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by Slug71
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 58
Views: 9448

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

They could replace the SAABs with the ERJ-135/140/145s. :spin: Can they make a wet 4000ft runway halfway down the Aleutians? Probably not. IIRC, their short field performance wasn't that good. They could replace the SAABs with the ERJ-135/140/145s. :spin: Aren't saabs better than ERJ? No idea on op...

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by Slug71
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 58
Views: 9448

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

They could replace the SAABs with the ERJ-135/140/145s. :spin: Can they make a wet 4000ft runway halfway down the Aleutians? Probably not. IIRC, their short field performance wasn't that good. They could replace the SAABs with the ERJ-135/140/145s. :spin: Aren't saabs better than ERJ? No idea on op...

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by Slug71
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 58
Views: 9448

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

They could replace the SAABs with the ERJ-135/140/145s. :spin:

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by Slug71
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 43
Views: 1948

Re: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type

Look at some of the electronic warfare planes we've seen lately. Israel uses a g550. I dont think that's the cheapest option but it's a data point. The tech is so much better than the 70s. It isnt even close. Jstars was looking at Bombardier globals. Of course the larger end of those approach a 737...

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by Slug71
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 43
Views: 1948

Re: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type

I think there is a lot to be said about lowering operating costs too. Why fly a 737 when you can fly a smaller business jet for instance. A 737 would probably be cheaper than a business jet. I can't imagine you could go much smaller than the 737 without losing capability. Even Airbus has gone up to...

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by Slug71
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 43
Views: 1948

Re: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type

Surely Wedgetail is ready made to replace AWACS? You would think. I imagine theres even a lot of updates that can be done to the E-7 now. It should probably be migrated over to the MAX now though. That way there is less work for an updated P-8 once the current orders become exhausted and that line ...

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by Slug71
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 58
Views: 9448

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

The court has ordered a sale of the airline. Alaska Air Group has been named as an approved qualified bidder. If anyone buys it, AS seems the most logical choice for the AK flying. IDK if they would do lower 48 flying again. If they did lower 48, the PDX hub is the only thing that mattered in the A...

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 62
Views: 7267

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

FA9295 wrote:
Airbus A220 and Embraer E190 jets would be the most likely replacements, IMO.


This.

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89830

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

No need for an essay ... you might start simply by defining what you think is a "mental health issue." I'm not at all against people getting help with a recognized problem reaching out voluntarily for that help (unless there is some overt dangerous or illegal conduct), as I have recognize...

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 488
Views: 33779

Re: F-35 news thread

The Dutch continue to work the F-35 across its multiple configurations. Dutch F-35 Tests in ‘Beast Mode’ Across California Skies Why are the bombs unaligned? The inner ones hang in a different position than the outer ones. It all looks so amateur, like a badly executed plastic model. My guess is to...

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by Slug71
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 11651

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Buy MC-21/C919/C929s.

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by Slug71
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 43
Views: 1948

Re: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type

I just don't see a common aircraft between the three listed (and even a fourth if you want to throw AWACS in). The roles each play is vastly different and the aircraft size needed vastly different. The E4 is currently a 747. E6 a 707. C32 a 757. AWACS a 707. As it stands, advancement in technologie...

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by Slug71
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A
Replies: 74
Views: 4809

Re: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A

The A321 would be a good fit here too. But then it would have made more for NZ to go with the A320 M3 MPA. Not really. While the A320 MPA may have had commonality with Air NZ aircraft the mission systems wouldn’t have. As evidenced by BikerThai’s post earlier up the thread the RNZAF was happy to sp...

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by Slug71
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89830

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Re "mental health issue" ... This is really too vague a concept and is actually a logical fallacy ("ex post facto") as applied here. Going through a period of crisis and acting imprudently as a result may have nothing to do with mental health but instead may reflect character fl...

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by Slug71
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A
Replies: 74
Views: 4809

Re: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A

Next on the shopping list : new transports to replace the C-130s and 757s... Does anyone think that the order of 4 X Poseidons increases the chances of a few 737-700Cs/-700Fs or even possibly -800Cs/-800Fs coming in as part replacements for the transport fleet? Common maintenance/training and all t...

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by Slug71
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89830

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It is a mental health issue. And it is not just diagnosing, it is about consequences. People don't get help with mental issues because the consequences of just seeking help is too high. Yes these things happen. They also happen with other systems, with other modes of transport, with other industrie...

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by Slug71
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you make a SAA new fleet?
Replies: 14
Views: 3454

Re: SAA new fleet!

There are a few threads that have touched on this. SAA is not in a position to make any purchases now or in the near short term. They desperately need to get their management and operations in check. Their current fleet is the least of their concerns. Switching to One World from Star Alliance would ...

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 87
Views: 5106

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a25656/eagle-2040c-next-generation-f-15/. The Advanced Eagle upgrade consists of four so-called "quad pack" hardpoints on the wings, each capable of carrying four AMRAAM missiles for a total of 16. bt The article linked mentions numbers. ...

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 43
Views: 1948

Re: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type

E-4 and E-6 are supposed to be EMP-hardened, aren't they? A composite airframe, like 787, is apparently less suitable for EMP-hardening than an older, but aluminum (for example) 767, no? That's a good question. There is still a faraday cage of sorts inside the fuselage of a 787 thanks to the lightn...

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1171
Views: 413698

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I noticed on the unofficial A350 delivery website: https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/production-list that MSN 98, 112 and 226 are now due for delivery to Hainan Airlines rather than Beijing Capital Airlines. I know HNA are the majority owner of JD, but are they now taking them for the...

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 87
Views: 5106

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

https://youtu.be/vdhGjqSA2ls
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It can sure as hell turn tighter than I've seen an F-15 or F-16 do. The turn at 3:55 is straight up impressive.
Has there ever been an engagement where more than 1 or 2 missiles were needed/fired?

https://youtu.be/vdhGjqSA2ls

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 119
Views: 11304

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

keesje wrote:
The project is named A320M3 now.

Image


Good platform for a AWACS/JSTARS too.

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by Slug71
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 43
Views: 1948

Re: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type

E-4 has operational capability for another 30+ years. So they won't be replacing it anytime soon. The only reason to do so would be to update the electronics as I mentioned. Nobody expects the USAF to operate it for that long, but that's the life it has left. There's other reasons for having the E4...

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by Slug71
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6582

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

Runway28L wrote:
Shortly after the B744 became available, didn't an economic recession occur in the early 90's?

Probably not a direct factor, but it likely was an underlying one.


Same with the A380 and 747-8i.

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by Slug71
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 87
Views: 5106

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The F-35 may certainly wind up being a great $135MM bomb sled in high threat environments, but it will never be a great interceptor. You clearly dont know what makes a good interceptor. The F-35 can fly faster for longer than any western aircraft besides the F-22. It is the perfect interceptor. The...

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by Slug71
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 22772

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

Any info about load factors yet?

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by Slug71
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 22772

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

readytotaxi wrote:
Slug71 wrote:
AF022 wrote:
Can DY make money doing this? I would assume the wet-lease rate is high.


They wouldn't do it if they couldn't ......
Just like any business, they are there to make a profit.

Tell that to SAA, Alitalia and Air India :rotfl: :rotfl:


Lol. Touché.

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 22772

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

AF022 wrote:
Can DY make money doing this? I would assume the wet-lease rate is high.


They wouldn't do it if they couldn't ......
Just like any business, they are there to make a profit.

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways - developments
Replies: 8
Views: 1520

Re: South African Airways - developments

I cant see EY investing in them. EY is not in a financial position at the moment. Their best bet right now is probably IAG.

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by Slug71
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 549
Views: 152810

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

When is A320/321 production expected to switch 100% to NEOs?

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by Slug71
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 819
Views: 109826

Re: A400M Update

Looks like the Germans are finally coming to grips with their A400Ms. https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1KL1MZ Interesting last paragraph, Zimmer said the new capability would be ready for use beginning Aug. 1, a third big achievement for the A400M after the advent this year of its abili...

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 87
Views: 5106

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Sorry, your post was well organized but I can’t break it up on my iPad today. But, phasing out the F15c/d are exactly what the USAF and Boeing intend. Well the USAF have an apparent desire to retire the F-15C/D fleet in general while I believe it is Boeing pushing for the replacement. In fact, The ...

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 87
Views: 5106

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

That's a lot more ordinance than an F35 can deliver, and no matter what anyone says, in a future conflict there will be a need for bombs in areas not covered in top tier air defenses. The F-15X concept is about replacing the F-15C/D air superiority fleet. Despite what Tyler is suggesting the aircra...

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by Slug71
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A
Replies: 74
Views: 4809

Re: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A

Canada is the 5th Eye and should have a similar variant. :rotfl: Not with the current relation between Canada and Boeing. If it's a FMS then they may be able to talk themselves around it . . . but I would be surprise it Canada will order the P-8A any time soon. And cynics will predict that Canada w...

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by Slug71
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180205

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus owns ATR so I think Q400 will be the first (and probably the only) victim of this joint-venture. Airbus doesn't own any of Bombardier. They only have a controlling interest in the CSeries program, specifically. BBD is in complete control of all its other programs: Q400, CRJ, Global, Challeng...

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by Slug71
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 176
Views: 30081

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

There seems to be some movement today. It looks like Dudu Myeni is out as chairperson of the board, then again she shouldn't have been there since there is a time limit, or supposed to be, but she wanted to stay in place until Jacob Zuma left his post in 2019. Whether this will change anything is u...

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519408

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

As part of ongoing improvements, MSN 1 has been equipped with a new 50cm higher winglet. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4462/37108206783_95b55c560d_c.jpg AIB525WB new winglet 18/10/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr Interesting. Was curious what she was up to when I saw her online today. Wonder if t...

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Q1000
Replies: 79
Views: 20420

Re: Bombardier Q1000

- Q1000 probably still would not happen until at least like 7 years from now when AIrbus decide whether completely take over BBD stack on CSeries - ATR new aircraft probably also out of question due to the acquistion of CSeries and their similar in capacity - Airbus already have ATR so I don't thin...

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114131

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

One would think that there would at least be some Hajj charter company that can pick these up? Then it could do summer runs for the 'white van' crowd to go to the beaches in summer instead of the West Country. First thing came to my mind was Iran air, they are really in need of planes, but well the...

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by Slug71
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180205

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Cruiser wrote:
Anyone else laughing at the official Boeing statements that are being tweeted? They are ridiculous...


The replies are pretty funny. Lol

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by Slug71
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180205

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Personally I think hell will freeze over first before Boeing even get a sniff of a deal with BBD. It's just not going to happen :shakehead: Rgds Why not? The value of the C-Series Program just increased dramatically. If Boeing ups the Airbus deal by putting several billion USD on the table, it is i...

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by Slug71
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 4149

Re: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?

After the C Series announcement earlier, do you think this also paves the way for a ATR and Q400 replacement? The deal does not provide BBD any extra cash. Does not provide extra cash but it does significantly reduce the liabilities so BBD will likely be able to finance the development This goes al...

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by Slug71
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 819
Views: 109826

Re: A400M Update

KarelXWB wrote:
Next delivery:

Airbus A400M -180 58 ZM416 Royal Air Force delivery 17oct17 SVQ-BZZ ex A4M058


That was quick. Two weeks after the last delivery!

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by Slug71
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 4149

C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?

After the C Series announcement earlier, do you think this also paves the way for a ATR and Q400 replacement?

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by Slug71
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21260

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

With the C Series out the way,

Do we see a replacement for the Q400 and ATR in the works?

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by Slug71
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180205

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I wonder how Airbus will market both its A319NEO and the CS300. I hope differently than the way Boeing marketed the B717... The A319NEO never had a bright future anyways. My guess is, the current orders will be built and maybe a few additionals if any more orders are placed. Then it will be killed.

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by Slug71
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21260

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

VirginFlyer wrote:
May I humbly suggest discussion of the C Series deal with Airbus continue on the thread about it - Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership - and leave this one for potential sales of other aircraft programmes?

V/F


+1

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by Slug71
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519408

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

BOAC1966 wrote:
MSN65 doing a night shift ....route proving in earnest! Over Scotland in the eye of a storm!


Working her hard today!

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