photopilot wrote:That's how you take the bad guys out.
This is where I see a MOM taking over since the A330 is heavy and has too big of a wing to be optimized in my opinion for high capacity routes under 2500 miles. A proposed shorter A330-100 ( ~ A300 capacity ) would have been +6% more fuel efficient on typical A300 routes. The conundrum: more struct...Jump to post
Yes I believe it is the T1000 TEN I just don't bother with the TEN part :lol: The change delta from the original T1000 (EP1,2,3) as flown on the 787 in the past to the T1000 TEN is rather large. Lot of details back ported from the XWB. see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Trent_1000#Trent...Jump to post
oooooh - thats interesting! Its hard to see, but it looks like there is no distinct pylon after the LE of the wing. Where did you dig that up? Any more info? The engine nacelle has engulfed the pylon. Obviously there still is a pylon inside reaching down and forward. ( attachment points on the core...Jump to post
Isn't there also a certification difference in required obstacle clearance capability on one engine out? Due to the higher takeoff rotation speeds and higher thrust engines usually on a 737-900ER, the airplane often has better initial climb performance on shorter sectors operating below MTOW than t...Jump to post
The 737-900ER can take a full passenger load from a 7,000ft runway for a 1 hour flight. Maybe it is the definition of "full" that is different? "Full" generally means all Y @ aircraft exit limit in Europe. Remember there is usually the same seats at the same pitch in European bu...Jump to post
I wonder if this is where they got their inspiration from: http://www.asstr.org/~Vanessa/Amy8.htm Warning: 18+ content (text only, no graphics). This fictional story describes persons having sex in the cabin of an aircraft bound for Ibiza. Extremely similar to what happened here. Might they have re...Jump to post
I was taught christianity was all about loving and caring for others, and in my church there was some of that Funny thing, Christianity as an organized Religion probably only exist because early Christian did just that and offered some social security in a failing Roman empire. Different from what ...Jump to post
ElPistolero wrote:For what it's worth, action/consequence is rooted in science. It's not an article of the Hindu faith.
quintinsoloviev wrote:From what I know the new 777X will have fold-up wings to be able to fit in those gates, as there wings are going to be very long
ElPistolero wrote:To the extent that they have to grab it from others?
Imho he has a point that single aisle economics for nearly single aisle price but with a twin aisle design and 500nm+ range, looks like a huge challenge. Because so far most established production methods mostly mean, you either trade in some weight for a lower price or accept a higher price for le...Jump to post
https://www.electroimpact.com/Products/Fastening/A320E4320/Overview.aspx "Electroimpact’s latest LVER machine for the Airbus facility in Broughton, Wales is the second machine on the A320 production line, hence the designation “Single-Aisle #2” or “SA2.” The first A320 LVER has been producing ...Jump to post
It was a fantastic speech by trump at the NATO HQ, as he clearly showed the new focus of the USA, which is the interest of the US and only the US. That hasn't changed at all. ( .. and the US does not spend much on defense, it is all Ministry of War outlay.) What has changed is going there by all me...Jump to post
And as a lowly instrument pilot on small piston airplanes, I don't know what MoM is. Good gracious. MoM stands for "Middle of the Market" : an aircraft between big single aisle & small twin aisle aircraft.Hopefully it won't be a niche market. Though this overall market is bifurcated b...Jump to post
The U.S. is also responsible for 25% of the world's GDP. We are disproportionately cleaner and more productive than the rest of the world. We aren't the problem. ROFL LMAO. Lawyers obviously make more money than factory workers. varmin. The US has externalized most of their manufacturing pollution....Jump to post
Several leading customers ( who Boeing did not say ) said they wanted maximum fuel economy and would sacrifice some range to get it. So the 78J is the same MTOW as the 789, and has the same undercarriage. Sure. I've yet to see Boeing 'fess up to the real reasons for some decision or other. Always c...Jump to post
SFC on the TrentTEN should be similar to the XWB due to the all electric architecture which is more efficient than bleed air. So the advantage of the 787-1000 in CASM should be more around 4-5%, which is a clear advantage. RR says tsfc differences are more or less below measurement noise. i.e. all ...Jump to post
But again why something with a weapons suite not compatible with current stocks, not compatible with their neighbour to the South ... That might not be an overriding consideration in this case and some differentiation also has advantages in terms of capabilities, dependency & predictability. Yo...Jump to post
This statement is misleading.
What turns negative is the price on the spot market. i.e. (very) shortterm energy transfers.
KLDC10 wrote:Revelation wrote:And there's an easy solution
Well in that case the leaker is not only a felon, but an idiot to boot. She's exactly where she deserves to be. No one is above the law, no matter how "moral" they perceive their personal crusade to be.
Still doesn't answer Polot's question. Can you provide a consistent definition of DOW so we know what the terms of your proposed comparison are? With (airline)OEW to DOW delta primarily dependent on consumables as provisioned by individual airlines DOW appears to be of a less desirable metric to co...Jump to post
mjoelnir wrote:P&W is of course from the USA.
Remember that 1 t = 1000 liter of water, but jet fuel is lighter than water, so 1 t is approximately 1754 liters.
specific weight of Jet fuel ranges from .75 to .84kg/l. i.e. 1t of jetA represents about _1,250l_ volume.
Didier Evrard, Airbus’s commercial programs chief, said studies into the winglets are progressing and stem from technological advancements as well as the need to make the A380 more efficient. “ Ten or 15 years ago we were not able to design winglets with the right balance or drag ,” he said, adding...Jump to post
777X bigger wing comes with a significant increase in OEW ( ~~20t? ) thrust requirement was smaller initially but seems to have grown back quite a bit. Still lower than 115klbs of the 77W though. Thin wings ( like 787, 777(x) ) are intrinsically heavier than the higher thickness profiles Airbus uses.Jump to post
IMO the US should exit the WTO and be free to set whatever sanctions it wants against foreign aircraft manufacturers. The WTO is a machine to protect Airbus and their representatives should be imprisoned for life without trial. WTO, always US led, is there to overcome trade barriers from smaller co...Jump to post
Doesn't Russia & China give subsidies to their aircraft builders to help compete with Airbus and Boeing? Everybody does. Only the US egged on by Boeing thought that they could tilt the tables to their advantage by way of kicking off a juicy WTO litigation against Airbus and the EU. On the compe...Jump to post
The promising GLARE option was there with the other two but was assassinated by dirty internal politics. I wasn't aware of that. I remember Al-Li was the proposal but didn't know GLARE had been considered as well. Last thing I read in that context was that GLARE price did not devolve as expected. i...Jump to post
It will be, if Boeing achieves what they said they are aiming for. Massively cheaper composite structure construction will be a revolution and if they achieve it the first victim will be the 787... Beyond what they say: will they finally match up to Airbus in working plastics? The 787 was an beyond...Jump to post
The left guy is Jim Kelly "Space Shuttle Discovery pilot Jim Kelly smiles to NASA workers as he leaves the crew quarters to load into the astronaut van and be driven to launch complex 39-B at Kennedy Space Center July 26, 2005, in Cape Canaveral, Florida." see: http://www.gettyimages.de/er...Jump to post
Germany is in the market for some A330 MRTT aircraft: https://twitter.com/HelenHaxell/status/873143835068698624 Given that Germany seems to want to find significant issues with anything it buys, does Airbus want to sell MRTTs to Germany...? AFAIR going back in time the A310MRT and MRTT versions wer...Jump to post
LEAP gets hotter, then does more work in the turbine section. As evidenced by the 7 LPT stages in the LEAP versus 3 LPT stages in the Pratt 1100. LPT turns at fan rpm on the LEAP. ( i.e. rather slow for best power extraction.) LPT turns @ 3 times the fan rpm on GTF. ( nearly same rpm as HPT ). you ...Jump to post
If half the wing was missing like that Cargo A300 that got hit by a missile, or a major fire, then yes, landing ASAP would be better. QF32 was not in this situation. Even those pilots did the "cortical thing". First access the damage, think about how you can fit your objectives into the d...Jump to post
The fact they haven't had a very significant order in many years speaks to how difficult this is to do, IMHO. Beyond other reasons and probably some "enemy action" how much of that is due to the currently running game of chicken? Everybody knows Airbus needs A380 orders. So it is the &quo...Jump to post
Which raises the question of whether ABus should have plugged the fuselage to match the wing from the outset... or were powerplants not available? Airlines have enough trouble as it is finding routes to support the size of the aircraft. An even larger aircraft would do nothing to help that. Lufty a...Jump to post
As far as I know the ATSB never addressed why the crew did not follow the FCOM procedure for the IR fault to turn it off. They saw the fault light on the IR, it should have been turned off. The ADR 1 should have also been turned off. The external sensors like the pitot, static, TAT, AOA go via the ...Jump to post
MaverickM11 wrote:How can the country support both ISIS and Iran?
What was the business case for airplanes prior to the Wright Flier? Did anyone at the time envision the global network of today or was it just faster mail service? At the time airships looked to be more capable. thus the first airline DELAG "drove" airships. But the ideas existed. ( shipp...Jump to post
What does Qatar actually use these frames for? As with the C-17s operated by Kuwait and the UAE, they're part of the Gulf Cooperation Council transport fleet . OK. For the general process of laying waste to the region while not getting any traction on pushing back Iran. Brilliant. .. and have been ...Jump to post
OP here. The ultimate question - you are trying to tell someone who is not an aviation nut how to tell the two part. I guess this extends to all 321s in a sense - how to tell the two apart if they are just looking at the aircraft. For instance, the above photo, to someone who does not know what fla...Jump to post
Polot wrote:SQ have done that before with the A343.
<quote> You cant even fly a plane at midnight into your airports because your fellow citizens care more about some butterfly pollinating a forget-me-not and you think you will be successful in setting up a nuclear deterrent force? You should start your posts with "Forewarning - I live in a Disn...Jump to post
With Germany it's only high end stuff, expensive, that people buy on quality (or perceived quality), that's what trading is all about. Consumer products are the smallest part of German exports. Majority of goods exported is production machinery and other industrial specialities. Germany dominates t...Jump to post
So if Germany is not our ally, then who is at this point? Besides Saudi Arabia, which Trump railed against until he saw what beautiful gold trimmed palaces they had, with subservient women and a non existent press... Russia................. Turkey............ At the very least, two strongmen he adm...Jump to post
The wingspan of the 777 and A350 is the same, but the A350 wings needs to lift much less out of JNB, and JNB has a long runway. I once looked into this: While the A340 with its "earth curves away" setup can gobble up runway to get to sufficient speed for a hot and high takeoff a 777 invar...Jump to post
Another example of the law of diminishing returns like all most sequels and all franchises. Loved the original, proper horror movie in space, great characters too, didn't care for 'Aliens' which I thought was a 'Vietnam Movie' set in space (in the mid 80's there were a lot of movies set on that par...Jump to post