Why would Boeing have attacked Bombardier the way Boeing did? A small competitor without money.
But Boeing used the big artillery against them. They must have known something.
Looking back: Boeings supertough mode versus Bombardier must have been their first reaction to Airbus rumors.Jump to post
If Airbus builds the C Series in Alabama they eat into their own market of A319 and A320. Which leads to my speculation that their narrowbodies are set to grow way above A321neo sizes. The next single aisle familiy can start bigger (like from 180 to 200 seats) and better counter the upcoming middle ...Jump to post
Some low approach, gear down and some VFR pattern for a landing. All banking within limits, tower in the loop no problem at all.Jump to post
Big surprise to me. I had expected China to invest there.
Expect the A319 to face tough times - and at least the MAX7.
Germany needs a nuke capable aircraft as one of the Luftwaffe's wartime NATO-roles is to carry and drop a few US owned and US guarded B61 bombs to their targets in the unlikely case those are needed. The Tornado is certified for that mission the Eurofighter not. US-Certification would require to ful...Jump to post
Airbus und Boeing don't need the CSeries. They have their own established families. It must be somebody else.Jump to post
To me Boeing's aggressive mood towards Bombardier signalled from the beginning they don't fight against Canada itself but against somebody bigger possibly taking over the CSeries. Like their next competitor. The only serious bidder must be China. However all the ongoing subsidies fight might just ha...Jump to post
Exactly. Check for the foes not for their bags.Jump to post
Quite a short landing.Jump to post
Primary Flight Displays and Navigation Displays on request on any IFE screen.Jump to post
The looks are not making it more costly. It's the special equipment deep inside, made by military custom request and under secrecy that makes it expensive. The looks inside will be Air Force no-nonsense style. You could put in golden or pink plastic covers without making a difference too big if you ...Jump to post
I'd say there must be room for some bigger regional airlines? So many areas out of major population centers are bypassed by both legacy airlines and lowcost airlines. Grab some ATR 72 and off you go. Look at the US and what they have all over their country. Regionals going everywhere and feeding the...Jump to post
As an informal company style Lufthansa uses the third letter after D and A to show the aircraft manufacturer. B stands for Boeing and I for airbus (International) for example. Third letter M stands for "Megaliner" on Lufthansa A380s. German airplanes must have their flag on the tail. If a ...Jump to post
Will it get a heavy check in any case? Even if it finds no new lease and might get disassembled? So does the check prove there is a next customer?Jump to post
How can this take so long to get sorted out? New technology, new problems, that's fine with me so far.
But if things don't work out some improvement must come faster.
Time to open up about how and when they will have this under control. With planned rates going up this starts to hurt big time.Jump to post
To me it looks like LH didn't want to be associated with it anymore. So they moved it most far away sort of. FDH is the very southern edge of the country.Jump to post
A bit like a flying nuclear submarine. No idea if precision targeting worked at aircraft cruise speeds back then. Subs are less visible have longer endurance and can come closer to their target region. With launches of jet powered cruise missiles submarines acquired some aircraft bomber capabilities...Jump to post
I know in Germany a russian open skies flight went right over a certain german military installation at the very moment they had an internal parade going on down there to take pictures. They must have known precisely in advance when that parade was planned.Jump to post
During US overflights there are US officers on board AFAIK.Jump to post
I am not opposing computers in any ways. But if done right humans are some additional safety layer that might think out of the box. As a passenger I would prefer to have a pilot in the know as a backup on board (actually two of them) who could take over if let's say a lightning strike knocks out all...Jump to post
Remember the A380 with the uncontained engine failure? The crew got flooded with computer generated warnings. For irregular ops you need humans to react and solve things in nonstandard ways. To cruisefly ten hours straight ahead a computer might be better.Jump to post
Just think about the tesla accident with a truck crossing the road that got interpreted by the computer as "horizon". Imagine cloud formations and computers pulling up suddenly to avoid terrain collisions while hitting other traffic doing so. Computers are far away from being perfect so wh...Jump to post
What would be wrong with a new tail or new wings? Is there any political issue like a non destroyed laser plane could be violating any treaty or something?Jump to post
There is nothing wrong with technical progress. But getting rid of pilots means leaving the redundancy concept all together. This is what has made aviation safe. This is why we don't have single engine passenger airplanes (except for limited local use). Maybe long range enhanced crews get reduced to...Jump to post
The almost new laser 747 (-400F) that had parked in the desert has been cut to pieces violently. Why is that? Wouldn't this make for some great spare parts supplier for it's sister 747s?Jump to post
Do passengers have to strictly follow the crew's "order" to absolutely positively close the shades and keep them closed? Is this really safety related? Opening them might be required for takeoff and landing for safety reasons but not closing them is it really required in cruise? Being a go...Jump to post
That is the same gentleman that successfully built both Tegel airport and the Berlin railway main station before. He has a proven record so the BER problem must be something else. I think they messed things up by changing the plans over and over again while they were already working on building the ...Jump to post
But they had years to sort that one out? I think some new ventilation got moved on the rooftops now. But it looks like they don't make ANY progress anymore. In the meantime what they need changes by passenger numbers (beyound maximum expected) and type of traffic (way more lowcost). It seems there i...Jump to post
I fear there is something basically wrong with the building or concept? Otherwise anything should be repaired and ready after several years and billions more. Maybe this is the politicians soft way to say it will never open for some -unknown to the public- major reason? Practical building pace and p...Jump to post
I like the old Boeing transcon seats for their comfort. FR had them all over their fleet.Jump to post
Any order is an order and a business success. This is why A and B both go any extra mile to win it.Jump to post