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8th Dec 2019, 00:18
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Posted By Grebe

Uhhh note the date of the report - July The...

Uhhh note the date of the report - July

The best description of the ' explanation ' Is " and the farmer hauled another load away .."
7th Dec 2019, 20:39
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Posted By Grebe

From the view of this interested SLF re...

From the view of this interested SLF re yoke-column cutout switch. Believe you may be missing a point. AFIK ALL NG versions for the last several decades had operable yoke cutout swiches such that...
7th Dec 2019, 18:11
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Posted By Grebe

For an entirely different reason having to do...

For an entirely different reason having to do with a poor design of slat track and lever , on the first or second 767 flight, the LE slats jammed on on side. result was the landing at paine field was...
7th Dec 2019, 14:57
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Posted By Grebe

Depending on browser, one can use ( Safari for...

Depending on browser, one can use ( Safari for example )-after bringing up document, type command f ( same time ) and small search window opens and when you input a word lIke battery- a few...
7th Dec 2019, 05:51
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Posted By Grebe

Worth reading as to FAA and MMEL list re 737 MAX...

Worth reading as to FAA and MMEL list re 737 MAX and ??

https://leehamnews.com/2019/12/06/faa-takes-first-steps-for-re-certification-of-the-max/
7th Dec 2019, 04:49
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Posted By Grebe

Say what ?? Cadmium and titanium in contact is a...

Say what ?? Cadmium and titanium in contact is a major no no - As far back as mid 1960's the embrittlement of titanium parts in contact with cadmium has been well studied and known. :hmm:



A...
6th Dec 2019, 02:22
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Posted By Grebe

A bit of history re Boeing and financial games -...

A bit of history re Boeing and financial games - not exactly clean hands . .


. . . In 2002, Boeing settled a private securities-fraud suit over the 1997 episode for $92.5 million. The company...
5th Dec 2019, 05:00
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Posted By Grebe

Curtain twitch said Not even close 1)...

Curtain twitch said

Not even close

1) Douglas did not know what the real cost of its DC-9 was- could not meet payroll
2) John McDonnel learned how to suck Govt tit - and bought out Douglas...
5th Dec 2019, 03:13
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Posted By Grebe

Yep no problem re supporting AR-DER-ODA types-...

Yep no problem re supporting AR-DER-ODA types- but management may well be different depending on just how much influence they had. IF management obviously screws up - or can be shown re fraud or...
4th Dec 2019, 23:59
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Posted By Grebe

IMHO ;) Designated sacrifice or fallee. Avoids...

IMHO ;)
Designated sacrifice or fallee. Avoids firing and retribution claims- parachute has no tattered panels- but unclear if who will pay for any legal - criminal complaints defense.

Its the...
4th Dec 2019, 22:43
Replies: 169
Views: 187,947
Posted By Grebe

See my post today dec 4 15:21 num 4251 on below...

See my post today dec 4 15:21 num 4251 on below thread re seattle times and retirement of Chief engineer Hamilton
4th Dec 2019, 22:21
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Posted By Grebe

Boeing chief engineer-Hamilton-Retires

Gosh oh gee - imagine that - pulled the cord on golden chute
4th Dec 2019, 02:44
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Posted By Grebe

RE fly,,, This SLF recalls an airshow at...

RE fly,,,

This SLF recalls an airshow at Paine field in everett Wa ( 1960's) where one Bob hoover in a F-100 on takeoff - pulled up did a quick roll set down on runway for a moment and finished...
2nd Dec 2019, 15:29
Replies: 115
Views: 91,271
Posted By Grebe

Of course EASA was pure and holy and had no...

Of course EASA was pure and holy and had no commercial reason in mind as in protecting Airbus ? ;)

Despite over a few decades of 767 flights under ETOPS-180. :(

Thanks for your unbiased...
1st Dec 2019, 23:45
Replies: 169
Views: 187,947
Posted By Grebe

It is almost impossible to run an ultimate load...

It is almost impossible to run an ultimate load test on ' only' the wings or 'only' the fuselage except for some ' partial conditions ".. For example over 60 years ago, the 707 fuselage section was...
1st Dec 2019, 03:13
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Views: 91,271
Posted By Grebe

Just part of the real ETOPS story ...

Just part of the real ETOPS story






and another part
29th Nov 2019, 20:06
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Views: 91,271
Posted By Grebe

Lets just end this off topic issue - youve listed...

Lets just end this off topic issue - youve listed the link as to History of ETOPS 180 etc - and infer that some " FAA Rules " were " bent "
What rules were " bent " - you refuse to state !
...
29th Nov 2019, 16:25
Replies: 115
Views: 91,271
Posted By Grebe

Suggest you check your history re 777 ETOPS ...

Suggest you check your history re 777 ETOPS




So what Rules did FAA change ? Be specific please
29th Nov 2019, 15:30
Replies: 115
Views: 91,271
Posted By Grebe

BEEEP BEEEEP -Try again- first commercial...

BEEEP BEEEEP -Try again- first commercial flight was in June 1995- and was " ETOPS out of the Box "

The old DER system was not changed to ODA until about 10 years later .

First flight of...
29th Nov 2019, 03:36
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Posted By Grebe

fly aiprt said ' If it had not failed, it could...

fly aiprt said ' If it had not failed, it could have been used for other tests, couldn't it ?
Also they were meaning it was destroyed ?"

even with the failure as described, other smaller tests on...
29th Nov 2019, 00:48
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Views: 187,947
Posted By Grebe

rem fdr " Oh Grebe, the first 767 - VA001 - was...

rem fdr " Oh Grebe, the first 767 - VA001 - was not sold to United. It was initially kept by Boeing for use as a flying test bed, before being modified to the AOA (Airborne Optical Adjunct) test...
28th Nov 2019, 19:00
Replies: 169
Views: 187,947
Posted By Grebe

Geeze- a simple check and knowledge re...

Geeze- a simple check and knowledge re structural ( static ) test or even videos of 777 test in the mid 90's would make it obvious that the test to 1.5 times design or ' ultimate ' wouild...
27th Nov 2019, 22:06
Replies: 115
Views: 91,271
Posted By Grebe

Used to be and probably still in effect is the...

Used to be and probably still in effect is the old meme- If you screw up and cost the company say 1 million $$, you likely get terminated or shuffled off to siberia . But if you screw up and cost...
27th Nov 2019, 15:33
Replies: 0
Views: 1,120
Posted By Grebe

Exclamation Boeing 777X fail at 99+% Ultimate Load

Just another minor oopsie- nothing to see here - mover on move on

The initial reports of a cargo door blowout were wrong wrong wrong . .
24th Nov 2019, 22:04
Replies: 41
Views: 20,409
Posted By Grebe

closer would be the 1950 movie Destination Moon ...

closer would be the 1950 movie Destination Moon




And then read

[QUOTE] "The Man Who Sold the Moon" is a science fiction novella by American author Robert A. Heinlein, written in 1949 and...
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