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by Zodiac787
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22406

Re: Revisiting MH370

This thread will be closed soon, so I’ll just speculate a bit. I’ve always wondered about the theory of a remote hijacking using the aircraft’s computers. There’s no evidence of that of course, but parts of it make sense. The precise course changes, potentially incapacitated crew, etc. Just a thoug...

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by Zodiac787
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31257

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"

I didnt read the full thread and didn't see it at first glance but please accept my apologies if that has been mentioned before... Don't forget that AF-KLM just got €10B from their governments, partly justified in the mouth of France's finance minister B. le Maire by the need to support the entire a...

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by Zodiac787
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 2862

Re: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

There are no next steps because it's an absurd idea that will never go anywhere. It doesn't make any geometric sense for cities. As it stands, for a city of any kind of density, cars are extremely pernicious. They are spatially inefficient ways to move around. We already have the technological inno...

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by Zodiac787
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 2862

Re: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

It needs a brainstorming. Agreed. :) Here are some reports on the topic. https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/focus/future-of-mobility/infrastructure-barriers-to-urban-air-mobility-with-VTOL.html https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/capital-projects-and-infrastructure/our-insights/air-mobility-s...

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by Zodiac787
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 2862

Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

Over the recent months, whilst many players have demonstrated the flying capabilities of future air mobility vehicles, numerous reports have shown that : a) The flying public is not necessary ready to fly, much less in autonomous air taxis and b) The vertiports/landing infrastructure are likely to b...

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by Zodiac787
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 18602

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

gatibosgru wrote:
That's one long 737!

Don't worry, it is the same 737 that was certified in the 1960s. All the same, you can grandfather it.
:banghead:

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by Zodiac787
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 6103

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

Yes. We will se atonomous airliners. We will accept the idea very quickly once we see traffic getting safer and faster with autonomous cars in the next decade. Is that the order? We have never seen a kid run after a ball in front of an airplane flying or a man crossing an airway while looking at hi...

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by Zodiac787
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 6103

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

Never will happen. passenger would never go for it. That's indeed the main and probably only obstacle... Otis had the technology to make elevators fully automated 40 years before they introduced it... why? Because humans wouldn't go for it. Train one cabin crew for emergency flight situations (or l...

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by Zodiac787
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748126

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Pluto707 wrote:
Another (stupid ?) question: Is the NTSB really entitled to harm Boeing ?


Being entitled is not the issue here... They will find a way to put it in between the lines in the report or "ommit" something that can be really harmful and deal with it behind doors.

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