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Nextant’s Challenger 604XT: Tamarack Active Winglets? Commented on: 6 days ago (October 10, 2017)

WOW .. this upgrade promises fantastic improvements. I have flown the Challenger 605 for several years and loved it. If you can get a „new“ 604 with this kind of performance I woulf immediately go...

Airbus Sees Potential For 60-100 Chinese A380 Orders Commented on: 1 week ago (October 3, 2017)

@johngibel China can’t just build an airplane like the A-380. Stop dreaming. There are only 2 companies able to create something like the A-380 .. Airbus and Boeing. Even if China would try to...

Amid SR-72 Rumors, Skunk Works Ramps Up Hypersonics Commented on: 2 weeks ago (September 29, 2017)

The SR-71 was not retired because of satellite doing the job better. Satelites are great for certain types of reconnaissance, bit you still need airplanes for specific tasks. We would not have U-...

‘Helicopter With Wings’ Aims For Surveillance Market Commented on: 2 weeks ago (September 29, 2017)

If you read about operating restrictions (legal and technical) drones are not the big thing in the furure that many people think. Just look at the accident rates of USAF drones. Also the article...

Is Political Leverage, Not Capability, Behind Qatar Fighter Orders? Commented on: 3 weeks ago (September 25, 2017)

Most probably

Qatar Signs Letter of Intent for Eurofighters Commented on: 4 weeks ago (September 18, 2017)

Qatar is the richest country on the planet, so running 80+ jets will be no problem, financially speaking. Some crews will come from Qatar and the rest will be mercenaries like in most Gulf...

USAF Weighs Scrapping J-Stars Recap Commented on: 4 weeks ago (September 14, 2017)

Building new A-10s would be a no brainer. There are 200+ wingsets replaced and flying on the A-10 and some still under construction. The entire airplane has been rewired during the "C-Upgrade"....

Opinion: Pilotless Commercial Aircraft Likely In 2020s, 2030s Commented on: 7 weeks ago (August 22, 2017)

Current airliners could be taken over by hackers even today or tomorrow. What can you do about it, if someone hacks into your Airbus, 787, G650 or Falcon 7X? Nothing, they are already flying...

Opinion: Why Sino-Russian Widebody Project Is Not Another Airbus Commented on: 12 weeks ago (July 20, 2017)

All high tech and quality cars built in Russia and China are from Western companies. Production is strictly supervised by a western manager in each plant. Design of the technology was done in the...

How a Leader in Short-Haul Trips Can Be a Long Haul Leader Commented on: 13 weeks ago (July 14, 2017)

It makes no sense to change from Airbus or Boeing to Bombardier, if you already have a large Airbus or 737 fleet. Your maintenace, training, contacts, supply line, operational experience is...