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by AApilot2b
Mon May 22, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 5511

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

https://boomsupersonic.com/
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This is similar to the Boom concept that recently rolled out a prototype (non airliner version) to test.
https://boomsupersonic.com/

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by AApilot2b
Sat May 13, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 10769

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

As much as we love four engined (and even three engined) aircraft, there is no chance this is going to happen. One just has to look at the historically low sales of four engined airplanes in recent years to recognize that a four engined A350 doesn't make a lot of sense for the airlines.

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by AApilot2b
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6958

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

My first flight on a 737 was from ATL to MKE on a Delta 737-200. I sat just aft of the wing and had a fantastic view of that beautifully tucked engine. Since then, I've flown all models with the exceptions of the rare 100 and 600. It's a great airplane and I still love flying on them. I remember bac...

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by AApilot2b
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 16405

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

When will it stop. Southwest is now the luxury airline with perks.

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by AApilot2b
Tue May 24, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityJet Receives First Sukhoi Superjet 100
Replies: 37
Views: 20393

RE: CityJet Receives First Sukhoi Superjet 100

...and suddenly realizing they should have ordered the CS100.   

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by AApilot2b
Fri May 20, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UK Train Vs Plane Feat Eastern Airways Saab 2000
Replies: 18
Views: 7626

RE: UK Train Vs Plane Feat Eastern Airways Saab 2000

Great report! How would you compare the Saab 2000 to the Q400? I've flown Q400s several times, but have never been on a Saab 2000. Just wondering?

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by AApilot2b
Fri May 20, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Was The A321 Such A Late Bloomer?
Replies: 70
Views: 19343

RE: Why Was The A321 Such A Late Bloomer?

Because Boeing stopped producing the 757 years ago with no viable replacement. Now many 757 are quite old and need to be replaced. While not the perfect match, the A321 is the closest 757 replacement on the market today.

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by AApilot2b
Sun May 08, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 747 By Any Other Name
Replies: 23
Views: 6969

RE: A 747 By Any Other Name

I use to think the same as you that, "the A380 hasn't really caught the public eye in the way the 747 has, and even the 787 and A350 seem to be just one more aircraft," but having heard the recent discussions of friends who got to fly on 787s , I'm starting to change a little. The fact is, I have ne...

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by AApilot2b
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Next Big Thing?
Replies: 78
Views: 20250

RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Re-introduce DC-4s to the fleet.   

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by AApilot2b
Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 45 Year Old Active 747 Gets A New Paintjob
Replies: 33
Views: 19959

RE: 45 Year Old Active 747 Gets A New Paintjob

Thats a great point NWAROOSTER.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> I guess even <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> has to respect that it was Pratt that powered the first 747 in to the ...

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by AApilot2b
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 242t A330 In Mojave
Replies: 61
Views: 23720

RE: DL 242t A330 In Mojave

Overhead taking a look at potential 744s that can be bought for spare parts.   

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by AApilot2b
Fri May 15, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad: US Carriers Received Benefits Worth $71bn
Replies: 24
Views: 5768

RE: Etihad: US Carriers Received Benefits Worth $71bn

This whole thing has gotten a bit silly and ridiculous. Its almost like a childish "name calling" contest... hardly worth my time to read these silly accusations.

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by AApilot2b
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?
Replies: 177
Views: 31189

RE: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?

Yes... because all airline paint schemes are extremely accurate to the detail, like this purple Oryx... <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Qatar-Airways/Boeing-787-8-Dreamliner/2475294/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Qatar-A...

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by AApilot2b
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?
Replies: 177
Views: 31189

RE: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?

Yes... and the globe on United's tail only has lines and shows no countries, the Speedbird on British Airways doesn't actually look like a bird, the stripes on Air France's tail are far too many to actually represent the French flag, the Shamrock on AerLingus is too big, the colors on Emirates tail ...

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by AApilot2b
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?
Replies: 177
Views: 31189

RE: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?

No. There is nothing wrong with the the paint scheme.

This topic has been beat to death on a.net.   

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by AApilot2b
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Boeing 737 Prone To Problems?
Replies: 62
Views: 18756

RE: Is The Boeing 737 Prone To Problems?

Newsweek is not a credible news source and like much of the media, fails miserably in the aviation department. The 737 has incredible dispatch reliability and an excellent safety record. I have no time to waste on a topic like this. Enough said....

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by AApilot2b
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The First 747 Is Starting To Look A Lot Better
Replies: 2
Views: 2182

RE: The First 747 Is Starting To Look A Lot Better

I should also add the article shows a historic photo of the aircraft as well as one demonstrating the horrible condition that the museum had allowed this majestic plane deteriorate to.

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by AApilot2b
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The First 747 Is Starting To Look A Lot Better
Replies: 2
Views: 2182

The First 747 Is Starting To Look A Lot Better

It looks like RA001, the first Boeing 747, is coming a long in her restoration. I've visited the Museum of Flight a few times and was horrified to see how poorly the museum had maintained the aircraft in the airpark. RA001 was looking dreadful. She is starting to look a lot better. I just hope that ...

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by AApilot2b
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Groundhugger
Replies: 51
Views: 20232

RE: 787 Groundhugger

I don't find the 787 to be a ground hugger at all. Instead of sitting up on spindly, tall landing gear, it has an aggressive stance that makes it easily identifiable and uniquely beautiful. It is easily one of the best looking airliners ever built.

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by AApilot2b
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CL415 Airtanker Drops On Highway Crash
Replies: 20
Views: 10062

RE: CL415 Airtanker Drops On Highway Crash

Very cool video. Does anyone know where this plane was flying out of (where it was based)?

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by AApilot2b
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers In OZ214 Crash Sue Boeing
Replies: 141
Views: 26016

RE: Passengers In OZ214 Crash Sue Boeing

Two words say it all.... "GOLD DIGGERS."

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by AApilot2b
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Op-Ed: "My Flight Training Experience In Korea"
Replies: 57
Views: 25064

RE: Op-Ed: "My Flight Training Experience In Korea"

I simply remember the string of KAL accidents in the 90s that lead to scrutiny of their training practices, bad pilotage, etc.... I thought that the issues had been resolved until Asiana destroyed a perfectly good 777 on a wonderful weather summer day. Enough said....

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by AApilot2b
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 2
Replies: 257
Views: 130603

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 2

The media reporting of this crash is absolutely stupid. The sensationalism and jumping to conclusions is ridiculous. It seems that at some point they would get an aviation expert to discuss this rather than some twit who knows nothing more than how to apply makeup properly.....

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by AApilot2b
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing To Name New 777X The "777 Next"
Replies: 76
Views: 22211

RE: Rumour: Boeing To Name New 777X The "777 Next"

Love your comments aerokiwi (reply 3).  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> I'm so tired of these silly marketing skeams. My most hated name right now is Airbus naming the winglets on their A320s, "Sharklets." Se...

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by AApilot2b
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busted!: The Truth Behind The New AA Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 37552

RE: Busted!: The Truth Behind The New AA Livery

I'm biased, but I like the new scheme. I will miss the polished aluminum, but we knew that would have to go some day...

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by AApilot2b
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has The 1st AA 77W Rolled Out Yet?
Replies: 36
Views: 15040

RE: Has The 1st AA 77W Rolled Out Yet?

Max Q that makes no sense. Red, white, and blue stripes on polished aluminum is definitely a color scheme. I would argue it is one that has more character than the many bland white fuselage schemes.

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by AApilot2b
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Begins Int'l Economy Meal Pay
Replies: 95
Views: 23455

RE: US Airways Begins Int'l Economy Meal Pay

Another reason to not fly with US Airways just added to my long list.

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by AApilot2b
Fri May 25, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Wider Seats For Obese On A320
Replies: 62
Views: 13788

RE: Airbus To Offer Wider Seats For Obese On A320

This would be a point worth mentioning if they offered a couple of treadmills per row.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/sarcastic.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>  However, a wider seat for obese passengers while the seat is narrower for non ...

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by AApilot2b
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777s With 2-5-2 Seating
Replies: 94
Views: 19737

RE: 777s With 2-5-2 Seating

AA has 2-5-2 on its 777s. I, like many of the folks here, prefer that configuration and wish more airlines did it. No one wants to be that 3rd person stuck in a window with two strangers to climb over, or that middle person stuck between two strangers. As much as it is used, the 3 seat configuration...

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by AApilot2b
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8I Certified
Replies: 28
Views: 13213

RE: Boeing 747-8I Certified

Hey Archer... I think your spelling is mostly correct but I believe its spelled "scairbus."  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> I agree with everyone here, while I will make an exception amongst all those twins f...

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by AApilot2b
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Receives Certification
Replies: 75
Views: 17115

RE: 787 Receives Certification

I agree with TomB. That is a nice gesture.

I'm really excited to see these birds enter service with the airlines. Up here in Seattle we get to see the 787 and the others pretty often. It really is a beautiful design and it will be a wonderful airplane to see at the world's airports.

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by AApilot2b
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Receives Certification
Replies: 75
Views: 17115

RE: 787 Receives Certification

... and might I add a great big congratulations to the folks at Boeing!

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by AApilot2b
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Receives Certification
Replies: 75
Views: 17115

787 Receives Certification

I was surprised no one had posted this yet, but its official now.

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=1903

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by AApilot2b
Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Eagle's Last Saab Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 25247

RE: American Eagle's Last Saab Flight

Wow! Great report! I loved flying on American Eagle's Saabs. They were great little planes. Its was so much fun to sit next to those props during takeoff, to feel the vibration, the control inputs, etc.... It is a "real airplane" in every way and its sad to see these sweet little birds leave the Ame...

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by AApilot2b
Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Something Is Wrong With This Photo.
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Something Is Wrong With This Photo.

Anyone notice this photo. It was posted in the database as an ANA 777. If this is truly a 777, it is the only one I have ever seen with an interior like this. The distinctive and spacious swooped ceilings are gone and the interior looks much more like that of an older 747. <br><center><font color="#...

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by AApilot2b
Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The British Caledonian Days...
Replies: 79
Views: 12885

RE: The British Caledonian Days...

Here is the answer to the "tri-jet question:" B CAL operated DC-10s; <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> operated L1011s. When B CAL and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> became one entity, the Caledonian name was carried for a while but only as a charter airline. Interestingly...

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by AApilot2b
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The British Caledonian Days...
Replies: 79
Views: 12885

RE: The British Caledonian Days...

B CAL was a great airline with service that spanned the globe. We were sad to see her washed away in to BA.

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by AApilot2b
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would You Do With TWA's Old JFK Terminal?
Replies: 17
Views: 4600

RE: What Would You Do With TWA's Old JFK Terminal?

Oops. I totally didn't see how old that article was. I saw December 4th and didn't realize the 2006.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/embarrassed.gif" alt="embarrassed" border=0>  I was unaware thought that JetBlue was doing anything to it. Thanks. That said I've been impressed wit...

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by AApilot2b
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient Bar's On DC-10's & 747's
Replies: 30
Views: 6713

RE: Northwest Orient Bar's On DC-10's & 747's

Didn't Eastern have some sort of bar in the forward cabin of their L1011s? I can't remember, but it seems like they did. Bars/lounges were definitely more common back then. Apart from <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>, it surprises me that there is nothing like t...

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by AApilot2b
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would You Do With TWA's Old JFK Terminal?
Replies: 17
Views: 4600

What Would You Do With TWA's Old JFK Terminal?

Interesting article concerning the future of TWAs historic <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> terminal. I thought you might appreciate this one: <a href="http://blogs.usatoday.com/sky/2006/12/what_would_you_.html" target=_b...

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by AApilot2b
Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM To Charge For 2-seat-rows On 747, 772 And M11
Replies: 93
Views: 24656

RE: KLM To Charge For 2-seat-rows On 747, 772 And

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by AApilot2b
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Y-10 Really A B-707 Copy?
Replies: 72
Views: 23407

RE: Was Y-10 Really A B-707 Copy?

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by AApilot2b
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Y-10 Really A B-707 Copy?
Replies: 72
Views: 23407

RE: Was Y-10 Really A B-707 Copy?

Interesting.... According to the literature I have on the MD-80. The only MD-80s assembled in China went to Chinese airlines. Either way, I still stand by my statement.

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by AApilot2b
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM To Charge For 2-seat-rows On 747, 772 And M11
Replies: 93
Views: 24656

RE: KLM To Charge For 2-seat-rows On 747, 772 And M11

Ha! Next KLM will have seats that fold down in to the isles like the mini buses in 3rd world countries.... After all, its not about the passenger experience... its all about squeezing as many people in to a tight space as possible. They will also be herding people on to their 747s with the same elec...

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by AApilot2b
Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Y-10 Really A B-707 Copy?
Replies: 72
Views: 23407

RE: Was Y-10 Really A B-707 Copy?

Hey! No offense, but with the numerous quality issues concerning products made in China... Aqua Dots being the most recent. I would not step foot on an airplane built in China.

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by AApilot2b
Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM To Charge For 2-seat-rows On 747, 772 And M11
Replies: 93
Views: 24656

RE: KLM To Charge For 2-seat-rows On 747, 772 And M11

Just another reason why KLM is not at the top of my list for travel. You can only nickel and dime people so much before they take their business somewhere else. Especially on long haul. KLM already has horrible seat pitch, now they are going to charge more if you are not squished laterally? You have...

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by AApilot2b
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Plane Slides Off Runway @ SYR
Replies: 27
Views: 17459

RE: Jetblue Plane Slides Off Runway @ SYR

Wow! Just glad it wasn't any worse. Sounds like it was a long ordeal for everyone.... I'm just wondering why no one had the sense to check the gate area and ensure it was cleared of ice before the aircraft arrived. After all, once the A320 had slid off the runway, one would think they had plenty of ...

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by AApilot2b
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 228/328 News: Production Re-start Etc
Replies: 61
Views: 15796

RE: Dornier 228/328 News: Production Re-start Etc

Is there anyone like me wondering why someone hasn't thought about upgrading/refining the 328 turboprop and putting it back in to the market? With high fuel prices and the resurgence of turboprops, seems this great and proven airframe could have a chance. After all, seems like SAS would like more of...

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by AApilot2b
Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest And The Bombardier's C-Series
Replies: 18
Views: 9496

RE: Southwest And The Bombardier's C-Series

Until Bombardier shows a real capability to launch the C series... everything and everyone has to speculate. Not a position Southwest wants to be in.

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