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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines to fly between Hawaii and the Cook Islands
Replies: 38
Views: 4633

Re: Hawaiian Airlines to fly between Hawaii and the Cook Islands

Nice. will it really be flown by an Airbus 330 though ? A321neo per the airline: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hawaiian-airlines-to-begin-service-between-hawaii-and-the-cook-islands-301690497.html The link notes once per week service. So it seems as if too small of demand for anything la...

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL presence at CVG
Replies: 42
Views: 4943

Re: Future of DL presence at CVG

DL coming out of the pandemic still is a "smaller airline". Both due to the decisions they made during the pandemic and now amplified by the staffing issues at the regional airlines. CVG has not seem some of those resume two to the factors: 1) RJ routes that were heavily reliant upon busi...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney CEO out after 3 year extension given
Replies: 23
Views: 1320

Re: Disney CEO out after 3 year extension given

Of course some will celebrate Iger's return and see it over the 'woke' policies Chapek fostered that some key shareholders believe have hurt the company's revenues. While Chapek was trying to make the company be able to attract and keep for example staff in Florida who may be LGTBQ and women who wa...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney CEO out after 3 year extension given
Replies: 23
Views: 1320

Re: Disney CEO out after 3 year extension given

among hetero parents, it’s likely only the evangelicals who give a rat’s behind what stance Disney takes My wife and I aren't churchgoers, and we're very socially moderate to liberal, but even though we're not residents of FL, we agreed when this was making news nationally that teaching kids about ...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 125
Views: 16156

Re: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL

Before the pandemic, there was preliminary discussion on Hawaiian airlines looking into HNL- London. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1414595 The concern was demand. Is there enough premium demand to pay for avoiding a connection? I very much prefer direct flights, but I would not be ...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Britain says Russia likely removing nuclear warheads from missiles and firing at Ukraine https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/britain-says-russia-likely-removing-nuclear-warheads-missiles-firing-ukraine-2022-11-26/ If true, can Ukraine expect missile attacks to reduce in number soon? I presume that...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I think that that Putin hoped - a rapid advance into Ukraine would result in Kiev falling quickly - a pro-Russia puppet government would be installed - a referendum (rigged) would result in Ukraine choosing to join the Russian Federation - Russia would annexe Ukraine - Putin would be hailed as a co...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://nypost.com/2022/11/10/russia-to ... e-war/amp/

The gift that keeps on giving...
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I missed Russia is allowing child labor, down to age 14, to make up for the missing men.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/10/russia-to ... e-war/amp/

The gift that keeps on giving...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

[The best defense against cruise missiles would be area defense, as offered by supersonic aircraft. One defense against cruise missiles, which isn't talked much about, is jamming of their navigation system. Today's incident i Poland could easily be caused by successful jamming of Russian cruise mis...

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by lightsaber
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I think Macron simply accepts that there is literally nothing we can do about the removal of Putin. We couldn't even get rid of Assad. The "not humiliating" part is akin to Wilson's position during and after WW1, but it seems Macron has changed his mind since then. Probably because it's a...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing determined to build up Asia-Pacific narrowbody share
Replies: 63
Views: 9056

Re: Boeing determined to build up Asia-Pacific narrowbody share

The Intra-Asian flights on many major airports required larger narowbody to ease up some of the congestions. The only aircraft they could offer is MAX10. With limited range and limited cargo capabilities. Meanwhile Airbus have ATR42/72, A220 and A320neo/A321neo. I don't think Boeing could win this ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Besides, it is obvious Russian troops lack proper winter gear. Initiative cannot go to troops in summer uniforms; we already know how that ends. North Korea coming to the rescue - making winter uniforms for Russian troops. https://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/russia-uniforms-11072022172110.html E...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Some words regarding caution in supplying weapons to Ukraine. Speaker is retired lieutenant general Hodges, former commander of US Army (Europe). I concur with his view rather than with the many views to the contrary I have heard expressed here. Go to 9m20s to hear what he has to say. https://www.y...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways Reduces Embraer E175 Aircraft Order
Replies: 22
Views: 4650

Re: Republic Airways Reduces Embraer E175 Aircraft Order

Regional flying was never particularly competitive based on all-in unit costs, but it was helpful for restraining capacity to drive up unit revenues. Yes, ScottB, and with LCC/ULCC carriers going into those markets and succeeding at lower frequencies with larger gauge, the old model is broken. Lots...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas advert RANT!
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Christmas advert RANT!

Newark727 wrote:
StarAC17 wrote:
I assume you live in the US? You have a major holiday in 2 weeks that should stop all Christmas adverts until Thanksgiving is over.


If only it did!

I cannot stand Christmas adverts before Thanksgiving. Ok, after dinner advertise black Friday, but let us enjoy the prior holiday...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 09, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways Reduces Embraer E175 Aircraft Order
Replies: 22
Views: 4650

Re: Republic Airways Reduces Embraer E175 Aircraft Order

Losing 31 E175 orders is significant. Why is it that from 2010 to 2022 many US regionals have been dying out or winding down their fleet Carriers discovered CASM savings from upgauging after seeing that Southwest, Frontier and Spirit have business models that work with lower frequency. I'm a huge fa...

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by lightsaber
Wed Nov 09, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 436556

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

The shift to domestic production is more about Russia becoming increasingly self-sufficient and not just about the sanctions. Russia wants to be able to "take care of itself" economically without relying on good foreign relations, so I would expect it to continue developing its aviation i...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 08, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pax behaving badly throwing water bottle
Replies: 23
Views: 5164

Re: Pax behaving badly throwing water bottle

Due to non-aviation discussion, thread moved.

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 08, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 728
Views: 28859

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

https://ynews.page.link/HFghf Reoortedly, China is considering, at slow pace, on whether they should stop doing dynamic zero. The report claim travellers to China might only need to take 7 days of quarantine some time in year 2023. I couldn't read the article (too many adds for translate). However,...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 08, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 436556

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Russia needs to develop good engines (high reliability, less fuel burn than prior generation engines), avionics, hydraulic system, flight controls, APU, and more. The above link notes the content of the original MC-21 was 40% to 50% imported. To my knowledge, the new MC-21 is still going to require...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 06, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 436556

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

I read somewhere they had enough parts to complete about 20 (23?) Superjets. Then they ait for Russian Avionics, the PD8 motor etc. The latest date for MC-21 entry to service is 2025. Getting an Avionics supplier established by then seems optimistic to me. They are losing the war quickly enough to ...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Powerball lottery top jackpot prize now record $1.9 Billion +
Replies: 26
Views: 1441

Re: US Powerball lottery top jackpot prize now record $1.9 Billion +

BlindMarshall wrote:
Remember back when $1.9 billion was a lot of money? Dang inflation.

I'm not sure why this time there is no hype. Perhaps inflation concerns have people spending money elsewhere.

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 03, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS upholds mask mandate authority
Replies: 28
Views: 8964

Re: SCOTUS upholds mask mandate authority

Whenever there is a real study, masks are shown to be effective: https://nypost.com/2021/08/22/study-finds-n95-masks-more-effective-than-surgical-cloth-masks/ The difference, with a properly worn mask, is staggering: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7883189/ The issue is everyone is &quo...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 03, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I bet Putin was surprised/dismayed by China too. China is the real victor in this. Maybe a bit India. As already noted, as soon as Russian troops openly entered Ukraine, this became a war and is no longer a proxy war. It looks as if more sanctions will be applied. https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/to...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRU Airport access shut by protestors
Replies: 10
Views: 4326

Re: GRU Airport access shut by protestors

Post a link for factual posts.

Please continue to discuss only the impact to civil aviation. Take politics to non-av.

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilots Vote to Authorize a Strike
Replies: 96
Views: 14054

Re: Delta Pilots Vote to Authorize a Strike

The topic is Delta pilots. All further non-aviation discussion will be deleted.

Do not discuss other users per forum rules, discuss the topic.

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi's husband bludgeoned with hammer in home invasion
Replies: 51
Views: 4696

Re: Pelosi's husband bludgeoned with hammer in home invasion

Thread has gone far off topic.

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 01, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilots Vote to Authorize a Strike
Replies: 96
Views: 14054

Re: Delta Pilots Vote to Authorize a Strike

A strike vote is moot at this point. 1. There hasnt been an impasse declared 2. The NMB hasn’t released them into a 30 day cooling off period. https://i.ibb.co/YQmcw9Y/73-DE5-C26-D92-C-4294-A7-F2-A378-FD6-F77-B6.jpg 2012 e550 specs It is my opinion that a strike vote is required for serious negotia...

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 31, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russian troop losses seem very high for yesterday, 950 for the day. They've been heading up slightly over the last couple of weeks, but they are usually around the 300 to 500 mark. Anyone any idea the reason for the very high figure?: https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1586619568042172416/p...

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by lightsaber
Fri Oct 28, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 474
Views: 117334

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

This from the Air Canada discussion thread indicating Air Canada to take 15 more. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-26/air-canada-nears-deal-to-add-more-a220-planes-to-airbus-order?leadSource=uverify%20wall It's official https://mraircanada.mediaroom.com/2022-10-26-Air-Canada-to-Acqui...

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by lightsaber
Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Firms Order for 50 MAX
Replies: 25
Views: 7334

Re: IAG Firms Order for 50 MAX

A nice order. I wasn't expecting this timing. Excellent news.

DBCoop3r wrote:
I was not expecting IAGs order to include Max8-200s.

Actually, that isn't as surprising if one assumes the -8-200 are going to an ULCC division.

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by lightsaber
Thu Oct 27, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 78939

Re: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://news.sky.com/story/new-inhalable-covid-vaccine-that-is-sucked-in-through-the-mouth-trialled-in-china-12730844 China reportedly start using a domestic vector vaccine that is inhaled through mouth. I cannot find any information on the titters boost, t-cells, or antibodies of this vaccine. Is ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Oct 27, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Recall on how earlier in the summer many was concerned about the upcoming winter and the ability of Europe to keep warm? I had much more trust in the collective effort to address that problem than some. https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/26/energy/europe-natural-gas-prices-plunge/index.html Looks like thr...

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 26, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Use appropriate language in posts per the forum rules. Posts with cussing can and will be deleted.
Do not discuss moderation in an open forum, this is your warning.

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Article here quoting a former Russian diplomat who suggests that Putin is willing to sacrifice up to 20 million of his own soldiers to get what he wants out of Ukraine. If that’s the case, this war isn’t ending any time soon. https://www.businessinsider.com/putin-willing-to-sacrifice-20m-russian-so...

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CA Cop cites STOCK Hyundai Elantra for being too loud
Replies: 35
Views: 1713

Re: CA Cop cites STOCK Hyundai Elantra for being too loud

Despite what the Motor Trend Article says, there is NO LAW in the CVC that says you cannot operate a car in Track Mode. The testing facility tested the car in track mode and it should have been tested in normal mode. There are several youtube videos on this were attorneys chime in. This guy got a b...

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 165
Views: 8558

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Folks, provide links for facts based statements. If the link isn't great, debate that, but do not discuss other users as per a.net rules. As this thread went off topic, it is being locked. Non-aviation results in quite a disproportionate number of warnings and bans. Take the time to find a source or...

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CA Cop cites STOCK Hyundai Elantra for being too loud
Replies: 35
Views: 1713

Re: CA Cop cites STOCK Hyundai Elantra for being too loud

California has a 95db limit. That is unsafe loud! (It will cause hearing damage if that was typical). The car registered 102db when tested. That is dangerously loud. (2nd link) https://maisonlaw.com/safety-laws/california-exhaust-noise-laws/ The car was loudly backfiring per this report: https://www...

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 24, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Eyeing TATL and Deep SA
Replies: 106
Views: 20215

Re: Frontier Eyeing TATL and Deep SA

This is a Frontier thread. If one cannot discern the thread topic in a post, there is a high chance the post is off topic.

Feel free to link to related threads discussing other airlines. However, do post on topic.

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by lightsaber
Mon Oct 24, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Article here quoting a former Russian diplomat who suggests that Putin is willing to sacrifice up to 20 million of his own soldiers to get what he wants out of Ukraine. If that’s the case, this war isn’t ending any time soon. https://www.businessinsider.com/putin-willing-to-sacrifice-20m-russian-so...

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by lightsaber
Sun Oct 23, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10295
Views: 766282

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

When is the conscription going to implode the Russian economy? While this video does a good job going over the economic penalty of the mass callup in Russia, what it overlooks is the shear number of men who must be hiding. Are they doing their most productive work? No. Remote work works until it doe...

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by lightsaber
Sun Oct 23, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tamarack targets A320 with active winglet upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 5087

Re: Tamarack targets A320 with active winglet upgrade

From their web site (boldface mine) "What is active winglet technology?" Tamarack’s Active Winglet system is comprised of four components: · A wing extension · Built-in load alleviation device (the Tamarack Active Camber Surfaces, or TACS) · An optimally sized winglet · The ATLAS Control ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Oct 21, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to fly A330s for Amazon
Replies: 70
Views: 14511

Re: Hawaiian to fly A330s for Amazon

An interesting addition. Hawaiian plans to operate 10 A330F on behalf of Amazon from 2023. https://twitter.com/ByERussell/status/1583437559467687936?s=20&t=KZYEMUS4OwZIR207wn477g Seems like a win win situation for everyone. That it does. I'll have to read more analysis to understand the full im...

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by lightsaber
Fri Oct 21, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 474
Views: 117334

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

Huh, I missed this and didn't expect it. HOP pilots (sub airline of Air France) has the pilots union pushing for the A221. This would spoil an E2-190 order: https://www.airdatanews.com/union-lobbies-for-a220-to-replace-air-france-hop-e-jets/ I didn't see discussed, from last month. Lightsaber The a...

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by lightsaber
Fri Oct 21, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 102
Views: 19787

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?

Iam sorry but you completely miss the point. Again... You cannot compare the E2-190 with the A220-100. The latter is a bigger frame comparable to the E2-195. It owuld be the same as comparing the B737-8 to an A319. The A220 winning orders that could be E2s is basically what you mentioned in regards...

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by lightsaber
Fri Oct 21, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12419

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Post links for factual posts.

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by lightsaber
Thu Oct 20, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 474
Views: 117334

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

https://www.airdatanews.com/union-lobbi ... op-e-jets/

I didn't see discussed, from last month.

Lightsaber
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Huh, I missed this and didn't expect it. HOP pilots (sub airline of Air France) has the pilots union pushing for the A221. This would spoil an E2-190 order:

https://www.airdatanews.com/union-lobbi ... op-e-jets/

I didn't see discussed, from last month.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Thu Oct 20, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 102
Views: 19787

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?

Again, it is important to SPLIT the A220 orders between the A223 (more of a A319/B737-7 competitor) from the A220-100 (which falls in the range of the E2-195 (but probably not the E2-190). Otherwise it is slightly pointless even more if you consider that Airbus' agressive sales pitch will push cust...

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 19, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Mesa considering filing for bankruptcy and dropping AA flying.
Replies: 63
Views: 13292

Re: Rumor: Mesa considering filing for bankruptcy and dropping AA flying.

More likely to other regionals, but perhaps up to half could end up at a major/legacy/LCC. I'm not certain the majors wouldn't just hire them up. There would be no reason to share and even a few hundred hours flying for Mesa would make them far more interesting for a major. Keep in mind the economi...

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by lightsaber
Wed Oct 19, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Mesa considering filing for bankruptcy and dropping AA flying.
Replies: 63
Views: 13292

Re: Rumor: Mesa considering filing for bankruptcy and dropping AA flying.

So if Mesa does file BK, how many pilots does that effect or in essence send to the majors? More likely to other regionals, but perhaps up to half could end up at a major/legacy/LCC. I'm not certain the majors wouldn't just hire them up. There would be no reason to share and even a few hundred hour...

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