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The Pentagon Wants Its Nuclear Tomahawks Back Commented on: 3 days ago (January 18, 2018)

"U.S. under every president since [and including] Ronald Reagan has reduced its inventory of strategic nuclear weapons"

Leahy: Airbus Will Shut A380 If No Deal With Emirates Commented on: 6 days ago (January 15, 2018)

The 777X just complements or replaces the 160+ 777s Emirates has in service.

Turboprops Could Face Crossover Narrowbody Jet Challenge Commented on: 1 week ago (January 12, 2018)

Higher pressure ratios only work for longer cruise time. You can see the difference in engines designed for narrow body short haul and long range. Theres a similar step down to the shortest...

U.S. Experts Split On Drivers Of Airline Safety Record Commented on: 1 week ago (January 12, 2018)

While both pilots had more than 1500 hrs at time of accident, they didnt meet the requirement when they started with Colgan
eg:" He also reported 618 total flight hours when started...

Airbus Faces Dilemma As It Looks At Next Development Options Commented on: 1 week ago (January 9, 2018)

That blue sky research is best left to Nasa or the EU equivalent. The basic symmetrical plane with separate systems for propulsion, lift control was established 200 years or so ago. The...

Is Russia Spying On U.S. Stealth Fighters In Syria? Commented on: 1 week ago (January 8, 2018)

The Mustang was in service from 1941, that was a year after prelim design was approved. Jul 42 could fly into the Rhur area, the furtherest any Allied fighter could go into Germany. Other...

Why Does Boeing's MQ-25 Prototype Look So Stealthy? Commented on: 2 weeks ago (January 4, 2018)

Not so. The F16 was 'hated' by the fighter mafia in the USAF as they could see it would undercut full size fighters like F15 and the follow on F22- which did happen. Liberal media would have seen...

Qatar Signs $8 billion Typhoon Deal Commented on: 6 weeks ago (December 10, 2017)

The version of the F-15 ordered by Qatar is known as the F-15QA version of the F-15SA, the saudi advanced version of the Strike Eagle. Saudi are getting 84 new build and 68 re-manufactured...

First Operational KC-46 Takes Flight As Boeing Races To Deliver Commented on: 6 weeks ago (December 6, 2017)

There were no Boeing 'tanker guys'. The refueling boom and pods were subcontracted to Cobham ( who did the refueling stuff for Airbus) who 'are' the tanker guys.
Boeings unforseen issues...

Rural Citizens Rally To Keep Federal Oversight Of ATC Commented on: 7 weeks ago (December 1, 2017)

Why not.
Its not privatization when the people still own the business and its run as a not for profit.