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by PW100
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4221

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

From the Reuters article: "About 37% of the 135,000-strong Airbus workforce is due to retire this decade, led by veterans of its best-selling A320." As the year 2020 is the last year of this current decade, I think Reuters ment "in 10 years". :geek: The world of learning how to ...

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by PW100
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56242

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

I wonder whether they will test the MAX with MCAS off, especially in tight turns. Didn't EASA explicitly ask for it? (I know, I know, by now I should know the EASA requests by heart... :white: ) I guess you mean this from the JTAR Report: Recommendation R3.4: The FAA should review the natural (bare...

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by PW100
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 46
Views: 8363

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

Prost wrote:
That flight attendant in the picture might still be working at my carrier. I’ll ask around.


:rotfl: You win the internet today!

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by PW100
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airport Says 2 MCO Employees Have COVID
Replies: 24
Views: 4418

Re: Governor Says 260 MCO Employees Have COVID

^This... Just two in the recent round of testing, not 260. The 260 is a cume, and even of those, only 132 are actual airport employees. The two who tested positive are out of over 25,000 airport employees. This kind of inflammatory misinformation helps nothing. IF I understand correctly, the two po...

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by PW100
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56242

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

This cannot be good news...fuselage production stopped. A major change needing to be made? I would not be surprised if this is a reflection that customers have informed Boeing their MAX intake will be lower than planned due to the current slowdown and Boeing may have enough produced frames "on...

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by PW100
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 69770

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Reading oil blogs, a lot of business reporting on line, and automotive blogs I see no basis for a dramatic sustained increase in oil prices. The US capacity and willingness to produce puts a ceiling on what the rest of the world can sell and price. Prices over $40 a barrel make US production profit...

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by PW100
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9096

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

Considering the mess 2020 has been, why is that even important? While certainly a relevant question, an even more relevant question would be why you voluntarily choose to enter this thread . . it's not like that the thread title wasn't sufficiently descriptive . . . :scratchchin: It seems bragging ...

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by PW100
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 17675

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

The people with a brain like me they aren’t at risk will travel realizing we are putting ourselves at more risk driving to the airport. The people that actually believe the garbage on CNN will stay home hidden under the covers. One thing that would slow down my travel would be 1960s style prices. T...

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by PW100
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90170

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

I honestly expect A330P2Fs to take the lions share of the market, not new build freighters. Unless it can cross an ocean at/near max payload (which it's doubtful it'll be able to) then that's unlikely. Best it can hope for at that point is intra-Asian freight; but the A330F hasn't been a stellar se...

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by PW100
Mon May 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla
Replies: 41
Views: 11526

Re: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla

Never mind the limits,what about the fraude on the CVR and DFDR??? Inquiry alleges tampering of hard-landing A321 cockpit recorder Russian investigators probing an Airbus A321 hard landing have made the extraordinary accusation that its cockpit-voice recorder was erased and fitted in another aircraf...

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by PW100
Mon May 25, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154415

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will

Boeing should have considered, . . . Time to design a fail safe cockpit. They were shocked by the pilots inability to fly it manually. Given the recent PIA accident as another example of very poor airmanship - I would suggest the safest route forward is to fully automate the flight and no pilot inv...

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by PW100
Wed May 13, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 30954

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Vio wrote:
"Sir"... I laugh every time someone uses that... Grown men with titles that are as outdated as those that bestow them.


Would people who use the word "bestow" understand the meaning of outdated . . . ?

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by PW100
Wed May 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161941

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

[I said this before but here we go again. In the next 3 years: Is BA going to send 4 huge jets to Boston? NO. Is BA going to send 6-8 huge jets to NYC? NO. Is BA going to decrease its flights/capacity to Miami? YES. Same for LAX and SFO. These are high yielding lucrative markets where BA's cuts giv...

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by PW100
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16722

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

I'll legitimately bet anyone who's willing to $2000 this is not going to happen. You are on. I'm willing to bet money that this will be on time for 2024. As a sidenote, I think it will be the first SST to be economically successful being squarely aimed at the business jet market where the explicit ...

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by PW100
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16722

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

if the climate can be the same 1000 centuries from now as it was in 2019; because polar bears or something The ignorance + dissonance is almost as bad as that displayed by outright climate change deniers. Not realizing the difference between natural climate change** over a timeframe of 1000 centuri...

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by PW100
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56242

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

At this point with production halted and customers not interested in taking deliveries, I doubt slipping a few more months matters much to anyone. I would think that it is very much in Boeing's interest to be in a position that they *can* deliver Max. ASAP. Regulatory approcval is required for that...

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by PW100
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147085

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

Looks like it saved Boeing's bacon! If it was the only issue, Embraer and Boeing could have simply extended the deadline. Feels to me like the EU just saved Boeing $4Bn in cash …… Rgds :) I think Boeing would have pulled the plug even if the EU had approved before the deadline. As it is, it appears...

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by PW100
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9320

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

The distance to the person in front seems more important to me, as the general direction of your sneezes, coughs, breathing etc is more to the front. Most persons (at least I do) would sneeze/caugh in a somewhat downward direction. The bulk of the sneeze/cough products would probably end up on the ...

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by PW100
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16722

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

if the climate can be the same 1000 centuries from now as it was in 2019; because polar bears or something The ignorance + dissonance is almost as bad as that displayed by outright climate change deniers. Not realizing the difference between natural climate change** over a timeframe of 1000 centuri...

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by PW100
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19000

Re: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production

The working population has a greater chance of dying in a car crash to and from work than they are to catch and then die from the virus. I don't think that's even remotely true. Strong claims without any evidence. Last week I was in a local hospital, and there *a lot* more "working class peopl...

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by PW100
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19000

Re: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production

The working population has a greater chance of dying in a car crash to and from work than they are to catch and then die from the virus. I don't think that's even remotely true. Strong claims without any evidence. Last week I was in a local hospital, and there *a lot* more "working class peopl...

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by PW100
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41103

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

You are almost surely wrong. Almost all of the development costs have already been spent on the 777X. The only thing that matters now is can you get more revenue than you will spend on production over the life of the program. That seems like a very likely outcome, considering the 777-9 is now the l...

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by PW100
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56242

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

[I don't have access to the numbers but wasn't it reported in these pages many times that the 737 has a lower fatality rate than the A320? Or if higher not statistically significant to be considered worse? This may have just been for the 737 NG which has been around for most of the life of the A320...

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by PW100
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56242

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

It was a relatively easy fix until they discovered the bit flip issue which made things exponentially more complicated. Unless the bit flip is not related to the MCAS fix, then it wasn't a relatively easy fix surely. So was the bit flip a totally new problem totally separate from the MCAS fix? My u...

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by PW100
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56242

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

Airlines want the more efficient MAX to replace their aging fleet they don't want now....from what I understand MAX RTS is still a huge priority for this year. It absolutely is the top priority for Boeing. However, with low oil prices and grounded fleets, how desperate airlines are to take new fram...

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by PW100
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154415

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Leeham reporting (subscription only) that Avalon CEO and PW say NMA is dead and Boeing's next new plane will be single-aisle not available until "2030 decade" as it must be dramatically more efficient than neo/MAX. https://leehamnews.com/2020/04/02/engine-maker-lessor-see-boeings-next-air...

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by PW100
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 59915

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Please stop saying crazy things about finance. Why are buybacks bad but dividends good in this bizzaro world? Buybacks are just a more tax efficient method of returning value to shareholders. That position was not widely supported, even prior to the current troubles . . . https://www.theatlantic.co...

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by PW100
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73210

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

[b) TC knew and did not act, FAA knew and did not act, Boeing knew and did not act Ray Honest questions: * What did TC know? * What questions did TC ask? https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-transport-canada-test-pilots-had-questions-about-boeings-737-max-as/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/polit...

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by PW100
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73210

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

XRAYretired wrote:
[b) TC knew and did not act, FAA knew and did not act, Boeing knew and did not act
Ray


Honest questions:
* What did TC know?
* What questions did TC ask?

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by PW100
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 Years of the RR Trent
Replies: 42
Views: 6355

Re: 25 Years of the RR Trent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Trent says: The name "Trent" is possibly from a Romano-British word meaning "strongly flooding". Hmmm... :scratchchin: More like it was chosen to continue RR's naming process of UK rivers. Spey, Tay, Dart etc. Where did the river(s) get their ...

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by PW100
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13584

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

It is hubris to think that an insignificant contribution of CO2 can have great impact on weather. Come on, human are not God. Earth has been scrubbing carbon atmosphere for (hundreds of) millions of years and storing that in the ground (all the carbon in oil, gas, coal etc. at one time was part of ...

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by PW100
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13584

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

It’s more irrational to think not building one runway in the southeast of England, is going to have any environmental impact at all. Particularly given the average 20 minute delays, plus 15 minute taxi times (x 480000) now, which would evaporate completely by building a third runway. This ruling is...

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by PW100
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73210

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

It is my understanding (or interpretation, might be wrong though) that there were two main issues: 1) Cascading indications, . . . . 2) Cascading failure scenarios, . . . Is it understanding/interpretation, or intuition? It's hard to interpret so much from the little we've been given, IMO. . . . We...

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by PW100
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73210

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

. . . . Yes, that is so. The Bloomberg article make it clear this wasn't just a test of scenarios that would trigger MCAS: . . . We don't know how pilots of other more automated aircraft did, but I suspect the findings would be similar if not worse. Unfortunately FAA did not test other pilots in ot...

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by PW100
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73210

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

Which was a definite issue with Lionair as they had no knowledge that MCAS existed (although it did take them minutes to find any checklist - which is a training issue). However for ET - according to ET themselves and supposedly documented in the manual's there crews were fully informed on MCAS and...

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by PW100
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73210

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

Runaway stabilizer does not equal runaway MCAS. Therefore comparison to the NG is weak, at best. You have indeed been pretty consistent in not recognizing the issue is in fact the MAX itself. But I would agree that poor design in cockpit-pilot interface requires extraordinary training and skills to...

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by PW100
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73210

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

I still take issue with the runaway stabiliser comment. The checklist has to my mind a couple of key wording issues that mean it isn't applicable. 1, If the trim switches do not halt the movement it is a runaway. They did - so it wasn't a runaway. 2, The autotrim moves continuously it is a runaway....

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by PW100
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73210

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

The foreign trained pilots did not hit the two switches that are memory items and would have saved their lives......and so they died. These US trained pilots lived.....seems like prof of training there. I've been pretty consistent through all this - "It's a Worldwide training issue " and ...

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by PW100
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73210

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

I'm not sure that's what you were told, but I am sure that is what you heard. I am quite sure that nearly all readers of the grounding threads are fully aware of the way it was "beaten to death" that the accidents were to blame on third world/non USA pilots and that the accidents would ne...

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by PW100
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expand Tulsa maintenance base
Replies: 17
Views: 3933

Re: AA expand Tulsa maintenance base

Scope wise the new TA is a huge huge huge loss for the pre-merger AA people. So if they are expanding TULE, its coming from somewhere else. Maybe they need a place to put all the bodies from the engine and component shops that will get outsourced? Might some scope be coming from LAX maintenance bas...

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by PW100
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expand Tulsa maintenance base
Replies: 17
Views: 3933

Re: AA expand Tulsa maintenance base

Scope wise the new TA is a huge huge huge loss for the pre-merger AA people. So if they are expanding TULE, its coming from somewhere else. Maybe they need a place to put all the bodies from the engine and component shops that will get outsourced? Might some scope be coming from LAX maintenance base?

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by PW100
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73210

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

From previous thread: I think if you do the math, despite the numerous engine shut downs, the rate per flight (hour) is still very very very very low. You'd be exceptionally unlucky to have two in one flight. However MSPNWA turns that 180° around around and now calls it very lucky they did not have ...

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by PW100
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95193

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

Really not trying to stir the pot or derail the thread, honest question though. Isn't MSPNWA kinda right? We've had quite a few instances of engine failures in A220s and A350s, luckily only one engine going out, but eventually, isn't it likely you'll get a dual engine failure? I know there are plen...

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by PW100
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72433

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

They all operate a single type aircraft and it works for them. Airbus or Boeing it works for them........Whats funny, many LCC took their business plan from SWA, the original low fare carrier, and keeping the fleet simple in one of the tenets. Should Spirit, Frontier and EasyJets buy some E2s to ke...

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by PW100
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95193

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

No mention of pigeon carcasses, so we can conclude the Falcons are a lot tidier than the work force. :spit: :rotfl: It would be of interest to know what triggered an internal wing fuel tank inspection in the first instance since this would be unlikely to be a scheduled inspection on stored frames w...

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by PW100
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154415

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Perhaps you just touched on another thing that might change the cards. The Max saga may have set off a seismic shift in grandfathering philosophy with the regulators. Perhaps Boeing now start realising that Airbus might have to do quite a bit more work in terms of certification requirements to re-w...

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by PW100
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12630

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

Generally speaking, basically only people from Korea can read the Korean (same for any other language including Dutch; Japanese; Chinese etc.) Writing in Korean only clearly means that the target is those Korean passengers. If it was written in English, it means that the message is for all passenge...

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by PW100
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154415

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Which is why a 170" fuselage provides some market differentiation to the 160" ave. diam. fuselage of the A320/MC-21. That can do 3-3 with a wide aisle, or twin aisle 2-2-2 or 1-2-1. For many 737 airlines there is no benefit to A320 commonality, and I think the US majors and JetBlue would ...

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by PW100
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154415

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Airbus will have the benefits of grandfathering with A321/A320/A319 to help sell the A322, such as commonality with spares, training of cabin and cockpit crews, etc. They will also have the advantage of reusing current manufacturing facilities and to a large degree the same techniques or ones perfe...

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