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Discussion in 'Air Force & Aviation' started by gf0012-aust, Jan 30, 2017.

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  1. John Fedup

    John Fedup Well-Known Member

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    I think the time has come to move on from the 737. Boeing was planning to do this but just opted to update the 737 design instead.
     
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    ABC news channel 24 last night showed a Boeing 737 Max8 from Silk Air arriving at Alice Springs they are being relocated from the wet and humid air of Changi to the dry air at Alice Springs. The news presenter advised that all six aircraft from Silk Air would be relocated to Alice Springs and that the auto pilot would be turned off. The relocation was mainly for protecting the asset from any serious corrosion from being stored at Changi.

    Would suggest that Silk Air don’t expect to be bringing them back to operations anytime soon, if at all.
     
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    Another article on 737NG pickle cracks. It is mentioned that this issue does not apply to the P-8. I seriously doubt there are any P-8s with enough cycles to initiate this cracking. However, I believe there may also be some significant modifications to the P-8 version of the 737 which likely allowed Boeing to feel confident this cracking won't apply.

    @John Fedup Methinks you forget to post the link to the article. NG.

    I did indeed! Here it is.

    Unexpected cracking found on critical Boeing 737 Next Generation part
     
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    Boeing has a whistleblower problem almost as big as Trump's. Some pretty damning comments about safety culture. There is interesting information about synthetic airspeed, a feature found on the Dreamliner but was rejected for the 737 MAX due to cost. When the cost for the MAX grounding along with legal settlements are finally summed up, the added costs for extra safety features and more design review will in hindsight be massively inexpensive in comparison.

    Boeing rejected 737 MAX safety upgrades before fatal crashes, whistleblower says
     
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    The total number of A220 orders is now at 525 jets. A much easier sell when Airbus stands behind the product as opposed to the Bombardier family. A shame the product line had to be literally given away to Airbus in order to survive.

    A220 deal helps lift Airbus net orders total above 100