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Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:43 pm

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/09/busi ... index.html

Gremlins... Not good for Boeing obviously. They really really didn't need this.

Are the regulators going to strongly react?
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:50 pm

No. This is just a quick inspection to make sure a component in the electrical system is properly grounded. It doesn’t affect all MAXes and it shouldn’t take long for the affected Airlines to perform these inspections to determine if more work is required on this component or not.
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:52 pm

SWADawg wrote:
No. This is just a quick inspection to make sure a component in the electrical system is properly grounded. It doesn’t affect all MAXes and it shouldn’t take long for the affected Airlines to perform these inspections to determine if more work is required on this component or not.


Yup and appears to be a specific group of aircraft. My guess is an audit uncovered somebody checked off on something they should not. And now Boeing needs to verify the work completed.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:57 pm

Not a huge crazy thing but it's still ridiculous the amount of issues Boeing has in QC in the production their aircraft as of late, so incredibly disappointing to see the mess that is Boeing currently. Especially since this thing sat on the ground for 2 years and still didn't catch it.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:01 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
Not a huge crazy thing but it's still ridiculous the amount of issues Boeing has in QC in the production their aircraft as of late, so incredibly disappointing to see the mess that is Boeing currently. Especially since this thing sat on the ground for 2 years and still didn't catch it.


I’m not sure it is entirely a quality control problem. If you search for issues on an airplane, you’ll find them. On any airplane. Even the best maintained.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:25 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
Not a huge crazy thing but it's still ridiculous the amount of issues Boeing has in QC in the production their aircraft as of late, so incredibly disappointing to see the mess that is Boeing currently. Especially since this thing sat on the ground for 2 years and still didn't catch it.

ADs come out all the time for all planes. ADs still come out for like Saab 340s and B1900s
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:40 pm

Practically how long does it take to check it and repair it if required? Can it be done right away or does it require something bigger or Boeing's own mechanics?
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:42 pm

https://twitter.com/reutersaero/status/ ... 81157?s=21

It says 90 planes in total

Takes hours to fix or a few days.

It doesn’t seem that big of an issue. But it’s MAX so everybody gets their knickers in a twist
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:44 pm

Obviously this is the worst publicity immediately after grounding for Boeing ever imaginable....



And the timeline for the fix sounds rather fuzzy. Hours or days is a big difference!
https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers ... 39.article
Boeing says it is “premature” to estimate how long repairs to the jets might take, but adds that the maintenance work could take “a matter of hours or days”.
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:46 pm

oschkosch wrote:
Obviously this is the worst publicity immediately after grounding for Boeing ever imaginable....



And the timeline for the fix sounds rather fuzzy. Hours or days is a big difference!
https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers ... 39.article
Boeing says it is “premature” to estimate how long repairs to the jets might take, but adds that the maintenance work could take “a matter of hours or days”.

As opposed to weeks, months, or years? This is not a big deal. Move on.
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Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:48 pm

From the FR24 newsletter

"Southwest has said 30 of its MAX are affected by the recommendation, but it expects minimal disruption to its flights."
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:48 pm

Here is the website if you want to entertain yourself with how many issues like this are addressed on an ongoing basis. 109 in the last 60 days alone.

https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policie ... irectives/
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:12 pm

American has 17 affected aircraft.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:54 pm

Isn't the title wrong? The problem isn't that some of the planes will be grounded. It's that some of the planes might be ungrounded.
Or, I guess it's accurate if "Ground some of the jets" refers to tightening the ground screw.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:04 pm

32andBelow wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
Not a huge crazy thing but it's still ridiculous the amount of issues Boeing has in QC in the production their aircraft as of late, so incredibly disappointing to see the mess that is Boeing currently. Especially since this thing sat on the ground for 2 years and still didn't catch it.

ADs come out all the time for all planes. ADs still come out for like Saab 340s and B1900s


How many AD’s come out that require immediate grounding?
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:13 pm

SWADawg wrote:
oschkosch wrote:
Obviously this is the worst publicity immediately after grounding for Boeing ever imaginable....



And the timeline for the fix sounds rather fuzzy. Hours or days is a big difference!
https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers ... 39.article
Boeing says it is “premature” to estimate how long repairs to the jets might take, but adds that the maintenance work could take “a matter of hours or days”.

As opposed to weeks, months, or years? This is not a big deal. Move on.

To airlines that is a big deal. Money spent on fixing a jet is money lost when the jet has to be sitting around.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:22 pm

PHLspecial wrote:
SWADawg wrote:
oschkosch wrote:
Obviously this is the worst publicity immediately after grounding for Boeing ever imaginable....



And the timeline for the fix sounds rather fuzzy. Hours or days is a big difference!
https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers ... 39.article

As opposed to weeks, months, or years? This is not a big deal. Move on.

To airlines that is a big deal. Money spent on fixing a jet is money lost when the jet has to be sitting around.


Right now, it isn't.

There is fleet slack out the wazoo.
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:43 pm

Antarius wrote:
PHLspecial wrote:
SWADawg wrote:
As opposed to weeks, months, or years? This is not a big deal. Move on.

To airlines that is a big deal. Money spent on fixing a jet is money lost when the jet has to be sitting around.


Right now, it isn't.

There is fleet slack out the wazoo.


I can assure you for AA, there is not fleet slack for the MAX. Sure 1 or 2 aircraft for a few hours but not 19 spare aircraft worth. AA has already cancelled 25 flights today due to those aircraft being out of service.
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:44 pm

So much for these airplanes being thoroughly inspected for any other issues before being returned to service.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:46 pm

mcdu wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
Not a huge crazy thing but it's still ridiculous the amount of issues Boeing has in QC in the production their aircraft as of late, so incredibly disappointing to see the mess that is Boeing currently. Especially since this thing sat on the ground for 2 years and still didn't catch it.

ADs come out all the time for all planes. ADs still come out for like Saab 340s and B1900s


How many AD’s come out that require immediate grounding?

I mean, it being the MAX probably adds to that problem. Regulators are being very very careful. Especially the FAA. No airline has experienced this problem before. It happened during normal manufacturing operations. Also once you fix it you can reintroduce it into service. Of course doom and gloom is what some of you love to see
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:46 pm

OB1504 wrote:
So much for these airplanes being thoroughly inspected for any other issues before being returned to service.

It came from a change in production processes...please rest
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:58 pm

mcdu wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
Not a huge crazy thing but it's still ridiculous the amount of issues Boeing has in QC in the production their aircraft as of late, so incredibly disappointing to see the mess that is Boeing currently. Especially since this thing sat on the ground for 2 years and still didn't catch it.

ADs come out all the time for all planes. ADs still come out for like Saab 340s and B1900s


How many AD’s come out that require immediate grounding?

A lot. I'd say that most aircraft models have had one at one point in the lifetime.

You can easily tell who has an aviation background by the comments in this thread. Stuff like this happens all the time, its a non-issue. If we talked about every AD issued there would be multiple threads per day, as that's about how often the FAA publishes them.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:58 pm

Lot of people in this thread who have never looked at the AD database before. Might surprise you.
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:00 pm

Opus99 wrote:
OB1504 wrote:
So much for these airplanes being thoroughly inspected for any other issues before being returned to service.

It came from a change in production processes...please rest


They are getting paint primer in a bolt hole. Not the end of the world. It’s not a design flaw.

It was discovered and will be corrected. That’s the safety process working.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:01 pm

mcdu wrote:
How many AD’s come out that require immediate grounding?


Probably any one pertaining to the MAX -- for a while going forward anyway.

I have heard the issue is with the "backup power control unit." Apparently there are questions regarding whether it was installed with proper grounding (electrical) integrity in airplanes delivered since the original grounding (operational) was lifted. Does anyone know exactly what a backup power control unit is?
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:20 pm

Not a major issue itself but another glitch with Boeing’s processes and controls.
What’s the next one?
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:22 pm

BoeingGuy wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
OB1504 wrote:
So much for these airplanes being thoroughly inspected for any other issues before being returned to service.

It came from a change in production processes...please rest


They are getting paint primer in a bolt hole. Not the end of the world. It’s not a design flaw.

It was discovered and will be corrected. That’s the safety process working.


Paint in an bolt hole is not that big problem. Two times with an thread cutter, and you can go on build your project car.
But it is always a sign for, that things are done more hurried and less care is taken.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:27 pm

BoeingGuy wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
OB1504 wrote:
So much for these airplanes being thoroughly inspected for any other issues before being returned to service.

It came from a change in production processes...please rest


They are getting paint primer in a bolt hole. Not the end of the world. It’s not a design flaw.

It was discovered and will be corrected. That’s the safety process working.


It's not the end of the world, but it was enough to require a grounding. That ain't great for a plane that's had its issues and on which they've had abundant time to get stuff right.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:38 pm

IADCA wrote:
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They are getting paint primer in a bolt hole. Not the end of the world. It’s not a design flaw.

It was discovered and will be corrected. That’s the safety process working.

It's not the end of the world, but it was enough to require a grounding. That ain't great for a plane that's had its issues and on which they've had abundant time to get stuff right.

Sounds to me like this falls under the "stuff happens" rather than the "OMG!" bucket, and we'd never hear about this under normal circumstances.
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:43 pm

IADCA wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
It came from a change in production processes...please rest


They are getting paint primer in a bolt hole. Not the end of the world. It’s not a design flaw.

It was discovered and will be corrected. That’s the safety process working.


It's not the end of the world, but it was enough to require a grounding. That ain't great for a plane that's had its issues and on which they've had abundant time to get stuff right.


It’s not a fleet grounding. People are getting the “grounding” term mixed up. It’s a possible electrical grounding issue.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:04 pm

BoeingGuy wrote:
IADCA wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:

They are getting paint primer in a bolt hole. Not the end of the world. It’s not a design flaw.

It was discovered and will be corrected. That’s the safety process working.


It's not the end of the world, but it was enough to require a grounding. That ain't great for a plane that's had its issues and on which they've had abundant time to get stuff right.


It’s not a fleet grounding. People are getting the “grounding” term mixed up. It’s a possible electrical grounding issue.


They're not flying the relevant planes until it's fixed, right? So that's a lot of non-usable planes, even if some of the fleet doesn't have the current mess-up.

Perhaps it's a grounding due to grounding, but...
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:04 pm

Although this may be a small issue, its not.. After all the scrutiny this aircraft has been under for the 20 months it was grounded there literally should be NOTHING wrong with it. Seriously, if this was overlooked, what else was? Boeing has embarrassed themselves more than enough as of late and quality control needs a hard-core overhaul.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:06 pm

Whilst not the entire fleet, seems serious enough that Boeing has said that the inspection is needed prior to further operations. So effectively a “grounding” for the affected tail numbers.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:16 pm

LX015 wrote:
Although this may be a small issue, its not.. After all the scrutiny this aircraft has been under for the 20 months it was grounded there literally should be NOTHING wrong with it. Seriously, if this was overlooked, what else was? Boeing has embarrassed themselves more than enough as of late and quality control needs a hard-core overhaul.


There have been 109 ADs in the last 2 months including other manufacturers who haven't had the sordid MAX screw up happen to them.

This is what a QA/QC program does. Catch problems BEFORE they become incidents. There will be many more ADs on the 737 MAX just the same way there will be on the 787, a350, a320, 777X and <insert model here>

AeroplaneFreak wrote:
Did you actually read what the issue is?


Of course they didn't.
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:18 pm

SRJ94AB wrote:
Whilst not the entire fleet, seems serious enough that Boeing has said that the inspection is needed prior to further operations. So effectively a “grounding” for the affected tail numbers.

And then you fix it and return it to service. The fix is very well known according to sources and will be shared with operators. Take it out for 2 days fix it and put it back. I mean you people need to move on
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:23 pm

https://twitter.com/ethanklapper/status ... 82023?s=21

Maybe some of you should read this.

THIS IS AN ISSUE BETWEEN BOEING AND ITS CUSTOMERS. The FAA did not an AD the agency initiated but they will provide oversight. It was Boeing themselves that said this.

Bear in mind no operator has experienced the problem Boeing is talking about. Please
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:30 pm

AeroplaneFreak wrote:
LX015 wrote:
After all the scrutiny this aircraft has been under for the 20 months it was grounded there literally should be NOTHING wrong with it.


It's only April and we've already found the stupidest post of the year. Did you actually read what the issue is?


+1 exactly what I thought when I read that. Actually laughed outloud. Second place goes to the earlier post that “this is literally the worst thing that could happen to the MAX after being ungrounded.” LOL

And these are the same people that cried “a huge percent of travelers will refuse to fly the Max.” Airlines are already considering taking down all the MAX exceptions, waivers and related content because there’s been virtually NO noticeable impact. Of course those posters are silent on that now.

If something actually serious happens it will be bad. But until then I don’t understand why the constant doom and gloom posts with nothing productive to say don’t get deleted.
 
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Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:35 pm

Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/ethanklapper/status/1380573780842582023?s=21

Maybe some of you should read this.

THIS IS AN ISSUE BETWEEN BOEING AND ITS CUSTOMERS. The FAA did not an AD the agency initiated but they will provide oversight. It was Boeing themselves that said this.

Bear in mind no operator has experienced the problem Boeing is talking about. Please


Ah, so Boeing is finally beginning to do its job and ensure that its planes are safe without governments having to do the job for them. Great. Fantastic. Pardon me if I don't feel particularly impressed by that.

chicawgo wrote:
AeroplaneFreak wrote:
LX015 wrote:
After all the scrutiny this aircraft has been under for the 20 months it was grounded there literally should be NOTHING wrong with it.


It's only April and we've already found the stupidest post of the year. Did you actually read what the issue is?


+1 exactly what I thought when I read that. Actually laughed outloud. Second place goes to the earlier post that “this is literally the worst thing that could happen to the MAX after being ungrounded.” LOL

And these are the same people that cried “a huge percent of travelers will refuse to fly the Max.” Airlines are already considering taking down all the MAX exceptions, waivers and related content because there’s been virtually NO noticeable impact. Of course those posters are silent on that now.

If something actually serious happens it will be bad. But until then I don’t understand why the constant doom and gloom posts with nothing productive to say don’t get deleted.


This too, though. If they keep the things in the air and in one piece, they'll be fine.
 
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Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:37 pm

To be honest the media also doesn’t help but they won’t because they don’t know details. Sec Butigieg was asked if he still trusts the FAAs decision to unground the jet. Like seriously?

This Boeing being proactive and just telling operators. Just take it out and fix it and put it back. Wow a lot of you just do not like Boeing and that is completely understandable but just say you don’t instead of doing armchair stuff
 
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Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:41 pm

IADCA wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/ethanklapper/status/1380573780842582023?s=21

Maybe some of you should read this.

THIS IS AN ISSUE BETWEEN BOEING AND ITS CUSTOMERS. The FAA did not an AD the agency initiated but they will provide oversight. It was Boeing themselves that said this.

Bear in mind no operator has experienced the problem Boeing is talking about. Please


Ah, so Boeing is finally beginning to do its job and ensure that its planes are safe without governments having to do the job for them. Great. Fantastic. Pardon me if I don't feel particularly impressed by that.

chicawgo wrote:
AeroplaneFreak wrote:

It's only April and we've already found the stupidest post of the year. Did you actually read what the issue is?


+1 exactly what I thought when I read that. Actually laughed outloud. Second place goes to the earlier post that “this is literally the worst thing that could happen to the MAX after being ungrounded.” LOL

And these are the same people that cried “a huge percent of travelers will refuse to fly the Max.” Airlines are already considering taking down all the MAX exceptions, waivers and related content because there’s been virtually NO noticeable impact. Of course those posters are silent on that now.

If something actually serious happens it will be bad. But until then I don’t understand why the constant doom and gloom posts with nothing productive to say don’t get deleted.


This too, though. If they keep the things in the air and in one piece, they'll be fine.

Nobody needs you to be impressed. Just stop making noise over nothing
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:42 pm

Opus99 wrote:
To be honest the media also doesn’t help but they won’t because they don’t know details. Sec Butigieg was asked if he still trusts the FAAs decision to unground the jet. Like seriously?

This Boeing being proactive and just telling operators. Just take it out and fix it and put it back. Wow a lot of you just do not like Boeing and that is completely understandable but just say you don’t instead of doing armchair stuff


You mean the same media that kept calling MCAS an “anti-stall” system? It’s not. Not even close to being accurate.

People like drama and sensationalism - just like a few people on this thread. The media doesn’t help. They seem too lazy to do even the simplest of fact checks these days.
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:48 pm

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Sec Butigieg was asked if he still trusts the FAAs decision to unground the jet. Like seriously?


:shock:

Was this before or after this ground stud AD?
 
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Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:03 pm

Antarius wrote:
PHLspecial wrote:
SWADawg wrote:
As opposed to weeks, months, or years? This is not a big deal. Move on.

To airlines that is a big deal. Money spent on fixing a jet is money lost when the jet has to be sitting around.


Right now, it isn't.

There is fleet slack out the wazoo.


Spring break ring a bell for you? Fleet slack is nil for the legacies. American has already logged quite a few cancelations for equipment unavailable.
 
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Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:15 pm

777Mech wrote:
Antarius wrote:
PHLspecial wrote:
To airlines that is a big deal. Money spent on fixing a jet is money lost when the jet has to be sitting around.


Right now, it isn't.

There is fleet slack out the wazoo.


Spring break ring a bell for you? Fleet slack is nil for the legacies. American has already logged quite a few cancelations for equipment unavailable.

The aircrafts will be back in no time though. It’s a disruption but nobody is going to get their knickers in a twist
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:21 pm

Opus99 wrote:
777Mech wrote:
Antarius wrote:

Right now, it isn't.

There is fleet slack out the wazoo.


Spring break ring a bell for you? Fleet slack is nil for the legacies. American has already logged quite a few cancelations for equipment unavailable.

The aircrafts will be back in no time though. It’s a disruption but nobody is going to their knickers in a twist


In fact, I believe the electrical grounding only affects a backup electrical system. Even if an airplane did unknowingly fly in that condition it’s not a real safety issue unless there were other unrelated failures.

Correct me, if this is wrong.

Of course it still needs to be fixed to ensure proper safety margin.

It doesn’t warrant responses like, “OMG, I’m going to avoid that airplane.....”
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:25 pm

BoeingGuy wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
777Mech wrote:

Spring break ring a bell for you? Fleet slack is nil for the legacies. American has already logged quite a few cancelations for equipment unavailable.

The aircrafts will be back in no time though. It’s a disruption but nobody is going to their knickers in a twist


In fact, I believe the electrical grounding only affects a backup electrical system. Even if an airplane did unknowingly fly in that condition it’s not a real safety issue unless there were other unrelated failures.

Correct me, if this is wrong.

Of course it still needs to be fixed to ensure proper safety margin.

It doesn’t warrant responses like, “OMG, I’m going to avoid that airplane.....”

Yeah it’s the back up electrical system
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:54 pm

Could we please just discuss the topic and keep the personal comments out if the discussion
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:42 pm

Opus99 wrote:
Ah media are gonna have a nice pay day today


Some of the brashest headlines I could find:

Boeing Grounds Dozens of New 737 Max Jets on Electrical Flaw
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... _inset_1.1

Boeing Grounds 60 737 MAX Jets Due to Potential Power System Issue
https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/04/ ... ential-po/

Boeing Tells Airlines to Stop Flying Some 737 Max Planes
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/09/busi ... 7-max.html

Southwest Airlines, American ground dozens of Boeing 737 Max jets over wiring issue
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... ing-issue/

Airlines ground some 737 Max jets after Boeing discloses electrical problem
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/tr ... story.html

Airlines including Alaska ground 737 Max fleets after Boeing discloses wiring problem
https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2021/0 ... g-problem/



Others:

Boeing 737 MAX Faces Fresh Inspections
https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-fla ... 1617972277

Boeing alerts customers about possible issue with 737 MAX, some jets grounded
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/boeing ... ARJMIE4CE/
 
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Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:35 pm

LX015 wrote:
Although this may be a small issue, its not.. After all the scrutiny this aircraft has been under for the 20 months it was grounded there literally should be NOTHING wrong with it. Seriously, if this was overlooked, what else was?

Anyone who works in product development or support will tell you this is literally impossible.

If you ever got a good look at a typical problem tracking database, I think you would be shocked.

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Boeing has embarrassed themselves more than enough as of late and quality control needs a hard-core overhaul.

Funny, it was Boeing QC that found the problem...
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