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by tistpaa727
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 207
Views: 30887

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

If this is to avoid tariffs and if this is a loophole it has to be a loophole created on purpose. Otherwise, what moron would devise a tariff with this blatant of a loophole? An army of lawyers reviewed, revised and approved the tariff before it went into effect which leads me to think it is created...

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by tistpaa727
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJU West Terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Re: SJU West Terminal

Grew up on St. Thomas and used to fly through SJU often in the 80s and early 90s...I don't recall those jet bridges just that the end of the terminal was all American Eagle with mostly Shorts 360 I believe packing the apron. All but one flight from STT to SJU was on a prop (DC-3 or Shorts 360). Thos...

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by tistpaa727
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways
Replies: 69
Views: 12185

Re: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways

Great reply / post from 4 years ago about the use of these jetways at JFK https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=605957#p9671117

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by tistpaa727
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 58
Views: 12233

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

MD-11 ~ 99 tons, still air range of 4,000 miles 777F ~ 113 tons, stated still air range of 5,400 miles Source Wikipedia so... edit: typo Which version of Wikipedia does show 113 tons for the 777F? Or are you referring to "short tons" (which is quite confusing for non-US readers)? In en.wi...

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by tistpaa727
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 58
Views: 12233

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

MD-11 ~ 99 tons, still air range of 4,000 miles
777F ~ 113 tons, stated still air range of 5,400 miles

Source Wikipedia so...

edit: typo

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by tistpaa727
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4372

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

roger, Roger :lol:

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by tistpaa727
Sat May 30, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14387

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

What does this office do? Seems like one of those made up positions. Community Engagement Office This is a more important group, office, division (depending on where you work) than one might initially think. Not only does it build a positive image in the community for the company it also engenders ...

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by tistpaa727
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81098

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Someone tell these fools to stop zooming so we can a) see more of what is going on and b) my motion sickness stops from all the bouncing!

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by tistpaa727
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 153235

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

You must to consider the importance of his tweet. "The FSA is not a narrowbody" I missed where he said this. Please provide a link. Thanks. Hi! Yes, " NMA isn’t the only Boeing acronym you need to know. Say hello to FSA, the Future Small Airplane (not Future Single Aisle) the eventua...

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by tistpaa727
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership in Miami
Replies: 51
Views: 10306

Re: American Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership in Miami

So back in 1989 when Eastern was still in business, where was American flying to out of MIA with 19 flights a day? DFW for sure, ORD, RDU, BNA, SJU, not sure if they were already flying nonstop to JFK back then. It was mostly the 727 they were flying out of MIA, to the hubs I mention they had at th...

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by tistpaa727
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748952

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Engine availability is the major bottleneck for aircraft production. If MAX project is abondoned, there will be lots of engines available. Other things you need are tooling and trained workforce. Doubling A320 production would not take much time IMO. The supply chain would argue your assertion. Air...

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by tistpaa727
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 25021

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

It’s called panic. They are being reactive, not proactive. I doubt it is a knee jerk. They knew for a time the LATAM deal would not move ahead. Route planning isn't done at the snap of a finger. :checkmark: Exactly, you don't re-plan a network in a matter of days. Chances are this was already in th...

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by tistpaa727
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675777

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It seems we do so much of this, that the fact that Boeing flew a FAA test flight clearly doing the kinds of things that should trigger MCAS without the plane splashing into the ocean largely gets ignored. Maybe Boeing has a grip on things and maybe October isn't that unreasonable after all... I gue...

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by tistpaa727
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How lucrative is P2P MCO flying for the Legacies?
Replies: 26
Views: 5191

Re: How lucrative is P2P MCO flying for the Legacies?

You also have to realize MCO is a very large business destination for conferences/conventions. Besides the Orlando Convention Center the sheer number of large all-in-one hotel / conference centers is mind-boggling. Many organizations / associations and companies plan events in Orlando because they b...

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by tistpaa727
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45749

Re: WN to close EWR

Close or suspended? To close due to Max delays would imply it will be a really long time before WN expects the plane to be back in service. Suspended, if true, seems more likely.

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by tistpaa727
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember Dave Allen?
Replies: 13
Views: 4184

Re: Remember Dave Allen?

Thanks for sharing. It's amazing how the language hasn't really changed after all these years.

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by tistpaa727
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 10163

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

May it be possible (dare I even think this) that the MAX will never fly again?? No, it will fly again and be a successful model. Too many airlines need new replacement aircraft, and Airbus does not possess the capacity to fill the void if the MAX didn't fly. I can't see how authorities around the w...

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by tistpaa727
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 131461

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

OK, with a grain of salt as I am not able to find something else. 40x A350-1000 order for LowCostAsia. Never heard of them, never seen them. https://twitter.com/AirwaysLow/status/1141378589897740288 #airlinesmanager Wehave just passed at #PAS19 one of the largest orders in the history of our compan...

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by tistpaa727
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 91429

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

The press release has some of the loosest wording I've ever seen in a Paris air show release. The order really seems very conditional at this point. Who knows subject to what conditions and if it isn't a ploy to get airbus to lower or match their prices on what will remain to be replaced. This is e...

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by tistpaa727
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style
Replies: 34
Views: 3985

Re: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style

Is someone taking about this (link?)? Or are you just theorizing?

Personally this would be horrible in my view and would go against all of the positive feedback we hear airlines say passengers are providing.

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by tistpaa727
Thu May 30, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 10453

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

SAAFNAV wrote:
I thought I opened A.net, but then I saw a Buzzfeed title instead.


:checkmark:

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by tistpaa727
Wed May 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show
Replies: 33
Views: 3675

Re: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show

Thanks for sharing the article. I hate press interviews like this "We spent a lot of time, days, weeks and months to come up with the name......Boeing Brazil" like really? Exactly...what else is he going to say? "We fought to the bitter end, but our hands were tied and we had to settl...

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by tistpaa727
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 60
Views: 12792

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

Also, what you wrote and what Jeffor717 wrote contradict, so I'm asking who to believe. And no one has a source (nor can I find one). I did all the number per seat. And you can configure both kinds of planes with first class seats. I'd love to see a chart from some obviously trustable web site. But...

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by tistpaa727
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757047

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I'm a tester for my travel system and I set a rule to not allow any employees to book a flight that includes travel on a 7M8. Does anyone have any idea which routes are being operated by that aircraft in the future. I'm having a hard time conducting this test. Thought I'd reach out to some experts ...

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by tistpaa727
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Channel 9 Status?
Replies: 25
Views: 5688

Re: United Ch9?

Haven't flown UA in quite a while so no clue but I wish other airlines would do this.

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by tistpaa727
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 22616

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Personally, I like this idea. It's incredibly annoying when the person in front of you is all of a sudden in your lap. You can't work and you can't eat (when there is the option).

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by tistpaa727
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75777

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

I thought the same thing with the thread title - Wait, AA still as an A300 around and its going transcontinental!? Nice - CNN has a picture of the MAX on it's report of the incident. Even thought the MAX is grounded it's BOEING's fault an A321 hit something. I wouldn't be very happy if I was Boeing....

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by tistpaa727
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757047

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Wall Street finally estimating a prolonged grounding. Major analyst now estimating 6-9 months on the disruption. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/08/southwest-stock-downgraded-to-market-perform-over-boeings-737-max-jet.html I think they are still underestimating the timeline. BA stock is still higher (...

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by tistpaa727
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753119

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Germany apparently refused the recorders because of a lack of the proper equipment/software to analyze them? That's interesting if true. Or, they don't want to touch this with a 10 foot pole. Have a feeling whatever the conclusion is that comes out of this, regardless of who, what is at fault, it w...

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uta999 wrote:
And on a lighter note from Sky News:

https://news.sky.com/story/live-ethiopi ... t-11663146


That's one large 737! :shock:

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by tistpaa727
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753119

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I would love to know more about the back room discussions that went on between Boeing and the FAA pertaining to the 737 MAX8 - Is it just the FAA that is on the hook here or should we also be calling out the other regulatory bodies in other parts of the world that also allowed the certification pro...

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by tistpaa727
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 36462

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

I'm sure several airlines have told Boeing what they want in the NMA and this could be DL's way of dangling the carrot of a "give us what we want and we'll help you launch this bird." Considering the number of 757 and 767 that need a replacement, this make sense. The NMA also opens up a lo...

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by tistpaa727
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 95
Views: 23415

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

Any photos not from twitter or social media? I refuse to use that stuff. A little secret, A.net and flickr are social media. That said ... Exciting to see things moving forward with 777X. LOL - that was my first reaction too! However, would still like to see some non-PR blessed photos appear somewh...

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by tistpaa727
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 106
Views: 20476

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

Yep, pretty sure that was before, when Boeing was charging a premium to get in line for the 787. Now that they are coming down in price it is likely very different. Also, what else was he going to say? He can't say the price is perfect. He would lose all negotiation power with both manufacturers at ...

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by tistpaa727
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 14517

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

They had to put a sizable non-refundable deposit down to secure the order so worse off, Boeing gets the deposit and is likely already offering the potential slots to other carriers just in case.

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by tistpaa727
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn
Replies: 24
Views: 8181

Re: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn

Air Baltic has two 737 variants to measure it against. The 737-300 and worst of all the 737-500 which is the closest to the A220-300 in capacity but will be well over on fuel burn. The 735 was designed and built for performance after all, not its ability to sip fuel. As to the original post and the...

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by tistpaa727
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 6961

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

Wait a minute...how is John McClane going to get screwed because his wife calls while he is trying to be stealthy? The movie plots that are ruined from this move... I personally agree with this move - you are trapped when you board and have no recourse. On a bus, in the office, etc. you have options...

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by tistpaa727
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a 787 being parted out at VCV?
Replies: 13
Views: 6001

Re: Is a 787 being parted out at VCV?

Looks like it was delivered back to the carrier to be put into service based on the description in that link. Happened on 31 August.

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by tistpaa727
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 4817

Re: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

Great to see so many that still do. I'll have to ask at the DL gate next time and see if they will give me one even if the flight isn't delayed. Worse they can say is no!

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by tistpaa727
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 4817

Re: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

That is an interesting question. I am not aware of any airline that still does. Hopefully there is one left! I still have decks from Eastern and Pan Am from way back in the day. As a kid flying back then, they gave you cards, wings and I recall a pencil with an activity book. Don't have any of those...

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by tistpaa727
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU
Replies: 25
Views: 3646

Re: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU

[quote="MaverickM11"]What did Africa World Airways do to deserve this?? LOL - good question how they got selected for this. This is all part of China's One Belt strategy and Africa is a very large piece of it. When you look at the money flowing from China to the African continent it is sta...

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by tistpaa727
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 7522

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

One upside to IFE not mentioned here, especially for those that don't travel often, is the monitor on the back of a seat "looks modern" which can go a long way in the perception the average Joe and Jane traveler can have of an airline. Yes, many have their own tablets, phones etc. in which...

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by tistpaa727
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 13844

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

While the post may have merit as had been discussed above, please don't confuse Forbes online contributors for the "respected" print publication. Online contributors/blog posts are open to anyone to submit.

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by tistpaa727
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 161781

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

I'm of a mind that the A220's should not be used when comparing numbers between Boeing and Airbus. At present we are roughly comparing like with like both manufacturers make similar aircraft but the A220 will skew these figures and make a nonsense of the comparison as Boeing does not make such an a...

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by tistpaa727
Tue May 29, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates replacing full A380 landing gear sets
Replies: 21
Views: 7216

Re: Emirates replacing ful A380 landing gear sets

Based on the tone of the video and how they are proud of the achievement, I would say this is for routine maintenance.

Pretty cool video though. Thanks for sharing!

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by tistpaa727
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 48593

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

I personally think US companies have increasing pressure to buy US products. The whole Trump "America first" has gained massive support by the common folk. Boeings would never have enforced the dumping rule without Trump at the helm. Boeings reputation tanked around the world but most US ...

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by tistpaa727
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7908

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Completely agree. Loved seeing this plane everywhere you turned...sadly, today that is not possible.

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by tistpaa727
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149056

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

And then you add that to the (astronomical) cost of housing in the SEA area and realize few will chose to move there just to work for Boeing. Why would they need to move? Many enigneering tasks can be done from Brasil . . . it's a global industry, connected networks etc. I don't believe he's talkin...

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by tistpaa727
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key Boeing customers Southwest and American satisfied in the early days of 737 Max 8 operations
Replies: 4
Views: 2002

Re: Key Boeing customers Southwest and American satisfied in the early days of 737 Max 8 operations

WN states they are pleased and the fuel burn is within expectations. What is interesting is the article implies AA is also satisfied (and I see no reason why they aren't) but they don't state that. Just jumping to a conclusion there. Is 14% what was expected or is that lower/higher than what was dis...

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