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by Aircellist
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 64
Views: 7281

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

The previous phraseology was, "N123, Runway XX, position and hold." which was replaced with, "N123, Runway XX, line up and wait." When they changed that, I said "position and hold" is something you do in an airplane, "line up and wait" is something you do at ...

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by Aircellist
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics
Replies: 78
Views: 9152

Re: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics

Dominion301, thanks for the new metrics. Meaningful indeed.

From westaust's numbers (post #66), the same for YUL:
Sector/May-20/June-20/ % change
Domestic: 19,085 / 21,327 / +11.7%
TB: 2,640 / 2,590 / -1.9%
International: 11,831 / 14,206 / +20.1%
Total: 33,556 / 38,123 / +13.6%

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by Aircellist
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54674

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Revelation wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Some of the 737MAX stored at RNT and BFI, taken last weekend

In the US we have a saying that is appropriate: "All dressed up, and nowhere to go".


"Oh, that magic feeling
Nowhere to go"
J. Lennon and P. McCartney

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by Aircellist
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often is widebody used in short haul domestic flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2550

Re: How often is widebody used in short haul domestic flights?

Yesterday there was a 787 flying from YYZ to YUL with AC; I saw it coming in to land, from Jean-Talon market in Montreal. AC will fly widebodies between YYZ and YUL on the Rapidair routes. Common to see 787s, 330s, and 777s. Or L1011s, 747s, and 767s back in the day. Yup, that was the "good ol...

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by Aircellist
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often is widebody used in short haul domestic flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2550

Re: How often is widebody used in short haul domestic flights?

Yesterday there was a 787 flying from YYZ to YUL with AC; I saw it coming in to land, from Jean-Talon market in Montreal.

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by Aircellist
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737-200 question
Replies: 7
Views: 2537

Re: B737-200 question

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Thanks! One of the good stories I've read here!

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by Aircellist
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18434

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

Well, after BBD's utter failure, if Embraer feels ready to go, please, try. However unpleasant were some of EMBSPB's comments about the CSeries, I wish you success. Embraer can hardly be as mismanaged as BBD was.

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by Aircellist
Fri May 01, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 43238

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
It will indeed be an Airbus Canada product, assembled under "arrangements" by Airbus USA in Mobile.

Airbus Canada pays Airbus USA to accomplish this portion of the work.


Wow. Just wow!

So, that is the deal BBD exited…

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by Aircellist
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dead bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 2240

Re: Dead bolt

This should be addressed by your operator, NOT on a public forum. It’s a security procedure, thus closely held. What is it with so many people in this forum to ignore pure security related issues? I've been complaining of this for over 20 years on this forum which largely influenced my withdrawal f...

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by Aircellist
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13850

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

Thanks for that impressive work, Enilria!

Looks like only LH and its family are sustaining a bit more than a bare skeleton (if only) of international flights to the USA…

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by Aircellist
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is that on this 737’s landing gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 4497

Re: What is that on this 737’s landing gear?

(…) With regard to the Vortex Dissipators, I can’t tell you how many times I walked into one during the walk around. I’ll tell you, I learned some pretty spicy curses in French during my Arctic time. Pray tell :) As it's in French it will not get censored over here (hoping to discover any newer one).

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by Aircellist
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics
Replies: 78
Views: 9152

Re: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics

"At least" 80% leaves some room for more bad news…

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by Aircellist
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19076

Re: Boeing to Stop Washington State Aircraft Production

[…] I see things very differently. Boeing going back to production next week is not essential. People's health is. People can survive financial hardship. Death is permanent. Boeing can and will survive financial hardship. If things get really bad eventually stock holders might get wiped out, but Bo...

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by Aircellist
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33903

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

That is an interestingly short timespan.

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by Aircellist
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33903

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

It is very quiet indeed. When I heard one airplane today, I ran out to see it! And it was a 732 (I knew from the sound!) coming from YHU.

… Forgot to mention that I live close to the path to 24L. Normally it was quite busy… up to sometime at the end of winter.

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by Aircellist
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33903

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

AC's first A320 retired, after 30 years? Has it already been that long? I had contacts at the time, and I remember visiting that plane at YUL when it arrived; it smelled like a new car!

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by Aircellist
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967
Replies: 27
Views: 6123

Re: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967

Tom, thanks for opening that fun thread in those bleak times! It also reminds me that in my childhood, recognizing an airplane was much easier than pointing at the exact engine and weight variant…

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by Aircellist
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 24666

Re: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut

Quick note: Airbus built a few A300 white tails, in the '70s, as far as I know…

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by Aircellist
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Air Transat park its fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: Where Air Transat park its fleet?

Bordering on the topic: any possibility that TS gives one of their A310 to the Canadian aviation museum in Rockliffe?

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by Aircellist
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336927

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/16 ... air-canada (in french)
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Back to the topic.

AC is laying off 15 200 unionized workers, plus 1300 higher up, in stages from April 3rd and staged over two months. Basically, the company is almost shut down.

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/16 ... air-canada (in french)

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by Aircellist
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310183

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

… not quite the same as the Queen, but Air Transat's A310 are also being retired from service today. So, all in all, three fleets coming to an end: KL and QF 744 plus TS 310. And on top of that, it rains in Montreal. Sad day. Not yet, Air Transat’s A310 will be retired on March 31 https://www.route...

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by Aircellist
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336927

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

So, KL's and QF's 744 all retired today, and TS' 310 in two days.

Sad day.

I wonder how many complete fleets will have been retired when restrictions are lifted. And how many carriers will have failed.

[edit: corrected date for TS A310]

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by Aircellist
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310183

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

… not quite the same as the Queen, but Air Transat's A310 are also being retired from service today. So, all in all, three fleets coming to an end: KL and QF 744 plus TS 310.

And on top of that, it rains in Montreal.

Sad day.

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by Aircellist
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336927

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Can we please be kind to one another? There are enough bad things going on right now. Let's be friends, not enemies. Here's a picture of a smiling plane! https://travelupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pacific-Southwest-Airlines-L-1011-N10114-Piergiuliano-Chesi-1974-Palmdale-PSA.jpg And now bac...

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by Aircellist
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336927

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

TS is laying off cabin personal. https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/entreprises/202003/20/01-5265705-transat-met-a-pied-tous-ses-agents-de-bord.php (in french) Radio-Canada has learned that office personal is also leaving, although it seems not to have been on the newswire. (in french again) https://i...

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by Aircellist
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336927

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Could we please have again the link to the page keeping track of all the cuts in air services, please?

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by Aircellist
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60110

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Creative destruction is always best when it hits the others…

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by Aircellist
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336927

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I wonder… When was that amount of daily or weekly flights US-EU more or less the norm? In the '50s?

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by Aircellist
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336927

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Morocco suspends flights to and from 29 countries: -Austria, Denmark, Swiss, Suede, Norway, Turkey; -Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrein, UAE, Oman, Jordan, Tunisia; -Senegal, Mauretania, Niger, Mali, Chad, Canada and Brazil. I was there with my mom, last week! We came back on sunday the 8th, everything still l...

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by Aircellist
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310183

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Will someone post here the last flights when they are known? What is current status? Where are 747 flown to now?

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by Aircellist
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310183

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Dutchy wrote:
marcelh wrote:
So that means also that this thread will come to an end way earlier than expected...


Yes, this thread should be closed. Too bad.


Not yet, but it will come soon.

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by Aircellist
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310183

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Phosphorus wrote:
marcelh wrote:
So that means also that this thread will come to an end way earlier than expected...

There is a chance that cargo birds will soldier on, and we will have these to continue debating...


Yes, but it's not the same.

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by Aircellist
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182742

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Europe is waiving the "use it or lose it" rule, to ease down on the obligation for airlines to send "ghost flights". https://www.france24.com/en/20200310-eu-to-stop-ghost-flights-in-coronavirus-fightback https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/10/eu-airlines-ghost-flights-c...

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by Aircellist
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more fuel saving measures during taxi?
Replies: 24
Views: 3400

Re: No more fuel saving measures during taxi?

Pontius, I very much like your rotor bow! :thumbsup:

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by Aircellist
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 43238

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Does it mean those are easier to assemble in Mobile than Mirabel?

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by Aircellist
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2020
Replies: 620
Views: 16925

Re: Word Game Q1 2020

Flashlight

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by Aircellist
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2020
Replies: 620
Views: 16925

Re: Word Game Q1 2020

Pizza

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by Aircellist
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2020
Replies: 620
Views: 16925

Re: Word Game Q1 2020

Tower

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by Aircellist
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33139

Re: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program

About IQ: yesterday I heard over the radio that finance minister Pierre Fitzgibbon hopes that Quebec will about recover what it spent with the CSeries… I was driving, sorry if the reference is a bit hazy, but I believe it was at Radio-Canada's "Le 15-18". Did not sound overconfident at all.

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by Aircellist
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33139

Re: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program

Re the inital agreement: BBD was on the hook for 700M$, but how much was actually paid?

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by Aircellist
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 279131

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

A short Radio-Canada report about the 160 flights by canadian 737MAX since flight interdiction. https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1503653/boeing-737-max-vols-canada-marc-garneau?depuisRecherche=true More on the same subject, from CBC, so in English :-) https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadian-ai...

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by Aircellist
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 16107

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

ANA’s third A380 now painted ... and now roll-out https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/JA383A.jpg Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=10525 This is most probably my last input on an A380-production-thread. :shy: PS.: didn't know we had already Red Nose Day.....

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by Aircellist
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190524

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

This series of threads is the most depressing since I've been a member of A.net… And it keeps coming…

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by Aircellist
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310183

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Thanks, Lemand.

I mean, no military jet, no oldie DC-3, nothing has ever come close to those astounding numbers, isn't it?

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by Aircellist
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310183

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Could that also be the absolute record for flying hours?

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by Aircellist
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a human stop an engine start?
Replies: 20
Views: 4044

Re: Could a human stop an engine start?

spacecadet wrote:
Plenty of hands, arms, backs and other body parts have been shredded in the process of trying, some of which I have at least secondhand knowledge of.


That wins the prize for dark humor this morning!

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by Aircellist
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 204266

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

T4thH, could you post sources even if in French? A few people could read it :-)

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by Aircellist
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245964

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Question for geeks: I suppose the 787 will be the wide body that will have reached 1000 deliveries the earliest in its career… By how much?

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by Aircellist
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532686

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

How many stored A350s now?

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by Aircellist
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 39121

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Thanks, Revelation, for the reminder of the deal. In effect, BBD is paying AIB up to 700M$ for AIB to "buy out" the CSeries. BBD is fire selling many things (training, CRJ, Q400, wire harnesses) to pay for that "sale". It takes time for AIB to steer the production clear, because ...

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