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by SQ32
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it or is it not in the interest of the American working class that Boeing goes bankrupt?
Replies: 34
Views: 2178

Re: Is it or is it not in the interest of the American working class that Boeing goes bankrupt?

USA should nationalized Boeing, and pay her CEO 14 x (minimum salary of the company employee).

Boeing is a showcase 1% of USA are goons, thieves and selfish psychopath.

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by SQ32
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it or is it not in the interest of the American working class that Boeing goes bankrupt?
Replies: 34
Views: 2178

Re: Is it or is it not in the interest of the American working class that Boeing goes bankrupt?

It is definitely against the interest of USA to let Boeing go out of business. Boeing holds far too many technologies, far more than Intel, Microsoft, Google or Facebook, especially in the domain of system engineering. It is more easy to rebuild a narrow band business such as Amazon. Her astronomica...

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by SQ32
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60269

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

I have been waiting for USA to walk her talk for this round of stock market crash. Impose austerity, and ask IMF for bailout. China can tag along with IMF by offering a package to buy Boeing at rock bottom price. Unfortunately the FED bailout prevented what Boeing needs most -- creative destruction,...

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by SQ32
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60269

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Boeing can move more jobs to India. They will have lots of savings to weather this crisis.(cynical) https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/boeings-737-max-software-outsourced-to-lower-paid-contractors-former Boeing and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as li...

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by SQ32
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60269

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Boeing being described by Zerohedge, as clowns and monkeys. https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/bottom-finally-bridgewater-puts-14-billion-short Stock price has crashed from $350 to $130 in a little over a month after it announced it was fully drawing down its revolver: Boeing. S&P cut Boeing's cr...

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by SQ32
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60269

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

After massive stock buyback using borrowed monies, Boeing now asks for bailout. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-seeks-u-aid-help-215325290.html Boeing Co. has asked White House and Congressional officials for short-term aid for itself, S&P Global Ratings downgraded Boeing two notches to BB...

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by SQ32
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing and Airbus received new orders this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 4188

Re: Will Boeing and Airbus received new orders this year?

https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers ... 93.article

Boeing’s commercial aircraft order backlog declined by 28 in February as customers cancelled deals for 737 Max, 787s and 777s, and converted Max orders to other types.
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https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers ... 93.article

Boeing’s commercial aircraft order backlog declined by 28 in February as customers cancelled deals for 737 Max, 787s and 777s, and converted Max orders to other types.

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by SQ32
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60269

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Despite having imminent cash flow problem, Boeing embark on massive stock buyback, often funded by borrowings from banks. Soon Boeing will ask for bailout as per TBTF banks. Then, Boeing will be socializing loss and privatizing profits. For the sake of hardcore fan of free market capitalism, Boeing ...

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by SQ32
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10326

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

Boeing believes it can prosper by "not being great in engineer", diametrically opposite to her earlier aspirations. Bill Allen, Boeing’s chief executive from 1945 to 1968, said that the spirit at the company at that time was to “eat, breathe, and sleep the world of aeronautics.” The cultur...

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by SQ32
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10326

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

How much aerospace and engineering this Neutron Jack protege accountant Calhoun knows for meriting the position of CEO in Boeing? I suggest Calhoun double down on rank and yank and see if Boeing can be great again (cynical). But dont forget to rig the books as Neutron did earlier, else rank and yank...

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by SQ32
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10326

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

One cardinal sin of engineers is telling managers "I am expert. You know nothing". I pity those MBAs, helicopter managers, having hard time making engineers to agree on cutting corners. Accountant Calhoun must have endured the despised glance from many of his expert engineers. And being on...

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by SQ32
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10326

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

He mentioned nothing about empowering the engineers. Nothing will change.

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by SQ32
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13715

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

It is hubris to think that an insignificant contribution of CO2 can have great impact on weather. Come on, human are not God.

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by SQ32
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay slashes nearly three-quarters of flights
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: Cathay slashes nearly three-quarters of flights

Cathay said 75 per cent of staff, or 25,000 employees of the group, would take unpaid leave. Poor them, this is the beginning of an end. Many could loss their jobs.

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by SQ32
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay slashes nearly three-quarters of flights
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Cathay slashes nearly three-quarters of flights

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/tra ... hes-nearly
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Cathay Pacific Group has 50% or 120 planes parking on the tarmac at any given time. She also cancelled more than 75% of flights in March.

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/tra ... hes-nearly

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by SQ32
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR
Replies: 44
Views: 8573

Re: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR

Why not? It opens up western Europe and many market in South America using narrow body. In addition, everybody knows the aerodynamic vantage of A321Neo need no MCAS. And much more others. Common sense please. The superior capabilities of A321Neo vs Max is already on the wall. Boeing can't fix this. ...

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by SQ32
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR
Replies: 44
Views: 8573

Re: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR

Boeing and MAX have shown not only having problems in engineering, but also production, process, QA, safety and collusion with regulators. It is definitely a big plus in marketing for any airline that can proudly proclaim not having a single MAX in her fleet. This is in addition to the superior miss...

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by SQ32
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14762

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

Leaders of USA have deliberately patronized anti development environmentalist as well as gangs of blood sucking legal communities. The former relishes stone age style and the later demands exhorbitive amount of money (legal fee), against any major development.

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by SQ32
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR
Replies: 44
Views: 8573

Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR

LNA now suggests AS buy A321XLR and states MAX 9/10 can’t do what the A321neo can do. LNA also writes on numerous advantages of A321Neos vs Max. Also Alaska Airlines last week said it will place an order, perhaps this year, for 200 aircraft for delivery over the next decade. https://leehamnews.com/2...

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by SQ32
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28203

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

Folks here trying to propagate nihilism when Boeing appears to be loser. They claim it is not possible to compare two different planes -- never mind they are about the same mission category. The thread is then flooded with combinations of convoluted configuration to confuse readers. Meanwhile anythi...

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by SQ32
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28203

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

Unfortunately many in Airliners are fools pretend to be expert. I read Leeham news on this, before positing the concept of cabin normalization -- techniques Leeham is using. I get abuses by respected members here. Get a life. Bjorn Fehrme at Leeham posted analysis a few years ago behind the Leeham p...

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by SQ32
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28203

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

As if nobody pays attention to China massive aircraft purchase and cited its purpose on reducing trade surplus.

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by SQ32
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28203

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

Industrial experts are able to arrive a ball park figure, especially airlines planners, having proxy to confidential data points provided by AB. Reason why SQ chosen chosen 787-10 despite having ordered A359R, both playing the same regional role. Planners are convinced that 787-10 have better econom...

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by SQ32
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28203

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

OP deserves more respect as if pundits here are not aware that airlines and industries uses normalized cabin for calculating CASM.

What a shame!

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by SQ32
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296683

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran ... SKBN1Z72Q7

...as I have predicted.
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Western intelligence agencies see no signs Ukraine airliner was shot down: Canadian source

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran ... SKBN1Z72Q7

...as I have predicted.

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by SQ32
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296683

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Update In an statement on its website, the Ukrainian Embassy in Tehran said that it did not believe the crash was caused by a terrorist or rocket attack, and placed the blame on technical issues with the engine. However, the embassy subsequently deleted its statement. https://www.kyivpost.com/ukrain...

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by SQ32
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296683

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... media.html
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Ukraine reported that the crash had been caused by an engine failure rather than terrorism or a missile attack.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... media.html

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by SQ32
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13617

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

USA is never capitalism, more like fuedalism masquerading as democracy instead. All corrupt corporations are supposed be punished by bankruptcy. USA will never allow TBTF Boeing to go bankrupt.

All corporate leaders are above the law. No one will go after Boeing.

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by SQ32
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31459

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

Very high chance JFK. SQ22 SQ21 J seats are over-subscripted and PEY glut remain, but nevertheless J seats revenue alone should already be quite profitable. Another 7x flight per week per direction to NYC will work when SQ downgrade SIN-FRA-JFK to 777W.

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by SQ32
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13617

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

The corrupt USA business elites never change, despite ever more disasters looming. Corporate culture elsewhere are far better. You never see EADS mess up in such extent. After stealing everything, USA managers call themselves "talent, hardworking, genius", when branding everyone else losers.

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by SQ32
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 34254

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Can A359 fly from Edinburg Airport to Singapore?

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by SQ32
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest Airports by Passengers
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Busiest Airports by Passengers

I am predicting world busiest end 2019, based on 1H pax as well as latest update as below. We start with top 10 first. This year we will see HKIA drop out of top 10 and the ascendency of DFW. I edit away the growth as it is confusing. Country 1H Pax Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport U...

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by SQ32
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767
Replies: 43
Views: 6863

Re: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767

You can substitute (replace) one aircraft type with another, or you can add additional flights.

The important thing we may never see NMA. What will be the optimal replacement when 757 and 767 retires. The operating expenditure using A330Neo will definitely be greater than 787-10.

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by SQ32
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767
Replies: 43
Views: 6863

Re: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767

While 788 is close in capacity versus the speculated 797 7x, it is the least efficient among 787 family. While many of 757 and 767 are deploy in thick medium haul route, why not deploy 787-10? 787-10 is about 20% more efficient than 767, which is what NMA tries to achieve.

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by SQ32
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767
Replies: 43
Views: 6863

Re: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767

I see 787-10 good candidate in replacement for 757s in medium trunks such as SFO-NYC, LAX-NYC. And also trans Atlantic in replacement for 767 such as NYC-LHR.

Its really nice flying widebody for range 1000nm and more.

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by SQ32
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767
Replies: 43
Views: 6863

Re: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767

Other than SQ, everyone else using A320 and B737.

Many USA Domestic routes are served in parallel by 737, A320, 757 and 767.

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by SQ32
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767
Replies: 43
Views: 6863

Re: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767

787-10 is incredibly 26% more fuel efficient than A333 in the short and medium haul mission. **************** According to SIA Group’s data, replacing ageing planes like the Airbus A330-300 with newer aircraft like the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner boosts fuel productivity by 26 percent, which rises to 2...

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by SQ32
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767
Replies: 43
Views: 6863

Re: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767

Singapore Airlines are using 787-10 in typical "757 and 767 routes", replacing A333. These are short and medium haul regional flight that are also served in parallel with competitor 737s and A320. For examnple Ho Chi Minh Maldives Osaka Bangkok Perth Hong Kong Guangzhou Shanghai Bali ,,,et...

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by SQ32
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767
Replies: 43
Views: 6863

787-10 as replacement for 757 and 767

787-10 2 class seating : 330 (32J, 298Y) Range : 6,430 nmi (11,910 km) Est fuel efficiency 3000 nm [email protected] is 2.18 L/100 km 767-400ER 2 class seating : 296 (24J, 272Y) Range : 5,625 nmi / 10,415 km Est fuel efficiency 3000 nm [email protected] is 2.5 L/100 km 787-10 is very close to 767-400ER in...

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by SQ32
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152741

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

The NMA may never be built. Boeing should focus on 787-8 as replacement for 757 and 767.

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by SQ32
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31459

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

This was data published 2012. Washington DC-Baltimore Region Singapore, Singapore: 19,505 Jakarta, Indonesia: 12,228 Chicago Singapore, Singapore: 23,592 Boston: Singapore, Singapore: 16,421 Houston: Singapore, Singapore: 36,974 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 13,388 Jakarta, Indonesia: 12,237 Perth, Austra...

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by SQ32
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31459

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

IAH - SIN east bound is about 19.5 hours worst case -- calculation base on extrapolating SFO-SIN flight path and flight time. A359ULR is a 19.6 hour bird, duducting 5t of reserve fuel. A 2012 report stated 2 way pax per year as below. SIN IAH is speculated to be quite premium. Singapore market alone...

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by SQ32
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139500

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

The grounded 50 planes could be tip of iceberg. Given that a non insignificant of planes failed structurelly at 20k cycle, high chance that more cases will be discovered once authorities ordered a mandatory check for every 737 NG. how about planes at 30k 40k 50k 60k 70k 80k? Given the widespread pro...

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by SQ32
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139500

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Cracked at 20,000++ cycles. The cracks surprised the industry because pickle forks are supposed to last 90,000 cycles without cracking, essentially the lifespan of an aircraft. https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-finds-pickle-fork-crack-lower-cycle-737ng/ Boeing MBAs and parachuted executives...

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by SQ32
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore aviation 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Singapore aviation 2019

Since 3 runway system will be operationalized by mid 2020s, runway 2 could be closed for 5 long years -- a whopping 5 years delay. Before, the 3 runway system was planned to be in placed at early 2020. That is too slow and inefficient. ****************************************************************...

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by SQ32
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore aviation 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Singapore aviation 2019

Changi Airport to close Runway 2, planes to use Runway 3 from October 2020 Changi Airport will operate using Runway 1 and Runway 3 from October next year in order to facilitate works for the airport’s fifth terminal and the Changi East Industrial Zone. To ensure the safety of flight operations, Runw...

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by SQ32
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 Boeing 737NG grounded
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

50 Boeing 737NG grounded

Not max but 737 NG. Around 50 Boeing 737 NG planes have been grounded after pickle fork found to be cracked. Unlike MCAS, there is no easy way to fix the pickle fork issue. And this issue was discovered by world foremost emerging player in aviation, China. This could be the last straw of Boeing. htt...

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by SQ32
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines to expand codeshare
Replies: 18
Views: 4241

Re: Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines to expand codeshare

The best way forward at the time moment for MH is capturing as much Malaysia-Europe, Malaysia-N.America revenue and customer as possible. She can then improve her financial health, and then base on these customer base, start direct connection. MH has no direct access to these cities. Why not milk it...

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