I really hoped Boeing has learned its lesson and that it its not worth the risk to create a half-assed product. I hope to see the Boeing I know and love return!Jump to post
What are the chances that they will reorder the MAXs and the 787 again in the future?Jump to post
What about SQ? Could there be a top up order for new 787-10 and 777X?Jump to post
Norwegian now majority owned by leasing companies: https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2020-05-20/norwegian-air-gets-271-million-state-backed-loan-after-debt-restructuring "Bondholders, lessors and shareholders recently agreed to a 12.7 billion crowns debt conversion and share sal...Jump to post
I laughed so hard, the neighbors filled a complained. "Rules" are meant to be broken. Never say never in aviation industry. Airbus has flipped more "Boeing-only" customers to them vs Boeing flipping "Airbus-only" customers for past two decades. No one knows for sure wh...Jump to post
Some good news for Boeing would have been nice...Jump to post
It's been a sad year as a Boeing fan...
But nonetheless congratz to Airbus!!!
Why is no one talking about them getting the E2s? Why is everyone so certain that they will get the A220? With the E2 becoming a Boeing product soon wouldnt it be a contender?Jump to post
One of the safest airplanes ever to fly is arrogant for me and it implies that the MAX always has been safe. One or two posters likely would call his words hyperbole, click-bait or BS if they were not pro. And, of course any interpretation you make is not allowed unless its on the pro side. You cou...Jump to post
Azerbaijan Airlines has cancelled 10 737MAX8 aircraft http://newsinflight.com/2019/06/03/azerbaijan-airline-azal-has-cancelled-boeing-737maxs-on-order-valued-1billion/ Not cancelled but postponed. https://www.reuters.com/article/boeing-azerbaijan/corrected-azeri-airline-azal-to-postpone-1-bln-contr...Jump to post
What are the chances that there will be MAX orders during the airshow?Jump to post
Update from Silkair on their MAX orders.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... s-11542090
They are still committed to the aircraft.
Knowing what we know at this point you won't see me on a MAX anytime soon. I don't even think that is an issue as I doubt we see then return to service in 2019. Boeing thru the whole process sacrificed safety to rush this plane on the market. $ over innocent peoples lives. Hope the executives sleep...Jump to post
So is Qatar still gonna receive the 787s that were meant for Air Italy?Jump to post
People here are making it seem that Boeing purposely made the MAX unsafe for the sake of profit which I think is complete bullshit. Even if Boeing was to only care about the profit they wouldn't have forsaken safety either since all this bad PR isn't making them any at all. Not to mention Boeing sho...Jump to post
Yet another 737 runway overrun. Why do these incidents always seem to be on that aircraft? Higher approach speeds vs other aircraft? Could be that the sheer number of 737’s in service increase the odds of an incident. Can’t really say the aircraft is at fault until all the facts are in. I see 7008 ...Jump to post
Boeing could turn down AA/WN request and proceed with a clean sheet design. Narrowbody orders are ongoing, so loss of even a big customer is not the end of the world. Cash flow could be difficult if NG orders would go down, but that is a whole different story. Except, more 737's are deployed outsid...Jump to post
Here's an article by BBC on how Boeing can regain trust.
This is a good article by Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-reconstruction-insi/how-excess-speed-hasty-commands-and-flawed-software-doomed-an-ethiopian-airlines-737-max-idUSKCN1RH0FJ A key sensor had been wrecked, possibly by a bird strike. As soon as they retracted the l...Jump to post
So the question that I have is why were the crew of the previous Lion Air fight (the flight before JT610) were able to save the plane while the Ethiopian flight didn't? To me, both flights seem they were in similar conditions as both flight crews managed to turn off the stab trim switches according ...Jump to post
Wait so the pilots didn't follow Boeing's procedure at all?Jump to post
Seriously - specific training? This is part of basic training on any aircraft and I'm sure Pilots do this in the simulator all the time. Drop the nose or apply power and pick up the wing that drops with the rudder (if it drops). If a pilot can't do this they would never be allowed to Solo a Cessna....Jump to post
Because multiple airlines didn't want to wait for a new clean sheet design. Especially Southwest and American which threatened to switch to Airbus. Boeing didn't have a choice. They could either design an entirely clean sheet design and potentially lose their major customers to their rival or do a s...Jump to post
This order is probably in the works for months already. I bet they started talking even before the first MAX crash happen.Jump to post
For those who think this is the end for Boeing with its race against Airbus.
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/26/busi ... index.html
I'm guessing this is for the NEOs right?Jump to post
I bet people would completely forget about this in 1 or 2 years. I mean if half the world's future narrowbody fleet in the future being the MAX, it would be pretty difficult to keep avoiding it in the future. If Boeing really goes for a new clean-sheet design they will be really shooting themselves...Jump to post
"Boeing won't have any aircraft to compete against the NEOs" is your reason for continuing with a flawed design? :banghead: It is ridiculous that people are thinking the MAX is a flawed design. The only issue that I can see that Boeing screwed up on is the MCAS system which will be fix an...Jump to post
I wouldn’t be surprised if Lion Air is next to cancel their MAX order. I’m sure Boeing is crossing their fingers right about now that the Chinese carriers don’t get any ideas. [First of all they have to rename the plane. Anything with "MAX" -attached to it will more or less equal to "...Jump to post
I wouldn’t be surprised if Lion Air is next to cancel their MAX order. I’m sure Boeing is crossing their fingers right about now that the Chinese carriers don’t get any ideas. They and others should. The 737MAX is unsafe and never will be safe. It is aerodynamically fatally flawed and only got into...Jump to post
Have the investigators confirmed that the crash was due to MCAS?Jump to post
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-crash-exclusive/exclusive-cockpit-voice-recorder-of-doomed-lion-air-jet-depicts-pilots-frantic-search-for-fix-sources-idUSKCN1R10FB More details on front page of Reuters right now “They didn’t seem to know the trim was moving down,” the third source said...Jump to post
What I don't get is why didn't the other countries aviation authorities spot the problem also? Since it is their duty to certify whether the 737 MAX is safe to fly over their airspace. Did all of the aviation authorities miss out the MCAS issue? Probably not helped by understanding that MCAS would ...Jump to post
What I don't get is why didn't the other countries aviation authorities spot the problem also? Since it is their duty to certify whether the 737 MAX is safe to fly over their airspace. Did all of the aviation authorities miss out the MCAS issue?Jump to post
There must be a reason why Boeing and the FAA didn't tell airlines about the MCAS system and I don't think it is because of profits like what some people might say. They must have decided that the change between the NG and the MAX must not be that drastic that it warrants pilots to know. I still don...Jump to post