Ethiopian 737 Max 8 crash and Fallout | Page 77 | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

Login Now to remove this and all advertisements (GOLD and SILVER members)
Not a member? Register Now for free

Ethiopian 737 Max 8 crash and Fallout

RSD

Active Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2010
Messages
820
The Age this morning reporting that QF are considering picking up a bunch of MAXs on the cheap because nobody wants them now. If AJ was looking for the best possible way to trash the brand, he's looking in the right direction. *eyeroll*
Surely they couldn't be that stupid...
 

RSD

Active Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2010
Messages
820
iMO the Max comment was simply (and hopefully) a negotiating tactic to keep Airbus from becoming complacent with QF.
One would sure hope so - I wouldn't be real keen to fly on one regardless of what colours are on the tail
 

daft009

Established Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2014
Messages
1,662
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Red
Flights
My Map
The Age this morning reporting that QF are considering picking up a bunch of MAXs on the cheap because nobody wants them now. If AJ was looking for the best possible way to trash the brand, he's looking in the right direction. *eyeroll*
I don't know how it works but my first reaction of this article was.. He's only saying this to see if he can get a bigger discount from Airbus
 

amaroo

Enthusiast
Joined
Sep 22, 2011
Messages
12,183
Qantas
Platinum 1
Flights
My Map
I don't know how it works but my first reaction of this article was.. He's only saying this to see if he can get a bigger discount from Airbus
Indeed. The art of negotiation.

No better example than the last three years of Brexit. When one side blatantly shows their hand - the other side can restrict and price how they want.
 

daft009

Established Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2014
Messages
1,662
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Red
Flights
My Map
Indeed. The art of negotiation.

No better example than the last three years of Brexit. When one side blatantly shows their hand - the other side can restrict and price how they want.
I'm sure the project sunrise decision was the same.. 777x or 350
 

straitman

Enthusiast
Moderator
Joined
Apr 27, 2003
Messages
17,117
Qantas
LT Gold
Virgin
Red
Flights
My Map
The aviation periodicals have a lot of 737MAX articles at the moment and they a talking about restarting the line shortly.
 

straitman

Enthusiast
Moderator
Joined
Apr 27, 2003
Messages
17,117
Qantas
LT Gold
Virgin
Red
Flights
My Map

serfty

Veteran Member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 16, 2004
Messages
41,879
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Platinum
Flights
My Map
The aviation periodicals have a lot of 737MAX articles at the moment and they a talking about restarting the line shortly.
I doubt anything like resuming production will happen until sometime 2021, if at all.

Already this year, Boeing have seen contract cancellations for 43 of these aircraft (10%<1% of their total orders). I suspect by the end of the year the figure will be much greater.
 
Last edited:

seanpodge

Active Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2011
Messages
594
Flights
My Map
Starting to wonder how many of these planes will actually ever be delivered even if Boeing manages to make them safe. Given that some of their customers might not exist in a few months and Boeing already have fields and car parks full of undelivered planes, I'm starting to wonder if the last B737 hasn't already rolled off the assembly line. Even if they get the nod from regulators, there might be so many deferments, cancellations and bankruptcies that many orders could be fulfilled by repainting the planes originally designated for airlines no longer with us to new buyers.

At least Airbus' previous crisis of trying to figure out how to pump out ungodly numbers of A321s might have been resolved.
 

defurax

Established Member
Joined
Jun 27, 2012
Messages
2,785
Qantas
Platinum 1
Flights
My Map
The MAX is really the gift that keeps on giving...
 

codash1099

Established Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2006
Messages
2,715
Qantas
Platinum
Flights
My Map
The MAX is really the gift that keeps on giving...
Boeing said it does not expect the issues to impact its current forecast of a mid-year return to service for the plane.
Even if that occurs, no airline is in a position to start taking delivery. It will be some time (if ever) before they can get the manufacturing line going.
 

Community Statistics

Threads
85,705
Messages
2,035,420
Members
52,962
Latest member
Gary Luck
Top