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by kayik
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4006
Views: 518354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Don't forget to extend the page by "continue reading" , where it is explained how is this issue going to a dead-end. https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/09/boeing-foresees-return-of-the-737-max-in-november-but-not-everywhere.html#more But in a August 2019 meeting of international regulators...

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by kayik
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4006
Views: 518354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Where did he say those? At an investors conference. They are just giving positive messages to keep the share price level. Nothing serious. On the other hand,EASA repeated their 4 points after 6 months. Any progress there?

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by kayik
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4006
Views: 518354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

CAAC: Three Principles for Resuming the Operation of Boeing 737 Max 8 14/05/2019 http://www.caac.gov.cn/en/XWZX/201905/t20190514_196154.html To resume the operation of the aircraft type, three principles should be held on to, namely the aircraft airworthiness be reexamined, the necessary aircraft mo...

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by kayik
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4006
Views: 518354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Return to Service - EASA conditions Letter sent to the FAA on April 01, 2019. 4 conditions: 1.Design changes proposed by Boeing are EASA approved (no delegation to FAA) 2.Additional and broader independent design review has been satisfactorily completed by EASA 3.Accidents of JT610 and ET302 are de...

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by kayik
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4006
Views: 518354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

sgrow787 wrote:
planecane wrote:
sgrow787 wrote:

But [manual] electric trim [from the column] does still work when cutout switches are flipped*, no?

*flipped to 'CUTOUT'


Not unless they made a major, unannounced design change.

I was hoping for a source but I guess I'll take your word for it.


yes, very satisfactory :rotfl:

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by kayik
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4006
Views: 518354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing's Crashes Expose Systemic Failings https://www.spiegel.de/international/business/737-max-boeing-s-crashes-expose-systemic-failings-a-1282869.html "The lawyers in New York already know who the judge will be. His name is Alonso, a youthful-looking man who was appointed under Barack Obama. ...

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by kayik
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4006
Views: 518354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

http://m.atwonline.com/regulation/faa-t ... s-approval
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Revelation wrote:
Seems they don't feel compelled to give the kind of time line you'd like to see.


However, they felt quite free for even "targetting" a deadline 4 months ago. :)

http://m.atwonline.com/regulation/faa-t ... s-approval

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by kayik
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4006
Views: 518354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Says who? If that was the case, why is using it near the beginning of the NNC? The manual electric trim has priority over all other electric trim commands. With the two switch design on each yoke, it is highly unlikely that a switch issue would be the cause of the runaway. If what you say is true, ...

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by kayik
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4006
Views: 518354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Imagine for a moment that both Lion Air and ET flights were saved by the pilots trained to maximum standards and landed safely after a roller coaster flight. Would that make MAX airworthy?

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by kayik
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4006
Views: 518354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Just to add to the fun.. https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2019/05/09/40155545/boeing-is-broke Will re-visit when the Q1 2020 thread starts :white: So the Boeing mountains of cash are a mirage according to this article. I will wait to see if the story has any legs. You don't have to wait, Boeing rep...

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by kayik
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4006
Views: 518354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Lol, Boeing is not going to go bankrupt. The CEO's are usually saying that while the clerks are filing the papers. How about this thought, we have a resident Program Accounting Expert who shows the dire situation Boeing is in with the deferred cost of the 787 program, add in the 5 billion already w...

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by kayik
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4006
Views: 518354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

From Boeing financials page 53-54 https://s2.q4cdn.com/661678649/files/do ... 9-10-Q.pdf In the preparation of our financial statements, we have made assumptions regarding outcomes of accident investigations, timing and conditions of return to service, timing of future 737 production rate increases,...

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by kayik
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96992

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

https://www.fliegerfaust.com/airbus-new ... 20934.html
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TObound wrote:
Sooner787 wrote:
How large would the 220 backlog have to grow before Airbus would consider
adding a 3rd production line in Europe?


Probably at least double what it is now. They have plenty of room to grow in Mirabel and Mobile.

https://www.fliegerfaust.com/airbus-new ... 20934.html

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by kayik
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Would you be surprised if this was a PR effort staging how effective FAA is and not rubber stamping at all?

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by kayik
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Killing somebody by negligence is also a crime. Saying that somebody was killed by negligence is a serious accusation, one that should not be made casually and without the kind of proof that would be needed in a court room, IMO. There's quite a significant difference between what a layperson refers...

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by kayik
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Does anyone know if Boeings Test Pilot's have flown the exact same Flight conditions and aircraft configuration in the simulator that occurred on both the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines. And what was the results? Why not any pilot, but Boeing test pilots? If Boeing test pilots, why a simulator rat...

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by kayik
Thu May 23, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Compensation is nothing compared to Chinese never letting MAX to fly. Half of the world's population live in that area. Then I guess that the 737 MAX Chinese completion center will be shutdown. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-set-to-deliver-first-737-jet-from-completio...

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by kayik
Thu May 23, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

For worldwide training concerns there are places to go for an hour a week. You can tell whatever you want and you dont have to repeat yourself, since, they take notes. What a time saver...and in the time saved you can even improve your stick skills.

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by kayik
Thu May 23, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Note that the FAA statement seems to include that the US could certify the plane first, and the rest of the world would certify after their regulatory agencies have done their due research. Also note that the FAA is not seeing foreign hesitations as unfriendly, indeed welcoming them. Definitely not...

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by kayik
Thu May 23, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.ft.com/content/e9581b40-7cd ... 85092ab560
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FAA raises possibility of long delay to 737 Max approval...

Daniel Elwell, the acting FAA chief, said “If it takes a year to find everything we need to give us the confidence to lift the [grounding] order so be it.”



https://www.ft.com/content/e9581b40-7cd ... 85092ab560

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by kayik
Tue May 21, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

How far will people go to hide deficiencies in training is beyond me. Instead of pushing both the manufacturer and the regulators to create better systems AND training all I see here is a boeing hate. Seems a lot of you have personal agendas instead of common sense/will to create the safest possibl...

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by kayik
Tue May 21, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

How about naming MCAS and explaining exactly what it does. Wouldn't have prevented the ET 302 crash. Complying with the EAD and properly executing the "Runaway Stabilizer" NNC would have avoided the crash. How about explaining that AoA disagree does not work, even so it is not optional an...

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by kayik
Sat May 18, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

This is from Air Transat's web site "Following Canada’s Minister of Transports’ announcements concerning the Boeing 737 MAX, we have received a volume of questions about our fleet and our flights’ status. We want to reassure our passengers: Our flights are not affected by this announcement sinc...

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by kayik
Thu May 16, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
It’s NOT pilot bashing, it’s pointing the truth of the their backgrounds. Do you think 153 hours is adequate flight time to pilot an airliner?

GF


How do you expect a pilot to start flying an airliner? 5000 hours coded in his/her genes? All pilots start with zero hours. It is pilot bashing.

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by kayik
Mon May 13, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Ok, so say that Boeing does re-brand the Max as Trump suggests.... what will they call it? -800 and -900 are already taken.....the -10 would be ok.... but what about the other 2. What about a shortened rebranding from the bottom? I expect the "big number trend" (-9X, -1000, etc.) to be go...

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by kayik
Tue May 07, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Please present a good argument where retracting Flaps at low altitude with an active stick shaker is a proper course of action. Not an argument but a question. Let's assume that whatever the crew did was not in accordance with Boeing procedures. The aircraft was actually not in stall and over speed...

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by kayik
Mon May 06, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Please present a good argument where retracting Flaps at low altitude with an active stick shaker is a proper course of action. Not an argument but a question. Let's assume that whatever the crew did was not in accordance with Boeing procedures. The aircraft was actually not in stall and over speed...

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by kayik
Sat May 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Arguably the most damning indictment made by the legal types to date. If you have the time, its worth a skimming one or other of the complaints linked in the report. https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/lawsuits-filed-against-boeing-on-behalf-of-humanitarian-leaders-in-africa-in-ethiopian-air...

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by kayik
Thu May 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Seems to be the common practice... A metals manufacturer faked test results and provided faulty materials to NASA, causing more than $700 million (roughly Rs. 4,900 crores) in losses and two failed satellite launch missions, according to an investigation by the US space agency. The fraud involved an...

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by kayik
Wed May 01, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I don't know if someone has done the exercise before, but imagine that the A320 had a similar problem with the neo (new engine option) and that the FBW couldn't be changed, so Airbus added something a lot like MCAS. What are the chances a similar accident could happen ? From what I know there are t...

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by kayik
Wed May 01, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 7073

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... .jpg?v=v40

then it became this before scraped
https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/2/49452_1062895551.jpg
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My first flight was on this A/C in 1968
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... .jpg?v=v40

then it became this before scraped
https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/2/49452_1062895551.jpg

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by kayik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718234

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

As Interested said "it is a huge market" in terms of value. However, it is a very small market in terms of customer base. You are not selling cars or sailing boats, there are a couple of hundred customers available. So, every customer counts, you have to make each one of them happy for you...

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by kayik
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 354
Views: 69359

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

actually, would it be more meaningful to use OEW as one of the axis? It will show more clearly the difference imo I actually tried various parameters. However, OEW and Payload information is not available for 737MAX except 8MAX. This is a ghost plane. I would appreciate if somebody could provide th...

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by kayik
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718234

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

That's like saying we should totally focus on eradicating all forms of cancer and Doctors don't need to go Med School to learn how to manage cancer until we have a cure. Screw the people that already have cancer - if we lose a few so what that's wasted resources. Terrible analogy. It is not cancer ...

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by kayik
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 354
Views: 69359

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

That is a fantastic effort. A few comments: - Boeing underwent a dramatic revision of its range estimates in 2015, which didn't affect the 737 too much but saw the estimates for the widebodies drop by 400 to 500 nm. I believe you've got a mix of old and new—I think the currently available types wit...

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by kayik
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 354
Views: 69359

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

Slight change in the bottom left corner. I will DM figures.

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by kayik
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 354
Views: 69359

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

I have plotted this cross checking figures from wikipedia and manufacturers' sites. 2 class seating figures are used. In a few cases with WB aircraft there was no clearity, there I used seating plans of reputable airlines from seat guru. For example Emirates has a 2 class A380 with 615 seats which d...

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by kayik
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718234

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

According to ATW FAA targets late May, early June re authorization for the 737MAX. http://m.atwonline.com/regulation/faa-targets-late-may-early-june-max-airworthiness-approval One thing I don't understand. Why FAA is targeting something related to MAX? Is this within their job description? It is ha...

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by kayik
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718234

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

scbriml wrote:
... 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.

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by kayik
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720010

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

...Boeing Defense Systems has vast experience with software to control airframes lacking static stability. Most modern fighter planes are inherently unstable for various reasons. So it is not impossible with just software fix for Boeing. Just tighten the loose ends and make it more intuitive to hum...

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by kayik
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720010

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Hello everyone, my first post. I am no pilot or engineer but an aviation fan and a business consultant (including a few airlines). Although I understand most of the technical staff, commenting on them is beyond me. I will try to summarize my views from a business angle. The aircraft is grounded on t...

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