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by nudelhirsch
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just Got Post Of German Army - Military Service
Replies: 46
Views: 3006

RE: Just Got Post Of German Army - Military Service

Basically, Zivi abroad is about impossible, because both, social service and military service shall serve OUR country, not others. This is not bad per se, just a fact. The reality of military service is to get a boring job at a boring location. By law no erson in mandatory military service can be se...

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Noobie Cigar Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1980

RE: Noobie Cigar Question

First of all, if you are a noobie, skip the Habanos for the time being. It can spol the whole pleasure if you start with the heavy stuff... I would recommend Nicaragua (for example a mild Cumpay which I used to smoke as a beginning cigar of long smoky nights... sometimes even during the day) or Braz...

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by nudelhirsch
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Innovations In Economy Class Seating
Replies: 44
Views: 16882

RE: Innovations In Economy Class Seating

More Room Throughout Coach

AA added 3" of pitch in coach but they started to change back around 2 years or so back...

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by nudelhirsch
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Innovations In Economy Class Seating
Replies: 44
Views: 16882

RE: Innovations In Economy Class Seating

The most useful innovation, imho, was MRTC. Unfortunately that's history now...  Sad

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by nudelhirsch
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Light For FRA Expansion...
Replies: 61
Views: 7711

RE: Green Light For FRA Expansion...

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by nudelhirsch
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Light For FRA Expansion...
Replies: 61
Views: 7711

RE: Green Light For FRA Expansion...

That's great news. Daytime capacity will increase around 50%. Great setup for the future. The biggest reason for canning the night restrictions is the tricky legal situation as <acronym title="Leipzig / Halle (- Schkeuditz) (LEJ / EDDP), Germany">LEJ</acronym> just got big time cargo business and <a...

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Sues EU Comission Over MUC
Replies: 5
Views: 2649

RE: Ryanair Sues EU Comission Over MUC

He would probably not turn down an offer of building a terminal for his ego in <acronym title="Frankfurt - Hahn (HHN / EDFH), Germany">HHN</acronym>... If he would play with the big guys in the big airports, he would be able to enjoy the big perks too. But probably he just wants the publicity. I jus...

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by nudelhirsch
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The Jump In Confidence In Airbus A350?
Replies: 22
Views: 11000

RE: Why The Jump In Confidence In Airbus A350?

With every new model out there you run the risk of encountering production delays. Not to start A vs. B here now, but it happened to B lately as well, which sure does not prove that B's people can't do their job, rather that the design and production ramp up for something as complex as an aircraft c...

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by nudelhirsch
Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strategy Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 1151

Strategy Thread

Let's discuss how the most leading manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus, should run strategy now. My 002$: Boeing: quiet down, keep things low, do not play in a "mine is bigger than yours" orders game with Airbus, keep your things straight and make sure that 787 and 747-8 roll out as timely as possible....

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by nudelhirsch
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CFO Resigns - What Does This Mean?
Replies: 33
Views: 11609

RE: JetBlue CFO Resigns - What Does This Mean?

Suddenchanges indicate that the exec either got a better job somewhere else or got sacked...

If his name doesn't pop up somewhere the next 3 days, it's the latter.

BTW, isn't Merrill Lynch casting new CEOs? Lol...

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by nudelhirsch
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing And Underperforming 787 Suppliers
Replies: 24
Views: 6396

RE: Boeing And Underperforming 787 Suppliers

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Exec-Oil Price Rise Could Cause Grounded Planes
Replies: 52
Views: 8277

RE: UA Exec-Oil Price Rise Could Cause Grounded Planes

The bubble will only not collapse because the USD is weak compared to other currencies. It's a shame actually. But the import power of other countries, or regions like Europe, is quite high... Thing is, 777, your model is not basically wrong, it's just not very accurate. Because Europe is a strong p...

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Exec-Oil Price Rise Could Cause Grounded Planes
Replies: 52
Views: 8277

RE: UA Exec-Oil Price Rise Could Cause Grounded Planes

Anyways, it's a nice way to cover a profit warning without doing so. Stock price will not drop but you warned all of the world of profits to drop deeeeeeeeeep. Are there some poor numbers <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> is going to present? Looks like it. Early finding of a scapg...

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Still Weighing Buying Another Carrier
Replies: 91
Views: 9379

RE: Delta Still Weighing Buying Another Carrier

Nobody would dominate a market after a merger.

If we agree that there are too many airlines serving a market, what would a merger help? It would increase one airline's capacity, and probably increase their losses too as the loads would only drop.

Does not make sense at all.

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Still Weighing Buying Another Carrier
Replies: 91
Views: 9379

RE: Delta Still Weighing Buying Another Carrier

Network growth is a wrong approach. Why should two carriers with mediocre loads merge? To combine their mediocrity? It would be an overstocking of planes and crew... Terrible business decision. The only way a merger makes sense is if a carrier can stabilize and enforce existing routes, for example b...

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: NW Merger Prospects
Replies: 89
Views: 8559

RE: Article: NW Merger Prospects

How could that help? Similar airlines running similar fleets in similar markets... Actually despite the DC9 <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> has a fairly modern fleet with a lot of 330s and so running out there... From today's point of view a merger between two legacy's would j...

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Still Weighing Buying Another Carrier
Replies: 91
Views: 9379

RE: Delta Still Weighing Buying Another Carrier

The 787 will not help <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> at all. It's a management problem that routes do not bring profit. Pricing too low, expenses too high, poor marketing, whatever... If <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> can run a 747 or a 777 profitably to ...

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Still Weighing Buying Another Carrier
Replies: 91
Views: 9379

RE: Delta Still Weighing Buying Another Carrier

Fleet commonality is overrated because in most cases each carrier has a large enough fleet with all the support existing. The first round of downsizing and saving will happen in CSR and gate presence. Also the purchasing power and commonality in procurement (catering, services...) will have an effec...

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obama's Plane Landed At Wrong Airport
Replies: 37
Views: 14013

RE: Obama's Plane Landed At Wrong Airport

Maybe the pilots are on Hillary's payroll...

Just kidding...

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing And Underperforming 787 Suppliers
Replies: 24
Views: 6396

RE: Boeing And Underperforming 787 Suppliers

The big chalenge lies in the de-centralized assembly, not in the procurement itself. If you operate one plant where stuff is assembled, only minor pre-assembled components drop in there, then you have one big supply chain to manage, but it''s only one. Having something as complex as a modern airplan...

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by nudelhirsch
Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbag Theft, Is It Common?
Replies: 23
Views: 4829

RE: Airbag Theft, Is It Common?

Happened to us before, on a Volkswagen... They used some sort of "general" key from <acronym title="Aeromar (Mexico)">VW</acronym> which would unlock every car but leave the locks destroyed. They use that in case the original keys get lost... Police told us that the folks were breking in roughly 50 ...

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by nudelhirsch
Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A-380 Visit To DFW Is Cancelled
Replies: 28
Views: 7555

RE: A-380 Visit To DFW Is Cancelled

BA seems likely due to the <acronym title="Executive Airlines (USA)">OW</acronym> partnership and the strong <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> hub down there. Other than that, rather <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> than <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</ac...

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by nudelhirsch
Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coping With A Brain Tumour.
Replies: 66
Views: 4229

RE: Coping With A Brain Tumour.

Sorry to hear that! This is really terrible news. But even after that biopsy it's not time to give up yet! A friend of mine had a brain tumor removed by surgery about 2 years ago. He is 26 or so now... He went to a clinic in Hannover, Germany, I think the name was INA or similar. It's a pretty well-...

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO Blames Industry For 787 Bolt Shortage
Replies: 186
Views: 22619

RE: Boeing CEO Blames Industry For 787 Bolt Shortage

Whoever screwed up, be it Alcoa, be it Boeing, when all is said and done, the fault still lies with Boeing's Supply Chain Management. I have worked long enough in the field of SCM to know that a) suppliers can have shortage and delay all the time b) nobody cares about that... What ever happened here...

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by nudelhirsch
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ITunes Questions (paging Klaus... :)
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

RE: ITunes Questions (paging Klaus... :)

I have a huge collection of music, and I know it's terribly annoying, but I transferred from <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> to Mac as well, I imported all the songs, erased duplicates, cleaned this and that... It's a good occasion to clean up... O...

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oprah Charters 4 "jumbo Jets" From AA?!?
Replies: 36
Views: 19312

RE: Oprah Charters 4 "jumbo Jets" From AA?!?

She probably chartered four C17 from USAF to bring along her ego... She would not want to miss that on Hawaii...

And probably another C17 carrying her make-up...

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by nudelhirsch
Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About The Runway System At FRA
Replies: 2
Views: 5399

RE: Question About The Runway System At FRA

1. I think it is to reroute noise and potential danger away from the city, but also it seemed like the wind rarely closing 18 down... 2. No, too narrow, they need spacing. Same goes for the 26s...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink"> 3. The airport operator, Fraport, h...

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by nudelhirsch
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 LCF Successfully Test Swing Tail
Replies: 42
Views: 25037

RE: Boeing 747 LCF Successfully Test Swing Tail

The forklift could be programmed with the procedure. Put them into place properly, doublecheck, and then push a button and it drives the ideal curve...

That should not double the price of the 87. A human error on the LCF would though...

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by nudelhirsch
Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft
Replies: 313
Views: 26718

RE: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft

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by nudelhirsch
Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft
Replies: 313
Views: 26718

RE: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft

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by nudelhirsch
Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Connection In ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4371

RE: Short Connection In ORD

Inbound you are, sorry to say that, quite screwed. You must be really lucky if that short time works with immigration, terminal change and also customs...

Outbound, that looks like a long enough period. No luggage rechecking, no terminal change, and quite obviously no immigration...

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by nudelhirsch
Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft
Replies: 313
Views: 26718

RE: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft

Yet we lack the comparison from across the pond, and as stated excessively, that does not do much, as we are talking different classes and missions here...

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by nudelhirsch
Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft
Replies: 313
Views: 26718

RE: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft

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by nudelhirsch
Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft
Replies: 313
Views: 26718

RE: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft

[quote=TeamAmerica,reply=187]You are thinking too narrowly. Airlines care about revenue rather than the size of the aircraft. If multiple smaller aircraft can generate comparable revenue to one of the larger, then the flexibility of having the smaller o Look at slot control like <acronym title="Fran...

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by nudelhirsch
Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft
Replies: 313
Views: 26718

RE: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft

The 748i is far from being a bad idea. Still while all people here are hating the fact that there is a gap below the 380, that gap works fine for many highly profitable airlines. <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>, despite people anticipated them as a pretty certain buyer of the 748, ...

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by nudelhirsch
Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft
Replies: 313
Views: 26718

RE: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft

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by nudelhirsch
Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft
Replies: 313
Views: 26718

RE: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft

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by nudelhirsch
Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Aims To Keep Airbus @ Bay No 787 Delays!
Replies: 148
Views: 17185

RE: Boeing Aims To Keep Airbus @ Bay No 787 Delays!

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by nudelhirsch
Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft
Replies: 313
Views: 26718

RE: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft

Why compare A380 CASM to 787's? Different missions, different purposes, different kind of animal.

Apart from that, the CASM of the 787 is not out there yet. Only their projections and calculations. They better be as good as they think they will be...

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by nudelhirsch
Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whale Of A Arff Problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 2489

RE: Whale Of A Arff Problem?

ATL is the hub in the south of America. USA, I mean here...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink"> A bunch of airlines have ordered the 380, also <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acron...

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by nudelhirsch
Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 @ Mdw
Replies: 43
Views: 7176

RE: 767 @ Mdw

Might be a bizjet, are there that many out there? Google has one of them, any others?

If a 67 is used as a bizjet, most runways should be long enough...

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by nudelhirsch
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whale Of A Arff Problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 2489

RE: Whale Of A Arff Problem?

The innovation here is the A380. It's new, as a product, and also new to the industry. If <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> wants to get contracts with the big players, here the ones who bought the 380, th...

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by nudelhirsch
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whale Of A Arff Problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 2489

RE: Whale Of A Arff Problem?

There is no industry where companies can afford to refuse to keep up with innovation. Not either airports. Nobody is blaming Boeing for selling the 747 while many airports cannot handle that. Yet Airbus is being bashed for the 380. Atlanta should keep up to date if they want ongoing major business.

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft
Replies: 313
Views: 26718

RE: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft

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by nudelhirsch
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft
Replies: 313
Views: 26718

RE: Break-even Outlook For A380 Now At 420 Aircraft

420 is far less than the projected demand. This is indeed good stuff.

But our friend Leelaw thinks differently...

It is great news because it finally gives the ambitious a new shape.

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by nudelhirsch
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gallois: Airbus's Very Future At Stake
Replies: 4
Views: 3081

RE: Gallois: Airbus's Very Future At Stake

He just accepted a job there. With a company bound for death? Unlikely...

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by nudelhirsch
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Test A380 At Addis Ababa, Ethiopia?
Replies: 17
Views: 8442

RE: Airbus To Test A380 At Addis Ababa, Ethiopia?

MSN009?

There has been quite a bunch flying by now...

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by nudelhirsch
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby Dies In Flight To MAD
Replies: 43
Views: 18994

RE: Baby Dies In Flight To MAD

This is really terrible.

There is not much the airline can do. Just terrible stuff...

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by nudelhirsch
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Class Cost!
Replies: 32
Views: 5322

Business Class Cost!

This cannot be serious...

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