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Poiu wrote: 23 Jan 2020, 18:12
Homo Aeroportus wrote: 23 Jan 2020, 17:35 PTU, Power Transfer Unit, is a pump that activates automatically to maintain the pressure in the hydraulic circuit when the engine that normally powers it has been shut off after landing.
This is the SETI, Single Engine Taxi In.
Conversely you have SETO.
This PTU produces a hoarse sound that can be heard especially near the centre of the cabin. When a Pax queries about the origin of this sound, the typical answer is : Oh, its a dog barking in the cargo hold.
Good try, but not entirely correct, during single engine taxi an electric pump is pressurising the relevant hydraulic system. The electric pump generates a high frequency noise which you will hear as well during operation of the cargo doors.
As Brace correctly wrote, the PTU (power transfer unit) runs briefly when the second engine is started to test its functionality. If the pilots forget to switch on the electric pump during single engine taxi you’ll hear the PTU constantly.
That's right, the main issue with the PTU beside is "funny" noise is in case of Hydraulic leak on the green or yellow, the opposite side will overheat and lead to both G and Y loss, one because of leak the other one bevause of hyd fluid overheat.
This flaw has been corrected though the PTU inhibition logic service bulletin/modification a few years ago.

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WestJet announced it will be updating its schedule to remove the B737 MAX through to 24 June 2020.
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S&P Global Ratings placed Boeing ‘A-‘ credit rating on ‘credit watch’ with negative implications, citing a rise in costs and cash outflows at the planemaker due to a further B737 MAX delay.
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FAA has called senior US airline officials and told them that the agency could approve the grounded B737 MAX’s return to service before mid-2020.

Oman Air has no plans to cancel its B737 MAX order and expects to conclude compensation talks with Boeing in due time.

Southwest Airlines reached an agreement with Boeing in 4Q 2019 for compensation related to 2019 financial damages due to the B737 MAX groundings. The compensation from Boeing will be accounted for as a reduction of the purchase price of its 31 owned MAX aircraft and future MAX from orders.

Southwest says its current planning scenario is for 27 B737 MAX deliveries in 2020, bringing the total to around 60 MAXs. Southwest also expects to retire 16 B737-700s in the year.

Russian airline Utair is seeking three B737NGs to lease in 2020, as a bridge until its B737 MAX aircraft begin delivering.
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Ryanair has warned pilots of possible base closures and job cuts as the date for delivery of its first 10 of Boeing’s grounded 737 MAX aircraft slipped into the autumn. In a memo dated Jan. 27, the low-cost airline said Boeing would not deliver the first aircraft until September or October at the earliest, as Ryanair does not take deliveries during its peak summer months of June, July and August.

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Boeing has secured financing commitments for more than US$12 billion from over a dozen banks, as financial pressures mount due to a production halt on its B737 MAX aircraft.
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Boeing doubles projected cost of 737 MAX grounding to $18.4 billion.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... 4-billion/

Remember that Boeing wanted to save money on security devices for the MAX? These are the results. Never ever compromise on safety!

In other news, Chairman and CEO David Calhoun said on CNBC Squawk Box that Boeing won't change the name of the 737 MAX.
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Boeing doubled its projection of the cost of the B737 MAX crisis, adding another US$9.2 billion in losses, accounting write-offs and estimated higher future production costs. This brings the total to $18.4 billion.

Spirit AeroSystems has reached an agreement with Boeing relating to the B737 MAX production rate. Under the agreement, Spirit will restart production slowly, ramping up deliveries throughout the year to reach a total of 216 MAX shipsets delivered to Boeing in 2020.
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Boeing disclosed it was being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over the B737 MAX accidents, and cautioned that any adverse results could have a further material impact on its financial position.

The planemaker has lined up at least US$12 billion in bank loans and may tap the commercial paper market to counter the cash drain from the B737 MAX crisis. Boeing has the option to increase the facility if it is oversubscribed.

Norwegian is still negotiating with Boeing about B737 MAX compensation. As a result of the grounding, the carrier estimates its reduced profit before tax to take a hit of more than US$100 million.
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Ryanair is in talks with Boeing to buy an unspecified number of B737 MAX 10 aircraft.

Knowing Michael O'Leary, he probably will try to get them for free as a compensation for the non-delivery of the ordered MAX 200s.
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Boeing told US. lawmakers it will not cancel an incentive award for its new chief executive tied to the return of its grounded B737 MAX despite criticism from Congress.

SpiceJet expects a “substantial” profit hit from the grounding of B737 MAX.
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Knowing Michael O'Leary
If I were your (grand)father/mother, I'd tell you to be more selective in chosing your acquaintances!

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Boeing has discovered a new software problem on the grounded B737 MAX, but the company said that the flaw won’t set back the goal of returning the plane to service in mid-2020.
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Boeing said it will take “several quarters” to return the global B737 MAX fleet to the skies following a grounding that has left about 700 planes on the tarmac.

TUI fly no longer expects any B737 MAX in fiscal 2020 due to the grounding.

TUI Group says fiscal 2020 underlying EBIT range updated to between approximately €850 million to €1 billion reflecting full-year B737 MAX grounding costs, partly expected to be offset by current strong trading, other mitigation and a certain level of compensation from Boeing.

Ural Airlines did not meet its 2019 operational and financial targets, in part due to delays in A320neo deliveries and grounding of the B737 MAX.
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Boeing said it has begun flying a B737 MAX plane with new software as a test to see how the plane functions when it is operated as a MAX would be in an airline fleet.

Boeing will resume production of the B737 MAX before the plane is allowed back in the air as the company attempts to recover from the crisis.
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Southwest extends 737 MAX flight cancellations through early August
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Boeing calls the claims by Timaero Ireland “completely implausible and fatally vague” in the court case over the contract for B737 MAX orders.


Boeing is unlikely, for several years, to hit the monthly 57-unit production rate it had targeted for the B737 MAX preceding the grounding of the jet due to delays in regulatory approval.
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Boeing will take years to deliver new production B737 MAX scheduled for delivery in 2020-2023 because the restart of the MAX production will fall far short of delivery commitments, says analyst Scott Leeham.
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No flights on United Airlines MAX until 4 September.
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