We expect old ladies and old men (me) to do fairly complicated things with their car in less than 4 seconds. People die when they don't. And most of us expect them to quit driving before they cause an accident. Contrary to popular legends most people do quit driving at about the right time. Relevan...Jump to post
With each passing year (even before the MAX crashes), it seems more and more unlikely that Boeing will regain its dominant position in narrowbody aircraft. I would think the Max 10 is pretty competitive and probably has better availability, once actually available, than the A321. But when was the l...Jump to post
Now that language sounds like it comes from a Boeing source. For a Qantas source to use compelling would imply they are sold on it and for an insider that would be a huge leak to give.Jump to post
Also remember the training regime for the MAX was devised by Boeing to not require hands on simulator training AND MCAS was effectively hidden from most operators and pilots. Now when the accident reports come out the will be many recommendations including pilot training, fault reporting, maintenanc...Jump to post
Luck and skill played their part. Pleased to hear all survived.Jump to post
no. 350 series is too costly. EK hasn't been at all interested in this frame, and only took a handful of them because of their deposit situation with the A380. If the 380 hadn't gone through this discontinuation, EK would not have these airbus widebodies. Adding extra range via reduced payload *doe...Jump to post
It also gives the opportunity for line upgrades as well as maintenance- without disrupting line operations.
Plus you get line staff who are properly refreshed as well. I know that in an anathema to many people in the USA but most of the world looks after their staff.
Do we know it was a wide body flight?Jump to post
Wasn't there an A350 that aborted its take off (and I mean the plane rather than the crew) as it identified they were starting from a different point than the calculated position due to a late ATC request to do an intersection departure?Jump to post
Still a long way from Q3 2020 though.
Airbus doing their normal steady, find issue, analyse, resolve, continue approach. Not spectacular but hopefully less rework and better long term quality.
this is all internal accounting and accounting for Tax Purposes. Boeing hasn't lost a public DIME. Not true. What the Programme Accounting did is allow Boeing to declare profits in the early years when the huge deferred cost was being run up. Now however as the deferred cost is being wound down the...Jump to post
The supply chain for an aircraft is vast and complex.
The ceo cannot just state I want to go from rate 5 to rate 25 in a year and it will be acheived.
Go too fast and quality will suffer.
I am sure Airbus are working hard to improve the production rate.
So it is standard practice for Boeing to start building airplanes destined to customers even before the prototype makes its first flight? of course. Same for Airbus too. They don't just wait for certification to be complete and say 'ok, now let's build some of these' Of course they do but I cannot ...Jump to post
CX Flyboy wrote:StTim wrote:How long and how costly was the rework on the terrible teens?
But that was an unusual event and not the standard to which normal and future certification programs should be scheduled to.
(...) On ailerons - the stiffer Airbus wings allow just out board devices as you do not get roll reversal. The Boeing wing has both outboard and the flaperon inboard because of the potential for roll reversal. Dear StTim, I have one question about "roll reversal" and the need for inbord a...Jump to post
Too much gloom and doom imho. If there is one firm on the globe that can fix this quickly it is Boeing. To be honest this is not getting better for Boeing. I originally expected them to have resolved the issues by now and even with the long lead times in aviation be flying or close to flying again....Jump to post
I think we are confusing Flaps and Ailerons. The 777X is does have a split on the outer flap that I do not think was there for the 777. This may well be a factor due to the different design philosophy on Boeing wings which leads to a more flexible wing and so as hitower3 postulates the change may be...Jump to post
I sometimes wonder how many on here have ever read through an accident report produced by the NTSB or the AAIB (the ones I have read are from these two agencies). They are factual dry documents. They produce many recommendations and these are usually spread across the spectrum of those involved. I h...Jump to post
I don’t think even Boeing are saying they will clear the backlog in 2020 and they still think the Max will be flying in October.
It will fly again but my money is on the grounding lasting around a year give or take.
Kindanew wrote:marcelh wrote:hkcanadaexpat wrote:MSN 326 (BA#1) on its delivery flight as BA9151. #294. #59 in 2019. #6 in July
And heading for Chateauroux. Some additional crew training?
Range maxed out already?
With regard to first flight in early 2020 and certification by the end of 2020, there are certification tests that don't require flying to accomplish. Examples would be: Cargo compartment fire suppression HIRF investigation Structural vibration frequency investigation Vmcg (probably doubtful at Pai...Jump to post
Moore Aerospace is arguing on Twitter that a grounding was not required, that it is a political act and that all that was required was an AD stopping CAT III landings. https://twitter.com/mooreaerospace/status/1154145702152478720?s=12 Credible? Considering one crashed shortly after taking off... no...Jump to post
Would ETOPs be effected if there was an engine failure in flight testing? That would be good reason to wait for perfect engines. Boeing would be better off waiting 6 months and have full ETOPS than have an engine failure and the ETOPs reduced to say 180 minutes. Plausible but I don't know if that w...Jump to post
Man, the job of clearing the backlog of undelivered frames is going to be massive. Read some estimates of taking all of 2020 to clear the ramps. I think they may well be right. Not a chance it takes that long. They will gone much more quickly than they came in. Not a chance. There will be many airl...Jump to post
An increase in the accounting block should, and always should have been, be related to reasonable expectations of sales. It is good to see this coming down at a significant rate. It is good for Boeing to have one program producing cash but that is not helping profits as those were baked in years ago...Jump to post
Moore Aerospace is arguing on Twitter that a grounding was not required, that it is a political act and that all that was required was an AD stopping CAT III landings.
https://twitter.com/mooreaerospace/stat ... 78720?s=12
What prevents the engine from flying? The specifics are up-thread, but the tl;dr is the stator vane actuators on the front-end of the compressor are not as durable as expected so GE is re-engineering them to improve maintenance intervals. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-ge-redesign...Jump to post
A couple of points. The test frames with engines do not have the engine config they need to use for testing. If they did they would be flying now. Secondly test flying identifies changes required in order for the frame to be certified. Some will be software. Some will be hardware. Every frame produc...Jump to post
Each frame is going to need a return to service plan. It isn't just upload the new software, fill her up and off you go. These planes have been sat idle for months. That was covered long ago: If I recall the previous post the Airlines estimated in the range of 100 to 150 manhours to return to each ...Jump to post
I think Luton is a testimony into how a quart is just about squeezed into a pint pot. It was a municipally owned airport with little money for grand expansion plans - yet somehow they have grown it, piecemeal, into an effective functioning airport. The latest upgrades are the largest I have seen and...Jump to post
More interesting, or disturbing, they now have seats as 210.
I can’t see Ryanair going over the 200 as that would require an additional flight attendant.