Is it not obvious that guns played no role in this tragedy, whatsoever?
Trump got played. Anyone surprised?Jump to post
A330neo has extremely high commonality with their existing long haul fleet and would be a much cheaper to acquire than A350s or 787s. Surely the front runner for these negotiations. It seems that, for a variety of reasons, most of their exiting A330s will stay in the fleet long term. If they were re...Jump to post
Not going to be easy to get parts or even planes for the AB equipment. Limited banking and financing is going to put a major crimp in Iran's life style. But that is the point....your comment is from a US point if view. Europe, too, has banks that can give credit to Iran... :roll: And if US companie...Jump to post
"Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English," the man say. "My guess is they're not documented. So my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country," he says. "If they have the balls to come here and live off my ...Jump to post
Why is Feadship so successful when Royal Denship struggle so badly and went under? My original favourite; LADY ANASTASIA. I remember its launch (under a previous name), seeing it have the final fit-out at the Viaduct Basin in Auckland and I still have the copy of Boat International somewhere where t...Jump to post
I think people are reading too much into this; I don't see much of a change to the status quo. Swiss and Lufthansa are earning good money and thus are receiving brand new narrowbodies and widebodies from Airbus/Boeing and Bombardier. Brussels and Austrian have lesser profits, so their fleet is being...Jump to post
It would be easier for route planning to have a pool of pilots flying short haul routes and one for long haul pilots.Therefore a A32x and 777/787 pilots pool is more efficient than a A32x,A330 and 777 pool. Especially for a smaller airline like Swiss. So you're saying it would be more efficient for...Jump to post
The same could be said for A350 which has the commonality with A320neo series, especially if 77W is not staying for too long as suggested. Michael They would have a common pool of long haul pilots Swiss has a pilot group that flies A319/320/321/330, no? Thus replacing A330s with 787-9s (as opposed ...Jump to post
I have heard that EVA are getting rid of some 77W. Perhaps that could be a source of 77W from a different Asian carrier? That's exactly the rumor i heard; two 77Ws on long term lease from EVA (with a call option). Remember that EVA was rumoured to be going to lease 2x 77Ws to Air Asia X for KUL-LHR...Jump to post
ZK-ZQD has now left the JetConnect fleet. Just an update on the SQ 777 rumour. Have heard that it is not confirmed dry leasing a 777 until I think around October. Not sure where it will be deployed but I would imagine flying to SIN would make the most sense as SQ could probably still do mx on it up ...Jump to post
Le Negresco, Nice. It's just perfect. Unfortunately a little difficult to photograph "cleanly" due to various street lights, palm trees and traffic lights in the way. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4398/36092450724_dc70f47dec_c.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7282/27055408600_c490537aa8...Jump to post
I think that it is fair to at least hold diplomats until a trial has been completed. Those of us in the West are sick of Saudi Princes (et al) doing disgusting acts and walking away without any consequences, so our own diplomatic staff should also be held to high standards. In Wellington a Malaysian...Jump to post
Glad that a Harambe type situation didn't result with the cheetahs being shot due to the family's stupidity.
Seriously, how can one reach adulthood and be that stupid?
While the optics of this are good for the US, it is time for the government to put their money where their mouth is, so to speak and pressure China into renouncing their claim over Taiwan. Unfortunately that has to take a back seat at the moment, because support from the PRC will be crucial during ...Jump to post
So now - less planes sold, less jobs, less taxes raised, increased welfare. Good move - NOT As an Airbus shareholder, I am very grateful for Mr Trump's tireless diplomatic efforts. Will be even more grateful once his trade war with China steps up. :D The lesson for Boeing is simple; they should hav...Jump to post
Nah, it won't be dead. The EU, China and Russia will keep on truckinging and if the US penalizes Eu/Russian/Chinese companies, they will reply in kind. After all it is the US that is going to break international law. And since the US has just proven they are unreliable, there is no reason to make a...Jump to post
Why do people bend over backwards to defend Trump? I was just thinking about this and it occurred to me how few people actually are defending him here on a.net. Five years ago, anytime there was a big pollitical/culturewar argument you could expect a good showing of 40-50 conservatives (or right le...Jump to post
salttee wrote:zkojq wrote:That's ridiculous: The world bring created in 4004BCE? Adam and eve? the flood? Noah's arc? the Jews' exodus from Egypt? Leviticus?The individual gospels are the most well sourced documents of their time.
You're trying to put us on aren't you?
This thread is amazing, known D posters defending a Republican Senator from the attacks of known R posters on this site.....It really does show what a cluster F the Republican party has turned into. To the topic at hand, I am among the many that do not agree with all his political views, but he and...Jump to post
To commence CBR or HBA, NZ would need longer lead times to commence both. So I doubt we'll be seeing anything in the next 18 months. Why is that? Air New Zealand has new international config A320neo/A321neos coming in July/September. That additional capacity could be used to CBR/HBA/NTL if required.Jump to post
777x seems prime to cancel. These aircraft will be very hard to shift later on if the airline takes delivery of them and subsequently decides they don't need them. Very illiquid asset. A350-900s also seems an obvious target for cancellation since there are so many of them and the airline alright ope...Jump to post
Not a fan of Trump, but he is absolutely right on this and it is nice that he has the balls to stand his ground on this issue. I'm sick of rogue nations throwing their weight around on the labelling of geographic issues. Am also sick of countries/companies caving into the blackmail they get. Remembe...Jump to post
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's economy has surpassed that of the United Kingdom to become the world's fifth largest, according to new federal data made public Friday. California's gross domestic product rose by $127 billion from 2016 to 2017, surpassing $2.7 trillion, the data said. Meanwhile, t...Jump to post
If BA is really this unsatisfied with 787 engine issues then ordering a plane like the 777x whose engines are completely unproven and aren't even certified seems like an odd response.
pabloeing wrote:B777-9X is a perfect plane for BA and IB
What would be the point? They're not going to be converted into freighters, and who's buying used A340s? The King of Swaziland. His was just delivered officially last month for his 50th birthday. That was a gift from the Republic Of China (ex China Airlines aircraft), no? Swaziland is one of the fe...Jump to post
Considering how everyone always touts KL as the shining star of the group profitability wise, their 2.5% margin is rather disappointing. Everyone always denigrates AF, so their margin doesn't come as too much of a surprise. Regardless, profitability needs to be viewed from a perspective of the whole...Jump to post
Hard to beat a dependable Airbus Quad when it comes for filling in for unreliable 787s.
neomax wrote:Man, it feels good to be an A340 fan right now!
Great news. This next tranche of 787s is being delivered much quicker than i expected. Fuel prices keep creeping up, so an "expedited" retirement of the 747s makes sense. I wonder where their 6 747-400ERs will go, since they were the only pax models ever built. Hopefully one will go to Lon...Jump to post
Evidence please. Bibi can put up or shut up.Jump to post
It’s very creepy and invasive indeed. In a market where the government controls virtually everything, the social score will make or break lives. On some high speed trains signs say “anti social behaviour will affect your social score”. It will make people think twice before offering comfort/shelter...Jump to post
Trademe is probably a good place to start.
https://www.trademe.co.nz/browse/catego ... =350-5748-
Let's stick to the facts rather than accusing Boeing of having their priorities in the wrong order G-VNYL had its first flight on the 24th March, this was at least 3 weeks before the AD was issued. There are another 4 787's, 1 GF 789 (ready for delivery), 2 SQ 787-10's (flight testing) and 1 BI 788...Jump to post
Guess I'm an outlier since I prefer hatchbacks, wagons, and vans over crossovers, SUVs, and trucks. Agreed (with the exception of vans). I really don't get what so many people seem to see in SUVs? They're pretty much universally ugly, awful, hard to see through, inefficient, non-agile and are drive...Jump to post
Noooooo, Air Tahiti Nui's livery is literally perfect. Please nobody mess with it. :hissyfit: TN's livery is one of my all-time favourites. From there the majority of ways go down. I'm hoping that we'll still be seeing a beautiful and recognisable livery. I was really looking forward to seeing the c...Jump to post
For Earth Day, here is our agriculture minister planting the first of one billion trees that the government plans to plant over the next decade. http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2018/04/shane-jones-plants-the-first-of-one-billion-trees-over-next-decade.html I'm getting more into it the older I...Jump to post
France is wonderful. Needs to get more credit.Jump to post
Is there no way to genetically modify the seeds to make them germinate under different circumstances? Though i suppose that would take a lot of money and Mauritius is a poor country with more pressing spending priorities. I ironically just finished building a fence today. It was a 6.5 foot treated p...Jump to post