holzmann wrote:There is a reason SOFIA is maintained in Hamburg as it is part of the German side of the agreement AFAIK.
The "A320neo plus" marketed is bracketed by the A320neo, 737-8, A321, 737-9 and 737-10. The idea that there are airlines out there holding off so there would be "thousands" (keesje's word) of orders for the A320neo + at this summer's airshow is laughable. Most of its orders woul...Jump to post
I am not an attorney, so I don't know whether and how liability is apportioned when there are multiple concurrent causes for an accident, but I assume that there will be some sizable award to the families of those who perished. If not the FAA, perhaps insurance companies will drive increased safety...Jump to post
How about enlightening us on the strength of the TiO2 Photocaytalysis material vs concrete. I'd be suprised if that is more than a coating or a "gelcoat" like spray into the mold. TiO2 is commonly known as Titania, titanium white, Pigment White 6, ... i.e. most white paint has a good chan...Jump to post
RP-1 is nothing but really fancy diesel, after all... :wink2: If you try to run your Diesel truck or car engine with RP-1 or Jet A-1, it will run but not for long. The high pressure injection pump will give up after a short while. slightly different distillation fraction and low sulfur content. som...Jump to post
holzmann wrote:Too bad. The core of this project was more than restoration but rather the German-American relationship. I wonder why they decided to remove Americans from the project and continue in Germany?
I doubt Airbus is going to launch something that competes more with their own A320neo than with Boeing's NMA. My guess would be that Boeing is still meandering around to find a slot that allows enough sales for that 7M7 but has small opportunity left and right so that Airbus would be forced to comp...Jump to post
ZaphodHarkonnen wrote:Slug71 wrote:bikerthai wrote:I wonder if they could use those plastic film used the front end of car hoods to resit paint chipping and dings.
Probably not. It would likely destroy the stealth characteristics even more than a scratch would.
MatthewDB wrote:Amazing the aerobraking even works with such a thin atmosphere.
This is something that I have wondered about. Maybe the question might be better expanded to avoid the A vs B debate. Why are the most popular short-haul turboprops often high wing if low wing is so much better? Q400 (and its predessors), and ATR are highwing. Is there a reason that on a turboprop ...Jump to post
flyingclrs727 wrote:People should go to prison!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index I'm predicting a significant tumble for us. He's effectively killed the idea of an independent judiciary. Trump didn't really change all that much. What he effected is the bones pushing further through the skin of the carcass. Then the US was never the ...Jump to post
Some bad news came in: http://www.aero.de/news-28784/Lufthansa-verlegt-Super-Star-nach-Deutschland.html (German) Short summary: Lufthansa plans to relocate the Superstar to Germany and continue the restoration here. For that reason the wings have to be removed. What is the minimum weight of the pla...Jump to post
AA747123 wrote:All over the country students are walking out of class to protest our most important god given right, the 2nd amendment. These kids should should face severe corrective action up to expulsion from school.
flipdewaf wrote:firstly, thanks for the new word, I had to look it up.grok
astuteman wrote:This 32 800 litres compares to 42 600 litres for the 757 - only 75% of the capacity of a 757
DA trackbacks seem to show that there was a bottleneck around 60 to 70 years ago. Another one 120k, even further back some indications show one 1.2m years ago. IMU there is much more genetic variation inside Africa than all of humanity shows on the rest of the globe. Australian Aborigines seem to da...Jump to post
The flight seems to have been for a photoshoot. Door(s) removed?
Harnesses for to "hang out the door".
Even if the seat cushion width remains unchanged, I would think the "sense of personal space" should be stronger with the new style (and I would not be surprised if that was one of the reasons seat manufacturers adopted it). Weight savings. that gap represents ~~10% of cushion volume. add...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:Given that IB flies to many hot and high airfields, why aren’t they a candidate for secondhand A346s?
single pilot and pax on the second seat ? that would explain ... Is that okay? or is it even allowed in such an aircraft? No restrictions for this? Seems to close to the controls. But I guess it's the same as having a passenger sitting beside the pilot in a C172 or something similar. https://en.wik...Jump to post
single pilot and pax on the second seat ?
that would explain ...
It is perfectly normal to thank them when they are retiring for stepping down, now when you fire them. Look around for politicians that were forced to go. similar to a burial: for the dead only nice words. But note that the camera is cut when they turn. You don't get to see the boot sticking out th...Jump to post
I wonder what the difference in specs would look like if Airbus had tried to optimize the 321 for something closer to the 707 mission profile (that is, without changing the wing). would look like an A319 ( maybe a glider-trailer as tankage extension ? :-) But the wing would have been changed. much ...Jump to post
SpaceX would like a word... ;) words are cheap. hic rhodos, hic salta :-) i.e. they won't fly manned this year, will they? Touché. Still, Apollo never landed the booster vertically back at base. That's some cool stuff... Quite the step. very much a "YES". ( Now they need to change the veh...Jump to post
My theory from way back was that the PW GTF for the A320NEO engine is hung on the wing differently from the other GTF's and pictures suggested may even have been flight tested in the normal GTF configuration not the one used on the A320NEO they certainly didn't use the A320 pylon, so when they actu...Jump to post
I guess one might call it misspelled, or it might be a typo. After looking it up and reading about Fentanyl and Fentanil before typing I would call it a typo. you are deflecting from my main concern: Overreaction. No, you miss my point, no deflection, just a reaction to the childish habit of some o...Jump to post
Absolutely a great core capability. Thing is, you have to pay for the advanced features to get the core features such as this. It should be interesting to see the decisions some of the smaller militaries make. It will depend to a great degree on how competitive the vendors can be on price. do you t...Jump to post
frmrCapCadet wrote:I don't think it was your intention to say that Boeing never has an advantage over Airbus, but the post kind of came off that way.
bohica wrote:But we put a car into space.
Starlionblue wrote:COSPN wrote:In 1969 we went to the moon... now we can’t yes things have slowed down..
SpaceX would like a word...
Not sure how many 737's you'd need to match that... ;-) Well it does not make much sense to expound on what the Shuttle is and what not when the question asked indicates that the OP means the actual "Orbiter" craft ( and not the complete system "Shuttle" ). ( The system "Sh...Jump to post
The classic economic example is called Hotelling's Game. Game theory explains that it's optimal for companies to locate at the center of demand, but not for society as a whole. More details here: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2008/03/25/game-theory-tuesdays-hotelling’s-game-or-why-gas-stations...Jump to post
https://icdn2.digitaltrends.com/image/shuttle-948x1500.jpg?ver=1 There is a size comparison to a 737 on the left of this illustration. Quite similar to a 737. b. hehhe, The two views of Fiona the princess :-) the use case would demand to compare the Shuttle to some military lifter. Hold D=4.6m, L=1...Jump to post
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/opioids-drug-overdose-killed-more-americans-last-year-than-the-vietnam-war/ . cite: This is consistent with research suggesting that many people who become addicted to prescription painkillers often move on to heroin or synthetic opioids when it becomes too difficult to...Jump to post
All your points are fair - but carrier after carrier has decided that 9-abreast in coach is the profit-maximizing route for a 787. (Yes, I understand that there are a some 8-abreast exceptions.) There never was a "moving to 9 abreast" on the 787. imu comparative presentations by Boeing sh...Jump to post
Paint a 60-year old 707 in a modern livery and roll it up to a gate: I expect that only a small minority of the waiting passenger would notice that something is different ("Hey look, it has four engines!"). Try that with a 1958 car... Depends on where you take your reference car from: htt...Jump to post
If Boeing could prove that the 787 at 8 abreast is significantly more economical to operate than an A330 at a comparable stage length and payload, I will gladly stand corrected. But so far -- all I see is that the 787 needs to run at 9 abreast to compete with the A330neo. And the argument of cabin ...Jump to post