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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by Swartbok » Sat May 01, 2021 5:48 pm

The Max is much lighter on the controls, making an out of trim situation much easier to handle, up to a point.
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by 117 » Sun May 02, 2021 6:31 am

I hear Execujet have also acquired a 737 max
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by Swartbok » Sun May 02, 2021 7:06 am

117 wrote:
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I hear Execujet have also acquired a 737 max
Cool, I think it’s a lekker aerie.
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sun May 02, 2021 7:22 am

Swartbok wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 5:19 pm

Just finished my Max RTS (Return To Sevice Training).

Having now been shown what to look for and understanding the MCAS (even if only semi understand), I would be super surprised if such an accident happens again, and I’d probably be the first one then to call pilot Stuff up.
I can also see why MCAS was required for certification, I believe if the correct sim training was part of the initial “conversion” none of the 2 accidents would’ve happened.

The Max is a very nice machine to fly (got 70hrs on her), and I believe it’s a safe machine.

In my opinion.
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by Swartbok » Sun May 02, 2021 7:34 am

Ugly Duckling wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 7:22 am
Swartbok wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 5:19 pm

Just finished my Max RTS (Return To Sevice Training).

Having now been shown what to look for and understanding the MCAS (even if only semi understand), I would be super surprised if such an accident happens again, and I’d probably be the first one then to call pilot Stuff up.
I can also see why MCAS was required for certification, I believe if the correct sim training was part of the initial “conversion” none of the 2 accidents would’ve happened.

The Max is a very nice machine to fly (got 70hrs on her), and I believe it’s a safe machine.

In my opinion.
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by SA747 » Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:27 pm

Does COMAIR have any intentions of putting this bird back in the sky or are the plans shelved until the pandemic is over.
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by flypiper » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:22 am

Hi Swartbok,

Youve explained the situation well and i think a lot of speculation has been put to bed now.
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by RiNCEw1ND » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:35 am

SA747 wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:27 pm
Does COMAIR have any intentions of putting this bird back in the sky or are the plans shelved until the pandemic is over.
Comair is returning their lone 737 MAX and the rest of the orders are cancelled as far as I know.
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:34 pm

RiNCEw1ND wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:35 am
SA747 wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:27 pm
Does COMAIR have any intentions of putting this bird back in the sky or are the plans shelved until the pandemic is over.
Comair is returning their lone 737 MAX and the rest of the orders are cancelled as far as I know.
Certainly not a vote of confidence in the Max :shock:
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by RiNCEw1ND » Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:10 pm

Ugly Duckling wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:34 pm
RiNCEw1ND wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:35 am
SA747 wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:27 pm
Does COMAIR have any intentions of putting this bird back in the sky or are the plans shelved until the pandemic is over.
Comair is returning their lone 737 MAX and the rest of the orders are cancelled as far as I know.
Certainly not a vote of confidence in the Max :shock:
I'm not sure how much we can read into it considering the current position of Comair.

I suspect the decision might well be more financial than anything else!
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by Drop The Dunlops » Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:10 pm

This MAX will be flown on the 2nd November @ 11:00 for the first time since the grounding.
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by Sanddweller » Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:10 pm

Certainly not a vote of confidence in the Max
Considering A lot of other operators are taking a lot of deliveries of the Max, you can hardly say 1 airline returing 1 aircraft in the midst of massive financial issues has anything to do with the aircraft's abilities...
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by evanb » Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:30 pm

Sanddweller wrote:
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:10 pm
Certainly not a vote of confidence in the Max
Considering A lot of other operators are taking a lot of deliveries of the Max, you can hardly say 1 airline returing 1 aircraft in the midst of massive financial issues has anything to do with the aircraft's abilities...
Net orders for the Max of -529 (yes, minus) and 59 in 2020 and 2021, and deliveries of 27 and 167, respectively.

The A32Xneo with net orders of 263 and 113 in 2020 and 2021, and deliveries of 431 and 321.

Make of that what you will in terms of what that may mean in terms of airline confidence in the Max.
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by ACE MAN » Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:50 am

Drop The Dunlops wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:10 pm
This MAX will be flown on the 2nd November @ 11:00 for the first time since the grounding.
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Re: COMAIR 737 MAX

Unread post by Ray W » Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:36 am

RiNCEw1ND wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:35 am
SA747 wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:27 pm
Does COMAIR have any intentions of putting this bird back in the sky or are the plans shelved until the pandemic is over.
Comair is returning their lone 737 MAX and the rest of the orders are cancelled as far as I know.
Their 2nd Max, ZS-ZCB, was taken off the SA Register in October. This one was never delivered and has returned to Boeing
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