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by marcelh
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 11964

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

According to this article; https://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/klm-moet-lang-wachten-op-laatste-boeing-737-800 The holes in the part of the fuselage where the wing would be attached were drilled wrong. Due to this the wings could not be fitted. So, no wrong wings or something, b...

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by marcelh
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 85
Views: 22589

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

Revelation wrote:
Hopefully not another case of a big aerospace corporation trying to avoid sim training.

Where is this conclusion based on?

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by marcelh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30811

Re: AF to order A220

petertenthije wrote:

This give AF/KL a better negotiating position with the OEMs, because the OEMs know the order can truly go both ways..

KLM is a Boeing stronghold, no matter what. So no better negotiation position.

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by marcelh
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 850
Views: 122236

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

For those who are blaming the airlines, maintenance department and pilots for crashing the MAX, I have one question:
Why are those people perfectly able not to kill hundreds of people within a few months with the 737NG?

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by marcelh
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 165
Views: 37554

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

VSMUT wrote:
Hopefully not. It is time for KLM to enter the future and get something more modern than the 737.

KLM has a strong Boeing/GE/CFM preference. Dumping the proposed A359 subfleet in favour of the B78X and the small remaining subfleet of A332/-3 doesn’t look bright for an Airbus NB fleet

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by marcelh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airbus and Boeing Market Forecasts
Replies: 29
Views: 3131

Re: New Airbus and Boeing Market Forecasts

kitplane01 wrote:
It makes no sense to me to put 321neos into a category, and 321lrs into another. Ptttth!

The A321(X)LR looks like a ordinary NB, but much more capable and will be a good alternative for smaller WB. So it makes sense.

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by marcelh
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15281

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Such a fantastic, capable aircraft. The absolute perfect variant to compliment the smaller -9 brother. These two models are absolute game changers in the industry. Here at UA its been a resounding success. Its astonishing to see the performance to payload numbers for the routes we have the -10 on n...

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by marcelh
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98486

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

[photoid][/photoid] And the 779 does fit into a niche, how big this is and - more important - will become, is not clear. Some political issues in the Middle East that goes south and a economic crisis can make or break the 779. But it's future got brighter with the untimely demise of the A380. It's t...

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by marcelh
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98486

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

A350 will go 10 per row in more than only low cost carrier. Not at SQ or CX but Emirates could ... We are talking aboit half an inch less than on current 777 fleets. In that perspective, is the 77X really in another market segment than the A350? Because it is not the payload / range for sure that m...

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by marcelh
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98486

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I am on record in this thread as thinking the 319,000kg TOW A350-1000 might very well serve as a solid replacement for the missions the 777-8 was intended for, but I have been told in this very thread that EK explicitly has no A350-1000 conversion options in their current A350-900 MoU which, if tru...

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by marcelh
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 850
Views: 122236

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Do you think an airline like KLM or BA would dispatch an airplane that had been written up three times for the same problem? No, they wouldn't. It would have been sent to the maintenance base and wouldn't have left until they were certain they had identified the problem and made sure it was correct...

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by marcelh
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 850
Views: 122236

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Do you think an airline like KLM or BA would dispatch an airplane that had been written up three times for the same problem? No, they wouldn't. It would have been sent to the maintenance base and wouldn't have left until they were certain they had identified the problem and made sure it was correct...

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by marcelh
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 850
Views: 122236

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If you think the pilots and aielines will be blameless in the accident reports then you aren't paying attention. Both crews made mistakes. The previous Lion Air crew faced the same situation yet they got the plane on the ground safely. And Lion Air repeatedly oushed a malfunctioning aircraft back t...

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by marcelh
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 850
Views: 122236

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Stop trying to deflect blame Last month it was all the pilots fault. Now it's the subcontractors Lol Exactly. 'TTailedTiger' was promoting a policy a few short weeks ago that Boeing should deny any blame for this MAX situation. Thankfully, even Boeing could see this wasn't a wise strategy. People c...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 6331

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

Both commercials are terrible. The first buys into the flight shaming nonsense which has become vogue of late and the second is unimaginative. KLM’s anniversary efforts leave much to be desired. They have been outclassed by British Airways on all fronts. Instead of looking back how it once was (Bri...

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383184

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing and FAA initially disagreed on severity of "catastrophic" 737 software glitch. https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safety/faa-and-boeing-initially-disagreed-on-severity-of-catastrophic-737-max-software-glitch/ So Boeing still don't really get the meaning of "safety is our first...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383184

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

JerseyFlyer wrote:
Is a fair deduction from this latest news that the crashed aircraft may have been irrecoverable, whatever the pilots did, because the computer "hung". My layman's language, obviously.

Gives a whole new meaning at the phrase “blue screen of death” :shock:

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383184

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

What I find disturbing that there is another new issue that popped up and has to be solved. I want to see the MAX fly safely asap, but what’s next?

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19295

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

FabDiva wrote:
Good question, given there is a fairly high chance that B Johnson will be the next PM, will we see the stupid idea for an island in the North Sea get resurrected?

That isn’t a stupid idea. Try to think out of the box and think big.

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24713

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Lufthansa were big users of the A300 and A310s. They have a lot of flights to obscure-ish destinations that often need to be a tag along, for example, Pune. I could see a 797 working for LH in parts of India, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe very very well. A321 XLR less so because it isn't so m...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33865

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

All the talk of different sizes are a red herring, because production costs don't vary much by size within the family. IMO, it’s just too easy to compare the B789 versus the A359 and ignore the differences. Calling it a red herring, state an opinion as a fact and don’t come with the numbers don’t c...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33865

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

So to summarize...... According to Leeham a 789 costs Boeing roughly $90 million to build. An A359 costs Airbus roughly $110 million to build. Okay people, mystery solved. The reason A359 new orders have dried up is that one of its chief competing aircraft costs $20 million less at the start. Obvio...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137632

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Future 777X operators have their tails painted on the side of the first 779 fuselage https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9ihkS8UcAAjjuK?format=jpg https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/1141840157244395525?s=20 There is some space for a few more :bigthumbsup: Looking at the pictures and movies, my first imp...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43511

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

VV wrote:
N1KE wrote:
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containers closed.

Fixed that for you :mrgreen:

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by marcelh
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43511

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

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

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16619

Re: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?

In almost all European publicly traded companies you can hardly buy anything over 100k Euros without going through a tender process. This protects shareholder interests and prevents shady deals. People are fired and sometimes go to jail for not following these rules all the time. Airbus says they n...

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16619

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

BA777FO wrote:
Now IAG can, going forward, play them off against each other.


IAG can also play it too hard. According to Airbus, they weren’t aware of the 200 NB IAG wanted.

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16619

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And ...

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16619

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

If there is one thing you never do in business, is go publicly to they press to tell it what your customer told you. Or didn't tell you. The public butthurt reaction by Airbus will cost them a lot more than just this order. If there is one thing Willie Walsh did not need when taking a gamble like t...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86906

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

@Stitch: a “next to nothing” offer from Boeing smells like dumping...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45396

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

At PAS Randy T described A321 as holding a "sliver" of the market NMA is targeting If you look at the whole range of the NMA, it may be just a “sliver”. But why shouldn’t the NMA also be able to replace the B757 or in new routes a “757-ish” plane could do the job? In real life we often Se...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52869

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

Congrats to AA, Airbus and flying pax! Another nail in the MOM/NMA/whatever coffin. Why wouldn't you want to see a new aircraft? I don't want to see any aircraft disappear or not make it into production. What a strange/sad view you have. Maybe the same view of those who want to see the Airbus WB fa...

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by marcelh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21946

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

How on earth can new seats cost 50 million Euros per aircraft? Surely they could find suppliers that charge reasonable prices for this stuff. It's not as if most of these seats are even particularly comfortable or advanced. You might want to check out Swiss blog post detailing their recent A340 cab...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2026
Views: 107776

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The media haven’t mentioned it as it is not news and just nonsense. Life would be far better in the UK had we not joined up all those years back. No bloody uncontrolled EU migration, billions of pounds wasted. Life would be better. True, EU would be far better without the UK. So why are you still p...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2026
Views: 107776

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I am not a Labour supporter, but since nothing was on TV last night I was trawling the channels when I stumbled across Tom Watson (Labour deputy) making a long speech that very strongly - and very convincingly - put the case of the EU being a very good thing indeed and that British values and stand...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43511

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This order gives me more reason to believe that IAG have their eyes/plan set on a big European aviation shake up. Personally, I think that Vueling will be merged with LEVEL and potentially BA LGW Shorthaul joining the fray. This order facilitates a easy take over of Norwegian later down the line al...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43511

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Well done by IAG and Boeing. Tomorrow AF-KLM?

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43511

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

IAG as a group is like all other large airlines / groups. They operate a mixed fleet of nearly all types. Will be a great win for Boeing. I am not sure this is really even a blow for Airbus, the A320 family is selling like hotcakes. Airlines are not proBoeing or Airbus, the reality is the arbitrage...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45396

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

With the introduction of the A321XLR Boeing knows exactly what the gap is they can fill with the NMA. More interesting is what they will do with the NSA in terms of capacity and range and how this will (or won’t) eat into NMA territory.

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by marcelh
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86906

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

76er wrote:
Wait a minute: did they actually mean B777BCF? That would be HUGE news.

Indeed. And will it be a conversion of the -77E or the -77W?

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by marcelh
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98486

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

LOL!!! It should probably have kept the old aluminum wing is that? :roll: The GE9X TRUSTS LESS than the GE-90-115B you know what THAT IMPLIES ? That the 777-9X is not overweight as you claim to say. This means that it is as good as the 777-300ER while having the potential to carry 20 more passenger...

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by marcelh
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98486

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

There is nothing in the market today to replace vast number of EK A380. Closest being the 777-9x. Anything smaller will severely impact EK operation. The same applies to the other A380-operators. More than 100 A380s will have to be replaced sooner or later. Maybe 2 smaller planes (B789) and doublin...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2026
Views: 107776

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I vote for BoJo. At least it should be entertaining and the EU knows him and how to deal with him. Entertaining, yes, but I doubt that the EU knows how to deal with him, or to be more precise, does he know how to get parliament behind a deal or a roadmap? Why bother? The 31st October is “Kick them ...

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230400

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

yeah, this tender looks like it'll be decided on fractions of a percent of efficiency. doubt oem preference will factor in at all. hope this is sarcasm analysts don't make decisions, they make recommendations. executives make decisions. dl buys airbus-only now (for the most part) in big jets. and a...

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230400

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

reason I think boing gets this is because of the way business works. when you have a good relationship with a vendor, you stick with that vendor. that's just how business is. like it or not the 787 has delivered for QF in spades. The 380 hasn't. 779s for replacement of those bundled with 778s for t...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

And for all those other questions I don’t have the answers, maybe you should try DuckDuckGo. Good luck! :bigthumbsup: Sorry. It's not my job to do your research for you. The burden of proof is on you. Good luck! :wave: Hahaha, you’re funny. YOU are eager to get the answers, not me. Actually, I don’...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

You only forget to mention that Airbus had already paid a lot more than they originally had lent and that all parties involved agreed to lower the fee. How do you know that Airbus had already paid a lot more than they originally had lent to them? (And it's not a loan if you don't have to pay it bac...

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by marcelh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

So what? Both OEMs receive nice “tax based incentives” from the government. Ah, the old everybody does it, so what argument. Weak. Mommy, Jimmy's doing it too! Silly reaction. I believed you have stepped up.... . For the A320, Airbus paid more than they received (and IIRC are still paying for every...

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by marcelh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Whether or not Airbus paid back more in interest and royalties than they've taken in launch aid over the years. So what? Both OEMs receive nice “tax based incentives” from the government. Ah, the old everybody does it, so what argument. Weak. No, not weak. I’m just realistic. For the A320, Airbus p...

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by marcelh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

But that's irrelevant to the discussion of whether Airbus has paid back more in interest and royalties than they've taken in launch aid over the years. And what do you want to prove? Whether or not Airbus paid back more in interest and royalties than they've taken in launch aid over the years. So w...

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