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Icelandair ferries their 737MAX jets to Spain for storage

Discussion in 'Airplane, Aircraft & Jumbo Jet Talk' started by Everett 757, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Everett 757

    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Icelandair’s 737 MAX 8s have taken to the skies again, on a ferry flight bound for Northern Spain. Although it was originally reported by the airline that the aircraft would be moved to Toulouse, it appears the storage location has been changed at the last minute. As they are flying low and slow with flaps out, they need to stop off in Shannon (SNN) Ireland for refueling. The aircraft are traveling at 19,000ft and are cruising at around 310 miles per hour. The reason for this is that the aircraft must be flown with flaps out to prevent the MCAS software from kicking in.
    [The aircraft registration numbers are TF-ICN and TF-ICO, operating under special flight numbers F18738, for TF-ICN, and F18736 for TF-ICO.]
    https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-ferries-boeing-737-maxs-to-spain/
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Kevin Hangar Bronze Member IV

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    Well, Icelandair's 737MAX are going to winter in Spain. What we call here in the States "Snowbirds", excuse the pun.

    I doubt we'll see the MAX certified and back in service before March of 2020 possibly even June. I doubt any country outside the U.S. is going to just follow any FAA certification that is given here stateside to return the aircraft to service, the agency has lost all credibility worldwide. Heard on this morning's news more of the same on the total incompetence of the FAA concerning the MAX's certification and that Boeing is "going to have a software upgrade soon". Pretty vague. So the story continues.
     
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    The FAA knows that the MAX won't pass the EASA requirements. If it was a simple software fix, the MAX would be back in service. The NTSB and JATR reports are pretty clear on what happened.
     
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