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by Faro
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33692

Re: Condor launch new livery

Good to see some people still have originality, vision and a sense of humour...there are no generally accepted principles in respect of what airliner liveries ought to be...thank God some people still remember that they are free... Hope this is the first of many black eyes to come for the dreaded Eu...

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by Faro
Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volume of Transatlantic A321 Routes Today
Replies: 40
Views: 8799

Re: Volume of Transatlantic A321 Routes Today

Anybody want to pull the data for 2011 and see how many were operating with 757s? Many more I suspect. But the point was not to compare with 757. It was that, in 2011, A32x series aircraft were just not flying TATL (except maybe a few flight from Halifax and then there was the flight from London Ci...

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by Faro
Fri Feb 25, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volume of Transatlantic A321 Routes Today
Replies: 40
Views: 8799

Re: Volume of Transatlantic A321 Routes Today

I recently flew LIS-YYZ on TP's A320NXLR and was surprised to see that TP also operate the type to BOS and IAD. I was wondering what is today the total volume of A320Neo Transatlantic traffic operating on a scheduled basis or announced for launch in 2022. Faro How was the XLR? It’s pretty special t...

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by Faro
Thu Feb 24, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volume of Transatlantic A321 Routes Today
Replies: 40
Views: 8799

Volume of Transatlantic A321 Routes Today

I recently flew LIS-YYZ on TP's A320NXLR and was surprised to see that TP also operate the type to BOS and IAD.

I was wondering what is today the total volume of A320Neo Transatlantic traffic operating on a scheduled basis or announced for launch in 2022.


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by Faro
Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stockholm-Zürich flight: unruly passenger attacks crew, bites police woman
Replies: 15
Views: 3767

Re: Stockholm-Zürich flight: unruly passenger attacks crew, bites police woman

There are plenty of Florida thinking pandemic folks in Sweden - lots of the antimask/antivaccine BS comes out of a few social media loudmouths there with the Netherlands right behind on that too (again isolated people who just get a large audience of gullibles to believe their nonsense) :checkmark:...

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by Faro
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 13062

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

It’s not F9 or ULCC’s or ‘lower-class’ travellers...it’s Florida.

That place should never have been developed from the humid, festering swamps of the 19th century. Florida is trying to get back at the humans who did that to it...and largely succeeding...


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by Faro
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 201551

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Does it make sense to keep the 777F line at low rate without the 777-9 at high rate? Hopefully. Could more 777-300ER be built to keep waiting 777-9-customers happy? No-one wants 777s right now. The deserts are full of them, along with brand new (smaller) 787s. I doubt STC, U-turn and other customer...

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by Faro
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential
Replies: 88
Views: 19735

Re: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential

The 737 is a true aviation icon but it is already one iteration too many. Sure it will continue to sell at discounted prices especially to airlines wishing to retain more commonality then the alternative offering. The A 320 perhaps has a remaining viable iteration left but old technologies do in fa...

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by Faro
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR finds surface coating cracks in early build A350
Replies: 301
Views: 40479

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

Agreed. It's the 777XF launch order. How solvent is QR. If Airbus really were to press for immediate delivery, will QR survive? I'm not saying it is; like everyone here all I can present is a WAG based on a article of unknown accuracy, ascribed to a person with a penchant for flowery wording, innue...

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by Faro
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing offers 777X Freighter to QR. Eyeing Order for 30
Replies: 129
Views: 21905

Re: Boeing offers 777X Freighter to QR. Eyeing Order for 30

The 77X freighter will easily be the most expensive freighter around...I wonder how its overall cost --ie, cost of ownership + running costs-- will stack up against acquiring 77F's or converted 777-300ER freighters... QR's papa has very very deep pockets, yes...but is it really that worthwhile to do...

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by Faro
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A330 Wingtips?
Replies: 51
Views: 11743

Re: New A330 Wingtips?

First of all, the airline is aiming to reduce fuel consumption by "up to 2%", not 2%...so God knows what that means... Second, this claim is emanating from a Portuguese charter airline, not Airbus itself... Third, this quaint excerpt from the article: "up to 40% of the total air resis...

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by Faro
Tue May 18, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines Now Power More Than 1,000 Aircraft
Replies: 52
Views: 11376

Re: Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines Now Power More Than 1,000 Aircraft

I would love to know the GTF vs LEAP engine figures on the A320neo family…


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by Faro
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seaplane company to launch Passenger Drone service in Hong Kong by the end of 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 4223

Re: Seaplane company to launch Passenger Drone service in Hong Kong by the end of 2021

Four lift fans and you multiply the risk of failure by four compared to a single-engined light aircraft...and a failure of any one of these lift fans is in itself catastrophic...


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by Faro
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 97
Views: 20650

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

Nothing about CMC's, variable turbine cooling, etc...just that they've begun building it...good luck to them...difficult times ahead...


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by Faro
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern Turbofan Engine Efficiency
Replies: 41
Views: 11693

Re: Modern Turbofan Engine Efficiency

In layman terms, where did the efficiency improvements come from in modern turbo fans? Let’s say JT9D vs RR Trent XWB. I guess I'll give this a try. :( JT9D -> Boeing 747-100 => 30% overall efficiency (~64% propulsive, ~48% motor thermodynamic) RR Trent XWB -> Airbus A350 => 40% overall efficiency ...

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by Faro
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 116517

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Jon O reports: Boeing recommends an operational suspension of PW4000-powered 777s (aka grounding) “until the FAA identifies the appropriate inspection protocol.” Says 69 are currently in service and 59 are in storage. Ref: https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1363687160830775301 Does this mean mo...

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by Faro
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling wide bodies
Replies: 31
Views: 5549

Re: Refueling wide bodies

Along the same lines, do airlines strategically shop around for fuel at airports/states/countries with lower prices? Not only that, they buy large amounts of fuel futures in order to decrease exposure to price fluctuations. To decrease exposure to price fluctuations on the upside that is...you can ...

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by Faro
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Dry airspace"
Replies: 37
Views: 5825

Re: "Dry airspace"

FWIW, Kansas only repealed the prohibition of alcohol in 1948...the last state to do so...


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by Faro
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR freezing development on the Ultrafan program
Replies: 46
Views: 10862

Re: RR freezing development on the Ultrafan program

Ok, who is saying "this was inevitable from a commercial or technical perspective"? Please provide a quote in case I missed this, or admit you are exaggerating. It's really not fair to ask people to defend a point they are not making, yet I see this happening a lot on this site. I am sorr...

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by Faro
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR freezing development on the Ultrafan program
Replies: 46
Views: 10862

Re: RR freezing development on the Ultrafan program

I don't understand all the arguments being made on why this was inevitable from a commercial or technical perspective...there really is only one factor at play here... ALL aviation-related development programs are at risk because of COVD-19...airframe, engine, equipment, upgrades, etc... No-one kno...

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by Faro
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 344
Views: 98263

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

anshabhi wrote:
Not happening. State carriers never close



Just like pandemics...


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by Faro
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR freezing development on the Ultrafan program
Replies: 46
Views: 10862

Re: RR freezing development on the Ultrafan program

Covid 19 is happening. :checkmark: :checkmark: I don't understand all the arguments being made on why this was inevitable from a commercial or technical perspective...there really is only one factor at play here... ALL aviation-related development programs are at risk because of COVD-19...airframe,...

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by Faro
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca A319 strikes pyrotechnic balloon on approach to BOG
Replies: 12
Views: 4814

Re: Avianca A319 strikes pyrotechnic balloon on approach to BOG

Wow!...is this a historic first?...


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by Faro
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 100745

Re: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class

xwb777 wrote:
Emirates today has unveiled its new Premium Economy seats onboard its lastest A380 that was delivered.





Seems like something so exotic now...like another age and another place...when an airline actually takes delivery of a new A380...

How low we have gone with COVID :( :( ...


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by Faro
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.
Replies: 74
Views: 9614

Re: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.

The A318 (a double shrink) was a low development cost attempt to persuade airlines that it was better to complement existing A320 Family fleets than buy a different aircraft type. The A318 probably sold at decent prices to VIP customers and certainly won additional A320 Family business that would o...

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by Faro
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 catches fire in Spain.
Replies: 69
Views: 14656

Re: BA 747 catches fire in Spain.

At what temperature does aviation-grade aluminium combust?


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by Faro
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?
Replies: 46
Views: 7834

Re: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?

For those not old enough to remember, the Dassault Mercure had a HUD (captain's seat). And this was in the 70s!!! Air Inter, who pioneered cat III / autoland in the late 60s, got converted to the HUD when available and ordered them for their A320 (1988) and A330 (1994). :checkmark: :checkmark: Inde...

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by Faro
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR is no longer Europe's busiest airport
Replies: 51
Views: 14937

Re: LHR is no longer Europe's biggest airport.

I think both Atlanta and Amsterdam grew to their current size and importance today, because of the vast area of available land set aside, great planning, and future-proofing for expansion. If London Airport was planned better in 1946, it would have been much further north and west of London, somewh...

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by Faro
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 197868

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Boeing's cash situation must be quite strained...not to talk of its indebtedness...is the NMA project actually still an ongoing endeavour or is it surviving on a skeleton staff...one would think that project milestones have all been deferred out to a rather distant future... Anyone in the know?... ...

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by Faro
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 197868

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Boeing's cash situation must be quite strained...not to talk of its indebtedness...is the NMA project actually still an ongoing endeavour or is it surviving on a skeleton staff...one would think that project milestones have all been deferred out to a rather distant future... Anyone in the know?... F...

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by Faro
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 139061

Re: Cathay delays 777-9 deliveries beyond 2025

At this rate of production/delivery, is the program in any danger of outright cancellation or is the commercial and testing momentum it has gained too high?


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by Faro
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Few questions about the A310 (and A300)
Replies: 33
Views: 6782

Re: Few questions about the A310 (and A300)

Area ruling fascinates me. There's an interesting story in the evolution from the Delta Dagger into the Delta Dart. By "coke bottling" the fuselage, performance was massively increased due to a decrease in transonic drag. Area ruling can also be seen in canopy shapes, for example on the F...

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by Faro
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE9X Engine For Boeing 777X Earns FAA Certification
Replies: 85
Views: 13588

Re: GE9X Engine For Boeing 777X Earns FAA Certification

More CMCs in the turbine. Since I do not work for GE, I cannot tell you when or how much improvement, but eventually this will happen. Lightsaber More CMC in static parts is feasible and should happen relatively soon with the first couple of PiP's...the point however is to have rotating CMC parts i...

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by Faro
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE9X Engine For Boeing 777X Earns FAA Certification
Replies: 85
Views: 13588

Re: GE9X Engine For Boeing 777X Earns FAA Certification

I can’t see the wing reducing thrust required (read:drag) by 10% during cruise. My calculations put the L/D of the 779 at 3.5-3.8% higher than the 77W, I wouldn’t imagine that the reduction in fuselage length would take that up to 10%. Fred And the 777X wing has two more flap track fairings than th...

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by Faro
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X is FAA-Certified: Where are the Fuel Consumption Figures?
Replies: 3
Views: 2230

GE9X is FAA-Certified: Where are the Fuel Consumption Figures?

The news in this week that the GE9X has earned its FAA certification: https://aviationweek.com/aerospace/aircraft-propulsion/ge9x-engine-boeing-777x-earns-faa-certification Does anyone know if the certification data would include effective fuel consumption figures, and where these may be accessed? T...

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by Faro
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet 'hanging by a thread'.
Replies: 47
Views: 16657

Re: EasyJet 'hanging by a thread'.

This also has to be looked at on a subsidiary by subsidiary basis...EZS only has 29 aircraft and activity in GVA seems to be quite regular...EZS accounts for over 40% of GVA passenger volume...they may be sustainable on their own...as for EZU, they run 126 aircraft so there may be a problem there i...

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by Faro
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 57267

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

So short, in the US technical insolvency is no problem... Yes. Accounting terms have different meaning in different countries: -Cash flow is an important number in US accounting. It doesn't mean the same in other countries. For a long time I was wondering why Americans on a.net always spoke of cash...

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by Faro
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet 'hanging by a thread'.
Replies: 47
Views: 16657

Re: EasyJet 'hanging by a thread'.

Isn’t it a bit ironic how some EU government’s have quickly supported their flag carriers? when they have spent the past two decades decrying Boeing for state aid, and any competitive airlines being propped up by their government. Free markets are anything but a watertight dogma...if it weren’t for...

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by Faro
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet 'hanging by a thread'.
Replies: 47
Views: 16657

Re: EasyJet 'hanging by a thread'.

This also has to be looked at on a subsidiary by subsidiary basis...EZS only has 29 aircraft and activity in GVA seems to be quite regular...EZS accounts for over 40% of GVA passenger volume...they may be sustainable on their own...as for EZU, they run 126 aircraft so there may be a problem there i...

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by Faro
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet 'hanging by a thread'.
Replies: 47
Views: 16657

Re: EasyJet 'hanging by a thread'.

This also has to be looked at on a subsidiary by subsidiary basis...EZS only has 29 aircraft and activity in GVA seems to be quite regular...EZS accounts for over 40% of GVA passenger volume...they may be sustainable on their own...as for EZU, they run 126 aircraft so there may be a problem there if...

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by Faro
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus studing aircraft flying in formation
Replies: 36
Views: 3232

Re: Airbus studing aircraft flying in formation

What's the bottom line?...how much fuel burn can you save with formation flying?... Faro This would be cruise only but IIRC migratory birds increase their range by up to 30% when flying in formation*. They swap lead bird position while flying in order to ensure everyone gets the benefits, which wou...

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by Faro
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus studing aircraft flying in formation
Replies: 36
Views: 3232

Re: Airbus studing aircraft flying in formation

What's the bottom line?...how much fuel burn can you save with formation flying?...


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by Faro
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 142
Views: 13683

Re: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts

And what do you do with a hard, a very hard landing like BA38...with the landing gear struts going straight through the fuel tanks?... Faro Fairly simple answer - no more wing tanks as both pressure vessels and cryogenic vessels are not suitable for wing install. Back of the fuselage is windowless ...

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by Faro
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts
Replies: 142
Views: 13683

Re: Updated: Airbus unveils three hydrogen concepts

And what do you do with a hard, a very hard landing like BA38...with the landing gear struts going straight through the fuel tanks?...


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by Faro
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X
Replies: 185
Views: 22405

Re: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X

PW1200G: Only modern engine. Because this is a frankenstein engine, a new design conventional (non-GTF) could compete, but no market. PW1500G, no real competition for its size. Its one big advantage is all the other new engines/platforms are too optimized fir longer flights. This 90 minute optimiza...

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by Faro
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 22814

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

RR will not fail, the Chancellor will find the money to bail it out/nationalise it if the worst case scenario comes to fruition If only for the basic reason that the UK government cannot afford to have the maker of a sizable chunk of the world's civil turbine engine fleet simply die off and cease o...

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by Faro
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 22814

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

33,1 billion assets versus 41,3 billions liabilities. That would mean they are bankrupt and living on some form of undertaking of financial support from a third-party...where do these figures come from?...are they consolidated or for the holding company stand-alone?... Faro 2020 half year results. ...

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by Faro
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 22814

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

Sokes wrote:
33,1 billion assets versus 41,3 billions liabilities.




That would mean they are bankrupt and living on some form of undertaking of financial support from a third-party...where do these figures come from?...are they consolidated or for the holding company stand-alone?...


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by Faro
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 55808

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

It’s a perfect storm in Dubai. Some of the big hitters, EMAAR, DAMAC, Jumeirah Hotel Group & of course EK - amongst many others, are bleeding heavily. White elephants aplenty; The World Islands, DWC, Palm Jebel Ali & Deira, QE2. yada yada...ego decisions that ignored common sense. That said...

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