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by SelseyBill
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190496

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

Dieuwer wrote:
"Boeing doesn’t expect regulators to sign off on 737 Max until June or July".


......which year ?

[I asked the same question last April].

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by SelseyBill
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Schedules A380 To Las Vegas - First A380 To LAS?
Replies: 14
Views: 6239

Re: British Airways Schedules A380 To Las Vegas - First A380 To LAS?

British Airways temporarily schedules the Airbus A380 for its London Heathrow to Las Vegas route: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/288879/british-airways-schedules-a380-las-vegas-service-in-early-jan-2021/ This will only operate between January 2 to January 10, 2021 for CES (surpri...

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by SelseyBill
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28612

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

They have no short haul ex MAN except London, they need to feed London with all long haul aircraft to support the short haul network.... One of the advantages of flying from MAN is that you do not need much 'feed'; the excellent regional rail connections direct into the rail station at the airport ...

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by SelseyBill
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 342
Views: 56323

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

LupineChemist wrote:
I've long said the 787 makes a lot of sense at IB especially for longer thin routes where they're using the 332 right now.


........or they may just shift the 787's to BA/LHR and keep Spain all-Airbus. Who knows?

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by SelseyBill
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126102

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

To veer back on topic, do we see BA as a A350-1000ULR customer? If so, on what routes and in what numbers? There is another factor to not forget in the discussion of whether BA is in the ULR market, and that is fuel security. I know BA route planners have been interested in aircraft with enough fue...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126102

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

EK77WNH wrote:
If Airbus goes ahead with the 1000ULR to win 'Sunrise,' isn't that a fool's errand? I mean, who besides Qantas and Singapore would want this plane?


......A380 replacement?

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by SelseyBill
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126102

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

An intriguing option could be British Airways---could they decide to try their hand at Australia-LHR nonstop using Mixed Fleet in a mid-J 4-class configuration? Agree that BA would be an intriguing option, but unlikely in my view. All BA would probably do is stick some BA flight numbers on the QF f...

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by SelseyBill
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I do not see a reason to doubt Boeing, they gain nothing by a too optimistic schedule and they have the knowledge, resources and competence to even beat their own deadlines. Boeing always delivers. Boeing always delivers? Wow. Just a shame there are 346 folks not around to debate you on that point....

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by SelseyBill
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

How many times have we heard that before in corporate history........ The 737 is Boeings' cash cow. Boeing are still swallowing 787 debt and deferments, the 777 is at the brink of a new program with its largest customer re-assessing their order-book, and the 797 looks aways off at the moment. I hav...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus plans to open new A321neo assembly line in Toulouse
Replies: 73
Views: 4100

Re: Airbus studying an A321neo line in Toulouse

That sounds like an additional production line, for two in Toulouse and five globally. The current number of Assembly Lines is: Toulouse: 2 (A320) Hamburg: 4 (A319/A320/A321) Mobile: 1 (A320) Tianjin: 1 (A320) Given the huge size of the Lagardere building, I think that 2 lines can fit inside. The m...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Well, if they have to watch US carriers fly the MAX for months before they have enough faith in the FAA to approve the a/c for flight in their regions, so be it, there really is nothing that Boeing or the FAA can about that, trust is earned not bought. I can see WN being first-up to get the MAX air...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Most all of the MAX discussion is about flaws and fixes for the MCAS and flight control systems. But what about the possibility of Boeing having to declare bankruptcy? The 737 is their cash flow cow. But now that has dried up with deliveries on hold. And this could last well into 2020. And how much...

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by SelseyBill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Those agencies would be very foolish to withhold certification if Boeing fixes all issues. The FAA could turn around and do the same thing. Maybe the FAA would decide they need to go over the A320neo again since they missed things on the 73M. What you are suggesting is a dangerous game. Bullying EA...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 118325

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

It will be costly, but cost well spent, as higher production rates unlock economy of scales advantages that make the plane even more competitive. If they can bring it to around 25 frames per months on 2 lines, they should be well set. Sure, but it's no small ask for the rest of the supply chain to ...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

JetBuddy wrote:
.......'Airbus wants the 737 MAX back in the air almost as much as Boeing does'. [/i]


.....absolutely correct.......

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by SelseyBill
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The court of public opinion will have no bearing on whether the 73M returns to service. Interesting viewpoint. Airlines around the world are very conscious of the views of their customers and public, and that problem will be focussed onto their national authorities. If they then refuse to book on M...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The problem appears to be the FAA. Not Boeing. Really? I'd say both organisations have been proven to be 'asleep at the wheel', and both driven predominantly by stocks over safety. The FAA have been far too 'close' to Boeing, maybe even negligent in carrying out their own responsibilities. To imply...

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by SelseyBill
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

.........'Days after the Lion Air crash, the agency invited Boeing executives to the F.A.A.’s Seattle headquarters , according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The officials sat incredulous as Boeing executives explained details about the system that they didn’t know. In the middle of th...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA so cautious?
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Re: Why is BA so cautious?

........but as cheap as BA has been behaving in recent years under Alex Cruz........ Cheap??????? Wow....... Have a serious look at the levels of investment BA have input over the last few years, and re-calibrate your use of the word 'cheap'. Believe me, there is nothing 'cheap' about running an ai...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA so cautious?
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Re: Why is BA so cautious?

Cheap??????? Wow....... Have a serious look at the levels of investment BA have input over the last few years, and re-calibrate your use of the word 'cheap'. Believe me, there is nothing 'cheap' about running an airline. If/when you are a shareholder of whatever company it maybe, you might often in...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA so cautious?
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Re: Why is BA so cautious?

........but as cheap as BA has been behaving in recent years under Alex Cruz........ Cheap??????? Wow....... Have a serious look at the levels of investment BA have input over the last few years, and re-calibrate your use of the word 'cheap'. Believe me, there is nothing 'cheap' about running an ai...

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by SelseyBill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 9209

Re: 737-8200?

It's one way of dropping the tainted-"Max" name from public-facing fleet information. Expect more, unless Boeing comes up with a new name. A rose by any other name... The problem for Boeing is that the only way forward is for the regulators to bless the 737 as safe again and use that as l...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO of Norwegian resigns
Replies: 19
Views: 6407

Re: CEO of Norwegian resigns

Polot wrote:
The dramatic part is that he resigned effective immediately without a permanent successor lined up.


.....maybe Willie Walsh will be making all the important decisions pretty soon?.......

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 97
Views: 14048

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

If customers had any principles they'd ignore BA on this route. Given that BA ignored them for 10 years. Even without direct flights, you could still book Pakistan flights via 'ba.com' using BA's alliance/codeshare partners like QR via DOH. Thats why airlines have codeshares etc. It wasn't a questi...

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by SelseyBill
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3925

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

Yes, I hate holding companies accountable for their actions or lack of action.. ........how about holding the; you know; actual criminals to account here? This is getting far too easy to do this sort of thing. If I was one of these criminals, I would be thinking about trying to hack into the comput...

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by SelseyBill
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Maybe I see through the faux outrage. Some of is realize Boeong isn't alone in having an airplane with a defect or design flaw. But Boeing does need new leadership. Not just because of this bit the NMA should have been launched a long time ago. They are being way too conservative in that market. I ...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If you think the pilots and airlines will be blameless in the accident reports then you aren't paying attention. The biggest mistake the crew made on the days of the crashes was to get out of bed that morning. How can you 'blame' the airlines and pilots about a piece of kit that Boeing had not told...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I am lost. How Rockwell Collins wronged Boeing? They are responsible for the design of MCAS. 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 fo...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21052

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

........When the next biggest carriers have roughly 5% (Lufthansa) & 3% (Virgin Atlantic) share, that's a dominant airline. Dominant compared to who exactly? Certainly not BA's prime European competitors. BA have said many times over the years that they welcome competition as it keeps them shar...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21052

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Do you work for BA? Nope...... You're incredibly negative in regard to VS. I'm not negative about VS at all; just their founder. I've flown them many times, l Iike their staff and their product and look forward to every flight with them. Being a successful British entrepreneur, I should like Sir Be...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21052

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Yes but to where? While I assume many would choose them over BA (assuming the same price on a route) there would also be many who would do the opposite. I wish them luck if they're planning a large expansion like this but I'm not sure how effective it can be The problem is that Virgin currently can...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21052

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

No, Boris is REALLY against Heathrow expansion, it caused him no end of grief as a cabinet member in May’s govt, but it’s finally moving ahead thankfully. with him being the most likely next british PM, i wonder if there's anything he can to do to stymie it? I was convinced he'd cancel it BUT it se...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21052

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

ewt340 wrote:
This is a good thing. BA get extremely lazy since early 2000. They refused to improve their services because they got no competition. With VS growing, BA would be forced to be more competitive.


What routes do you have in mind where BA had no competition?

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21052

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

........and there is a lot less BA can do with new slots than underdogs VS/DL. Really? Have you not noticed all those new and re-introduced routes too long to list that BA have successfully launched since they acquired the BD portfolio? The LHR brass I have spoken to over recent years are more than...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21052

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

All HOT AIR from VS.... they had the opportunity with chance to purchase BD...... Also, pretty sure VS still lease out some slots....? Anyhow , DL call the shots now, not windbag SRB Couldn't agree more! The fact that EK, QR, EY, CX and a litany of other airlines have been able to expand their slot...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21052

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

auction the slots, VS shouldn't be given slots just because they demand them. And some should be kept around for new entrants. That's the logical approach if demand exceeds supply - auction the slots to the highest bidder and use the money to help pay for the runway and infrastructure improvements....

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36652

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

When you are dealing with components that can only be moved by ship or air the costs become huge, and require very significant justifications in order to rationalize them. I believe that this is a big reason why Boeing built the 777X wing plant in Everett. Airbus clearly has taken this insufficient...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36652

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

.......The Air New Zealand sale should have gone A350 Lightsaber , do you think this pronouncement by Airbus on competitive pricing is a signal that they may have lost the 'Project Sunrise' contract too? I'm not hearing very good vibes for Airbus about it from the English Midlands........ I appreci...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21052

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Utter BS. That level of growth in a legacy company in a cut throat market would end them. It’s all fluff and PR. What it likely means is an opportunity to consolidate London operations at one airport and close Gatwick, but we’re a long way away from that. All those Connect Airways DHDs now make sen...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18132

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Stitch wrote:
Cross the Atlantic Ocean, for one. :cheeky:

Yes, I'm aware the XLR can do TATL; that wasn't what I meant, but never mind.........

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by SelseyBill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18132

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

........I trust IAG knows what they're doing and I feel it would be arrogant for me to presume I know more than they do about how they run their company The board doesn't 'own' IAG, the shareholders do. The board runs the business in the best interests of its shareholders, and there are 000's of IA...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18132

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Not sure why you are asking me this question. It is Walsh who spoke of spurring competition whilst penning an LOI with a single vendor without an RFP, not me. One could easily ask Mr. Walsh the same as the last time any IAG airline ordered a Boeing narrowbody was decades ago (737 Classic). Since th...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18132

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

....and Airbus is just being Airbus. A competitor is never satisfied until there is no more competition. .......thats right...... Just like how Airbus tried to openly kill-off the A330NEO with rock-bottom 787 pricing, and then how Airbus tried to completely kill-off the Bombardier C-Series at birth...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71325

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

If the question of aircraft pricing comes up, Airbus has as much to lose as Boeing. .....and now the news that Airbus were not even given the opportunity to bid for this order. Wow. If true; and it seems it is; an awful lot of questions arise, and no wonder shares dropped with the news. I would hav...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71325

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

If the question of aircraft pricing comes up, Airbus has as much to lose as Boeing. .....and now the news that Airbus were not even given the opportunity to bid for this order. Wow. If true; and it seems it is; an awful lot of questions arise, and no wonder shares dropped with the news. I would hav...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71325

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

It’s not dumping to sell below cost. Thats interesting, and probably worthy of a separate thread someplace. If IAG buys the planes in Britain and then assigns them to EU subsidiaries, then Boeing didn’t sell them in the EU. By the time Boeing begins delivery Britain will be out of the EU therefore ...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71325

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

by738 wrote:
SelseyBill wrote:
; the WTO is sure gonna be interested.......

Doubt they'll give two hoots


....depends on who complains/ if anyone complains.......

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71325

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Have Boeing pulled another United-Style order here? ....mmmmmm, interesting thought. Its gonna be sure interesting to find out what IAG paid per unit for these MAX's. If Boeing have priced this deal at rates under production cost; the WTO is sure gonna be interested....... Boeing might be able to p...

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