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by hilram
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 280
Views: 46259

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

Taken from the news and reference thread. https://www.faa.gov/news/media/attachments/19_035n-R3-8-3-20.pdf How difficult will it be to make these changes to the aircraft already constructed. How difficult will it be to make these changes to aircraft which are under construction. How difficult will ...

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by hilram
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 128
Views: 18160

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Independent review of Boeing's Starliner complete, with a total of 80 recommendations: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-and-boeing-complete-orbital-flight-test-reviews/ 21 of these recommendations pertain to improving testing and ground simulations, including the notable addition of an end-to-end ...

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by hilram
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23694

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

So why did they not cancel the A321LR order? Doesn;t matter... i hope Airbus aint takin a check from them! Bouncy bounce bounce bounce! Give it time. Right now they had an excuse for both the MAX and the 787-9: * MAX Delays / Certification / Grounding * 789 RR Engine problems, causing Manintenance ...

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by hilram
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 723
Views: 107721

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Someone83 wrote:
SAS has sent out termination letter to 700 out of 1200 cabin crew based at CPH

More than half! That is shocking!

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by hilram
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 278
Views: 74083

Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

kjeld0d wrote:
keesje wrote:
KLM & Qantas grounded their 744 fleets this week. 744 passengers operations are coming to an end quickly. :worried:


Which types did 9/11 effectively end in terms of passenger service? I count 747 classic, 727, dc-10, md-11, what else?

It also ended a program: The Boeing 757.

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by hilram
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 13378

Re: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier

Sokes wrote:
I will never understand how an airline (or at least flag carrier) can have only one type.
Do they intend to switch A220-300 for A220-100?

Only one type... How is that working out for Ryanair?

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by hilram
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73374

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

Now, remember that 737 MAX RTS has been "right around the corner" since May 2019. Since then, the program has been set back by * Public scrutiny towards the FAA and Boeing, bringing an end to "self-certification" * New demands from the FAA - documentation and procedures must be r...

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by hilram
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18122

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

For SK (SAS) three A343 just left the fleet, and the remaining four are parked. I wonder if they will ever fly commercially again.

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by hilram
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146901

Re: DY about to go bust?

on Sky News in the UK today they mentioned that there is talk of the Norwegian Government nationalizing Norwegian. Does anyone know more? Is it seriously being considered? No chance in Hell. This is as far fetched as if the Tories in UK would nationalize RyanAir - an Irish company. :shakehead: Norw...

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by hilram
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 723
Views: 107721

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

After just over 20 years with SAS, LN-RNO, is returned to the lessor and sent for scrap. 22 737-700 left in the SAS fleet, with 1 stored Boeing 737 -783 28316 476 LN-RNO SAS ferried 09mar20 OSL-DGX, for part-out & scrap ex OY-KKR Do you know how many 737-700s that will exit this year?

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by hilram
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73374

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

In these contracts, when can Airlines walk away from it, cancel and demand the full amount of their pre-payments back? How long can Boeing put them on hold?

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by hilram
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 128
Views: 18160

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Apparently NASA has 61 items for Boeing to address: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/06/nasa-finds-61-corrective-actions-for-boeings-starliner-spacecraft.html Also Boeing has set aside/took a charge of $410M to cover a potential second full-up test launch if required. Tugg How the mighty have fallen! W...

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by hilram
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73374

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

Can the COVID-19 kill the 737 MAX production ? The scenario is a such major airlines collapsing that annihilate so much orders than the Airbus capacity to deliver the A32x neo obliterate the production of additional 737 MAX. The risk is probably very low now as to happens the remaining orders need ...

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by hilram
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155131

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I haven't seen this link posted upthread, and I have to wonder if this is the direct reason for Boeing taking a step back; it is too late anyway: https://www.anna.aero/2019/12/04/united-airlines-orders-50-a321xlrs-to-replace-757s-to-europe/ So I think Boeing have now conceded that ~80% of the Replac...

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by hilram
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34314

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

2019: AA sues DL over the term “Flagship”
2020: AA sues UA over the term “Premium” (as in “Premium Economy”)
2021: AA sues DL over the term “Business” (as in Business Class)
2022: AA sues WN over the term “Economy”
2023: Anonymous Alcoholics sues American Airlines over the abbreviation AA. ;-)

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by hilram
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738535

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Can someone tell me why the MAX was a bad idea? I mean to me it makes perfect sense for them to developed it. It was a bad idea because it's totally outdated design , it looks absurd and has misfitting parts like engines. It was just a financial short term decision and a purported cash grab at the ...

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by hilram
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13535

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

What other purpose does a company have than to please the shareholders? I have seen this argument so many times and it is just pure, unadulterated BS. Does anyone for a second think that William Edward Boeing one day woke up and said: "I had a vision! I was surrounded by shareholders who deman...

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by hilram
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738535

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I am getting increasingly hungry for details about Boeing's fix. Any leaks, inside information, anoyne?

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by hilram
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147286

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

lightsaber wrote:
Ok, for a 767MAX to compete:
1. Electrical subsystems, saves about 3% in fuel
2. Updated cockpit. The 764 is fine, there is better

They already have the KC46-Update to the cockpit, which makes it quite like a 787

lightsaber wrote:
3. Updated wing tip treatment


Surely, the 764 has excellent wing tips?

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by hilram
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 263956

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The Greta Effect

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by hilram
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 30791

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

Would a 777-8 freighter have a significant performance gain over a 777-200 freighter? Would there be an increase in range or payload worth mentioning?
Also, over a 3000nm distance (common for freight?) would the fuel saving be significant?
Should Boeing just scrap the 777-8 altogether?

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by hilram
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 3347

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

Should we really count the E-190 E2? The plane entered service with WF months ago. I thought “new“ in this context means “not yet certified”.

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by hilram
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 46
Views: 4626

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Impartiality Rules? In Britain? That’s laughable! BBC had a 95 - 5 ratio in airtime negative to Brexit vs pro Brexit prior to the referendum. How is that abiding by “impartiality rules”? That's laughable. But feel free to post some analysis to support your 95-5% bias claim. :scratchchin: Both sides...

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by hilram
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 46
Views: 4626

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Impartiality Rules? In Britain? That’s laughable! BBC had a 95 - 5 ratio in airtime negative to Brexit vs pro Brexit prior to the referendum. How is that abiding by “impartiality rules”?

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by hilram
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 662227

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing pays out to relatives of Crash Victims: https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-07-03-Boeing-Pledges-Support-to-Families-Communities-Affected-by-Lion-Air-Flight-610-and-Ethiopian-Airlines-Flight-302-Accidents At least Boeing seems now to have moved on from the stance that "we hold no blame&quo...

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by hilram
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 21429

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

The FAA is responsible for certification of aircraft, whether they pass some responsibility to the company or not. The buck stops with them. It's not only possible, its probable there is an issue within the FAA. There has been massive turnover at all levels of the FAA in recent years. I have to dis...

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by hilram
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 28435

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

And what will be the differnce between an STOL ATR 42 and a standard ATR 42? Any technical details already available? Well the S will need just 2600ft to take off so Well yes, but how will they achieve this? More powerful engines? Rockets à la Hercules? Rubber band? Just asking... Yes, they will us...

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by hilram
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411157

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

[ I'm 100% sure the Boeing engineers could build a best plane in the world. Those guys went to the moon already 40 years ago. The problem is that the flying public expects to fly on a dime. No wonder planes crash. That's what you get with this money. "Boeing" did not go to the Moon 40 yea...

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by hilram
Thu May 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411157

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The American Airline pilot union is blaming Boeing for the second crash: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/23/business/american-airlines-boeing-pilots-union/index.html Shame they don't follow this thread. Then they would have learned that it's all about those 3rd world pilots and their lack of traini...

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by hilram
Sat May 18, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 309344

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Thank you for that post, Iemand91. Those pictures sure take me back in time!

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by hilram
Sat May 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411157

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Ertro wrote:
What about a theory that the lack of observed warnings seen on a display device that pilots thought was present could send a false negative indication convincing people that there are no problems with the AoA related systems.

:checkmark:

Food for thought. And lawyers.

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by hilram
Sat May 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411157

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Does anyone have a current estimate of how much the grounding has cost Boeing so far? I would like to compare those numbers to how much it would have cost Boeing in penalties, had they designed MCAS v2 from the Get-Go, plus included AOA disagree for every plane with no extra 100K fee for this "...

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by hilram
Sat May 18, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411157

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Yet that's not how things work for any aircraft currently in service. It's clear the A320 is much more automated than the 737 is, yet even it is "certified with the system and pilot working together" and Airbus does not take on the burden of determining if the pilots are trained to the po...

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by hilram
Thu May 16, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411157

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/how-much-was-pilot-error-a-factor-in-the-boeing-737-max-crashes/ The lead Republican on the US House Committee, relying on a study essentially financed by Boeing stockholders, announces just about all the problems were with poor pilots, as oppo...

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by hilram
Tue May 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411157

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

And doesn't make any sense, especially because the FAA doesn't appear to require any sim training for MCAS 2.0 -- see discussion going on around near the end of previous page. There is no good way to explain away the botched MCAS 1.0. Either: - Boeing engineers did not interpret the regulations pro...

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by hilram
Sun May 12, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411157

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

International regulators & airlines will not easily let B off the hook from sim training to re-certification etc. They, except the FAA, can now rightfully say they were lied to by B. If they let Max fly again without very tough conditions & it crashes again, they can rightfully be accused o...

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by hilram
Wed May 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411157

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So according to your maths the blame should be 99% Boeing, 0.9 % Airlines, 0.1 % pilots or your maths are just an other attempt to exonerate Boeing? I wish People would stop assuming I find Boeing blameless. My Whole Agenda has been to point out that the training system has been sorely lacking and ...

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by hilram
Tue May 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411157

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Today's news puts Boeing in a very bad position. They knew months before the Lion Air crash of the warning light malfunction and decided that since it could be fixed in the next software update they would just wait. They did not notify airlines or government agencies. They have serious legal risk n...

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by hilram
Sun May 05, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 263956

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know: Will the A350s for SAS be used for route expansion, or replacement of older A340s ?

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by hilram
Fri May 03, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 32164

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

Wikipedia: "The E195-E2 (EMB 190-400) will be extended by three seat rows from the E195 by 2.85 m (9.4 ft), and will accommodate up to 146 seats." Sounds like an ideal 737-700 replacement to me. 146 seats = 3 cabin crew, very similar to 73G capacity. SAS has their "all-Y" 737-700...

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by hilram
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 744774

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I am sure the Max will be flying again, and with the FAA / EASA joint requirement for Simulator training for MAX transition, MCAS v2 update etc., I am confident in the end it will be safe for us, the flying public.(I am still a little curious/worried about the reconfig of cutoff-swithces from NG to ...

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by hilram
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 744774

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If you want to worry about something - worry about the Engines on MAX and NEO - the failure rates on both are way higher than they should be - a loss of two of them on one flight is not inconceivable and with the demonstrated lack of airmanship in newly trained crews worldwide I would not be that c...

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by hilram
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 744774

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Why is it arrogant? That implies the crew did something wrong. ("Because the other crew managed to save plane in the same situation"). Not arrogant, factual. The ET crew did do something wrong. They did not follow the procedure outlined in the EAD. They moved the trim switches to cutout b...

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by hilram
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 744774

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

According to a Canadian Press article being carried on CTVnews.ca, Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau says any airline operating MAX8 into Canadian airspace will be required to include simulator training. If true, this confirms earlier WSJ reporting of a possible break with the FAA, and possi...

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by hilram
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 742171

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think we need to regroup a min here. As far was we know.....MCAS was “working properly”—by that it was doing what it was designed to do. No matter how poorly designed the facts as we have them tell us it was working within its design parameters. We apparently have an IAS / one or more multiple se...

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by hilram
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 742171

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Question about MCAS circuit and the electric stab trim thumb switches. Are they on separate circuits? That is, if you power off MCAS, does that also make the thumb switches inoperable? And for the manual trim wheel, how much force is needed to move them at the velocity this airplane may have been t...

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by hilram
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 742171

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

1) Why did they not reduce thrust? Would a reduction in thrust not initially result in a further pitch down moment on the aircraft as this is effectively a rear wards change in thrust below the centre of lift? Kind of in the opposite sense of direction of increasing thrust last when performing a st...

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by hilram
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 744774

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

maint123 wrote:
Only way to salvage the MAX is that Boeings test pilots should replicate the AOA error on a real airborne plane, say at a height of 1000 ft. Let MCAS do its nose down job and the expert pilots can recover it without electric trim.

With the Boeing CEO in the jumpseat.

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by hilram
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 744774

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Manual/training/checklist changes are a given. I doubt that Boeing are seeing them as "a given". Boeing will be robustly resisting any such changes as it likely negates a major one of their MAX selling points - minimal differences training with zero sim time. That boat has sailed, in my o...

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