https://www.npr.org/2019/06/21/734930475/a-travel-nightmare-waking-up-cold-and-alone-in-a-darkened-plane?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social Sounds terrifying, some strange numbers in the article though. A 40-50 foot drop to the ground? I chalk that...Jump to post
That being said, although crazy stuff occasionally happens, Boeing really doesn't need to be any more in the news right now.Jump to post
If memory serves, MD did create a major PR campaign starring a former Apollo astronaut to try and extols the virtues of the DC-10. It didn’t matter. The damage was done. The MD-80 carried the company along and into the 90s, but the failure of the company to create a true A300/767 type aircraft led ...Jump to post
Could they? Of Course. Airbus will be quite accommodating. Will they? Probably not. Boeing will do what they need to do in order to keep the orders. They might get a price cut, or some features upgraded, I'm sure both Boeing and AA will be happy in the end. Now, we may see lots of orders for MAX tha...Jump to post
To my eye, the modern version is easier to read from afar. The thinner strokes and increased separation between elements result in shapes that can be easily understood from further away.Jump to post
I suppose one way would be to use the dot matrix (not sure what the real name is) approach, such as on the tails of BA and AA planes. From a distance, the Union Jack on the BA tail appears to reflect light where it "ripples", and the stripes on the AA "flag" fade from dark to li...Jump to post
The dots on the BA A380 tails were indeed done using stencils but someone still had to punch out the stencil to start with! They use a cutting tool that is digitally controlled and is essentially just like your normal inkjet printer, except they have razor blades of various sizes and they're much, ...Jump to post
The team sports mentality (my team is always right, your team is always wrong) is harmful in online discussions, and deadly in engineering, certification & review practices. But I think the other half, is that the MAX is an aircraft designed by a demand to get more airplane for less money and wo...Jump to post
Transport Minister Marc Garneau explicitly states that MCAS is responsible for the Lion Air crash and that the flight data from the ET crash has some similarities.
skyharborshome wrote:We are always told to keep politics out of these posts by the mods and, well, this time the post IS politics. Has a president ever took a direct action like this with the exception of the Sept 11 grounding?
Honestly, this is good news, but I hope we see a turn towards facts - which he seemed to allude to. There does seem to be some not-public information out there, and the fact that apparently Boeing/FAA were already working on a significant mcas fix that was delayed by the shutdown might be also perti...Jump to post
According to: https://twitter.com/mdm_at_weather/stat ... 6610383877 An Atlas Air 747F had an emergency landing.
Bumping an old thread to note that the NTSB released video of the incident. To my eye, it was really close...
I am just an average outsider who pays for my ticket and hopes to arrive at my destination. As such I do not understand the decision to return to LAX rather than sorting it out at the destination. The stowaway was boarded due to the airline's screw up. He had a ticket to the destination on a differ...Jump to post
Pontius wrote:The only 45 minutes I've ever spent in Goose Bay, and I happened to catch F-HPJE / AF66 / AF371V departing in the snow. Sorry for the quality, it was rushed:
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/k83713" class="quote" target="_blank">k83713</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> Another thread. I wonder which number will be...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/imagoagnitio" class="quote" target="_blank">imagoagnitio</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table b...Jump to post