If single-pilot operation is ever approved for regularly-scheduled airline service, a one-a-day production rate will be required.
The 400,000 Lbs DC-10 became the 600,000 Lbs. MD-11. The DC-9 became the MD-80. An engine change requires airframe changes, but there's no need to start from scratch.
If the engines have cascaded centrifugal compressors with interstage cooling, then their efficiency will eclipse Western designs.
Car bombs on airplanes. Now there's a good idea.
U.S. aerospace engineering will be healthy at its bicentennial if business schools abandon the "quarterly profit" model and embrace the "market share" model. Aerospace executives who focus on...