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by Noshow
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130899

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

There have been booking engines on the web that could filter MAX flights out before the grounding already. To convince the public the MAX is safe again will be a big venture. This will no job for spin doctors but for engineers and hard facts. If this doesn't work the 737 will be toast.

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by Noshow
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8122

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I'm travelling a tad more formal myself but I cannot see any problem with a dress like that. An airplane seat is not a royal lodge or similar so airlines should respect the way their paying customers are dressed. I think it is more disturbing to see some people put their bare feet on the seats or ev...

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by Noshow
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 4740

Re: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates

Recaro can be unpleasant to sit in if you have a nervous person sit right behind you. This is why they were nicknaed the "massage seats".

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by Noshow
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130899

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

MOL said Boeing is readying a fix for september. So there is still hope for the MAX.
I hope the modifications are convincing. A lot needs to be done to convince the flying public to fly onboard the MAX again.

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by Noshow
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High yield airports?
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: High yield airports?

London City might be even more high yield - per passenger. Possibly wall street heliport is highest yield using this logic? Or Monaco heliport and such. Samedan, Aspen, Cannes.
Considering the overall demand the major's hub airports must belong to the group you look for.

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by Noshow
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airbus and Boeing Market Forecasts
Replies: 29
Views: 3136

Re: New Airbus and Boeing Market Forecasts

Looking back it is more easy to think about the reasons for lack of demand of VLA. Here are some. Feel free to add: -New twins with latest engines being as cost efficient per seat as VLAs were offered -these aircraft make more point to point flights possible and weaken hubs where less VLAs were need...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 47000

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

Wouldn't it be an ideal hub for Alitalia one day?

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12731

Re: Lufthansa Group - retirement of seven long haul types until 2025

Young passenger 747-8 would make for good freighter conversion material with long service life left.

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12731

Re: Lufthansa Group - retirement of seven long haul types until 2025

Eight is still a lot. How about A320neo family, 787, A350 and 777-9 only? Brutal I know.

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45530

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

How about some 787-3 version 2.0 with a new custom wing instead?

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by Noshow
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10302

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

I'm against repainting the VC-25s. The Raymond Loewy design is a national icon and global symbol for the US. It used a lot of historic elements for the lettering "United States" and such. That is way more than some politician can design for short term PR-value. Keep the classics please and...

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 515
Views: 141115

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

For laminar flow likely? You'd have some unpainted (standard) precision part with some super clean surface that doesn't get painted and functionally "ruined" by adding the CI of some airline customer.

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Basler BT-67 crashed in Ontario
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

Re: Basler BT-67 crashed in Ontario

Thanks didn't know that.

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Basler BT-67 crashed in Ontario
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

Re: Basler BT-67 crashed in Ontario

Or somebody put in Avgas? Just speculating. Just remembering the first Diesel Cessnas.

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 515
Views: 141115

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Didn't Mr. McAllister say at Paris the 777-9 first flight slipped to before year's end due to the engine mods?
Looks like they are ready?

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The trim wheel force complaint by APA is interesting. Will MAX hardware changes be required inside the cockpit?
What should be done? Enlarge the trim wheel? Not enough space. Bigger trim wheel handle? Might hit the FO's legs even harder.

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by Noshow
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KE is considering removing first class entirely from their fleet
Replies: 49
Views: 5843

Re: Updated: KE is considering removing first class entirely from their fleet

I flew business class with them several times long range (A380 and 747-8). It's pretty good with mini suites and enough for me. The first class seats look just like a waste of space to me. I couldn't afford it anyway.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing supplying Airbus parts to BA???
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Boeing supplying Airbus parts to BA???

Spirit (formerly Boeing) is a big Airbus supplier too.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12856

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

The engine the want to use is still under development. They are using 3xGE turbojets for the XB-1 Two years ago they said they'd have an engine but just couldn't talk about it yet as it was military. Now they say they haven't even decided if they take some "existing", modified or future e...

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12856

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

As so much traffic is transpacific and very much growing supersonic travel certainly makes sense. Now more than ever.

If this miniature Concorde with a lot of promises but not so many facts yet will be the one to do it remains to be seen.

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12856

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

After two years they still have no engine for overture it seems. But all numbers and promises are related to the engine used.

As long as they fail to name the engine I fail to believe in the project. And I have every sympathy for unconventional start ups.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?
Replies: 14
Views: 2107

Re: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?

Don't see an engine change happening.
Airbus has terminated accepting new orders for the A380. However they will continue to service all airplanes over their lifetime. That might include more updates from the plus pipeline.

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by Noshow
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?
Replies: 14
Views: 2107

Re: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?

The plus was a standbye branding for different upgrades they had in the pipeline. Wingtips, PIP, cabin enablers and such.
ANA took the small crew backstairs option that had become available. The plus never took of.

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The NG seems to do well. It's the MAX that needs mods.

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

That makes no sense. The longer it is grounded the more likely that the fix is implemented and reviewed properly. I would have been uncomfortable if the fix was completed and approved in a couple of weeks. The longer it takes the more complex the issues behind seem to be. It's not a fast fix anymor...

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by Noshow
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The longer it takes the more it starts to feel uncomfortable to fly on a MAX to me I have to say. It should get some new certification as a different type after being modified as required. Just insisting on it being so similar to the NG doesn't cut it for me. Train the pilots properly and when they ...

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by Noshow
Thu May 30, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing should be completely open about what the flight behavior of the MAX is and how to steer it manually in "MCAS-situations". Train the pilots for it bring back their confidence. Afterwards the public confidence will hopefully come back. Plus we need openess about how one system failure...

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by Noshow
Wed May 29, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show
Replies: 33
Views: 3240

Re: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show

Keep Embraer as a company name and maybe change the aircraft programs to B220 or whatever.

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by Noshow
Wed May 29, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2169

Re: Legendary architect I.M. Pei has died at 102

A true landmark architect. He did the Louvre pyramid as well and the Bank of China building at HKG and plenty of airport control towers for the FAA.

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by Noshow
Wed May 29, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

A second AoA sensor IS onboard as we speak.
Currently they are used alternating in the future their measurements will be compared before triggering MCAS.

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by Noshow
Tue May 28, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today
Replies: 54
Views: 9205

Re: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today

This aircraft will be disassembled at Sofia soon.

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by Noshow
Sun May 26, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing should just tell the airline pilots how exactly the MAX behaves in slow flight and how to handle it in manual flight without MCAS in order to fly out of it manually. If pilots would know they could be prepared and handle it themselves. No MCAS needed anymore. Maybe the FAA can even give it a ...

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by Noshow
Sat May 25, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?
Replies: 17
Views: 3180

Re: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?

Could they be intended for some Condor fleet replacement once LH has brought them from Thomas Cook Group as rumored?

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by Noshow
Sun May 19, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?
Replies: 64
Views: 9904

Re: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?

They later had some material's temperature tensions issue as well with early wing ribs made of both CFRP and metal.
Today's software can anticipate this.

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by Noshow
Wed May 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 59 years of Lufthansa operations in California
Replies: 24
Views: 3897

Re: 59 years of Lufthansa operations at SFO

What happened to the paint in the cockpit roof section?

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by Noshow
Tue May 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So we didn't need it but it was made stronger (and even beefed up again) than what the pilots can counter. Doesn't seem to make sense?

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by Noshow
Sun May 12, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I am talking about right afterwards. Then the flaps are up.

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by Noshow
Sun May 12, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Slow manual flight with flaps up (departure, go around) might be the more likely scenario?

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by Noshow
Sun May 12, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Future MCAS 2.0 will be deactivated after one cycle (not sure if just for the moment or the rest of the entire flight) but then the airplane will fly „unprotected“ by MCAS 2.0. This system degradation combined with the MAX’s raw flight behavior (easy elevator feel close to a stall) should be trained...

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by Noshow
Fri May 10, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Why is there not much support for more pilot training concerning MAX and trim anomaly handling at this time? If some come to the conclusion already that the pilots are to blame wouldn't better training be the next thing to implement? It feels like "they" just want it to be ungrounded and n...

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by Noshow
Thu May 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10879

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

If you look for noisy twins hear the Tu-134. That's some LOUD aircraft! Or the Starlifter for quads. My goodness.

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by Noshow
Thu May 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?
Replies: 13
Views: 2154

Re: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?

The PPL itself is fun to do and you learn a lot. Keeping current afterwards and learning on is more expensive on the long run. If you have the money do it.

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by Noshow
Thu May 09, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 7143

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

Should be over Toulouse or Hamburg.

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by Noshow
Thu May 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

They selected parties that were not involved in the original MAX certification work to find out if something was left out.

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by Noshow
Thu May 09, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10879

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

They were very small. Very far from any Il-62.
We had them in Berlin with BA and Dan Air. They were like a regional jet compared to some 727 or 737. Low and short and stubby. But I liked them. My longest trip was Tegel-Athens (the old airport).

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by Noshow
Wed May 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2828

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

Isn't he from London? I don't think he is with QR.

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by Noshow
Wed May 08, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 66209

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Emirates has time limited leases. As new leases don't materialize at the same good conditions (as old leases didn't create the expected ROI to the investors) no new orders were possible. That killed the whole program.

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by Noshow
Wed May 08, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I'd say the FAA's (and politics...) part is bigger. They have contributed to the chaotic system of outsourced certification work without their direct oversight. We need to bring back more independent certification work. Only this, not pushing things through the pipeline again, will convince global a...

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by Noshow
Tue May 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Possibly it's raw flight behavior in manual thrust and with flaps up that needs MCAS to be certifiable?

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by Noshow
Tue May 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Should the FAA prohibit that automatic trim is used to interfere with the elevators? (beyound the NG's STS level)
Let's better train the pilots to hand fly the MAX without MCAS.

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