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by zkojq
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 514
Views: 158855

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Have any if the Virgin Australia 77W frames found a second life yet? There were 4 least, 1 owned/mortgaged, maybe these could be candidates? Not sure, there was some stuff up in that some of them had small cargo doors or something. No idea how that wasn’t picked up in production. Not sure they are ...

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirInsight : Boeing’s pre-Farnborough market review June 2022
Replies: 56
Views: 11125

Re: AirInsight : Boeing’s pre-Farnborough market review June 2022

as of TODAY, the 350-1000 has not finished battling the 300ER talk less of the 777-9, when it does we can continue this discussion How long until the 777-9 is actually delivered? Lufthansa was supposed to get theirs in 2018...now not until 2025 at the absolute earliest. Even the 787 was less delaye...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1119
Views: 200080

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

It sounds like, from the FG article anyway, Boeing is resigned to moving to a 787 freighter after 2027. https://twitter.com/flightglobal/status/1537314156751343618?s=21&t=P7C5PT2yN1aJqBBD9H8Wyw “Are we looking at different freighter platforms in that space? Absolutely,” Hermesmeyer says. He cal...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute
Replies: 78
Views: 13643

Re: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

There is absolutely ZERO news coming from this article beyond a few extra pictures that don't make the issue look any worse than it did when QR leaked the first set of images. Agreed. Seems to me to just be an attempt by QR to bump the story up the news agenda again - presumably with the intention ...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet agrees to buy 56 Airbus A320neo jets
Replies: 34
Views: 6703

Re: EasyJet agrees to buy 56 Airbus A320neo jets

Congratulations to Airbus and easyjet. Very solid order.

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 5773

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

Lol Biden is a far leftist? Last I check my tax haven't increase, govt haven't totally taken any of my properties and also nationalized everything from healthcare to oil, etc. Actually if US nationalized oil they could easily implement price control (subsidized with tax dollar of course) and we won...

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 18, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to launch regional fleet renewal program
Replies: 40
Views: 9079

Re: Cathay Pacific to launch regional fleet renewal program

Surely for Cathay Pacific, converting 777Xs to 777Fs is more useful than 787-10s in the medium term?

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 inflight water leak
Replies: 12
Views: 4882

Re: British Airways A380 inflight water leak

This happened to me in an Emirates A380 a few years ago (A6-EEF or A6-EDB, from memory). I was sitting in an exit row adjacent to the galley, so got a good view of the pandemonium unfolding. The volume of water was genuinely impressive (as was the fact that the carpet appeared dry during disembarkat...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 514
Views: 158855

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Ronaldo747 wrote:

With the 777 you can deploy already 787 trained pilots fairly quickly and you have 777 technical capacities in the group.


Fairly quickly? You mean a full type rating?

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"
Replies: 31
Views: 2881

Re: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"

Spain is so poor they haven't been able to afford to finish this church in more than a hundred years: https://i.redd.it/zudf0ablff591.jpg The Netherlands is so poor that the King hosts State Banquets at McDonalds: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RPdw2xC3mM0/Vnc4Lovap8I/AAAAAAAAUwI/9abi67kpkVg/s1600/Willem...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"
Replies: 31
Views: 2881

"In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"

Tweet from Trumpist former US Ambassador to Denmark, who is now running for congress: I’ve seen this before. In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car. They have a bike and take the train for long trips. My embassy driver would bike an hour in the snow to get to work. That’s the fu...

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 514
Views: 158855

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Airbus A320neo D-AINY 'Lingen' is 'Lovehansa' for the next six months: https://i.postimg.cc/dJSyjBbm/D-AINY-Lovehansa-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rwvzXhTB/D-AINY-Lovehansa-2.jpg Time to color the air! Welcome our new special livery: Lovehansa. ❤️ On the occasion of #PrideMonth , the #Airbus A320neo D...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1119
Views: 200080

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Worth noting here that Mexico’s MasAir have launched operations to Mainland China, using their newly acquired A332P2F machines. EI-MAA operated the first last week to CGO via ANC and ICN. Great to see them expanding, I really like the opportunities the A330 conversion programme (both 200 and 300) a...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 08, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite artists/singers in other languages
Replies: 18
Views: 1101

Re: Favorite artists/singers in other languages

French: - Mireille Mathieu - Maitre GIMS - Tyssem (sometimes) - Louane (sometimes) Gaelic: - Enya. Her music is stunning. Acoustically brilliant and always timeless. Portugese: - Michel Telo German: - Dana Winner (also listen to her Dutch and Flemish songs) - Heino Unrelated, but I really wish that ...

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430154

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Now consider, given the apparent mismatch in forces between Russia and Ukraine, how is that even possible? Well 8 years of the UK, US, Canada and the have skin in the game Baltic states training to NATO standards, plus the weapon systems plus most of all Ukranians themselves. They are fighting for ...

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by zkojq
Sun Jun 05, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 240
Views: 26213

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

NZ516 wrote:
Sprite8806 wrote:
What happened to Mike Pero's airline Pasifika Air? And are there any new startups coming up in NZ?


Mike Pero wound up his airline plan to much red tape got in the way unfortunately.


Too much Red Tape? You mean to say that getting an AOC is hard? Who would have thought? :lol:

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 04, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 240
Views: 26213

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

Yes they do need replacing, what's also interesting is we have purchased 9 aircraft which are able to be refueled in the air. IMO it would make a lot of sense to purchase the A330 MRTT, it can be used in the strategic transport role, it can be used in the VIP role, in a disaster relief role it can ...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 02, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting
Replies: 221
Views: 7251

Re: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting

That's one of the loopiest arguments I've ever heard. How does that matter to the 45,000 people who are killed by guns every year? More to the point, if you purchase a gun you're statistically more likely to use it on yourself than on an armed offender. I can't wait until the right talk about the s...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19737

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

It's all going well for Perez now but things could get icy fairly quickly if he starts beating Max. He's only a handful of points behind him in the WDC standings. Similarly the fact that he's only allowed to win when Max isn't able to is another potential source of fireworks. There's a few interesti...

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by zkojq
Tue May 31, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13141

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Two weeks in and China's ambitions in the South Pacific have already been severely curtailed. Penny Wong already did a tour of the Pacific ahead of the Chinese Foreign Minister and sank their plans for a regional security deal. The power of having competent leaders! China shelves regional trade and ...

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by zkojq
Tue May 31, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19737

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Nobody snatches defeat from the jaws of victory quite like Ferrari's pitwall.


Esteban and Fernando were single handedly keeping the race interesting.

The actual broadcast (in terms of filming, graphics) was absolutely atrocious - as usual for Monaco where that's handled by the ACM, not FOM.

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by zkojq
Mon May 30, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reaffirms 737-MAX 8 order
Replies: 27
Views: 6532

Re: Norwegian orders 50 737-MAX 8

This is a bit confusing. I thought that the majority owners of Norwegian was various lessors since the recapitalization/bailout of a few years ago? Why not take 737MAXs from them? All things considered DY is currently not doing too bad. The biggest problem with their old business plan was their long...

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by zkojq
Sat May 28, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13141

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Arguably more capable platform, as it's a nuke boat that was, on paper, upgraded with a potentially better, quieter, cheaper diesel system... but it's never existed in the wild yet. The only issue is the only existing Barracuda has taken 15 years since the keel was laid down, and it's still not in ...

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by zkojq
Fri May 27, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 466
Views: 108012

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

The influence of the French state on Airbus is also being exaggerated in numerous posts on this thread; that’s quite simply not how the cooking crumbles. :checkmark: Having QR as a customer is a constant battle and often deeply frustrating. But money’s money, and QR is for better or worse considere...

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by zkojq
Fri May 27, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM halted ticket sales at Amsterdam Airport (27 May)
Replies: 81
Views: 18846

Re: KLM halting ticket sales at Amsterdam Airport between now and Monday

"Staff shortage" just means companies won't take a hit on their profits to make an enticing offer. :checkmark: The company can blame staff sickness (ie omicron) all they like, but the reality is that these issues have far more to do with companies that laid of many people due to the pande...

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by zkojq
Thu May 26, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Al Jazeera Reporter Killed in Israeli Army Raid in Jenin
Replies: 27
Views: 2752

Re: Al Jazeera Reporter Killed in Israeli Army Raid in Jenin

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/24/midd ... index.html

I guess the strategy will now pivot to trying to argue that she was somehow Hamas? :lol:
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New footage shows that, unsurprisingly, it was the IDF who shot her....

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/24/midd ... index.html

I guess the strategy will now pivot to trying to argue that she was somehow Hamas? :lol:

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by zkojq
Wed May 25, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Orders 5 more 777F planes
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Orders 5 more 777F planes

I guess a silver lining of the repeated 777X delays is that they free up near term production slots for near term 777F positions. Probably much more positive in terms of margins/cashflow for Boeing.

Congratulations to both Ethiopian and Boeing.

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by zkojq
Tue May 24, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19737

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Ocon is having an excellent season - very reliable point scorer. He's carrying the team so hard this year. Yet it always goes under the radar....in Miami he went from last to P8....and for his efforts he didn't get a single mention on Sky's post-race show (let alone an interview). Alonso is so much ...

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by zkojq
Mon May 23, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 332
Views: 35901

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2022

Regarding the 757 replacements, is it really needed? Whilst they have had some reliability troubles in the past, I think they largely do what they're meant to. I can't see the government coughing up the money for something new like a neo or MAX. Maybe buy an old 737NG and do the combi conversion (73...

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by zkojq
Sun May 22, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13141

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Is anyone else excited about a federal ICAC? :bouncy: I watched a bit of the coverage last night and I was astounded at how badly Scummo did in terms of trustworthiness in one of the graphics that was shown; only 2.9 out if ten ladies trust him. That's impressively pathetic....and yet considering al...

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by zkojq
Thu May 19, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4461

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

I'd forgotten he was still alive... I still think that George Bush has done more damage to the US than has Donald Trump (so far). Hard to overstate how terrible W was for the country and the world. :checkmark: People have been surprisingly quick to forget just how much money was pissed away in Iraq ...

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by zkojq
Thu May 19, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1119
Views: 200080

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Do we know what's flying this job? Atlas maybe? The US government will fly in baby formula on commercial planes contracted by the military in an airlift aimed at easing the major shortage plaguing the country, the White House said on Wednesday. The Department of Defense "will use its contracts ...

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by zkojq
Wed May 18, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 26469

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

In fact Boeing done it with the 77W. There was one big step (351t) to allow the ME3 to flight to California without payload penalties. Correct and they also deleted the tailskid (400kg weight saving) and tweaked the fbw (to reduce chance of tail strike) on later builds of the 77W. There were a few ...

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by zkojq
Tue May 17, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 466
Views: 108012

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

keesje wrote:
And Al Baker probably doesn't want to bet the company on 777-9 & 737-10s iso proven A35Xs and A321NEOs.


Let him. :lol:

Actions; meet consequences.

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by zkojq
Tue May 17, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Empty Weights between first and last off the line
Replies: 17
Views: 3436

Re: Empty Weights between first and last off the line

I'm curious about how similar the weights will be for sister aircraft coming off the production line next to one and other. Like if two aircraft are built to exactly the same spec how much will the weight vary between them? Are we talking about tens of kilos? 50? 100 would seem a lot, especially fo...

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by zkojq
Mon May 16, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Empty Weights between first and last off the line
Replies: 17
Views: 3436

Re: Empty Weights between first and last off the line

I'm curious about how similar the weights will be for sister aircraft coming off the production line next to one and other. Like if two aircraft are built to exactly the same spec how much will the weight vary between them? Are we talking about tens of kilos? 50? 100 would seem a lot, especially for...

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by zkojq
Wed May 11, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Air New Zealand wants to return to EZE?
Replies: 11
Views: 2764

Re: RUMOUR: Air New Zealand wants to return to EZE?

I get the impression EZE very much won't be returning to Air New Zealand's network in the mid term, although I hope to be wrong. Would love to stop over in that city on the way to/from Europe. According to a tweet by Aviacion News (one of the most established airline newsletters in Buenos Aires) ANZ...

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by zkojq
Wed May 11, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?

How bad is corruption in Sri Lanka? Always got the impression that it was one of the better run countries in South Asia. Never been there and fully open to being convinced otherwise.

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by zkojq
Tue May 10, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19737

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Funny how you mention Bottas. I feel exactly like you do. Makes you wonder what would have been possible at Merc with a little more trust in and focus on him. Yeah, I got the impression that he was an mostly treated as an afterthought during his time at Mercedes. I know that his role there was alwa...

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by zkojq
Mon May 09, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerCap CEO says “Boeing will Bounce Back”
Replies: 48
Views: 6088

Re: AerCap CEO says “Boeing will Bounce Back”

It's a duopoly....and one with extremely high barriers to entry. As such, it's near certain that they'll bounce back, just a matter of when. It could be a very long while based on the current direction of travel....

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by zkojq
Mon May 09, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19737

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

A question for Americans here; do you folks find it incredibly patronizing the way that FOM drowns the event in sports stars, celebrities etc in the hope that this will make you magically decide to like Formula1? I think I'd find it particularly insulting. Especially since most (but by no means all)...

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by zkojq
Sun May 08, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 514
Views: 158855

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Looks like D-AIVD has been painted in a special livery: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSFgxuTXEAE_sCz?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSFgxuSXoAEzmag?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSFg0TbXoAExsrQ?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 "#CleanTechFlyer&...

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by zkojq
Sat May 07, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 466
Views: 108012

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

Those are all interesting questions and I don't think any of us REALLY know the answers, but I would assume that Airbus thinks they will win this in court, and they would not offer a settlement with their currently better leverage. Agreed. If a settlement happens, it'll be likely because QR quietly...

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by zkojq
Fri May 06, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"
Replies: 90
Views: 15740

Re: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"

He is 1000000% right. What is to debate here? :checkmark: Pretending everything is fine seems like nothing more than political correctness. It serves noone to ignore the enormous issues that the company is facing. Kicking metaphoric cans down the road is what helped get the company into this situat...

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by zkojq
Fri May 06, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1119
Views: 200080

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Read an article about Bornemouth Airport's freight ops, which includes an interesting bit about EuropeanAviation/EuropeanCargo: European Cargo currently operates a fleet of six A340 widebody aircraft as cargo-in-cabin aircraft between the UK, China and the US. There will be 10 aircraft operating by ...

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by zkojq
Thu May 05, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 514
Views: 158855

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2022

Lufthansa is considering several options to substitute delayed Boeing 777-9 entry into service with the airline Option 1: buying new aircraft with discounted prices from Boeing (more B787s new/used) Option 2: looking at available aircraft within the LH group. (Also using A340-300 & A340-600) Op...

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by zkojq
Thu May 05, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to increase A320 production to 75 aircraft a month
Replies: 56
Views: 9604

Re: Airbus to increase A320 production to 75 aircraft a month

75/month is massive, though not nearly so much when you consider the backlog that the A320 family has earned. I wonder how long they will be at this production rate for. JL in particular was always voicing a very conservative view on this issue, prioritizing long term rate stability over short term ...

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by zkojq
Thu May 05, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 175
Views: 43406

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Not good news for Airbus nor the program, but I'd much rather these potential issues get dealt with now rather than becoming an issue later on. Especially if it saves from having lots of aircraft needing rework.

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by zkojq
Wed May 04, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.
Replies: 31
Views: 1938

Re: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.

For me “Don’t Look Up” exposed how the media (and associated social media) have destroyed rational thought and reasonable discussion in modern society. It’s all “gotchas”, “gossip”, “personality”, “emotion based hate”, “narcissism” and “short term wins”. The big picture is ignored so everyone can h...

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