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by Exeiowa
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6 new routes from Teesside Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 2370

Re: 6 new routes from Teesside Airport

Will provide a massive boost to the train station.

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by Exeiowa
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155903

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

The point is that building aircraft and other scientific or engineering endeavors is about exploiting a set of physical laws. They are not exclusively owned, given time, effort and resources it will be possible for the Chinese to also be able to manufacture planes. That comment to me sounds like aim...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Replies: 234
Views: 25019

Re: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

You know you wrote a bad contract when you believe you will lose more money if more product is to be sold.

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by Exeiowa
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed
Replies: 85
Views: 8258

Re: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed

I work for a company that supplies products to China using Chinese sourced raw materials. My former employer supplied raw materials to china which were turned into products exported to US. Both have been suffering, between them I would expect the business to account for $1 billion of that total. I t...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191442

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

The rules may have boxed the manufacturer into an unfortunate spot, but they could have made a decision to remove themselves from that box with a new design preventing all the restrictions to stay within it, but choose not to for commercial reasons not safety ones. so are the rules wrong? Maybe, but...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 136960

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders

Wow this has to be the most lopsided race in over a decade. In a two horse race, it doesn’t help if one horse has temporarily come up lame. One horse being lame has an influence on the delivery side. On the order side, Boeing fans were talking about the narrow body orders would not be influenced, b...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191442

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

I remember when I thought after 3 years in my profession I knew everything.....

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by Exeiowa
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL expects 16 MAX to be delivered this year, wants the MAX to be back in April
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: GOL expects 16 MAX to be delivered this year, wants the MAX to be back in April

I am interested to see when the purchasing decisions of different airlines are reflected in the financial reporting. Comparing an EasyJet to a Ryanair or such similar pairings around the world, will become interesting if this drags on much longer.

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by Exeiowa
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191442

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Blame can be passed around, but the consequences seem to be sitting on Boeing. It's there aircraft it ultimately there problem. Regulations are designed to prevent these issues arising in the first place. People complain about red tape up until the moment there was not enough to prevent killing peop...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.
Replies: 53
Views: 7358

Re: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.

That last one seems unlikely and only if Boeing throws in the towel of getting their offering back in the skies in a timely fashion.

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by Exeiowa
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191442

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

The fact is a clean sheet design would not eliminate either of the two aerodynamic issues displayed by the MAX, ie the shift in effective aerodynamic centre at high AoA and stall identification. I am not privy to Boeing's technology curve and arsenal, but it is entirely reasonable to expect that ev...

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by Exeiowa
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191442

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

After reading these articles, I don’t understand why Boeing’s engineers are treated like anointed saints. They seems just as tainted as anyone else because they remained silent and chose to keep their jobs over going public with the rotten coverups and possibly saving 349 lives. I surely hope that ...

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by Exeiowa
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296809

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I was wondering if the Iranians were targeting something else in the area (Drone trying to hide in amongst civilian traffic for example) and hit the civilian plane instead.

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by Exeiowa
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft and niches
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

Re: Aircraft and niches

I think the shrinking niche is because improved engine efficiency is making longer range on the same sized model possible so that model can cover its original mission profile and then longer ones. We are also seeing that families are having fewer optimally sized members, as the smaller sized version...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296809

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I think under the circumstances it was most likely mistakenly shot down probably by Iranians, outside chance of another party operating in Iran, but mechanical failure is still possible. Because of where this happened I do not think we will ever get the full details. But there will be a lot of finge...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15924

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Your ticket entitles you for a trip from A to B for an often additional amount, or by benefit of being in a higher ticket category (such as when flying under an airline-company contract) you get to pick the window seat preferentially. is the additional perk guaranteed having to climb over people to ...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15924

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

The glaciers of Greenland are an amazing site when the light is right. When I first got to experience them the captain came on the radio to advice us of the opportunity and banked the aircraft a little to give us a better view and encouraged the sharing of the view with our fellow passengers who wer...

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by Exeiowa
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191442

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

It started with blaming third world pilots and are currently at a shuttered line. I would not be to confident of any particular outcome right now. Although I do not think the company will go under it will look different to the way it was before this occurred. I will give credit to the brazenness of ...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11716

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

When travelling out my local airport I bumped into someone I knew leaving the facility on enquiring where they had been they told me that they were using airline compensation vouchers for voluntary bumping but they could only be redeemed if used at an airport ticket counter. Although even this is pr...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 3 BA Crew Members Killed in Car Wreck near LHR
Replies: 12
Views: 8818

Re: 3 BA Crew Members Killed in Car Wreck near LHR

Its often stated that you are safer travelling in the plane than driving to the airport when ever there is a plane crash. This might be the first time I have actually heard of car accident on the way though.

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by Exeiowa
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 MAX valuations
Replies: 38
Views: 5606

Re: B737 MAX valuations

They’re not really supposed to be left for a year. Even 30 days of parking requires a check. I mean you set the outside altitude for ground level a few hundred feet lower than it really is on the cabin pressurisation panel during descent to keep the fuselage pressurised while you’re taxiing to the ...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34584

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

All this underlines how silly the concept of owning a word in a certain context is. What is next could someone trademarks a negative word and then prevent others using that word to describe them without permission? Not that this is going away anytime soon. To go back to the Apple example they had ex...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746161

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

I have conducted process hazard analysis for chemical plants (people are wary of large smoking holes in their neighborhood). You go through each valve, pipe, instrument and input. Identify what would happen under a set of criteria (left open, fail high, fail low, environmental etc) and then state ho...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746161

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

I never thought this would drag on this long and with no resolution in sight I guess this was inevitable. As for emergency aid, would that fall into the category of illegal state aid that prompts trade dispute cases. We keep seeing that airlines are getting ready to inl deals, we might be waiting lo...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

It could be the plane which makes longer haul low cost airlines viable as no one seems to have cracked that on other available frames just yet.

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by Exeiowa
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR
Replies: 37
Views: 9327

Re: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR

Maybe their rational is that these newly minted Maltese might like to come visit, the Mediterranean is quite nice.

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by Exeiowa
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152841

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

I think there is a need to keep innovating so you are not caught out. Clearly at this point Boeing are not releasing a new plane in the time line they had originally suggested. There are only so many resources to work on projects. In a way I am surprised that the manufacturers don't just hurry up wi...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61961

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

I am mostly interested in people building planes that I will not be killed or injured on regardless of the sticker on it. Other people should probably worry about that too. We do not have any say in these things except by public pressure on the people who write the rule book, people who would like t...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61961

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

The main issue here is that they calculated it would withstand the test and it did not, therefore an assumption was wrong, how serious that is will have to be seen, it could be as simple as a part not made well or something more serious. Now they have managed to destroy this frame they might have to...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you design London's airports if you could start from scratch with little limitations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1893

Re: How would you design London's airports if you could start from scratch with little limitations?

I think it needs one airport with 6 runways, located far enough from the capital so that the residents are no t bothered by the noise, but with easy access to a motorway connection. Exeter seems like a good location.

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by Exeiowa
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75606

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

My statement was meant as sarcasm mainly aimed at the level of debate often found on here. I have no special insight into what is the appropriate level of training (type/no of hours etc) at some point people who have not done something have to progress to a higher level without previously having don...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330Neo - 2019 a great year
Replies: 332
Views: 45519

Re: A330Neo - 2019 a great year

If Emirates are not going to commit to A330neos at this time, I think you can downgrade "Great" to "Good" unless something else changes, still having a better year than other companies that make large airplanes that shall not be mentioned, who would probably like to move on........

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by Exeiowa
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Airshow thread
Replies: 52
Views: 7652

Re: Dubai Airshow thread

Saudia is rumored to place a wide body aircraft order. Speculations are the A330NEO, A350-900/1000, additional B787s, or the B779. Such a speculation would hold true on every wide body aircraft order. If you bet on every horse you'll always win! So they are not going to be the launch customer of so...

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by Exeiowa
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Airshow thread
Replies: 52
Views: 7652

Re: Dubai Airshow thread

Saudia is rumored to place a wide body aircraft order. Speculations are the A330NEO, A350-900/1000, additional B787s, or the B779. Such a speculation would hold true on every wide body aircraft order. If you bet on every horse you'll always win! So they are not going to be the launch customer of so...

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by Exeiowa
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to open DSM base
Replies: 42
Views: 4681

Re: Allegiant to open DSM base

There is probably a little extra room available since the Air National Guard unit switched to flying drones.

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by Exeiowa
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing reports Q3 results - 787 production rate cut for 2 years, 77X to enter service early 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 15002

Re: Boeing reports Q3 results - 787 production rate cut for 2 years, 77X to enter service early 2021

It seems to make more sense to do this early that wait and hope, but some of thsoe promised prices now might come back to bite them. Even when making what seems to be the optimal widebody for the market place there is a limit of how many can be absorbed per month and this has an effect on effeciency...

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by Exeiowa
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buisness cost cutting showing up at airlines?
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Buisness cost cutting showing up at airlines?

So I just left one company and joined another, both in the chemical sector and both making cost cutting efforts due to economic head winds. One of the first measures at both was to reduce travel expenditure. At one I was organizing a conference which last year had about 80 attendees and this year wi...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's next for mainstream jet engines?
Replies: 56
Views: 19196

Re: What's next for mainstream jet engines?

The energy density of a fuel cell system can be superior to a battery even newer potential systems will weigh more. The problem is the cost, and the nature of the fuel, hydrogen gas is difficult to store, absorbed on a palladium surface you can hold a lot or you can reform hydrocarbons in situ, but ...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airbus Global market forcast
Replies: 59
Views: 5392

Re: 2019 Airbus Global market forcast

There can be a demand for something that cannot be filled economically. As in, that cannot be designed and built for a profit. I am sure if size did not effect operating and purchasing cost we would be flying around in the largest plane possible with bunches of empty seat, but over here in the real ...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's next for mainstream jet engines?
Replies: 56
Views: 19196

Re: What's next for mainstream jet engines?

Fuel cells are not batteries, they convert chemical energy to electricity directly without setting them onfire. A few years ago these were heralded as the next big thing, they are already used in certain applications, but held great potential as a more mass market application, because of the potenti...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's next for mainstream jet engines?
Replies: 56
Views: 19196

Re: What's next for mainstream jet engines?

My thoughts on the advancements needed were more for the health of the engine manufacturers, than the plane owners need. If they could make slightly more on each engine sold they would not look as vulnerable as they currently do, reliability is killing their reputation and I will concede the mainten...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's next for mainstream jet engines?
Replies: 56
Views: 19196

Re: What's next for mainstream jet engines?

Maybe the next advancements should be in the range of reliability, production cost and maintenance efficiency. While they get the next generation of tech ready. Seeing as the manufacturers themselves are having problems in these areas.

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by Exeiowa
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Trouble in the Future?
Replies: 82
Views: 20889

Re: 787 Trouble in the Future?

It just goes to show the delicate balancing act needed to successfully run a program. There is an advantage to running at higher proction rates, but the way modern production is organized if there is not the demand then problems will occur. I do not think this is a Boeing mistake, just that the grou...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ex-Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Ralenkotter, 3 others face felony charges over gift cards
Replies: 14
Views: 2961

Re: Ex-Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Ralenkotter, 3 others face felony charges over gift cards

A company is nothing more than a collection of employees. At a certain point the actions of individuals or groups of individuals become the actions of a conpany either through deliberate action or lack of restraint (deliberte turning a blind eye or inadequate systems and misalignment incentives) we ...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 125
Views: 16040

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

Its Range, Capacity and Cost. There might have been similar range and capacity aircraft in the past the question is really about the economics of the situation, with engine advancements maybe we have reached that tipping point or will do in some near future. Engines advanced enough in proven reliabi...

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by Exeiowa
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion
Replies: 40
Views: 7483

Re: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion

Fleet commanality might not be top of the list for politicians dreaming these things up. But it might effect the ultimate outcome of such an enterprise.

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by Exeiowa
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pays $22mil fine for falsifying mail delivery records
Replies: 7
Views: 4710

Re: AA pays $22mil fine for falsifying mail delivery records

There is a joke in there about the check being in the mail when they go to pay the fine....

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by Exeiowa
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Trouble in the Future?
Replies: 82
Views: 20889

Re: 787 trouble in the future

Wow thats a really interesting idea to explore! So economy of scale helps bring unit costs down, but can only be sustainable with sufficient ongoing demand. And predictions on the future make this an interesting case. If future orders slow (such as a global economic conditions changing) do we end up...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 671818

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

With Lion 043 I have not seen an account of exactly at what stage the MCAS fault occured that was corrected. If this occured at altitude, instead of at take off it might explain why they had the opportunity to find the error and correct with the aid of the additional pilot.

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by Exeiowa
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9th airbus FAL
Replies: 6
Views: 1952

Re: 9th airbus FAL

I cannot think of anything more logical for Airbus to do than repurpose the A380 production space for A320, although easy to say not easy to do. However some of those dates dont exactly line up....

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