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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 113
Views: 13093

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/07/16/world/europe/notre-dame.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Here is a NYT article on the night of the fire. The Cathedral came far closer to collapsing than prior news reports have said. The fire alarm system was unduly techni...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1962
Views: 105115

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

If the trade border is the Irish Sea the negotiated WA can be expedited as the basis for the ultimate trade agreement. Suddenly all the drama disappears. I still think it stupid to withdraw from the EU, but it need not create enemy lists and crises. I could see Scotland aligning with Ireland and out...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 756
Views: 108267

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The FAA+EASA 5 "things" for the 737-8/9 are directly related to certification requirement non-conformity that Boeing must address now, instead to having addressed them at the right time: before releasing the 737-8/9 for commercial flight. Those "things" are not only design error...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 150
Views: 27937

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

Having an airline also involves selling tickets reservations handling boarding and deboarding handling luggage and cargo customer service handling human resources pilot training and policies route planning maintenance airplane leasing and purchasing advertising recovery after bad weather or such fue...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139976

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

But I believe the MTOW will be a lot lower than people are assuming the more I think about it. That is because you have the crazy idea that the 797 will be really small and that the 737 replacement will use the same 7ab cross section. “Even if it sneaks a little bit north of 50,000 thrust, we would...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35139

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

NTSB recently placed all the blame for a train wreck killing three in Washington State Amtrak/Cascades. The engineer seemed to escape almost all blame. He missed a speed reduction sign and left the track at 80 mph on a 30 mph curve. Now the fact that at about 10 minutes out of Tacoma the train needs...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 104
Views: 11115

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

All those minor airports along with their codes are unknown to most of us. How about actually naming cities instead of just airport codes. I'll even propose one. Spokane connecting to European hub might do well. But not until there is a nominal 5000 mile 200 passenger plane.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main reasons why long range planes are often used on rather short to medium routes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1585

Re: Main reasons why long range planes are often used on rather short to medium routes?

How much difference in climbing time and fuel consumption does a big plane get when its only going a short distance, and doesn't have to carry all that much fuel?

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 756
Views: 108267

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

My solution becomes more probable: get Chicago out of the Boeing commercial unit, sell the later to Buffet. LOL

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1342

Re: NYC Power Outage

US infrastructure is in need of about $3 trillion over the next 20 years. About what we spent/will spend on recent middle eastern wars.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1342

Re: NYC Power Outage

Like Japan - which was been in major difficulty for years in the past decade.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1342

Re: NYC Power Outage

Boohoo, the power went out and affected the lives of the precious New Yorkers, therefore, it should be on national news. Grow a pair, the power goes out here in STL all the time because of our storms You must be very proud of your local power failures, it seems. I can't even remember the last time ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35
Replies: 114
Views: 11090

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

One would hope that the US reaction to this would not be via tweets and threats. The US needs to do what the defense department thinks necessary, and with maximum diplomacy and tact. And probably some sweeteners on the part of the US.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139976

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

A tight 8 would be OK for one and two hour flights. It also is an easy upgrade to 2-3-2 abreast and 2-2-2 etc.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2561

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

Res California HSR - There simply isn't enough 'there' between LA and the Bay Area. Plus geology is a killer. Dedicated HOV3-4 lanes and lightly subsidized buses(causing SOV drivers to become terrorists) would be relatively cheap to experiment and might be highly efficient. There should be two class...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2561

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

Good post. There are a number of ways to skin this (these) cat(s). Efficient ground operations sounds like it has immediate rewards. I understand new ATC and more direct lanes is another. While short hops likely should be reduced, Regionals connecting isolated towns to cities are a good thing From a...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 132
Views: 19083

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

When the herd goes all in one direction, there often is great opportunity in going against the flow. I am completely confident that WW got the deal of a lifetime. He knows, as do all reasonable observers, that the MAX WILL be cleared and go on to be a very successful airliner. He made a very smart ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139976

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I think Boeing has to launch the 797, and not much of an exaggeration to say it must do so to survive. It may have to eat upwards of half of the R and D in order to compete well with the 321. Before the grounding it would do so from a position of financial strength. After it eats some $billions from...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters
Replies: 19
Views: 3476

Re: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters

Courts/investigators sometimes order no unauthorized information releases while trials are going on.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1962
Views: 105115

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

And I will repeat - every trade agreement voluntarily agreed to involves a diminution of sovereignty.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Running
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: Running

...sucks and I don't see how people do it for pleasure. I was a swimmer growing up and did a stint of track in middle school and decided to stick with swimming which I actually did well in. It sucks when you're unfit. But once your cardio fitness is sufficient, it's quite enjoyable. I do find I get...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Ford failure, Mulally and German transmission company
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Major Ford failure, Mulally and German transmission company

Res sedans versus compact SUVs: We and some very good friends both made the switch, via (and this is humorous - the ugly Toyota Xb - easy easy to get into, all 4 seats). As you get older the easiest car to get into is one with the seat about the same height as a dining room chair. Compact SUVs are a...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 756
Views: 108267

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I have heard of executives who have spent year or so in hell rescuing failed products. Then offered big promotion to rescue another one. Some would say two years in hell is enough.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Ford failure, Mulally and German transmission company
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Major Ford failure, Mulally and German transmission company

https://www.freep.com/in-depth/money/ca ... 671198001/

This involves another American company and former Boeing executive. Alert, it is a long read from the Detroit Free Press. It likely is costing Ford more than $3 billion.
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https://www.freep.com/in-depth/money/ca ... 671198001/

This involves another American company and former Boeing executive. Alert, it is a long read from the Detroit Free Press. It likely is costing Ford more than $3 billion.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1962
Views: 105115

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Political science has and is looking at how democracies fail. UK is obviously an outstanding example. The heir apparent for both major parties are men who are unacceptable to the majority of the UK voters. As is the leader of the US. But political parties will, typically, betray their countries for ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 756
Views: 108267

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

To repeat: Not all issues have to be fixed immediately. MCAS obviously first and now. We don't know about the others.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

What I would like to read are the Russian Ambassador's analysis sent to Putin. You can bet that when high powered negotiations are going on industrial PhD level psychologists are involved and advising. Trump is too dumb to take advantage of any of that - to the detriment of the US. ps - It struck me...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 27
Views: 1819

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

Our local newspapers cover missing persons in parks/wilderness pretty thoroughly. Solo hiking is not recommended, but there are many adventurers who do so. I have done a fair amount of this myself, although not into real wilderness. There are risks, and there are also rewards. Truly missing - in Was...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 27
Views: 1819

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

So they tend to be last seen about the time the sun sets. Who wudda thought!

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 756
Views: 108267

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The $100 million is to compensate survivors of those who died. It is, as I understand, being offered without conditions.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1962
Views: 105115

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Somehow an earlier post did not make it. Thus far the EU and EK have discussed carrot and stick regarding Brexit. About now I see not only the EU, but also the US and likely Canada, emphasizing the stick. Trade agreements will not be made with the UK if a customs border in Ireland becomes necessary....

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2878

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

There will be no trade agreements with the EU, the US, Canada if the UK does not ensure there is no border between the ROI and the north of Ireland. The UK's isolation will be stark, Airbus will be allowed to get its wings, EU will ensure UK has drugs and food - and some other exceptions. Did I hear...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4460

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

Money talks. You pay an underage girl for sex and then probably offer her much more to keep quiet. A Hollywood heavyweight told actresses they wouldn't get big money roles or any roles unless they screwed him etc. Bill Cosby wouldn't have gotten past girl one if he was a middle class schlep. Prosec...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4460

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

Jesse Bering, academic, wrote a wonkish and longish book Perv which looks at human sexuality from an evolutionary point of view. One chapter deals extensively with the issue of when is a human old enough to be married, consent to intercourse, etc. There are also interesting chapters on differences b...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airbus and Boeing Market Forecasts
Replies: 29
Views: 3130

Re: New Airbus and Boeing Market Forecasts

Where have all the VLA gone, long time passing, when did we ever learn. Modern two engine planes can match economics on medium to looong flights. It is not so comfortable to be one of several hundred boarding a plane. Given any two planes with similar seating, the smaller will tend to feel the most ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 35
Views: 5698

Re: Passenger shaming

Decent airlines provide a decent experience in Y class. Luxuries not paid for nor required. Airlines cannot survive without those large number of people flying Y.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1962
Views: 105115

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The Moscow handlers have told their Brexit spokespersons what the red line is. They must deny that the GFA is in peril. This is the simplest explanation. There may be another, but we haven't found anything.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 756
Views: 108267

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It is not rare for some safety issues to be given as long as two years (?) to be fully implemented. Safety is a statistical thing. The trick is to have proper statistics. Some of those items EASA raised may have a 6-E, and Europe wants a 7 (don't know the proper grammar for that, correction invited).

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 578
Views: 96327

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

will the 787/350 NEOs involve any replacements at all of fuselage CFRP (not wholesale, but certain elements)?

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 561
Views: 78236

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Have a grandkid wanting a different experience after a rigorous college year. She is working in distribution center, and enjoying it. Works hard, but not overly. Reports most workers work, but a few slackers.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1800

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

Incidentally after buying fairly expensive equipment I found them no more reparable than buying moderately cheap and tossing and replacing - and saving a hunk of money.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 5054

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

The Paris Agreement set aspirational goals. It expected high income countries to move faster than low income countries. It expected all countries to take advantage of developing technologies that are making non-carbon energy sources more economical. It encouraged high income countries to take some r...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1800

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

I have used both, and in a variety of formats. In discussions with those who do a lot more cooking than me I do not hear favoring one over the other as much more than personal preferences. Sous Vide and your kitchen oven also could play a role in what gets finished on your gas or charcoal grill. Res...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 578
Views: 96327

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

779 Seating, 3-class: 349 (8F + 49J + 292Y) Or in our "how big is a breadbox" system, that a VLA is 400 passengers, a 779 is 87% of a VLA. Not terribly smaller, but definitely smaller. Or by another definition: Airbus references a "comfortable three-class" 544-passenger configur...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Question
Replies: 26
Views: 3327

Re: B-36 Question

SuperG - good post!

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 1983

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

When I was in Copenhagen I asked why anyone would need gears with all that level territory. Answer: Wind. Of course, wind produces the equivalent of hills - both down hill and up!

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 756
Views: 108267

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I would say the Panama is implicitly saying they don't have the expertise to address the MAX problem, but when the US FAA ungrounds the plane, it will be ungrounded in Panama. This may reverse an emergency(?) ruling grounding the MAX.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 578
Views: 96327

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The amazing growth of EK was not the number of planes it bought, it was the number of airports it served. As we argued Hub versus P2P, EK pursued 1Stop. That success has some limits as other Airlines have learned to compete. AND the 787/350 have captured a lot of those 1Stops by offering P2P. Howeve...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 1983

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

What's the difference between an ebike and an electrically powered motorbike? E-bikes are supposed to be slower and the electric function is an assistance feature that helps you, provided you are still turning the pedals. Motorbike isn't like that. What about ebikes that can run at 50+ km/h and can...

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