Looks like there are strong hints that AUKUS may become a three way design. This may not make sense for the US on the surface, but understand they have budgetary restraints at the moment which would make this advantageous, as it would keep the design timeline shorter. My personal take is that they ...Jump to post
Yeah in case of an accident some of these bags will definitely kill you.Jump to post
Its in their union contract they dont have to help. Its injury prevention. So the FA helps stow your overpacked heavy bag, gets injured right before departure. Flight canceled. There's the quality of humanity and service professionalism: The contract says I don't have to. Isn't it a two way street ...Jump to post
The passenger really had to be a pain, I can't believe no other PAX would help stow the bag.Jump to post
It’s often said the NHS is underfunded… it’s not… a huge amount of money goes to middle management and contractors. The NHS is both similar to the French system, and totally different. Similar in that it's funded by taxes including payroll taxes, and mostly free at the point of use, and different i...Jump to post
I read an article about how Comac looks to muscle out Airbus and Boeing's domestic dominance. With Boeing estimating that China will need 6,500 narrow-body aircraft between 2016-2035, its quite likely that COMAC will garner a good share of these orders https://www.merics.org/en/short-analysis/beiji...Jump to post
The fact is that Turkey is profiting from the war in Ukraine in many ways. There are so many flights from Russia to Istanbul, Antalya, Izmir etc. according to Flightaware that I'm blown away. It appears that the entire Russian tourism trade has re-positioned to Turkey primarily and Egypt/Thailand t...Jump to post
I would think that it would be fairly easy to track the winds at the altitudes that the balloon has been flying at and make a reasonable assessment on it's track verses the winds. This may give an idea whether or not it is steerable. Such balloons are steered using the winds. They go up and down (r...Jump to post
From the article they're strictly water borne so a beach (or a port) is the only option. Mind you manoeuvering these in a port would probably be a bit tricky, you don't want your delicate aluminum or carbon wings hitting something. I don't see anything preventing the single hull one to get a landing...Jump to post
Governments need to pass laws and regulations preventing building owners, condo associations etc. from hampering the installation of electric chargers in parking garages. Yes there is a cost, there might be a need to bring some stuff up to standards (which should be done anyway) but saying "ru...Jump to post
There are already motors and batteries without (or with little) rare earth. And as you just said hydrogen cars are also EVs, they need electric motors to work, they just produce their electricity from hydrogen in real time. Hydrogen leaks because it's the smallest atom, and it's stored under pressu...Jump to post
Governments need to pass laws and regulations preventing building owners, condo associations etc. from hampering the installation of electric chargers in parking garages. Yes there is a cost, there might be a need to bring some stuff up to standards (which should be done anyway) but saying "rul...Jump to post
Zkpilot you say that Australia has no choice but to get LA class subs, personally I'm not convinced you need them in anticipation of subs you'll get in 20 years or never, adapting to new ships is a normal process and will have to happen anyway as many systems will be completely different. But more i...Jump to post
Dozens of weather balloons are launched everyday, nobody cares about them. They're set to self destruct at a certain altitude, though.Jump to post
During COVID lockdown (the first one) I bought tons of stuff on Amazon, it turns out more than 5000€ were on Amazon UK despite me being in France, due to favorable prices. Since then I've bought almost nothing from the UK, for Christmas I bought a 50€ thing that was only available there, ordered ear...Jump to post
Well MAGAs will now hound DeSantis on social media.Jump to post
Repeatedly I have read, rare earths are not rare. They just haven't been needed, and so a limited supply chain exists currently. Despite their name, rare-earth elements are relatively plentiful in Earth's crust, with cerium being the 25th most abundant element at 68 parts per million, more abundant...Jump to post
I know some people despise party switchers, I'm not one of them, however joining the current GOP ? That's a stretch.Jump to post
That age limit is ridiculous.
Yes she's a loud mouth a bit like Trump, except she makes coherent sentences and talks about facts, science, stuff like that. Bothers a lot of people, of course. Why doesn't she "know her place" ?
Which standards for goods have changed since we officially left? It doesn’t matter, that fact that they can be different means an enhanced border check requirement and additional paperwork to ensure compliance. A significant amount of non-added value work and time payed for by someone. The friction...Jump to post
All the self righteous rejoicing, but who of us has never cheated on their taxes? Well maybe just a little, but when I do it it’s ok, just a few dollars here and there, right? Billion dollars corporations just do it on a higher level. They got caught, pay the man. We get caught, same thing I have n...Jump to post
Fuel Cell hydrogen cars are EV, they're even called that, FCEV, fuel cell electric vehicles. The engine is an electric engine. They even have a battery to start the fuel cell. "electric cars" are more rightly called BEV, battery electric vehicles. Aside from that, the latest research casts...Jump to post
Airbus buys back the worthless (IMHO) RR exclusivity on the A350 (worthless because there was no candidate anyway) then what ? Would Boeing allow Airbus access to the GE9X ?Jump to post
The pilots are responsible for keeping the hold heated in flight I would guess. Once the aircraft has landed and engines shut down, that's another story.
Maybe time to impose a human flying with such sensitive cargo (not in the cargo hold, but on the flight).
RR is far more critical to Airbus than to Boeing. I don't think Airbus would buy RR, but I see it as even less likely that it would let Boeing touch it !Jump to post
I thought the ultrafan was already stopped, they just assembled one because they were at that stage but no more money was put into it. As for Airbus not wanting to take on RR because it has its own issues, I don't really see the link, what RR needs is money, to hire more engineers and managers to fi...Jump to post
"Sovereign citizens" says it all. You're one or the other.Jump to post
Desantis may control his body but does he control his brain ? He seems to believe he's the second coming of Christ...Jump to post
High temperature gas reactors are not something I'm thrilled about.Jump to post
Time to print copies on paper that will blank after a few weeks or something.Jump to post
Avatar2go wrote:The DoJ lead prosecutor for the Boeing investigation, some time afterwards took a job with the law firm that represented Boeing. Nothing whatever was improper about that, it happens all the time. It just means she is a good attorney.
Was UK offered the codes to integrate Meteor? If so, why is LM doing it? My guess is it's a business decision. The US government can provide the interface (they control that) but aircraft side intellectual property still belongs to LM. bt The 'special' relationship is not so special, is it? I recal...Jump to post
The Daily Telegraph's front page tries to help Andy...or maybe to sink him ? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2023/01/27/photo-clears-duke-york-bath-sex/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/royal-family/2023/01/27/TELEMMGLPICT000323451498_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqLUm2LqZ7QfPrWh62iB90NVTmGTZwRSZ...Jump to post
Macron made clear that the French would only answer a nuclear strike if France is threatened. Any link to that claim? If true, it is imho safe to say that the Franco-German plan on sidelining NATO to create "EU Army" is a stillborn. Killed to those who conceived it and pushed hardest for ...Jump to post
crjflyboy wrote:I can see it with the preponderance of distant French heritage in the area .. daily ? I don't think so though ..
I agree that a 17yo being passed around at a party is unsavory but wouldn't make a scandal everywhere. Now let's remember the crime that got Epstein in jail the first time : In 2005, police in Palm Beach, Florida, began investigating Epstein after a parent reported that he had sexually abused her 14...Jump to post
Let's say he makes this go away.
Wasn't he still great friends with Epstein, over many years, even after he was convicted ?
It's certainly not up to me to decide if US forces should stay, I have some familiarity with the subject due to my nationality : long before my birth our president Charles de Gaulle asked all US forces to leave France... There is no doubt that the bases have a strategic importance for the US, now, d...Jump to post
How detrimental for the airplane is it to go without power for 1 minute while bridge power gets hooked up? God forbid people have to sit in the dark on the plane for 45 seconds. I suspect maybe it deletes stuff out of your FMC, resets a bunch of systems or whatever else... but does that matter at t...Jump to post
My bad I thought it was in NATO. The can of worms is that it's in the EU but I guess it's less of one since Turkey's accession to the EU is dead and buried. When Erdogan came to power that was going well, not sure it could really happen but at least Turkey was checking more and more boxes, now we're...Jump to post