I actually see China and CAAC as the real "king makers" in the room. Their current silence is maybe just the calm before the storm? China has zero credibility on these matters. China has not seen a single hull loss since 2012. In a crowded, fast growing market. https://www.mro-network.com...Jump to post
The fact that it has taken Boeing nearly a year, since the first accident to come up with an MCAS that may or may not work, or satisfy authorities both in the US and abroad, leads me to believe that it cannot be done. I don't think an aircraft of this era, already being very old tech can survive a g...Jump to post
I think the reasoning behind it is that these maps are created using small sections of aerial photography. It was impossible to join the many different shots without creating Zombie aircraft parked at the gates, made up of several planes and airlines. Just a theory.Jump to post
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/european-aviation-safety-agency-sets-strict-demands-for-737-max-return-to-flight/ The saga drags on ... make of this what you will.. Dominic Gates in Seattle seems to have a good track record. But surely with MCAS 2 switched off, the MAX will f...Jump to post
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/186500/20190903_EASA_Ky-original.pdf First Hand EASA status as presented to EU Transport Committee. Pretty clear and concise, but no timescales. Should cut down on the guessing a bit. Ray The Ethiopian MAX did not crash into the sea though. Copy and paste here ...Jump to post
Why is this thread still open and on page 61 already? We have a small number of very active people repeating again and again their very simplistic view of things: Boeing and the FAA are not to blame at all or only very, very, very little. Basically it is everyone elses fault, that the MAXes crashed...Jump to post
So quite rightly, The NTSB is to review the whole new aircraft certification process to ensure it is fit for purpose. Something I mentioned weeks ago, but was not well received on A-Net. You were suggesting the NTSB take over all aircraft certification going forward, which is very different than re...Jump to post
there are very different kind of water/anti-fire bombers very large like Il-76 and bigger can only "spreading" water in rain-style - some kind of "area-bombing" smaller plane can really be a bomber with direct hit target. also its a dangerous job. as i remember recent events, an...Jump to post
Are aircraft the answer anyway? It must take at least an hour between flights to land and refill, and most if not all the water / powder is turned to vapour long before it hits anything remotely hot. Then there is the accuracy issue, with much of the dump missing its target anyway, minute in its imp...Jump to post
There is a need to shout because you don't understand the aerodynamics at all. Just like trim is usually used to balance control forces, MCAS uses trim to cause more force to be necessary in order to counteract the fact that the nacelles are essentially adding a nose up trim under certain condition...Jump to post
asdf said "if they really unground the MAX only with some minor software changes ...... statistics says that we will see the next crash within 18 month ..." You can make any statement you want but you don't offer an iota of statistical(it is mathematical, you know) proof. Why not say 18 h...Jump to post
All this reporting of hiring people to oversee the MAX return to service, could just be smoke and mirrors, to raise the share price and try to install fake confidence in the public.
I doubt Boeing are any closer to a fix, let alone certification.
Should the FAA no longer certify new a/c types as a consequence of the MAX fiasco? They are too close to Boeing.
It might be far better for the NTSB to take over the entire certification process. Safety being much higher up on their list than the FAA.
Where are the 3 new BA 77W coming from and when will they be delivered? There are 4 new build 77W for BA. (Not 3). They are on the order book as Novus Aviation Corporation, a leading company. Three showed in November 2018 orders and the 4th in December 2018. First delivery (G-STBM) is in Q3 2020. T...Jump to post
Thank you, Francoflier, for validating my observation that the pilots would likely not have identified the problem as runaway stab, because the yoke trim switches were responsive, and stopped the AND trim caused by MCAS. It could also have been caused by an autopilot malfunction, but AIUI disabling...Jump to post
It simply comes down to the fact the MAX is a variant gone too far. The engines are the main problem... too big , they throw the center of gravity way off creating all sorts of problems talked about to death in this thread... But all this would have manifested itself in the first few hours of both ...Jump to post
Why is the 737-MAX the only aircraft ever to need MCAS? What would a non-MCAS MAX fly like? and could it be any worse than one that has it. Is it simply to mimic the NG in certain flight characteristics? Does it make it safer, easier to fly? Why is removing it completely such an issue? It doesn't wo...Jump to post
Plan B (since the grounding) should have been what is involved ($ cost) in turning all the completed MAX a/c back to an NG. It might not be necessary, but five months has already been wasted and it should have been planned for by now. There is now a real possibility the MAX won't fly EVER, or for tw...Jump to post
Watch the new BA A350-1000 G-XWBA (326) land at LHR here live:
It's due in the next 30 minutes.
ETA at LHR is now 13:47 today.
UAEflyer wrote:When it is going to LHR ?
British Airways A350-1000 G-XWBA Delivered. Jul 27, 2019 British Airways A350-1000 G-XWBA was delivered Toulouse – Chateauroux this morning as BA9151. The aircraft is in 56J/56W/219Y configuration and wears White Union Flag with Crest livery. This is the first A350-1000 for the airline. https://www....Jump to post
It may turn out to be quicker to re-certify the MAX completely, and as a new model. It’s not as if there is a shortage of planes, pilots and resources. It could even be done in Europe to prove its full independence. The problem now is they are trying to justify its NG breeding, which is proving impo...Jump to post
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2019/07/11/five-basic-facts-about-boeing-missing-from-coverage-of-the-737-max-story/ A reminder, if you needed it, about how vital Boeing is to the US economy. The pressure on Boeing and the FAA to rush the 737MAX back into the air must be immense. I like ...Jump to post
For those still banging on about the climate, the local environment, noise and pollution from an expanded LHR. How can it be greener to have an average 20-30 minute delay, both arrivals and departures x 480,000 flights per year? That seems largely forgotten. The third runway is not a massive project...Jump to post
What did the two affected (crash) aircraft do in service, that Boeing failed to do in the 18-month long MAX flight test program? If they had to create MCAS in a hurry, then they knew there was a serious problem. I don't believe it was put in simply to make it fly similar to the NG.Jump to post
It is crazy to me how many people on her whine about the degradation of air travel when they now have the option to pay under $100 air fare regularly or simply pay more for a luxury experience and get a lie-flat bed or something. ^Thissssss!!! :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: It is known for a f...Jump to post
The 787-8/9/10 appear to be the perfect aircraft. Is it possible to shrink the exact same design to create the 797, in record time to replace the MAX? A scaled down 787 would be 40-50% smaller, with new engines and gear. All other components being scaled down to size, except doors and windows. The c...Jump to post
Why was MCAS even designed to kick-in repeatedly at least ten times in quick succession? What if there were terrain involved. A safety feature designed to prevent a stall, would simply commit suicide anyway straight into some hard stuff. What was the point in that? Someone must have thought what if ...Jump to post
Is this whole sorry MAX saga indicative of aircraft design in general? Little has improved over the last 30 years, it just keeps getting worse. A rush to the bottom. Somehow we have gone from the 707/DC-8 to the 747/Concorde, then fallen off a cliff in terms of design and innovation, back to the 197...Jump to post
A 4F Airport basically means a plane twice as large as an A380 could land there. The runway is as wide as some are long, though most of it is under weeds and bushes now. https://firstname.lastname@example.org,1.3411481,1968m/data=!3m1!1e3 http://www.skycolors.com/paper_the-ai...Jump to post
How will Boeing handle the likely 300-400 new-build MAX deliveries, plus the 380 grounded ones back in the air?
That in itself will be a major challenge and could take a year, once the solution is finalised and certified.
Could NG production be restarted if there were some demand from airlines, or will Boeing resist this as a mark of failure/suicide with the MAX?
I am sure there are airlines that just want aircraft quickly, regardless of the tech.
Could Boeing not drop MCAS altogether? Could the MAX 8 fly tomorrow without it? Rather than tinker with it for months, simply unplug it.
MCAS seems to be a flawed protection device for something that would simply never happen in normal flight.
Boris Johnson has back-peddled big time over Heathrow recently. He knows there is a huge majority (415 / 119) for R3 in parliament. He is likely to remain silent, hoping people will forget the bulldozer statement a few years ago.Jump to post
I agree strongly on this one, but a lot of people on this site seem fine with dupeing customers and being untransparent about what aircraft type they're flying on. At the end of the day, whether you think the MAX is safe or not, I don't see why anyone shouldn't support passengers being informed. An...Jump to post