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by goosebayguy
Fri May 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161985

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I'm interested in what now happens to the Gatwick slots. If they were mortgaged which bank now owns them and will they ever manage to sell them? Basically they are now worthless.

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by goosebayguy
Tue May 05, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis
Replies: 77
Views: 16063

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

I visited TLS last summer and was really surprised by the large number of aircraft in TP colours. I then looked up what they had ordered and was again surprised. My thoughts were how can they possibly be buying all these A330's? Portugal has a very small economy so even the Government would struggle...

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by goosebayguy
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161985

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Apparently the Govt has told Richard Branson its down to him to sort out, no they are not helping him out.

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by goosebayguy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161985

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

The reason no one will buy VS is bacause there are no assets and the debt pile is £1.5bn. It will go into receivership and then possibly emerge with a few less aircraft and routes if a buyer can be found. Branson and Delta will lose everything.

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by goosebayguy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 190
Views: 47874

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

I am surprised, that not already many more airlines have taken the opportunity, to cancel a part or the full number of ordered B737 MAX jets. They are far behind production schedule, they will be likely two years behind. Airlines shall have the chance to cancel orders without penalty, getting back ...

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by goosebayguy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout
Replies: 43
Views: 7767

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

Dubai airport and EK are 85% of the Dubai economy. Quite a staggering figure.

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by goosebayguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 161985

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I'm beginning to wonder why there is total silence from DL on VS. Could it possibly be that DL wants VS to fail? If so perhaps DL are looking to take over the USA bound slots and grab 100% of the profit rather than the current situation where they keep making losses.

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by goosebayguy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335608

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

There is a story in todays Sunday Times that BA are trying to avoid help because by doing so Virgin would not be able to access funding.

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by goosebayguy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335608

Re: British Airways Partly Nationalised

Its a tricky casee this because IAG are very Spanish centric. Headquarters in Spain, Iberia, Iberia Express, Veulling and the purchase of Air Europa. Why should a Britsh tapayer support service in Spain?
Will it lead to a break up of IAG?

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by goosebayguy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 59995

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Boeing need to terminate the 737 and start working on a brand new design. As they should have done years ago. And which they could have done with a fraction of the money the Max fiasco has costed them so far. I've been saying this for months now. Boeing had the opportunity to design a new 737 when ...

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by goosebayguy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the world of airlines ever be the same
Replies: 30
Views: 5116

Re: Will the world of airlines ever be the same

RJMAZ wrote:
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Good news for the 737MAX is that airlines will not need the capacity and they will not rush out to buy the A320NEO


They will be cancelling their MAX orders and getting their deposits back as they need the cash to survive.

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by goosebayguy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any possibility of an AF-KLM breakup?
Replies: 30
Views: 3858

Re: Is there any possibility of an AF-KLM breakup?

I've just flown from MAN to DXB. Outward journey with KLM, return journey with AF. Have to say it all worked very well. I see no reason for a split. Maybe from past reading the AF side has too many benefits compared to KLM but that's a management issue really.

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by goosebayguy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 59995

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Boeing is fine for now but will be screwed if the FAA decide that an unstable passenger plane is an idea too far. Boeing should have bitten the bullet and gone for a complete redesign of the 737 yet it persists with the failed MAX.

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by goosebayguy
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers
Replies: 35
Views: 8115

Re: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers

In the UK you have the right to remove people from property. First though you have to ask them three times to leave the property.After that you have th right to use minimum force to eject them from said property. No argument. I should imagine an aircraft is counted as property.

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by goosebayguy
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Hainan Airlines group of airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 8677

Re: The future of Hainan Airlines group of airlines

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 ... owngrades/

I have just read in the Telegraph that HNA is $75bn in debt. How on earth does an airline accumulate that kind of debt?
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I have just read in the Telegraph that HNA is $75bn in debt. How on earth does an airline accumulate that kind of debt?

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by goosebayguy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13587

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

I can now see mix mode runway use here. Its the obvious next route for LHR.

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by goosebayguy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Interjet Now only flying SSJ
Replies: 162
Views: 46634

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

You would never use a A320neo as a Christmas tree. Yet that's exactly what they seem to be doing.

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by goosebayguy
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72441

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

Everyone is still assuming thats the MAX will be back. It might not. Boeing might be forced to do a complete redesign of the 737. Clearly an unstable MAX is not a good pssenger option. Boeing could do an all composite 737 and steal the market from Airbus but at the moment the management are head in ...

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by goosebayguy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wouldn't the Trent 1000-TEN problems also show up in the Trent XWB?
Replies: 46
Views: 6639

Re: Why wouldn't the Trent 1000-TEN problems also show up in the Trent XWB?

The Trent 1000 has had a few problems since introduction, These will be sorted, However the XWB is a massive success story. Its a huge success. It makes the A350 fabulous.

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by goosebayguy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.
Replies: 60
Views: 5836

Re: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.

Jet2 have sent her a bill for £85,000 and banned her for life from flying with them.

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by goosebayguy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supply and demand of used Aircraft engines
Replies: 21
Views: 2616

Re: Supply and demand of used Aircraft engines

If Boeing decide to completely scrap the 737MAX and go for a clean sheet 737. Its going to have huge effects on this market.

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by goosebayguy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33088

Re: WSJ: Airbus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Bombardier Stake in A220 Program

I do wonder how differently things might have turned out if Boeing hadn’t failed in their attempt to cut the legs out from under the C-Series. I’m sure Airbus will be laughing all the way to the bank.[/quote] It was Boeings stupidity. Boeings attempt to block the USA market by lobbying for a huge ta...

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by goosebayguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49367

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

It still shocks m that Boeing have not imprved the 737 over all those years. Sure cosmetic changes and newere engines but seriously no fly by wire? Now to find that the crash survivability has not been improved to modern standars is just lazy or bad management chasing profit above all else. The 737 ...

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by goosebayguy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95218

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

Boeing have to start making bold moves. It desperately needs a new 737. The MAX is not it. The MAX is unstable. Unstable aircraft crash. Its a fact. Boeing is currently wasting time not designing a new 737. It might just save them. If they persist with the MX it will sink them. One more crash will b...

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by goosebayguy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: "Onward demand for the A380 is almost non-existent."
Replies: 82
Views: 18012

Re: Article: "Onward demand for the A380 is almost non-existent."

HAving just had three flights in a A380 I loved it. Will be a terrible shame to see them go.

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by goosebayguy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 6833

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

EK have parked a lot of aircraft at DXB.

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by goosebayguy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: "Onward demand for the A380 is almost non-existent."
Replies: 82
Views: 18012

Re: Dr Peters: "Onward demand for the A380 is almost non-existent."

If they can only get $17m for the spares then why not sell the complete aircraft for $17m? BA wpuld buy all they could get hold of.

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by goosebayguy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289544

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

If you look at the damaged engine there are about 4 turbine blade missing. So these could have punctured the fuselage. There are three holes in a wing section but far more in the fuselage section. SO it wasn't an engine failure. Then there is a section of the missile which came away before impact an...

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by goosebayguy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289544

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Is the time line of events taht the aircraft was delayed? Iran fired missiles into Iraq and then Iran expected retribution? The 737 took off late and we feel that Iranian action suspected the 737 to be an attacking american air force aircraft so shot it down? If so Iran will have to pay huge compens...

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by goosebayguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11629

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

At MAN they have TUI etc and I was told that some people who live very locally to the airport simply turn up with cases packed and grab a very last minute bargain. If not then they just go home and try again the next day.

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by goosebayguy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25543

Re: Safety of Flying over The Middle East

I recall flying to Dubai back in 2009 a time when Iraq was a little dodgy still. EK few directly over Iraq and Baghdad. Flights tend to be fine.Just don't fly over the area in an American airline because really you never do know.

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by goosebayguy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28541

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

With the ME3 filling up most days and other airlines doing well out of MAN its a market BA has ignored for far too long. I shall be flying MAN to Singapore but could I get the SIA flight? No so I'm off with EK.

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by goosebayguy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 MAX valuations
Replies: 38
Views: 5585

Re: B737 MAX valuations

If you visit Davis Monthan you will see that any windows are covered with foil to stop ultra violet light degrading internal fittings. Boeing has not done this which was probably fine when the delay was a month or three but a year? Perhaps Boeing will be changing their storage procedures when the 12...

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by goosebayguy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 MAX valuations
Replies: 38
Views: 5585

Re: B737 MAX valuations

The problem as I see it is that an aircraft basically has a 20 year life cycle. If it costs $100m brand new then that works out at $5m per year? Lose a year and surely the pruchase price is reduced? Engine hours are only advanced when in the air but the aircraft degrades over time with expansions he...

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by goosebayguy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 MAX valuations
Replies: 38
Views: 5585

B737 MAX valuations

We are fast approaching a year of grounding of the B737 MAX. Boeing have produced the aircaft and the book price is about $100m for a brand new MAX. However aircraft depreciate over time just like cars. WOuld it lead to Boeing getting a lower sale price for a year old jet? If so how much would it be?

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by goosebayguy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28758

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

The FAA sure isn't helping matters. The MAX should have been flying a few months ago yet is still grounded by the FAA dragging their feet. If they truly demanded the firing of the Boeing CEO, that's outrageous as well (although I think he needed to go, that is not a decision for an outside authorit...

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by goosebayguy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28758

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Boeing has yet to work out that it was its culture which failed. Trying to produce an unstable jet has to be one of the worst moves a passenger Jet builder can make. It needs to work out why it was still producing a plane without fly by wire when Concorde had it. Its that mentality of sticking to th...

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by goosebayguy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 a very safe year for flying?
Replies: 14
Views: 2894

2019 a very safe year for flying?

If we had not had the MAX crash this could have been the safest year ever in aviation.

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by goosebayguy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 MAX valuations
Replies: 1
Views: 774

B737 MAX valuations

We are now fast approaching one year from the grounding of the 737MAX. Considering that the average aircraft life is about 20 years. Then after a year of being produced but sitting doing nothing in storage how much is a brand new but a year old $100m jet now worth? Will Boeing be taking less money f...

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by goosebayguy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most vulnerable MAX operators.
Replies: 107
Views: 20205

Re: Most vulnerable MAX operators.

[quote="lots". Also RR issues don't help.

RR hs nothing to do with the MAX.

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by goosebayguy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW
Replies: 45
Views: 12265

Re: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW

My guess is that the front L1 door is damaged too on the second aircraft. The Jetway moves a fair distance.

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by goosebayguy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the aircraft engines average life expectations compared to the aircraft itself ?
Replies: 32
Views: 6872

Re: What are the aircraft engines average life expectations compared to the aircraft itself ?

Engines are lifed in hours. They last rough;y 10,000 hours before a deep strip and inspection. Parts are cleaned, inspected and replaced. They are then sent back to the airline or lease agent rated at zero hours. I believe RR did a long life test on an engine with Icelandair which reached about 17,0...

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by goosebayguy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 139109

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Just tried booking SIA from MAN, Fully booked in January.

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by goosebayguy
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap
Replies: 45
Views: 13497

Re: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap

How the heck does such an event happen? Cost cutting on wing walkers just cost them any money ever saved.

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by goosebayguy
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing whistleblower raises doubts over 787 oxygen system
Replies: 42
Views: 10573

Re: Boeing whistleblower raises doubts over 787 oxygen system

Boeing has clearly become profit centric. Screw the product get the profit. Yet when you have Airbus breathing down you neck your product has to shine and it certainly isn't shinning at the moment.

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by goosebayguy
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain "Sully" Sullenberger's Letter To NY Times Magazine Editors
Replies: 21
Views: 7233

Re: Captain "Sully" Sullenberger's Letter To NY Times Magazine Editors

Boeing have done everything to state that the Boeing 737 MAX is a very safe aeroplane. This despite it being unstable and crashing a couple of times.They tried to blame the er...third world pilots. Very underhand of them but its a fact. Its what they put about after the Lion Air crash. But I happen ...

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by goosebayguy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs
Replies: 72
Views: 21427

Re: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs

Without Brussels Airlines would Brussels airport survive?

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by goosebayguy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake
Replies: 131
Views: 16855

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

I visited Toulouse recently and was astounded by the number of TAP aircraft due for delivery. They seem to be going full steam ahead for expansion. Probably too full if you ask me. Seeing this loss doesn't surprise me. They have too much capacity
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