I'm getting tired of the uninformed "We can surely just waive the stick feel requirement" posts in this thread. Please read what Nasa has written about the wind up turn test, what its objectives are, and why it is required: https://www.scribd.com/document/53095046/NASA-Information-Summarie...Jump to post
I understand the military is particularly cautious, but facts don't care about your feelings, and this is getting ridiculous. The FAA is silent, EASA is intruding where they never have before, Boeing is communicating left and right, and you don't see this is one big political game? Well, Boeing sho...Jump to post
You may be right - we can't know for sure. However, I'm pretty sure though there has never been a stall that led to a fatal crash in an FBW aircraft that had back driven or at least linked controls. At the risk of responding to an off-topic remark again, but this just begs for a correction. Asiana ...Jump to post
2,4bln negative cash flow in a single quarter That hurts.Jump to post
In the incident covered by the "60 Minutes Australia" piece (I forget if it was JT or ET,7 I can dig up my post), I showed it was two minutes from take off till MCAS kicked in. One would hope the "immediate" reaction to stick shaker would be to do the above, no? Yes, nothing in ...Jump to post
I just have no clue how you recover in the case I mentioned. Maybe having 2 machines running makes the probability so low that that solves the problem? I dunno....but thanks anyway. There is still something like a watchdog timer to reset the CPU to a known state and start executing again after any ...Jump to post
Wired reports the 737-7 flight yesterday as an "engineering flight" gathering data at the request of the FAA.
https://www.wired.com/story/boeing-737- ... and-downs/
When the 737 Max hopefully resume flying again in Nov/Dec and after all its modifications and FAA and EASA approvals, it will be one of the safest plane as it would have gone through very thorough and exhautsive tests and scrutiny by the regulators. If only half of the articles about the FAA delega...Jump to post
Thorkel, thanks for the VxWorks overview. What’s your guess on an OS for the computers aboard the MAX? I personally doubt there is one. I concur. This website lists the Boeing 737 software as written in Ada. https://www2.seas.gwu.edu/~mfeldman/ada-project-summary.html If it's correct, at least we k...Jump to post
I’ve read the article and as another embedded software engineer I find it plausible as well. I also think that the probability of this specific combination of bit flips occurring is very low h Cosmic rays is nonsense. It should be obvious that whatever problem the FAA identified and Boeing is fixin...Jump to post
I’ve read the article and as another embedded software engineer I find it plausible as well. I also think that the probability of this specific combination of bit flips occurring is very low. 1Kbit of memory already puts this in 10^-14 territory. 5 bit flips due to cosmic rays is in itself already e...Jump to post
Future braking will be electric at low speeds. Taxi under your own power, no pushback, delayed engine starts, fuel savings and regenerative braking similar to your Tesla. No way steel brakes will return. https://www.safran-landing-systems.com/systems-equipment/electric-taxiing-0 https://www.flightgl...Jump to post
Or how about addressing a MASSIVE trade deficit? But then, if you don't live in the US, why would you care? While the tech-transfer requirements should absolutely be attacked, tariffs to go after a trade deficit are assinine. Every other country in the world does tariffs. Why must the United States...Jump to post
ABSOLUTE LIES AND BS. Mcas is required for the aircraft to achieve the same type rating for how it handles near a certain stall condition. MCAS IS NOT A SAFETY REQUIREMENT. THE AIRCRAFT IS PERFECTLY FLYABLE WITHOUT IT. It would require an additional training module and different stall procedures fr...Jump to post
Five minutes of googling should put the no photo conspiracies to rest. From a newspaper:
https://www.jawapos.com/humaniora/15/01 ... -ditemukan
and from Av Herald:
Looks like the CVR to me.
Airdrops? Guess it was a delivery flight...
I’ll see myself out.
I always thought that IAG / BA had a similar structure like KLM / AF where economic majority ownership is within the holding but voting rights are national majorities. The voting rights count for the Chicago convention and many bilaterals, hence e.g. why KLM and BA get to keep their landing rights....Jump to post
It ought to be possible for fellow IAG airlines Aer Lingus and BA to exchange rotations on LHR-BHD for ones on LHR-DUB if necessary to comply with whatever rules apply from 2019. You are not counting the fact that IAG is actually a Spanish company, which could be forced to sell 51% of BA if the UK ...Jump to post
Something does not add up. List price of an A320 neo now is more than $11m higher than it was back then. Unless AA got a below market average discount for an 260 aircraft order, and Boeing is now dumping the Max 10 at 60% discounts, the math does not add up. I’d say it’s more wishful thinking than t...Jump to post
Nice of them to use the 40% figure to sound impressive, but no sensible investor would be happy with 40% return over 17 years, especially for loans that are said to be so risky no commercial entity would provide them. Currently Airbus turns over EUR 65B per year so they can afford to repay their lo...Jump to post
I am a little surprised at the level of damage to the terminal. Wouldn't one expect a major civic and modern facility to hold up better under hurricane conditions? I hope they replace the roof with something more resilient. This will have anmajor impact on some of the neighboring islands also, some...Jump to post
There is an audio archive on liveatc.net: https://www.liveatc.net/archive.php
Mp3 recording of EHAM Tower at 11:30Z:
http://archive-server.liveatc.net/eham/ ... -1130Z.mp3
KLM10M was too close to a 777 in front and was told by the controller to go around.
Amazon stock. It went from 15.56 to 987.78 USD, so those 20B EUR would be worth around 1,200B EUR or enough money to buy Boeing (plus many politicians), close shop and still be awfully rich. This is a fantasy thread, so the fact that those 20B EUR would have bought more Amazon shares than ever exis...Jump to post
I wonder are they able to rebook passengers onto other airlines? Because this procedure relies on the IT system too? Problem is that they can't verify the bookings. Anyone can show up at their desk and claim they have a booking to a certain destination. BA can't check if that's true or not, so befo...Jump to post
Probably so they could name the baby boy Cyprus. Turkey would have sounded awful....
On a more serious note, I think it has already been answered.. viewtopic.php?t=1363019
I'm wondering who gets to be king for two days a month then? Do the FOs take turns?Jump to post
Eisenhower and both Bushes held licenses but I don't think they were CPL. . Edit: well this site says they do: http://pilothub.blogspot.nl/2007/12/famous-people-with-pilots-licenses.html The Bushes were actually fighter pilots. 41 in WW2 with the Navy, and 43 in Vietnam (Era) with the Texas ANG. I ...Jump to post
Eisenhower and both Bushes held licenses but I don't think they were CPL.
Edit: well this site says they do: http://pilothub.blogspot.nl/2007/12/fam ... enses.html
110 an hour peak. Avarages differ based on time of day and season: http://slotcoordination.nl/slot-allocat ... -capacity/Jump to post
As long as rail is taxed and aircraft fuel is tax free, people will take a plane. Plus we only have one dedicated high speed track, which is partly on existing tracks. High speed rail in NL is only quicker because there are less stops. Plan now is to expand Lelystad airport, and move charters from S...Jump to post
The whole situation reminds me of a story a colleague once told me over a few drinks that while he was working as a consultant stationed at an airline two decades ago, their favourite pastime would be roaming the hallways of other floors of the building looking for offices with only a single occupan...Jump to post
The study indicates surface wind data sourced from weather stations. At 2000 ft. there won't be any difference indeed.Jump to post
Schiphol is located about 15km inland and winds are dampened by the dunes and the towns of Haarlem and Hoofddorp. During winter storms winds at the shoreline sometimes can reach close to hurricane strength. While that would lead to a total shutdown and significant damage to an airport located in th...Jump to post
So what happens now, does anyone know. Could we see a shutdown soon? If so, do you think AA or UA would add an additional seasonal flight from ORD. How about MIA, JFK, LAX and BOS? AA and DL have some real opportunities to fill a void... but do they have the slack in their fleet? Alitalia is in adm...Jump to post
I get the occasional approach over my house. Approaches aren't that loud. A transatlantic widebody taking off at MTOW on a NADP2 profile right above sounds a bit like thunder though. However, I'm not complaining, small price to pay for being able to drive 15 minutes and then fly directly to more tha...Jump to post
Come to think of it, 36 times 6 runway designations times ILS/RNAV etc. would be a lot of pages in the box.Jump to post
From a pilot's point of view, an airport located in the North Sea is just far too dangerous. The artist impressions shown in the link above proves these guys have no clue what they are talking about. Six parallel runways in the open sea. Sure. This airport would be completely closed due to strong w...Jump to post
The south sea has been the ijsselmeer since 1932, when the afsluitdijk was ready. It's small, and partly restricted airspace for the military, which makes it even smaller. Prevailing winds in NL are from the west, so landings over the North sea are usually not possible. Taking off into the wind happ...Jump to post
You can still buy the 68000: http://www.nxp.com/products/microcontro ... 00:MC68000Jump to post
The U.K, as well as France, Germany, and many other E.U. Countries already signed a W.T.O. Agreement in the 80's on trade in civil aircraft (and parts) eliminating import duties. Post Brexit I'd say this agreement is still in effect.Jump to post
If AMS was allowed to handle as much air traffic as they wanted to (using the runway configuration they have now) what would it be? Even though AMS is maxed out at 500,000 aircraft movements per year, I'm sure they could handle much more than 500,000. In conclusion, what is the maximum aircraft mov...Jump to post
Because a stronger FM signal completely supresses a weaker signal. It's called the capture effect. With AM you just receive both.Jump to post