As long as the ONLY change is the engine and the underlying diagnostics/warnings in the flight computer, then it's trivial, MAYBE 100 million Euros, MAYBE. You'd need to validate the warnings in the cockpit and then run through the flight envelope to ensure there's nothing untoward about the aerody...Jump to post
The Engineers who designed that Lousy system. Who were they? They should go to Jail but we'll Never know their names either and? they'll NEVER go to jail. Unless those ”lousy engineers” acted with intent to kill somebody, the buck stops with the chief engineer who holds the delegation from the FAA....Jump to post
if you fit the smaller engines on the frames .... even if they are a little bit larger than the NG variant .... you do not need to move the engines in front and you do not need those problematic 737MAX nacells. The wings and fuselage join up would have been sized for the heavier engines. Lighter en...Jump to post
In German only, but here’s an automated translation: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aero.de%2Fnews-33316%2FAirbus-will-emissionsarmes-Flugzeug-entwickeln.html Thoughts? PS: I didn’t see this being discussed anywhere. Feel free to delete if I ...Jump to post
The thing is, how do you ramp up a new design to the production capacity that is needed to effectively replace the A320 from 2030 onwards. Whatever replaces the A320 family will most likely not replace it overnight when it’s ready. There is likely to be a significant cut over where both the A320 fa...Jump to post
Those who think this change is for the worse have clearly never been marginalised before, and have no clue what that feels like.
In my opinion this change is for the better. Good on you AC!
Slightly confusing that the two biggest SAneo customers (440 and 430 ac on order respectively) are two companies going by very similar names. I wasn’t sure which one of the two (IndiGo or Indigo Partners) Received this 1000th neo, but it seems to be 6E? Well done to Airbus either way - what a great ...Jump to post
Nicoeddf wrote:I know. Exactly what I wrote.
Parts of the HPC going through HPT is not uncontained. Where else would parts from the HPC go, but downstream with the airflow? I have seen plenty of engines with totally destroyed core engines due to a single blade rupture upstream. Nothing uncontained in that. Uncontained engine rotor failure is ...Jump to post
It's the pointy end of a 747 getting broke up & the ass end of a DC-10 that most likely also being broke up. These are usually mock ups made out of more flame resistent materials than common aircraft structures. Helps to make sure the mock up doesn’t melt on every firefighter training session a...Jump to post
Surely if the aircraft is interesting for a criminal investigation, then this would have already been well searched for evidence/seized to avoid evidence being erased by members of his estate? It’s all speculation, but I’m with the people who think these aircraft will be dealt with by his estate alo...Jump to post
Difficult to judge, however in my opinion it’s a lot easier to damage a reputation in today’s world compared to what it was like at the time of the DC10. Way more information available now with traditional, new media, and social networks around. People are way more “informed” (in quotation marks as ...Jump to post
One thing I’ve always wondered about when travelling mainly through UK airports is, that departure gates are only announced shortly before boarding begins. Other large airports like FRA, MUC, and AMS seem to announce the departure gates well in advance. Why is it different? It always makes me feel l...Jump to post
They’ll keep selling which means the order book will keep growing well into the future. Once sales reduce and the order book is running low, production rates will be reduced to keep production going for as long as possible whilst new buyers are found. If no new buyers are found, production will ceas...Jump to post
I felt this deserved to have its own thread (to keep Le Bourget Airbus orders thread clean of discussion about a new type being introduced). Mods feel free to delete if you disagree. Press release: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/airbus-launches-longest-range-singleaisle-ai...Jump to post
Black is a poor choice of colour for thermal management reasons on the ground - gets hot a lot quicker in a black plane compared to a white one.Jump to post
The critical point is not what method is required to open the door, but what method is used to deploy the slide ? Is that a simple push button? Before take off the crew gets a command to “arm doors and cross check” - you’ve probably heard it before. The crew will then “arm” the slide so that when t...Jump to post
This should be impossible to do by design.Jump to post
So the airlines that bought the "first generation" CS300/A220 got an inferior product? This is always the case with everything in life, especially technology. As technology advances previous generations of products will be “inferior”. However if you always wait for the next generation, yo...Jump to post
Airlines and military, raise your acceptance standards for the benefit of crews and passengers, and OEM's are sure to follow. I disagree wholeheartedly with this - a company’s quality department should always set a higher standard than the customer expects. Don’t turn the customer into the quality ...Jump to post
1) Why did they not reduce thrust? Would a reduction in thrust not initially result in a further pitch down moment on the aircraft as this is effectively a rear wards change in thrust below the centre of lift? Kind of in the opposite sense of direction of increasing thrust last when performing a st...Jump to post
My take on reading the accident report is that the flight was saveable until they turned the Electric Trim back on which reactivated MCAS which due to the high speed they were travelling at they were not able to recover from as the airspeed was excessive. I can’t find the part of the report that sa...Jump to post
The flight was okay after turning it off for several minutes - but it appears as though they flicked the switch again and turned it on (Electric Trim) which the Boeing bulletin says specifically not to do. They probably turned on the electric system again as they couldn't trim the plane correctly a...Jump to post
Are aircraft manufacturer employees held to the same standard we are on the ramp when it comes to aircraft crashes? For those who doesn’t know; if you are working on the aircraft as a ramp agent, a gate agent, or a Fueler.. etc... we get charged with man slaughter for every person on the plane and ...Jump to post
What many are forgetting is that MCAS (and its higher THS deflection angle) have been implemented for a reason. It wouldn’t have been introduced in the first place, or changed from 0.6 to 2.5deg deflection, if it wasn’t required to create a “stable” aircraft. The fact that the system has had to exis...Jump to post
ST suggested that Boeing made changes to the way MCAS worked after the certification was done and did not update them on that. If proven true, is that a criminal offense? The MAX is essentially a build up of MODs, and that MOD stack is part of its certification. To make a change after certification...Jump to post
When I was aboard a cruise ship as a passenger taking a bridge tour, an ear-splitting alarm went off. A crewman went running to respond to it. When we asked what that was all about, the first officer explained: "That goes off every fifteen minutes and its purpose is to ensure that we are all a...Jump to post
Good observations. So based on the 738 pic above and what we see in the video at 4:28, the jack screw on the wrecked a 763 would have been at a much greater “nose up” type attitude right? Obviously that doesn’t show what the elevators were doing. Does that jackscrew control trim? Yes the jackscrew ...Jump to post
Video of the wreckage found so far: https://youtu.be/-G-KfcFQg9U At 4:28 in the video, you can see the jackscrew for the tailplane (I could be wrong though). It's at it's lowest/highest point on the screw? Does that look about right? If the NTSB suspected mechanical failure, would they really let j...Jump to post
Is it the one at Aeroscopia museum in Toulouse?
QF 32 is probably one of the more high profile ones in recent times, the cause being a misaligned counter bore within a stub oil pipe leading to a fatigue fracture. I don’t remember if the engineering drawing of the part was missing a concentricity tolerance berween the pipe and the counterbore? If...Jump to post
didnt see this posted anywhere yet. Mods feel free to delete if I’m just being blind.
https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... -2018.html
Pretty impressive numbers?
twicearound wrote:Let me clarify. His statement said the US was "to far away" from most of the world's population.
If you haven’t come across it already, seatguru is a good website to check details for specific seats for a flight.Jump to post
Yeah that was my initial reaction as well. However DL9770 was ATL-TLS on 9.4., and DL9931 was TLS-ATL on 11.4., both on a 767.
Would DL fly a whole 767 worth of staff to TLS just to go pick up an A350?
There was an A350 transfer flight today (DL9959).
Lipstick on a pig? So what we have is 63 identified customers ordering just over 3,900 airframes. Say at a super low ball cost of 275 billion dollars. It appears the people with brains are willing to spend a pile of money on pork. Imagine what they could fetch with your go fast stripes. Another a.n...Jump to post
Don’t like the aircraft, nor the livery. To me the MAX looks like a chavy boy racer car with just about every mod done to it that one could think of. Take a 60s design, slap on some bigger engines (in my opinion too big for the short stubby landing gear), add sharklets, add scimitars, add raccoon ey...Jump to post
I would assume it’s usually on the right hand side as this is the service side of the aircraft? In case of overspill out of the tank this might be favourable?Jump to post