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Stratolaunch Completes Initial Engine Tests Commented on: 17 hours ago (September 24, 2017)

I still have my picture of Voyager!

Lost the wing tips and still did it.

And you think Burt can't design?

Second Comac C919 Flight Imminent, Five Months After First Flight Commented on: 17 hours ago (September 24, 2017)

The 929 is a Chinese Russian lashup.

Big fight over who does what and makes what and where.

Irkut has no control over it, its a government to government deal.

SNC Enters Huey Replacement Competition With Force Hawk Commented on: 17 hours ago (September 24, 2017)

Just buy a standard current UH-60.

You spend far more money bring an old crate up to snuff than buying a new one that is.

Look at the Marines and the Huey. They wound up...

Pilot Shortage May Force U.S. Air Force To Outsource Training Commented on: 2 days ago (September 22, 2017)

How about we bring back the WO flying officer?

The military runs a pyramid scheme

The first layer is wide open.

But like musical chairs, the next layer has only 60...

ISS Science Cargo Returns To Earth In Dragon Capsule Commented on: 2 days ago (September 22, 2017)

Missed it, too bad its hidden.

The Space missions should also not be hidden.

And yes I would subscribe but I have gotten no help from Av Week in dealing with my stolen magazines...

Comac Advances ARJ21 Volume-Production Plans Commented on: 2 days ago (September 22, 2017)

I for one am all for it. The more they blow on a dog the better off the world is.

The Chinese hacked the F-35 data base, I guess they didn't learn the hard lessons from the data they...

Airbus Sees Potential For 60-100 Chinese A380 Orders Commented on: 4 days ago (September 20, 2017)

More like 2100!

Boeing To Deliver KC-46 Tankers Rapidly Once Certified Commented on: 4 days ago (September 20, 2017)

There are some additional aspedcts to this.

1. The A330 takes up more parking space. In the original bid the USAF waivered that. Like other items, they were not allowed to

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USAF Not Lobbying For Extra Russian RD-180s Commented on: 4 days ago (September 20, 2017)

What was stopping them from doing so before?

Will The U.S. Retrofit Older F-35s To Fight Or Buy New? Commented on: 4 days ago (September 20, 2017)

Its not the software that is at issue.

Its the structural and other parts that are costly , .

Read up on the Boeing 787 Terrible Teens.

And its long been noted that...