They really need to get some new aircraft for SN - some of them date back to the Sabena days and drink fuel like there's no tomorrow. Until now I assumed there was no tomorrow for SN... They should market themselves as the Africa specialist within the LH group, and LH ought to direct most Africa tr...Jump to post
If you're selling capital goods, your focus ought to be quality, quality and quality.
It tends to work very well in the long run.
Awful performance of PW in general, hardly any win anywhere. What about the A220 orders? Those orders are very nice for Untied Tech, sure. However, given PW's monopoly in that segment, those orders don't qualify as 'wins', do they? And tbh, I don't think that the number of orders for the A220 and t...Jump to post
For RR a similar performance, no XWB, very few T7000s sold... And that's it?Jump to post
GE Aviation and its joint venture company CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, announced a record setting $55 billion in jet engines, services, avionics and digital offerings at the Paris Air Show this week. https://blog.geaviation.com/paris-air-show/that...Jump to post
IndiGo has chosen CFM LEAP 1A to power the remaining 280 aircraft of the neo family. The order was confirmed at the PAS today. The first 150 aircraft are powered by the PW GTF engines. Split engine OEM to keep them competeting. I’m guessing any extra orders will be negotiated with both providers, b...Jump to post
2 delivered today?Jump to post
USA-Uganda is much too far to even think about. India-Uganda has no flights for historical reasons - if you don't know why read about Uganda's history in the 1970s British Airways used to fly to Uganda - a bit of subsidy money might get the route to Gatwick reopened. BA's European network means the...Jump to post
At 5:43:00, ET302 crew were not struggling to keep their altitude. They had just climbed from 1500' AGL to 6500' AGL. IAS-R had just increased slightly to 360 KIAS, 20 KIAS over Vmo. The airplane was in almost level flight. The QRH says reduce thrust to reduce overspeed. Under these conditions, a t...Jump to post
So you think that's OK to leave the overspeed condition unaddressed? Dealing with overspeed is a memory item and it doesn't entail leaving thrust at the takeoff setting. Even running the "Unreliable Airspeed" memory drill at this point and cutting thrust to 70% rather than leaving it at 9...Jump to post
9Patch wrote:HaulSudson wrote:Perhaps it should be mentioned that even Boeing itself (no less!) has stopped blaming the pilots for not being able to control the airplanes that crashed.
Some don't appear to realise that.
That doesn't mean the pilots have been totally exonerated.
Perhaps it should be mentioned that even Boeing itself (no less!) has stopped blaming the pilots for not being able to control the airplanes that crashed.
Some don't appear to realise that.
Well, it's 2019 after all.
Seems this belongs to a place and an era where people were still using paper cheques.
And maximum thrust was their fault, as it let to an overspeed situation and that made the plane unable to recover. and if they had reduced thrust (while at a few hundred feet, failng to climb out of a high airport with a nose being pushed down continuously... and had still failed to recover ) peopl...Jump to post
... Not least to confirm it's really all down to those inexperienced, poorly trained, 3rd World pilots. Boeing and FAA decided to include "Denzel Washington Flip" in both MAX simulator training and FCOM to overcome this problem. At least the 12h before the training starts, would be kinda ...Jump to post
sorry if it has been asked before: If the Pilot would have given control to the FO, wouldn't they have survived? The AoA sensor on the right appeared to be OK, after all. Hence no MCAS intervention. That would be quite ironic, given the disgusting posts that the late man had to endure here. MCAS ca...Jump to post
sorry if it has been asked before: If the Pilot would have given control to the FO, wouldn't they have survived?
The AoA sensor on the right appeared to be OK, after all. Hence no MCAS intervention.
That would be quite ironic, given the disgusting posts that the late man had to endure here.
This was one of my takeaways from reviewing the data from today - the FDR showed the trim commanded from MCAS, but no movement because the switches were off at that point. There is no evidence those switches were turned back on by the pilots. Or by one of them. . According to Boeing, MCAS does not ...Jump to post
Not recorded, because MCAS, as well as the pilots, can change. Likely MCAS will turn out to have three settings - OFF (procedure yet to be disclosed by Boeing), ON and BACKGROUND (what is currently described as OFF). In certain flight conditions, MCAS can be provoked from BACKGROUND to ON, even int...Jump to post
The pilot failure theory still has to account for the fact that the ET pilots had been trained on MCAS and cutoff procedure. No, they hadn't. They should have known the trim cutoff procedure , however, which works for disabling MCAS. It's in the news that ET pilots were trained and even used the tr...Jump to post
ABSOLUTE LIES AND BS. Mcas is required for the aircraft to achieve the same type rating for how it handles near a certain stall condition. MCAS IS NOT A SAFETY REQUIREMENT. THE AIRCRAFT IS PERFECTLY FLYABLE WITHOUT IT. It would require an additional training module and different stall procedures fr...Jump to post
The numbers are readily available if you do you’re research, both carriers have released the data. AA has around 41,000 flight hours in the Max and WN had around 60,000 hours And statistics show your more likely to die in your car ride to the airport than flying on the Max. Also China is one of the...Jump to post
Which is a regime of flight you approach how often in a modern airliner? And you have data that shows what it does in that regime is 'unsafe'? It may have been a harder road to certify as a grandfathered type, but 'uncertifiable'? Come on. The flight characteristics have been compromised => MAX is ...Jump to post
Wonder how much people like 747whale get paid by Boeing to spam and derail conversations. 747 Whale is exactly RIGHT! if the system had cut out? The Pilot might have recovered the airplane. NO system should override the Pilot's input! And if that was the case? Then WHY have a pilot at ALL? My math ...Jump to post
In another article the leasing firm says there is demand for the airplane, unsurprisingly, hence they will remarket their slots in the line.
Since Red wings expected to have A220 service in May, the frame must be in production, no?
Red Wings scraps its A220 plans.
Would the leasing company have opportunistically found a higher paying customer ?
[code][/code] 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 shre...Jump to post
This stinks. So reports show a third pilot was required to avert disaster and fly the max 8 safely. If true, incompetence from Boeing at the highest level. I don't think you're reading that report correctly... What the deadhead pilot did was remind the pilots of their memory checklist items... whic...Jump to post
Look at all the spin in this and the lion air thread. Instead of focusing on the simple question like why are brand new max planes flown by pilots with 1000s of hours of experience crashing, the conversation is successfully steered to the competence of pilots and their maintenance teams. No one is ...Jump to post
Why do you believe the crews had no knowledge of their speed? There's more than indicated airspeed available in the cockpit for that information, and in a complete loss of air data situation, the FMC/GPS/IRU derived data will give a groundspeed readout, which can also be used, and every cockpit cre...Jump to post
Wonder how much people like 747whale get paid by Boeing to spam and derail conversations.Jump to post
With the EUR at 1.13 and GBP cheap too, Airbus currently ought to be pretty competitive on price for anything produced in Europe.Jump to post
This order is all RR powered, a nice win for them.Jump to post
scootaway wrote:But the whole point of miniminal training is for Boeing to use it as a competitive selling point to airlines: that buying MAX saves them the cost of additional training to pilots because it’s not different from NG!
Somethings never change! https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/as-boeing-faces-crisis-filing-reveals-ceo-got-30-million-last-year/ That's why the company prefers to use every cash dollar available not for improving their airplanes but for buying back stock: it lets their net worth ...Jump to post
Why did Boeing remove the well-known yoke system for cutting out the automatic stabiliser trim and only kept the switches? The switches that pilots seems much less familiar with. What was the benefit for the change? Because MCAS is intended to apply a nose down moment in cases, when the yoke is pul...Jump to post
This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are ...Jump to post
Thank goodness the FAA issued a Canic yesterday.Jump to post
Perhaps it's time to take testing and international certification out of the hands of commercially-influenced national authorities and fund a non-aligned regulatory group in the ICAO? (...) Of course the FAA could continue to certificate aircraft for use only in US airspace if it took offence. I to...Jump to post