Forget efficiency, better engines, and weight discipline...It turned out that the world just didn't need the per-flight capacity and preferred frequency/options over a party barge.
You could build a thousand-seater CASM monster, but it doesn't mean it's going to make money.
Coldest month of the year for the first all-up test. :ziplip: Naaah, no O rings this time. 0 rings. Even though most, if not all of the SRB segments are sourced directly from previously-flown STS missions? https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/06/22/sls-booster-segments-arrive-in-florida-but-stacking-wil...Jump to post
In this age of instant YouTube combined with the firestorm-like spreading in this nation of both the actors and the viewers proudly wearing their false victimhood and lack of personal accountability on their sleeves as they down the "oppressors" in the court of public opinion, the time for...Jump to post
a total of 6,000 US troops[...]will be in country soon. Their primary mission is securing Kabul's airport.
spinkid wrote:Sun Country and Frontier would have extra planes around (or would they just say no thanks because they are competitors?) If not them, there are still carriers like Eastern who would take the work if asked.
I have a 2009 Camry with 115K miles I take pretty good care of it with all required maintenance regularly performed It runs well with decent fuel economy but there’s one issue that bugs me and no one seems able to address successfully Despite several 4 wheel alignments at different facilities it is...Jump to post
UA857 wrote:Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s? I figured that if Boeing offers 77W trade-ins they can sell more 779s and at the same do more 77WBCF conversions.
English may be the language of the skies, but French is the language of the airplane.Jump to post
If you turn the tiller too far, it will unscrew right off the strut. It's not possible to "unscrew" the nose wheel by tiller movement. There is a mechanical stop on the tiller, the nose wheel movement is limited. No authority would certify an aircraft that could suffer a nose gear collaps...Jump to post
Uhh...why not just sew or attach a non-flammable thermal layer to the underside of the rear cabin carpet, or stick a thermal layer to the cabin floor before putting the carpet down?Jump to post
It's amazing how light those structural components in the video look, for the amount of forces they can endure.
I wonder how heavy the largest individual structural components on the A319 would be...say, the wing box?
If the horizontal stabilisers trim were not touched on Alaska flight 261, would they have not crashed as I did read that the horizontal stabiliser being freed caused it to pitch down or would it have failed any ways regardless if the trim wasnt touched and the pilots avoided trying to free it? The ...Jump to post
That's why they buy them in bulk.Jump to post
I'm French so that's probably why I don't get it. People/countries opposing them say that something like "Champagne" is a generic name and shouldn't be attached to a specific product. Yet the reason Champagne has this name is because it was invented in the Champagne region and has been ma...Jump to post
What does this mean here? It means that her marketable beauty will be no more, and she will begin aging quickly like milk. Which is really only relevant in Hollywood's domain of Silicone stuffed "beauty". Which she said she is "done". in other regions you can be a successful act...Jump to post
Sadly, this is almost routine in countries that suffered a war. Ask people in German cities. Had the German ability/will to fight in that war gone on much longer, the individual thousands of bombs and resultant unexploded ordnance dropped upon their cities would have shortly evolved into single uni...Jump to post
I've found multiple stories that talk about only Hong Kong. Is this a specific issue there or has it been seen elsewhere? IF only/so often at Hong Kong, has there been any look at what is different about the ILS there as a possibly contributing factor? I'd imagine the signal could be reflecting off...Jump to post
As zeke pointed out, a computer need not be digital. Mechanical and electromechanical computers were both been widely used. The word "computer" predates either, and refers to a human performing calculations. I know that, but the question is software, which is by definition immaterial, and...Jump to post
A hundred different vendors on Amazon who hawk "SUPPORT ANIMAL" labeled vests, harnesses, and other pet paraphernalia just saw their incomes go up in smoke. Why? They'll just change the wording to "SERVICE ANIMAL" and the passengers will sign whatever silly attestation form the ...Jump to post
The DOT covered Every angle on this new ruling and worked with every ADA official group to set forth new regulations. Good riddance to the Scammers and abused ESA BS system. Flyguy A hundred different vendors on Amazon who hawk "SUPPORT ANIMAL" labeled vests, harnesses, and other pet para...Jump to post
DALMD80 wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:Well, might be hard on the crews because if the cargo is at -40, so are the crews and they’re breathing O2 besides.
RR seems quite keen to hop on this project.
Are binoculars standard equipment in a cockpit? If so, what are they used for? With the appearance of Jet Pac Man and drones, I would think they're useful in spotting potential danger. Also wondering if you've ever used binoculars on final to investigate fod on the runway. Would like to hear some a...Jump to post
We all know that Boeing and Airbus still uses one wheeled main landing gear on their small narrowbodies (sans Indian Airlines A320 twin wheel oddity), even with the heaviest variants (737 Max 10, A321XLR). So, in retrospect or right now, should they consider upgrading one wheel MLG to two in their ...Jump to post
The US Government fined Emirates for failing to follow the rules, not JetBlue for failing to enforce a contract. If JetBlue was responsible for the flights, JetBlue would have been fined. Emirates is not a US operating agency so is not subject to domestic USA rules. 'B6' is an IATA booking code, no...Jump to post
Agree. There is responsibility that does go along with a codeshare and all parties should be well aware of them when signing the contracts. So B6 is responsible for routing Emirates aircraft? Come on... In this case they are, the US goverment gave JetBlue a contract and JetBlue uses Emirates to ope...Jump to post
Many lessons here for future airline employees going the regional route. Make it as temporary as possible people. Sorry Expressjet people. With what lies ahead for the entire airline industry, it's not just this lesson with regard to the regional route for future airline employees creeping up the l...Jump to post
Sadly, these types of jobs along with most of the middle class, are slipping away. You're either the 1% or you're making minimum wage as a contract worker picking somebody else's groceries at a box store. A AA/DL/UA pilot with 5-8 years at the carrier may find it difficult to replace his income sel...Jump to post
RESTAURANT A380 @CHANGI For two days in October, SIA will operate a dining service on board the Airbus 380 (A380), touted as the world's largest passenger aircraft. Diners can order from SIA's international cuisine options or pick from a Peranakan menu designed by chef Shermay Lee. Does it come wit...Jump to post
It is really is astonishing that the passengers just sat back and let them do as they wished. Even before 9/11, why did passengers comply with hijackers? Take them to the floor and bash them in the head with the fire extinguisher. Because 9/11 just wasn't conceivable through the early hours of 9/11...Jump to post
vhtje wrote:Thomas Cook relaunches as an online travel agent