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Fasten your seat belts: Brave Reg hack spends a week eating airline food grounded by coronavirus crash • The Register

Funny reading!
#food #aviation
 
On the list of bizarre #aviation accidents, this one is way up there. You don't hear about 200mph gear-up landings in airliners very often. Had they just powered down they would have walked away. But they powered up, flew into a residential neighborhood, and crashed, killing all but two on board.
 
On the list of bizarre #aviation accidents, this one is way up there. You don't hear about 200mph gear-up landings in airliners very often. Had they just powered down they would have walked away. But they powered up, flew into a residential neighborhood, and crashed, killing all but two on board.
 


Social-distancing on flights would end cheap travel: IATA | News | Flight Global


https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/social-distancing-on-flights-would-end-cheap-travel-iata/137996.article
The imposition of social-distancing measures on commerical flights would mean an end to “cheap travel”, according to IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac.

“It is very clear that if social-distancing is imposed inside the aircraft it will neutralise a huge proportion of seats – at least a third – for short- and mid-haul aircraft,” de Juniac states during a briefing by the airline industry association today.

The former Air France-KLM chief executive notes that break-even load factors on short-haul routes are typically in the low 70s in percentage terms – an unachievable target should social-distancing requirements mean, for example, that carriers must leave every middle seat empty in a 3-3 formation.

Consequently, de Juniac explains, “if you are selling the ticket at the same average price as before, then you lose an enormous amount of money” in that theoretical scenario.

He describes this as an “impossible” situation for any airline, “particularly the low-cost [carriers]”.

Busy aircraft

Source: Shutterstock

With social-distancing imposed, load factors could fall below levels required to achieve profitability, IATA states

One solution would be that “if the ticket price is increased by 50% then you are able to fly with a minumum profit”, he suggests.

Ultimately, however, “if social-distancing is imposed, cheap travel is over”, de Juniac states.

During the same briefing, IATA chief economist Brian Pearce notes that the need for social-distancing on flights is not guaranteed and “will really depend… on health requirements” imposed by governments as travel restrictions are lifted.

On 14 April, IATA released a revised forecast suggesting airlines would lose $314 billion in passenger revenue this year amid the coronavirus outbreak, a fall of 55% from their 2019 income.
#Aviation #Interiors #Cabin #CoronaVirus
 


Social-distancing on flights would end cheap travel: IATA | News | Flight Global


https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/social-distancing-on-flights-would-end-cheap-travel-iata/137996.article
The imposition of social-distancing measures on commerical flights would mean an end to “cheap travel”, according to IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac.

“It is very clear that if social-distancing is imposed inside the aircraft it will neutralise a huge proportion of seats – at least a third – for short- and mid-haul aircraft,” de Juniac states during a briefing by the airline industry association today.

The former Air France-KLM chief executive notes that break-even load factors on short-haul routes are typically in the low 70s in percentage terms – an unachievable target should social-distancing requirements mean, for example, that carriers must leave every middle seat empty in a 3-3 formation.

Consequently, de Juniac explains, “if you are selling the ticket at the same average price as before, then you lose an enormous amount of money” in that theoretical scenario.

He describes this as an “impossible” situation for any airline, “particularly the low-cost [carriers]”.

Busy aircraft

Source: Shutterstock

With social-distancing imposed, load factors could fall below levels required to achieve profitability, IATA states

One solution would be that “if the ticket price is increased by 50% then you are able to fly with a minumum profit”, he suggests.

Ultimately, however, “if social-distancing is imposed, cheap travel is over”, de Juniac states.

During the same briefing, IATA chief economist Brian Pearce notes that the need for social-distancing on flights is not guaranteed and “will really depend… on health requirements” imposed by governments as travel restrictions are lifted.

On 14 April, IATA released a revised forecast suggesting airlines would lose $314 billion in passenger revenue this year amid the coronavirus outbreak, a fall of 55% from their 2019 income.
#Aviation #Interiors #Cabin #CoronaVirus
 
French pensioner ejected from fighter jet after accidentally grabbing bang seat* handle • The Register

Oops
#aviation
 

Bundeswehr-Hilfe für EU-Staaten: MedEvac - die fliegende Intensivstation | tagesschau.de


#aviation
 

SABATON - The Red Baron (Official Lyric Video) - YouTube


Apparently they made a new lyric video for this song.

#aviation #history #metal #music

 

Ejército del Aire auf Twitter: "Los #Apagafuegos del #43Grupo entrenan en el Polígono de Tiro de #Bardenas Reales de #Navarra para la próxima campaña de extinción de #IIFF #ApagaYVamonos (Fotos Sergio Ruíz) Más información en: https://t.co/ivpn3wrHuZ https://t.co/iSmgXRL98z" / Twitter


#aviation #firefighting #Spanish

https://twitter.com/EjercitoAire/status/1234830248853868544
 
Fed-up air safety bods ban A350 pilots from enjoying cockpit coffees • The Register

Oops. Not a good thing when engines fail simply due to spilled coffee.
#coffee #aviation #electronics
 

Erickson to demo S-64 Air Crane flying autonomously using Sikorsky Matrix | News | Flight Global


Geiles Teil!
#aviation #sikorsky
 
#Aviation
This website lets you travel back in time to abandoned airfields near your home
Paul Freeman’s aviation-history archive let’s you explore local lore, topography, and more,
 
#Aviation
This website lets you travel back in time to abandoned airfields near your home
Paul Freeman’s aviation-history archive let’s you explore local lore, topography, and more,
 

Fighter-pictures auf Twitter: „Dutch air force firefighters mistakenly give the country's first F35A a foam bath instead of a water cannon salute at official arrival ceremony 😬 https://t.co/3JgFRs4kRl“ / Twitter


Hahah!
#aviation

https://twitter.com/fighterpics/status/1202510157521006592
 

Coulson purchases five C-130H aircraft from Norway - Fire Aviation


#aviation #firefighting
Coulson purchases five C-130H aircraft from Norway
 
TWA85: 'The world's longest and most spectacular hijacking' - BBC News

#aviation
 

Wegen ein paar Tropfen: Pilot verschüttet Kaffee – Flugzeug in ernster Gefahr | MZ.de

Wie sich bei der Untersuchung des Vorfalls herausstellte, passten die verwendeten Kaffeebecher nicht zu den Becherhaltern im Cockpit. Laut Sicherheitsbericht wies die Fluglinie nun alle Piloten an, Kaffeebecher im Cockpit nur noch mit Deckel zu verwenden. Zudem sollten neue, passendere Becher angeschafft werden. (mz)
@Andrea Borgia

Kannste dir nicht ausdenken!

#aviation #wtf #Kaffee
 
Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's personal MiG-29 fighter jet goes under the hammer • The Register

@Andrea Borgia got some place for it?

#aviation
 

Guess who reserved their seat on the first Moon flight? My mum, that's who • The Register


#Moon #Apollo11 #PanAm #aviation
@Andrea Borgia Quite a story!
 

A young boy steals a plane, crashes it and then steal a second one (video) - Aviation news and services


https://www.airlive.net/a-young-boy-steals-a-plane-crashes-it-and-then-steal-a-second-one-video/

#aviation
A young boy steals a plane, crashes it and then steal a second one (video)
 

A young boy steals a plane, crashes it and then steal a second one (video) - Aviation news and services


https://www.airlive.net/a-young-boy-steals-a-plane-crashes-it-and-then-steal-a-second-one-video/

#aviation
A young boy steals a plane, crashes it and then steal a second one (video)
 

SABATON - The Red Baron (Official Lyric Video) - YouTube


@Andrea Borgia
#Sabaton #aviation #RedBaron #music #metal

 

Zweitaktmotoren erobern Flugdrohnen – Wankelmotor als Speziallösung | heise online


@Andrea Borgia 2 Takter oder Verbrenner für größere Drohnen.
Lohnt das wirklich?

#aviation #Drohne #Verbrenner
 

The world’s largest airplane may be grounded after a single flight | Ars Technica


@Andrea Borgia Well, who needs this monster?
#aviation
 

Delta’s test of free in-flight Wi-Fi may shame other airlines into offering service

Delta’s test of free Wi-Fi means the service is available on around 55 domestic short-, medium- and long-haul flight segments a day.

“Customers are accustomed to having access to free Wi-Fi during nearly every other aspect of their journey, and Delta believes it should be free when flying, too,” said Ekrem Dimbiloglu, Delta’s director of onboard product, in a statement.
#business #travel #technology #communications #internet #wifi #media #aviation #airline #delta
 

Delta’s test of free in-flight Wi-Fi may shame other airlines into offering service

Delta’s test of free Wi-Fi means the service is available on around 55 domestic short-, medium- and long-haul flight segments a day.

“Customers are accustomed to having access to free Wi-Fi during nearly every other aspect of their journey, and Delta believes it should be free when flying, too,” said Ekrem Dimbiloglu, Delta’s director of onboard product, in a statement.
#business #travel #technology #communications #internet #wifi #media #aviation #airline #delta
 

Amid scrutiny over 737 Max, Boeing to replace 900 inspectors. And union is not happy


https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/3650026002

Here, let me contribute the coding for the check software:
int isPlaneSafe(PlaneType\* param) 
{ return 1; }

#aviation #boeing
 

Amid scrutiny over 737 Max, Boeing to replace 900 inspectors. And union is not happy


https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/3650026002

Here, let me contribute the coding for the check software:
int isPlaneSafe(PlaneType\* param) 
{ return 1; }

#aviation #boeing
 

Wahlplakat-Fail: AfD fordert Nachtflugverbot in Venezuela statt Berlin


@Andrea Borgia SFX vs SXF airport code...

#aviation #AFD #FAIL
 

Firefighting aircraft ‘increasingly ineffective’ amid worsening wildfires - Los Angeles Times


TL;DR; There was strong wind which made it dangerous to fly and would have had not really an effect on the huge fire

#fire #Wildfire #Firefighting #aviation
 

A low-down analysis on the 737 MAX problem


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1249KS8xtIDKb5SxgpeFI6AD-PSC6nFA5/view

This is a lengthy and detailed explanation of the problem and what Boeing chose to do about it. The writer is both a pilot and a software engineer. There are several important key take-aways here.
  • The fundamental problem is that in order to re-engine the 737 airframe with the much larger CFM LEAP engine, without making major structural changes to the airframe to increase ground clearance under the wing by changing wing dihedral and/or lengthening the landing gear, Boeing made aerodynamic compromises that made the aircraft dynamically unstable. This is a very bad thing in a commercial passenger aircraft.
  • In order to manage the dynamic instability, Boeing introduced the MCAS software system which allows the flight control computers to command the nose down in the event of what it considers a hazardous angle of attack. The aircraft has two redundant flight computer systems, but each reads only one of the two angle-of-attack sensors, and they do not cross-check with each other. Only one is active at a time.
  • The MCAS system provides feedback to the pilots by pushing the stick forward. By default it provides no other clear indication that MCAS has activated. This system can apply hundreds of pounds of force to the control stick, making it physically exhausting for the pilots to try to counter it.
  • Boeing deliberately kept documentation of MCAS to a minimum in order to maintain a bureaucratic fiction that the aircraft is "still just a 737" despite having twice the thrust and carrying 72% more passengers than the original 737, in order to avoid having to do an expensive new-type certification. But by any realistic aerospace engineering standard, the 737 MAX is a new aircraft that should have had a full airworthiness certification process. But that would have cost Boeing a lot of money. So Boeing lied.
  • Because the FAA is overloaded and has been suffering a "brain drain" to the provate sector, the FAA trusted Boeing to tell it whether the 737 MAX was airworthy and safe to operate, which is why Boeing got away with the lie.
#aviation #tech #boeing #737
 

A low-down analysis on the 737 MAX problem


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1249KS8xtIDKb5SxgpeFI6AD-PSC6nFA5/view

This is a lengthy and detailed explanation of the problem and what Boeing chose to do about it. The writer is both a pilot and a software engineer. There are several important key take-aways here.
  • The fundamental problem is that in order to re-engine the 737 airframe with the much larger CFM LEAP engine, without making major structural changes to the airframe to increase ground clearance under the wing by changing wing dihedral and/or lengthening the landing gear, Boeing made aerodynamic compromises that made the aircraft dynamically unstable. This is a very bad thing in a commercial passenger aircraft.
  • In order to manage the dynamic instability, Boeing introduced the MCAS software system which allows the flight control computers to command the nose down in the event of what it considers a hazardous angle of attack. The aircraft has two redundant flight computer systems, but each reads only one of the two angle-of-attack sensors, and they do not cross-check with each other. Only one is active at a time.
  • The MCAS system provides feedback to the pilots by pushing the stick forward. By default it provides no other clear indication that MCAS has activated. This system can apply hundreds of pounds of force to the control stick, making it physically exhausting for the pilots to try to counter it.
  • Boeing deliberately kept documentation of MCAS to a minimum in order to maintain a bureaucratic fiction that the aircraft is "still just a 737" despite having twice the thrust and carrying 72% more passengers than the original 737, in order to avoid having to do an expensive new-type certification. But by any realistic aerospace engineering standard, the 737 MAX is a new aircraft that should have had a full airworthiness certification process. But that would have cost Boeing a lot of money. So Boeing lied.
  • Because the FAA is overloaded and has been suffering a "brain drain" to the provate sector, the FAA trusted Boeing to tell it whether the 737 MAX was airworthy and safe to operate, which is why Boeing got away with the lie.
#aviation #tech #boeing #737
 

Ethiopian Airlines boss confirms suspect flight software was in use when 737 Max 8 crashed • The Register


https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/26/737_crash_update/

@Andrea Borgia

#aviation #software #boeing
 
@Andrea Borgia I'm not into that technical #aviation stuff, but what exactly is the problem of the Boeing?
 

Vidéo - Courchevel : un avion termine son atterrissage dans la neige - Evénements aéronautiques - Aeronewstv


@Andrea Borgia Oops

#aviation
 
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