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by cougar15
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans
Replies: 18
Views: 3195

Re: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans

727LOVER wrote:
It shall never be........


you can get one or 2 of those for a $150K these days.....!

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by cougar15
Sun May 17, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 251
Views: 45478

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

If you read the criteria for reducing the cabin crew through involuntary measures, you will see that this is not a very nice company. When they are actively violating HR standards pthat the western world has established for decency, who cares about the 380? What western world, this is a global issu...

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by cougar15
Tue May 12, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped
Replies: 35
Views: 9699

Re: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped

I've actually recovered airplanes from the long term storage facilities and returned then to service. The market just has to be there with the right need and desire to do so, And a facility that knows what they're doing. I did it at the Evergreen facility when it was at Marana AZ.. And I did it wit...

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by cougar15
Mon May 11, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 23688

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

Simple answer: no. The A339 may or may not be successful, it has a fairly low bar to meet as it's effectively a stopgap, but then there are challenges that will hamper it, just like all airliners in the next few years. With the 789 and A359 available in large numbers, as well as used A333s being av...

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by cougar15
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10242

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

This thread has gone really weird. From who is getting 78´s on a fire sale to the potential of the whale being the ultimate bathtub ! I might buy a hull, it would be a great garage for a classic car collection. All spending too much time at home fellas, time to get this world back to work. Curious o...

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by cougar15
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10242

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

They have the same problem the oil industry has. What do you do with all that stock sitting around? Can you actually store it economically? Convert the beached planes to tankers and put the overflow oil there. Problem solved! Finally, an after market for the A380! Gosh, you really do hate it with a...

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by cougar15
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 115609

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

But wait.. there's still more. According to the News Corp media, now other Chinese Government owned carriers are rumoured to get involved. CZ and CA were named in the (paywalled) article as the parties "rumoured" to be in 'discussions' to "buy VA", although no formal offer was l...

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by cougar15
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34706

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

Many of the original US Air 737-300s were retired with less than 25 years of service. The last one was retired in 2012. Hopefully one of them will fly again someday. I don't think any of the -300s are still active (2012 was a while ago, especially in the lives of old planes), but a couple of the -4...

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by cougar15
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-200 Combi?
Replies: 29
Views: 5780

Re: 757-200 Combi?

TNT/ASL Belgium operates one on Nato flights. A dog to trim from what I hear. Do they still have a NATO contract? I was actually wondering about that, as one of ASLB's 757s is doing the MRS-CDG run, and the other is hopping around the FedEx/TNT network, when it's not flying for DHL or UPS. -TFC is ...

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by cougar15
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-200 Combi?
Replies: 29
Views: 5780

Re: 757-200 Combi?

TNT/ASL Belgium operates one on Nato flights. A dog to trim from what I hear.

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by cougar15
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 89
Views: 18384

Re: A321 P2F first flight

This suggests to me that IAI already is comfortable replacing the floor structure during conversion, and would approach a 777W conversion by replacing the floor structure as well. It's a question that gets asked a lot on anet... Did I mangle the quoting? whatever. some time ago I found this pdf rel...

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by cougar15
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16238

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

PM wrote:
:thumbsup: Big improvement.


Eurowhite.. reduces Friction!

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by cougar15
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64427

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Going to bet on LH Group, because Brussels already operates Airbus LH fleet and Austrian's LH fleet is beyond ancient. It's either that or obviously Ryanair going TATL :stirthepot: … Will say it again, LH (forgot the group bit in my last post....) lets look over the brim of our teacup, think out of...

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by cougar15
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla
Replies: 41
Views: 11451

Re: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla

Skyliner-aviation.de is reporting there is a possibility that the aircraft VQ-BRS will be a write-off. If this is indeed true, it is a very sad ending for a very young airframe. Russia hasn't been having a good time with A321 of recent years. I doubt it. Whilst this one may have caused much deeper ...

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by cougar15
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 190
Views: 26368

Re: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?

The A227/229 will look like some stupid long and thin worm which's always ready to 'get' a tailstrike Does it, I don't think they look much different that later MD80´s with 5 abreast that we all so loved for years. So I guess it has been done before. Will it happen? I doubt it, my money is on a 500...

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by cougar15
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 27953

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

Where I have seen turboprops have a lot of success is in countries where the distances are short but the roads are bad. For example, Costa Rica is a small country but it is very mountainous and it can take 8 hours to go 200km. So the turboprops flying to small airstrips can offer an alternative to ...

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by cougar15
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 17750

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

LHRFlyer wrote:
That decision rests with Willie Walsh.

May be proved wrong but a CEO being replaced in the middle of an industrial dispute would not be the message IAG would want to send to its trade unions.


Perhaps exactly the signal you would want to send in such a dispute...… think about it!

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by cougar15
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82354

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Qantas to invest in regional Australia by given $10 million in bigger discounts. Initially one way fares from selected regional centres will be capped at $400 one way https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-invests-10-million-in-bigger-discounts-for-regional-australia/ https://www.w...

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by cougar15
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines eyes HNA 20% stake in Virgin Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Turkish Airlines eyes HNA 20% stake in Virgin Australia

TK....... another candidate for whatever frame project sunrise may one day deliver! Then the maths would work and their network even outshines what EK has to offer!

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by cougar15
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 20466

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

I joined this site sixteen years ago and was mesmerized by the information that was available here. I wound up finding a job as a ramper for UA through this site and loved my time there. I have engaged with many people from different facets of aviation through this site. I have learned tremendous a...

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by cougar15
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 1 line threads with a link only
Replies: 5
Views: 8098

Re: 1 line threads with a link only

Must be getting old, but I thought one line threads with a link only were against forum rules? I may not want to click my way through a bunch of links on a ´mouse cinema´ (aehm smartphone), but it seems these are becoming routine again these days in Civ Av ...…, even with the forum rules firmly pin...

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by cougar15
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 1 line threads with a link only
Replies: 5
Views: 8098

1 line threads with a link only

Must be getting old, but I thought one line threads with a link only were against forum rules? I may not want to click my way through a bunch of links on a ´mouse cinema´ (aehm smartphone), but it seems these are becoming routine again these days in Civ Av ...…, even with the forum rules firmly pinn...

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by cougar15
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 17100

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

https://apnews.com/f22148f70fe84c29933bcf709ee7433c



..and here was me thinking, one line threads with a link only were against forum rules?
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Boof02671 wrote:
And you all blame the unions, now you see how AA doesn’t care about its workers.

https://apnews.com/f22148f70fe84c29933bcf709ee7433c



..and here was me thinking, one line threads with a link only were against forum rules?

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by cougar15
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 11466

Re: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

how easy (or difficult) is it to be cross-qualified for 777pax and 777freighter operations from pilot perspective? is it like the 320-family where one could easy fly 4 different types on any given day? I don't think it's a big deal, but still wondering... ? Not diffucult at all, infact very common!...

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by cougar15
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 286928

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Gosh, as this thread had exploded in recent months, I had stopped watching it, just came back to read the last 2 Pages. Long story short, 1200+ Posts and we are none the wiser? I sure hope a new thread will be opened when QF does finally make a decision.

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by cougar15
Tue May 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 2180

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

A sad loss of an F1 legend. The long-term effects of his horrible crash in 1976 obviously took their toll. But I do think he was a little narcissistic with naming three airlines after himself. That was just weird. My Mother once advised me to keep my mouth shut if I couldn't think of anything nice ...

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by cougar15
Sat May 18, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Athens flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 8523

Re: Korean Air Athens flight?

777222LR wrote:
When I was in Prague, I was shocked that KE sent the 747-8 there. That and the Emirates A380 seemed huge compared to the size of the airport.


Korean owns 44% of CSA, of course they will be sending heavy metal into CSA´s fortress hub!

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by cougar15
Mon May 06, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly To Acquire Bankrupt Germania?
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Re: HiFly To Acquire Bankrupt Germania?

I would think much of the value would be in the airport slots, At what airport do they hold such valuable slots? Also, the article states they can hold the slots until April 1st. Today is May 6th. Is that a printing mistake? .. at none, but it is a presently very cheap AOC with loads of benefits in...

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by cougar15
Mon May 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 369
Views: 48640

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Boeing is a great company with a superb product! Things went wrong last time round, sadly with a big human toll! No matter if you are an A or B fanboy, as an aviation enthusiast, this whole affair is simply sad and tragic. The Max will be sorted.... in time.... , although I expect (global) regulator...

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by cougar15
Wed May 01, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 27
Views: 18446

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

Just a quick comment, a brief intro of the new moderators would be nice this time round....

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by cougar15
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident
Replies: 29
Views: 9552

Re: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident

I'm a bit confused though: Isn't the second BER runway already operational? Why not use that? They can‘t. The legal framework says, if they start using both runways, TXL would have to close in 6 months (and everybody would be screwed). An exception was, when one runway was undergoing maintenance. T...

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by cougar15
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 4064

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

DHL are no longer a United States company being fully owned by Deutsch Post, the company is therefore no longer allowed to operate domestic flights between U.S. airports or overseas flights from U.S. airports, DHL contracts these to other providers. That is not true. Deutsche Post acquired the majo...

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by cougar15
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA
Replies: 28
Views: 6622

Re: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA

That's crazy. I didn't know money was transported by aircraft this way. Is that a common occurrence? Regular occurrence, we flew a full A300F filled to capacity from MUC to ATH on a charter a few years ago full of Euros. Freshly printed & packed in neat little boxes. Rest assured that it was a ...

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by cougar15
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 25113

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

CNN with Richard Quest picked up on it, although one could argue about the style of the clip!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL_l_fsiCKo

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by cougar15
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: flybe launch LHR-IOM
Replies: 21
Views: 3571

Re: flybe launch LHR-IOM

Remember who Flybe is owned by now , they will grow at LHR as a VS feeder . The timing is poor, though. The morning TATL flights are all missed, and VS doesn't have a particularly strong Asian network (that would depart/arrive in the afternoon). Exactly, slot hogging until brighter ideas come aroun...

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by cougar15
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15888

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

Hmm... I see it a bit different - Air Berlin, a basket case for over 10 years without a clear vision or direction, it should have died years ago (as much as I miss them) - Monarch, marginal at best, remember the fiasco the year before they died? Margins were slim , Brexit and the resulting devaluati...

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by cougar15
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 742254

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Kinetic wrote:
Have to revise: According to FR24 ET302 made it to 8600 ft


How about actually reading the thread, rather that continiously filling it with nonsence that has been covered in great detail (all your points sofar) in umpteen posts in this very thread!

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by cougar15
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting passed away in MEL
Replies: 1
Views: 733

F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting passed away in MEL

Really sad news I just happen to come across, Charlie Whiting, long time F1 race director passed away suddenly in Melbourne on Thursday. Very sad news I feel, he was a very balanced & shrewd guy who will surely be missed. my condolences to the family and may he RIP. Will surely be missed in the ...

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by cougar15
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 58
Views: 8574

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

FatCat wrote:
Dior's Eau Sauvage (not Sauvage - EAU Sauvage)
Dior's Fahrenheit
Hermes' Terre d'Hermes
V&R's Spicebomb
and 4711 - echte Kölnisch Wasser.



4711 echt kölnisch Wasser, oh dear - my Grandma use to wear that! :mrgreen:

Anyway, Chanel Antaeus after shave

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by cougar15
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 12300

Re: Politics and the 737Max

Why? Has any American Max aircraft had an issue? If you mean US operator by "american Max Aircraft", there are a couple of pilot reports about uncommanded pitch down after take off. Three things stuck in my head form IATA DGR training many, many moons back: 1. Can´t bring magnets on a Saa...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 742254

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

, but you were the one who bought ´Airlines considering switching orders´ into this thread! Yes, Virgin Australia, Lion Air , Malaysian Airlines. But that's factual. Right you are indeed: VA - not in the best of financial positions for some years...… JT - probably bighting off a little more than th...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 742254

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Canada: Garneau to provide update on Canada's Boeing 737 MAX 8 plan https://toronto.citynews.ca/2019/03/13/garneau-boeing-737-max-8-plan/ Transport Minister Marc Garneau is set to update Ottawa’s position on the Boeing 737 Max 8, the aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia, and whether Canada will fall i...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 742254

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So sick of all of this drama. To be clear, there are 3 separate failures going on here: 1. The FAA has failed to mandate that the 737-MAX be grounded in the interest of protecting the flying public until such time as the MCAS software fix is in place on all 737-MAX aircraft. 2. BOEING has failed to...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 55954

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Great news, especially the 789 I think would be a great aircraft for them! Not to be rude, but any source? LH´s Press site is not exactly full of related headlines?

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 742254

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

One of the factors that isn't brought up as to this situation is how the partial USA government shut down for 35 days in Dec.2018-Jan 2019 over a few billion for a 'border wall' funding that Pres. Trump demanded, delayed Boeing from getting FAA/NTSB approval for the changes to the MCAS software for...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 742254

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It doesn't matter what a.net posters think, the World's aviation authorities clearly think there's reason enough the ground the MAX. Groundings which were announced well after some here were demanding a grounding... :roll: So A.Net was smarter than your and my governing body (well, at least we were...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1891
Views: 433876

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

This thread is a refreshing diversion from the admittedly more "serious" MAX threads. Seriously, I feel a sense of peace when I come over to this one. Appreciate everyone's contributions. I will second that, seems a lot of the baboons have taken off to greener pastures, and this thread is...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 742254

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Review what you just wrote, particularly those last 4 words.... then see if you can tell me the difference between now, and when this thread (and the actions you describe) first started. That's not my point. The point was you gave the potential of this thread no chance from the beginning and belitt...

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by cougar15
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 742254

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are ...

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