Not a big fan of the front end, which screams 'cheap Ferrari knock' off to me, but still a nice looking car.
But then again, there's nothing out there that beats it on value for money terms... not even close. Especially now that it's got a mid mounted engine and decent handling. I'd gladly own one.
N649DL wrote:Serves them right.
These frames have been sitting in the desert since at least 2013... I'm surprised that CX still owned them at all, especially since they're BCFs. Given the current market for used 744 freighters, and that they're the less desirable BCF variant, I'm guessing N8 didn't spend much more than scrap value...Jump to post
Many organisations have tried to make the navigation process more efficient through various means... At the end of the day, all the fancy communication and ad-hoc rerouting capabilities are no help when navigating overcrowded airspace, terminal areas and airports and going through countries with lit...Jump to post
https://skift.com/2019/07/12/british-airways-parents-boeing-737-max-order-is-prompted-by-more-than-just-price-ceo/ IAG SA Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh said frustration with Airbus SE over late jetliner deliveries was a factor in his decision to place a $24 billion order for Boeing Co.’s gro...Jump to post
48 Hours stuck in an ultra-luxurious state-of-the-art twin engine executive jet, with multiple crews, five star catering, the support of a full global airline's dispatch team, cruising the globe at 45,000 ft with GNSS navigation and constant satellite communication with the ground? I can only wish t...Jump to post
majano wrote:Thank you for all these responses. If it is based on cost incurred, then I would agree that any cost "saved" due to the grounding has to be seen as a credit.
I spent a couple of days there, not as a tourist, and I can't fathom why I would ever go back there on my own dime. If anything, the wealthier locals are the ones constantly travelling abroad to escape their own suffocating rules. But I guess some people are interested in witnessing first hand how i...Jump to post
If people want to smoke then we should let them smoke, their life, their choices. They can be whoever they want to be. Sure, as long as they pay for their own medical bill when their habit collects its toll... But that's not the case, now, is it? Instead, part of my insurance premium goes towards c...Jump to post
And in the second half of the year the news will say... "Boeing dominates Airbus with world record aircraft deliveries" Boeing is still producing 737MAX aircraft at close to full production rate. When the grounding ends Boeing will need to hire extra pilots to deliver the hundreds of airc...Jump to post
It seems this test was for a minor part, and while yes it removes unwanted variables, it makes this Orion solution look like it will have an availability a lot father off into the future. I think Blue Origin and Spacex will make Orion/SLS a waste of Money. I'm not so sure. As cocky as commercial sp...Jump to post
In no way did Boeing not think the airplane was completely safe or it wouldn’t have been delivered. Is that why they were already scrambling to fix MCAS before the second accident? I understand that you have a vested interest in Boeing, and an obvious emotional link. But I'd be careful about deroga...Jump to post
Did they drop the envelopes and ran around with their hands up screaming like little girls?
its great to see progress (finally) on the SLS, but I'm afraid we may never see it completed. It's so much cheaper to use commercial these days. I'm also afraid this admin doesn't have the stones to fully fund it. I'm afraid one more delay and even congress will allow its cancelation, silly since i...Jump to post
I find it hilarious that after this little populist stunt, these guys will then have to go see the very people they turned their back on in contempt and try to negotiate a favorable deal for the UK from them...
Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrq71ocWMcg Pretty impressive footage. Quite funny to see the stubby Orion assembly just lifting off seemingly on its own. They actually used a refurbished ballistic missile booster for the test. The capsule was just a boilerplate which got discarde...Jump to post
I hear there's a firesale on the MAX at the moment...Jump to post
Interesting, is that a proper EMAS system, or did the ground past the runway just happened to have exactly the right consistency?Jump to post
Why weren't you this upset about the A330 ADIRU? They never have figured out why the ADIRU went psycho on Qantas 72. Had they been at a lower altitude when it occurred it would have ended very badly. You're not the first BA hardcore defender to try and deflect towards Airbus (or, as it happens, Nor...Jump to post
N14AZ wrote:Is there any picture from the front section? I guess crossing the ditch was rather unhealthy for the nose landing gear...
That's the Satcom antenna. I believe this specific one is for the Iridium system (don't take my word for it though), which requires a directional array, versus the Inmarsat one which is fixed (or at least smaller/flush) as it uses geostationary satellites. Iridium allows for planet-wide coverage whe...Jump to post
Wow... That's bold. Even for NASA. I mean, flying a massive multi-engine drone autonomously over an unknown surface, with no precise navigation means, in a -180 degrees, 1.5 bar atmosphere where it regularly rains methane, after an 8 year deep space journey and landing, and which needs to be launche...Jump to post
If it's a TAP only issue... could it be the bacalao?
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/26/politics/boeing-737-max-flaw/index.html Havent seen it posted before... it seems a New flaw discovered on Boeing 737 Max. "In simulator tests, government pilots discovered that a microprocessor failure could push the nose of the plane toward the ground. It is...Jump to post
I wonder how much faster this tuition growth would be if the government was giving way free money to attend That is the issue. Simply throwing the money at the problem will only make it worse. The education cost runaways bear a lot of similarities with those of the medical costs in the US. The enti...Jump to post
2-class 200 seats Business seat @ 85 "pitch lie-flat should work too (A321 AA Transconti, A321 Jet Blue) :scratchchin: Yeah - which on A321 floor area equates to 240 seats single class! So if you've floor area for 270 seats single class in 6AB, your probably looking at something like 132 seats...Jump to post
Ouch. That's 1 for 3 on center core landings and 0 for 3 on overall recovery... (That last landing was particularly tricky anyway, they probably didn't have high hopes). Oh well, no one said it was going to be easy. At least they nailed fairing recovery this time. Otherwise, another successful missi...Jump to post
"I could pay less on this Tatl flight but I'll pay more for another flight because I don't want to go on a narrowbody"
-No passenger ever.
SYD to SIN, HKG, BKK, KUL, SGN, FUK, KIX, TYO, all seem within easy reach for the XLR.
More interestingly, perhaps, secondary destinations all over southeast Asia become within reach of MEL and SYD on a narrowbody airplane for the first time.
Got it, Pat. Now it’s cool to pick/choose which parts of the Bible you want. You’re just really not into Jesus anymore, are you? That's what religious groups have been doing forever. The Bible has always been interpreted a million different ways to suit people's ways, especially those who rule or i...Jump to post
Lol. Talk about a firestarter... I'm also pro-gas, but gas implies certain logistical issues. If you don't live in a city where you can easily connect to a gas network, then you either have a big tank in the backyard somewhere that needs to be refilled regularly, or have to haul these heavy cylinder...Jump to post
It's interesting that they would break thrust records with the GE9X. My understanding of the whole 777X idea was that they would keep the same MTOW and give it a new wing to improve efficiency. They were essentially trying to reduce the required thrust to lift the same weight, and through this reduc...Jump to post
High density re-config for the Antilles and Pacific islands, a-la ANA?Jump to post
Rookie question but what kind of heat are we talking about on the instrument panel of a 787? Lighting. Most likely from the panel's integral lighting system. I don't know if the 787 has switched to LED for its cockpit panel lighting, I suspect it did. LED lights create highly localized heat which, ...Jump to post
This has been a known issue for a while. It started appearing in the simulators where those switches are used repeatedly. The switch would stick due to plastic deformation of the material after long term heat exposure. There is an override switch, but the issue affected it as well. It's not hard to ...Jump to post
To me, this is just a sign that EK's strategy to become the carrier that carries everybody everywhere on very large airplanes just hasn't worked out really well. (Not that many will be surprised). Time for EK to return to reality and adapt to the new world of long haul flying: smaller, more efficien...Jump to post
If Mitsubishi really does end up capturing most of the 'Scope' replacement market, that would be one hell of a chess move they played with the MRJ. (With just a bit of opportunism)Jump to post
Too complex a solution for the current administration, of course, which prefers simplistic one-liners and one-page agreements because, you know, the Trump guy isn't much of a reader... Hmm, so what was the reason previous administrations were unable to get a handle on it? Notably, include the one y...Jump to post
I think it's been on sale for a while now, and whatever they'd get for it would do precious little to help the large scale problem of northbound migration from southern countries, in which Mexico bears little responsibility in the first place. Me thinks that's just a bit of clever PR to assuage the...Jump to post