I'm sick of the bozos whom keep vitall info from the crew. How dare security endanger the lives of the passengers and crew. The out one may have been very different if the threat was real. Precious time to evacuate the aircraft was wasted while the crew and passengers were treated like sheep and on "a need to know basis"........like with 9/11.
Absolutely agree. What is the relevence of the pilots profession? Doctor, Lawyer, pilot, student. If one is incappacitated and alone, what can one do besides holding on and doing everything and anything possible to maintain airspeed and altitude?
This was a tradgedy, not a fender bender. My thoughts go out to the family and friends of the aviator.
I was thinking the same. The idea of being on a 75 over that much water wouldn't make me too happy. But on the flip side; plenty of mid-size corporate twins, (with very small cabins), do the same long over water trips routinely.
I think the huge challenge for both Airbus and Boeing will be the next generation narrow-bodies. The A320 and B737, although incredibly popular, need replacing as the
carbon-fiber way of building airplanes and their efficiency takes a bigger hold of the market. I wouldn't be surprised if Embraer or an Asian mfg grabs this segment.
The 3+3 configuration is a wide open target at the moment.