I'm starting to suspect false positive tests in a lot of these asymptomatic cases. It doesn't make sense for a virus to have absolutely no symptoms in so many people but be serious and kill others. Yes, it does. Most virus related deaths come from the body’s reaction to the virus. Many people have ...Jump to post
It was always surprising to me that the GTF was the engine that earned a bad reputation. The LEAP is the version pushing the temps, pressures and material science to gain efficiency where the GTF used the reduction gearset on a more traditional design. Pratt managed to screw up a relatively basic s...Jump to post
Were CFM56 that reliable in the DC8 version when they were new? Or are we comparing them to the very mature version we know from the A320 and 737NG?Jump to post
If the aircraft had to fly through a known icing condition, and the exposed rudder cables are encased in layers of ice.... It certainly could have caused some safety issues, methinks. That was my thought. Any time you lose a fairing, you lose either an aero element or a cover to something that shou...Jump to post
Some genius will find out how to lay down a lattice of light carbon fibre or aluminium support rods and beams for the floor and the planes will become attractive for Freight. I'd guess they'll put in some sort of internal lift from floor to floor so that fewer expensive cargo doors are needed. Putt...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:Similar report via Forbes:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton ... 990e7d6424
Seems like CV19 is being pretty hard on the world's 77E population.
It will be very interesting to see how many A380's will return to service in the next year or so. Who would have thought that the replacement for the A380 would be an A350? Have a great day, Many many people here on A.net, that’s who. The A380 prioritizes mass passengers over cargo. Boeing saw this...Jump to post
Coroner's report was released and shows everyone died of blunt force trauma. So pilot didn’t have anything in autopsy that would scream incapacitation, though it might not be easy to determine if there was something medical that caused him to lose control.Jump to post
I wondered about something like that. Not sure if enough business pax are going to be available.Jump to post
Considering the original 777 has been flying my entire adult life, it’s not surprising the retirement would be accelerated. The 77L was bought for specific missions at DL that other more efficient aircraft can now cover. As a passenger, I’ve never liked DLs 777 product. So won’t miss it. The Delta ...Jump to post
Considering the original 777 has been flying my entire adult life, it’s not surprising the retirement would be accelerated.
The 77L was bought for specific missions at DL that other more efficient aircraft can now cover.
As a passenger, I’ve never liked DLs 777 product. So won’t miss it.
What United is seeming to be saying is that the flight was booked with middle seats empty, then they took the group of 25 medical professionals for free and basically filled up all the seats. Which begs the question, why won't they let you book your own family with the middle seat, when they will th...Jump to post
I guess OP wants airlines to either have shop at the spot market daily, or signed price fixed quantity fixed contracts for the future with obligations to pay that price and take that fuel no matter what.Jump to post
At most airports putting this corridor downstairs would bisect a whole mess of support spaces that then couldn’t connect to each other without staff going over or under the corridor. It instead perches over departures so it only takes up space within the high atrium space of the departure level. It ...Jump to post
the 767-400 wingspan is 14 ft longer than the 767-300 so there might some issues for the integrators with parking. That might have been why FedEx nor UPS didn't order them in 2011. A folding wing 767X might be the answer. The 767-400 has a raked wingtip extension. There may be a way to get a more e...Jump to post
The only problem may be: when has Boeing produced the last 767-400? 2002? 2003? Do they even have the tooling to build that -400 wingbox and wing? If I remember correctly they canceled the 767-400 production long ago. The last commercial delivery was in 2002 with Continental Airlines. One additiona...Jump to post
The 767 needs new engines, some wing tweaks and some fuselage length adjustments. It's controls have been updated over time for various versions. The 757 fuselage is great other than possibly adjusting the lengths of the 2 versions. It needs a new wing and engines and better controls. The upside is ...Jump to post
Well looks like Harrison entered the runway without clearance. Safe to say he needs grounded for good. https://www.yahoo.com/gma/harrison-ford-grounded-flying-mishap-070005823.html He sounded tired and inattentive. There are countless pilots his age still competently flying; but based on that audio...Jump to post
When more things open up it will be easier to judge the traffic needs. The route infrastructure needs to stay in place until then.Jump to post
And the guy responsible for all this carnage wins the Nobel Peace Prize. Please spare me! Your mixing up the PFLP with the PLO. Arafat was PLO, not PFLP. It's all so confusing. Do you happen to know which one of those started out life as the People's Front of Judea , and which was the Judean People...Jump to post
How did that number compare to hijacking flights to Luton?
If you don’t get the joke, grab a hay bale, have a seat and look it up on the interweb.
I could see any airline shutting down without major government bailouts There is no sign of the virus (or associated Hysteria) ending We are in a global economic freefall as of this morning Except there are signs. Korean cases have not grown exponentially instead, after the initial spike, it’s been...Jump to post
Star of David runway layouts were common designs back then as you could almost assure a headwind takeoff or approach for the props of the time.
The third runway of that length would still be useful today if it were spaced better.
You need a new “green field” city first.Jump to post
You have Rust’s advertising how safe they are on their website despite 2 fatal crashes in the last 18 months.
Is that good for Alaska?
Seriously? The lady reclines. Thats what her seat offers. Some nutter start punching and behaving like a six year old spoilt boy and we cant see whose fault it is? Really? Lets see, a lady that reclines her seat vs man that punches seatback. I am pretty confident who is in the wrong here. I always ...Jump to post
So Ed Bastian says it’s your right to recline, but you should ask permission first.
Ed? If it’s a “right” you don’t have to ask. What a weasel answer.
Personally I recline 1/2 way to help my back, but not the full amount. Unless the person behind is sleeping anyway.
My wife is not a large person (quite the opposite actually) and she is just about perfect in every way. Her just one fault in life is she uses the seat in front of her to get out of her seat. Drives me nuts. I tell her all the time not to do it. She forgets. One day I feel I am going to get punched...Jump to post
I’m tall myself but never begrudge someone in front reclining. It’s part of flying.
What I can’t oblige is the person behind using my seat as a grab bar to ease their standing up. Especially when they wake me or hit me on the head.
“Stop Abusing Bernoulli” is a book I tried to read years ago that explains the lift lie is used to explain things to non-scientists.Jump to post
You can be my blended wingman any day...Jump to post
They won’t give up on this. It won’t happen. It’s not a thing.Jump to post
They probably hit the brakes too hard and at an angle which sheared the towbar and caused the nose gear to veer. They were not moving when the plane ran them over. For the operators, it probably happened so fast they had no time to react. They didn't hit the brakes to hard they were using a TUG whi...Jump to post
The 707 was a fast jet and one assumes it still holds in service records like that considering 200 mph winds aren’t novel.Jump to post
Lot's of people have died in 319,320,321 landing accidents as well. I don't think they cared whether or not the fuselage was in 1, 2 or 3 pieces. The trouble is, you keep making these claims, when they demonstrably are not true. Nobody has ever died in an A319 landing accident, because there has't ...Jump to post
That 1st 911 dispatcher is typical of my experience around here. They don’t listen, they cut you off, they then ask questions they don’t need to ask, then when you try to answer the new questions, they tell you to start over because “you gave multiple locations.” The guy’s like “no, I didn’t tell yo...Jump to post
I seem to recall that Camarillo Airport was VFR at the time of the accident - can somebody verify? If the cloud tops were say 2500 feet or something like that, I don't see why he could not have climbed over the tops and flown to CMA if it was say scattered or maybe broken there. The area between Ca...Jump to post
To me the descending turn at very high negative fpm and forward speed is an indication of loss of control. I suspect the NTSB may indicate the CFIT was as a result of the pilots inadvertent entry into IMC and subsequent vestibular system illusions. With the pitch up and climb the pilots vestibular ...Jump to post
Visibility was fine up until the area that they crashed. The fog was just coming over the hills from the Pacific so it was probably fine when they left. The pilot had just done the flight the day prior and Kobe has many times as well, they had no reasons to worry. Visibility was not fine. Ceiling w...Jump to post
https://youtu.be/OArVMTPNm5o New York Times did a pretty good job showing the path of the flight. After departing SNA only 13 minutes for them to reach the holding point north of downtown LA where they circled for longer waiting for clearance to continue on into the valley. That is an awful drive a...Jump to post
I take issue with what I see as an unsupported assumption. The weather was not 'very bad' when the flight departed. Bryant was an experienced passenger. I doubt it was possible that he did not recognize that conditions were getting worse. But I could be wrong. Also as a parent, apparently a good on...Jump to post
I keep wondering why they did not just land at the Van Nuys airport and get a car to TO. That would have taken an hour or so (arrival time 1030), which is only 20 minutes more than flying to Camarillo and then to TO. Pride and getthereitis won out. I take issue with what I see as an unsupported ass...Jump to post
ltbewr wrote:Revelation wrote:1989worstyear wrote::boggled:
Surely the OEM's must use some kind of drip protection in the center pedestals.
Either that, or provide branded sippy cups for the crews to use?
Maybe a covered cup set into a holder and a long straw ?
GalaxyFlyer wrote:But, but, probably everyday there’s a marine layer over the LA basin dozens, perhaps hundreds of helicopter flights are flown very safely. Heck, it was 1100-21/2 miles and better at Camarillo, is close to VFR.
Boeing to lose $19B over this.
Clean sheet wouldn’t have cost $19B.
NTSB confirms no CVR. Per post above, it did when it was sold from the state of Illinois. Why would you ever remove that? Whether it's used or not is another story. Money. If you remove it you dont have to maintain it. More like a liability. Hate to say it, but why set your company for a death sent...Jump to post
Respectfully, while get-there-itis fits a lot of the information - it doesn’t seem to mesh with what was the last piece of known pilot interaction - which according to the NTSB was that the pilot was climbing to clear the fog (I don’t have the exact wording in front of me) In other words, and incre...Jump to post