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by Bradin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere
Replies: 10
Views: 3883

Re: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere

Related, AA flew from continental USA to Hawaii with a non-ETOPS plane (they found out halfway and decided to continue trip). Plane was ferried back to mainland https://airlinegeeks.com/2015/09/12/american-airlines-a321-flight-to-hawaii-without-etops/ If memory serves me correctly, the A321 was not...

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by Bradin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 87
Views: 13403

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Mistakes happen, especially when it is exhausted and its the last flight of the day. When one is mentally exhausted, we can hallucinate or see things that are not there - like an empty chair.

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by Bradin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 87
Views: 13403

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

For those curious about height: A320: Page 38 and 39: https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A320.pdf A321: Page 41 and 42: https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgro...

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 59171

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

I'm thinking it will be one of these airports:

Silicon Beach (LAX)
Silicon Desert (PHX or AZA)
Silicon Forest (PDX)
Silicon Hills (AUS)
Silicon Mountain (DEN or COS)
Silicon Prairie (DFW or FTW)

I'm stuck on the value of Silicon Valley itself (SJC).

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by Bradin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 59171

Re: GE to finance first 9 Moxie aircraft

This is probably a no brainer for GE Aviation. David has a very successful track record. From Morris Air, JetBlue, Azul, and even WestJet (assuming we count him as a founder).

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9094

Re: What does WN do about NK?

It's really simple: Transfarency.

'nuff said.

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by Bradin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 34
Views: 2972

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

isn't [LAX] 25L and 25R more than 1200' apart? Google maps measurement is good for that -- they're now 800 feet. They were about 745 feet until they shifted one of them to get room for the taxiway between. How does one measure the distance between two runways? From the centerline? From the edges? e...

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by Bradin
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3256
Views: 324644

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Out of curiosity, (and I'm not trying to start an A v B war here...) but the events of QF72 - how similar were they to the events that transpired here with the two 737 Max?

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by Bradin
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3256
Views: 324644

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Iceland Air fires all 737 MAX pilots. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/icelandair/further-changes-to-icelandairs-flight-schedule-due-to-suspension-of-boeing-737-max-45-pilots-dismissed/ https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-fires-its-boeing-737-max-pilots/ Factually incorrect. Probably just over a ...

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by Bradin
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 13768

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

What kind of “student” flies paid business class on long haul international flights. Also if she were a student in Canada why was she flying back and forth from China - shouldn’t she be in class? I don’t know where you are from, but most Chinese students who are studying abroad come from extremely ...

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33640

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

I forgot to add - I'm not sure Hawaiian would appreciate having passengers sharing a lobby with Southwest especially with its recent service into the Hawaiian Islands.

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33640

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Hawaiian's position seems reasonable: No domestic baggage claim at TBIT, There is a domestic baggage claim at TBIT. EY uses that since passengers are pre-cleared at AUH. The Hawaiian argument is that there is no domestic baggage claim in TBIT or MSC for Hawaiian's use. Instead, check-in and baggage...

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 13768

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

I’ve been on hundreds and hundreds of flights and never been asked to show my credit card. It does say that on many airlines when you book the tickets... but only if the traveller is also the cardholder. It makes no sense It does not make sense, especially those of us who travel for business. Some ...

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by Bradin
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6305

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

What a load of rubbish. Not only are they daft, they are hurting their own cause.

If people get hurt, no one will feel sorry for them if the spend a lifetime in prison.

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by Bradin
Thu May 30, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8141

Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j3ob0CfH9I
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A very nice and respectful video from Boeing honoring Airbus on its 50th anniversary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j3ob0CfH9I

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by Bradin
Wed May 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 34
Views: 2972

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

LAX is restrained because it cannot build more runways. The runways they have are not compliant with the FARs. Runways need to be 1200' apart for departure and arrival runways, and 5000' between two arrival runways. LAX has a waiver to this as the airport was built originally in 1928 and the runway...

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by Bradin
Fri May 24, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 2764

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

Why would Amazon plan to build their 1.5 Billion facility adjacent to the DHL CVG hub ? If Amazon are intending to maximise competitive advantage , then would this not indicate either a hostile takeover or a friendly merger , the likes of which will shake the logistics market worldwide ? From a str...

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by Bradin
Thu May 23, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16109

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Why exactly would you choose MAX? Logic, support for Boeing or something else? The same Boeing & FAA declared the aircraft safe after the first crash and hours before the grounding. I would rather wait for solid support from EASA. For the exact same reason why one would fly a Boeing 787 after a...

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by Bradin
Thu May 23, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16109

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Pardon my naivete but is there not an inherent problem with the new engine placement that was the need for the MCAS in the first place? Is it something that is a rare event or is the instability always there for the MCAS to adjust? I flew on a UA 737-9MAX and recall being rather impressed overall.....

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by Bradin
Wed May 22, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13126

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

This looks like a classic case of where programmers or system design analysts do not think of all the use cases or are inexperienced with cultural nuisances or travel industry

We already collect information such as date of birth and gender as part of booking a ticket.

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by Bradin
Sun May 19, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/DAL - Nasty Weather-Holding Patterns-Diversions & Cancellations
Replies: 30
Views: 4924

Re: DFW/DAL - Nasty Weather-Holding Patterns-DIversions & Cancellations

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA ... /KIAH/KDFW
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It appears May 18's QF7 is in the air right now and traveling IAH to DFW. At the time of this post, it appears it had a go around as well.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA ... /KIAH/KDFW

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by Bradin
Thu May 09, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 3897

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

Remember, most rules are designed to keep honest people honest. It does not address the dishonest segment of the population.

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by Bradin
Wed May 01, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 42
Views: 7533

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

<sarcasm>Thanos is making planes, cars and non-static objectives disappear on Google Maps</sarcasm>

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by Bradin
Wed May 01, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10704

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

I agree, but these batteries are relatively new and there can be issues in handling new technology on an airplane. Next time I bet he'll be more proactive. If memory serves me correctly, the article states he had all the correct paperwork. The problem lies operationally on the airline side where th...

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by Bradin
Wed May 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10704

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Technology can only go so far. If it was known that his batteries were not allowed on board, he should have known it himself by asking the airline. After all, he is the scooter user - it is his responsibility to check things out. But it is his self-pity that disgusts me - take it like a man, guy. Y...

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by Bradin
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10704

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Are we saying as the A.net community it is completely unreasonable for the gentlemen to take the batteries on board in the cabin as carry on? Because based on the article, it reads as the gentlemen was denied taking his scooter's lithium batteries on as a carry on - not in the baggage hold. Lithium...

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by Bradin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10704

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Here's my issue, working as a service agent and seeing these kinds of situations often (not daily, but certainly weekly) I *know* for a fact there are procedures for handling WCBD (w/ "Dry" Batteries). Passengers can take their batteries with them in the cabin while the wheelchair itself ...

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by Bradin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10704

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Are we saying as the A.net community it is completely unreasonable for the gentlemen to take the batteries on board in the cabin as carry on? Because based on the article, it reads as the gentlemen was denied taking his scooter's lithium batteries on as a carry on - not in the baggage hold. Lithium ...

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by Bradin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 8931

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

The statement I'm making is that the video doesn't show the entire story. Any one who sees it will agree to that. With that being said, I have no proof, you have no proof, no one here has proof. The only people who know the real story is the lady and the flight attendant. I'll leave it at that. And...

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by Bradin
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 8931

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

I reread the article and the answer is that the child was placed with child protective services. To put the kid through that because some flight attendant has a bug in her butt is beyond disgraceful. At some point, an airline representative should have intervened and requested the police to void th...

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by Bradin
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710141

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

One of the worst things I've read in recent weeks is that Boeing have paid for adwords to get their own statements about safety above the other Boeing stories on the internet about the plane Nothing should shock me any more about what goes on behind the scenes. But the above really upsets me. It's ...

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by Bradin
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 59171

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

I was just talking to neeleman...turns out he is actually planning on taking this capital to buy back Jetblue and go private. I have some hesitations on that because of the amount of capital needed to buy JetBlue at 51%. There's roughly 300.98 million oustanding shares. At the current price of 17.0...

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by Bradin
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19474

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

In 52 years, the 737 has been the exclusive work horse of Southwest Airlines. Now, all of the sudden they want to add another airplane type?

Something doesn't add up here.

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by Bradin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC
Replies: 35
Views: 6110

Re: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC

I'm more surprised QF7 didn't divert to LAX because both QF and AA have a strong presence at LAX. Plus there are sufficient facilities to support an A380. Could have been fuel? Who knows. It's a Captain's decision and I'll let the Captain decide what's best. I will say though that it looks like the...

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by Bradin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC
Replies: 35
Views: 6110

Re: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC

I'm more surprised QF7 didn't divert to LAX because both QF and AA have a strong presence at LAX.

Plus there are sufficient facilities to support an A380.

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by Bradin
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710141

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

As more information comes to light, I'm beginning to think my earlier hypothesis that this is one major software bug that the abuse cases did not identify.

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by Bradin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 8697

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

gmcc wrote:
Economy parking lot E is now open and showing up on the parking map at flylax.com. it is next to the proud bird.


Technically - Economy Parking Lot E has "Reopened"

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by Bradin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How big will AA at DFW get long term?
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: How big will AA at DFW get long term?

In terms of expanding the airport for more space, here's some concept from 2014. http://i.imgur.com/j5dG9LI.png But supposedly since then, AA decided it may not want to proceed with this version Terminal F and so they are negotiating with DFW other options on how to best expand the terminal space. ...

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by Bradin
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK terminals 2027
Replies: 27
Views: 4213

Re: JFK terminals 2027

The entire airport needs to be rebuild.

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by Bradin
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14617

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

<sarcasm>

An airline managed directly by accountants.... what could possibly go wrong?

$1.00 to use the lavatories
$0.50 for each sheet of toliet paper...
$1.00 to wash hands

</sarcasm>

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by Bradin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33640

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Based on the picture, are they getting rid of 'the reverse' ?

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by Bradin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710141

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Via ABC News: Sensor damaged by a foreign object on Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX triggered fatal crash: Sources Fair Use Excerpt: The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX, which crashed in March and killed 157 people, suffered a damaged angle-of-attack sensor upon takeoff from a bird or foreign object, t...

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by Bradin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710141

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

For example, we know that having correctly trained people and executing the correct set of processes saved the exact same LionAir 737-Max 8 mere hours before it crashed. We have a very rare, but clear benchmark here that demonstrates having the correct people and executing the proper processes work...

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by Bradin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710141

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If I may have a soapbox moment... I am rather frustrated that we as a community appears to be targeting a single point of failure. We blame the pilots exclusively. We blame the process exclusively. Or we blame the MCAS exclusively. The general reality is not one single item caused the failure and cr...

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by Bradin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710141

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I am not sure if everyone understands what MCAS is or if we can agree what MCAS is. Some of the more recent posts makes it sound like the MCAS is a piece of hardware. However based on everything I've read and how I've interpreted it, MCAS is a piece of software. Not a piece of hardware. Does anyone...

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by Bradin
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710141

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I am not sure if everyone understands what MCAS is or if we can agree what MCAS is. Some of the more recent posts makes it sound like the MCAS is a piece of hardware. However based on everything I've read and how I've interpreted it, MCAS is a piece of software. Not a piece of hardware. Does anyone ...

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by Bradin
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710141

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Via NYTimes.com: Boeing Fix for 737 Max Software Is Delayed https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/business/boeing-737-max-software-fix.html Fair Use Excerpt: Boeing’s software update for its troubled 737 Max jetliners has been delayed after the company deemed further work was needed on the fix before i...

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by Bradin
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710141

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The lack of presence or willingness to engage by EASA is a miserable failure by the agency. Why the harsh words? I usually try to refrain form harsh conclusions if I don't have all the facts. But I feel free to borrow your words: your conclusion is a miserable failure in understanding how certifica...

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