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17th Oct 2019, 20:36
Replies: 78
Views: 35,181
Posted By futurama

In RVSM airspace the autopilot (specifically, the...

In RVSM airspace the autopilot (specifically, the altitude control system) should be used during cruise, in Europe and elsewhere.



You will find the same language in FAA (AC 91-85B), EASA AMC,...
10th Oct 2019, 22:06
Replies: 267
Views: 252,699
Posted By futurama

Interesting that Alaska Airlines, American...

Interesting that Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and United have reported zero cracking so far (as of the 7-day deadline for highest cycle planes). Together they have some of the world's largest...
9th Oct 2019, 22:24
Replies: 267
Views: 252,699
Posted By futurama

An interesting data point: as of yesterday...

An interesting data point: as of yesterday Southwest found only two jets with cracked pickle forks. They have some of the oldest 737NGs (being the launch customer for the 737-700, many of which were...
29th Sep 2019, 22:57
Replies: 78
Views: 35,181
Posted By futurama

Unfortunately I've known many (esp. older) pilots...

Unfortunately I've known many (esp. older) pilots who really struggled with the transition from 'steam' to glass cockpit. It's not just about the steam vs. glass but about learning & understanding...
27th Aug 2019, 00:02
Replies: 17
Views: 12,155
Posted By futurama

The A-models had three bladed props; However,...

The A-models had three bladed props; However, most of the ones still flying today have been retrofitted with four-bladed props.
2nd Aug 2019, 23:29
Replies: 32
Views: 17,521
Posted By futurama

Except oil is cheaper now vs. when the A380...

Except oil is cheaper now vs. when the A380 entered service in 2007.

In 2007, Brent crude averaged $72/barrel ($89/barrel inflation adjusted). These days Brent sells for around $66/barrel, and...
Forum: Canada
30th Jul 2019, 23:53
Replies: 30
Views: 9,391
Posted By futurama

Another floatplane crash this afternoon, off BC's...

Another floatplane crash this afternoon, off BC's Sunshine Coast:

https://globalnews.ca/news/5703833/seaplane-crashe-sechelt/

three onboard were rescued by a nearby tugboat before the plane...
29th Jul 2019, 00:08
Replies: 146
Views: 75,566
Posted By futurama

Electric aircraft updates from Oshkosh (via...

Electric aircraft updates from Oshkosh (via CleanTechnica (https://cleantechnica.com/2019/07/28/electric-aircraft-news-airventure-in-oshkosh-bye-aero-eflyer-opener-blackfly-xti-ge-catalyst-more/)):
...
Forum: Canada
27th Jul 2019, 04:37
Replies: 30
Views: 9,391
Posted By futurama

Another Canadian floatplane crash, 4th in a month

By my count this is the fourth floatplane crash in Canada in the past month. At least three involved charter ops.


...
27th Jul 2019, 04:28
Replies: 146
Views: 75,566
Posted By futurama

Not quite. With a company in growth mode, we have...

Not quite. With a company in growth mode, we have to look at the reason behind the numbers. Tesla actually has positive gross margins (around 20%); they are making money on each car sold. And their...
27th Jul 2019, 01:35
Replies: 146
Views: 75,566
Posted By futurama

The above chart is a blatant lie. 1. Look at...

The above chart is a blatant lie.

1. Look at the fine print. The chart "excludes Tesla, which does not reveal sales data". That's a lie. Tesla is a publicly traded company and reports sales data...
25th Jul 2019, 19:32
Replies: 21
Views: 17,768
Posted By futurama

Straight from the website (emphasis mine): ...

Straight from the website (emphasis mine):

Flyboard Air™

Intuitive Flight Controls

Very easy to learn.
Designed to be flown without pilot training.
Designed around the human body and...
17th Jul 2019, 23:59
Replies: 41
Views: 29,173
Posted By futurama

I don't know... the engineering calculations and...

I don't know... the engineering calculations and simulations were actually prepared by Airbus, then reviewed by experts from BEA, Air France, and Lufthansa. Furthermore, since Air France & Lufthansa...
17th Jul 2019, 23:49
Replies: 81
Views: 59,532
Posted By futurama

Pilot grounded by the DGCA: ...

Pilot grounded by the DGCA:



https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/dgca-grounds-vistara-pilot-who-issued-mayday-call-1570163-2019-07-16
16th Jul 2019, 16:22
Replies: 0
Views: 2,007
Posted By futurama

Air Saguenay DHC-2 Beaver crashes in Labrador: 4 dead, 3 missing

From CBC Canada:



https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/float-plane-crash-mistastin-lake-1.5213255
Forum: North America
14th Jul 2019, 04:26
Replies: 18
Views: 3,756
Posted By futurama

RMC -- we weren't there and there's no transcript...

RMC -- we weren't there and there's no transcript of the actual conversation, but from your description I agree with weasil that you misunderstood (and continue to misunderstand) the controller.
...
13th Jul 2019, 01:31
Replies: 23
Views: 6,824
Posted By futurama

Not yet. First flight "later this...

Not yet. First flight "later this year".
11th Jul 2019, 11:03
Replies: 41
Views: 29,173
Posted By futurama

Air France "solved" the problem by switching this...

Air France "solved" the problem by switching this route to the 787 instead.
5th Jul 2019, 19:34
Replies: 19
Views: 6,838
Posted By futurama

On a quad motor design, a single engine failure...

On a quad motor design, a single engine failure will cause a violent rotation -- analogous to losing the tail rotor on a heli. The quad may or may not flip due to asymmetric thrust.

I believe the...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2019, 19:25
Replies: 119
Views: 54,539
Posted By futurama

In most (if not all) jurisdictions it is illegal...

In most (if not all) jurisdictions it is illegal to drink alcohol not served by the airline. E.g., FAR 121.575:


If you wish to consume your own alcohol, you can request the cabin crew to...
Forum: Canada
5th Jul 2019, 15:29
Replies: 31
Views: 8,618
Posted By futurama

Treason! Quebec is not yet a separate country,...

Treason! Quebec is not yet a separate country, they cannot have a consulate in Paris!!! := :}

(They do have a délégation générale there).
30th Jun 2019, 06:50
Replies: 30
Views: 19,584
Posted By futurama

This is a bullshit misleading article, like the...

This is a bullshit misleading article, like the "Boeing falsified records" one.

The number of outsourced Indian engineers involved in MCAS: big fat zero.

All of the major aerospace...
25th Jun 2019, 17:23
Replies: 17
Views: 9,003
Posted By futurama

The End: Bombardier exits commercial...

The End:

Bombardier exits commercial aviation with $550-million sale of regional jets to Mitsubishi



https://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAKCN1TQ1IR-OCABS
22nd Jun 2019, 00:37
Replies: 7
Views: 5,813
Posted By futurama

Depends. Airbus, Boeing etc. and most of...

Depends.

Airbus, Boeing etc. and most of their airline customers are publicly listed companies and they have legal duties to disclose material changes in a timely manner.

In the US there's a...
21st Jun 2019, 09:34
Replies: 107
Views: 34,949
Posted By futurama

Well, not really. Large classes of AI/ML...

Well, not really. Large classes of AI/ML algorithms are as deterministic & predictable as any "classical" algorithms.

And most systems using machine learning algorithms aren't actually "learning"...
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