Looks mostly like composite fairing damage. Still expensive but not the end of the world. Interesting picture! We've discussed this at length in various incidents, but obviously the only problems are not those that you can see on from the outside. Heat damage needs to be assessed to internal struct...Jump to post
I would call for some careful thinking before dismissing fairing damage as a non-event. The discussion here basically went along the lines of "not so dangerous, because it is not the hull", so "nothing to see here". But we don't yet know what hit the fairing. We also don't know w...Jump to post
A googling of the registration reveals this photo: https://i.imgur.com/Zq5MyG1.jpg I can't imagine how seeing that view from a life-raft must feel. How long was it before they were rescued? http://aerossurance.com/emergency-response/pilatus-pc-12-pacific-ditching/ Amazing photo!Jump to post
Preliminary accident report is out: Here's an extract: "The flameout occurred just after the copilot transferred the last usable fuel from the rear tank. She shut off the transfer pump with fuel still visible in the transparent pressurized line, but the low fuel pressure indicator illuminated ...Jump to post
Yes, but, they stll named their ship "Prisoner of War"??
(Or is it Pool of Water?)
The vaccines will not appear in large quantities on one day, the manufacturer will be able to produce a certain amount per day. I think it was reported north of a billion units during 2021. But these will be on all days, and going to many places in the world, and many places within the destination c...Jump to post
There's a lot of deck chair arrangements in this thread, plus some blaming of governments as if that's the one that is preventing people from travelling. I think the reality is that demand has taken a massive hit, and even a big permanent hit. Business travel will not return to the same level it was...Jump to post
It was a thin aluminium can, and it was in engulfed massive fire. There's no way it could have survived even the short time needed to reach Le Bourget. And yes, the fire was sufficiently around the aircraft structure to cause a major problem: https://bucket.mg.co.za/wp-media/2019/03/a3533fc4-contine...Jump to post
TTailedTiger is making this about the action and fight. But it wasn't about that it - as usual with many situations - it was about *information*. TTailedTiger has the information today, but he didn't have it at 2001, nor did anyone else. At the time, the scenario was thought to be well understood an...Jump to post
People have to remember two things: it is a unique launch requirement, and that price does not equal cost. It should not be surprising that in a competitive situation, the one with lower costs will tend to have prices moving towards other vendor's prices, particularly when it is a demanding/special ...Jump to post
Dominic Gates quotes a new WSJ article: " Mr. Teal, who as the MAX’s chief engineer personally signed off on MCAS ... told investigators he approved MCAS without knowing that a malfunction of a single sensor could trigger the system to repeatedly push down a plane’s nose and possibly lead to a...Jump to post
I get that a potentially large number of aircraft are affected. But it would be good to understand better the exact physics/engineering situation. Off from tolerances by how much? How much additional force does this cause to the parts in question? What's the amount of load those parts can take? If t...Jump to post
Ouch. It was there, then.Jump to post
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