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Boeing 737 MAX is 'long way from ready', airline executive claims

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Airline executives warn the plane "is a long way away from being ready," amid criticism regulators are too close to the company. ( עוד...

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Allen Churchwell 2
seeking subscribers to their site I suspect. Really. a nothing article
indy2001 1
There is far too much talk about the MAX and its current problems and much of it is from people who should know enough to keep their mouths shut. I'm convinced much of this talk, especially from outside the US, is just venting thinly-disguised disdain for the current US president and his administration, including the FAA. This is especially true since he has shown much support for Boeing several times. Airline execs should know (far better than most) that jumping to conclusions and making ill-informed public pronouncements about aircraft crashes before all the facts and reports are in is just plain stupid. The more shade they throw at the MAX, the less likely people are to fly on it when it is cleared to fly. And that only will hurt their own bottom line.

I've lived long enough to remember serious reservations about the B727, the DC-10, and the Airbus A320 family, the Concorde, and the B787. Others before my time included the DeHavilland Comet, the Lockheed Constellation, the Douglas DC-6, and the Lockheed Electra. All except the 727 and the A320 were grounded at one time and all eventually returned to service and flew on for many successful years. (Only the Comet suffered significantly because the grounding gave Boeing and Douglas time to develop their first jet airliners, incorporating the lessons learned from the Comet crashes.) The difference this time is the politics that have poisoned the atmosphere surrounding the investigations.
Cansojr 1
The Comet received a new lease on life even if it was small. The Coments were reinforced and became the mainstay of Russian U-Boats tracking for NATO but now known as the Nimrod.
indy2001 1
I was referring to commercial aircraft only here since that's what applies to the MAX at present. If you want to include successful service as military aircraft after early teething problems, add the DC-10, the Constellation, and the DC-6 to the list. Even Electras are still flying in the form of P-3 Orions.

I knew the Nimrod well, as I watched them practicing touch-and-goes ('circuits and bumps' in the UK) at RAF Leuchars in Scotland when I lived there. Sadly, the Nimrods were withdrawn from service in 2010. And the RAF pulled out of Leuchars, turning it over to the army.
Christoff du plessis 1
Absolutely rubbish article with sensationalist headline.

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Brad Littlejohn 3
And yet here you are, trolling and doing the same thing that you accuse him of doing.

Pot. Kettle. Black. Check yourself.
Allen Churchwell 3
welcome yo the linbb world

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