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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 51
Views: 5723

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Seeing how the US and the rest of the world are increasingly at odds over the Iran question, I think Iran will probably be able to get some more Airbus a/c if nothing else to demonstrate EU commitment to the nuclear deal as they spent so much time negotiating it and still want Iran to abide by it. ...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 374
Views: 89253

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

So Boeing also had some more orders that were already booked. Plus some that are still a commitment / MoU. That evens it out with Airbus in a true duopoly style. Both should be more clear in their press releases. The most surprising thing from Boeing's update is that Jet now 150 737 MAX on the orde...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 80
Views: 6555

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

Airlines, as a courtesy, try to meet customers needs as it regards allergies. They are NOT required, nor should they be, to guarantee a flight without allergens. In that case would you kick off a paying passenger if they were eating peanuts during boarding, and someone with a peanut allergy boarded...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery
Replies: 73
Views: 9644

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

I see that as a sign, that LH will use some of its A340-600 a bit longer.

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Etihad A330-200F
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Former Etihad A330-200F

At least one of the Etihad´s parked A330-200F seems to have found a new home with DHL or better EAT Leibzig. https://twitter.com/airplane_photo/status/1028749754967224320/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fa380.boards.net%2Fthread%2F43%2Fa330-200f%3Fpage%3D5 M...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 80
Views: 6555

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

The person in the wrong is the girl and mother who didn’t tell the airline ahead of time that she couldn’t travel on a plane with pets before arriving at the airport. The only person who called it an Emotional Support Cwt was the mother, in her Facebook tirade, which got reported on by a newspaper....

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by mjoelnir
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 80
Views: 6555

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

With a cat on board I think it was the right decision to fly the girl later. There is a difference between a lot of freshly shed hairs, and a cat is shedding hairs, and hairs that have settled and are not circulated through the air. It was also the girls decision not to fly with the cat on board, ev...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Show me the point, with numbers, were a A330ceo will not show a higher fuel burn than the A330neo. The block fuel burn on a A330ceo will always be lower, independent of the distance. You are so confident that the A330neo is always more efficient at any stage length (including taxi, I am guessing) I...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

As Polot noted, a number of the "since then changes" you offered were part of the original A330neo specifications, including the A350-styled sharklets and other aerodynamic cleanups which countered the fuel burn penalty from the Trent 7000 engines and reinforced pylons. And also as Polot ...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

As it is, the fuel burn difference of at least 10%, should more than compensate for perhaps a 4% heavier frame with the same payload on short routes. As Polot noted, a number of the "since then changes" you offered were part of the original A330neo specifications, including the A350-style...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

The A330neo was designed to better compete against the 787 on longer missions in the space below that occupied by the A350. Airbus themselves have stated that below around 2000nm, an A330 will be better than an A330neo due to it's roughly 5000kg lower weight (per Airbus comments on MWE for the A330...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15185

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

So you are completely satisfied with an airline selling a service, that they are unwilling or unable to provide. Posters here also forget that the passenger has already fulfilled his/her part of the contract that is paid. The service and contract was fulfilled by the airline, just on a later flight...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

The A330neo was designed to better compete against the 787 on longer missions in the space below that occupied by the A350. Airbus themselves have stated that below around 2000nm, an A330 will be better than an A330neo due to it's roughly 5000kg lower weight (per Airbus comments on MWE for the A330...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Would we even know the contracts"below" cost affect losses/deferred costs till they are delivered? No we would not. And of course, since AA and UA will not take their 787s in bulk in a single quarter nor will they be the only customers taking 787 deliveries in a particular quarter, even i...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

I do not say an engine choice is not an advantage, Ahh, now we're getting somewhere. If you could only get rid of the double negatives, you might gain a measure of sincerity. As we know from mathematics, -1 x -1 = 1. Next time, just take the plunge and write "I am saying an engine choice is an...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15185

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

14CFR § 91.3 Responsibility and authority of the pilot in command. (a) The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.3 So what? That is the law which says everybody on the...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15185

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

But, there was a unfortunate breakdown in process and procedure. There was? The flight crew was well within their rights to deny carriage of the Cello based on AA's published procedure, which is available to anyone with access to the internet and the ability to Google (see highlighted section); htt...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

In a nutshell it appears to me that the NEO does little to make itself attractive in the short and medium range, which was it's strength. Yes, it would appear that the significantly heavier and probably less aerodynamic Trent 7000s have a negative impact on shorter flights. I don't know where I saw...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Ruscoe wrote:
Ruscoe


I assume you look at Wikipedia numbers, Itake them as a guess. AFAIK there are no reliable numbers for an OEW of an A330-900 yet.[/quote]


The OEW's did come from Wiki but they are referenced in wiki as being quoted to United..


Ruscoe[/quote]

And how many A330neo are in use at United?

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

No, but given that the development cost was predicted to be between 1 and 2 billion euro, and the delays probably mean the cost is at the upper end of the range, if we assume 500 sales (more than double the backlog at present), Airbus still needs to allow around $5 million per frame to cover its ow...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6779

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Why is the word bloody racist against Indians? Also, there are 3 sides to every story. India is a huge market for BA, I’d imagine they’re more than willing to deal with this as amicably as possible, lest they loose a substantial chunk of the market share to the sub continent. And a word for the OP,...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

There is no evidence that the A330neo engines are more expensive than 787 engines. What double talk. No need for me to waste time proving what you wrote. Let's go positive: There is strong evidence that customers prefer a choice of engines. They ask for it on every program. There is strong evidence...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Do you think all these weight variations and MTOW increases were planned, or is it a response to widen the appeal of the aircraft, in the face of poor sales. I find it difficult to see what the 330NEO is all about. For instance, if we compare a 333@235T with a 339@251T, we find the OEW has increase...

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jagraham wrote:
14CFR § 91.3 Responsibility and authority of the pilot in command.
(a) The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.3


So what?

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

The assumption has been the A330neo would be cheaper because it is based on an established design, but as has been noted, Boeing has significantly reduced the production cost of the 787 and it has generally been a more capable airframe for most of their respective RFPs. So even if it costs Boeing m...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

A decade ago, it was Airbus who was accused by some of selling frames at or below cost to win marketshare when they were having sales success and now it is Boeing being accused of the same. :rotfl: Does not mean that there is or was some truth in it. If Boeing goes really low on some USA customers,...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8844

Re: Airbus and Southwest

Airbus picked up the cost, they did not make any custom designs to their a/c for Easyjet. Erm, yes they did. They added the extra pair of overwing exits to the A319 to meet Easyjets capacity requirements. Exit doors are a certification issue for max capacity, are you saying that Airbus did a second...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

A330NEO sales are sluggish because the A330ceo is still such a great aircraft, and 20-year-old frames are being refurbished so they can fly for a few more years (Air Canada, Thomas Cook etc). And for some customers A330ceo is a better choice than A330neo. Plane is lighter because engines are lighte...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8844

Re: Airbus and Southwest

Easyjets business model here in the UK was based on the 737. Airbus covered the costs of both changing from Boeing to Airbus and the dual costs of running a joint 737 / Airbus model during the transition period as part of their deal. Airbus picked up the cost, they did not make any custom designs t...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

I am of the opinion that the notion, that the 787 is available for the same price is overdrawn. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-why-a330neo-is-still-the-one-for-airasia-450571/ here they talk about a 30 million USD higher price for the 787. I assume that on the USA airlines, wher...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8844

Re: Airbus and Southwest

South West will not buy Airbus frames until they will. It is really stupid to talk about never ever. It is not likely, but hardly impossible.

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

People are talking very short term here. Yes the 787 has outsold the A330 last year and this year. But the A330 outsold the 787 in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Sales 787, 2014 41, 2015, 71, 2016 58, 2017 94, 2018 83 Sales A330, 2014 69, 2015 136, 2016 83, 2017 21 and this year 8 firm booked net orders. But ...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14948

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

People are talking very short term here. Yes the 787 has outsold the A330 last year and this year. But the A330 outsold the 787 in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Sales 787, 2014 41, 2015, 71, 2016 58, 2017 94, 2018 83 Sales A330, 2014 69, 2015 136, 2016 83, 2017 21 and this year 8 firm booked net orders. But ...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5268

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

Quite right, poorly written on my part. I was being redundant. I was referring to the 300, the stretched version of the 200. The stretched 300, the 400, sold poorly Wasn't the range and the launch timing largely responsible for the poor sale? Competition by the A330 was the reason for the poor sale...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 97
Views: 10932

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

I think it does not help BRU that Brussels has a second airport with CRL. Otherwise it is really easy to connect by train from and to Brussels. Somebody here called it a disadvantage to arrive in the city center by train, I call it and advantage. I have often used AMS or CDG and than the train to Br...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15185

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

I flew SFO-EWR a few months ago on UA 77W in business, and 2 passengers had purchased 2 seats for their cellos. I had no idea what instrument it was so i asked the owner and he told me it was a one off Carbon Fiber cello that he didnt trust checking in. IIRC he said it cost upwards of 65k for the 2...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1156
Views: 407742

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

G'day Finally! first Chinese delivery :bigthumbsup: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/08/air-china-takes-delivery-of-its-first-airbus-a350-900.html Cheers Peter You have to be careful. That comment can get you banned from China for live. :duck: :D First Mainland China delivery!...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15185

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

People make mistakes. It boggles my mind that airline employees are not allow to mess up. That's all it was, a mistake - someone trying to do their best decision-making in a very short amount of pressure-filled time.The media (mainstream and social ) act as if this was some agent of the devil final...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5268

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

If the A220-500 is to ever exist, it will be because of one airline that will lobby to the end to make it happen, Delta. Delta would order 150+ A220-500 that seat exactly 150 passengers to replace their entire 737-800 and A320 fleets. However, I am not sure how many other airlines out there would g...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 374
Views: 89253

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

If I remember correctly, I'm not sure, but wasn't there a large airshow last month??? Seriously, Airbus did announce more firm orders at the show than this single one. I guess it was just all show at the show. There is a difference between firm orders and the MOIs, LOIs and options everybody gets s...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5268

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

Airbus can concentrate on building A220 both -100 and -300. An A220-500 would have first to be designed, launched and so on. If a decision is made for it one could see that frame at the earliest 2026 and more likely later. Airbus would make a grave mistake prioritising the A220 over the A320, the A2...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 39
Views: 4592

Re: 737 Production Delays

One thing I'm wondering now, does Boeing have a set of house engines to move the frames around? Since 737 engines are sold from CFM to the airline/lessor its not as if Boeing can just take any LEAP-1B that they have available and use it without the permission of the owner. Not saying this happened ...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15185

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Good for the airline. Which idiot trys to bring such a huge thing onboard and thinks it could be free? A cello is nearly as large as an average grown-up person and when in a hardcase, even larger by volume. Professional musiscians book an extra seat for it and don't try to bring it in for free. Thi...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5268

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

The A220-500 does not exist. As it is, it is the figment of fantasy on a.net. After the ramp up of the A220-100/300 has been a successful, something that is not a given right now, than it would be time for a bigger model. If Airbus/Bombardier start thinking about a bigger model, one has to look when...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15185

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Good for the airline. Which idiot trys to bring such a huge thing onboard and thinks it could be free? A cello is nearly as large as an average grown-up person and when in a hardcase, even larger by volume. Professional musiscians book an extra seat for it and don't try to bring it in for free. Thi...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19875

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Are the deferred losses stored as inventory a real inventory? A significant portion of them (somewhere between 35-50% based on reports) are indeed that - inventory in progress for undelivered (but completed) frames, frames in production on the PAE and CHS FALs, components for frames stored at PAE a...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19875

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Reading a lot of threads lately I sometimes think that renaming in "kindergarten.net" would be more appropiate. I consider most of the regular posters at this forum as well educated adults with a lot of knowlegde about the aviation industry, why not behave like that? As said before, I'm n...

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