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by AApilot2b
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49443

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

EdmFlyBoi wrote:
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The idea that the majority of the flying public (who are not avgeeks) actually know what they are flying on makes most of public's opinion of the Max irrelevant. If the airlines rebrand the safety cards to 737-8 then most will for sure have no idea what kind of aircraft they are on. I commonly ask that question of non-avgeek friends and they differentiate the plane by whether it has propellors or not. Some don't even recall the number of aisles. People will forget quickly the history of the aircraft.

AA, United, and Southwest will have them back in the air relatively quickly I reckon - the fuel savings are too good not to be flying them.


Yes. I believe you are right. It reminds me of the conversation I had with a friend several years ago in which he insisted he had flown on a “Southwest Airlines, Airbus.”

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by AApilot2b
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Planes Involved in Crash at KHYI San Marcos, TX
Replies: 12
Views: 4089

Re: Two Planes Involved in Crash at KHYI San Marcos, TX

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local ... 6d3ab61c68
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Reports are indicating a Cessna and an RV. Sounds like two men were hospitalized with survivable injuries. No deaths reported.

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local ... 6d3ab61c68

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by AApilot2b
Sun May 10, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 17645

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

Someone83 wrote:
If it reminds me of anything it must be the B-58


That’s what I was thinking.

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by AApilot2b
Sun May 10, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 17645

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

Someone83 wrote:
If it reminds me of anything it must be the B-58


That’s what I was thinking.

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by AApilot2b
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1277
Views: 357500

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Such a sad day.

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by AApilot2b
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9247

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

I loved the MD-80s! The 2x3 seating was more comfortable, aisle wider, and ride quieter (unless you were in the last few rows and even then, it was a great sound). It was a wonderful plane to fly on and seemed quite reliable. No hard statistics here, but as a frequent flier, I never had an MD-80 mai...

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by AApilot2b
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 147021

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I remember the days when airplanes had color.... Not a bad scheme, but not great either.

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by AApilot2b
Sat May 18, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 11080

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Garbage show. Absolutely garbage dramatization and fallacy.

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by AApilot2b
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16973

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I already avoid the 787 for its windows, I will stay away from windowless aircraft as well. What about all those passengers that currently have no desire to look outside and close the window shades as soon as they can? Will they be forced to look at screens with projected images of the outside worl...

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by AApilot2b
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16973

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I already avoid the 787... Understandable, everybody should. Aside that, I don't understand the surprise, windowless transport was not already introduced centuries ago in boats? http://www.joserodriguez.info/bloc/wp-content/themes/mimbo2.2/images//BenHur07.jpg Hey.... you are on to something here. ...

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by AApilot2b
Mon May 28, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 18049

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

Neither the 757 or 767 were "dead end" designs. The facts prove otherwise. They were game changers offering unparalleled safety, comfort, efficiency and performance. The 767 opened up ETOPS and the 757 is an airplane for which no one has yet to find a suitable replacement. Sadly the 767-40...

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by AApilot2b
Tue May 22, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 19849

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

A lot of speculations made here with no clear facts. Apart from the first news article, no one has stated a valid source for their opinion....

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by AApilot2b
Mon May 14, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California
Replies: 26
Views: 4418

Re: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California

The first commercial airliner to circumnavigate the globe... a great story that should be told, but is often missed. I once read a brief account of this. I really enjoyed this more detailed series of articles. As the author concludes, "The California Clipper and her crew did something utterly r...

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by AApilot2b
Sun May 06, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 21155

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Sounds like an article from the 90s. This is a joke when you think of it with Amtrak in mind.

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by AApilot2b
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 14535

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

;) What was that lady doing texting when the plane is on approach? Wait a second...... that's a good point :shock: In her defense Southwest has gate to gate wifi and also sells a discounted tier at $2 for messaging services only. If she had purchased it earlier in the flight then she would be able ...

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by AApilot2b
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 14535

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

ODwyerPW wrote:
I don't blame the passengers for being scared.

I do however blame the media outlet for blowing it out of proportion.


Agreed.

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by AApilot2b
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 14535

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

Only one passenger vomited... couldn’t have been that bad. :scratchchin: This article might have more credibility if it wasn’t from MSN.

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by AApilot2b
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4714

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

All said, hub and spoke just works for this. I’ve been on that flight and I can say that without a doubt there are more than just Mercedes Benz folks on that plane. Out of Atlanta, that flight catches all the additional traffic that would not be possible in Alabama. Love the 767-400 that flies this ...

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by AApilot2b
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aggressive Passenger may have to pay cost of divert
Replies: 10
Views: 1994

Aggressive Passenger may have to pay cost of divert

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/03/28/aggressive-passenger-may-have-to-pay-plane-s-gas-bill-after-causing-emergency-landing.html According to the article, an aggressive passenger on a Sunwing flight back in July of 2017 caused a divert. “Nassios allegedly began making threats and acting “aggressi...

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by AApilot2b
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 16261

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

They should stop all road traffic in and around the city as well. :cheeky: A truck or bus driving by one’s house makes more noise than a modern commercial airliner overhead.

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by AApilot2b
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 16748

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

Eight minutes in the air: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n858nw#106bffb2 Can't wait to read the sensationalized news articles that will come out of Nigerian papers tomorrow. Nigerian papers? I’m sure the media will sensationalize it everywhere.... CNN, MSNBC, etc... Near death apocalyp...

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by AApilot2b
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 136032

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

We have an American MD-80 every evening here in Pensacola right now. I relish every chance to see her as I know her days are numbered. I always loved the Super 80s and already have begun to miss them before they’re gone.

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by AApilot2b
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 9126

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

That is an extremely low blow. Silverstein is the lowest of human depravity... a disgusting individual. If he feels that someone should be sewed he should sue Saudi Arabia.

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by AApilot2b
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350
Replies: 124
Views: 40617

Re: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350

I really do wonder why it seems Airbus invest so much more into improving their product line unlike Boeing. Sure they ecoDemonstrator by we have yet to see any of that hit production lines. It seems like they just rely on engine PIPs. Regardless it will be interesting to see how quick the can get t...

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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: 5974

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: 11516

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: 7446

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: 17148

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: 20886

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: 7926

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: 19785

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: 7158

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: 20569

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: 20153

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: 23892

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: 5883

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: 32043

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: 32043

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: 32043

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: 19293

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: 2211

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: 2211

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: 20635

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: 10161

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: 26437

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: 25617

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: 131672

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: 22646

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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