<i>The 773ER variant (any other 777s?) have an electronic tail-scrape protection, the FBW simply won't allow the pilot to over-rotate the airplane.</i> And here I thought that Boeing did not like flight software envelope protection! If the pilot wants to scrape the tail, why not let him/her do it? &...Jump to post
The 787 will also cure cancer and solve world hunger.
Oh how quickly attitudes change... I remember just a year ago (or less) reading lots of post about how people didn't trust flying an airbus due to their greater composite usage, especially after the AA587(?). There were lots of chants of "if it ain't metal I ain't flying", or similar statements. Now...Jump to post
<b>That -900 photo is a FAKE</b>... Way longer than the real -900 would be. And way too many doors. Just compare the "supposed" -900 image... <a href="http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/stevemorris9999/detail?.dir=47b3&.dnm=2ff8.jpg&.src=ph" target=_blank>http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/stevem...il?.dir=47...Jump to post
<i> > Lol.... "The Saab" is as accurate as "The Airbus" or "The Boeing".... In the US, it is completely accurate. They are all SF340s here.</i> So if the only Boeing aircraft a country had registered was 737's, I guess they could all call them "BOEINGS", right? <img src="/discussions/graphics/...Jump to post
Lightning strikes are quite common. I once got struck in a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 767-300 from <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfie...Jump to post
<i>"And the 763s in SAS serveice didnt wear that silly insipid livery that the 340s wear"</i> Uh-huh? <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/434598/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a>...Jump to post
Here is a link to an rendering of the A380 in UPS colors:
it seems like most carriers will configure their A380 to carry 555-500 passengers, in three classes. I'm guessing that an equivalent 747-400 density would be 420-380 passenegers. Now that is not high-density by any means. One can squeeze in 550+ in a 747-400, and ~800 in an A380 in all economy confi...Jump to post
<i>"Wouldn't the air bridges be one one each deck rather than both on the main deck?</i> Not needed, the A380 is designed to be boarded quickly from the two air bridges. The upper deck passengers will use the front door (and then head up the "grand starcase"), and the lower deck passengers will use ...Jump to post
Som direct links: http://www.airbus.com/A380/Images/<acronym title="Teesside - International (Middleton St. George) (MME / EGNV), United Kingdom">MME</acronym>/1045.JPG http://www.airbus.com/A380/Images/<acronym title="Teesside - International (Middleton St. George) (MME / EGNV), United Kingdom">MME...Jump to post
"Or it could be true that NW is going to replace their 757-200's with the smaller variant of the 7E7"
Sigh... The 7E7 is not a 757-200 replacement - the capacity difference is not even close.
Yeah, there's still a lot of debris from Charley here in Orlando as well. Around my house near downtown, lots of trees fell down (including in our backyard). It took 4 days for power to be restored, but most of the debris was finally cleaned up this week, 2 weeks later. I'm hoping we won't have to h...Jump to post
Yes indeed. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/603679/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/603679/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/9/7/6/603679.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" w...Jump to post
<i>If the account written by Ms. Jacobsen is indeed true, what about when six of the men stood up in the aisles during the final approach to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>? Wouldn't that be interference with a flight crew?</i> That <b>*<acro...Jump to post
3-2-3 would just be a lame effort to just appear "different" than airbus... I cannot see any airline in their right senses going for that kind of layout. Also, how seat layout affects lavatory and galley positioning should not be forgotten. It will be much tricker to lay them out efficiently with 3-...Jump to post
Make sure that there is PLENTY of stopover time at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> if connecting to <acronym title="Arcata / Eureka - Arcata (ACV / KACV), USA - California">ACV</acronym>. Both <acronym title="Arcata / Eureka - Arcata (ACV /...Jump to post
I've flown into Eureka/Arcata several times, and the service just blows at the airport. United pretty much has a stranglehold on flights there (from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>), and prices are not good. Oh, and beware that this airport...Jump to post