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by chiad
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12909

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

The first of many lawsuits, especially against Boeing.

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by chiad
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 180
Views: 51454

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

A320neo: -229 A321neo: +359 (total for a320 family: 130 new orders) According to the figures above, with 57 new orders for the A321neo and 73 for the A320neo, this means that there would have been 302 conversions from the A320neo to the A321neo in June (253 for AirAsia alone) Total A320NEO orders 3...

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by chiad
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker
Replies: 22
Views: 6405

Re: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

And in the second half of the year the news will say... "Boeing dominates Airbus with world record aircraft deliveries" Boeing is still producing 737MAX aircraft at close to full production rate. When the grounding ends Boeing will need to hire extra pilots to deliver the hundreds of airc...

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by chiad
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings
Replies: 16
Views: 4363

Re: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings

Speak for yourself. I'd love a seat on one of the first flights back in the air but the travel personalities and influencers will probably pack them out. Especially since the airline executives will be on them. I'm not the only one stating it https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-10/boein...

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by chiad
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 62
Views: 6970

Re: Airbus product range 2028

I think by 2028, as the A320NEO has been in service for12 years, we will see another engine upgrade and a backlog building up. EIS 2028 - 2030.

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by chiad
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43456

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

So you’re hoping IAG never takes delivery of these aircraft? Given the seemingly endless issues this plane is riddled with, and more being discovered by the day, no, I hope they do not take delivery of these aircraft. It’s not endless issues and the plane isnt riddled. It one big issue that’s ongoi...

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by chiad
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382702

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

spongenotbob wrote:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers

(Use incognito to get past paywall)

America’s favorite form of cost-cutting finally comes home to roost.


Speechless.
:tapedshut:

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by chiad
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382702

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/26/politics/boeing-737-max-flaw/index.html Havent seen it posted before... it seems a New flaw discovered on Boeing 737 Max. "In simulator tests, government pilots discovered that a microprocessor failure could push the nose of the plane toward the ground. It is...

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by chiad
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16579

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And ...

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by chiad
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123947

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Are there any PR events scheduled for today?

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by chiad
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68824

Re: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR

astuteman wrote:
Interested wrote:
To be ready in 2023


With 5 700 unfilled orders for the NEO still, before today, I'd be surprised if there's a slot anytime before 2023 for an XLR...

Rgds


Isn't the a planned production increase to 70+ for the NEO's?

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by chiad
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing fnally admits mistake re Max issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2725

Re: Boeing fnally admits mistake re Max issues

Quote: "The FAA says Boeing's troubled 737 Max may not fly again until December"
Yikes

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by chiad
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52802

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... for-boeing
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Bloomberg reports how Airbus and AA again is considering a deal for the A321XLR, which echoes 2011 when (and why) Boeing decided to launch the MAX.
The rest is history.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... for-boeing

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by chiad
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382702

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -fly-again


Uh-oh.... I see a book coming "Unsafe at Any Altitude"


Goodness ... could this actually happen?
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ODwyerPW wrote:
tropical wrote:
Now Ralph Nader says the MAX "must never fly again"...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -fly-again


Uh-oh.... I see a book coming "Unsafe at Any Altitude"


Goodness ... could this actually happen?

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by chiad
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..
Replies: 80
Views: 17299

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..

It seems at this stage, it is all but confirmed Airbus will move on the A321XLR. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/extended-range-a321xlr-available-by-2024-airbus-458630/ Prospect launching customers are leaking A321XLR intentions everywhere in recent weeks: IAG: https://www.flightglobal.c...

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by chiad
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382702

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

First time I absolutely agree with you. A bean counter in charge of an engineering company leads eventually to a disaster. if you look at yesterday's NYT report, they mention Max’s chief technical pilot as one of the figures in the center of a problem.... I'm 100% sure the Boeing engineers could bu...

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by chiad
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66532

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Polot wrote:
Just want to point out David has nothing to do with JetBlue or WestJet anymore.



Ah .. I didn't know that. thanks for the update.
:checkmark:

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by chiad
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66532

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Air Asia might be the launch customer for A321XLR. With AK in line, can PR be far behind :?: I can see PAL converting up to a glut of their existing A321N later delivery order to the XLR version. :stretch: David Neeleman (JetBlue, WestJet, Azul, TAP, Moxy) seems to be eager to order as well. https:...

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by chiad
Fri May 31, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66532

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airb ... SKCN1T11SG
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Air Asia might be the launch customer for A321XLR.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airb ... SKCN1T11SG

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by chiad
Thu May 30, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66532

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cebu ... SKCN1T015G
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Cebu Pacific could choose between the A330neo and B787 for up to 16 frames.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cebu ... SKCN1T015G

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by chiad
Wed May 29, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382702

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtHBz2-YpWE
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I haven' read all the posts here so I don't know if anyone has linked this already about "Could US pilots have saved the 737 MAX8 ?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtHBz2-YpWE

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by chiad
Tue May 28, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Prospective 797 Routes
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

Re: Prospective 797 Routes

B797 routes?
Did I miss something?

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by chiad
Fri May 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382702

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

A bunch of references from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737_MAX_groundings#Certification_inquiry , since you blame ET302 pilots for "a large part of the accident" without even reading all the references already available in this thread and the previous related threads. https://www...

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by chiad
Tue May 14, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 16099

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

So unless more orders are taken QR could end up with following fleet in 2025
Airbus A321neo/LR - 50
Airbus A350-9/1000 - 76
Boeing 777-8/9 - 60
Boeing 787-8/9 - 60
Total - 246

Looks like a good plan to me.

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by chiad
Tue May 14, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16598

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

What ...?!?
The Boeing 737-800 IS an older version of MAX!!!

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by chiad
Tue May 14, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16391

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Policies have consequences..... Exactly and how do you get a Trade imbalance down? Hollow threats. I don't care what teams in charge at the white house Trade imbalance is a issue that has some long term benefits and the US being on a 4 or 8 year plan, administrations don't want to tackle it. I appl...

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by chiad
Sun May 12, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates take delivery of a new plane
Replies: 12
Views: 6150

Re: Emirates take delivery of a new plane

Flight Global writes that EK's fleet has actually decreased by 5 frames during last year up to the end of March. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/latest-emirates-fleet-plan-completely-omits-787-10s-458102/ 39 A380 and 6 B777-300ERs has been cancelled, but also 40 B787-10s omits from the fl...

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by chiad
Tue May 07, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 10152

IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... arge-order

Indigo's orderbook has just fallen below 400 units, so clearly they need to increase it.
:cheeky:
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Bloomberg reports that IndiGo Budget Airline Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... arge-order

Indigo's orderbook has just fallen below 400 units, so clearly they need to increase it.
:cheeky:

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by chiad
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries
Replies: 55
Views: 8269

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries

Boeing 1st quarter 2019 Deliveries
B737: 89
B747: 2
B:767:12
B777: 10
B787: 36
Total: 149

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by chiad
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries
Replies: 55
Views: 8269

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries

Boeing March deliveries
B737: 23
B747: 1
B767: 6
B777: 7
B787: 17
Total: 54

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by chiad
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35301

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

caverunner17 wrote:
StTim wrote:
It will be a brave airline that orders the MAX at the moment.

Because of an issue that will be resolved well before any airframe that would be ordered would even be in pre-production?


hmmm .. maybe.
With all the revelations that boils up I'm not so sure.

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by chiad
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 180
Views: 51454

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

scbriml wrote:
Lewton wrote:
The Emirates order is still not there...


The EK A380 cancellations haven't hit the books either, so probably just finishing the paperwork.


The spreadsheet says -31.

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by chiad
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 180
Views: 51454

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Bamboo orders 50 A321neo https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-vietnam-bamboo-airways-idUKKCN1R91YN It doesn't sound like this deal is done quite yet. Another note is that right now Bamboo Airways has less than 10 aircrafts in operation. With this "order" they will have more then 100 in its ...

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by chiad
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21717

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

But to make cockpit commonality between the A220's and A320's surely must be doable and something Airbus is thinking about, no? Seems to be impossible. Quite different philosophies. Different checklist handling. Boils down to a new airplane. You are probably right. I am an IT guy, believing you can...

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by chiad
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21717

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

Looking at ghe current backlog, I think Airbus won't mind some customers "defecting" to A220-300/-500 over time. When your network requirements are 120-170 seats, you do not require serious cargo capability and / or longer flights it might work. No cockpit commonality though.. Imagine the...

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by chiad
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens if Boeing is forced to replace the 737 immediately?
Replies: 24
Views: 4702

Re: What happens if Boeing is forced to replace the 737 immediately?

ren0312 wrote:
What happens if the 737 Max fix fails to get the vote of confidence so it remains grounded until the Enterprise D is due to be commisioned, so that Boeing has to effectively replace the 737 with an entirely new aircraft?


I think they would go for the NSA og MOM.

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by chiad
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21717

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

Nothing personal but can we have one thread here that doesn’t have a “What about the other guy?” aspect? We can well discuss a Boeing order if it happens. In the meantime, it’s a great order. But to add a little rain, some A338/9’s would be nicer to see. I see no reason this question can't be asked...

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by chiad
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21717

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

Quote:
The deal announced in Paris will include both Neo -- for new engine option -- and so-called classic or CEO versions of the A319, A320 and A321, though the majority will be A320neos and A321neos

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by chiad
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21717

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... us-456886/

and Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... from-china
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Now also reported by Flight Global
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... us-456886/

and Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... from-china

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by chiad
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21717

China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fran ... SKCN1R622F
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Reuters report:
Airbus signed a deal on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, including 290 A320 planes and 10 A350

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fran ... SKCN1R622F

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by chiad
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9
Replies: 29
Views: 8399

Re: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9

It's not like airlines can just tell Boeing, "what the hell we don't want the planes." There is such finite language in contracts - in addition to the roughly 20% down payment an airline would lose, in addition to fees and such, that it's laughable people think it's like turning in the ke...

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by chiad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 161
Views: 42700

Re: Garuda may cancel remaining orders of 737 MAX

juliuswong wrote:
Looks like Boeing will have another bad week for MAX, this order cancellation and Jet Airways impending collapse. 49 + 216 order in jeopardy.


And Lion Air. So another 236 units depeding on if MAX 10 is included in the cancellation.

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by chiad
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 11751

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

Here’s more, https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/fbi-joining-criminal-investigation-into-certification-of-boeing-737-max/ Oh dear. Yeah. Like I've said before I wonder when and if the MAX is allowed to fly passengers again and how far this ball will roll. And now, depending on wh...

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by chiad
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713739

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

OMG it's all coming out now! About complaints from US pilot unions over lack of training for flying the new planes. How many people have preached on here that US pilots had no issues flying these planes? The following article is a total embarrassment for all concerned: Take a look at this article i...

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by chiad
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713739

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It is dawning on me that there is a slim but non-zero possibility that the 737max may never be cleared to operate again - unless Boeing are allowed to do something no other aircraft has been under FAR25. The FAA might buy off on it, but really dunno how that will go down across the rest of the worl...

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by chiad
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27948

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

With the ongoing B737MAX ordeal I would suspect MAS' MAX order will be cancelled.

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by chiad
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSNBC Rachel Maddow take on B737Max crash, FAA and Trump admin
Replies: 3
Views: 1835

MSNBC Rachel Maddow take on B737Max crash, FAA and Trump admin

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/wat ... 6981571906
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MSNBC takes on the FAA & Trump Admin involvement on the latest Ethiopian Airlines B737MAX crash

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/wat ... 6981571906

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by chiad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last airliner to be grounded?
Replies: 9
Views: 2744

Re: Last airliner to be grounded?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/more-boe ... 0a001770bb
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Soon it will be the MAX. Britain just joined.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/more-boe ... 0a001770bb

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by chiad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 57
Views: 6167

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

It's unfortunate that Airbus is not really willing to spend the money on a more effective Airbus 380. Personally I think they let it og too soon without really trying to hard to come op With a better Version. I think it's a petty also. But I suspect a "better version" would mean a 2-engin...

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