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by BREECH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger
Replies: 56
Views: 12605

Re: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

I think it's time to delete this. It's obviously a hoax. And maybe we should be more diligent before dragging every piece of trash we happen to come across to the forum?

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by BREECH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2507
Views: 312704

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

What on earth are you talking about? The 737 competed with the DC-9 then the MD-80 and then also with the A320. In the 60's and 70's you could include turboprops as competition also. What is the big deal with variants? Who said that Boeing didn want to develop the MAX 7 and REALLY didn't want to de...

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by BREECH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger
Replies: 56
Views: 12605

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

Nothing anywhere except those two twitters. Someone wanted to improve their account's popularity?

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qf789 wrote:
In breaking news at Farnborough Boeing and Embraer have announced a merger

More to follow

https://twitter.com/FlightBreaking/stat ... 1768788993

https://twitter.com/airlivenet/status/1 ... 1475825664

Nothing on either company's website.

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by BREECH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 5804

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

CARST wrote:
Some people here are really dumb as hell...

Yeah, man, horrible! I'm replying to a post from one of them right now. Sad. :-(

CARST wrote:
This was a normal accident.

Working for BP, aren't we?

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by BREECH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus nma?
Replies: 22
Views: 4151

Re: Airbus nma?

New to forum have an issue for discussion can Airbus faces the Boeing nma twin aisle with a 330-700 neo about 260 pax and 5000 nm range? It will be very cheap and easy for Airbus to make this frame I believed and can contest to Boeing in just a matter of months years ahead of Boeing nma any thought...

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by BREECH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2507
Views: 312704

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Only on A.net is an airplane with 4500 orders and 43% market share vs its prime competitor seen as struggling to sell. Other than you not liking Boeing, how do you explain all the airlines quoted in news articles saying they are interested in the NMA? This is a big thread so I will forgive you for ...

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by BREECH
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2507
Views: 312704

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Ok. You've convinced me. Airbus is the greatest aircraft manufacturer to ever exist. Nobody wants a new plane but they want the C-Series because since Airbus named it the A220 nobody knows it is a new design. They also don't know the 787 or A350 are new designs. That's why the A330NEO and 777X are ...

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by BREECH
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2507
Views: 312704

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Just a general question really.Boeing says that they must make a decision by EO 2019 to be delivering the new planes by 2025. So 2020 - 2025.Obviously that an absolute max of 5 years to EIS .Is that possible for a brand new aircaft ?? ( iand it's 'new' in every possible way). Is there a recent exam...

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by BREECH
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2507
Views: 312704

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I admit that Boeing has difficulties to find a viable market combination for the Boeing's NMA, and there's the likelihood that the NMA may not be what is expected (like the 797 becoming an NSA with also an approach to the Middle of the Market), as I stated in a post which revised and corrected my p...

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by BREECH
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 64
Views: 10620

Why did Bombardier do that!?

I never really paid attention to that but I just looked at airbus website and found out that A220-300 is actually 38.4 meters long. That's 5 meters longer than A319. That's 70 cm longer than A320!!! And it has the range in excess of 5,000km. Why didn't they just make the fuselage wider and make a fu...

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by BREECH
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 104
Views: 12176

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

Philosophical Question: If you have more than 100 seats and you are branded as Airbus, are you still an RJ? I have JUST realized how good your question is. I never really paid attention to that but I just looked at airbus website and found out that A220-300 is actually 38.4 meters long. That's 5 me...

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by BREECH
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2507
Views: 312704

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Well, I still think that the 797 will exist one way or other (either as the NMA or a combination between the NMA and the NSA, replacing the 737 in the way). There's opportunities for both Airbus and Boeing in the 180-240 seat (and Boeing likely won't wait such amount of time to compete with Airbus'...

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by BREECH
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2507
Views: 312704

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I can guarantee you the 797 will exist. Whether it is the currently envisioned MOM or morphs into a 737 replacement/A320 family competitor developed by the Boeing/Embraer JV is anybody's guess. The only reason for Boeing to enter that JV is to get engineering and production resources for a new prog...

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by BREECH
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 5804

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

Bhoy wrote:
You do expect it to be free in Hospitals in the UK...

I do. And it is! At least until you-know-who kills the NHS.

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by BREECH
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2507
Views: 312704

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The 797, when eventually launched, will be an amazing aircraft We'll put good people on it and it'll be an amazing program. It'll be the best program the world has ever seen. It'll be an amazing aircraft. Amazing aircraft. Amazing. :-D Seriously, though, it will never be an amazing aircraft. Becaus...

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by BREECH
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner maintenance observation question
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Re: Airliner maintenance observation question

https://youtu.be/O-FQ7W7W6Ac
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smokeybandit wrote:
I was flying out of Frankfurt today, and saw a LH A380 over in the maintenance area with thick white smoke coming out of what I assume was one of the engines.

Like this?
https://youtu.be/O-FQ7W7W6Ac

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by BREECH
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 5804

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

According to Michael O'Leary, Ryanair CEO, reducing air pressure will allow the company to save "significant amount of money". "You don't expect oxygen in the hospital to be free, so why should it be on an airplane?" Mr.O'Leary said at dinner, eating a panda steak off a palladium...

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by BREECH
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Prop Designation
Replies: 16
Views: 2146

Re: Bombardier Prop Designation

BUFJACK10 wrote:
With all the talk of the C Series now having an Airbus designation, will the Bombardier DHC-8 be re-designated with an Airbus series or will it remain a separate division under the Airbus Corporate structure?

How about ATR-92?

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by BREECH
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 104
Views: 12176

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

The A220-100 will definitely fly into regional ports. Something we do in Australia is make very cheap stairs that are unadjustable and fixed to a specific aircraft type (though if slightly lower than the door can be used by others). They're manually pushed by foot by a single person rolled up to th...

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by BREECH
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?
Replies: 14
Views: 1422

Re: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?

Long term, Embraer and Brazil might stand to lose if Boeing treats them the same way they treated de Havilland Canada back in the day. On the other hand, they stand to huge gains if Boeing decides to outsource other products to Brazil. I don't know that story. What did Boeing do to DHC? Care to sha...

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by BREECH
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?
Replies: 14
Views: 1422

Re: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?

We don't really know the details of exactly how the Boeing-Embraer partnership will look like. I suspect it's basically Boeing funding a new model while using Brazil as a low cost center and will be a JV for just certain models. I doubt it would be 50/50, but Engine Alliance is something similar in...

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by BREECH
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 104
Views: 12176

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

Philosophical Question: If you have more than 100 seats and you are branded as Airbus, are you still an RJ? It depends how you define the "region". Say, Yakitia is a region of Russia. It's twice the size of Alaska, has three time zones, and if it was a country, it'd be eigth largest. Cros...

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by BREECH
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?
Replies: 14
Views: 1422

Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?

I'm absolutely ignorant about financial matters but I'm sure there are people here who understand all that. Airbus has "a new model". Does it mean that Airbus bought (got) a part of Bombardier? How does that work? Who will be producing the planes? Who will get the profits from the planes p...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR 42/72 vs. Dash-8 landing gear
Replies: 13
Views: 1948

Re: ATR 42/72 vs. Dash-8 landing gear

The ATR undercarriage is much lighter but has a narrower track. DHC traditionally preferred a wider track and longer stroke ( 16 inches ) for good crosswind capability and rough-field but at the cost of more complex engineering. The Dash suffered a rash of main-gear collapses in the mid-1980s which...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR 42/72 vs. Dash-8 landing gear
Replies: 13
Views: 1948

ATR 42/72 vs. Dash-8 landing gear

A question that keeps me awake at night. I see two different approaches to the landing gear in those two airliners. ATR went for "An-22 type" while Dash-8 decided to copy An-24. :stirthepot: :-D My question is why? Both planes were developed approximately at the same time, so it can't be a...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 29
Views: 4008

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

Woodreau wrote:
But just because it’s made in Canada or Brazil doesn’t mean it’s better in warmer or extremely cold weather.

It may actually be the opposite where it concerns the actual flight, since Brazil is located right in the supercool (?) water area that brought down AF447.

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 29
Views: 4008

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

The best aircraft in adverse weather will be relatively slow, have thick wings and a sturdy construction. Look towards Russia for your answer, it will probably say 'An-26'. As for the worst, that's a more difficult question to answer, but the CL200 could be an answer. Note that 'worst' does not equ...

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by BREECH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 29
Views: 4008

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

ELBOB wrote:
BREECH wrote:
Some long time ago I watched an Air Crash Investigation about the crash of ATR72 (or maybe 42) somewhere in the US which was caused by icing and ineffective de-icing.


This again?

Selective reading? :-) The (main) question is which aircraft is best suited for cold climates.

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by BREECH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3830

Re: Shape of fuselage

One very important difference that was lightly touched on is that trains have to deal with a structure gauge at all points along route of travel. Well, so do airplanes. They don't have the actual structures they have to fit in, but they have to stay within certain limits dictated by the current inf...

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by BREECH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3830

Re: Shape of fuselage

mxaxai wrote:
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That's a nice representation of the problems they need to solve. I see your point about different purposes and solutions. Very interesting. Thank you.

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by BREECH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3830

Re: Shape of fuselage

Just looking through pics of old aircraft, I'd say there is a transition during the 1930s from boxy designs to fully rounded designs, with an intermediate step being boxy-with-rounded-corners (à la Ju52, or many French designs of the era, like the De332) Thank you! That was very interesting and hel...

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by BREECH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 29
Views: 4008

Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

Some long time ago I watched an Air Crash Investigation about the crash of ATR72 (or maybe 42) somewhere in the US which was caused by icing and ineffective de-icing. Then there was a similar crash in Russian Far North because pilots didn't de-ice. Then somewhere here on the forum someone said that ...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3830

Re: Shape of fuselage

Look at that circular cross section! https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/Boeing_advanced_blended_wing_body_concept_2011.jpg/512px-Boeing_advanced_blended_wing_body_concept_2011.jpg Boeing advanced blended wing body concept 2011 [Public domain], by NASA/The Boeing Company, from...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3830

Re: Shape of fuselage

Yes, the A380 has a very fat 8-shaped cross section. But again, it doesn't have corners like a square would - does it? Further, corners - whether they're made from metal or composites - are still heavier than a curved panel. And what do crosswinds have to do with your argument? I'm not talking abou...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3830

Re: Shape of fuselage

Very interesting reading. Allow me to play Devil's Advocate. Pressurization may play a role and I would agree with this if I didn't see the shape of the A380 fuselage. It's 8-shaped. And most planes (with, I believe, the only exception being Boeing 777) aren't fully circular. So pressurization affec...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3830

Shape of fuselage

I was looking at some Shinkansen trains recently and one thing caught my eye. They are RECTANGULAR! Look at Shinkansen E5/H5, for just one example. It's absolutely square in cross section with slightly rounded corners. And some of those trains, at least in record runs, exceed 500kph, which isn't too...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15037

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

In other news: Emirates is looking into the new Thompson solution that allows to pack passengers in LD36 containers. "This innovation will save at least 70% of space and will increase the passenger capacity by 92-123%", Emirates CEO Tim Clark says. Ryanair's Michael O'Leary said his airli...

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by BREECH
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15037

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

In other news: Emirates is looking into the new Thompson solution that allows to pack passengers in LD36 containers. "This innovation will save at least 70% of space and will increase the passenger capacity by 92-123%", Emirates CEO Tim Clark says. Ryanair's Michael O'Leary said his airlin...

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by BREECH
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5235

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

China’s aviation regulator CAAC has recently released on its website (http://www.caac.gov.cn) a blacklist of 86 individuals subject to air travel ban in the country because of bad social behavior that has led to their severe loss of social credit. Can they also ban Chinese tourists from going to ot...

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by BREECH
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 21957

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

I've written about this quite a bit over the years. Maybe google my old "A380X threads". The short version is that Airbus aimed the A380 at 650 seats. They explicitly rejected smaller cross sections (8+6 for example) because those cross-sections would not be optimal for a stretch to 650 s...

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by BREECH
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9837

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

Designers of the Sino-Russian Craic CR929 widebody airliner have retained a fuselage width sized for nine-abreast seating, even as other dimensions have changed during early development. The 5.92 m (19.4 ft.) width, barely less than the 5.96 m of the Airbus A350, appears to have been a constant in ...

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by BREECH
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 21957

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Matt6461 wrote:
A380 is an overbuilt shrink of a suboptimal 650-seater

Could you elaborate on that, please? Overbuilt shrink? Suboptimal 650-seater? I simply don't understand what you mean. :-(

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 137
Views: 17563

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

Lets say Boeing manage to erode, or marginalise the A330 to the point Airbus essentially consider the line a dead-end. Let's first assume that Boeing has any influence on A330 program at all. And then we're in the fantasy land where anything is possible. A330neo is a boost program to suit airlines ...

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 63
Views: 9199

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

I keep seeing articles about this Alex Macheras kid, seriously he's late teens, popping up all over the place going on Airbus delivery flights etc. He's on Twitter as @AlexInAir but how can anybody take him seriously when he seems to have done nothing in the industry except for schmooze up to airli...

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 63
Views: 9199

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

Yeah I just don't know that I can take anybody who claims he is an 'aviation analyst' seriously when he's barely out of his teens and doesn't seem to have studied any aspect of aviation or anything related to it, doesn't even have blog to his name. Seems rather vacuous. No idea who that guy is, but...

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96969

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Where is the evidence that Boeing sold the 787 at a loss? If you can’t back up that comment, then why should anyone believe the rest of what you wrote? Repeating a myth again and again won’t make it true Aren't I not the one who keeps saying it over and over again - Leeham is the aviation tabloid! ...

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