Aviation Week Persons Of The Year: Pentagon’s Carter, Work and Kendall Commented on: 2 weeks ago (January 7, 2017)

Although I'm not aware of these three individuals having any inputs to the tender that resulted in the three-variant F-35, it is clear to me that at more than US$ 400 billion and a long gestation...

Airbus A350-1000 First Flight Marks New Chapter For Program Commented on: 8 weeks ago (November 24, 2016)

Embraer had the first flight of the new E 190 E2 two weeks ahead of the original schedule. Now, when was the last time someone has seen such an achievement? Maybe Boeing and Airbus have one or two...

Antares Returns To Flight After Two-year Grounding Commented on: 13 weeks ago (October 18, 2016)

No protectionism in space Science and exploration. The Russian engine is simply superior and it use is an incentive for Americans to do better. That is what a genius called Charles Darwin taught...

Vulture Disaster: Bad Luck, Poor Planning or Fate? Commented on: 14 weeks ago (October 13, 2016)

The aircraft's air speed with a headwind was certainly greater than 140 kt ground speed. But what about the vulture's speed and heading at the time of impact? We know nothing about it so all this...

SpaceX: We’ll Take You to Mars For $100,000 Per Seat Commented on: 16 weeks ago (September 29, 2016)

If the past is a reasonable indication of the future, Elon Musk went ballistic is his idea and schedule. The size/complexity of the system and the timetable are absolutely incompatible. Space-X...

NTSB: Metal Fatigue Complicit In Southwest Engine Fail Commented on: 18 weeks ago (September 14, 2016)

Curiously not a single photo of this engine, shown at the time in several publications, shows a blade is missing.

ANA Makes Progress On Boeing 787 Engine Fix Commented on: 20 weeks ago (August 30, 2016)

The Quantas A380 incident if I'm not wrong was the result of a completely different problem: oil seal failure in the intermediate-pressure turbine area that resulted in oil fire and weakening of...

Airbus Halves A380 Production Commented on: 27 weeks ago (July 14, 2016)

An undeniable trend: more and more people on the planet will want to travel starting today, and this is enough to guarantee A380’s future. There are 7.4 billion of us, enough to require lots of...

Japan Issues Request For Information On Fighter Options Commented on: 29 weeks ago (June 28, 2016)

SlowMan, opposed to what you have said, Japanese gross interest on debt is below 20% tax revenue and 10% of government expenditures. Another way of seeing it: as opposed to what happens in the US...

Airbus Starting A330neo Final Assembly In October Commented on: 29 weeks ago (June 27, 2016)

"without the major problems that have kept Airbus in the news"
Seems a little bit biased, doesn't it? What is currently so bad that keeps Airbus in the news? Problems with Pratt &...

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