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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 37
Views: 5618

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

Of all the bad-scenarios they could have analyzed and figured out a way to insulate themselves against for survival, the pandemic was something that they (nor anyone else) could have foreseen and, unfortunately for them, has had the most severe impact. Their only plan was to drive others out of bus...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 69
Views: 2102

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

... The vaccines have been proven safe and effective. There are 3 to choose from. The anti-vax histeria needs to end Pick one. ... I wish OSHA had mandated all essential workers be vaccinated. ... Lightsaber They are unofficially safe, officially benefits outweigh risks per EUA definition. FDA can ...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 37
Views: 5618

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

It’s easier to be profitable when the US govt is paying half of your payroll. For Q1, Delta spent about 2.2B on payroll and received $1.2B back from the govt. Lets not go there. No body can build world's largest international carrier with $10 Million and two PIA planes. EK is a state owned and subs...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 37
Views: 5618

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

Emirates group has to cut down its staffing levels. 108K to 74k is progress, still way too high. 1 working while 4 gawking model should end, even it means fewer management positions.

Consolidate dnata and non core EK functions. That is the only way to identify redundancies.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 69
Views: 2102

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

... The vaccines have been proven safe and effective. There are 3 to choose from. The anti-vax histeria needs to end Pick one. ... I wish OSHA had mandated all essential workers be vaccinated. ... Lightsaber They are unofficially safe, officially benefits outweigh risks per EUA definition. FDA can ...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 69
Views: 2102

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

The general public doesn't risk vulnerable people. Lightsaber Agree 100% with you, but same health care workers risked their lives when nothing was available, including PPE. Pfizer/Moderna got federal indemnity, private hospitals got liability protections under state emergency laws, but HCWs who ri...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 69
Views: 2102

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

The general public doesn't risk vulnerable people. Lightsaber Agree 100% with you, but same health care workers risked their lives when nothing was available, including PPE. Pfizer/Moderna got federal indemnity, private hospitals got liability protections under state emergency laws, but HCWs who ri...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 69
Views: 2102

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

If you want to work in healthcare but don't want to get vaccinated, then go find somewhere else. There is no exact analogy so pardon me for giving an off-topic example but if FAA certifies a new type with 3 1/2 month testing, general public may fly but there will be hesitation within the aviation c...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 69
Views: 2102

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

That "was" the prevailing opinion, "science in this matter" actually differs. If you can show me a juried, peer-reviewed article that demonstrates this, then yes. Video description has links to several studies. Not sure those are juried and/or peer-reviewed. Let me ask the same ...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 69
Views: 2102

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

The 'science in this matter' also says that immune protection from the vaccine tends to be stronger than the one from natural exposure. That "was" the prevailing opinion, "science in this matter" actually differs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzOf6Cj3T-8 Read the description,...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2149

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

Karen is just going to thru her privilege check list. Used privilege to call cops on an innocent person Used privilege to get out of animal abuse charges and got the dog back Used privilege to get out of false 911 call charges And now trying to get enough compensation, so she can be full time karen ...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137317

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

.. In 2 days' time the UK government is due to confirm the planned return to 'normality' in the country from June 21st. I doubt that will occur now. I expect that most or all current restrictions will be extended for a further month. What reaction is likely in the US if delta causes infection rates...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 1925

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

Whitmer used to be good, handled thru pandemic very well, not any more.

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137317

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The CDC is reporting the best knowledge it has. It's still composed of imperfect humans. When more information is found, the recommendations are adapted to fit the latest understanding. Expecting perfect knowledge for a novel virus is a fool's errand. That is not my understanding, best analogy CDC ...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137317

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

... What is the general view within the medical community regarding medics declining vaccination? Do most medics find this derogation of their duty to protect public health? Seriously, what about when they were working in COVID wards without any proven remedy or PPE. Many healthcare workers gave th...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 306
Views: 20521

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

How exactly have we been “caught with our pants down?” I truly believe that our curves would look the same, if not worse, if we had the variants or not. Possibly worse, since without the variants, the governments wouldn’t have that scare tactic available to them. Wait until next wave. You cannot be...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 306
Views: 20521

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

How exactly have we been “caught with our pants down?” I truly believe that our curves would look the same, if not worse, if we had the variants or not. Possibly worse, since without the variants, the governments wouldn’t have that scare tactic available to them. Wait until next wave. You cannot be...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 306
Views: 20521

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

I'm beginning to observe something in the scientific world. There is a rather stark difference between what epidemiologists seem to say, and what virologists seem to say. Specifically, I've started listening to these virology podcasts, This Week In Virology. They're starting to convince me that may...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

Computer(chip) development generally followed Moore's law. No sign of battery technology following similar pattern. EV is a 1830 idea rekindled time and again. There is enough momentum now because of hyper active social media campaigns, and a touch of improvements in technology. The mark up is way h...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Operation Trojan Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: Operation Trojan Shield

The interesting thing about this is that it's going to undermine criminals' confidence in ANY encryption service. No doubt thousands of mobile phones have been quickly dumped. Most of the VPN services are operated by government shell companies, so does most of the dark web. Moral, Don't do crime if...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Operation Trojan Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: Operation Trojan Shield

AU and NZ international travel was very restricted over last year, how did they manage to smuggle drugs.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137317

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

At my relatives hospital a single unvacvinated person exposed six cancer patients to the Delta variant. The doctors are livid as half of cancer patients cannot build an immunity and they are having to decide with three patients if they die of cancer or coronavirus. In my opinion, no one but a patie...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137317

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

They can't lay you off for health conditions ,but they can require you to get a vaccination. Those that refuse to do so, can be fired unless they have a disability that prevents them from getting it. https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/news/20210601/eeoc-says-employers-can-require-covid...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137317

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

They can't lay you off for health conditions ,but they can require you to get a vaccination. Those that refuse to do so, can be fired unless they have a disability that prevents them from getting it. https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/news/20210601/eeoc-says-employers-can-require-covid...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 34
Views: 1860

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

At least he will experience gig workers' living conditions for few hours.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bangladesh GDP per capita higher than India, Pakistan
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Bangladesh GDP per capita higher than India, Pakistan

I don't have full knowledge on the topic but it appears Bangladesh is doing what India did in the 90s. Focus on strengths.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137317

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Michigan vaccination seems to have come to a standstill. 59.4% as of 6/4. I would have preferred if it stalled at 69.4%, benefits of near herd immunity without meaningless re-openings/relaxations which will only trigger next wave.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'
Replies: 29
Views: 5262

Re: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'

Corporate flying on commercial airlines has comedown, business jet segment is booming. Certain percentage of pre-COVID corporate travel was fluff. But that was considered perk, like employee training at a vendor location. Virtual conferences put an end to virtual divorces. Learn to live with own wif...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8548

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Moral of the story, if you want to express your personal opinions on the internet, keep your employment details private from the beginning. One cannot use their employment to have huge group thinking supporters to gang up on others and show privacy card when you are in trouble. On the flip side, co...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8548

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Moral of the story, if you want to express your personal opinions on the internet, keep your employment details private from the beginning. One cannot use their employment to have huge group thinking supporters to gang up on others and show privacy card when you are in trouble. On the flip side, com...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137317

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanc ... 40-6736(21)01290-3/fulltext
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Some new data from UK on Pfizer 2 dose+30 day efficacy on B.1.617.2, 5.8x decrease in neutralization, not promising.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanc ... 40-6736(21)01290-3/fulltext

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Dash Cams

Find a good quality dash cam set and take it to local auto electronics installer to get those hardwired. I would say $100-$200 is worth the investment. I paid $50 in Michigan 6-7 years back. I wouldn't suggest DIY hard-wiring. A-Pillar has airbags, running wire behind A-Pillar without disconnecting ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 306
Views: 20521

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

lightsaber wrote:
I hope my Pfizer vaccine (2nd dose over a month ago) proves its worth.

Lightsaber


Just to be safe, keep mask indoors, when it is crowded.

No mask guidance during pandemic is like throwing away fire extinguisher in the middle of a fire fight.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 6100

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

Why bring few cases at a time, bring the reservoir.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 31, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 14091

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

https://twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status ... 27/photo/1
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Turn around expert TATA owned Vistara achieved a major milestone, a 1$B loss.

But very confident to turn around Air India

https://twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status ... 27/photo/1

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 28, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36419

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Since 2003 and the 77W introduction, Boeing Comercial Aircraft division hasn't developpe a "new plane" that earned them money on aircraft sales alone. The 787 will, but for now it is still in the red due to the developpement cost higher than expected. But the 747-8, the 737 MAX and now th...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 28, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36419

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Didn't BCA already book $6.9B charge against 777X program? If the "biggest"(extensively repeated buzzword) single order(not customer) of 777-9 turns out to be zero, R&D is not wasted. FWT, matured FBW architecture, and any lessons learned can be used for future programs. Same goes for ...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 27, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36419

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

So what mud has Emirates on it's fingers in the relation to Boeing? Being the biggest customer for the 777 during the years? Having ordered the 777-9 and by that lead Boing down a wrong path? Having to accept a delivery delay that is at least 2 years up to 4 years? Having the effrontery to complain...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 27, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36419

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Boeing would NOT go this route. This thinking of retaliation (not yours) is fanboyism. If the 777X orders should be cancelled for any reason Boeing would try to move them to other products like 787 If you search 6-8 year old threads, all these options were discussed. I have been posting for 8 years...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 26, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36419

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Noshow wrote:
The customer is always right.


Until they are not. At some point walking out is the best sale.

Tim is not the only one running business in aviation, Boeing, Airbus, suppliers and other airlines are also businesses. They have look after their own bottom line.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 26, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36419

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Anything which sells in the future and not dependent on one unreliable customer. Boeing sunk enough money into 777X trusting solely STC, and every other week there is a new thread on STC complaining about 777X. Customer size is measured based on actual revenue inflow , not based on the amount noise...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 26, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36419

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

He is the biggest 777customer in history, isn't he? I gave examples of largest Boeing customers. Let me try differently If you order one coffee mocha every day and one guy walks-in and orders 100 x Pumpkin Spice Lattes, switches 25 and returns 10 after order is ready. Who is the biggest customer. I...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 25, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36419

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

U.S. courts handle business contract disputes every day. See you in court, Mr. Clark. Interest and penalties. Post a bond if you want to appeal. Based on what? It's highly unlikely Boeing has avoided a breach at this point given the number of delays. If there are shortfalls in promised performance,...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 25, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36419

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Boeing trusted him and sunk $Billions into 779, now in a pickle. Boeing trusted him, he trusted them, he's more than holding up his end of the bargain. Remember 779 was supposed to be delivered back in 2019. His end of bargain is 1% deposit, Boeing already into few $Billions on a sale which may or ...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 25, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36419

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

What is so special with STC??? If he doesn't want for any reason he can cancel. If Boeing thinks this is too much it can cancel like Airbus ended A380 against wishes of STC. Since we seem to be in pedantry mode in this thread, I feel I should point out that it was EK's request to reduce its A380 or...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 25, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36419

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

I dont want to sound harsh, but at 90% of promised performance every single member of boeing management and board should be in prison and their families live in shelters I mean initially. Not overall. Why are people behaving as if OEMs always deliver 100% what they promised in the first few frames....

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 25, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9062

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

For all that are aghast at this--the liberal bastion of Vermont has always allowed carry without a license. That must be why there are daily shootouts in downtown Rutland... Gun makers are "very liberal" in giving contributions to left,right and center, hence they get their way always. We...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 25, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 1542

Re: Social spending

In most cases social spending is not even 10% of corporate incentives, which never "trickle down". I would be careful about " trickle down economics doesn't work. ". German capitalists make huge profits. If they spend it on large private jets or villas, in short consumption, the...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 25, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 1542

Re: Social spending

And if the downturn is because of structural problems including too much social spending? ... What if there is a backward group that needs uplifting? If in fact social spending is the reason for fiscal deficit, it should be cut. In most cases social spending is not even 10% of corporate incentives,...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 24, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36419

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

... Why do you assume that Tim Clarke is not saying what he means. The title thread says it all, Emirates will refuse the 777-9 if it does not meat specs. I assume that Tim Clarke has reason to believe it will not meat specs. Several possibilities, but most likely possibility is real owners tasked ...

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