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by CanukinUSA
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2826

Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

Interesting article on Bonuses paid to Boeing CEO and quite likely some of the other Executives at Boeing. Are they justified given the fact that he was on the Board of Directors for a lot of the decisions that were made that have gotten Boeing into the current mess it is in? For details go to: http...

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing board shake up; CEO Extension?
Replies: 51
Views: 6191

Re: Boeing board shake up; CEO Extension?

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... plnews_d-1
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Interesting article on next week's Boeing shareholder meeting in the Guardian today at:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... plnews_d-1

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 26
Views: 4012

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

The simulator manufacturer that I worked for in a previous life would build the simulator for a particular tail number as agreed with the airline. They would also make the simulator for different models like the 737-700 and 737-800, etc. if the flight deck was similar using a different aero model an...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 26
Views: 4012

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

There are other issues that can affect the pilot trainee in simulators during landing: 1) The visual resolution of simulator visual systems is not as good as the real world so it affects the landing flare because the pilot is used to seeing a better resolution picture while determining the point to ...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 26
Views: 4012

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

On almost all of the full flight simulators now the instructor can set the aircraft weight and center of gravity to what ever is desired for training within the aircraft limits. I cannot understand if you are going to be flying the aircraft at light weights for training why the instructor does not g...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 263721

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

OK but Flight Test does not change the sensors used and/or modify/change the system. Engineering reviews the data obtained from Flight Test and uses Flight Test data and recommendations to modify and possibly redesign/modify the system to meet the requested changes that are discovered during flight ...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 263721

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The single sensor was from both the classic and NG 737s where it was only tied to warning systems like the stick shaker and caused the Autopilot system to disconnect which forces the crew to manually fly the aircraft. I did final simulator evaluations on a number of 737 Classic simulators when I wor...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 263721

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Pythagoras your statement is incorrect. The 737 MCAS functionality was dependent on a single sensor until the fix demanded by the FAA and other regulatory agencies. It was not changed to a single AOA sensor in flight test at Boeing like you stated. It should have been changed to dual AOA sensor info...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19920

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

The link I posted links to as site which has much more information including Spanish and Dutch final reports on this accident: http://www.project-tenerife.com/ Interesting article in TheAtlantic posted today on CRM lack of use in the shipping industry has contributed to accidents/incidents like last...

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by CanukinUSA
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19920

747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19770327-0
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44 Years ago today: On 27 March 1977 a KLM Boeing 747 and a PanAm Boeing 747 collided on the Tenerife, Spain runway in fog; killing all 248 KLM occupants and 335 out of 396 PanAm occupants [world's worst air accident]
For details go to:
https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19770327-0

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 158
Views: 60626

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

I find it hard to believe that with all of the airliners grounded right now all over the world that they cannot find an engine that could be used for a ferry flight to get it to a maintenance facility for it to be certified as airworthy again. There must be more to this story! Why they cannot instal...

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by CanukinUSA
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 869
Views: 599516

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-places ... _lead_pos8
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Places you can't fly to anymore
Interesting article in today's Wall Street Journal 03/20/2021 (behind paywall) on the change in routes served by airlines over the past year.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-places ... _lead_pos8

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re. B737 & TOGA
Replies: 13
Views: 2308

Re: Question re. B737 & TOGA

What I was thinking of is the reduced wear and tear on the engine would make it have better reliability in obtaining full thrust if it is required in an emergency event. Obviously one cannot use full thrust if a derated takeoff was planned for a number of reasons mainly aircraft control. Wording was...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re. B737 & TOGA
Replies: 13
Views: 2308

Re: Question re. B737 & TOGA

Both methods are ways of obtaining Reduced Thrust. They obviously have different limitations on when and how they may be used. They are there to reduce engine wear to provide longer life, ensure reserve engine thrust availability in the event of some emergencies and better economics. For details see...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re. B737 & TOGA
Replies: 13
Views: 2308

Re: Question re. B737 & TOGA

That's correct!

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question re. B737 & TOGA
Replies: 13
Views: 2308

Re: Question re. B737 & TOGA

All current Boeing Aircraft have been approved to reduce the take-off thrust used by 2 methods. These methods can be used individually or both may be used at the same time if weather, runway and obstacle conditions permit. The aircraft must still be able to perform safely and legally to takeoff and ...

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by CanukinUSA
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does JFK's 31L have such a huge displacement?
Replies: 18
Views: 26250

Re: Why does JFK's 31L have such a huge displacement?

Correction:
My last comment should be "As mentioned previously the runway length before the displaced threshold for landing may be used for takeoff if approved."

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by CanukinUSA
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does JFK's 31L have such a huge displacement?
Replies: 18
Views: 26250

Re: Why does JFK's 31L have such a huge displacement?

My best guess is that they have to assume that a large aircraft (i.e. a B747 and/or an A380) as an obstacle might be present on the crossing runway (4L-22R) in the obstacle protected area on the approach so they have to make sure that the required areas are protected for a possible worst case obstac...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay
Replies: 84
Views: 12808

Re: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... from-banks
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Boeing said to seek another 4 billion of liquidity from Banks. For details go to:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... from-banks

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues
Replies: 52
Views: 8203

Re: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues

https://laas.tc.faa.gov/Documents.html
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The FAA LAAS (GLS) site appears to be up and running again at:

https://laas.tc.faa.gov/Documents.html

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 3867

Re: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021

https://laas.tc.faa.gov/documents/Docs/ ... Dec_16.pdf
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Please see the KSFO RNP to GLS Report that was done after Flight Testing by Boeing, United and Delta in SFO in 2016:

https://laas.tc.faa.gov/documents/Docs/ ... Dec_16.pdf

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by CanukinUSA
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 3867

Re: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021

Those curved approach’s are not on short final approach when you are just a few hundred feet above the ground like the IGS 13 was at the old VHHH. GLS can handle curves on short final like that. I don’t know if I still have an approach chart for that approach but from what I recall you flew the IGS ...

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by CanukinUSA
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023
Replies: 128
Views: 17279

Re: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023

It looks like the financial results are now starting to cause some changes. Not certain if this will be good or bad for Boeing given that most of the personnel located there were management and we all know how well they have performed recently: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/...

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by CanukinUSA
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]
Replies: 373
Views: 543506

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... in-flight/
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FAA using satellite technology to monitor every Boeing 737 MAX in-flight
For details go to:
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... in-flight/

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by CanukinUSA
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 3867

Re: Kai Tak IGS 13 in 2021

GLS approaches are not required to be straight in to the runway like an ILS. The GLS could be straight in towards the checkerboard like before then turn towards the runway threshold with the autopilot engaged to auto land on the runway. The manual maneuvering that the pilot had to do before would no...

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by CanukinUSA
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17746

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Correction: There is not a useable back course signal emitted from most ILS localizers anymore. In order to cut down on signal reflections and bends most of the new ILS do not transmit a usable signal in the opposite direction for the back course approach anymore. At many airports there is now only ...

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by CanukinUSA
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17746

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

As you can see there are a whole bunch of personnel and facilities that have to be up and running to do Cat II and/or Cat III approaches safely. But I have a question about the situation mentioned by Thenoflyzone post before, who in Canada now has to make the call to get the airport set up for Cat I...

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by CanukinUSA
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17746

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

For Cat II/III approaches during snow storms the ILS Critical Area has to be maintained very clean. If there is any Snow in the Glideslope Critical Area in particular with a standard transmitter the Glide slope will end up out of tolerance and as a result there will be a NOTAM issued that the approa...

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by CanukinUSA
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17746

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

https://www.theairlinepilots.com/foruma ... sguide.pdf
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For everything you always wanted to know and more about All Weather Operations go to and download the All Weather Operations Guide from the Royal Aeronautical Society:
https://www.theairlinepilots.com/foruma ... sguide.pdf

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 158
Views: 60626

Re: TRUMP'S PARKED 757 N757AF

That 757 was one of the two 757s Paul Allen had. It is not in New York City it is well North of NYC at the old Stewart Air Base.

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The prevalence of MALSR approach lights in the US
Replies: 9
Views: 3193

Re: The prevalence of MALSR approach lights in the US

Reading your comment again I think you do not realize the difference between approach lights and runway lights. A medium Intensity approach light system does not mean that the runway lights themselves are medium intensity only the approach light system. The runway edge lights and threshold lights ma...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The prevalence of MALSR approach lights in the US
Replies: 9
Views: 3193

Re: The prevalence of MALSR approach lights in the US

The FAA Order for lighting systems is: JO 6850.2 Visual Guidance Lighting Systems There is also an (advisory circular) AC 150/5340-30J which covers airport lighting systems Some of these documents are quite large so good luck in reaching the details that answer what is allowed for your particular qu...

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by CanukinUSA
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The prevalence of MALSR approach lights in the US
Replies: 9
Views: 3193

Re: The prevalence of MALSR approach lights in the US

That is a question for the FAA and Transport Canada. All of the approach lights permitted and the approach visibility credits allowed for each system for different categories of approaches are covered in a number of orders from the FAA Orders and Transport Canada Documents. For Canada see: TP308 Cri...

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by CanukinUSA
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 133
Views: 21437

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

It was not from the Federal Government it was from the courts in the State of Delaware.

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by CanukinUSA
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 133
Views: 21437

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

That agreement was based on nothing new coming out. This sounds to me that it is likely something new appearing that was not out in the open during the agreement discussions that were happening between DOJ and Boeing. It was obtained using the Freedom of information act by WSJ through the courts in ...

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by CanukinUSA
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 263721

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Interesting article on Boeing corporate culture at the top during 737 Max Crisis brought out by shareholder lawsuit against Boeing in today’s Wall Street Journal behind firewall at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-board-failed-to-challenge-ceo-on-737-max-safety-lawsuit-says-11612835206?mod=hp_le...

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by CanukinUSA
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 133
Views: 21437

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Interesting article on Boeing culture at the top during 737 Max crisis about Boeing upper management actions that happened brought out by Boeing shareholder lawsuit against management in today’s Wall Street Journal behind paywall at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-board-failed-to-challenge-ceo-...

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by CanukinUSA
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EASA - Type Certification Data Sheet
Replies: 1
Views: 1212

Re: EASA - Type Certification Data Sheet

Have you checked in Easy Access Rules for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification Regulation at: https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/Easy_Access_Rules_for_Airworthiness_and_Environmental_Certification_%28Regulation_%28EU%29_No_748-2012%29.pdf Not certain if this link will work y...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]
Replies: 373
Views: 543506

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]

https://youtu.be/TSXkymyQ8wc
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The Luftfahrt-Presse-Club (LPC) in conversation with EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky, moderated by LPC Board
(Boeing 737 MAX return to Service in Europe)
https://youtu.be/TSXkymyQ8wc

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by CanukinUSA
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]
Replies: 373
Views: 543506

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]

https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/ ... b158439d4f
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Integration of 737 MAX Lessons learned underway. For article (behind Aviation Week paywall) go to;
https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/ ... b158439d4f

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4301

Re: “Line up and wait”

I am not going to get into an argument on this but I am certain the phase came from ICAO and as far as I understand it was related to the Tenerife accident. I took a look at the accident reports from Spain, the Netherlands and ALPA reports from the accident and I cannot pin down what logic ICAO used...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4301

Re: “Line up and wait”

The reason the phrase was changed was that the previous command "Line Up and Hold" was believed to have been misinterpreted by the KLM 747 flight crew in the worlds worst aircraft accident in Tenerife when the 2 747s collided in the fog. It was believed that the KLM 747 crew while multiple...

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by CanukinUSA
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 63097

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

One can never have enough accountants running an aerospace company to keep cost cutting! For details see this link to an article on the latest member of the Boeing board of directors: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/boeing-elects-lynne-doughtie-to-board-of-directors-following-resigna...

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by CanukinUSA
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 63097

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... it-insitu/
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Now issues at Boeing Insitu Drone Unit with Fraud
For details:
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... it-insitu/

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 133
Views: 21437

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

My guess is that the 737 MAX Technical pilots are only the tip of the ice berg. To get a lighter sentence they will have no choice but to point out other individuals who have been involved with these decisions. I assume Boeing was backed into a corner and had no choice but to agree to it. It will be...

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by CanukinUSA
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 133
Views: 21437

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

I think that the big question going forward about this whole 737 MAX mess now is how much this cost Boeing and what affect it will have on the financing of future programs at Boeing like the MOM and NSA aircraft? Without future programs like the MOM and NSA Boeing will have a hard time remaining in ...

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 133
Views: 21437

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Why would the regulator(s) suggest how to certify an aircraft? If they did that they would be accused of showing favoritism to particular manufacturers and everyone else would be crying foul. There are many meeting between the regulator and the manufacturer about the particular program throughout th...

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 133
Views: 21437

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

The applicant (in this case) the manufacturer (i.e. Boeing) has to apply for an exemption from the regulations. Boeing has done that in the past on almost all of their aircraft so have other manufacturers. They have to prove an equivalent level of safety to the FAA to obtain the exemption. They obvi...

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by CanukinUSA
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 133
Views: 21437

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Remember that deferred prosecution is dependent on nothing new appearing from Boeing in the next three years. What are the chances of that given Boeing management and Engineering's actions the last few years? As far as I can tell the train has not left the station. The deferred prosecution clearly s...

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