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by mxaxai
Wed May 18, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 20
Views: 6588

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

Seems the Firefighting option mentionned to be explored in the Indonesia order press release last year is getting real and could be ready before the end of this year :shock: Only found this source in spanish. Hopefully will be reported in english soon... https://www.infodefensa.com/texto-diario/mos...

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by mxaxai
Wed May 18, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428253

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

You have to be careful when claiming something has been corroborated by multiple media reports. Nowadays, a lot of articles are simply re-reporting other articles (basically the same as retweeting it). You have to actually read the article to see if they got their own sources, or if they're just re...

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by mxaxai
Tue May 17, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 756
Views: 147160

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

So the burning question now is what does DL do once the 767 and 757s inevitably exit the fleet? Any tertiary cities in Europe would be a non-starter with the smallest widebody which would be the 332. I see them continuing to just fly the trunk routes with A350s and 339s and letting AF/KL do the res...

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by mxaxai
Mon May 16, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 756
Views: 147160

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Interview / article with Nicolas Ferri, Delta's manager for EMEA + India: https://www.aerotelegraph.com/delta-sieht-ueberraschend-starke-nachfrage-nach-europafluegen [German] DL expects to be at 95% of pre-COVID capacity TATL this summer, or even slightly above when including AFKL and VS codeshare f...

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by mxaxai
Mon May 16, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return of the flying Honu – ANA to relaunch Airbus A380 aircraft to Hawaii
Replies: 27
Views: 8510

Re: Return of the flying Honu – ANA to relaunch Airbus A380 aircraft to Hawaii

There is a noise curfew between 23:00~-06:00 at Haneda, since it's situated so close to densely-populated residential areas. (Shinagawa, Odaiba/Ariake, Kawasaki, Kamata, etc.)... C Runway became the arrival/departure runway for northerly winds, and was allowed to have up to eight departures and arr...

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by mxaxai
Sun May 15, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 61
Views: 4673

Re: Why do we "check in?"

Name is on the ticket at the time of purchase. No need for check in to look it up. I took a flight recently where zero documentation was checked at any point at the airport, except the boarding pass (which I had printed out at home). The boarding pass had my name on it, sure, but without an ID or p...

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by mxaxai
Sun May 15, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8125

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

So where do we go from there? Stop selling body armor so we can shoot mass shooters more easily? If the answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun then the answer to your question is that the good guy with the gun will need to start wearing body armor when he goes shopping. Well, airpo...

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by mxaxai
Sun May 15, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return of the flying Honu – ANA to relaunch Airbus A380 aircraft to Hawaii
Replies: 27
Views: 8510

Re: Return of the flying Honu – ANA to relaunch Airbus A380 aircraft to Hawaii

The only airports with runways that could support an A380 landing are NRT, HND, KIX and CTS; Haneda has one A380 gate (gate 107 in the international terminal) Didn't HND ban A380s due to the increased wake separation to smaller aircraft, which would cost slots? Or has that changed? Otherwise, I don...

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by mxaxai
Sat May 14, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022
Replies: 18
Views: 5709

Re: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2022

We have seen very little news of the test flight program. Now, I realize that Chinese companies tend to be more secretive about such activities, or they just don't get reported in english media. Still, delivering an aircraft by end of this year would require certification within 6 months, which seem...

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by mxaxai
Fri May 13, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1925

Re: Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for unplanned landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard

Of course some Martha's Vineyard locals rat them out. I was thinking it would've actually been a Plane Spotter,. Might explain why I was asked to only take photos of planes, not of cargo. Who would've thought that those innocent looking boxes could actually contain things like motorcycles and souve...

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by mxaxai
Thu May 12, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 405
Views: 124120

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Lufthansa says it seeks to divest the rest of its stake LSG catering unit On that topic, I had two flights with LH some weeks ago, and on both flights they didn't offer any food or drinks to buy due to "staff shortages at the caterer". Handed out a complimentary bottle of water and a smal...

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by mxaxai
Wed May 11, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question regarding the Mach Loop
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Re: Question regarding the Mach Loop

The accident rate dropped considerably in the mid-1970s, however. There weren't as many left? They learned what the F-104G could and couldn't do, they improved engine reliability and modified maintenance procedures, swapped the ejection seats for a safer model, added overrun protection to runways, ...

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by mxaxai
Wed May 11, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return of the flying Honu – ANA to relaunch Airbus A380 aircraft to Hawaii
Replies: 27
Views: 8510

Re: Return of the flying Honu – ANA to relaunch Airbus A380 aircraft to Hawaii

Great news, looks like many on this board missed it. With Japan fully re-opening its borders soon, there must be lots of pent up travel demand both to and from Japan.

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by mxaxai
Mon May 09, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125009

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Don't A400Ms carry almost twice as much fuel as the KC-130J? A400M: 50,800 kg/112,000 lbs/63,500 litres without or 62,320 kg/137,400 lbs/77,900 litres with the cargo hold tank. They do but they also burn it roughly twice as fast. Now, if you include a distance from the airfield to the operational a...

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by mxaxai
Mon May 09, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.
Replies: 86
Views: 13784

Re: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.

Wasn't the 156-seat A319 variant (with double overwing exits) developed and built at Easyjets request? Pretty sure they were the launch customer for this option, although other operators later chose it as well.

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by mxaxai
Mon May 09, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125009

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Off on a tangent, since the U.S. Airforce seems to be the only service that uses the boom system why haven't they been forced to go to the system that everybody else is using? Seems silly to have them using a system that nobody else uses Considering how long the boom has been in operation, hardly a...

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by mxaxai
Sun May 08, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125009

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

How is the endurance of a C130 tanker, btw? I assume it is considerably less compared to A400M/A330/KC10/KC135? I don't have exact numbers but it's been my impression so far that the (K)C-130 has more endurance than the A400M. It was always designed to be efficient at slow speeds, whereas the A400M...

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by mxaxai
Sun May 08, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125009

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

https://nitter.net/buch10_04/status/152 ... niV2g&s=19
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Video showing a Russian helicopter getting destroyed (with crew) by a TB-2 while on the ground at Snake Island, published by the Ukrainian forces:
https://nitter.net/buch10_04/status/152 ... niV2g&s=19

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by mxaxai
Sat May 07, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24306

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

And also by the way, contraception is next. Of course. It's never been about the fetus, or the potentially born children. "Just don't have sex", conservatives will say, "stay a virgin until marriage and obey your husband for the rest of your life". That's their entire motivation...

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by mxaxai
Sat May 07, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What would you have spent the B-2 money on?
Replies: 108
Views: 5165

Re: What would you have spent the B-2 money on?

The B-2 fulfilled (and to an extent still does) an essential role for the US: being able to penetrate enemy air defences and deliver nuclear weapons as part of nuclear deterrence. The B-52, which it was supposed to replace, couldn't do that anymore thanks to advances in radar and missiles; neither c...

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by mxaxai
Thu May 05, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428253

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

redflyer wrote:
ranold76 wrote:
The silence all around on this is deafening.


Agree. Hasn't been any relevant news in the media since around April 20.

Maybe that's because the media have lots of other topics to cover, and the attention span of an average media consumer is less than a week.

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by mxaxai
Tue May 03, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 38200

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

Since this might get lost in the CivAv thread: Boeing booked a big loss for the T-7A project in 1Q22. https://leehamnews.com/2022/04/27/boeing-delays-777x-first-delivery-delayed-until-2025/ Boeing Defense recorded [...] $367 million in charges on its T-7 Red Hawk trainer program. ... Supply costs, t...

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by mxaxai
Sun May 01, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA 747SP retiring
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

Re: NASA 747SP retiring

Any plans for a new airborne observatory? Or has the James Webb replaced that role? No, at least not a heavier-than-air observatory. I'm pretty sad about the decision, even though it's been talked about for some time now. SOFIA is a unique capability that is only partially replaced by JWST or NGRST...

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by mxaxai
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 120
Views: 15006

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

Crew was pretty wobbly on exiting the spacecraft. Was the crew able to use ISS exercise equipment during their “bonus” days? And how much physical training did they get prior to their launch? 15 days in space shouldn't lead to that much muscle atrophy but if you weren't super fit beforehand, combin...

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by mxaxai
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125009

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

https://youtu.be/8vQa_mywq8k
It's still unclear whether a technical malfunction, operator error or combat damage caused this loss.
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Su-34 caught flat-spinning into the ground. https://youtu.be/8vQa_mywq8k
It's still unclear whether a technical malfunction, operator error or combat damage caused this loss.

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by mxaxai
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125009

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Claims surfaced that a TB-2 was found crashed / shot down in Russia with possible links to recent explosions in Bryansk. On the other hand, Ukrainian reports deny that any of their equipment crossed into Russia and warn of possible false-flag propaganda. https://twitter.com/theragex/status/151858659...

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by mxaxai
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 120
Views: 15006

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

Because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, OneWeb is moving all future launches to Falcon 9. Seems like that SpaceX's ability to reuse broomsticks is paying off. https://oneweb.net/resources/oneweb-resume-satellite-launches-through-agreement-spacex More that OneWeb was scheduled to launch on Soyuz...

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by mxaxai
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125009

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/oHqi7G5Msj8
Might be the same aircraft: https://postimg.cc/4myGLqNQ
People on twitter reporting that 1 of the 3 crew died.
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Ukrainian An-26 crashed today, apparently due to hitting a utility tower or electrical power line. https://www.youtube.com/shorts/oHqi7G5Msj8
Might be the same aircraft: https://postimg.cc/4myGLqNQ
People on twitter reporting that 1 of the 3 crew died.

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by mxaxai
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 80312

Re: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread

ITAR regulations only covers arms coming and going out if the US. Unless the C-390 have components that goes thu he US. ITAR regulations do not apply. If India runs afoul of the US to a point where sanctions gets involved, then there'll be lots more issues than just the C-390. All AH-64 fuselages a...

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by mxaxai
Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Serbia and the Rafale?
Replies: 15
Views: 2490

Re: Serbia and the Rafale?

There was a report that Dassault has started negotiations and that the Serbs want a type that can fire the Strom Shadow air to air missile which has a range of 300km. Minor correction, the Storm Shadow is a cruise missile. A2A I assume Serbia would want the Meteor. Both weapons can be equipped on e...

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by mxaxai
Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428253

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Curious in recent years how many recovered data recorders were fully or partially un readable and the nature of accidents where this is the case. In the era of digital recorders, I can't think of a case where data wasn't recoverable. And that includes airliners intentionally flown directly into the...

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by mxaxai
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428253

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

They may be wanting to reduce speculation, which was rampant in the last two weeks. The SJ-182 investigation from January 2021 has still released no data, even though it's been fully recovered for about a year. Not sure what you mean by "no data". The crash was on 9 Jan 21, the preliminar...

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by mxaxai
Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125009

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

With the appearance of Russian heavy bombers in the fight over eastern Ukraine, are they out of range for the E-3s that are flying right along the border on the western side? Nice pic in the link provided, of the tracks NATO surveillance aircraft have been flying. Eastern Ukraine is out of range. U...

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by mxaxai
Mon Apr 18, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125009

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

That always wondered me is that (subjectively I must admit) on a lot of Russian air bases you see a lot of aircraft like fighters or bombers lined up. I would have thought they would mostly be in hangars (well the fighters at least). As if you compare it to air bases in the UK, Germany etc you'd be...

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by mxaxai
Sat Apr 16, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Re-Engine the C-130
Replies: 53
Views: 4943

Re: Re-Engine the C-130

If you need more range you use a C-17. Exactly. Or you send a tanker with them, or ask an ally to provide an A400M or C-2. Unless you're the USCG or similar niche applications where range is more important than payload, but you can't afford dedicated long-range aircraft. Nobody's going to invest lo...

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by mxaxai
Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Re-Engine the C-130
Replies: 53
Views: 4943

Re: Re-Engine the C-130

The C-130 payload-range curve is pretty good already, suitable for TATL, Europe to the Middle East or even NZ to Antarctica. If you need even more range, you can add external fuel tanks. It's nearly perfect as a tactical (intra-theater) airlifter and can still do the occasional longer mission. Much ...

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by mxaxai
Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125009

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sea_Fleet Losing one of three active cruisers worldwide cannot be a point of pride for the Russians. The Russian navy also has 1 active Kirov-class cruiser (+1 in refit). The last cruiser to be sunk in combat was the ARA General Belgrano, 40 years ago. Not a club...

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by mxaxai
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why A330 P2F but no A340 P2F
Replies: 19
Views: 2570

Re: Why A330 P2F but no A340 P2F

I suppose the only thing really going for A340 is the ridiculously low purchase cost. I imagine they can't give away an A346, yet it could potentially carry 85t over 6000nm. I suppose a $110 a barrel oil price wouldn't help either. I think the A346 would make for a decent P2F freighter (it has plen...

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by mxaxai
Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428253

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

In that same period, crashes that occurred in flight because of someone breaking into the cockpit and deliberately crashing the plane (NOT counting hijackings where the plane landed afterwards and was destroyed and death resulted on the ground for other reasons), since 1980: PSA 1771 AA 77 (9/11) A...

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by mxaxai
Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 756
Views: 147160

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

As someone else pointed out, there's definitely a market from Germany to Florida in the winter as well, and I believe I remember hearing pre-COVID-19 that there was a decent amount of military traffic on this particular route, which presumably wouldn't be seasonal. On the one hand, there definitely...

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by mxaxai
Thu Apr 07, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428253

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Another point made in the article is that the control tower could apparently hear what was transpiring in the cockpit at the last moments. Again, a highly suspect claim which is yet to be substantiated. Any transmission between aircraft and tower is broadcast to all receivers in the area. Other pil...

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by mxaxai
Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125009

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

A number of Ukrainian Il-76 that were unable to depart Melitopol in time have been destroyed on the ground, after Russian forces captured the airport. https://twitter.com/Osinttechnical/status/1510993794912636929 Some others have been flown to Poland early in the conflict. https://twitter.com/Gerjon...

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by mxaxai
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “The Protection From Abusive Passengers Act” Unveiled
Replies: 37
Views: 4717

Re: “The Protection From Abusive Passengers Act” Unveiled

Clearly this is a step in the right direction. Either follow the rules or get kicked out. Nobody wants to be stuck in a tube with abusive passengers, terrorists or any other people who endanger the health, safety and happiness of their fellow travellers. Imagine being forced to sit next to someone f...

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by mxaxai
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 188
Views: 44848

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

If you’re doing it for one, you should do it for all or the implications are far reaching. More than just slapping it on and shipping it out. How difficult would it be to add the system to the other (already built) variants? I assume that, once it's certifiied, you only need to add a small avionics...

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by mxaxai
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 220
Views: 39221

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

I assume questions like this are one reason why Amazon booked launches with 3 different launch vehicles. There should be some clauses in the contract that allow them to cancel delayed Vulcan launches and buy more Ariane 6 launches (or vice versa).

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by mxaxai
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 756
Views: 147160

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

A friend just told me that Delta returns to Stuttgart from November 2022, I looked up and the flights are indeed bookable, unser their old flight numbers 116/117 with a 763ER. I heard that this flight got axed just as DUS, with axed I mean axed and not paused. Anyone with more insight? If this retu...

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by mxaxai
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 220
Views: 39221

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Amazon buys 38 Vulcan launches from ULA launches for their 'Kuiper' broadband constellation, in addition to 18 Ariane 6 and 12 (+15 options) New Glenn launches from Blue Origin. https://spacenews.com/amazon-signs-multibillion-dollar-project-kuiper-launch-contracts/ That's a massive order for ULA giv...

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by mxaxai
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Arianespace News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 15421

Re: Arianespace News and Discussion Thread

Amazon buys 18 Ariane 6 launches for their 'Kuiper' broadband constellation, in addition to 38 Vulcan launches from ULA and 12 (+15 options) New Glenn launches from Blue Origin. https://spacenews.com/amazon-signs-multibillion-dollar-project-kuiper-launch-contracts/ Major win for Arianespace, presuma...

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by mxaxai
Wed Apr 06, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 419
Views: 42160

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Lockheed Martin claims that the weight of the AGM-183A hypersonic missile is "7000 pound class" ( https://min.news/en/military/cc53cda77005ade8df707c8776adf605.html Ultimately I think they will be able to get the size down. But not in the next 5 years. bt I see, thanks for the link. The p...

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by mxaxai
Wed Apr 06, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 419
Views: 42160

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

bikerthai wrote:
Not sure if they can reduce the size by 2027 to fit under the F-35. .
bt

The F-35 external hardpoints can carry up to 5000 lbs. Do you think that's insufficient?

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