Airbus has a 4 bogey setup they used on some earlier 320's which they can probably use if they need to. That's a persisting A.net myth that I'm surprised you are still (involuntarily) propagating, given you've been on this forum for a while. These gears were developed for low runway loading operati...Jump to post
Another successful launch! And a third successful landing for this F9 booster! Congratulations yet again SpaceX! Tugg I believe core 1047 has only flown once before (Telstar 19V in July), which would make this its second landing. The next mission, however, should see core 1046 (the first block 5 bo...Jump to post
And you? What the hell do you have to add? Do you have any idea at all about the cutout switches on the pedestal? And what training the pilots receive? I know that on the Boeings I flew, pulling the yoke should cut the stab working against me. I also know that the cutout switches cut hydraulic powe...Jump to post
Oh Dear. So much confusion and so little understanding. I have carefully read-through all the gibberish and can only say: "Please read Post #15". The stab-trim ran-away. THAT IS WHAT YOU DO! sheesh! Are you a pilot? Do you know at what speed the MCAS would run the stab towards Nose Down? ...Jump to post
The poor airmanship claim is only my assertion, based on the fact that no matter what else the pilot is supposed to aviate, and that means noticing if his plane starts nosing down and doing everything possible to stop an uncalled for descent. It also means setting the throttles to a power setting a...Jump to post
Right. As opposed to being routed through the US where it is a well known fact that no government organisation parses through most of the internet data at all, ever... Rule #1 of internet privacy: there is no internet privacy. And Google might have been a cool up and coming tech company 15 years ago...Jump to post
There's quite an incredible amount of options available to clients on modern airliners. They range from the size of cargo doors to the type of upholstering you want on the cockpit seats. Apart from the examples cited above, the avionics and communication suites are highly customizable, you can choos...Jump to post
Rather than criticize progress you’d be better off accepting it I have, at no moment, criticized the new flight control design by Gulfstream and BAE. I'm sure it'll work very well. I am also aware of the limitations and quirks of the Airbus FBW along with the functioning of more conventional flight...Jump to post
Flight control systems that keep Pilots in the loop and fully aware of all modes and phases of automatic and manual flight by providing maximum feedback are not ‘ancient paradigms’ but vital design features that significantly enhance pilot performance and flight safety I am assuming that this affir...Jump to post
Sounds as if they are fairly well down the line already. To be honest I'm not sure. They wanted to go straight to building the thing, now they're talking extra steps, such as doing a scaled down version, as if to validate the concept. This sounds like more work and more time to me as they'll want t...Jump to post
I wonder if the arrangement would include the rights to the older Dash 8 models and whether Viking might be interested in resurrecting them, as they've done with the twotter. Given their niche positioning, I can't really see them supplying and supporting a global fleet of Q400s for established airli...Jump to post
Sounds like the usual ULCC passenger syndrome to me... Many are happy to pay peanuts for their tickets, yet demand the full service treatment when anything goes wrong. It happens to other LCCs, but as long as it doesn't deter people from buying tickets, then who cares, really? People always go for t...Jump to post
Having said that I think that linked, active side sticks are a big advance and what Airbus should have done originally, along with back driven AT Back to the subject of back driven controls, and especially in the case of back driven thrust levers, I cannot disagree more. After 10 years on the Boein...Jump to post
Well, this is airliners.net and not philosophers.net but I would say that picture of the A380 is just a symbol the author used to stress his words „big things“. :old: True. It doesn't necessarily have to do with the a380 at all. It just happens to be their flagship. So that leaves just about... any...Jump to post
Why can't it just be a new a380 destination?Jump to post
Closer to Earth - both metaphorically and literally - SpaceX has bagged 2 launch contracts for Falcon Heavy in the last couple of weeks... https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-new-falcon-heavy-launch-contract-prospects-stabilize/ https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-falcon-heavy-two-commercial-contracts-9-d...Jump to post
I agree that is has more to do with extreme data gathering and analysis by a host of advanced software at several levels of the airline business than just aircraft utilization optimization. What used to be guesstimates and gut feelings in an uncompetitive market are now quasi-scientific methods in a...Jump to post
I'm surprised it is so profitable as the crew costs alone must take a ferocious bite out of the revenue. Then, at the end the hotel costs for them all. Doing ultra longhaul properly ain't cheap and QF does do things properly. You are way overblowing crew costs. First of all, this flight would not c...Jump to post
The crew interface (i.e. the flight deck and everything in it) has stayed much the same for obvious certification reasons. Pilots who possess an A32x rating need to be able to operate a 1988-built A320 (if there were any left) and a 2018-built A321NEO seamlessly on the same day. The cockpit and its ...Jump to post
The spiritual successor to the A310.
And this is why you keep your seatbelts on regardless of the signs...
No help for the cabin crew doing the service, however, or whoever was using the loo.
Revelation wrote:Maybe she was celebrating Canadian Legalization Day?
It's only natural for manufacturers to diversify and consolidate their supplier base, especially in light of Boeing's issues with its supplier chain in the 787 debacle early in the program. The south west of France hosts a lot of competent and experienced aerospace suppliers that cater to the severa...Jump to post
It still would take less time to develop and certify an a321neoxxxlr+++ / a322 than it would take Boeing to do a clean sheet NMA, even with a new wing. As such, Airbus is sitting on the current lineup and only has to wait to see what the competition will look like when it's announced to decide how t...Jump to post
Talk about clickbait...Jump to post
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45798643 This is why we're doomed as a species... We haven't evolved out of greed and short-sightedness, regardless of how much we understand these behaviors to be detrimental to the greater good and on the long run. As long as the Aussies don't start cry...Jump to post
Remember, it's only fake news if it has a liberal bias...
These 'Millenials are killing...' headlines are fun.
Unable to adapt your business to the constantly shifting World? Blame millenials!
Why would you analyse your own failures when you can blame an entire generation for not living the way you did decades ago?
MSPNWA wrote:You're making the error of equating human beliefs with scientific facts. One is considered debatable among the world population. The other is not.
I share that pessimism. I have no trust in the ability of mankind to come together and tackle the problem, as evident as it may be. We simply are not collectively smart enough. We will continue to do too little too late, until climate change has a direct and consequential effect on every single one ...Jump to post
Massive amounts of sensationalism from that article, as expected... There is no confirmation that there was a fire. It could have been an oil / hydraulic leak. There was no evacuation. In other very important news, the Sun rose today, thus narrowly averting the end of the World after it inexplicably...Jump to post
Odd thing ( to me) is that the BE-4 is designed from the ground up indeed inception as a reusable engine,yet here they are planning to throw them away each time (Unlike Blue Origin).Makes no sense to me,but clearly does to ULA (Boeing) who are of course doing exactly the same thing with the fabulou...Jump to post
Here's is a piece of news that I didn't see posted on the MilAv/Space forum yet, probably because it is barely news at all... ...ULA has officially settled on Blue Origin's BE-4 for its Vulcan launcher, thus confirming what everybody pretty much expected already. https://spacenews.com/a-look-at-blue...Jump to post
Anyway, people really don’t understand point of this topic so all of this time that I lost explaining was pure waste of time. People don’t understand and care about regulations and frankly they don’t care about new possibilities with airliners generally. I made mistake, people on this forum are gen...Jump to post
I've heard my share of rumors from airline 'insiders' that were worth less than the time it took listening to them.
This one, by its very ludicrousness and complete lack if substantiation sounds like one of them...
...then again, ET is 100% owned by Ethiopia's government.
Espionnage works in all directions, but in this case, the West is going to have to admit that it's handing China the stick to beat them with...
...all in the name of greed.
Several commercial aircraft have more than one certified MTOW. It allows for lower airport fees where the operator does not need the full take off weight of the airplane. Typically larger aircraft on short routes. Since Airbus will mostly use the Belugas on short flights across western Europe, I'm g...Jump to post
When I load winds and view them for a given waypoint, some are displayed in small font and some in large font. Both the B747-400 and 747-8F FMS manuals say the Large Font means pilot entered winds and the Small Font means propagated winds. Over places like Eastern Russia or at lower altitudes over ...Jump to post
The current generation of airliners have quite a lot of spare capacity in the holds for cargo, especially long haul aircraft. Add to that the explosion of routes and frequencies all over the planet that has occured in the last decade or two, and the general availability of belly cargo capacity has r...Jump to post
Most pilots prefer bigger planes, as they are considered more prestigious. I wouldn't say prestige has a lot to do with it, though some do suffer from the big-shiny-jey syndrome. Wide-body time does help build a fancier CV, however. It's all about pay, conditions and benefits. I'd much rather fly a...Jump to post
Don't get me wrong, but the reason for argument was: if you sold a couple of thousand units, you are more eager to develop derivatives. I certainly wasn't arguing with that. On the contrary, merely emphasizing the point against the OP's hypothesis of a possible MC-21 NMA contender. Although, on pap...Jump to post