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9th Sep 2019, 19:19
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Posted By groundbum

then this is even more scary. Nothing like an...

then this is even more scary. Nothing like an aircraft should be built and put into service where the manufacturer does not understand themselves how it works, where the risks are, and how the risks...
9th Sep 2019, 07:01
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Posted By groundbum

I think we're debating a single pilot here as...

I think we're debating a single pilot here as capitalism has a reputation for pushing dodgy stuff out the door to get a quick $$$. Especially in a safety related industry such as Aerospace there is...
8th Sep 2019, 08:17
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Posted By groundbum

oh and he worked for the FAA before going...

oh and he worked for the FAA before going straight to Boeing.. that well worn carpet that links Renton and DC...

also Air Force Academy. Odd to see a grad doing bump and goes with the bucket and...
7th Sep 2019, 09:01
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Posted By groundbum

A very unfortunate side effect of this debacle is...

A very unfortunate side effect of this debacle is that Boeing have put themselves into play in world trade tensions. Whereas before the different FAAs all had mutual recognition agreements, at a time...
5th Sep 2019, 10:22
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Posted By groundbum

it's clear MCAS needs it's own switch so it can...

it's clear MCAS needs it's own switch so it can be turned off yet electric trim stay available to the pilots. This, along with the AOA disagree light, and knowledge of MCAS, would most likely have...
4th Sep 2019, 09:53
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Posted By groundbum

the FAA wants it both ways. On the one hand they...

the FAA wants it both ways. On the one hand they only want pilots on their evaluation board with prior MAX experience, but on the other hand they say no prior experience (or MAX sim time) is...
27th Aug 2019, 21:50
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Posted By groundbum

said suppliers could be pointing out to Boeing...

said suppliers could be pointing out to Boeing that exclusivity contracts are based on Boeing actually buying items, and with production rates the way they are, or could be, it could be the suppliers...
26th Aug 2019, 10:49
Replies: 239
Views: 289,951
Posted By groundbum

compared to other recent crashes, where...

compared to other recent crashes, where airmanship certainly didn't help matters (but also didn't cause the crashes) it would be good to see what piloting experience the two Russian crew had. I'm...
25th Aug 2019, 09:17
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Posted By groundbum

airlaw question : If the American FAA certified...

airlaw question : If the American FAA certified the B737-MAX but say Canada,EASA, Mexico didn't, could a MAX operate into those territories to/from the US? How about overflights?

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19th Aug 2019, 08:37
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Posted By groundbum

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/flights-for-sal...

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/flights-for-sale-on-deathtrap-737s-x2wk9k2rx

states that 32,000 tickets are on sale on B737 Max's for later on this year at several airlines, including TUI and...
13th Aug 2019, 17:28
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Views: 59,724
Posted By groundbum

A smart business these days will realise that...

A smart business these days will realise that with every employee and every customer and potential customer having a smartphone (aka mini-computer) in their hand then IT can be leveraged to do...
12th Aug 2019, 10:56
Replies: 82
Views: 59,724
Posted By groundbum

Are the Royal Mail trucks that deliver mail...

Are the Royal Mail trucks that deliver mail overheads? I think not. So why would the IT that runs the sorting depots and responds to tracking requests and capture the gun scans when mail is delivered...
5th Aug 2019, 06:33
Replies: 104
Views: 84,540
Posted By groundbum

the other benefit of zero alcohol beers is they...

the other benefit of zero alcohol beers is they have next to no calories. I had 3 months on them and found I still got slightly silly, like on a real beer, and a few times a sore head the next day! A...
3rd Aug 2019, 11:13
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Posted By groundbum

just to go back to FAA and EASA not being...

just to go back to FAA and EASA not being critical of each other's certifications. Lets not forget the elephant in the room, which is aerospace manufacturing has a lot of well paid stable prestigious...
1st Aug 2019, 23:29
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Posted By groundbum

ref the FCC changes could be done quickly,in...

ref the FCC changes could be done quickly,in place and piecemeal.

It was this philosophy of quickly dropping MCAS on top of existing hardware, rather than doing a clean sheet design that started...
1st Aug 2019, 19:23
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Posted By groundbum

as an IT engineer this changing from flip-flop to...

as an IT engineer this changing from flip-flop to dual reduandancy is massive, and unless work started years ago will NOT be ready for September. And if it has been rushed then it needs full end to...
1st Aug 2019, 08:22
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Posted By groundbum

sounds like finger pointing of the first degree...

sounds like finger pointing of the first degree to me.
13th Jul 2019, 22:56
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Posted By groundbum

I think a stabilizer could count as a control...

I think a stabilizer could count as a control surface and therefore part of a control system...

I think the writers of the rule were trying to rightfully avoid having the tail wag the dog.

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12th Jul 2019, 18:42
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Posted By groundbum

it was this theory of commercial trumps...

it was this theory of commercial trumps engineering nerds that created the reliance on the single AoA, poor training, poor certification docs etc etc in the first place, and killed 300+ people. The...
11th Jul 2019, 10:26
Replies: 41
Views: 33,350
Posted By groundbum

could they extend the runway? If this is the only...

could they extend the runway? If this is the only daily/weekly flight that needs it perhaps it's not worth it, but plenty of airports have extended runways so they can accommodate larger aircraft and...
11th Jul 2019, 09:26
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Posted By groundbum

If Boeing were testing MCAS in extreme takeoff...

If Boeing were testing MCAS in extreme takeoff modes I'm not sure they'd do it anywhere in sight of people, and certainly not at their home field! It would happen a long way away at a desert strip...
11th Jul 2019, 08:33
Replies: 38
Views: 22,322
Posted By groundbum

actually there is a low cost solution to all...

actually there is a low cost solution to all these low speed taxying bumps at airports, which crop up on pprune regularly.

The AI in driverless cars is superb at spatial awareness and...
4th Jul 2019, 22:49
Replies: 22
Views: 9,801
Posted By groundbum

I wonder if the $100M will end up in Government...

I wonder if the $100M will end up in Government programs in these two far off countries... countries whose regulators are leading the accident investigations and who also have a lot of sway of what...
4th Jul 2019, 22:45
Replies: 26
Views: 18,669
Posted By groundbum

I would have thought except for an absolute...

I would have thought except for an absolute emergency situation there would also be a minimum safe height to dump fuel, especially over a built up area around an airport. What if somebody nearby had...
30th Jun 2019, 12:44
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Posted By groundbum

wish we had a white hat hacker that could track...

wish we had a white hat hacker that could track down several of the pro-B posters mentioned earlier, tracing IPs and so forth and see what the real story is. It would be explosive if it could be...
23rd Jun 2019, 11:17
Replies: 80
Views: 55,493
Posted By groundbum

Airlines could change their contract with the...

Airlines could change their contract with the ground agent so ground agent pays any costs related to a passenger they've boarded. Simples.

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23rd Jun 2019, 10:08
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,551,115
Posted By groundbum

lets not forget B filed false paperwork with the...

lets not forget B filed false paperwork with the FAA when they said trim authority was only 0.5 and thus got MCAS in under the radar as a minor software, then built it with 2.5 units of authority...
21st Jun 2019, 07:36
Replies: 68
Views: 60,015
Posted By groundbum

could be some trillion star General that needed...

could be some trillion star General that needed to keep currency and figured he'd do it on this flight...

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19th Jun 2019, 21:51
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,551,115
Posted By groundbum

I'm not sure finding what happened to the vane is...

I'm not sure finding what happened to the vane is on the critical path. Yes it failed and everything else resulted from this failure, but this a part that is known to fail infrequently. As such a...
19th Jun 2019, 06:18
Replies: 68
Views: 60,015
Posted By groundbum

maybe the TOGA switches were recycled 787 fire...

maybe the TOGA switches were recycled 787 fire switches and got .... stuck...

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18th Jun 2019, 18:32
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Views: 4,551,115
Posted By groundbum

and it did say in the article I read that it gave...

and it did say in the article I read that it gave IAG bargaining power with other narrow body suppliers, a side swipe at Airbus I take it. Any large airline has a two supplier policy, just to keep...
17th Jun 2019, 10:46
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Views: 4,551,115
Posted By groundbum

excellent BBC long article just published on 737...

excellent BBC long article just published on 737 MAX background, almost deserves it's own sticky locked topic mods?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/sd9LGK2S9m/battle_over_blame

Now I remember...
17th Jun 2019, 09:04
Replies: 49
Views: 57,575
Posted By groundbum

at least I'd have thought the accident...

at least I'd have thought the accident investigators would want to weigh the bags and cargo in each bay to check there were no CoG/overloading issues.. plus check for hazardous cargo declared or...
16th Jun 2019, 21:13
Replies: 29
Views: 14,161
Posted By groundbum

since there will be lots of new materials and...

since there will be lots of new materials and bonding methods in these structures, so lots of new uncharted territory, then if nothing else it would be good to conduct destructive testing just to...
16th Jun 2019, 07:28
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,551,115
Posted By groundbum

lets not forget Trump's White House is an...

lets not forget Trump's White House is an interested party, so I'm sure the politically appointed FAA top ranks are having things whispered in their ears about trade wars, America First, too big to...
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