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KarelXWB
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sun May 07, 2017 9:06 am

Looks like that Lion Air MAX 9 has been towed away.

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 Lion Air N739EX LN6308 by Huy Do, on Flickr
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sun May 07, 2017 1:35 pm

boefan wrote:
Interesting development seems like N8703J is being ferried to New Chitose Japan through Anchorage .

No idea what's the reason yet . If anyone knows something more please do share

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE3


Not seeing any indications of this on these tracking sites but maybe someone else has some info?
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sun May 07, 2017 2:41 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
boefan wrote:
Interesting development seems like N8703J is being ferried to New Chitose Japan through Anchorage .

No idea what's the reason yet . If anyone knows something more please do share

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE3


Not seeing any indications of this on these tracking sites but maybe someone else has some info?


The flight has been postponed for Monday departure . Yet to find out the reason though
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sun May 07, 2017 4:21 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
Looks like that Lion Air MAX 9 has been towed away.

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 Lion Air N739EX LN6308 by Huy Do, on Flickr


Karel, the plane on the photo is a Max8, not a Max9.
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sun May 07, 2017 4:27 pm

tareias128 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
Looks like that Lion Air MAX 9 has been towed away.

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 Lion Air N739EX LN6308 by Huy Do, on Flickr


Karel, the plane on the photo is a Max8, not a Max9.


It's clearly a MAX 9, it says it on the fuselage and it has the extra door behind the wing. Plus the registration is N739EX...
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sun May 07, 2017 4:33 pm

Ikolkyo, you are right. The plane is a Max9. I'm sorry, Karel, forget my previous post.
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Wed May 10, 2017 9:54 pm

A last minute engine issue has been discovered:

Boeing halts 737 MAX flights, LPT Cracking

Good thing that Boeing kept 1 test aircraft standby.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Wed May 10, 2017 11:26 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
A last minute engine issue has been discovered:

Boeing halts 737 MAX flights, LPT Cracking

Good thing that Boeing kept 1 test aircraft standby.


Sounds like it's a multiple vendor part and maybe only a specific part or batch of parts -- so it doesn't sound like it will be a big holdup -- a quick inspection and back to normal, possibly
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Wed May 10, 2017 11:45 pm

I don't expect it to be a huge issue. With their track record, GE has earned the benefit of the doubt. For one thing, it looks like they discovered the problem before a catastrophic failure happened and they are being proactive in solving the problem.

Of course, that opinion may change as more details come out, but my guess is that this gets fixed fast.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Thu May 11, 2017 5:52 pm

And how serious it is, exactly? Does it have a potential to be a catastrophic one, or just a minor flaw only needing more frequent inspection?
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Thu May 11, 2017 6:12 pm

benbeny wrote:
And how serious it is, exactly?


Sounds like a direct parts replacement.


benbeny wrote:
Does it have a potential to be a catastrophic one, or just a minor flaw only needing more frequent inspection?


No inspections should be necessary as it's just replacing a known/suspected bad part with a known good part.
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Thu May 11, 2017 7:08 pm

On a lighter note, her is walkaround of the first WN MAX 8.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytwCNmdNNEo
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Mon May 15, 2017 4:27 pm

New ICAO codes as follows:

- 737 MAX 7: B37M
- 737 MAX 8: B38M
- 737 MAX 9: B39M

https://blog.flightradar24.com/blog/eas ... g-737-max/
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Mon May 15, 2017 4:35 pm

Wasn't the first B38M meant to be delivered today? Does anyone know if it's been delivered yet?
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Mon May 15, 2017 4:37 pm

There was a small delay related to engine inspections.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Tue May 16, 2017 2:30 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
New ICAO codes as follows:

- 737 MAX 7: B37M
- 737 MAX 8: B38M
- 737 MAX 9: B39M

https://blog.flightradar24.com/blog/eas ... g-737-max/

I thought they used the old NG ICAO code...
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Wed May 17, 2017 6:06 am

TheGeordielad wrote:
Wasn't the first B38M meant to be delivered today? Does anyone know if it's been delivered yet?


According to this news article (in Dutch) it has been delivered.

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... 737-max-af

So it appears the first MAX is now in service or at least will soon be.
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Wed May 17, 2017 6:30 am

So who is getting the next frame and when?
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Wed May 17, 2017 7:45 am

PatrickZ80 wrote:
So it appears the first MAX is now in service or at least will soon be.


Should enter service on May 22.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Wed May 17, 2017 10:46 am

Does anyone have Max 8 Payload Range chart that could share with me please?
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Wed May 17, 2017 10:47 am

Boeing has not yet released a payload/range chart.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Thu May 18, 2017 5:24 am

KarelXWB wrote:
Boeing has not yet released a payload/range chart.

But the data is already exist right? Or they just don't update the airport planning documents yet?
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Thu May 18, 2017 7:43 am

MileHFL400 wrote:
So who is getting the next frame and when?


Norwegian should be next at the end of May.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Tue May 23, 2017 7:56 pm

 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Tue May 23, 2017 7:57 pm

https://www.flightradar24.com/MXD02/d7cd132

Routing should be BFI-ANC-NRT-KUL
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Wed May 24, 2017 2:43 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
https://www.flightradar24.com/MXD02/d7cd132

Routing should be BFI-ANC-NRT-KUL

A rather unusual routing for delivery. It's interesting to see any reason of flying on this route instead of usual HNL.
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Wed May 24, 2017 4:55 pm

benbeny wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
https://www.flightradar24.com/MXD02/d7cd132

Routing should be BFI-ANC-NRT-KUL

A rather unusual routing for delivery. It's interesting to see any reason of flying on this route instead of usual HNL.


The HNL route is about 1,100nm farther and is the route taken if you're not in a hurry and want to spend a night in Honolulu, collect coral in Majuro, and spend a night on Saipan.
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Thu May 25, 2017 5:23 pm

First WestJet 737 MAX has been painted.
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https://twitter.com/WestJet/status/867757816055963648
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Thu May 25, 2017 7:59 pm

A video has surfaced of what seems to be the first onboard video of the 737MAX Malindo....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAqwORbMoxc
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Fri May 26, 2017 1:03 am

I don't know about first because there are plenty of them on YouTube.

Here is a shot of the engine on takeoff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnpkCthGYU8
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Fri May 26, 2017 2:16 am

Nice video of Batik 737-8 MAX landing at NRT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSuU2b4zzhs
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Fri May 26, 2017 5:40 am

Another view of the Westjet 737 MAX:

ImageBoeing 737 MAX 8 WestJet C-FRAX LN6384 by Huy Do, on Flickr
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sat May 27, 2017 1:45 pm

WestJet livery is looking sharp on the MAX.

Meanwhile the MAX 9 is doing some Paris Air Show practice currently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBf5ruETnxs&t=0s
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sat May 27, 2017 4:38 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
WestJet livery is looking sharp on the MAX.

Meanwhile the MAX 9 is doing some Paris Air Show practice currently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBf5ruETnxs&t=0s


Looks like their standard airshow routine - nice video. The MAX 9 looks way better with the new engines than the NG did.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Mon May 29, 2017 8:52 am

Any updates on Norwegian's first 737 MAX? It was supposed to be delivered yesterday.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Mon May 29, 2017 9:03 am

KarelXWB wrote:
Any updates on Norwegian's first 737 MAX? It was supposed to be delivered yesterday.


Rumour is that some FAA testing or certification is creating a small delay
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Mon May 29, 2017 7:46 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
Any updates on Norwegian's first 737 MAX? It was supposed to be delivered yesterday.


New date for first delivery: June 13th (arrival at OSL 14th June in the morning)
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Wed May 31, 2017 10:53 pm

So it seems 9M-LRC has been assigned to the KUL-DAC route for now but 9M-LRD hasn't flown a commercial flight since delivery. Is it being refitted in KUL?
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:26 pm

 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:03 pm

Interesting that Norwegian will use weight restricted 737-800s to launch its new transatlantic flights:

Norwegian was set to launch new transatlantic flights to Hartford, Newburgh Stewart and Providence with the 737 Max on 15 June. It plans to launch those flights with 737-800s restricted to just 150 seats instead of their 189-seat capacity, said chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl in an interview earlier this week.


https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ne-437848/
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:11 pm

I really wonder what the issue is with their MAX 8s.
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:11 pm

First Boeing 737 MAX8 for Lion Air itself was spotted in full livery at Renton

ImageBoeing 737 MAX 8 Lion Air PK-LQF LN6344 & Boeing 737 MAX 8 Norwegian Air International EI-FYF LN6430 by Huy Do, on Flickr

An update for the rest of the MAX 8-9's can be found bellow

https://tykesaeroblog.blogspot.gr/2017/ ... une-2.html
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:38 pm

Looks like the ramps at RNT are getting awfully crowded.
but I suppose there's not a whole lot of extra ramp space at BFI either.
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:57 pm

Sooner787 wrote:
Looks like the ramps at RNT are getting awfully crowded.
but I suppose there's not a whole lot of extra ramp space at BFI either.


Actually there's plenty of room at BFI. Just saw 2 SWA Max's and about 4 NG's parked across the street where they initially built 737's. They could probably put 30+/- airplanes there. Also the flight line is being extended to the south for the increased rates that are coming -- should be ready soon.
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:49 am

9M-LRD has yet to fly its first revenue flight since delivery a few weeks ago, what's the hold up?
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:28 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
9M-LRD has yet to fly its first revenue flight since delivery a few weeks ago, what's the hold up?


It is used for ground training - maintenance training - crew training for all Lion Air Group.

Also engines were leased from Boeing for the delivery flight. New engines (inspected ones) arrived two days ago .
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:08 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
Interesting that Norwegian will use weight restricted 737-800s to launch its new transatlantic flights


I assume that the 737MAX has no ETOPS rating yet.
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:42 pm

mjoelnir wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
Interesting that Norwegian will use weight restricted 737-800s to launch its new transatlantic flights


I assume that the 737MAX has no ETOPS rating yet.


Does not appear to be, but it was doing such testing last July so I imagine it's just a matter of paperwork at this point.
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:53 pm

boefan wrote:
Also engines were leased from Boeing for the delivery flight. New engines (inspected ones) arrived two days ago .


So it was a "pro forma" delivery, in reality a delivery of a "glider". Engine trouble a bit more serious than advertised?

9M-LRC seems to be rather active, 6 flights today.
 
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:22 pm

First Norwegian delivery now set for June 29: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-boein ... SKBN19613X

"We have previously said late June, but we have now received a date from Boeing, which is June 29," a Norwegian Air spokeswoman said of the plane, the latest version of the U.S. aircraft maker's best-selling model.
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