Hopefully nobody was injured.Jump to post
Most technology has gone through an exponential process the last 50 years, except aviation. It's basically the same as 50 years ago - with incremental improvements in engine technology. This makes it very difficult to predict the future of aviation. The year 2067 seems very far into the future. I th...Jump to post
SpaceX wheeled out the first refurbished Dragon capsule. Will be launched on the upcoming CRS-11 mission, currently scheduled for June 1. Was refurbishing the Dragon capsules part of the plan from the beginning, or is this something that is expected to save even more money? I wonder how much work g...Jump to post
JAAlbert wrote:Is Emirates able to fill two 380s regularly? What makes BHX so popular a destination?
The CS300 is a perfect MD-88 replacement, and with CS100 in the orderbooks already it would be a great fit. Don't know if they could be delivered fast enough, but the Boeing and Airbus orderbooks are pretty much packed as well. There's a rumor this will be MAX 10, so who knows. Maybe a split order.Jump to post
No doubt Cassini has been a resounding success! The data and images gathered are pure gold, and we've learned so much about Saturn and it's moons. Hopefully we will send another mission to Saturn's moons Enceladus and Titan that can detect life forms in the near future.Jump to post
Icelandair has painted another special livery on one of their 757s. It's called "Vatnajökull" and looks really nice!
Fascinating and at the same time somewhat creepy. Reminds me of 80s sci-fi movies (Robocop and the likes). What's the devolopment time for this, around 10 years? Imagine where they will be in another 10 years. Might well be interesting for Mars exploration and eventual colonization. I know right! B...Jump to post
I noticed something funny today. We spend millions of dollars on this... They'll do much better on Mars than the actual donkeys, don't you think? Considering the're both breathing oxygen, probably not. ;) Now an electric version... True! This one will do better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7xv...Jump to post
Oroka wrote:I noticed something funny today. We spend millions of dollars on this...
I don't think this problem will affect the CSeries program as much as it did the A320neo. The reason is that they know what the problem is, they have a solution, production of CSeries is much slower than of the Airbus, and delivered frames is also much lower. Bombardier has delivered 10 CSeries as o...Jump to post
I don't agree with those saying a 4300nm range target would be sufficient. When spending this amount of cash on a larger, more efficient new wing design, it would be silly not to go for at 5000nm or more. The A321LR is said to fly 4200nm on paper, realistic range due to routing and weather is probab...Jump to post
SpaceX plans on sending 2 Red Dragon missions to Mars in the 2020 launch window. In addition to these two missions, NASA, ESA and CNSA are all sending rovers to Mars the same year. Exciting times! https://www.inverse.com/article/31431-spacex-two-dragon-spacecraft-mars-2020-nasa-jim-green https://ars...Jump to post
The A321-neo-plus-plus is reputed to have A) out of autoclave CFRP wings B) 105t MTOW C) the same engines as the MOM/797 according to Jon Ostrowers twitter To me this looks like a 230 pax two class narrowbody (270 pax single class ULCC) probably with a range of about 4600nm in a two class configura...Jump to post
Leonardo challenges the decision to aquire the Airbus C295W in the courts.
https://www.skiesmag.com/news/exclusive ... challenge/
Airbus A320 was launched in 1984, production began in 86. This was the -100 model, the first production -200 entered service in 1988 I believe. So that's 29 years. Need to decide how to define a variant. Just the name, number, certificate or what, given all the continuous improvements going on. I g...Jump to post
One little detail from the article is that Airbus is also considering an all new single-aisle family to enter market by 2030: One industry strategist said Airbus would at least study the option of waiting for Boeing to show its hand in the middle of the market and then accelerating development of an...Jump to post
What about the 767-200? The 767-200 had it's first flight in September '81 and entered service in September '82, so that's 35 years. But I don't believe the -200 is still in production or on offer? The -300ER had it's first flight in October '86 and entered service in 88, so that's 29 years.. same ...Jump to post
Airbus A320 was launched in 1984, production began in 86. This was the -100 model, the first production -200 entered service in 1988 I believe. So that's 29 years.Jump to post
Just as many of us have expected. An A321neo with a new wing would be very smart. And open the door for a simple stretch to an A322 later on.Jump to post
I would think that DY has a lot of connections for their OSL flights. Maybe SK is the same case at CPH and ARN is just O&D? SK is a legacy carrier and a Star Alliance founding member. They have connections on both sides of the Atlantic, contrary to DY. OSL, CPH and ARN are all SK hubs with grea...Jump to post
outbackair wrote:I just found this multi-cam video of C-17 tactical approach that puts the two above to shame!
Does anyone know why MIA and BOS are being reduced in frequency by SAS next year? Are they preforming poorly? MIA used to be daily but from Novemeber will be going to 5x weekly and then 4-3 weekly next March and April. The CPH-BOS is upgraded from 737 to A330-300, frequency is reduced. The MIA rout...Jump to post
SAS has no choice but to adapt to the market. I don't like this development, but it's inevitable when the main competitor is Norwegian.Jump to post
Looks like this will be a very scalable engine design. They're also considering partnering with Pratt, but it might happen years down the line. "Stein said that the ultrafan and geared turbofan aren’t ultimately compatible designs. The Rolls engine is being developed with a thrust range of 25,0...Jump to post
The redesigned gear will not increase the ground clearance. The telescoping ability is to make the gear smaller once airborne, so it can fit in the existing gear bay. Maybe it telescopes out only during the take off run to reduce tail strike risk. The plane would weigh less then that when stationar...Jump to post
Colonizing Mars and terraforming the planet will teach us a lot about how valuable and precious our own Earth is as well. And we will learn how to take care of our own planet in the process. I look at the Mars missions in two ways; not only making humankind interplanetary - but also learn how to fix...Jump to post
Great news with the A330 upgrade. Better and more consistant passenger experience. And most likely cheaper for SAS if they can optimize some other routes to make this happen without bringing in another aircraft. SAS is saying the Americans are getting more and more aware of this route and it seems t...Jump to post
The latest TED talk with Elon Musk, discussing the Mars mission and other things. Elon said the Mars mission is 8-10 years away, although internal targets are even shorter. The payload capacity of the rocket is the same as putting a 747 at MTOW at the tip of the rocket. And he means the entire aircr...Jump to post
Solar panels will not easily power a bulldozer. A large solar array along with battery swapping tech, maybe. Energy is indeed a major problem. In the Mars Trilogy they don't hesitate to send autonomous nuclear reactors for that purpose. Before sending the colonizers (100 men and women if I remember...Jump to post
Wow that was incredible. SpaceX never ceases to amaze me. There is even a clear view of the stage seperation and boostback burn from the ground cameras! It's amazing watching the 12 feet diameter, 100 feet tall first stage flying back to to the landing pad. This NRO satellite is not going deep into ...Jump to post
It's interesting how Norwegian has become all about long haul, their short/medium network is completely out of the spotlight. With the amount of 787s arriving, they have no choice but rapid expansion. I believe it's something like 2 787s per month. Will be exciting to see how these new routes pan out.Jump to post
If this breaks into a full blown conflict, I'm pretty sure ICN will be closed and civilian traffic moved all the way to the south. Maybe to Busan (Gimhae International Airport PUS/RKPK), out of the way of the North Korean anti-aircraft systems. Both Seoul city and ICN is within range of conventional...Jump to post
Problem is that with the huge capacity that they put on, especially on trans-atlantic routes, they push down prices hugely. I mean look at something like London - Boston. They're stimulating traffic with low fares but to do that, they need to dump into the market and sell at a loss. In other words:...Jump to post
Boeing should look in the mirror. Like others have said, they've dumped prices as well - even though it might not be covered by law as such. Playing dirty. I hope the CSeries succeeds and racks up hundreds of orders over the next few years.Jump to post
I'm no fanboy of NO. However, as for destroying SAS - I remember Norwegian CEO saying they'd rather prefer having SAS alive and competing with them, than seeing SAS go down and having to compete with much more efficient Ryanair, or some such... I remember reading that as well. But the last few year...Jump to post
18th Sept is when LGW-SEA starts, and they sell tickets OSL-LGW-SEA for those prices. You may be mixing these up? From what I can see OSL-SEA is not yet released/loaded. Neither did Norwegian say anything about start date and frequencies during today's show Also it will be with 787, as the 737-8MAX...Jump to post
OSL-SEA will be great! I know a lot of people have missed the SAS CPH-SEA flights. The frequency looks like 3/weekly going west, and 4/weekly going east. Start seems to be 18th of September this year. Congrats OSL! I'm so happy to see that OSL continues to get more and more TATL flights. Where did ...Jump to post