I assume (based on TP400) cruising speed will be M .8. Ages ago I did a high capacity, shorter range concept with Heny Lam. https://live.staticflickr.com/4280/34915184323_7d2682c42c_b.jpg M.8 is pretty good, what would be cruise altitude? Higher = less noisy to those on the groundJump to post
CriticalPoint wrote:[url][/url]DBKissORD wrote:I realize this is not ideal but why couldn’t they buy RR powered 787s? That should solve the problem. Or buy the 80 engines and resell them?
Because the RR engines are garbage on the 787?
DL717 wrote:Winner in every crowd:
Off topic but close enough to mention. BFL says it is now busier than the same period in 2019. BFL May 2021 - 11,630 enplaned passengers BFL May 2019 - 10,929 enplaned passengers http://www.bakersfield.com/news/meadows-field-rebounds-to-pre-pandemic-levels/article_513437ee-c961-11eb-af55-afdd0ee39d...Jump to post
johns624 wrote:People used to be ashamed of their ignorance and tried to cover it up. Now, they seem to embrace it and be proud of it.
Probably beyond the Commodore 64 and before the 1st MacJump to post
You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/politics ... index.html
I also find it interesting that their main target is the US. Where someone in the Middle East is saying they want to buy 30 freighters I could see UPS and Amazon as prime (no pun intended) targets for sales campaigns. They're running 767's and MD-11's that aren't getting any younger. FX is less lik...Jump to post
I flew into and out of FAT over the weekend, first time I've been there in a couple years. I was impressed with the number of mainline flights by AA, UA and WN. In the couple hours i was there Sunday AA had A320's and 737's from all their hubs (PHX, DFW, ORD) and there was a UA Airbus at a gate that...Jump to post
Give this guy credit - he trusts his company and walks the talk. Elon Musk hasn't been so bold
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/07/tech/jef ... index.html
Well Doc was right - disappointing report
https://apnews.com/article/us-news-ap-t ... c6a2d22e5f
There's no evidence it's aliens, but we can't rule it out - way to cover all your bases guys. Didn't need a report for that.
There are certainly limitations (range, pax count, probable price per ticket, top speed) but as previous posters have noted, the first steps often lead to bigger and better things. I don't know if it'll ever fly or not, but my hope is it does and lessons learned are built upon to bring about the nex...Jump to post
Now someone who es about the paint job. https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/dispute-over-a350-paint-job-threatens-airbus-deliveries-qatar-sources-2021-05-31/ Translation: We can't fill the aircraft we already have in our fleet, we don't need anymore right now so why spend money on ex...Jump to post
We are in the same predicament with my company except our freight is going through ORD. 3-4 week bottlenecks AFTER they arrive at ORD. Stay away from DHL forwarding at the moment. The situation in ORD (and in places like JFK and LAX as well) is huge backlogs at the airlines - has been improving in ...Jump to post
That is an unacceptable amount of time to get a shipment processed through their hub. Thanks for the news. I will make sure to advise all of my business associates to stay away from DHL. Sounds like they are being run by the Post Office. I have done 4 shipments with FedEx in the last 3 weeks, and e...Jump to post
Reminds me of the introduction of the 747. For several of the USA airlines, it was a "vanity" purchase. DL, NA and EA (though they only leased from PA) discovered early on that the 747 was simply not a good fit for their route network. It took AA a few more years to come around to the sam...Jump to post
https://twitter.com/propandkerosene/status/1397723754323582978?s=21 Some stunning shots of the 777X today. The wingspan is something else. Wow I live a little south of BFI and get to see the 777X overhead quite often. I always stop what I am doing and gaze up in wonderment when it flies past. Was g...Jump to post
Lock him up Well, they did make it to convening a grand jury at this time... https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-trump-investigations-business-government-and-politics-80592eae7ba9ca508a3161e085a0fec6 best regards Thomas Grand juries aren't usually convened unless there's some smoke that is like...Jump to post
flybaurlax wrote:Here we go again.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/05/26/ ... rail-yard/
Wouldn't it be someone else, like the State DOT, to decide what to do about a crack in a bridge? I know that WA DOT has generally had a number of bridges on what might be called 'watch'. The inspector sees and reports, the state engineers research and determine what actions are required. I'm not an...Jump to post
The media no longer have daily unhinged tweets to report so they gotta report something! With all the space out there and all the stars and planets orbiting them, of course there are going to be craft we know nothing about flying about. I am still of the opinion that there are life forms out there ...Jump to post
Saw 60 Minutes segment on this last Sunday. Don't what this stuff was that was being filmed and tracked by the USN, but it was certainly interesting. I would love to hear that it was little green men from planet Zarrkon 3, but highly unlikely. Wonder if we'll ever truly know what caused these sighti...Jump to post
And yet another of Trump's lies debunked:
https://www.businessinsider.com/arizona ... yed-2021-5
I hope it comes to be just to see something this different than the endless parade of tube with wings twins at airports these days. When I read the OP before clicking the link, I was thinking more along the lines of the old Fokker Tri-Plane with the wings stacked one on top of the other. But linear ...Jump to post
I think it was cowardly to remove her using a voice vote. It was cowardly to even have a vote at all, let alone the idea of ousting her in the first place. She spoke the truth about the former president, and the party did not like it. My question to the GOP is this: Why are you so scared of the for...Jump to post
Hang on to it for a few months and then use it to help pay to fight the inevitable wildfires come summer and fall. They are getting more frequent and more severe every yearJump to post
Wow loved it. Can we go any lower? Are those people identified, fined $100,000 each and sent to jail for a year at least? Because this crap has to stop. I'll go way out on a limb here and guess that none of these extremely classy individuals have $100K to pay such a fine. Just when I thought things...Jump to post