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by SelseyBill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 71
Views: 11723

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: 5964

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: 13061

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: 3312

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: 699
Views: 97665

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: 699
Views: 97665

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: 699
Views: 97665

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: 19273

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: 19273

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: 19273

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: 19273

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: 19273

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: 19273

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: 19273

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: 19273

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: 33800

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: 33800

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: 19273

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: 124
Views: 16571

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: 124
Views: 16571

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: 124
Views: 16571

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: 124
Views: 16571

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: 344
Views: 43449

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: 344
Views: 43449

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: 344
Views: 43449

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: 344
Views: 43449

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: 344
Views: 43449

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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by SelseyBill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43449

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 SelseyBill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45319

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

In all honesty, the NMA as a small widebody seems like a solution looking for a problem.. Completely agree. If I'm Boeing right now, Im looking to launch a 797, but it would be a slightly wider, higher-sitting 3-3 narrow-body all new 737 replacement, sitting between the E2 and the 788. and roughly ...

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by SelseyBill
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 545
Views: 90358

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

STC said 3 things in the article of importance. A) Overall numbers the same, 150 and 40 B) Might swap 78K for 789 C) This realignment driven by the change to the A380 program. I think the most likely outcome is just what he says. 78K order was compromised because he has A350's coming, so he's movin...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3244

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fr...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3244

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....and how does a Train line to BHX and MAN justify stopping flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA? BHX isn't served ex-LHR anyway ........the OP was about Boris Johnson, and whether as PM he might re-light the debate on 3rd runway @ LHR versus a new airport down on the Medway. I responded with the general p...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3244

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

chonetsao wrote:
Boris is smart, .


.....that right there is a whole new thread someplace..........

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3244

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fr...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3244

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

BTW - Ealing council is saying that 69% of their residents back LHR expansion. Meanwhile in Hounslow a Feb 2019 residents’ survey revealed that 59% of residents supported a new runway – up from 44% in 2016. .....this has always been the case IMO; its only the Zac Goldsmiths of this world, and noisy...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3244

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

...anyways, the topic in hand is aviation related, not rail or the election. .........rail is; in my estimation; a perfectly valid topic for discussion if its development can potentially free up slot space at Heathrow for more inter-continental flights, and avoid the need to spend £25billion on a n...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3244

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

Are you kidding? It has taken ten years not to build build HS2 and around £100 billion for a line that gets as far as north Birmingham! HS2 is the Berlin Airport of GB. Whatever they decide for any of the London airports will most likely end up exactly the same. Extreme over Budget, severely delaye...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3244

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fr...

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by SelseyBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3244

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fre...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 767
Views: 307670

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

LAX772LR wrote:
The99Percent wrote:
Seeing the BA livery on such a long aircraft is "interesting".

Agree.

Seems like the Speedmarque should be made longer, to accommodate.


Wow, just wow.......

That BA 35k just looks stunning. Wow.......

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by SelseyBill
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4153

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

SCQ83 wrote:
How will LEVEL end?


.....when IAG takes control of W6........

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by SelseyBill
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19748

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

....my personal 'feel good' Delta story comes from 1993, when my elderly mother had to visit Houston from London. Travelling home, she had booked a direct flight, which got cancelled, and she was waiting to get a flight via BOS or JFK. The wait went on for hours without assistance, when a Delta rep ...

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by SelseyBill
Wed May 29, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show
Replies: 33
Views: 3213

Re: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show

N766UA wrote:
If your extensive process leads you to “Boeing Brasil,” your extensive process sucks.


Easily, post of the week, well done........!!!

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by SelseyBill
Wed May 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20083

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

WeatherPilot wrote:
Airbus should just bring back the A310 with a new engine creating the A310neo.


..........or a A330-200 shrink with de-rated engine and weight loss programme.........I call it the A330-100CEO.........

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by SelseyBill
Fri May 03, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11903

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

A third runway in west London would cause a huge increase in traffic and pollution and above all in noise. Heathrow have a long way to go before they can meet the environmental standards demanded by law. "The third runway should not happen. This could be an inflection point toward less airplan...

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by SelseyBill
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44350

Re: WN looking at A220

........Southwest will be a tough (not impossible though) nut for Airbus to crack - a lot of infrastructure built around the 737....... .....true, but support infrastructure might not necessarily be initially necessary, if say; for example any nominal WN A220's were based, leased and operated from ...

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by SelseyBill
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35291

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

Rate 63 would mean around 750 a year. Airbus aims for about 700 A320 family frames this year. Rate 60 by summer. Airbus production calendar is 11.5 months. 724 a year. ....as a matter of interest, does anyone know if Airbus is running their A32X production lines 24 hours a day, or do they shut down...

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by SelseyBill
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What British Airways needs to do
Replies: 38
Views: 3633

Re: What British Airways needs to do

You've obviously taken a great deal of time and put un a lot of effort over this. I'm always glad to hear open-minded constructive feedback as someone that sits at the pointy end. I hope you appreciate my input and viewa from where I tend to sit?..........................................I have thou...

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