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MH 737 max 8 poll


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Poll: cancel max 8 order (39 member(s) have cast votes)

should MH switch its order to A320 neo

  1. maintain current frame order of Max (13 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. convert current max frames to 787/777/797 & switch to n/b order to A320neo (26 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

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#1 Ja Singh

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 11:40 AM

Its very clear now that the 737 max family is very software depended on stall characteristics and hence carries a element of risk in case software malfunction during  a stall situation.

 

Its a blessing in disguise then MH has not taken any deliveries of this latest plane and hence an opportunity to cancel/switch frames.what do u guys think.

 


Edited by Ja Singh, 02 April 2019 - 11:42 AM.


#2 KK Lee

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 01:26 PM

As long as MAB remain a GLC, it is political/diplomatic necessity to maintain Boeing/US products.



#3 David.W

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 02:46 PM

Where is the option to convert to full airbus neo fleet

A330neo a320neo a321neo

#4 Walter Sim

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 01:25 PM

Airbuses are software dependent too or maybe more. So I think it is a moot point.


Edited by Walter Sim, 03 April 2019 - 01:25 PM.


#5 flee

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 05:13 PM

Airbuses are software dependent too or maybe more. So I think it is a moot point.

However, they have full FBW systems. 737Max has a sort of hybrid system. It is not fully FBW. It is this partial FBW that contributed to the two crashes.

#6 Sharil Abdul Rahman

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 09:26 PM

Just for fun, does anyone has the a320/321 in MH standard livery? Also moving to an all-airbus fleet can be both costly in the beginning and cheaper in the long run. I think there will be a big investment in re-training, but later on swapping between the a320/a330/a350 is easier. But then i'm talking as a layman fan here - anyone more qualified want to chime in?

#7 Ja Singh

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 06:35 AM

Where is the option to convert to full airbus neo fleet

A330neo a320neo a321neo

While that will be an ideal situation but they will incur massive penalty if they cancel the max order all together instead of switching to a different Boeing variant.



#8 jahur

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:17 AM

Any option to convert them to NGs instead? To replace about of dozen older 738s. Thats mabs most reliable workhorse compared to the 330s and 380s constantly having small parts broken lol. But Not sure when the NG production is going to end though.

Edited by jahur, 04 April 2019 - 11:18 AM.


#9 Mohd Suhaimi Fariz

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:41 AM

Any option to convert them to NGs instead? To replace about of dozen older 738s. Thats mabs most reliable workhorse compared to the 330s and 380s constantly having small parts broken lol. But Not sure when the NG production is going to end though.

 

Boeing isn't taking new NG orders if I'm not mistaken.



#10 flee

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:56 AM

Boeing isn't taking new NG orders if I'm not mistaken.

Yes, production of NGs was originally scheduled to end about now. I am not sure if Boeing will reverse that decision and allow Max orders to be converted. No Max deliveries will mean no cashflow for Boeing.

#11 Chris Tan

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:30 PM

While that will be an ideal situation but they will incur massive penalty if they cancel the max order all together instead of switching to a different Boeing variant.

Would forsaking a narrowbody replacement for an opportunistic new widebody order be a more ideal situation?

#12 Ja Singh

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 01:12 PM

Would forsaking a narrowbody replacement for an opportunistic new widebody order be a more ideal situation?

In my opinion yes fo
r the sake of safety,as we learn more about the vulnerability of the max.according to reuters the black box data revealed that the ethopian pilots did exactly what the new AD by Boeing,but that made the ending even shorter then lion air.

#13 Chris Tan

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 02:11 PM

In my opinion yes fo
r the sake of safety,as we learn more about the vulnerability of the max.according to reuters the black box data revealed that the ethopian pilots did exactly what the new AD by Boeing,but that made the ending even shorter then lion air.

Interesting analysis. Have you read the final report?

#14 Waiping

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:03 PM

In my opinion yes fo
r the sake of safety,as we learn more about the vulnerability of the max.according to reuters the black box data revealed that the ethopian pilots did exactly what the new AD by Boeing,but that made the ending even shorter then lion air.

 

But I don't see your vote leh? :D



#15 Ja Singh

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:05 AM

 
But I don't see your vote leh? :D

Haha just voted!thanks waiping.

Interesting analysis. Have you read the final report?

The final report isnt out yet but as per preliminary report thats the scenario faced by the the crew.The final report will just add more details to this.

The crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last month performed all of the procedures recommended by Boeing when the plane started to nose dive but could not save it, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by Ethiopia's government.
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Edited by Ja Singh, 05 April 2019 - 12:17 AM.


#16 David.W

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:09 PM

If MAB gets taken up by new owners it will be on them to decide if they want to go ahead with the Max order. If not, a switch to Airbus will mean having to pay for cancellations. Also have to retrain crew

I believe the Max issues are short term and it will be better to just delay delivery.

#17 flee

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 06:26 PM

If MAB gets taken up by new owners it will be on them to decide if they want to go ahead with the Max order. If not, a switch to Airbus will mean having to pay for cancellations. Also have to retrain crew

I believe the Max issues are short term and it will be better to just delay delivery.

MAB does not have the cash to incur unnecessary costs. Besides, replacing the B738 isn't really urgent as they don't really utilise their fleet that intensively. A delay in taking delivery of the Max should not greatly inconvenience the airline.

#18 KK Lee

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:39 PM

Boeing will solve issue on 737 max 8 and recertified.

Edited by KK Lee, 05 April 2019 - 07:40 PM.


#19 Ja Singh

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 12:06 AM

Boeing will solve issue on 737 max 8 and recertified.

They can reprogram the software but at the end of the day bexause the center of gravity of this aircraft is no more as per original design, it needs the software to keep it level when sppeds r slow and isnt very forgiving.the general public has lost its confidence in this model.And also lost confidence in boeing as far as the max is concerned.

https://calgaryheral...d0-9cf0259bad0b

Edited by Ja Singh, 06 April 2019 - 12:08 AM.


#20 KK Lee

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 07:55 AM

They can reprogram the software but at the end of the day bexause the center of gravity of this aircraft is no more as per original design, it needs the software to keep it level when sppeds r slow and isnt very forgiving.the general public has lost its confidence in this model.And also lost confidence in boeing as far as the max is concerned.

https://calgaryheral...d0-9cf0259bad0b

Aircraft c.g is subject to load distribution and could move mid flight with fuel consumption. Trimming is around for many years to compensate c.g.

The shortfall of Boeing 737 max mcas is it took reading from only one sensor. Which could be solved by having reading from multiple sensors, simulator training and software update.

Most pax have no idea or choice of aircraft they take. As long as faa and easa certified, 737 max will be back in service.

Edited by KK Lee, 06 April 2019 - 08:05 AM.





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