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by 744SPX
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, April 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3514

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

AA is still assuming that people are going to want to fly on the MAX if it does RTS.

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by 744SPX
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.
Replies: 65
Views: 7810

Re: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.

Can it be fitted to the older aircraft? Can the new engine be intermixed with the older one? What is the impact of this new engine to the aircraft equipped with the old ones? Will the market value drop significantly? I'm guessing that the A320 series could take a fan increase of maybe 3 inches goin...

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by 744SPX
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)
Replies: 17
Views: 3443

Re: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)

Well, the 773ER has very high wing loading, (compared to A359/A3510) so it doesn't surprise me that unless it is very light its not going anywhere near FL400. The 777X rectifies that issue with its significantly larger wing area. Actually, the issue of Boeing going the high wing loading route vs Air...

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by 744SPX
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 198
Views: 60364

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

I don't see how anything less than the Super Hornet with all the upgrades (conformal tanks, stealth weps pod, and most importantly EPE engines) would be worth acquiring, especially as "interim" almost always ends up being permanent.

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by 744SPX
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 71619

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

Question is, what is happening with the MAX right now? There has been no news in the past few days.

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by 744SPX
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.
Replies: 65
Views: 7810

Re: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
744SPX wrote:
I think this is aimed squarely at the A322


That could be true although I think Pratt is desperate to save some market share on the A320neo. They are losing market share to the LeapX due to the issues with the engine.


Yep, definitely that too.

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by 744SPX
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1394
Views: 186952

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

If things get really bad financially with Covid19 and they need to buy more time, I suppose they could upgrade the Tornado's with EJ200's and AESA radar similar to what was proposed back in '88 -assuming there is still enough life left in the frames to make it worth it...

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by 744SPX
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again
Replies: 51
Views: 11485

Re: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again

The GE90 is quite obsolete now. How about two GE9X (or Trent XWB-97 which powers the A350-1000)? FOUR GE9X. 2 wouldn't be nearly enough. The 225 is nearly twice the size of the 777-9X. In fact proposed Russian upgrades involved adding two more D-18T's for a total takeoff thrust of around 412,000 lb...

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by 744SPX
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 6630

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

Actually, a lot of the CF6-80's also have the silvered/grey leading edge as well. Qantas 744ER's for example. It looks good on the CF6's

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by 744SPX
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 6630

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

Trent XWB didn't need chevrons to meet/exceed noise requirements either...

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by 744SPX
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 132
Views: 10399

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Well, I certainly wouldn't mind Volga Dnepr cancelling their last 4 and having those be used for the E4B replacement...

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by 744SPX
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 909
Views: 118862

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Haven't had a chance to hear the last episode yet. But the two configurations are pretty complementary. With conformal fuel tank as opposed to wing tanks, you can run it as a missile truck with Max missile load. This would be situation when you are pairing if with F-22/F-35 formations. For day to d...

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 6630

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

In any case I think they're fugly so I for one am glad they have advanced past them...

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 58147

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Does Boeing have to pay any penalties on MAX that airlines own that are not flying? They would be parked anyway, so tough to argue for economic damage. What about the best part of a year they were grounded before Covid-19 started disrupting operations? Mar2019 to Mar2020 for sure. Just wondering if...

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again
Replies: 51
Views: 11485

Re: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again

How about the second AN 225 built with composite wings, 4 GE-90 engines, and a 787 cockpit? The GE90 is quite obsolete now. How about two GE9X (or Trent XWB-97 which powers the A350-1000)? FOUR GE9X. 2 wouldn't be nearly enough. The 225 is nearly twice the size of the 777-9X. In fact proposed Russi...

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 58147

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Boeing may not like the conditions that come with US help for the aviation sector. Main conditions are: Executive pay Dividends to shareholders Stock Buy-backs The government to get warrants allowing to buy stock. As Calhoun already stated he will not take any money if it meant the government takin...

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again
Replies: 51
Views: 11485

Re: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again

zkojq wrote:
If you can reengine a DC8, you can reengine an AN225. Whether it's worthwhile is another question, especially given the high capital cost of six new engines and the aircraft's low utilisation rate.


True.

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again
Replies: 51
Views: 11485

Re: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again

The An-225 was upgraded some years back and currently has a 640 metric ton/1,411,000 lb Max TOW

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 6630

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

ikolkyo wrote:
They carry a fuel burn hit and Boeing removed it later in the development of the 777X as they found a better solution in the nozzle design that probably didn’t carry the fuel burn penalty.

:checkmark:

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 135
Views: 26692

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Nice find Ozair. Just wish the new engines were ready. Can't believe how long its taking to get them ready for production. But then again, the same can be said for every other new or upgraded engine Russia is working on such as the NK-32-02 and Kuznetsov NK-12MPM. All talk and no action. They lost s...

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again
Replies: 51
Views: 11485

Re: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again

They ought to replace 1-for-1 those D-18T's with GEnx-2b's before they go out of production. Probably increase payload-range by 25-30%

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 168
Views: 21064

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

Glad its just temporary. Don't Spirit my Delta.
If Delta drops Biscoff, I drop Delta.

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 132
Views: 10399

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

I have to assume then that Boeing has already given an ultimatum to all current and potential 748F customers, basically saying "order now or forever hold your peace."

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by 744SPX
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 58147

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Well it seems they just got some 17 Bilion dollars from the US taxpayers Unbelievable. Just waiting (and hoping) for some massive MAX order cancellations. No way is production going to restart by May. That's just Boeing blowing smoke to further manipulate their stock value so some people can make s...

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by 744SPX
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 71619

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

No word about re certification and FAA's approval, but they're telling the planet about restarting production. Now, let's not forget how desperate is the situation behind the smokes. It might influence rationality in every behaviour. No way is that gonna happen by May. Just trying to artificially p...

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by 744SPX
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 132
Views: 10399

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

I see- thanks!

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by 744SPX
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 132
Views: 10399

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

The plant that built one of the main fuselage sections, in California (Triumph) closed in December. It sold off the tooling. Boeing’s not going to build any more. I was under the impression that Boeing will be manufacturing those specific sections in Everett per previous posts on Boeing's announcem...

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by 744SPX
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favourite World War Two Fighter
Replies: 35
Views: 2181

Re: Favourite World War Two Fighter

Initial production (short tail) version of the P-51H (much better lines than the P-51D IMHO, and 50 mph faster)

De Havilland Hornet

F7F Tigercat

Horten HO 229 and XP-47J (If counting fighters that didn't make it past prototype stage)

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by 744SPX
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NMA/MOM/797 variant performance analysis
Replies: 150
Views: 11085

Re: NMA/MOM/797 variant performance analysis

Keesje, Doesn't a seagull wing give up a certain amount of lift/efficiency compared to a relatively straight (near the wing root) design? Especially as the gull portion being at the root comprises a significant portion of the total wing area? (I don't know the answer, just asking) This is where I th...

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by 744SPX
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 58147

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Delusional Calhoun sticks BOTH feet in his mouth, makes threats: I don't have a need for an equity stake," he told Maria Bartiromo. "If they forced it, we'd just look at all the other options, and we have got plenty. But then argues.... Calhoun also said federal aid for Boeing – the natio...

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by 744SPX
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 132
Views: 10399

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Well, there is always LN 1435... but I thought Boeing was moving the 748 supply chain in-house, at least for critical components? I would think building an extra 3-4 frames wouldn't be a problem at this point as long as the order comes within the next 12-18 months. USAF would probably get a hell of ...

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by 744SPX
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 132
Views: 10399

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Regardless of everyone's take on this thread, responses were due 17 January, 2020. https://beta.sam.gov/opp/a67a02f762544a56a49d442b6d1ff1e6/view There was also apparently a meeting on Feb 12-13th of the bidders/procurement folks. No commercial quads are at this point available so it seems to be ei...

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by 744SPX
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 58147

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Boeing has suspended dividends & share buybacks until further notice. Also Calhoun will take no pay for the rest of this year . Wait a minute, how is it possible ? I mean does Calhoun's job terms allows it ? Or else that's an abuse. Imagine you are an employee and the hierarchy tells you that f...

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by 744SPX
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia
Replies: 98
Views: 11985

Re: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia

Personally, I don't hold Airbus to a higher standard than Boeing. There is always corruption at the corporate level, be it socialism or capitalism. I'm just going to wait and see how this plays out. The Max is doomed, IMO, but the Corona Virus is an opportunity for Boeing to take a step ahead; Truss...

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by 744SPX
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 579
Views: 85596

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

"Emerging a smaller carrier" is perhaps a bit premature. I'll wait until ~June 1 to make an assessment.

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by 744SPX
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 43240

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

https://twitter.com/_Todd_Young/status/1207789900696870913 The Q400 prototype is coming home. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/de-havilland-canada-dhc-8-c-fjja-de-havilland-canada/rm9wjg First reply is speculation that it will be used for testing the pw150c engine. Do you know the PW150C spec...

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 909
Views: 118862

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The E is already 3700 lbs heavier than the C and the EX will undoubtedly add some more weight. I can totally see the C being better in a dogfight even with the -220's vs the F110. Not much of an issue for a missile truck, however.

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 71619

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

They don't have the luxury of waiting for a next gen engine, but they don't need one to produce a better and more efficient aircraft than the NEO. NSA needs to be launched in the next year or two. The Max is going to be a massive failure, and I for one do not see how the the majority on order will b...

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by 744SPX
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 58147

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

I'm fine with bailing out Boeing as long as that money is contingent on getting rid of the MAX, temporarily switching back to NG production for the very few airlines that will absolutely need new aircraft, and moving forward full speed on NSA. I don't want one penny of my tax dollars going to Boeing...

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by 744SPX
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 328134

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

If Boeing receives bailout money it should be contingent on getting rid of the Max permanently and subbing some NG's until an NSA is ready which should be the main priority going forward.

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by 744SPX
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 328134

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

NWAJT8D wrote:
744SPX wrote:
How about just letting the LCC's go? I wouldn't complain... :duck:


I work for one...how about we don't ;)

Although we did load only 16 bags on an A319 yesterday...yikes.



Yowzers- that's bad!

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by 744SPX
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 71619

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

Boeing should be working on NSA with total abandon right now. Boeing needs to drop the MAX before they are forced to (inevitable deluge of order cancellations), suck it up, admit they were wrong and offer a new aircraft that isn't value engineered. That's the only way they will get my trust back. Th...

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by 744SPX
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 328134

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

How about just letting the LCC's go? I wouldn't complain... :duck:

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by 744SPX
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 328134

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

32andBelow wrote:
Why are they moving all the planes to the desert. Can’t they literally just leave them at the gate at this point.


Good question.

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 10271

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Apparently a new livery as well. It's hideous, like it was influenced by Trump. Same livery as his 757, just flipped. https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/boeing-starts-air-force-one-modifications-of-747-8/137197.article I hope this livery never sees the light of day honestly. Shouldn’t the Cong...

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 10271

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing ... 97.article
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Apparently a new livery as well. It's hideous, like it was influenced by Trump. Same livery as his 757, just flipped.

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing ... 97.article

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by 744SPX
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?
Replies: 18
Views: 3391

Re: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?

What about CG changes from the new engine position?

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by 744SPX
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 58147

Re: Boeing in Crisis

The fall in oil prices, precipitous drop in travel from Coronavirus, and a potential wave of order cancellations may just be the perfect excuse to terminate the MAX, build a few more NG's for those customers that absolutely need aircraft in the next 2-3 years and push full steam ahead with NSA.

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by 744SPX
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 71619

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

Closed at 189. The party is definitely over

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