F-35 Faces New Market Pressure From Fighter Peers Commented on: 4 weeks ago (December 19, 2018)

Of the three 'sixth generation' fighter proposals Team Tempest is likely to collapse due to funding, the Franco-German will be delayed by years of political bickering, and the US concept may be...

Thales Alenia Space Proceeds With Stratobus Airship Design Commented on: 8 weeks ago (November 24, 2018)

Probably the effects of UV radiation and thermal cycling on the material the envelope is made of.

Requirements Begin Shaping Franco-German Fighter Plans Commented on: 8 weeks ago (November 20, 2018)

Since you have to fit all the bits that would be hanging under the wings on the inside, the airframe has to be bigger!

Pilots Unaware Of 737 Max’s Automatic Stall-Prevention System Commented on: 9 weeks ago (November 13, 2018)

Airbus had a similar incident when they introduced the A320, but that was thirty years ago and fly-by-wire was new to commercial aviation. The accident was caused by the pilot not understanding...

Opinion: Why The Widebody Market Is Mired In Misery Commented on: 10 weeks ago (November 8, 2018)

If you mean two model 'families', e.g. A320/B737 and A350/B787; the answer is probably yes.

New MiG-31 Interceptor Roles May Include Fighting Sats Commented on: 15 weeks ago (October 2, 2018)

For an expeditious system I feel four points need addressing.
1) Use a solid fuel booster, this would avoid having to deal with liquid or cryogenic fluids and greatly reduce preparation time...

FAA Mulls Recommendations For Planned GPS Interference Commented on: 23 weeks ago (August 6, 2018)

I am constantly surprised by the number of people, and organisations that forget that the GPS is owned, and funded, by the DoD. It was never intended for use by civilians, and the general accuracy...

Will The KC-46 Face Another Delay? Commented on: 23 weeks ago (August 6, 2018)

The Air Force didn't want the hassle of fitting a couch and a window for the boom operator, all the way down the back end. I do not know whether the KC767 has an aft operators position

Aviation Week Puts The Pilatus PC-24 Through Its Paces Commented on: 24 weeks ago (July 29, 2018)

Pilatus do not make extravagant claims, perhaps they have erred on the conservative side with weights due to the low pressure tyres.

Boeing Unveils Hypersonic Airliner Concept Commented on: 29 weeks ago (June 28, 2018)

It's great that fifty six years after Concorde was launched; and fifteen since it was retired someone is finally thinking about a replacement.

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