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20th Apr 2019, 13:21
Replies: 46
Views: 35,164
Posted By mommus

They should have replaced it with a TBM850. Think...

They should have replaced it with a TBM850. Think of the yields!
20th Apr 2019, 07:48
Replies: 46
Views: 35,164
Posted By mommus

100% the world is going backwards

100%

the world is going backwards
20th Apr 2019, 07:41
Replies: 37
Views: 14,059
Posted By mommus

The idea of giving up flying as a gesture to...

The idea of giving up flying as a gesture to reduce climate change is depressing and flawed.

Aviation contributes a small overall share of global co2 emissions. If everyone stopped flying...
12th Jun 2017, 08:27
Replies: 74
Views: 54,858
Posted By mommus

Assuming this is a failure of the cowl, and not...

Assuming this is a failure of the cowl, and not the fan, who's responsibility is it?

RR don't build the nacelle - or do they?
22nd Mar 2017, 10:34
Replies: 24
Views: 3,715
Posted By mommus

A bit like someone in the 1960s saying - "we're...

A bit like someone in the 1960s saying - "we're expecting the speed of airliners to continue improving at its current rate... so by 2010 we'll be flying around at mach 10"
22nd Mar 2017, 09:52
Replies: 24
Views: 3,715
Posted By mommus

Electric airliner

London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39350054)

I'm deeply suspicious about almost everything described here.

Apart from the obvious lack of...
16th Mar 2017, 10:23
Replies: 95
Views: 24,661
Posted By mommus

Just watched this. Apparently it was funded by...

Just watched this. Apparently it was funded by the European Union.

I can't see any benefit from it, and dozens of issues.

Primarily, the cost of building what amounts to an enlarged and...
4th Nov 2016, 11:06
Replies: 82
Views: 30,558
Posted By mommus

I have it on good authority from cabin crew on a...

I have it on good authority from cabin crew on a major Gulf carrier that by far the worst flights for drunkenness are those originating or terminating in Manchester and Glasgow.

Make of that what...
3rd Aug 2016, 10:50
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,943,206
Posted By mommus

Absolutely. The BA fuel-starvation crash always...

Absolutely. The BA fuel-starvation crash always surprises me for the same reason.

Seems a solid old girl the 777
3rd Aug 2016, 10:46
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,943,206
Posted By mommus

@ImPlaneCrazy Looks like they were...

@ImPlaneCrazy

Looks like they were evacuating people right next to the wing that exploded too - if indeed it was the wing, rather than the centre fuel tank exploding.

Still can't believe...
3rd Aug 2016, 10:11
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,943,206
Posted By mommus

the wing is still the right way up, and attached...

the wing is still the right way up, and attached it seems, but the engine has detached and is sitting on the runway facing the wrong way.
3rd Aug 2016, 09:57
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,943,206
Posted By mommus

From the video it looks like the plane held...

From the video it looks like the plane held together pretty well.

I just hope everyone made it out before the fire took hold.
15th Mar 2014, 11:17
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,293,979
Posted By mommus

So the options with the current information...

So the options with the current information (which will undoubtedly change again) would be a hijacking, particularly one where the hijackers demanded a reroute - which would mean the plane could be...
11th Mar 2014, 12:27
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,293,979
Posted By mommus

Even at 500 mph there would still be parts...

Even at 500 mph there would still be parts (whatever hit the water last) big enough to float or be seen from the air.

Not to mention a huge fuel slick
31st Oct 2013, 11:00
Replies: 31
Views: 5,235
Posted By mommus

Harrington - that's exactly my point. ...

Harrington - that's exactly my point.

Premium economy services have a large degree of differentiation. The fact that people are continuing to use these services shows that customers are aware of...
30th Oct 2013, 22:53
Replies: 31
Views: 5,235
Posted By mommus

Paxboy - I agree that tapping up a new income...

Paxboy - I agree that tapping up a new income stream was wise of the airlines, but how would you explain the massive variation in premium economy services?

United only charge 120 each way LHR to...
29th Oct 2013, 15:11
Replies: 31
Views: 5,235
Posted By mommus

The airlines will tell us that we only have...

The airlines will tell us that we only have ourselves to blame, that the best solution for both parties is cheap seats crammed in as closely as possible. They will tell us that if we want space we...
26th Oct 2013, 11:36
Replies: 26
Views: 4,938
Posted By mommus

thanks for the support... I've not floated the...

thanks for the support... I've not floated the idea on Airliners.net as you have to pay for membership there.

Plus I'm frightened of becoming a full-blown plane-spotter from exposure to that site.
21st Oct 2013, 09:09
Replies: 26
Views: 4,938
Posted By mommus

I'm afraid that seat width, like pitch, can only...

I'm afraid that seat width, like pitch, can only be determined by the airlines. My objective is to maximise the passenger comfort within the constraints of current airline seat spacing.
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14th Oct 2013, 13:53
Replies: 26
Views: 4,938
Posted By mommus

survey still running if anyone fancies it who...

survey still running if anyone fancies it who hasn't done so already :ok:

Long Haul Economy Survey (long haul = more than 6 hours) (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X7HBWWL)
Forum: Tech Log
14th Oct 2013, 13:51
Replies: 33
Views: 5,969
Posted By mommus

NSEU - thanks for the reply. There's some very...

NSEU - thanks for the reply. There's some very interesting and helpful stuff there.

With respect to the number of motors and complexity - I only propose to use one motor per seat, so if you want...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Sep 2013, 13:58
Replies: 33
Views: 5,969
Posted By mommus

Uplinker - thanks for the feedback. In terms of...

Uplinker - thanks for the feedback. In terms of being able to get past people from a window seat (or similar) I have had to accept that you'll need to ask the people beside you to unrecline their...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Sep 2013, 21:01
Replies: 33
Views: 5,969
Posted By mommus

I guess you'll just have to wait and see if...

I guess you'll just have to wait and see if you're proven right.
25th Sep 2013, 18:02
Replies: 26
Views: 4,938
Posted By mommus

EXxb - the image posted by lomapaseo is not a...

EXxb - the image posted by lomapaseo is not a reflection of how my seat design would work. In fact, it illustrates quite well the space and positioning challenges that have had to be overcome.

I...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Sep 2013, 21:30
Replies: 33
Views: 5,969
Posted By mommus

bcgallacher - thanks for the info, can I PM you...

bcgallacher - thanks for the info, can I PM you to ask you a few questions?

Phalanger - yeah I've seen a business class seat that is technically flat but not horizontal. the passenger is kind of...
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