In any case, the chances of seeing a replacement for 737MAX diminish since the recertification of the 737MAX is approaching...
benbeny wrote:Looks like we have yet another software flaw
https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/arti ... ear-return
the MAX problems will be hardly on anybody´s mind after COVID-19. This will definitely be the case. COVID-19 has saved the MAX program in my opinion. There was a small of risk of passengers boycotting the MAX when it re-entered service putting pressure on the airline. There is now zero chance of th...Jump to post
Question is, what is happening with the MAX right now? There has been no news in the past few days. I guess everyone is slightly distracted at the moment, but from yesterday: https://leehamnews.com/2020/03/30/pontifications-critical-step-in-boeing-max-recertification-target-may/ Barring further iss...Jump to post
Scientific advisors to the UK Government is saying China has downplayed their Coronavirus figures by a factor of 15 to 40. Meaning 1,200,000 and 3,200,000 real cases. Take the source for what it is. A tabloid. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8163707/Chinas-efforts-blame-coronavirus-army-de...Jump to post
I don't think KLM will order soon. I also think Boeing will counter with a great -10 MAX or possibly -9ER offer when the time comes. Post Coronavirus, no one will recall the MAX. Lightsaber No Airline is ordering anything soon. I don't expect any airplane order globally until we get closer to end o...Jump to post
Who would've thought two months ago that there would be no public progress on the MAX and yet we'd see almost no postings in this thread? This thread, along with stuff such as Project Sunrise and when it might happen or when will airline XYZ order 100 pc. of airplane ABC have become totally unimpor...Jump to post
Can Mr. M and Mr. M maybe carry on with their endless discussion elsewhere? Maybe via private message? It's a very interesting topic but this e-p*nis competition about trying to show off who has the biggest and knows more about accounting is rather pointless and rather boring. It's a fact that all a...Jump to post
Now would be a good time for Boeing to announce the cancellation of the entire MAX program. It would be completely lost and ignored by the mainstream media because of other news. Airlines would be grateful not to have to take their rather optimistic orders, and Boeing won’t make a loss on building ...Jump to post
And yet from a Transport Canada employee there was an email speculating that the MAX could return to service by essentially just turning MCAS off. Maybe they thought the Procedure that Boeing published after Lionair was sufficient. Wasn't that email because Boeing couldn't figure out how to fix MCA...Jump to post
Seattle Times has a report that Boeing may have to cease production in Everett due to slowdown in air travel. Love the quote by Richard Aboulafia: Boeings "crack cocaine addiction to shareholder returns". https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/as-coronavirus-causes-9-11-ty...Jump to post
more issues for Boeing! A 12 inch crack and partial decompression... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-13/southwest-air-737-fuselage-crack-pressure-loss-probed-by-faa https://www.reuters.com/article/us-faa-boeing-southwest/faa-launches-probe-after-in-flight-incident-reveals-12-inch-cra...Jump to post
Luckily nothing serious happened. They managed to land safely https://www.reuters.com/article/us-faa-boeing-southwest/faa-launches-probe-after-in-flight-incident-reveals-12-inch-crack-on-737-jet-idUSKBN21039D FAA launches probe after in-flight incident reveals 12-inch crack on 737 jet An initial ins...Jump to post
"] yeah, it will be a piece of cake. And cost literally nothing. Which is why Boeing tried to avert it. Gesendet von meinem SM-G950F mit Tapatalk Let's see: I quote Boeing as saying it will take one week per airplane, you then transcribe that as 'piece of cake' and 'cost literally nothing' the...Jump to post
As per Stitch in our news thread, Boeing will do the wiring bundle separation mod during the RTS processing and is not anticipating this will change the RTS time line. Ref: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max-wiring-exclusive/exclusive-boeing-to-separate-potentially-risky-737-max-wire-...Jump to post
Is there a list of who the stored (What is it, circa 300?) MAX jets are for? Given the current storm clouds, it would be interesting to see how likely these already built and stored jets are to be either delivered (best case), deferred or outright cancelled (worst case). 800 or so Gesendet von mein...Jump to post
Boeing worker in Everett has confirmed case of corona virus. What doesnthat mean for the rest of the workforce? Plant closure imminent? https://leehamnews.com/2020/03/11/engineers-ok-boeing-contract-extension-techs-say-no/#more-32841 The news came as Boeing announced the first case of COVID-19 among...Jump to post
Boeing employee in Everett has corona. Will they close the plant? https://leehamnews.com/2020/03/11/engineers-ok-boeing-contract-extension-techs-say-no/#more-32841 The news came as Boeing announced the first case of COVID-19 among its 70,000-member Puget Sound workforce: an unidentified employee at ...Jump to post
giblets wrote:Are these all coming out now as it is a year since the grounding, so presumably a 1 year clause in the contract somewhere about grounding allowing them to cancel?
I am hoping for a CVR excerpt, where it clearly says "f**k the damn trim wheel won't turn"Jump to post
Reuters reports that Qantas has asked Airbus for an extension to the deadline to place an order. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qantas-airbus/qantas-asks-airbus-for-extension-to-a350-1000-order-deadline-due-to-virus-idUSKBN20W33T I think all Aircraft orders just stopped, Airb...Jump to post
The interim Ethiopian report is out. A defective AOA sensor apperently triggered the events. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ethiopia-crash-interim-report-1.5490763 Finally a clear statement regarding training!! Boeing criticized for 'inadequate' training The Ethiopian report did not mention any erro...Jump to post
[quote="Western727"] While we're bummed to not be able to see my expat sister and her family of 6 who live in the Emirates, there's a silver lining: ..............2) Expo 2020 will be happening then; and 3) the return flight (EK211) will likely be a polar flight with the strong tradewinds ...Jump to post
WSJ wiring report without a paywall is here. Sound spretty bad to me, 800 planes will need rework... https://www.marketscreener.com/BOEING-COMPANY-THE-4816/news/FAA-Poised-to-Require-Electrical-Wiring-Fixes-Before-Boeing-737-MAX-Jets-Can-Fly-Again-30127963/ U.S. air-safety regulators are poised to o...Jump to post
Well, at least they will be the most sterile aircraft in the sky once they start flying again. Excellent point. Haven't thought about that. If MAX returns flying again soon, airlines could explore it in their Marketing actions. I'm pretty sure many will take this into account. Yes, I can't wait to ...Jump to post
Wasn't Southwest planning to use them for their Hawaii flights? If so, I'm guessing they would have preferred to use them. Their CEO has already said that drop in demand feels like it was after 911. The MAX is probably the last thing he wants right now. I can assure you that Gary Kelly wants the MA...Jump to post
"Ethiopian draft report blames Boeing for 737 MAX plane crash: sources" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max-ethiopia-idUSKBN20U069 "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A draft interim report from Ethiopian crash investigators circulated to U.S. government agencies concludes the March...Jump to post
The BBC has an interesting opinion. And I agree, there will be many more airline collapses in the coming weeks and months. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51748139 The failure of Europe's biggest regional airline Flybe could be the start of more casualties, analysts predict. On Thursday, a global ...Jump to post
Do we expect to see the 777X at the Farnborough Airshow now that testing is well underway? I'd be surprised if it wasn't there...... I suspect an example in either LH or EK livery will be at the show someone with lh inside knowledge said on a german forum the other day that internal talk within lh ...Jump to post
We were repeatedly told here that the MAX crashes happened because the crews were poorly trained and lacked experience, and that pilots with 200 hours had no right to be in the cockpit and that US pilots with their min 1,500 hours experience wouldn't have crashed. I'm not sure that's what you were ...Jump to post
I think with the exception of big threads like the ongoing 737 max grounding, the regional aviation threads should be annual basis. Or why does Ireland need a monthly thread? It's also not streamlined, some regionals are monthly, others annual threads. Shouldn't it be identical over the entire forum...Jump to post
bahadir wrote:Looks like LH is listing the flight from Frankfurt to time as 738. Does anyone know who is the operator ? Could it be SunExpress ??
Cite? I've seen nothing that says MCAS 2.0 isn't working as it should.
Meanwhile, Spirit AeroSystems to restart 737 Max production in March tells us pretty much what the title suggests, they will be restarting MAX production in March slowly and gradually ramping up during the year. Interesting .. but the key word is that they EXPECT to restart production.. Considering...Jump to post
I would like to copy my post in the February thread of today into this one, as I deem this to be rather newsworthy and important. Actually we all know it is official that iPad training is not sufficient, but now details have been released as to why Boeing changed their opinion. And even well trained...Jump to post
Actually we all know it is official that iPad training is not sufficient, but now details have been released as to why Boeing changed their opinion. And even well trained first world pilots have issues flying the max. At least that is my take on this article, which is on Bloomberg but I found a non ...Jump to post
With a global pandemic and global recession coming, the airline industry will be hit hardest, when many countries close their airports and air travel is reduced to bare minimum for a few months. When this is over the backlogs for both frames will have shrunk by 75% and many airlines will be no more...Jump to post
Does anybody know, at what point do the benefits of operating single type flight become obsolete? I mean, how big is the fleet size.Jump to post
Honestly, I'm surprised and disappointed that there have been no MAX order cancellations as of yet (which speaks to money being the end all and be all). I'm a huge Boeing fan but I want the MAX to fail. The mindset that created the MAX needs to die, and die hard. The notion that the "MAX will ...Jump to post
The MAX fiasco in six words - " trickier to fix than first thought ". yeah would be a perfect movie name if they will produce a movie of it later ..... Honestly I thought in the beginning of the grounding that it was sort of funny, how things kept appearing that needed more fixes. But it'...Jump to post
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/21/business/boeing-737-max-investigation.html Ongoing investigation! Federal Prosecutors Investigating Whether Boeing Pilot Lied to F.A.A. In questions before a grand jury, prosecutors have focused on whether a top pilot misled regulators about new flight control soft...Jump to post
I actually expect Qantas to go with the A220 and 797. The 797 fleet will do a pair of 6-9 hour flights but will be available for the morning and evening domestic peak. The A220 will do all the regional work. Quite wishful thinking imho. The reason being this: IMO, the B797 is an outsider. Not on of...Jump to post
qf2220 wrote:Im not sure why but a lot of Japan filers seem to have March year ends.
Quite interesting! I always consider business in India to be extremely difficult, full of red tape and too many hurdles. GMR facts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMR_Group#Airports GMR Group entered the airports development space in 2003. The company was involved in the construction of Rajiv Gandhi ...Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:The FAA seems to have done everything in their power to try and keep the Max grounded. They have finally run out of tricks and begrudgingly know they have to sign off on it.
GSPSPOT wrote:already reported up thread!Not exactly grounding-related, but certainly not good news: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/n ... 805099002/
So now more FOD, but in Renton! Why did they not check this earlier? Why is this coming out now? https://leehamnews.com/2020/02/18/boeing-finds-debris-left-in-new-737-maxes-now-in-storage/#more-32624 Boeing finds debris left in new 737 MAXes, now in storage Boeing recently discovered some of its sto...Jump to post