bennett123 wrote:They did park YV-295T and YV-302T in 2018. It is possible that they could take an engine from one of them.
Why would Amazon plan to build their 1.5 Billion facility adjacent to the DHL CVG hub ? If Amazon are intending to maximise competitive advantage , then would this not indicate either a hostile takeover or a friendly merger , the likes of which will shake the logistics market worldwide ? I don't se...Jump to post
It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports. The US citizens paying Boeing for not delivering planes to China because of Trump's policies. Makes sense I guess. Or how about addressing ...Jump to post
AOA disagree is present on WN NGs, and was absent from the WN MAX until it dawned on someone after the Lion Air crash that it wasn't part of the WN package? Sheesh. I can see how that would be disturbing to, well, everyone. Or is it not on the NGs? Business Insider sort of implies that it is.Jump to post
Personally, it wouldn't surprise me if this is nothing but more PR response from Foeing (FAA/Boeing). "Hey look, Boeing's not the only one with AOA sensor issues, not the only one with systems that push the nose down." The FAA is conspiring with Boeing to do it's job? Does that dovetail i...Jump to post
Ozair wrote:Is there a single comparison to that for combat aircraft across the USAF history?
You said “There is simply no way that the people putting it together were not aware they were making serious (and multiple) violations of FAR25 and DO-178b.” That’s what I said sounded like conjecture. What are those violations? I honestly don’t know, so your help is appreciated. I wonder, too. I d...Jump to post
Southwest uses dual jetway boarding at Albany Intl. in NY That’s what I thought this thread was going to be about as well. Weird how you say dual boarding and upstate flyers think of Albany’s rear boarding bridges and the rest of the world is really just talking about two regular jet bridges. Thoug...Jump to post
United is prohibiting basic economy customers from having carryons that don't fit under the seat, and charging to check carryon sized bags. What was strange to me when I flew this fare class recently, is that I was totally blocked from any sort of upgrade. Couldn't pay extra to change the seat assig...Jump to post
rbavfan wrote:ssteve wrote:BAe146 still flying scheduled service. I had no idea.
Still in service all over the world.
BAe146 still flying scheduled service. I had no idea.Jump to post
More a symptom than a cause of why big US companies strangle themselves. They kill their own experienced workforces because they're expensive when viewed in the light of being extremely reluctant to invest in any capital-intensive project without huge guaranteed upside. But China is willing to inves...Jump to post
The great tragedy in the MCAS debacle is that it's a system that was designed to increase safety after the airframe reconfiguration increased the likelihood of stalls. I see this as #1, there's the assumption (cert. requirement?) that the plane must automate its way out of that situation, rather tha...Jump to post
barney captain wrote:Except we aren't using the MAX for HI - we're using NG -800's.
ytz wrote:Indeed. For all those who avoided grounding for days, this seems to be true.
intotheair wrote:Colorado weather is really much nicer than most people think for most of the time, but I do not miss living in those spring snowstorms.
Knowing nothing about automation in the 767, I could be convinced that the NTSB meant it was human input, or I could be convinced that they mean it's an input from another source. Not as clear as it could be. They are clear that the heading of 270 came from input to the ADS-B, and they are not clear...Jump to post
500 planes of domestic flying produce about 1500 roundtrips. That's three new 500 departure hubs added to their network because many of their existing hubs can't grow much more (MDW/DAL/LAX/FLL). Where could they put three 500 departure hubs absent a merger? This is an honest question, not passive ...Jump to post
It's kind of like the Edsel, or New Coke. It transcends talking about airplanes (it is a neat airplane after all) and jumps into the pantheon of spectacular business failures. And so does the 787 supply chain.Jump to post
B737900ER wrote:If you live in Colorado why on earth would you go to Vermont to ski? That’s like living in NY and going to Chicago for pizza.
And all those that thought that this would be a viable route please stand up...….. Seemed viable to me, until I realized it was a Winter seasonal flight. Canadians have plenty of other places to ski besides Vermont. While I find myself surprised to ride the lifts with people from Ontario, they driv...Jump to post
The Saudi MD-90s were acquired by AerSale. Wikipedia @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AerSale claims they have all been broken up... which would have introduced 50 more engines to the MD-90 market. That one shop in Christchurch could have quite the backlog.Jump to post
Wow, 50 years ago we made a 100 seater that could travel twice the speed of sound and now we struggle to make a 55 seater, that's evolution 50 years ago, the USA could build a spaceship, that could bring men to the moon and safely back home. Today they are not even able to bring people into low ear...Jump to post
kalvado wrote:If this is within inches, then inspection of SXM fence should be performed as the plane definitely hit that fence
Archer wrote:I lived near the Albany Airport (ALB) and observed them for quite a few years. I flew in several and was sad
when AA decided to sell them.
Yes, it's way off the rails. Shuttle likely way too big and too heavy with negatives far outweighing benefits. Plus the crew would have had no way back.
You can be sure the entertained all such ideas when they actually did decide to rehab the Leonardo MPLM into the PMM.
I fidgeted in the Pub seats as an 8 year old in 1988 to HNL.
Google "Polynesian Pub" and there are decent marketing images.
My hazy memories make me wonder whether they'd chopped it down to just the row of seats facing the bar and the bar itself by 1988.
There simply is no cost effective way of upgrading the floor for a pax 777 to freighter load limits. Several proposals have been fielded for conversion with the same floor, but the load bearing is quite simply unattractive. This invalidates the business case for potential buyers, and thus they have...Jump to post
PSA's intrastate routes are doomed! The federal regulators will have their say now.Jump to post
As the article noted, Boeing Commercial generates almost three times as much revenue as Defense, Space and Security and more than four times what Global Services does. Richard Aboulafia noted that if Boeing is going to focus resources somewhere, it will be in Commercial programs (MAX, 787, 777X). H...Jump to post
WassbiKhalifa wrote:L-1011's had a downstairs galley with two elevators to move the carts up and down. It was pretty cool.
My perspective is different: I've been a customer since 1996 and I've been wondering why it's taking so long for some people to catch on. I was a customer since half.com days where I sold my textbooks. So, I guess I’ve seen, and used it for 21 years Half.com was acquired by eBay, though yeah, it wa...Jump to post
But at the end of the day, quarter, year, decade, and half century, Boeing's results speak for themselves -- their management has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to successfully run a company. They've lost market share. In that light, increasing earnings just means they're extracting value f...Jump to post
kitplane01 wrote:I'm surprised anyone is converting MD-80s. I would think that a 737 would be able to do more at the same running cost.
If you need to maintain a force to get "air superiority" then it's a bit of an opportunity cost to then insist that force be parked and not utilized so that the "cheap" assets can take over. To a huge extent first world nations are buying these planes and keeping forces at the re...Jump to post
I would have felt much safer in a jet than the small Q400...... Turboprops spool up much faster than jets. You’re better off in a turboprop in these conditions. Watch the go-arounds in the Cargospotter videos, for instance. As soon as they go-around, they rocket into the sky. Harder to get them dow...Jump to post
Is the floor load so low that even pallets of parcels are way too heavy? If you think about it, the cardboard containers on the bottom of the pile are bearing the weight of the packages above. That is to say, cardboard is bearing that weight, not aluminum... I still have trouble believing that a 77E...Jump to post
A passenger put 2 diapers down the toilet, and they ended up becoming frozen in the lav system. Contracted maintenance was able to get one of them out. The 757's have more bathroom issues than other aircraft with vacuum lavs. They are investigating which passenger... but they have nothing to go on....Jump to post