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by AvFanNJ
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 17145

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

My gut feeling is that this project has a reasonable chance of success while the Boom one is precarious. Of the two, this one isn't entirely dependent on relaxation of the long standing ban of supersonic flight over U.S. soil. And it could be profitable in a limited market of maybe 200 units or even...

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by AvFanNJ
Sun May 24, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155796

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Lets not try to bring this as new insights of Boeing in future design, meeting less capable pilots elsewhere. Boeing tried to upgrade an old cockpit one time too much, aircraft crashed and now they are ordered to design the next one meeting the latest standards. No, it was not that they tried to up...

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by AvFanNJ
Mon May 18, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31130

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

B747 is the Queen of the Sky, do you mind? I do, actually. Queen is dead. B747 IS the Whale of the Sky. Beer keg sitting on top of the plank. At least A380s wings are gracious... BOTH of them are dead but the A380 loss is all the more tragic because it's going long before it should have, even well ...

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by AvFanNJ
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31259

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed, which may threaten the very existence of our company,”

I'm really shocked to hear this so soon since I felt Airbus was in a much better position than Boeing due to A. not having a problem child liked the 737 MAX and B. having the new and relatively hot selling A220 which has virtually no competition in its stable.

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by AvFanNJ
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26958

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

If CX wants to rid itself of 777X orders and go for 787, here’s an idea: go away from Boeing and go for A330neo. It is a cheaper aircraft, a direct 1:1 replacement. Pilot pools will be unified with a A350/A330/A330N fleet. Go all Airbus CX it’s the smart thing to do. CX has always been careful to s...

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by AvFanNJ
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15131

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

It looks very much like Boeing BWB design of a few years back. I'm guessing that great minds think alike? very small wingtip devices, a much fuller center body. is my observation correct: flexible leading edge flaps? Years ago, I recall seeing a BWB concept by Dassault in Aviation Week. Even though...

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by AvFanNJ
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191296

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

It's also another reason why the Max can never be as safe as the NG Issues that can cause crashes that the NG doesn't have to worry about There's absolutely no way you can say such a thing with any degree of certainty whatsoever. Given the seemingly unprecedented scrutiny of the MAX, it would be mo...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191296

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Just dont be stupid enough to post how you feel bad for Boeing or wish them a better year They produced a faulty product that killed hundreds of people. Send warm wishes to the family of the dead. Not a greed-driven corporation, especially when that greed had a direct hand in this situation What's ...

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by AvFanNJ
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 744887

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

Nothing posted in this thread has changed my opinion that the MAX will be safe to fly once recertified by ALL aviation regulators, however long that takes. I also think the notions in here that regulators will force a major structural and aerodynamic redesign of the airplane are grossly over specula...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders
Replies: 114
Views: 16764

Re: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders

Caluma350 wrote: "As an airline it is far more attractive to have a fleet of A320 as the aircraft overall has been far more efficient in terms of reliability." Not to take away from the A320 family's spectacular achievement but if you're going to post a claim like this as gospel, you reall...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 744887

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

As Boeing’s 737 MAX nears a return to service, will flyers return to it? https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/as-boeings-737-max-nears-a-return-to-service-will-flyers-return-to-it/ for me the most interesting quote: Public perception about the MAX and Boeing’s trustworthiness seem...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61243

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

"This is supposed to be a Boeing orders topic but Airbus is being mentioned more than anything and most of the posts aren't even about orders. If i went to the Airbus topic and did the same all hell would break loose. Aren't the mods supposed to keep it on topic?" Perhaps if there were a ...

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by AvFanNJ
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43350

Re: Emirates Chairman slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

I admire Waterbomber2's continuing advocacy efforts for an aircraft ending production seemingly well before its time. It's sad that the market shifted in another direction contrary to the forecasts made by Airbus product planners in what must have been honest, good faith efforts. Admirably, Airbus b...

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by AvFanNJ
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?
Replies: 59
Views: 7540

Re: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?

Imteresting idea and definitely food for future thought but for now, I'd think a better near-term plan would be gas turbine/electric hybrid propulsion of the sort Boeing talked about in its SUGAR research studies with its trussed braced wing narrow-body concept in mind. It's something that should be...

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by AvFanNJ
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61243

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Boeing is having a dreadful year, thanks mainly I think to the MAX fiasco. Reputational damage must at this point be a factor in its slow sales, along with declining interest in widebodies. It was a self inflicted wound for sure but I'm hoping it shakes off the grip of overly cost and profit executi...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue May 14, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 160
Views: 23354

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

It seems that, based on a combination of the failure of the Embraer E2 to meet scope clauses, the general failure of the Bombardier commercial aircraft division, COMAC's and Sukhoi's failures to penetrate the market, and even Mitsubishi's own delays, it's possible that the that Mitsubishi might be ...

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by AvFanNJ
Wed May 01, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 415709

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

What would you expect Boeing to say? Aren't you being drained saying all is so horrible? Would you like Boeing to throw in the towel and go out of business? Don't be ridiculous. No one suggesting they should go out of business. Maybe someone is. Unless this post by Kalvado is just a joke: "It ...

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by AvFanNJ
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Definition of safety engineering: Safety engineering is the process of design o prevent accidents. Engineering Safety Concepts provide detailed approaches and modes for accident reduction by using a risk management process to identify and "design out" hazards. Do Boeing employ "unsaf...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Please then, without bias, do provide any available evidence of the misinformation you have several times now alleged takes place in the video. it is a typical requirement of the forum at this point in either advancing ones argument or else retracting it. Mods, please do not delete this post, it is...

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by AvFanNJ
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

So if I am following all this right, Boeing has created the MAX 8/9 as an inherently unstable aircraft, without any (FBW) computers to control that instability. Then the FAA certified it as the same as an NG, without any NG characteristics, plus a few of its own that Boeing don't know about yet. Bi...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The public has an amazingly short attention span. It doesn’t really matter long term or Boeing or the Max. The public will forget out this in literally eight seconds. A recent study found the average attention span has dropped from 12 seconds to a mere eight seconds. The same study found goldfish h...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Before everyone goes Hyperbolic - here is the best description I've seen on MCAS from 737.org.uk "MCAS is a longitudinal stability enhancement. It is not for stall prevention (although indirectly it helps) or to make the MAX handle like the NG (although it does); it was introduced to counterac...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I found this paragraph interesting: "The briefings continue to emphasize that the MCAS, which was added to the speed-trim system to standardize handling qualities with those of the 737 Next Generation, is “not a stall-protection function and not a stall-prevention function,” says Mike Sinnett,...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

New from Aviation Week. You may need to be a paid subscriber to access full article: https://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/boeing-expands-mcas-demos-speed-lifting-737-max-grounding I found this paragraph interesting: "The briefings continue to emphasize that the MCAS, which was added to...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

New from Aviation Week. You may need to be a paid subscriber to access full article: https://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/boeing-expands-mcas-demos-speed-lifting-737-max-grounding I found this paragraph interesting: "The briefings continue to emphasize that the MCAS, which was added to...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

New from Aviation Week. You may need to be a paid subscriber to access full article: https://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/boeing-expands-mcas-demos-speed-lifting-737-max-grounding I found this paragraph interesting: "The briefings continue to emphasize that the MCAS, which was added to ...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 37229

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

So adding one 737MAX simulator is hardly significant regarding the question what type of frame LH will buy in the future. Wasn't that exactly what I said? I never posted any confirmation, just said, that it could be a hint, while putting it into perspective with possible training for external pilot...

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by AvFanNJ
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 18604

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Is Boeing waiting to test the new landing gear on the Max 10 itself? I assumed it would have been tested it on the Max 9 first. To my knowledge, there has been no news about the new Max landing gear since they revealed the mock-up. To my knowledge, there was no intent to test the new gear on anythi...

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by AvFanNJ
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I don't think for a second that the MAX problems or possible design flaws are unsolvable. An effective software fix couple with additional sensor redundancy and comprehensive pilot training would almost certainly result in an a/c that is way more than adequately safe to operate, even if a bit less ...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 18604

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Avgeek21 wrote:
GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
Has MCAS been installed yet?


AFAIK the MAX 10 will not have any MCAS at all. Only MAX 8 and 9’s.

I didn't know this. Does the 66 inch stretch change the aerodynamics enough to dispense with it? And sorry if that's a bit off topic. Not trying to offend anyone here, just curious.

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by AvFanNJ
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

maint123 wrote:
737 Max in Mr wonderful's words should be 'taken behind the barn and shot'.

I wish the mods would just delete pointless and unhelpful comments such as this. A big fat zero.

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Except that some will not. EASA announced they will be certifying fix independently, and there are indications that may require full certification review. I fully envision FAA being the only agency permitting MAX revenue service for some time, and I understand FAA will do their best to avoid such s...

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by AvFanNJ
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

STILL EASA will do their own independent certification not of MCAS but of THE WHOLE AIRLINER. :airplane: The MAX will not fly in Europe (or Asia??) until EASA has certified MAX from bottom up. The article you linked to says nothing of this sort. We have entirely too much extrapolation in these thre...

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by AvFanNJ
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 613961

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

what isnt safe is building a plane fully knowing that it would require engines to big for it to fly without some sort of a software fix AND on top of that, not even making the AOA or MCAS warning indicator standard. Have there been ANY other planes built similar to the MAX where the engines are to ...

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by AvFanNJ
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 751720

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Letter from Boeing CEO https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-03-18-Letter-from-Boeing-CEO-Dennis-Muilenburg-to-Airlines-Passengers-and-the-Aviation-Community A whole lot of nothing really. Necessary P.R. for the company's workers, as much as for the public. Though little will be said about it, I also f...

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by AvFanNJ
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748259

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

It’s horribly sad that it took a massive loss of life to uncover the issue (or issues). But when people say that modern airplanes have become too complex to fly, they should probably ask the people that do the flying. I think this is a terrible statement. The crash was premeditated murder. It was n...

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by AvFanNJ
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 22529

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Could NG production increase again now that the MAX is probably grounded into 2020? Would airlines support receiving an older model for the time being, at a considerable discount? Who said it's probably grounded into 2020? I heard 3 to 6 months. Is there new information that forces a longer groundi...

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by AvFanNJ
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748259

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Well, we still don’t know if the Ethiopian accident was even an MCAS event. Recovered jackscrew shows stabilizer leading edge up, hence nose down (we know that MCAS response to a stall is to put the nose down) Vertical speed variation from FR24 is similar to Lion Air - the time between peaks is 20 ...

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kimimm19 wrote:
According to fliegerfaust:

Airbus will shortly be announcing the launch of the A220-500 with the help of a launch customer...

https://twitter.com/sylvainfaust/status ... 9756250112

Another thread based on nothing but pure speculation. Brilliant!

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by AvFanNJ
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 43903

Re: Garuda may cancel remaining orders of 737 MAX

I just seriously hope 777-x series won't have MCAS issue or any hidden system,,,it's very scary. 787 has mcas? No, 777X and 787 are fly by wire airplanes and don't need anything like MCAS. The 737 MAX lacks full fly by wire although it has fly by wire spoilers that the 737 NG lacked. Without full F...

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by AvFanNJ
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748259

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I have a theory that could explain the AOA sensor malfunction indication and the crashes, while also explaining why MCAS is wrongly accused of being the main culprit. If you look at the position of the engines on the MAX 8, they have been brought forward and up, to maintain ground clearance despite...

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by AvFanNJ
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748259

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So much opinions here, so much speculation about the cause of the accident.I am very sorry for all the victims from the crash and if there is a problem with the 737 MAX Boeing should fix it very promptly. But i also feel sorry for Boeing.These events will ruin and haunt the company for a long time....

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