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by AviationBob
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
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Views: 718212

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

737 Max in Mr wonderful's words should be 'taken behind the barn and shot'. It likely will be, but just the name. I'm guessing Boeing will likely introduce a new model name after implementing the fixes. The new/improved 737-sonething! All of the hubbub will die down and it will be back to business ...

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by AviationBob
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719989

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

[Hence, why it's so important to have "Good" Pilots who are well trained and experienced enough to figure out that if you have what appears to be a runaway stabilizer, that maybe you should give the cut-out switches a try. Seriously, this again? Problem is, it wasn't a "runaway stabi...

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by AviationBob
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719989

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

..., but the question of crew response has to be scrutinized too, especially when it seems they should have known/done this step by memory without any consultation of a manual. Boeings checklist does not cover this case. The symptoms are different. If the pilot is very attentive when flying manuall...

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by AviationBob
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719989

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I'm not defending Boeing but like pretty much every airplane crash there are multiple variables. Yes, Boeing's implementation of MCAS on a single sensor shows massive ignorance. Yes, Boeing not mentioning MCAS to customers or in training as well as increasing it's authority without telling the FAA ...

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by AviationBob
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719989

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Wow just wow... The arrogance on display is atrocious, I don't comment much on here, because these threads often spiral out of control. People have lost their lives, and in all likelihood it is because Boeing installed a new system that proved to have a bigger impact on crews and aircraft than expe...

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by AviationBob
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719989

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Regardless of what system is causing the Runaway trim, which is what they were experiencing, they should have known to reach for the cut-out switches..... I just heard John Nance say the same thing on the radio ... basically this is something any pilot worth his or her salt should have known to do ...

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by AviationBob
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719989

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

And yet, at least in the case of Lion Air, it appears to be a huge contributor. If it took a jump seat pilot to teach the crew how to turn off the Stab Trim, which they ALL should have known by memory, then that's almost criminal incompetence. Or maybe the crew of the crash flight didn't "turn...

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by AviationBob
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719989

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

In a 21st century modern safety culture there is no excuse for the behaviours that have been exhibited . Period. Safety does not cut corners, no matter what the pressure. The only appropriate behaviour is to raise the red flag and stop. Any evidence that there is pressure to do otherwise is an abso...

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by AviationBob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718212

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I think it is the first time in the history of aviation that an airplane is being grounded by social media. Haha, good point! I really hope that if the FAA does ground the fleet it's based on a real data pointing to a design flaw rather than arm-chair conjecture or because it will make people feel ...

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by AviationBob
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719989

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Don't know this obsession with hours. Speaking from experience over in Europe I joined a renowned national flag carrier with 185:20hr TOTAL time. That's a CPL (IR+ME) and add to that your usual simulator hours both in training and typerating. I started linetraining with those 185:20hrs and was rele...

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by AviationBob
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719989

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I am just as suspicious of the Pilot training and maintenance practices in these crashes as I am with a potential problem inherent in the 737 Max design. Especially knowing that Lion Air didn’t remove their plane from service when they should have and that Ethiopian is allowing an inexperienced 200 ...

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by AviationBob
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719989

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

As far as I know, there is a stall prevention system ( software ) on A320 as well. So such software solutions are common to ensure a stable aircraft, nothing new. If this software is not functioning properly, this is another story. Can anyone compare two systems on Max and 320 ? For the A320 it is ...

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by AviationBob
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719989

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I'm seriously considering altering my flights next month to avoid the possiblity of flying with this plane For me, I would feel safe in a Max if it’s flown by airlines in developed countries where the pilot training and standards are much more stringent. The fact that only a 200 hour pilot is sitti...

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