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
Considering that there will be plenty of second hand 777-300's available at attractive prices for freighter conversions, this might not be the best time to launch a A350 cargo variant.Jump to post
The technology is readily available to enable a turboprop powered E2 fuselage to cruise at 485+ mph with double digit efficiency over GTF. This is a CASM winner on paper. The fundamental issue is public perception of turboprops, but its going to have to be dealt with sooner or later as open rotor i...Jump to post
I guess it's the right company to develop pilotless civil aircraft. I would not be at all surprised if the main motive is existing interesting from a military customer, with possible civilian interest being secondary. The US DoD has been exploring unmanned cargo options for over a decade. Unconvent...Jump to post
Honestly the only future VLA's that I could see being launched in the next 20 years would be the replacements to the C-5 and AN-124 transports. Even that would be a stretch for Russia given its frosty relationship with the Ukraine, the builders of the aircraft. In terms of civil aircraft maybe in a ...Jump to post
Interesting that HAL builds a lot of the aircraft components, though they are assembled in Bavaria. This seems like an odd combination, imho. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2011-10-10/ruag-shows-nextgen-dornier-do228ng I think they were only building around 4 per year still, ...Jump to post
https://www.batimes.com.ar/news/argenti ... tina.phtml
It looks like they flew to China to pick up some vaccines purchased there as well, apparently transiting via Madrid.
https://electrek.co/2021/02/25/postmaster-general-commits-to-only-10-of-new-usps-fleet-going-fully-electric/ So only 10% of the fleet will be electric at first. Didn't Biden promise that most future purchases of government vehicles would be electric ? This looks like a huge missed opportunity. Even ...Jump to post
In the last video there is also no pilot visible inside. It looks real, but I'm no expert. I know in one article I read that it would be piloted, but I thought it was pretty cool that it may be flown remotely. Unless I'm blind then please set me straight. Also has anyone seen where they have said t...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wbFw165ar0&feature=emb_title&ab_channel=JobyAviation https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/24/22298957/joby-aviation-public-evtol-electric-aircraft-spac-hoffman Aviation Week rated this EVTOL design as the most likely to succeed given the level of funding it has re...Jump to post
I would love love to know what the exact breakdown is between the electric and conventional trucks in terms of number ordered. I wonder if not committing to an all electric fleet would was a mistake. The technology is available right now. For the routes that they serve range certainly can't be that ...Jump to post
bennett123 wrote:Surprised that the pilots died.
The cockpit seems to be intact.
I wonder if this could be a desperate attempt to keep the project alive until the feds give them a substantial infusion of funds to properly complete it. Knowing how pro rail Biden is, this project has a chance at salvation.Jump to post
I always wondered. Considering the vast sums that were invested into the development of the Lear 85, not to mention the fact that a prototype was already flying, how far did the program have to go before certification was complete ? Is it possible for another company to buy the rights to the program...Jump to post
Please don't attack me here, just wondering if United was in their minds heading towards an inevitable filing for bankruptcy eventually.......could it be a good long term move to spend this cash now on something that could pay out in the future? Even if there is a CARES3 its not gonna be enough tim...Jump to post
Why didn't they team up with Joby ? Aviation Week recently analyzed all the EVTOL designs in development worldwide and rated Joby as the only American entrant with the highest chance of success. https://aamrealityindex.com/ Considering that Joby already has a prototype flying, this company seems cre...Jump to post
Are there any known sales campaigns for the SkyCourier? As exciting as the FedEx order is, there needs to be more volume. I can see a large quantity selling, but I haven't heard anything about other potential buyers. Lightsaber Based on this official Cessna image, it looks like at one point it was ...Jump to post
This blog has very detailed and informative articles on the post war uses of many surplus equipment. Definitely worth checking out. https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/ https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2020/07/18/last-voyage-of-ara-santa-fe-1982/ https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2020/04/11/aac...Jump to post
I'm surprised they didn't donate some of those cabin trainers to a museum at least for the tax write offs. That 747 could have made an amazing hands on exhibit. What a missed opportunity. Just out of curiosity did BA ever have a Concorde cabin trainer ? If so what happened to it ?Jump to post
It should be noted that this woman has thoroughly tarnished her reputation over serious human rights abuses that occurred under her watch.
Can’t think of a more perfect replacement for Air Cargo Carriers than this. As long as it can be had for $600,000. New build pricing will be an issue. However, with FedEx as the launch customer, we know the SkyCourier will be well debugged. At $5.5 million each, customers will wait for a debugged p...Jump to post
Almost forgot, this project was recently launched, first as a fire-fighting version but eventually down the line there will be a 19 seater version offered. Not to mention that the Twin Otter and the Let-410 are still in production in a heavily upgraded form. Lastly, there is a small start up company...Jump to post
I honestly am not confident in the prospects of a passenger version, but as a pure fire fighting aircraft it could very well succeed.Jump to post
Just saw this Textron article in FG, over 400 hours in the flight test program, deliveries expected to start 2nd half 2021. If these are good planes there will be a lot going to Alaska, British Columbia, and areas with islands. It is just a workhorse, no glamour, but the operators want reliable eco...Jump to post
One area of risk is that the FAA might require design changes to improve safety that might add weight and eat into the range and payload. This article explains the problems that another futuristic aircraft design had in trying to get certified. https://airfactsjournal.com/2018/01/why-the-starship-wa...Jump to post
https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/is-this-the-new-look-for-eviations-alice/141988.article https://d3lcr32v2pp4l1.cloudfront.net/Pictures/780xany/2/1/8/76218_eviationalice_390777.jpg It looks like this might be the redesigned version that could end up entering service. I like it. Looks to be a ...Jump to post
It would seem the Japanese government has concluded they can’t hold the Olympics but the IOC is pressuring them to keep it on. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/japan-looks-for-a-way-out-of-tokyo-olympics-because-of-virus-lf868xfnd?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1611249451 I agre...Jump to post
https://nypost.com/2021/01/15/23-die-in ... 9-vaccine/
I"m surprised this is getting more press.
https://abc7ny.com/health/mount-sinai-cancels-some-vaccine-appointments-as-supply-runs-low/9665172/ So here in NYC people are having their appointments cancelled because the hospitals miscalculated how many vaccines they were going to receive. Sheesh. They had so much time to prepare for this. The n...Jump to post
China is planning for the long term with the C919. It isn't meant to challenge Airbus and Boeing head on in the international markets right here and now. First they will force a thousand or so on their own airlines. That will create a large support network, essential to taking on the incumbents. Th...Jump to post
But on the other hand. The whole scope clause is in very deep trouble. AFAIK scope clause is a percentage of main narrow-body flights. But because of Covid-19 flight demand is down a lot. The US3 see air travel demand that matches scope clause planes, but they must shut down those flights because m...Jump to post
It's on my actual written bucket list to fly on a Soviet-made aircraft. Looks like I'll never get that chance now :( Thank God there's still Motor-Sich for you: https://flymotorsich.com/en/ It's currently flying only between IEV and OZH in Ukraine, daily, but only once daily each way: https://iev.a...Jump to post
Wow. There is an all electric version of this aircraft being proposed. This is much more practical than the fanciful Eviation Alice that Cape Air has options on. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2020-10-27/rolls-royce-and-tecnam-develop-electric-commuter-airliner?amp https://www...Jump to post
Wow. I've never heard of an aircraft program so close to completion being effectively frozen. Does this aircraft have a realistic chance of being revived ?Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opI_sgU ... ATAPPROVED
Very interesting documentary that provides an up close look at the way Russia operates combat missions in Syria.
This one covers helicopter operations: