All senior Boeing executives should be arrested until we figure out what the hell is going on.Jump to post
Hopefully the runway actually gets built. The NIMBY mafia need to be defeated.Jump to post
I suppose it makes sense for BA to use them at Gatwick as they used to operate the -400 from there to places like Morocco. They should shift all current Gatwick A320s to Heathrow to simplify things e.g. Heathrow all A319/320/321 and Gatwick all 737Jump to post
Lufthansa Cargo 777F D-ALFG returning to PAE after a test flight, RAT deployed (25 Mar) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2is1jzUgAAq45v?format=jpg https://twitter.com/KPAE_Spotter/status/1110327357598920705?s=20 Are new 777s still being built with halogen bulbs? I thought they would have moved to LED b...Jump to post
I think the black font will look better. Blue didn’t really make sense for Turkey, given their national colours etc.Jump to post
Apparently two of the five will be built from used frames: https://www.janes.com/article/88545/uk-to-buy-second-hand-737s-for-wedgetail-aew-c-project I think this is much easier for the E-7 than the P-8 as all E-7 were built as commercial 737-700s, before being modified, rather than being built as d...Jump to post
First RAF P-8 in production: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... on-458014/Jump to post
Understood. But there is a new certified flightdeck already. Why didn't UPS and the others adapt it? For that matter, why didn't Boeing offer it on the 763s once they got it done for the KC46? The design adopted by FedEx and UPS is designed for both the 757 and 767 and uses three displays. The KC-4...Jump to post
in the meantime in Germany: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/sites/default/files/styles/artikel/public/website_633x300/slider-airlines/lufthansa-europaclufthansa-950.png?itok=j1Ngx5Zm Newest poll: 76% in Germany are in favor of EU membership https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/umfrage-drei-vi...Jump to post
The E7 doesn’t have a low level mission but it can be refueled in flight, they would be useful for that as well This is very geeky, but technically the E-7 *did* have eyebrow windows; because the two actual E-7 were based on 707 airframes. They were later redesignated EC-18B and later became part o...Jump to post
I think Copa will be forced to update otherwise it will look weird. They should do the same basic livery but with a Panama red cheatline. I think it will look neat and match their national colours (red, white and blue)Jump to post
I was searching for some sort of guide to plane spotting for a non-enthusiast friend and this came up as one of the first hits on Google: https://thepointsguy.com/2017/04/beginners-guide-to-plane-spotting/ What the hell is this article talking about? For one thing, it keeps making misleading claims ...Jump to post
Another topic, just for change :) Don't you think it's time for PC to review their livery? Yes! I want Pegasus on the fuselage instead of Flypgs.com and a new letter font on the tail and more dynamic coloring on the livery! Agree. Websites on liveries is very outdated and reminds me of the late 90s...Jump to post
Recline should be banned in economy class completely in my opinion. It's unfair on those sitting behind.Jump to post
Taller gear would be a real problem in terms of space. Just look at what they had to do for the MAX 10 to fit the gear in the wheel well, with the lever action etc. Keep in mind that even the MAX 10 landing gear only provides additional height on rotation, not all the time. It would be easier (in my...Jump to post
The later 737-700s with no eyebrows and fitted with winglets and the MAX 7 are my favourite because unlike the longer versions they don’t have a tail skid and look more cleaner as a result. I also really like the look of the 737 AEW&C.
That being said, the MAX has been permanently tainted.
Would a small increase in horizontal stabiliser area make MCAS redundant? Obviously all frames would need to be retrofitted at great cost but it would be a real solution as opposed to an MCAS patch.Jump to post
Why isn’t removing MCAS completely being considered as a solution? The only problem would be a tendency to pitch up in a small portion of the flight envelope, which can easily be countered by pushing forward on the yoke or using electric trim. Seems a lot more logical and also easier to train pilots...Jump to post
HBJZA wrote:Elshad wrote:HBJZA wrote:Appart from the approach path, there might be parking and ground manoeuvring issues due to the length and wingspan of the 319 compared to the 318.
A318 wingspan is the same as A319 and all other A320 series
Really sorry but 318 wingspan is 34,10 meters while 319 is 35,80 meters.
How many examples in commercial aviation exist where the plane has a control system to correct an inherently unstable aerodynamic situation (by design) ? Don’t know about commercial but I think a lot of fighter aircraft are like that e.g. Eurofighter Typhoon. But they are all FBW. The problem with ...Jump to post
Britain was supposed to leave the EU 35 minutes ago. Thank god it hasn't. Britain has been saved. Very soon we will permanently defeat the miserable Brexit project.Jump to post
I think this whole Tempest thing is going to be merged with various other European projects and eventually become the replacement / “next” Eurofighter.Jump to post
Good sign. Means the authorities won’t accept a quick software patch or other half-assed fix. Not sure how you tie all that together, but here's what we have: Teams from the three U.S. airlines that own 737 MAX jets were heading to Boeing Co’s factory in Renton, Washington, to review a software upg...Jump to post
Good sign. Means the authorities won’t accept a quick software patch or other half-assed fix.Jump to post
IMHO the FAA (if not corrupted) and EASA etc. should refuse to certify the MAX until major structural changes are made to address the instability, and should not accept software patches. Even if it means the MAX having to be certified on a different certificate than the NG.Jump to post
Official confirmation of five aircraft on order: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mult ... r-aircraft
Strange that they are using the E-7 Wedgetail name, given that it’s specific to Australia.
What about the A320Neo? Certified as a derivative? Granted, less change was required on A32x to add a larger engine, which goes back to the question of, has Boeing taken the 737 as far as it can go? A clean sheet design probably wouldn't have needed supplementary control systems to push the nose do...Jump to post
I think Austrian needs the 789 the most. Their 763 and 77E are old (average age 23 and 18 years)Jump to post
Both those witnesses mention smoke or fire coming from the tail. Interesting.Jump to post
Isn’t the best solution to remove all the software etc. designed to make the MAX feel like the NG and get a new certification. Obviously there would be a lot of distruption and pilot training issues, and Boeing would probably lose a lot of money. But it’s better than this patchy solution where we’re...Jump to post
Could the co-pilot who was very new on type, have retracted the flaps instead of selecting gear up? The fact that the aircraft appears to have remained within 1000’ of the ground, could mean there were no flaps during the critical climb out. Something similar to the BEA Trident crash at Staines, ne...Jump to post
What stood out to me is four of the -9’s will replace much smaller -200’s. And that they will only be configured with 325 seats?! Maybe it's an indirect replacement. So the four -9s are used to replace four existing -200ERs, which are then used to replace the three non-ER 200s and one older -200ER ...Jump to post
MileHFL400 wrote:What stood out to me is four of the -9’s will replace much smaller -200’s.
And that they will only be configured with 325 seats?!
No, there are 4 777-300ER on order. Look at page 167 of this: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9NDEyOTk5fENoaWxkSUQ9LTF8VHlwZT0z&t=1&cb=636767387686116875 It clearly shows a total of 16 300ER expected in 2020, compared to 12 now. So 4 on order. Not the case. It’s th...Jump to post