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by TheRedBaron
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 217
Views: 52694

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

If I PAY to fly in First or Business class, I expect better treatment than Y, after all its my money and I can feel entitled (by my money) to ask for better services, specially if those are advertised and come in the menus... She is right, pretty soon she wont be a FA, so taking her pics off twitter...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 112
Views: 19282

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

how much is Boeing selling its 787 now that production is in cruising speed ? It rumored that they can go lower than 100 million a copy and have still room for a decent profit. (decent as in less than 10 million), but all this is just approximations on economics of scale and the amazing cost cuttin...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 112
Views: 19282

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

With the cancelations they have had, I think any big order will get a great price, specially now that the 787 order book is packed and the price hovers 115 million or a LOT less per copy.... Who will get the bargain?

Things are very interesting now...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 141
Views: 17085

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

For a proper A322 or 321XLR a new wing is needed, with additional space for fuel on it and a huge door for faster pax disembarking ....

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde route question
Replies: 39
Views: 6214

Re: Concorde route question

MEX was a regular route, I loved watching it take off it was deafening..... in fact my dog became deaf after 12 years of take offs of 707 727 dc9 Dc8 and the concorde the Dc10 the Trsitar and Jumbo were very quiet...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Tue May 29, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26347

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

This new LH CS reminds me of the 90´s Mexicana "darth Vader look" pure unadulterated bull. That can spin it for all they want but I guess DHL yellow CS and LOGO is not classy...LOL

Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat May 26, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 58
Views: 8285

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

RetiredNWA wrote:

The L1011's and DC10's are being retrofitted right now for the winter flying to the South and Islands.


Id pay good money to fly any of the big trijets !!!

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by TheRedBaron
Wed May 23, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 14199

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

You could just write the city name and then nobody would have to look things up. But hey, "I'm a pro aviator logic" OK, but do you know where Puebla is without looking at the map? Without that, "Puebla" is as useless as "PBC".. Good lord, this thread has to be satire, ...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed May 09, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22465

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Now the Sukhoi deal makes more sense.... Those Aircraft will never be delivered and Iran will buy russian Aircraft with no western avionics...

Bummer

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Mon May 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6096

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

Thanks for the link ! I have always loved the Frank Borman story with eastern taking a dozen A300... it was a time when people were a lot more wreckless and adventurous than today...much like Juan Trippe bet on the 747...

Best Regards TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Mon May 07, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7427

Re: Texas International

I Grew up in Mexico City. I remember flying twice MEX-IAH in 1973-1974. Both time daytime flights, both time DC9 (30?). Both times a beautiful Lone Star tail. And that is the other thing I remember living under the San Mateo Approach (Satelite edo de Mex), seeing these Lone Star tails passing day a...

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by TheRedBaron
Sun May 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 37964

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

They could do nothing and complain about the carpets and interiors and not take delivery ...

On a serious note...the 777 and the 350 orders would be the logical choices and keep the Dreamliners and 321 Neos.

Best regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat May 05, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?
Replies: 29
Views: 5561

Re: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?

For me Leahy is a great salesman, and has the Steve Jobs Syndrome, he enjoyed the good times and when things got steady he left, Apple did the same when SJ died, so after his death, apple has not created anything ground breaking...so everyobne pins the success of the company to his leadership. Airbu...

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by TheRedBaron
Fri May 04, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 48262

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

maybe i am tired and all and i did not see a comment on this but what up with the flys on the pics that was shared? That is Kessje trademark on his graphics.... I have seen em for years and sometimes I laugh at the way they are portrayed.... weird but funny. Back on topic, I agree with Polot and ot...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu May 03, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 64630

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

After seeing the video, I think its miracle they decided to go around... its amazing how close it was. Pure sheer luck, Thank GOD.

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by TheRedBaron
Wed May 02, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 48262

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

My take on the subject, the A380 will soldier on... (on a comatose order book), Airbus will not respond to Boeing if IF they go 797, there was no case for a 757 NEO whatever, there is no case for a 797, they will keep printing money for a long time because of a healthy order book, the A330Neo will s...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue May 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this even Legal (close flying)
Replies: 27
Views: 5602

Is this even Legal (close flying)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjn-WpF ... e=youtu.be

Holy smokes is this legal? the TCAS must be off like crazy

TRB
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Just saw this in you tube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjn-WpF ... e=youtu.be

Holy smokes is this legal? the TCAS must be off like crazy

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Post 1st Quarter Financial Results
Replies: 11
Views: 2264

Re: Airbus Post 1st Quarter Financial Results

I hope Airbus can get its act together in the production side of the business...surely it is costing way more than quantified, because all the extras and problems that you incur due to failed date deliveries and on time production of high demand components. Just to think that at 150 seats a A320 fam...

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 94
Views: 4470

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

I have flown too many types but while planning a standard vacation trip, even a t the cost ormolu stops, the only time I have taken a Type just like a ride was Interjet MEX-PQM (SSJ-100) Flew there dismbarqued, then took a diet coke and up again to come back.... the crew was surprised because of thi...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 99
Views: 10299

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

I've been wanting to write a post on what program accounting and deferred production cost are for quite a while, as there seems to be a lot of confusion on these issues and they routinely hijack unrelated threads. Since this topic is actually about Boeing earnings, it seems very appropriate to do s...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11562

Re: Major order for the SSJ

This deal was expected, too bad it was not for a 100 examples. I hope the SSJ keeps getting orders and they have a business case for keeping the line afloat. The MC 21 is also a great addition to the Russian Aviation industry, and most probably will have orders from traditional operators of non west...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Entirely CFRP 777x?
Replies: 12
Views: 1789

Re: Entirely CFRP 777x?

The 779 is still much smaller than the A380. It is not a massive jump from the 77W. It is not its own family, has commonality with the 777s out there that have many years left. A bigger 777/A350 etc is not an A380. I agree but doest the new 777X cost a lot more than the 787 (for example), a 110 mil...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City
Replies: 31
Views: 6452

Re: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City

A little off topic, but seeing that the last row of seats is really bad on 90% of aircraft, could they leave a space there with a medical bed and the medical assistance equipment for a passenger with cardiac arrest or DVT syndrome... most long haul flights of 13 plus hours is taxing biologicaly even...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Entirely CFRP 777x?
Replies: 12
Views: 1789

Re: Entirely CFRP 777x?

There is no need for 777x, hence there is definitely no need for CFRP 777x. There is no market for near VLA. The biggest plane in the market will always be the loser. 777x program is a money pit. It will not sell more than 500 copies. It will eat all the money earned by 737MAX and 787. I have never...

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interjet Sukhoi Superjet routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: Interjet Sukhoi Superjet routes?

MEX-PQM and MEX -ZCL are SSJ routes Paelalenque (pqm) is a fantastic Archogical site... one of the wonders of the world

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interjet Sukhoi Superjet routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: Interjet Sukhoi Superjet routes?

MEX-PQM and MEX -ZCL are SSJ routes

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by TheRedBaron
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20180

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

I always have wondered Why in the name of GOD, Mexican airlines (until viva aerobus) never used the national colours, and in that case Italian Aircraft...Red and Green look fantastic and obviously Italy is no strange to great design.... baffles the mind to see such horrible colors and terrible CS. R...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26865

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

crownvic wrote:
For those that are impatient, the GeminiJets version comes out in April :)


The Gemini Jets version is subject to import tariffs? :duck:

I really hope PW gets its act together...and starts delivering by the ton, Bombardier and Airbus have a lot of delayed deliveries.

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26863

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

The A380 is the equivalent of penis envy for Boeing Lovers. It will be produced till 2028-29, and if BA and others order a few dozen more it will keep A net a very interesting place to be in the next 2 decades...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293792

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

1) Single aisles selling like no tomorrow (how much more just THIS week? ... another 100?) 2) Backlog for YEARS. 3) No new engine technology to make it 10+% more efficient 4) No "perfect engine" for the task 5) If they go to make it fit a Single aisle gate (< 40 meters) a lot of expensive ...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 403
Views: 116491

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Seeing a lot of Volaris and Interjet A321 engineless frames, makes me wonder what they are going to do this summer with lack of capacity...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39698

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

The 50 A320 Neo by SAS today, makes a perfect example why airbus is shelving the program, Boeing might do the same in the coming months, they sit comfortably in a GIGANTIC backlog of Billions of Dollars. When Pratt, GE or CFM or even Rolls announce engines 8 to 10% more efficient, they will go back ...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13412

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

With this new 50 aircraft order has the a320 surpassed the 737 in volume (all aircraft with delivered plus orders?)

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 20224

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

For a copycat company that sold only 4 airplanes in 1974 and had just one product till 1979, I´d say that Boeing has had the same impact that GM with the German cars...because quite frankly, having 45 to 55% of the market (varies each year), I´d say Airbus is doing pretty good....

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 20224

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

Boeing and Airbus are making tons of money and have a gigantic backlog. The MOM NSA or whatever you may call it is simply a pipe dream , specially when you see thread after thread saying wishful features that will never be together, because quite frankly if you are selling your product by the truckl...

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by TheRedBaron
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74358

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

neomax thanks for the wonderful picture of the DC10 delivery ceremony ! Miss the old days of huge seats even in economy... the 787 has incredibly large windows, destroyed by the electric dim that I hate, and the 3-3-3 is barely enough for a 5´7 190 pounds person like me. Love the 2 4 2 ANA 787´s... ...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74358

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Nice to see the A and B camp at Anet is very alive and well, will make very interesting in the coming months.! Congratulations to AA for streamlining its fleet, makes sense, and some other member speculated for years that the US airways order would be cancelled, now is Deltas turn to kill their 787 ...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 8266

Re: Will DL order the A321LR?

I am sure Delta will use the 321 to new routes in high density on Mexico, Central America and South America. They will use them in Hawaii, and lower density LR versions transatlantic, they always have great planning and such a big 321 order was not put on a whim. They will put away hangar queens (an...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 12598

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

ACDC8 wrote:
I like the idea. You can keep all the idiots who insist on closing window shades down there :bigthumbsup:


Locked up.

On a serious note they could use that space as a morgue since such long flights may get a corpse everyone and then and DVT is a reality in a 16* hour flight....

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA996 EZE-DFW returned to EZE; airport closed
Replies: 17
Views: 4308

Re: AA996 EZE-DFW returned to EZE; airport closed

One of the twitter pics show the window unsecured, not broken or cracked...maybe they skipped the checklist item, or the closing mechanism failed...I don't know the technical aspect of the closing window levers, maybe someone here can shed some light on this...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34325

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

If the fuselage was more bulged.... it would be the Lufthansa Dreamlifter.... I hate AA new livery but at least they got colors and a weird flag interpretation.... This should be called Mexicana darth Vader colors from the 90´s version 2.0

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are MD-88's so loud?
Replies: 20
Views: 3692

Re: Why are MD-88's so loud?

Now get into an Md83 and sit in the last 3 rows and: Enjoy the view of and engine from the window...and not much else. Enjoy the deafening sound of th turbofan....and hear not much else. Enjoy the vibration of the spool up and down through the flight...... and then the reversers deployed..... simply...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30457

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

Delta Loves the A330, but Delta has shown in the past that $$$$ is the bottom line, so If Boeing comes with a 789 for 85 million, I am sure they will go Boeing. Boeing going to the deep end to get orders is something sound in the long run..guess we will now some years into the future. Best Regards TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15830

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

What I would like to know is how many ulcers and break downs does PW / RR has and who is winning, because, quite frankly the pressure and the untold millions these problems cause, are incredible taxing on your personnel health and wellbeing. God forbid there is an accident cause by those engine prob...

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30457

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

I wonder how low is Boeing going on the 789 pricing, sure its nice to sell a lot of product, but if it only means cash flow and almost or no real profit, you are working for free, and giving away money. Airbus has done this in the past with the 346 fiasco and some other aircraft that were sold for a...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58186

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Not to put my hands on the fire for this one, but a lot of countries have corruption embedded in trade, so its imposible to conduct business without having middle men/bribes/consultants. I find it amazing that being a Doupoly, (A and B) the Airbus people did in such a way that they will be exposed.....

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69056

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

126 K liters of fuel.... or 100 tons! quite a feat on economy of flying 230 pax for 7800 miles... I wish them the best !! I wonder if the proposed A350LR could make it from Sidney to London...economically

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus conducts 330neo testing in Mexico.
Replies: 15
Views: 5305

Re: Airbus conducts 330neo testing in Mexico.

https://www.flightradar24.com/FWTTE/10be9f35

They are doing low altitude testing in hot conditions?

TRB
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Its in the air right now: https://www.flightradar24.com/FWTTE/10be9f35

They are doing low altitude testing in hot conditions?

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 21527

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

SAS had like 10 Dc.9-21. They had the larger wing of the 30 and the short fuselage of the 10 series with more powerful engines, the result was the Porsche carrera of the sky. If memory serves well only SAS had them.

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus conducts 330neo testing in Mexico.
Replies: 15
Views: 5305

Airbus conducts 330neo testing in Mexico.

It was announced that the A330 would fly to Mexico to do some testing in Merida (hot), and then in Toluca ( High Altitude ), today I followed the test flight and it never went above 14000 feet, speed ranged from 201 to 251. Interesting to see th path. Hope there are some spotters over Merida or Tolu...

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