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by pugman211
Sat Aug 07, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 223
Views: 44052

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Certain paint strippers are safe to use on CFRP, some are harmful and will damage the panel.

For the mesh to be exposed surely the upper layers of the composite must of been compromised some how.

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by pugman211
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 223
Views: 44052

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

It will be interesting to know if these cracks are appearing in the same location on each frame. I.e. is this related to a specific panel on the fuse? Or is it process related to the paint removal etc

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by pugman211
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exterior design Airbus NEO vs Classic?
Replies: 9
Views: 3371

Re: Exterior design Airbus NEO vs Classic?

Not only the engine is different between a ceo and neo, but the pylon design and shape is also vastly different on the A320 family, not sure about the A330.

Subtle differences on the A320 is lip extensions on spoilers 1 and 2 (these were already standard to the A319 and 321 members)

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by pugman211
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 669
Views: 146099

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

So the question becomes how did they become out of trim with A/P on? If it was inputted manually then was it an error or part of a test or some sort.

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by pugman211
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 88
Views: 21770

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

I imagine that will be quite soon as I heard the last CEO is in the manufacturing phase right now (rumoured photoshoot as well)

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by pugman211
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 40662

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

What I've been looking for for some time, A321XLR wing progress from Broughton (June 8th). BROUGHTON | The first #A321XLR wing box has successfully been taken out of its assembly jig ready for the next stage of production. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3XtlWzWQAgmr55?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 ht...

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by pugman211
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 40662

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

While many parts are beefed up, the major modification would be the inner wing with the lighter simplified single flap system. I probably will become standard for the A321 family, but for the A320 I have my doubts. It would be a 101t MTOW (+?) wing for a 79t aircraft.. The only beefed up parts I ca...

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by pugman211
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 40662

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

As part of their "Virtual Commercial Update", Airbus included a quick video on the production so far of the XLR (I've linked it below with the timestamp from when this was showed). This also shows MSNs 11,000 and 11,058 as being XLRs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe0BENQZg5k&t=2271s...

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by pugman211
Sat May 22, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 40662

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

If anyone knows any MSN's I will keep an eye open for the first wings

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by pugman211
Thu May 20, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 14911

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Looks like an etihad A380's to me?

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by pugman211
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 76
Views: 17992

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae19181a.htm

So 57, 58, 59, 60 are all painted wrong. 63 painted correct. Not seen painted pics of 61 or 62 yet.



Rob,

In what way are they painted wrong?
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RobK wrote:
RobK wrote:
96063 is painted correctly so the others are paint errors.


Yet another duffer !

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae19181a.htm

So 57, 58, 59, 60 are all painted wrong. 63 painted correct. Not seen painted pics of 61 or 62 yet.



Rob,

In what way are they painted wrong?

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by pugman211
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 224
Views: 47970

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

But doesn't the RCT fuel tank structural integrity require burn through of around 4 minutes anyway?

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by pugman211
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 113313

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

It’s been answered a few times up-thread already, but generally with multi-engined airplanes (not using centreline thrust), you’d want to avoid turning into the dead side as far as practicable. That’s due to the higher risk of getting into an unrecoverable situation when turning to the side of the ...

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by pugman211
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 75244

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Seen a photo of No. 4 rollout of final assembly waiting for engines and painting.

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by pugman211
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 113313

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

I imagine the damage to the body fairing to be from the inlet cowel tbh.

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by pugman211
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings
Replies: 90
Views: 15366

Re: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings

That's the beauty about traceability! Each engine has/had an inspection. Some would of been rebuilt with new blades, each blade should have a service start date technically so you can track the no. of days vs flight hours. My question is, did all 3 failures happen at the same stage of a flight? 2 ha...

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by pugman211
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 113313

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

look rather bad in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6wgXNSwCDA Is the engine still powering or just windmilling in this video. It looks like it is still powering? Looks like a fan blade off to me, the engine is windmilling in the unbalanced condition that occurs. Definitely a blade off a...

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by pugman211
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 113313

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

https://twitter.com/michaelagiulia/stat ... 36267?s=20



Holy crap! Even my bum would of been twitching if I'd of looked out of the window and seen that!

Kudos to the crew, and it just shows how strong the 777 is.
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smokeybandit wrote:



Holy crap! Even my bum would of been twitching if I'd of looked out of the window and seen that!

Kudos to the crew, and it just shows how strong the 777 is.

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by pugman211
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta 757 Wing And Stabilizer Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 3378

Re: Delta 757 Wing And Stabilizer Paint

Each OEM has their own way of manufacturing. I haven't heard of the term corroguard, we use the term Aeroflex on the Airbus A320 family wings I do. It's sounds like the same stuff though as in its anti corrosive paint with micro metal flakes. The thing is, this stuff fades and becomes bleached with ...

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by pugman211
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 256261

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

5Two points occur to me; 1. Would it help if a fixed proportion of flights were flown by hand, particularly the take off and landing which is when most accidents happen. 2. People have referred to the situation when on autopilot that the system reaches a situation when it can't cope and hands the p...

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by pugman211
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 88
Views: 21770

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Does anyone have a list of MSN's still due for DL? This? https://aibfamily.flights/search?airline=Delta+Air+Lines&display=table&sort_results=date_desc&undelivered=true&family=A320 Unless I'm doing the search wrong, it doesn't show a list of MSN's still to be delivered (regardless of...

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by pugman211
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight
Replies: 32
Views: 25126

Re: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight

I read a comment on AVH about this, it's a known issue on the 757, as in its happened before, and an SOP statement said that the issue is the lock mechanism freezes, but if you checked the view glass or something to that effect, you can spot the failure before leaving the apron. Can you elaborate? ...

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by pugman211
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight
Replies: 32
Views: 25126

Re: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight

I read a comment on AVH about this, it's a known issue on the 757, as in its happened before, and an SOP statement said that the issue is the lock mechanism freezes, but if you checked the view glass or something to that effect, you can spot the failure before leaving the apron. I'm assuming it onl...

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by pugman211
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight
Replies: 32
Views: 25126

Re: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight

I read a comment on AVH about this, it's a known issue on the 757, as in its happened before, and an SOP statement said that the issue is the lock mechanism freezes, but if you checked the view glass or something to that effect, you can spot the failure before leaving the apron.

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by pugman211
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Big 6 changes to aircraft purchase commitments
Replies: 29
Views: 9455

Re: U.S. Big 6 changes to aircraft purchase commitments

This should be a good thread to see how orders/deliveries play out for 2021

Thanks for the details

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by pugman211
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Big 6 changes to aircraft purchase commitments
Replies: 29
Views: 9455

Re: U.S. Big 6 changes to aircraft purchase commitments

DL leads off the season... changes from 12/31/19 to 12/31/20: ... 321ceo, deliveries were to have been completed in 2020, now 22 are due this year ... A350, 2 for 2021 drop to zero, zero for 2022 becomes 2, what had been 10 for later than 2022 is now 18 Airbus cuts production on the neo and continu...

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by pugman211
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 256261

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Question. At the point of autopilot disconnect, was the flight recoverable? What would the corrective action be? Could you hypothetically roll right and get wings level or would you roll left and barrel it? I know it sounds extreme, but in a life or death scenario, what would work? I also understan...

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by pugman211
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 256261

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Question. At the point of autopilot disconnect, was the flight recoverable? What would the corrective action be? Could you hypothetically roll right and get wings level or would you roll left and barrel it? I know it sounds extreme, but in a life or death scenario, what would work? I also understand...

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by pugman211
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 88
Views: 21770

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Does anyone have a list of MSN's still due for DL?

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by pugman211
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 256261

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

If the above is true, then when the autopilot disconnected wouldn't the aircraft enter a sharp left turn? But the final seconds show a sharp right turn, which to me looks like pilot intervention, right?

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by pugman211
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 256261

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Yes that was Eastwind 517 (although I’m not aware of what exactly the pilots did). They were the first (only?) crew to successfully recover from the rudder hard over. I remember the time well. After the USAir accident, investigators were pretty sure it was a rudder hardover, as the profiles could b...

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by pugman211
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 75244

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

:bigthumbsup: Hmm that's a change of plan. I wonder if this is to support A220 ops as well as A320 The answer will be: "No". They need the ETOPS 180 certificate to fly Airbus satellites and helicopters from Europe to other countries (especially the USA) and vice versa. According statement,...

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by pugman211
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 75244

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Hmm that's a change of plan. I wonder if this is to support A220 ops as well as A320

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by pugman211
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 31553

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

:?

qf789 wrote:
ANA A321neo JA148A MSN 10207, first test flight XFW-XFW (8 Jan)

ImageDAYAH 10207 ANA by xfwspot, on Flickr



Wow! Some damage must of occurred to that fuse by the front cargo door. Wonder what happened

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by pugman211
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR finds surface coating cracks in early build A350
Replies: 301
Views: 37906

Re: QR finds composite cracks in early build A350

Update including statement from Airbus https://simpleflying.com/qatar-airbus-a350-cracks/ An update to this article, an Airbus spokesperson tells Simple Flying the following: “Whilst undergoing a repaint at Shannon, Qatar Airways’ Airbus A350-900 aircraft was observed to have some irregularities on...

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by pugman211
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USTR to apply 15% tax on Airbus imported components from Jan 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 740

USTR to apply 15% tax on Airbus imported components from Jan 2021

https://leehamnews.com/2020/12/31/us-to ... mbly-line/
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Leeham are reporting that the USTR are imposing a 15% import tax on Airbus products from January 12th.

Will this affect A320 and A220 rates going forward?

https://leehamnews.com/2020/12/31/us-to ... mbly-line/

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by pugman211
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 31553

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

https://leehamnews.com/2020/12/31/us-to ... mbly-line/
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I don't know if this deserves it's own thread, but according to Leeham the US is imposing 15% import tax from the 12th January.

Mods please feel free to move it if you wish.

https://leehamnews.com/2020/12/31/us-to ... mbly-line/

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by pugman211
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 655
Views: 83190

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

Thanks @Lightsaber! 2021 is going to be interesting all round for all programmes.

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by pugman211
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 150
Views: 37833

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

Boof02671 wrote:
Engines coming off

Image



Boof, can you get any pics of the left wing. It would be interesting to see the damage from another angle

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by pugman211
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun
Replies: 58
Views: 13379

Re: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun

Some interesting pictures on AvHerald. Apparently the debris went through the fuselage. http://avherald.com/h?article=4df212c7&opt=0 Wow! Thats some kinetic energy right there :shock: I reckon they lost certain hydraulics as the ground spoilers never activated on touch down Maybe even a higher ...

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by pugman211
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun
Replies: 58
Views: 13379

Re: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun

http://avherald.com/h?article=4df212c7&opt=0



Wow! Thats some kinetic energy right there :shock:

I reckon they lost certain hydraulics as the ground spoilers never activated on touch down
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Lukas757 wrote:
Some interesting pictures on AvHerald. Apparently the debris went through the fuselage.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4df212c7&opt=0



Wow! Thats some kinetic energy right there :shock:

I reckon they lost certain hydraulics as the ground spoilers never activated on touch down

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by pugman211
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Airlines Buys A319neos and More A321neos
Replies: 43
Views: 11421

Re: China Southern Airlines Buys A319neos and More A321neos

2 x A319 neo's have very recently been produced, 1 was the China Southern, the other was an ACJ for a private customer, I assume, Comlux perhaps?

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by pugman211
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49324

Re: Airbus Cutting 15,000 Jobs

All the voluntary redundancies are going first between now and March next year I believe. Then the number crunching will happen to see how many forced redundancies occur (just my take on the situation)

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by pugman211
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 655
Views: 83190

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

This is my worry about the A320 production, yet, it still showing no signs of slowing down (which is good for short term job security) but my bigger fear is that it will just suddenly reduce to a much lower rate, which in turn means more redundancies all around.

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by pugman211
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 655
Views: 83190

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

If Airbus drop the A320 rate to 16 per month, that's over 50% of what they are producing right now.

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by pugman211
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 655
Views: 83190

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

At first, I was shocked to hear of how much the cut was going to be for the A320 programme, and it feels strange to think it will be cut further.

It's hard to visualise the production rates going forward when that itself is only a small cog in a very large machine.

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by pugman211
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 deliveries
Replies: 86
Views: 20340

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 deliveries

mxaxai wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
August:
A330-200: 1

Is this an MRTT or are they actually still building commercial A330-200?


Either MRTT or Beluga XL wings

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by pugman211
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 370212

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/07/paine- ... ly-24.html


This is the one (and flutter) test to watch. Hopefully all goes well, not that I think it won't.
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VCVSpotter wrote:
"WH001 777-9 N779XW is scheduled for stall characteristics testing on July 26."

http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/07/paine- ... ly-24.html


This is the one (and flutter) test to watch. Hopefully all goes well, not that I think it won't.

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by pugman211
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 118136

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

Not if the very things that make the MAX different than the NG are why MCAS was needed and therefore indirectly led to two MAX's crashing the way they did. As much as Boeing didn't want their customers to realize it, the MAX and NG are different aircraft and the pilots should have been trained as s...

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