Personally I have more faith in the French than the other parties who have already tried, having more experience with AF447 for example. Secondly, along with having 4 frenchmen on board, the flaperon was found on a French island. They are also much more rigorous in accident investigations than other...Jump to post
Well... this happened to a friend of mine... don't exactly know what happened but they diverted the plane to Kuala Lumpur to deplane her body.... instead of going all the way to Perth. I once read that singapore airlines have a special locker for this sort of situation and that BA once covered the b...Jump to post
catiii wrote:voxkel wrote:In fact, there is no better high and hot aircraft than the 757.
Of course this ignores the fact the North Koreans would see them coming and the plethora of AAA present would make short work of low slow firing A-10s. Low and slow, it's a tried and tested technique, mainly by the RAF, i recall that it worked quite well for them and their antiquated banana bombers...Jump to post
Here's my useless opinion on the T50/SU57. Is it as good as or better than the F22 or F35, who knows. Is it no more than a box of bolts made to look good? Again who knows. Why? Maskirovka. Anyone talking and claiming facts about this aircraft or any other russian aircraft/russian military 'thing' wi...Jump to post
Looks like they took the YF-23 and F-111 and let them mate. Nice result.Jump to post
Does anyone know how long the A359ULR flew for today, was it a routine flight or did it also stretch its ULR legs? you'd have had to Wait Another Day ( i.e. what is the ULR endurance with full tanks (165kl ) and no payload : 20++ hours?? :-) ( hmm, time for a new record: Jets: hours flown without r...Jump to post
Right now you can buy one of the internet for 20 million USD, if there are any family minded multi millionaires... form a queue.Jump to post
If Boeing NMA plans become clear and the product gets launch a t Farnborough, I think Airbus might go for a two step approach. https://airlinerwatch.com/content/images/2018/03/2.jpg :arrow: Do a bigger A321NEO subfamily, bigger wing etc. and make it hit the market around 2023 :arrow: Around 2020/21...Jump to post
1.) Thes CS500 as a A319+ sized plane opimized for short-haul (2500nm) 2.) Rewing the A320neo for medium-haul (5000nm) 3.) Rewing the A321neo to give it medium range (5000nm) without tanks in the cargo-hold 4.) A A322 optimized for the Boeing MOM suitspot (270seats/4500nm range) The positioning of ...Jump to post
That is one seriously large engine. The normal 744 engines look so tiny. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/sites/default/files/styles/artikel/public/website_633x300/slider-technologie/general_electric_boeing_747_c_ge_1280.jpg Source: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/18/technologie/gig...Jump to post
*Slow clap* Well done UA.Jump to post
1TV Rus just showed some pictures, apparently only smaller pieces were found and reports say, there have been falling burning parts in the sky. So it seems the airplane blew up mid air. I'll post a source, once I get one on the net. If the aircraft blows up mid-air you would likely find much larger...Jump to post
First of all, it is NOT the security staff, it is AF staff. This procedure might be new for you, but it is common practice worldwide. EUROWINGS is doing exactly the same at their hub in Cologne, but most often I have this seen in Malaysia (but I have to confess at the old LCCT). Ok then, explain wh...Jump to post
While security should generally treat you in a nice way, the 12 kg limit is a limit . You aren't supposed to go over it, even if the official policy is a 0.9 kg discrepancy. If you plan to take more, buy the ticket with a checked suitcase in the first place. Take less than 12 kg, and nobody will bo...Jump to post
B747forever wrote:That is why I love flying with BA. They must be one of few airlines worldwide that do not care about the weight of your carry on. The limit is 23kg!
If hand luggage is overweight by a small margin, you can always put something from your bag in a pocket... Also, some carriers accept a separate camera bag and such. Rules ARE rules, and they’re there for a reason, but of course, agents should be polite. One thing that may make the Securitas agents...Jump to post
A word of warning to all passengers flying AF from CDG, (my experience is from 2F only but is probably the same in other terminals). As you probably know, following numerous terrorist attacks in France, airport security has been heightened, this can easily be seen with the employment of private secu...Jump to post
Pure dreams, however Boom has circa 70 orders... or almost 4x the amount of concorde's aver made, including the 2 prototypes and pre-productions examples. I hate to interfere with your little fantasy here but it's worth noting that Concorde's order book numbered above 100 for some time, and as of f...Jump to post
T3 has increased its security lines by 3 gates ready for next summer. Previously only lanes 4/5/6/9/10/11 were in full operation. Lanes 2/7 and 8 are being brought into full use. Lane 2will be fast track only, but just awaiting a new body scanner to be put in. It’s also put in more info boards, mor...Jump to post
Taking things a bit off subject but will Boeing do something about A350 ULR, I know it's a niche area, but it'll replace the 777-200LR pretty well I think and give even more, range is to be 9700NM according to Airbus, 777-8 will have 8700 IIRC.Jump to post
Good for MAN, however they should really do something about security lines and border control. More flights are great but it means if you don't plan that passing through security at MAN takes anywhere in between 15 to 45 minutes you're probably not going to be on time. Same goes for border control, ...Jump to post
A failure that big isn't a mechanical defect on all engines, otherwise other airlines would've already caught acute engine cannibalism. Either an individual defect in construction or laziness from the ground crew, who replaced used compressor shafts with surplus TSR2 onesJump to post
Short answer: Engine was starving and it ate itself.
Long answer: AF mechanics got bored and found that surplus TSR2 LP compressor shafts fit on GP7200. TSR2 LP compressor shaft did its job perfectly.
Slightly off topic here, but another reason for Airbus trying to keep A380 alive is the unions. I'm probably blowing this out of proportion, but a388 final assembly is in France. In this neck of the woods the unions are still strong, too strong the way I see it. Airbus will be very red in the face w...Jump to post
https://goo.gl/images/UrdqLx 4000+ nm ✔️ Space for 220-260 seats (probs economy only)✔️ Possibility of duct taping CFM-56 and blended winglets ✔️ Readily available ✔️ (Might want to check with the museum curators) Sexiest most awesome plane around ✔️ This is the future of MoM. I guess sh*tposting i...Jump to post
4000+ nm ✔️
Space for 220-260 seats (probs economy only)✔️
Possibility of duct taping CFM-56 and blended winglets ✔️
Readily available ✔️ (Might want to check with the museum curators)
Sexiest most awesome plane around ✔️
This is the future of MoM.
With all this talk on Boeing launching 797/MoM soon, would investing in Boeing and shorting Airbus be a good idea? Also, I think any Airbus response is basically the TRUE MoM, a 757 replacement, Boeing know this, which is why they're putting the 767 on steroids. Any A322/A321-neo-plus would decimate...Jump to post