After thinking about it I foresee two problems: 1. Adding floats to an aircraft of this size would generate a massive amount of drag that would greatly limit its range. Lockheed previously pursued a concept that reduced drag. https://www.thedrive.com/content-b/message-editor%2F1621457258713-lockheed...Jump to post
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... -happening
I have no idea if this is really feasible but I hope it gets built.
Has anyone noticed that Cessna has not released a single rendering or picture of the cockpit ever since the program was launched 5 years ago ?
They certainly were not shy about showing off the flight deck of the new Denali aircraft under development. Wonder what the reason is for all the secrecy.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ved-in-911
Finally the first trickle of information starts to come out.
It's ridiculous this is still an ongoing problem at one of the largest airports in Europe.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014 ... index.html
Here is a rare glimpse of the old Afghanistan before the Soviet invasion when the country still had a promising future.
asuflyer wrote:The baggage area at EWR Terminal B has flooded and getting reports that equipment has been damaged.
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42204/taliban-show-off-captured-aircraft-and-other-spoils-after-taking-over-kabuls-airport This article shows that the military aircraft left behind were absolutely trashed, and thus rendered non- airworthy. I know we're supposed to be glad they were rendered in...Jump to post
Sorry if this is off topic but what is Lockheed Martin's long term plan for the Hercules ? Is the J model the end of the line or might we see a modernized version with a new power plant, new wing and upgraded avionics enter service at some point in the future ?Jump to post
https://twitter.com/TOLOnews/status/142 ... a-58219963
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42001/fall-of-kabul-to-taliban-imminent-as-surprised-united-states-races-to-get-its-people-out It's amazing that all the intelligence reports that the White House was getting regarding how long the Afghan military would hold out for was not worth the paper they ...Jump to post
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... ack-crowds
more info about the situation at the airport here.
Wow. I'm just speechless. This is Saigon all over again
Let's assume that a flight takes off with passengers that stormed their way aboard who have no visas or valid passports, what would happen to them when they reach their destination ? Would they be able to claim asylum ? Edit: I just saw this video of the absolute chaos out on the airport ramp: https...Jump to post
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/13/politics/afghanistan-embassy-72-scramble/index.html Wow, so not only are sensitive documents being burned, even small things like American flags are being destroyed to prevent them being used in any propaganda videos. They are also considering relocating U.S. diplomati...Jump to post
Is the 70 seat version expected to be scope compliant ? This aircraft sure looks like a winner. They know that the ATR successor won't enter service until at least the mid 2030's so they have a window to grab as much market share as possible. Then again it's possible that Airbus waits for more cutti...Jump to post
Wow, this is a huge change from the previous incarnation of this project, I wonder what flaws they found with a wing mounted engine design that prompted them to discard it.Jump to post
No mention of India or China? Interesting... China is currently one of the biggest builders and exporters of nuclear power plants. So they are doing something to promote clean energy. It's a shame that in the west politicians don't want to even entertain the idea of building additional nuclear powe...Jump to post
https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... -oversight
It looks like there is an issue regarding FAA not having proper oversight over these carriers.
https://www.espn.com/soccer/barcelona-espbarcelona/story/4446414/lionel-messi-to-leave-barcelona-argentina-captain-wont-sign-new-contract Wow. I did not see this coming. I'm wondering if Manchester City are starting to regret their $100 million pound deal for Grealish just as Messi becomes available...Jump to post
I really want to have more information about this electric planes, because I have many questions. It looks like the design has changed a lot, to start the tail is different, now it has 2 engines also... Apparently they made a major redesign last year, with first flight planned for this year. I assu...Jump to post
Wow. Could an quiet electric aircraft be given an exemption to operate into noise sensitive airports past the curfew time?[/img] The engine itself might be quiet, but the props are still going to be vibrating a lot of air. There are some small electric aircraft currently flying that have proven to ...Jump to post
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/03/ny-gov-andrew-cuomo-sexual-harassment-report.html https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/08/03/nyregion/andrew-cuomo The guy who has single handedly spearheaded this project despite enourmous opposition is going down in flames big time because of serious sexual harassment ...Jump to post
I'm not condoning violence or aggression but it's gotta be frustrating for passengers. There are a lot of people in this country who travel with only the bare minimum, so if your flight gets cancelled and you're stuck waiting several days for it you might not be able to afford a hotel room. What are...Jump to post
Wow. Could an quiet electric aircraft be given an exemption to operate into noise sensitive airports past the curfew time ? If that's possible this aircraft could have a competitive advantage. It does look amazing in that livery. Assuming that Eviation can deliver this aircraft according to their pr...Jump to post
Just thought it would be good to analyze the other new 19 seaters that are about to enter service. First is the Chinese Harbin Y-12F. It has had an extremely protracted development. The first flight occurred in 2010 and it only entered airline service in 2020. As far as I know only one airline so fa...Jump to post
Short answer is yes. Keep in mind the Soviets assembled Mir in orbit without a space shuttle. Not to mention that there are advanced versions of the SLS in development that will carry a payload equal to that of the Saturn V. That would be very useful if you need to haul massive modules in orbit, as...Jump to post
Short answer is yes. Keep in mind the Soviets assembled Mir in orbit without a space shuttle. Not to mention that there are advanced versions of the SLS in development that will carry a payload equal to that of the Saturn V. That would be very useful if you need to haul massive modules into orbit, a...Jump to post
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