And Putin "asked" its citizens to stay indoors. So it is heading the same way as other countries. If that's what's needed then that's what's needed. Hopefully Russia's efforts to contain the virus will succeed and there will be no significant number of cases and death toll. Like we will e...Jump to post
SwissCanuck wrote:How do pallets fit through the main deck door?
They are only removing seats in order to transport cargo pallets on the main deck, without passengers. They are basically using pax airplanes as cargo airplanes, as several airlines around Asia are doing in a time all passengers are grounded, but finding ways to put some cargo on the main deck as we...Jump to post
According to the actual AD (found on FAA’s website) the high pressure turbine 1st stage disk with certain serial numbers installed on specific (by serial number) engines must be removed from service, and investigation into cause of failure is still ongoing. It doesn’t sound like this is actually af...Jump to post
I wonder if the FAA already knews what to look for. Inspecting is definetely a good thing but if you do not know what caused the engine failure it does not help a lot. I'm guessing they're ordering a superficial borescope inspection, searching for obvious cracks. But you're right, they'll need to k...Jump to post
2nd barrier probably refers to the optional second door at the end of the small corridor leading to the cockpit, allowing for an 'airlock' between the cockpit door and fwd galley, in which pilots can access the loo/optional crew rest area from the cockpit without pax interference. This door also has...Jump to post
Good suggestions. Setting up hand washing/sanitizing kiosks in crowded public places could also be a good idea. Otherwise, while I agree that measures need to be taken to avoid overloading the healthcare system, I think that many of the measures taken so far have been knee jerk reactions without any...Jump to post
I'm sure there's a bit of arrogance and a lot of unpreparedness, but there's also the fact that this outbreak is rather unprecedented in the West for almost anyone alive today. Humans never learn from history, especially the history from before they were alive, and no one really ever listen to scien...Jump to post
Stocks are not representative of the value of a company anymore. Nowadays they only reflect the emotional and subjective value that people attach to a company, and their price fluctuations are amplified by the speculating culture that drives markets. Basically a Worldwide gambling business. It's bec...Jump to post
Now Air China will check passenger temperatures before boarding and will deny anyone has a fever. I'm surprised they didn't do that before. Every major airport in the World pretty much checks every passenger for temperature these days. Temperature checks are unfortunately not enough to catch everyo...Jump to post
I do not want to be callous (hope I am not) but let me postulate that in 2020 10% of people aged 80+ years catch COVID-19 and 10% of those people are killed by it. What proportion of those people would have died in 2020 anyway if they had not caught COVID-19? If it increases the death rate in 80+ y...Jump to post
Any aviation related company's stock will be taking a battering at the moment. This is not an indication of the underlying health and resilience of the company. The question is which one is better positioned to weather the storm. I have my own uninformed opinion on that, but then it's not hard to se...Jump to post
The question is whether this crisis is purely the result of the virus mass hysteria or whether it uncovered an underlying weakness in the economy and triggered a large scale correction. This would dictate how fast it recovers. Unlike 2008, I can't see anything fundamentally wrong with the state of t...Jump to post
Many 737 MAX planes are getting switched for 787 or 777X aircraft. This can be misleading since a smaller number of 787 get ordered from a larger 737 Max order, say 30 737 Max for 10 787. Don't forget that these airlines are owed compensation, and that consequently these 787 might very well be give...Jump to post
DCA350 wrote:Side note does Thai move a lot of freight? 79 passengers on a A330 doesn't even pay for the fuel.
The 3 probes under the windshields are sideslip angle probes (SSA). Basically like AoA vanes mounted vertically. They feed information to the ADIRS, but they have been deleted from later models as their function is now replaced by software. The rest is a mix of 3 multifunction probes (AoA + pitot + ...Jump to post
Boeing estimate was two weeks work. Boeing statement yesterday said it would not change the mid-summer estimate for RTS. Ray 2 weeks work per airplane? If yes, doing 800 airframes represents an enormous amount of man-hours and I strongly believe there would be no way it could be done by this summer...Jump to post
In the second case, if rework is required, it will apply to all MAX frames and it would make no sense to put aircraft back in service prior to completion of the mod - they are sitting there with nothing else to do but wait for modification and pre-RTS maintenance anyway. The condition does apply to...Jump to post
How about we all lock ourselves in our basements until the Apocalyps is over? You start. There’s a big issue with the response and perception of the virus that no one is really talking about but I think is worth mentioning. All these measures have an effect on the economy. Quarantines, restrictions...Jump to post
Personally, I’d rather the Uk have remained in this, but I was told on this thread we weren’t allowed to cherry pick, so that’s the way it must be! Cutting the ropes is a UK decision, not EU, so, no, that's not 'the way it must be'. Not to mention that this decision seems to have been made before a...Jump to post
I think domestic air travel in Russia has always been propped up by the government one way or the other, which only makes sense given the vastness of the country and the remoteness of some of the cities, which would hardly be sustainable without regular and accessible air transport. A lot of other n...Jump to post
Another successful launch, Dragon is on its way to the ISS. -Sucessful pad landing for the booster, which was on its second mission (booster 1059 ex- CRS-19 12/19). -50th Falcon booster landing. -Third flight for Dragon capsule 112, but final as Dragon V1 is being retired. All future CRS launches wi...Jump to post
Also Boeing has set aside/took a charge of $410M to cover a potential second full-up test launch if required. Tugg If I was an astronaut slated to fly this thing, I certainly would want them to... I hope NASA makes them do another test, though I suspect Boeing's lobbyist are working against that al...Jump to post
Update on #ToiletPaperGate here in Australia, this is getting ridiculous A man has been tasered by police after an altercation after he assaulted 2 people over toilet paper at a Big W store in NSW today https://twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/1235445714982858752?s=20 If this virus has taught us one ...Jump to post
It's a good thing that customers are savvy enough to not get fooled by these greedy corporations. Kudos to them.Jump to post
It doesn't seem like he was being agressive, but I certainly wouldn't have tried to physically force them out of the aircraft or even touch them. That's what security/police is for. By trying to do this yourself, you just expose yourself to potential legal issues, regardless of how outrageous and un...Jump to post
I think nobody disputes that the main factor for the ET crash was crew error. Imho way too much energy has been spent on finding faults of the 737 and way too little has been spent on training better crews for all airliners. I know you are stirring the pot as usual but yes, many people do. Includin...Jump to post
Let me repeat what I said earlier; Global warming is a real problem (IMO), but a news report detailing a single short-term event, showing ice disappearing from one small island on the fringe of Antarctica, is not a robust example (also IMO) I think the point here is the increasing frequency of thos...Jump to post
How many tanks have they blown up now? Five. MK1, SN1, two individual test tanks and a header tank in a nosecone. SN1 is "probably" the only one that wasn't expected to kaboom. All the rest were pressured to near or over the expected failure point. They wanted to install an engine in SN1 ...Jump to post
How many tanks have they blown up now? Given the severity of the explosion and how the upper tank went flying sideways at quite the speed, I would say that this wasn't necessarily a 'planned' rapid disassembly... Thankfully the upper tank wasn't filled with methane. I've got a feeling they're findin...Jump to post
This is just another confirmation of the irrational and knee-jerk reaction of governments around the World when it comes to dealing with the virus.
When in doubt... panic.
I'm asking how you think FAA employees have the knowledge to evaluate specific aircraft design, components, and systems. Especially when you introduce something completely new like the 787 with it's CFRP design. It's their job... :confused: So the reason why the MAX crisis exist is because they wer...Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:I'm asking how you think FAA employees have the knowledge to evaluate specific aircraft design, components, and systems. Especially when you introduce something completely new like the 787 with it's CFRP design.
Isn't that what the A-10 is for?Jump to post
Getting a go-around wrong and temporarily losing control of the a/c is an increasingly common type of incident these days. I would look into crew actions first, rather than into airplane systems... Yup. We don't know if the autopilot was on or not during the maneuver. That would be a good place to ...Jump to post
Politics?. I doubt it as they're looking for used airplanes, but that RFP still doesn't make much sense. They would be doubling their long haul fleet and more than tripling the seat count with 2 separate and competing types. They seem to be omitting the narrowbody fleet entirely, despite being prob...Jump to post
Given the tendency of both main parties to be veering towards their respective extreme, there is a rather large vacuum being created in the middle. I don't know if a third party is the solution to that, or even if it would work well with the current constitution and political system. Either way, it'...Jump to post
Not surprising in the winter when the first few hours of the flight would be flown with a 150kts+ headwind. I'd estimate the average headwind over the entire flight to be over 100 kts.
Note that they all land on time, or even ahead of schedule, so this is not unusual.
They also know that Sanders is too polarizing to rally enough of the democratic vote to win against Trump. They want Trump in the WH, although Sanders would be their favorite D president for sure.Jump to post
Boeing faces more fines/litigation in regard to non-disclosure and non-compliance with regulations. https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/companies/boeing-failure-to-fix-737-max-warning-light-may-draw-faa-penalty/ar-BB10ew86 Ray Does this say the the AoA disagree warning had been mandated by the FAA an...Jump to post
Just another sign of Boeing's endemic cultural problems. Shareholder value is priority first, second, and third at the expense of cheapening everything else like safety and quality. This myth needs to end. There is no shareholder value if you don't produce safe, quality products. They all tie in to...Jump to post