FAA Mulls Recommendations For Planned GPS Interference Commented on: 6 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: 6 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: 8 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: 12 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.

CFM56 Probe Targets Blade Fatigue Cracks And Damage Pattern Commented on: 19 weeks ago (May 8, 2018)

From the few pictures I've seen post test, the fan blade off test practically wrecks the test cell. While certification tests are done at full power, seeing a test stand bent out of shape brings...

Russia Wants Lunar Gateway To Be Global Project Commented on: 22 weeks ago (April 22, 2018)

I understand there are still sections of the Energia booster in storage somewhere. These, if extant, would certainly give a better than LEO capability.
Otherwise the Russians could just '...

Airbus Shelves A320neo Upgrade For Now Commented on: 23 weeks ago (April 11, 2018)

Airbus, and Boeing, are walking a tightrope of balancing production ramp -ups with supply chain capacity. Both could produce more airframes per month, however engines are in limited supply and...

Boeing’s KC-46 Tanker Delayed Again Commented on: 28 weeks ago (March 7, 2018)

Does anyone want to divide $2.9B by 161? I'm fairly certain Boeings accountants already have!

Rolls-Royce Doubles Down On IntelligentEngine Digital Strategy Commented on: 30 weeks ago (February 21, 2018)

Rolls may have a head start, but it sounds like GE and P&W are only one or two steps behind.

Boeing: Still ‘A Lot’ To Be Decided On NMA Commented on: 32 weeks ago (February 9, 2018)

Boeing may have fifty airlines wanting the NMA, but they all want it to fit in their particular niche. The common factors are single aisle economy with twin aisle turn round times.

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