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16th Sep 2019, 16:17
Replies: 40
Views: 16,902
Posted By EEngr

I wonder about this. Boeing just needs to call...

I wonder about this. Boeing just needs to call their bluff. An airline that won't spring for a few hours of classroom and simulator time to learn a new subsystem isn't likely to start their flight...
13th Sep 2019, 20:07
Replies: 114
Views: 112,591
Posted By EEngr

It's quite possible that the MAX problems may be...

It's quite possible that the MAX problems may be due in part to process problems inside Boeing. As such, the 777X trouble may very well be related.

Back when I was an 'aerospace engineer' at...
13th Sep 2019, 14:36
Replies: 51
Views: 28,808
Posted By EEngr

So, was the envelope specified incorrectly? Or...

So, was the envelope specified incorrectly? Or did the 'airline' mis-configure the cabin. 'Airline' because (on this side of the pond) it's actually Boeing that builds the cabin per the customer's...
29th Aug 2019, 19:53
Replies: 62
Views: 52,720
Posted By EEngr

This is a good point. On the other hand, we...

This is a good point. On the other hand, we should give some credit to a buddy sharing a pint who can read emotional clues and toss out what might have been a flippant remark. Not so easy to do when...
29th Aug 2019, 15:33
Replies: 62
Views: 52,720
Posted By EEngr

But was this WhatsApp post proprietary company...

But was this WhatsApp post proprietary company information? It was something about his mental state that he shared with friends. Possibly not during working hours or on company property.

WhatsApp...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Aug 2019, 15:30
Replies: 120
Views: 14,069
Posted By EEngr

Boeing is going to buy Greenland and store...

Boeing is going to buy Greenland and store uncompleted 737 MAXs there.;)
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Aug 2019, 15:08
Replies: 94
Views: 21,975
Posted By EEngr

Madoff's circle of co-conspirators was pretty...

Madoff's circle of co-conspirators was pretty small and almost all identified. There would be nothing left to cover up. So why bother?

More people have a vested interest in keeping him alive to...
10th Jul 2019, 15:31
Replies: 47
Views: 28,772
Posted By EEngr

This is a good point. Although I wouldn't expect...

This is a good point. Although I wouldn't expect the average SLF to understand the risks, the engine appears to be windmilling at this point. The initial incident which occurred while under power is...
3rd Jul 2019, 14:53
Replies: 63
Views: 44,032
Posted By EEngr

This doesn't sound like a certification issue so...

This doesn't sound like a certification issue so much as a process compliance one. Someone skipped a manufacturing step involving the fuel system which resulted in a leak. And subsequent QA...
1st Jul 2019, 15:13
Replies: 30
Views: 19,433
Posted By EEngr

$9.00 per hour? Not once Seattle's minimum wage...

$9.00 per hour? Not once Seattle's minimum wage enforcement folks get wind of it. It's either $15.00 or $16.00 per hour, depending on the organization's size.
Washington State's minimum wage is...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jun 2019, 15:31
Replies: 12
Views: 4,362
Posted By EEngr

Ahem ... ...

Ahem ...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x768/xb_70_2_76b1615dc60e4b8e28221e3afde65280587b52ff.jpeg
Different flight regime and control laws. But it's been done.
18th Jun 2019, 15:14
Replies: 29
Views: 12,770
Posted By EEngr

So, Boeing want to replace testing with analysis....

So, Boeing want to replace testing with analysis. That might work, but I'd be hard pressed to trust Boeing to maintain a design and analysis engineering staff of any experience level between new...
11th Jun 2019, 14:46
Replies: 16
Views: 8,908
Posted By EEngr

Drug smuggling?

Now that pot is legal in Canada, the border security folks are just trying to protect their domestic markets.

Kidding aside, I've suspected that US CBP motives have always leaned toward...
7th Jun 2019, 02:23
Replies: 51
Views: 23,595
Posted By EEngr

Speaking as SLF, I'm not sure I'd like to ride in...

Speaking as SLF, I'm not sure I'd like to ride in one of the outboard seats. The vertical motion as the plane banks is going to resemble a roller-coaster ride.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th May 2019, 16:28
Replies: 22
Views: 2,921
Posted By EEngr

"Speaking from behind the veil does not muffle...

"Speaking from behind the veil does not muffle the woman's speech."

Perhaps not. But as a person with poor hearing (too much artillery at a young age) I find myself depending somewhat on...
Forum: Tech Log
15th May 2019, 14:34
Replies: 26
Views: 6,234
Posted By EEngr

I'm wondering how phones accomplish the...

I'm wondering how phones accomplish the equivalent of an IRU alignment. And how frequently they have to realign due to drift.
Over a short time a phone or touchpad might work well as an attitude...
2nd May 2019, 15:57
Replies: 908
Views: 940,307
Posted By EEngr

And the flight crew. Had Boeing come clean with...

And the flight crew. Had Boeing come clean with the existence of this system from the outset and provided training in what to do with anomalous operation, this would all be a non-issue. Undesired...
30th Apr 2019, 15:49
Replies: 908
Views: 940,307
Posted By EEngr

Technically, the MCAS software did not fail. But...

Technically, the MCAS software did not fail. But from an overall systems standpoint, it did. The software people may get off the hook for writing code that ran per the specification. But the spec...
18th Apr 2019, 16:13
Replies: 908
Views: 940,307
Posted By EEngr

Simulator training

Besides the procedures for recognizing and handling an AoA disagree/failed MCAS, will any emphasis be placed on the need for the flight crew to handle the 737X's unique stall characteristics? It is...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2019, 23:46
Replies: 39
Views: 5,305
Posted By EEngr

I think his dog is trying to tell him something.

I think his dog is trying to tell him something.
25th Mar 2019, 16:09
Replies: 107
Views: 97,758
Posted By EEngr

I was thinking Wrong Way Corrigan.

I was thinking Wrong Way Corrigan.
24th Mar 2019, 15:55
Replies: 47
Views: 11,451
Posted By EEngr

Because if it's HAL, I'm getting off.

Because if it's HAL, I'm getting off.
24th Mar 2019, 15:51
Replies: 32
Views: 30,167
Posted By EEngr

Now that's cruel and unusual punishment. But...

Now that's cruel and unusual punishment.

But seriously, the executives of the commercial airplane group are already located in Seattle. Muilenberg has responsibilities to other divisions of Boeing...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Feb 2019, 16:34
Replies: 35
Views: 6,902
Posted By EEngr

This is true in Washington State for a basic...

This is true in Washington State for a basic drivers license. However, we have available the option of obtaining 'enhanced' licenses/ID cards which are accepted for domestic flight boarding and...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Feb 2019, 15:55
Replies: 35
Views: 6,902
Posted By EEngr

Weight them all and let the loadmaster sort it...

Weight them all and let the loadmaster sort it out.

Weighing in the security scanner could be problematic. That would require some sort of database entry permission from TSA screening into...
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