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by dagKentWA
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020
Replies: 587
Views: 92775

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020

I just noted that Boeing has scheduled BOE701 to fly shortly - https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE701. This was the flight number they used for the FAA/EASA/TC certification flights. Does anyone know what this is?

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by dagKentWA
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 609
Views: 71154

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

I've seen discussion about long lead items and how hard it is to ramp production back up when the OEM is ready to increase production. What I expect is that, specifically as a result of the current slowdown , the OEM will have have a backlog of previously ordered long lead items when they begin to r...

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by dagKentWA
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 116554

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

PS: It's the last day of Q3, get your comments in to this historic thread before it gets closed! OK, I'll byte (since we've been talking about computing... :lol: I see that Boeing has scheduled flight BOE701, the Max used for FAA, TC & EASA, to fly today. Must be the FAA administrator's turn (a...

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by dagKentWA
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 116554

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

My bicycle has no automation to keep me upright should my own personal balance fail. It's an archaic design - no electronics. It's poor design for modern times. You need to refuse to accept pre-Wright technology. My favorite car is my 1959 Austin Healey Sprite (the "Bugeye"). It has a man...

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by dagKentWA
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 156331

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Or narrow body MOM ( NB-MOM ) vs wide body MOM ( WB-MOM )? :psst: ... The PC police have a dim view on body shaming and they might be on the prowl. :biggrin: I've seen a wall of urinals labeled as "WB" for the ones without a divider from other stations, "NB" for ones with the di...

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by dagKentWA
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 609
Views: 71154

Re: Airbus and Boeing playing chicken with production rates?

...Jets cost a fraction of their sales price to build and OEM's can de-risk by paying suppliers upon completing a sale. I take it you have never managed a business. I am in management at a Boeing supplier. It is crazy enough when the OEM wants to stretch payment terms to Net 90 days. In our particu...

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by dagKentWA
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 116554

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

There's another -8 in the air now, out of Boeing Field. It's headed toward the coast, and then back toward Moses Lake. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE191

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by dagKentWA
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 55969

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

??? How in the world are share buybacks in any way related to deferred production/development costs? You can't use cash to "pay off" a non-cash accounting entry. Boeing already paid all the cost’s years ago, they are just accounting for it over time. You don't just let cash sit on you ban...

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by dagKentWA
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 116554

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

BOE701 is scheduled for flight today starting at 8:45 PDT. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE701. Time for Transport Canada to do their certification flights.

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by dagKentWA
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 55969

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

With the shear amount of subsidies, er sorry, tax breaks that the state of Washington has given them over the years to "protect" jobs, high paying jobs, I hope the state takes it to Boeing. I used to admire Boeing, but they've taken the Washington taxpayer's to the cleaners and for grante...

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by dagKentWA
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 116554

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Don't tell me we're back to the refrain of "It was all the fault of those foreign pilots! Nothing wrong with the plane at all!" :sarcastic: Nice Partial Quote. The post I was replying to was implying that the only way out of a high angle attack going forward was repeated MCAS activations ...

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by dagKentWA
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 366807

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

... What matters is the 777X has its own program checklists and they executing on it at the moment. ... We know that the 777-9 is a long fuselage aircraft and thus the field performance is cruicial. I think they know it and thus they test the "low-speed" performance and the corresponding ...

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by dagKentWA
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 97107

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

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE820. It's up & down and changing speed. Looks like it was touch & go at PAE.
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Does anyone have any idea what Boeing is with a Max-8 right now? It's flight #820, https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE820. It's up & down and changing speed. Looks like it was touch & go at PAE.

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