spinotter wrote:piedmontf284000 wrote:mjoelnir wrote:
Icelandair got one of the few 737MAX simulators delivered to customers. Icelandair 737 pilots trained on this simulator.
Regrettably Boeing seems to have made sure that these simulators would not show MCAS and MCAS failure mode and I assume the AoA failure mode encountered by the Lion Air frame..
I would look at it being very optimistic to declare that the 737MAX will fly again in June.
One of the big problems will be that Icelandair will not have enough 757 available to replace the 9 MAX that should have been used this summer. The problem is not the reduction in 757 numbers at Icelandair, the frame that is scraped is replaced by a slightly newer frame bought from AA, but that some 757 have been earmarked for other service than flying for Icelandair. To miss out 9 frames this summer is a big bite for Icelandair.
I have the feeling that Icelandair is looking for additional lift this summer.
The fix won't take more then a day for each aircraft. Then each will need to be test flown to ensure it works properly. Finally, any pilot flying the MAX will go thru a simulator, which will also receive the updates, to ensure they are in compliance with the new features. With FI having one of the simulators, they will be one of the first to get the planes back in the air. At this rate, I will be willing to say by next month.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/27/boeing- ... -know.html
Would you be willing to bet the house etc. on next month, April 30th?
I'll take that bet. I say the first max flight with updates will be airborne by April 30th.