Weren't Airbus going to design a portable on-board crane system as the type is quite awkward to load and unload without specialized equipment? About 3/4 down the video you can see the theory with the portable system. https://youtu.be/vES4M8lzTCE Thanks. Catchy video... It was Reminds me of the buil...Jump to post
Don’t see a problem If you can pass a medical and all the required training/ checkrides etc 67 is not a big deal, pilot retirement age is already 68 in Japan and Australia has no age limit for their commercial pilots who fly domestically And if you’re going to stipulate cognitive testing you’d have ...Jump to post
Cans are faster at the aircraft itself as they can be pre-loaded with "early" luggage and ready to go. But I don't know if cans save time overall. All (?) widebodies also have a bulk cargo that is hand loaded and does not use cans. This adds flexibility for last-minute bags, for example. ...Jump to post
Looking at the latest quarterly results for the AA, DL and UA it’s encouraging to see them all in the black again
However DL’s profit is roughly double that of the others, how is it their margins are so much better ?
Do they have a lot less debt to service and how does theirs compare ?
That's pretty funny! It's the little things we pick up on. The Airbus doesn't have a limit either that I have seen. The Falcon 20 did and it was 220 knots. If you forgot, the mechanism broke and they would just be hanging there under the belly after landing....so I hear.... That is funny, I imagine...Jump to post
The MD80 had extendable landing lights on the wingtips
With an engine failure they automatically retracted, we were told this gave you an extra 125 fpm in climb rate !
Curiously there was no speed limit in their operation, whether extending or extended
As said before, that's impossible since aircraft aren't made of metal anymore. Bare metal is impossible on a composite aircraft, and bare composite looks ugly. Every aircraft AA operates has a metal fuselage except the 787 so it’s quite possible and your statement is incorrect But you would have a ...Jump to post
American Airlines Back to the polished metal finish As said before, that's impossible since aircraft aren't made of metal anymore. Bare metal is impossible on a composite aircraft, and bare composite looks ugly. Every aircraft AA operates has a metal fuselage except the 787 so it’s quite possible a...Jump to post
I personally don't get the hype, it's as tacky as the man who owns it imo. The flag on top of black looks atrocious and now the only gold on the plane is the titles leaving all the elements of the design looking arbitrary. As the old adage goes, "money doesn't buy taste". Couldn’t agree m...Jump to post
I believe the maximum time in reheat was 15 minutes Is that limited by fuel tank capacity? Probably and perhaps an engine limitation, IIRC that was enough time to allow the acceleration from .95 at mid altitudes to 1.7 Mach around FL 450 after a steady accelerating cruise climb continuing at lower ...Jump to post
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It’s an impressive gain in fuel efficiency One thing that would concern me is those extended flap track fairings projecting that far behind the wing Easily hit by airport ground service vehicles With flaps retracted - you aren't going to hit the fairings any more with this kit than you would have w...Jump to post
Yes, you can send your car by air internationally Curious to know if this is an option in the contiguous United States On 121 passenger US airlines, it's not an option. I contacted the cargo departments for Delta, United, and American Airlines this morning to inquire. Each said they do not offer th...Jump to post
Are there still options for flying with your car in the US ? Could you buy a seat on a widebody that’s transporting your vehicle between cities ? I’m sure it’s possible, expensive but possible It would appear that, for the right price: Lufthansa may well offer such a service. https://lotustechnolog...Jump to post
Are there still options for flying with your car in the US ?
Could you buy a seat on a widebody that’s transporting your vehicle between cities ?
I’m sure it’s possible, expensive but possible
All good and well the replies outlining the possible modifications, the 757-200X program, etc but just one small problem; why would the 757 still be in production? I’m just curious because I thought we moved on from 757X/MAX/NEO threads but it may just be me. Sorry if I sound snarky to anyone but I...Jump to post
The proposed 757 ER version had several modifications: A 2000 USG horizontal stabilizer fuel tank, this would add another hour and a half endurance The same cockpit as the 767-400 (Boeing installed and tested this in a 757) A reduced fuel burn RR engine Various other modifications including more use...Jump to post
It's also a good idea toward dispersing your aviation assets. CVNs are big slow moving targets. ‘Slow moving’ Since when ? A nuclear powered aircraft carrier is one of the fastest vessels afloat, capable of speeds over 35 knots I think you have it backwards, the amphibious assault ships are much sl...Jump to post
The latest edition of Airways magazine is devoted to Braniff and its history
It’s quite well done, unlike the hatchet job they did on Continental a few years ago by a writer who had a personal problem with that fine airline and an editor who allowed his bias to be published
Twisted logic It still makes no sense to keep smaller, much older and less capable KC135s in service whose almost direct replacement, the KC46 is now entering service in substantial numbers while retiring a very capable much larger tanker that can carry a lot more fuel and cargo or passengers As sta...Jump to post
Well, since the V-tail Bonanza was the only semi-success, it doesn't seem to have been highly thought of. Better than semi-successful—in production for 35 years with thousands built, many still flying. I’d agree I’d rather have a BE 33 than the V-tail. Of which the V tail Bonanza made up a very sma...Jump to post
They’ve been joined at the hip since WW2. “Colonial” can be defined quite broadly. AA is the bit player in the market. DL previously had a direct relationship with the number 2 Australian airline. Also remember that SYD is around 7 million population in its own right - not a small market, with stro...Jump to post
Does TOGA retract spoilers on the A220? Not the TOGA button itself. The throttle advancing above a certain Thrust Lever Angle causes them to retract. Pushing the TOGA button will cause them to advance, but it takes a couple of seconds for it all to happen. Yes, the A220 has tailstrike protection. I...Jump to post
SYD-LAX is the Pacific version of JFK-LHR. It has historical colonial ties and many multinationals are movuing APAC/Oceania HQ to SYD/SIN/ICN/HND from HKG/Mainland China due to the lockdown in China & HKG. Also SYD/SIN speak English for the most part making recruiting easier. What colonial ties...Jump to post
At 45 seconds you can see a rapid elevator movement which I’d be pretty sure would be the automatic tail strike protection kicking in. I think it’s only that that saved them from a tail strike. As for the initial touchdown, it’s definitely weird but not a hard landing. The A220 has automatic tail s...Jump to post
That’s a great shame, it had unique scientific capabilities and was a beautifully maintained, pristine and extensively updated aircraft they recently spent a fortune on at Lufthansa’s Technik
What a waste, it had enough airframe life remaining for years more service
https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/budget-policy-operations/usaf-says-boeing-e-4b-replacement-will-need-four-engines Thanks for providing the link Boeing is not going to build four new 747-8s for them, as far as sourcing used airframes to convert I don’t believe the USAF would have any luck obt...Jump to post
Newark727 wrote:There's one that just landed in Arizona! The Saudi VIP frame that wasn't taken up.
Link to the article though?
A recent article in AvWeek discusses E4 B operations and the requirement a successor must have four engines
They feel confident they can source used 747-8 aircraft for the extensive modifications required
I must be missing something, where would they get these aircraft ?!
The only thing that matters is bringing in more money than goes out All the rest is noise Well…..no not really. Not if “money” = cash, that is. If your cash position (or current assets altogether) increases that can be a good thing but. But if it’s almost all associated with new debt then…….AAL-lik...Jump to post
The only thing that matters is bringing in more money than goes out
All the rest is noise
Paying down the big piles of accumulated debt will be a drag for years to come even if the revenue environment snaps back to normal which is unlikely for many airlines with international and business travel remaining challenged. Paying down big piles of debt doesn't have an effect on earnings, howe...Jump to post