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Old 30th Jan 2016, 00:00
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B 737-MAX Maiden Flight

Boeing's new 737 MAX plane takes its maiden flight | Fox News
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 00:22
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I saw it at lunch time flying by Paine Field in Everett - I presume they were doing a simulated go-around.
I was trying to access the noise level as it climbed away (787s and 747-8s are noticeably quieter than the 777s and 767s that fly out of Paine), but it was hard to tell due to the (noisy) T-38 chase plane right next to it.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 02:46
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That is not a good looking aircraft
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 02:56
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It's really just a 737. Minimal change.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 02:56
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That is not a good looking aircraft
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 03:00
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Wait till you see the cockpit
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 04:11
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They butchered it..

Well, it LOOKS like it goes fast?
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 04:39
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Ah now it makes sense where they went wrong..




Check out the right engine. It's bigger then the left!!!! And makes sense after reading Boeings Press Release that said "it will fly rings around the other aircraft".

So they new it was bad from the start..



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Old 30th Jan 2016, 05:59
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Don't tell me, Airbus fans and you love the A320, right?

Ignorance is bliss I guess....
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 06:20
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ACMS? Non-pilot...

...but as a pax only, the A320 is one noisy 'bus'! (<see what I did?) Not a fan.

Kinda needed to see the pic from Twitter then my 'serious' post would've made sense. Along with my tongue in cheek emoticon. Omg. I just spelt it out. Haha.

But oh no. Ppprune makes everything harder then it needs to with posting pics.


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Old 30th Jan 2016, 06:21
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Looks Good

IMO, the 737MAX is a good airplane, but still has to prove herself through the battery of cert. text. While Boeing has made a few errors here and there, if the engines prove themselves, they have another winner on their hands - and they cannot build them fast enough.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 07:33
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IMO, the 737MAX is a good airplane, but still has to prove herself through the battery of cert. text.
You mean the same certification stuff they held onto from about 1967?? That's before the moon landing!

All they're testing is that the engines won't blow up and that the new electrics won't catch on fire.

Everything else is pretty well been tested to death over the last 45 years. Remember this is the same type certificate from the 60's!
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 10:03
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Originally Posted by neville_nobody View Post
You mean the same certification stuff they held onto from about 1967?? That's before the moon landing!

All they're testing is that the engines won't blow up and that the new electrics won't catch on fire.

Everything else is pretty well been tested to death over the last 45 years. Remember this is the same type certificate from the 60's!
Don,t forget about flying straight and level without doing any nose hard over.

Sorry couldt resist.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 10:19
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You mean rudder hard over? If you're going to be critical, at least be right. The rudder hard over issue was fixed in the mid 90s.

The aircraft looks fine from the outside to me. Prettier than anything Airbus make, anyway. I'm not a fan of the new display screens, though, one pilot losing half their nav display in order to display engine parameters or any systems displays. That was evidently done for cost, not practicality. It is also way past time they improved the central warning system (very unreliable) and the switchgear for the hydraulics and anti-ice, neither of which has been attended to despite the history.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 10:35
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Not an AB fan at all but the A320 NEO looks great, everything in proportion, even with the bigger engines its an attractive aircraft.


The MAX may be efficient but its ugly, sitting low to the ground but having the nose gear jacked up to give the engines adequate clearance, the same ancient nose section from the 707 and all that cr*p at the end of the wings, it looks like it tried to taxi through too narrow a space.


I'm sure this Boeing will be a good aircraft but its seriously aesthetically challenged, even the 787 looks better.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 10:44
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I find similarities equally interesting as differences...if you compare the 737 Max and A350 (same generation) flight deck, there are a few: the big screens, the "mouse" or camel hump for lack of a better word, no trim wheels.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 10:57
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United have been operating a 737 out of Hong Kong for a while with those same winglets. Are they an option on current 737's?
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 11:37
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Well boeing will no doubt build lots of them whatever is said on here

It words and its economical despite being basically 50 years old on the surface.

Massive commonality issues for mega users like Southwest and Ryanair and i think that sort of thing decides whether an airline buys Boeing or Airbus a lot of the time for single aisle aircraft. (of course some huge carriers buy both)

Theres' not alot of difference except in the comfort stakes where unsurprisingly the newer AB design wins hands down being designed for the larger frame pax of the end of the 20th century not the slimline folks of the 50s . And if you have been on the two flight decks the AB advantage is even greater unless you are wedded to yokes.

However pax comfort is not somethign the airlines give a toss about and crew comfort comes even lower down the list and so we will soldier on until 2040 or so with much the same designs as have dominated the airways and gate spaces of the world since the 1980s
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 11:50
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Does anyone know if the new Max8 will have slower landing speed than the current -800? The latter lands very fast especially at Flap 30 - 148kts typically.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 11:57
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Let's not turn this into the usual A v B fight ladies & gentlemen

Both aircraft will be better than their predecessors, will sell in the thousands and will be the backbone of global flying for the next 40-50 years

Lets hope they make the airlines some cash.....
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