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The Boeing 737 MAX Software Fix, Japan Airlines A350 First Flight, British Airways A350-1000 Routes! All that and more is the focus for today’s Aviation News Weekly, the show where I recap the latest developments in the Aviation industry that didn’t get their own video.

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  • Hey all! Another Aviation News Weekly for you all! Use the timestamps below as always to skip to a particular story you want to hear as I know not everyone wants to watch the entire 10 minute video..

    0:33 – Air Transat to be Acquired by Air Canada
    3:26 – Boeing 737 MAX Software Fix Complete
    5:27 – Japan Airlines First A350 takes flight!
    6:28 – British Airways A350-1000 Routes
    7:13 – Air Italy Drops Boeing 787 Order
    8:56 – Delta First A330neo takes flight

    As always a big thanks to Airbus for giving me permission directly to use their footage!
    Enjoy!

    • @James Bonds James, Boeing really has no other choice but to get it right this time around. There's too much at stake for them to not nail it this time. I personally feel that those who participated in the MAX issues coverup should be prosecuted for First-degree murder, Conspiracy to commit Murder, and Perjury (lying to the FAA).

    • Hey Dj! Another great video! You should mention Airbus delivering it’s 12,000th aircraft, an a220 to Delta.

  • Boeing stated after the Lion Air crash that the Max was the safest airliner in the sky and that it was 100% safe and look what happened. I think a full re certification should be carried out from the ground up before they can claim it is safe.

  • Keep up the great work dj! Thanks for covering Canada! We feel like an important part of aviation and it is great to hear more int'l routes added to our little country!!! Lol Thx 🇨🇦

  • I think it's only proper that as you report on Boeing and the FAA working together, you point out that the FAA is staffed with at least one ex-Boeing executive.

  • "rebuild their brand"… "after taking a hit". Jesus man. Priorities. Sure, hundreds dies, but their "brand" "took a hit" and thats the real tragedy?

  • I hope british airways flight 273 (London, Heathrow to San Diego) Gets an upgrade A350 instead of the 777X for the seasonal 747 replacement, cause ima be grossed out seeing lots of 777s!

  • Westjet & Canadian Carriers are doing well fa sure I Love this Aviation Weekly Video updates is Awesome!!!!

  • This all good what Boeing is doing to fix the aircraft, but the real question is why did it take 350+ life's to make this fix??, and most importantly why wasn't this done before the aircraft was clear to fly??.

    Sorry Boeing but you can't get away with this one

  • Its not a software problem. They put big ass motors on it without sweating the details on the unbalance created.

  • Hi DJ, I have an idea for your next video. Can you talk about the advantages and disadvantages of Winglets vs Raked Wingtips? How come the 737-Max uses Winglets but the 787 Dreamliner uses Raked wingtips? How come the A380 uses dual winglets on the top and bottom of the end of the wing versus the A350 that only uses an upright winglet?

  • we use AirTransat . NO WAY with Boeing 737 even with a software fix and profit before safety computer TRICK and extra training.
    The plane is UNSTABLE . With a frame NOT suitable for the leap engines. We hope Boeing get the message.

    • You’re horribly uninformed and demonstrate perfectly how ignorance mixed with fear leads to ridiculous decisions. This is why the general public should be kept out of the loop of things so complicated that they just won’t understand.

  • World must never fly boeing max or newer anymore. They are all suicidal planes and crap. Sue them hard. Airbus and others must come forward. Ban Boeing Lifetime to save lives.

  • To fix the problem is good. Accident airplane is not something new, already happened hundreds years ago since found the airplane. Why not make parachutes like out of space entering earth? or I saw on YT, there cabin inside the cabin, can be ejected when needed and came out the parachutes, no gasoline/fuel on the emergency cabin.

  • We completed the validation …. on paper. GREAT. GOOD NEWS !!!!!. Like pretending to make real money with monopoly. You can have a look of the EXTENSIVE certification made to the MD-11 "MD promotional video 1990 number 1". This most be a joke. The MD-11 was a 5 aircraft cert program and each test had to be carried several times, stall at different altitudes, several times. I mean, with REAL MD-11s, real PILOTS. Forced the plane to fly in icing condition, forced plane to cancel take of on 95% worn brakes, like 40 go arounds …. No wonder why MD-11 is still going no problems. Yes people will eventually forget about this Boieng sure fixed that properly, happy programing guys limited the range of the elevator (40 degree ? ….. did this guys ever heard about an aricraft ?). Still a SW aid to a HW issue. The fix is reduce the MCAS athority and thats all. Pilots will ned to learn how to fly the temperamentel MAX, but at least they will retain full athority.

  • The "secure fix should be retunring pilots fully athority of the aircraft and MCAS being just a help that will trip off on AOA disagree or pilot desicion inemdiatly. Also limit the elevator range movement. Limiting the MCAS and letting pilots to decide is a good start. IMHO pilots should be trained WITHOUT MCAS. Use it as an assitant but be to able to flight with this feature disconnected. Pilots need to learn the new behaviour WITHOUT MCAS. so if the system need to be disconnected they will still fly safely. OF COURSE, this requires SERIOUS TRAINING.A "fix" is NO ENOUGH

    • This may come as a shock, but MCAS is not a critical flight system. As many have wrongfully derided the MAX for being unstable, this is not the case. MCAS was implemented to give the MAX the same "feel" as the previous models to earn it the same type rating. The type rating is critical to the airlines for logistics. Since MCAS was only added to satisfy an FAA requirement for the type rating, if the system didn't work or did nothing, there is no problem. unfortunately Boeing did not consider what MCAS would do with faulty AOA data, or assumed all pilots were well trained enough to arrest a runaway trim event. The New version of MCAS will read data from both AOA sensors, and deactivate if the AOA disagree is more than 5%. If MCAS turns off there is no problem as, once again, The MAX is a good plane tarnished by some faulty software.

    • @stimproid I agree, They spoiled their best seller. Retrain pilots without MCAS, show the new jetliner as it is. MD-11 were hard to land. but hey, it was written all over the plane. Once you know how the plane behaves, then is up your skills. MCAS should be there as a secondary system. I read that MCAS was used in tankers previoulsy (REALLY MAKES SENSE IN A TANKER), but two sensors. They tried to aboid certifying the new type …. I can accept that from any company, not Boeiing. The will make the jet fly again. With proper trining this will be just a distant memory (I hope).

    • @38911bytefree The reason behind not certifying the MAX as a new type has nothing to do with saving money or cutting corners as many allege. The single type rating is critical to airline logistics. A pilot can only be certified to fly one type at a time. If the MAX has a different type rating than a NG model, the airline needs NG pilots and MAX pilots. With the single type rating, the airline only needs 737 pilots.
      Imagine if a MAX was scheduled to fly and it broke down at the gate, the only plane available to take the route was a NG. They would need to find a different flight crew to fly the plane at short notice or cancel the flight.

    • I’m in love with this plane I saw a test flight from Toulouse to Filton on this beautiful plane the tests they carried out totally unbelievable

  • Boeing CEO=== With safety our clear priority.. values safety quality and integrity.. my arse.
    You and the FAA put profit above safety.. Your priority was greed not quality or integrity

  • Hi DJ just a correction Boeing used a 737 MAX 7 for all the test flights they also had to fix issues with the flight simulator software as part of the re certification of the 737 Max

  • HOW can they say ONE of the safest airplanes to fly when it killed 380 people already! The ignorance and lack of admision of guilt makes me sick!

    • 1) You don't know how statistics work.
      2) No person or company will admit guilt when faced faced with litigation.

    • @stimproid 1. two planes crashed because of faulty and rushed design? check! 2. Company that is willing to cut corners for profit? check! 3. Ignorant behavious and attempt to blame pilot and not their new system despite knowing the risk also check. I don't need to understand to know that nither me or my family members will be flying 737 EVEN if I will have to pay extra.

  • If Boeing's management was trustworthy, the 737max would be the safest plane in the world due to the extra scrutiny. Unfortunately, I don't trust Boeing management at all. At a minimum, I would want the CEO and his entire family to be on the first 20 test flights in a row. If it's not good enough for his kids, it's not good enough for me.

  • It only takes 360 lives lost for Boeing to pull their finger out, when they knew of the issue prior to the crashes……and now it's fix is simulator based, shame on you Boeing.

  • There is no way to change MCAS from being a system categorised as 'hazardous', which means it needs triple redundancy by law. The airframe only has 2AoA sensors, so there is absolutely no way it should be certified. The airframe was not designed to have a computer in the loop, so trying to crowbar one in isn't going to work effectively.

    If the system is going to respond to a disagree by turning itself off then pilots need to be trained to fly the aircraft without it anyway, especially as they will be experiencing other instrument failures at the same time. The last thing pilots need is an aircraft that handles differently from what they are trained on when they lose instruments.

    It would be fine if they get rid of MCAS, fix the other bugs in their software (faulty disagree, autopilot also trying to drop the aircraft from the sky occasionally, probably many more minor ones), and give it a new type.

    • This may come as a shock, but MCAS is not a critical flight system. As many have wrongfully derided the MAX for being unstable, this is not the case. MCAS was implemented to give the MAX the same "feel" as the previous models to earn it the same type rating. The type rating is critical to the airlines for logistics. Since MCAS was only added to satisfy an FAA requirement for the type rating, if the system didn't work or did nothing, there is no problem. unfortunately Boeing did not consider what MCAS would do with faulty AOA data, or assumed all pilots were well trained enough to arrest a runaway trim event. The New version of MCAS will read data from both AOA sensors, and deactivate if the AOA disagree is more than 5%. If MCAS turns off there is no problem as, once again, The MAX is a good plane tarnished by some faulty software.

      The single type rating is critical to airline logistics. A pilot can only be certified to fly one type at a time. If the MAX has a different type rating than a NG model, the airline needs NG pilots and MAX pilots. With the single type rating, the airline only needs 737 pilots.
      Imagine if a MAX was scheduled to fly and it broke down at the gate, the only plane available to take the route was a NG. They would need to find a different flight crew to fly the plane at short notice or cancel the flight.

    • @stimproid I'm well aware that MCAS is unnecessary for safe flight, but that doesn't change it from being capable of endangering the aircraft, and as such has to follow all the rules for any system designated 'hazardous'. That means more redundancy than the airframe is capable of producing.
      You say 'only' to satisfy a type rating criteria as though this is something that we should just hand wave away because it would be convenient. An MCAS system that turns itself off in the event of disagree leaves crew that are already facing instrument malfunctions in an aircraft that behaves differently from the one they were trained in and have been flying for however long. That is not ok, despite how inconvenient it is.

  • A whole 300 hours simulated? If you are going to do your testing simulated then build an AI to fly it (trained on an NG model) and simulate for a few million hours entirely in software.

  • Have Boeing recreated a flight with exact conditions. How do they know 100% know it is the sensor. Lion Air had to change an AOA sensor on doomed aircraft aircraft days before crash. Day before additional pilot saved aircraft. Sensor checked and OK. Beoing are the only ones saying it is the sensor. Does not add up to me.

  • It was from the beginning the wrong way from Boeing to install the new modern Engines under this old design.

    • Boeing moved the engines forward on the 737 in the 80's when they made the 737-300. Even the 787 which is a new air frame has the engines mounted ahead of the wing. The MAX's engines being higher mounted, thus closer to the center line of the wing chord, likely produce less pitch up tendency than the Airbus NEO. 737's do not primarily rely on computer input for their flight controls. Airbus, being "fly by wire", uses computers to translate the pilot's commands into flight control movements. The computer won't let the pilot stall the plane in "normal law" mode. Airbus most certainly tweaked their software to counter the pitch up tendency the new larger engines create under high thrust. This tweaking of the flight software is effectively what MCAS was designed to do, just that Being did not possess such software on the 737 previously. There is nothing wrong with the MAX design. The problem is with the programming of the MCAS system.

    • @stimproid Would not it have been better to build a new type of aircraft in which the big engines would have better fit under the wings without unsafe software tricks.

    • @HvdH-Plane-Spotter The wing placement on the MAX is not an issue. Look at the A320 NEO. The engine is well forward of the wing as is the MAX. This is where engines are placed on planes.

  • Thank you for the video. Can you stop putting an ad in the middle of the vid, please. This is annoying.

  • As a reaction for new/beginning aviation enthousiasts and or planespotters… at 6:10 regarding the differences between the a350 and the b777, remember that airbus and boeing have their own distinct cockpit windows (airbus a350 has the black banditmask look) and the b777 has sixwheel-landinggear mid-fuselage where the a350 has fourwheel gear (except the a350-1000)

  • The B737 Max is a structurally unsound airplane, a 50+ year design with Newe heavier engines mounted higher on the Ewing’s, no software fix such as MCAS can resolve the underlying design flaw. The B737 Max needs to be scrapped and no passengers and crew should risk their lives flying in B 737 Max planes > it is a dud plane, dump it.

  • I think we probably need to change this YouTube Channel to the Airbus Channel since it seems to overwhelmingly lean towards Airbus and it’s magical perfection as an aircraft. Sorry but this channel is no longer objective in its coverage of commercial airliners. 👎

  • +Dj's Aviation
    Do you believe that this simple fix of their software will permanently fix the problem, or do you think that the design of the Max 8 is inherently bad??

    • The max is a solid design. The software upgrade will fix MCAS. It will prove to be one of the safest planes ever built.

    • @stimproid WRONG. The old 737 was a "solid design," the Max 8 is a poorly designed add-on. Why do you think Boeing had to add the MCAS system in the first place??

  • DJ I know you need to put adverts to support the video but can we please request that you place adverts before a video or after and not in between. Thank you.

  • Hi Anthony, you are doing a great job giving information. Please continue to be objective with your comments and analysis in this industry, because this impact the public and Aircraft manufacturers in real way. We all want to see Boeing resolve their issue with the 8 Max asap. Lets keep flying. Cheers

  • Sorry, am I not getting this whole 737 Max issue. From what I understand the plane becomes unstable because of the position of the new engines. That tells me that it is mechanically unsound and a software intervention is not a satisfactory resolution. That sounds like a hack to me and the only true fix is a complete redesign of the aircraft to make it mechanically stable. I wouldn't get on it, that's for sure.

    • @Toy Reviews Yes, I know but by doing so it became unstable. That cannot be resolved by a software hack it seems to me. It calls for a redesign of the entire aircraft which Boeing dread because it would set them back years and they'd lose a lot of business to the Airbus Neo. But that's not a good enough reason in my view, you wouldn't get me up in a 737 MAX until it can fly without MCAS.

  • St Johns YYT Newfoundland Canada to LHR London Air Canada direct flight has been suspended due to the 737 Max fiasco this is a huge pain in the backside. Why no alternative Aircraft put in place to keep the route open. Passengers now forced to fly in the wrong direction for hours to fly back over St Johns en route. In 1919 Alcock and Brown were the first to fly the Atlantic non stop from St Johns and now 100 years later this is not possible.

  • Dj's Aviation Could I ask, where did you get the 360+ hours being flown in the simulator? From my understanding, this was flown in an actual plane and supplemented by simulator tests.
    Not saying you're wrong, just wondering.

    • Andrea Mendes Not the 737 NG’s which do not have that problem or the 737 classic’s or 737-200’s they have no issues with MCAS just the max.

  • Canadians will suffer from the merger with AirTransat…competition in this market is desperately required to find the balance between prices of tickets and 100 percent safety. Air Canada already rules too much of the market, especially when you look at the Star Alliance advantage. So, boooo…not in favour of this at all.

  • why they are not testing MAX in real flights ? MAX are flying eg for relocation to parking – heard re March 26th MAX emergency landing in Orlando !?