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
Excellent news for Bombardier, Airbus and airBaltic.
I also wonder if this was the expected order mentioned a while back. The rumor back then was that it was a new operator though.
Another interesting article on this topic. Not much new information yet. "On March 22, Operation Resolute Support reported that Afghan A-29s attacked a Taliban compound in Farah with a GBU-58 laser-guided bomb, marking the first time Afghan pilots dropped a laser-guided bomb in combat." ht...Jump to post
There are a few requirements from the FAA: - There must be multiple alerts for the cockpit crew if the folded wingtips are not unfolded before takeoff - The wingtips must be mechanically isolated so that no hardware or software malfunction can release them and fold them in flight. - Boeing has to pr...Jump to post
Here is a more detailed report of the incident 川航20分钟奇迹备降 副驾驶：短袖上衣长裤都被撕碎Sichuan Airlines' miraculous 20-minute landing . Let's get a closer look at what Mr Liu Chuanjian, captain of Flight 3U8633 in an interview by local media Huaxi Daily, got to say as the key figure during the whole incident Mr L...Jump to post
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The front of the A321 moved several meters sideways in just a couple of seconds. If anyone was on their feet inside the cabin or cockpit, they would certainly be slammed against the wall. Even if you're buckled down that one would have been rough.Jump to post
https://twitter.com/TACGAirSafety/status/996007955333111808 Alleged video from the plane I believe that's another incident. In the original photo it looks like the autoflight panel nearly got sucked out of the window together with most of the F/O side glare shield. Good crew being able to take cont...Jump to post
Congrats SpaceX with another successful mission. The Block 5 is really distinctive with the black painted landing legs and adapter. According to Elon Musk, SpaceX expects flying around 300 missions with the Block 5 before retiring it. Musk also mentioned that each booster should be good for about 10...Jump to post
One more A330-300 to SAS. To replace Tr A340-300 LN-RKP that will be scrapped next year https://www.sasgroup.net/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/04/sas-sas-orders-one-airbus-a330e-to-replace-one-airbus-a340-180412.pdf (...) The A340 that is being retired, is it being sold back to Airbus or being...Jump to post
Just to clarify, by "degrees" - what do they mean? Their flight school training? If that's the case, it is truly shocking.Jump to post
I don't see this as remotely possible frankly. I tend to agree. There is too little time to experience weightlessness outside the seat. That said, It's still a hell of a ride. Weightlessness would be the least interesting part of the experience to me. The thrill of experiencing an actual rocket lau...Jump to post
There is growing pressure to halt sales of F-35 to Turkey, due to erratic behavior by Erdogan. The Turks are behaving less and less like allies. " A growing number of members of the U.S. Congress are speaking out against the sale of 100 fighter jets to Turkey, Greek newspaper Kathimerini said ....Jump to post
Really great video of Blue Origin Blue Shepard 8th launch and landing: https://youtu.be/MAEfOg5r2r4 And an even more interesting video from the inside of the Crew Capsule 2.0 https://youtu.be/6ZJghIk7_VA The sounds are really erie! I've never heard what the insides of a space ship sounds like. Parts...Jump to post
A360 sounds much better.Jump to post
I find it strange having to explain why people find it sad when an airliner goes to the desert to die. An aircraft like a 747 or an A380 are incredibly complex machines, put together by thousands of parts, many of them moving. Thousands of people put their blood, sweat and tears into creating each a...Jump to post
How is this relatated to Airbus shelving the A320plus? Is the decision on cross section for the NMA so important that Airbus Decided to shelve the A321plus? Airbus has a good idea of what the NMA will be: 220-270 seats in a 2 class configuration with a max range up to 5000nm. Given that information...Jump to post
I noticed a lot of grid fin motion as the first stage approached the ASDS. I’m guessing crosswinds - any official explanation? The grid fins become less effective as the booster approaches the ground because of the slower speed through the air. Therefore they have more exaggerated motion as they ge...Jump to post
I flew the LHR-DAR route back in 2010. Was a 767 and it was packed heading south. Was about 60% full on the return a month later. I believe BA operated twice weekly back then.Jump to post
aerotransport.org is reporting in this weeks newsletter that Hi-Fly will take 3 ex SQ A380: MSN #3, #5 and #6 That would be excellent news. Hoping it's true. There was talk about up to 6 A380s for HiFly in the longer run. If they already have customers lined up, I wouldn't be surprised if they took...Jump to post
Excellent, this almost certainly means more A330neo.Jump to post
So we have various theories on why Airbus made this change. We know they want to increase production and are focusing resources on that. 1. One theory is that Boeing is getting cold feet about the MOM - and Airbus decides to delay their Plus/Plus-Plus project and focus on ramping on production of ex...Jump to post
One more A330-300 to SAS. To replace Tr A340-300 LN-RKP that will be scrapped next year https://www.sasgroup.net/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/04/sas-sas-orders-one-airbus-a330e-to-replace-one-airbus-a340-180412.pdf According to Flightglobal, SAS will get another A330 to replace on A340. https...Jump to post
This acquisition would result in various benefits for IAG: - Access to brand new aircraft - both widebody and narrowbody - Elimination of LCC TATL competition, meaning increased revenue on existing long haul network which is the bread and butter for IAG - Establishing a foothold in the lucrative Sca...Jump to post
Surprising news for sure.
If the acquisition goes through, I believe the long haul branch would be dismantled and aircraft moved to BA.
The short haul network would stay intact together with the Norwegian brand, helping fight Ryanair.
But those are just guesses.
A new order for the A380 might be on the horizon. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airline/emirates-to-exercise-airbus-a380-options-sooner-rather-than-later-idUSKBN1HI272 Wow that is huge news and probably deserves it's own thread. Awesome if it turns out to be true, which I believe it is.Jump to post
Good move, can they use 321lr to expand tatl routes. If they can this could be a really good move. Anyone know how much commonality exists between the 321 now and lr models? I guess there must be s thread that discusses all that so if someone could point me too it, much appreciated. I don't know of...Jump to post
SAS placed order for 50 additional A320neo aircraft. Deliveries from spring 2019 to 2023 and will replace Boeing 737 and A320 aircraft. Thus, SAS fleet will consist of A320neo, A330-300, A340-300 and A350-900 aircraft in the future. news.cision.com Great news! But I'm a bit disappointed that there ...Jump to post
Congratulations SAS and Airbus. This was expected, but great news. Solid results for A320 program, but does this deal boost the chance of a SK CSeries deal or decrease it? I don't think we'll see the C-Series in SAS colors unless CityJet or another partner starts operating them. SAS is heading towar...Jump to post
I think some people are missing the essence of the article. The programs have been shelved. That does not mean they have been cancelled. The amount of R&D that has gone into this is not wasted. The first program was nearing presentation to customers. Airbus has chosen to divert resources to ramp...Jump to post
Why does this thread still have a questionmark in the topic? I'm certain there would be a lot more discussion and interest in this thread if it wasn't a question, but a statement. The HiFly A380 saga has gone from maybe to certain, to uncertain, to probably not, to certainly not.. to for sure. Anyon...Jump to post
A very good read indeed. The 717 remains one of my favorite aircraft - mostly because of it's DC-9 heritage.Jump to post
No fancy pants landing on this one either? Are they expending the last of the Block 3 boosters that won't be upgraded? And if so, why are they launching them with landing legs and gridfins (expensive), only to do a simulated re-entry procedure? Why not land them? In the stream it was said they were...Jump to post
No fancy pants landing on this one either?
Are they expending the last of the Block 3 boosters that won't be upgraded? And if so, why are they launching them with landing legs and gridfins (expensive), only to do a simulated re-entry procedure? Why not land them?
Everyone ready for Falcon 9 SpaceX CRS 14 today?
Launch from Cape Canaveral at 4:30 PM EDT / 20:30 GMT.
Live coverage here:
Why is that a shame?! Pathetic. Finally CX joins the rest of the world. I wonder if we’ll ever see SQ, GA, D7 or MH etc do the same? I prefer the more feminine look of the classic skirt and fitted jacket. No not in some boorish, male chauvinistic, sexist way, so please don't respond in that way. I ...Jump to post
11 hrs and 4,750 nm is something that is over the design goal, isn't it? Maybe they were trying to test its endurance with the flight and push it to the limit. Perhaps this is the maximum. Perhaps, there is more to come? It was not 4750nm . It was 4750NAM = 4750 miles = 4130nm NAM = North american ...Jump to post
Due to restrictions from NOAA, SpaceX is interrupting the live broadcast and will resume for Iridium sats placement. US Law (National and Commercial Space Programs Act) requires that remote sensing space systems (of which NOAA defines the second stage camera as being) requires a license and said li...Jump to post
The actual route flown was 7994km or 4316nm. However, per Airbus, they flew an extra 10% air distance due to headwinds. Apparently it equates to 4,750 nm without wind. Even if it's without bags that's pretty awesome, and suggests to me that city pairs up to 3800nm apart should be realistic contende...Jump to post
Launch successful, second stage separated and on its way. Due to restrictions from NOAA, SpaceX is interrupting the live broadcast and will resume for Iridium sats placement. Does anyone know what that is about? See also https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/979720608492683264 It's tinfoil hat time...Jump to post
I have never heard the expression North American miles. There are statute miles (as used in UK and USA) and nautical miles. I thought everything in America was measured in either Olympic Swimming Pools, School Buses or Football Fields. But seriously, another milestone reached for Airbus. Impressive...Jump to post