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Embraer’s Strategic Options Are Complicated Commented on: 5 weeks ago (March 12, 2018)

The 195-E2 is the competitor to the Cseries. Its 3 seat rows longer than the earlier E195 and can seat up to 144.
It also has a longer wingspan, up the max 35m like the Cseries, the 737...

Spirit of '67: How Boeing's 'Baby' Jetliner Fuselage Made Its Journey West Commented on: 8 weeks ago (February 20, 2018)

Seems at one stage the fuselages were all covered with some lightweight shelter for the trip. Its shown in some of the pictures. But doesnt now seem necessary. maybe the extra weight and length...

Airbus Stops Taking PW1100G Engines Commented on: 10 weeks ago (February 10, 2018)

Its all happened before. GE90 had terrible start to service and GE had to create a distinct new version for 777-300ER and its close cousins.
We all know how that turned out. The lead...

Howard 500: An Audacious Close To The Radial Engine Era Commented on: 10 weeks ago (February 9, 2018)

The original Lockheed design for its predecessor, the Model 10 Electra, had a single tail . But when wind tunnel studies showed lack of stability with one engine out, a new employee and recent...

It Makes Sense For Boeing And Embraer To Join Forces Commented on: 10 weeks ago (February 9, 2018)

Yes. Mitsubishi is an airframe sections manufacturer, much like Spirit. Its expertise as an OEM is fast jets, often with designs from others which they 'improve'.
Kawasaki is the japanese...

Pratt’s PW800: New Turbofan For Large Business Jets Commented on: 10 weeks ago (February 6, 2018)

Same weight and thrust class as the TF-33 ? Isnt the old engine 1600lb heavier ?
The B52 mission does require more low level flying that a high altitude business jet, but if the engine can...

Next-Gen Core Demo Boost for Rolls-Royce  Commented on: 10 weeks ago (February 6, 2018)

The shock loading at the powers transmitted is the hard part.

Gulfstream Debuts G500, G600 At Singapore Airshow Commented on: 10 weeks ago (February 5, 2018)

With Gulfstreams naming of its latest model business jets as G500/600 and G650, it seems to be not making it sufficiently clear the G650 is a wider cabin version of the smaller plane.

Airbus Helicopters President Blasts Leonardo Lawsuit Commented on: 11 weeks ago (February 1, 2018)

The UH-72 wasnt required to be deployable to hostile environments. That was the requirement.
No way could an old chopper from the 60s be retained for future use.

Nextant G90XT Pilot Report: GE Czech, Nextant Transform King Air Commented on: 11 weeks ago (January 30, 2018)

Look up the Beech C90gtx new price- I did and it comes to just under $4 mill.