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by william
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 42
Views: 3366

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

Wall Street for the most part has backed off although they usually get 1 person per quarterly call to bring it up. They’ve calculated it would be about $1B in revenue , but are figuring they are getting that back in extra business by not charging...although that can’t be actually calculated. As lon...

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by william
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 42
Views: 3366

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

The pressure to add baggage fees is heavy, just from the margins they would generate. CEO Kelly so far has resisted though SWA has fees for priority boarding. But what about the next CEO, will he or she have the same stance? SWA's seasoned work force is getting expensive and its feeling yield pressu...

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by william
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 75
Views: 12888

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

ExDubai wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
What about the new terminal at AUH?


Maybe the new "royal terminal" or the biggest general aviation terminal of all times..... who knows



:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by william
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1064
Views: 104302

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/N0M9hePIf-Jw0QPZuG_KwJZdKNs=/0x0:9600x5428/920x0/filters:focal(0x0:9600x5428):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/13118417/core_nw.jpg Does anyone forsee AA temporarily moving to satellite 1 and 2 and razing T3 and building something n...

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by william
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees
Replies: 28
Views: 1760

Re: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees

I hope the airlines are ready for most passengers to bring an obscene size of carry-ons through to the gate now. Gate checking will happen on every single flight and I expect more fights to happen on-board. This is all on them. Nope, with the airlines attaching size limitations to their cheapest fa...

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by william
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1064
Views: 104302

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

With the north and south ATC Towers in operation what or who is occupying the "newer" tower in the between T2 and T3? Is snow desk still using the tower by the Hilton? So when its not winter its empty? Do both towers in the terminal complex get torn down when T2 is redone? https://www.goog...

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by william
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 229
Views: 28810

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

I was looking back through the DFW Investor Day presentation and noticed they’re planning to spend $150m to keep C at “steady state.” Wonder if any of that is customer-facing or its that’s pure HVAC/Utility type work That's interesting and would be good to know. Hell, even if they just ripped up/re...

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by william
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5862

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

There will be a next generation jet for the market seating between 19-50pax when the following occurs: 1. Single Pilot operations with reductions in the number of turns and hours the pilot can fly in a given day/week. These Pilots will be paid better to compensate for working less in a given month ...

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by william
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5862

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Oh how times change. When the 50 seat RJs debuted, U.S. passengers marveled at how a smooth, comfortable jet was available in lieu of a cramped, bumpy turboprop . 20 years later, the 50 seat RJs are by and large revolted as they lack F, WiFi, and other amenities that even the larger RJs now offer. ...

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by william
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 486
Views: 54398

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Allegiant held an Investor Day today. The presentation is at the link. It has a little about the airline but there was a major focus on talking about Sunseeker Resort plans. http://ir.allegiantair.com/static-files/fd068923-19c9-457a-abc1-4fd40ba3ac39 Financial demographics of Allegiant passengers i...

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by william
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1064
Views: 104302

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Are the LAHSO on 28/10Cs so that 10R and 28L traffic can taxi around the ends of them? Does traffic landing on 28L go to the end of the runway or take the high speed taxi, cross over 28C and taxi up P to GG and cross 28R? Yes, the LAHSO near the end of 28C is so that traffic taxiing from 10R/28L ca...

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by william
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1064
Views: 104302

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

https://www.flychicago.com/business/med ... fault.aspx

Some nice wallpapers for one's computer. Wish all major airports do this.
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https://www.flychicago.com/business/med ... fault.aspx

Some nice wallpapers for one's computer. Wish all major airports do this.

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by william
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1064
Views: 104302

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Are the LAHSO on 28/10Cs so that 10R and 28L traffic can taxi around the ends of them?

Does traffic landing on 28L go to the end of the runway or take the high speed taxi, cross over 28C and taxi up P to GG and cross 28R?

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by william
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 486
Views: 54398

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

1. As noted increases utilization of A32x fleet. 2. Only Airbus fleet is reliable enough to push this level of utilization. I speculate the more advanced predictive maintenance plan G4 signed up for will be tested. If Allegiant starts running a significant number of lines at JetBlue utilization, th...

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by william
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 486
Views: 54398

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Allegiant starting red-eye service on 10/4 in a couple of markets. LAS-ATW depart 2355 arrive 0600. Return 0700 arrive 0849 That's a good way to increase utilization with the soon to be smaller all airbus fleet. 1. As noted increases utilization of A32x fleet. 2. Only Airbus fleet is reliable enoug...

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by william
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 486
Views: 54398

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Sun Country brings nothing to the table for G4. Jude knows where to send his resume if wants to come back.

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by william
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 486
Views: 54398

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Vegaschezhed wrote:
Allegiant starting red-eye service on 10/4 in a couple of markets. LAS-ATW depart 2355 arrive 0600. Return 0700 arrive 0849


That's a good way to increase utilization with the soon to be smaller all airbus fleet.

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by william
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Delta Adiemus Commercial w/ JFK Worldport
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: Delta Adiemus Commercial w/ JFK Worldport

I had bought the CD when I first heard this song, but it was not from the commercial, but a jazz station. Still have Adiemus on my iphone, played it walking from concourse A to C at ATL short time ago, makes for great walking music.

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by william
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 79
Views: 3546

Re: Mariner has passed away

Shocked and saddened to read this. I echo the many sentiments on how Mariner showed Anet how to conduct oneself on a public forum.

Never understood his strong connection with Frontier though.

RIP Mariner.

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by william
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6003

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

keesje wrote:
Loosing a major LOI worth milions, the troubled A380 might be facing cancellations & supply chain problems continue to haunt Airbus. Another fresh blow for the guys in Toulouse.


:crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

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by william
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 55257

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So the original parking lot would be razed and a new terminal built in its place. What would be interesting is who gets what gate space on the new concourse. Does Delta want the new concourse gates or more gates on the concourse.

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by william
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 200
Views: 12524

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

This could make for smoother landings with such a long wheel travel.

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by william
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 4435

Re: Rename PHX

Who came up with the name "Sky Harbor" which more descriptive than "airport"?

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by william
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 486
Views: 54398

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

So Austin did not or loose flights?

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by william
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 9642

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

scbriml wrote:
I assume they'll be off to ROW to join their ex-colleagues?



So are the engines still attached at this state? Or they removed and also turned into Coke cans?

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by william
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 9642

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

I am glad I to fly on a Mad Dog one last time in June from ABQ to DFW. Some of the interior panels were worn, but it was a smooth and quiet flight. Like Lightsaber stated, its time.

Personally, seeing the Mad Dogs retired will be the last fingerprints of former CEO Robert Crandall at AA.

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by william
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 229
Views: 28810

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

1. Did not notice any construction with the Taxi Y bridge, what was done to it? Those bridges have been there since DFW opened, they probably need a heavy refurb and reinforcement.

2. The stinger for D, is it just and extension south of the present terminal to connect with Terminal F when built?

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by william
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11080

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

With no LGA movements JFK could run wide open in all directions, its literally got two hands behind it back because of the sharing of airspace with LGA. Bingo. And as another poster stated, the time to close LGA would had been right after 9/11. With the multi billion dollar renovation, its too late...

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by william
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11080

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

Imagine if I said lets close down DCA and BWI and consolidate the DMV into IAD, that's essentially what you are saying but much worse. Is it time to close LGA - SMH, and put those passengers where exactly? Stewart? Just wow. If LGA were closed, I'd just simply run the passengers through JFK & E...

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by william
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11080

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

The issue as I understand it really is that too many planes between fly into the airspace around NYC which causes a lot of the headaches for travelers, my simply removing LGA from the equation, I don't think that would materially improve the situation here at all since I would presume that JFK &...

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by william
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 10662

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

ss278 wrote:
And sadly she only lived for a little over five years. Crashed in December, 1963 due to a lightening strike, between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Flight 214 had originated in San Juan.


Very sobering.

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by william
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

BenflysDTW wrote:
I know that I can’t be the first one to think this but...
The airport looks very similar to DTW’s McNamera concourse!


True but its a very efficient layout

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by william
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 10894

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

Deltran757 wrote:
william wrote:
are there new exterior shots of the updated concourses?


Today when i arrive at work. I’ll take some photos of T, A, B, And C concourse new exterior and interior.

Thank you, I and I am sure others would greatly appreciate it.

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by william
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 10894

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

are there new exterior shots of the updated concourses?

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by william
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 71
Views: 10085

Re: Airbus and Southwest

Southwest business model is predicated on the 737. It will continue to be modeled on the 737. In the future it will be modeled on the 737/797. If that is indeed true then all any competitor needs to do is setup on the WN network with a more efficient operation knowing the competition is unable to c...

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by william
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 71
Views: 10085

Re: Airbus and Southwest

There are plenty of SWA liveried A320 models left behind over the years by the Airbus sales team in a closet somewhere.

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by william
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181050

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

since that'scthe ONLYvway for them to get into the USA?? I think it's a good deal. As long as the USA get's a piece of the cake? I can't complain, As LONG as nobody is "dumping airlanes" in the USA. Because even Airbus can't do that!! Nor should they be allowed to.. But Boeing can, and do...

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by william
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181050

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

That's not clear to me at least. One thing that makes A3xxx so profitable is its high build rate which leads to volume discounts from their downstream vendors. No. One thing that makes A320 so profitable is the fact that, unlike Boeing, Airbus doesn't need to dump the prices in order to win at leas...

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by william
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3008
Views: 360028

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Alan Joyce says its a widebody and economics look good https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-boeing-737-max-boeing-797-for-domestic-fleet When he says a "transcontinental jet" what range is he referring to? A domestic or regional widebody with excellent economics has the makings of a best ...

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by william
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90399

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I really don't like Boeing's chances for this one. IMO, seems like Delta has been leaning Airbus in recent years. Going after the C-Series might have troubled relationships between Boeing-Delta. With Airbus backing the C-Series, they might be trying (and succeeding) on getting on Delta's good side....

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by william
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3008
Views: 360028

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Still feeling a 3 model single aisle design. 225 pax, 5700 nm range 250 pax, 4700 nm range. 275 pax at 4000 nm range. Allows up guage on sub 4k routes served by A321s and 757-200s. Opens up long and thin routes. New options for routes that may have been too expensive to send a wide body. I guess I'...

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by william
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58522

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/FA55n ... ery-p.html

CEO Enders may step down if neccessary. I'm betting he will be stepping down when all is said and done as part of wide ranging "house cleaning". It makes for good PR.
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http://www.livemint.com/Companies/FA55n ... ery-p.html

CEO Enders may step down if neccessary. I'm betting he will be stepping down when all is said and done as part of wide ranging "house cleaning". It makes for good PR.

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by william
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90399

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I would love for the ANET CEOs to explain to the Delta major shareholders why they "chose" to pay more for an asset because of a 'personal' beef. Because if its such a slam dunk for Airbus why would they offer a bare bones contract? It would be stupid on Airbus's part. This isn't Ryan Air ...

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by william
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181050

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

This deal has been in the works for quite a long time. I find it hard to believe that Boeing haven't been aware of the negotiations that have been going on, and I personally suspect that a major part of the purpose of the Boeing complaint to the US Dept. of Commerce might have been an attempt to di...

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by william
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21407

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

So at the end of the day Bombardier didn't sell the entire CSeries program, just allowing a foreign company to take a major stake. Is Bombardier still looking for a buyer for the Q400 and CRJ lines? No deal imminent: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-airbus/bombardier-pursues-options-for...

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by william
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181050

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/companies/airbus-buys-majority-stake-bombardier-cseries/index.html " The pair has been in talks since August, said Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, who said the arrangement wasn't motivated by Boeing's suit. Airbus and Bombardier attempted a link up in 2015, bu...

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by william
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181050

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/companies/airbus-buys-majority-stake-bombardier-cseries/index.html "The pair has been in talks since August, said Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, who said the arrangement wasn't motivated by Boeing's suit. Airbus and Bombardier attempted a link up in 2015, but ...

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by william
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181050

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

So much for wanting a third competitor to the A/B duopoly. This thread hilariously exposes that the real point of rooting for Bombardier wasn't for the existence of another manufacturer. This is sad news for the CSeries and for manufacturer variety in general. It's a shame to see Bombardier effecti...

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