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by Agrajag
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Is the simulator they use different to the Max sims that have been bought by various airlines (but not necessarily delivered)? I thought they didnt replicate MCAS or the manual trip properly?

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by Agrajag
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

How easily can NG production be ramped up again and how much of a discount will they have to give? Buy one get 2 free and free oil changes for life?

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by Agrajag
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I wonder what meaningless lawyer led weasel words will will hear from Boeing management today?

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by Agrajag
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jun/16/boeing-max-737-jet-crisis-we-shouldve-been-more-open-says-ceo Every time he opens his mouth its an insult to those who died. "“When I make comments about the previous design and how we followed those processes, that’s something we put a lot of th...

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by Agrajag
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 228088

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The uncle of my wife's best friend's auntie works at the company that makes the little aeroplane models on plinths. They just received a rush order for A350s in QF colours. Order to be delivered next week. Just sayin'!

Happy Weekend everyone! :bouncy:

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by Agrajag
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Make a safe aeroplane safer

No techical gaps

If this still the company line?

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by Agrajag
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Every day i read these pages and the disbelief of how Boeing behaves just increases. I am not an MBA or Executive level employee. What I would like to know is, are the Boeing C-suite people sitting around and thinking 'yes, we are handling this correctly and in line with all our corporate training i...

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by Agrajag
Tue May 21, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

You are taking quotes out of context and mixing up OldAeroGuy and me. Oops, sorry for that ! :white: The correct post would be: That being said I'll bet you I practised it more (stalls) than either of the ET pilots plus full spins which I doubt they did. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.ph...

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by Agrajag
Tue May 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www-cnbc-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/05/21/boeing-shares-rise-after-report-that-a-bird-strike-may-have-caused-737-max-crash.html?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnbc.com%2F2019%2F05...

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by Agrajag
Sun May 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

2) MCAS does not introduce a new failure mode, it adds another source of runaway stabilizer. 3) MCAS appears to increase the likelihood of runaway stabilzer on a 737 by a few orders of magnitude. MCAS-sourced runaway stabilizer presents much different symptoms. It is strictly periodical, and relent...

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by Agrajag
Sun May 19, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Half of all 737 pilots are below average. I do not think it unreasonable to expect Boeing to produce a plane that can be flown safely by them as well.

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by Agrajag
Sun May 19, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

MSPNWA, it is my suspicion that you are paid by Boeing to be on these pages. It is also clear that they are not getting value for money. New acc, joined last month. Does that make you airbus employee? LOL. Children. In my case, ive been a reader here for many years but its has been the disgusting a...

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by Agrajag
Sun May 19, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

MSPNWA, it is my suspicion that you are paid by Boeing to be on these pages.

It is also clear that they are not getting value for money.

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by Agrajag
Fri May 17, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/id ... ly_crashes.

An new in depth piece from the BBC.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/id ... ly_crashes.

An new in depth piece from the BBC.

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by Agrajag
Thu May 16, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 22916

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

scbriml wrote:
Lots of amusing banter here, but nobody has asked the really important question:

Is it scone (as in cone) or scone (as in gone)? :spin:


Oh no!. Hes done it now. Can of worms opened!!

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by Agrajag
Thu May 16, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 22916

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

You have to pay extra for tea to go with your scone? Is this the AoA disagree warning light all over again? Corporate greed? Will BA be pressured to provide tea as standard? Do fruit scones produce additional and unwanted lift at high angles of attack? The public need to know and i for one will neve...

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by Agrajag
Wed May 15, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16598

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

:rotfl: Oh the irony!!

Boeing: "how dare you suggest the Max is different to the NG..."

Boeing fan boys: "how dare you suggest the Max is the same as the NG..."

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by Agrajag
Sat May 11, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 287
Views: 33178

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

In my world, i am required to view issues through the prism of Negligence/non-Negligence. Put simply, my own personal thought exercise is as follows. 1. Is there a body of reasonable opinion (relevantly qualified and experienced opinion) that would state that the MCAS system as originally designed a...

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by Agrajag
Fri May 03, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing orginally intended, and presumably still intends, Max pilots to have their ongoing training and checks on NG simulators with no MCAS etc. If this is deemed unacceptable going forward, what is the production rate of Max sims?

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by Agrajag
Wed May 01, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at the NRA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2524

Re: What on earth is going on at the NRA?

As a humble Brit, i have never understood the massive influence that the NRA has over US politics. They only have 5 million members dont they? Out of a country of, what, 300 million? What am i missing?

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by Agrajag
Wed May 01, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Why does everyone still seem to think that shit pilots with shit training share no blame in these accidents? Meh, six months from now no one will care or remember and likely the MAX will be the safest aircraft available. I can guarantee you that in six months a lot of people will still care, especi...

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by Agrajag
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I hope the Boeing lawyers aren't working on a no win no fee agreement!

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by Agrajag
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max v NG Simulators
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: Max v NG Simulators

426shadow, i really dont understand your hostility and accusation. Whats wrong?

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by Agrajag
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max v NG Simulators
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: Max v NG Simulators

Its an interesting point, presumably Boeing and the airlines, particularly US based airlines, intended to simply use NG simulators for all ongoing training/checking needs of Max pilots. The differences being minimal enough for this to not be an issue.

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by Agrajag
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713665

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If you are a pilot weighing 50kg and of below average strength, what then?

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by Agrajag
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max v NG Simulators
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Max v NG Simulators

Given the shortage of Max simulators, would it be possible to upload the necessary MCAS software to NG simulators to make them viable for Max training or are the differences too great?

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by Agrajag
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713665

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Do the few Max sims currently available have fully operational MCAS?

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by Agrajag
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Optimum materials
Replies: 17
Views: 1768

Re: Optimum materials

No problem. Im all for learning new stuff, especially about materials. I find it fascinating.

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by Agrajag
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Optimum materials
Replies: 17
Views: 1768

Re: Optimum materials

Thanks for that. What about a Titanium alloy? What are the pros and cons of that? Wasnt it used on the SR71 for structure and skin? Have the potential titanium alloys advanced since then? Is it suitable?

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by Agrajag
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Optimum materials
Replies: 17
Views: 1768

Re: Optimum materials

Other than composites, what would be the very best Alloy under these parameters? Aluminium/Lithium is mentioned often but is there an every better option if money no object?

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by Agrajag
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Optimum materials
Replies: 17
Views: 1768

Re: Optimum materials

That Pikachu person. I had his comments removed. It seems he doesnt like people asking questions. Strange notion on this forum.

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by Agrajag
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Optimum materials
Replies: 17
Views: 1768

Re: Optimum materials

CARST thank you, that is the sort of answer i was looking for. Very interesting.

I dont know why others are so aggressive and rude. What is wrong with them?

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by Agrajag
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Optimum materials
Replies: 17
Views: 1768

Re: Optimum materials

Yes, exactly, so all of those minus the cost.

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by Agrajag
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Optimum materials
Replies: 17
Views: 1768

Optimum materials

Here is another thought exercise im interested in. If money was no object in terms of structure materials only, what would be the best/most optimal material from which to construct an a350 sized aircraft. Or put another way, are there realistic/optimal materials that have not been used simply becaus...

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by Agrajag
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 2154

Re: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?

Galaxyflyer, at least i got some sense from you. My questions are not necessarily about what has gone before or even the state of the art now, its a concept for the future. The notion that it wont ever happen because it hasnt happened already is clearly false.

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by Agrajag
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 2154

Re: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?

Galaxyflyer, at least i got some sense from you. My questions are not necessarily about what has gone before or even the state of the art now, its a concept for the future.

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by Agrajag
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 2154

Re: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?

The advantage is obvious, reduce drag. I am sure that is the very reason the jet engines are retractable on gliders. Not such an amazing leap of imagination to see that concept being applied on larger aircraft IN THE FUTURE! Could even be centre-line thrust, not wing based. I am interested to know s...

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by Agrajag
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 2154

Re: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?

And yet you are still here... Says a lot.
Making predictions is difficult, especially about the future. Thats why its a thought exercise.

I wonder what happened to you to make you behave like this?

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by Agrajag
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 2154

Re: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?

Fine, jog on! I am thinking, in this thought exercise, about a clean sheet design concept, where optimal cruise engines are supplemented by retractable thrust to be deployed when needed i.e at takeoff. I dont see that as such an outlandish concept for the future despite what that silly sausage Pikac...

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by Agrajag
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 2154

Re: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?

I have no need to prove anything, the purpose of the thread is quite clear. You seem to be an 'angry' chap who is quite vulnerable.
Anyway, back to my chosen topic. In the future i am certain that 'deployed as needed' engines will be in use.

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by Agrajag
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 2154

Re: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?

Pikachu, you continue to embarrass yourself. Why the frustration? Things not going well.? Retractable engines will happen in commercial flight, youll see.

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by Agrajag
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 2154

Re: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?

Acording to wiki, The Convair B36, The Martin B4M, The Ryan Fr.

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by Agrajag
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4701

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

The Wickerman remake also plunged depths seldom seen.

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by Agrajag
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4701

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Worst for me is The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Brilliant books, the author, Douglas Adams, said they were unfilmable... And he was right. The film was terrible.

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by Agrajag
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 2154

Re: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?

:roll: Pikachu
Im sure such comments are your way of making yourself feel superior (perhaps making up for shortcomings elsewhere) but its unnecessary. And, as it turns out, after a bit of research, the 'thought' has been deemed good enough to make it into production on several aircraft.

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by Agrajag
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 2154

Re: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?

The point would be to design an aircraft for, say, 500 passengers in 3 comfortable classes, but with much better economics than an A380. The small engines will essentially be used for providing the additional thrust when required, such as at takeoff, but provide much less drag and fuel consumption w...

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by Agrajag
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a quad use different combinations of engines?
Replies: 35
Views: 2154

Could a quad use different combinations of engines?

Would it be feasible to design a quad with, for example, two Trent xwbs as the inner pair and two much smaller GTFs as the outer pair (or any other combination of engine type) What would the pro's and cons be? how could issues such as engine out and asymmetric thrust problems be resolved?

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