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by pasen
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1347
Views: 136758

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

As long as the Board is not being replaced, nothing will change at Boeing. Even that is not enough. A bad company culture is like cancer. It slowly spreads across everything. It is not just the board and CEO who drive this culture on a daily basis. It's large parts of the entire middle management. ...

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by pasen
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1347
Views: 136758

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

What's the vision, Boeing struggles or goes bankrupt, or Boeing outdelivers Airbus in 2021 and launches the NMA? Good question. I personally don’t see the MAX ever fully recover from the horrible reputation it has now. I can’t imagine airlines who seriously care about their safety reputation order ...

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by pasen
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1347
Views: 136758

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

Another interesting piece from the Seattle Times: One exchange related to Indonesian airline Lion Air is particularly chilling. ... one Boeing pilot wrote to another during an instant message exchange about how an airline in the Lion Air Group was asking for a flight simulator to train its pilots o...

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by pasen
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1347
Views: 136758

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

Another interesting piece from the Seattle Times: One exchange related to Indonesian airline Lion Air is particularly chilling. ... one Boeing pilot wrote to another during an instant message exchange about how an airline in the Lion Air Group was asking for a flight simulator to train its pilots on...

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by pasen
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1406
Views: 233390

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

HEL is at the far north but the earth is not flat ;) HEL is the closest hub in EU from SYD, you need to add 986nm to LHR. Flying via HEL would be a shorter way to the most of Europe, comparing to LHR: SYD-HEL-FRA 9034 nm SYD-HEL-MAN 9183 SYD-HEL-CDG 9228 SYD-HEL-FCO 9408 SYD-HEL-BCN 9623 SYD-LHR-FR...

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by pasen
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1406
Views: 233390

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Secondly, HEL is at the far North of Europe. So, to fly to most places in Europe, flying via HEL would add quite a bit of additional flying time and therefore not save travel time overall. HEL is at the far north but the earth is not flat ;) HEL is the closest hub in EU from SYD, you need to add 98...

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by pasen
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1406
Views: 233390

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Or, even more abstractly worded: Is one short flight and a very short transfer time at a "small and fast airport" (HEL) better than two long flights and a modest to long transfer time at a "slow and large airport" (SIN / HKG / Middle East)? Interesting question. Firstly, SIN is ...

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by pasen
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 669144

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Basically the MAX should not be allowed to Return to service if Pilot training standards and there compliance or lack thereof are allowed to remain as is or not allowed to return to service with airlines that cannot demonstrate that proficiency. It was certified to a different level of assumed comp...

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by pasen
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 669144

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Flight Computer Changes: A) Change to a dual in process system where both flight control computers are normally in active loop and cross check each other and self correct (to a limited degree) most minor issues (typical of more modern aircraft design). I have to add that the delays all make sense t...

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by pasen
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 669144

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

The bottom line is this. Designers are human. They WILL make more mistakes. Expecting perfection is simply illogical. What is your backup for when design fails? Hope? Nothing? This is ridiculous. Yes, humans will make mistakes - that includes pilots, designers, engineers, and everybody else. That's...

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by pasen
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A330-900neo burn less fuel than the A350 or 787!?
Replies: 28
Views: 9364

Re: Does the A330-900neo burn less fuel than the A350 or 787!?

This is like asking does a 787 burn less fuel than a 777. Wouldn’t necessarily say so - 339 and 787 (annd to lesser extent 359) are very comparable in terms of OEW, MTOW, payload etc. This is a valid question, would love to see some accurate data on the 339 Comparing 787 to A330 is fine. But what I...

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by pasen
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 627327

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The fact that some posters on here are saying the pilots are partly to blame just proves that the MAX was a complete dog to fly. If it was the same as an NG as Boeing sold it, then any pilot good or bad wouldn't have crashed it. Are you people dumb? Yes, it's funny how some posters constantly ignor...

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by pasen
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 627327

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

n562wn wrote:
Ok. Fair enough. Perhaps the standards need to be raised. That's what many are suggesting.


Maybe, but wasn't the existing standard always good enough for the 737NG?

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by pasen
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 627327

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

We have actual pilots with thousands of hours of experience flying planes telling you that the crews could have recovered the plane or not let it get into a state that was unrecoverable, but somehow people like you know better. No you're not getting it. Nobody denies that "better" pilots ...

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by pasen
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 627327

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

They probably won't have much a leg to stand on with Lionair - but I can see them fighting ET to the bitter end. It fits their narrative and there will probably be enough doubt about the ET crew actions that this is the course they will probably take. Will see... ET302 pilots did not recognize the ...

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by pasen
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 627327

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

There weren't anywhere near 0.8 million flights at the time of the grounding. WN had 41,000 and that was the most and I think they had the largest fleet (almost 10% of deliveries). There probably weren't much more than 200k flights of the MAX. Here are some other estimates about the crash rate of t...

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by pasen
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Core Truths Of A-Net
Replies: 340
Views: 29493

RE: The Core Truths Of A-Net

- TK is about to order A380

- TK is about to order B748

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by pasen
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 13
Replies: 223
Views: 41718

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 13

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SoJo" class="quote" target="_blank">SoJo</a> (<a href="#67" class="quote">Reply 67</a>):<br/><i>We have people who are giving their views on the...

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