The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

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Good news for the Bombardier Cseries program: No 300 % tariff.

The U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously Friday that Boeing (BA) was not harmed by Bombardier and its all-new C Series jet.

The vote effectively shelves two tariffs, totaling nearly 300%, that the U.S. Commerce Department wanted to impose on Bombardier.
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Caught a Project Loon balloon today on my ADSB receiver, passing over north-eastern USA at 58000' :

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Also notable on the picture is a Gulfstream G550 climbing through 45000' at still 1000'/min.
 
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Unless it is a glider, I am willing to bet that any airplane will struggle to maintain altitude with empty fuel tanks.
 

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GRtak;n3546599 said:
Unless it is a glider, I am willing to bet that any airplane will struggle to maintain altitude with empty fuel tanks.
A glider will struggle maintain altitude unless there is enough "fuel" available in the form of thermals. Just as all landings are, in essence, controlled crashes, all flying is basically having enough oomph at any one time to continue flipping the bird at gravity.
 

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Also, there's news from China that is eerily reminiscent of BA flight 5390:

Sichuan Airlines pilot ‘sucked halfway’ out of window

The co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday was “sucked halfway” out of the plane after a cockpit windshield blew out, local media reported citing the aircraft’s captain.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_5390
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_5390
 

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marcos_eirik;n3551183 said:
The Bombardier C-Series is history now, say hello to the Airbus A220.
So I will have to fly to Switzerland to log one of only eight CS100 jets delivered under that name.

Does that still count as a First World Problem or is it something even more ridiculous?
 

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calvinhobbes;n3551233 said:
So I will have to fly to Switzerland to log one of only eight CS100 jets delivered under that name.

Does that still count as a First World Problem or is it something even more ridiculous?
Pretty much, yes... However, if it doesn't have to be the CS100, you can go to Latvia and fly on one of Air Baltic's nine CS300s or to South Korea and fly on one of Koreans five CS300. ;)

Also:

[video=youtube_share;w-H57JNdHQc]https://youtu.be/w-H57JNdHQc[/video]



Additionally, Jet Blue just placed a firm order for 60 of the A220-300. This will replace their Embraer E-jets, a big blow to Emraer and Boeing (which co owns the E2 programme), as they were thought to be a certain E2 customer.
 
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calvinhobbes;n3551233 said:
So I will have to fly to Switzerland to log one of only eight CS100 jets delivered under that name.

Does that still count as a First World Problem or is it something even more ridiculous?
I'll fly CS100 ZRH-HAM in October :tease:
 

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narf;n3551258 said:
I'll fly CS100 ZRH-HAM in October :tease:
They'll be around for quite some time, so enjoy yourself! ;) On the other hand, my cargo flew on an A310 yesterday... haven't logged that one yet and they are disappearing fast. :cry:
 
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