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by par13del
Sun May 26, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 821
Views: 52471

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

They're pretty clear that "no deal" is unacceptable to them. They are also pretty clear that the WA is "unacceptable to them", in fact they voted it down multiple times already. Since the EU says no renegotiation and the parliament does not want the WA, what exactly are their op...

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by par13del
Sun May 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 221
Views: 20104

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I am not sure your statement is right. If you look carefully into air traffic growth, it shows that air travel is growing at a relatively high pace. It may be that they were not looking closely enough? In terms of growth for example, international travel to the Caribbean may be on the uptick, but i...

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by par13del
Sun May 26, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 821
Views: 52471

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

sabenapilot wrote:
"No PM can ignore the will of Parliament"

I am certain the chancellor in his next intervention will let the nation know just what is the "Will of Parliament" so far they like the UK government has been all over the place.

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by par13del
Sun May 26, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 900
Views: 157161

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

[ I think you're wrong. I fully expect first class to be on these aircraft, and there to still be four classes. It may just have fewer economy class passengers. The money is in the premium classes, and I would be quite surprised if there is no first class. My thinking is the less classes would allo...

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by par13del
Sun May 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The problem is that if someone was reading this thread, all these see from certain posters is blame being assigned to pilots. The optics are terrible and makes it look like there is a strong agenda to just blame the pilots instead of Boeing, which is wrong even by your own admission. I seriously do...

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by par13del
Sun May 26, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 900
Views: 157161

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

If I was Qantas CEO I would put a 777-8 on the Perth to London route. I would also have the Perth flight arriving in London a couple hours after the non stop Sydney and Melbourne flights. So the bags from the Melbourne and Sydney non stop flights could be put on the Perth flight when required. This...

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by par13del
Sun May 26, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 821
Views: 52471

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

[quote="ElPistolero"] The EU is perfectly entitled to expect continuity and commitment to an international treaty, just as most of the international community is when it signs treaties. If it's not convinced, it isn't required to reach an agreement regardless - with the UK anymore than it ...

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by par13del
Sun May 26, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 175
Views: 5073

Re: EU elections

Which single market are you talking about, the world, EU, all of Europe with Africa? Free competition within the EU but you exclude the rest of the world, is that capitalism within the EU or protectionism of the EU from the rest of the world? On the election front I agree with those who in principle...

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by par13del
Sun May 26, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 821
Views: 52471

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Until 31 October the EU is without a commission, without many things, so there is no way to negotiate anything anyway. So the EU is handing the Brexiters what they want, leave with no deal? I simply do not understand why the Remainers and Brexiters cannot get on the same page with the EU, the EU ha...

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by par13del
Fri May 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 821
Views: 52471

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I said in the first Brexit thread and will say again here, May's problem from day one was selecting a cabinet that was split down the middle, for aa issue as major as this the government should have been decisive and not ruled by consensus, 60 / 40 or 70 / 30 should have been the ratio. As a Remaine...

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by par13del
Fri May 24, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 6804

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

In my mind 12,000 is about longevity, loyalty, dependability, that is not the latest and greatest but what took place in Europe, even if a one day delay in production somewhere in the world was required, this honor should have gone to somewhere in Europe with whichever frame, it about the builders n...

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by par13del
Fri May 24, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

What is not clear on Page 32 and 33 of this report? https://leehamnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Preliminary-Report-B737-800MAX-ET-AVJ.pdf "can" seems like an optional word, and it is buried pretty deep in the notes, not the #1 item to do. Also, the term "manual" seems to h...

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by par13del
Fri May 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 6158

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

aemoreira1981 wrote:
There are two airlines in particular who would be hit hard as they have the MAX but no NG: Air Canada and Icelandair. Has either filed for compensation?

They don't need to file for compensation......Boeing will contact them on a settlement amount which will then be negotiated.

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by par13del
Fri May 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 6158

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

So how many engineers do you think are required for the software fix?
A hardware fix requires a new rudder and elevator, so unless the FAA mandates that, it will not happen.

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by par13del
Fri May 24, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 756
Views: 91111

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

I wonder if the Boeing take-over will go the same way, or there will be a more old school Wallstreet "business like approach": reduce costs in Brasil only, So all the talk about quality issues at Boeing and the MAX grounding being the result of letting staff go in the USA was just talk an...

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by par13del
Thu May 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 900
Views: 157161

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

We saw the A350 engines tested on other Airbus a/c same as what GE did with the 747 and GENX, but my understanding was that those were just for the engine, but not the combination of that frame and that engine, I have to assume that such certification would be additional.

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by par13del
Thu May 23, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

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.

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by par13del
Thu May 23, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 900
Views: 157161

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The A380 today can operate SYD-DFW, Ultrafan should enable SYD-LHR with current QF A380 configuration. I would expect a 15% TSFC drop from the 2004 Trent 900 to a 2025 Ultrafan. With those numbers I would have to question the wisdom of Airbus in shutting down the line, why not decrease production t...

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by par13del
Thu May 23, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 900
Views: 157161

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Waterbomber2 wrote:
In this order, AJ's preference for Boeing weighs much much more than any fuel burn advantage that either model would have.

One has to wonder why he stabbed Boeing in the back by reducing the 300 pax requirement which made it easier for the A350 to compete.
Must be a turncoat.

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by par13del
Thu May 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3413

Re: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence

My impression is that overly strict safety requirements are another layer of redundancy: if there are some violations, they would probably still be contained. Just don't push those limits too hard. The multiple billion dollar question is for you to define is what is "too hard". To the NTS...

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by par13del
Thu May 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3413

Re: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence

So this is about the FAA cozy relationship with AA and WN.....
I am still waiting for Americans and foreigners to hold the USA Congress feet to the fire, the FAA is a Federal body and their outsourcing had to have been approved by the politicians, why are they getting a walk?

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by par13del
Thu May 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Gates, in today's Seattle Times. Also Boeing fires/accepts resignation of head of 787 production in Charleston. Problems weren't 'fake news'. Which problems, the ones that were known about with 787's to a certain Middle East carrier....the fake news here may be that they are using the MAX grounding...

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by par13del
Thu May 23, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Note that the FAA statement seems to include that the US could certify the plane first, and the rest of the world would certify after their regulatory agencies have done their due research. Also note that the FAA is not seeing foreign hesitations as unfriendly, indeed welcoming them. Definitely not...

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by par13del
Wed May 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 122
Views: 17133

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

The money to pay for the MAX screw up has to come from somewhere, and launching an expensive clean sheet targeted at a challenging area of the market is not likely to happen in the near term, IMHO. If, as per A.Net wisdom, the USA Congress is in Boeing's pocket, they could use the MAX issue to make...

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by par13del
Tue May 21, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TA reached between WN and AMFA
Replies: 22
Views: 3372

Re: TA reached between WN and AMFA

How much in compensation to pax who suffered during the impasse, that should also be factored in as a cost that is made public.
How much discomfort was too much for management to cave?
We can be sure that this figure will be a benchmark for future disruptions.

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by par13del
Tue May 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Question for Boeing, what range of the stabilizer was MCAS designed for? Will they now limit the range to certain angles of operation, like no neutral to nose down? If the elevator now will have 1.5g control under MCAS, what angle does that occur at on the stabilizer? I wonder what the stall looks ...

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by par13del
Tue May 21, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 609
Views: 56990

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

It would probably require an Accounting RFP to adjust the line cost for the different versions of the jet, cost millions to have vendors review and subsequently adjust their schedules to produce parts for the different version on a different timeline, bearing in mind that figures on production of th...

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by par13del
Mon May 20, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 900
Views: 157161

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

perhaps if performance is too close it will come down to the financial deal offered. Since a major derivative of one a/c is flying and the other is not, do we really expect QF to give more credance to the bird in the bush versus the bird in the hand? QF is saying they are selecting the a/c in 2019,...

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by par13del
Sun May 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So, the fact that in 3 known faulty MCAS activations the only time it was recognized properly was when there was additional help in the cockpit is especially damning for Boeing. The point here and the basis of my post was that the procedure to recover from MCAS does work, if you read post in this t...

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by par13del
Sun May 19, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If MCAS is such a botched design making the MAX so deadly, why would one crew have a jump seater disable the function then rather than return to base they continued their flight? How many pilots 737MAX needs to be safely flown then? Three? I am still not sure if the jump seater knew about MCAS, how...

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by par13del
Sun May 19, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If MCAS is such a botched design making the MAX so deadly, why would one crew have a jump seater disable the function then rather than return to base they continued their flight? If cut-off renders the a/c uncontrollable, or roller coaster, why choose to continue the flight? Is the rhetoric just a b...

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by par13del
Fri May 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Venatt wrote:
Some people in Boeing should be behind bars.

We could explore that, where do you suggest we start, engineers who coded, supervisors who approved, FAA inspectors who certified, Boeing CEO because the buck stops there?

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by par13del
Fri May 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, pilots are there to save the day when automation goes wrong.

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by par13del
Fri May 17, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

SEU wrote:
You need to start being more reasonable and start realising that the pilots are not at fault. Saying the pilots shouldve saved a faulty plane and not blame boeing is just pointless.

Such absolutes helps no one in these type accidents, so far I have not seen anyone say that Boeing is blameless.

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by par13del
Fri May 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I still do not understand why there is a discussion about training and pilot quality and possible errors in this thread. Humans are in the loop because when mechanical things break or go off the reservation as we all know will happen sometime or another, we have to rely on trained humans to get us ...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Let's all ignore the elephant in the corner of the room that wants to talk about why such changes were needed in the first place. As I've written before, this "blinders on, all speed ahead" strategy Boeing (and its tightly coupled appendage, FAA) is following does get to the goal line the...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 609
Views: 56990

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

So is the F-35 the replacement for the F-16 and the F-15?
If they expend so much resources ramping up production and purchasing so many F-35's, if it is not the F-15 replacement what is, when will it be designed and funded, after the production line for the F-35 closes down?

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 135
Views: 26914

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

It is interesting to try and work out exactly what they're playing at. Reduced A380 fleet and A339 & A359 listed in 2019 Annual Report The A339/A359/A380 rejig has yet to hit Airbus's books 787-10 removed from 2019 Annual Report, but was listed in 2018 Apparently still negotiating with Boeing o...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

There are three significant changes to MCAS software being worked on by Boeing: Being worked on or already tested and submitted to the FAA for review and approval? I am unsure as I have seem comments that they have already completed test flights with the updates, whether they have submitted to the ...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 900
Views: 157161

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

But most can't. The ME3, SQ or the other Asian airlines or all the Chinese airlines don't have the rights to fly London - Australia direct. It totally changes the dynamics of the Kangaroo route. Yes BA or VS could get a similar aircraft but I don't see there being two ultra-ultra LH aircraft. One r...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 900
Views: 157161

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

So another theory. The A350 wins the order, Airbus does some custom frames, QF starts service to new destinations non-stop attracting premium pax from other airline one-stop options. How long would it be before the airlines who are loosing their premium traffic attempt to compete, and which frame wi...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Take a world view, how many nations have the extensive aviation industry to allow multiple aviation schools, economic activity that will allow the banner-pulling industry, air cargo, etc etc etc. How the US trains its pilots can only be duplicated in countries of similar mass and economic activity. ...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16443

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

The auto pilot system detected the pitot tube failure and, as a precaution, handed over control to the pilots. Make it sound as if there was a choice, if I recall correctly, the design of the system is that the autopilot automatically disengages when there is a disagreement. There were a number of ...

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by par13del
Wed May 15, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Except most of what is being talked about is just MCAS, so has fixes been put in place or recommended that no one is concerned about sensor failure anymore and its effect on the 737?

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by par13del
Wed May 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 41
Views: 6080

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

Well with the demise of the A380 and the 747 / 8i, 777W size a/c will soon be the defacto Jumbo.

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by par13del
Wed May 15, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Seems we are forgetting that the MCAS in both crashes was preceded by some failure in the AOA sensors, other than talk about single sensor, one can get the impression from all the comments that MCAS version any kicks in without any trigger event. One can assume that since there is very little talk a...

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by par13del
Wed May 15, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So far, certification review is the words I heard - but I wonder if there is anything specific they're looking at. So they are just going to do certification review in the hope that they will find something to review? Should be easy, there will always be something that was overlooked or not stated ...

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by par13del
Tue May 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 41
Views: 6080

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

There are so many hotels on LeJune within less than a mile radius who needs one at the airport much less two, if we go to a mile the number of hotels is just crazy, all types and price ranges, and all offer free shuttle bus transfers. IMHO MIA does not need additional hotels. Better to spend more fu...

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by par13del
Wed May 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175686

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I would have been more impressed if they had bought in the NTSB, the Air Force has been struggling with its hypoxia issue so their investigative talents may be over stretched.

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by par13del
Wed May 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22350

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Negotiating tactic - particularly with the MAX compo and possible new orders being rolled into some very favourable terms. Would be shocked if they switch tack from Boeing. If they do they will never have to go through this wrangling again, have you ever heard of any carrier with an all Airbus flee...

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