How many F-18 would Canada want? And what would Boeing's existing F-18 factory build in the future?Jump to post
Get some nice low hour Cessna 172 (up to some 182 depending on budget) second hand. Easy and cheap to fly and maintain. Just not the latest and greatest anymore. Have it checked and maintained by some good pro MRO to keep it perfect. Rent some hangar space and spend your money on fun flights through...Jump to post
Practically it was way to tight anyway. In the last economy seatrows you could not completely lower that tiny table as your body/stomach would be in the same place. And I am not overly fat or something. The weight and balance issue seems to come from the heavy galley/double lav combi now being moved...Jump to post
A stick is more versatile. Better get some twisting one that can emulate rudders moving or tail rotors. Technically hall effect joysticks are best because they measure a magnetic field for steering commands instead of mechanical switches. This is one that is not so expensive: Logitech Extreme 3D Pro...Jump to post
VFR means the pilot is responsible to look outside and separate his aircraft from other traffic and the terrain. When flying IFR he needs a different license and a specific equipment on board he is assisted by permanent air traffic control surveillance. (but finally he is still responsible). VFR can...Jump to post
Boeing has become so quiet about everything. Is it just me or do all the rumors start to become wilder and wilder since then? How about some more information again from Boeing itself? Who is behind this hush strategy? It does no good. This goes for the MAX progress as well.Jump to post
OT Berlin Air Corridors:
That is not entirely correct. Air corridor altitudes changed in the late 70’s with the IGS operations.
During the times of the Berlin Wall all allied jet aircraft within the Berlin air corridors -like Pan American's 727 or BEA's Tridents- flew at only 10.000 feet because of old customs from propeller aircraft used there after WW2. Everything was intended to keep the status quo going. So nothing got c...Jump to post
While I perfectly understand Sir Tim’s frustration about recent engine teething troubles could EK be legally preparing major fleet/order changes or even cancellations?
Performance below contract would be a legal reason to walk out of any contract without fines or similar.
I thought MCAS was only needed to fulfill the FAR‘s written stick feel requirement on approach to a stall? And now the FAA and Boeing do not want a practical demonstration flight with MCAS 2.0 turned off? Why not?
Practically testing that experience cannot be left to some passenger flight one day.
The point is you must not convince possible drone users how good and useful drones might be but the general public to tolerate drone flights above them.
This discussion hasn‘t even started and it might keep drones from leaving their niche forever.
I agree to the post above. Inside the cabin it can be handled but on the lower deck it can‘t. Think about transpacific flights. Battery fires are my biggest actual fear when flying today and I am not easy to scare. These things should be required to be transported in 787-style steel boxes whenever i...Jump to post
What does it take?
you don‘t want things to fall on you
2. noise regulation
things must be superquiet to not disturb anybody anytime
3. privacy protection
nobody can peek in your garden or apartment
I expect the return of the MAX or whatever it will be called in the future. But I‘m not sure if it will continue to be the cash cow it used to be. The big future 737 market is China. With all the trade disputes maybe it would be best to sell it to China - and take the money to build some modern 787-...Jump to post
For my taste it is taking too long to announce their engine choice. No engine - no boom. We have waited for years now. I still hope they will find one but I'm not holding my breath.Jump to post
AFAIK they had eyed some technically matching supersonic cruise missile engine from the US first that finally cannot be made available for civil uses.Jump to post
Does Boom want those Rafale engines now? (SNECMA M88)Jump to post
While it is great to discuss new ideas and innovations there is no obligation to be euphoric and believe in everything to work out. Sometimes some reality check has to kick in. That's the beauty of a forum like this that you get some qualified discussion not only overblown marketing bingo. Many star...Jump to post
The engines will be the key. Military engines might be "ready" but secret or otherwise not available to commercial users.
I really wonder what the Boom mini Concorde intends to use. They seem to advertise range and performance data but never name their engine.
I see it mainly as a management problem. B seem to have some talent mismanaging formerly profitable units if I look at rail. Sometimes zigzagging strategically and being quite rude internally. Having said that, the big RJ market is super tricky. High cost and quality requirements like a full narrow ...Jump to post
Besides the technical and legal ways to get things going again a lot of trust of the airlines, pilots and flying public needs to be regained or should I say redeserved. Keeping quiet will not gain any new positive image for the MAX or whatever it will be called. I'd suggest it's time to come up with...Jump to post
Why is the FAA itself so quiet on MAX updates? The last I can find is from late june?
Without MCAS the Pilots will have a raw flying MAX without "protection". If a 737 MAX is not FAA certifiyable without MCAS how can it be permitted to fly with MCAS disabled?
Couldn't we better take out the whole MCAS from the beginning please and let the pilots fly and trim themselves?
To summarize, Airbus wants the 737 MAX back in the air almost as much as Boeing does. Airbus doesn't oppose it would be more precise. This business and politics minded thinking must come to an end first I'd say. We are talking about aviation and aircraft with non redundant systems and people that d...Jump to post
Avweek is not what I had hoped for but someone inside the process be it Boeing or the FAA. There are so many new topics coming up all the time. I'm not sure about a return. The biggest real world indicators for concern are airlines not planing with major MAX fleets in 2020 anymore and resizing their...Jump to post
Okay whatever went wrong we need a fresh start. Where is that coming from? What are we waiting for? Is there any full solution in the making and what are the official issues to be dealt with before the grounding is ended? It is a bit frustrating to get no idea where this is headed to. Who has contro...Jump to post