The day SpaceX goes public is the day Starship dies, and along with it any aspiration to go to Mars or any of the Sci-Fi inspired projects Musk has in mind. Investors will focus on what makes money, i.e. Flacon 9 / Heavy and Starlink, and push to dump the rest. This is the problem with our current ...Jump to post
I think this is a clear headed, calculated move with Vietjet in their sight.
VN is the gov's poster child, I don't think they will have problem with money.
I am sure that most of you are dead serious and a few are just being silly
Thanks for the comments! I enjoy reading them while sipping my coffee..
Wth.. where is my cup holder?
If the Indian Govt made aviation an even playing field and removed its operating advantages from AI, the airline would not last six months. Forget about AI, lets take a look at TG and VN. Twenty years ago, TG was miles ahead of VN; today, I say that VN is ahead of TG in most aspects. Why is that? T...Jump to post
Preliminary investigation results indicate high altitude climbs at higher thrust settings for engines with certain thrust ratings may be a contributor. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to an uncontained failure of the engine and damage to the aeroplane. Does it mean that those engines r...Jump to post
flyingturtle wrote:WIederling wrote:Still has all the looks of a cheap movie prop
Naaah. Do not ignore the fact that every part was professionally sourced.
4 of 4 malfunction? Any link to photos? How clean/large we're the hole? bt https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/wiscnews.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/46/0466fa4a-f4e8-5cba-a676-99faf99f7660/5d8510f788a21.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C800 https://www.wiscnews.com/news/world/journalists-...Jump to post
No wonder why people hate Musk so much, he makes it look easy.
Do you want space flights? Here is the EZ button.
So if there is a bird strike on a flight, is it pretty much a given that the a/c is going to just plunge from the sky? There is not even a chance of being able to turn around and make an emergency landing on the runway? I'm surprised that the advanced system on the A320 family couldn't allow this f...Jump to post
Club World https://www.headforpoints.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BA-A350-1-400x225.jpg My guess is that they wanted a nice clean/lean/sophisticated look and it ended up very sterile. I had to read it twice because I thought it was "Cube", because it looked like a row of office cubicles.Jump to post
SFO-DAD? Can DAD handle 380s?Jump to post
I don't know if this is a blessing (i.e. not related to MCAS) or a curse (a lack of processing resources needed to be addressed via software redesign or new hardware). Imho, it actually opens up a different can of worms. The FAA ran into this while testing an "unlikely" scenario, that mak...Jump to post
Apollo...space...moon.Jump to post
Looks like Vietnam Airlines is at PAS19 for a "special event"...
hkcanadaexpat wrote:MSN 297 (VN#14) out on yet another test flight #AIB08FZ
The fact that it is an Ethiopian Crash Investigation of an Ethiopian Airline and an Ethiopian Crew does not give me a lot of confidence - I'm sure they will do whatever they can to hold themselves blameless. . Using your "logic": The fact that Boeing built the plane and Boeing employees c...Jump to post
I think there is a large group of people that stood shoulder to shoulder with Boeing behind the safe operation of the 737MAX. And now wishes they hadn't. It seems to me much of the "new" information the sudden switch was based on, wasn't so new. Plus there was additional info that made th...Jump to post
As more info is slowly available to the public, this whole thing starts to look like the infamous Ford Pinto fiasco.Jump to post
I believe that VN have 10x A350 280t on order, I could be wrong.
But, I won't be surprised when they use one of their 789s for the first flight.
Interesting.. I didn't expect that they would get it until the end this year or 2020.
My guess is that there will be some restriction on this route, it is very likely that it will be cargo heavy.
When will they receive their first 280t bird?
I believe that Thai tried this before and failed.
VN has the same plan and is still working on their CAT 1 & 2nd SGN airport.
I think it will be good for passengers, they will have choices for that $400 round trip ticket.
I read it somewhere earlier this year that they were working on their CAT 1 and SGN-SFO was to be the first from Nam. For some reason, I thought it was SFO. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/05/southeast-asian-airlines-are-looking-to-non-stop-us-flights--despite-profit-challenges.html?fbclid=IwAR1yvLblG...Jump to post
I am not a rotorhead, but I think it would be nice to have a dedicated forum for rotorcraft.Jump to post
stop trying to be a wanna be mod. I definitely don't want to be a mod, I just want people to stop posting unsubstantiated garbage, which is what the forum rules are also trying to achieve. And that's exactly what a mod does; or, in your case, a mod wannabe. I don't see anything wrong with people he...Jump to post
a horde of people will be galloping to book their flights with this airline.Jump to post
With now ACMI capacity being available this "spare requirement" at least for smaller operator might completely drop out and may change the business case for a 2nd-hand A380 purchase or even a new-build A380 purchase due to vastly increased flexibility. Agreed. I believe that HyFly made a ...Jump to post
Given recent events, let's be positive for once. Let's say that sanctions against North Korea have been lifted, and Dear Leader has given you orders to modernize Air Koryo. Assuming that your comrades are tasked with infrastructure, pilot training..Your sole responsibility is the fleet. What will yo...Jump to post
NTSB said Farese was not properly trained in emergency procedures for the Piper PA 31 and failed to follow the proper emergency checklist. FAA records show Farese had 48.7 hours of flight experience in the Piper PA 31 between March 2016 and the crash. Phillips told investigators that he did not prov...Jump to post
What about VN?
I read somewhere that they were working on their CAT 1 rating and planned to fly to the US by the end of this year.I am sure that their -900's can handle SGN-LAX. But is there any chance that they will firm on their options and convert some or all of them to -1000?
KarelXWB wrote:MSN 173 VN #10 should be flying home today.Airbus A350 -941 173 VN-A895 Vietnam Airlines delivery 30dec17 TLS-HAN ex F-WZHK
Can they simply just remove the engine, or what's left of it, and fly it back to France for repairs (Assuming no structural damage)? Or will have to ship another engine to Goose Bay and fix it there? A team will be sent to Goose Bay to fix the plane. Engine change and possible pylon change, plus at...Jump to post
"Not as integrated" is a bit of an understatement. FedEx Ground is a completely different operating company that has its roots as Roadway Package System (RPS). I'm not sure if there has been any integration between the two, but AFAIK, its been little to none on the back end. I know that F...Jump to post
not new, and I thought someone already shared this link.
You can see that a large portion of the stabilizer was broken off and separated from the plane, not sure if that happened before or after the crash.
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/358 ... base-in-nc
It is obvious to me that the plane wasn't moving, and the white van was already there looking. This means that somebody knew what was happening before the pax noticed/started filming the event.Jump to post
it seems to be a very capable aircraft, monsoon/tropical downpours shouldn't be a problem.Jump to post