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by WIederling
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 381
Views: 6972

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

The right to carry and to self defense is a civil right, regardless of whether you like it or not. In its current legal _interpretation_ which seems to be rather contrived. ".. Milita ... bear arms" has lots of leeway for interpretation. at the moment a very extreme interpretation is uphe...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why isn't the Trent 1000 an option on the B748?
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Why isn't the Trent 1000 an option on the B748?

I suppose theres a chance you could put a Trent 7000 (Trent 700 with 1000 and XWB tech and with bleed air) on a 747. Afaik the Trent 7000 is a Trent1000TEN with full bleed and less installed electric power. ( gearbox(es), generators.) Same fan, same engine sfc ( beyond some microscopic differences ...

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?
Replies: 39
Views: 6987

Re: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?

YYZLGA wrote:
I don't think the Malaysian ambassador is flying coach.


But he is not flying to New York either. :-)

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gets jailed
Replies: 44
Views: 746

Re: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gets jailed

DDR wrote:
LOL. Why do you deflect every topic and bash the U.S.? This thread is about an Russian opposition leader that was jailed.
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And his handlers sit in the US with some rather high probability.
There is a reason why a nonentity is lifted to "opposition leader" in Western Media.

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by WIederling
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 4137

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

When a country places too much importance into "showing off" to others, The US has fixed this via prescribing for health reason substances that are in the catalog of doping agents. Shrug. We've also seen false or fake accusations. Speed Skater Claudia Pechstein is one of those. Yasuhiro S...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1300
Views: 122219

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

flyingturtle wrote:
Well, is the ocean at the splashdown area un-deep enough to anchor those shippies?


The barges are station keeping not anchored, right?

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 4137

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

Dutchy wrote:
not the same as a state-sponsored doping program, or a country placing importance on sports for national pride.


You can not imagine a state ( guess which) sponsored incrimination campaign?

naive!

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 428
Views: 48574

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

It's pretty obvious Boeing can sell 787s cheap enough ! And they do it ( on a regular basis ) But this is counter the folk lore here that Boeing has pricing power much better than Airbus. I'd like to question that. Afaics indications are counter. My guess would be that a lot of pivotal sales on the...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 4137

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

When a country places too much importance into "showing off" to others, The US has fixed this via prescribing for health reason substances that are in the catalog of doping agents. Shrug. We've also seen false or fake accusations. Speed Skater Claudia Pechstein is one of those. Yasuhiro S...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Companies start to abandon NRA
Replies: 52
Views: 1260

Re: Companies start to abandon NRA

... but again like I said the NRA is not nearly as powerful as you make them out to be. Looking at the "well organized" aspect of the pro gun group, I am rather certain there exists a a central manage/control nexus. That well organized/controlled aspect is what usually indicates some remo...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 381
Views: 6972

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

DIRECTFLT wrote:
It wasn't airtight security. That only costs extra Billions in manpower to cover every school in America.


On how to repurpose the education budget.

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2x Russian SU-57 PAK-FA show up in Syria
Replies: 20
Views: 1526

Re: 2x Russian SU-57 PAK-FA show up in Syria

There are already rumours that they have been in action. Supposedly dropped weapons on targets near Idlib. https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/967121270402895872 2 more and another AWACS have been seen in Syria. https://southfront.org/russia-deploys-two-more-advanced-su-57-stealth-fighters-in...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gets jailed
Replies: 44
Views: 746

Re: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gets jailed

Agents of intelligence agencies are among the most loyal people to their respective countries- so much so that they are willing to do terrible things for the perceived sake of their country. And they also lose complete contact to reality. Look into the bio of the lesser Dulles brother, The CIA and ...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 2841

Re: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020

As an American that is removed from day to day German politics, I simply dont understand this boondoggle. I remember DEN had a baggage issue that caused delays. But I could never imagine that in a First World country you can have this level of corruption and incompentence. The only thing that comes...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 428
Views: 48574

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

Every 787 frame that is now made has to bear these production costs that were incurred earlier. As mentioned earlier in this thread, in Q4-2017 it was about $16.4 M per plane. This will go until the last unit of the accounting block that Boeing has predetermined. If Boeing wants to reduce the defer...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order
Replies: 101
Views: 16480

Re: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order

Why should the penalty to Boeing be bigger than for any other airline canceling air frames? Because the plane was launched on the back of this very order. If Boeing was smart, this order would have a strict cancellation policy. If Boeing were smart which they usually are but wasn't this more or les...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 109
Views: 13932

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

The economics of the A330-Neo are pretty solid in that it is a A330 with 787 engines. The 787 is a slightly more efficient frame over most missions, but the A330 Neo has it's place and I think will end up selling 500-600 frames when all is said and done. Will be interesting to compare real values f...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2x Russian SU-57 PAK-FA show up in Syria
Replies: 20
Views: 1526

Re: 2x Russian SU-57 PAK-FA show up in Syria

plane bombing while overstepping some negotiated limitations? just the regular backstabbing behavior.) Hardly, if you'd taken the time to look up the relevant details of what happened. Here's a front line assessment on the F-up by the Russian backed forces: http://www.newsweek.com/total-f-russian-m...

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Here’s the New “Bronco II” Precision Strike Aircraft for Counterinsurgency/Irregular Warfare missions
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: Here’s the New “Bronco II” Precision Strike Aircraft for Counterinsurgency/Irregular Warfare missions

I like the way that looks, pity it was doing adolf’s bidding ! nobody thought it to be beneath themselves to not use tech from that period. Actually one seed of the later Airbus : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger_Flugzeugbau started as subsidiary of the local shipyard ( Blohm & Voss ).

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1300
Views: 122219

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Francoflier wrote:
Just stick a Mercury outboard to the back of it and sail it to shore.


Can't you fly that as a lifting body? ( add some control surfaces at the rear end. Would it fly belly up or belly down :-)

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by WIederling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 428
Views: 48574

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

Because if they do not pay down the deferred costs within the block they will have to take a loss. That is something on a successful project they are desperate not to do. It is face saving. limited returns. low ball sales for more overall sales to extend the accounting block. stretches consumation ...

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 109
Views: 13932

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

The A330 has not much future anyway, surely not enough to merit a further re-engine after the NEO. The CR929 will be in positioned in pretty much the same market segment and will have technology ~3 decades more modern than the A330. Subsidies from the Chinese government will surely be tempting for ...

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 428
Views: 48574

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

Because if they do not pay down the deferred costs within the block they will have to take a loss. That is something on a successful project they are desperate not to do. It is face saving. limited returns. low ball sales for more overall sales to extend the accounting block. stretches consumation ...

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gets jailed
Replies: 44
Views: 746

Re: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gets jailed

Same is happening in Poland. The government just arrested a Solidarity anti-communist icon for ''obstructing a pro-government rally'' . Communism is alive and well in Russia and Poland again. https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/02/14/world/europe/ap-eu-poland-politics.html PiSing it all away. Wha...

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 381
Views: 6972

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

jetero wrote:
"Rights" as defined as the right to buy an automatic weapon with minimum restrictions or to use bump stocks.

Someone else's "right" to live does not enter that debate.


yup.
All your rights stop half way to the next person. :-)

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by WIederling
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2x Russian SU-57 PAK-FA show up in Syria
Replies: 20
Views: 1526

Re: 2x Russian SU-57 PAK-FA show up in Syria

Noray wrote:
Russians killed by superior American air assets,


plane bombing while overstepping some negotiated limitations? just the regular backstabbing behavior.)

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 428
Views: 48574

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

DrPaul wrote:
george77300 wrote:
Now we might have a aircraft BUILT with no customers or orders. When was the last time that happened?


The Bristol Brabazon?


Again the Brabazon was paid for.
The last whitetails were Boeing: 748

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 6696

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

https://www.stengg.com/media/30981/a330-300-200-p2f.pdf
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AECM wrote:
The A330-200 Freighter is too small or the A330-200 and the A330-300 P2F are too small?


A332P2F @61t has less payload than the A332F @70t.
A333P2F @60t has obviously even less payload. It is more of a volume than a mass carrier.
See: https://www.stengg.com/media/30981/a330-300-200-p2f.pdf

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 6696

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

AECM wrote:
How about a A339F? With some optimization maybe it could be a very good MD-11F replacement...


A332/A333 P2F happens. already.

A339F probably is too far out the pricey side?

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 6696

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

jbs2886 wrote:
Isn't the first in production? It will see the light of day, literally. I would, agree, however, that it will be a flop.


a358 as in A350-800XWB
not
A338 as in A330-800NEO

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 428
Views: 48574

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

EPA001 wrote:
My take on that is that it is more speculative than that is a deal maker or breaker.


If it would make a real difference Boeing would be all over the place with glossies.
But the B HiWi hordes only bring it up in rather abstract postulations.

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 70
Views: 3362

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

rhaps defense suppliers should learn from that experience and develop modular electronic suites that can be mounted on A320MPA for such missions. I am assuming most modern MPA's will have a modular design with regards to payload? Modular design require more space as to make it modular you have to b...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 374
Views: 120989

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

redcap1962 wrote:
A330freak wrote:
More images from the FAL


How come that photos like those are allowed to take, let alone they go public!!!??


Sometimes it is "more equal pigs" day. :-)

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 6696

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

fact: RR is the predominate LH wide-body engine supplier. Swiss and LHC are operating the GE90s, does LHC consider them an orphan inventory theme? . Hmm.( is that even correct?) Note that LHT is another Lufthansa subsidiary: https://www.lufthansa-technik.com/capabilities-line-maintenance IMU one re...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a A359 make CBR-DOH
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Can a A359 make CBR-DOH

Thanks, zeke, for your reply. I’m used to reading Boeing’s charts which are set up differently, so wanted to check I was ‘reverse engineering’ the A350 chart correctly. it is a diagonal flip ( x and y exchanged ) Reccently Qatar Airways started up CBR-DOH (doh-syd-cbr-syd-doh) routing. Do they take...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The water crisis in Cape Town
Replies: 15
Views: 934

Re: The water crisis in Cape Town

Problems with freshwater in Cape Town aren't new, are they?

I remember a project that wanted to milk the cloudy updraft at the precipice of the table mountain.
Must have been in the 70ties?

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 109
Views: 13932

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

Boeing's spin is that there is a gap to be filled by a 'real' MOM plane. An A338 with little or no customer sales amplifies that message. All this changes nothing with regard to '797' itself. Boeing hasn’t sold a 757 for close to 15 years, and all of a sudden it is Airbus that has a problem with th...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 109
Views: 13932

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

You assume they would have kept the production rate of the A350 the same. If the A330NEO never launched Airbus would have had 5 years notice to plan and implement a higher production rate for the A350. Wrong tree. I assume that what you want may not be what you can do in a well managed way. Boeing ...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 428
Views: 48574

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

https://theblogbyjavier.com/2018/01/27/ ... ment-38937
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cledaybuck wrote:
(50.4%). Of course, list prices have gone up quite a bit too.

I had this comment stored in my mind:
https://theblogbyjavier.com/2018/01/27/ ... ment-38937

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 428
Views: 48574

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

Did you read what was posted on Leeham by Scott Hamilton? It does not say anywhere that Boeing sold the 787 at a loss. Can you quote for us where you think he said that? He said it was sold for less than Airbus’ (most likely A350) production cost. All that means is that a 787 costs less to build th...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a A359 make CBR-DOH
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Can a A359 make CBR-DOH

Qmans wrote:
Reccently Qatar Airways started up CBR-DOH (doh-syd-cbr-syd-doh) routing.


Do they take customers to/from both AUS destinations? Is doing the local hop only offered ( SYD <> CBR) ?

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 109
Views: 13932

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

They could have simply done better deals on the A359 and most airlines would have gone with that model. No. queuing up customers behind a decade long backlog is not "a better deal" it just does not work. It will not be accepted by customers. It brings zero revenue now or in the near futur...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus concerned about German coalition's tougher stance on arm sales
Replies: 14
Views: 828

Re: Airbus concerned about German coalition's tougher stance on arm sales

W, are a400, subs and frigate programs cited above typical? YES. http://dip21.bundestag.de/dip21/btd/19/007/1900700.pdf look for "verfügbar"/"Verfügbarkeit" and feed the "surrounding" page through google translate. ( google balks on the full size document.) As I wrote:...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 428
Views: 48574

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

I think that reduced production price of the 789 is a huge issue for Airbus. From my own observation, it appears Boeing has reduced 789 production costs by 20 to 25 million per airframe over the last 4 or so years. Boeing has been more agressive cutting costs than Airbus... $20..25m over 4 years in...

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by WIederling
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 381
Views: 6972

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

b) depending on who is presenting the photo, it can be a favourable representation, or a detrimental one, and all from the same meeting. body language cues appear as "terrible". that in an enviroment of tight release control and forced "all smiles". The three young people look d...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 428
Views: 48574

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

If the average sales price of the 789 is $125m this is about 55% off list price. We are not talking about launch prices for the 789 any longer as well, would this be considered normal pricing discounts on average? Seeing that Boeing made a deal with UA on the 737-7 to keep the C-series out and then...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 6770

Re: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft

Flighty wrote:
Or...


Folklore here has it that the A320 can't reach adequate flight levels. :-)

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 381
Views: 6972

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

I generally agree with the above which is why I'm asking: Do nations typically elect politicians outside the usual "norms" of politics following a very successful term of leadership? I suppose it is the other way around. Conservative presidents with strangely fantastic agendas and program...

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by WIederling
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 6770

Re: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft

I noticed a duplex toilet with a collapsible partition that would enable two persons to occupy it simultaneously. The crew explained that it is designed for persons with disabilities and his/her helper should the need arise, otherwise that middle partition is usually locked and the two toilets func...

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