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by RandWkop
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 386
Views: 65001

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

I'm still convinced that Airbus will need a new mid-sized mid-long range replacement of the A330 at some point down the line. Between the A330neo and 787, that market is going to be pretty much filled for the next couple of decades so I don't see a need for Airbus to move the A350 down into that ma...

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by RandWkop
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2550
Views: 331143

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Some actual grounding/ungrounding news/rumours from Bloomberg: FAA Poised to Say Pilots Don’t Need Fresh 737 Max Simulator Training : Not sure how well the following will go down with the A.Net faithfull. "The need for additional training following the accidents isn’t in dispute. In both cases...

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by RandWkop
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 205
Views: 31055

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

Anyone remember back in the day when SW was rumored to be looking at a twin aisle aircraft? Those were the days... I think it was around 2005. Boeing was pushing the 787-3 with them in mind... more pax, less fuss. Same routes... WN is more likely to get a twin aisle 797 rather than a single aisle A...

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by RandWkop
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131841

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I feel like if Airbus suddenly announced A350-2000. It would kill B777X entirely. With a A350-1000ULR to be announced, it's not unconceivable that Airbus is eyeing an A350-1100 stretch. B777X delays would be a very convenient reason for customers to opt out of their B777X commitments, although not ...

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by RandWkop
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus plans to open new A321neo assembly line in Toulouse
Replies: 73
Views: 1908

Re: Airbus studying an A321neo line in Toulouse

Given the huge size of the Lagardere building, I think that 2 lines can fit inside. The main barrier is the human resources, and the work sharing between France and Germany. A321s are also being produced in Mobile. So it's 1 (A320/A321) IMU: only the 2 lines in Toulouse are by design not A321 capab...

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by RandWkop
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2550
Views: 331143

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

And, why is it grounded? Is it because pilots are poorly trained, and we need this break so that all commercial pilots can go through more training? The plane is grounded in part due to poor pilot training/skill. That factor is completely on topic. Decidedly NOT grounded on training issues. trainin...

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by RandWkop
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131841

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

In the same seating density, the A388 has a lower CASM and fuel burn per seat of any new generation twin, including the B777X whether you like it or not. If that was true, then why did EK order any 77X? Also, if that was true, why did Airbus spended years to attract the business to A380neo and A380...

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by RandWkop
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2550
Views: 331143

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/08/12/n ... -safe.html

Maybe the FAA were coming under a lot of political pressure to lift the grounding?
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https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/08/12/n ... -safe.html

Maybe the FAA were coming under a lot of political pressure to lift the grounding?

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by RandWkop
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2550
Views: 331143

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The Lion Air flight that successfully dealt with MCAS had 3 pilots in the cockpit, I do not recall reading that at any time he took over the controls, what I did read was that he provided advise which was followed, so are we into semantics... That's not what I meant: Without looking up the exact de...

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by RandWkop
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.
Replies: 71
Views: 10849

Re: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.

The A220 is in a fundamentally different section of the market to the MAX with only the barely selling MAX7 just about intersecting with current top end of the A220 family, this is before we even consider that when it comes to capital expenditure by the airlines on aircraft this is a mutli year pro...

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by RandWkop
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.
Replies: 71
Views: 10849

Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.

I was reading through the MAX grounding thread over the past couple of days. A couple of things stood out. In the next few months some operators will be able to cancel without penalty. Also it seems that a new problem comes to light every week. The latest being the dangers to the plane from an uncon...

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by RandWkop
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8190

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

It's a shame that it seems like almost time for airlines to set a dress code. Some of these clothes are OK for street, gym or beach wear. However, when you are cooped up beside a stranger for sometimes hours on end, I think the respectful thing to do is to cover up as much as possible. I would not ...

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by RandWkop
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8190

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

Does AA have a clearly outlined dress code for their flights? From their Conditions of carriage page: Complying with airline rules for safety You're required to act in a way that ensures a safe environment for everyone on board. You must: Allow you and your bags to be searched for explosives, dange...

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by RandWkop
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23103

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

The issue is that the CEO ordered a non airworthy aircraft, not that he ordered an American aircraft. Is this the first time a large western airline/conglomerate has ordered a non airworthy aircraft? by the time it'll be delivered, it'll be airworthy. By the time it`s delivered, Walsh may have move...

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by RandWkop
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131841

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Otherwise the 777-9 will have unbeatable economics. If you can fill it. 779 economics are NOT unbeatable. The very fact that 779 exist in its current form proves that. Boeing felt the need to stretch the current plane instead of just slapping new engines and wings on it because they knew that is th...

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by RandWkop
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27214

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/number-of-passengers-remain-stranded-in-lisbon-after-cork-flight-cancelled-933844.html Are Lingus flight from Lisbon delayed due to a technical fault. EI were unable to find accommodation for all passengers. It also seems that the crew told passeng...

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by RandWkop
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 27214

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/number-of-passengers-remain-stranded-in-lisbon-after-cork-flight-cancelled-933844.html Are Lingus flight from Lisbon delayed due to a technical fault. EI were unable to find accommodation for all passengers. It also seems that the crew told passenge...

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by RandWkop
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34069

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

IMHO it's silly to put all the blame on the price and ignore the fact that the competing airplane is extremely efficient and reliable and proven a game changer , which is not common with cheaper product . The 787 family covers a large segment of missions which adds another advantage , the 350 in th...

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by RandWkop
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43820

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

https://amp.independent.ie/business/irish/big-bet-on-737-max-a-sign-of-willie-walshs-loyalty-38241793.html An article painting Willie Walsh as a Boeing loyalist. When Ray Conner retired as head of Boeing's commercial aircraft business in 2017, the company threw a farewell party for its lifelong empl...

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by RandWkop
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87247

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Its possible, but I think you agree that this is not a normal IAG order process which is long winded with public announcements of what aircraft it is asking for RFP's from OEM's. If the board gave an authority for an adhoc LOI then it will have been on IAG's terms though obviously Boeing boosters a...

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by RandWkop
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124544

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

They're also upsizing 10 320NEOs to standard 321NEOs. The 321 has definitely been the star of PAS19. I agree wholeheartedly. How many orders/commitments/conversions did the A321 and its derivatives land this week? I'd love to know Rgds I've had a go at answering my own question, counting conversion...

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by RandWkop
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43820

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Am I being silly in thinking.. These can’t go to BA at Heathrow as they can’t take containers? Why are people so obsessed by containers on single aisle aircraft. Get over it. Does Ryanair have issues with containers? Do you know how expensive it is to carry a lot of baggage in Europe? Damn! Please ...

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by RandWkop
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87247

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

So LOI or not, Airbus have had their week dented by this order. This along with the BA A320 spares business must sting. Airbus need to look at why they have lost their exclusively here.

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by RandWkop
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45815

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Quite sure Airbus gave Boeing exactly what they were waiting for. Boeing cedes the lower end of the market where there wasn't much demand anyways, and that focuses Airbus and their capital on dealing with a more scrutinized cert process for grandfathering another A321 iteration. Puts Boeing in the ...

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by RandWkop
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124544

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

P1aneMad wrote:
460 seats on the A330neo assuming an all Y configuration and 9 abreast is 52 rows. The seat pitch must be atrocious.

Packing them in like sardines in an FI 757 :crowded:

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by RandWkop
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131841

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Is it possible that these negotiations were partly triggered by Boeing not seeing a business case for the 778? EK has almost 70% of the 778 order book. If Boeing approached EK on this subject, it gives Tim Clarke a massive opportunity to renegotiate the entire 777X deal. It is also interesting to se...

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by RandWkop
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23806

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

As many have said landing weight would be the same. So the max load on the landing gear would be unchanged. There is very little load on the landing gear when stationary at the gate. Landing more than doubles the actual weight of the of the plane in term of loading on the landing gear. Landing at 1...

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by RandWkop
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23806

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

So with this stunning 6t MTOW increase will the landing gear crumble at the gate and everybody will laugh or at V1? As many have said landing weight would be the same. So the max load on the landing gear would be unchanged. There is very little load on the landing gear when stationary at the gate. ...

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by RandWkop
Thu May 30, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385405

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Clearly this fix is proving far harder than Boeing imagined it would. They keep missing their own stated deadlines to submit their "fixes”. They were also due a test flight with FAA in mid May that got cancelled. The problem is, Boeing not only needs to fix the root problem (two sensor redunda...

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by RandWkop
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55404

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

And you'd be wrong. From the real world data I have access to, I can't see the 275t version not being able to carry 280 pax + bags on LAX-SYD, even accounting for headwinds and extra alternate/diversion fuel. Note that in this case, it would barely be able to carry any cargo. You said 275t version ...

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by RandWkop
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716195

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

MCAS was terribly designed, NOT THE PLANE. You refuse to believe that these same types of "fixes" may very well be implemented in other re-engined models such as the A320NEO, A330NEO and 777-200LR and -300ER. Just because the fix in contained within FBW software instead of an autopilot fu...

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by RandWkop
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716195

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The SB and the software realease is sheduled for early today (March 19th). Also today special FAA directive for this and additional compliance actions , but the AD is to follow later this week. I assume the EASA will have to rubber stamp these changes because of the reciprocal arrangement. Can they...

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by RandWkop
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718454

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

But it’s precisely WHEN you do not know the cause that the greatest risk is present. That's all fine and dandy, but it's also not something authorities will ground a world or even national fleet over. Nor should they. Why should carriers incur millions in losses, and travelers face disruption, or w...

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by RandWkop
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20330

Re: Irish 2/19

Looks like Ryanair may have to pay some compensation also. Very unfortunate incident for the passenger. But at least they had the presence of mind to protect the child. The incident could have been much more serious. https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-news/passenger-ryanair-flight-breaks-ankle-15...

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by RandWkop
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 family future prospects
Replies: 83
Views: 14494

Re: A350 family future prospects

Well, since the A330neo and A380 prospects are so poor, they don't warrant their own threads. The A350 is Airbus' one trick pony in the WB market, while they hold the A32X and A220 trump cards in the NB market. Perhaps DL is to be believed? Perhaps, just maybe the A350 was over promised and is unde...

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by RandWkop
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 11247

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

People who give their children "special" names always irritate me. A music producer calls her child Bieber. LOVELY! Following that logic a door carpenter should name his son Knob. But even more I'm irritated by "special" spelling of names. My personal most hated is Siehera. For ...

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by RandWkop
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

The 787-10 is currently treated as an orphan. The Boeing Board has an embargo on 10 developments that encroach on the 777X family (other than the minimum specifically required to secure the EK order). With the benefit of hindsight, the 777 and 787 should be 'owned' by the same senior management tea...

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by RandWkop
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 134
Views: 35167

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

I think we all will be 'surprised' at the routes the 787-10 flies with ease in a few years. I'm aware of 3 engine PIPs planned for GE: 1. CMC fixed inlet to turbine 2. 2nd stage of high turbine 3. 1st stage of high turbine. Each PIP should cut fuel burn 2.5% to 3.5%. I expect Boeing to keep working...

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by RandWkop
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Mostly because it doesn't really fit into their high density routes. The same could be said with A330-300. Interestingly enough, it's too small for them. They would usually fly jumbo from Haneda to Osaka, Nagoya or other main cities in Japan. While the fuel consumption is nice. I don't think they c...

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by RandWkop
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5329

Re: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?

Could Airbus give financial aid to RR without taking a stake in the company? After all their 3 wb programs rely on RR engines. It is in Airbus interest that RR doesn't fail.

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by RandWkop
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61071

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

With all due respect, this is impossible. The 777X has the same external fuselage width as the current 777. 777 fuselage width is 244 inches / 620 cm. A350 fuselage width is 234.6 inches / 596 cm. So, the 777 fuselage is only 9.45 in / 24cm wider while it has one more seat. Even if the so much hype...

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by RandWkop
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 14055

Re: Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal

I own a farm. You invest in my farm. i tell you "I will ship 50 tonnes of apples this year". You calculate that 50 tonnes of apples makes a good profit and buy more stock. Late in the year i have only shipped 30 tonnes of apples. But i buy a farm next to me that has shipped 10 tonnes. Now...

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by RandWkop
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 34788

Re: United proposes purchasing the a321lr for trasnatlantic flights

727200 wrote:
Hmmm....RR powered?

Cue the cancellation of the 350s in 3....2....1

Will Trent XWBs fit under the wing of the 321? Maybe they could extend the nose gear and put wheels on the bottom of the engine cowl............

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by RandWkop
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model
Replies: 22
Views: 9343

Re: Qatar's A350-1000 top-up order reportedly the long range model

Does Qatar really need longer range A350-1000 with B777-8X coming in a few years? I can see the Auckland/LAX and South America routes needing them, but why 2 different types to do a similar job? Maybe there's an intention to convert their -8xs to -9xs? Will they need any 777X if the A350-1000 and -...

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by RandWkop
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32679

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

If oil goes higher, for a sustained period, they may accelerate retirement of the 772s and bring the A350s in earlier.

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by RandWkop
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26312

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Looks like the ex employees will be entitled to either long service pay or redundancy of 2/3 of a months pay by number of years served. There are caps on the amount which can be paid. https://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/faq/cap57l_whole.htm Yes, and no. I was made redundant a few years ago. There is a le...

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by RandWkop
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26312

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

BA has been closing some of its foreign-nationals bases over the past 12 months; this has nothing to do with pressures from China. AFAIK, 4 foreign domiciles have been closed thus far: EZE, GRU, SIN & HKG. I believe a new one was opened in mainland China (PEK? PVG?). Costs seem to be behind thi...

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by RandWkop
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26312

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

https://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/faq/cap57l_whole.htm
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Looks like the ex employees will be entitled to either long service pay or redundancy of 2/3 of a months pay by number of years served. There are caps on the amount which can be paid. https://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/faq/cap57l_whole.htm

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