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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Interested wrote:
What red herring?

And how did airbus sort their problems?


What part of "red herring to distract from the fact that the A320 had a worse crash/in-service airframe ratio" don't you understand?

A statement was made, and it was false. Simple as that.

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Interested wrote:
Can you answer me now as I have no idea on the crashes you refer to?


My point exactly.

Nice try on the red herring to distract from the fact that the A320 had a worse crash/in-service airframe ratio.

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Interested wrote:
What were the faults/causes of those 3 crashes?


What's the fault/cause of JT 610? Or ET302?

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

mjoelnir wrote:
No other frame had in the last 30 years this rate of accidents to number of operating frames or operating hours.


False. The A320 had its first, second, and third crashes with fewer frames in service than the MAX did with its second (maybe first).

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 33510

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

I’d rather have an oldish interior with a 2-4-2 seating in Y than a modern interior with 3-4-3. Good for you. I wouldn't. I care about more than how many seats are at the windows, and if I have finger more - or less - width. And why is this only about Y? Up front, the A330 is an objective downgrade...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Not sure if this was posted anywhere but Air Canada is grounding their Max's until at least July 1st so at least in Canada, we have an idea of how long the Max's will be grounded since Canada and Europe are conducting their own independent assessment of the 737 Max before they allow it to fly again...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3120
Views: 574939

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I really worry at the pilot is at fault brigade on here. It's already safe when operated properly. What it isn't safe is sending up a critically malfunctioning airplane time after time, and having serious training and CRM questions. Those issues aren't dependent on an airplane to cause dangerous si...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 9556

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

The United States has the Second Amendment. Written into the laws are protections for the right to keep and bear arms are not to be messed with. Some people have demanded this include death machines like the ones now banned in New Zealand. I would guess that the same people demand all guns all the ...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3120
Views: 574939

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

. I'm sure you've seen the checklist. You've been active in the other thread. https://ibb.co/hZNrg01 And the ridiculous thing is that even if someone goes legalistic with the word used, it takes the meaning out of context. The checklist covers all runaway trim situations. The final option to manual...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3120
Views: 574939

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Well, maybe you should give a call to Boeing, and point out that they should stop using the word "continuous" in the 737 TrimRunaway Checklist (for over 30 years now). I must have placed that call years ago. Might be time for someone to read the checklist. Or, it proves that the crews was...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando suing MLB over name
Replies: 48
Views: 6464

Re: Orlando suing MLB over name

Disney is not much farther from MLB than it is from SFB. I didn't realize it was that close until now.

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3120
Views: 574939

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Oh, now we're going in circles. They adjusted it electronically at the column and thus never looked down at the wheel for the solid 15 seconds it would take to realize the aircraft's self adjustment of the trim was the cause of their struggle. Remember this would not look like a runaway situation, ...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi
Replies: 3560
Views: 480793

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

No, it was not. It was interniittent, not continuous. The checklist does not say "continuous". It says "continuing". That definition is correct for this scenario, and even if you say it doesn't, the overriding "manner not appropriate for flight conditions" does. Thankf...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi
Replies: 3560
Views: 480793

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Or maybe the crew of the crash flight didn't "turn off the Stab Trim", by following the runaway trim checklist, because they correctly identified that the MCAS issue they were experiencing was not runaway trim. And maybe the crew on the previous flight just got lucky because they incorrec...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi
Replies: 3560
Views: 480793

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The 737NG and A320CEO have crash statistics of 1 in 10 000 000 flights. They are so rare in these '80's and '90's designs that most are statistical anomalies, or German pilots with a death wish Currently the MAX is statistically 100 times less safe than these '90's planes. It is statistically infin...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

How do you know the failure is electronic? You've made an assumption. For all the pilots know it could be local to the actuator and they need to constantly re-trim - so turning off the system would only hinder their ability to recover the aircraft, not help it as they'd have to resort to the manual...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I wouldn't call it an argument, more like my opinion, and I'm only asking. As for the crew of JT43, maybe they were more knowledgeable, and quite rightly most pilots should be. Instead of bashing everyone who questions you, why don't you share the knowledge that you carry, maybe you would get your ...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Why don't both of you produce your version on the FCOM? @MSPNWA - at first, I did not conclude that the issue of trim you are referring to can be classed as a RUNAWAY, due to the fact it can be controlled through the switches on the yoke, and was repeatedly. However, if the crews were aware of a AO...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Amiga500 wrote:
I suggest you read the FCOM.


We have. Not it's time you tell everyone what the FCOM says in full.

Please, stop misinforming readers of this site. Some people actually want facts. You clearly have an agenda.

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

THEY DID. Clearly you don't appear to know what you are talking about. I gave you the benefit of the doubt, but it appears in your mind Boeing is at fault and anyone who says multiple parties are to blame deserves no respect. This horse is dead. I'm not beating it again. The pilots did. They applie...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Are you acting thick? Or are you really that thick? I'm wondering the same. I've just explained to you how the manual says to deal with the symptoms that would have been as close to that induced by MCAS as possible. They didn't know MCAS existed as the OEM seen fit not to tell them. If they are to ...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Therefore you either didn't read what has happened, or you didn't understand it. How they are supposed to know how to diagnose problems with systems that they have not been made aware of is beyond me. Unless you are a fan of line-pilots flicking random systems on and off to see if that has any effe...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I am ever more amazed by what is disclosed in this thread! As a former software engineer, I can't begin to get my head around the claims that "a software fix will be ready in a few days". This conjures up images for 2 programmers in a garden shed at 3am rewriting "nodules" of co...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Really? So in the instance of Lion Air, the "flyable airplane" decided to adjust the stabiliser to the point that no amount of elevator input could compensate for that and thus it eventually dived itself into the ground The pilots having no knowledge of a system that would do anything lik...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Should these disasters be the results of potential training failures at the said airlines, this should serve as a wake up call to internationalist and leading aviators; to NEVER get complacent in flying very technically complex machines exactly by the manual. It does seems though there may be more ...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi
Replies: 3560
Views: 480793

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Tried and tested approach - if you don't like the message and/or have nothing factual to counter it, just shoot the messenger. Note I'm saying this as somebody who lives in Hamburg, where the SPIEGEL resides, who are very critical of Airbus despite (or because of) Airbus's huge presence in the city...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi
Replies: 3560
Views: 480793

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

xwb565 wrote:
Dominic Gates despite being the home town reporter, never lacks in objectivity. That article is indeed a shocking read.

I can't think of a person more nonobjective towards Boeing than Gates. It's a shame he gets as much air time as he does. A true disservice to society.

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by MSPNWA
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 114
Views: 20294

Re: British Airways tease new ClubWorld seat on social media

Let's be realistic, will it actually make a difference and bring them up to the level of most European carriers or Delta? Probably not. I already would fly Club World over D1, on average (some incidents I would take D1, most I would take CW). Realistically this should bring them well above the aver...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Interested wrote:
That last one is damning isn't it?


No, because you're posting already posted undocumented incidents. The one about the manual is especially questionable. Anybody that personally dislikes the 737 could have written it.

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by MSPNWA
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

beechnut wrote:
Eyewitnesses without aviation experience are notoriously unreliable.

Beech


And yet can't be discounted.

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9057

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

Not enough demand imo. Even Delta only flies a 767 to LHR. Much too simplistic of a demand profile. MSP-LHR is a monopoly nonstop market. DL is in a position to supply that demand with only enough capacity for a yield, PRASM, or margin optimizing profile. All three of those restrict supply to only ...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

ytz wrote:
Indeed. For all those who avoided grounding for days, this seems to be true.


Answer the question, please.

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If my figures are correct, they have so far had one accident with fatalities (25) where they were apportioned some blame by a concluded investigation and that was 14 years ago. Weather also played a part in that accident. By no means will I say their incident rate is stellar (quite the opposite), b...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I can't believe the folks on here and the FAA, TC, airlines, etc acting like context and the crash rate for the type is not "information". Insisting that they had to absolutely find data from the crash site that ruled in the need for grounding was highly irresponsible. It's crazy that the...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

From BBC website this morning: Earlier in the day, Canada grounded the planes after its transport minister Marc Garneau said he had received new evidence about the crash. He said that satellite data showed possible similarities between flight patterns of Boeing 737 Max planes operating in Canada an...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Interested wrote:
We also have the Canadian transport minister stating that flights in Canada on these planes have experienced similar flight issues?

Do we trust him?


We do? Where is that article?

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

There are 2 documented incidents reported in the NASA database peior to the Lion Air crash. It has been documented. I highly doubt that a group of pilots dislike a particular type that they would collude to making fictitious statements to a reporting agency in an effort to ground it. No, those are ...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi
Replies: 3560
Views: 480793

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Yep. And this is part of the problem with an MCAS type bandaid. You now have pilots worried about issues and pulling the trigger on the MCAS while in a phase of flight where they would be closest to stalling. Add in possible erroneous indications on airspeed and altitude and you have a really dange...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

There had been multiple complaints about the airplane pitching down uncommanded prior to the Lion Air crash. Boeing had an opportunity to address it prior to the first crash. The fact is, Boeing knew they had an AOA sensor issue AND a problem with MCAS prior to anyone dying. WN pilots have been rat...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9057

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

There’s a lot of misinformation in this thread. For one, Condor already serves MSP-FRA 2-4 times weekly during the summer, that covers the 50ish PDEW for the route. MSP-LHR is around 130 PDEW, which is covered well by DL’s daily flight. Additionally, MSP is well served to Europe, with 4 daily fligh...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9057

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

The fortress SkyTeam hub keeps LH and BA away, unfortunately. DL doesn't even have to pick up the slack with no FRA flight and small gauge to LHR. The riches of a captive audience.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Disappointed in them and the statement they made. They’re still claiming confidence in the safety of the MAX 8, and only did this because they were forced to. If they truly cared about the safety of their customers, they would have voluntarily grounded it. Some of their responses to customers the p...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

How did it work out for the southeast when Colonial had their gasoline line problem in 2016? Massive shortages, large price increases, panic, etc. The right thing to do when operating pipelines, planes, ships, trains in the public domain is to shut down when in doubt. There's obviously some doubt w...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

If the line is the only source to a refinery unit, the unit has to be shut down as well. No one is happy and it costs money, but its the right thing to do. If its a product delivery line, say delivering gasoline, the delivery is just delayed until the line is checked out. Thanks. What I'm getting i...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Rarely post, but I work in a pipeline control center and am also a private pilot. It strikes me as odd that in the pipeline business we are apparently more risk adverse than Boeing and the FAA are acting in regards to the MAX. If we have pump go down unexpectedly on low discharge (potential indicat...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

PK-LQP (JT610) would not have been considered airworthy in the US. Right, but that's a red herring and you know it. Airspeed indicators and AOA indicators break, and when your system has a single point of failure....AF447 was airworthy at the time the flight pushed back. If the aircraft hadn't had ...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

But say a UA MAX flying EWR to SFO could and likely would cross into Canada on a normal flight. This will change the route somewhat. Currently I don't believe the three US carriers send their MAXs anywhere near Canada. AA's are based out of MIA and also fly to the Caribbean. UA's are mostly the sou...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 52591

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Sad news on the A380. With LH dumping some early, none of them are safe. Looks its days will be shorter than anyone would have expected. Enjoy them while they last.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

You cannot deny that two hull loss accidents within two years of introduction is unprecedented for a type Actually, one can. It's factually not unprecedented. It's happened multiple times. Ironically I think the A320 was the last type to have two bad accidents within two years of service (with much...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide
Replies: 3729
Views: 390689

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Better than my current sparring partner. If you disagree, explain it. Clearly we can't have a coherent discussion. There's no point to continue. Well, Apples or Oranges, the end goal is preventing loss of lives. Good that the 787 issue did not result in loss of lives. Otherwise..imagine before grou...

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