Boeing's race to the bottom is not just limited to the MAX and lying about the structural failure during the test of the 777X?
If you fly an NPA in Precision Approach weather conditions, fail to follow the manufacturers procedures and fail to monitor your vertical profile then you will have a "hard landing" at some point - doesn't matter what kind of aircraft you are flying imho.lostaviator wrote: ↑Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:30 amExcept for those pesky "hard landings" because the technology is so "mature".Eric Janson wrote: ↑Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:16 amMature technology - no surprises.Transonic wrote: ↑Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:08 pmThe choice was 12 year old A332s from Emirates or the much older Qantas 763s.
Airbus was brokering the A332 deal that included induction assistance, which WestJet liked. Boeing countered with a deal where Boeing would buy the 767s and overhaul to Canadian standards.
Boeing subcontracted the work to a contractor that fell well below expectations. The aircraft were delivered late and below the standard promised.
WestJet built an ambitious schedule with the assurance from Boeing that these 767s will have a high dispatch reliability. That did not happen.
I'll bet if they could do things over WestJet would have taken the A332.