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Boeing won’t pursue a new middle-of-the-market airplane, propellers for aviation sustainability, high-wall super suites, passenger detention, large PAX and weight and balance, a KC-46 Class A mishap.
Boeing: “We won’t contemplate a new airplane”
Concerning a Boeing MoM, president and CEO David Calhoun, said, “We won’t contemplate a new airplane; we won’t even put it on the drawing board until we know we’re capable of doing that. So this is strategy for us. Capabilities. And then there’ll be a moment in time where we’ll pull the rabbit out of the hat and introduce a new airplane sometime in the middle of next decade.”
Opinion: Could Propellers Help Solve The Sustainability Conundrum?
The global civil aviation industry has pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 but new technologies will require billions of dollars in investment. Hydrogen, electric and hybrid propulsion, and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) have promise, but feasibility and cost-effectiveness concerns remain. But propfans and ducted propellers “might finally be ready for use.”
The Latest in Luxurious First-Class Airplane Suites: Building Up
First-class suites with doors first appeared on the Airbus A380 then spread to other widebodies offering luxury and some degree of privacy. How do the latest class of high-wall super suites from Emirates and Lufthansa deal with the cabin view requirements?
Flight Attendant Physically Detained Passenger Because They Thought He Had Taken a Photograph of Them
The crew didn’t like being photographed and detained a passenger when they believed he’d taken a picture of them.
United Airlines Is Blocking Seats Under New Weight Requirements Per Passenger
The FAA has increased the “standard” weight of men and women which impacts airplane weight and balance. United’s B757s are affected to the degree that at least six seats per flight will be blocked.
AMC Investigating Class A Mishap That Damaged KC-46 Boom, Fuselage
The Air Mobility Command is investigating a potential Class A mishap involving a KC-46 Pegasus tanker that left the plane’s boom and fuselage damaged.
Albuquerque Intl. Balloon Fiesta releases 2022 attendance totals
Pawn Stars at the American Helicopter Museum – Scheduled to air on the History Channel on November 16, 2022.
Eastern Airlines Flight 401 50th Anniversary Memorial Monument – Dedication December 29, 2022, at 1:00 pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For donations:
By check payable to National Air Disaster Foundation. Note on your check that it is for Eastern 401. 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes toward the memorial. Send your check to: National Air Disaster Foundation, 2020 Pennsylvania Ave NW, #315, Washington, DC 20006.
By credit card visit www.PlaneSafe.org and click Donation.
Hosts this Episode
Max Flight, David Vanderhoof, and Max Trescott.