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by Elementalism
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 47
Views: 4378

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

lavalampluva wrote:
What bugs me is the number of times i’ve seen a single passenger refused to move so a family can sit together.


Im bugged when families dont purchase the correct seat to be near each other and then expect people to give up their seats because of their failure to plan properly.

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by Elementalism
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation
Replies: 36
Views: 3787

Re: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation

Most of the people in China on these list with bad social scores can't afford to travel by plane anyway so likely of limited affect on PRC airlines. I would be concerned that it will be applied to residents of Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau who as we know are not happy with the growing control of the ...

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by Elementalism
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2550
Views: 331481

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I agree on cleaning of management at Boeing once this crisis passes in mid 2020.

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Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation
Replies: 36
Views: 3787

Re: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation

Give the technocrats the power to deny the working class ability to move about. And the working class is now in a prison.

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by Elementalism
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 135
Views: 15400

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

An option discussed in the past was to use the fuselage, cockpit and systems of the A330NEO replacing the wing box, wings, engines, landings gears with a light composites wing (box) and the latest engine for a MTOW of 160t and OEW of 80t, 40t (!) lower than an A330. For lower capacity-range flights...

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by Elementalism
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 47
Views: 4378

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

Let me guess, bought economy and expected DL to accommodate them?I suspect there is much more to the story than we are being told right now. If this is how it went down then horrible customer service. But I doubt this is exactly how it went down.

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by Elementalism
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major security delays at MSP
Replies: 9
Views: 2229

Re: Major security delays at MSP

I heard about this change last night at dinner. I fly out of MSP every week and cant understand the change. I am not sure there is enough TSA Pre and Clear traffic to warrant half the TSA capacity at this airport. They are literally closing down 3-4 lanes to regular traffic and shoveling them into 2...

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by Elementalism
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 137
Views: 16831

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Hard to believe they were banned because they sat in a different seat. I suspect they were drinking, made a scene, and got into it with the FA's and subsequently banned. The process should be more smooth by Air Canada. But at the end of the day these two brought it upon themselves.

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by Elementalism
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 135
Views: 15400

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

I'd say the next clean sheet will be elecric/hybrid AC using the laminar wing Airbus is developing. Nothing else really brings large innovation to require a brand new AC. If Boeing goes ahead with it's 797 there will be even less of a reason to make an A330 replacement since if even Boeing is strug...

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by Elementalism
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 trouble in the future
Replies: 31
Views: 8372

Re: 787 trouble in the future

What I find interesting. With this strategy of high delivery rates short time frame. Boeing can really hammer on the A330 with the 787. The most compelling argument for the A330 NEO has been production slots. With under 2 years worth of slot left. That isnt even a selling point for Airbus anymore. T...

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by Elementalism
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 25397

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

Interesting the smallest version of new aircraft are not performing well.

737-7 MAX - 60 of 5037 total orders
A330-800 - 10 of 248 total orders
A350-800 - cancelled
787-8 - Outlier in it has sold well with 444 of 1462 total orders
777-8 - 45 of 325 total orders

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by Elementalism
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 55
Views: 13927

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Taking out PTVs was dumb in the first place. Talk to anyone NOT on here, they evaluate if the plane was "old" by if it had PTVs or not. People want and use PTVs. Unless you are an ULCC not installing PTVs was a bad idea. I personally despise the PTVs, and shut them off as fast as possible...

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by Elementalism
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 55
Views: 13927

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

ikolkyo wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
Ptvs are overrated since they suck so bad imo. A 7 inch 480p screen is not attractive when I have a 6.8in QHD screen in my pocket.


You clearly haven't been in an aircraft with PTVs since the early 00s.


Maybe he\she flies exclusively AA? :D

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by Elementalism
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 205
Views: 31060

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

Nothing you said here contradicts what I said. Sure they have reasons for why they slowed the ramp up. But that doesn't change the fact that they did. And I actually think it's a good thing they did. It's giving them time to invest in facilities like the pre-FAL shed in Mirabel. And to work on supp...

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by Elementalism
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 36
Views: 4675

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

The NYT reports that Robert Ballard - who discovered the Titanic shipwrecks- is to launch a new expedition to search for Amelia Earhart plane: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/science/amelia-earhart-search-robert-ballard.html Fascinating story. So what is the US Navy looking for out there? ;) Loo...

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by Elementalism
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 112
Views: 17072

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

The 733 and 734 were a quick and dirty upgrade for Boeing to compete against the MD-80 upgrades of the DC-9. The more modern 757-200 was way too big to compete for the MD-80 market niche. Still had the base model 757 been designed smaller, Boeing would still be selling them to compete against the A...

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by Elementalism
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2550
Views: 331481

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

In reality, everything can be done, it depends on capabilities of the engineering team. 747 went from drawing board to the sky in 1968, a time span just 3 years. Today, with all these software modelling tools, super fast PCs, the Boeing engineers come back and say nothing can be fixed. Incomparable...

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by Elementalism
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16364

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

This is the first time I have read somebody refer to AA Oasis as a superior product.

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by Elementalism
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 5218

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

Most of the public don't know the plane they fly on, most of the rest won't care in two years. Memory is not too long for most consumers. This is oft repeated by industry folks, but I think it's largely wishful thinking... Brands get destroyed for far less in this day and age. To the general public...

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by Elementalism
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 5218

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

2 years barely anybody in the public will remember nor care. Aviation enthusiasts are not the general public.

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by Elementalism
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2550
Views: 331481

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Seems the blame game is in full swing on this thread. 'Victory has many fathers, defeat has none'. In the end it was Boeing who paid the lobbyists to get delegated regulation, right? They wanted delegated regulation, they also get delegated responsibility. I fully agree. Boeing wanted to take that ...

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by Elementalism
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11530

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

It is amazing to me how a company can post a loss in this economy. What will their bottom line look like when a recession hits????? Bad management imo.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 44
Views: 6931

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

It was checked. With that said would rather they have it verified inert. But if it was carry on I get a funny mental image of Airplane II when all those guys walked through the metal detector with weapons and they tackled the old lady lol

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170731

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Please show me a seatmap if A321 with 208 seats in two class. 220 seats in 2 class is a ridiculous claim they could add a couple inchs of legroom to just the first row of a ridiculously tight cabin and call it two class. You and I both know this is misleading and one row of extra pitch on an A321 c...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA A330 fume issue
Replies: 31
Views: 5705

Re: Another AA A330 fume issue

If this is so common it causes planes to be diverted and crews rushed to the hospital. What is the underlying cause?

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170731

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I meant 10% and 25% bigger than A321. Airbus quotes the A321 as 208 seats 2 Class - 10% more is 228 - right about 797-6 size and and 25% more than 208 is - wait for it - about 260. On the Airbus 321XLR website they actually quote 2 class capacity at 180-220 seats https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/pas...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2550
Views: 331481

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Could it be that no one ever thought of what would happen if the one AoA sensor went out? I have trouble believing that. Or if they thought about what might happen, did they forget the MCAS logic? It is a large oversight. That being said, I doubt that anyone really understood how bad this could be....

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11858

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

I expect Boeings NSA to be hybrid electric. If this design had conventional winglets and a normal tail it would be quite realistic. Big electric motors in the wings. 1 hour or 400nm range of battery capacity. A single gas turbine generator in the tail can act as a range extender. The range extender...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Q2 Results Miss Pre-737MAX Grounding Expectations by a Wide Margin
Replies: 18
Views: 3596

Re: Boeing Q2 results miss expectations by a wide margin

I said if this gets bad, it could send Boeing into Chapter 11. The only question is will the US tax payers allow it? With that said I do expect the 737MAX to fly again. But not until 2020.

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11858

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

I get upset when someone touts an electric vehicle as cleaner, greener, more sustainable. It depends on where the electricity comes from, and in the US at least, its mostly fossil fuels. My daily driver is a Tesla, but I have some gasoline cars too. I tell people I have three oil powered cars, and ...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 4470

Re: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

The hardest part for me is the fact AA employees helped him perform this supposed fraud. The company needs to take on some of the blame here. It is one thing if he hatches this plan. It is another when the airline does it then cries foul.

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2550
Views: 331481

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If I were Boeing I’d ask Airbus to jump in and help solve the problem. The’ve got experience with FBW and software based flying models. And If I were Airbus I’d jump in immediately. It’s in interest of both for so many reasons. They should work closely and secretly and make the 737Max fly again asa...

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13781

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/business/boeing-737-charge.html Boeing said on Thursday that it would take a $5.6 billion charge in the quarter as it reels from the prolonged grounding of its 737 Max. That figure represents Boeing’s current estimate of how much it will have to pay airlines that ...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 92
Views: 25374

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

FG ( https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a321neo-operators-alerted-over-excessive-pitch-ano-459718/ ) says: Airbus has introduced a temporary revision to A321neo flight manuals intended to prevent the possibility of the aircraft reaching excessive pitch attitudes . The European Union Aviatio...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23164

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Hard for me to find much sympathy with this guy. Find better friends or plan better. 1 week out and he didnt know the start time of the ceremony? He should ask his friend for compensation.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14749

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

Never flown into LAX. But will probably be making it a regular stop soon due to work. But I would imagine there are times of the day it is a total disaster due to a rush of departures or arrivals. I have flown into\out of ORD, ATL, JFK, DFW, DEN, PHX, CDG and have had good experiences. But about a m...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23954

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

ricport wrote:
If this got legions of pax with screaming, out-of-control kids to fly on their airline instead of other carriers, I'd wish them all the luck and success in the world.


Think of it this way. Those screaming kids are not on the US3 ;)

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23954

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

I see their point in trying to create a vertical integrationfor their product. But like many other companies that attempt similar expansion. They will find the underlying costs too great to keep flying. Especially when the next recession hits.

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9674

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

I understand the scepticism, but I think some posters need to remind themselves that this is new, evolving technology. It isn't likely to be optimal first time around and there will be issues. The 900kwh battery pack for that plane would weigh about 5 tonnes on a 6.3tonne MTOW aircraft, and it does...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Seems Boeing's suggestion that it can be fixed via software is yet another opportunity for Boeing to disappoint should it not be fixable via software. If it is not fixable by software and a new chip with a new architecture is needed then this already enormous tragedy will go off the scales, and we'...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

At what point does it make sense to drop MCAS all together and just have a MAX type rating for pilots? Has to be cheaper for all involved than dragging this out for months or years.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Or this is trying to involve politics into purely technical matter. Is that glass half-empty or half-full? Boeing did very little to convince me, Kalvado Q. Public, that MCAS was a strictly isolated problem. You will have to expand on what other safety issues you have uncovered? Because the FAA and...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I wouldn't call this politics. There are flaws in trim system exposed by the situation; there is no assurance that no other glitches related to upgrade will pop up. Boeing seems to believe there is no reason to question the rest of MAX - I 'm afraid those questions sholuld be asked, and Boeing will...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It appears that the certification test flight with the FAA has occurred without much publicity. The overview on Boeing's website now states: I don't remember this the last time I looked at it. Also Doug Parker told AA employees that the reentry into service might be delayed further due more to the ...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

MCAS and the fix is THE problem with respect to ungrounding the MAX. Says who? Two suspiciously similar crashes are the problem with respect to the grounding, and hence ungrounding of the MAXes. Investigation into those uncovered issues with MAX and now other issues. What other flight safety issues?

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15876

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Nice, MSP to LHR. Might get on one of these next year for Farmborough.

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It appears that the certification test flight with the FAA has occurred without much publicity. The overview on Boeing's website now states: The software was put through hundreds of hours of analysis, laboratory testing, verification in a simulator and two test flights, including an in-flight certi...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5607

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

I'd take it if he had 1500 cash on him. I'd be leary if he said I will send you cash or a check later.

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by Elementalism
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14882

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

As I said in another thread (I think the AA one) the A321LR is now a dead product walking. Airlines will take it for its earlier availability now but as soon as the XLR is available there is very little upside to getting an LR over the XLR. Many current LRs will probably get downgraded back to norm...

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