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by Opus99
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

So I just listened to the transmission audio on Matt cawbys blog. And it seems like the vibration might have been due to the icicle? I don’t know if that’s a thing. I mean it doesn’t seem that big of an issue if they’re restarting the test on Thursday

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by Opus99
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/01/paine- ... ry-14.html

Testing will resume on The 17th
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Checklist787 wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
Yes operations will resume on Thursday


A source please?

Matt Cawby’s blog:

http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/01/paine- ... ry-14.html

Testing will resume on The 17th

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by Opus99
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Yes operations will resume on Thursday

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by Opus99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Stitch wrote:
nycbjr wrote:
What does this mean? Excess water in the engines and it froze?


It's been windy up around Everett so it is possible moisture (freezing rain / snow / sleet) was blown into the engine and froze.

How long do we think it will take to resolve this ice issue?

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by Opus99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

nycbjr wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1217177928846307328?s=21

Just always something to spoil the show :(


What does this mean? Excess water in the engines and it froze?

I have no idea but apparently everyone is coming down from the aircraft. :(

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by Opus99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 07328?s=21

Just always something to spoil the show :(
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https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 07328?s=21

Just always something to spoil the show :(

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by Opus99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71395

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

eurotrader85 wrote:
PepeTheFrog wrote:
^^ and with Willie Walsh going out (the MAX LOI was his idea after all), perhaps IAG will let the LOI lapse.


I thought it was Steve Gunning's idea.

It is...and I’m sure he will like to see it come through for the steal at which they’re getting those frames

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by Opus99
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/01/paine- ... ry-10.html
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MileHFL400 wrote:
Did the gauntlet testing happen then?

Starting today. Apparently the tentative date for taxi tests is January 17th.

http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/01/paine- ... ry-10.html

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by Opus99
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

pugman211 wrote:
Sounds like the last few tests before first flight to me.

Same here

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by Opus99
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

They see to be working through the weekend on tests: http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/01/paine-field-january-10.html https://www.flightglobal.com/787-approaches-final-gauntlet-testing/90830.article Seems like the gauntlet block tests happened a week before first flight on the 787. So Jan 17 might be re...

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by Opus99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 00608?s=21

Can someone please tell me what kind of test this is?
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https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 00608?s=21

Can someone please tell me what kind of test this is?

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by Opus99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

MileHFL400 wrote:
Ok how about some news on the actual plane..... any updates?

well they've done weighing the aircraft then its now carrying out some primary flight control system testing. I see no reason why the aircraft can't take off next week, obviously from my point of view.

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by Opus99
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

One has to wonder if the message at https://twitter.com/davidshepardson/status/1215497215130701826 will have impact for the certification timeline: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EN5QRdXX0AENhEh?format=jpg&name=small I would like to hope they've changed this supplier, really and honestly because t...

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by Opus99
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh Retiring from IAG 30 June 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 5289

Willie Walsh Retiring from IAG 30 June 2020

https://www.iairgroup.com/en/newsroom/p ... -executive

Do we expect much to change with regards to the direction of the company?
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Willie Walsh retiring from IAG on 30 June 2020 and being replaced by Iberia CEO Luis Gallego.

https://www.iairgroup.com/en/newsroom/p ... -executive

Do we expect much to change with regards to the direction of the company?

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by Opus99
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Sooner787 wrote:
Still wondering if Boeing will publicly announce a first flight target date

or keep with their "employees only" notices like the Max 10 rollout ?

I think employees but let’s see

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by Opus99
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I assume it is still in Boeing House Colors? Yes, it wasnt in there for paint What was it for then? A paint job doesn't necessarily mean livery change. Could it be just (re)paint of some patches? Is there no space left in the area to do things such they have been obliged to use a paint hangar? This...

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by Opus99
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I’m seeing some really ambiguous statements along the lines that the plane will have its fist flight “this year.” Does this mean that we should see it later on this year as opposed to early Jan? I think people just don’t want to narrow it down into any particular timeframe in the event that somethi...

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by Opus99
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

VV wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
WH001 moved into the paint hangar yesterday. Any idea why that would happen?


Perhaps to get some paint job?

Maybe, but why? I don’t know maybe it’s getting the red Livery that never came on. That would be nice

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by Opus99
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282851

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

WH001 moved into the paint hangar yesterday. Any idea why that would happen?

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by Opus99
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Any update on testing/first flight?

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by Opus99
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532761

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

How do you know for sure ? If you open the tweet and scroll down to the replies it’s confirmed by a few people that it’s QR. Im not surprised though You are just going to go with what random strangers are saying on the internet lol The problem was that the A350 Production spreadsheet was outdated. ...

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by Opus99
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532761

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

How do you know for sure ? If you open the tweet and scroll down to the replies it’s confirmed by a few people that it’s QR. Im not surprised though You are just going to go with what random strangers are saying on the internet lol The problem was that the A350 Production spreadsheet was outdated. ...

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by Opus99
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532761

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I suspect it was the publication of future MSN allocations that has led to such sites being closed or "pruned" either because Airbus acted on its own account or because a customer had complained to them. Such data is, and has always been, confidential and therefore leaked by one or more p...

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by Opus99
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532761

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I suspect it was the publication of future MSN allocations that has led to such sites being closed or "pruned" either because Airbus acted on its own account or because a customer had complained to them. Such data is, and has always been, confidential and therefore leaked by one or more p...

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by Opus99
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 5664449536

Tail cone installed. Taxi tests to resume soon
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https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/12 ... 5664449536

Tail cone installed. Taxi tests to resume soon

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by Opus99
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15867

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

Many people dont understand how BA fleet organization works. BA doesn’t necessarily watch out for range when picking where which aircraft goes because most long haul aircraft in the market can deliver all routes in its network comfortably. It’s really about payload and making sure the right aircraft...

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by Opus99
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15867

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

I’m happy to see the A350 fleet growing at BA and getting into USA routes. I’m confused over BAs fleet plans in the coming years. With the 77Ws replacing the High-Js and the 350 also replacing 747s what is really the use of the 779.I love the 779 but where does it fit

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by Opus99
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17803wz.htm

2hr engine run yesterday. Next step must surely be taxi test and then first flight way
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http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17803wz.htm

2hr engine run yesterday. Next step must surely be taxi test and then first flight way

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by Opus99
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61685

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

Had it reached 150% would you have been comfortable? The only reason this is news is because Boeing is just newsworthy this year because of the max crashes. The A380 also broke at this point but that’s fine. As I understand it it was indeed the final test, so they have been doing pressure tests for...

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by Opus99
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61685

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

My goodness. This thread makes me want to quit engaging the airliners community. It's almost as bad as the non-av threads. Where to begin. I have been involved in many tests like this one. This is hardly newsworthy. If only you had seen the things I've seen. What do you expect us engineers to do? W...

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by Opus99
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61685

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

Honestly, people need to give it a rest. Why is this news. The aircraft broke at 148% stress out of the required 150%. FAA employees themselves have said it doesn’t need a retest that they need computer verification for any reinforcements and it’s ready to go. Same thing happened with the A380 that ...

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by Opus99
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61685

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

I’m really not too fussed over it that’s the truth. The A380 failed at about 1.45 if I remember correctly. I don’t know if there was a retest. But I wouldn’t be so bothered on it

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by Opus99
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Reading the Article on Seattle times. An FAA employee says that because it happened at 99% stress that there won’t be a retest and it basically doesn’t count as a failure.

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by Opus99
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Any updates on the next stages of testing? Taxiing ? Or I missed the Engine Power Up or it's the next step :) Depends how much you want to detail and have to repeat but after that and before FF they should taxi and RTO both at low and high energy. Yes the initial engine run has been completed so it...

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by Opus99
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

TropicalSky wrote:
Wow that's a lot changes they did on the GE-9x to get it right.....added an additional 20lbs

The way he’s described the changes and the modifications makes me somewhat more confident in the engines

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by Opus99
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

They do not have to idle the production, just slow down and do the rest of the 777-300ER and 777F. Frames that need rework are delayed anyway, often more than frames build right from the start. Rework is time consuming and expensive. Rework is expensive, but building 777 "classic" that th...

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by Opus99
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
First flight will be before end of the year

I can believe that

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by Opus99
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

VV wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
VV wrote:

Why do you want to "replace" 747-400?

Well it really already is. At least for BA


With a stretched 777-9???????

Not with a stretched 777-9 sorry, the current 777-9

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by Opus99
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

VV wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
Can the 777-9 be further stretched to replace the 747-400?


Why do you want to "replace" 747-400?

Well it really already is. At least for BA

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by Opus99
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

L/N 1620 C/N xxxxxx B777-9 A6-EZA EMIRATES (WH009) See Matt Cawby's Paine Field blog of Nov 22th : http://kpae.blogspot.com/2019/11/paine-field-november-22.html OR http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17974rq.htm Within that post you’ll also see that WH001 had an initial engine run at 10pm yesterday Tha...

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by Opus99
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

http://kpae.blogspot.com/2019/11/paine- ... er-22.html OR http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17974rq.htm

Within that post you’ll also see that WH001 had an initial engine run at 10pm yesterday
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747classic wrote:
L/N 1620 C/N xxxxxx B777-9 A6-EZA EMIRATES (WH009)

See Matt Cawby's Paine Field blog of Nov 22th : http://kpae.blogspot.com/2019/11/paine- ... er-22.html OR http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17974rq.htm

Within that post you’ll also see that WH001 had an initial engine run at 10pm yesterday

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by Opus99
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739930

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Max 10 rolled out today. Sorry if this has been answered already but does it have MCAS. I’ve heard conflicting answers.

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by Opus99
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Just before roll out of the next 777-9 for Emirates : WH009, KPAE, November 21th 2019, most probably L/N 1620? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJ81wwXU8AI5Fmc.jpg Original uploaded by Matt Cawby at twitter, see : https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1197735166766018561 Why are they making so many befor...

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by Opus99
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Just before roll out of the next 777-9 for Emirates : WH009, KPAE, November 21th 2019, most probably L/N 1620? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJ81wwXU8AI5Fmc.jpg Original uploaded by Matt Cawby at twitter, see : https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1197735166766018561 Why are they making so many befor...

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by Opus99
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity before?
Replies: 32
Views: 7601

Re: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity bef

This seems to be about putting the newest product on the route and tempting some of those premium passengers away from AA/BA. BA's response is that two 772s with the new Club World Suites will operate on the LHR-JFK route but the majority remain on refreshed 744s with the older Club World seats. Th...

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by Opus99
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

You yourself just pointed out the changes that will probably happen. Which is the point I’m trying to make? So again it’s not like the certification of the Max. I read your post as you were saying it wouldn't be certified like the MAX because the FAA wouldn't delegate authority to Boeing. That will...

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by Opus99
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Trust me. They’re not using the same approach as the max. The FAA outsourced a lot of the certification of the max TO BOEING. Grandfathering might actually make sense on some parts of the aircraft that are actually the same. I mean if they can find parts that are actually the same. Not sure why I s...

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by Opus99
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

That is not really news. It will be faster as just the amended parts need to be certified now and retained parts and systems can continue to use the existing certification. Still new engines are a big deal to certify. No no no no no. That was probably the biggest outcome of the MAX debacle. It is n...

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by Opus99
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

STC revealed that the 777x will actually be certified as a derivative of the 777 instead of as a brand new aircraft. What does this mean for the certification process?

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by Opus99
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370517

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

There’s a shadow of doubt on the 777x right now and I think that’s in-part to do with the fact that no one has actually seen it in the sky. Once the first flight happens I think a lot of that doubt will be broken I think the doubt comes from A380 being terminated, A35K sales being lukewarm and the ...

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