I think they found out that the blueish grey is better for concentration and reflects less light in the night. Something like that. There was an article about this when the 787s cockpit was presented for the first time. Personally I also favoured the brown colour Boeing used for their models launch...Jump to post
If you're talking about last cable control widebody designed, it'd be the 767 (albeit the spoilers is FBW), I'd think something along the lines of DC10/L1011/A300 for the last pure cable widebody.Jump to post
9/11 ended the 747SP era. Coronavirus is ending the 747-400 era. The 744 (and quadjet era in general) was already on its way out. Coronavirus was just the final nail in the coffin (unless we're talking about cargo). List off the top of my head of pax types that were ended or made endangered species...Jump to post
It’s a fifth screen on the forward pedestal. And, yes, can be used in reversion to replace either MFD. Fifth. I mean fifth... Why did I write third? :? Perhaps you don't sleep well? Btw, the idea of merging 2 screens into one has an another use as to "widen" the cockpit view, as the scree...Jump to post
We all know that Boeing and Airbus still uses one wheeled main landing gear on their small narrowbodies (sans Indian Airlines A320 twin wheel oddity), even with the heaviest variants (737 Max 10, A321XLR). So, in retrospect or right now, should they consider upgrading one wheel MLG to two in their n...Jump to post
Actually the first jetliner without f/e is the BAC 111, and perhaps the 737 and DC9 just extend on top of that.
British airliners are truly a pioneer!
Wait until they make the -SP a twin, add raked wingtips as aero tweaks and presto -- 747MAX :!: :bigthumbsup: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kSoSdbZ9Enc/UtSBLW7rYpI/AAAAAAAAEXY/SeCXUUjpGNM/s1600/747SP+Rollout+v2.png https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kSoSdbZ9Enc/UtSBLW7rYpI/AAAAAAAAEXY/SeCXUUjpGNM/s1600/747SP+...Jump to post
Also, kinda related.
Does any 747SPs has intake doors installed on their engines?
If you look at 747s in the early 70s, you'll see most of them has intake doors on it. And yeah, they were LOUD...as they let all turbomachinary sounds out. But you stop seeing them later into the 70s as airlines upgrade their engines, so I wonder which variants of JT9Ds has options for intake door i...Jump to post
To add some other airliner flops, I think the RR variant 767, 707 and DC8, DC10 40 are as not much carriers ordered it apart from the original requester and some other carriers.Jump to post
The largest might be the IL-96 if they don't stop production now.
EDIT: UAC has commited to continue IL96 production of few aircraft per year until 2025:
Ok, that very clear, thanks. Btw, is it the rotating fan that is producing the so characteristic sound of the CF6-50? Are you thinking about the initial start sequence with the whine? It's all present from CF6-6s all the way up to -80E1s (+LM2500) from the videos I heard. No, it's the high-pitched ...Jump to post
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:Ok, that very clear, thanks. Btw, is it the rotating fan that is producing the so characteristic sound of the CF6-50?
The noise "growl" you hear at about the 50 sec mark is the harmonics of the flame front when the fuel is introduced. You can see the condensation from the air starter up until the turbine becomes self sufficient to accelerate rotational speed up to idle and the starter is dropped out. The...Jump to post
The GE engine is longer than PW, so the turbine safety zone is further back in the wing. Just a guess but that’s a factor in other designs.
Why we're getting a lower fuel capacity with GE? Slightly off topic, the A320 with IAE engines have a slightly less Wing Tank capacity than the CFM counterparts due to the incorportaion of a Dry Bay inside the the Wing cell around the pylon area for additional safety. This can be a reason, however ...Jump to post
The mentioned Boeing PDF file contains a lot of errors, so far I was able to check on short notice : - Page 23 : 747-200 engines is completely incorrect - Page 24 : 747-300combi (Air india) powered by CF6-80C2B1 engines has also been produced. IMHO an inaccurate copy/paste PR product, not checked a...Jump to post
Air India Landor reject livery:
tmu101 wrote:Wasn't there a Concorde painted with Singapore Airlines color scheme on one side (some sort of arrangement with British Airways if i recall)?
mmo wrote:And the VTO closed at a slightly earlier point.
I assume we're going to get a lower range with this. According to StartupBoeing's 747 classic PDF , Boeing gives a lower fuel capacity (few hundred gallons) for the GE engines in 747-200/300 compared to PW and RR engines. Why we're getting a lower fuel capacity with GE? I don't think engine weight a...Jump to post
Lufthansa's (only?) 727 with then-new gray bottom livery.
DeltaPSCFlyer wrote:Delta and the 747-100/200 series in the 70's.
Anyone know if this sub type was certified for fifth pod engine ferry and if it was ever done ? Syrian 747SP, YK-AHA, 1999-09-01, MUC, with 5th pod installed : https://www.747sp.com/wp-content/gallery/21174-284/21174_yk-aha_old5engines.jpg See : https://www.747sp.com/747sp-production-list/21174-284...Jump to post
FYI: RR did make an engine for the 2nd generation 777s.
It's called Trent 8104 (104000lbs thrust?) and made 110000lbs in testing. Making it close to the GE90-110/115s.
But GE came and take all the money away and airlines only have GE on offer.
From 3:06 in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnYuaU6gsig From 0:30 in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnYuaU6gsig Can anyone here that knows about McDD stuff explains why these (at least) Douglas/McDD rollouts have bagpipe songs on them? I'm pretty sure the founder (Donald Douglas) isn't a Scot eith...Jump to post