737-MAX Grounding

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  1. Mar 14, 2019 #1

    ExBizJet

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    Most of you probably don’t remember the DC-10 grounding of the late 70’s. The airplane was eventually vindicated.

    During that period pilots at DC-10 operated airlines were furloughed for as much as two-years.

    I sure hope that this grounding is quickly overcome able and that we don’t have to fear it dragging on and possibly creating a furlough.

    At least with the E-175 coming aboard we have some protection from being furloughed
     
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    Rough numbers here...there are approximately 1500 737-7/8/9 in operation at the big 4 in US. Only about 70 737 Max 8/9 in service at those same airlines. That's less than 5% of US big 4 737 fleet. I dont think this would cause any furloughs here and probably unlikely abroad as well.
     
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    It was only “vindicated” in the AA ORD crash. France and 232 at SUX were
    due to shitty design.
     
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    It’s worth mentioning that while the plane was grounded after the American crash at ORD, the same structural weakness was found in EIGHT other planes. Had those planes been flying, who knows what would have happened?
     
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    Well it would help if we had more exact information about what exactly the MAX is doing so wrong. Bad AOA/AHRS/pitch data? EEC (FADEC)? The AA and SWA pilots didn't seem to concerned by the accidents, so that leads me to believe that experienced 737 pilots might have a point. But we need to know why.
     
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