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by Avgeek21
Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?
Replies: 78
Views: 10496

Re: Business Case/Niche for 737-MAX10 ?

One thing that cements it has a valid business case too is that some airlines can only grown by adding seats per slot at their hub. If you don’t want to move to an Airbus fleet or add widebodies then the MAX 10 makes sense. My airline prime business lies within 2500nm. Where the MAX 10 for us in a s...

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by Avgeek21
Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 325
Views: 76617

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

I think they do that via flydubai. Don’t think they bother with their own frames. Not sure why though Interesting, they used to pre blockade! I think FlyDubai has taken on more of a closer alignment with EK since those times, and it likely is a better use of assets flying 737’s on such a short rout...

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by Avgeek21
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 325
Views: 76617

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... -dubai-uit
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AMS back up to pre-Covid frequency of 19 a week. Two 777’s en one A380 from W22 season. Hopefully soon double A380 too.

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... -dubai-uit

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by Avgeek21
Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ariana Afghan issues tender for purchase of 3 A330s
Replies: 13
Views: 5012

Re: Ariana Afghan issues tender for purchase of 3 A330s

So it seems they are also looking for 737-800: Ariana Afghan Airlines tenders for six B737-800s https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/117877-ariana-afghan-airlines-tenders-for-six-b737-800s Where did they find the money for all these aircraft? They haven't had any new aircarft for years. At least...

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by Avgeek21
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 325
Views: 76617

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

Anyone have any idea whether EDI will be restarted? Would love to see BRS and BFS added one day. Could BRS not be started with a flydubai MAX 8? Perhaps as a triangle with LTN. See what the demand is and work from there. Why would they fly a triangle an indeed why would EK or FZ consider LTN at all...

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by Avgeek21
Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 325
Views: 76617

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

Malayil wrote:
Anyone have any idea whether EDI will be restarted? Would love to see BRS and BFS added one day.


Could BRS not be started with a flydubai MAX 8? Perhaps as a triangle with LTN. See what the demand is and work from there.

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by Avgeek21
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 325
Views: 76617

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

On top of 4 daily flydubai departures with MAX 8 & 9 that is one busy route!

How does that work with the 28 weekly slots on that route? flydubai is not decreasing their 4 daily departures so what gives in…?

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by Avgeek21
Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 119
Views: 22876

Re: LOT News and Discussion Thread - 2022

No news yet of the impending order for 60 A220’s?

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by Avgeek21
Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 412
Views: 89035

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

With airline using tons of Max -8 and -9 does Boeing really need the aggravation of the Max -10 ? The -9 is already huge and flying. Boeing needs a new small plane not a bigger 737. The -9 is not competitive seat wise and performance wise and many, many airlines need something just a bit larger but...

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by Avgeek21
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated #2: DL ordered 100 737 MAX 10 + 30 options
Replies: 321
Views: 84626

Re: Rumor: Delta 100 737 MAX 10 Deal At Farnborough

No way a 737-10 could do ATL-JAC (757 route) It could do ATL-JAC without a problem. It's the JAC-ATL leg that might be a problem. If I look at the 737-MAX 9 ACAP document (1) we can see that for JAC (6,300 ft. runway at elevation of 6451 ft), the TOW for a 737-MAX 9 would be about 128,000 lb out of...

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by Avgeek21
Wed Jul 06, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Max computer examined after ‘blanking’ precedes wrong-runway landing
Replies: 56
Views: 11632

Re: United 737 Max computer examined after ‘blanking’ precedes wrong-runway landing

What could happen is that the FMS computer & all it’s components will be looked at. They’ll get details from the crew and try and replicate the error in a sim. Down to every key stroke that was made. Pending the outcome Boeing will maybe send a Boeing Bulletin out to operators if it warrants it ...

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by Avgeek21
Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated #2: DL ordered 100 737 MAX 10 + 30 options
Replies: 321
Views: 84626

Re: Rumor: Delta 100 737 MAX 10 Deal At Farnborough

Anyone ordering anything is excellent news for many folks. Regardless of the hat you’re wearing. Yes there might be some patriotism involved but who cares. You think it’s any different elsewhere? Personally they must know something regarding the MAX 10 certification and could either accept a delay o...

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by Avgeek21
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Ongoing Issues
Replies: 95
Views: 19406

Re: Boeing 737MAX Ongoing Issues

I’m sure I just read up thread that that the MAX 9 climb performance is pretty decent……. As a PIC on the -800, MAX 8&9 I can tell you the MAX can’t keep up with the -800 in a climb. The -8 is usually a minute or two behind the -800 in terms of time to TOC. The -9 needs earths curvature to reach...

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by Avgeek21
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)
Replies: 48
Views: 10714

Re: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)

Not a single widebody. Would that be a slice of the cake for Boeing? I'm not expecting the MAX in China for a loooong time going forward. Nor in Russia for that matter.

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by Avgeek21
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Ongoing Issues
Replies: 95
Views: 19406

Re: Boeing 737MAX Ongoing Issues

I know a few pilots at Kenya Airways and never heard any of them complain about the climb performance of the -700/-800 and I’m sure that applies to the MAX 8. You are sure? Based on what, exactly? The engines are totally different, you simply cannot compare the climb performance of the MAX 8 with a...

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by Avgeek21
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Ongoing Issues
Replies: 95
Views: 19406

Re: Boeing 737MAX Ongoing Issues

One hundred percent yes. My company has a lot of MAX’s and I also actively look for MAX sectors. Even after hundreds of hours on it I am still amazed how quiet she is. The only downside to it are that the LEAP engines let out so much oil vapor after shutdown it can be unpleasant at times doing the ...

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by Avgeek21
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Ongoing Issues
Replies: 95
Views: 19406

Re: Boeing 737MAX Ongoing Issues

Having several hundred hours as PIC on the MAX since it’s return to service I can only say that based on my experience I’ve had zero issue with her. And these aircraft are making record daily utilization hours. The MAX nowadays is just like the NG; solid and reliable. Same for me. Several hundred h...

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by Avgeek21
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Ongoing Issues
Replies: 95
Views: 19406

Re: Boeing 737MAX Ongoing Issues

Having several hundred hours as PIC on the MAX since it’s return to service I can only say that based on my experience I’ve had zero issue with her. And these aircraft are making record daily utilization hours. The MAX nowadays is just like the NG; solid and reliable.

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by Avgeek21
Thu Jun 02, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 325
Views: 76617

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

Makes sense for EK to try that triangle as QR flies to Maputo with the A350 and TAP offers a direct Europe connection on their A339. But it’s a lot of seats to fill. Would testing the waters with a flydubai MAX 8 via Dar Es Salaam have been an option? It does add an extra stop but much more cost eff...

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by Avgeek21
Sat May 14, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 325
Views: 76617

Re: Emirates Group announces US$ 1 Billion annual loss

I wonder if this affects their long terms plans to keep the A380's in service until the early 2030's. Doubt it. My recent A380 flights with them were full in all classes. Like oversold. Actually got bumped of a 777 sector too as it was full and got re-routed but downgraded as J and F were full. Mom...

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by Avgeek21
Fri May 13, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 325
Views: 76617

Re: Emirates Group announces US$ 1 Billion annual loss

I wonder if this affects their long terms plans to keep the A380's in service until the early 2030's. Doubt it. My recent A380 flights with them were full in all classes. Like oversold. Actually got bumped of a 777 sector too as it was full and got re-routed but downgraded as J and F were full. Mom...

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by Avgeek21
Tue May 10, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule
Replies: 77
Views: 9744

Re: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule

After spending 10 years at the regionals, 8 as a captain, I absolutely DO NOT want a 200 Hour wet behind the ears first officer. My hands are full the entire flight with 1000 hour FO's watching them so they don't kill everybody. You end up getting so distracted with the weaker pilots that you end u...

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by Avgeek21
Thu May 05, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified
Replies: 37
Views: 9515

Re: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified

So I guess the crew at duty checkin doesn’t check each others documents…! And yes at my airline we do that. All documents and expiry dates are checked. Exactly to prevent this ‘administrative’ error. And any pilot knows his/her stage of training so they just don’t speak to one another during their b...

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by Avgeek21
Thu Apr 07, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 412
Views: 89035

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

As crew flying the NG, MAX 8 and 9 the prospect of having ‘ quite a different 737’ in our model lineup really worries me tbh. Slightly different systems like now between MAX and NG I understand and we deal with that. CBT, classroom and online learning and every 6 months we alternate between NG and M...

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by Avgeek21
Mon Apr 04, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 34014

Re: Condor launch new livery

Definitely bold and unique. Great for us spotters. Well done to actually be different. Guess it could have been more creative but yeah…bold. Let’s see.

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by Avgeek21
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1178
Views: 457435

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

I see a ton of previous crashes to compare, but has anyone mentioned the crash in russia from few years back? Wasn’t that a 737-800 also and the vid of that was also the airplane going down almost vertically. Unfortunately I do not remember the airline or the year it happened. FlyDubai 981 I think ...

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by Avgeek21
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 325
Views: 76617

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

Emirates is on an expansion mode on the way to recovery: - Manila from 2xdaily to 25xweekly on 29MAR - Mumbai from 17xweekly to 5xdaily on 1APR - Delhi 4th daily on 1APR - Hyderabad 3rd daily on 1APR - Bangalore from 10xweekly to 24xweekly on 1APR - Chennai 3rd daily on 1APR - Cochin from 10xweekly...

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by Avgeek21
Sun Mar 06, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 412
Views: 89035

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

What’s the latest on first deliveries to customers?

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by Avgeek21
Tue Feb 15, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian to lease 25 737MAX from ALC
Replies: 15
Views: 3710

Re: Malaysian to lease 25 737MAX from ALC

Dutch news site is reporting the previous direct MAX order was cancelled as the airline restructured it’s position on various fronts. However it also reports those were al MAX 8’s which we know is not correct. So who knows. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/malaysia-airline...

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by Avgeek21
Tue Feb 15, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 30
Views: 5426

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2022

https://gulfnews.com/amp/business/aviat ... 1.85728323
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flydubai to restart SAW with 5 weekly flights from March 2nd. Aircraft: 737 MAX 8.
https://gulfnews.com/amp/business/aviat ... 1.85728323

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by Avgeek21
Fri Feb 04, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 30
Views: 5426

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2022

https://english.alarabiya.net/amp/News/ ... s-to-Yanbu
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flydubai starts Al Ula in Saudi Arabia with a twice weekly service on B737-800. It is also restarting Yanbu in Saudi.
https://english.alarabiya.net/amp/News/ ... s-to-Yanbu

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by Avgeek21
Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another BA tail strike at LHR - A321neo
Replies: 22
Views: 7104

Re: Another BA tail strike at LHR - A321neo

Has anyone more info on this? Scary video but it does look as though the tail did make contact with the ground. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10462257/Moment-BA-jets-tail-hits-runway-fails-land-Storm-Corrie-batters-Heathrow.html[/ The tail never contacts the ground, and is never even unu...

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by Avgeek21
Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread
Replies: 145
Views: 93271

Re: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread

randomdude83 wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Flydubai has received its last B737MAX on order, A6-FMO.


Don’t they still have 100+ orders left?


Another 160 IIRC are firm. Being MAX 8 and 10’s.

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by Avgeek21
Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DE-icing while idle
Replies: 10
Views: 3275

Re: DE-icing while idle

Why not. We have 2 checklists on the 737; one for de-icing with engines off and one for engines running. Bleeds and Packs are off and in both cases they will only get switched on after a 1 minute period to clear any vapors. And in some places you need to have engines running to takeoff before your h...

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by Avgeek21
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 264
Views: 105787

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

https://fr24.com/FDB9741/2a8f8094

Another 18 to go in 2022.
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flydubai 737 MAX 8, A6-FMW, delivered today to Amman via Shannon. FZ9741
https://fr24.com/FDB9741/2a8f8094

Another 18 to go in 2022.

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by Avgeek21
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance
Replies: 118
Views: 29299

Re: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance

Can someone post the max cargo volume of the 752 vs the MAX 8/9? Just out of interest.

I’ve flown the MAX 8 on 5.5hr sectors with a full payload and 3.8 tonnes of cargo. Coincidentally fish. Lol.

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by Avgeek21
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 63429

Re: Allegiant nearing deal for 737MAX

Can we just appreciate a sale. Irrespective of which side of the pond you support. Good for business, good for people.

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by Avgeek21
Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are WN pilots stomping harder on the brakes than anybody else?
Replies: 22
Views: 2677

Re: Is it just me?

I don't know about the landing, but I see them taxying around like their hair's on fire. Bonuses for on-time performance? On the other hand, I know an airline that is very slow when on approach and when taxiing because the pilots are paid by minutes from the choke-off to the choke on. More minutes ...

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by Avgeek21
Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate
Replies: 20
Views: 3236

Re: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate

I made that mistake once on a 737. No idea why but I turned into the wrong gate at home base. Mistook 07L for 07R. By the time I realized I couldn’t get out anymore as there was a company on either side. Embarrassing; yes. Big deal; no. Informed ATC and our ground handling and made an air safety re...

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by Avgeek21
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate
Replies: 20
Views: 3236

Re: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate

I made that mistake once on a 737. No idea why but I turned into the wrong gate at home base. Mistook 07L for 07R. By the time I realized I couldn’t get out anymore as there was a company on either side. Embarrassing; yes. Big deal; no. Informed ATC and our ground handling and made an air safety rep...

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by Avgeek21
Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread
Replies: 145
Views: 93271

Re: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021

Has Thailand or Malaysia lifted the ban?

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by Avgeek21
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 75050

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

A few strange things as pointed out above but also surely the pilots wouldn’t be fired straight away. Perhaps stood down pending further investigation but fired on the spot before everything is determined? Really? You obviously haven't had the "pleasure" of working for a ME3. The simple f...

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by Avgeek21
Sun Dec 26, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1043
Views: 299828

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Double MAX 8 delivery planned for 12/30; flydubai A6-FMP (0200Z) and A6-FMN. (0400z)

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by Avgeek21
Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 39
Views: 6356

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

Do any aircraft prohibit simultaneous use of speed brakes and flaps? In my experience, the speed brakes usually get stowed before flaps are extended but I'm not sure if this is required or just a choice by the crews. On the 737NG/MAX we sometimes use Flaps and Speedbrakes combined. Always often on ...

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by Avgeek21
Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cup holders 737M
Replies: 1
Views: 1384

Re: Cup holders 737M

Same as on NG. It’s a standard size.

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by Avgeek21
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 39
Views: 6356

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

I would think you could use the speed brakes to slow down. Yes, those, too. But good airmanship tries to avoid them. Absolute nonsense. If needed, use them. This old cliche of ‘lever of shame and bad airmanship’ is nonsense. You can’t plan or foresee everything. I’d rather use speedbrakes than flap...

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by Avgeek21
Sun Dec 19, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 173
Views: 33681

Re: Icelandair new livery

Yuk. Unimaginative and boring. And they got rid of their distinctive yellow too! Such a shame as they’ll just blend into boring oblivion.

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by Avgeek21
Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door
Replies: 30
Views: 4193

Re: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door

paullam wrote:
Why would anyone use the APU inflight during normal ops?


We run it for the entire ETOPS portion of a ETOPS flight + 15 minutes before entering the segment. It’s used as a ‘ready to go’ backup source.

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by Avgeek21
Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM signs for up to 160 A320neos and eight A350 freighters
Replies: 372
Views: 82392

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

KLM will go down A321Neo route and transavia will likely take the MAX according to unnamed sources.

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/airbus-takes-lead-bid-win-dutch-klm-jet-deal-sources-2021-12-08/

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