Yes. I believe that whatever the new plane will be it will be built at Everett for sure. And maybe that’s part of what this move is going to be focusing on. Preparing Everett for whatever Boeing decides to launch in the next 10 years. The problem is, the experienced staff is long gone when Boeing h...Jump to post
That was my question...especially pertinent with the talk of shutting down the Everett 787 line. This join has always been done at Charleston. See my post above. But key part "The North Charleston, S.C. factory that produces the aft fuselage where the structural issue was introduced builds the...Jump to post
Boeing announced a second round of VLOs todayJump to post
Concentrate your production and administration again on one site : Seattle -Everett - Headoffice back to Seattle from Chicago, the lines between the engineers and managers must be shortend again, with more engineers at the controls.. - reduction in aircraft parts flying over continental USA. - Seen...Jump to post
The consolidation part is not surprising. It seems daft to run two production lines only producing three planes a month each. So given the -10 is currently only produced at Charleston, does that suggest all 787 production moving there? Unless Boeing finds a way to ship 787-10 fuselages to Everett f...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:British Airways has taken delivery of its first 787-10 G-ZBLA, CHS-LHR. Also this is the first 787 Boeing has delivered in 2 months
BSC is temporarily closing April 8th due to COVID-19.
https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-relea ... tem=130657
considering all the planes that are parked in South Carolina that cannot be delivered I'm not surprised
The cockpit was pretty dismantled when they scrapped LN5.
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... b3b5074447
Not saying it isn't possible but they would have had to dismantle it and then rebuild it at a different location plus paint it white to remove the blue swoop.
Does anybody know if a future 787 out of Boeing SC might get some alliance colors? For example United Star Alliance or KLM Skyteam? I would love to see this but doubt it will ever become a reality. Maybe someone knows of something in here. Air India had a star alliance leave CHS a few years ago Lin...Jump to post
The allegations are nothing new, and would be hardly surprising if true. IINM, several airlines now are having aircraft built in CHS flown to BFI/PAE and inspected there for quality prior to delivery. When was the last time a plane stopped at either location? Most deliveries I've seen are straight ...Jump to post
If the plane does not fly today it will another PR black eye for Boeing so I presume they will fly regardless of what their procedures say. Why would it be a black eye? They are at the mercy of the weather. Considering all of the talk about safety lately I highly doubt they will push the envelope...Jump to post
Any views of other aircraft landing? Boeing stream just has the 777XJump to post
Apparently they are waiting for winds to get under 10 knots. https://www.aviationweather.gov/taf/board?ids=KPAE suggests it should drop to 12 knots within the hour, but no lower. I'm sorry but AFAIK in Roman numerals X means 10, this is the 777-9 so why is it called 777X??? X is short for 'experime...Jump to post
It look like the (one of the) helicopter N34TV and chase plane Air04 are leaving.
ifly4free wrote:Either those Seattle folk are really used to rain or umbrellas are forbidden. I have not seen an umbrella yet.
Oykie wrote:JetBuddy wrote:It's now live with audio and video.
https://livestream.com/accounts/3233120 ... 746/player
Thank you! This works, unlike the Boeing website that is unavailable. Trippel seven X
Was it an official picture that was released? I have my doubts as it was blurry and poor quality. My guess is an employee snapped a picture of it and then gave it to the Seattle times, as it doesn't really benefit Boeing to show damage on their newer plane.Jump to post
Do not be overly dramatic. The MAX problem is nothing that can not be fixed, albeit at a cost. This is not a huge technical problem to solve. The big problem at Boeing is that they tried to fix it with as little cost as possible and it seems like they are still trying. So if this is all so easy pea...Jump to post
Of course, according to some here MCAS shouldn't be a problem for any half decent pilot. We can now add Boeing's own pilots who were testing the damn thing to the list of incompetent pilots I guess. From the transcript: " granted, I suck at flying ..." I can't believe people are taking th...Jump to post
Here is what I am assuming is another test flight: https://www.flightradar24.com/BOE273/21cfe2a4 ARA - MWH does Boeing have any kind of facilities in Louisiana? Seems to be a "normal" flight at cruising altitude and speed. I know that Boeing sends 787s to New Iberia to get painted every n...Jump to post
The FAA seems to be leaking out more information lately. https://www.wsj.com/articles/regulators-found-high-risk-of-emergency-after-first-boeing-max-crash-11564565521 I don't think anyone on this forum is salivating for bad news to bash Boeing. Thousands of jobs depend on the 737, but the evidence ...Jump to post
phlswaflyer wrote:and somehow Mulienberg will get a big bonus.....
However much you think the drop in value is down to the crashes or not I doubt it's stopped falling And if these planes aren't back in the air for months who knows where it might fall to? What about the lack of orders and deposits and payments for planes whilst these planes are grounded? Surely it'...Jump to post
Well on my morning drive to work today it looks like the united 78J is done. It was parked on the ramp at Meacham but sadly it seems like it is painted in the current livery. Only caught a glimpse as I was driving by it appears to be the current livery - no new livery I'm afraid. :cry2: You have on...Jump to post
Hmmmmm drove by Meacham Airport on Ft Worth last week and felt a disturbance in the Force as I looked for any signs of the UA 78J on property :) I drive by Meacham every day on my way to and from work and I'm hoping to get a glimpse of that United beauty as well! :cheerful: Well on my morning drive...Jump to post
It usually takes a week. LN828 is in the normal livery The one in FTW (LN 548) will take a longer time to do as it was a Boeing test plane used in certification of the 787-10. Luckily it was just the standard white color with a small Boeing logo on the side. I'm not sure if they are removing all of...Jump to post
The crucifixion has started, Boeing will suffer !! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-29/lawsuit-filed-against-boeing-over-ethiopian-airlines-crash/10951772 You seen really excited about this for some reason...Jump to post
How is the fix really a fix? If MCAS is switched off automatically, we have an aircraft without MCAS. Apparently MCAS is good for something in the first place, otherwise it would not be there. So the aircraft will then be operating at the brink of a stall and the pilots need to keep it in the air? ...Jump to post
And the preliminary results of these test flights in the simulator don't look good: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6851217/Pilots-40-SECONDS-ride-automated-Lion-Air-Ethiopian-Airlines-crashes.html Ok, it's the Daily Mail, so read at your own risk. Remember there are two different test happ...Jump to post
~ Boeing releasing software update; Airlines sending pilots to test in simulator And the preliminary results of these test flights in the simulator don't look good: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6851217/Pilots-40-SECONDS-ride-automated-Lion-Air-Ethiopian-Airlines-crashes.html Ok, it's the...Jump to post
Aviation Week is reporting that the FAA is seeking consensus on lifting the MAX ban. https://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/faa-eyes-consensus-737-max-flight-approvals?NL=AW-05&Issue=AW-05_20190326_AW-05_229&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_2&utm_rid=CPEN1000002199999&utm_campaign...Jump to post
Boeing is releasing a fix, but a fix to what? I mean if the investigation still have not pointed to the real issue, either Boeing knew all along the system was faulty and was working on the background to solve the issue hoping nothing would happend in between updates, of this is a Fix for something...Jump to post
this kind of post just makes it clear how out of touch with reality people on a.net are. Some posters may be Boeing employees and/or paid by Boeing, and there is an entire chorus full of Boeing fanboys and girls ready to sing Boeing's praises for free no matter what the question is. Same for Airbus...Jump to post
lavalampluva wrote:WN and AA have MAX aircraft grounded throughout the U.S. Are these aircraft grounded until the fix is found, or are they allowed to ferry them (empty) to a mx base?
There was a separate thread that has since been deleted with this article from the Dallas News. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/03/12/boeing-737-max-8-pilots-complained-feds-months-suspected-safety-flaw There were five complaints submitted, but what I found interesting from the ar...Jump to post
Please remember there is a separate thread to discuss the 737 Max groundings.
We should be discussing the specifics of the incident in this thread.
".0008% of getting in an accident on a MAX flight" is a huge risk, i would certainly would not bet my life on that risk for comparison sake the higest risk of dying in a car crash: 1/4,433 is in Montana over en entire year in a single day that must be dvided by 365 days we have a risk of ...Jump to post
If the MAX is such a piece, why are they not all falling out of the sky? Two accidents in a year. We all just need to calm down and wait for the report before automatically blaming the MAX. Seb, this is not a good way to think about accident statistics. It’s like saying “I didn’t get into a car wre...Jump to post
Wow, Boeing Corp stock is down over 11% in premarket open. Not sure if this is actually a surprise to anybody An order of 16 MAX's is being reviewd. And this is just the first news I found as I woke up. :( https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/03/468146/khazanah-requested-review-purchase-boeing-7...Jump to post
mcogator wrote:Wow, Boeing Corp stock is down over 11% in premarket open.
ual747-600 wrote:What's going on in Charleston as they have only had 4 flights on 2 aircraft (AA and China Eastern) since the first of the year? How soon do they ramp up to 7 per month because at this pace it's going to be a while.
The 1st 787 for Westjet in final assembly at Everett https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrcnBHEV4AAXdwf.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrcnBHEV4AECr-M.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrcnBHGU4AA3NG0.jpg Source: https://twitter.com/yyc_charles/status/1060359148531924992 In the 2nd picture, does anyone kno...Jump to post
548 still has a white tail and is back on the flight line. The Star Alliance tail is a different plane. Well it doesn't help when we don't have eyes on the ground at CHS anymore. I found the photo on a United thread on flyertalk so I just thought it was the United frame. The only other aircraft it ...Jump to post
Been browsing flyertalk. It's seems there's a UA 787-10 with a Star Alliance tail at CHS. One can assume this is LN548 seeing as LN731 is painted in the full livery: There's also another photo of the EVA Air 787-9: 548 still has a white tail and is back on the flight line. The Star Alliance tail is...Jump to post