... 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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
Is the MAX10 exempt from the grounding? It seems to be a different beast.Jump to post
CarbonFibre wrote:G-XWBD apparently badly damaged during painting.
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I wouldn't call nearly two years on the ground temporary either.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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?
Contra-rotating variable pitch geared propellers bolted on the back of a turbofan. Oh wait....Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
"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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
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.
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post