Interesting. It might be a proving run, either as part of the certification program, or just for Airbus' benefit, with the blessing of the authorities.
After all, they don't care if a payload is a dummy one or not, as long as it's not alive or DG...
There was a great article (Reuters iirc) recently posted and lost in one of the endless MAX threads about why you don't see Airbus jumping for joy at Boeing's woes, quite the contrary in fact. The stability of the duopoly is mutually beneficial. The weakness of one generates uncertainty and puts und...Jump to post
50 million abortions since Roe , that’s a lot of raping and incest. Who knew? GF How silly, how many would you have adopted had they survived - Answer: NONE! How many would you have gladly shared your income to assist those willing to adopt and care for them? - Answer: NONE voluntarily. 50 million ...Jump to post
I see the rigid enforcement of online government-approved speech is one trade with China that isn't suffering from tariffs...Jump to post
This might provide some explanation (for this and a lot of other things...):
Looks like a tail rotor failure. Very tricky to handle at the best of time, much more at this altitude...Jump to post
The 330 also benefited from years of safe operations and hundreds of thousands of cycles when the accident and incidents happened. It had demonstrated that the events were very infrequent. That was not the case for the MAX. The ADIRU fault was the result of a very unusual combination of sensor error...Jump to post
There's also the small matter that a wall will do little to curtail illegal immigration, the vast majority of which happens due to visa overstays. Then comes the real question: Is it worth spending billions of taxpayer money into a project that will only solve a small fraction of the overall problem...Jump to post
I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. :checkmark: There are no pilot shortages. There are only companies wh...Jump to post
First, the OP link notes all Airbus in 2022. Second, while the link says new A319, are these factory new or new to Volotea? With how badly the article is written, I suspect it is inherently trying to imply the first, but is instead the later. Volotea is a low utilization airline. They simply do not...Jump to post
Lol. "Miss Use of Power" is definitely a contest Trump should look into buying...
My models suggest that: The A3510 would need a TOW of ~333t and use ~142t of fuel The 778 would need TOW of 355t and use 144t of fuel (with same engine SFC) with 4% better SFC the 778 needs TOW of 348t and uses 137t of fuel Assumptions in model: SYD-LHR with alternate of MAN Headwind of 40kts Paylo...Jump to post
Interesting. I've never seen that either before. They might want to prevent corrosion of the engine internals? There are fancy alloys and ceramic coatings in these things after all, and Seattle is not exactly desert dry... I like that they seem to use repurposed trash cans as manifolds to distribute...Jump to post
Why do people still believe in God? Science, research and facts have proven there is no God. No. Science has not disproven that there is a God. There is still a place for a God outside of the boundaries of what is known and understood. Even the most brilliant scientists will tell you that. On the o...Jump to post
Miami Air is based in the North side of the Miami airport along with a couple of other airlines like Skylease, Amerijet, and World Atlantic Airlines. It is nicknamed corrosion corner because of the terrible maintenance of their aircraft and the tendency for them to abandon their aircraft on the nor...Jump to post
Glad everyone is ok. Charter Miami Air flight. Not a commercial flight http://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status/1124508642353479680 A charter flight is a commercial flight. What it is not , is a scheduled flight. We were due for a corrosion corner runway overrun since the last one was in November What...Jump to post
I'm pretty sure they could forego F and replace it with a good, modern lie-flat business class on these routes.Jump to post
It depends on the hub they plan to use. No problem for the aircraft on PKX-JFK but I am not sure CAAC will grant it that route. There is a big problem for CAN-JFK; I am not sure how profitable the route will be after the payload hits in order to make it work. CAN-JFK-CAN would be absolutely impossi...Jump to post
You first said the range number is for public information only and then you use ACAPS “brochure” payload-range chart whenever in Airbus’ favor. I think it’s extremely biased. I haven't used ACAPS data, I don't even look at it. I get my data from real world operational figures from a long haul and U...Jump to post
I guess the impression of 'Boeing underpromises and overdelivers and vice-versa for Airbus' is not entirely untrue. For example: B789: brochure range: 7,635 nmi, longest actual range (LHR-PHR) 7,829 nmi A350-900: brochure range: 8,100 nmi, longest actual range (MNL-JFK) 7,404 nmi A350-900 ULR: broc...Jump to post
Based on released data sheets from the past Boeing assumes more weight per passenger & Airbus uses 95 kg (209 lb.)/pass. This type of issue is also why operators are saying the CS100/A220 series is getting better fuel burn. The spec sheet uses 225 lb./pass. Ah yes, the old 'Boeing underpromises...Jump to post
If we extrapolate from Delta's PVG-DTW and PEK-DTW data above, we can see a legitimate concern of A350 on LAX-SYD. I am not saying it is absolutely can't do it. But in some worse days in the winter, its payload can be a problem. Delta was smart enough to choose 77L on that route. I'd love to see th...Jump to post
If its effectivity is proven, I could see it being implemented as a film applied to sensitive surfaces, inspected on regular basis and renewed as required. The weight and money savings from foregoing the anti-ice systems and their associated plumbing / cabling and maintenance requirements could make...Jump to post
oldannyboy wrote:As much as I love the 321neoLR...is anyone out there secretly wishing we were seeing more A310s instead?...
There is some data about SQ A359 performance on SFO-SIN. It took off at 274t (close to MTOW), and with full 253 passengers + bags, but without cargo. Meanwhile, UA's 789 can carry almost the same number of passengers (252) over the same distance, but a whole 20t lighter ! We'd love to see that data...Jump to post
This is much needed encouraging news for Boeing. Though it seems as if 787s might be used as 'sweeteners' for some operators that are affected by the MAX grounding (thinking GA, there might be others). Is there any chance that might push the breakeven a bit further to the right?Jump to post
And you'd be wrong. From the real world data I have access to, I can't see the 275t version not being able to carry 280 pax + bags on LAX-SYD, even accounting for headwinds and extra alternate/diversion fuel. Note that in this case, it would barely be able to carry any cargo. You said 275t version ...Jump to post
I am not disagreeing with Zeke. CX A359 has only 280 seats whereas DL has 306 seats. I am not saying DL A359 can't fly LAX-SYD if they decides to block seats. I said it can't with full passenger. And you'd be wrong. From the real world data I have access to, I can't see the 275t version not being a...Jump to post
It's alright I guess.
Not sure it's worth all the hullabaloo they created around it, but that's what marketing people do best nowadays...
Having both the 359 and 35K in similar configurations also allows for much greater flexibility on routes with variable or seasonal demand.
Subbing a 35K for a 359 or vice-versa can be done quite easily and at short notice.
The important point is to have MCAS not activate at low AoA. That's why high AoA vane signal failure rate is a more important concern. I disagree. Aircraft systems, especially those that directly impact the airplane's flight controls and trajectory, are meant to be fault tolerant, usually multiple-...Jump to post
Some more details: This was the DM-1 capsule which was recovered from the ocean after splashdown. They wanted to use it for the launch abort test. As these capsules aren't meant to be reused after the saltwater bath, there is a possibility that the water landing is the cause of the malfunction, rath...Jump to post
Given SpaceX's penchant for euphemism, that 'anomaly' might be just that, or it might be a charred mound where Dragon used to sit...
Hopefully closer to the former, although I'm thinking this is the end of any hope for a crewed flight before the summer is over.
Yes, the other 5 modes can bring the plane down if the pilots do not recognize "STAB Runaway" and apply the appropriate procedures. It's worth noting that none of these 5 are called out specifically in the 737 QRH. They are all covered under a single "STAB Runaway" procedure. Is...Jump to post
Just about all of them right now.
They're either all bad or I'm getting old, grumpy and out of touch...
Those priorities certainly worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and arguably in China, if creating wealth and raising millions out of poverty is important. GF Not sure what priorities you're talking about here, but you surely know that HK and Singapore have excellent and free public hospital and schools,...Jump to post
They did it! All boosters have landed, either on terra firma or on OCISLY. The angle of the feed makes it look like the main booster may have damaged one of the legs, but still a good landing considering it was coming in at a very fast trajectory. It blows my mind how they can get 2 rockets back wi...Jump to post
So the only diagnostics available is AoA disagreement? Oh, for chrissake. Then it really is a flying coffin. I sincerely hope that's not what they'll come up with. Manufacturers have moved away from the very basic and arithmetic '2 out of 3' method (which the MCAS doesn't even have...) and gone to ...Jump to post
Completely ridiculous. How much of the Beaver's payload is used up carrying batteries? How is producing electricity with fossil fuels at a power plant with the inefficiencies of energy conversion, transmission, storage (batteries) and additional infrastructure more efficient or less polluting than ...Jump to post
Why? It's pretty clear exactly what led to the crashes and what must be done to prevent MCAS from being able to do that in the future. Does it really matter if a bird strike or a magic unicorn caused the AoA sensor failure to the point that the final reports are necessary? No, it is empathically NO...Jump to post
That thread title had my sick mind going in a completely different direction for a while... I need to consult.
Anyway, that would be an interesting thing to see. I hope it works, although I suppose flight planning will have to be done a lot more carefully with only 1 hour worth of juice.
You'd think the GPS receiver on a 787 would be modern (and expensive) enough to have a software workaround for this. Holy crap, that's a gnarly headwind. 140 kts? Meh. Try flying westward around eastern Asia or continental US in the winter for that "I might die of old age before we get there&qu...Jump to post
I am continually amazed at the number of incredibly wealthy people who will regularly fly in single engine/single pilot aircraft, given the order of magnitude of higher risk and their financial ability to avoid it. I share that feeling. As Airkas said, it could be unrelated in this case, but the fa...Jump to post
Evacuation panel?Jump to post
ASAT missiles should only be a stepping stone. The better option would be to neutralize the satellite via direct energy weapon without increasing the amount of debris by causing the satellite to break-up. One big chunk is better than a million little chunks. bt Agreed, though I'm thinking that tech...Jump to post