Never work will it. All governments (at many levels) find ways to support sectors they believe important. Hard to stop.Jump to post
Wouldn't a better ruling be to prohibit both Airbus and Boeing from receiving any sort of government subsidies or loans? It would need to be wider ranging than that. Govt, State, city etc. One argument I have heard is that the State tax reductions Boeing get are not government subsidies but state o...Jump to post
I think the crackeed wing ribs were not related to the final load test issue. The testing that should have picked it up was the fatigue testing - not the ultimate strength testing. Yup. my understanding too. But the fatigue test would not have exposed it either as it does not do temp cycles that we...Jump to post
I have a question, I believe the 777X changed the window size from the 777, what effect would this have had and would it be related? Since this was a cargo door, the windows would have no effect. Neither would the thinner sidewalls since the cargo door is below the floor and the windows and thinner...Jump to post
Yes. Due to the ongoing trade dispute with the US, we can't be sure it was purely due to safety concerns. If the FAA approves the MAX in October, I'd bet the October trade talks have a lot to do with how quicky China follows. Nope. Let's no twist an uncomfortable truth. CAAC asked Boeing for additi...Jump to post
I believe if you research it - that you will find that all the most recent court rulings protect passwords for general data/File review under the 5th Amendment if you are withing the USA (Border protection for someone entering the USA and not yet in it has had mixed legal results to date). It is tr...Jump to post
What line did Boeing cross? They allowed a system to be designed tested and certified that went rogue on the failure of a single sensor. To compound this they argued successfully to most certification bodies that the system was such that the pilots did not need to be informed. If the MCAS had been ...Jump to post
What line did Boeing cross? They allowed a system to be designed tested and certified that went rogue on the failure of a single sensor. To compound this they argued successfully to most certification bodies that the system was such that the pilots did not need to be informed. If the MCAS had been c...Jump to post
The must work bully culture is a root cause of a lot of this problem.
Yes it is difficult. We want pilots to report but if they do they may lose their jobs. Ok so what is the support structure after that? Nothing? Well they won’t self report then. We must support people who are ill. End of!
Mental health issues are just that - health issues. No one is immune from potentially getting them. Until the public see them as that rather than stigmatise them we will not move forward in people being able to self report. Pilots know that self reporting mental issues especially suicidal ideation ...Jump to post
Mental health issues are just that - health issues. No one is immune from potentially getting them.
Until the public see them as that rather than stigmatise them we will not move forward in people being able to self report.
That is not going to be cheap to repair.Jump to post
If I was the FAA I wouldn't give two hoots what Boeing might say. Boeing are a private company - not an arm of government. The FAA has an obligation to the public (including Boeing) to allow this plane back in the air as soon as possible (safely of course). You can bet that they are close communica...Jump to post
Yep. By announcing their fix release and hiring plans, they're putting bounds on the time needed for FAA review. They can try to influence the FAA - I suspect that the FAA this time will not be influenced by pressure from Boeing. But the pressure is being applied through the media. It will pit the ...Jump to post
Can't believe that Boeing is making these plans public without any definitive timeline from the FAA. If I was the FAA I would not be pleased.. Yep. By announcing their fix release and hiring plans, they're putting bounds on the time needed for FAA review. They can try to influence the FAA - I suspe...Jump to post
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?