Boeing Says It’s Open to Changing the Name of Grounded 737 Max Jet https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-17/boeing-says-it-s-open-to-name-change-for-grounded-737-max-jet Fair use quote excerpt: Boeing Co. is open to dropping the “Max” branding for its latest 737 jetliner, depending on an ...Jump to post
Back in the day I would take my belt off after takeoff to be more comfortable during the flight. Then about 20 years ago, I heard about a young Japanese woman on a United flight to Honolulu who died when she hit her head during turbulence and since then, my seatbelt stays on.Jump to post
It was a -300 in 2009. I believe it was N347SW They should have just kept it in the desert livery until retirement in 2013.When did Southwest begin retiring the 737-200s? lol They repainted a handful of -300s weeks/months before retirement I think. Here's one https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai...Jump to post
What a joke making WOW a scapegoat for the issues the Icelandic economy is having.Jump to post
That’s a nice gesture to allow passengers who feel uncomfortable to fly on a 737 MAX to change their flight without any penalties. I think that policy should remain in place for at least a year which will basically be a probationary period for the updated/corrected MAX. I hope AA, WN and the others ...Jump to post
mwhcvt wrote:Yes it’s all about 787 being out due to RR issues, and the Air Belgium A343 has been subbing for BA for a few months now, they put it on a particular route for a block of time, so it’s been moving around the system every few weeks currently it’s on the EWR route
I saw an A340 flying out of EWR yesterday evening and I was unfamiliar with the livery. I looked it up on FR24 and was surprised to discover it was an Air Belgium A343 operating as BA184. Does BA have a shortage of long haul aircraft (787 out of service/engine problems)?Jump to post
Just heard a report on NBC News, it's unlikely the MAX will get airborne before the end of the summer. I guess airlines with the MAX in their fleet are now making contingencies for the MAX to possibly be out of service for the rest of the year. I hope Boeing is accelerating their plans for a replac...Jump to post
797 will be the NSA. NMA has no business case. Don’t worry about anything after that, because Airbus will kill the NSA in the marketplace and Boeing will exit the commercial airplane market a la Bombardier. As long as the US government is still around, Boeing will continue to build commercial aircr...Jump to post
Thats about all we can really do I think. No it isn't. Ban carry on luggage. Problem solved. Another option would be to give flight attendants the ability to automatically lock all bins during an emergency in anticipation of this type of behavior during evac. Banning carry on luggage would force ca...Jump to post
FlyingElvii wrote:Just minor evac casualties being reported. Military passengers that actually listen to instructions and execute them. It makes a huge difference in a situation like this.
Personally as an American, I don’t like having my vacation/holiday “spoon fed” to me by some leisure company. Like a lot of Americans and some Europeans, I’m more independently minded when I travel. I also prefer flexibility. Leisure carriers thrive in an environment where a significant portion of t...Jump to post
Why does everyone still seem to think that shit pilots with shit training share no blame in these accidents? Meh, six months from now no one will care or remember and likely the MAX will be the safest aircraft available. I can guarantee you that in six months a lot of people will still care, especi...Jump to post
Boeing used grandfathering scaling rules to reduce it's size, and did what to compensate? Nothing? Who knows - they might have increased the gearing meaning that it takes more turns to move the stabilizer the same distance. Making it easier or They might not have - I can't find anything discussing ...Jump to post
And why are they not in JFK? I could’ve sworn that I saw a WN 737 parked near T4 when my HA flight was taking off from 22R on October 19th. Is there another airline with a similar looking livery to WN (all blue) operating out of JFK? Sun Country perhaps? :checkmark: I think you’re right. Thanks.Jump to post
Well, I’m sure they got a lot of complaints over the years so this move was inevitable. Some European carriers have already restricted seat recline.Jump to post
detroitbadboy wrote:And why are they not in JFK?
Switching gears from "what went wrong" and "who is at fault" . . . Looks like AA is anticipating loss of MAX aircraft through the beginning of the summer (based on schedule). Has anyone (Boeing, FAA, airlines) floated a realistic timetable for re-entry into service? Has this iss...Jump to post
LH has the better product, the corporate contracts and easy connections at MUC. When people do their homework on this route, LH comes out as the best option.Jump to post
blockski wrote:dampfnudel wrote:I can’t imagine them calling it terminal 0.
None of the documents call it “Terminal 0,” they all refer to Concourse 0, which would expand the facilities of Terminal 1. The concourse wouldn’t have any new curbside space.
I can’t imagine them calling it terminal 0.Jump to post
Boeing727 wrote:bdepalo wrote:Just flew out of BWI and there was one WOW A321 sitting on the ramp outside terminal E. Wonder what will come of it
Saw TF-CAT this morning @ EWR...
Well, we’ll know tomorrow at the Ethiopian news conference how guilty the people in charge at Boeing should feel.Jump to post
At this point, US airlines flying these tattered 763’s anywhere are a disgrace. No wonder the US-3 are a joke....flying ancient relics with terrible dispatch rates and old grandmamas grumpy F/A’s to Europe! While European and Asian carriers fly new or properly renovated planes, having nice cheerful...Jump to post
Ferry flights are allowed. If the aircraft is genuinely unsafe it should not fly at all, because it poses a risk to the crew and to people on the ground. So is it unsafe? Or just partially unsafe? Or not sufficiently unsafe that airlines shouldn't be inconvenienced by having their fleet dispersed? ...Jump to post
This will get me flamed but so be it.....I have been fortunate enough to travel around the world to many countries....aEurope especially for all of it pretensions of being socially progressive is so far behind the US when it comes to disabled and handicapped people it’s shamful. Throughout Europe e...Jump to post
T3 can’t open soon enough at FRA.Jump to post
I arrived a few times in FRA with LH after a nonstop flight from JFK/EWR during the 1990s and we had to take a bus to the terminal. I actually enjoyed the ride a couple of times, but one time was a few days before Christmas to visit my grandmother who used to live a half hour from FRA. It was lightl...Jump to post
They look nice. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mokulele Airlines orders them someday to replace their Cessna 208 fleet.Jump to post
Part of the proposed new fix is going to be a compulsory warning light A bit more from the same link https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-lawmaker-seeks-boeing-whistleblowers-some-max-737-orders-in-jeopardy-2011581 "Norwegian Air played down the significance of the compulsory light, saying that,...Jump to post
It sounds to me - from what WN knows - this won't be a quick fix or a quick process. WN sending all of their 737 MAX aircraft to Victorville might signal that the MAX fleet may not even be flying passengers this summer, maybe not even this year. It’s going to be an interesting year for Boeing to sa...Jump to post
I’m sure other airlines have their finger on the cancel button at the moment, and it will take a good amount of reassurance that their “fix” will prevent crash #3 from occurring to stop them.Jump to post
more color on GA's desire to cancel their MAX order (49 frames) from WSJ: Garuda CEO I Gusti Ngurah Askhara Danadiputra told The Wall Street Journal that the airline sent a letter to Kevin McAllister, head of Boeing’s commercial plane division, “to say that we want to cancel.” The letter was sent M...Jump to post
If only there had been 3 AoA sensors on the MAX, this thread probably wouldn’t exist.Jump to post
If you are not going to hold Pilots responsible for making mistakes and blame it all on the machine (which can and will fail sometimes) then why have pilots at all? Just replace them with computers now and every time they crash just bankrupt the manufacturer. I will always feel safer if the system ...Jump to post
I don't think the MAX certification is in trouble, the economic stakes are just too high. Boeing will fix the problem and all will be forgotten within weeks. I agree. Boeing is the closest to a flag ship state champion enterprise for the United States. Boeings’ 5000 orders are the kind of sales nee...Jump to post
Bradin wrote:flee wrote:Picture of the FDR:
Wow. That took quite a beating. No wonder it's being rushed to Germany (or France) to be recovered.
One would think that the MCAS could just be updated to be eliminated. Seems like an unecessary thing anyway.... The reason for MCAS was to allow the Max to have similar flight characteristics as the NG, allowing them to be operated under a common Type Certificate. If they eliminate MCAS, it would r...Jump to post
Hi everyone, According to FR24 there are 3 Max 8s flying right now in the US. 2 x SW and 1 x SWG. Am I missing something? I thought there was a worldwide ban. Cheers Pete Ferry flights with no passengers. They want to get them to locations with adequate space for storing them until the ban gets lif...Jump to post