Lightweight space-grade carbon fibre against heavy duty ship-grade steel... It'll be another smashed fairing vs. a small dent and a lick of paint on the boat. :wink2: I'm guessing the crew stays inside during the recovery maneuver. Presumably, this wider net also comes with an improved guidance sys...Jump to post
Looking at only the O&D GOT-DOH and return, market size is approximately 450-500 PAX yearly each way. Clearly this is for beyond traffic from DOH. Thanks for looking up the numbers. I know that basically the whole QR network is built around flowing traffic via DOH, but GOT must be one of their ...Jump to post
The Hi-fly A380 in its new ‘Coral Reef’ paint job is flying into Farnborough today (Thursday) She is due to land in next 4 minutes, having flown in from Luqa Yes, it says "Not too late for Coral Reefs" on one side, and "Coral Reefs gone by 2050" on the other side. I don't like h...Jump to post
DarkKnight5 wrote:Mr. Steven sea trials video with the new net setup:
This is very exciting news. The mock-up looks really nice. Hopefully this comes to fruition.
From Gavin Williamson MP (Twitter):
Very interesting snippet in the Telegraph. I don't have access to the whole article. "Airbus bosses are furious after the Government spurred them to publish a dire forecast of the impact of Brexit before handing a prize £2bn RAF contract to US rival Boeing without a competition. The Telegraph h...Jump to post
Isn't there a danger of the ship capsizing if the fairing comes in at the edge of the net? Not sure how much a fairing weighs and how much force it lands with... I really doubt it will have much impact on the vessel. It seems like a large and sturdy ship. In the past I've wondered what would happen...Jump to post
... it seems we shouldn't be presuming the new CFRP wings will be built in the UK. It could swing both ways. The US might offer a very reasonable trade deal with the UK, far more open and unrestrictive than the one with the EU. At least that's the rumor. This could generate more Airbus parts produc...Jump to post
Have the ICAO and IATA codes been updated for the A220 yet? Wiki still lists them as BCS1/CS1 and BCS3/CS3. Why would the need updating? I'd put that on the nice to have list but hardly resembling anything like a requirement. Especially as there are a bunch out there flying already and all the exis...Jump to post
How many times has an aircraft (airliner or otherwise) been developed/manufactured by one company, flew for a while under its original name, then had the name/brand completely changed without any kind of modifications being made? The only one I can think of is the MD-95->717, but IIRC the first pla...Jump to post
There are around 4,000 A320NEO's outstanding that an A220-500 would directly undermine or cannibalize, the prospect of Airbus launching an A225 in the near term that would jeopardize their bread and butter product is a huge risk and pretty hard to believe as something they'd realistically consider ...Jump to post
Am I the only one to think that A220 is not an attractive name? First, why choose a smaller number than Airbus current numbers? Usually, the more modern the aircraft, the more numbers increase. This is the case at both Airbus and Boeing. The Cseries is the first real "next gen" narrowbody...Jump to post
tomcoppins wrote:Does anyone know if the Q400 will be rebranded or are Airbus likely to drop the design for the sales books all together?
Well congrats Airbus with the renaming of the CSeries. I wish you would have chosen A360-100 and A360-300. But it looks pretty cool in Airbus house livery. I wonder if they plan on adding additional models to the A200-series range, and if so - will they share the flight deck commonality? I'm also cu...Jump to post
Rather to and from MSP. NW served OSL and CPH amd some of These fiights included HAM as well. I remember vaguely that NW had overnight stops at HAM which went outnound via one pof the Scandinavia cities. Aircraft was 747-100 This was before 1998 right? Did they serve FBU (Fornebu) or GEN (Gardermoe...Jump to post
What a happy ending. Great little story.Jump to post
You would be surprised at the dumb decisions which are made in the business world. That's true but so far the only thing you proved is that you know nothing about HiFly. They wouldn't have taken an A380 is they didn't already have customers lined up to use it. This is a very different business mode...Jump to post
Just as a side note on this topic: Airbus’ majority stake in C Series partnership with Bombardier and Investissement Québec comes into effect "The closing of the previously announced C Series transaction between Airbus SAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus SE (EPA: AIR), Bombardier Inc. (TSX...Jump to post
Airbus’ majority stake in C Series partnership with Bombardier and Investissement Québec comes into effect "The closing of the previously announced C Series transaction between Airbus SAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus SE (EPA: AIR), Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B) and Investissement Québec...Jump to post
You shoot at someone, hit, and according to the Space Liability Convention you get to pay for the damage you have caused. Best regards Thomas I have a suspicion that's not gonna happen in reality. In that case the country not paying will default, that happens when you have debts and don´t pay, and ...Jump to post
That's the rub. Cold, dark, no power -- and you keep it permanently open to the rest of ISS? now what happens if it starts to vent air into space? You seal it off, and? You abandon all that was stored there? Or you do a spacewalk into the Shuttle, to recover valuable items? Then what? You keep this...Jump to post
The June 27th talked about, was it the date two days ago, or in a year?Jump to post
It wasn't certified to stay in space for long, no clue if it was certified for the 28 days NASA had intended or the 19 days two shuttles actually where equipped for. However, since flying back would not be part of the plan, some of the limits, like LOX/LH cook of my not have mattered anymore, but a...Jump to post
Off topic and technical question. Why hasn't the Moon become a major space and astronomy base? Telescopes there could be serviced forever. Various parts and pieces of landing rockets, telescopes etc stored in the junkyard and reused. Musk wants to go to Mars, so getting to the Moon would have to be...Jump to post
Delayed until 2021 now. Failed a vibration test, where they lost 70 bolts. Not all have been found yet. Also some cables were done wrong and they damaged the thrusters during testing. Probably need more money than planned (> $10 billion total). Good thing they found out these issues now, and not af...Jump to post
I have a suspicion that some people would no longer consider SAS a Norwegian company after this. But in my opinion, 9.88% of the shares changing hands doesn't really change that much. They still have a hub in Oslo, there are thousands of employees in Norway, a large part of the fleet is registered i...Jump to post
I would think that this is because of the radiation they experience flying. Every 2 hours or so is equal to a typical thorax x-ray. At least that's what I've read.
Metal detectors are not the issue.
Interesting development, but no surprise. I believe this is the best solution for SAS itself, unless Denmark and / or Sweden buys these shares and keeps the 50.1% state owned margin. Kastrup airport is the largest employer in Copenhagen (as far as I know), and they're interested in growing CPH, so l...Jump to post
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 27, to provide an update on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope and the findings of an external independent review board.
Info is from @NASASpaceflight on Twitter.
I'm proposing a discussion on 45's push to create a U.S. Space Force. Whether it will happen is yet to be decided. What could it look like in organizational terms and resources? What capabilities woud it need to stand on its own if there was a will and a need to do so? How will it break apart compo...Jump to post
Yeah it`s tough, there was no need for a nasty divorce, but it seems the EU true to form, won`t deal in a sensible way & big businesses with large workforces like Airbus UK will suffer as a result. At the end of the day democracy must win out, & in spite of massively pro EU press, disgustin...Jump to post
More than likely he received a good piece of intelligence that China intends on creating a "Space Force" and he's just getting the ball rolling so that we can stay competitive. Same with the tariffs, a lot of the moves you will see from this administration is the US finally making the Pac...Jump to post
Space is already weaponized and militarized. The only military presence in space are spy and military communication satellites. There are no weapons systems deployed in space, at least as far as the public is aware. Yes, as far as the public knows. But there are many reports and rumors about weapon...Jump to post
The last thing we need is to militarize and weaponize space. Space is already weaponized and militarized. Any military force in space should be run by the UN. The UN should not run anything. They've lost all credibility over the last 15 years and should be defunded. Will not happen, even the Pentag...Jump to post
I'm all for a Space Force and allocating more military resources to space. It could mean giant leaps in technology. Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will oversee the creation of the U.S. Space Force, so it's in good hands. There's already an international ban on nuclea...Jump to post
The gunship option works well for slower aircraft like the C-130 Hercules, which an circle for hours around a target. But attaching cannons to a B-1 seems like a waste of resources. Don't forget, the B1 has the swing-wing making it much more efficient at slow(er) speeds than the average mach 1 bomb...Jump to post
Excellent news. If they change the name of the aircraft, I hope it will be A360-100 and A360-300. It would match the rest of the commercial airliner designations. (And no, higher numbers doesn't mean larger aircraft).Jump to post