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Discussion in 'Air Force & Aviation' started by gf0012-aust, Jan 30, 2017.

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  1. Calculus

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    Confirmed: Bombardier’s Global 7500 Aircraft Breaks Key Speed Record Between Los Angeles and New York

    It has another record for the longest distance flown by a corporate jet, at 8152nm (and still had 1.5 hours of reserve fuel): Global 7500 Sets Bizjet Range Record
     
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    A very interesting restoration and unique project at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum in the US with some background on how these projects work.

     
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    I don't think a better explanation of the MAX problem can be found anywhere! This is a superb article. It also highlights some of the problems with engineering new high tech products, both hardware and software.

    Both Airbus and Boeing were hard pressed to counter the emerging threat of the C-Series to their midsize business due to demands posed by their larger new jet programs. Both companies opted for updates on their older designs (A320 and 737) in order to quickly restrict Bombardier from getting a slice of this key market segment and they were successful at doing this. In Boeing's case, as the author notes, the Boeing upgrade produced a flawed aircraft from a hardware prospective. Economics forced a software solution and we now know how
    that worked out. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for the FAA to re-certify the MAX and what new requirements will accompany its reintroduction. Will the FAA take another look at the A320neo?