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6th Nov 2019, 19:52
Replies: 86
Views: 59,256
Posted By Speed of Sound

These people are not walking along at sea-level...

These people are not walking along at sea-level (or whatever the cabin altitude is at the time of the depressurisation) one second, and the next they are at 39,000 feet. They spend many weeks and...
14th Oct 2019, 17:12
Replies: 60
Views: 45,646
Posted By Speed of Sound

Why? If the AoA vane operation was checked...

Why?

If the AoA vane operation was checked prior to take off and no bird strikes were encountered below the first few thousand feet, the chance of a spontaneous AoA/computer hardware failure...
14th Oct 2019, 12:31
Replies: 60
Views: 45,646
Posted By Speed of Sound

In theory, airlines could sue Boeing for losses...

In theory, airlines could sue Boeing for losses incurred with a high likelihood of success in the courts. However as some of these airlines are major customers of Boeing Aircraft and have been for...
13th Oct 2019, 13:28
Replies: 60
Views: 45,646
Posted By Speed of Sound

Airlines moving their aircraft from cold or humid...

Airlines moving their aircraft from cold or humid areas to dryer warmer climates doesn’t sound like airlines preparing to return the aircraft to service any time soon.

I wonder if the extra...
10th Oct 2019, 22:38
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

When it starts to affect the forecast...

When it starts to affect the forecast profitability of whatever product is being developed.
10th Oct 2019, 21:28
Replies: 75
Views: 41,347
Posted By Speed of Sound

Possibly because BA would like to use the...

Possibly because BA would like to use the aircraft at some point?
9th Oct 2019, 16:13
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

Given that this will to be the most picked over...

Given that this will to be the most picked over fix in aviation history, where the regulator will be under as much scrutiny as the manufacturer, both Boeing and the FAA would be very foolish to try...
9th Oct 2019, 15:30
Replies: 31
Views: 14,634
Posted By Speed of Sound

Unfortunately the kind of people who abuse these...

Unfortunately the kind of people who abuse these systems also tend to be the dumbest kind of people as well. In the UK a recent problem is Brexit supporters sending rape and death threats to MPs....
9th Oct 2019, 11:43
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

And EASA too, as I assume that the FAA are...

And EASA too, as I assume that the FAA are sharing a lot of quite detailed information about the various solutions.
3rd Oct 2019, 15:02
Replies: 357
Views: 475,093
Posted By Speed of Sound

A disgraceful episode where Boeing QA inspectors...

A disgraceful episode where Boeing QA inspectors responsible for acquisition of those 737 parts were told that they were rejecting too many sub standard parts from Ducommon. When they asked how they...
3rd Oct 2019, 09:32
Replies: 21
Views: 12,889
Posted By Speed of Sound

A really smart move with Boeing relying on...

A really smart move with Boeing relying on cooperation from EASA to get the MAX flying again!
1st Oct 2019, 21:28
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

The pilots’ abilities in a situation like ET and...

The pilots’ abilities in a situation like ET and Li need to be broken down into two distinct parts.

The first is their knowledge, understanding of, and ability to successfully carry out to the...
1st Oct 2019, 15:36
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

With hindsight and looking at how light the...

With hindsight and looking at how light the regulatory hand of the FAA was on this whole process, they may have been able to slide this through the certification process without raising it as much of...
1st Oct 2019, 14:20
Replies: 357
Views: 475,093
Posted By Speed of Sound

Oh yes, the famous fake Dreamliner launch in...

Oh yes, the famous fake Dreamliner launch in 2007! :O
1st Oct 2019, 10:38
Replies: 357
Views: 475,093
Posted By Speed of Sound

Floorboards? I know that the 737 is an old...

Floorboards?

I know that the 737 is an old design but had no idea that Boeing was still using wood! :eek:
1st Oct 2019, 10:29
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

I can’t locate the original press statement but...

I can’t locate the original press statement but this is almost word for word what Boeing said in July.

So what has been happening during the past two months?
30th Sep 2019, 23:37
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

Very true, however if the various authorities...

Very true, however if the various authorities take a belt and braces approach to recertification of the MAX, Boeing may have to both improve training and make improvements to the manual trim system...
30th Sep 2019, 22:59
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

The fact that some crews are struggling to turn...

The fact that some crews are struggling to turn the trim wheel in some situations can be classed as partly a lube problem because some of the effort that they are putting into turning the jackscrew...
30th Sep 2019, 21:58
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

It’s been a while now but around that time, I...

It’s been a while now but around that time, I remember a number of crews (maybe Qantas, maybe not) flew the QF32 scenario in the sim and less than half of those crews saved the plane.
30th Sep 2019, 18:06
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

QF32 landed safely due to some excellent fault...

QF32 landed safely due to some excellent fault analysis, incredible workflow management, cool heads, and a lot of luck

An aircraft should be capable of being operated safely by any crew trained to...
30th Sep 2019, 16:59
Replies: 39
Views: 39,508
Posted By Speed of Sound

“Japanese investigators of Korean Air Boeing...

“Japanese investigators of Korean Air Boeing 777-300 that suffered serious damage to its rear wheel axle of the main landing gear conclude that corrosion contributed to failure.”
30th Sep 2019, 16:32
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

So did QF32 but Rolls Royce still investigated...

So did QF32 but Rolls Royce still investigated the reason for the incident and changed out the offending oil pipe.
30th Sep 2019, 14:20
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

Agreed, and I suspect that runaway trim will...

Agreed, and I suspect that runaway trim will feature more in future training and sim scenarios. However, now that the Pandora’s box of trim wheel operation has been opened, it will have to be...
30th Sep 2019, 13:46
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,248,266
Posted By Speed of Sound

The diameter of the trim wheel. Only an inch...

The diameter of the trim wheel.

Only an inch I know, but this reduces the turning moment by over 10%. This seems to have reduced the gearing to an extent where something which was ‘difficult but...
30th Sep 2019, 12:53
Replies: 39
Views: 39,508
Posted By Speed of Sound

2.9g oooooooooooooooooooo

2.9g oooooooooooooooooooo
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