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Ryanair is going to skip to just "R".
JetBuddy wrote:Do we know what type of SAM was used to shoot down the plane?
Thank you to the Russians for the incident map. The BBC article linked above seems to be the most informative I've seen, but other western outlets I've read this morning have been very thin on details. The map says it was a GBU-39 strike - interesting. Looks like the Il-20 was in the wrong place at ...Jump to post
Earlier this year I flew AS on SEA-LAS with an entirely female flight crew - both pilots and all cabin crew were women. I realized that was the first time I could remember where that had happened.
It's a new world...
bigjku wrote:I mean when you have a chance to turn one overpriced low production number project into two overpriced low production number projects you just have to sign right up don’t you?
Sounds like they certainly have to put up a lot of money to get the CBG properly assembled. One wonders how things have gotten so expensive. In the old days you'd just get a sponsor for a ship and then let them pay it off from prize rules. Oh, that hasn't been done for over 150 years? Dang it. I'd s...Jump to post
We hashed this out already: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1370415 I saw that article on The Drive. However much I hate Google's "suggested" articles and avoid 99% of the idiotic defense posts, this one caught my eye because I remember the thread I linked to. I no...Jump to post
mcdu wrote:Does anyone remember when they shot and killed an innocent man in a jetway in Miami.
I'd be curious if a reprimand is coming to the FAM involved, although we may never know. Whether he followed procedure or not (sounds like he didn't but hard to tell exactly from reports), an A/C declared an emergency and ended up on the de-ice ramp and his name is at the center of it. Sounds like s...Jump to post
To be damaging to the human eye (as in causing rod/cone damage before the human blink response kicks in), you need power and beam shaping. Such optics resemble a lab setup, though, and not very usable in Afghanistan (dust and rough handling being big enemies to laser optics, and Afghanistan supplie...Jump to post
The Taliban sure is getting desperate. When in war you use what you can, particularly if it is cheap for you and causes a big impact on your enemy. OTS lasers are supposed to be collimated, meaning the beam comes out like a cone shape and therefore the power density is well within safe limits withi...Jump to post
Good to see the 142 FW - I visited their base at PDX a couple times for ANG duties and been around the alert hangar and F-15s therein. My opinion: If the lone "pilot" is clearly psychologically compromised and is showing no good-faith interest in even attempting to land safely, then the ai...Jump to post
assuming said type won't be more expensive than replacing all three individually That's the money statement right there. Of course you would replace all of them with a single platform if the budget says it works. While I can see the E-4 and E-6 being combined I'm not so sure about the C-32s, or at ...Jump to post
In the absence of hard information, I can start a rumor. :devil: I knew earlier that IAI had put a boom on a 767 around 2010-2012-ish. Maybe IAI did the work but never got a STC signed off for it, and maybe as these Israeli tenders are being prepared Boeing said "you recall you never got that t...Jump to post
I am starting to wonder how much this is about. The articles claim to quote "IAI CEO", but not seeing any official word from IAI or Boeing through normal channels, unless I'm missing it. I wonder if this is a kerfuffle being blown out of proportion? texl1649 - thanks for the great post rev...Jump to post
A confidential source talking to the Globes is maybe not confirmation of the pertinent details, here. I do think Boeing likely wants to win the business themselves, but this could be one guy without any kind of program authority. The Drive (Tyler) is basically just reporting on the Globes article. ...Jump to post
IAI's Bedek was gearing up for a 767 tanker series based on converted airframes, no doubt building on their busy 767 BCF program. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/iai-details-767-tanker-conversion-plans-411680/ IAI/Bedek has been doing this for years. Apparently in 2012 they had completed ...Jump to post
Checksixx, flying combat missions over hostile airspace with a real SAM threat is FAR AND AWAY different from the air sovereignty missions being flown from Alaska and Hawaii that continue to consume flight hours on a limited number of available frames. I'm glad that the F-22 was available for Syria...Jump to post
The ROK F-15s were expensive because they applied huge changes and upgrades to a small batch build. Disagree, the changes to the F-15SE proposed to South Korea in that bid did not include the canted vertical stabilizers or other changes other than the conformal weapons pack. The price of the aircra...Jump to post
The serbs used a combination of intelligence (watching the US planes come and go from their base), planning to US operational planning deficiencies (the US pilots flew in and out through VERY predictable routes), and luck that that particular mission had the plane in a less than fully stealthy conf...Jump to post
Can't be that bad, the standard 78 seater is extremely comfortable and has more than enough legroom. Horizon operates Q400s in a single-class, no extra-legroom 76-seat config. 'Extremely comfortable' is not the phrase I would use. Tolerable for PDX-Boise, or SEA-Kelowna is the most generously I cou...Jump to post
I have a soft spot for Dash 8's. I flew in -200 combis in Afghanistan. Just this Sunday I did BOI-SEA in a QX Q400. It's getting a bit frayed inside and the overhead bins couldn't fit a backpack, but I still enjoyed it. The seat pitch does me well (6' 2") and the short headrest fits my neck per...Jump to post
The Saudi contract is inapplicable as it is a cradle to grave arrangement with training, support and parts. Surely we shouldn’t compare such a price vs the f35 for instance. I used it not to provide the actual price of a Qatari F-15 but representative of the realm of cost for the platform. DSCA pri...Jump to post
After all, from my personal observation, what really slows down boarding process is not people can not find their seats, but people constantly looking for head bin space above their own seats. It is normally gone or people have to walk further or against flow to find the space. During this process ...Jump to post
I liked QX's "ala carte" before TSA. You could bring your bag to the jetway and put it on the cart just as you walked on, and it would be there just as you got off. It was the fastest "kind of checked" bag system I've known. They still do it but with TSA rules in effect it is jus...Jump to post
WOW! I swear this is the most exciting thing I’ve ever seen an airplane do! That was incredible! I had to to do a double take when I saw the first video!!!! Oh man that was exciting, and that was just on YT, but damn, never mind how amazing yet bonkers that must’ve looked in real life! I have no cl...Jump to post
As iamlucky13 and washingtonflyer have provided a highly intelligent source of information for us here, I have a question for them: I found it interesting that the announcement came right out and announced the intention of the Mobile FAL. I would have thought they would keep this card up the sleeve ...Jump to post
Will/ Is it commercially feasable for Airbus to change the cookpit layout of CS serious? If yes, their "common control logic" can gain many sales from large airlines as their WB pilots can fly all the way from CS100 to A321. "When announcing the deal, Airbus Chief Executive Officer T...Jump to post
Collaboration is certain between Boeing and Embraer - Boeing already works with Embraer, as it has with Sukhoi Superjet and so on. But an outright j/v seems unlikely. Embraer seems to be doing quite well, although the question is what comes in 7-10 years and if they have the $$ to do what they want....Jump to post
Interesting tweet from "Captain Dave" (@DaveWallsworth), a BA A380 captain, with notes on how a 3 engine ferry is done on A380 and some Q&A follow ons. Interesting information. I would have had serious doubts you could take off on three engines due to the thrust asymmetry, even if you...Jump to post
I think these routes to Hawaii are highly possible for WN... Probably not all of them will happen, but at least some of these routes may be possibilities... SNA-HNL ONT-HNL BUR-HNL LGB-HNL (they may want to beat B6 to the punch) LAS-HNL SAN-HNL SJC-HNL OAK-HNL SMF-HNL PDX-HNL SEA-HNL They may serve...Jump to post
Any rumors on what DL planning to do? It been crickets so far, other than a statement that their orders wouldn't be affected, and another statement calling preliminary ruling "bizaare." It's a game of wait and see. The ITC final determination isn't until February at the latest, and I thin...Jump to post
There is still legal process to unfold. As per Reuters: "The Commerce Department’s penalty against Bombardier will only take effect if the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) rules in Boeing’s favor in a final decision expected in 2018." "To win its case before the ITC, Boeing m...Jump to post
I think a lot of people should take a deep breath and count to ten. As per Reuters, "The proposed duties would not take effect unless affirmed by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) early next year." In that proceeding, Boeing has to prove it was harmed by Bombardier's actions, a...Jump to post
I'm not sure of the exact data the chart is derived from, but my guess would be the early 1970s were skewed by the advent of the high bypass ratio turbofan and a lot of 747/DC-10/L10 deliveries, which burned much less fuel on a per-seat basis than the previous generation of jetliners. WB deliveries...Jump to post
I expect Delta to do what usually happens in these cases - let the lawyers work and wait for the process of law to unfold. The tariff notification is just preliminary. Whether it sticks after final review and injury determination are very open questions. My hope: 1. No injury is determined and tarif...Jump to post
(In David Attenborough's voice) Here we see the newly hatched 737's emerging from the water and preparing themselves for their long migration to Renton. :duck: It's that time of year when 737s go up river to spawn. I live near the tracks that take 737 fuselages as they come down the Cascade mountai...Jump to post
Obviously it is a corporate culture issue and the hiring managers need to be replaced with female managers quickly. I'm all for women's liberation. I've also been in those parts of the world and can tell you your statement is more easily said than done. Some parts of the world are very different th...Jump to post
The news releases march on:
http://komonews.com/news/local/trudeau- ... er-dispute
Lately I booked tickets for SEA-OGG for March 2018. All-up fares for AS were looking at $800 RT, but I squeaked in with HA for slightly less than $500 RT each. From that experience, I'm assuming that AS feels they can charge more and still fill their 737 and get their margins in the end. I think the...Jump to post
Will humanity ever be able to be technologically advanced enough to catch up with the Voyagers? I doubt it, until space propulsion achieves some kind of post-Einstein technology whereby E=mc2 is side-stepped. I do wish this would happen, since I believe the propulsion component is our limiting fact...Jump to post
Good idea. Keep them happy!Jump to post