These subs from the Japanese were ahead of its time
From the link provided: "The Dreamliner (registered N27958) landed in Narita (NRT) on July 2, 2020, at 7:45 AM local time (UTC +9) from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on flight UA2821. The B787 was supposed to continue on to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) on flight UA28...Jump to post
Apologies if this has been answered - I tried reading through this entire thread but sort of gave up after page 5 as it was turning out to be a wrestling match between the F22 and the F15 camps. What are the 2 camera looking devices externally mounted on either side of the cockpit, just aft of the f...Jump to post
Don't they also need to rotate the tyres a little every so often to prevent flat spots? With all the wheels taped up like that, the only way I can envision that procedure being executed is to jack the whole plane up, then rotate the wheels. Wouldn't it be easier to push it back/forward and leave the...Jump to post
Boeing757100 wrote:Okie wrote:The conveyor belt thread has to be right up there with the most replies to a post but 9/11 and 737Max has to be up there as well.
What conveyor belt?
Although when I tried looking for it, it seems to have disappeared? All I could find was this:
That’s a fairly standard mooring plan to ensure high winds don’t move the plane. Can’t say about Boeing field, but Moses Lake is in the interior and subject to thunderstorms and Chinook winds. Thanks GalaxyFlyer. I assume the mobile fan/AC unit with ducting is used to occasionally ventilate the air...Jump to post
Today's photographer's choice pic on Airliners.net Why is the nosewheel anchored to 2 concrete blocks? In comparison, the MAXs stored in Boeing Field don't seem to have them. What's its purpose? In case of severe winds? Moses Lake: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/9/7/6069799.jpg?v=v...Jump to post
Horrible quality, but photos have emerged of the aircraft's engines scraping the runway: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbHozXAU0AAgvtX?format=jpg&name=small What were these idiot pilots doing in a cockpit?!? And of an A320 no less!! (Source: https://twitter.com/historyofpia1) I wonder why these i...Jump to post
Tried looking it up on the net, but couldn't find anything conclusive. No JFS in the mighty Tomcat. The huffer cart plugs in aft of the left main landing gear. Crossbleed start is available once an engine is started, and, of course, when inflight you can airstart in case of failure. Thanks LyleLanl...Jump to post
Will/Should this be reported as an 'incident'?Jump to post
Tried looking it up on the net, but couldn't find anything conclusive.Jump to post
Not a good week - first the F15 Eagle crash off the Yorkshire coast, now this. Fortunately, in this incident, both pilots are reported to be OK.
He can shout all he wants now when oil is at ~US$40/barrel. When it shoots back up to ~US$120/barrel like a few years ago and when the blockade is still in place, then it will be a different story.
Perhaps a VDG vs. BCA situation all over again.
Punching a few weight classes below the 732, but Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service just welcomed the second PC24 into its fleet. One nice looking plane, I have to say.
To be clear, the article says resolution of the 3rd data source issue will happen after RTS, which is IMO troubling. But at least this time around the pilots will: a) Know MCAS exists; b) Have been trained on how it works and understand how it can affect the handling of their airframe; c) Have been...Jump to post
What's Airbus' SOP for a runway overrun/incident like this? Looks like the evacuation slides have not been deployed, but the flaps and spoilers are still extended? I know for the B737, the flaps are fully extended to assist pax egress from the overwing emergency exits (should an emergency evacuation...Jump to post
Back to the FedEx incident in BOM. Assuming either one of the reversers on Engine 1 or Engine 3 (disregard Engine 2 as it is mounted on the centreline) was INOP and with a runway that contaminated with water, would they have landed with full reverse, or brakes only?Jump to post
(It is actually amazing how in tune Boeing has been with its customers. While Airbus continues to peddle their product to the customers even at these hard times, Boeing pre-emptively disabled their ability to deliver certified airplanes. Imagine the celebration dances at the airline headquarters; n...Jump to post
Crazy indeed. Similar thing in the USN. F-14 gets retired, the Super Hornet can do everything. Now we are throwing billions at trying to get the Tomcat replacement to actually do what it's predecessor did!!!! Like sitting broken on the deck? Before we get back on topic, let's agree that the F14 was...Jump to post
Thanks for the explanations Starlionblue and mmo. Can the Autobrake setting be changed once the WoW has been triggered? In the recent FedEx overrun in BOM, if the crew didn't expect that much water on the runway/more water accumulation towards the end of the runway, could they have changed the Autob...Jump to post
So.... Step 1) Threaten to sue airlines who cant' afford to buy planes right now Step 2) Beg government to pay airlines to buy new planes they otherwise can't afford right now Step 3) Any other suggestions? Maybe with EU governments not meeting their targets for defense spending they could get Airb...Jump to post
https://www.airlive.net/french-bea-confirms-technical-work-of-pia-pk8303-black-boxes-is-over/ With a pic of the FDR. The squarish casing on the left looks pretty charred up from the fire. CVR? https://www.airlive.net/breaking-the-cockpit-voice-recorder-of-pia-pk8303-has-been-found-today/ I stand co...Jump to post
That looked like an old school Nimitz class with the traditional steam catapult. Have they launched it off the electromagnetic cat on the new Ford class carrier yet? Not yet. The F-35C testing was completed on the USS Nimitz and USS George Washington with the USS Carl Vinson scheduled for the first...Jump to post
https://www.airlive.net/french-bea-conf ... s-is-over/
With a pic of the FDR. The squarish casing on the left looks pretty charred up from the fire.
An Instragram post has got hold of some videos of F-35C testing which included a low power catapult shot with the Drive picking up the story. Another example of how thorough the testing has been for the respective variants and some gutsy test pilots! Code Brown As This F-35C Sinks To Just Above The...Jump to post
How many combat ready Eurofighters does Germany have today? If I recall correctly, 2 crashed last summer (2019). If the situation dictates it, how many Eurofighters can the Luftwaffe scramble and get airborne with live weapons to defend Germany's airspace?Jump to post
We will see how enforceable are the relevant purchase contracts in what legal jurisdictions. This could be good - but probably not quick. That's part of why I think the airlines are angry. They realize legal remedies take a long time to develop, so they're not happy to take reputation damage by bei...Jump to post
kaitak wrote:What happened to QR in Greece a few days ago?
Damned if you do, damned if you don't. I don't envy his role. Push too hard and the airline(s) may just go belly up - liquidators are called in and presto, a whole bunch of cheap second-hand frames suddenly become available, eating into your order books. Too soft, and your cash flow starts to trickl...Jump to post
Where is Boeing going to park these new frames? Pre Covid-19 they had already started using the staff car park.Jump to post
Here you see POKER-81 inspecting the landing gear of said commercial 787-9 the pilot lives in my pueblo ;-) That's not a 787. Probably this incident: https://nationalpost.com/news/toronto-bound-air-canada-flight-due-to-make-emergency-landing-in-madrid The markings on the F18 are a little difficult ...Jump to post
Has LH further updated the PDF file for their planned startup schedule in June (I believe the last update made was roughly the 3rd week of May)? If someone could post the link to the file, it would be very much appreciated - I tried looking for in in the thread and the other one related to the bailo...Jump to post
Found this KLM 747-400 maintenance video from Hangar 14 at AMS, with some interesting shots from the -400 stabilizer tank acces panels, See : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSr04_YAzyU&feature=youtu.be Time 07.08 minutes : stabilo tank acces panel Time 07.28 minutes : stabilo spindle + tank ac...Jump to post
Improvements to aircraft aren't prohibited by the new regulations as far as I can tell. Thus 777-300ERSF conversions, as well as other freighter conversions, will be expected post 2028. Do we really know the 747-8F isn't compliant? lightsaber, does that also include the 744BCF/BDSF conversions? Whe...Jump to post