Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 135
Bloomberg reports there are 96 approx 737 Max 8 aircraft operated domestically in China. All are grounded, but schedule disruptions should be minimal.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 Nov 2018
Total posts 28
Probably needed, more to come.
Member since 07 Jan 2016
Total posts 43
Would be a brave person who chooses to fly on a 737-8 MAX at the moment...
Member since 25 Mar 2014
Total posts 194
FJ960 Adelaide to Nadi ran last night
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Sep 2012
Total posts 98
Boeing 737 Max has also been grounded in Singapore, Indonesia and Ethiopia.
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
From what I have read, Australian pilots aren’t worried. Having said that, no Australian Airline currently flies the 737 Max.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 13 Mar 2019
Total posts 2
any similarity in the systems between the 737max and the qantas 737-800 that flies syd-bne ?
Member since 15 Mar 2015
Total posts 84
If Australia has
temporarily suspended the Max 8 why is Fiji still operating the Max 8 out of
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
What ever happened to 'Good old fashioned Pilot Error? This will be an interesting investigation.
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 340
CASA banned these last night and they specifically mentioned both Silk Air and Fiji Airways on their twitter handle.
The 737-800 model commonly used by Qantas and Virgin Australia is an older generation of the 737 family and thus not fitted with the new anti-stall (MCAS) system that is widely believed to be a key factor in recent 737 MAX crashes.
That Fiji Airways 737 MAX aircraft flew back to Nadi from Sydney without passengers. Only Pilots were onboard. Latest information is that Fiji Airways and Silk Air have now decided to ground their 737 MAX aircraft out of precaution pending further information from the incident investigation.
thanks for the info , will have a few international guests that will be happy with that news !
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