Skip to comments.Norwegian Air Boeing 737MAX 8 ‘Stuck’ In Iran
Posted on 12/14/2018 1:24:50 PM PST by EveningStar
Much like many brand new commercial aircraft, Boeings 737 Maxs entry-into-service hasnt been the smoothest and the latest incident (in what is a string of 737 Max related events) took place earlier this morning, with a brand new Norwegian Air jet.
Flying from Dubai (DXB) to Oslo (OSL), Norwegian Airs two-month-old Boeing 737 MAX 8 encountered engine trouble, and following around 20 minutes of flying at its cruising altitude of 32,000ft the newly built American jet initiated an emergency descent to Shiraz International Airport, located in south-central Iran.
Before its landing, the aircraft circulated several times over the region, after flight crew closed down Engine #1 due to an engine oil-associated fault on the brand-new jet.
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Boeing doesn’t build/manufacture engines. They buy them (to their spec’s) from Rolls Royce or GE or some other company.
“...the aircraft circulated several times...”
Can you say reverse engineering in Farsi?
Bingo. Required reading:
Read it a long time ago. Good story. Best seat in the house is over the wing and on the aisle.
...the aircraft circulated several times...
Yes, because the underbelly of that beauty is chock full of sensors sniffing any and everything.
The satellites cannot get everything.
Consider the financial state of either of those two suppliers. GE is a mess, and Rolls has been a mess.
In before the Boeing social media team starts yelling ‘pilot error’.
GE - close, but no.
Rolls Royce - way off target.
some other company - third try, you got it right. CFM International - a joint venture of Safran (as in France) formerly known as Snecma, and GE Aviation.
Correct as regards the 737 MAX ... but in general, Boeing aircraft can also be had with Pratt & Whitney, GE or Rolls-Royce engines.
Just remembering what someone else told me about what Boeing buys.
Which now has me wondering - did P&W ever work out the kinks on their geared turbine engines. I remember when those were the next great things - if they could ever get them working.
I was under the impression that the airframe guys fitted whatever brand engines the customer ordered, selected from whomever made compatible engines.
Immelt screwed up GE big time.
There are plenty of Boeing jets flying in and out of Iran daily and there’s a deal pending for Boeing to sell airplanes to Iran though I’m not sure if any have been delivered yet. Iran wouldn’t need to “reverse engineer” a norwegian airplane when they could just go look at one of the many Boeing airplanes sitting on the ramp at the Tehran airport.
As far as I know Norway has good relations with Iran so a divert into an Iranian airport shouldn’t be a problem. U.S. airlines do fly over Iran on a daily basis and I wouldn’t want one of them to have to divert into one of their airports, but a norwegian carrier shouldn’t have any problems. They might even have scheduled service into Iran anyway.
Don’t know ... my primary interest in P&W engines is the PT6-A turboprop.
Best seat in the house is the cockpit, left seat. Just sayin’.
Geared engines would have been great. “Four on the Floor!” Just like the good old days.
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