You'd have a better argument if you didn't go down the straw man road (no one is saying there wasn't a bad design), state factual errors such as "mere seconds", try to shut down dissenters, and the in end contradict your own argument. Was there a bad design. Yes. Was their bad piloting. Y...Jump to post
A true stab trim runaway condition would not be affected by manual (electric) trim adjustment. Says who? If that was the case, why is using it near the beginning of the NNC? The manual electric trim has priority over all other electric trim commands. With the two switch design on each yoke, it is h...Jump to post
Cyclical economic downturns, like the one we are probably about to witness, are always tougher on widebody sales. This will affect both Airbus and Boeing, although I am not sure which is better positioned to weather the storm. From an uneducated standpoint, one would say that Boeing's MAX-related fi...Jump to post
A floating hotel would be the 'least improbable' solution, but even then, the business case is very tenuous at best. Ships are expensive to maintain, and those that sit idle for long periods deteriorate very badly. I expect refitting it to a state in which it could be inhabited would probably cost m...Jump to post
You wouldn't believe how tightly airlines schedule turnarounds and the various tasks to be accomplished during them. Cabins cleaners have literally a handful of seconds to clean each seat. They're good at their jobs and know where the rubbish usually lies, but they work very hard and can miss stuff,...Jump to post
What's the reasoning behind NOT doing a flex line like Hamburg with capability for 319/320/321? Did Boeing actually have separate lines for 737-700/800/900? Do they separate 7M8 and 7M9 production? Producing a single model is more efficient and cheaper. Airbus has to produce enough of the individua...Jump to post
Both runways seem to have been kept open. Departing and arriving traffic is quite scarce however. The aircraft that do operate in and out seem to be on time, so no real delays. They appear to have been quite conservative with the cancellations.Jump to post
Otherwise, in terms of economic effect, all I'll say is that it finally bring the gov't officials (including Carrie Lam) out to speak...well, more like BS a bunch of nothing and still providing zero solutions. She, and the other pro-government / pro-Beijing politicians, only come out to patronize, ...Jump to post
The F-27's pneumatic system was a pain in the a$$ to operate and maintain. I believe it was a 3000 psi system, but it was a while ago so don't take my word. It leaked everywhere, and depending on how much it leaked, you had to wait for a while before you could take off for the pressure to build up e...Jump to post
My apologies if this has been discussed before but I haven't seen anything about this issue reported on this site. It appears that another issue has been found (discovered) with the 737 MAX. It appears that the MAX does not conform to FAA guidelines for protecting flight controls. According to the ...Jump to post
IAG wants to bring forward deliveries of 737MAX a year earlier to 2022 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-max-iag-idUSKCN1US0RR It is quite interesting to see that IAG is pomping out good news for the MAX with all the bad news coming in. Either that, or things are not as bad as th...Jump to post
I'm sure they can get some more German employees to come settle in Toulouse... it's really not a bad place to live.
Given that it is meant to be a highly automated line, I suppose the goal will be for Airbus to have as few human workers as possible in there.
The greater irony and hypocrisy here has to be a government which, for decades now, has cut budgets and entertained lobbyists who demand less regulations, only to turn on the very administration it crippled when the sh*t inevitably hit the fan. Seems the blame game is in full swing on this thread. ...Jump to post
If Boeing is able to satisfy all established FAA requirements then the FAA will have no choice but to put it back on the air. What you or anyone else thinks is immaterial. Hmmm... I believe the EASA, CAAC, CASA, et. al. will very much have a material opinion. I'm pretty certain that the FAA will no...Jump to post
RVSM levels in China, while remaining metric, have already been modified a few years back to closely match standard RVSM levels (FL 291, 301, 311,...411). It wouldn't be a massive change to go from there to full imperial. Russia went cold turkey in 2011 from the old metric system to standard imperia...Jump to post
The greater irony and hypocrisy here has to be a government which, for decades now, has cut budgets and entertained lobbyists who demand less regulations, only to turn on the very administration it crippled when the sh*t inevitably hit the fan.Jump to post
[ I also do not believe that Boeing knew that this kind of failure event could happen in this way. My analysis also suggest that a similar failure could be caused with an intermittent wiring short (which does happen in other systems from time to time). Boeing had adequately told the regulators and ...Jump to post
Engineers seem to blame Boeing Management: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49142761 Now it is not an in-depth piece of journalism but the BBC is in general factually close to the truth. The title of their Panorama piece on the other side is definitely out of order: Watch BBC Panorama: Boeing's Ki...Jump to post
A very interesting read. I don't like when buildings are kept in their "brut de décoffrage" look (raw concrete?), but anyway, it's enlightening to see how things were planned for Paris-Nord and how they became. For the anecdote, this architectural style is called 'brutalism'. https://en.w...Jump to post
That will be an interesting day and possibly not in a good way for Boeing. I wonder which airlines will decide to press the cancel button. These airlines or lessors whose business outlook has changed for the worse in the last couple of years might use this as a providential way out of a burdensome ...Jump to post
If they want to fill the line with an NG, or the 777 line with a 777F, what's the lead time? Isn't it a year or more, so the quickest they fill a hole in production is summer 2020? That would mostly depend on the suppliers I think, particularly CFM, who likely is already winding down the -7B produc...Jump to post
Boris Johnson was just announced as the new Prime Minister BWAAHAHAHA!! :rotfl: :rotfl: I kind of felt bad for May and her impossible predicament, but with this Trump-esque Bozo in charge, Brexit is going to be so much more fun to watch... ...at least from the outside. Cue the Benny Hill theme song.Jump to post
Not a big fan of the front end, which screams 'cheap Ferrari knock' off to me, but still a nice looking car.
But then again, there's nothing out there that beats it on value for money terms... not even close. Especially now that it's got a mid mounted engine and decent handling. I'd gladly own one.
N649DL wrote:Serves them right.
These frames have been sitting in the desert since at least 2013... I'm surprised that CX still owned them at all, especially since they're BCFs. Given the current market for used 744 freighters, and that they're the less desirable BCF variant, I'm guessing N8 didn't spend much more than scrap value...Jump to post
Many organisations have tried to make the navigation process more efficient through various means... At the end of the day, all the fancy communication and ad-hoc rerouting capabilities are no help when navigating overcrowded airspace, terminal areas and airports and going through countries with lit...Jump to post
https://skift.com/2019/07/12/british-airways-parents-boeing-737-max-order-is-prompted-by-more-than-just-price-ceo/ IAG SA Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh said frustration with Airbus SE over late jetliner deliveries was a factor in his decision to place a $24 billion order for Boeing Co.’s gro...Jump to post
48 Hours stuck in an ultra-luxurious state-of-the-art twin engine executive jet, with multiple crews, five star catering, the support of a full global airline's dispatch team, cruising the globe at 45,000 ft with GNSS navigation and constant satellite communication with the ground? I can only wish t...Jump to post
majano wrote:Thank you for all these responses. If it is based on cost incurred, then I would agree that any cost "saved" due to the grounding has to be seen as a credit.
I spent a couple of days there, not as a tourist, and I can't fathom why I would ever go back there on my own dime. If anything, the wealthier locals are the ones constantly travelling abroad to escape their own suffocating rules. But I guess some people are interested in witnessing first hand how i...Jump to post
If people want to smoke then we should let them smoke, their life, their choices. They can be whoever they want to be. Sure, as long as they pay for their own medical bill when their habit collects its toll... But that's not the case, now, is it? Instead, part of my insurance premium goes towards c...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
It seems this test was for a minor part, and while yes it removes unwanted variables, it makes this Orion solution look like it will have an availability a lot father off into the future. I think Blue Origin and Spacex will make Orion/SLS a waste of Money. I'm not so sure. As cocky as commercial sp...Jump to post
In no way did Boeing not think the airplane was completely safe or it wouldn’t have been delivered. Is that why they were already scrambling to fix MCAS before the second accident? I understand that you have a vested interest in Boeing, and an obvious emotional link. But I'd be careful about deroga...Jump to post
Did they drop the envelopes and ran around with their hands up screaming like little girls?
its great to see progress (finally) on the SLS, but I'm afraid we may never see it completed. It's so much cheaper to use commercial these days. I'm also afraid this admin doesn't have the stones to fully fund it. I'm afraid one more delay and even congress will allow its cancelation, silly since i...Jump to post
I find it hilarious that after this little populist stunt, these guys will then have to go see the very people they turned their back on in contempt and try to negotiate a favorable deal for the UK from them...
Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrq71ocWMcg Pretty impressive footage. Quite funny to see the stubby Orion assembly just lifting off seemingly on its own. They actually used a refurbished ballistic missile booster for the test. The capsule was just a boilerplate which got discarde...Jump to post
I hear there's a firesale on the MAX at the moment...Jump to post