CAA bans Boeing 737 max 8

Perhaps I'm the only one who suspects one or both of those solutions accompanied by a re-branding excercise: 737 MAX HiLo becomes 797
And the 737 goes away… the MAX is dead long live the 797!

And the other wildcard now coming into play is a GEnx engined 767-X to fill the post 'MAX' 737 hole while they design a new and better moustrap.

Advantages for Boeing - Its in production already, they are doing work on a GEnx engined 767-XF freighter anyway, it brings them in revenue and holds the line while they regroup. Estimated time to market - 5 years

And of course, as the current 767 is the USAF's new tanker, DoD Pork can be liberally applied to fund the design work… 'Honest! We're developing as new version for the USAF!
 
I can't imagine why all the orders for this deathtrap airplane have not been cancelled, and the ones built scrapped.

Who in their right mind would want to fly in one?.
I guess in reality, all aircraft have issues and risks. But I'd think in airline terms, there have got to be commercial factors that will leave potential customers desperate to cancel orders now, even once the current issues are resolved. Are they any good for the freight market? A cheap base for our next few P8's?
 
I guess in reality, all aircraft have issues and risks. But I'd think in airline terms, there have got to be commercial factors that will leave potential customers desperate to cancel orders now, even once the current issues are resolved. Are they any good for the freight market? A cheap base for our next few P8's?
No doubt a conversion programme could be viable. If the regulators approve and sign off on it, something they may be very reluctant to do after the FAA malfeasance over the original MAX versions.
 
I fly a lot and to some real shit holes. I flew around Iran in ancient Russian - I think tupolev - airliners belonging to Iran air until 2 of them fell out of the sky, one of which was the flight immediately before my flight to the same destination (Afwaz). I then found out that the Iran air tupolev aircraft were not allowed to land in any other country than Iran.

after that I refused to fly anything but Boeing or airbus. However now ......

and one of my jobs is to ID and destroy SA missiles. Which makes flying in and out of some of the shitholes an interesting experience as I sit there watching the aircrafts flight height profile on the screen.
 

endure

GCM
did you ever worry about sailing about on top of 25,000 tonnes of petrol?

No because none of the ships I sailed on were built in the USA ;-)
 
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