
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

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...

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by pugman211
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 381252

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

If they reduced the dive from 49 degrees to 20 degrees then I don't think it was an intentional dive, just something that caught them off guard/ disoriented.

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by pugman211
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713657

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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...

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by pugman211
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713657

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

casinterest wrote:

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.

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by pugman211
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

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...

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by pugman211
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 381252

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

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...

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by pugman211
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

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 ...

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by pugman211
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

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.

Simples!

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by pugman211
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713657

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... [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 ...

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by pugman211
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710348

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The UK CAA has now grounded the MAX I have just seen on BBC news.

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by pugman211
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713657

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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...

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by pugman211
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 381252

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

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...

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by pugman211
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 466
Views: 126673

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/10 ... 69888?s=09
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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

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