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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Synthetic aviation fuels - the future for environmentally friendly aviation?
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Synthetic aviation fuels - the future for environmentally friendly aviation?

Totally out of my fields, but could the excess energy that wind and solar often produce be used to 'juice up' any liquid flammable to get its energy density up to the kerosene range? Alternately, as gasoline demand declines, and I think we will be seeing this within 5 years, could that gas be reform...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 202
Views: 13137

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Something a civil engineer might be able to enlighten us. Starting about 150 years ago we started building great and expensive bridges. An amazingly large number of them are still functioning (old Roman Empire bridges are too). Late in the 1900s engineers figured out that a lot of those bridges were...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Synthetic aviation fuels - the future for environmentally friendly aviation?
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Synthetic aviation fuels - the future for environmentally friendly aviation?

But if we figure out how to use hybrids for those shorter than 1 (even 2) hour flights the fossil fuel used in aviation will drop dramatically. Likely it might be cheaper for longer flights to use a percent of synthetic fuel. We just need to make significant improvements every year.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 236
Views: 18479

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

I think pilot shortages is what is driving this, so many people have left the industry for good during covid. The public dont see it as there isnt that much flying going on, I know from colleagues in other companies a lot of very experienced people have left the industry because of dumb government ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 236
Views: 18479

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

Some what relevant, at sea the captain or officer of the deck really don't do anything. Their job is to maintain the utmost situational awareness. The captain, even if not on the bridge, may have a mini stateroom just aft of the 'captain's seat'. Also somewhat relative, cars with all the latest safe...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IntelliDrive
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: IntelliDrive

Court dynamics of liability is likely to mean that most cars will be insured by the manufacturer as auto-pilot/FSD take over more and more of the tasks of driving safely. They will monitor the car and its drivers. What the US needs are privacy rules limiting what the manufacturer does with the data ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 31
Views: 1550

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

res the healthiness of Coke, the old fashion 1940s bottles held 7 oz, and for most part were an occasional treat. Not a health issue then.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 336
Views: 22390

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Interesting article. And while it doesn't specifically say so, the ending is act on the science we know - get vaccinated, and be careful especially if you are around other people who are vulnerable. We don't know it all, but we know enough.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3100

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

2-11 year old kids still need protecting, especially it appears, against the Delta variant. My of three grandkids in that vulnerable group. I expect their teachers, staff, other parents etc. to help keep them safe with vaccinations. And accelerate the process for getting children vaccinated.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2140

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

luckyone - your assessment has pretty much brought you to the same place as mine has. People should have a place to exist (if that is what they are choosing to do), and provide porta-potties, a garbage bin, and ensure the homeless are safe from other predator homeless.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 336
Views: 22390

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

If supporting data comes in on the dangers of Delta it seems that vaccines for the next lower age group (2-11) need to be authorized sooner. Is work on this being done?

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU, U.S. Agree to Five-Year Truce in Boeing-Airbus Trade Dispute
Replies: 20
Views: 3274

Re: EU, U.S. Agree to Five-Year Truce in Boeing-Airbus Trade Dispute

I still think that the new cockpit would benefit by some US/EU/UK subsidies and direction. Possibly even direct R&D.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2227

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

Hitler*, Duerte, Erdogan, Xi, Putin - along with Trump all heroes of the American 'right'. Enemies, S. Korea, Japan, France, Germany, Canada - definitely enemies of the right.

*all of the Trump supporters carrying the Nazi flag.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 224277

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The 320/737 are extraordinarily successful planes. Whatever is going to replace the upper capacity of those is going to have to be an tremendously great plane.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32989

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

A background comment. Ground and air transportation both can be greatly improved. Options for transport for all people can improve. Carbon free, or at least much better, can happen at the same time. I myself, see greatly increased capacity on our 'no grade crossing' highway system with more autonomo...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy interview, CAPA on airlines
Replies: 34
Views: 4224

Re: Udvar-Hazy interview, CAPA on airlines

I think defined benefit pension holders are also considered 'creditor' to some degree. I am uncertain on that.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy interview, CAPA on airlines
Replies: 34
Views: 4224

Re: Udvar-Hazy interview, CAPA on airlines

Corrections invited, but in bankruptcy the federal judge has all the power, and he/she operates under a set of laws, regulations, precedents. Creditors mostly have the right to determine what will be done with assets, but the judge, operating more as an arbiter considers what other stakeholders clai...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15545

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

Boeing knows (knew?) how to build good planes and do it at a profit. It has tried a lot of other things and failures were spectacular or dull, but still failures. Given that stock prices are largely an estimate of future profits Boeing has to have a future - and that is building good airplanes. That...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.

Us smart primates rely on all sorts of compartmentalization's, whether we think we are religious or not. Autonomy is a very high value for me, I raised my kids to also value it. Yet from a cognitive science point of view I also am aware that individual autonomy is a problematic sort of thing. Humans...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15545

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

Res the 737. An all new replacement can not be competitive with the 320 neo family. $15 billion R&D for only a small improvement in CASM.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 6695

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Why is there so much conviction that Afghanistan is all that much more violent than US culture. I see little evidence. We do have a more effective government.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters
Replies: 40
Views: 2426

Re: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters

Given that evolution is going to work somewhat the same for any other planet others have posited that so called intelligent life likely will not survive the move into a highly technical culture. Cultural wisdom does not seem to evolve for fairly obvious reasons. Then again maybe human culture will s...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing offers 777X Freighter to QR. Eyeing Order for 30
Replies: 129
Views: 20383

Re: Boeing offers 777X Freighter to QR. Eyeing Order for 30

seahawk wrote:
Who ever doubted that the 777-8F will launch?


I think there was some serious discussion that the 777X was not as well adapted to being a freighter as was the 777.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14501

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Again I have sympathy for the reporters (as well as for the survivors of all those untimely deaths). Here in western Washington where we once had thousands of reporters, we now have hundreds. They are spread so thin every crack, crevice and ding shows. It is not pretty.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1917
Views: 253506

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Restaurant workers aren't simply finding better jobs. The geniuses in power have simply made it more lucrative for people not to work right now. This is what happens when unemployment benefits become weaponized as vote buying. Turns out if you kill off part of your workforce and give the rest time ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy interview, CAPA on airlines
Replies: 34
Views: 4224

Re: Udvar-Hazy interview, CAPA on airlines

LCD.. - interesting comments. And then oddly there are people and companies who love (and I think that is literal thing) making planes, flying and working on them, and even bankers and financiers who love making it all possible. I tend to explain everything from evolutionary development and morality...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New phone- help me choose
Replies: 29
Views: 1290

Re: New phone- help me choose

I like the android, sometimes klunky but no kludges. Apple wants to do things 'their' way, I like to do them my way. Android obliges. But in '18 got a '19 RAV4 with all the safety devices and at that time it worked best with an iPhone. So I suffer along doing things Jobs the Jerk's way. My kids like...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.

From whatever political or religious angle, I can understand that high school commencement speeches are best bland blather for hundreds of people (thousands) who are there almost entirely to see their favorite kid come walking across the stage. A few throw away lines on the speakers concerns are OK....

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15545

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

On a typical 180 passenger narrow body boarding 40-60 persons from the back via stairs would be welcome to most, turn those rear seats into something more premium as well as reduce hassle just a little.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy interview, CAPA on airlines
Replies: 34
Views: 4224

Re: Udvar-Hazy interview, CAPA on airlines

The interview, what jumped out at me, airlines have lost ALL of the profits they have ever made since WWII. Borrowed against every tangible asset, and also against virtual and intangible assets. Government loans will have to be forgiven, converted to some sort of ownership, or paid back (he seems to...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1917
Views: 253506

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The sociology work changes from almost 18 months of shutdown are going to be substantial. Restaurant workers are finding better jobs. Employers are finding it more difficult than expected to get people to quit working from home. Road warriors I know are saying 'no' to regular flying. At this time no...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 336
Views: 22390

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

And anecdotal review. Our Kitsap County and Washington State (where first serious outbreak in the US occurred) went into full protection mode early in 2020. Washington was doing amongst the best in the US, and Kitsap County was doing better than the State, despite all of the defense industry going f...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2594

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

Offsets used to electrify the economy and accelerate wind/solar could be fairly tangible and transparent. Ground transportation has immense 'low hanging fruit'. Residence and commercial heating/cooling are another immense part of energy consumption. Concrete and steel production are another opportun...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 30, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to increase production of A320neo
Replies: 19
Views: 5621

Re: Airbus to increase production of A320neo

But it is a legitimate question as to how many new planes a month airlines can financially absorb. I don't have a guess on this.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun May 30, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 43
Views: 8336

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?

Pitched or perhaps, how many -8s have to be produced a year to keep its unique supply chain going?

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat May 29, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16226

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

Curious, are assaults in the air prosecuted in federal courts or the appropriate state courts (or it depends!)? Second, can or do judges impose no fly during or as probation? Has the FAA(?) ever considered a 'no fly' list for assaultive behavior that would apply to all airlines?

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri May 28, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 391
Views: 78118

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Lets hope FAA/EASA do not require the 777 fly by wire to exactly duplicate, via stupid kludges, 2021 standards. The MAX disaster was at least somewhat caused by regulatory issues requiring a 1960s plane to act like a 2010 modern cockpit. The 777 needs to be as safe as the 787/350. It does not need t...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri May 28, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are city housing prices rising?
Replies: 14
Views: 1081

Re: Why are city housing prices rising?

Some interesting long term factor for housing in the US: Birth rates falling to the current 1.6 per woman Falling immigration Working from home, even part of the time Note, the so-called Japanese Disease, seems to have moved to the rest of developed economies. Slowed growth, budget deficits, histori...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri May 28, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 336
Views: 22390

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Japan likely has the authority to define what those visiting the country need to do to ensure the visitors' and their own safety. In practical terms it could become a mini-Olympics. Personally it has become such a money machine, even for the athletes, I no longer take the time to observe the time-re...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 27, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are city housing prices rising?
Replies: 14
Views: 1081

Re: Why are city housing prices rising?

Prices are high in high tech desirable cities - even Austin Texas is being hit by this. Contributing in most high tech cities is lack of room to expand the inner ring of suburbs. Building codes favoring single family lots also contributes. As does low interest rates. The problem is somewhat intracta...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 27, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy
Replies: 80
Views: 4081

Re: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy

The US Dept. of Agriculture and courts generally uphold clarity of what you are buying. No one is confused by soy milk or almond milk. Nor vegetable based meats. MacDonalds did get itself in a bit of trouble by selling French Fries cooked in beef fat (although they did taste better than those done i...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 27, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31681

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

744... That is an interesting next move. I don't have the aviation background to evaluate. This could make an informative thread. My comment was somewhat off topic on this one.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 27, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31681

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

The big business case for a Boeing MOM is the worry that the company will shrink into irrelevance if it does not. The MAX and 777X are/will be only marginally competitive. The 787 is great and likely will outsell the 350, but one great plane is not enough. One of Airbus's advantages is that France a...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 27, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova: The Great Electric Airplane race.
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Nova: The Great Electric Airplane race.

Bio fuels, carbon tax going to other electrifications can make even long distance flights green. We do not need to get to 100% green in 50 years, we need to do substantially better now and in the next several years. The last 5-10% later is nowhere so near as important as the first 50% early.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu May 27, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: New PBS documentary on electric aircraft (video)

Accelerate electrification, even if coal or gas is generating the electricity is still a huge step forward. Those coal plants are being retired also at an accelerating rate. Automatically as wind and solar displace coal and gas those electrified cars, trains, planes, heat pumps become greener.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon May 24, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31681

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

Boeing is in peril as a one note Johnny. The 787 (now a great aircraft, finally!) is not enough to compete with the Airbus lineup if they rewing the 320. Further discussion of this is too far off topic.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon May 24, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36730

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

How expensive would it be to get another 5 years use out of those 380s? LH tends to run a plane until it is scrapper time.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat May 22, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2130
Views: 140366

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I am expecting the counties that greatly overordered to begin exporting vaccines on a very large scale. That overordering was not inappropriate, given no one knew which vaccine would be good/best. Within a month or two all the willing in the US will have been fully vaccinated. We will need to store ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat May 22, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32989

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

In all of this, more than tiny steps but not giant steps. Improve surface transportation, electrify about everything at a fairly fast pace, start with moderate taxes on fossil fuels, but stepping up from time to time. Boeing is planning on bio fuels by 2030. No one needs to quit flying, but how abou...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat May 22, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 2870

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

Wouldn't it be someone else, like the State DOT, to decide what to do about a crack in a bridge? I know that WA DOT has generally had a number of bridges on what might be called 'watch'. The inspector sees and reports, the state engineers research and determine what actions are required.

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