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by snowkarl
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
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Views: 345560

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: 2666
Views: 345560

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: 2666
Views: 345560

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: 2666
Views: 345560

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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: 2666
Views: 345560

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: 2666
Views: 345560

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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: 2666
Views: 345560

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: 385623

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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: 385623

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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: 385623

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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: 385623

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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: 385623

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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: 385623

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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: 385623

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: 385623

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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: 385623

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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: 385623

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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: 385623

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: 385623

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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