But look at the NG - designed before we were born and grandfathered countess times, yet has a very enviable safety record. So the MAX should have been safe. Not if the very things that make the MAX different than the NG are why MCAS was needed and therefore indirectly led to two MAX's crashing the ...Jump to post
The things that were switched off from the cockpit, when they were in the flight, as well as the course the plane took does not support a hijacking. There is no evidence to support a claim that items were turned off in the cockpit. A fire or damage to wiring can also have the same effect. As an asi...Jump to post
Oh please, not the conspiracy theories again. And all those 9/11 videos are utter rubbish. They are full of assumptions and opinions being used as facts. They also feature interviews of veteran pilots asking each other: “Could you fly an airplane through at first attempt? No, I wouldn’t be able to”...Jump to post
sxf24 wrote:Great companies always honor their obligations! Promises made, promises kept.
Sancho99504 wrote:MrBren wrote:That's excellent news. 777s are too noisy and too thirsty.
One day, when everything is so quiet that you can hear the hair in your ears grow, you'll be missing the "noisy" airplanes.
Ishrion wrote:That is not good.
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I'm really shocked to hear this so soon since I felt Airbus was in a much better position than Boeing due to A. not having a problem child liked the 737 MAX and B. having the new and relatively hot selling A220 which has virtually no competition in its stable. Boeing has a very lucrative military a...Jump to post
Attempts to create a new from scratch replace of the 737 series in a rush could backfire with another major design flaw. Not with a new airplane. Part of the reason the MAX issue came to be was the fact that it was a 50-year old fuselage shape being forced to accommodate modern engines that were to...Jump to post
Really not trying to stir the pot or derail the thread, honest question though. Isn't MSPNWA kinda right? We've had quite a few instances of engine failures in A220s and A350s, luckily only one engine going out, but eventually, isn't it likely you'll get a dual engine failure? I know there are plen...Jump to post
In 1988, a Concorde also made a stop at Brown Field (SDM) southeast of San Diego during the Space America '88 airshow. This is footage of it taking off:
Oh wait, they did, and realized doing NSA would pretty much take them out of the narrowbody market for 4-6 years then they would have spent $billions on a difficult to build and expensive product to try to sell against the entrenched A320 family. But then Boeing would have an all new narrowbody on ...Jump to post
PepeTheFrog wrote:The 737 MAX will not be rebranded. David Calhoun believes the brand name is still strong.
You say that the FAA would have picked this up.
Is that the same FAA that signed off the MAX.
RickNRoll wrote:In other words, spend more on training their staff, paying for quality workers and having sufficient staff numbers.
Ok, help me to understand the train of thought, is the MAX a 737 a/c from the 60's with old technology using grandfathering or a newly designed plane as you state? The 737 MAX's fuselage is the exact same shape as the original model from 1967. Everything else (wings, tail section, landing gear, eng...Jump to post
Also who cares about drinking Kool-Aid? That product has never been involved with anything bad, I think you may be referring to Flavor Aid which was used during the Jonestown massacre. Semantics as, whether incorrect or not, the term "drinking the Kool-Aid" absolutely originated from the ...Jump to post
The only thing that led to this tragedy is somebody firing a missile towards a civilian plane ... Keep US out of this unless you got proof they did something. Everything else is meaningless considering that nothing was happening in this region. Nothing was happening in this region ... on this very ...Jump to post
Zaf wrote:It looks like those 800 planes should be scrapped and a clean sheet plane should be designed.
UPlog wrote:Kinda crazy that the region could have 3 airports supporting Amazon!
For the same reason baseball players sometime wear eye black, it reduces glare . Also happens to be better looking A long time ago, when airliners had a matte black area directly ahead of the windshield, the justification for this was to reduce glare. The raccoon mask on the new Airbus is for a tot...Jump to post
Will Boeing and/or the airlines do any sort of marketing to build the public's confidence in the aircraft? If so, what could it look like? Honestly, the easiest route would just be to "rename" them using the same naming convention as the other newer types in the family: 737-7, -8, -9, -10...Jump to post
I lived in San Diego from 1997 to 2005 and I don't remember ever being able to fly non-stop to Hawaii. We always went via LAX which was a real pain. When did nonstop flights resume? When I was in high school in the mid-90s, there was a Hawaiian kid in my class who would fly Delta (via DC-10 I think...Jump to post
I find it ironic that in the past we had smokey, noisy and high-fuel consumption planes and no-one was "climate change protesting"... Because in those days, the long-term affects weren't being seen yet. Much of the problem is how accelerated things have been in just the last 20-30 years. ...Jump to post
Sad commentary on the state of our country that these kinds of things happen and are being discussed. Everything is becoming politicized, even commerce, which is a dangerous road, threatens a nation's stability and never ends well for society. I'm not saying the FA's actions were right (they were n...Jump to post
Apparently this is due to an airworthiness directive issued by EASA which now limits the aircraft’s center of gravity envelope. Thoughts on this, seeing as capacity is usually a major selling point?
Most people agree that reasonable accommodations need to be made for the disabled, but when you start allowing miniature horses on commercial flights, things have definitely gone haywire and become unreasonable. I'm sorry, but the fact that "emotional support" animals have only been a thi...Jump to post
With the backlog it’s got, there’s no way Boeing can just shrug their shoulders and not get TPFKAM* back in the air. *The Plane Formerly Known As MAX. :wink2: In all officials documents this is the 737-8/9 Honestly? I thought this plane was going to be called the 737-8, -9 and -10 from the beginnin...Jump to post
fightforlove wrote:Is it just me, or is Trump the first President who seems to be involved in every major airline deal??
SQ22 wrote:May I kindly ask you not to turn this thread into another 737 MAX discussion? Thanks.
LDRA wrote:Fed is just fishing for info at this stage
mistake was made by choosing MAX instead of clean sheet. ^This x1000. I have always felt that the 797 should have been the clean-sheet replacement for the 737 (even if it would have been available a few years after the 320NEO), with the longest 797 model being the 757 replacement/321XLR competitor....Jump to post
One defect with 4 aircraft generations of 737, is the latest iteration uses the previous iteration as the baseline (plus scaling), not the 100/200 for which the original type certificate is held. Well, two defects in the history of the airplane if you include the defective PCU/rudder hard over inci...Jump to post
nehalem wrote:rj777 wrote:Ok, so say that Boeing does re-brand the Max as Trump suggests.... what will they call it? -800 and -900 are already taken.....the -10 would be ok.... but what about the other 2.
Seriously? We're on an aviation web site, in the year 2019, with (mostly) adults discussing, and about half of the posters in this thread seem to be ok with some sort of "ghost" going for a pee in the rear lavatory on Aeromexico? Ghosts are what people name things they can't explain or co...Jump to post
Say you have an aircraft A that has 60 year old design and for example hydraulic controls and the amount of force to move the elevator is 20N. In fairness, the only thing on the 737 that is "60-years old" is the shape of the nose. Everything else has been changed/updated by now, has it not?Jump to post
There's no such thing as ghosts - thus a debate about video 'evidence' is unnecessary. People have been seeing/hearing/photographing and filming paranormal activity for literal centuries. You can't possibly tell me every single instance is not true? Maybe no scientist has had the courage to try and...Jump to post
Boeing is a company in deep trouble. If you do not think there are problems at Charleston just ask a few airlines about what they have found and you will find the NYT article to be spot on. FAA is not what it used to be and also needs a major shake up. When you only have one company in the country ...Jump to post
Lucien23 wrote:All this talk of not trusting the French or the Ethiopians, with zero evidence that either entity isn't worthy of trust, is simply xenophobic excuse-making in my view.
WeatherPilot wrote:Does it seem like US media is TRYING to destroy Boeing with all their coverage of this? Like, why?
Is Boeing becoming like US car makers? Building new products that are so far behind technological progress that buyers turn towards foreign makers who make much better and cheaper stuff. Is the 737 MAX the SUV of short-haul? Other than the fact the fuselage of a MAX is shaped like a plane from 1958...Jump to post
Video at https://m.news.naver.com/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=101&oid=437&aid=0000199417 contain higher resolution zoom in/highlight to the sane photo Love the way the news item includes clips of an A380, a 77W and cabin views of a WB, as well as them maintaining a 77W engine whi...Jump to post
This was also the very day that Don Coryell was hired by the San Diego Chargers. Dan Fouts recalled driving to the facility up I-805 and seeing suitcases all over the place, and learned of the hiring when he arrived by special teams player Hank Bauer who asked him, "Did you hear the news!?"...Jump to post