While this is just an observation, recently I flew MIA-WAW and few days later WAW-MIA. Both flights packed full. 788 and 789 on return without a single free space left in premium economy and economy (dunno about business). A lot of eastern European languages on board. It sure looked like to me that...Jump to post
While this is just an observation, recently I flew MIA-WAW and few days later WAW-MIA. Both flights packed full. 788 and 789 on return without a single free space left in premium economy and economy (dunno about business). A lot of eastern European languages on board. It sure looked like to me that ...Jump to post
Something is odd here. TP's longest A339 flight is LIS-SFO at well over 12 hours but if something like this would have happened on that flight it would have been all over the news here and yet it hasn't happened. Local news stations here in the U.S. love nothing more than good airline drama. If I h...Jump to post
What bothers me most is the "dark politics" regarding this whole matter. Here we have an (obviously) flawed plane, 347 people dead, unknown date of returning to service.... ....and suddently you get a vote of confidence, most probably for PR. I mean, flying cattle class does not actually ...Jump to post
If the question of aircraft pricing comes up, Airbus has as much to lose as Boeing. .....and now the news that Airbus were not even given the opportunity to bid for this order. Wow. If true; and it seems it is; an awful lot of questions arise, and no wonder shares dropped with the news. I would hav...Jump to post
Everybody crying now but by the time the birds enter the fleet nobody will remember a thing. It's the era of sensationalism and being offended. Both work great to stir the pot and unfortunately a lot of people join that train. Good thing is they find something to be offended by on a daily basis so i...Jump to post
A few thoughts have crossed my mind. 1) All the experts on this site and aviation "in the knows" and not a single rumour before this was announced? Right.....makes me believe this was a impulse buy, which of course we all know they would have gotten the best price available and probably g...Jump to post
Miquel787 wrote:Read the article of Willie Walsh wanting the 737 MAX on simplyflying.com..It.s not about putting pressure on Airbus for pricing.That article explains what the plans are with the MAX at IAG.
fantastic? Depends what range Boeing estmate for A350-1000 :-) If similar as to what self called "specialist" in this thread are saying then pretty awesome indeed :duck: :duck: ;) Boeing claims on website 13500 km range for 777-9 with 426 pax on the slide A350-1000 has equal range with 53...Jump to post
Mrakula wrote:fantastic? Depends what range Boeing estmate for A350-1000
That is some serious distance if those numbers are true.Jump to post
So what would make the “last generation 737” better to rehabilitate its image? I proposed a mid cabin boarding door on the 8 and 9 to quicken turn around times. Not looking for negatives like “can’t and won’t happen,” but positives that would get people to want to get onboard 73 rebranded 7? Little...Jump to post
So even in their darkest times Boeing manages to outsell Airbus by about $100M in the first 2 days! LOL Who saw this coming? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... nd=premium To add insult to injury, most of IAG narrow body fleet had been Airbus A320 in recent decades. Great wrestle back for B...Jump to post
Looks like MAX will be fine after the IAG announcement. That's an extremely premature statement, IMO. Yet I've said on this thread a few times now that one year from now this will all be a fading memory, and I stand by that. Let's see the FAA take its long awaited test flight with Boeing and have s...Jump to post
That's a damn shame, Muilenburg wasn't the CEO when the MAX was designed or launched. I have great faith in the man, he's a Boeing lifetime employee, engineer and seems very level-headed. Right now, Boeing needs a man like Muilenburg and does not need to start sacrificing scapegoats to please real ...Jump to post
Eh, this is standard AD stuff that is getting magnified due to the Max. You have to be kidding, since when has it become okay to say AD's are normal, they are not, they are issued to rectify serious design flaws or procedures or any abnormalities that affect flight safety. Maybe you're getting conf...Jump to post
And here, I'll stir the pot a bit.... :stirthepot: :stirthepot: So the lore has long been that DL finds the 788 and 789 too heavy to replace its 767s but too small for the 77E market; the 78X decently sized by too short ranged. Well last December, Justin Hale and Emily Sylvester (Boeing's 787 produ...Jump to post
They’d gotten themselves out of it as well until the orange menace decided to screw with the deal, which was working. So I stand by my comment. Maybe they should burn less American flags and stop chanting death to the USA. You can't have it both ways. Just saying. You mean after america decided not...Jump to post
According to the internet the A380 is built from over four million parts. Not going to google other models from A or B but if you can't appreciate the absolute brilliance of the people that somehow managed to put it all together and if you hate ANY of the plane brands then you are just a fanboi, not...Jump to post
It would also mean they would have hundreds of millions of $$ standing on a tarmac and doing nothing for nobody knows how long.Jump to post
The A330 is one of my all time favorites to travel on.
AirKevin wrote:Gabrielz wrote:The aircraft continued for 90 mins with inop windshield? Way to be safe, China.
Not being familiar with China, how many airports are there along the way that are capable of handling an A380.
JT043, JT610 and ET302 proved that a new "potential failure or variation of failure" was not appropriately handled by the existing procedures and training. Existing procedures and training seemed to work for JT043. It did take someone who recognized a "Runaway Stabilizer" and ad...Jump to post
Very nice order.
Congratz to ANZ and Boeing.
Can't wait to see it painted. They have one of the nicest liveries out there.
Anybody know maintenance wise if this will actually raise the cost as I presume they will be operating both engine types?
“ After the Lion Air crash, we didn’t have the information or data we needed to ground an aircraft,” Elwell told the BBC. “The action that we took after the Lion Air accident was sufficient to make sure that, if that happened again, crews and operators could handle it.” https://www.independent.co.u...Jump to post
Looks like orders are ready to resume as soon as Max is cleared.
I bet whoever is first will get the best deals.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ry-458458/
Instead of pushing for safer environment you want a monopoly. :boggled: :boggled: Were you same during the CS series takeover? Quoi? He is complaining that competition has been *reduced*. How is that favouring a monopoly? The Airbus take-over of Bombardier reduced competition. So does this; Boeing ...Jump to post
The fact that this is legal shows what a "free" economy really is. Boeing is probably the most predatory company in the Business. Frankly at this point no matter how much I love their heritage or aircraft I want them to fail as a corporation. You sound like Apple vs android, ford vs chevy...Jump to post
The Lion Air JT610 accident occurred on Oct. 29, 2018. The KNKT Preliminary Accident Report was issued November 2018. This report contained preliminary DFDR data, minimal ATC to/from cockpit conversations, and no CVR data. No accident investigation updates (or the final report issued) have occurred...Jump to post
How far will people go to hide deficiencies in training is beyond me. Instead of pushing both the manufacturer and the regulators to create better systems AND training all I see here is a boeing hate. Seems a lot of you have personal agendas instead of common sense/will to create the safest possible...Jump to post
Interesting post on CNCB, the Boeing 797 could be equipped with an single pilot cockpit: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/boeings-new-797-could-be-built-to-fly-with-just-one-pilot-on-board.html I don't think we're ready for that yet. Apart from mechanical emergencies what happens if the pilots gets ...Jump to post
It is not a joke. As I posted above, the procedure was used (including flying for hours with the manual trim wheel) on Lion Air 043 to recover from an MCAS-induced runawy stabilizer. Here are the facts as I see them: 1) The design of the MCAS algorithm was horrible and incompentent. 2) MCAS does no...Jump to post
MSPNWA, it is my suspicion that you are paid by Boeing to be on these pages. It is also clear that they are not getting value for money. New acc, joined last month. Does that make you airbus employee? LOL. Children. PR companies offering crisis management services use social media to disrupt and di...Jump to post
If we need a checklist step instructing pilots to control pitch with the column and manual electric trim; training is far, FAR worse than I imagined. GF That’s a massive understatement. Apparently monitoring airspeed and controlling thrust with the Throttles to keep it from over or underspend shoul...Jump to post
Those pilots are dead. Did you understand or not ? Stop blaming them and start positively contribute to understand why there where unable to choose the right procedures and actions at the right moment, in the hypothesis that we can all agree on a working procedures and actions scheduling that could...Jump to post
ET though didn't follow published procedures for safe operation with MCAS v1 (and failed to follow a few other procedures as well) - if they had they would not have crashed. Full stop. They apparently knew all about MCAS and should have easily been able to counter it. Those pilots are dead. Did you...Jump to post
StTim wrote:PixelPilot wrote:StTim wrote:Boeing is. Are the FAA? Are the other regulators? Are the pilots? Are the passengers?
DO you think I have a crystal ball or something? Or anybody for that matter?
True - if you could answer those questions accurately I would be asking you for the lottery numbers!