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by RawSushi
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air medical evacuation plane crashes in Manila on takeoff
Replies: 3
Views: 2690

Re: Lion Air medical evacuation plane crashes in Manila on takeoff

billsalton92 wrote:
Already a thread on this


Ahh sorry my bad... mods please lock

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by RawSushi
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air medical evacuation plane crashes in Manila on takeoff
Replies: 3
Views: 2690

Lion Air medical evacuation plane crashes in Manila on takeoff

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... a-12587828

Eight on board perished. Plane ended up in flames at the end of the runway.

It was bound for Haneda
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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... a-12587828

Eight on board perished. Plane ended up in flames at the end of the runway.

It was bound for Haneda

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by RawSushi
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211162

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Updated list of SIA Group network reductions (PDF) https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/media-centre/200224_ReductioninServicesAcrossNetwork.pdf I received an email from SQ yesterday informing me that I have been rebooked on a different flight in March because the one I was booked on has been can...

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by RawSushi
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Pratt & Whitney get on the 787 or A350?
Replies: 18
Views: 3053

Re: Can Pratt & Whitney get on the 787 or A350?

PW is only on the A330 CEO and 767 as for widebodies. Can they get on either the 787 or 350? Basically do what GE did and buy their way on like they did for the 773, 778/779. What engines does PW have that are in development for a widebody? https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2018/12/19/prat...

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by RawSushi
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed
Replies: 85
Views: 8195

Re: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed

If things go well for the Comac C919 program, a bunch of CFM engines for that plane might do the trick too.

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by RawSushi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption
Replies: 44
Views: 7969

Re: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption

After 22 hours, 4 flight delays, and one aircraft switch, finally lining up for takeoff from Singapore to Manila!

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by RawSushi
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption
Replies: 44
Views: 7969

Re: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption

I just got home from the airport. I was supposed to fly to Manila today. Flight got cancelled. Hearing from friends in Metro Manila that they're feeling the ash fall already. The eruption started at 2pm. My colleague was on a different flight that landed at 5pm. I think it started with just a steam ...

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by RawSushi
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330Neo - 2019 a great year
Replies: 332
Views: 45218

Re: A330Neo - 2019 a great year

The A330neo was struggling sales-wise against the 787 because of Boeing's relentless cost-cutting program, negating much of the A330neo's price advantage. Many of those cost savings were likely achieved at the expense of safety. The 787 most likely remains a safe enough plane to fly in, but with all...

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by RawSushi
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28802

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

-Assuming the 737 MAX is recertified, Boeing will completely destroy Airbus in amount of deliveries because all of the airlines will need them ASAP This is completely pointless in the grand scheme of things. Simple math will prove that Boeing has very little chance of ever catching up on their exis...

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by RawSushi
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28802

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Within a year? No way. The company needs a major cultural reboot, and they've got a massive supply chain that will only get more unhappy and degrade in capacity the longer this drags on. This is in addition to already strained relationships from all the squeezing Boeing has been doing in recent year...

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by RawSushi
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 a very safe year for flying?
Replies: 14
Views: 2897

Re: 2019 a very safe year for flying?

If we had not had the MAX crash this could have been the safest year ever in aviation. I would never exclude the MAX crash. It wasn't a blip. It's a direct result of company-wide systemic rot that resulted in Boeing becoming a company that can no longer be trusted to make safe planes. Likewise with...

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by RawSushi
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739504

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

No, worst case you make some automatic deploying strakes that deploy at high AoA only. You need the control logic, the strakes and the deploy mechanism in addition to probably redesigned engine cowling and airlines won´t be too happy about that extra maintenance feature either. Sounds like a plausi...

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by RawSushi
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739504

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

In the reports a few months ago, they said that the engineers tried aerodynamic solutions in the wind tunnel and they didn't work. I don't know if that means literally didn't kill the additional lift or that they added too much drag in normal flight. We're talking about an aerodynamic solution to s...

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by RawSushi
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739504

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

How can you be so sure the MAX will fly again? Do you have information we don't? The problem the MAX faces is not that unheard off. You can always kill the additional lift at high AoA with some strakes or vortex generators to disturb the airflow on the lift creating parts. This comes with a full bu...

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by RawSushi
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines B78X verses A359R
Replies: 34
Views: 10592

Re: Singapore Airlines B78X verses A359R

Fuel burn numbers that have been discussed say both planes are virtually equal. My guess is on shorter sectors the 787-10 does better while on longer sectors the A359 does better. The A350-900 isn't as light as it can be because Airbus chose to take advantage of lighter materials to build a much bi...

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by RawSushi
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38979

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Please have a look at the list of Boeing shareholders, they are either investment companies or mutual funds making up 70%. The rest is held more then 2500 institutions whoever they are. Less the 1% is attributed to real people, DM being the major one. Boeing is Wall Street. They don't even know how...

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by RawSushi
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38979

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Great news, now let the criminal proceedings begin! Hopefully we can see Muilenberg behind bars by next Christmas. As much as I am furious with how things went so bad at Boeing.... I think Muilenberg is a scapegoat. I firmly believe Jim McNerney was the start of a chain of messes that happened to t...

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by RawSushi
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?
Replies: 53
Views: 7486

Re: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?

A more palatable option for the airlines (not necessarily Boeing, but under some circumstances it may be in their interest to do it), is to restart building NGs, but instead of depending on airlines to switch the orders, make them available for lease to airlines desperately short on capacity due to ...

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by RawSushi
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Dreamliner Removal of Lightning Protection
Replies: 10
Views: 5265

Re: Boeing Dreamliner Removal of Lightning Protection

"Cost-cutting" was cited as a reason. More of Mullenberg's relentless cost-cutting campaign coming back to bite them now? Who knows what other skeletons they have in that closet? I'm wondering, if indeed the investigation found this improper and that these layers of protection should not h...

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by RawSushi
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First SQ 737 MAX roll out
Replies: 65
Views: 21420

Re: First SQ 737 MAX roll out

CHRISBA35X wrote:
Are there any SilkAir A319/20 left and if so will we see these in SQ livery at all?


A319/20 to be retired
737NG to be transferred to Scoot (though there's been a change of plans due to MAX grounding, so some NGs will go to SQ)
737MAX to go to SQ

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by RawSushi
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First SQ 737 MAX roll out
Replies: 65
Views: 21420

Re: First SQ 737 MAX roll out

The beginning of the end... or a new beginning? Who knows. .? But this sure feels like earthquake territory to me - I am not trying to be dramatic But neither am I optimisitic about the latest decision to desolve Silkair and move it into SQ. Why was this necessary? SQ is 100% about top brand. This ...

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by RawSushi
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR
Replies: 42
Views: 13172

Re: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR

Danish insideflyer.dk https://insideflyer.dk/seat-map-sas-airbus-a321lr has published a seatmap for the new SAS A321LR that will be delivered next year and used for transatlantic flights between CPH-BOS. But seriously, that is one weird layout in business with a 2+2 and 1+1 layout every other row. ...

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by RawSushi
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A320neo in the USA
Replies: 28
Views: 5980

Re: The A320neo in the USA

A320 just entered service 30 yrs ago & 757 hasn't been build for 15 years & there was no replacement. But probably you liked the conclusion so much, you took a short break from integrity on the data :wink2: If you don’t like the 30 year benchmark since the A320 was just entering service in ...

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by RawSushi
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A320neo in the USA
Replies: 28
Views: 5980

Re: The A320neo in the USA

It should not bother Airbus to much, the rest of the world buys heaps of A320neo. Over 3000 in backlog. The problem is getting in line. That is without counting the 2900 frames backlog for the A321neo. That is not including the orders from Dubai. Why should this even bother AIrbus at all? More airl...

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by RawSushi
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126154

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Perhaps Singapore is also seeing the benefits of going to 10-abreast on the 777-300ER as Cathay has (?), yet would prefer to just go direct to the 777-9 with a common seat as their A330-300, A350-900 and A380-800 fleets. And of course, there is nothing preventing Singapore from eventually adding th...

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by RawSushi
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo vs B737max
Replies: 69
Views: 15500

Re: A320neo vs B737max

The 737 MAX 8 weighs about the same as the A320neo but carries more passengers. That's how it remains competitive, at least for some mission profiles.

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by RawSushi
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot to get 16 A321neos
Replies: 11
Views: 4671

Re: Scoot to get 16 A321neos

It appears to be a (direct) consequence of the MAX debacle according to the article at Reuters, although he excellent performance of A321neo might have helped the decision as well. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-airlines-airbus/singapores-scoot-to-convert-six-airbus-orders-to-larger-a...

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by RawSushi
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot to get 16 A321neos
Replies: 11
Views: 4671

Scoot to get 16 A321neos

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/scoot-taking-16-new-fuel-efficient-airbus-321neos-to-add-capacity-and-grow This makes sense because the A320 and 787 gap is a pretty big one. What's not mentioned in the article is that Scoot is supposed to get 14 737-800s from SilkAir, but there has...

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by RawSushi
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was there an innovation drought during the 1990's and 2000's?
Replies: 14
Views: 2523

Re: Why was there an innovation drought during the 1990's and 2000's?

The 1990s and the 2000s saw massive advances in ETOPs and performance of jet engines, which led to twin-engined widebodies dominating the market for widebody airliners and started the decline of quads.

That's a game-changing innovation.

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by RawSushi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 52311

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

Seems like most people either didn't read the article or even if they did, didn't comprehend it. Airbus has issued temporary revisions to the aircraft's flight manual incorporating operational limitations. Airbus knows exactly when this problem could happen, tells pilots to avoid those conditions. I...

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by RawSushi
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines 787 Window Melts During Photoshoot
Replies: 1
Views: 1996

Turkish Airlines 787 Window Melts During Photoshoot

https://simpleflying.com/turkish-airlines-787-broken/

I wonder what kinds of temperature the spotlight generated in order to do this, and what materials the windows are made of.

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by RawSushi
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36673

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

As for production costs, I don't think Boeing has reduced their costs like they have without taking some unpopular and/or controversial actions. It's up to Airbus in deciding whether they really want to take those same hits in public perception in order to reduce costs in the same ways. Indeed. Thi...

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by RawSushi
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18147

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 RawSushi
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130371

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

Good job, Momo1435. I have to say, even with the very successful announcement of the A321XLR, that's pretty underwhelming. Really boils down to a few months production on the NB front. On the WB side, the 24 339s are a boost to the program, but there are zero A350s. If nothing comes of today, I'd s...

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by RawSushi
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50199

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

I was going to type a proper reply. Then got disillusioned and gave up. If you folks look at that graph and then don't see the impossibility of a 4000-5000 nm 787 equivalent ever making sense for Boeing then there is little point this conversation continuing. Consider this - you are proposing inves...

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by RawSushi
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71362

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

The truth is in the price, which obviously won't be public knowledge.

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by RawSushi
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 155030

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

150 aircrafts is an insanely large order. That alone is more capacity than the entire fleets of many airlines, including some of the biggest brand names in civil aviation. It's entirely plausible that they over-ordered and merely need to make an adjustment. I don't think this reflects badly on the 7...

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by RawSushi
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 20898

Re: a350-1000 range increase

Very interesting, also noting that the Fuel volume has stayed at 159000l. Is there some games at hand in making the range just top trump the 778X? Fred It simply means fuel capacity was limited by MTOW instead of volume. After the MTOW increase they'd be able to put more fuel into the plane at the ...

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by RawSushi
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 14180

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

Incentive for Trump to stop the trade war. These orders probably only goes through as an integral part of the new trade deal.

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by RawSushi
Fri May 24, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 56625

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 in and of itself was not a commercial success, but so what? Hindsight is 20/20. With an unpredictable future, it's normal for companies to make multiple bets. Some work out better than expected, others fail. The A380 was part of Airbus's strategy to cover the full range of the market. Some ...

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by RawSushi
Tue May 14, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 249
Views: 63236

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

I don't get it. Just because Singapore and Malaysia are close to each other doesn't mean a merger would make sense. To me, MAS would be far more appealing as an acquisition target for an airline much further away who will see MAS as an opportunity to have a hub in this part of the world and greatly...

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by RawSushi
Tue May 14, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412202

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Well then you would have to redesign most of the control surfaces on all Commercial Aircraft - not many of them are going to be that effective beyond Vmo. There is a reason there is a Vmo limit. Still blaming the pilots? Nope 60-80% Boeing as I have said multiple times. I'm just getting sick of typ...

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by RawSushi
Tue May 14, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 249
Views: 63236

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Analyst at Malaysia's largest bank Maybank calls for MAS and SIA to merge https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2019/05/10/mas-and-sia-should-merge-says-analyst/ https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/malaysia-airlines-and-singapore-airlines-should-merge-says-maybank-aviation-analyst Fo...

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by RawSushi
Wed May 08, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 369
Views: 49128

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I hate to make this sound too simple, but Boeing is under pressure to produce a lot of airplanes in as little time as possible. Anyone in manufacturing will tell you problems arise, seen and unseen, when these quick(er) deadlines have to be met. New inexperienced employees are hired, corners are cu...

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by RawSushi
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In
Replies: 48
Views: 5225

Re: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In

Fixing MCAS has always been the easy part. The hard part is going through every step of the certification process and checking if any of those steps have been inappropriately "short-circuited" and then taking remedial actions for those. They have also yet to decide if the common type ratin...

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by RawSushi
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746329

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I'll try to dig up the article but one of the news articles described that test pilots determined that 2.5 degrees was necessary in some cases to offset the nacelle induced lift. The way it was described indicated that 2.5 degrees would be the max needed. Also the fact that the software update will...

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by RawSushi
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746329

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Totally not right - the MAX would be fine without MCAS - it is stable - MCAS just keeps the controls from feeling too light at High Angle's of Attack which would make it easier for a Pilot to pull it into a stall - if they ignore the Stick Shaker, the audio warnings and the frame buffeting - making...

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