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by uta999
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

China's speed in acting on the MAX proved to be the right call. There is no other way to view this. The FAA made the wrong call in so many ways.

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by uta999
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22288

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

It would be interesting to see some photos of all the grounded BA planes parked at LHR and elsewhere. It must be a logistics nightmare finding enough space, plus the aircraft and crews are now in the wrong place.

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by uta999
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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by uta999
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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by uta999
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Every gate empty at SFO?
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Re: Every gate empty at SFO?

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.

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by uta999
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Can someone please explain what a MAX 8 without MCAS would fly like under normal operations? and are we getting near to a situation where it is dropped altogether, in favour of just a new type rating.

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by uta999
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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by uta999
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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 ...

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by uta999
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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by uta999
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoky A350!
Replies: 45
Views: 13323

Re: Smoky A350!

Maybe Rolls-Royce are trying out that nifty fan coating that worked so well for them on the 787

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by uta999
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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by uta999
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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.

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by uta999
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?
Replies: 69
Views: 12919

Re: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?

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...

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by uta999
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?
Replies: 69
Views: 12919

Re: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?

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...

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by uta999
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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by uta999
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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by uta999
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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.

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by uta999
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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.

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by uta999
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 76457

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

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...

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by uta999
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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by uta999
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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 ...

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by uta999
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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by uta999
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Two fatal crashes tell you, you are wrong.

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by uta999
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Perhaps in the future, new aircraft certification should be moved from the FAA to a new department at the NTSB. They are far more independent (from Boeing) and into safety than the FAA.

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by uta999
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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by uta999
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I wonder if plan B, the nuclear option would be to cancel the MAX, and then swap the FAL at Renton to build the Airbus A320/321 NEO.

I am not joking either. Boeing would have to merge with Airbus, things are that bad.

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by uta999
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30023

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Routing Biggin, Epsom then round to 27L, followed by water cannon salute after landing

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by uta999
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30023

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

https://www.youtube.com/c/BigJetTV/live
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Watch the new BA A350-1000 G-XWBA (326) land at LHR here live:

It's due in the next 30 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/c/BigJetTV/live

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by uta999
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30023

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

She is due to depart for LHR in the next few minutes as BA350

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by uta999
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30023

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

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....

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by uta999
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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by uta999
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 9375

Re: 737-8200?

Just rename it NEO. No-one will notice

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by uta999
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Is an MCAS type event (accident) more or less likely when the MAX-8 flies empty to a storage airport? Boeing are still flying these new builds around the US daily.

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by uta999
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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 ...

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by uta999
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed
Replies: 19
Views: 7519

Re: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed

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...

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by uta999
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Some of this thread should be moved to the equivalent Technical/Operations, particularly when discussing the operating system and chips used. I thought that is what it was for.

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by uta999
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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.

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by uta999
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 34
Views: 6253

Re: Passenger shaming

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...

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by uta999
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 51
Views: 10374

Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

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...

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by uta999
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 17517

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Will the 787-10 be stretched (-11, -12) any further, or does that require new gear/wing/engines?

It seems too near the ground, much like the 737 to get any longer.

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by uta999
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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 ...

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by uta999
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 670359

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

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...

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by uta999
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 27
Views: 4862

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

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://www.google.com/maps/search/manston+airport/@51.3413025,1.3411481,1968m/data=!3m1!1e3 http://www.skycolors.com/paper_the-ai...

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by uta999
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 161894

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

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.

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by uta999
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 22534

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

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.

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by uta999
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 415892

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

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.

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by uta999
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21243

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

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.

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by uta999
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 415892

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

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...

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