Very sad if true. It seemed like the MRJ-90 was 99% finished by now. Even if they only get to deliver the few frames for ANA, surely it's worthwhile to bring the project to an end? Wow. I've never heard of an aircraft program being so close to completion being effectively frozen. Does this aircraft...Jump to post
Just in case you guys like emotional marketing videos
https://www.mitsubishiaircraft.com/late ... nspiration
Am I the only one flabbergasted by this branding change?
Certainly deserves it's own topic. Maybe some branding experts can weigh in?
https://airlinerwatch.com/mitsubishi-ai ... t-variant/
vfw614 wrote:xwb777 wrote:Flydubai grounds its B737MAX8s and MAX9s.
https://www.arabianaerospace.aero/flydu ... max-9.html
Why the MAX9? I thought the issue with MCAS was MAX8-specific? Or am I confusing something?
No....it is unstable because the weight and balance characteristics have been altered by the larger and heavier LEAP engines. Boeing has tried to use software that is either poorly executed or poorly documented or poorly communicated or all of the above. Relaxed stability is fine in military aircra...Jump to post
PixelFlight, do you think it's possible to retrofit 737 will full FBW flight control? The reason I ask is because we have done controls retrofit for a gas tubine generator / compressor package. Retrofitting from legacy relay based control to full PLC control. It's very doable and the engineering is...Jump to post
Southwest is adding the aoa option to it's MAX fleet, I assume because they want the AOA DISAGREE message that can give better awareness.
https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safe ... max-fleet/
Could they make Boeing pay for it?
As some have stated earlier, 737 as a whole is a legacy design and implementing FBW and envelope protection features in 737MAX is prone to flaws. This. In no way a modern commercial airliner would be allowed to be certified with a single sensor manipulating the control path in a manner that is haza...Jump to post
This whole situation amplifies the too comfortable relationship between the FAA and Boeing.
This is not just my opinion but that of many on the inside of the industry.
Skywatcher wrote:Still see them at YUL often with Air Transat. Won't be much longer I suppose.
Yes, most un-Montreal like!! Usually full of bluster, powerpoints and idiotic decisions. ---------- Would I be correct in saying this completely undermines the two new Gulfstream's that are yet to enter service? Yeah this got my silicon-valley-style new phone launch excited. Was Bellemare wearing a...Jump to post
Actually, if you know your history Gulfstream keeps their secrets as well as anyone. Remember the first press release about the G500/G600? No one had any idea it was a project and at that very press conference the G500 actually taxi'd up to the reporters! Now that's a well kept secret. Not taking a...Jump to post
Pretty intense secret to keep all this time without any leaks. An optimized wing, new engines (already certified) and a prototype they can fly across the Atlantic, and not a whisper! Not only did they supplant Gulfstream's latest entries completely, they keep secrets better than them as well! I thin...Jump to post
C series builders at least had the common sense to link the sticks. They took the best from both the B and A companies. Not trying to put the B and A pilots and non pilots fighting as this is a good discussion. I wish Boeing would use the stick.. A side stick to be accurate. I believe the C-17 has ...Jump to post
When things are smooth, they are pretty good. My flight to Japan was very good. When there is something wrong, they are impressively bad at making up for the issue. Zero disregard for customer service at that point.Jump to post
I am curious as to the status of MRJ and if they will garner any orders from LeBourget? Mitsubishi seems to be very secretive in their testing which always seems like there may be problems when someone is that quiet. Don't get me wrong, not saying there are problems just that Mitsubishi has been ve...Jump to post
My only real bad experience with UA FAs is when one was sitting in front of me and reclined the seat very harshly, during TAKEOFF! She seemed really, really stressed so I let it go but she did break an FAA regulation. Now customer service at O'Hare or La Guardia is a whole other story. But generally...Jump to post
As a non smoker I had a few questions about the smoking ban, maybe you guys could help me by answering them? - When was it implemented? - Which airline was the first to implement it? - At first was it just select airlines before becoming a rule? - Which country was the first to place a law on it? -...Jump to post
Exciting! I will be eagerly awaiting the unveiling. A question. Aren't 28 premium economy seats too few for planes that will be flying long-haul and ultra long-haul routes? Is this a means of making premium economy seating kind of "exclusive" and trying to command a high fare? At least QF...Jump to post
The UA 737 I took from NGO to GUM had a weird lav, where the last row of seats took space away from the lav and as a result the toilet bowl was angled 30 or so degrees rather than perpendicular to the fuselage. It was really awkward and I'm 5'10, 220 lbs. Didn't help my really tall 2 year old got th...Jump to post
New CEO just announced. Hopefully knows what it takes to bring this aircraft to first delivery.
I just had a vacation in GUM. I've never been to Hawaii, so it relates to Florida for me. Hot, humid, nice beaches, high end shopping with a contour of ghetto (strip clubs, gun clubs, massage parlors). Some hotels are run down but there are a couple of stellar ones as well. The best part is relaxing...Jump to post
Here's a link to the presentation:
Aircraft 2 should be at Guam by now. Took off at 910 JST this morning.
https://twitter.com/jetcitystar/status/ ... 2676560896
Aircraft 3 (black stripe) just took off for the first time just now. Looked quite uneventful so congrats to all! This program is finally starting to get some real momentum. I just have an ugly cell phone camera so I won't bother posting anything. I'm sure the spotters will have something good up soo...Jump to post
Does this mean that the C-Series is back in play at UA? You bet it is...stay tuned. My initial reaction was that this was a scam to sell the -700s at CRJ prices to cut CSeries out simply to get the order, only to upgrade later. But if it's an upgauge, then maybe I'm too cynical and you guys are rig...Jump to post
Passport engines are high compression engines and designed for high Mach, high altitude performance, not RJ work. Plus they are heavy, their weight had to be accounted for on the Global. BBD has sold more business aircraft since the first CRJ than airliners. They need to bring a new Challenger 605 ...Jump to post
At F600, the Concorde would have to supersonic, the air us not dense enough not be super. The speed of sound is a function of air temperature, not air density. Also, the U2's operational altitude is > FL700 and it definitely is not a supersonic aircraft. The U2 also had a long, high aspect ratio wi...Jump to post
So by "cramming" more seats into the Boeing products BA will be driving pax to their more comfortable Airbus A380 and A350? Hmmm.....why buy Boeing if you intend to make the experience unbearable for your pax? Count me as one of those. My sister recently booked our golden age mother to vi...Jump to post
Congrats to Bombardier on this significant milestone. They may still have high-level management issues, but their engineers are solid, but I may be biased as having worked for a tier one supplier. The competition with Gulfstream will be interesting, although I feel ultimately the G600/500 is taking ...Jump to post
Rockwell already practically owns every airplane in terms of LRU count, giving them ridiculous leverage during the design phase, which seems like it saves money but becomes a huge headache to OEMs and co-suppliers. They just end up having too much clout.Jump to post
Bombardier already underpays engineers and likely colludes with the remaining big aerospace in Montreal (CAE, P&WC, Bell...) to keep it that way. That's why you have a diaspora of them working in Seattle, Japan, California, etc... all the good ones seek greener pastures eventually.Jump to post
The lack of responses amazes me. My first thought was that this would be a fast-paced, raunchy-remarks topic. How does it feel to be OP of a thread that goes zzzzzzz................... ? The only thing that turns on a.netters these days is comparing their Boeings and Airbus' or how long their 737s ...Jump to post
Imagine what they would've done to the sidestick if it was an Airbus-exclusive airline... at least the yoke and column wouldn't be getting in the way!Jump to post
https://m.sputniknews.com/science/20161 ... d-landing/
This can't be good... Not returning to NKM can only mean the event was bad enough to constitute an immediate landing for inspection.
Hopefully just precautionary.
Hello all, If you look on seat guru, there are two versions of the 788 seat map and one 789 map. V1 of the 788 shows a seat width of 17.5" for 8-abreast, only 0.2" more than the usual 9-abreast seat! (https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Japan ... 87-800.php) V2 of the 788 and the 789 map how...Jump to post
Considering the low risk of dying from terrorist actions in general, it alarms me how this pilot can be this naive. Would they really wear such a T-shirt on a plane if they had malicious intention? WtfJump to post
Slippery slope to me, so I guess Rage Against the Machine should be banned for life.
Note they didn't ask him to change T-shirt, they kicked him right off the plane.
I have noticed that on various aircraft, is this a marketing thing? http://www.airbus.com/fileadmin/media_gallery/photogallery/big/800x600_1476195406_SpiritA320neoEngineCU9-16.jpg Seems only specific to the GTF. Maybe the tolerance from fan tip to casing is so tight they can't add any finish to it.Jump to post
Would 717's be any good alternative!? I mean I would assume should something newer, requiring less maintenance that's more economical would already be in service with those operators if it was out there, unless they have a really good reason not to consider alternatives? Good point, any sizable, re...Jump to post
I'm pretty sure I heard the reason why they can't use CFM-equipped 737s is that the engines are too low for gravel runways. So they would need smaller, high engine aircraft as a replacement, with decent range to go north. Maybe the KC390 would be a good contender? Old Avro RJs if new aircraft are ou...Jump to post