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by oschkosch
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

This is a great Seattle Times article that talks about what Boeing was thinking in terms of Risk Classification and why MCAS was implemented to offset the stick lightening. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/times-watchdog/the-inside-story-of-mcas-how-boeings-737-max-system-gained-power-and-...

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by oschkosch
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

Maybe some news will be a welcome change for many reading the thread? https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/13/boeings-new-ceo-calhoun-has-little-margin-for-error-in-737-max-scandal.html Jobs are on the line and clock is ticking as Boeing’s new CEO takes over Boeing’s new CEO, Dave Calhoun, has a daunting to...

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by oschkosch
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

To summarise it: IF a flight without mcas would solve it all and would be easy peasy, then Boeing would have already done it ages ago.

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by oschkosch
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

........ as I believe EASA flew the MAX last week if there is- but as there were no reports of MAX crashes last week - if there was Catastrophic Instability - they were able to recover. Nope. The test flights are expected to happen from 15th January onwards - maybe. https://www.livemint.com/news/in...

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by oschkosch
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

I think after this whole mess gets sorted - we need to have a good hard look at "grandfathering" and aircraft certification rules. That's what it boils down to. Boeing has tried to play the system in their own favor. They put stock prices before safety. What's not talked much about yet, i...

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by oschkosch
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

Instead of ridiculous procedures how about just slowing to flaps speed so MCAS isn't needed aerodynamically? Does the deployment of flaps preclude the possibility of entering the flight envelope region where MCAS was deemed to be required? Flaps out changes the Aerodynamics of the wing so the contr...

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by oschkosch
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flooding at DXB causes EK meltdown
Replies: 40
Views: 12172

Re: Flooding at DXB causes EK meltdown

I once landed at DXB on an A380 during a bad storm, it was the first time I ever saw rain in Dubai. And the A380 was really shook around during the approach to DXB, extreme turbulence. But the rain was not as bad as on the pics currently.

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by oschkosch
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to take some ex SQ772’s
Replies: 22
Views: 6737

Re: LOT to take some ex SQ772’s

Obviously I was being sarcastic, but also there are questions about the long term viability of their network. If they’re covering the 787 engine issues, that makes sense. Long term, there’s no need for this kind of capacity expansion Well kindly share with us the details of LO's current capacity, c...

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by oschkosch
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

Anyone seen this one yet ? In one email message from 2015, an employee who apparently is a test pilot wrote that he crashed the first few times he flew the Max in simulator testing. “You get decent at it after 3-4 tries, but the first few are ugly,” You simply couldn't make it up?? oh dear! It gets...

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by oschkosch
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

And Dominic Gates sums it up pretty good in his latest article: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/beyond-the-macho-pilot-trash-talk-737-max-documents-reveal-how-intensely-boeing-focused-on-cost/ However, again to minimize differences, Boeing allowed RCAS to be retrofitted to th...

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by oschkosch
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max pilot training, past, present and future.
Replies: 39
Views: 3351

Re: Max pilot training, past, present and future.

IMHO this thread is a good idea, thank you for opening it!

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by oschkosch
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296680

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Apparently the airplane flew close to strategic military sites That is misinformation. PS752 flew the same path that it has always flown , and similar paths as all the other departures that morning . It was struck by the missile before turning back. https://imgur.com/a/V1SlDty Maybe ALL airplanes a...

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by oschkosch
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

And Dominic Gates sums it up pretty good in his latest article: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/beyond-the-macho-pilot-trash-talk-737-max-documents-reveal-how-intensely-boeing-focused-on-cost/ You know I was thinking when reading it. You know what's dumb about this writing fr...

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by oschkosch
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296680

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

German media reporting that Iran said that various US drones were active in the sky, which is why military was on high alert and then accidentally shot down the airplane. Apparently< the airplane flew close to strategic military sites, which led to them shooting it down. Iran also says it was human ...

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by oschkosch
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

Boeing seems to be facing some fines!? The headline is of course a slight click bait ;) https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51058929 Boeing faces fine for 737 Max plane 'designed by clowns' US regulators are seeking to fine Boeing $5.4m (£4.14m) for "knowingly" installing faulty parts on 737...

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by oschkosch
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28830

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

And where did you come up with " Formal board approval does not have to be made public. "? Have you heard "corporate governance"? Formal board approval of course has to be made public without a shred of doubt. The board is not some rogue entity running a mom and pop shop. I was ...

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by oschkosch
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64834

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Airbus really had an excellent 2019!

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by oschkosch
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

The motive for requesting simulator training that isn't necessary can come from noble and ignoble areas. And next you will tell us that the people "saving Boeing 1000's of $" with each phone call or email in which they managed to "convince" airlines that sim training is avoidabl...

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by oschkosch
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

But how about this doozie: " Amazing what a brown envelope can achieve - it isn't anywhere near as good as it would appear to be reading the report. The FAA were neither thorough nor demanding and failed to write up many issues. " I have my own pretty shocking interpretation of what this ...

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by oschkosch
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

I do not disagree that there were failures other than the MAX itself. Rarely is there an accident where there isn't. This being the grounding thread then every time you bring up these issues you imply they are part of the grounding - they are not. They will be in the final accident reports for all ...

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by oschkosch
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

Another interesting piece from the Seattle Times: One exchange related to Indonesian airline Lion Air is particularly chilling. ... one Boeing pilot wrote to another during an instant message exchange about how an airline in the Lion Air Group was asking for a flight simulator to train its pilots o...

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by oschkosch
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla
Replies: 41
Views: 11579

Re: Nordwind A321 Rough Landing in Antayla

ouch! looks like bad damage! Anybody know if that A321 is a write off now?

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by oschkosch
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

These newly released comments are quite alarming. This one alone will surely "help" them getting certification in India again: An unidentified Boeing employee in a different text message exchange brags about swaying India’s regulator “to make them feel stupid about trying to require any ad...

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by oschkosch
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

Boeing faces a $5.6B tab for simulator training. https://www.thestar.com/business/2020/01/09/boeing-faces-5-billion-tab-on-737-max-simulator-training.html incorrect. They have planned 5.6B$ already. Sim training will cost additional 5B$. Plus compensation going into at least 6.xB$. Gesendet von mei...

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by oschkosch
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14648

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

But apart from that, I have the feeling that you look on the Lufthansa website and take the flight offered there. Even HAJ has more connections than you seem to realize, but perhaps on airlines you do not use. I really like your posts normally, but you are very wrong. I call (actually send an email...

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by oschkosch
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14648

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

ok..... HAJ is my local airport. Get me to CLJ, BEG, MAD, OTP, TIR, MXP whatever. I do HAJ - FRA or MUC and connect onwards to another destination in Europe nearly every week. It's a little bit off-topic but I am curious since HAJ is my base as well. From 2006 to 2011 I flew reguarly to OTP. CZ via...

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by oschkosch
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14648

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

If you live near HAM you go to BUD or OTP from there. If you live near Bremen you can drive to Hamburg and take the direct connection. TAROM flies you to Bucharest and Eurowings to Budapest. Europe is pretty well covered. What is missing in HAM is long haul, especially going west. You fly to MUC or...

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by oschkosch
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296680

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

wow, lots of conspiracy theories going on here. Ok I didn't expect anything less.


Maybe it was Qatar that shot the plane down, to prove to UAE and Saudi that they are not on Irans side anymore? Obviously this is just sarcasm.....

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by oschkosch
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28830

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

Cite? Common knowledge, just look it up. Burden of proof is on you if such statements are made. Citations or you’re just pulling stuff out of thin air. many examples mate: https://simpleflying.com/the-airbus-a321xlr-vs-boeing-757-what-plane-is-best/ https://crankyflier.com/2019/06/24/the-a321xlr-wi...

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by oschkosch
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14648

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

Quite interesting thread. I, for one, did not realize that MUC-TXL and MUC-HAM have such a HUGE number of flights. It is no exaggeration. Any city pair with >12 daily segments e/w qualifies as huge in my book. Did not realize. Let me explain why the MUC and FRA hubs have so many feeder flights. Say...

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by oschkosch
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28830

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

LaunchDetected wrote:
Airbus did a great job in attacking the NMA business case with the A321XLR. Great timing also.



correct, and now nobody is waiting for the NMA anymore, the business case is dead!

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by oschkosch
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14648

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

Quite interesting thread. I, for one, did not realize that MUC-TXL and MUC-HAM have such a HUGE number of flights. It is no exaggeration. Any city pair with >12 daily segments e/w qualifies as huge in my book. Did not realize. Let me explain why the MUC and FRA hubs have so many feeder flights. Say...

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by oschkosch
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14648

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

Even really short hops like MUC-NUE and MUC-STR have multi-daily flights, you can drive these in little over an hour in a decent car ! Have you ever managed STR-MUC in little over an hour? Absolutely impossible!!! It's 230km, anything below 2 hours would be amazing, the A8 is extremely full of traf...

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by oschkosch
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14648

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

Even really short hops like MUC-NUE and MUC-STR have multi-daily flights, you can drive these in little over an hour in a decent car ! Have you ever managed STR-MUC in little over an hour? Absolutely impossible!!! It's 230km, anything below 2 hours would be amazing, the A8 is extremely full of traf...

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by oschkosch
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296680

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Sorry, did not check each page. This was an NG or not?

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by oschkosch
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

However only Southwest had that infamous "$1million/airframe if training" clause. It is their unique bonus. Sure, some of the money will go into covering the grounding and training expenses. But overall it's jackpot. Any company would dream they had the same clause. WN cut the deal precis...

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by oschkosch
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

My understanding is that the Max sims currently do not accurately represent the Max as far MCAS and manual trim are concerned. This is going to take a long time to sort out. Absolutely, yet Boeing is saying maybe 2 months....Ok, they say at least 60 days. But still, couldn't they be more forthcomin...

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by oschkosch
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

I guess that as we speak, at Southwest it is champagne time.. Not likely. The Reuters link in the other thread indicates WN has 9000+ pilots, who all will need the sim training, and they only have 3 MAX sims. I am sure they will be able to "convince" Boeing to support the financing of tra...

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by oschkosch
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

Seems like compensation payments are coming daily now! https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/06/american-airlines-reaches-deal-with-boeing-over-737-max-grounding-will-share-30-million-with-employees This I think is highly interesting: Boeing has set aside USD$6.1 billion to compensate customers via a combin...

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by oschkosch
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Changing planes in Beijing (PEK)
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Changing planes in Beijing (PEK)

How much time do you have? You will need to enter on a TWOV (travel without visa): https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/free-transit-24hour.htm It really depends on how many people are queuing to get it also. Could be between 20-60 Minutes. Then after grabbing your luggage you need to reche...

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by oschkosch
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

Leeham News reports that Boeing internally sees production suspension of the 737 MAX of at least 60 days, LNA thinks it will be more like 90 days. The FAA is proceeding slowly and flight testing is going at a snail’s pace, LNA is told. Only one airplane has been authorized for flight testing by the...

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by oschkosch
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 Runway excursion Istanbul
Replies: 14
Views: 4214

Re: Pegasus 737 Runway excursion Istanbul

please correct thread title to SAW airport. Thanks

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by oschkosch
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28879

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

There is no way Boeing is buying into existing russian or chinese programs. They just buy into Embraer to get their cheaper engineering workforce and knowledge access. I very much hope Boeing is not halting investments or new programs to save money. Quite the opposite is required: They need to inve...

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by oschkosch
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

Re: Market predictions

crystal balls are difficult to read :D

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by oschkosch
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

Seems like compensation payments are coming daily now! https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/06/american-airlines-reaches-deal-with-boeing-over-737-max-grounding-will-share-30-million-with-employees.html American Airlines said Monday that it reached an agreement with Boeing to reimburse the airline for finan...

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by oschkosch
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

If you do not know how long the MAX will be down and you agree to a compensation deal, what are some of your options: Agree to convert all your MAX a/c to the next thing Boeing is doing in the next 5 years. My money is on that. Boeing will potentially cancel the max and hope that they can convince ...

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by oschkosch
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

Hoping to see the MAX flying again this quarter. The issues are nearing the end and excited to fly on one once it is ready. Boeing needs this over soon and lets hope it does. They need the cash flow generated from this badly. well actually no, we have been repeatedly informed by "well informed...

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by oschkosch
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

More compensation payments it seems! No details though. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/aeromexico-says-it-has-deal-with-boeing-on-grounded-737-max/ Aeromexico says it has deal with Boeing on grounded 737 Max Aeromexico has reached an agreement with Boeing on compensation over the global groun...

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by oschkosch
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191367

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

Ray - we may not agree on all things - but we can always count on you to actually provide facts vs just rampant speculation. 360 + Sims seems like enough to retrain everyone. I appreciate the number wasn't yours, but I'd like to see some evidence of it. I'm sceptical of 360 MAX sims in service by e...

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