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by seahawk
Mon May 10, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 15105

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

This most not make it through parliament. The SPD must block it.

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by seahawk
Mon May 10, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1369
Views: 72617

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

And the pity is that AZ is an OK and probably inexpensive vaccine that could save a lot of lives where the others may be too expensive. But after all the failings and bad publicity (much self induced) a lot of very low income nations will find it is politically impossible to use it. But only if AZ ...

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by seahawk
Thu May 06, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 15105

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

European solution would be in the interest of the taxpayer and would fill the needs much better. The European solution, A320 MPA, is still on the table. The Atlantique has too much risk. The P-8A will also pressure the the French to commit to on time delivery of the MPA. bt That is why the stop-gap...

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by seahawk
Wed May 05, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 15105

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

The P-8 will bring brownie points with the US administration so it will be bought, even though a European solution would be in the interest of the taxpayer and would fill the needs much better.

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by seahawk
Wed May 05, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 228
Views: 35206

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

Of course it's always better to operate fewer types, but they have operated many types in the past. Seems to me a really good offer on price and delivery could have won some business.. No, LH has evaluated the A330NEO 2 times now and first time they went for the A350 and second time they went for t...

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by seahawk
Tue May 04, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 2763

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Its amazing to me, that there are still educated people that want to separate White Supremacy and the institution of Slavery, that has been going on for thousands of years. In what little I was taught in Public Schools, the reason for the US Civil War was given "to end slavery," yet there...

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by seahawk
Tue May 04, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 2763

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Sokes wrote:
seahawk wrote:

And then there are more ways to exploit the poor than just slavery.
England prohibited slavery early, at least in Britain itself. Did it stop the industrial revolution?


Did the English industry use resources produced in Britain or within the Empire?

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by seahawk
Tue May 04, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 2763

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Or maybe it was having the empire with access to resources and spare manpower. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zc92xnb/revision/4 https://historyofyesterday.com/how-slavery-fueled-the-industrial-revolution-a0190a9b48a1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_Abolition_Act_1833 There are and wer...

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by seahawk
Sat May 01, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1694
Views: 171643

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Call me cynical but when they are at the program level of the Loyal Wingman design, they are still quite a bit away from going into commercial airplane production with that. I give them that the production line for the 3-4 protoypes is in itself a prototype for a future series production and highly...

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by seahawk
Sat May 01, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 18525

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

You all still don't get it. You have to think of Deferred Costs as Pre-Paid costs and that is why they are an asset. The same as if they bought a piece of equipment and they depreciate it over time. The value of the asset would decline. You will notice though that there was no corresponding debt in...

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by seahawk
Sat May 01, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 2763

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Imho one can not deny that slavery allowed the industrial revolution because available arable land worked by cheap labour freed the local population from working the local fields and made them available to work in the industry. Again: Why did the industrialization happen in the North instead of the...

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by seahawk
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 2763

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

You can not deny the economic impact of slavery and the impact it had for the economic development of the USA. The cotton produced in the South kept the mills in New England running. But also shipping companies and railroads were making good money, as well as banks. https://www.history.com/news/sla...

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by seahawk
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 2763

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

You can not deny the economic impact of slavery and the impact it had for the economic development of the USA. The cotton produced in the South kept the mills in New England running. But also shipping companies and railroads were making good money, as well as banks. https://www.history.com/news/sla...

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by seahawk
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 2763

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

You can not deny the economic impact of slavery and the impact it had for the economic development of the USA. The cotton produced in the South kept the mills in New England running. But also shipping companies and railroads were making good money, as well as banks. https://www.history.com/news/slav...

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by seahawk
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 18525

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

It is highly unlikely Boeing could ever get to 50-50 with the MAX versus the NEO and the A220. The only way 50-50 works, is with a new narrowbody and the MAX, or just a new narrowbody, which would be further down the road. If it is 50-50 in the below 150t MTOW, and not strictly single aisle, then i...

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by seahawk
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1694
Views: 171643

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Another quarter, another set of comments from Boeing's CEO about their next airplane program: Calhoun responded by citing “an awful lot of fantastic work in our defense programs,” and said there are plans to transfer that to the commercial side and significantly change how Boeing’s next new airplan...

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by seahawk
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 18525

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

TWA772LR wrote:
Smells like Calhoun is ready to replace the 737 with the NSA in a big family raining from CS/E2 size to (hypothetical) A322 size and capabilities.


If the goal is 50:50 I would say it smells like doing nothing at all.

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by seahawk
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1369
Views: 72617

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

In the end AZ over promised by a lot. If you look at the combined orders, they barely delivered 30% of what was promised so far. And in the end it is in the best interest of the EU to get out of the contract, so that it can order additional doses from other supplier without having to take AZ doses i...

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by seahawk
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1369
Views: 72617

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Signing delivery contracts you do not intend to hold, can not go unchallenged, especially in such an important field where lives actually depend on it.

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 26829

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

They do not need to buy the MAX, but maybe Boeing would be pressuring CFM to grant a licence if DL would buy the MAX. For the NEOs CFM and DL did not reach an agreement and Airbus has no incentive to pressure CFM, as they would be working against PW in that case, which would not be in their own inte...

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1369
Views: 72617

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Seahawk, I agree with your timeline. What amazes me is the UK rate remains ahead of the EU. https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/daily-covid-vaccination-doses-per-capita?tab=chart&country=FRA~DEU~IND~TUR~USA~GBR~European+Union~NLD The EU seems to have supply. I'm a bit confused as to how the EU w...

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 26829

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

I think Delta will get the licence to work on the LEAP, I see no reason why CFM/Safran should refuse them. Lufthansa did get the licence while flying the P&W only on their A320neo family frames. No 737MAX on order at Lufthansa. Lufthansa ordered both engine options on the A320NEO. https://www.l...

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by seahawk
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1369
Views: 72617

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

I think Q3 is possible with the mRNA solutions alone. Fall vaccination for 70%+ in July is not possible anyway, as the waiting time for the second shot with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) will put this into August anyway.

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by seahawk
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 26829

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

I am almost certain Delta is still steaming pissed at Boeing over the A220 disaster that came back and slapped them in the face over. That was just insanity, and no doubt still lingers on the minds of the top execs at Delta. Boeing tried to strongarm Delta , Bombardier, and Airbus. Then, take a loo...

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by seahawk
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 26829

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

Wishful thinking. Given DL's size, any MAX order would have to be sizeable, otherwise it wouldn't make economic sense. DL has enough planes on order to satisfy its fleet renewal needs for the next 5+ years. Any opportunity for DL to accelerate retirement of the 319, 320, 738 & 757 / 753 largely...

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by seahawk
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 26829

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

Getting an engine MRO licence for the LEAP would be very interesting for Delta TechOps. If that means buying 737-8MAX to get it, it would be an interesting proposition. Surely it is still possible the GE/CFM won´t give them the licence and that this would make the MAX uninteresting for DL, but it i...

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by seahawk
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1369
Views: 72617

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Not July but 3Q/21 which would end in September.

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by seahawk
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1369
Views: 72617

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Completely agree Here in Spain I don’t see myself getting a jab before winter Why winter? At current vaccination spead you would get a jab no later than September. And after the increase in April, vaccine rollout will be increased again in May and again in June, hence you will get a jab by July (wo...

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by seahawk
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 26829

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

Really? ...give us some examples of what that risk could plausibly be. There is a need to have flexibility considering DL's history of three main trends with their fleet (made even more pronounced post NW merger): 1. opportunistic fleet additions, 2. a tradition of flying the smallest/nimblest viab...

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by seahawk
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1369
Views: 72617

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The AZ/JJ clotting is not just clotting it is a thrombosis (with thrombocytopenia) included venous thrombosis in unusual sites such as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and splanchnic vein thrombosis.

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by seahawk
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 26829

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

It seems like a big 737-8MAX and 797 (NMA) order is imminent. DL has avoided filling this segments with Airbuses and it would be very risky to depend on Airbus only. Is Southwest taking a risk for running the 737 only or genius? Or are you saying Airbus only is a risk, i.e. NK, F9 You can not compa...

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by seahawk
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options
Replies: 161
Views: 26829

Re: Delta Orders Another 25 A321 NEO + 25 Options

It seems like a big 737-8MAX and 797 (NMA) order is imminent. DL has avoided filling this segments with Airbuses and it would be very risky to depend on Airbus only.

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by seahawk
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1369
Views: 72617

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

I don’t think so. Even with the age restrictions, A faster delivery of AZ would have saved more lives. But a higher occurrence of deadly side effects would have reduced the willingness of the population to get vaccinated. In addition the protection of the AZ vaccine is lower without offering the si...

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by seahawk
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1369
Views: 72617

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Maybe it was a blessing in disguise. I don’t think so. Even with the age restrictions, A faster delivery of AZ would have saved more lives. But a higher occurrence of deadly side effects would have reduced the willingness of the population to get vaccinated. In addition the protection of the AZ vac...

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by seahawk
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation : Airbus Response to a possible NMA-5
Replies: 151
Views: 21041

Re: Speculation : Airbus Response to a possible NMA-5

Captaincurious wrote:
If airbus rewing the A320 and launch A322, do they have to build a new system like 737 Max 10 does after the Max debacle? Or rewing is simply a rewing?


In theory it should be straight forward, as the A320 is FBW with full envelope protection.

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by seahawk
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

The Champions League reform was enough for their need. With the new 5 year coefficient, big clubs will play CL, even if they only qualified for the Euro League, if they played CL in the last 5 years. In the end it means that some low key club could be fourth in the league and still not play CL becau...

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead
Replies: 21
Views: 1337

Re: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead

Access to the internet all over the world is a much bigger revolution than the TV, because the user now controls the media he consumes.

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Why is it trolling? This is exactly the same idea as the NFL, NBA and NHL. It takes not much fantasy to see those 15 clubs having farm teams in the national leagues and create something like the draft. And once you do not have to qualify for the participation in your national league, it makes it eas...

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation : Airbus Response to a possible NMA-5
Replies: 151
Views: 21041

Re: Speculation : Airbus Response to a possible NMA-5

I seriously doubt this. The appetite for additional capacity is limited and 258 seats is just not economic. (extra FA for 8 seats)

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1694
Views: 171643

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Reposting a comment I put on the Airbus thread: If the 5 years of fantastic profits from 2014-2019 didn't generate the 322 or the NMA program launches, what makes anyone think that Covid weakened airlines will pull the trigger now? Indeed. Seems Boeing has their hands full with 737 and 787 producti...

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3224

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Great idea as it would make football much more in line with big trademarks like the NHL and the NBA. It would also free team brands from the chains of being linked to one city, they could become global. Imagine clubs based all around the globe and with the best players in one league. Arsenal Dubai h...

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by seahawk
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation : Airbus Response to a possible NMA-5
Replies: 151
Views: 21041

Re: Speculation : Airbus Response to a possible NMA-5

I think "fully digital" is way more about how the product is designed (CAD/PLM toolset, digital twin, Model based Systems Engineering - MBSE) than about how the aircraft is controlled in flight. How do Boeing leverage MANUFACTURING cost and schedule advantages out of digital design tools ...

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by seahawk
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1694
Views: 171643

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

How familiar are you with "all digital design and new production methods"? What disruptive new production methods are you thinking of? And how does an all digital design benefit them? And how does that compare to "legacy" products? I do note that we have moved from to add the &q...

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by seahawk
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing board shake up; CEO Extension?
Replies: 51
Views: 5649

Re: Boeing board shake up; CEO Extension?

They need some one who can change the culture and give the company new meaning. I think somebody from the outside and probably not from the aviation sector, maybe not even engineering.

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by seahawk
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1694
Views: 171643

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

That is all well and true. But not really what I was expecting re the answer, what disruptive technology might be useable for NMA or NSA/NMA combination. It is either using very conservative design solutions w.r.t. propulsion (jet engine on any sort of kerosene) or it won't be ready prior 2050. I t...

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by seahawk
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1430

Re: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes

It is not better in the academia world, as ,at least in Europe, working on your doctorate involves huge amounts of ass kissing. I found my solution in switching sides and starting to work for the regulator. Yes, it is public service so it pays less, but the environment is a lot less competitive and ...

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by seahawk
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1694
Views: 171643

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The only advantage is their development and manufacturing processes are maturing as they develop T-7A and MQ-25, so "lessons learned" will be available for the much larger commercial aircraft project. To be honest I still do not see the magic of the T-7A. Saab adds a lot and compared to t...

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