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by aerolimani
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 115
Views: 25475

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Due to its age, the thread will probably be locked, but all this route discussion really belongs in its own thread: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

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by aerolimani
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 9840

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

Interpreting Norwegian's leaves me wonders if they have a problem financing the aircraft, I don't see it as a Boeing production issue. Delaying a year to allow Canadian's time to get to know Norwegian is also time for competitors to position themselves for their eventual entry into the market. Acco...

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by aerolimani
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 20399

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Also, I really don't see much more Rouge long haul expansion, just reviewing AC's numbers last year, J class ridership was up over 7 percent, with revenues from J increasing even more. They just appointed a new manager of airport experience, opened a brand new exclusive J lounge at YYZ that sits ab...

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by aerolimani
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 20399

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Dominion301 wrote:
Even if Condor is the only widebody passenger flight YHZ will see this summer, they still have a phenomenal transatlantic offering for the size of the city.

Location, location, location!

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by aerolimani
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A320/321 operations starting March 10th, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 5280

Re: Air Transat A320/321 operations starting March 10th, 2018

As the AC Airbus NB fleet shrinks, it's nice to see some new ones coming into our skies, keeping the planespotting interesting!

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by aerolimani
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45874

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

Additionally, it's worth mentioning that any order for the A330-800 would make that carrier the only customer, which is not cheap in the slightest. United is all about getting their expansive airframes cheap. Hawaiian still claims to be taking the A338. Not that being one of only two customers is m...

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by aerolimani
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45874

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

So no one thinks UA is doing Airbus a solid by talking about the A330-800 to allow HA to firm up their potential cancellation as there may be more users? As for the other side of the coin, UA has a number of 757's and 767's to be replaced, we all know that the A330 claim to fame over the 767 is inc...

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by aerolimani
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 37
Views: 5255

Re: Mexico City new Airport

When you fly in to MEX now, you generally pass by the new site. You can see the building outline already. It's quite the sight!

It's supposed to start operations in 2020.

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by aerolimani
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 493
Views: 53216

Re: Boeing to have a 51% stake in Embraer

The 787 family offer similar to greater cabin area and greater cargo volume than the A330 family with similar or better range. It's a common a.net misconception that every airline wants to replace every retired aircraft with a precise 1:1 match, aside from an efficiency improvement. True, but the 7...

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by aerolimani
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 493
Views: 53216

Re: Boeing to have a 51% stake in Embraer

Could you point out a good A330 replacement that isn't an A330? The 787 family offer similar to greater cabin area and greater cargo volume than the A330 family with similar or better range. It's a common a.net misconception that every airline wants to replace every retired aircraft with a precise ...

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by aerolimani
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 20399

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for excelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Those A319's have turned out to be such workhorses for AC. They fly them on some pretty long segments too. I've enjoyed a lot of flights on them.

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by aerolimani
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 6191

Re: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017

I remember when the A330 used to be on the YYC-FRA route. I miss those days. So much superior to the 10-across 777's. I miss the 343 and the 763 on YYC-FRA. "Have we lifted off yet??" and 2-3-2 in Y. Ha! I never got the 763 out of YYC. I did once do the short-lived LH YYC-FRA flight, on a...

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by aerolimani
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 6191

Re: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017

I remember when the A330 used to be on the YYC-FRA route. I miss those days. So much superior to the 10-across 777's.

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by aerolimani
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 40313

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

ITC don't think they will sell many more in the US: "We find insufficient evidence to conclude that Bombardier is likely to secure additional sales… in the imminent future", the report says. Even if Bombardier does land more deals, Boeing will not suffer, it adds. https://www.flightglobal...

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by aerolimani
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 40313

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

The other thing missing from this discussion is that the deal is for a significantly range limited plane. According to this Leeham article, the Delta deal CS100's have a 1000nm range restriction. https://leehamnews.com/2017/05/25/bombardier-delta-deal-can-put-boeing-business-company-claims/ Would th...

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by aerolimani
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update
Replies: 117
Views: 26240

Re: Air Canada new livery update

DWC wrote:
As to the racoon mask, doesn't look bad, but does feel cheap as a free copycat from Airbus, but I suppose only avgeeks will notice it.


Some folks in South Africa might have something to say about that.

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by aerolimani
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 115
Views: 30721

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

Just a little grammatical error, I think, in 1. f. 1. f. Double Posting 1. Never post the same topic in more than once (in the same or different forums). If your post or thread accidentally double posts, please use the “Report Post” feature to alert Moderators for removal of the redundant post (see ...

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by aerolimani
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 40313

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

As to the CS300, once again Boeing would have to prove price-dumping. I daresay that BBD won't make that mistake again . It's hard to say what that will mean for CS300 sales in the USA. Will BBD (or the CSALP) be able to sell at a price low enough to attract buyers, but high enough to avoid accusat...

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by aerolimani
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic Flying C-series 15+ hours per day.
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Re: Air Baltic Flying C-series 15+ hours per day.

:spit: That's great news!

Interesting to hear they ultimately plan to replace the entire fleet with CSeries. No more 737 or Q400.

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by aerolimani
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 40313

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

I don't believe so. The fact the CSeries has been subsidised has been proven, what was thrown out was that it has caused Boeing material harm. Given not a single example has been imported into USA yet, doesn't mean Boeing can't revisit the issue at a later point in time. IMHO, this becomes even mor...

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by aerolimani
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 40313

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

At that point, wouldn't Boeing need to demonstrate that for each C-series order each was sold below manufacturing cost? I don't believe so. The fact the CSeries has been subsidised has been proven, what was thrown out was that it has caused Boeing material harm. Given not a single example has been ...

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by aerolimani
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 40313

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

I'd be careful for those who think that all's done and well. If I had to bet money, i'd bet that the ITC found that the Canadian product wasn't causing injury because there were no imports of BBD product during the POI and that there was no causal link. Boeing could go to bat in 24 or 36 months and...

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by aerolimani
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 40313

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Very glad the panel was so clear. Per a CBC News article Mobile “full assembly line” will go ahead, to protect against future trade attacks; Bbd anticipate a repeat with the next large USA order. I wonder if that means they intend to continue selling as low as the Delta deal which I didn’t really t...

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by aerolimani
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 40313

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Will this end the tariffs though? International decisions may not necessarily be followed, or have to be, by a sovereign. I wish the President would stand up to an all too powerful Boeing, and ignore their manipiulations, but Boeing seems very good at pressing a case domestically. The A330MRTT/767 ...

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by aerolimani
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 493
Views: 53216

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Geez, you guys act like I’ve insulted the entire nation of Brazil. To singularly dismiss any of these narratives is foolish. The truth lies somewhere in the gray area. To suggest otherwise is to ignore the nuanced and complex nature of the real world, versus the polarized fanboy world of a.net. Anot...

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by aerolimani
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 493
Views: 53216

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

In https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-ceo-muilenburg-discusses-seattle-area-job-outlook-explains-relationship-with-trump/ we can read Boeing CEO's quotes on now things started and where they stand: The talks became public in December following Airbus’ shock move to acquir...

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by aerolimani
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS BLI - YYC 1992
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: AS BLI - YYC 1992

I actually flew this route! At the time, I was going to school in Calgary, but my family lived in the Greater Vancouver area. It was MUCH cheaper than Air Canada. Westjet didn't exist yet. Plus, for my folks, it was actually easier to drive to BLI than to YVR. The route worked for us in the same way...

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by aerolimani
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Delay of C-Series Will Be Solved by Extending Other Aircraft
Replies: 45
Views: 11022

Re: DL: Delay of C-Series Will Be Solved by Extending Other Aircraft

Bombardier's CS series 100 and the following are now owned by Airbus and being integrated into Airbus series of aircraft. This deal won't close until late 2018 at the earliest...maybe later...and maybe never. That's the thing. The deal requires anti-trust approvals. Any of the required approving en...

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by aerolimani
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN codeshare with WS?
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: Why didn't WN codeshare with WS?

Over time, WS has become less and less like WN. They charge for bags. They have a long-haul fleet; 767s for now and 787s on the way. Then, there's the regional Westjet Encore flying Q400s. They have a euro-style business class, Westjet Plus, on the 737 fleet. They also have economy plus 2x2x2 seatin...

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by aerolimani
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 94462

Re: Canada files WTO complaint vs US over Boeing CSeries trade complaint

Good, hope Canada and the WTO stick it to the government and Boeing. Maybe Boeing, but sticking it to the government would also be sticking it to the millions of innocent citizens that have nothing to do with all this. Just as signing a bad deal would als be sticking it to millions of Canadians. If...

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by aerolimani
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19643

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?

The lack of big tourist infrastructure is what keeps a lot of people coming back to Greece, year after year. The opposite is true to. The absence of big tourist infrastructure is what keeps a lot of people coming back to Greece, year after year. So much that some people end up moving to Greece for ...

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by aerolimani
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair drops Edmonton?
Replies: 27
Views: 4568

Re: Icelandair drops Edmonton?

FI is temporarily suspending flights to YEG in winter. They are planning to resume service on March 25th. Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/3748038/iceland-air-cancels-2018-edmonton-flights-for-3-months/ Makes sense...why would FI fly between two cold weather destinations? KEF is supposed to be a ...

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by aerolimani
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces UFO order for 6+6 CRJ900’s
Replies: 26
Views: 6255

Re: Bombardier announces UFO order for 6+6 CRJ900’s

Every sale is a good sale for BBD these days, no matter how small. Plus, a CRJ sale won’t have any potential Airbus involvement. I’m happy for them.

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by aerolimani
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19643

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?

I disagree with some posters here about Greece being "full". Tourism infrastructure in Greece is overall a joke. New airports, roads and hotels would increase immensely the tourist capacity in the country. Let's not forget Greece has almost 3 times the coast length of Spain!. Just to put ...

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by aerolimani
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19643

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

Actually, there is a VFR "niche" market for Greece. About 40% of the Greek diaspora in Chicago are MAINLANDERS....which is in contrast to the rest of the USA, which have higher percentages of Islanders and Athenians. Yes, people have scattered a bit, from decades, but not even close to th...

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by aerolimani
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19643

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

I think there is a large difference between how Europeans view Greece as a destination, and how the rest of the world views it. I think there are parallels between Greece and Mexico, in terms of perception. For many Europeans, Greece is beaches and parties, and maybe the odd archaeological site, if ...

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by aerolimani
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19643

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

The transatlantic market is so saturated. From many cities, even medium-sized, it is only a one-stop trip to Athens. If you're not adverse to interlining, you can make one-stop transatlantic journeys to many tourist destinations throughout Greece. The flight aggregators like skyscanner and kayak hav...

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by aerolimani
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-size Chinese amphibian first flight
Replies: 17
Views: 3869

Re: 737-size Chinese amphibian first flight

Besides its obvious role as a search and rescue aircraft, it is designed for use as a firefighting scooper.

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by aerolimani
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Worlds largest amphibious aircraft, maiden flight.
Replies: 16
Views: 2919

Re: Worlds largest amphibious aircraft, maiden flight.

How is it billed as the world's largest amphibious aircraft when the Beriev A-40 Albatros outsize and outweigh it by much? I believe the A-40 (A-42) is not being produced. https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/a-42.htm In 2012 the Russian Navy declined the new A-42 amphibious aircraf...

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by aerolimani
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Worlds largest amphibious aircraft, maiden flight.
Replies: 16
Views: 2919

Re: Worlds largest amphibious aircraft, maiden flight.

This is an interesting development. Both as as a search and rescue and a firefighting aircraft, I feel this deserves mention in the Civil Aviation forum.

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by aerolimani
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 493
Views: 53216

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

I have a problem with this logic, I have to say. It seems to me that the statement should include the phrase that Delta/others were not interested in the -700NG/7MAX "at any economic price that Boeing could offer." That does NOT mean that Delta/others would not have been interested in the...

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by aerolimani
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 493
Views: 53216

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Boeing themselves would say the MAX 7 would cover that market. It does, but nobody's buying it. I have a problem with this logic, I have to say. It seems to me that the statement should include the phrase that Delta/others were not interested in the -700NG/7MAX "at any economic price that Boei...

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by aerolimani
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 493
Views: 53216

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

flyingclrs727 wrote:
Boeing needs a 100-160 seat narrow body that can compete with the Bombardier/Airbus C-Series.

Nah. Boeing has its legal department for that job.

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by aerolimani
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 94462

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

washingtonflyer wrote:
There could be alternates - maybe a Section 232? BBD cannot sue Boeing.

It would seem like quite a stretch to make a national security argument, but stranger things have been attempted before. Would a section 232 case have the same possibility of preliminary duties as has happened with the DOC?

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by aerolimani
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 94462

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

I got a copy of the transcript this morning as well as some of the materials. If I were a betting man, I'd be putting money down on a negative vote. Broadbent is a definite no. Johanson probably no. I’m not much of a betting person, and I definitely wouldn’t bet on the US legal system. So, I’ll hol...

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by aerolimani
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an upgraded CRJ or clean sheet T tail aircraft?
Replies: 20
Views: 4774

Re: Will we ever see an upgraded CRJ or clean sheet T tail aircraft?

Can someone explain why the design fits so well with business jets? I fly private from time to time and have noticed the bombardier lineage as the only real business jet on the ramp with engines under the wings.. other than the rare BBJ or ACJ. *Embraer Lineage One of the great advantages for t-tai...

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by aerolimani
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet lies to passengers about airport closures, for the 3rd time
Replies: 0
Views: 913

Westjet lies to passengers about airport closures, for the 3rd time

Once again, Westjet has been caught lying to passengers. A few weeks ago, both AC and WS were in trouble for lying about why they were cancelling flights to Puerto Rico, saying that it was because the airport was closed, when it was actually open. WS was also called out for misleading passengers abo...

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by aerolimani
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83919

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

So Boeing screwed DL over by going after Bombadier, but DL did not screw Boeing over by cancelling the 787 order and placing a hit on the 777 residual value?? Ok, I don't agree with that logic but fine. Anderson merely pointed out the truth. If anything, he prevented a worse bubble scenario from ha...

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by aerolimani
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83919

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Will this finally get people to understand that Delta is not friends with Boeing? Will this be the order that shows people emotions are a major part of ordering aircraft? The evidence is overwhelming. What evidence? I certainly am not privy to the discussions which took place at Delta, andwhat crit...

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