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by LondonAero
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300612

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Question - when I look at flight radar data for the Ethiopian 302 flight I think this also cut out early? I am in no way saying they are related but that in an accident scenario do you often get flightradar data that doesnt transmit right up until the accident? Sorry - one more question - could this...

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by LondonAero
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 193730

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

Ray - we may not agree on all things - but we can always count on you to actually provide facts vs just rampant speculation. 360 + Sims seems like enough to retrain everyone. I appreciate the number wasn't yours, but I'd like to see some evidence of it. I'm sceptical of 360 MAX sims in service by e...

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by LondonAero
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 193730

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

And now there are reports that the company is thinking about cutting capex and R&D spending in order to help maintain the balance sheet. This is exactly the opposite of what they should be doing (unless they are really concerned about the financials). But they just approved a $1.2bn divident pay...

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by LondonAero
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 193730

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

Aren't your estimates assuming that all of these Sims are not already being used for other training? I assume they are already at capacity as they are with general training etc?? And who trains the trainers the new stuff Are these Sims already used 24 hrs - if not why not? Etc etc Yes - I agree. I ...

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by LondonAero
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 193730

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

I am trying to get my head around what this potential SIM training could actually mean in terms of RTS and production. There are 800 planes now built but not flying. That is approx 9,000 MAX pilots that are needed for that group of planes. Lets say 10 hours of SIM per pilot (too much?) and SIM's ru...

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by LondonAero
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 193730

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

I am trying to get my head around what this potential SIM training could actually mean in terms of RTS and production. There are 800 planes now built but not flying. That is approx 9,000 MAX pilots that are needed for that group of planes. Lets say 10 hours of SIM per pilot (too much?) and SIM's run...

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by LondonAero
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Still a "work in progress" “Boeing is currently upgrading its software to the 737 MAX, and it is still a work in progress. The CAAC has raised our important concerns on areas such as system reliability and safety assessment,” Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) spokesman Liu Luso...

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by LondonAero
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

No - it was a statement made during live testimony today. I agree - it seems very strange that everything just keeps slipping and slipping - especially with so many engineers focused on this. The guy in charge of the software part of the fix today said they are still waiting on submissions from Boei...

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by LondonAero
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I agree - it seems very strange that everything just keeps slipping and slipping - especially with so many engineers focused on this. The guy in charge of the software part of the fix today said they are still waiting on submissions from Boeing. How is that possible at this late stage?? The big ques...

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by LondonAero
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Based on a Reuter's report in the last 18 hours, the software documentation revisions are still not complete. Many posters here surmised this was just dotting i's and crossing t's formality. Or is the audit itself incomplete / suspended for more fundamental reasons? Also the test flight still hasn'...

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by LondonAero
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

"Whatever way this pans out, it would seem unlikely that the last notional schedule to RTS is out of the window since more change is required pushing back the serial items. Indeed, we would have expected Software audit, Pilot group simulator activity and FAA Cert. flight test to be completed by...

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by LondonAero
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

from the Transport Canada letter..."Not knowing the exact reasons for telling us that 12.1 as a fix is not effective (ref. F2.3 recent change to CAT), the fast is that it is another point that was just discovered." Does anyone have any further color on this? Can the plane RTS without 12.1 ...

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by LondonAero
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

From the above SWAPA MAX post it is pretty clear that Boeing has not come up with the final software solution. I cannot believe how much confidence they have expressed without actually finishing this.

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by LondonAero
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Just released on the BA website. How do you think this relates to the documentation gap that emerged last week and/or the EASA issues? CHICAGO, Nov. 11, 2019 -- Boeing’s priority remains the safe return to service of the MAX and supporting our airline customers through this challenging time. We are ...

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by LondonAero
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Interview in the NY Times this morning with the CEO of American Airlines.... "You’ve been more vocal with your frustration with Boeing in recent weeks. The F.A.A. has been very forceful in saying, “We will decide whether or not it’s safe.” They’ve been adamant about that, which I think is exact...

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by LondonAero
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Can someone send over a link to the comments from IATA / Alexandre de Juniac? Thanks

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by LondonAero
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

"there has been a lot of work done on the design of the software," Ky said. But he added: "We think there is still some work to be done".

How has Boeing not finished this yet? Is this last bit of work on the software so difficult that maybe it is not solvable?

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by LondonAero
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Question for the group - does anyone know if Boeing has finalized their 2nd software fix (the CPU related one). As of last wk they said it should be done "in the next few days"? Thanks

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by LondonAero
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Dennis on the conference call -> "we are making steady progress on the 2nd software update announced in June for additional flight control computer redundancy, to eliminate the possibility of even extremely unlikely risks that are unrelated to the accidents. In the upcoming days, Boeing will co...

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by LondonAero
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Funny how they are not willing to declare victory yet on the Second Software Update but they are willing to declare victory on the MCAS fix (they use past tense)? Yet we now know they just gave the whole package (software and documentation) to FAA, which adds more weight to the idea that there may ...

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by LondonAero
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

What do we think they mean by "steady progress on the second software update" from the statement today-> Doesn't sound like it is solver (or close to solved)? "Software Updates & Flight Testing: We updated the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation Software (MCAS) on the MAX by...

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by LondonAero
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

What do we think they mean by "steady progress on the second software update" from the statement today-> Doesn't sound like it is solver (or close to solved)? "Software Updates & Flight Testing: We updated the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation Software (MCAS) on the MAX by ...

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by LondonAero
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Also - isn't this one of the main issues that have been cited - why would Boeing not have this working in the SIM? From the JATR report -> "Observation O3.13-A: During evaluation in the Boeing engineering simulator (ECab), the JATR team observed that the device does not incorporate control load...

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by LondonAero
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

This feels like a very important point and potentially the reason why EASA is holding up RTS. EASA CS-25 requires "Civil aircraft certification requirements for airliners demand normal operations be possible up to 2.5g and down to -1g in clean configuration up to design manoeuvring speed, reduc...

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by LondonAero
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 756021

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Any thoughts on the below from EASA? https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/statement-clarification It sounds like they have completed the simulator runs in June / July - but that seems pretty weird given that BA has not or only just recently finished the new software? Any tho...

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by LondonAero
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 682359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

This is the quote from the article. Seems fairly clear to me? "Even after EASA gives the green light, agency officials are expected to push for significant additional safety enhancements to the fleet. Most prominently, EASA has proposed to eventually add to the MAX a third fully functional angl...

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by LondonAero
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 682359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I see that in the WSJ article overnight regarding the JATR - at the end the journalist states that they have heard that Canada will require SIM training before plane gets back in the air and that EASA will likely require a 3rd sensor at some point (potentially retroactively installed after the plane...

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