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by bob75013
Sat May 25, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 67
Views: 9640

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

All indications are the MAX is to be back in service in July. DEN is at the edge of MAX range. Flights will be like earlier (pre-scimitar winglet) 738 flights by AS (restricted winter loads). I have no doubt it will be done, it is a question of when. I 100% agree with the preference for frequency. ...

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by bob75013
Thu May 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1838
Views: 175906

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So nothing as yet from the two meetings being held today on the fate of the 737 MAX, hard to believe that there is no one there recording or posting live updates. Well, the head of the FAA did tell US carriers that they would not need to extend the time in which MAXs are out of their schedules. So ...

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by bob75013
Thu May 23, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 67
Views: 9640

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

The problem is, the statement is incredibly vague. U.S. carriers don't cite route profits. They don't give route load factors. They don't give route avg fares (although those are available with delay from DOT-100s). Doing extraordinarily well has little meaning. Exceeding expectations has no meanin...

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by bob75013
Tue May 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3290

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

What is the actual growth rate in passengers carried for each of the last 10 years for each airport? That would give us an example of the trends for each airport. The last 10 years is probably the wrong metric - given the recession. Peak pre recession was 2006 DFW 2006 60.2 million 2018 69.1 millio...

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by bob75013
Tue May 21, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3290

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

At these growth rates, how long will it be before the DFW metro statistical area passes Chicago’s 9.5M? DFW MSMA is about 7 million and gaining 150k per year. Chicago is 9.5 million and not growing. If the trend continues, less than 20 years. Houston was doing the same -- until the hurricane hit.

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by bob75013
Tue May 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 84
Views: 10629

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I remember it well. I had flown into ORD earlier that day for a business meeting. I was in an east facing room at a hotel on the Kennedy, when I saw a bunch of firetrucks headed west. I thought a plane must have crashed. Walked to a west facing window and saw that awful plume of black smoke...

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by bob75013
Sun May 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 4844

Re: WN and DFW

One of two things will happen in 2024. Either WN will petition for full unrestricted repeal of the Wright Amendment and buildout DAL to the full 40 gate master plan (most likely scenario). Or, they will request 10-15 gates be made available at DFW and split the operation between the two Airports. O...

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by bob75013
Sat May 18, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 4844

Re: WN and DFW

One of two things will happen in 2024. Either WN will petition for full unrestricted repeal of the Wright Amendment and buildout DAL to the full 40 gate master plan (most likely scenario). Or, they will request 10-15 gates be made available at DFW and split the operation between the two Airports. O...

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by bob75013
Thu May 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 52
Views: 2586

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

Top level of the old parking garage at DAL puts you a couple of hundreds yards east of the middle of 13R -31L and the taxiway is closer.

Flew out of BKG last week and was surprised to see an open air deck attached to the terminal -- just not a whole lot of planes to spot at BKG.

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by bob75013
Tue May 07, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 93
Views: 6754

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Barclays is out with a research note downgrading Boeing. They cite a survey with these results: Willingness to fly on MAX After Grounding is Lifted: 19% Immediately 20% After a Few Months 23% After a Year or More 21% Never 17% Don't Know. I have a hard time believing this. I think the results would...

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by bob75013
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8562

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

Of course it would have to start at 2 a.m. some morning with bulldozers carving Xs into the runways -- under the cover of darkness.

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by bob75013
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8562

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

Yup, the city is going to abandon that expensive new terminal and attached parking garage. And that new remote parking garage / rent car center. Yup abandoned, too. And they'll wait till they complete the addition to the terminal parking garage before abandoning it. edit add: and that rail line that...

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by bob75013
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

In response to the statement noted in the response immediately above, which Kelly stated that Southwest will not be only a 737 operator please note the following. The 737 MAX is going to be the last variant Boeing will build . Boeing will need to manufacture a NEW build narrow body aircraft to surv...

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by bob75013
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

You've done this twice already; quoted something that only exists in your head. The funny thing is that you hold others to higher standards, hence this helpful English lesson from yourself So, for the second time I'm asking when did the WN CEO utter the words you claim? Thanks to Revelation, I am q...

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by bob75013
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

In response to the statement noted in the response immediately above, which Kelly stated that Southwest will not be only a 737 operator please note the following. The 737 MAX is going to be the last variant Boeing will build . Boeing will need to manufacture a NEW build narrow body aircraft to surv...

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by bob75013
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

You are wasting your breath.because all the A220 fanboys know the WN CEO was lying when he said there would be "no new fleet types in the near future. " What else could be the explanation? You've done this twice already; quoted something that only exists in your head. The funny thing is t...

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by bob75013
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

Southwest is under fiduciary responsibility to look at all options for increasing shareholder value. If the BOD has decided to ignore a yearly savings of over $1B, they better have a good reason why! Zeke's number comes from a hypothetical world where you instantly convert 500 737-7s (not MAXes) to...

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by bob75013
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

Mods should lock the thread as the premise is wrong -- as WN IS NOT looking at the A220. You do know that locking the thread and jumping up an down claiming it isn't going to happen ... isn't going to stop it happening, don't you? My opinion about the matter is meaningless.WN's CEO's opinion is a t...

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by bob75013
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

5 pages of a topic that isn't happening. :sarcastic: THAT is the reason I suggested that the thread be locked. And here you are, still on said thread that is not happening. Believe it or not, airbus has been able to get THREE all-Boeing/MDC carriers to buy an airplane from them: Spirit (all-DC9/MD8...

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by bob75013
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

SocalApproach wrote:
5 pages of a topic that isn't happening. :sarcastic:



THAT is the reason I suggested that the thread be locked.

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by bob75013
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

Mods should lock the thread as the premise is wrong -- as WN IS NOT looking at the A220. You do know that locking the thread and jumping up an down claiming it isn't going to happen ... isn't going to stop it happening, don't you? Southwest is under fiduciary responsibility to look at all options f...

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by bob75013
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

MAX7 has a maximum capacity of 172 (at high density, 29 inches of seat pitch) A220-100 has a maximum capacity of 135 (also high density) A220-300 is 160 max Are they currently looking at the A220 in general, or just one??? Personally, I would think that they would go for the 100, because it has muc...

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by bob75013
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

I said better . Are you certain that they can't get a better deal than what they already get? I suspect that BA takes very good care of WN, it's most important customer in the world. So, to answer my question, WN can't get a better deal from Boeing than what they already get? The fact that WN's pro...

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by bob75013
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

Yep. And I don't think Boeing will feel any different about this as well. They too will know the game and see it as an attempt by WN to gain concessions from them. And the CEO's response quoted above that they are just doing their 'due diligence' and will remain with the 737 don't help either. WN h...

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by bob75013
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

I am sure that Airbus et al are not pencilling in any sales for WN. They too know the game. They make the frame as attractive as possile but make no huge discount promises at an early stage of the game. If, and I doubt it, WN become serious then things might change. I am sure they are not holding t...

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by bob75013
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

Southwest will be competing with A220's for the next 25 years. Delta, Moxy, Republic, Jetblue, who knows who else. https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/products-and-solutions/commercial-aircraft/a220-family/a220-300/a220-300-specs-side.png SouthWest postponed most of their small -...

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by bob75013
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

No A220s -- no ANYTHING else "Southwest CEO says sticking with Boeing 737 MAX, no current plans for new models" " Southwest Co Chief Executive Gary Kelly said on Thursday the company was sticking with its plan to keep growing its fleet with the 737 MAX made by Boeing Co and does not ...

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by bob75013
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

No A220s -- no ANYTHING else "Southwest CEO says sticking with Boeing 737 MAX, no current plans for new models" " Southwest Co Chief Executive Gary Kelly said on Thursday the company was sticking with its plan to keep growing its fleet with the 737 MAX made by Boeing Co and does not p...

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by bob75013
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3266

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

A DC9 NW flfight from Minneapolis to Fargo. Setting: the FA and pilot had a funny exchange of "digs" the entire flight . The pilot did an all time worst 4 bounce landing in Fargo. The FA got on the PA and announced : Welcome to Fargo. It's 9;32 pm and the temperature is 46 degrees. We're r...

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by bob75013
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

[threeid][/threeid] Could WN just cancel the 737-7/8 MAX orders ? Would be nice they go with A-220-300 and eventually becoming the launch customer of the A-220-500 ! It's nice to have dreamers on a.net, but that's all it is: a dream. Yes, and a civilization ending asteroid could hit earth at exactly...

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by bob75013
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705522

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

[quote="kalvado" OK, first of all: US carriers operated a relatively small portion of a fleet, and didn't encounter the failure mode in question. Pure statistics, pure luck. Any one with a moderate education in science and technology field can understand that. I guess you don't? [/quote] A...

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by bob75013
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airlines in the World /North America
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Best Airlines in the World /North America

The Trip Advisor Travelers Choice award gives SIngapore the nod as best airline in the world. Southwest is listed as the 6th best (and only North American airline in the top 10). Not surprisingly then, Southwest gets the nod as the best in North America. https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-A...

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by bob75013
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 5837

Re: How many US states have you visited?

44 of 50 here. Missing AL, MS, NB, WY, AK, and MT.

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by bob75013
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9183

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC --- one thing in common -- not one single word about the MAX in days

the world moves on even if a.net does not

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by bob75013
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9183

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

The media will be salivating at doing hatchet pieces asking if the MAX is being rushed back into service on the backs of those dead people. ….until the next big story comes along.....then the media will also move on......and how long will it take for the next story to come along....? You are absolu...

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by bob75013
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705522

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Well, United expects the grounding to be lifted and MAXs to be flying again this summer: "United Airlines expects Boeing Co's grounded 737 MAX jets to return to service this summer, with deliveries resuming before the end of the year, an executive said on Wednesday, reassuring investors concern...

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by bob75013
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 12959

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Well WN has pulled 73Ms from it's schedule thru 8/5/19 so future cancellations won't be MAX related

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by bob75013
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 12959

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

An operational stand point. I hope the service is reliable. Don’t wanna see a lot of cancellations because of MX. The inter island stuff could be a little tricky for them. I assume the competition with HA will be interesting. SW is using 738s in Hawaii, and mechanics got a contract 3+ weeks ago tha...

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by bob75013
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 12959

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Hawaii could honestly be a flop. Based on What? An operational stand point. I hope the service is reliable. Don’t wanna see a lot of cancellations because of MX. The inter island stuff could be a little tricky for them. I assume the competition with HA will be interesting. SW is using 738s in Hawai...

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by bob75013
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 12959

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

southwest1675 wrote:
Hawaii could honestly be a flop.


Based on What?

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by bob75013
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705522

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Boeing's new 737 MAX flight control system 'seems foolproof': Norwegian CEO "Boeing's new MCAS flight control system for its 737 MAX aircraft appears foolproof, Norwegian Air Chief Executive Bjoern Kjos said on Wednesday after visiting the plane maker in Seattle. Kjos, a former fighter pilot, ...

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by bob75013
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705522

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Boeing's new 737 MAX flight control system 'seems foolproof': Norwegian CEO "Boeing's new MCAS flight control system for its 737 MAX aircraft appears foolproof, Norwegian Air Chief Executive Bjoern Kjos said on Wednesday after visiting the plane maker in Seattle. Kjos, a former fighter pilot, s...

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by bob75013
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709766

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So, if Boeing does not mandate AoA replacement with a new part (I do not know whether they do or don't), the provisioner of an airline always has multiple choices. Boeing can mandate all they want (I doubt they do for anything), the operator will decide what kind of part (new, overhauled, as remove...

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by bob75013
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN actually care about the 797?
Replies: 36
Views: 5058

Re: Does WN actually care about the 797?

I think a big problem, if its a wide body, will be its gates. Most of WN’s gates aren’t equipped to handle anything bigger than a 737. They’re still working on getting them all capable to handle the -800/-8. Since we know nothing about what Boeing is actually planning, we can throw all sorts of thi...

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by bob75013
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 16595

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

N649DL wrote:
Factors include closing the 757 line in 2005, various and costly delays for the 787 launch, and just being short sighted in general thinking the MAX would be "good enough."


WIth 5000+ orders on the books for MAXs, it appears Boeing was right. It is "good enough."

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by bob75013
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705522

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

So... If I understand the MCAS fix correctly, it will now rely on two AOA sensors instead of one. So Boeing will still have to retrofit every MAX delivered with only one AOA with the extra AOA. And all MAX planes on the book, I suppose Boeing will have to give that second sensor away for free. That...

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by bob75013
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705522

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Well I think there have been incidents in North America regarding MCAS but no crashes thankfully, I would chalk this up to the US, Canada, Europe etc. have pilots whom started on Cessna's and learned worked their way up to the airlines or were military/air force pilots. They know how to fly first a...

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by bob75013
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight lands in wrong country.
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: BA flight lands in wrong country.

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already reported here hours ago

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1418719

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by bob75013
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705522

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The numbers are readily available if you do you’re research, both carriers have released the data. AA has around 41,000 flight hours in the Max and WN had around 60,000 hours And statistics show your more likely to die in your car ride to the airport than flying on the Max. Also China is one of the...

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by bob75013
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705522

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I wouldn’t be surprised if Lion Air is next to cancel their MAX order. I’m sure Boeing is crossing their fingers right about now that the Chinese carriers don’t get any ideas. First of all they have to rename the plane. Anything with "MAX" -attached to it will more or less equal to "...

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