It's a good thing that customers are savvy enough to not get fooled by these greedy corporations. Kudos to them.Jump to post
It doesn't seem like he was being agressive, but I certainly wouldn't have tried to physically force them out of the aircraft or even touch them. That's what security/police is for. By trying to do this yourself, you just expose yourself to potential legal issues, regardless of how outrageous and un...Jump to post
I think nobody disputes that the main factor for the ET crash was crew error. Imho way too much energy has been spent on finding faults of the 737 and way too little has been spent on training better crews for all airliners. I know you are stirring the pot as usual but yes, many people do. Includin...Jump to post
Let me repeat what I said earlier; Global warming is a real problem (IMO), but a news report detailing a single short-term event, showing ice disappearing from one small island on the fringe of Antarctica, is not a robust example (also IMO) I think the point here is the increasing frequency of thos...Jump to post
How many tanks have they blown up now? Five. MK1, SN1, two individual test tanks and a header tank in a nosecone. SN1 is "probably" the only one that wasn't expected to kaboom. All the rest were pressured to near or over the expected failure point. They wanted to install an engine in SN1 ...Jump to post
How many tanks have they blown up now? Given the severity of the explosion and how the upper tank went flying sideways at quite the speed, I would say that this wasn't necessarily a 'planned' rapid disassembly... Thankfully the upper tank wasn't filled with methane. I've got a feeling they're findin...Jump to post
This is just another confirmation of the irrational and knee-jerk reaction of governments around the World when it comes to dealing with the virus.
When in doubt... panic.
I'm asking how you think FAA employees have the knowledge to evaluate specific aircraft design, components, and systems. Especially when you introduce something completely new like the 787 with it's CFRP design. It's their job... :confused: So the reason why the MAX crisis exist is because they wer...Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:I'm asking how you think FAA employees have the knowledge to evaluate specific aircraft design, components, and systems. Especially when you introduce something completely new like the 787 with it's CFRP design.
Isn't that what the A-10 is for?Jump to post
Getting a go-around wrong and temporarily losing control of the a/c is an increasingly common type of incident these days. I would look into crew actions first, rather than into airplane systems... Yup. We don't know if the autopilot was on or not during the maneuver. That would be a good place to ...Jump to post
Politics?. I doubt it as they're looking for used airplanes, but that RFP still doesn't make much sense. They would be doubling their long haul fleet and more than tripling the seat count with 2 separate and competing types. They seem to be omitting the narrowbody fleet entirely, despite being prob...Jump to post
Given the tendency of both main parties to be veering towards their respective extreme, there is a rather large vacuum being created in the middle. I don't know if a third party is the solution to that, or even if it would work well with the current constitution and political system. Either way, it'...Jump to post
Not surprising in the winter when the first few hours of the flight would be flown with a 150kts+ headwind. I'd estimate the average headwind over the entire flight to be over 100 kts.
Note that they all land on time, or even ahead of schedule, so this is not unusual.
They also know that Sanders is too polarizing to rally enough of the democratic vote to win against Trump. They want Trump in the WH, although Sanders would be their favorite D president for sure.Jump to post
Boeing faces more fines/litigation in regard to non-disclosure and non-compliance with regulations. https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/companies/boeing-failure-to-fix-737-max-warning-light-may-draw-faa-penalty/ar-BB10ew86 Ray Does this say the the AoA disagree warning had been mandated by the FAA an...Jump to post
Just another sign of Boeing's endemic cultural problems. Shareholder value is priority first, second, and third at the expense of cheapening everything else like safety and quality. This myth needs to end. There is no shareholder value if you don't produce safe, quality products. They all tie in to...Jump to post
Are consumers and doctors too stupid to decide their value? Consumers and doctors do not decide the value of medicines. Insurances and pharma corporations do. And given that they are orders of magnitude higher in the US than in the rest of the World and that they absolutely do not reflect their act...Jump to post
Democracy would not have worked in Syria, just as it seems to not work in countries around the region. Sadly, dictatorships are the only thing keeping the region stable. Maybe one day they'll get there. There is no wonder that Russia, a big proponent and supporter of autocratic regimes, was very int...Jump to post
I'm guessing Airbus would have secured some pretty solid guarantees.... From who? My guess is, as hinted above, by the government of China, or by the government of Hainan itself, which is apparently about to take over HNA's businesses, including airlines. This would have been part of the restructur...Jump to post
While many admire these old ships and would like to see them preserved, few are willing to put their money where their mouth is to help cover the colossal costs of keeping these things afloat and in decent condition.Jump to post
Oh dear, this will not end up well, unless the rumoured China Government takeover turns out to be true. They have returned most of their A350, some brand new A330ceo/A350 are still looking for new owners, offloaded HK Express and some China based subsidiaries. Group wide they sold off Hilton shares...Jump to post
Does the article say which engine they're thinking of offering? I'm assuming a tailored GenX... As for the agreement between Airbus and RR, it can always be renegotiated. It would depend on how many concessions RR made to Airbus to be the sole engine vendor and how many more sales Airbus thinks offe...Jump to post
You don't need to stick patients in a negative pressure isolation chamber for this virus for Pete's sake. Let's stop the Hollywood catastrophe movies scenarios for a second and get back to the real World here... It remains a virus which, while contagious, is not showing signs of spreading out of con...Jump to post
There's aggressive expansion, and then there's this...
I wish them luck. They'll need it.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51540981 Here is a study that provides a bit more context on the virus and will, hopefully help curtail the ridiculous mass hysteria surrounding it... though I doubt it'll do much. unfortunately. Basically, the vast majority of infected people and deaths are...Jump to post
Well, the next batch of Starlink satellites seems to be safely in orbit, but the booster didn't quite stick the landing and ended up bobbing about near the droneship... Not sure what happened yet. That was the 4th launch for booster B1056, and obviously its last, even though it will be fished out of...Jump to post
The landing gear is designed to land with the crab at max x-wind and max landing weight. That's how they do it when they demonstrate the x-wind limits. There's a cool video of the 777 prototype doing just that online somewhere. With those kinds of winds, it's actually a good idea to leave the crab i...Jump to post
It's nothing but a bargaining chip, but an obvious and clumsy one.
Then again, it's a one way to bring the subject of rampant theft or forceful transfer of IP in China to the negotiating table.
I get it. It prevents China the rights to technology that they copy and fabricate their own versions of it 100% copied from the imported original. It allows them to mimic the same tech that US companies have spent millions to billions in development costs while China can replicate exactly and profi...Jump to post
From distant memory... For 1 and 4, there are 2 options in the MEL. Both cases are meant to protect the engine in case of failure of the second pump, basically to re-establish the redundancy that you lost with the failed pump. Option 1 is to load the outer tank with the inop pump with enough fuel (1...Jump to post
Interesting. I originally thought that the reflective effect of contrails tended to counteract their tendency to accentuate the greenhouse effect. I guess not. I seem to recall a study made during the 2010 Iceland volcano eruption that a net (small) temperature increase was recorded over Europe as a...Jump to post
Oh, Singapore Laksa...Jump to post
Dan Dan noodle soup.Jump to post
That is good news, and proof that even with a government that is openly hostile to renewables and unashamedly trying to help the oil, gas and coal industry as much as it can, the renewable energy industry has taken a life of its own and is now self-sustained without public crutches.
It’s getting to the point that the EU might as well federalise with a central government basically that’s what you are advocating with the comment about the US. Interesting point... Would you say that the US is worse off with a federal government than if it had remained a loose collection of Indepe...Jump to post
Nicely played by Quebec, who managed to increase their share at no cost (not sure how... Did they take on some of the debt?) and secured local jobs. This was their main goal all along. Congrats to Airbus. $591 million for an aircraft that cost $7b to develop is a good deal, I would say... It will of...Jump to post
The value of the project is more than just reducing travel times. The problem is that the current lines are so congested and choked with slower trains that frequencies are limited and prices have become ridiculously high as a consequence. HS2 is mostly meant to eliminate that bottleneck. There is no...Jump to post
The weird thing about these attacks is that T the end of the day the victim lose twice, once it gets hit with an attack by a highly sophisticated state actor and the second time when some media-hungry prosecutor comes around for the habitual shakedown. It's like if the Spetnaz equivalent of Seal Te...Jump to post
Tesla is slowly becoming a software company. Just like with smartphones and computers, trading of software code and IP is what Tesla and other manufacturers will start to lean on for revenue going forward. As in the IT world, there is little margins in the hardware, and software is slowly pervading ...Jump to post
In the same post I also stated that we don't know an answer yet to whether or not Airbus got a good deal, clearly opposed to what you claim I said. Now Airbus is paying for it. Boeing is so far the winner. Look, your fairly strong pro-B, anti-A bias is well known to any of the regulars here. It per...Jump to post
Ever bought something, even really cheap, and in the end it didn't turn out like you had hoped? Ever simply make a bad purchase? I see a belief at work here that as long as something was bought cheaply and/or is still retained in ownership, it must be a good deal. It's not reality. You're simply gu...Jump to post
The public remarks during the quarterly NASA ASAP meeting by the various panel members all seem extremely critical of Boeing, and it seems they believe there are systemic issues with Boeing's software verification process, which requires not only a root cause analysis of the original problem, but a...Jump to post