Member since 10 Jul 2017
Total posts 86
the problem is when computer engineers try take over what humans should be doing. having said that, i did find some really cheap flights on Lion Air to Asia if anyone is keen?
Member since 06 Oct 2018
Total posts 5
MCAS is NOT a revolutionary design. It is a patch to overcome the 737’s unsolved engine bypass ratio problem and the ill-fated patch was designed in a mad rush in order to beat the release of A320neo, hence the MCAS has a close circuit logical failure which is known to the Boeing engineers and Boeing did the bare minimum to warn pilots around the world. An improvement to MCAS is a patch to a patch - when you fix one bug, two more pops up. No, 7M8 is NOT safe, the problem is hereditary unless a complete redesign overhaul is carried out, which Boeing cannot afford at the moment. For the long term, 7M8 maybe a huge success. But for now, I choose not to trust Boeing again just yet.
Member since 01 Mar 2011
Total posts 32
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Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 336
The two primary owners of Lion Air made their feelings and ideas widely and publicly known almost immediately after their unfortunate crash. However, due to Lion Air's previous record, Boeing adroitly chose to frame the issue around Lion Air's safety issues. I bet Boeing will be eating some humble pie for a while over that decision. With all due respect, if the FAA had done their job correctly in the first place, they wouldn't have ceded so much program control to Boeing in the first place. This is precisely why the FAA is now under investigation by the FBI. I have my popcorn ready, while we await what will undoubtedly be an intriguing view of the interaction between the FAA and arguably the world's largest aviation group. I guess the view of "if it ain't Boeing, I'm not going" might recede from aviation prominence shortly.
Member since 22 May 2018
Total posts 29
I think that Boeing have some major problems to overcome. Have seen in the press a couple days ago that Garuda is cancelling the remaining 49 Max's on order.. and have read tonight that the Chinese leader Xi has ordered 300 jets from the Europeans 290 of the A320 family and 10 A350's.
Member since 13 Nov 2018
Total posts 12
If you know anything about the design of the 737; you’ll know that it was originally designed in the late 1960s for the current engine technology at the time.
Member since 10 Mar 2014
Total posts 2
Boeing 737 Max should not fly again! Under pressure from Airbus they decided to re-engine a 1960's airframe (Boeing have known for over a decade they need a new airframe). The problem was a 420 aircraft order from American Airlines to Airbus for A320neo - Boeing freaked out! And so the process of compromising began on the Max. Engines too big so let's mount them forward and higher on the wing. Raise the front landing gear as well. Tell airline no major pilot training needed - just 1 hour on an iPad as a key selling feature! And then when Boeing started test flights the aerodynamics (reported as the worst 737 ever produced) found that the Max was prone to nose up because of the bigger, heavier, more powerful engines that were mounted further forward cause a high chance of an aircraft stall. Then and only then came MCAS (yes it was not part of the original plan!) a software add-on that they didn't tell pilots about to "fix" the problem.
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