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by mats01776
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 127486

Re: F-35 news thread

News item regarding Turkey's expulsion from the F35 program. Turkey officially kicked out of F-35 program, costing US half a billion dollars July 17, 2019 By: Aaron Mehta WASHINGTON — The U.S. has removed Turkey from the F-35 joint strike fighter program, and Turkey will lose its production work on ...

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by mats01776
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 13264

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread

Regarding The Eviation Alice all electric commuter aircraft, how do they avoid props from hitting the runway? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsJ0vYnrMxo&t=862s In this video at 11:20 they point out that crosswinds landings will require a special maneuver to avoid prop strikes. In this aircraft...

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by mats01776
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41422

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Many people seem to think a focus city must be qualified by the number of flights, the number of seats, or whether the airport has a lounge. Those might be true, but I think DL has internal metrics that makes a focus city. These metrics are internal so they may not be apparent to outsiders. For exa...

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by mats01776
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge A321 Collides With Weather Balloon
Replies: 1
Views: 2259

Re: Air Canada Rouge A321 Collides With Weather Balloon

Air Canada Rouge A321 Collides With Rogue Weather Balloon.

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by mats01776
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 12813

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

Obviously major economic distress would effect TK, however as management has stated the weaker TL has been a tailwind for the airline. As stated before, the carrier earns more foreign than it pays out and has seen net currency benefit along with seeing its unit cost like CASK remain low as large po...

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by mats01776
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?
Replies: 39
Views: 4110

Re: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?

I have always wondered what low-budget travellers would do once they get to Dubai.

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by mats01776
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 17469

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

sw733 wrote:
I can't get over the "Halal Richard Branson" nickname. Hilarious.

Somehow, the name "72 Virgins Airlines" popped into my head.

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by mats01776
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Re: Missing Flight from Kitabe to Nairobe 6-5-2018

The flight las was seen on radar at 14:02 this afternoon at 40 nautical miles from Nairobi, flying at 11,000ft above sea level . According to Wikipedia "The Aberdare Range is a 160 km long mountain range of upland, north of Kenya's capital Nairobi with an average elevation of 3,500 metres &quo...

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by mats01776
Wed May 30, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 32712

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

It makes perfect sense. From a marketing perspective (I work in marketing and graphic design so I know what I'm talking about - not just spouting emotion without any foundation like so many here), the new livery does evoke a much more premium feel than the previous. Dark blue and white is a timeles...

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by mats01776
Thu May 03, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines To Miami By Next Year?
Replies: 51
Views: 5521

Re: Japan Airlines To Miami By Next Year?

This is factually incorrect. If you look at the April 2018 Miami Area Economic Summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Trade, transportation, utilities" comes in first, "professional and business services" comes second, "education and health services" comes in th...

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by mats01776
Thu May 03, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major growth planned at YUL
Replies: 21
Views: 2823

Re: Major growth planned at YUL

The existing rail lines are shared by passenger rail but are primarily freight. There has been years of work and discussion on the proposed route for a train downtown across three layers of government and with existing rail operators. It's not like nobody thought of this. The existing rail line jus...

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by mats01776
Wed May 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major growth planned at YUL
Replies: 21
Views: 2823

Re: Major growth planned at YUL

Since the airport will be the end of a branch, from there, heading downtown, the next station planned is Technoparc, north of runway 24R/6L. Click on the network map: https://rem.info/en/home I didn't realize the proposed rail connection was not to use the straightforward route using the main-line ...

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by mats01776
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Protocols for disposing of food waste after flights?
Replies: 22
Views: 3629

Re: Protocols for disposing of food waste after flights?

I remember once leaving a carton of OJ in my galley compartment for the next crew, as it was opened for only one small glass. I received a firm email from management to make sure it never happened again. I suspect the loss of continuity of custody may be an issue here. Once an open container is no ...

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by mats01776
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35600

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Taste is a personal thing, I agree. Having said that, I would reserve the word "hideous" to apply to the aggressively infantile nonsense that is the current AA colour scheme. For me the LH's new colour scheme does not inspire "the pride in teutonic competence", but "mild dis...

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by mats01776
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 8247

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

I can only dream of DL adding service into MMU (Morristown Airport) in NJ there are so many folks I know from NJ that would love to hop on in Morristown vs EWR/JFK/LGA. These corporate folks would pay a significant premium to fly out of MMU. I took several flights on New York Airways from MMU to JF...

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by mats01776
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 8283

Re: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion

I wasn’t referring to the Head up displays, rather the number of switches and annunciators directly in front of both Pilots on the glareshield The C-2 was designed with short take-off/landing performance as a key feature due to the prevalence of short runways in remote island locations in Japan. Co...

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by mats01776
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 8283

Re: Kawasaki C-2 news, prospects and discussion

ZaphodHarkonnen wrote:
Ummmmm, the 757s and C-130s do not have the capability to do an Antarctica trip with no point of no return. As the highlighted point of your quote says.

If I am not mistaken, both C-130 and C-2 have the in-flight refueling capability.

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by mats01776
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 62
Views: 7680

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?

In general terms, it makes sound engineering sense to: 1) Put the heaviest components near the center of gravity for balancing the airframe. 2) Put the heaviest components near the center of lift for structural strengthening perspective. 3) Put the enpenage's control surfaces far away from the cente...

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by mats01776
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 51260

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

Even on a C150, "Pitot Heat On" was on the checklist, if my memory serves.
By the way, you can cut and paste from the web site, by using Firefox, View->Enter Reader View (Ctrl+Alt+R).

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by mats01776
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233861

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I guess they scraped the TSA and CBP expansions. I had the original document from Massport, bookmarked but it's no longer available: https://www.massport.com/media/337677/TerminalE_EA_073015_signed.pdf However I can still find the drawings on google images: http://i.imgur.com/BIfpbVc.png You can se...

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by mats01776
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?
Replies: 48
Views: 7496

Re: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?

A flight engineer doesn't need a pilot certificate. He/she needs a flight engineer certificate with appropriate class. It was also not uncommon to see pilots that have "aged out" continue their careers as flight engineers. Thanks for the reply! My questions came from reading old NTSB inci...

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by mats01776
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?
Replies: 48
Views: 7496

Re: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?

I suppose the 727 needs a flight engineer in addition to the pilots.
What qualifications does the 727 flight engineer need?

A special qualification/license as a flight engineer?
Or a commercial pilot with a "type rating as a flight engineer"?

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by mats01776
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Frontier Routing OKC-DEN
Replies: 10
Views: 1593

Re: Strange Frontier Routing OKC-DEN

Looks as if they followed what a Garmin Navigator (for cars) or Google Map directions on a Mobile phone (for cars) would suggest.

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by mats01776
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 8437

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

https://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/paramount-theater-newark-new-jersey-2.jpg As a former long-time resident of Morristown, I believe Newark NJ may suffer from an image problem especially outside of US. For the New Yorkers, "Jersey" may be just a familiar butt of a...

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by mats01776
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 11264

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

Being so close to LAX definitely inhibits PHX, but also pretty much every other airport on the west coast as far north as SEA, and that still hasn't stopped airports like SAN, ONT, SJC, and OAK from scoring new success with new long-hauls. I agree that PHX doesn't have the most impressive O/D figur...

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by mats01776
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 15677

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

D L X wrote:
What value is the altimeter calling out at 2:16 in the daytime version? It sounded like 400, meaning this Emirates jet might have been at HALF that height.

That call out sounded to be "500'" to my ears.
The Emirates aircraft might have been in the "CAUTION TERRAIN" territory.

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by mats01776
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 15677

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

Looking at these videos of the Canarsie Approach, it's hard to imagine what an "extremely low approach" would have looked like.
Day time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Ml4bqIZDw
Night time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAvsue88nj8

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by mats01776
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 91220

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

All the special conditions related to Li batteries on the 787 are FAA documents. Correct, but those conditions were relayed back through the supply chain and local certifying authorities - in this case, the JCAB for GS Yuasa - signed off that those conditions had been met by GS Yuasa. The FAA then ...

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by mats01776
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 91220

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

AFAIK, JCAB certified 787 battery system and FAA accepted JCAB's certification, just like EASA certified A350 Battery and FAA accepted(with some delay) EASA's certification. You are mistaken. FAA, through its “authorized representatives”, certified the 787 battery system. https://www.seattletimes.c...

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by mats01776
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: X-2 Stealth Technology Demonstrator
Replies: 40
Views: 21824

Re: X-2 Stealth Technology Demonstrator

You have to imagine that any further development would have to be in cooperation with South Korea with their aspirations for a stealth aircraft as well. You also need buyers that will likely never threaten either country for geographic reasons. I respectfully disagree. There is plenty of potential ...

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by mats01776
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: X-2 Stealth Technology Demonstrator
Replies: 40
Views: 21824

Re: X-2 Stealth Technology Demonstrator

According to this article, Japan Refines Design For Indigenous Future Fighter , the X-2 is done with the test flights: Meanwhile, the X-2 technology demonstrator that Japan built to help prepare the way for the fighter program has exceeded goals in tests, a program official says. Manufacturer MHI fi...

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by mats01776
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: X-2 Stealth Technology Demonstrator
Replies: 40
Views: 21824

Re: X-2 Stealth Technology Demonstrator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmkWxSwBjMY
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Update: November 29, 2016.
Another test flight with a Mitsubishi F2 chase plane:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmkWxSwBjMY
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by mats01776
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 70477

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

ordell wrote:
Also wondering why they are taking the southern route to get FTA-4 to the U.S. Has weather in the north Pacific near Alaska gotten that rough?


It is possible that the aircraft has not been tested in icy runway conditions that are likely in Russia and Alaska.

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by mats01776
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 70477

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

So what about #2 and #3, why is #4 going first? I haven't a clue. I don't know how the MRJ can manage a non-stop Guam to Hawaii flight, a distance of 3800sm. It could stop at Marshall Islands Airport, I suppose. http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/second-mrj-test-aircraft-enroute-to-usa-43151...

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by mats01776
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 70477

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

MRJ Test Article #4, JA24MJ arrived at Guam on Nov. 15, 2016, on the way to Moses Lake via Hawaii.
http://flyteam.jp/photo/2045279
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by mats01776
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVRO RJ100 Lands on St. Helena
Replies: 109
Views: 19059

Re: AVRO RJ100 Lands on St. Helena

With its 2920mi range and 300mph cruising speed and the STOL capability, the Shin Meiwa US-2 amphibian could be useful.

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by mats01776
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 70477

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

Nikkei reports that the first delivery will be pushed back again. http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Compani ... back-again October 1, 2016 2:00 am JST Mitsubishi jet delivery pushed back again NAGOYA -- Initial delivery of Mitsubishi Aircraft's regional passenger plane will be postponed beyond the cur...

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by mats01776
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US
Replies: 123
Views: 30208

Re: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... j/#b2428ef
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rocketPower wrote:
She should be in Anchorage by now.

Indeed, it shows up in Flightradar24:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... j/#b2428ef

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by mats01776
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US
Replies: 123
Views: 30208

Re: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US

MRJ arrived at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC) in Kamchatka, Russia. http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Mitsubishi-jet-makes-maiden-overseas-flight TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Aircraft's Japan-built passenger jet made its maiden overseas flight en route to the U.S. for testing. The first Mitsu...

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by mats01776
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight
Replies: 39
Views: 6272

Re: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight

Delta 138 from DTW to AMS diverts to Manchester on Sep. 25 due to overheating Samsung Tablet : http://abcnews.go.com/Business/samsung-tablet-emergency-diversion-trans-atlantic-flight/story?id=42348176 A Delta flight from Detroit to Amsterdam had to be diverted to Manchester, England, for two hours S...

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by mats01776
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Pan Am EVER fly the Concorde to BTV?
Replies: 74
Views: 7808

Re: Will Pan Am EVER fly the Concorde to BTV?

zrs70 wrote:
I'm wondering if Pan Am would ever consider flying the Concorde to a place like Burlington?

:)

I have seen Pan Am rail cars near Burlington and Concord Mass, if that counts:
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by mats01776
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US
Replies: 123
Views: 30208

Re: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US

http://www.flythemrj.com/ Notice on MRJ's Ferry Flight Abort Nagoya, August 30, 2016 – The flight tests of the first test aircraft of the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet) carried out on August 27 and 28 were aborted when anomalies were detected in the signals generated by sensors monitoring air manage...

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by mats01776
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US
Replies: 123
Views: 30208

Re: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US

Update: Japan’s First Jet to Meet 2018 Delivery, Mitsubishi Says http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-30/japan-s-first-jet-will-meet-2018-delivery-plan-mitsubishi-says https://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/i9D__s0wSshQ/v2/-1x-1.jpg ...Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said it’s s...

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by mats01776
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US
Replies: 123
Views: 30208

Re: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US

MRJ to undergo certification testing in Washington state http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/0 ... 7MZt_FUu00 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/b-mrj-a-20160817-870x525.jpg Aug 16, 2016 NAGOYA A new passenger jet being developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is set to fly to th...

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by mats01776
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner rejects take-off because of engine faillure
Replies: 37
Views: 11594

Re: NH Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner rejects take-off because of engine faillure

DocLightning wrote:
Why? The procedures at SXM are written with the idea of an engine-out at V1 in mind. All airports are like that.


I was concerned about all those thrill-seekers clinging to the fence at the runway threshold.

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by mats01776
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner rejects take-off because of engine faillure
Replies: 37
Views: 11594

Re: NH Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner rejects take-off because of engine faillure

I thank god this did not happen at St Maarten.

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by mats01776
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: X-2 Stealth Technology Demonstrator
Replies: 40
Views: 21824

Re: X-2 Stealth Technology Demonstrator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x758z6FwwNc
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Another footage of X-2 taking off from Gufu Airbase published on June 17, 2016.
Noticed the landing gear going up after take-off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x758z6FwwNc

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by mats01776
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge
Replies: 167
Views: 40601

RE: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge

I propose that Boeing use the over-the-wing-engine configuration a la HondaJet.
No extensive MLG/wingbox changes are needed.  

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