The camera angle makes people think the planes are close, when they are miles away. However, 5 minutes after taking this pic, a window cracked aboard this VC-10 causing a rapid decompression. A few passengers were injured as I made a steep descend and emergency landing at San Jose.
The COMAC C919 is a planned 168-190 seat narrow-body airliner to be built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China .
It will be the largest commercial airliner designed and built in China since the defunct Shanghai Y-10. Its first flight is expected to take place in 2014, with deliveries scheduled for 2016. The C919 forms part of China's long-term goal to break Airbus and Boeing's duopoly, and will compete against Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 737 Next Generation.Construction of the nose section of the aircraft commenced on 2 September 2009.
Ryanair, Which is looking for cheap aircraft, is planning to buy the plane.
Boeing has conducted studies showing a blended wing body aircraft would
be about 80 percent of the gross weight of conventional aircraft designed
to perform the same mission. The aerodynamic efficiency of the
concept, uniformly distributing the lift over the total span of the
aircraft including a lifting fuselage, requires about 30 percent less fuel
to accomplish the mission.
the BWB lacks window seats and that there is greater potential for passenger airsickness. For those passengers seated in the far right or left side of the cabin, they may be 40 feet from the centerline of the aircraft and thus be raised or lowered approximately 10 feet when the BWB aircraft makes a typical airliner turn or bank.
Boeing once toyed with a blended wing-body, a sort of flying wing, to produce dramatically better aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. Passengers would have sat in a wide cabin, rather like a small amphitheater. But tests with a mock-up produced such a negative reaction that the company dropped the technology, except for military refueling aircraft.