Boeing 737 MAX Series

It would be cool to have this especially with MCAS If it works properly

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I really hope they add this great aircraft, i think they will included when the 737 get a near rework

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Dam where is the spare vote when its neded.

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I will clear up a vote for this! We need this. Imagine how awesome this would look in Infinite Flight! If you can photoshop what a MAX would look like in Infinite Flight and post it to this thread, you get a cookie.

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I will love to have this livery

It looks so cool on the 737 max 8 🤩

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I know this opinion won’t be popular, but hear me out. I apologize in advance if I insult or upset anyone - viewer discretion is advised.

While the 737 is the best-selling commercial jet all-time, the only reason it still sells to this day is that it is modified to be barely on par with competing models. The airframe has been modified and stretched beyond its original limits, and it is not like it handles particularly well either. We all know how well the 737MAX worked out for Boeing, and I’m telling you that it is not pretty.

Why do people still find the 737 appealing? Is it simply because of its large quantities? Or is there something more to it, like corporate greed on the grounds of commonality? Commonality as in slapping modification upon modification to keep the program afloat in the face of foreign competition?

Once again, I apologize if I upset anyone.

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I couldn’t have said it better mate. Fully agree!

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Don’t worry! We are a supporting community, and we like to hear opinions from all sides! At least most of us that is.

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the 747 is also a plane built upon successive generations of essentially the same aircraft, with modification after modification. but because it’s still a legendary plane, no one’s complaining.

the 737 MAX runs like a dream. it’s fuel efficient and smooth to ride. the problem was the badly designed MCAS which caused the accidents.

once the systems are fixed, it will be on par with any A320.

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Would be nice to see this beauty, if we get the MAX one day in IF. It is truly a very unique livery LOT made here ;)

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Both the 737Max and A320NEO are modifications to an existing airframe that revolves around adding more fuel efficient wing tips and new engines that required new mounting hardware. The NEO was actually a response from Airbus due to the Max’s success.

In regards to the Max, it’s an improvement over the 737NGs in many ways. Improved avionics for the pilots that present more data to the pilots in an easier way. For passengers, it offers a slightly quieter ride with a little bit more comfort assuming the airline didn’t go with a cramped interior. If they did blame the airline not Boeing (Fun fact: the cramped interiors won’t work on Airbus planes without airlines blocking off the last row of seats due to CG issues).

You say the Max has bad handling. It doesn’t. In fact for 737NG pilots the only difference in flying they really feel is the increase range and higher fuel efficiency. Other then that it handles the same. Now you could argue the crashes prove otherwise but you have dive into what really happened.

In both cases the MCAS system which is a system designed to help pilots prevent stalls by pitching the airplane down using trim automatically. In the case of the Indonesian crash, there was different data coming from the two AoA (angle of attack) sensors. Unfortunately Boeing didn’t account for this in their code and this causes the activation of the MCAS system. Had Boeing told airlines and pilots about the existence of the system maybe pilots would have reacted to the situation a little better. However, 737 pilots are trained for a situation called “runaway trim” which is similar to what occurs in these MCAS error situations and solved by flipping a switch that every 737 pilot knows to do. Something that never happened in the Indonesian crash. In fact, in the Ethiopian crash the pilots did do that, but then they flipped the switch back and did it multiple times leading the crash. Had they not touched the switch again it’s possible that everything would have been fine. The MCAS errors in the Indonesian crash are interesting to investigators because the AoA sensor was giving pilots the day before on the same plane issues too and was reported to maintenance who apparently fixed the issue.

So while Boeing is at fault for having poor design flaws in the MCAS system, mainly dealing with erroneous data from the AoA sensor, there are also other factors involved in these crashes. The 737 MAX will remain a popular aircraft once they are free to fly again due their increased efficiency and comfort compared to the 737NG. I for one look forward to flying on a MAX again next year

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Well said and nice facts but that is if they fly again you never know airlines might not trust it and go for other airplanes

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Guys, let’s stop with the arguing please.

We all have our opinions on the issue. If you’d like to discuss, form a group PM to avoid contributing to active arguments.

While I may not be a fan of Boeing or the 737 at all, the MAX would be an awesome feature to add in IF!

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Yes it would!

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It might be cool to have it added to IF, but not as cool as a reworked 757, imho we need that more than anything in IF at this point (besides taxi lights).

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I hope that when the MAX flies again, the IF developers can start developments on this beauty! I would seriously love to have this airplane in IF! :D

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Actually, I’m pretty sure that the MAX was a response from Boeing to Airbus’ NEO. They were pressured by American Airlines.

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I think the 737 MAX was a result from pressure from AA, SW and a few other airlines. What they ended up with was a compromised design that disrupted their operations, you reap what you sow.

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NEO came first. Max was the response.

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The max honestly looks so beautiful!

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