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
fabian9 wrote:A340 MSN1 is currently test flying.
PatrickZ80 wrote:The 757 / 767, first glass cockpit.
3. A320. Airbus had the insight to take an existing military technology (true fly-by-wire) and apply it for the first time to commercial jets. Doesn't Concorde hold that honour? For me it's Concorde for the reason quoted above, and the fact that it enabled supersonic commercial transportation. My n...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:727LOVER wrote:STUPID QUESTION TIME
How exactly does one tell the difference between a CEO and NEO?
Engines, that is it.
Just had a look a pictures and it does indeed look like that's the one - thanks for clearing that up!
And here is the confirmation:
It was white and red, and it was taxiing around AMS around 4PM CET today (22/07/2016). Impossible to tell if it was arriving or departing I'm afraid. It was definitely an A320 size, the engines and tail looked like an A320, no wing fences. No 737 either however as it didn't haven't the classic 737 k...Jump to post
All, I just saw what I believe to be an A320 at AMS. Unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to snap a picture, but it appeared to have a bulge on the starboard side roughly above the front door. Does anybody have any idea what this may have been? Maybe any keen AMS spotters that are around? As I said b...Jump to post