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by CX747
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 30
Views: 1343

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

The problem for the USAF is that the E-4 will be a one off airframe after the two VC-25s are retired. Trying to support a 747-200 airframe in 2018 isn't getting any easier.

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by CX747
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 30
Views: 1343

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

As others have stated, the 767 airframe is going to be hard to beat if this goes forward. The airframe/engines will already be USG approved, school houses for 767 will be in place and plenty of costs would have been paid for by the tanker program. On the fleet side, you are looking at 175+ 767s at F...

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by CX747
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58395

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

In addition, the case has just begun. Also something to think about. Let's say you make $100,000 a year after taxes. How much of that $100,000 is truly available to you at any one moment? How much of that $100,000 is already earmarked on the mortgage, car payment and other monthly bills? If you need...

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by CX747
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4980

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

Boeing and Embraer are working together right now on the KC-390 military aircraft. Who knows what the future holds! Right now is not the time to just make a move so you make a move. 737 Max-Doing great so far with a nice quiet entrance into service. 747-On it's last legs but has seen an uptick in or...

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by CX747
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58395

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Handelsblatt is reporting that Airbus is looking at $2 Billion in fines for what has been found up to this point. While scoring the CSeries could be a win, I wonder if that was also a certain percentage "Wag The Dog" show.

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by CX747
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

This idea that DOD contracts are "aid" is such a foreign concept to me and others I speak with in real life. I've never heard that phrase used. Now, I've heard of Pork Barrel Spending and Kickbacks. Boeing is 1 of many Defense Contractors that for most DOD desires compete to win a contract...

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by CX747
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90219

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Boeing needs to show up with their pencils sharpened and their A game. Put whatever possible issues with Delts they have to rest and outright win this order. I'd have the CEO himself get down to Atlanta and bridge the gap. We can't continue to have two of America's finest companies taking one anothe...

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by CX747
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/companies/boeing-embraer-collaboration/index.html "Will Airbus and Bombardier's partnership push Boeing closer to Brazil?" In 2016, Embraer and Boeing tested a slate of new advanced technologies on an Embraer test aircraft. The arrangement was a rare c...

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by CX747
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Just like the CSeries which has floundered in oblivion for years. If it was profitable it would have sold on its own. Airbus has the ability to market planes but can it? The name on the side doesn't take away from the fact that they had to be given away to Delta. Does anyone think B6 is going to ju...

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by CX747
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If you take a step back, this deal makes on chuckle.

Airbus was created to keep Europe in the aviation game. Their newest factory employees Americans.

BBD and the CSeries was propped up to support Canadian aerospace. The CSeries was just given away and more Americans got jobs!

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by CX747
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I'm skeptical. Boeing promised a bright future for the 717 and MD-11F...... And they were sub-par products when Boeing bought them. Airbus just purchased a product line that forced Boeing to hand out a 70% discount on 737NGs. Just like the CSeries which has floundered in oblivion for years. If it w...

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by CX747
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Did you notice the part that there's no equity involved with Airbus's stake? Sure they're saying they will provide support going forward, but their investment at this point is basically zero. They have little to lose. If they don't like what they see going forward, they can kill it off with little ...

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by CX747
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Not quite sure how Boeing got shafted. The Canadians got shafted as BBD is dead. Airbus picked up a product line which it can market but in the end, has no commonality with the rest of the family. I'm sure Boeing would have not liked this to happen but overall the CSeries is a floundering program. H...

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by CX747
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 61
Views: 17686

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

In another thread here it is being discussed that Bombardier is looking for a buyer for the Aerospace portion of it's business. How Delta handles the possible shut down of CSeries production would be interesting.

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by CX747
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21254

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

IF Boeing was a suitor, I would assume the CSeries would be cancelled, the Q400 might live on and a whole workforce could be turned on to more profit driven work like a 797 program.

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by CX747
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 184822

Re: Boeing pitches B778 to QF

Mind boggling that Boeing is stating the 777-8 can make the trip already. I'm sure Airbus is crunching numbers also.

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by CX747
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19307

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

Per ostrower on Twitter: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says two 787-9s carry the same number of passengers as an A380, but two 787 flights are “a bit cheaper” than one A380. Hmmmm... I'd love to see the breakdown of the two flights being cheaper. If so and an airline can swing it, offering two flights a da...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315355

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

As always, outstanding information. Sad to here that conversions are supposedly not economically feasible in the US. It would be nice to see and visit!

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by CX747
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 6448

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

Interesting the Airbuses are getting the boot....could Fedex be getting pressured by Trump's "Buy American" mantra? No, Fedex made their future fleet decisions long before Trump. Indeed, they placed their first 767F order in December 2011. The 767 offers more volume, more payload weight a...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 6448

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

My historical thought process for FEDEX was a company attached at the hip to Douglas Corporations DC-10. My how times have changed. The quick build up of the 757 fleet to 100+ planes is stunning, as is how the 767 and 777 will be operated in massive numbers. I assume over time additional 777s will b...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 20794

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

Yeah, I think there are some -700 conversions going to Bahrain as well. (PEMCO). And I agree the -800 is more-desirable, and I think that with Boeing, PEMCO, IAI/Bedek and AEI working on getting a solution certified, we'll see one in the next year. I think the Prime Air birds are going to see utili...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81161

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Seems in September, Germany asked for briefings on the F-15 and F/A-18 Super Hornet. Both are perfect replacements and have been highly upgraded. If you purchase the newest Super Hornets, you can ride the investment dollars the US Navy is pumping into that program. In addition to training, maintena...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 874
Views: 81161

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Seems in September, Germany asked for briefings on the F-15 and F/A-18 Super Hornet. Both are perfect replacements and have been highly upgraded. If you purchase the newest Super Hornets, you can ride the investment dollars the US Navy is pumping into that program. In addition to training, maintenan...

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by CX747
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 143
Views: 35698

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

DHL A330(P2F) D-AAEA is doing a go around at 1st acceptance flight http://www.skybird-ev.de/p2f/2017/daaea10.jpg http://www.skybird-ev.de/p2f/2017/daaea11.jpg Looking at these photos, that is a ton of reinforcement work that has been done. Specifically when you look at the numerous 767s that are go...

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by CX747
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 315355

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Is there any data showing what the world's fleet of 767 freighters looks like today in comparison to 5 years ago? It truly seems like the 767 is becoming the dominant freighter of the industry despite the A330s availability.

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by CX747
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

Why do I say that Boeing is floundering? -747-8 = failure -787 program = 13 years in and has still not paid development costs, probably never will, failure -737MAX program = compromised 1968 double-rehash = failure -No small airplane to compete in 110 seat category =failure -777x, 75% of orders are...

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by CX747
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

With all due respect , the US-Canada relationship is a lot more involved than just 18 Super Hornets. Do we really want bad relations with what has historicallly been a great ally, just to favor one company, which frankly is kind of floundering because of its own mistakes and doesn't have a comparab...

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by CX747
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 201349

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

4 new 747-8F orders and the recent GECAS deal show this program continuing to make its way forward.

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by CX747
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6309

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

Shows how certain inanimate machines really win their way into the hearts and minds of folks.

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by CX747
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

"Obviously" "I doubt" Thanks for your opinions, thats a lot different than facts, such as Ed Bastian saying just a few days ago, "We bought Cseries for the innovation, not the price. " Is that why they bought MD90s and 717s, too? How naive are you? Ah yes, resorting to...

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by CX747
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

So Canada won't buy 18 Super Hornets? Boeing has already calculated what their loss would be and went forward. 18 Super Hornets and a few deals are not anywhere worth a 30 year CSeries program consistently dumping product in the US. With all due respect , the US-Canada relationship is a lot more in...

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by CX747
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

So Canada won't buy 18 Super Hornets? Boeing has already calculated what their loss would be and went forward. 18 Super Hornets and a few deals are not anywhere worth a 30 year CSeries program consistently dumping product in the US.

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by CX747
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silk Way to add additional 747-8 freighters
Replies: 8
Views: 4200

Re: Silk Way to add additional 747-8 freighters

Congratulations to Silk Way and Boeing. Yet another order for the 747 which continues to live on. I happened to catch a Silk Way 747 on stand the other day at JFK. A very nice looking bird!

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by CX747
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 250052

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

The new Air Canada 737 Max looks sharp with just it's rudder painted. I can't wait to see it finished and on the line.

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by CX747
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 169629

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

The best thing to do is let the failed company die. Competitors will fill in where the market requires. We don't know who would step up but it could be 1000% better. What if someone like Blue Panorama stepped up in addition to neos. The current company is broken and needs to be allowed to make way f...

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by CX747
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?
Replies: 35
Views: 6114

Re: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?

All of you are jumping the gun. The tariff isn't a done deal and if the U.S. attempts to finalize it, watch to see if the E.U. opens a probe of their own on Boeing. This knife cuts both ways with all of the "incentives" and tax breaks given the Boeing for any of a number of programs. As f...

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by CX747
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries
Replies: 25
Views: 4607

Re: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries

I agree that Amazon will at some point order new build 767s. At some point the pool of quality used 767-300s will dry up. Congrats to Boeing on what has been a successful year so far. The first Max series aircraft are on the line without any major shakeups. Kudos to the testing teams. How can that ...

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by CX747
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries
Replies: 25
Views: 4607

Re: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries

I agree that Amazon will at some point order new build 767s. At some point the pool of quality used 767-300s will dry up.

Congrats to Boeing on what has been a successful year so far. The first Max series aircraft are on the line without any major shakeups. Kudos to the testing teams.

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by CX747
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

All the crying here will not put the CS Humpty Dumpty manufacturing/subsidy violations back together again. BBD and the Canadian government better get on the phone with the Commerce Dept and try to fix this. The Commerce Dept does not care who you are, just ask Catapillar. The CS is a walking dead m...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 5051

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

As time goes on, the US is doing math, the UK is doing a face palm and Canada is looking at the UK and saying "WHAT"? The CSeries is a dead man walking now. No way does the UK go along for the ride. At the end of the day, I bet the DL contract is cancelled, Canada buys the Super Hornet and...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58395

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Time for Leahy to take a victory lap and catch a N numbered Boeing back home to Brooklyn.

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by CX747
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

There is one little thing that can be done - and I do not know if BBD is willing to do this. Under US law, there is a mechanism and process called a "suspension agreement". Basically the parties negotiate a settlement with the parties agreeing to terms of a deal that the US government als...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

Time for Nav Canada to increase fees for US registered aircraft transiting Canadian airspace..... Sure the FAA will retaliate. But that just makes a few vacation trips more expensive. On the other hand, every US flight going to Europe or Asia will now be at a disadvantage against their Asian and Eu...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

and let me say this, a trade war and an isolated U.S is the logical conclusion of the unreasonable actions of the Department of Commerce. The U.S. are the aggressors here and I will have no sympathy for them when their "acting out" blows up in their faces. The DOC may imagine themselves r...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

What’s the next step? WTC?, Courts? Too bad Boeing didn’t decide to compete with a better product instead of abdicating the category then using the Trump administration to try and kill what appears to be a great aircraft from one of our historically best friends. Boeing has seemed like a rudderless...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

If the US subsidized a more efficient but otherwise uneconomical train engine... More efficient, but otherwise uneconomical? I am intrigued. How does that add up? It means the Canadian government paid for the creation of a commercial product that can not exist in real world economics. In order to g...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

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

Plenty of teeth mashing going on over this one. Bombardier and the CSeries has been propped up by the Canadian government. That was all fine and dandy until they dumped the product into the US market and decided to give the bird to the DOC. Boeing was well within its rights to ask for an investigati...

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by CX747
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44883

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

What type of penalties would HA have should they dump the Airbus and move to Boeing? An all 787 fleet answers all of the needs the airline may have today, tomorrow and we'll I to the future.

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by CX747
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Quote below from a news conference from the Premiere of Quebec this morning. So are deliveries of Air Canada B737MAXs slated for next year in jeopardy? That will depend on the Canadian Federal government but the door has just been opened. ""Not a bolt, not a part, (and) of course not a pl...

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by CX747
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Actually, yes there was a WTO decision on lumber. https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds257_e.htm As your link indicates, there as no WTO decision. It was a "mutually agreed settlement," meaning that Canada surrendered and basically accepted an export tax on its lumber ex...

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