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by uta999
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 248132

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

BA will be able to tell soon. All their new 787-10s are to be built there. Thus far they had avoided CHS.

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by uta999
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

... When the EASA stops being childish and sends over test pilots instead of stonewalling, the 737 MAX will be in the skies immediately two weeks following....... The problem is not that the EASA sends test pilots. The problem is - so far as one hears - that Boeing does not want to allow a test fli...

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by uta999
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

A very old plane, just got older

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by uta999
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Another thing to consider is the enormous financing involved once the RTS begins. Can the markets keep pace with the amount of money involved?

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by uta999
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can engine type be changed on an airplane?
Replies: 32
Views: 6116

Re: Can engine type be changed on an airplane?

If it was so easy and doable on the 787, most airlines would have already done it by now, to move away from RR.

It turns out it is not possible or practical.

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by uta999
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21688

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

Shouldn't the pilots involved insist this aircraft is taken out of service until the source is found? The CAA or AAIB could too (hint) if it reaches them. That may come as a surprise to you, but pilots rarely get to decide which aircraft are taken out of service. A PIC might refuse an aircraft, tha...

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by uta999
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21688

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

Shouldn't the pilots involved insist this aircraft is taken out of service until the source is found? The CAA or AAIB could too (hint) if it reaches them.

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by uta999
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA177 possible emergency landing JFK 22.11.19
Replies: 10
Views: 4157

Re: BA177 possible emergency landing JFK 22.11.19

Enter the 737 MAX and the 787-8/9 with RR engines

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by uta999
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61666

Re: A380 Air France in Malta today

Basically, AB built the 747-SP version before the 747-100. Never a good idea.

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by uta999
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 162067

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Is the MAX10 exempt from the grounding? It seems to be a different beast.

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by uta999
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 535900

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

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Any information or photos? Did the paint jib puncture the skin?
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CarbonFibre wrote:
G-XWBD apparently badly damaged during painting.

https://twitter.com/airline_kitty/statu ... 6088695815


Any information or photos? Did the paint jib puncture the skin?

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by uta999
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are both BA's 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft affected by the Trent 1000 issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 5392

Re: Are both BA's 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft affected by the Trent 1000 issue?

I wouldn't call nearly two years on the ground temporary either.

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by uta999
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43400

Re: Emirates Chairman slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

Without the huge A380 fleet USP, wouldn't Emirates just become another mediocre airline, just operating big twins like everyone else? If that happened, I can see EK halving in size over the next 20 years. Dubai is losing what it once was already.

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by uta999
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are both BA's 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft affected by the Trent 1000 issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 5392

Re: Are both BA's 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft affected by the Trent 1000 issue?

B788s G-ZBJE and G-ZBJF were engineless as was G-ZBKN last weekend. G-ZBJE only got new engines after being static for an extended period and has now been WFU again. Why would BA ground G-ZBJE for over a year, then put it back into service only to ground it again a few weeks later? Is it a new-gene...

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by uta999
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 45 years ago today. the first 747 fatal accident
Replies: 9
Views: 6116

Re: 45 years ago today. the first 747 fatal accident

Didn’t the BEA Trident Papa India crash near Staines after departing LHR, because the slats were retracted in error Just after gear up?

The captain didn’t notice because he was having a heart attack.

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by uta999
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

What is happening regarding the MAX simulator? These were already very rare, but presumably non-existent now. At least until a final fix.

When it does come, how real will it be? How do Boeing fix training deficiencies with the MAX when the primary tool available is an iPad?

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by uta999
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lengthy Bloomberg Article About Trent 1000 RR Engine Problems
Replies: 43
Views: 8007

Re: Lengthy Bloomberg Article About Trent 1000 RR Engine Problems

Contra-rotating variable pitch geared propellers bolted on the back of a turbofan. Oh wait....

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by uta999
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lengthy Bloomberg Article About Trent 1000 RR Engine Problems
Replies: 43
Views: 8007

Re: Lengthy Bloomberg Article About Trent 1000 RR Engine Problems

How has the A350 version of the Trent avoided all these problems?

Can’t the tech there make its way to the 787 somehow?

How did Boeing get the very short straw from RR?

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by uta999
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9386

Re: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?

When the winds permit, LHR should allow landings through the night on the 09s. Just the quiet ones, A350/380, 787, NEO’s and MAX. It makes no sense that most other London airports can operate at night, yet LHR has to cram 1350 flights into just 17 hours. Spread the load and it gives some respite dur...

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by uta999
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16851

Re: What is the status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

It should be made law that large national infrastructure projects fall outside of local party politics, and cannot be stopped by a change of government or PM. These projects often take over ten years to complete and need to progress regardless of which numpty group wins a majority. Otherwise no-one ...

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by uta999
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16851

Re: What is the status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

If LHR has 480000 movements a year, with an official average delay of 15 minutes each, I make that 5000 days of delays per year, or 120000 hours of stacking, taxiing and queuing with engines at idle.

Way to go Greenies...

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by uta999
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 248132

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

The first Boeing 787-10 for BA G-ZBLA is due to enter the FAL at CHS sometime next week.

956 ZC101 G-ZBLA 787-10 British Airways parts-arriving

nyc787.blogspot.com

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by uta999
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 13618

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

One could also say that Ryan Air themselves are a bit exposed to any future economic shock, accounting scandal, and operating just one aircraft type (737). Not a good idea given the MAX saga.

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by uta999
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I too have defended the dead pilots in the past on here. None of us were there on those two aircraft, having to deal with something very unusual, confusing, alarming, frightening and ultimately deadly. They probably knew quite early on that their actions would not save them. The problem now is to no...

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by uta999
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR today DUB-BGR
Replies: 22
Views: 6434

Re: FR today DUB-BGR

Perhaps they have started NYC and BGR is their local airport.

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by uta999
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Defending aviation against environmental extremists
Replies: 151
Views: 25206

Re: Defending aviation against environmental extremists

Climate Change has always occurred, even before humans were here. We have had Ice Ages before, followed by warming. It is a natural cycle. China & Co are probably not helping, but nor is deforestation, plastic pollution, fossil fuels, population and growth generally. There will always be extreme...

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by uta999
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Any idea why the AoA failed on both aircraft? Presumably on the same side. What would be the result of a failure on the other side, or would that affect the FO in the same way?

No other a/c models seem to have faulty AoA at this high rate of failure.

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by uta999
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Would it not make sense now to ditch MCAS, and go for a hardware fix to the problem? This could involve the fitting of a small vane on both sides of the engine cowling, to deflect the nose down at high AoA. This coupled with small aerodynamic changes to the wing, when approaching a stall could mitig...

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by uta999
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 148897

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

While Boeing are at it, can we please have a RR / GEnx powered 757 too. If only they had not thrown out all the tooling with the bathwater.

I'll see myself out.

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by uta999
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Is it possible to add an extendable elevator to to the horizontal stabiliser, similar to a flap? This could greatly increase the HS wing area when needed close to a stall.

It would also be easy to upgrade the MAX, simply by replacing the HS.

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by uta999
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 FSA as 737 replacement gaining ground.
Replies: 73
Views: 23336

Re: Boeing 797 FSA as 737 replacement gaining ground.

"In 1965, Joe Sutter was transferred from Boeing's 737 development team to manage the design studies for the new airliner, already assigned the model number 747" Now Boeing need someone to do the same in reverse. The 747 was flying within 3 years. How can it take so long for a new NB to be...

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by uta999
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220362

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

The UK Government is to seek a change to insolvency law, to enable the CAA to use the aircraft & crew of a failed airline to repatriate their customers. This means they don't need to lease a fleet in future that may or may not be needed before the company fails. Thomas Cook failed, leaving 140,0...

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by uta999
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?
Replies: 99
Views: 21510

Re: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aicrafts?

Won't the next generation of aircraft design do away with passenger windows altogether, in favour of UHD screens? All those holes add weight and structure.

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by uta999
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

No - Boeing totally screwed up but as I have said many times - the crashes uncovered some real deficiencies in training. By the time of the ET crash they knew all about MCAS and the flight should most probably not have resulted in a crash. The plane crashed, so there goes your theory... Good grief....

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by uta999
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Again pointing at the customer and not at the manufacturer that had kept the system a secret? No - Boeing totally screwed up but as I have said many times - the crashes uncovered some real deficiencies in training. By the time of the ET crash they knew all about MCAS and the flight should most prob...

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by uta999
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

If this is going to take another year+, then I would get a team together to 'downgrade' a few production MAX's back to NG standard. See if its do-able and at what cost, then offer it to airlines now. I would also cease production of the MAX until a version is certified again. Building more is pointl...

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by uta999
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

The 737 has been safe this long because the crews operating it have been relatively safe, not because it has safety features. This philosophy was acceptable in the past, but with better available technology now, it should no longer be acceptable. Of course ideally crews should be even safer than th...

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by uta999
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Does anybody have any suggestions for Boeing for a Plan B? Something needs to be done by March 2020, otherwise the nuclear option will be upon them. Conversion back to NG and losing 50% of their order book. EIS is really no nearer than it was in March.

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by uta999
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746234

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Please provides the training requirement that was "lacking" relevant to "handle an emergency of this type". Please provides the detailed procedures into the "standards Pilots" that "handle an emergency of this type". Without any details, you simply blame with...

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by uta999
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6439

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

The 757 will be built again
If you take the wings off a 707, you can use it as a tank
The MAX is just like an NG
One of the flight crew must have the fish
The 747-8i and the A380 were really good ideas, on paper

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by uta999
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220362

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Hi Fly A380 from LGW due in Enfidha Tunisia in the next hour.

9H-MIP as HFM880P

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by uta999
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220362

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Will any other A380s be involved, or possibly A350/789s?

Some ME3’s should have a few spare. Could get interesting, but I still feel for the TC staff.

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by uta999
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19533

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

I would argue that a single pilot in the cockpit was more dangerous and stressful, than asking for help from someone in the back. Even cabin crew as a last resort, just to bounce checklists / speed / alt off.

You’re not asking them to fly the plane, but just be an extra pair of ears.

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by uta999
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220362

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I wonder if IAG would be interested in buying the Thomas Cook name from the Administrator.

I am sure better management could save parts of the company and secure some sort of future.

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by uta999
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220362

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

If it does collapse tomorrow, why doesn't the government step in with the administrators, and keep both aircraft and crew working to repatriate the 180,000 people abroad? It must be cheaper paying the staff an extra couple of days / weeks, than the chaos that comes with these big events. All they ne...

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by uta999
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 671897

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The fact that some posters on here are saying the pilots are partly to blame just proves that the MAX was a complete dog to fly. If it was the same as an NG as Boeing sold it, then any pilot good or bad wouldn't have crashed it. Are you people dumb?

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by uta999
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 671897

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Before both of the MAX Air Accident reports are published, Boeing should make a statement admitting full and unequivocal responsibility for both incidents. They should not even mention the pilots, who are unable to defend themselves from any blame. Design, test and build a good aeroplane; document e...

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by uta999
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are chasing share price and globalisation to blame?
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: Are chasing share price and globalisation to blame?

Demand has increased. As a result, earlier a flaw may be hidden for years due to the limited number of aircraft in the sky. With the 737MAX, there were nearly 300 aircraft flying within 2 years of EIS for example. Probability of finding a design flaw increases exponentially. Yet the 777 was virtual...

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by uta999
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are chasing share price and globalisation to blame?
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Are chasing share price and globalisation to blame?

New Aircraft and aero-engine manufacture appear to be descending into chaos, from one crisis to another worldwide. It appears to affect them all, with most new products or their latest variant failing soon after EIS. What is driving this and why is is getting worse? Could it be companies are not spe...

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by uta999
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 671897

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

How much would a full FBW system on the MAX have cost Boeing? Probably a whole lot less than the dogs dinner they have now. If it was possible why didn't they go that route, rather than a completely new model?

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