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by zeke
Sun May 20, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 139
Views: 15610

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy grooming

Prost wrote:
Nah, we’re just exhausted from working with 1/3 less crew member than foreign carriers.


How many cabin crew per aircraft type ?

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by zeke
Fri May 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flaps extended
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: Flaps extended

It is just a "recommendation" for the 320 family. If it's over 30C flaps should be left in the 1 position. Not applicable to any other aircraft families. Also for the 330/340, the reason for it is not the flaps, it’s for the slats to remain extended for the bleed air ducts to get uniform ...

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by zeke
Tue May 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 24479

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

Exactly. And maybe that is why Airbus never 'touched' that subsidy in it's WTO-case against Boeing/USA. They still could...... No, these trade disputes are between countries, an individual company cannot go to the WTO. The subsidy from Japan cannot be brought to the WTO by the EU because it does no...

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by zeke
Tue May 15, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 24479

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

if towing cost that much why don't you mention flying parts from Japan, I'm sure a TPAC flight cost a lot more than tugs ..... The multi billion subsidy the 787 received from the Japanese Government to produce parts in Japan would in my view far exceed the additional shipping costs. The interest al...

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by zeke
Mon May 14, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 24479

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

That would include engines, apu, avionics, and interior non of which are produced by the OEM, they are not OEM production costs. The OEM can do nothing about those items to improve their manufacturing productivity. People above are making the assertion that the learning curve on the 787 has improved...

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by zeke
Mon May 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 24479

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

That is not how you determine production costs. Nobody looks at the total money spent to build every plane in existence on that line when determining the production costs. They look at the cost to build a single plane. Boeing/Airbus try to sell planes for more than they cost to build them, they don...

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by zeke
Mon May 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 24479

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

The price aircraft are sold at reflects the demand and capabilities of that aircraft. Fact of the matter is that the production cost on the 787 line is many times higher that the A350, they have built more of them. And the first 100+ basically had double or more time put in them. As a way to hide th...

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by zeke
Mon May 14, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 24479

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

Well the 787 production line running for a longer time and at a higher rate, so the whole production and supply line should be more mature and optimized than the A350´s today. It would be not reasonable to assume otherwise, if one is too believe that the learning curve at A and B is somewhat simila...

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by zeke
Mon May 14, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 24479

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

I've read A359 estimated production costs are $125M. B789 production costs are believed to be much lower. As in $35 M lower. ($90 million). No idea where you are getting those numbers from, the cost for the each OEM to produce the 787/A350 is less than 50 million. Put things in perspective at the p...

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by zeke
Sun May 13, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10271

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

peterinlisbon wrote:
It's wrong to lie, but why do cabin crew need to have degrees?


A few airlines in Asia require that, many cabin crew don’t stay for life, a lot just use it as a two-three year process to travel the world. The degree means they have something to go to and normally also English as a second language.

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by zeke
Sat May 12, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 210 Knots To Outer Marker
Replies: 31
Views: 2486

Re: 210 Knots To Outer Marker

Whilst I was at work yesterday, I was listening to LiveATC, and shortly after FedEx 1483 landed at JFK, they asked the tower for the phone number to approach control since the approach controller had them flying at 210 knots all the way to the outer marker. Eventually, when I was able to go back th...

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by zeke
Sat May 12, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10271

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

Flying credentials are fine. CAA verified that. Degrees were found fake that were submitted at the time of induction into the Airline. I am not comfortable with that, I know of airlines looking to employ people from some geographic areas where there seems to be systemic issues with the way licences...

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by zeke
Sat May 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18453

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Its not unusual for the 777ER's and 789s to be used by the same airline on Long-Haul and Short-Haul sectors e.g. NZ uses the 789 on AKL-ORD* (From Nov) at around 15-16hours and as short as AKL-CHC at 1h20m. Exactly it’s opportunity cost of operating the flight between long haul sectors vs having th...

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by zeke
Sat May 12, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 4823

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

DOJ had to spend tax dollars defending DOT's authority to make such decisions. And what is wrong with that ? Move to China if you want to be in a country where employees cannot challenge government decisions. I for one am very happy that those checks and balances are in place to protect local emplo...

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by zeke
Sat May 12, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18453

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Still beggs the original question I posed, if as it has been claimed “Given how efficient and successful 787 series are” why do they need to do anything ? I know the answer, as no Airbus aircraft can fill all market segments, except for the 787. IBs MSN 219 is out of the paint hanger feTuring the ne...

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by zeke
Fri May 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 111
Views: 15947

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

When manufacturers and regulators talk about sound levels that are talking about scientifically measured quantity, sound pressure and sound intensity. These decreases in inverse proportion to the distance, that is, with 1/r from the measuring point to the sound source, so that doubling of the distan...

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by zeke
Fri May 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10271

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

The concern for me is where does such an individual draw the line with their background, what is real about their previous flying experience, and the logbooks used to obtain a licence.

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They are covering
G it up to avoid bad publicity
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WIederling wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:


First Aid: taping over the decals.
( doesn't look damaged at all?)


They are covering
G it up to avoid bad publicity

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by zeke
Sat May 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 34374

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

I recall a lot of talk about these being without any sort of maintenance paperwork as disgruntled former MX employees had destroyed it. Wonder how they were managed to be flown out if there is any truth to that Sounds like a tall story, maintenace records are computerized, the paperwork has no rele...

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by zeke
Sat May 05, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36596

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

emiratesdriver wrote:
Resignation season has started. 9 resignations this week, 3 x 777 Captains, 5 x 777 First Officers and 1x A380 Captain.



Normally it starts just after the annual
Bonus date was reached, what was it last year just over 100 that week alone?

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by zeke
Sat May 05, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea
Replies: 41
Views: 7369

Re: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea

SCQ83 wrote:
Would it ever make sense a flight between Pyongyang and Seoul? If relations improve the two cities seem to be really driving distance.


About 4 hours in a tank

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by zeke
Sat May 05, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport
Replies: 7
Views: 3625

Re: Qantas suspends Perth growth, blames uncooperative airport

Exactly why should passengers on other international flights guy have to contribute to a terminal which Qantas does not let others use.

I also hope Qantas is paying the full cost recovery for immigration and customs at that terminal instead of being subsidised by other international passengers.

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by zeke
Fri May 04, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Fan Blade Rub
Replies: 26
Views: 3431

Re: Engine Fan Blade Rub

Can any pilot tell me if engine fan blades can rub against the inside nacelle of the engine??? I know fan blades have a very minimal clearance from the engine cowling, but can it ever rub against the cowling interior during turbulence or anything? And if it could rub against the cowling, what would...

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by zeke
Fri May 04, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1478

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Actually, no. The book probably says they have to taxi back to the gate if there are no available seats. Would that happen in real life? I guess that depends on the Captain. Which book is that, not the MEL. Once dispatched you only have to consider the MEL. And, how exactly would you feel about bei...

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by zeke
Thu May 03, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1478

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

The fact that the cabin crew was made aware of the issue and did nothing, puts them, and by extension, the airline in violation. Re-read the OP again, they made the crew aware only after the aircraft started to taxi, at that stage all pax should be seated with a seat belt on. There is little the cr...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36596

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

I am calling this bs. Airlines with large fleets don't use all their aircraft 24/7. Please provide proof by posting photos of aircraft that are mothballed. Nobody is saying mothballed, just temporarily stored. It’s a quiet time of year, many airlines have cut back on flights and frequencies due to ...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36596

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

200 A380s is not impossible for EK, only a small percentage of the fleet is on the ground at any stage.

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by zeke
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36596

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Jayafe wrote:

Somebody in management will have to start answering questions sooner rather than later...


It’s a lower demand time of year across many airlines

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by zeke
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References
Replies: 28
Views: 5319

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

They might want to police their own Airlines first even CX which the communist party has a 30% share in , puts Hong Kong as a different country..... Please wash your mouth out, the “communist party has 30% share”, what utter flame bait. Have you every been to PEK ? In the terminal they have in big ...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39228

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

RJMAZ You continue to demonstrate time and time again you just make stuff up without know what you are talking about. Airport fees are based upon MTOW not empty weight, we already operate A330 at multiple MTOWs, sure other airlines do as well. The A330 has no centre fuel tank to remove, the centre f...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39228

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

The A350 will come down the cost curve. It may not do so as much as the 787 depending on how high they can push volume but that’s more a market placement issue than anything. The A350 will never come down as much as the 787 as it just was not as bad at EIS. Airbus received their fair share of compl...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17955

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

My 2 cents. When a medical problem occurs in a wide body the pilots may not know anything about it for some time. Normally the sick passenger is made known to cabin crew, cabin crew follow their training. If they feel it is warranted thy will call for medical persons onboard. They will also contact ...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.
Replies: 21
Views: 3428

Re: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.

SheikhDjibouti You said the following: “ The two pilots were drunk. Evidence exists to confirm this. No court has ever ruled on this evidence. Let them take me to court and accuse me of slander. I will offer as evidence the police laboratory analysis. What will they offer in their?” Firstly, no one ...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39228

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

If I was forced to put exact numbers on it I believe we will get only 20-30 more passenger A330NEO sales total. The real fact of the matter is you do not have access to the exact numbers, just like the farcical seat width and passenger acceptance numbers you have provided in this thread. Totally ma...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.
Replies: 21
Views: 3428

Re: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.

Who's post? Mine? May I suggest you use the "quoting from" function if you want to ensure you get somebody's specific attention. It's just a suggestion... As for defamation; I dispute this. The Police & laboratory evidence proves they were drunk. The Court dismissed the case, not beca...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36596

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

11 777s and 1 380 this month, it will be 14 777s and 6 A380s next month, 11 777s and 3 A380s in June.

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by zeke
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.
Replies: 21
Views: 3428

Re: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.

I found your post quite defamatory against various parties. Fact of the matter is this is what happens in robust legal systems, the police can collect evidence and present charges to a court, however it is only a court that can find if the charges have basis or not. You have mentioned some statistic...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.
Replies: 21
Views: 3428

Re: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.

F27500 wrote:
And hopefully the airline "surprises" them with the breathylizer daily from this point on. Eh?


That would be fine is every person was given the same treatment, if not I dare say it would be deemed as victimisation.

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by zeke
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What do airlines do with 787/A350 flight data?
Replies: 14
Views: 1716

Re: What do airlines do with 787/A350 flight data?

I'd expect logging data to appear in (structured, syncable ) stream form. Post processing might be into a relational data base structure. The data I have seen exported is in xml format, with multiple xml files inside a zip file. The network onboard is like a number of blade servers connected by a f...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17955

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

I'm just really surprised about the AED not working. Where I work, they're checked regularly, as in every week at the least. AEDs only work on a heart that is beating, just with an electrical issue which can be corrected by shocking it. The article says she had no pulse, an AED will not do anything...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39228

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Doesn’t mean they won’t, the whole idea of the Chinese partnership with the A330 finishing centre was to deliver at least two aircraft a month for domestic demand.

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by zeke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 'fifth' contrail? Possible fuel dumping?
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: Airbus A380 'fifth' contrail? Possible fuel dumping?

113312 wrote:
More likely water draining from sinks or galley.


Yep crew cleaning up prior to arrival emptied half used containers and ice.

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by zeke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39228

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Continuing to deny the A330 is under pressure is silly at this point but more importantly my question would be where are Delta and Air Asia X in this? By themselves they would fill a ton of production slots. If they truly have empty slots in 2019 then it almost seems as if the airlines with orders ...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39228

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

I understand the situation perfectly, it is you that is "just showing a lack of understanding on the topic." Everything they posted was contrived, they put words like average and standard in the same sentence. The real world data should not represent a bell curve, many different wide body...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 20283

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

A360 makes the most sense. It's a decades younger design than the A300. It shouldn't have a lower number than the A300. Also, A360 and A370 are still available almost 2 decades after the launch of the A380 program and more than a decade after the first A380 went into airline service. I think they w...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39228

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
I won't put much stock into Fernandes' proclamations. He may say one thing, but do another.


I guess that means he will be buying the A350, as this thread is about saying he won’t.....

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