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by snowkarl
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73969

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

Can the COVID-19 kill the 737 MAX production ? The scenario is a such major airlines collapsing that annihilate so much orders than the Airbus capacity to deliver the A32x neo obliterate the production of additional 737 MAX. The risk is probably very low now as to happens the remaining orders need ...

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by snowkarl
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96149

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

The FAA all of a sudden seems to have a change of heart and wants to cooperate to get the Max flying again. I wonder if the president told them to straighten up or there would be consequences. I could see Trump losing confidence and bringing in military officials to temporarily lead the FAA and get...

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by snowkarl
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191931

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

I don't understand your point on the first - can you please elaborate? ETOPS assumes that you can make your destination or alternate on one engine at any point in the flight. Of course loss of two engines would make you hope you had a Canadian crew on board (I'm sure there are others who could do i...

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by snowkarl
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191931

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

It shouldn't be that big of a deal. Assuming you stick to a normal flight profile - Manual trimming the aircraft to keep it in trim is totally doable and you can read reports on here and other forums of Pilots who do this routinely (Fly an entire flight with Manual Trim) to stay sharp. It's good ai...

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by snowkarl
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you pay $1,400 for coach CLT-LHR in June
Replies: 21
Views: 1423

Re: Would you pay $1,400 for coach CLT-LHR in June

Return ticket? Then it's normal, but you will always pay less if you book closer to travel date. For a 1-way ticket I couldn't even find economy at that price.

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by snowkarl
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748952

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

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/top-boeing-attorney-who-oversaw-737-max-legal-fallout-to-retire/ says the lawyer who has been Muilenberg's chief legal adviser is retiring. Boeing said he informed the directors of his “long-considered retirement” effective the end of the year....

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by snowkarl
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748952

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

Some parts of this business cannot be just turned off. For example, CFM will receive the last rotors, shafts, and turbine blades started pre-grounding in January. They are committed to casings another six months out. The write up from Dominic Gates at ST ( https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boei...

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by snowkarl
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders
Replies: 114
Views: 16803

Re: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders

It's not exactly an apples to apples to comparison. 1) There are far more airlines and thus more demand since the introduction of the A320. The 737 came out during a time of stiff government regulation on where airlines could fly. They also set prices at a level where very few could afford to fly. ...

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by snowkarl
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675777

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The NYT article has exposed the binary narrative we're seeing from certain parties. Even though the NYT author was highly critical of all parties involved, that's not acceptable to some. If you're not placing 100% of blame in one certain direction and 0% in every other, you're a PR man, hit piece a...

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by snowkarl
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675777

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

After a million posts, and a thousand of them still writing that it was the pilots‘ fault/error... I want to ask them to find one (american if you want) pilot, who would agree to take seat in the cockpit, right after take off when a dozen of lights started to blink. If you found just one pilot hone...

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by snowkarl
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675777

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I'm sorry, but IMO you are using reduction to absurdity and strawman arguments by using the specter of an unstable aircraft that you yourself say doesn't exist to avoid addressing a point about the competence of an airman that would ignore stick shakers and aural warnings, then suggesting that acti...

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by snowkarl
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675777

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Close but no cigar. Peter states unequivocally: "Based on information available, in all three cases of autopilot augmentation, only one FCC produces the valid command, and that FCC command is based only a single sensor set." And the Mach Trim diagram you referenced does indeed show a cros...

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by snowkarl
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675777

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I've posted this exact sentiment many times and been accused of being a Boeing PR plant. Will this being published by respected media earn me some respect for my opinions? I even had a member add me to his ignore list over this opinion. At this point, I think it is unimportant whether the flights c...

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by snowkarl
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675777

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Just some perspective. The max had been flying for over a year without incident. By the time it was grounded there were nearly 400 taking to the skies. After the grounding, pilots didnt start coming out of the woodwork stating what a horrible plane it was to fly. I'm not saying the grounding is the...

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by snowkarl
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675777

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

How much would ending the MAX cost? Contract penalties, lost revenue for a decade? 50 billion to 1/4 TRILLION? I think they still have a good incentive to fix it, even if it takes 1 to 2 years. It cannot be cancelled. Not only is there no replacement within at least 5 years (A and B backlogs for sa...

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by snowkarl
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675777

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

You are partially correct. BUT you are absolutely wrong to say this is part of the money that Boeing have just set aside. I never said that. I only showed that 5.6B figure can't possibly be the final bill . Perhaps not the final bill, but the market is treating it as a clear signal from Boeing that...

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by snowkarl
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419562

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The 9 seconds because the stabilizer can only move so fast. It took 9 seconds to move the amount that was determined was needed under a worst case scenario (I'm guessing low speed where the stab has less authority). The pilots aren't normally intended to turn it off. I understand the 9 seconds. But...

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by snowkarl
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419562

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I'm seeing all this Sully stuff floating around everywhere now. I realize he has a long history as a pilot with time in the military, 30 years as a pilot for US Airways, and obviously the "Miracle on the Hudson" but does he have any history or experience flying 737s or did they just plop ...

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by snowkarl
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419562

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Did anyone you ever have a need to write lots of posts calling for better pilot training around the world for pilots UNTIL Max crashed ? Be honest ? Remind us again of the Airbus A330 design issues in the Air France fatal crash. Or the calls for better training (not me but people made them) after t...

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by snowkarl
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419562

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-14/boeing-updates-older-737-simulators-in-wake-of-fatal-max-crashes Confirmed NG simulator did not accurately reflect manual trim wheel forces. Ray There's no surprise Still 100% the pilot's fault though... Pretty much establishes that it's 100% Boein...

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by snowkarl
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419562

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Can anyone confirm when MCAS was implemented. I got the idea the light control forces were noticed during flight testing. This is a bit late in the day. It leaves only one option. A software fix. Any structural or aero fix would have taken years to do. As for the higher mounted engine causing more ...

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by snowkarl
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419562

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It's about the lift the MAX's nacelles generate at high angle of attack due to complex airflow between nacelle, pylon and wing, rather than "engine too big". Obviously. But this is pedantry. The only reason the MAX has a tendancy to pitch town due to the high aoa is because they wanted to...

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by snowkarl
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419562

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It's about the lift the MAX's nacelles generate at high angle of attack due to complex airflow between nacelle, pylon and wing, rather than "engine too big". Obviously. But this is pedantry. The only reason the MAX has a tendancy to pitch town due to the high aoa is because they wanted to...

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by snowkarl
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419562

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Ralph Nader Says Boeing 737 Max Is Flawed and Should Never Fly Again Consumer advocate Ralph Nader said the larger engines mounted to the Boeing 737 Max represented a design flaw and called for the plane to be permanently grounded. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-04/nader-says-boein...

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by snowkarl
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419562

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Engineers are responsible for their design. Negligence has put engineers into prison before. Why should aircraft engineers get a special dispensation? Anyway we are not only talking about engineers. In what country have engineers gone to prison and what did they do? I am an engineer in the USA and ...

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by snowkarl
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419562

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

In his interview today all he could say was the Max will be flying again by the end of the year That's twice this week he's given that as his answer when asked when the plane will be in the air again The end of the year? Another 6 months of grounding and roughly 6bn in damages to Boeing? He should ...

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by snowkarl
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419562

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Mullenburg is on CNBC again right now - saying certification flight could be soon - then it needs to be approved by the regulators - has said sorry about 10x. He didn't give a definite time line - I got the impression still a few months. Did he say anything about world wide training standards or di...

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by snowkarl
Wed May 29, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 419562

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The people in this thread laying blame onto the pilots, should take a step back and have a long, hard look at the international safety standards for catastrophical failures. Which is less than one in a billion per flight hour. I will brake that number down to make it more specific. We had almost 40...

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