I hope Boeing is paying for them.Jump to post
Nicknuzzii wrote:When will we see the fuselage?
FYI, there is a MAX 10 development thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1417025Jump to post
Has MCAS been installed yet?Jump to post
Found this photo and a couple other variations on an SF design website, seems to fit all the rumors, and the "UNITED" fits the "Her Art Here" design guidelines. The link for the website is: https://www.dsdesignoffice.co/united-airlines/ For some reason I can't make the image wor...Jump to post
And that is what is called a recursive statement: one that calls itself.
DJ pilfers information from here > broadcasts it as his own without giving any credit > makes money > people here watch his videos and posts his news here.
Well, there goes one of the most rationale thread openers I have ever read...Jump to post
Like VW, Boeing's PR face throughout has been abysmal. Muilenburg comes off with as much empathy and tact as a sleezy lobbyist for used car salesmen. If I were Boeing's BOD, I'd fire Muilenburg before Paris (and maybe others). I would do whatever I could, without appearing pushy, to showcase front a...Jump to post
AFAIK we don't know this to be fact, beyond what was published in the Seattle Times, which was based on interviews with unnamed sources. We don't know if some or any or all of this part of the story is true. If it were untrue, I would have expected a fairly vigorous denial from Boeing since it pain...Jump to post
The 787 doing what it was designed to do. Congratulations to Boeing as well.
I'd love to see average fuel consumption per passenger per hour over one year versus a 77W, A388, B744, B748...
In an updated article on the German website Aero.de it is said that a LH spokesman said to them that also the Embraer E2 and the A220 are being considered: "Neben der 737 MAX und der A320neo kommen auch die Embraer E2 und der Airbus A220 für den nächsten Auftrag in Frage, sagte der Sprecher.&q...Jump to post
If LH is building its LCC around EW and SN, which is built around the A333 in WB terms, it would make no sense to have the MAX fulfill their NB needs. I don't see it at LH either. Nor LX. That many would be too many for OS. Meh. It will never happen. Just a bargaining chip against Airbus to which th...Jump to post
You know, the upshot of the MAX tragedy - if there is one - is that the plane is going to go under every regulatory microscope out there. Unprecedented review. IF - and that is a big IF - the plane eeks it out with flying colors, one could assume that it is a pretty darn safe and proven plane, which...Jump to post
I think an A321XLR launch at Paris is pretty likely, but let's not overthink it: it's an A321neo with a higher MTOW and a fuel tank configuration that's more sensible for airlines requiring long range. It can replace 757s, not 767s. It can outperform existing narrowbodies on 4000+ nm routes, but it...Jump to post
Looking at the link, he has kind words for Boeing. Actually, color me surprised. At the end of the day, manufacturers want (need) healthy competition. “We have not lost our trust in Boeing” following two fatal 737 MAX crashes and the grounding earlier this month of the worldwide fleet of that aircra...Jump to post
With this sudden rush to lift the grounding, everything had better be perfect. With the scrutiny around MAX, all it will take is just one incident,MCAS related or not, and MAX will probably never fly again, Boeing will be known as a builder whose planes are unsafe, and the FAA will have zero credib...Jump to post
The "add-on" options were, to my knowledge, a third AOA sensor plus an "AOA disagree" light. The latter is now being offered, free of charge. IMO, the fix needs to... -AOA disagree light. If one or both AOA sensors does not read "level" on the ground, perhaps a Master C...Jump to post
without a rewing, this is imo putting lipstick on a pig. without a new wing, i dont think that this will be all that competitive with the 797. this will capture a decent portion of the upper nb market, but is that enough to stop the 797? imo its not That is probably the biggest question from Boeing...Jump to post
It is a lovely game of chess, isn't it? Who will move first? What do Boeing's internal resources look like in the wake of the MAX disaster? Is the NMA team working away, heads town, marching forward against the currents? Does Boeing have the financial resources in the face of BILLIONS in MAX-related...Jump to post
Boeing is commiting suicide all on its own.Jump to post
It sounds to me - from what WN knows - this won't be a quick fix or a quick process.Jump to post
Unless Airbus can substantially increase production, reduce backlog, and offer slots sooner than later, there is nothing they can do with the A32Xneo. Where it could get interesting is the A22X. I also don't expect Boeing to be idle here. I predict NMA still goes forward. JV with Embraer + a little ...Jump to post
Where does it stink the most? I want names. Who is responsible for MCAS? Systems integration? Testing and certification? Who besides Dennis Muilenburg? Eric Linblad? Hamilton. He's now in charge of the lion air and Ethiopian crash team. He knows first hand which evidence has to be shredded ASAP. Bo...Jump to post
Anything is possible at this point. He'd have to wait a while in line. It would also be sort of poetic... AA's demand for a counter option against the NEO > Boeing offered MAX > MAX is rushed out the barn > MAX kills people > AA cancels MAX order > AA orders NEO.Jump to post
Came across this today. Hopefully this is just as much of a pipe dream as it looks! http://yeseniamelara.com/projects1.html http://yeseniamelara.com/images/project1/unitedstationary.jpg Look! It's a globe! No, it's a tulip! No, it's neither. It's a purple "U".Jump to post
Te whole 0.6 vs. 2.5 degrees of adjustment really has me stumped. The former was documented and submitted and certified (?) but the latter somehow became the reality. To be honest, I really think someone screwed up a line of code or something. A mistake really, that unfortunately went unnoticed. I j...Jump to post
3 Pages and it seems only one person really knows what they're talking about (OldAeroGuy). Here is a glimpse of reality. Suppose you say the FAA must now reclaim the certification process. What happens? Well, all of the current DER's or ODA members would be brought in under the FAA name, and to pay...Jump to post
Otherwise, we should be mourning the dead. We should be thankful that their sacrifice means regulatory processes are being examined for the safety of millions. But none of us should take some childish joy in the demise of a company or brand as some are indeed doing.Jump to post
What is the point (obsession) of hoping the MAX catastrophe spills over to the 77X? I think it's a safe assumption that these events may not yet impact the "grandfathering" process as a whole but will certainly put a lot more scrutiny into every 77X certification process. A delayed EIS cou...Jump to post
Has this been posted yet? https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2019/03/jump-seat-pilot-and-boeing-737-max/585301/ "A new report details the story of an off-duty pilot who correctly diagnosed a malfunctioning system and saved the Lion Air plane one day before it crashed. The story, writes James Fal...Jump to post
The Boeing <> FAA certification issue aside, the whole MCAS system screams of being sloppy, rushed, half-baked work. Everything mentioned here and elsewhere is design 101. -MCAS activation should depend on agreement of 2-3 sensors. If there is disagreement, a warning light should appear in the cockp...Jump to post
A couple of pictures comparing the size between 77W and 779 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1-NE-FU0AASJbw?format=jpg https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/1107759155152998400?s=20 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1-LKreUgAAHFGE?format=jpg https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/110775705476299571...Jump to post
Did anyone else see this info from the Seattle Times article? Alternatively, the system could have been designed to check that the angle-of-attack reading was accurate while the plane was taxiing on the ground before takeoff, when the angle of attack should read zero. “They could have designed a two...Jump to post
I would like to pose this question (again) but under the current circumstances. I would argue that Boeing CAN do it. It is perhaps imperative for their own survival that they do NSA/NMA as a tandem development. Probably cheaper to suffer through ONE big cut (cutting the MAX) than to die by a thousan...Jump to post
Fix the root cause of all these problems, and increase the length of the @#%@& MLG. I know it's not trivial and I know it's not cheap. Find a location where it doesn't affect the wing box structurally, design a fairing that doesn't increase drag too much, reroute what needs to be rerouted, fire...Jump to post
OldAeroGuy wrote:Anyone who wants to contribute intelligently to this discussion needs to read and understand this FAA Advisory Circular.
https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/med ... 101-1B.pdf
Just preparing y'all for the inevitable: https://i.imgur.com/bGKufHG.jpg I would like to see a variation of this with... -More of purple-blue tail color. -Raise the UNITED letters above the windows. -Wavy cheat line that starts blue at the nose, with a gradient of purple, matching the tail at the e...Jump to post
There go the 779X options... :stirthepot: I guess you were right, they're no longer in the optional state... :stirthepot: Was there some sort of press release by either Boeing or LH stating they firmed the last 14? If not there's no news. LH always had 34 779s in their fleet overview in the financi...Jump to post
Who asked about the size of the tip earlier?
This photo adds perspective unless that employee is a child...
I think it is obvious that the entire group will be built around the A22X and A32Xneo for the NB and the B789/A359/B779 for WB.
Question is, does this leave a gap for the NMA / B796 or B797?
So, yes, 34 779 are coming.
No, 14 779 options were NOT used to buy 20 789.
I am also willing to bet my participation/membership on this forum that the order for 20 789 is only an initial order for the group. I expect at least one more order for 15-30 copies for the group to follow.