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One-Star Tapped To Solve USAF’s Hypoxia Headache Commented on: 2 days ago (January 19, 2018)

Retrofit a few aircraft with the old LOX system that has worked well for decades. Compare the UPEs (if any) in the retrofitted aircraft with the UPEs in more "modern" aircraft. The most frequent...

Airbus CEO Warns About Brexit, Trump, Protectionism Commented on: 4 days ago (January 17, 2018)

The EU is as efficient as the UN, which does not fit with the "shining city on the hill" concept.
A camel is a horse designed by committee.
Let the lefties wallow in their "reasons",...

Rudder Blanking Can Result In A Quick Runway Excursion Commented on: 1 week ago (January 12, 2018)

Runways are too short.

Turboprops Could Face Crossover Narrowbody Jet Challenge Commented on: 1 week ago (January 12, 2018)

The steadfast refusal of the turboprop engine manufacturers to build competitive pressure ratios into their engines has rendered the concept obsolete, beginning with the replacement of the...

Hey, Siri, How Do You Fly An F-35? Commented on: 1 week ago (January 11, 2018)

Months and Months of training time was consumed with cannibalizing and cobbling components together to make a training aircraft suitable for the assigned mission. If it's a radar hop, then...

Is Russia Spying On U.S. Stealth Fighters In Syria? Commented on: 1 week ago (January 8, 2018)

What happened to the Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) ? It's proponents claim that it can coordinate all of the traffic over any continent. Is it saturated over Syria ? Is the AWACS...

Additive Manufacturing Could Disrupt A Lot of Aerospace Markets Commented on: 1 week ago (January 8, 2018)

This sounds like constructing a building with structural stucco.

Rolls Marks Trent And Advance Milestones Commented on: 7 weeks ago (November 28, 2017)

GE was wrong. The twin spool engine developed by Pratt was so good that GE could not compete with its single-spool engine. Simpler is not necessarily better.

Workload Mishaps: Flap Mismanagement Leads To Near Stall Of An ATR Commented on: 9 weeks ago (November 15, 2017)

"interrupted by the issuance of a landing clearance from ATC."
Radio calls from ATC when the aircraft is low and slow are dangerous, more so when the aircraft is changing configuration....

In A Fighter Aircraft, Breathing Is No Easy Feat Commented on: 10 weeks ago (November 7, 2017)

"the bleed air from the compressor section of the engine"
When the engine eats and cooks a bird, it's like farting in your oxygen mask.

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