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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: 150
Views: 19880

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: 385443

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 35413

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: 17796

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 17796

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 3188
Views: 595750

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: 6472
Views: 716212

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: 5474
Views: 718462

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: 74
Views: 16181

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: 5474
Views: 718462

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: 161
Views: 42781

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: 5474
Views: 718462

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: 5474
Views: 718462

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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