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Re: Going Boeing?

Not forgetting that Concorde could "grow" in length almost a foot in flight due to the heat build up (I know it wasn't a Boeing, but good ol' British engineering, oh, and some French 😉)

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Re: Going Boeing?

@Marksfish 

Only in length?

Surely the height increased as well. 😊

Had Ryanair been flying those no doubt they would have charged for the extra in flight leg room! 

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Re: Going Boeing?

Longer and thinner as it heats up. Shorter and fatter as it contracts again after flight 😀

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Re: Going Boeing?


@Marksfish wrote:

... but good ol' British engineering, oh, and some French 😉)


Francophobes might say that France's only contribution was the e at the end of the word Concorde.

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Re: Going Boeing?

News today from the FAA with their requirements to Boeing for modifications to the 737 Max.

 

The troubled Boeing 737 MAX is one step closer to flying, but will require a complete overhaul on computer systems. The Federal Aviation Administration has submitted a proposed airworthiness directive, which would require new flight control computer software, MAX display system software, and other physical changes.

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a number of changes before the Boeing 737 MAX can fly once again, with most taking place in a cockpit. In a proposed airworthiness directive sent to the Office of the Federal Register, the agency is asking Boeing to completely change in-flight computer systems before the aircraft carries commercial passengers once again.

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Re: Going Boeing?

Still won’t fly this year with all the changes - and it’ll still need to be certified by the other agencies
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Re: Going Boeing?

Southwest is the largest holder of the aircraft. They are working closely with Boeing to have the aircraft flying by the end of the year and fully operational before 2021.

The cost will be an estimated $14,000 per aircraft.

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Re: Going Boeing?

I don't see why they can't have audible warnings and leave the required interventions to the pilots.  I think the Airbus fleet has a few of those, such as "gear down", "ter-rain"; and the one made famous in the EasyJet TV-series, "re-tard".

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Re: Going Boeing?

If only Boeing had bothered to design a new aircraft instead of rehashing a 50+ year old design & adding one sensor with some poorly executed software to make up for fitting massive engines further forward on the wing & upsetting the aircrafts original flight characteristics.