737 Max 8 grounded by China

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tommygun

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 16 Oct 2017

Total posts 117

Bloomberg reports there are 96 approx 737 Max 8 aircraft operated domestically in China. All are grounded, but schedule disruptions should be minimal.

Lmc

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 Nov 2018

Total posts 18

Probably needed, more to come.

nige00160

Member since 07 Jan 2016

Total posts 37

Would be a brave person who chooses to fly on a 737-8 MAX at the moment...

airADL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Mar 2014

Total posts 183

FJ960 Adelaide to Nadi ran last night
787 max
I would of been nervous.

Jedinak K

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Sep 2012

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Boeing 737 Max has also been grounded in Singapore, Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Red Cee

Member since 15 Feb 2018

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From what I have read, Australian pilots aren’t worried. Having said that, no Australian Airline currently flies the 737 Max.

No

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 13 Mar 2019

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any similarity in the systems between the 737max and the qantas 737-800 that flies syd-bne ?

Stuart Jackson

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Mar 2015

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If Australia has temporarily suspended the Max 8 why is Fiji still operating the Max 8 out of Sydney?

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

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What ever happened to 'Good old fashioned Pilot Error? This will be an interesting investigation.

mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 311

If Australia has temporarily suspended the Max 8 why is Fiji still operating the Max 8 out of Sydney?


CASA banned these last night and they specifically mentioned both Silk Air and Fiji Airways on their twitter handle.

nige00160

Member since 07 Jan 2016

Total posts 37

any similarity in the systems between the 737max and the qantas 737-800 that flies syd-bne ?

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.

nige00160

Member since 07 Jan 2016

Total posts 37

If Australia has temporarily suspended the Max 8 why is Fiji still operating the Max 8 out of Sydney?


CASA banned these last night and they specifically mentioned both Silk Air and Fiji Airways on their twitter handle.

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.

No

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 13 Mar 2019

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any similarity in the systems between the 737max and the qantas 737-800 that flies syd-bne ?

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.

thanks for the info , will have a few international guests that will be happy with that news !

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