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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Londonrake » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:34 pm

Not related to the OP but.........

A sad day - after 51 years? BA’s last 2 747s flew for the final time today. :(

https://news.sky.com/story/boeing-747-b ... 9-12098683

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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Kikapu » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:24 pm

Londonrake wrote:Not related to the OP but.........

A sad day - after 51 years? BA’s last 2 747s flew for the final time today. :(

https://news.sky.com/story/boeing-747-b ... 9-12098683

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Very sad indeed.

As a 16 year old in 1971 at Heathrow’s observation deck watching B-747 line up to take off, I really did not think she would make it because of it’s size. Needless to say, I did not understand fully how aero planes lifted off the ground in those days. It was just magic seeing the B-747 next to planes like the Tridents, BAC1-11s, 737s, 707s, DC-8 s, Caravelles and so on. She was so majestic back then as she is still today.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Londonrake » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:20 pm

Kikapu wrote:
Londonrake wrote:Not related to the OP but.........

A sad day - after 51 years? BA’s last 2 747s flew for the final time today. :(

https://news.sky.com/story/boeing-747-b ... 9-12098683

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Very sad indeed.

As a 16 year old in 1971 at Heathrow’s observation deck watching B-747 line up to take off, I really did not think she would make it because of it’s size. Needless to say, I did not understand fully how aero planes lifted off the ground in those days. It was just magic seeing the B-747 next to planes like the Tridents, BAC1-11s, 737s, 707s, DC-8 s, Caravelles and so on. She was so majestic back then as she is still today.


Another sacrifice down to Covid I'm afraid. :(
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Paphitis » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:33 am

Londonrake wrote:Meanwhile, back to Earth and the OP. Some not good news:

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/new ... once-again

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it's not COVID related. QANTAS flew it's last B747 out of Sydney 3 weeks ago, for the Mojave Desert in California. Their time is pretty much up. A true Queen for sure though. They started flying 5 decades ago and were ahead of their time.

The biggest problem is the A380 fleet. They have 10 of them. 8 have also been retired to the Mojave Desert. Will still be maintained though. I think they will also be maintaining the B747s but they probably won't be coming back. I doubt the A380 will come back as well.

The A380 program was a major disaster for all the airlines that bought them.

Everyone is wanting to go A350, B777, B787 and looking forward to the B797 as well. So not much space for the B747 or A380.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Londonrake » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:11 am

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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Kikapu » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:34 am

Londonrake wrote:737 Max cleared to fly:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/busi ... x-faa.html


Boeing only has one life left with the MAX. I hope they got it right this time.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Londonrake » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:07 am

Kikapu wrote:
Londonrake wrote:737 Max cleared to fly:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/busi ... x-faa.html


Boeing only has one life left with the MAX. I hope they got it right this time.


Perhaps I'm being naive (NO! :lol: ) but as 9/11 is probably the safest day to fly I would think the Max is now the (or at least one of) safest a/c.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Paphitis » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:46 am

Kikapu wrote:
Londonrake wrote:737 Max cleared to fly:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/busi ... x-faa.html


Boeing only has one life left with the MAX. I hope they got it right this time.


It’s now the safest plane in the skies.

They have more than one life. You can never rule out another air disaster and that applies to any aircraft.
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Kikapu » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:07 am

Paphitis wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Londonrake wrote:737 Max cleared to fly:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/busi ... x-faa.html


Boeing only has one life left with the MAX. I hope they got it right this time.


It’s now the safest plane in the skies.

They have more than one life. You can never rule out another air disaster and that applies to any aircraft.


Well, it cannot be the safest plane in the skies, because it hasn’t proven itself yet since the repairs as it is still on the ground. Give it some time to prove itself. :wink:
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Re: Boeing 737 MAX+

Postby Paphitis » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:38 am

Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Londonrake wrote:737 Max cleared to fly:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/busi ... x-faa.html


Boeing only has one life left with the MAX. I hope they got it right this time.


It’s now the safest plane in the skies.

They have more than one life. You can never rule out another air disaster and that applies to any aircraft.


Well, it cannot be the safest plane in the skies, because it hasn’t proven itself yet since the repairs as it is still on the ground. Give it some time to prove itself. :wink:


It’s been through the most vigorous re-certification procedures ever done on a commercial airliner.

Being a cattle truck is absolutely nothing compared to certification under normal circumstances let alone what the MAX went through.

There wouldn’t be an aircraft on the planet that has been under the same scrutiny in aviation history.

LR is correct. The safest time to fly as immediately after 9/11. The safest time to fly on a MAX is now. Pity they are all probably sitting in the Mojave Desert.
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