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by CRJockey
Thu May 20, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Neo sound
Replies: 14
Views: 4894

Re: A320 Neo sound

DFW17L wrote:
Regardless of the cause, it's still creepy.


This is creepy for you? A piece of machinery making a sound is creepy for you? Wow…

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by CRJockey
Tue May 18, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261908

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The 787 is another example of Boeing listening to only some customers at the expense of others, and building too much airplane (too big, too heavy, too much range). See 777x, or the entire 777 series for that matter. Man, I wish people would stop to insinuate corporate stupidity in every move by ev...

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by CRJockey
Mon May 17, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261908

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The 787 is another example of Boeing listening to only some customers at the expense of others, and building too much airplane (too big, too heavy, too much range). See 777x, or the entire 777 series for that matter. Man, I wish people would stop to insinuate corporate stupidity in every move by ev...

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by CRJockey
Mon May 17, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA putting inspections on 737-300, -400, and -500 Autothrottle wiring
Replies: 13
Views: 2567

Re: FAA putting inspections on 737-300, -400, and -500 Autothrottle wiring

It's the Swiss cheese again. Without the crew reaction to the issue (non reaction rather) the crash wouldn't have happened. Without the A/T malfunction, the crash wouldn't have happened. Shouldn't we try to plug as many holes as possible ? If only aircraft systems worked perfectly 100% of the time....

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by CRJockey
Sun May 16, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261908

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The "but" comes in when you conflate "sound business plan" with CS. The likely response from A and B was well known, we talked about it at the time. GTF was a step change, the big boys were going to react. BBD had a small "first mover" advantage but decided to spend ti...

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by CRJockey
Sun May 16, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261908

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

You would hope, but in the real world A320neo happened because Airbus felt threatened by BBD C Series, and 737 MAX happened because Boeing literally was threatened to lose AA as a customer if it did not come up with a response. How is this a "but"? In the "real world" Bombardier...

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by CRJockey
Sat May 15, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261908

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Very cool to see engine manufacturers being so active. This is what triggers programs and progress on the manufacturer's sides. I would hope that a sound business plan aiming for an existing and exploitable market niche would trigger programs and progress. Engine efficiency is a considerable but no...

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by CRJockey
Sat May 15, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose
Replies: 27
Views: 4882

Re: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose

Join the military. You’ll still have a long career as an airline pilot. I thoroughly enjoy flying for my airline but military flying was one of the biggest privileges of my life. That. And chances are that TK (or other options around the world) will happily accept you as FO fast track into CPT when...

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by CRJockey
Sat May 15, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261908

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Very cool to see engine manufacturers being so active. This is what triggers programs and progress on the manufacturer's sides. I would hope that a sound business plan aiming for an existing and exploitable market niche would trigger programs and progress. Engine efficiency is a considerable but no...

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by CRJockey
Thu May 13, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash
Replies: 38
Views: 21825

Re: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash

This was poor airmanship pure and simple. Went flying with a friend and this topic came up. After flying out of a stall a couple of times, it angers me still that three pilots could not figure out basic airmanship 101. But to be fair, none of us were there staring at a black sky and hearing a cacop...

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by CRJockey
Wed May 12, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ) to re-enter and crash to earth, but where??
Replies: 27
Views: 3604

Re: China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ) to re-enter and crash to earth, but where??

I’d rather have this than American depleted uranium all over the middle east... So, what right does China have to pollute LEO with weapons tests or large uncontrolled space debris? If you want to have a thread on DU impact to the environment, go ahead have one. Meanwhile, does not Zambia, Bolivia, ...

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by CRJockey
Wed May 12, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash
Replies: 38
Views: 21825

Re: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash

Meaning, we got away with it and want to keep it that way. They knew the vanes were faulty and didn't ground the aircraft that used them. Do you realise how many aircraft are flying around with faulty equipment on board every day? Grounding the world wide fleet of A330/ A340 due a handful of icing ...

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by CRJockey
Wed May 12, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash
Replies: 38
Views: 21825

Re: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash

Meaning, we got away with it and want to keep it that way. They knew the vanes were faulty and didn't ground the aircraft that used them. No, it means "The court decision that has just been announced does not reflect in any way the conclusions of the investigation". Who cares about faulty...

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by CRJockey
Wed May 12, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash
Replies: 38
Views: 21825

Re: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash

"The court decision that has just been announced does not reflect in any way the conclusions of the investigation," Airbus said in an emailed statement. Meaning, we got away with it and want to keep it that way. They knew the vanes were faulty and didn't ground the aircraft that used them...

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by CRJockey
Sat May 08, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn
Replies: 32
Views: 6775

Re: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn

Shouldn't have said ALL 4 engine WB as there are still small fleets out there of A340's, 747-8 and A380. That being said no one seems to be lining up for the 777X or the MOM idea. I enjoy the debate and I do realize that my scenario (smaller planes and burning less fuel per trip) is just that a gue...

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by CRJockey
Sat May 08, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU launches ROV, Resumes KRR and LED, boosts frequencies
Replies: 23
Views: 4053

Re: JU launches ROV, Resumes KRR and LED, boosts frequencies

Please keep politics out of this thread, I do understand that you can't keep the current situation out of this discussion, but this is not the thread to discuss if the figures are manipulated by the government or not. This belongs into Non-Aviation. Thanks. Don’t get it. Why isn’t it a relevant par...

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by CRJockey
Fri May 07, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU launches ROV, Resumes KRR and LED, boosts frequencies
Replies: 23
Views: 4053

Re: JU launches ROV, Resumes KRR and LED, boosts frequencies

Please keep politics out of this thread, I do understand that you can't keep the current situation out of this discussion, but this is not the thread to discuss if the figures are manipulated by the government or not. This belongs into Non-Aviation. Thanks. Don’t get it. Why isn’t it a relevant par...

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by CRJockey
Fri May 07, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn
Replies: 32
Views: 6775

Re: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn

Lately bigger is losing, Where? There are no 788 or 338 orders, the A223 sells better than the 195E2, the A319neo is dead, the 737-7 max is not selling aside of one customer. There is no run to convert A321 orders in A320s or Max9/10 into -8. Aside of the very top end of the widebody scale there is...

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by CRJockey
Fri May 07, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 633
Views: 157181

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Slightly off topic At the moment 2 748i on the way to DXB in addition to the daily A333. I don’t think DXB is a place for storage, as it is packed already with EK’s A380s DXB will be "tech" stopover for all India rotations to DEL, BOM, BLR for crew change due to the COVID case explosion i...

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by CRJockey
Thu May 06, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 465
Views: 63509

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Naturally, the Chinese have plans for a copy cat as well, with plausible military implications. I would really hope, that at least in one of the best & civil threads we would spare ourselves such politics. There aren't a dozen different ways of building rockets and other highly on basic physics...

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by CRJockey
Thu May 06, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 465
Views: 63509

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

They are streaming the high altitude test for SN 15 right now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9eoubnO-pE Edit: And looks like a good landing! Edit 2: And there's a small fire on the pad that now appears to be out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPNvB5ComFw Beautiful job done. Congrats SpaceX a...

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by CRJockey
Thu May 06, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 465
Views: 63509

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Naturally, the Chinese have plans for a copy cat as well, with plausible military implications. I would really hope, that at least in one of the best & civil threads we would spare ourselves such politics. There aren't a dozen different ways of building rockets and other highly on basic physics...

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by CRJockey
Tue May 04, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 78
Views: 14853

Re: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Am I right in guessing that means Russian radar sites and airborne early warning trying hard to map out detection chances and tactics? Or is that a layman's understanding of Russia jumping on an opportunity? I assume that they'll be flying with radar reflectors to improve visibility and hide the &q...

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by CRJockey
Tue May 04, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EASA Enigma - Any specific reason?
Replies: 14
Views: 2717

Re: EASA Enigma - Any specific reason?

Because EASA sets higher standards than many other countries, and is unable to verify that 3rd part countries live up to the same standards. It's not like it's a one-way street. Try converting to an Australian, US or South African license from EASA... There is also an oversupply of pilots in Europe...

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by CRJockey
Tue May 04, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 78
Views: 14853

Re: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Am I right in guessing that means Russian radar sites and airborne early warning trying hard to map out detection chances and tactics? Or is that a layman's understanding of Russia jumping on an opportunity?

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by CRJockey
Tue May 04, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline
Replies: 78
Views: 14443

Re: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline

The founders of Lion Air have decided to create a new airline within Indonesia. The first aircraft is a ex-Indigo A320 registered PK-SAJ and has been painted in a white and gold livery. Not much is known yet about this company and what its routes will be and whether it will replace Lion Air on rout...

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by CRJockey
Sun May 02, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French Air Force Buys 8 H225M's and Leases 15 H225's
Replies: 13
Views: 3016

Re: French Air Force Buys 8 H225M's and Leases 15 H225's

Maybe. But if so that's. stupid. Increases total cost. Reason does not count. I've worked for science institutes in the past. they have 3 kinds of money: regular budget money: you get it. you can use it now or later. volatile budget money: you have to spend it till year end. otherwise you lose it. ...

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by CRJockey
Sat May 01, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which planes run out of engine hours first
Replies: 17
Views: 5528

Re: Which planes run out of engine hours first

bigb wrote:
The outbord engines on the 747 or A380 most likely.


What?

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by CRJockey
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261908

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

China rarely misses its targets I for one will not fly on anything they make for atleast 5 maybe 10 years after certification. All the rubber stamping over there will be exposed externally to [the world]. Lots of long trrm reliability that needs to occur and they have zero understanding that longev...

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by CRJockey
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 22777

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

It’s hard to know. From a widebody perspective, the 767 backlog is probably a whole lot more secure than the A330neo backlog is for example. Relatively? Yes. In absolute numbers? Not sure. 767 --> 97 open per Boeing orders / deliveries A330neo, discounting A338 and A339 for AAX --> 186 Airbus order...

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by CRJockey
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 22777

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

I think overall this discussion reads too much significance into the 50:50 statement, and I still think he is talking about as a whole, not just 737. Actually, the more I think about the current position and the relative narrowbody and widebody strengths and weaknesses, the more strongly convinced ...

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by CRJockey
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4212

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Sokes wrote:
What are we supposed to discuss?
The article doesn't mention what may or may not be good.
Maybe cheap clothing?


You f***king can't be serious? Next we are discussing the merits of cheap bullets for the Third Reich through forced labour?

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by CRJockey
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Chinese Tiangong Space Station
Replies: 37
Views: 6518

Re: New Chinese Tiangong Space Station

Nice, congrats. Good to see as many knowledge as possible collected from this dark hole that space still largely is.

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by CRJockey
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 831
Views: 52020

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Just realized this thread exists. Interesting comments and quite fitting to my renewed interest in F1. Any opinions here about Toto's comments regarding "being streched" on the cost cap? Seems awfully whiny, to be honest, if it only takes on 90% "hull loss" to be at that point. W...

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by CRJockey
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310090

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Never in quite some years working for one of the largest freight operators worldwide have I seen discussions about adequate height of the cargo door. The majority of freight is containerized or on pallets specifically built up for aircraft contour. And, believe it or not, the loading height of the ...

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by CRJockey
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310090

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

In absence of alternative, the airlines would surely buy the A350F even without a 3m door but at this stage, the 778XF cannot be excluded while the 777F can still be ordered and not to mention the 773ERSF which is now available. The proposed A350F is the challenger and it'd rather be on a par with ...

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by CRJockey
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310090

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Building on a discussion we had on the A380-Combi thread, can Airbus fit a 3m high cargo door on the A350F in order to allow an equivalent loading capability to the 777F and 747F? I haven't managed to find sufficiently detailed information about the A350 cross section to evaluate whether they can f...

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by CRJockey
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Tesla going into aviation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Is Tesla going into aviation?

Haven’t we been punished enough by Musk? Yeah, all those pesky affordable space flight innovations, all this crappy push in battery tech and electrical cars. Awful. It certainly is awful, but Elon is insufferable. The jury is still out on his various endeavors. Elon is difficult at times. But no, t...

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by CRJockey
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Tesla going into aviation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Is Tesla going into aviation?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Haven’t we been punished enough by Musk?


Yeah, all those pesky affordable space flight innovations, all this crappy push in battery tech and electrical cars. Awful.

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by CRJockey
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310090

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Next question, can they convince enough customers to buy A350F, or is this just some mid level exec throwing poop at the wall hoping some sticks? Building a discussion we had on the A380-Combi thread, can Airbus fit a 3m high cargo door on the A350F in order to allow an equivalent loading capabilit...

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by CRJockey
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310090

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Also the question remains : Does the cargo industry "really want" a freighter with a composite fuselage ? An aluminum fuselage is much easier (cheaper) to repair with the types of damage handling freight can cause. If it was an issue, it would have already limited the acceptance of the cu...

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by CRJockey
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 24312

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

...putting cameras in cockpits do only little for improving anything, but have a whole lot of reason not to be there. The balance is not right. Out of interest, do you think the reasons not to add the cameras would also apply to locomotives where they have already been installed? If so, would you m...

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by CRJockey
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 24312

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Actually I have spent far more professional time in my life not being a pilot. And still now, I am not only pilot. So while not arguing your right to feel about pilots whatever way you like, I have seen this sense of entitlement in people . Of all professional levels and in various fields of expert...

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by CRJockey
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick

I see no good reason for a central stick. All it does is get in the way of some or other instrument. The only logical reason the C17 doesn’t have a side stick is that they were scared they would be accused of admitting Airbus was correct. Seems like. And I agree. On the other hand, any fighter pilo...

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by CRJockey
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 24312

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Flight 4U9525 inestigation would have saved no cent with a camera. It was clear from the moment the CVR was being heard. And yes: first hand information. Pilots are against it, because we value some kind of privacy at the workplace , same as everybody else. And in conjunction with the fact, that ne...

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by CRJockey
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 24312

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

zeke in well respect to you ! "A video does not show why something happened, it records what happened, same as a FDR. " Flight 4U 9525 could have spend much less $$$ if there was a camera on board, does it ? I don`t understand why pilots are so against it ! Is there something to hide when...

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by CRJockey
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing secures order for 15 737 MAX from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise
Replies: 6
Views: 3600

Re: Boeing secures order for 15 737 MAX from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

The electrial issues are no issue for anyone ordering one and I see no stacking either. Still a nice order.

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by CRJockey
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261908

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

2-2-2 all the way baby. Time to put passengers first again. Playing devils advocat here: It is passengers first since a couple of decades, not the other way round. Densifying aircraft seatmaps hence more effectively using available floor space has done wonders in enabling passengers to actually be ...

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by CRJockey
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261908

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

2-2-2 all the way baby. Time to put passengers first again. Playing devils advocat here: It is passengers first since a couple of decades, not the other way round. Densifying aircraft seatmaps hence more effectively using available floor space has done wonders in enabling passengers to actually be ...

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by CRJockey
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261908

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

[...] there are too many possibly disrupting technologies on the horizon to do a normal design now. Serious question: what do you believe those disrupting technologies might be? Specific, if you may, not just saying some digital work and some new manufacturing technology. The big question for the f...

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