Government bailout bad? I mean consolidation in the aircraft industry means Boeing is big big. Can they weather the storm economically? I thought it was like they said the airlines that crashed them... then I see nope they boldly lied. I was on a 737-800 with a women who was losing it and her husband trying to tell her he googled it wasn't helping. How long is it going to be (rough estimate) till we know if they really are screwed?This is bad. By comparison, the DC-10 was grounded for 37 days by the FAA over safety concerns, and that was generally viewed as a disaster for McDonnel Douglas in general, and for the DC-10 in particular. Soon, the 737 Max has been grounded for a full year, which shows how deep this goes.
Also, this comes on top of Boeing's other problems some of them minor, others large, like the 787 losing orders, the issues with the KC-46 (767) tankers, and recent problems during testing of the 777X, causing delays.
Passenger at Chicago airport steals marijuana from ‘Cannabis Amnesty Box’
Who could have foreseen this?
Police in Chicago say an incoming traveler at Midway Airport managed to steal marijuana from one of the facility’s “Cannabis Amnesty Boxes” on Wednesday.
The boxes, which were installed only weeks ago to coincide with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois, are intended for departing passengers wishing to dispose of their cannabis products before boarding their flights at Midway or O’Hare.
Hmmm. My last JFK-LHR flight was rather quick too, I almost way to say it was quicker than 4:56.Nice tailwind...
According to a German news report, they achieved a top (ground) speed of 1328 kph (717 kn)...
Well, if this goes really pear shaped, we may see a government bailout, as Boeing (and by extension it's suppliers and sub suppliers) is so big that the US economy would feel it if they went out of business. When the 737 Max returns to service you can be sure that all of the airlines will remove all Max-branding from them. Ryanair has even renamed them, 737-8200. Also, simply renaming it was also the fix suggested by the Very Stable Genius.Government bailout bad? I mean consolidation in the aircraft industry means Boeing is big big. Can they weather the storm economically? I thought it was like they said the airlines that crashed them... then I see nope they boldly lied. I was on a 737-800 with a women who was losing it and her husband trying to tell her he googled it wasn't helping. How long is it going to be (rough estimate) till we know if they really are screwed?
FYI - https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/new-name-for-ryanair-737-max-is-not-actually-new/133547.article
Photographs circulating on social media purport to show a Ryanair 737 Max 8 – registered EI-HAY and parked at Boeing's Renton facility – with the 'Max' name no longer on the nose, possibly a response to perceptions that the 'Max' brand is tainted by poor publicity after the fleet was grounded five months ago.
The aircraft instead carries the identity '737-8200'.
Although the switch is notable, the name – contrary to a number of reports – is not a new designation for the aircraft, and actually predates both the Max grounding and the two fatal accidents which led to the type's suspension from operations.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency had been referring to the 737-8200 in documents such as its 2015 annual activity report, published in June 2016, almost a year before the first ever 737 Max delivery.
This designation has frequently been included in US federal regulatory filings from Boeing and the US FAA since at least early 2017.
While the name itself isn't new, putting it on the nose (where it used to say "737 Max") is new.
Must have been a pretty rough experience.Seoul protests Israel’s turning back plane; 18 Koreans have virus after visit
Twelve Israelis on board the Korean Air plane were evacuated and quarantined Saturday night as the jet was held on the tarmac away from the terminal. It was then sent back to Seoul with the rest of the passengers, including some 130 South Koreans, according to a report in the country’s Yonhap news agency.
A surprise company outing to an air base caused a 64-year-old French man so much stress that he flung himself from a fighter jet in midair, grabbing the ejector button in a panic and tumbling through the skies above France before landing in a field.
The man had been surprised by employees at his firm, who had organized a joyride in a Dassault Rafale B jet for him as a treat.
But they apparently didn't know their colleague as well as they thought. Once the man arrived at the Saint-Dizier air base in northeastern France in March 2019 and realized what his co-workers had arranged, he began to feel extremely stressed, according to a fairly remarkable aviation accident report by a French government agency.
The unnamed man had never expressed any desire to fly in a fighter jet and had no previous military aviation experience, investigators discovered.
And thanks to a watch he was wearing which could measure his heart rate, investigators noticed that "his heart was in full tachycardia" before the flight, with a recorded heart rate ranging from 136 to 142 beats per minute.
But the man went through with the ride, joining a three-plane training exercise as a passenger. The Rafale B is used by the French air force, and has a maximum speed of nearly 1,400 kilometers per hour (870 miles per hour).
When the jet was 2,500 feet above ground and the pilot began to climb, the passenger panicked and reached for something to hold onto.
Unfortunately, that something was the ejector seat button -- and the 64-year-old flew from the fighter jet.
To make matters worse, he had not securely attached his helmet, which went flying in midair.
Fortunately, the man avoided seriously injury after parachuting to earth in a field near the German border.
Investigators concluded that the error was caused by an involuntary reflex, prompted by stress and the jet's sudden movement.
The pilot was not ejected and managed to land the plane safely, despite suffering some minor facial injuries during the ordeal.
The passenger, meanwhile, was taken to a nearby hospital after the flight.