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by seahawk
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I simply recommend looking at what the engine OEMs and their large suppliers are saying, to get a reality check on future airliners. Nearly all plans involve evolutions of existing technology, either upgrading the core for the GTF or adding the gear to the non GTF engines. After that it will be comp...

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by seahawk
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Although if that does happen I don't think they will share the same wing as you won't have enough range in a -7 or the -5 would do something crazy like 6,500NM. Just like in the Leeham article which seems to show the -5 with a wing significantly smaller. I would expect all three NMA to share the sa...

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by seahawk
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 100
Views: 14044

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

I think the 737 could very well see another generation of engines by 2030-35. To compete against the new cleansheet NB offering of Airbus? Sounds like a plan! Who says their will be one. PW talks about the next evolution of the GTF, which could bring 10% fuel burn reduction while keeping the same f...

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by seahawk
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 100
Views: 14044

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

I think the 737 could very well see another generation of engines by 2030-35.

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by seahawk
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 100
Views: 14044

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

Different types do not necessarily create more costs, if each subfleet is big enough. This entirely depends on your infrastructure. If you have a MRO branch that is already working on different types for other airlines and a training branch that also handles different types for other customers, the ...

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by seahawk
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 104
Views: 5409

Re: F-15X has no mission!

You mean certified for a cancelled program?

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by seahawk
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 98
Views: 32244

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

Lots of money for a plane that will be obsolete when entering production.

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by seahawk
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 104
Views: 5409

Re: F-15X has no mission!

I wholly disagree. Stealth is not an evolution off the current branch of fighter combat. It has started a different branch. Besides the dicotomy of a stealthy fighter and radar use, you have the current limitation of the high temperature composite and stealth coating maintenance. If manufacturing e...

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2276

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

Sometimes you need to experience quiet to understand how loud it was. Since COVID I find the planes a lot louder, because now there are periods of quiet.

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 57045

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Still AZ delivered 25% of all doses. So with no AZ the EU won´t be done with the process till 2022.

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by seahawk
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 28711

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

The signal is, that the economics work for SW.

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by seahawk
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 57045

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

That article makes one huge mistake, as the question is not AZ or no vaccine, but AZ or other vaccines 2 months later.

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by seahawk
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 57045

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Good analysis on EU´s the failure of getting people vaccines. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/world/europe/europe-coronavirus-vaccine.html And one extra about the utter and complete failure of Germany in the crisis. https://www.ft.com/content/bc5a3b02-a90d-4206-a441-1bada29feba2 Yes more US sour...

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by seahawk
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 57045

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/worl ... ccine.html

And one extra about the utter and complete failure of Germany in the crisis.

https://www.ft.com/content/bc5a3b02-a90 ... ada29feba2
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Good analysis on EU´s the failure of getting people vaccines.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/worl ... ccine.html

And one extra about the utter and complete failure of Germany in the crisis.

https://www.ft.com/content/bc5a3b02-a90 ... ada29feba2

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by seahawk
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 104
Views: 5409

Re: F-15X has no mission!

The F-15EX buy is total waste of money. More F-35s would have been the way. It like ordering a bi-plane fighter instead of an F-4 in 1960. (yes, the F-15 is that old)

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by seahawk
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 57045

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Is not a perfect solution? The EU thinks AZ is not safe, so the missing supply is no longer a problem and AZ can concentrate on other countries, which want their safe and effective vaccine.

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The airline industry is a global market. Boeing talking to the FAA is nice, but it is no longer enough. You want all regulators on board and they will want to hear the OEMs under their respective jurisdiction. The time when everybody simply rubber stamped the FAA´s decision are over. And in Russia o...

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by seahawk
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

A fully digital CFRP design, can have 5 different and yet perfectly optimized versions with ease. Digital engineering takes away a lot of time and allows for a optimized, flexible and automated production line. This allows totally new concepts to work and the 2-3-2 is an obvious solution to match qu...

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by seahawk
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 57045

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Given that the “unreliable” EU is delivering more to a fellow Commonwealth country than the UK’s done to date (0 doses, 0% - take your pick), might want to check the Brexiteer-y jingoism at the door. This may derail the thread, but during the Brexit threads it was stated time and time again that th...

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by seahawk
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Could also be that BA is the only (Western) OEM doing a clean-sheet right now. cheers While I am sure that Airbus is interested... this is not an issue that they have to worry about for at least another decade... and I don't think they want to really be part of the R&D efforts to figure out wha...

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The big steps in order for a new clean sheet: 1. Cockpit functionality and programming - it needs to meet the new FAA / EASA requirements for here on out, probably a very different architecture. . The strange thing is, that Boeing talks about that, but we have not seen Airbus, Embraer, any of the b...

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 28711

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

Fantastic news. On the other hand the distribution is between the -8 and the -7 does seem to indicate that the traffic growths expectation are not too high.

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

No other manufacturer seems eager to launch a new program any time soon. So if Boeing wants to launch something new first, they are the first that have to jump the hurdle and right now no one seems to know how high this hurdle is. So Boeing has to design a new cockpit and prove it safe and then all...

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The big steps in order for a new clean sheet: 1. Cockpit functionality and programming - it needs to meet the new FAA / EASA requirements for here on out, probably a very different architecture. . The strange thing is, that Boeing talks about that, but we have not seen Airbus, Embraer, any of the b...

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The big steps in order for a new clean sheet: 1. Cockpit functionality and programming - it needs to meet the new FAA / EASA requirements for here on out, probably a very different architecture. . The strange thing is, that Boeing talks about that, but we have not seen Airbus, Embraer, any of the b...

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by seahawk
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24304

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

RJMAZ wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
2. You don't have to use the range or payload.

But you still have to carry around the extra structure weight for the ability to have the extra range or payload.


A 10% higher MTWO comes with a price in efficiency, which makes the Boeing numbers probably rather conservative.

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by seahawk
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 57045

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

sevenair wrote:
Oh dear EU. Saying you're against vaccine nationalism, yet practicing vaccine nationalism. Saying you're against fake news, yet repeatedly spreading fake news. Oh dear oh dear! I'm embarrassed for them.


And still the EU will probably the last to finally protect the citizens.

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by seahawk
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24304

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

https://www.boeing.com/commercial/737max10/index.page


Agreed, the MAX should bag this order. it is the perfect fit.
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RJMAZ wrote:
737-10 will win this with 199 seats in a 2 class cabin.

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https://www.boeing.com/commercial/737max10/index.page


Agreed, the MAX should bag this order. it is the perfect fit.

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 195
Views: 24304

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

Maybe 737-8s and launch customers for the 797, as QF really wants the MoM.

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by seahawk
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 57045

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Yes, this will only stand if you can actually decide to get a vaccine shot or not. As long as the government decides if you can get a shot, this won´t fly.

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 11565

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

It is a tender that won´t survive the coming elections anyway. After that the best they will get is some basic MPA.

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by seahawk
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

If there is a 20 year market for 24,000 180 seat aircraft, if half that shifts up to 200-250 seats, that is a large potential future market. 12,000 aircraft at 225 seats with 3,000nm range. So ya, I think if they build a light twin aisle with good engine competition, it is irrelevant if it is a sta...

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by seahawk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Sorry, I never even considered the idea, that they could pick an engine without having the OEMs compete for the deal. No problem. That's where things were left when Calhoun put the program on ice shortly after becoming CEO. PW was ruled out early, RR withdrew itself on financial/business grounds, a...

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by seahawk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

That's akin to saying Boeing learned nothing from MCAS. What is needed is competition. The iteration of 2019-20 of NMA had LEAP with some incremental improvements. If GE is willing to offer a scaled down GE9x that would be a new development. Competition has advantages and drawbacks. If the market i...

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by seahawk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Why should they need the Ultrafan. A scaled down development of the GE9nx would make a lot more sense and would surely be a much safer bet considering the problem with RR engines on the 787. That's akin to saying Boeing learned nothing from MCAS. What is needed is competition. The iteration of 2019...

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by seahawk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 57045

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The EU should just start doing what others have been doing from the start, and effectively all but block vaccine export, to the excepttion of some humanitarian deliveries which it can then widely brag about. Thanks to its export registration scheme, the EU knows for a fact there have been over 40M ...

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by seahawk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

That is quite a big margin... Given that there are not many hard facts, this is logical. Is that for the whole market segment or solely Boeing? And are the A321neo, XLR, a330 and future A322 part of the market if it is for the whole market? Not that I am doubting your logic, just curious... The wid...

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by seahawk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Why should they need the Ultrafan. A scaled down development of the GE9nx would make a lot more sense and would surely be a much safer bet considering the problem with RR engines on the 787.

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by seahawk
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

JonesNL wrote:
seahawk wrote:
Market analysis sees a market for 2000-5000 frames.

That is quite a big margin...


Given that there are not many hard facts, this is logical.

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by seahawk
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1365
Views: 138414

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Market analysis sees a market for 2000-5000 frames.

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by seahawk
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet
Replies: 16
Views: 2311

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

Why should they not switch all IAG single aisle ops to the MAX? The group has been receiving brand new A320N and A321NX for the last three years, there's no way they are switching all single aisle operations to the MAX in the foreseeable future. I'm sure IAG is seriously evaluating the MAX for LGW ...

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by seahawk
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet
Replies: 16
Views: 2311

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

Why should they not switch all IAG single aisle ops to the MAX?

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 140
Views: 25296

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

At least a brave idea, when nobody knows how travel will look in the future and how customer interests will have changed.

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 57045

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The EU bet on 6 horses and one of those (AZ) can’t deliver according to plan. Most other horses are doing well. Yes, but they are too slow to change the horses quickly. It is good to see Pfizer over perform and I hope J+J will also deliver as promised. That fact that AZ keeps delays secret as long ...

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 57045

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

No, it is the exactly the same. The UK did act, the EU did bet on the wrong horses. (French vaccine) The "French" vaccine (half French, half British actually) was one of 6, and not even the largest among the advance P/O. 300 Pfizer - BioNTech 300+100 AZ 300 Sanofi - GSK 200+200 Janssen 22...

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by seahawk
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 57045

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

No, it is the exactly the same. The UK did act, the EU did bet on the wrong horses. (French vaccine) The EU bet on 6 horses and one of those (AZ) can’t deliver according to plan. Most other horses are doing well. Yes, but they are too slow to change the horses quickly. It is good to see Pfizer over...

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