Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Jul 2016
Total posts 68
Would you consider the 737 MAX to be safe given the recent events of Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air?
I understand that almost if not all the 737 MAXs are grounded at the moment.
I personally think that it's a little premature to determine, but lots of countries have banned them meaning they must know something wrong...
I will definetly avoid it in the future however.
PS: I think it's a given but just be respectful of families who lost their loved ones and ensure that we don't offend them :)
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 133
They may or may not be safe, but it's the "optics" that count. Currently they are not seen to be safe. A lot of travellers are nervous, and the last thing anyone wants is another crash. We won't know one way or another at least until the flight data recorder and flight deck voice recorder have been analyzed, until we know if comparisons with Lion Air exist and maybe even until the flight computer software update is considered airworthy.
Member since 01 Sep 2018
Total posts 8
Aviation incidents for commercial jets are very rare in this modern epoch.
Member since 28 Feb 2017
Total posts 4
What is scary also is also the ratio of hull losses to 737 MAX in existence - 2/380 (approx) in the aviation industry this figure is huge compared to other aircraft types.
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 339
Whilst we don't know yet, there likely is something wrong with the 737 MAX. It may be the aircraft, the pilots training for the aircraft or a combinaton of both. If Boeing designed this to be easy for pilots to get use to and commit minimal training to operate this aircraft, it could very well be a lack of pilot training. It could also be a engineering issue. TLDR: Something is wrong, we just don't know if its human error or the aircraft itself. Hoping for the former since that could be fixed more easily.
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 119
A quick glance at the safety records of Lion group and Ethiopian will very quickly inform you on who (not what) is to blame.
Member since 13 Apr 2018
Total posts 23
Safe or not, not stepping into one to find out!
Member since 23 Oct 2015
Total posts 36
Yes, they made the mistake of buying Boeing.
Member since 22 Feb 2018
Total posts 12
I wouldn’t fly on one until there is clarity.
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 164
Lion Air probably, but Ethiopian has a very good safety record (one of the reasons they've been able to grow is because they pay attention to safety in a region that's not well known for doing so). Ethiopian's pilots were trained in using MCAS on the 737 Max after the Lion Air incident.
Member since 25 Oct 2017
Total posts 18
Virgin Australia going to delay the introduction, hopefully 😥😥
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 07 Dec 2014
Total posts 46
737 MAX: 370 aircraft in service; 2 crashes in 5 months, with loss of all aboard, in similar circumstance.
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 385
We don't know until we know. The rest could all be perfect - crashes could have been due to pilot error. Or the engine/wing design with computer control solution could be the problem. Or aliens don't like the wingtips and exacted revenge. We don't know. However based on existing data the probability of another Max hull loss has gone through the roof. Thus the groundings. Wait and see, plenty of other planes in the air.
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Unfortunately this is what happens when you’re first cab off the rank. Ethiopian first with 787-8 then lithium battery fire at LHR and now 737max8. Norwegian/AIR NZ /Virgin Atlantic first with 787-9 Rolls Royce engine blades cracking so wet leasing aircraft till fixed and of course our own Flying Kangaroo QF32 with again Rolls Royce workmanship in question with pipe not fitted accurately. If it wasn’t for our brilliant QF32 crew Qantas would have made history for all the wrong reasons.
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 294
Interesting that the Lion Air incident wasn’t enough to bring out the full story about why MCAS is there. Now we know that Boeing are correcting a shortcoming in the behaviour of the aircraft with automation. They will need to do a lot more to show that the aircraft is safe to operate. I hope that the FAA and others actually fully scrutinise the safety integrity of the design before the bans are released.
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