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dr_dazmo
post Posted: Nov 13 2019, 06:31 AM
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In Reply To: dr_dazmo's post @ Nov 9 2019, 09:43 AM

Hi All,
Looks like the FAA are expanding the inspection of B737-NG due to cracking. wacko.gif
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-f...s-idUSKBN1XM278
<h1 class="ArticleHeader_headline">FAA expands area to inspect for cracks in Boeing 737 NG planes</h1>
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday it was revising its order requiring checks for
structural cracks in Boeing (BA.N) 737 NG planes to cover a larger area after the company said additional cracks had been found.

The FAA first said in September it was ordering checks for cracks on what is known as the “pickle fork,” a part that attaches the plane’s
fuselage, or body, to the wing structure. Checks were required within seven days on planes with heavy usage. Boeing said on Tuesday
after completing a round of inspections for cracking on some 737 NGs with a large number of take-offs and landings, one airplane was found to
have a small crack in an adjacent location.


“Boeing has asked those operators to also inspect the adjacent area to ensure any potential issue is identified and repaired,” the company said in a statement.

“The additional inspections are already underway. We regret the impact to our customers and have a repair plan in place to address any findings.”

To date, less than 5% of the 1,200 airplanes that have undergone the initial inspection were found to have cracks, Boeing said. The secondary issue has been discovered on three in-service airplanes and one airplane that was undergoing maintenance.

The FAA said in a notice it was now expanding the inspection to the area around eight fasteners. Southwest Airlines Co (LUV.N) found cracks in three airplanes after the initial inspections and has taken them out of service pending repairs.
Southwest said after it completed required inspections it decided to continue “inspections until every NG aircraft in our fleet has been checked.”

The FAA directive requires airplanes with 30,000 or more cycles be re-inspected within 60 days, Boeing said. Airplanes with 22,600 to 30,000 cycles will need inspections of the full area within 1,000 cycles. A cycle is generally one take-off and landing.

Last week, Lion Air found structural cracks on two 737 NG planes with fewer flights than an FAA threshold for checks. The Lion Air jets with cracks had fewer than 22,000 cycles and are now grounded for repairs, a spokesman for the airline said.

Brazil’s Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (GOLL4.SA), Australia’s Qantas Airways (QAN.AX) and Korean Air Lines Co Ltd (003490.KS) are among the other airlines that have grounded planes after discovering cracks. First delivered in 1997, the NG is the third generation of the 737, preceding the grounded MAX which is unaffected by cracking.






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dr_dazmo
post Posted: Nov 9 2019, 04:35 PM
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Hi All,
Saw this and thought it was interesting.

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https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcri...transcript.aspx

It goes without saying that these are very exciting times at Gogo as we scaled our operations in support of Delta Airlines' desire to provide free internet service to its passengers as we make great progress on our Gogo 5G product initiative and as we work with our satellite partners on new and exciting ways to serve the aero IFC market. It's also exciting to see a nice bounce back on our Business Aviation division as OEMs made some nice catch-up orders in the quarter and some of the ADS-B congestion cleared up in the aftermarket. And perhaps most exciting. Today we expect to sign a contract with a very prestigious EMEA airline install Gogo 2Ku and live TV on a significant portion of their wide-body fleet. A formal announcement will be forthcoming.




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dr_dazmo
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Hi All,
More B737-NG cracks, and before the FAA recommended inspection cycles. weirdsmiley.gif

Dr_Dazmo

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-08/lion...g-737s/11687598

Indonesian carrier Lion Air reports cracks in new Boeing 737s in more bad news for Seattle-based company

Indonesian carrier Lion Air has found structural cracks in two Boeing 737 NG planes that have taken fewer flights than a US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) threshold for checks, Indonesia's aviation safety regulator says.



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ChromeDome01
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In Reply To: lugaville's post @ Nov 7 2019, 06:56 AM

5 Years in getting everyone onboard dated from this report:-
https://www.airlines.org/wp-content/uploads...830-David-P.pdf
Slide three is priceless! While 98% of the World's population is asleep at the wheel, the other 2% are the last of the Big thinkers.
We are now ready to take on the World!





 
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In Reply To: dr_dazmo's post @ Nov 7 2019, 06:40 AM

just a matter of when..it explodes north imo

 
dr_dazmo
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Hi All,Seen reports in the past about future estimated aircraft demand from China, but obviously India is no slouch either!
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https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/indust...ow/71936779.cms

New Delhi: To cater to growing travel demands, India would need around 2,400 aircraft in the next 20 years and around 85-90 per cent of them would be narrow-body, a senior executive of global aerospace giant Boeing said on Wednesday.



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dr_dazmo
post Posted: Nov 7 2019, 06:28 AM
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Hi All,
Looks like global Operators are continuing to find B737-NG cracks.
Cheers
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/10291787/ryanair-grounds-boeing-737-ng-planes/
RYANAIR has grounded at least three of its Boeing 737 NG planes over a cracking issue that's affecting airlines around the world.

Since the beginning of last month, around 50 planes owned by airlines around the world have been grounded.





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dr_dazmo
post Posted: Oct 26 2019, 01:04 PM
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Hi All,
Saw this and thought it was interesting from a SMN perspective.


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https://www.mro-network.com/maintenance-rep...al-mro-invoices

Airbus May Rescind Royalties Proposal For MRO Invoices


Airline and MRO industry sources say Airbus plans to rescind its unpopular proposal to charge royalties on MRO invoices.

The deadline for MROs to sign the agreement accepting the royalties’ policy is Oct. 31, with industry sources saying most do not plan to sign it.

This puts Airbus in an uncomfortable place—it angered airline customers, jeopardized the aftermarket business that it is trying to expand and instigated mistrust in part of the aftermarket community about the OEM’s Skywise platform, which is a key part of Airbus’ aftermarket solutions that it is trying to grow.

The controversial proposal started because Airbus was concerned that MROs performing third-party maintenance on its aircraft and using technical documentation in AirbusWorld were not paying enough for its intellectual property (IP).


Airbus notified MROs via letter that it planned to start charging a royalty fee of 0.5% on total gross invoices in 2019, retroactive to Aug. 1. Due to short notice, however, the OEM decided not to charge in 2019 and instead impose a 1.25% fee in 2020 (instead of the original 1.0%), 1.5% in 2021 and “to be determined” in 2022.

Airbus told Aviation Week on Sept. 25 that “Airbus’ strategy is to collect remuneration for the usage of its IP by the users and the MRO organizations that are the main beneficiaries of its IP,” in which it invests significantly.

Airline and MRO sources say they have not received official communication from Airbus about the rescinded royalties policy, but several say they expect to receive the letter “imminently” or in the next couple days.


Airbus is not confirming that it is backtracking on the royalties policy.

However, it did tell Aviation Week on Oct. 24 that “Airbus is in discussions with MROs and airlines about our technical data policy. The content of these discussions is confidential.”

MROs are alarmed by the proposal on many fronts—from being double billed for parts it buys from Airbus to the auditing process—but they could not speak publicly without potential recourse from the OEM.

Airlines from around the world also expressed their concerns about the royalties to Airbus. Operators already pay to access necessary maintenance data and know MROs would have to pass on the royalty charge to them to cover the cost. As one major airline said, “We don’t see the fees as appropriate.” Another said Airbus “handled [the situation] very poorly.”

Throughout this process, Airbus has not clearly communicated its royalty fees proposal to the industry, which has fueled resistance by airlines and MROs.

Even if Airbus tables its royalties proposal for now, do not expect the issue to be resolved permanently.



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dr_dazmo
post Posted: Oct 26 2019, 12:54 PM
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In Reply To: dr_dazmo's post @ Oct 17 2019, 07:40 AM

Hi All,

Looks like a few more cracks with the B737-NG.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkor...s-idUSKBN1X40B1

South Korea grounds nine Boeing 737 NG planes with cracks

South Korea said it found nine planes with cracks among 42 planes examined.


Cheers

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dr_dazmo
post Posted: Oct 22 2019, 07:15 AM
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In Reply To: dr_dazmo's post @ Oct 22 2019, 07:13 AM

Oops, I forgot to point out that the Wifi Applications apply to "multiple aircraft types, multiple airlines"!
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