Hello Everyone, Is there data on the following that people would know to assist my questions below? 1. Average number of weekday flights in USA and Europe before current situation. 2. Current number of weekday flights in USA and Europe now. I'm just trying to see how both regions have changed over t...Jump to post
How come AF22 from Paris is heading to New York, is it taking back just US citizens? It is to the SW of Ireland at the moment....Jump to post
I'm not following this logic- if just about everybody starts laying off pilots (some of hte most expensive employees), which company would pick them up? Indeed there is a lot of wishful thinking here. A lot of people in this forum works in the aviation industry so they don’t want to accept the grim...Jump to post
Why are we still arguing over this? She was annoying, he was annoying as well as both didn't care obviously about anyone else about themselves. We can all agree we'd rather be on a flight without them and full of us. That window shade not quite low enough, let me get it for you Sir, and have you see...Jump to post
There is an over burden of course in that any new plane produced by Boeing will have even more time spent on it by the FAA to certify it and add to costs. FAA certification is a slight albatross going forward until people forget. Boeing risked the company with the 747, they look like they might have...Jump to post
Boeing getting a 12 billion dollar loan reported
today to pay for current issues and the current i
ssues going forward. Whether that is enough to pay for a new plane as well who knows?
They have a hell of a lot of debt at the moment...
As an airbus shareholder but a little boy at heart I'd like to say
F*ck yeah !
It makes it look like it is straining at the leash .......
A screencap from watching the 777x yesterday ..
I hope that is a good potent for the company in 2020.
The share price is going down in proportion to the plane sitting there today
It would be amusing for the plane to take off and the price to go up.
For Boeing when it rains it pours ... you have to laugh or just say, darn.Jump to post
10s for the wingtips to go down and now that wing looks sexy ... like the Boss 787 wing !Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:AndyW35 wrote:How long do the tips take to stow and be checked? Do the pilots have small checklist or is it just a switch and warning light going out?
Flip of the switch and the come down pretty quickly. On landing they automatically go up once it hits 50 knots.
How long do the tips take to stow and be checked? Do the pilots have small checklist or is it just a switch and warning light going out?Jump to post
The wingtips look bigger in video than on photo's ... look great !Jump to post
This is quite cringey to watch the global shout outs! The sound keeps cutting out and the "reporters" come across really awkward too! It is, but at least they are doing it live. You can imagine they are doing it slightly differently to what normally they would do, just because what has ha...Jump to post
The weather is a bit bleak! :D I hope it flies today. I know this is off topic, but looking at the share price of Tesla and GE today, Tesla has a similar market capitalisation. Holy Moly. Which shows how things change, Go GE ! And go Boeing! Let's just see a fantastic plane fly with it's new funky ...Jump to post
Yes you aim for where the puck is going to be. I've been saying for a while that by 2030 should have the C919 figured out and being produced in great numbers. A me to 6W single aisle just won't cut it - it may have to be something with a lot more advanced aero - quasi blended wing 7W or that Bi-win...Jump to post
Boeing, Boeing ...... .... gone . Ok, worse case scenario, but who knows, still raining than any silver lining. Looking back at comments before, amazing how people on here who had never heard of MCAS in 2018 are now such experts! Pilots don't need to be put on simulators, just need to read this and ...Jump to post
I hope some compassion is shown to the person or persons who made this mistake. They already must have a terrible burden to bear. Too many people have died already to add more to the list for punishment.Jump to post
If we look at the events before the accidents, easing the plane into operation as cheaply as possible, and Boeing in 2019 easing the plane back into operation as cheaply as possible there seems to be a trend. A trend of money before anything else. In this case quarterly reports do not help a company...Jump to post
You don't need a MAX simulator to learn how to run a Runaway Trim NNC. I think the issue here is that this was a poorly thought out automated safety feature. An automated safety feature should be :- 1. Automated. 2. Make the plane more safe. The problem is that if it actually requires manual pilot ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
I find this statement from an internal email from a technical pilot very disheartening in regard to the culture of Boeing ""I want to stress the importance of holding firm that there will not be any type of simulator training required to transition from NG to Max," Boeing's 737 chief ...Jump to post
If people can sleep next to a bright window then it actually shows simply you are not tired enough. Unless most people on here are related to bats or badgers night time is for sleep and daytime for being awake. If you are tired during the day you will sleep anyway even though not night. It's you tha...Jump to post
The claim that an airline us beating people who work for it seems to being glossed over, surely that is not worthy of conversation even without the crash?
Perhaps airline companies beating their staff is yesterday's news though?
see I am really curious what others think. Do you have the same feeling? I hope KLM will change its ways become a bit more open, reliable and customer oriented again. You seem to have extremely high expectations from an airline these days; when you buy a fare, what percentage of it do you factor to...Jump to post
What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan? To capitalize on the market demand for aircraft in a duopoly by selling aircraft at the highest possible price at the lowest possible production cost. LOL, I was thinking along the same lines. 'To sell products and services at a price higher than the c...Jump to post
For some reason I still get disappointed how small the folder tips are, from all the build up my mind had pictured something a lot bigger for all the effort involved. I know this is my preconception but even so.
I am sure they will look funky from the windows looking out.
I have to say that for tin foil hat conspiracy theorists this currently has a lot more gas in the tank for it to run and run. The first sighting was done at night, but drones are really hard to see at night, then people got spooked. Did anyone ever see the drone that caused the previous diversions? ...Jump to post
This has to be the one of the biggest marketing pull offs ever for a single flight in the last few years. Even BBC have it on front page.
Whether it grows or withers, they have got a lot of column inches. Or should I say likes, in this day and age:?
I think you will find that normal people (enthusiasts) don't sit watching a Go-pro UNEDITED video for 17 hours, especially when it's pitch black inside and outside the cabin. Take off, landing and maybe a snap shot of the meal (max 5 minutes) would be quite enough for 99.9% of enthusiasts. I think ...Jump to post
Could a cheap cost airline get 2nd hand A380's, such as ex Singapore, and pack them out with all economy seats and go from Europe to main airports such as New York, Miami or LA ? Or is it still better for them to go modern twin jet and perhaps go to an airport nearby and would still be more cost eff...Jump to post
His the total dweeb... Classical YouTube / Instagram / Whatever-Social-Media self-proclaimed expert. Talking shit everyone knows already and trying to make his babbling appear as the big news. But if we wanna rank him, he sure is the king of all self-proclaimed teen aviation experts. You know, just...Jump to post
Puns, sigh. Lets summarise sensibly, the flight took off and then rapidly went down the pan.Jump to post
The cowl looks very thick, is that because it needs to be for containment purposes due to the fan blades being so big, hence more kinetic energy?
I am no expert though.