As far as I understand it the Comet does not really count since the original batch of aircraft were either lost or scrapped. The revised Comet was arguably a new plane. The redesign came about due to the grounding of the original Comet 1 aircraft. With three separate loss of life accidents, the air...Jump to post
Boeing even sold 200 to IAG while it was decertified and grounded so selling an aircraft is entirely a choice of an airline or a group that has no outside coercive influence. I am baffled by the continuing idea that this was "new" sales. This deal was at least partially orchestrated to fi...Jump to post
Yes, hubris but a lot of family internal politics were involved. Laurent Beaudoin drove a huge success with the CRJ, stock prices soared during the 90s as he had introduced a truly revolutionary idea—small jet airliner. Pierre took over after the market for the design was saturated and Embraer had ...Jump to post
Not so fast, the Lear design was closer to the Challenger 300 in size. Canadair enlarged the barrel to accommodate the FDX requirement. Then, GE didn’t get the CF-34 approved for civil sales, so the design was hobbled by the Lycoming engine. Bill Lear never intended his design to be an airliner. He...Jump to post
Making the C series with a cross section half way between 5ab and 6ab was their biggest mistake. Airlines want to make profit, not to give passengers an extra inch of seat width. Knock 6inchs off the width off the C series width and you would reduce weight, reduce drag and improve fuel burn. Per se...Jump to post
What I have found interesting about this announcement from the get go, is that it was more or less on the heels of the Jet Airways collapse, and the loss of their 205-ish MAX 0rder. I don't know about all of you, but when it comes to pricing, I am sure that this loss (and the slot locations in produ...Jump to post
I think the DC-10 image was more damaged back in those days than today's MAX damage, in several ways. - And third, because back in those days, I think general public was more aware of aircraft types (especially Jumbos, DC-10, etc.), than they are now. (There were less models, more easily distinguis...Jump to post
Elementalism wrote:2 years barely anybody in the public will remember nor care. Aviation enthusiasts are not the general public.
Time will tell...but while everyone seems to believe the grounding will eventually be lifted...what if it's not? Then what? The Comet flew again, and the L-188 flew again, both after having multiple major catastrophes. The aftermath was poor sales. It will be interesting to see if the long term eff...Jump to post
JayinKitsap wrote:I think the real reason is IAG was able to grab some of Jet's delivery positions. Possibly all 200 will be delivered before Airbus completes their current IAG orders.
Some years ago a Boeing engineer said that the only parts that were retained from the 767 were the cockpit windows and the area immediately forward of them. It turned out that trying to graft a 767 Section 41 onto the 777 resulted in too many small-radius turns that ruined the aerodynamics. Exactly...Jump to post
Only if Section 41 (cockpit) could be grafted onto a narrower fuselage, but that's about it. The 767 Section 41 cockpit was used on the 777. IIRC the "adaptor" section to increase the cockpit diameter to meet up with the larger fuselage section was quite a design challenge, so Boeing had t...Jump to post
SPEEA engineer breaks silence on Boeing's MAX 737. Read this letter https://www.kuow.org/stories/boeing-engineers-break-silence-on-max-737-read-this-letter Incredible. Truly The Cheapest. A Bombay-Boeing from Walmart. Long gone are the Days of Glory! A Tata Nano might take you cheaply from a point ...Jump to post
Likely nothing to do with shipping and applies to assembly location. Load is crated and well balanced on trailer by the look of things. Would really like to see some new orders though. Current order totals are for 536. Considering the slow start, its good to see momentum growing. Still wish it was ...Jump to post
Boeing should consider buying Embraer and turn the E-Jet into a real competitor of the A220. We need more competition, not less. Boeing must not be allowed to buy or influence its competitors. ...or bring them to their knees. But that's all in the past, now. It will be interesting, long term, to se...Jump to post
Once again the jealous Tealaid people of the world are whining. They're going "oh boo hoo the competition is gone now" but then would be the ones celebrating if Onex bought Transat or Porter and merged them into WS or WEN. :lol: :roll: Less to do with Tealaid, and more to do with the decr...Jump to post
Likely already been posted, but...
You loose some:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 05-449724/
You win some (IAG)...
So.... the net total is -5?
Oh wow...an older Austrian plane took off too quickly, and its blue belly ended up on its tail!
Kidding aside, the livery is simple, clean, and somewhat unimaginative. With the vague exception of Edelwiess, isn't that what would expect?
A great idea by BA just wish they’d bring it to my home airport as it’s just over 2hrs to Manchester for some pics. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Living in Canada, that is a typical drive between larger centers! But I hear you. I always hoped that YQL would see the big birds fly in, but Y...Jump to post
vfw614 wrote:crjflyboy wrote:From a passenger standpoint, the CRJ far surpasses the ERJ planes.
Can I get some of the stuff you are smoking ? I think your view is quite exclusive....
I should also clarify, that the "Whitcomb bumps" would be an extention of the nacelle.....Jump to post
I posted this on the 44 page main Max thread, after reading the NVT article. This paragraph really stuck with me: From the NYT article, this tidbit from one of the Test Pilots: "...Mr. Craig, who had been with Boeing since 1988, didn’t like it, according to one person involved in the testing. A...Jump to post
From the NYT article, this tidbit from one of the Test Pilots: "...Mr. Craig, who had been with Boeing since 1988, didn’t like it, according to one person involved in the testing. An old-school pilot, he eschewed systems that take control from pilots and would have preferred an aerodynamic fix ...Jump to post
First delivery, as I mentioned above, was C-GKTA to Time Air (now part of AC Jazz o/a AC Express - still flying). That frame was delivered in February of 1989. It would be interesting to see how many of the 267 built were labelled as a Boeing-DHC build, between '89 and '92. Not a huge time period, f...Jump to post
Hi everyone, Rik from the Time Air Historical Society, from YQL & YYC in Canada. With the recent ground incident, which caused substantial damage to Dash 8-300 C-FJXZ, the aircraft has been declared a write-off. I have been doing some research into the actual frame. This was one of Time Air's ea...Jump to post
A look at the J41:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1686/255 ... f99e_b.jpg
[photoid][/photoid] I'd like to see a 2-2-2 aircraft with a few more rows than the 753 at 185' long. A bigger wing, bigger fan engines. Exactly replicate the nose of the 757 at 1.15 scale, as that is the defining feature of the 757 for me. ...which, had it not been for Southwest, and commonality, th...Jump to post
That is a huge increase in range. For reference the 737-300 was 2,255nm. 737-700 is 3,000nm. Honestly the CS300 seems like a better deal than the 73G Another good reason why Boeing wanted to kill it. yea I wish they would just compete against it.... They have been negating the lower end of the mark...Jump to post
https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2 ... all&w=1024 Pic, with floats deployed.Jump to post
northstardc4m wrote:It's fin 326, C-FJXZ
https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/1 ... 98689?s=09
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Fin number 311 in former Air BC, C-FACV. Fin number 321 is former Time Air plane C-GETA.Jump to post
...or how about this:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ce/08/ba ... 4a649a.jpg (no cigar, though)
Howdy. Have airlines ever ferried (or do they currently ferry) engines under the wings of twinjet aircraft? I've only been able to find pictures of 3- and 4-engine aircraft doing this. The 747 is more than capable of doing it, there is a couple of Qantas 747's doing it. I know the 737 had it as an ...Jump to post
Re evacuation / hand luggage: How about 1) Mandating that a disposable Essentials Bag (essentially a marked mid-sized zip loc bag) be provided in each seat back pocket. 2) As part of the safety briefing, stating "We recommend you place essential items such as your passport, wallet and phone in...Jump to post
https://i1.wp.com/www.util21.ro/relaxare/poze/avioane/boeing-707-100-i.jpg https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Icelandair-737-MAX-4.jpg Same fuselage cross section, 60 years apart. Top picture is nothing more than a hat and coat rack. Seeing some of the bag sizes being dragged off the ...Jump to post
Dutchy, to let you know.... a member of our Society is a former Dutch resident who volunteered at the Aviodrome.... so a slight bit of direct Dutch influence...Jump to post
https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/11 ... 4006147072 ...also, if not already posted, here is the landing sequence, showing the two bounces, and subsequent MLG failure.Jump to post
From the Ukraine News Agency, comes this article: "...."According to preliminary data, from a survey of eyewitnesses it follows that when the plane hit the ground and caught fire, some passengers began to get their belongings off the shelves in panic. This made it difficult for people to e...Jump to post
Well...maybe we need to talk to the Argentine F.A.A. ....would be nice to have a flyable display model.... hmmm.... I've found an article (spanish only) that shows the T-03 at Morón, this is from 2015, I don't know the current state of this plane. https://aerospotter.blogspot.com/2015/06/el-t-03-ya...Jump to post
Q400 has been sold to Viking Air, which already has the type certificates from DHC-1 through DHC-7, and the CL-215/215T/415. With all previous DeHavilland Canada products now under one roof, I believe the plan is to revive the historic name. The Q400 will continue to be built at the Downsview plant....Jump to post
Good for you. Hopefully you will succeed and indeed it would be great if this example will be put on display after 50years of service. It deserves that. Wikipedia has the following on display: 11009 - F28-1000 registered LN-SUC at the Norwegian Aviation Museum, Bodø, Norway in Braathens SAFE livery....Jump to post
Up here in Canada, we are working on acquiring one of the former Canadi>n Regional fleet, for permanent display in YQL (if anyone is interested in helping u$$, please contact me). Not too many F-28's are displayed. At best, and if we get ours, there will be a total of 4 on display worldwide. I do h...Jump to post
Up here in Canada, we are working on acquiring one of the former Canadi>n Regional fleet, for permanent display in YQL (if anyone is interested in helping u$$, please contact me). Not too many F-28's are displayed. At best, and if we get ours, there will be a total of 4 on display worldwide. I do ho...Jump to post
As a Canadian, I am disappointed as to what has transpired. As a regular traveller, and someone who follows CBC, I am also aware of the dangers of travelling with Li batteries... especially after multiple Li battery incidents. My question is, does (did) United and Westjet have in place clear documen...Jump to post