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by Noshow
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia
Replies: 30
Views: 4095

Re: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia

How many F-18 would Canada want? And what would Boeing's existing F-18 factory build in the future?

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 36
Views: 3007

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Get some nice low hour Cessna 172 (up to some 182 depending on budget) second hand. Easy and cheap to fly and maintain. Just not the latest and greatest anymore. Have it checked and maintained by some good pro MRO to keep it perfect. Rent some hangar space and spend your money on fun flights through...

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X-Plane 11 Controllers... Stick VS Yoke?
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: X-Plane 11 Controllers... Stick VS Yoke?

No need for too much hardware. It will always be just a flight sim and not a real aircraft cockpit. However with more RAM or a good graphics card your computer will run better and the simulation will be more realistic.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Layover vs a layover
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Layover vs a layover

I have never used layover for hub connecting time. Layover for crews not staying at home is well known and used all the time.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 30961

Re: Lufthansa Pulling Last Economy Row On A320neo

Practically it was way to tight anyway. In the last economy seatrows you could not completely lower that tiny table as your body/stomach would be in the same place. And I am not overly fat or something. The weight and balance issue seems to come from the heavy galley/double lav combi now being moved...

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X-Plane 11 Controllers... Stick VS Yoke?
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: X-Plane 11 Controllers... Stick VS Yoke?

No need for separate throttles. Finally you are sitting next to a PC sim whatever yoke you install. Better max out your GPU and RAM.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X-Plane 11 Controllers... Stick VS Yoke?
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: X-Plane 11 Controllers... Stick VS Yoke?

A stick is more versatile. Better get some twisting one that can emulate rudders moving or tail rotors. Technically hall effect joysticks are best because they measure a magnetic field for steering commands instead of mechanical switches. This is one that is not so expensive: Logitech Extreme 3D Pro...

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 206470

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

It was early fatigue temperature related to different material used in the ribs.
All ribs became later converted to the same material. Early software could not predict the different material's temperature behavior precise enough.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Better don't blame certification authorities now when you need them most.
(After having blamed customer pilots when you needed them most.)

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

MCAS did was it was supposed to do. However it was triggered when not needed. Over and over again.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 4260

Re: VFR

VFR means the pilot is responsible to look outside and separate his aircraft from other traffic and the terrain. When flying IFR he needs a different license and a specific equipment on board he is assisted by permanent air traffic control surveillance. (but finally he is still responsible). VFR can...

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 206470

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Boeing has become so quiet about everything. Is it just me or do all the rumors start to become wilder and wilder since then? How about some more information again from Boeing itself? Who is behind this hush strategy? It does no good. This goes for the MAX progress as well.

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by Noshow
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8776

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

OT Berlin Air Corridors:

That is not entirely correct. Air corridor altitudes changed in the late 70’s with the IGS operations.


No commercial flights were above 10K feet in the corridors before and after.

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by Noshow
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8776

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

During the times of the Berlin Wall all allied jet aircraft within the Berlin air corridors -like Pan American's 727 or BEA's Tridents- flew at only 10.000 feet because of old customs from propeller aircraft used there after WW2. Everything was intended to keep the status quo going. So nothing got c...

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

We still don‘t know how a raw MAX is flying without MCAS being active. If it is just a legally required stick feel feature as claimed it should be possible to fly without it?

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by Noshow
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 206470

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

A year seems to be the minimum. Now with the engine mods maybe even more. There is no point in rushing flight testing. EIS by end 2020 is not realistic in my opinion.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

MCAS is used for flaps up only.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34235

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

While I perfectly understand Sir Tim’s frustration about recent engine teething troubles could EK be legally preparing major fleet/order changes or even cancellations?

Performance below contract would be a legal reason to walk out of any contract without fines or similar.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I thought MCAS was only needed to fulfill the FAR‘s written stick feel requirement on approach to a stall? And now the FAA and Boeing do not want a practical demonstration flight with MCAS 2.0 turned off? Why not?

Practically testing that experience cannot be left to some passenger flight one day.

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by Noshow
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 1993

Re: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

The point is you must not convince possible drone users how good and useful drones might be but the general public to tolerate drone flights above them.

This discussion hasn‘t even started and it might keep drones from leaving their niche forever.

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by Noshow
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN
Replies: 22
Views: 6148

Re: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN

I agree to the post above. Inside the cabin it can be handled but on the lower deck it can‘t. Think about transpacific flights. Battery fires are my biggest actual fear when flying today and I am not easy to scare. These things should be required to be transported in 787-style steel boxes whenever i...

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by Noshow
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 1993

Re: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

What does it take?

Three points:
1. safety
you don‘t want things to fall on you
2. noise regulation
things must be superquiet to not disturb anybody anytime
3. privacy protection
nobody can peek in your garden or apartment

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 13968

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

I expect the return of the MAX or whatever it will be called in the future. But I‘m not sure if it will continue to be the cash cow it used to be. The big future 737 market is China. With all the trade disputes maybe it would be best to sell it to China - and take the money to build some modern 787-...

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 134699

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

How will EK finance their 777X? Like the A380 with financial leases from investors? And for 12 years again?

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?
Replies: 42
Views: 4105

Re: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?

For my taste it is taking too long to announce their engine choice. No engine - no boom. We have waited for years now. I still hope they will find one but I'm not holding my breath.

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?
Replies: 42
Views: 4105

Re: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?

AFAIK they had eyed some technically matching supersonic cruise missile engine from the US first that finally cannot be made available for civil uses.

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?
Replies: 42
Views: 4105

Re: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?

Does Boom want those Rafale engines now? (SNECMA M88)

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?
Replies: 42
Views: 4105

Re: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?

While it is great to discuss new ideas and innovations there is no obligation to be euphoric and believe in everything to work out. Sometimes some reality check has to kick in. That's the beauty of a forum like this that you get some qualified discussion not only overblown marketing bingo. Many star...

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?
Replies: 42
Views: 4105

Re: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?

The engines will be the key. Military engines might be "ready" but secret or otherwise not available to commercial users.
I really wonder what the Boom mini Concorde intends to use. They seem to advertise range and performance data but never name their engine.

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One
Replies: 34
Views: 4321

Re: New Air Force One

Do they still not have air to air refueling? This will be hard or impossible to add afterwards. So include it please.

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures
Replies: 45
Views: 7199

Re: The Mistakes Behind Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft Failures

I see it mainly as a management problem. B seem to have some talent mismanaging formerly profitable units if I look at rail. Sometimes zigzagging strategically and being quite rude internally. Having said that, the big RJ market is super tricky. High cost and quality requirements like a full narrow ...

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: G7 in Biarritz: Can AF1 land there?
Replies: 15
Views: 2510

Re: G7 in Biarritz: Can AF1 land there?

How about Toulouse? It will be a final helicopter ride anywhere. Or Mont-de-Marsan french airbase?

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Mr. Muilenburg said this morning he expects some MAX return to service in early Q4. What software fix can be done until then? Handover of proposal to FAA needed by september for this schedule.

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes
Replies: 18
Views: 1917

Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

N747NA, NASA "Sofia" 747 SP active. Former "Clipper Lindbergh".

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

No program data or code need to be disclosed. Just what is changed and why.

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Besides the technical and legal ways to get things going again a lot of trust of the airlines, pilots and flying public needs to be regained or should I say redeserved. Keeping quiet will not gain any new positive image for the MAX or whatever it will be called. I'd suggest it's time to come up with...

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by Noshow
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=93206
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Why is the FAA itself so quiet on MAX updates? The last I can find is from late june?
https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=93206

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

This "safest airplane" claim will need to be proven. Share what is done please and what exactly went wrong before please. Without proof just repeating the phrase will do more harm than good.A bit like "MCAS is not an anti stall system".

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by Noshow
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Dragon's A330 Prototypes
Replies: 8
Views: 2858

Re: Cathay Dragon's A330 Prototypes

Paint "Air Inter" on one side maybe? :biggrin:

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It happened in Europe as well. But here nobody got reimbursed by the carmakers. However latest car sales seem to indicate diesel car sales recovering at least in Germany.

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by Noshow
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Without MCAS the Pilots will have a raw flying MAX without "protection". If a 737 MAX is not FAA certifiyable without MCAS how can it be permitted to fly with MCAS disabled?
Couldn't we better take out the whole MCAS from the beginning please and let the pilots fly and trim themselves?

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by Noshow
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 44323

Re: Future of Condor

The brand Condor is good, the company ain't bad but the worn out fleet needs replacement. TC prevented them from investing for too long. LH could use something like Condor to beef up the desperate long range business of Eurowings for sure.

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by Noshow
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I once jumped down a slide from the front door of some 737 (NG) for training purposes. It's high enough to appreciate a slide there. Especially with hard surfaces or possible debris waiting to be hit downstairs.

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If we would be close to some solution now one could talk about it because the final concept would be ready. Instead airlines change their MAX-planning for next year. Not good.

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

To summarize, Airbus wants the 737 MAX back in the air almost as much as Boeing does. Airbus doesn't oppose it would be more precise. This business and politics minded thinking must come to an end first I'd say. We are talking about aviation and aircraft with non redundant systems and people that d...

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Avweek is not what I had hoped for but someone inside the process be it Boeing or the FAA. There are so many new topics coming up all the time. I'm not sure about a return. The biggest real world indicators for concern are airlines not planing with major MAX fleets in 2020 anymore and resizing their...

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Manual flight with flaps up is the condition for MCAS 1.0 to begin it's work.

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by Noshow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Okay whatever went wrong we need a fresh start. Where is that coming from? What are we waiting for? Is there any full solution in the making and what are the official issues to be dealt with before the grounding is ended? It is a bit frustrating to get no idea where this is headed to. Who has contro...

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by Noshow
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So how much longer? Two years? Three? If this get's into hardware and it very much looks like we are talking about several years it seems.

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by Noshow
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 471577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

They have to wait for whatever the FAA decides. It's beyound their decision.
However I would prefer to get more updates too. What are they working on and what are the suggested solutions? There is more stuff to do than just MCAS 2.0 by now.

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