Future MCAS 2.0 will be deactivated after one cycle (not sure if just for the moment or the rest of the entire flight) but then the airplane will fly „unprotected“ by MCAS 2.0. This system degradation combined with the MAX’s raw flight behavior (easy elevator feel close to a stall) should be trained...Jump to post
Why is there not much support for more pilot training concerning MAX and trim anomaly handling at this time? If some come to the conclusion already that the pilots are to blame wouldn't better training be the next thing to implement? It feels like "they" just want it to be ungrounded and n...Jump to post
The PPL itself is fun to do and you learn a lot. Keeping current afterwards and learning on is more expensive on the long run. If you have the money do it.Jump to post
Isn't he from London? I don't think he is with QR.Jump to post
Emirates has time limited leases. As new leases don't materialize at the same good conditions (as old leases didn't create the expected ROI to the investors) no new orders were possible. That killed the whole program.Jump to post
I'd say the FAA's (and politics...) part is bigger. They have contributed to the chaotic system of outsourced certification work without their direct oversight. We need to bring back more independent certification work. Only this, not pushing things through the pipeline again, will convince global a...Jump to post
Most of us know that MCAS was a disaster and that Boeing's actions with that system were a mess. But thatt doesn't also change the fact that the crew didn't follow procedures. The Lion Air crew had no knowledge and procedure for unwanted MCAS activation. The system had been kept unknown to them. Re...Jump to post
Long time rumor. They'd need some government antitrust permit and are said to only want the long range routes.
LH wants to sell their catering company. Looks like they need money for "something".
Funny that Condor belonged to LH for so long. Who sold them back then?
Landings might be tactical as well. I once had a chance to fly a modern military transport in the sim in the pattern and they could display sudden bomb explosions on the runway where you need to steer around on rollout. Like in the middle of some battle.Jump to post
To be honest I don't like it. It's like the Dreamliner-wave but many years to late. If you go for fancy you need to take the next design not an old one like this. Waves are yesterday.
United should better develop some true avantgarde livery before they paint to many of their aircraft this way.
Boeing very much looked to Toyota (cars) for high quality production with less rework needed. They hired quite a few Toyota staff and trained after the same concept.Jump to post
Also the article noted similar issues with US AF aircraft coming out of Everett, WA.
Planes from Everett and Charleston are built from the same parts and processes in the same factory layout and certified and tested the same way.
It's highly likely that they are not that different.
And once again, MCAS was not a stall prevention device. The pilot could still stall the MAX with MCAS operating. MCAS was designed to make sure the stall entry stick force did not "lighten" duding the stall entry. The trim force applied via MCAS and the horizontal stabilizer (originally b...Jump to post
It's said to have been a Global 5000 of Luftwaffe that had it's first flight after heavy maintenance. They suffered serious flight control issues and landed on the grass as they couldn't control their direction more precise. Lucky outcome it seems.Jump to post
But the amount of trim MCAS provided was needed because of the different MAX flight behavior.
If MCAS gets softened now where will the "more brutal" control authority needed come from? MCAS was invented to counter the MAX's nose going up in certain situations.
You mean: No nonsense "business" men without bags (who work for companies that force them to book the cheapest ticket available, regardless of any other factor) Fortunately, I do not work for such a company and never will. I do feel bad for the (insert H1B farm consulting company name) em...Jump to post
In fact repairing the public perception, if possible, will be some big topic after the technical issues themselves have been solved. I think this has become quite different in the internet age. Just look at booking engines and filters. Now the final "joe public" consumer and passenger must...Jump to post
Basle is a great city, worth a visit. Have been there a week ago. Beautiful old buildings and nice museums, kind people.Jump to post
I know about some serious airline's market research about standing seats: Real passengers would accept it. Especially two groups: No nonsense business men without bags and students on a budget. We just need the right seat. Problem is you lose the bins and aircraft might need to be reconfigured for r...Jump to post
Not the electric trim should be switched off but MCAS in any case the pilots decide to do so. So add some MCAS off switch please . What seems to have happened is that the physically safe to fly airplane got killed by MCAS that thought it must interfere to fight a stall. Only because of wrong AoA dat...Jump to post
Avweek had a 737 sim ride to experience some newly expanded stall enabled sim software.
Europe's economy seems to be slowing down. This is why airlines go bust. During the aviation boom years before non-perfect companies could survive. Now it's the survival of the fittest. Being able to finance your leased fleets seems to be the decisive factor these days. Brexit might be enough to tip...Jump to post
So the FDR data is leaked now to the US media while Ethiopia is working on the report? That is not good. Isn't that putting them under pressure to come up faster with their report? They will need as long as it takes.Jump to post