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by sharpley
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR
Replies: 36
Views: 13047

Re: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR

VH-ZND back in service today on QF10. Delayed departure from LHR this morning but on its way now.

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by sharpley
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR
Replies: 36
Views: 13047

Re: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR

No damage found according to the tweet below https://twitter.com/FlightIntl/status/1226546060669181952 Update: Qantas flight #QF10 to Perth returned to London Heathrow Airport shortly after takeoff due to a suspected tailstrike. Engineers have inspected the aircraft and did not find damage. The flig...

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by sharpley
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR
Replies: 36
Views: 13047

Re: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR

Didn't look like anything obviously damaged on its landing

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by sharpley
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR
Replies: 36
Views: 13047

Re: Qantaq B787 Yam Yam Tailstrike at TO LHR

Looking at the life feed BIG JET TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gln7T-xxE4k , apparantly the B787-9 yamyam just suffered a suspected tailstrike and is coming back to windy LHR. BTW 12 go arounds already, fantastic life entertainment. Big Jet TV always entertaining when theres a storm about. 2 x...

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by sharpley
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19220

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

JannEejit wrote:
sharpley wrote:
Reports of QF10 tail strike leaving LHR, currently returning to LHR


Currently circling Dartford area, this is Yam Dreaming livery 787-9 too.

Yep, VH-ZND. Imagine it will have a lot of fuel to get rid of before coming back

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by sharpley
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19220

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Reports of QF10 tail strike leaving LHR, currently returning to LHR

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by sharpley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Noshow wrote:
A first flight just needs to meet very special conditions regardless of people waiting. It's good to not force it.

Should they even have attempted it? They must have seen the weather forecast

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by sharpley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

something smoking in the distance

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by sharpley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

How much fuel would be on board for this type of flight? Considering its been idling for well over an hour now, would they have to cut short the flight time? (assuming it actually goes ahead of course)

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by sharpley
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81373

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Surely they could have checked the weather forecast rather than let her idle for an hour on the taxiway

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by sharpley
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298431

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

757gb wrote:
Pudelhund wrote:
Why would the tip of the missile be intact?


Exactly. In all the pictures I've seen of the alleged missile, nobody has asked that question.

Its been asked a few times in this thread, and answered above

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by sharpley
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298431

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Lol. I don't think anyone believes this. I'm more inclined to believe it today than I did yesterday I think most people assumed missile yesterday but are having second thoughts today Second thoughts? I'd like to see a straw poll of people who think it was missile/bomb or aircraft related. As for th...

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by sharpley
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298431

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Headline writers stirring the pot some and pointing out that it was a "Boeing" airplane: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ukrainian-plane-180-aboard-crashes-after-takeoff-tehran-iranian-media-n1112216 "No survivors after Ukrainian Boeing passenger plane crashes in Iran" More l...

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by sharpley
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298431

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Iran refusing to hand over the black boxes.... Oh boy.... My suspicions are leaning to this aircraft having been enacted upon by a malicious external force. Who do they hand them to? It crashed in Iran and its their investigation. You really think Iran has the capability to download data from moder...

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by sharpley
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750914

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Spirit have still been producing 52 fuselages a month, compared to Boeing assembling frames 42 p/m. With a large backlog of unused fuselages and now a shutdown, you have to fear for Spirit employees

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by sharpley
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750914

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

AA is saying April 7 now Which year? Boeing was pretty specific about RTS - sometime in 2020 Boeing were pretty specific about a Q4 2019 RTS for months. At the end of the day an airline press release saying RTS in April 2020 isn't worth the paper its written on. Timeline is totally out of their han...

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by sharpley
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750914

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

morrisond wrote:

AA is saying April 7 now

Which year?

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by sharpley
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750914

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Nick1209 wrote:
You put either accident crew in UA232 position, guess what? Everyone is dead. Gone. You put the pilots in JT610 position. Landed. You put the pilots of UA232 in ET302 position, landed. Fact.

Not fact at all. You can assume that, but its something we'll never know.

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by sharpley
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750914

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Muilenburg's taken his seat for the hearing. Being streamed live on CNBC YouTube channel now. There are a few people in the audience with photos of the victims as well

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by sharpley
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750914

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Shares currently falling today, the bad news keeps coming! Will it get to a point whereby the FAA will look to fully recertify the Max and not just the updates? Boeing shares slipped Friday after a Reuters report said instant messages from 2016 suggest that employees misled the FAA about a key safe...

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by sharpley
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750914

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

A 50+ year old airframe design bodged with new engines, software to 'fix' any handling issues reliant on 1 sensor. Effectively certified by the manufacturer and an under-resourced regulator. What could possibly go wrong. An absolute shambles that 346 innocent people paid the price for. As everyday g...

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by sharpley
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750914

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Nice to see someone pointing out the root cause of the crashes - substandard pilots that flew a perfectly fine airplane into the ground because they failed to identify a simple fault and failed to work through a very simple memory item. There are many ways to describe the 737 Max, 'perfectly fine' ...

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by sharpley
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 750914

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Couldn't see this article posted here yet... Southwest pilots say 737 Max may not return to the skies until next March https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-30/southwest-air-pilots-see-risk-of-march-return-for-boeing-737-max Some quotes from the article.. 'The carrier confirmed that re-int...

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by sharpley
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 678282

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Those agencies would be very foolish to withhold certification if Boeing fixes all issues. The FAA could turn around and do the same thing. Maybe the FAA would decide they need to go over the A320neo again since they missed things on the 73M. What you are suggesting is a dangerous game. Those agenc...

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by sharpley
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 678282

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If Boeing is able to satisfy all established FAA requirements then the FAA will have no choice but to put it back on the air. What you or anyone else thinks is immaterial. Hmmm... I believe the EASA, CAAC, CASA, et. al. will very much have a material opinion. I'm pretty certain that the FAA will no...

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