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by Agrajag
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73953

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

I am quite sure that nearly all readers of the grounding threads are fully aware of the way it was "beaten to death" that the accidents were to blame on third world/non USA pilots and that the accidents would never happen in the USA due to the extremely well trained pilots. You may want t...

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by Agrajag
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96127

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

If the MCAS debacle had never happened and all those Maxs and more were happily flying around as i type this, would we ever have found out that the fuel tanks had been used as rubbish bins?

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by Agrajag
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81070

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Its certainly a beast of a machine, good looking as well. I wish it every success. Hope, Boeing's troubles are now in the past and they can go back to making great planes that the world needs in a mutually respectful competition with Airbus.

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by Agrajag
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

Or you just train/retrain Pilots to remind them that the manual trim wheel may become ineffective above Vmo and that if Manual trim is needed reduce to normal operating speeds and make sure that the Autothrottle is not engaged at Take Off Go around thrust and if necessary use the rollercoaster mane...

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by Agrajag
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

I am genuinely interest to know from those who regularly defend Boeing on these pages, when do you feel the Max should have been grounded, if at all?

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by Agrajag
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max pilot training, past, present and future.
Replies: 39
Views: 3364

Re: Max pilot training, past, present and future.

The disclosure yesterday showed how airlines were requesting training but there was a deliberate and successful effort by Boeing to discourage them by cynically attempting to make them feel stupid for requesting it. The motivation for Boeing's behaviour was greed. Its outrageous!

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by Agrajag
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max pilot training, past, present and future.
Replies: 39
Views: 3364

Re: Max pilot training, past, present and future.

oschkosch wrote:
IMHO this thread is a good idea, thank you for opening it!

Gesendet von meinem SM-G950F mit Tapatalk


Thank you. I think there is much to be said...

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by Agrajag
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max pilot training, past, present and future.
Replies: 39
Views: 3364

Max pilot training, past, present and future.

I have started this thread so that we can discuss specifically the training that Max pilots received in the past and what training they should receive in the future. We can discuss any prior inadequacies of this training and any potential impact such inadequacies may have had.

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by Agrajag
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

There are those who wish to imply, even now, that fundamentally it is a safe plane and that it is substandard piloting that is to blame. Mind you, they have been less prevalent since DM got the push. Perhaps the paychecks from Boeing PR agents dried up with the change in management? Shurly shome mi...

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by Agrajag
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

They are talking like slimy traders on The Wolf Of Wall Street pulling off thir latest scam rather than like people responsible for safety of passengers What king of management allows this culture to develop? A company in a huge mess and totally out of control Needs a huge shake up from top to bott...

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by Agrajag
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

They are talking like slimy traders on The Wolf Of Wall Street pulling off thir latest scam rather than like people responsible for safety of passengers What king of management allows this culture to develop? A company in a huge mess and totally out of control Needs a huge shake up from top to bott...

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by Agrajag
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

There are those who wish to imply, even now, that fundamentally it is a safe plane and that it is substandard piloting that is to blame. Mind you, they have been less prevalent since DM got the push. Perhaps the paychecks from Boeing PR agents dried up with the change in management? Shurly shome mis...

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by Agrajag
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

I bet Ryan Air and British Airways are delighted that they have a memorable marketing tagline for their new plane "The Boeing 737 Max, designed by clowns who were managed by monkeys". Where do I book!!
:roll:

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by Agrajag
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

I didnt think it could get much worse. Shows what I know. It really was a programme wide cover up.

The sheer arrogance is breathtaking.

I wonder how the Boeing defenders on these pages are going to try to spin this?

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by Agrajag
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh Retiring from IAG 30 June 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 5316

Re: Willie Walsh Retiring from IAG 30 June 2020

Did Boeing make him an offer he couldnt refuse?? :lol: :stirthepot:

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by Agrajag
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

Boeing have been dragged to this Sim training requirement kicking and screaming, make no mistake. If nothing else, for the fact that there are so few Sims available. Its a nightmare scenario for them but it looks like they had no choice other than cancelling the programme, which was not really a cho...

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by Agrajag
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

My understanding is that the Max sims currently do not accurately represent the Max as far MCAS and manual trim are concerned.

This is going to take a long time to sort out.

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by Agrajag
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

Wasnt the point about the 'max' sims that they werent actually proper 'max' sims in that they didnt replicate the max properly. No MCAS, no real world simulated manual trim. I think Boeing have well and truely been caught with their pants down over the sims because if training is mandated, the lack ...

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by Agrajag
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

To me it would make no sense to consider canellation unless it became clear that it was not possible to produce an acceptable MCAS modification and the alternative was hardware modification to meet standards. I don't think that hardware modification to meet standards would be a trigger point to con...

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by Agrajag
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

No it's not rose tinted glasses - its reality. The simple fact is that right now with the spread on there fixed income only 80 basis points over treasuries and share price where it is they would zero problems raising 10's of Billions of Capital right now even if they needed to do so which at this p...

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by Agrajag
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191868

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

I disagree. Boeing has already been paid most of the money for those undelivered 737s via contractual production progress payments. It's unlikely that more than 20-25% of the customer price remains to be paid on delivery (I think some here have even suggested final payment is as low as 15%). Then t...

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by Agrajag
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

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

[...]That is a very good point well made. Im sure i read somewhere that the A320 neo series was just 'catching up'. :D And after Boeing had made themselves the laughing stock by such a ridiculous claim Airbus shot back and depicted the MAX with Pinocchio`s nose: https://s19.directupload.net/images/...

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by Agrajag
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

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

The amazing thing for Boeing in the middle of all this is that they still have the NG, which as I recall according to Boeing competes very well with the NEO (and even matches it), so I'm sure they'll be fine once they can get the NG production up to speed again. That is a very good point well made....

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by Agrajag
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

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

https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.theguardian.com/business/2019/dec/24/boeing-737-max-new-troubling-communications-faa?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCKAE%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.co...

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by Agrajag
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

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

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... for-boeing

An interesting write up with suggestions that grounding could last another year. I know however if you get 3 'analysts' in a room together you will get four opinions.
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https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... for-boeing

An interesting write up with suggestions that grounding could last another year. I know however if you get 3 'analysts' in a room together you will get four opinions.

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by Agrajag
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Dreamliner Removal of Lightning Protection
Replies: 10
Views: 5277

Re: Boeing Dreamliner Removal of Lightning Protection

What happens if the Nitrogen system isnt working?

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by Agrajag
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

MCAS was not part of the sim software at that point - but they could have simulated it easily by repeatedly having the trim runaway and then stopping and then repeating. That should not have been that hard to do in a sim. Or at least spent time practising the Runaway Trim NNC Memory item. As usual ...

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by Agrajag
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

If you turn off the Electric Trim and disengage Autopilot and Autothrottle like you are supposed to then there isn't anything left running in the background that can affect the flightpath or the Airspeed. I agree Lionair was sent out there totally unprepared - but ET is a different matter. It was u...

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by Agrajag
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Yes I have - the great increase in Aviation safety can be attributed greatly to the Automation getting better and more reliable with the introduction of Airbus and Boeing FBW types and even the 737 NG replacing the 300/400/500 - but when the automation fails the lack of basic piloting skills is qui...

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by Agrajag
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I am not blaming the pilots I am blaming ET training. Apparently all they did was send out an email to their pilots on MCAS and did not do anything more than that. The ET First Officer was in the Sim after the first crash close to his fatal flight and there are no reports that MCAS was part of that ...

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by Agrajag
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

That assumption (that the MAX stalls somewhat normally) seems to be rather iffy. And becoming more iffy by the day . . . We have no information about the MAX stall characteristics. Just because nobody is releasing information to the public doesn't mean there is some hidden issue. I distinctly recal...

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by Agrajag
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Pilot training is not the reason 850 max aircraft are not flying today. Poor engineering/decision making by Boeing is the reason. Its a tragedy.

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by Agrajag
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

How many Maxs' should have been flying by now if this awful turn of events hadnt happened?

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by Agrajag
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max Engines
Replies: 30
Views: 10085

Re: Max Engines

I once saw a proposal for using jet engines as a means for combating smog in cities like Beijing. I think the premise was they would be used to blow the low level smog up to higher altitudes where winds would move it on. I wonder... As you raise the topic again I have to ask: were you serious about...

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by Agrajag
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max Engines
Replies: 30
Views: 10085

Re: Max Engines

They are still grounded and my original question still stands. Seems to be lots of disagreement as to whether the engines can be reused.

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by Agrajag
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140023

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Qantas only has one 737 with cracked pickle fork, the news of the second one is just speculation at this stage, it has not been confirmed by the airline, the union representing QF's engineers is also putting out propaganda to make things sound a lot worse than they are Do you have concrete evidence...

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by Agrajag
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140023

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/qantas-urged-to-ground-all-of-its-737s-after-second-aircraft-crack-discovered-20191031-p5360y.html Second Qantas 737 with cracked pickle forks. Qantas only has one 737 with cracked pickle fork, the news of the second one is just speculation at this stage, i...

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by Agrajag
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140023

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 5360y.html

Second Qantas 737 with cracked pickle forks.
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https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 5360y.html

Second Qantas 737 with cracked pickle forks.

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by Agrajag
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

XRAYretired wrote:
Agrajag wrote:
:yes:
majano wrote:
Is there a Mr or Ms Lewis in this hearing? If yes, this hearing will soon turn into :P a statistics masterclass!!


Bravo...

However, i fear our American cousins will not understand this.

Had me stumped for a while. Excellent!

Ray



Muilenberg may be on a bit of a sticky wicket!

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by Agrajag
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

:yes:

majano wrote:
SkyGrunt wrote:
Oh my, Ms Duckworth is destroying Muilenberg

Is there a Mr or Ms Lewis in this hearing? If yes, this hearing will soon turn into :P a statistics masterclass!!


Bravo...

However, i fear our American cousins will not understand this.

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by Agrajag
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Agreed - unfortunately it probably would not have meant a grounding. No meaningful Changes at Boeing would have been made No changes at the FAA No Changes in Maintenance practices - Actually it doesn't sound like all that many will be made No Changes in Pilot training - Some changes will be made - ...

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by Agrajag
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

"Our airline customers and their pilots have told us they don’t believe we communicated enough about MCAS—and we’ve heard them" Weasel words. Thats very different to admitting fault about lack of communication about MCAS. Such outrage over something you knew would not be present. His comm...

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by Agrajag
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

"Our airline customers and their pilots
have told us they don’t believe we communicated enough about MCAS—and we’ve heard
them"

Weasel words. Thats very different to admitting fault about lack of communication about MCAS.

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by Agrajag
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

"Our airline customers and their pilots
have told us they don’t believe we communicated enough about MCAS—and we’ve heard
them"

Weasel words. Thats very different to admitting fault about lack of communication about MCAS.

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by Agrajag
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

They have brought "the best of Boeing" to the fix.

Shame they didnt do that for the original design.!

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by Agrajag
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I bet Michael O'Leary is secretly very proud.

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by Agrajag
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30976

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Some people are desperate to be offended and outraged.

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by Agrajag
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Even their own sim didnt replicate MCAS properly.

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by Agrajag
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748631

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Only the most blinkered Boeing apologist could read that report, understand it, then conclude 'nothing to see here, how about those poorly trained foreign pilots...' I think this is a real Wizard of Oz style 'behind the curtain' moment. Nothing will ever be the same again in terms of trust in Boeing...

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