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dr_dazmo
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Hi All,
Looks like GoGo's EMEA partner is Qatar Airways:

http://gogoair.mediaroom.com/2019-11-19-Qa...ht-Connectivity

Qatar Airways Selects Gogo for its Inflight Connectivity
Becomes First Airline in Middle East to Select Gogo 2Ku

Nov 19, 2019
CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --
Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, announced today that it has been selected by Qatar Airways to install the Gogo 2Ku high-speed inflight connectivity solution and live TV on 70 of the airline's aircraft.

Service on Qatar Airways is expected to go live in 2020.

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Dr_Dazmo



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dr_dazmo
post Posted: Nov 24 2019, 08:14 PM
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Hi All,
Pickle fork issue continues - Sth Korea.

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https://industryglobalnews24.com/pickle-for...7ngssouth-korea

'PICKLE FORK' CRACKS DISCOVERED IN 737NGS-SOUTH KOREA
Published On 23 Nov 2019 04:29 PM

Following the global investigations of the famous narrowbody, South Korea, is the latest country, to ground several Boeing 737NG discovered to have ‘pickle fork’ i.e. Structural cracks.

On inspection of around 100 737NGs by The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) 13 of them contained cracks. More than 29,000 flight cycles were registered and approximately 10 of them were discovered in the first turn of examination in October.

After a second round of examination was concluded on the 10th of November, four more were found with cracks. 20,000 to 30,000 flight cycles were recorded by the aircrafts according to The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport.

On 31 October, MOLIT informed Boeing about the discovered cracks. In response, a team was sent to South Korea to initiate a repair program. One aircraft repair takes around seven days, and this program is expected to be completed in the first month of 2020.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport did not pinpoint which airlines functioned the damaged 737NG aircraft. However, according to Cirium fleets data, South Korean Carriers operate around 150 737NGs, many of them are 737-800s.

At the heart of the inspections is a piece of hardware known as a "pickle fork", which connects the wing to the aircraft fuselage. Cracking of the hardware could result in structural failure, which affects the structural integrity of the aircraft and results in loss of control.

The main focus of examination is a hardware known as ‘Pickle fork’ which joins the wing to the aircraft fuselage. Cracks in this part of the aircraft can lead to loss of control as the structure of the craft is severely affected. Authorities had told the airlines with more than 30,000 flight cycles using 737NGs to examine their crafts as soon as possible for similar damage. Aircraft that have covered 22000 to 30 000 cycles must be examined before the upcoming 1000 cycles.




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dr_dazmo
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Hi All,Looks like Gol Airline is in a bit more of "pickle" than some! laugh.gif
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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gol-airline-...-141959795.html
Gol has also taken some older 737 NG models out of service after regulators ordered inspections of the so-called pickle fork, part of the structure that helps attach the wings.

The company’s fleet has been more affected than average by the pickle-fork issue, in part because of conditions at Brazilian airports that include shorter runaways and a different type of asphalt, Lark said. Gol leased the aircraft from third parties and not from Boeing, which customizes planes for specific conditions.

Those factors, combined with Gol’s operational model of intensive use of the planes, led to 11 jets being taken out of service, Lark said. About 9% of Gol’s fleet of 125 aircraft has been affected by the pickle-fork inspections, according to the company. Boeing said last week that less than 5% of NG planes subject to initial inspections had cracks.





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

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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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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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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
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Hi All,
Looks like global Operators are continuing to find B737-NG cracks.
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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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