FG ( https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a321neo-operators-alerted-over-excessive-pitch-ano-459718/ ) says: Airbus has introduced a temporary revision to A321neo flight manuals intended to prevent the possibility of the aircraft reaching excessive pitch attitudes . The European Union Aviatio...Jump to post
426Shadow wrote:I just want to know, where are all the people who were screaming “YOU CANT FIX A BAD DESIGN WITH SOFTWARE!!!!”.
SEU wrote:Boeing put bigger engines on a plane, caused pitching, Airbus did the same.....lets take a closer look.
As I, a fool I know, understand it - as the A320 is a FBW aeroplane the all fixes are software related and part of the core flight envelope programming. The MAX however required additional and new flight control software to become initially certifiable. A big difference. You nailed it on the head. ...Jump to post
It's one way of dropping the tainted-"Max" name from public-facing fleet information. Expect more, unless Boeing comes up with a new name. Is there any evidence that the public as a group (not a.net members) has difficulty with the name? Ask your non-avgeek wife/husband/significant other ...Jump to post
People do not use video conferencing when making sales, because they cannot entertain customers as they would like. They must also travel to conferences, network and feel a connection with others. Air travel makes that happen. Sure, you can take the train from AMS to Brussels, but taking the train ...Jump to post
They're going to need something to eventually replace the 100 or so older 737s that they have in their fleet, as well as their old A319/320s... though I personally doubt this order will go to Boeing and certainly not for the 737. They already have a sizeable number of A321ceo/neos on order but I gu...Jump to post
Boeing ticked RA off. Several times. One time was over some hardball antics Boeing played over a 73 simulator.
But when RA said Boeing was a ship without a rudder I think that was the end of the road for years to come.
The 797 stuff from EB is probably just trying to keep Airbus honest.
. A220 Already state of the art. Further engines PIP’s, simple stretch to the 500 and a very significant increase of production to 30+ per month in order to free up backlog for more capable variants of the A320 series. Further production sites in Europe and/or Asia. The A220 is not state of the art...Jump to post
Spot on. Airbus are doing this to improve flexibility by allowing as much space as needed to fit a decent lie flat product, if the airline wants, or a small business cabin and large economy cabin if the airline wants. The current configuration basically dictates how big the front cabin is and you h...Jump to post
The President of the United States, Donald J Trump, nailed it. Good call to get involved. Awesome show.Jump to post
The blue angels stole the show at the end, that was awesomeJump to post
These fly overs are pretty cool. The B2 and AF1 were really cool.Jump to post
Democrats wearing masks and terrorizing those they dont like has been their thing since... when was the KKK formed? 1865? I loved when Antifa's overweight women and skinny men showed up to Auburn University a year or so ago in their masks and the cops told them you're not allowed to wear masks in Al...Jump to post
Glad Trump is trying to make July 4th into a bigger celebration. Sad so many hate him and the people the vote for him so much they want it to go poorly. Not really sad though. I think its telling. Btw previous Presidents spoke on July 4th all the time. And DC Military parades have included nuclear ...Jump to post
Glad Trump is trying to make July 4th into a bigger celebration. Sad so many hate him and the people the vote for him so much they want it to go poorly. Not really sad though. I think its telling. Btw previous Presidents spoke on July 4th all the time. And DC Military parades have included nuclear m...Jump to post
I just remembered. If this creates problems for delta nationwide then I can go in to work after fireworks for an awesome greenslip double pay trip. I'm now excited for more than just an AF1, Blues, F35 flyover on tv and awesome boom booms on the Potomac.Jump to post
The question is if airlines anticipated this event well advance before planning their schedules. Trump tweeted about a bigger July 4th back in February and people melted then. But the moving of the fireworks was known in May for sure. I doubt the airshow portion was drawn up this week. Airlines wil...Jump to post
It's only 90 mins on a non-busy travel evening. Minimal impact. Eyeroll A 90 minute closure backs up a lot of air traffic. I once had a 90 minute weather delay into DCA that caused me to be stuck in CMH that then led to crew timeout that led to me having to stay the night in Columbus with the close...Jump to post
At delta we run 12 flights a day between atlanta and dca. On july 4th we have 7 and only 1 in that window. It probably inconveniences very few, their flight will be delayed like an irop. Theyll be okay. Your political persuasion will determine how you handle it and I'm pretty sure you'll believe you...Jump to post
The gap between a 320 and 321 isn't that big to warrant another model. The 737-8 fits pretty snugly between those two jets. It seems the market wants jets of that size. Of course that's a different question to whether or not Airbus SHOULD make such a jet, but it seems to me like there is enough of ...Jump to post
Well, IMO stretching the A320 to the size of so called A320.5 and replacing the original with A225 seems to be the most logical decision. Most logical decision based on what? Based upon the fact that the GTF engine (you know, the engine that won't fit under the wing of any 737) totally changes the ...Jump to post
Well, IMO stretching the A320 to the size of so called A320.5 and replacing the original with A225 seems to be the most logical decision. Most logical decision based on what? On prevention of internal competition and covering of a big gap between A320 and 321. Also it will strengthen A320 position ...Jump to post
As others have said, no. Not even in an airliners is it a guarantee to be clear and understandable. Some aircraft like the 737 are super loud. Some, mostly Boeing and Douglas, don't have intercoms so the crew talks to each other over the noise with one ear muff off. The RJs and turboprops had better...Jump to post
Avherald says the crew advised they expected to be able to vacate the runway. The RAT is also still stowed and the flaps and slats in one of the pictures both look to be extended. So imho I want to doubt this was a loss of dual hydraulics through the landing. A JB incident comes to mind a few years ...Jump to post
A321Lufthansa wrote:ExMilitaryEng wrote:Well, maybe Airbus wants to slightly move away from the E195E2 and a little closer to the Max8. (And launching an A320.5?)
Well, IMO stretching the A320 to the size of so called A320.5 and replacing the original with A225 seems to be the most logical decision.
One must never challenge the A.net assertion that the A220 is a GAME CHANGER! Kinda amazing how nobody besides a.net and DL realizes this! Yep, dumb old Delta. You can compare their operational reliability, profitability, and customer service scores to AA and UAL and see how stupid Delta is! Delta ...Jump to post
Ah, because ALPA and DL negotiators agreed to that clause. ALPA wanted to restrict out-sourcing and by this clause it prevents regionals from creating alter-ego airlines that impinge of ALPA flying. Say, SkyWest bought a fleet of A220s and tried to code share or compete against DL on DL routes out ...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] OK, here is a summary of A321XLR orders at the end of Day 3: American Airlines 30 conversions 20 new firm orders (from options) Indigo Partners MoU 18 conversions 32 new orders Qantas 26 conversions and 10 new firm orders IAG 14 new firm orders Saudia 15 new firm orders Cebu Pacific ...Jump to post
I understand the scepticism, but I think some posters need to remind themselves that this is new, evolving technology. It isn't likely to be optimal first time around and there will be issues. The 900kwh battery pack for that plane would weigh about 5 tonnes on a 6.3tonne MTOW aircraft, and it does...Jump to post
8,000 pounds of batteries changed between flights ? You can't be serious …. Wow a Cessna 402 doesn't even weigh that much. That's a lot of coal power to keep that thing aloft. But how else you going to keep this thing flying 12 times a day to pay off a $4M frame? That's why some of us think the ent...Jump to post
Siemens unloads their electric aircraft division to Rolls Royce today. https://www.flyer.co.uk/siemens-sells-electric-aircraft-business-to-rolls-royce/ price ? $1 /s Could this be something that works if at each destination all the batteries are replaced? Might not be feasible for part 91 but for C...Jump to post
Siemens all electric prototype plane catches fire in the air.... all perish https://electrek.co/2018/06/04/siemens-electric-plane-prototype-fire-crash-death/ Siemens unloads their electric aircraft division to Rolls Royce today. https://www.flyer.co.uk/siemens-sells-electric-aircraft-business-to-ro...Jump to post
Doing much better: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-06-11/airbus-commits-ensuring-a220-meets-full-potential?amp Engine seals are almost completely replaced. That fixes dispatch reliability. The combustors currently only have a 13,000 hr life. Oops. Design was 48,000 hr. So...Jump to post
Jordan Aviation's Airbus A320 JY-JAC, 29th on the line, ex-Ansett Airlines, BH Air & Greece Airways, first flight January 5th, 1989, just became the first A320 to reach 30 years in service last week. According to FR24, it is currently flying segments around Ammann almost every day. What kind of...Jump to post
Sell the hi-lo split. Sell them 223s and then get them to upgauge most of their existing 320Ns to 321Ns. Margin boost and manageable backlog. That would be quite a win for Airbus from a ULCC customer. I don't think the CSeries was ever certified for that. Sounds expensive for someone to trade in ne...Jump to post
Without going back through all these pages I have to agree. The 380 is a success. I mean it killed the 748 orders and begot technology for the 350 and won plenty of orders even if it wasnt the 1000 promised.
Its ugly but you still like to watch it go.
Fair. But I figure if Boeing is desperate enough they'll flog them the way Bombardier did to Delta: below cost. Good thing Boeing is domestic..... I still think Boeing is there to keep Airbus honest. And it's really about more 320NEOs vs. 223s. That's what I find interesting. We are going to have a...Jump to post
I agree, but the 797 will cover the larger airplanes. I thought we wer talking about 160 seats and down. 224 is not enough imo. Agree they will need more than 224 to cover the replacements but they will add more orders but they do have some time.. I wouldn't be surprised for some more A321's added ...Jump to post
Spirit took a hit with the GTF issues. I wonder how happy they are with Pratt. That could be Boeing's in. :shock: "Boeing's in" to offer them an airframe that has now been grounded for nearly 3 months? Yeah, that's the real yardstick of reliability right there. Fair. But I figure if Boein...Jump to post