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by cuban8
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17279

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

Funny thing is, even the flight engineers gets refused in the UK these days. I’ve been flying out of the UAE to the UK for the last 10 years with flight engineers onboard without any issues. We are operating a private Airbus CJ and we always carry an engineer in case of a maintenance problem. Begin...

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by cuban8
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019
Replies: 3086
Views: 326973

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

To all of you who has been on this thread for months talking about pilot proficiency. My personal take on the MAX saga is that Boeing/FAA built and certified a non airworthy aircraft. That should be corrected with a new design, a new evaluation and certification. It might take a few years and a coup...

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by cuban8
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17279

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

Well, if these “special” Visas are granted for crew, I am with the UK border here if these people are not under a crew contract with the airline. If they are foreigners on a “regular job”, they should just have to apply for a regular visa in order to pass through inmigration and enter the UK. Roste...

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by cuban8
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family
Replies: 100
Views: 13768

Re: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family

I don't think there will be a new clean-sheet aircraft before the introduction of several game-changing technologies like 1-pilot flight deck or Ultra-fan-like engines. Obviously, it depends also of Boeing choices. You are well informed. This is actually where things are heading the upcoming years.

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by cuban8
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is EASA NCC similar to FAA part 135 operations?
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Is EASA NCC similar to FAA part 135 operations?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
No, the NCC rule applies to private, “non commercial” operations. FAR121 and 135 is commercial, for hire operations. There is no FAA equivalent to EASA Non Commercial Complex rules.

GF

Much appreciated!!! Thank you.

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by cuban8
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is EASA NCC similar to FAA part 135 operations?
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Is EASA NCC similar to FAA part 135 operations?

Hi all, I would appreciate if someone with Private Jet operational knowledge could inform me if the NCC is similar to Part 135? I'm currently researching the differences between the EASA "standard" regulation and the EASA NCC regulation. Would it compare to FAA part 121 and FAA part 135? I...

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by cuban8
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019
Replies: 3086
Views: 326973

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I think that if they were in an NG with intermittent runaway trim or any other type of control issue they most likely could have crashed. I've used the following analogy a few times before - if they were on Autopilot in an NG and it put them into an uncomanded bank 22 times and they didn't think of...

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by cuban8
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux announces first flight date and routes
Replies: 41
Views: 11219

Re: Starlux announces first flight date and routes

Currently flying XFW-DXB.

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by cuban8
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 602935

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

We should seriously open up a topic about worldwide pilot training, minimum requirement(s) and certification process..... I find it strange that this thread is still debating training issues and third world pilot flying ability. These issues have been around for decades, but on a.net it sounds like ...

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by cuban8
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 602935

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Langwiesche is a very experienced aviator and writer with many years at Atlantic and other publications. Cheap hit there. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Langewiesche :checkmark: People should do a little research. It's open season on messengers these days: shoot first and ask questions lat...

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by cuban8
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 602935

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It’s sad to see how this thread is polluted with misinformation. It’s also laughable that posters are still continuing to blame the pilots for these events. The third pilot who saved the day was in the jump seat. That’s very different from being upfront handling a situation. I’ve been conducting che...

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by cuban8
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 574
Views: 119717

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

The new SAS livery looks amazing. I’m for one very happy that the red/orange is gone from the livery. The big title with the SAS logo is great too, since the silver color makes it more discreet and elegant. Besides having a blue tail, I fail to see any comparison with the boring German cargo airplan...

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by cuban8
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 602935

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I see that in the WSJ article overnight regarding the JATR - at the end the journalist states that they have heard that Canada will require SIM training before plane gets back in the air and that EASA will likely require a 3rd sensor at some point (potentially retroactively installed after the plan...

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by cuban8
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 602935

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I read here that a lot of posters believe that the FAA could re-certify the MAX alone (for US operators only). I find that very hard to believe. The FAA will be the first to re-certify the MAX for sure, but that will be done after checking with their counterparts around the world that they will do t...

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by cuban8
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 602935

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Their 2nd quarter numbers will be interesting to see as well.[/quote] Without starting a flame war about program accounting. Would it be possible for Boeing to make a program accounting scheme for the B737 MAX program (since they have a huge backlog), in order to keep Wall Street “calm” for Q2, Q3, ...

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by cuban8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 12789

Re: European LCC

Not sure you will consider Pegasus as an European LCC, but they definitely have a strong presence in Europe, Central Asia and Middle East. Future wise, I feel that they are very well positioned.

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by cuban8
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 724124

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Yes AA, WN and and UA sent union and management pilots to Boeing. Shouldn't Boeing invite some "third world pilots" to determine if their fix is also good for the rest of the world . . . ? I get your sarcasm, but in a way, if they are sure about their fix they should actually invite other...

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by cuban8
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 725125

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

It's clearly arrogant to assume that professionally trained people would put their families at risk. You think that US pilots are stupid or something? That they they didn't follow procedures when something was not right? Just think what you are writing and stop with accusations until ALL FACTS are ...

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by cuban8
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 725125

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

After all these years, it’s interesting to see that after every plane crash there’s always a discussion about the crews flight hours. That being said nobody talks about the quality of these flight hours. I’ve been flying for the last 20 years pretty much worldwide with all kind of nationalities, fli...

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by cuban8
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 724124

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Regardless of the grounding is warranted or not, I believe some heads should roll at Boeing’s PR department. I’ve never seen such lousy communication for such a big company. Even the FAA is eerily quiet. That’s the main reason for the grounding in my opinion. I’m also surprised of the risk the Ameri...

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by cuban8
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 724124

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Dieuwer wrote:
Boeing will be screwed too. Unless they start to give their planes away, what (Asia, European) nation will buy their planes again, considering that abominable public relations behavior by Boeing?


I think a certain Irish low cost carrier might see an opportunity here!!

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by cuban8
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 724124

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

With india being the latest to ban Max, FlyDubai remains the only major operator flying the Max other than NA Very strange to see FlyDubai and the GCAA not following Oman and instead continuing to operate as usual. Especially after the recent FZ981 crash, I would have thought they would be more cau...

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by cuban8
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 725125

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

From the sources I have in Ethiopian who were following the 737- 8MAX departure.

Normal takeoff performed.
Once airborne, they reported to the tower they were experiencing unreliable airspeed and requested immediate return.
Last information was that the airplane was uncontrollable.

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by cuban8
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.
Replies: 21
Views: 5328

Re: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.

The uniform is not too bad. But these white/grey stockings looks horrendous!!!

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by cuban8
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 8400

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

I can not comment on the environmental issues. As other posters have mentioned, the Dash 8 has quite good capabilities. Widerøe has been flying the Dash 8 to short runways in mountainous areas for decades. To mention a few of their destinations over the years: Narvik, ENNK 965m; Svolvær ENSH 946m, S...

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by cuban8
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 6808

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

Pilots have background checks. They have medicals. They have peers who can report them if they have suspicions. That didn't stop LAM, Germanwings, possibly MH370. However all of the training in the world doesn't help when someone goes rogue on you and there's no way to stop them. I 100% agree with ...

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by cuban8
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 6808

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

It's not about 'handling' a suicidal pilot though. It's about one person not being able to completely lock themselves in and take a plane down. If there's nobody else with them then there is nothing you can do. The door cannot be breached. Emergency codes don't work if the suicidal one has locked t...

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by cuban8
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 58
Views: 7074

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

In the end of the day, the more A220 Airbus sells, the more the programme will be worth when they buy BBD and Quebec Government's share, I think Airbus will wait until it becomes a 100% Airbus product before doing any of that. Exactly my thoughts. Investing in a project where you only own 50% is no...

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by cuban8
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 6808

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

Every time there is an accident/incident in aviation, regulatory authorities tries to find solutions in order to mitigate these events from happening again. That's all good.That being said, the problem in my opinion with the two-person cockpit rule is that there is not enough knowledge about mental ...

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by cuban8
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 6808

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

Sad to see this interesting thread turned into meaningless personal attacks..... I’m happy the authorities leave it to the operators to decide what’s best for them. I’m personally not a big fan of the two-person cockpit rule. The person (purser, cabin crew, dead-head crew, company official etc.) rep...

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by cuban8
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 632781

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It seems like the Airbus 350-1000 test aircraft MSN 65 & 71 has officially been transferred to French Bee and Virgin Atlantic respectively. Does these mean Airbus only have one A350-1000 test aircraft left? Still no news regarding the fate of the A350-900 test aircrafts? MSN 2, 3 & 4 still t...

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by cuban8
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul (IST) Operations
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Istanbul (IST) Operations

Agreed that safety should be the first priority. The main problem still remains though. Airport and runway congestion at IST is difficult to handle without causing major delays. Once runway 05 is unusable for landing for whatever reason; departing and landing traffic at IST requires longer seperatio...

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by cuban8
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 632781

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 221 (PR#1) sporting its final regs (RP-C3501). Contractual delivery may happen this week MSN 226 (GS#1) online on the flightline this evening MSN 231 (CA#3) RTO complete. First flight scheduled for Friday Looking forward to see the first Tanjin Airlines A350!! Still mentioned as JJ#9 on the pro...

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by cuban8
Sat May 19, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?
Replies: 58
Views: 9211

Re: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?

GalaxyFlyer, I don’t deny there are green airplanes which are refurbished as you have mentioned, but from my experience (6 years negotiating ACJ’s & BBJ’s) it usually ends up much more complicated, time consuming and in the end more expensive. I have never entered negotiations about a green Boei...

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by cuban8
Wed May 09, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?
Replies: 58
Views: 9211

Re: Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ321LR, Scheduled ?

Thank you for opening the subject keesje. I considered opening the subject myself for the last 5 month, but felt too lazy about it. I also see a great potential for the ACJ321LR (especially for smaller governments in Africa/Asia), but so far it's very quiet from Airbus. I have a feeling the ACJ321LR...

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by cuban8
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 632781

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Geoff1947 wrote:
UAEflyer wrote:
Is there a A350CJ in the pipeline? For who ?


Yes, there is one in the Airbus orderbook. Don’t know who ordered it or when it will be built.

Geoff

I heard rumors it’s going to Deer Jet (Hong Kong), but I can not confirm 100%.

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by cuban8
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 100546

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

The most isteresting development regarding this topic is that HA has been allocated 2 production slots according to KarelXWB in the A330neo production/delivery thread. Does that confirm the order, or is it still possible that HA would cancel at this stage?

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by cuban8
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 46
Views: 8506

Re: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

I tried to find on internet but not very successful. Does anyone know the list price difference between the A321Neo and the A321NeoLR? Thanks.

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by cuban8
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Saudi Airlines the next customer for the 777X ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2010

Re: Is Saudi Airlines the next customer for the 777X ?

Would be great for the B777X. Meanwhile they are parking dozens of B777. I guess Saudi will never make any sense.

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by cuban8
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 49218

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

This thread has quickly turned into a potential MOM aircraft vs a re-winged A321NEO(LR). Could someone with more knowledge in the matter explain to me why United wouldn't order the A321NEO? Is their route network, fleet planning, finance, relation to Boeing etc. that much different from for instance...

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by cuban8
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 11829

Re: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?

Not to be too picky, but many of the A320 family ACJ operators use tail tanks. It actually improves the aerodynamics, fuel consumption as well as the CoG for takeoff and landing. This must be a very secret aftermarket mod. ACJ are fitted with tanks in the cargo holds. I have seen an A319 with six t...

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by cuban8
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 11829

Re: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?

The LR can be operated without the added ACT's or with 1, 2 or 3 ACT's. without the extra tanks the added cargo capacity at the higher MTOW could be an advantage for more profit. In Europe the fees will be higher, but if you can sell the cargo it will offset it. Allowing you to operate only 1 versi...

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by cuban8
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus orders 25 additional A321neo aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 2663

Re: Pegasus orders 25 additional A321neo aircraft

Having a former all Boeing operator exercising their option for Airbus is quite an achievement. Congratulations to both Airbus and Pegasus!!!

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by cuban8
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help my confusion. Are all BBJ's 737s?
Replies: 8
Views: 2268

Re: Help my confusion. Are all BBJ's 737s?

BBJ is the business jet division of Boeing. It’s used for all Boeing aircraft (737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787). Not sure about 727 and below though. ACJ is the equivalent corporate division for Airbus. Ranging from 318 to 380. That being said, most people associate the BBJ to the 737-700 and the ACJ t...

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by cuban8
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 103075

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

[quote="chiawei"]Bombardier has over $5 billion in direct handout from Canadian government since 2000 and has paid $0 back.

Sounds like a Canadian way of program accounting to me.

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by cuban8
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A350/787 decision off table
Replies: 51
Views: 12565

Re: Emirates A350/787 decision off table

Any chance the A330 Neo might come back on the table? The A330 ceo worked quite well for them as far as I know. For sure, the B787/A350 has newer and more efficient technology, but I think Airbus could definitely make EK a good offer for the A330 Neo and boost up the program.

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by cuban8
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 10096

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

Varsity1 wrote:
Pay low dollar for crews, get low dollar outcomes.


I believe Emirates pays their flight crew more than the majority of the world airlines.

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by cuban8
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 739max 2.0 Would the Max9 benefit by including the proposed Max10 initiatives?
Replies: 49
Views: 5807

Re: 739max 2.0 Would the Max9 benefit by including the proposed Max10 initiatives?

Is there still time to convert most of the 737-9 max orders if the max 10 gets announced? The second hand value of a 737-9 max will drop significantly if the max 10 gets the go ahead. I guess no airline would want to hold on to a 737-9 max if that happens...

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by cuban8
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 150107

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Anyone has any news on Turkey's action regarding this? Usually, Turkey is close to Saudi Arabia and very much against Iran in its foreign policy. If Turkey would close their airspace (and Ukraine still not open), QR could pretty much shut down all flights to Europe and a majority of the US....

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by cuban8
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 150107

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Who is looking forward to a statement from Al Baker. For once he has a reason to complain.....

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