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by Noshow
Sat May 25, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?
Replies: 17
Views: 2687

Re: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?

Could they be intended for some Condor fleet replacement once LH has brought them from Thomas Cook Group as rumored?

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by Noshow
Sun May 19, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?
Replies: 64
Views: 9519

Re: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?

They later had some material's temperature tensions issue as well with early wing ribs made of both CFRP and metal.
Today's software can anticipate this.

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by Noshow
Wed May 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 59 years of Lufthansa operations in California
Replies: 24
Views: 3812

Re: 59 years of Lufthansa operations at SFO

What happened to the paint in the cockpit roof section?

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by Noshow
Tue May 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1797
Views: 172958

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So we didn't need it but it was made stronger (and even beefed up again) than what the pilots can counter. Doesn't seem to make sense?

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by Noshow
Sun May 12, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1797
Views: 172958

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I am talking about right afterwards. Then the flaps are up.

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by Noshow
Sun May 12, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1797
Views: 172958

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Slow manual flight with flaps up (departure, go around) might be the more likely scenario?

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by Noshow
Sun May 12, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1797
Views: 172958

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

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...

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by Noshow
Fri May 10, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1797
Views: 172958

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

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...

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by Noshow
Thu May 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10503

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

If you look for noisy twins hear the Tu-134. That's some LOUD aircraft! Or the Starlifter for quads. My goodness.

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by Noshow
Thu May 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?

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.

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by Noshow
Thu May 09, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 6791

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

Should be over Toulouse or Hamburg.

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by Noshow
Thu May 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1797
Views: 172958

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

They selected parties that were not involved in the original MAX certification work to find out if something was left out.

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by Noshow
Thu May 09, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10503

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

They were very small. Very far from any Il-62.
We had them in Berlin with BA and Dan Air. They were like a regional jet compared to some 727 or 737. Low and short and stubby. But I liked them. My longest trip was Tegel-Athens (the old airport).

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by Noshow
Wed May 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2690

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

Isn't he from London? I don't think he is with QR.

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by Noshow
Wed May 08, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65663

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

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.

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by Noshow
Wed May 08, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1797
Views: 172958

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

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...

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by Noshow
Tue May 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1797
Views: 172958

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Possibly it's raw flight behavior in manual thrust and with flaps up that needs MCAS to be certifiable?

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by Noshow
Tue May 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1797
Views: 172958

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Should the FAA prohibit that automatic trim is used to interfere with the elevators? (beyound the NG's STS level)
Let's better train the pilots to hand fly the MAX without MCAS.

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by Noshow
Tue May 07, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1797
Views: 172958

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

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...

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by Noshow
Mon May 06, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 92002

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Let's not wait until 2077 please.

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by Noshow
Mon May 06, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 92002

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

What is she doing now? Engine runs?

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by Noshow
Sun May 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1797
Views: 172958

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Concorde got redesigned with some new tank armoring, different locations for some electric wiring and new safety tires. It got cleared to fly again by the authorities and did so with paying passengers again until retirement.

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by Noshow
Fri May 03, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 234
Views: 31647

Re: Lufthansa looking to (re)acquire Condor

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?

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Combat/Tactical Landings Training
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Combat/Tactical Landings Training

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.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier continues to disappoint
Replies: 30
Views: 10396

Re: Bombardier continues to disappoint

If Airbus manages to built up the new A220 final assembly line in Mobile fast and fill it with "converts" like mabye Southwest, it might see a long and healthy future.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1718
Views: 332837

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

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.

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by Noshow
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25525

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

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.

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by Noshow
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25525

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Also the article noted similar issues with US AF aircraft coming out of Everett, WA.

Wouldn't that point to -possible- quality control issues regardless of production location?

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by Noshow
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25525

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

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.

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by Noshow
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705390

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

What made those MAX AoA vanes fail suddenly? Do they ever fail elsewhere or is it the MAX software analyzing their data that is more sensible or error prone or similar?

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by Noshow
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705390

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

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...

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident
Replies: 29
Views: 8908

Re: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident

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.

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by Noshow
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 8707

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

Expect the branding "MAX" to be gone. It will be 737-8 and similar.

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by Noshow
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stratolaunch flies for the first time!
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Re: Stratolaunch flies for the first time!

Great news!

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705390

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

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.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19695

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

I have been standing in overcrowded high speed railway trains at 300 km/h. Perfectly possible for an hour or two.
On an aircraft you need some belt obviously and must be able to survive turbulence, emergency braking or hard landings.

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19695

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

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...

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705390

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

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...

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by Noshow
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia's Utair in trouble
Replies: 23
Views: 6849

Re: Russia's Utair in trouble

This court case is about 23.000 USD? That's nothing isn't it?

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 237
Views: 61171

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Good news. Looks like they do taxi tests again.

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greek Island Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Greek Island Recommendations

For remote airports try Leros or Astypalea.

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is doing really fine
Replies: 11
Views: 1841

Re: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is doing really fine

Basle is a great city, worth a visit. Have been there a week ago. Beautiful old buildings and nice museums, kind people.

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19695

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

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...

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19695

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

I hate those boxes where the feet have to be.

I'd prefer to stand upright, just belted.

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by Noshow
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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...

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash
Replies: 31
Views: 9123

Re: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash

OT: Most Blaniks developed cracks in their wings and had their aerobatic permit revoked.

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by Noshow
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18804

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Im waiting for that picture of Sir Richard kitesurfing with some naked old men on the back instead of his "niece". :mrgreen:

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by Noshow
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCJco59tqoQ
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Avweek had a 737 sim ride to experience some newly expanded stall enabled sim software.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCJco59tqoQ

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by Noshow
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15046

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

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...

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by Noshow
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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.

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