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
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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..
LAX772LR wrote:ap305 wrote:137t oew (probably even lighter)
Where's that figure from? I thought the OEW for the current A359 was 145T?
The data has already been published, this is just validation of the certified performance data. ... in which case the mystery around the Astra analysis deepens :shock: see post #73 :-) only in those "icky" cases have I experienced such answers. In all other cases my requests got a reasona...Jump to post
I suppose they didn't expect exposure that fast. I expect them that they were going to be fully exposed when they decided to go on live TV to tell all. But that is just a guess. ;) All this "story" is - just imbeciles staging a comedy show. It's just something they do, one of their traits...Jump to post
TTIP was not free trade, it was stupid trade. TTIP was designed and negotiated as a contract of EU subjugation. Limiting political decision leeway via investment protection and non public arbitration courts. The product of a corporatist system. Similar stuff goes for the other "cooperation and...Jump to post
Why the comparatively slow final assembly learning curve for the A350? Is it something inherent in the production process? Is Airbus considering a review of their A350 production process along with the A320 review? You talk about production but you enumerate deliveries. Boeing accumulated near fini...Jump to post
JIT made a press announcement that it was a Russian missile for sure. How hard is that to understand? see: https://www.om.nl/onderwerpen/mh17-crash/@103196/update-criminal-0/ JIT language does not go beyond "convinced". They do not have proof. faint circumstantial evidence perhaps. JIT th...Jump to post
Kilopond wrote:Glass fibre lines of Vodafone have been targets of anarchist destruction as well.
As to my other comment, if engines were all on time, are the production lines flowly smoothly or are engine delays covering up traveled work and other supply chain issues? I dont know the answer but these articles imply there are issues supporting current production rates I see your distress. AFAIC...Jump to post
Monty1988 wrote:Once experienced something like that from an Egyptian passenger he was absolutely rotten!
Hi WIederling. If you were to replace your sentence "You generate issues all the time." with "Issues are generated all the time", then I would be obliged. The rest of your stuff is a matter of opinion, on which I hold a slightly different view. See my second paragraph. It might ...Jump to post
... hehe. Seen the last installment of Russian harassment of poor Ukraine yet? "BAD BAD Russians killed our poor RU critical journalist" all exposed as jsut another fake. I suppose they didn't expect exposure that fast. They should have done a real false flag not just pretend the journo w...Jump to post
As the problems were caused prior to the EIS, that puts these results being caused by the engineers prior to about 7 years ago. It was only in July 2015 that the current CEO got started in the job. About first thing he worked out was that RR had an insane number of folk having the authority to comm...Jump to post
Matt6461 wrote:So I don't exactly trust your conclusion that the Swet contribution of an engine pylon is minor relative to airflow disruption over the wing.
why would you do "short pylons" on a high wing aircraft!? Because objects moving through a fluid create drag in rough proportion to their size. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasitic_drag probably a minor issue vs. the perfect position relative the wing. you want to optimize on ‰ effects...Jump to post
I meant that the blast created by in-flight reversal with the An-225's current pylon design goes mostly under the wing. But today's pylons are so much shorter and the engines are up higher which means that now a lot of the blast now goes over the wing. Therefore you will enter an uncontrolled dive ...Jump to post
Fact is there hasn't been an icing incident with the GENx for a few years now. Fact is also that the GENx is not subjected to the same restrictions that the RRs are. No icing incidents due to FAA use limitations that avoid such icing. i.e a nonFact ( no bovines no mouth and hoof disease :-) The RR ...Jump to post
What's your source for D18 SFC? That's a surprisingly good figure for an older Russian engine. caveat: Afair: and unsorted: https://books.google.de/books?id=_5vA_5XK33sC&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=D-18T+sfc&source=bl&ots=oQTsQaxYr3&sig=MTZixxHdYk6PdAi3ZovIfAP6ZSE&hl=en&sa...Jump to post
It seems like these issues are a result of pushing the limits of current materials and technology to achieve the efficiency gains being sought. I expect its more a loss of knowledge within the various companies than anything else. I see this occurring ever more frequently. People stop doing somethi...Jump to post
Darth Maul made no sense unless it wasn’t Darth Maul..... You are right, that wasn't Darth Maul you saw. It's Maul without the Darth. The Solo timeline should be somewhere between the animated The Clone Wars and Rebels. After surviving being bisected by Obiwan in TPM, he became a cyborg in the abov...Jump to post