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by ukoverlander
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11668

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

https://www.businessinsider.com/airbus-completes-autonomous-taxi-take-off-and-landing-tests-2020-7 It will be interesting to see how this develops over ten , twenty years from now . Will there be a reduction in pilots onboard? Could society be persuaded to welcome a pilotless flight deck? Time will...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19773

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

Of course it's a matter of airline economics but speaking purely as a passenger a do love the A340, especially the 600.

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by ukoverlander
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11287

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

The good news is that given the number of flying hours 737 Max aircraft are flying these days it could take years to rack up 6,000 hours of flying time! :duck: :duck: :duck:

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by ukoverlander
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?
Replies: 35
Views: 3783

Re: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?

Ok, interesting replies. Seems I got that wrong, EWR is actually, for some reason, more expensive than JFK. Still, on a pure prestige factor, you would prefer to land at LHR rather than LGW, so that applies to JFK over EWR (unless a niche businessperson). And I suspect the reason SQ flies direct to...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?
Replies: 35
Views: 3783

Re: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?

There is simply no comparison between EWR and JFK. The only reason airlines fly to EWR is because it is cheaper than the main NYC airport. And then those airlines can BOAST that they fly to NYC. I have always seen EWR as the NYC version of London Stansted - i.e. not to be taken seriously by any ser...

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by ukoverlander
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

Well with air travel demand in a freefall due to the Corona Virus, I can't help but think that airlines must be secretly glad right now that the MAX is grounded. If the airlines that ordered the MAX had them right now, wouldn't they be in a bigger financial trouble if they had to make payments on t...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22391

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

It's very simple. If the airline provides a seat that reclines a passenger has every right to recline it. That goes for the person seating infront of me, the person sitting behind me and for my own choice as well. Take it up with the airline - not the passenger. They are well within their rights.

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by ukoverlander
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9755

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c45u29eKFg
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Looks like there is some You Tube footage posted from yesterday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c45u29eKFg

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by ukoverlander
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order
Replies: 79
Views: 18826

Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order

New article today suggesting Icelandair continues to consider the introduction of Airbus A321 neos and intends to decide within the next few months. https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/icelandair-reiterates-interest-in-potential-airbus-order/136611.article Also another link discussing the costs to I...

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by ukoverlander
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30358

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

Appealing to smarter minds than mine to confrim or reject this notion - if a blow tire caused engine damage, given the location of the main gear (behind the engines) would it be reasonable to conclude the blown tire was on the nose gear?

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by ukoverlander
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18975

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

JannEejit wrote:
ukoverlander wrote:
I seem to recall the BAe 146 was marketed as the Whisperjet.


Apparently George Michael was going to buy one for touring and call it the 'Careless Whisperjet'...


They should make pills for this......

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by ukoverlander
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18975

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

I seem to recall the BAe 146 was marketed as the Whipserjet.

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by ukoverlander
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?
Replies: 126
Views: 21616

Re: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?

Is it not possible to add a fuel tank in part of the longer cargo hold to extend the legs? Suitably encased and self contained for safety. These longer length frames do seem to lose about 20% range. Why can’t the extra length be used to carry more fuel, so the range stays roughly the same? This rea...

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by ukoverlander
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?
Replies: 126
Views: 21616

Re: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?

Is it not possible to add a fuel tank in part of the longer cargo hold to extend the legs? Suitably encased and self contained for safety. These longer length frames do seem to lose about 20% range. Why can’t the extra length be used to carry more fuel, so the range stays roughly the same? This rea...

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by ukoverlander
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?
Replies: 53
Views: 7512

Re: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?

Everything is possible ... it's just a function of time and money. The OP hasn't offered any analysis of how long and how much money it might take to restart the NG supply chain, how many MAX aircraft sales might be displaced by added NGs, or at what prices (and margins) more NGs might sell - among...

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by ukoverlander
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to temporarily halt MAX production
Replies: 1
Views: 1280

Boeing to temporarily halt MAX production

I thought this was worthy of a new thread given the significance of the news and given that the Jumbo thread is at best unwieldy at this point. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/business/boeing-737-max.html?campaign_id=60&instance_id=0&segment_id=19647&user_id=253afefd3a3060e5d2deda240b...

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by ukoverlander
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61251

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

"This is supposed to be a Boeing orders topic but Airbus is being mentioned more than anything and most of the posts aren't even about orders. If i went to the Airbus topic and did the same all hell would break loose. Aren't the mods supposed to keep it on topic?" Perhaps if there were a f...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26392

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

AA confirm that they refused to sell IG a spare part just because they are IG: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/06/09/american-airlines-refuses-to-lend-part-to-air-italy-forces-35-hour-delay-for-spite/ And the article says thereafter: "American offered on the one hand that they ne...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26392

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Boof02671 wrote:
A lot of it is political. Air Italy is owned by an ME3 carrier. And there is an issue with them running an end around on US to Europe flights using IG.

And like I said DL did the same thing in the past to an ME3 carrier.


Conjecture. Nothing more.

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by ukoverlander
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26392

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

I was not personally affected but I think those who were affected have the right to know that AA had the possibility to make money by selling a spare part AND help people, while they chose to lose money and hinder people. Shareholders also have the right to know it, so they can evaluate AA's manage...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26392

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Sorry, but what exactly is your point? Unless AA is a contracted parts supplier to Air Italy I would assume they are under no obligation to provide/sell parts to another airline? Also AA doesn't compete with Air Italy on this route so perhaps you a disregarding a perfectly reasonable alternative rea...

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by ukoverlander
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28457

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

This subject pops up about once a year. There are numerous post on A-net. Use the search function. It works 75% of the time Grumble, grumble........ Once a year seem infrequent enough to merit a new thread. Others who are new to the subject might also want to contribute something. If you don't want...

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by ukoverlander
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72926

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

Time for both Boeing AND Southwest to move on from the 737. The MAX debacle must be the final act. No doubt it will return to service and fly again but there should be further 'warmed over', NEO'd MAX's in the future. It's time to design something new and fit for purpose. Enough is enough already.

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by ukoverlander
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 148737

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

My advice: Lengthen it a few frames. Then install a computer control system to keep it flyable. ......and then just don't tell anybody about the new computer control system. It should be just fine. A 767 NG Neo Max............. another very exciting, progressive idea from the nice folks at Boeing :...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 737 MAX Misconceptions: An Engineer's View
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

The Boeing 737 MAX Misconceptions: An Engineer's View

This is an interesting article for all of us interested in the troubles of the 737 Max. I am certainly not an aviation engineer but I thought it worthy of posting here as it may generate useful discussion and insights from both the professionals and enthusiasts among the Anet community. https://seek...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Share Price up Almost $10 Today
Replies: 28
Views: 4625

Re: Boeing Share Price up Almost $10 Today

Preumaby people are taking the announced addition of temporary workers as an indication that MAXs will soon fly. There have to be over 200 new MAXs out there just waiting to be delivered. I expect a $30-$50 jump in share price the day the FAA says that MAX grounding has been lifted. Yes, but that i...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35655

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster. Is that what lucks called now ? It's a bit sad that you can't just give credit to the pilots where it's due. :roll: Ju...

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by ukoverlander
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 21639

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

So, OP posts controversial topic. OP has never posted here before. OP disappears without any further contribution. Anet runs round and round in circles pointing at the 'shiny object'. OP is probably now eating a huge bag of popcorn, laughing his butt off watching everybody get all bent out of shape...

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by ukoverlander
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 21639

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

So, OP posts controversial topic. OP has never posted here before. OP disappears without any further contribution. Anet runs round and round in circles pointing at the 'shiny object'. OP is probably now eating a huge bag of popcorn, laughing his butt off watching everybody get all bent out of shape ...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 52810

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

As we don't see any A321's flying themselves into the ground, or pilots reporting fighting with their aircraft to prevent such events from happening it would seem attempts to draw false equivalence in this case serves little purpose. Just sayin'. So wait until the crashes then? Hmm...responding to ...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 52810

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

As we don't see any A321's flying themselves into the ground, or pilots reporting fighting with their aircraft to prevent such events from happening it would seem attempts to draw false equivalence in this case serves little purpose. Just sayin'.

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by ukoverlander
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 10077

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

Why should workers be employed to build a plane that isn't flyable, just for the sake of "employment"? Because it wasn't the assembly line workers who made it non airworthy. Not to be insensitive but why would fault matter here? If they can’t get the plane delivered, and don’t have a near...

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by ukoverlander
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 10077

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

By January 2020 Boeing will have at least 400 built 737's lying around, so about $50bn of stock, is continuing production sustainable? Is laying off 6000 workers and being forced to pay Federally mandated WARN penalties an option either? Imagine if you were a assembly worker who did nothing to caus...

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by ukoverlander
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 10077

American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

American Airlines announced on Sunday it will be extending the cancellation of it's 115 scheduled daily Boeing 737 Max flights through November 2 2019. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/boeing-737-max-american-airlines-extends-cancellations-of-plane-following-worldwide-grounding-2019-07-14/ "The Wal...

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by ukoverlander
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer in SFO 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3962

Re: Summer in SFO 2020

How about UA flying SFO-Brussels with a 787-8? I've often thought that as two Star Alliance carriers this might make sense given Brussels Airlines international connections out of BRU. Any thoughts on that possibility?

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by ukoverlander
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 42364

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

That'll buff right out.........

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by ukoverlander
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 8464

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. I'm sorry but this is right up there with reading ...

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by ukoverlander
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 8464

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

glideslope900 wrote:
Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure.


Wow, just..............................wow.

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by ukoverlander
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 34
Views: 10963

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Fantastic aircraft and great news for Airbus. Congrats to them.

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by ukoverlander
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 7657

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

They must be delighted with their decision not to order the 737 Max 'Franken-jet' given the current state of play.

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by ukoverlander
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 16006

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

There's no good way for Boeing to spin this. Another significant blow to the much maligned Max program.

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by ukoverlander
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 16006

Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment

Havent seen this posted. In case of duplicate thread please delete: BBC News - Boeing loses big order commitment for 737 Max aircraft https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48899588 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Edited thread/title to reflect this wasn't a confirmed order, but a commitment. - 777ER Head ...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19845

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Probably that United are buying refurbished 737 NG's and that they have decided to take the cheese and tomato paste off the pizza! :duck: :duck: :duck: :duck: :duck:

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by ukoverlander
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 16327

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Infrequent poster and certainly no expert but I thought Airbus was offering both the A330 Neo and the A350 as competitive options against the 787 series of aircraft? As such isn't comparing A350 sales to 787 sales removing a major part of the equation for aircraft sales in this sector of the market?

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by ukoverlander
Wed May 22, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57196

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Whether a commercial success or failure it is hands down my favourite aircraft to fly on as a passenger in terms of ride comfort. The good news is we can still enjoy flying on it for many years to come.

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by ukoverlander
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 31237

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Well, it's 2019 after all. Seems this belongs to a place and an era where people were still using paper cheques. :duck: I hear somebody is working on a new 'Paper Cheque Max' that will come with a spiral bound checklist advising folks what to do in the event of problems. The companies marketing dep...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight
Replies: 48
Views: 11723

Re: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repo.

While unlikely to be related (given it's an engine problem) it's still not at all good for Boeing. This probably would not even make the news under normal circumstances but it becomes another "737 MAX 8 EMERGENCY" banner crawling across the bottom of the news screen all day. This just ferm...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5884

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

Promise this will be the last time they do plastic surgery on the 737!

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by ukoverlander
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752465

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Good to see common sense prevail although the optics of Boeing, the FAA and the USA being the last to put safety first is troubling. Hoping Boeing can get the Max right and save the reputation of the aircraft in the eyes of the travelling public.

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by ukoverlander
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL and UA cut ties with NRA
Replies: 65
Views: 8863

Re: DL and UA cut ties with NRA

"Thoughts and prayers" to the poor NRA members who will suffer higher air fares as a result.

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