william wrote:If the FAA would approve single pilot 19 PAX operation, then this aircraft would be a hit in the US PAX market.
https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/cessna-skycourier-makes-public-debut-at-airventure-2021/ It looks like it will be rated for single pilot operations. I thought the FAA requires 2 pilots for 19 seat passenger operations ? It will be interesting to see who orders the passenger version. https://www....Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l65NY4- ... troAntonov
BTW, if you're curious about what it's like to be a crew member on these Antonov jets, this channel is worth subscribing to.
Summary of specs so far known: Max. speed: 1.8-2.0 Mach Max. combat radius: 1500 km Max. range: 3000 km Max. load: 7400 kg Max. altitude: 16,500 m Max. limit: 8 g STOL: several hundred meters Weapons in bays: up to 5 air-air missiles (2x RVV-MD, 3x RVV-SD) Weapons under wings: anti-ship missiles (2x...Jump to post
Here are two new images of the aircraft, one featuring the charging port: Air intake at the engine looks same size as on B1900. With purported higher efficiency (and no radiator on Tesla's) this looks a bit unexpected. Is there any actual design work behind the image, or this is just a re-drawn tur...Jump to post
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... first-time
and here it is....
I doubt Vietnam will. I am sure that Vietnam will be very interested in this new fighter. If the Su-22 would be retired in the next 10 years so VPAF's fleet only consists of Su-27SK/UBK, Su-30MK2, and potentially Su-35S and Su-57E/M which are all heavy fighters, we need a light fighter for low-inte...Jump to post
Considering that Argentina only recently tried to buy some armed trainers,( which fell through) I don't know why Russia thinks that country is a potential customer. I also don't see a country like the UAE considering this aircraft. It's been widely speculated that in exchange for normalizing relati...Jump to post
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... n-air-show
Here are the first images of what I assume to be the mockup.
https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/exclusive-canada-back-pratt-whitney-turboprop-hybrid-engine-technology-sources-2021-07-14/ If they can get the technology to work as it should, a 30% improvement in fuel consumption could be a massive game changer. Not to mention that coupled with i...Jump to post
I've been following the progress of the Heart Aerospace ES-19 ever since it was announced. It seems to have attracted some interest from Finnair and some local carriers. They also unveiled a detailed model of the aircraft as well as a full scale prototype of one of the electric engines. However, thi...Jump to post
I wonder if in 10 years a better battery becomes available, would it be possible to swap it out or is that technically impossible ? It seems that designing this aircraft to accommodate more capable battery packs in the future would be the smart move. Here are the confirmed specs : https://electrek.c...Jump to post
https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/eviation-unveils-the-production-all-electric-alice-aircraft-as-it-prepares-for-the-inaugural-flight-892734153.html https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1555744/Eviation_Alice_Rendering_Seattle.jpg?p=publish Quick update, the production conforming version of thi...Jump to post
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/ ... 21658.html
Here are some images of what the state of the building was 36 hours prior to collapse. To those out there who know about construction how bad does it look ?
The City government where this condo building is located have released a number of documents on it. Among them was a report done about 3 years ago that there were significant problem spots, especially below the pool area that were at risk with a total estimate for repairs was just over $9 Million. ...Jump to post
I'm a bit confused by this story. Are we talking about people who died of natural causes and were buried in a disrespectful manner, or is there foul play suspected ?Jump to post
The June issue of AirForces monthly has a fascinating article on the Ukraine China link. Not only do they collaborate on aircraft development, two Chinese trainers also use Ukrainian made engines. The Chinese at one point tried to buy the Motor Sich engine company, but the deal was aborted due to he...Jump to post
The 100 year old Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City is likely going to soon be demolished and be replaced with a 1,270 foot tall skyscraper. Hope to see this hotel preserved and designated as a landmark by the City of New York. It is kind of like demolishing old Penn Station all over again and I t...Jump to post
You guys dont understand...but the OP should as he is very familiar with NYC. This train was the path of least resistance. The N will never be extended because it would require passing through residential neighborhoods that would tie it up in litigation for years. This project routed the train over...Jump to post
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3govEoWQAYfA4v?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3govq5XIAApbhH?format=jpg&name=medium Apparently this aircraft has finally been fitted with the definitive WS-20 domestic turbofan. From what I've read the performance of this jet will be vastly ...Jump to post
It is very likely it will be painted in the current Kennedy era livery. It also looks like Boeing wants to change the contract to get the govt to cough up an additional $500 million dollars. What if they refused and insisted Boeing cover any cost overruns ?Jump to post
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... oyal-yacht
good article sums up the situation surrounding the ship.
https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/news/o ... ot-at-all/
A good editorial that summarizes the failures of the project.
someone uploaded the documentary on youtube for those who would like to downoad it. Enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcgVM7q ... entaryNerd
I think some evolution of ATC, ADS-B and TCAS will be needed, if not something basically giving a route to follow (displayed on the pilot's HUD). So far none of the eVTOLs I've looked at (there are hundreds so I've not looked at all of them) seem to sport a parachute nor airbags, I find that surpri...Jump to post
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/gre ... lane-race/
Pretty informative documentary. There's some new footage of the Joby Evtol, which is considered the frontrunner in the electric aircraft race.
Just what is causing this sudden spike in incidents ?
I'm not sure why the SEC should be that concerned about rich people losing their money funding aviation technology. Better for us! The SEC is concerned because you don’t have to be rich to invest in a SPAC- the general public can buy shares in it just like any other company. They want to make sure ...Jump to post
As another poster mentioned, Aerion was reportedly in substantial talks to go public via a SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Corp). The amount of cash that would have been raised was going to be substantial. Clearly the SPAC walked away, and obviously Aerion had no alternative means of financing. H...Jump to post
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... queue.html
I don't understand why the issue of long lines at Hearthrow immigration has not been resolved yet. This problem has been reported on by the media for a while.
Just thought I would post this long detailed article detailing the search for a successor to the legendary AN-2. http://afterburner.com.pl/in-search-of-the-successor-an-2-for-the-21st-century/ The one thing that fascinates me is that Russia already developed a successor in the form of the T-101, but...Jump to post
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... orado.html
more info here.
I didn't know the Metroliner was rated for single pilot operations. A damn miracle the tail did not shear off.
I just don't know how Turkey's tanking economy and overstretched defense industry can sustain a program of this magnitude. Once Erdoğan is out of power this will be the first project to be cancelled. Not to mention this program depends heavily on technology transfers that may not receive approval. ...Jump to post
At some point in the next decade the USAF will have to start working on a replacement for the C-5. And we still have a long way to go before the current 747 cargo fleet runs out of service life. Continuing to lease cargo capacity from the commercial industry is the way to go until Boeing once again ...Jump to post
While the Airline History Museum in Kansas City has their hands full with other acquisitions the addition of this MD 83 would be appropriate. I think a case could be made that initial deal on the MD 80 as well as subsequent frames helped with TWA making its way thru the mid/ late 80s and thru the 9...Jump to post
Turkey to put more resources into TF-X programme. Turkey’s top defense procurement official, Ismail Demir, said in an April 30 TV interview that the government will prioritize the production of its indigenous TF-X fighter jet... TAI CEO Temel Kotil said in an April 27 TV interview that “the governm...Jump to post
I know this might be off topic, but if this woman genuinely did not realize this whole time she was pregnant, what happens to the baby if she was drinking or smoking all these months ?
Kind of horrifying to contemplate that.
https://www.flightglobal.com/aerospace/baikal-completes-airframe-of-utility-aircraft-to-replace-an-2/143482.article https://www.aerotime.aero/26600-bumpy-story-of-baikal-newest-russian-bush-plane So apparently they were planning to build a modern bush plane resembling the AN-2 with a fully composite...Jump to post
The problem is that Minsk agreement(s) contain several items that are interpreted differently by Russia and Ukraine. One of the most obvious is that Russia insists on Ukraine talking directly to the separatists. Given that they are completely controlled by Russia there is the only reason why Russia...Jump to post
So if Ukraine launches a major offensive, then Russia would intervene. As long as Putin is in power I just don't see how this crisis can be resolved.
Ever since the late 90's this magazine has been published monthly, but I recently noticed they now publish only 6 issues a year. Does anyone know why ? Has there been a drop in subscriptions or a loss of ad revenue that precipitated this move ? For those who still subscribe, how is the magazine doin...Jump to post
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... ent-crisis
I'm surprised this is not getting picked up by other news agencies. Is this simply saber rattling, or the start of something more aggressive ?
Not to get too into politics, but has any other civil aircraft program been targeted with similar sanctions ? What if the Russians are able to substitute all the targeted components with domestically produced parts but with a hefty weight penalty ? It derails the entire project.Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRjgTrp ... oExecutiva
Someone uploaded video of a walkaround tour of the aircraft, apparently intended for prospective customers. We finally get a good look at the cockpit !
I understand what their strategy seems to be. Build a next gen turboprop borrowing as much R&D from the E2 as possible to speed up development time and cut costs and get it in service before the projected ATR replacement is built sometime in the mid 2030's. With a lot of early build regional pla...Jump to post
I understand in terms of STOL performance a high wing is preferred, but in terms of overall aerodynamic efficiency which is better, a high wing or low wing ?
It seems that multiple manufacturers such as Bae, Saab and Ilyushin have preferred the low wing.
https://www.flyingmag.com/story/aircraft/rolls-royce-tecnam-wideroe-electric-model/ Now that the electric version of the 2012 has found a launch customer, I wonder if Cape Air could take delivery of this version at some point in the future. They definitely are interested in electric aviation seeing ...Jump to post