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12th Sep 2019, 10:52
Replies: 114
Views: 109,653
Posted By Smythe

Wow, so maybe not really an issue. This is...

Wow, so maybe not really an issue. This is certainly different that a failure on the cabin pressure test which has been reported.
11th Sep 2019, 23:02
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

It may, then why not be up front? What are...

It may, then why not be up front?

What are the results of the wing test?




So following your logic, under common maneuvers such as a climbing turn, isnt one of the AoA shielded?

So with...
11th Sep 2019, 22:49
Replies: 114
Views: 109,653
Posted By Smythe

Intermediate testing is done to weed out design...

Intermediate testing is done to weed out design and materials issues.

This was the FINAL ground test for certification...no learning here, this is to show the ac meets specs. It blew on the blow...
11th Sep 2019, 22:24
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

The Press would have a field day if the FAA let...

The Press would have a field day if the FAA let the MAX start flying and EASA did not. The claims of collusion, already out there, would be substantiated.

So lets say its allowed to fly by the...
9th Sep 2019, 23:35
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

First off, you need to spend some time at Boeing....

First off, you need to spend some time at Boeing. Look at the news articles going back 10 to 15 years, and the recent ones. Boeing has done voluntary payouts of those experienced people, or laid off...
8th Sep 2019, 18:36
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

The FAA did not initiate the problem, Boeing did,...

The FAA did not initiate the problem, Boeing did, and it was that individual who did it.

It is up to the DOJ to ascertain how much Boeing knew, and how much they hid, and who hid it.

It is a...
8th Sep 2019, 18:20
Replies: 114
Views: 109,653
Posted By Smythe

Folding wingtips have been an option on the...

Folding wingtips have been an option on the 777-300 since it was introduced. (2004)

Boeing was so sure airlines would buy it that the first 150 or so aircraft had the mechanism built into the...
7th Sep 2019, 21:25
Replies: 114
Views: 109,653
Posted By Smythe

Point of clarification here. The wings were...

Point of clarification here.

The wings were NOT being tested at the SAME TIME as the cabin pressure test.

They were simply doing the cabin pressure test while it was on the stand. (which was...
7th Sep 2019, 21:09
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

Can you imagine being a SW Capt, and your FO was...

Can you imagine being a SW Capt, and your FO was the Chief Technical Pilot for the Cert on the MAX?????? Would you let him take the controls???? hahahaha

From LinkedIn

737 First Officer for...
7th Sep 2019, 16:28
Replies: 114
Views: 109,653
Posted By Smythe

Sources told Harger that the door came flying off...

Sources told Harger that the door came flying off when Boeing was testing the maximum cabin pressure, whilst the aircraft was positioned in its test rig.

"The accident happened to what’s called...
7th Sep 2019, 11:25
Replies: 114
Views: 109,653
Posted By Smythe

several tests, static load test, final load test,...

several tests, static load test, final load test, and ultimate load test. I seem to remember final load test was 75% of ultimate? For ultimate, they take it to the ultimate load, and hold for 3...
5th Sep 2019, 10:26
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

Does MCAS then add to the 737 anti-stall system?...

Does MCAS then add to the 737 anti-stall system? The NG stick shaker activate, the stall management yaw damper, speed trim, and elevator feel?

On the NG, during a stall the FCC's command the nose...
3rd Sep 2019, 22:56
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

The news today from EASA, doing their own...

The news today from EASA, doing their own certification.

"European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) executive director Patrick Ky said there is “still a lot of work to be performed” before it will...
1st Sep 2019, 13:18
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

"there are no flight deck indications that the...

"there are no flight deck indications that the system is properly armed or activated"

Does sound like MCAS...
31st Aug 2019, 21:40
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

Not sure I agree, especially when it comes to...

Not sure I agree, especially when it comes to cert of aviation software.

There is a threshold to where a new version is easily certified for use, (ie expedited review) but that is usually reserved...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Aug 2019, 15:41
Replies: 120
Views: 13,993
Posted By Smythe

The US bought the Virgin Islands from them in...

The US bought the Virgin Islands from them in 1917...whats the big deal on asking?

It is closer to Canada, but they have no $$$.
25th Aug 2019, 14:20
Replies: 72
Views: 83,111
Posted By Smythe

Winemaker, there is no rail through Snoq Pass any...

Winemaker, there is no rail through Snoq Pass any longer... the main rail line goes to Easton, then turns South through Lester...

the fuselage train goes through Stevens Pass..

Remember this?...
23rd Aug 2019, 22:14
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

Todays news says the FAA is asking for MAX pilots...

Todays news says the FAA is asking for MAX pilots from around the world to sim test the new software fix.,..not just Sr Pilots...
...
23rd Aug 2019, 10:13
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

How is coupling the 2 FCC's together going to...

How is coupling the 2 FCC's together going to work? Doesnt this take out redundancy?
21st Aug 2019, 00:47
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

"Boeing said Tuesday the current plan for...

"Boeing said Tuesday the current plan for handling this maintenance work is that all MAX airplanes that have been stored outside the Puget Sound region, either by Boeing itself or by airlines, will...
20th Aug 2019, 10:18
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

Why is it always the minimum? The news last...

Why is it always the minimum?

The news last week is that they will couple the 2 systems together...that should take quite some time.



Boeing knew Ethiopian standards, and still sold them the...
19th Aug 2019, 23:23
Replies: 2,383
Views: 2,111,189
Posted By Smythe

It should not about jobs, it should be about...

It should not about jobs, it should be about safety.

The government did not bail out the Corvair, the Pinto, the Firestone 500's, the Van, or countless others that were taken off the market due to...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Aug 2019, 14:35
Replies: 35
Views: 6,338
Posted By Smythe

With the RNP-AR procedures, there is a tick that...

With the RNP-AR procedures, there is a tick that shows TOD, likely put there so the pilot doesnt wonder why the thrust suddenly pulls back to idle!
Forum: Tech Log
14th Aug 2019, 22:58
Replies: 20
Views: 6,081
Posted By Smythe

hahahaha....actually, it automatically debits the...

hahahaha....actually, it automatically debits the landing fee...

well okay, and perhaps updates the navdatabase automatically...but that is a boring reason.
14th Aug 2019, 22:49
Replies: 125
Views: 92,043
Posted By Smythe

In the US, we would give them a home, a car, a...

In the US, we would give them a home, a car, a job, and welfare for life.....

On the the smoke, pretty sure it was just the mind altering chemicals that all aircraft spray to make contrails,...
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