"Have noticed that WN seems to be running more flights than the other carriers during the crisis." My experience does not reflect this. I have had 2 WN flights canceled on me this week and WN did not offer me any alternative for the canceled flights. I just booked AA, at least they will pr...Jump to post
"Boeing screwed up. It's the vast majority Boeing's fault. The MAX was fatally flawed. There are big problems in Boeing and FAA that need to be addressed. And the crew responded poorly and we should improve crew training where basic airmanship seems to be poor, as that's important, too" A...Jump to post
Airbus and Boeing only provide the aircraft frame, as in like empty shell. The interior choice is solely determined by the airlines/ operators. Every airlines is now trying to save cost with lightest, tiniest seats/ padding available in the market now. These days the quality of products are not as ...Jump to post
Two sides of the same coin. Better to have an engineer as chairman of the board in terms of trying to keep safety a top focus rather than answering to a board of pure financiers from the Goldman Sachs School. That conflict of interest is only problematic if you're one of the financiers on the board...Jump to post
Allegations are irrelevant to MAX crash for two reasons. 1) There shouldn't be a need for MX personnel to work on MAX as none of the systems/components would have reached maintenance threshold. 2) Ethiopian mx didn't modify the MCAS code. Stop blaming customers, and yes most of them are from third ...Jump to post
For many of the questions in the previous post. Go to the link below for answers.
Everybody needs to remember that while Boeing really can't talk about its strategy until the MAX is back in the air, it doesn't have to stop executing on the strategy. We don't know what is happening with NMA. Everything that has been used as evidence in this thread, including the articles, is spec...Jump to post
It would be nice if CX flew to DFW but it seems unlikely. If I remember correctly AA and CX are in a JV and AA does the HKG flight so CX doesn’t have to do it. mmm, your memory might be confusing CX with another carrier. AA has no JV with CX as Hong Kong/China have no Open Skies treaty. CX does fly...Jump to post
Bell’s V-280 completes low-speed agility tests
https://www.defensenews.com/land/2019/0 ... rd%20Brief
Neither are great for connecting. I assume the D requires less walking for the pax at the extremes (and less movement below). Obvious DFW was not even remotely considering a drastic overhaul (like one giant terminal) for say the next 50-100 years. They could still in the future with this configurat...Jump to post
The challenge for DFW will always be how it can continue to grow (or operate) if so much as a minor storm front rolls across town. It tends to become a disaster for the day if a quarter inch of rain falls in the space of 20 minutes in the morning. Part of that is AA's ground ops being run by abject...Jump to post
Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor reaches 300kt
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... kt-457496/
After a series of MiG-29 accidents Polish government is finally serious about a replacement. I just wonder if 32 of the F35 fighters will be enough against a formidable force like Russia. Would Poland be better at buying cheaper fighters? Or is the F35 now at $80million apiece a decent deal? https:...Jump to post
Pretty cool. Only one ticket sold on a 2 hour 737 flight to Italy. Can anyone think of other times this has happened? http://www.startribune.com/lithuanian-man-flies-alone-on-huge-plane-to-italy/507996972/ Did a search and couldn't find any other threads... Toering- This has happened to me 2 times....Jump to post
looking like a new B788 for AAL https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9661 Nah, that’s N804AN returning from some work being done in PAE. N814AA appears to have taken its place. Premium Economy installed at PAE. New aircraft always go to DFW first, not ORD. AAL does not have any new 788's schedule...Jump to post
As mentioned above last flights in system for MD-80s are all on Sept. 3, 2019. A parade of about a dozen MD-80 flights arriving DFW just after 21:00 with the last MD-80 flight scheduled to arrive at 21:18 MKE-DFW. I’m showing the MKE one getting in at 21:13PM there is a 9:18am Flight if that’s what...Jump to post
With your experience do you see a need for a KC-10 replacement that is bigger than the KC-46? A B77F seems best if needed, but the engine wake would be fierce. Working in a Joint force air component commander (JFACC) element you will see that a lot of planning goes into how tanking works. Like you ...Jump to post
Is there a list somewhere of the production and deliveries of the KC-46 (also P-8's) like other aircraft have. So far I know that 5 are delivered and I heard around Christmas that 10 were basically ready. I recall reading that there would be 4 in Jan (met), 4 in Feb, then 3 per month after that. Th...Jump to post
It is a game that has had an answer for 30+ years. I know it is not called a "drone" but the following is a drone with another name. BGM-109A Tomahawk Land Attack Missile – Nuclear (TLAM-N) You’re right, it is a smart and viable option to attack an airfield with a weapons system that has ...Jump to post
Ozair, good points but doesn’t it make sense that it is far easier for a drone to target an airfield than a drone to target an attack drone. But who knows, it’s a fast moving game. I would say that typically defence is easier than offense. With your own airfield you have the ability to place defenc...Jump to post
I realize that the KC-10 looks like an “easy kill” because of the service’s need to reduce budgets by operating fewer types of aircraft, and its parts availability. The shame is that the KC-10 really is the ideal tanker as it has the capability to take-off, travel 2-3 hours to an on-station area, r...Jump to post
Not that hard to figure out, it has RR Trent 1000.Jump to post
What makes no sense to me as a layman is why the proven and simple window for the boomer was abandoned It may be proven, but it sounds like it is anything but simple in terms of structure and support systems. I would not be surprised if this played a role in the Dutch going remote with their KDC-10...Jump to post
Bell is now waiting for the Army to pony up funding before anymore testing will be done on the V-280. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bell-to-roll-back-v-280-funding-until-us-army-compet-455337/ There is still a lot of development to go for this too. No one should think this baby is read...Jump to post
Bell is now waiting for the Army to pony up funding before anymore testing will be done on the V-280.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... et-455337/
I know it might never Be revealed. But? I would Love to know the differences between the KC-767's that Japan owns, the B767 freighters New Built for FEDEX and UPS and the KC-46's for the Air Force. It is not that hard to "reveal" this info. KC-767 is based on the 762-200ER, it looks like ...Jump to post
Flying at 280 knots.
https://breakingdefense.com/2019/01/bel ... rd%20Brief
Japan to cease in country assembly of F-35's, https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2019/01/17/japan-to-cease-in-country-assembly-of-f-35-jets/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2018.01.19&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief Not sure why DefenseNews has deci...Jump to post
When a C-32 is used as AF1 what does the Secret Service say? Sorry this does not hold water. The C-32 is generally used domestically only. Lose an engine, and there are plenty of friendly places to set down, with various military airfields (plus civilian airports) scattered all over the place. Take...Jump to post
The advantage of having four engines is that if an engine fails, you can choose to fly onward, instead of landing immediately(-ish). This rule was established by the FAA when reliability of jet engines are not as good as today. While this is probably benefitial for AF1 during time of crissis. I wou...Jump to post
deltaffindfw wrote:It was all the way to and past taxiway Y and Z. So,I think it's the whole runway.
Japan to cease in country assembly of F-35's,
https://www.defensenews.com/industry/20 ... rd%20Brief
BoeingGuy wrote:itchief wrote:Ziyulu wrote:I guess AA's low fare operation is now called Basic Economy!
This is the correct answer.
I thought the correct answer is that it’s because it’s a dumb idea and has never been successful in the US.
Ziyulu wrote:I guess AA's low fare operation is now called Basic Economy!
Yes, there's an E-4B in town for paint. It's one of the aircraft damaged in a tornado at Offutt AFB (Nebraska) in June 2017. I spotted it flying about six weeks ago in primer, presumably doing post repair checks. One of the VC-25s was at Leading Edge for a repaint 4-5 years ago, i remember seeing i...Jump to post
https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-news/2019/01/10/boeing-delivers-first-kc-46-but-fixes-to-technical-problems-still-years-away/ TFA says: In short, Boeing has agreed to embark on a redesign effort for the Rockwell Collins-designed RVS that will involve both hardware and software changes. The Air...Jump to post
Boeing is paying for one of the two CAT 1 deficiencies, the USAF is paying for the other. Not all bad for Boeing. https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-news/2019/01/10/boeing-delivers-first-kc-46-but-fixes-to-technical-problems-still-years-away/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campai...Jump to post
Here is the Boeing Release: https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-01-10-U-S-Air-Force-Accepts-First-Boeing-KC-46A-Pegasus-Tanker-Aircraft With the signing of what’s known as the DD250 paperwork, the delivery activities can proceed. McConnell Air Force Base will receive the first four KC-46 aircraft, al...Jump to post
Can't CX veto CZ's entry into OW? Yes it can. OW's rule states that founding members of the alliance (i.e. AA, BA, CX and QF) can veto new entries. However, CX's reason to be in OW is its connection with AA, that is so profitable and that has enabled its amazing growth in US since their code-sharin...Jump to post
You can now go from downtown Ft. Worth to DFW, this is big step forward in the Metroplex area. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/2018/12/31/tarrant-countys-texrail-makes-maiden-voyage-dfw-airport Just to be clear: DFW public transit is a mess 1) You have light rail to Dallas out of the...Jump to post
Nothing to broadcast. They'll know the spacecraft is alive then, but it will take months to get all the data back. At that distance, it's a very low data transmission rate. They'll probably have a few low resolution photos a day or so after the encounter. Sorry but the distance has nothing to do wi...Jump to post
According to the plan in the 1st of January is expected a flyby of Ultima Thule . Does anyone knows if it´s going to be broadcasted? Nothing to broadcast. They'll know the spacecraft is alive then, but it will take months to get all the data back. At that distance, it's a very low data transmission...Jump to post
No you must have misread.Went approx 50 miles up.Below the Karman line but high enough ( just) to be called space.I did note the carrier aircaft went to 50k feet when it usually goes to 45k feet.It suggests to me that it's been a bit of a struggle to get to official 'space'. Still the punters proba...Jump to post
This will not happen until changes the fact that Southwest only allows for booking through their own website. How can you codeshare with other airlines when this is the only booking option.Jump to post
I recall a quote from a BA executive type some years after they were launch customer for the Boeing 757, along the lines that 'they'd never be a launch customer again'. I'm not sure what the reasoning behind that was, but maybe they prefer to go for a proven product nowadays ? Yea that is a great q...Jump to post
Revelation, your "The fighter jocks that run the USAF really won't care if the jet fuel is coming out of an A330 or a KC-46" needs some work. The current Air Force Chief of Staff General David L. Goldfein is a F16/F117 guy. The Current Vice Chief of Staff, General Stephen W. Wilson, is a B...Jump to post