Do I personally believe intelligent life exists outside of our solar system? Yes. When it comes to contemplating other worldly life and the universe, I like to think about the following: How do you universally define intelligent life? ..... does it require to recognize each other (intelligence and/...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Leeham has a history if shortchanging the value of Boeing innovations. By a cost of about 4%.
Francoflier wrote:If he wants to spend money the US doesn't have on an ego-boosting space project, why doesn't he fund a moon research base?
That would give him the credit he so craves and be helpful to humankind as a whole...
But the 779 should save about 7% or so versus flying a passenger on the A359. I'm curious about the 7%. If I read the OP's post correctly Leeham say the 779 might have a 3-4% advantage. Are you basing your figure on a different analysis? I am a bit surprised. Earlier Leeham numbers had the A35K and...Jump to post
keesje wrote:I heard it is nearly 30% cheaper to fly an A321NEO than an 757.
Dutchy wrote:Gross oversimplifying what happened. Russia played its part in the beginning of WWII, it would be good to acknowledge that fact.
The U.S. Definitely launched a woman into space... she just didn't make it in one piece. I don't understand. To which woman/which flight do you refer to? Hmm: Judith Resnik and Christa McAuliffe died in the Challenger disaster ( STS-51-L, they never reached space ) but: first US woman in space was ...Jump to post
Chemist wrote:You could call it the XLB for extra little baggage.
What happens to the thousands of American companies and hundreds of thousands of American workers than depend on making parts for, or even assembling, Airbus products? Most of Boeing's sales are overseas. Without those customers...what happens next? First order change would be producing for Boeing ...Jump to post
Aaaah, the sabotage and conspiracy theories are being raised again :biggrin: That is a first approximation obviousness that comes with "a nation invariably proud and boasting that they have stuck it to some other party in an underhanded way or other." boasting obviously limited to how it ...Jump to post
I find it funny that even very liberal Muslims follow the Ramadan jiggery-pokery, but even faithful christians often don't do their 40 days ... A time of feasting. Who would avoid that? Ramadan today is 40 days of late night feasting. ( Such that the kids can't keep their eyes open over the school ...Jump to post
This is in no way comparable to Stalin's plotting with Hitler to divvy up Poland between them. In 1939, Poland was invaded by both Russia and Germany.. you can make most any statement appear valid by way of keyhole views. Look into not only Polish expansionism in the interwar period: https://en.wik...Jump to post
BWIAirport wrote:How long can we keep extending the fuselage and changing the wing before it becomes a new aircraft type?
A real question; could The A400 been profitable if EU countries met their forecast? No, as the engine problems alone delayed it too much. In the end it is something Airbus has hopefully learned. If you enter a commercial contract, the whole program needs to be managed in a commercial way, which mea...Jump to post
vhtje wrote:Hmmm bidding war with IAG, anyone?
If I'm not mistaken, Tesla (BEV manufacturer) learned this the hard way. Tesla like Boeing with distributed manufacturing tried to go the Cargo Cult way. Make the visible moves ( B: outsource to no end, T: buy and install robots ) and fall short on what capabilities/solutions are under the surface.Jump to post
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4118/35684936976_e72b313591_b.jpg 149t OEW assumed. What is the estimation on the A350ULR OEW? 130..2.. something ? Significant highter than A359. The 3 bogey landing gear, heavier engines, pylons, overall structure. I could distract the meters fuselage from an A350-1...Jump to post
JIT is a reputable independent organization, ... The JIT is a purpose created entity ( by Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine ) with no existing trail of reputation or assigned legal standing. More of a "political pressure tool" than anything else and definitely not ...Jump to post
Lastly it is an insult to all of us who are working 18 hours days with no food and no place to sleep while we try to save people’s houses and animals and you sit at home telling us what is best. I slightly dislike this kind of reverse argument. It is the "because we are Heroes what we do must ...Jump to post
The US Banking System is not that necessary. The Swiss banking system can easily step in for international commerce - and is accepted worldwide without any political issues. Currently there is an expansive move by the US to claim any transaction in US-dollars to be bound to US legal constraints.Jump to post
Laser welding seems to be passé. There are still concepts using friction-stir welding to create very large, very thin metal sheets to increase panel size. A318 laser welding was mostly used for attaching stringers to skin, wasn't it? ( not making seamless larger panels ) I expected that if successf...Jump to post
SomebodyInTLS wrote:Laser welding seems to be passé. There are still concepts using friction-stir welding to create very large, very thin metal sheets to increase panel size.
787 sales were sluggish until Boeing unleashed their offensive. Would Airbus bite the bullet and do the same? When were 787 sales sluggish? from 2008 to 2017 ? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/timeline/11f3509379c84d12c5a5fa55a7f8f38c.png ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Boeing_7...Jump to post
Hit the Road Jack" cover:
Local Instruments well known tunes.
This is exactly why they should do it. Creating the appropriate supply chain would take a while anyways, and would give them independence from US whims. They could use their already established suppliers for what gets built in mobile, and create euro-fied aircraft back in Toulouse. Well, somehow th...Jump to post
...but look at the early 787´s, the first two are already retired if I´m not mistaken! No customer-delivered frame has been retired. There are a few VIP models either undergoing interior fitting or for sale and the Trent 1000-powered fleet is being rotated in and out of service due to engine replac...Jump to post
jupiter2 wrote:To me it looks a little smaller than an A400, but looks as though the cabin height should be fairly high.
I guess just in civilian aviation it is up to MoI, LoI and Firm order ;-) How would that pan out? LoI 73 Units, MoI 60 Units, Firm 53? big difference is that with airlines buying less really has a chance to save money. ( you lose a minor bit of rebates from "not buying more". Mengenstaffe...Jump to post
jagraham wrote:OEW rule of thumb is 1/2% fuel consumption improvement for every 1% weight reduction. 3% fuel consumption reduction is a big hurdle to achieve with weight reduction - especially for a new plane being modified for the longest flights.
kurtverbose wrote:5% on a still quite new design seems like fantasy to me.
Not sure this video has been posted earlier in the thread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvjHCrop6G0 Obviously judging by the hole and the way framework is hanging down there is no way this aircraft will fly again. doesn't the Airbus way of assembling aircraft provide for fully plugged interconne...Jump to post
I meant to say NOT needed as a source of friction for movement. aircraft don't have brakes? ( SCNR ) I was referring to the tires as a source of friction for forward acceleration. In other words the tires do not produce the force to move the aircraft forward. There is no physical difference to rear...Jump to post
zeke wrote:It is an all premium cabin, their premium economy seat is of the same style that is marketed in North America as first class, and elsewhere as regional business.
They have no 7 kg EY seats installed.
Hate? A plane that a huge maintenance problems and an abysmal readiness rate. Luftwaffe has zero bespoke mil stuff that works. ( only aircraft that flies with some reliability is the civil derived Helo they have.) Which is unsurprising. If you are not allowed to order spares with a bit of head way ...Jump to post
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PKs3jbLdZ0o Nice french lady manager talking about how long it took to put all the extra protections on the aircraft just to land on an unpaved but otherwise totally prepared runway doesn't build a lot of confidence, does it? Ever seen one of those longwinded commercia...Jump to post
einsteinboricua wrote:That's why it's called FREE.
MaverickM11 wrote:If you want to look pretty, stand next to Sarah Huckabee.
And I just made an effort to verify the numbers and find myself proven wrong. Hello mouth, insert foot. There is a caveat in that you have to overlay the regional rates with the rise. http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa/cause-of-death/suicide/by-state/ Looks like the high increase states are als...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:Which is rather academic here, considering that this aircraft is already "blocking" by being equipped with 100+ fewer seats than is typical of its capacity.
You do realise that there were religious nut bags running around murdering "non believers of their god" (unfortunately they still do) long before America existed ? continuing to do so doesn't make it any better or elevates its moral quality in any way. Or are you implying that "god&q...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:I doubt they will be able to call them the A200 family, Mercedes already own this.
kanban wrote:Never seen Boeing join a section missing the crown skin. it's just too wobbly..