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(USA Today)   Boeing chief engineer says its Dreamliner jets are "100% safe to fly", although it's the takeoffs and landings where things still get a little dicey   (usatoday.com ) divider line
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2013-01-11 09:13:57 AM  
I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you.
 
2013-01-11 09:15:37 AM  
I'm flying to LA in a Dreamliner next week, so I'm getting a kick...

/and a parachute
 
2013-01-11 09:18:23 AM  
lol. Actually, it is the takeoffs and the landings where things get a little dicey.
 
2013-01-11 09:21:39 AM  
They bought their tickets, they KNEW what they were getting into...
 
2013-01-11 09:22:14 AM  
Or their propensity to break into flames on the ground.
 
2013-01-11 09:30:23 AM  
We should be cheering Boeing on. They are trying to advance the technology, which is always a good thing.

I look forward to flying on that plane, just for the higher humidity levels the construction allows if for no other reason.

/Plus airbus sucks.
 
2013-01-11 09:30:43 AM  
We're gonna have to come in pretty low to land this thing.
 
2013-01-11 09:32:28 AM  
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fly yes, land no...
 
2013-01-11 09:35:06 AM  
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2013-01-11 09:35:29 AM  
Take offs are always optional. Landings are mandatory.

A good landing is one you can walk away from. A great landing is when they can use the plane again.
 
2013-01-11 09:36:09 AM  
I love their sense of optomism and blame..

"I believe these problems are still within the realm of 'typical' new airplane problems. We only need to go back a couple of years to see somewhat similar problems with the new Airbus A-380--another 'revolutionary' aircraft."

Yeah, i'm not being funny..but when they designed the A380, they at least had the nouse to keep the flight controls and entertainment system as seperate entities....not something that they considered in the dreamliner until the FAA went "errrm....WHAT THE fark do you think you guys are doing..if there is a security hole in ANY of your software you can say goodbye to the plane"
 
2013-01-11 09:51:14 AM  
So have all the issues been with 1 airline?

Is someone looking to get out of a contract?
 
2013-01-11 10:37:04 AM  
It's almost like doing things 100% from computer modeling is a bad idea.
 
2013-01-11 10:47:12 AM  
www.imprintitems.com
Maybe to only 100% safe plane...
 
2013-01-11 10:53:49 AM  

hypocaffeinemia: I'm flying to LA in a Dreamliner next week, so I'm getting a kick...

/and a parachute


You mean a Screamliner?
 
2013-01-11 11:02:16 AM  
I'm a couple of thousand miles from Toulouse, but when I put my head out the door I can here the Airbus people laughing.
 
2013-01-11 11:25:40 AM  

Grammatik Polizei: Maybe to only 100% safe plane...


Not if it hits your eye.
 
2013-01-11 11:50:39 AM  

orbister: I'm a couple of thousand miles from Toulouse, but when I put my head out the door I can here the Airbus people laughing.


I guess you forgot the cracks in the wings and the exploding engine raining down fiery debris on indonesia, all problems the A380 had in its first couple years.

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/business/dark-clouds-hang-over-majesti c -a380/422446
 
2013-01-11 12:38:20 PM  
Boeing stands behind all their planes.
 
2013-01-11 12:47:29 PM  
While discussing the dream liner fires with my father he passed on an interesting story.
The 747, when it rolled out, was very well received, except pilots had a complaint: the engines were too powerful.
If you took the 747s engines to full power while the plane was parked, they would sheer off the bolts that held the engine to the wing, and go skidding off down the runway without the plane.
Boeing's solution was to mount heavier gauge bolts on the engines.
 
2013-01-11 01:19:38 PM  

lmsalman: orbister: I'm a couple of thousand miles from Toulouse, but when I put my head out the door I can here the Airbus people laughing.

I guess you forgot the cracks in the wings and the exploding engine raining down fiery debris on indonesia, ...


Why do you think I keep my head indoors? These suckers fly over me.
 
2013-01-11 04:45:30 PM  

pute kisses like a man: [images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 710x364]

fly yes, land no...


Glad we have this covered.

\is there a method of transportation Indy  didn't end up on or in?
 
2013-01-11 04:47:40 PM  

BalugaJoe: Boeing stands behind all their planes.


Yeah, I remember when the 747 made its first test flight.  When the pilot revved the engines, they were all blown away.
 
2013-01-11 04:55:16 PM  
100% safe just like those older 737s with that defect in the rudder that would cause a hardover that would auger in the plane at low altitudes?

Boeing went as far as to say one of the crashes was caused by just the wrong wind gust at the same time the pilot had a siezure.
 
2013-01-11 05:38:38 PM  
This fly?
www.flycontrol.novartis.com

OK, so now how about making it safe to humans?
 
2013-01-11 05:40:07 PM  

PsychoPhil: 100% safe just like those older 737s with that defect in the rudder that would cause a hardover that would auger in the plane at low altitudes?

Boeing went as far as to say one of the crashes was caused by just the wrong wind gust at the same time the pilot had a siezure.


If McNerney's phone rings past midnight he answers with "Pilot error"
 
2013-01-11 05:48:29 PM  
www.rvs.uni-bielefeld.de
 
2013-01-11 05:48:45 PM  
The white zone is for loading and unloading only. There is no parking in a red zone.
 
2013-01-11 06:01:48 PM  

orbister: lmsalman: orbister: I'm a couple of thousand miles from Toulouse, but when I put my head out the door I can here the Airbus people laughing.

I guess you forgot the cracks in the wings and the exploding engine raining down fiery debris on indonesia, ...

Why do you think I keep my head indoors? These suckers fly over me.


Being indoors really won't help . . .

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2013-01-11 06:03:01 PM  

TommyDeuce: orbister: lmsalman: orbister: I'm a couple of thousand miles from Toulouse, but when I put my head out the door I can here the Airbus people laughing.

I guess you forgot the cracks in the wings and the exploding engine raining down fiery debris on indonesia, ...

Why do you think I keep my head indoors? These suckers fly over me.

Being indoors really won't help . . .

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Gah, try this instead,

www.online-inquirer.com
 
2013-01-11 06:03:02 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: The white zone is for loading and unloading only. There is no parking in a red zone.


Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.
 
2013-01-11 08:09:11 PM  
I had a chance to fly a 787 in October but took a pass. Looking forward to flying them in the future but will give it some more time as the battery issue is a concern to me. I would be flying long distances over the ocean and the last thing I want to worry about is a fire. If the descriptions I've read of the fuel spill are correct, that seems like a non-issue.
 
2013-01-12 02:04:58 AM  

pute kisses like a man: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: The white zone is for loading and unloading only. There is no parking in a red zone.

Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.


It's really the only sensible thing to do, if it's done safely. Therapeutically there's no danger involved.
 
2013-01-13 06:12:50 AM  

lmsalman: orbister: I'm a couple of thousand miles from Toulouse, but when I put my head out the door I can here the Airbus people laughing.

I guess you forgot the cracks in the wings and the exploding engine raining down fiery debris on indonesia, all problems the A380 had in its first couple years.

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/business/dark-clouds-hang-over-majesti c -a380/422446


I don't think Airbus makes the engines.
 
2013-01-14 09:09:21 AM  

kg2095: lmsalman: orbister: I'm a couple of thousand miles from Toulouse, but when I put my head out the door I can here the Airbus people laughing.

I guess you forgot the cracks in the wings and the exploding engine raining down fiery debris on indonesia, all problems the A380 had in its first couple years.

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/business/dark-clouds-hang-over-majesti c -a380/422446

I don't think Airbus makes the engines.


You're right, they don't make the engines, but that doesn't change the message of my original comment. Every new plane has had its fair share of problems, whether it's components made by the air-frame manufacturer or by a 3rd party. Nowadays with the speed of information and the media everybody now knows right away every single time something happens, these planes are still perfectly safe to fly on.
 
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