http://neinuclearnotes.blogspot.com/2015/07/how-much-land-does-nuclear-wind-and.html Here’s a link to a blog on relative land density for nuclear, solar and wind sources. Far and away nuclear generation is the best and most dense generation system. Nuclear is the way to go, if we want to really get...Jump to post
I enjoy getting a good laugh watching the anetters say electric planes wont work. A massive 38% of the cars in Norway are now electric. The highest in the world by a very big margin. The USA is under 1%. Nearly all of Europe is under 2%. Most members here would be totally uneducated on this topic. ...Jump to post
What is the point? Seriously? Oil must die if we are to save our world and ensure a decent future for both humankind and plant and animal life on Earth. I’m amazed at the regressive attitudes here among you a.netters. There is more than enough power available from natural sources to provide all our...Jump to post
Then, the next problem is structural—an electrically powered plane will weigh just as much on landing as it did on take-off, so airframes will have to account for that. Doesn't that already have to be somewhat accounted for now? What if an A380 heading out on a 12-hour flight has a bird strike on t...Jump to post
litz, many also forget that if you overlay the Continental 48 states of the USA with Europe, note that the USA covers most of western and eastern Europe, including the European part of Russia! As such, what is normal for transportation in Europe doesn't work so well in the USA--hence the growth of ...Jump to post
There used to be large tour operators in the US back in the 70s and 80s and into the 90s. But they seemed to die off once people were able to purchase airline and hotel tickets online. As for why the % of Americans dont leave the country. Well look at the size of the country. Mainland United States ...Jump to post
Has there ever been a proposal / experimental for nuclear powered aircraft? I know nuclear is a big boogeyman in public's mind and would likely not gain any traction. But, on a pure technical point, is it feasible? Yes the B36 was retrofitted with a nuclear power plant. Though it didnt power the cr...Jump to post
Batteries are not an ideal source of power in an airplane. Where weight is a major contributor to cost. Energy density is not there. Not sure if it ever will given we have had 100 years of battery advancement and density has barely advanced over that time. Battery technology has vastly improved ove...Jump to post
Batteries are not an ideal source of power in an airplane. Where weight is a major contributor to cost. Energy density is not there. Not sure if it ever will given we have had 100 years of battery advancement and density has barely advanced over that time.Jump to post
If only Boeing had an aircraft originally designed for this space. Or maybe if they purchased one from a rival at some point in the past. Imagine how they wouldnt need to be in negotiations.Jump to post
What is concerning is that the press release mentioned there isn't definitive to the cause or spot of the outage. That likely comes later. There have been several comments about where the problems started. It would be irresponsible to report until they know. I think the midnight ETA is optimistic. ...Jump to post
Shocker. Guess what? The solution isn't CLEAR. LOL In recent undercover tests of multiple airport security checkpoints by the Department of Homeland Security, inspectors said screeners, their equipment or their procedures failed more than half of the time, according to a source familiar with the cl...Jump to post
When a drive is longer than 3-4 hours I start looking at flights. I fly MSP to Chicago and MKE. a few times a year. MKE is about a 5 hour drive, Chicago is about 6ish. Both are under 1 hour flights.Jump to post
The EU, if they want to become a more unified economic zone should implement similar laws and have each countries bankruptcy laws scrapped imo. I know that geography can be difficult, and politics even more, specially for people from some regions, but what part ot "Iceland is not a country mem...Jump to post
If the German laws are like the USA laws, then the administrators have much more latitude in making payments than some here believe. If the Administrator (or Judge in US Chapter 11) determines that it is best for the creditors' group as a whole, then certain creditors can be given special priority ...Jump to post
Kilopond wrote:I think the Iclandic authorities committed a mistake: they arrested a Singaporean plane that belongs to BOC Aviation. Airberlin couldn't care less, I'm afraid.
Has anyone done a study of the economics of reducing turn time, especially for short segment flights. I seem to remember a time when WN stated that their quicker turn times saved them 11 aircraft. For WN, here are some statements from the company In 2016, the Company’s average aircraft trip length ...Jump to post
How does the federal subsidies work for these small cities? Do the feds allow for multiple competitors when they subsidy air service?Jump to post
This is a great move by Airbus imo. All the design work(cost) has been done for a 3K ranged sub 150 pax aircraft to fill their lineup.Jump to post
Still feeling a 3 model single aisle design.
225 pax, 5700 nm range
250 pax, 4700 nm range.
275 pax at 4000 nm range.
Allows up guage on sub 4k routes served by A321s and 757-200s.
Opens up long and thin routes. New options for routes that may have been too expensive to send a wide body.
I think people don't realize the city proper of Minneapolis is just a small fraction of the entire metro area. Look up Minneapolis and it is small population wise. But it is one of two downtown areas within the CSA that has a population of 3.9 million.Jump to post
The more I read about it the less likely this thing will amount to anything at all. It will successfully dupe investors and politicans(tax payers) for awhile.Jump to post
Isnt Transat the airline that subcontracted out some Cancun routes to a smaller company that flew a 737-400? The issue being the flight was advertised as non-stop but actually had to make a stop on the way back and they were screwing around with declaring a fuel emergency and stopping in places like...Jump to post
Are the airlines really saying turn around on a 7+ hour flight is a bottleneck? I'd venture to say the turn around is not a problem on these flights. Turn around is a big deal with high volume routes where time is sensitive. Getting a 737 deplaned and turned around in 30 mins on a 600 mile(~90 min) ...Jump to post
20/20 vision not the A380. I think in 2000 the writing was on the wall regarding massive 4 engine aircraft. The 747 and DC10 was already seeing the way of the dodo thanks to the 777. The 767 was wildly popular. And so was the A330. They could had modified the A330 or worked on the A350 instead.Jump to post
guyanam wrote:Elementalism wrote:How did you derive it was no big thing from my response? I said it most likely wouldn't affect the plane in terms of performance for landing at that point.
"don't ...........it will matter much". Well it will matter much.
ILNFlyer wrote:That isn't very NICE of him.....
That said I also dont think if an engine is taken out at that point it will matter much. They are within 3-5 seconds of landing at that point. Momentum would carry the plane to the runway. So the fact that if this scenario plays out the plane will need to be taken out of service until safety checks...Jump to post
Interesting they said two plane set. I'm curious if they go wide body. Then this is a 767 replacement. Or if they go narrow with a 797-8 and 797-9 and do something like the 757-200\300. One has a pax of ~240 and the other is stretched and has a max pax of ~290.Jump to post
The ball probably was not as close as they make it out to be. But if somebody does manage to take out an engine the beach will get shut down. That said I also dont think if an engine is taken out at that point it will matter much. They are within 3-5 seconds of landing at that point. Momentum would ...Jump to post
If Boeing goes ahead and sells an engine when the 777x is delivered that cant perform as they promised. You bet this is on Boeing. They have a duty to validate the designs they are selling. Just like Airbus has a responsibility to validate the designs they are selling. This is covered in the contra...Jump to post
Airbus is frustrated. But they also didnt vet this engine properly. There are teething issues in all new designs. Something they should had been looking into before marketing their aircraft with this engine. That doesn't make sense to me. Right now, Boeing is marketing the 77X with GE9X engine and ...Jump to post
I hate to break this to you. Last winter was one the most mild in my nearly 40 years of growing up and living here ;) We got into March and my wife and I said, well that was an easy winter. The key is getting through Feb and in March. It breaks winters back. March can vary so much. From cold and sno...Jump to post
MSP has a unique combination of high wages but lower cost of living. The weather sucks in the Winter but is great the other 8 months of the year. That article about Delta dropping the Rome route in favor of Honolulu is so Minnesotan. We nearly all go south\warm weather vacation once a winter. If we ...Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:I don't care about lice but three out of the four SWA flights I have been on this last week were late by more than 1 hour. What is going on over there?
So imagine a world were normal countries - yes I am including the US in this - got rid of nuclear weapons... Well, we (Ukrainians) got rid of our nuclear weapons, and are now paying the price for that. And if you had gone nuclear after Russia took Crimea back that would have been the end of pretty ...Jump to post
So imagine a world were normal countries - yes I am including the US in this - got rid of nuclear weapons... Well, we (Ukrainians) got rid of our nuclear weapons, and are now paying the price for that. This is the point. Why countries want the nuclear weapon. Nuclear weapons make an invasion by a m...Jump to post
I'm pleasantly surprised DL only has 50% of MSP traffic. Means we have some healthy competition. It's also very telling that even though Delta has about 75% of the flight operations at ATL/DTW/MSP that people aren't all that pleased with the service they get from them as a whole because they are ch...Jump to post
I'm pleasantly surprised DL only has 50% of MSP traffic. Means we have some healthy competition.Jump to post
This stupid thread is still going?Jump to post
Can you point me to the budgets where the US defence budget is decreasing? Simple: http://www.nationaldebtclocks.org/debtclock/unitedstates https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/20/more-young-people-voted-for-bernie-sanders-than-trump-and-clinton-combined-by-a-lot/?utm_term=.bb836e...Jump to post
Think it has been mostly covered here why the A321 is becoming very popular in the states. Boeing really dropped the ball on dropping the 757 completely. Meaning they weren't looking into a Max version of said aircraft. MOM should rectify this. In the meantime A321 will be very very popular.Jump to post
The entire family was banned from DL and was referred to an ER. The father and other son not infected rode WN. When I point out that only one of my sons has lice — according to the Delta examination — and that shouldn’t the rest of us — minus a parent who would be allowed to stay behind with him — ...Jump to post
Is that stated in the article? Because the quote is: "somewhere". It doesn't say ER unless there's another account, and I'm happy to be proven wrong if that's the case, but it's not in the article that you posted. Stop this. In the original article the father claims they were told to go t...Jump to post
Also DL told them to go to the ER for lice ! Is that stated in the article? Because the quote is: The order was, he says, that "we must leave the airport immediately, find somewhere in the city to be treated for lice, obtain a clearance form that proves we had all been treated, and until we do...Jump to post
This guy left his wife in Minneapolis with two kids to deal with the situation while he flew home. Douchebag spotted. He also wrote a scathing article about the man who was dragged off the United plane and how the airline has every right to do so. It is now biting him in the arse on this topic. :D O...Jump to post