No MAX order (that wasn't already in danger of being cancelled even before the grounding) is getting cancelled.Jump to post
You can always guess who the thread-starter will be depending on what kind of Airbus related news it is.
It's good to see Airbus seems to have sufficiently alerted airlines before loss of lives or other potential embarrassments. Hopefully, a fix comes soon.
How does this even happen? So, somehow the AC crew didn't do a final check (which I'm guessing would have made someone notice her) after everyone had departed and just locked the plane????? Also, users on here need to stop doing this irritating thing where you think other people should enjoy situati...Jump to post
Interesting that Reuters is saying the bid wasn't even open to both OEMs. If that's true, how does that tally with wanting to keep both sides on their toes and honest about pricing? :?: Yeah Boeing desperately needed the order, so that already assured BA of good pricing from the start, but that's st...Jump to post
Now that Boeing has roped Airbus into launching the XLR and tying their resources into building that plane, they can hit Airbus on the counter by launching the NMA and Airbus won't be able to respond, effectively having that mighty 5000 plane market to themselves, genius.Jump to post
Miami wrote:Wonder when AA’s announcement will come.
Some NMA news GE’s Joyce said the launch of the A321XLR reinforces the company’s view NMA should have only one engine supplier. He understands P&W has the same view. Says 767-300-size NMA-7X will be first to market of Boeing’s two airplane NMA family. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1140...Jump to post
Interesting that every time the lack of engine choice was brought up in all the numerous 737-A320 threads, it was shot down because it doesn't matter much, but suddenly it's "oh we don't know, it could be better with two". Some consistency would be nice, to at least mask an agenda. Sure, ...Jump to post
Interesting that every time the lack of engine choice was brought up in all the numerous 737-A320 threads, it was shot down because it doesn't matter much, but suddenly it's "oh we don't know, it could be better with two". Some consistency would be nice, to at least mask an agenda.Jump to post
Isn't motelyfool basically a Boeing fanboy blog?Jump to post
Cute PR fluff.
No doubt Boeing respects the rival that pushed them so hard they rushed out a plane that subsequently got grounded and is under investigation, but I doubt both companies are holding hands around the campfire, especially at the top level.
Well, they were supposed to be dead after a few hundred planes according to their expert rivals in the US, so it's a miracle they even made it to 50, you know? That's one thing they did right.Jump to post
On Apr 27th 2019 it became known, that four independent whistleblowers, current and former Boeing employees, had called the FAA hotline for whistleblowers regarding aviation safety concerns on Apr 5th 2019. The concerns reported were wiring damage to the AoA related wiring as result of foreign obje...Jump to post
This is helpful. Wouldn’t a 359 be closer to MTOW than a 77L on most long-ish routes, though? That somewhat cancels out the wing advantage the 359 has. The 77L MTOW is 70,000 kg higher than the A359 MTOW. We joke at work how a fully loaded A359 is the same weight as an empty 77W. Yet by some miracl...Jump to post
Why are you constantly trying to mislead people here, arguing A350 is significantly worse than 787? I didn't mislead people. I was simply pointing out the fact that A350 doesn't have the range like 789, or even 77W. I didn't say A350 is worse than 787 in all aspects. It still has larger cabin than ...Jump to post
What advice? The MAX is obviously being handled by people with better facts than Anet (whether it's handled satisfactorily or if shortcuts are taken again is a different matter). It's not like Boeing have been getting orders slashed left and right. My only "advice" would be don't include a...Jump to post
This is an Airline that had an internal memo touting their support for Boeing and takes pride in being an all Boeing airline probably more than any other airline in aviation, like an A.net fanboy airline. I'm surprised they haven't even dumped the Airbus planesJump to post
They revealed all the new systems on the A320 and A350 in their manuals, so that's a good start.Jump to post
The only way they settle for the inferior airplane in this scenario is if Boeing offers a discount that makes it worth it and/or LH needs the planes faster than Airbus can deliver them. This might also be possible if the NMA is launched by then (doubtful) It's even more in Airbus' favour if the A220...Jump to post
My take on AF447 is that the automation design was based on sound principles, and worked as designed; the unfriendly user interface and a CRM nightmare tripped 3 professional pilots into a tragic error. Had the system provided more feedback on what it was and wasn't doing, and maybe even a helpful ...Jump to post
The MAX will be fine if only because Airbus cannot handle those orders. Agreed. Boeing are *very* lucky that neither of the MC-21 or C919 are certified and flying passengers yet - or that Bombardier didn't start with a CS300 then move to a CS500 (instead they erroneously [IMO] did CS100 first). The...Jump to post
This isn't going to trigger a mass MAX cancellation. Maybe from ET or Lion Air if they feel Boeing didn't handle the incident better. But most likely any other cancellation will be from airlines who were already considering cancelling anyways due to other unrelated reason. The MAX will be fine if on...Jump to post
Interesting numbers for Airbus' order books so far this year.Jump to post
It is dawning on me that there is a slim but non-zero possibility that the 737max may never be cleared to operate again - unless Boeing are allowed to do something no other aircraft has been under FAR25. The FAA might buy off on it, but really dunno how that will go down across the rest of the worl...Jump to post
They get it right more often that not, so I'd say no (or at least not yet).Jump to post
Remember how early 748 came out overweight? I wonder if Boeing would be willing to take certain B748 back from LH, sort of like a ultra D Check, put them on a diet, upgrade them where possible from nose to tail, and give the engines a second (or even third) PIP that the 787 engines have received. T...Jump to post
If there are any one of the parties involved who would be acting in self-interest to want the -8s & 9s to keep flying, it'd be the airlines, considering it's mostly about the money for them.Jump to post
Too bad we'll probably be seeing those wingtips up a lot because they're ugly.
Can't wait to see those engine size comparisons when the plane is out and about. Is this it for the roll-out? Or will a bigger ceremony be scheduled for later when the MAX mess dies down?
So, if Boeing is insisting there's nothing wrong with the MAX, meaning there's nothing to fix, at what point will the planes be cleared to fly again? I assume when a preliminary report is revealed from the findings in the ET blackboxes?Jump to post
Boeing isn't in the habit of pushing out defective airplanes, so the quickness with which people are jumping to blame this on the MAX is a bit strange, considering so far nothing (or at least not anything I've seen) besides the models being the same points to this accident is similar to the LionAir ...Jump to post
What a joke Airbus has become. So airlines can add or cancel orders as they please now? Investors need to start asking serious questions about the firmness of these orders when they are announced. You don't slide 42 x A350's under the carpet, that is 10 billion worth of aircraft going up in smoke. ...Jump to post
The mythical snake oil plane that will cure all size gap ills and put Airbus out of business, continues to be elusive, I see. Even better is that Boeing apparently slowed down development to confuse Airbus, so they don't know what to respond to, truly genius stuff. At least with all this, no one is ...Jump to post
Doing that would end up hurting them more than it'd hurt Boeing [actually considering how well the MAX will do, Boeing probably wouldn't even be hurt at all outside a few weeks of negative headlines] so this seems like a bluff.Jump to post
The same poster who says this It worries me when people try to steer away from a flight safety / certification discussion they maybe do not like. Btw EASA take over FAA certification & the other way around. Unless e.g. FAA sees their certification requirements not met in a satisfactory way. say...Jump to post
Maybe if they spent as much time and effort on updating pilots on what they might face flying the plane, as they did trying to bullshit the public about how competitive it is, they might have found it worthwhile to include info on the MCAS in the manuals.Jump to post
Boeing says the NG has better performance than the NEO, and we know they'd never lie, so that's one reason.Jump to post
Thank heavens for that post-flight pic, or I imagine in a few weeks, we'd have one of the usual fanboys on the other side, cooking up some fanfiction about how SQ were really disappointed with the A350's performance on the route and were now looking to the 777X.Jump to post
No, they're not GE with Airbus.Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:crimsonchin wrote:Is this a post-Leahy thing or does Airbus seem to be booking more "UFO" orders lately? Thought it was mostly a rubbish Boeing tactic.
? It’s a tactic used by everyone.
Is this a post-Leahy thing or does Airbus seem to be booking more "UFO" orders lately? Thought it was mostly a rubbish Boeing tactic.Jump to post