In any case, the MD-11 seems to feature high on these lists. It has a hight thrust to weight ratio. But why? They accidentally slapped too large engines on it? It performs better than the quads, for obvious reasons? But why better than two-engine ones? Or is this a remnant of the aircraft's much dis...Jump to post
RetiredWeasel wrote:Flew an F-4 for 12 hours from George AFB, CA to Wildenrath AB, Germany non stop.
And now NTSB releases its "determination": WASHINGTON (July 14, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board determined during a public board meeting held Tuesday that Atlas Air flight 3591 crashed in Trinity Bay, Texas, because of the first officer’s inappropriate response to an ina...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:You asked this rhetorically but I'm going to respond anyway.
I predict cancellation of the whole type. I realise many here don't agree with that, almost done already etc. But, the aircraft aren't really needed.Jump to post
This may be a time to start a new airline, then...?Jump to post
I'll wait with my offer until the price drops under a thousand, and crude oil price becomes negative again :-) Seriously though, while wonderful, and great layout, I do wonder why private aircraft often have such old style decor. If I had a private yet, it would have a modern and/or cozy style. And ...Jump to post
Tentatively good news, congrats to all involved! But still some road ahead before final success can be announced. Keep working diligently rather than celebrate too early.Jump to post
This isn't a very useful thread, we know literally nothing new since the previous threads. Some posts in this thread are either too eager to push a particular cause or slam another cause out of the realm of feasibility. We don't know. There's some information about the plane's route and found parts,...Jump to post
Are most people who fly on Norwegian O&D or are a sizable number of them transfer? O&D where? Norwegian's network is quite a mesh, they do not (for instance) fly everyone to Oslo and then back somewhere else. I'd claim that by far most Norwegian flights are O&D to the endpoints of the f...Jump to post
airbazar wrote:Their bread and butter was intra-Europe flights.
Sadly, this may have been the right action. Fake licenses and remarkably non-compliant flying in the recent accident would either one alone be cause for serious concern, but both... Here's hoping that this is the wake-up call to ensure that the credentials, training and staff is all as it should be.Jump to post
You mean today? This is one flight where live streaming video from the cockpit would be useful...Jump to post
Order 1000 in weeks? Hmm....Jump to post
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbHozXAU0AAgvtX?format=jpg&name=small Thanks for posting. The images are slanted in different ways, but it seems that the nose is down a bit, not entirely level. Do others agree? If the nose is down a bit, that is natural of course when there's no nose gear down, and...Jump to post
It is a surprising control function to have. I understand it in some ways (e.g., aircraft pitching down instead of stalling) but this particular case didn't seem like there was a need the aircraft to do this. What was the control system trying to achieve?Jump to post
What we don't seem to have had was the "come to Jesus" moment where Boeing admits it let commercial goals drive a series of unacceptable engineering decisions and FAA admits it left Boeing to its own devices far too much. At best we had some apologies without admissions. I can imagine tha...Jump to post
One of my life maxims is that government, by its very nature, is fundamentally incapable of competence. And it certainly applies here. That is perhaps a bit of a one sided view into this issue. Common among some folks out there, very common in US for instance. But the problem is that many organisat...Jump to post
Thank you Revelation for posting information about the proposed bill. I for one would like to see something like that. There's clearly a big role for the manufacturers in the certification process, but I would like to see some oversight in critical systems, and the proposed bill seems to be a reason...Jump to post
they probably are better off not taking any new aircraft Indeed. (It is actually amazing how in tune Boeing has been with its customers. While Airbus continues to peddle their product to the customers even at these hard times, Boeing pre-emptively disabled their ability to deliver certified airplan...Jump to post
This is great news and a big milestone. Congratulations.
Evolution will move forward. This isn't perfect yet but ... it will improve. Lets see where we are after 10 or 30 years.
The situation is in some sense good news, production starting (even with need for much less shipsets from Spirit). But when I read stuff like: The companies are now in the last stages of “mopping up bits and pieces” of its protracted re-development that has stretched more than 20 months ... I get wo...Jump to post
What has the world has come to? If they are selling the lounge art, what's next? Selling lounge snacks for human consumption? I certainly hope not :-) I've spent a lot of time in those lounges, can't say I ever noticed.... Maybe they mean from the walls inside the head office. Seriously though, I ha...Jump to post
Indeed. Just because parts are not flight critical doesn't mean having them fly off and hit other parts of the aircraft is safe. We don't know how safe/unsafe that is, for all we know this crew might have gotten very lucky or just enjoyed the likely outcome. But I'm 100% certain that there are situa...Jump to post
Sad day. Thinking about the people impacted by this. But maybe we are jumping to conclusions quite quickly here. As we know, information in the first few moments is quite error-prone. We have reports of go-around, gear problems, and engines going out. All or none of these may turn out to be true. If...Jump to post
I thought that wing didn't look flyable, and indeed they managed to stop on the runway.
Here's the accident report:
http://libraryonline.erau.edu/online-fu ... R95-05.pdf
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The discussion is a bit of too much around being a fan (or not) of certain types of aircraft. I think there there are some things that are very clear at this point, but much is also unclear and we'll have to wait to see what happens. It is clear that all airlines will be attempting to cancel, delay ...Jump to post
Sad, but also predictable in this situation. Each corporation is in a fight for their survival and there simply isn't any money laying around to make deals on.
Lets see who survives the next year or two, then the dance can start again.
I will make a prediction that Boeing will cancel the 777X. No one who currently has ordered will actually want/need it; the demand has taken a huge hit, and they will try to cope with the aircraft they already have. Even when the demand recovers, it will not do so at the level we had before Covid. I...Jump to post
So, if we predict aviation takes a major hit even long-term, would that change the focus of airlines to go from 200+ seat narrow bodies to 150-180 seat narrow bodies? And perhaps also less far away travel, and more transcons. That might help the 737. Not clear that it will save the MAX, however. In ...Jump to post
Airbus is rumoured to be cutting production of the 320 series aircraft by 50%. My guess is that they've run the numbers and see a world-wide demand cut of 75% for new narrowbody aircraft, beyond the current acute situation. Airbus will deliver all those narrowbody aircraft that the market will need ...Jump to post
Wow. Had not seen that incident earlier. Quite a fire from engine explosion!Jump to post
This is a very stupid idea. It would be another SAS with even further distributed hubs and management unable to do anything.Jump to post
Manual trim didn't work, crew tries to go back to electric trim but then MCAS kicks in and kills them. That's terrible.Jump to post