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by StTim
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 10768

Re: RR finds cracks on fan blades in Trent XWB engine

Is GE really the only competent turbine engine manufacturer? GE has had it's share of issues over the years. The last one I am aware of affecting them is the icing issues. Which icing issues? If you're referring to icing in fuel-flow at heat interchange (BA and DL incidents), that was RR, not GE. N...

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by StTim
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 176
Views: 27918

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

That is marketing flim flam and does not constitute any sort of guarantee as any airline buyer will know.

Sorry this sort of statement is better than Randy's A321 is catching up - but there is no guarantee here.

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by StTim
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 260
Views: 61452

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/orders-deliveries
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It is 4,178 minus the SCS606 635 to give the expected backlog of 3,543.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/orders-deliveries

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by StTim
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 260
Views: 61452

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

What does ACS606 adjustment mean? Are they on the books or not? Yes they are on the books, but Boeing believes there is a good chance that they will eventually be cancelled. How is the total MAX orderbook right now? Boeing changed their O&D page to an Excel spreadsheet and it currently shows 4,...

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by StTim
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 176
Views: 27918

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

GE has committed to staying 5% ahead of any Trent regarding SFC. Whether they are 5% ahead now will be known shortly, although due to flying testbed flights, I'm sure GE already knows if they are ahead, and by how far. I am surprised at this statement. A 5% SFC (I assume this is at cruise thrust as...

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by StTim
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 10768

Re: RR finds cracks on fan blades in Trent XWB engine

Is GE really the only competent turbine engine manufacturer? GE has had it's share of issues over the years. The last one I am aware of affecting them is the icing issues. The engine manufacturers have been really pushing the envelope to get the fuel economies the frame makers are demanding. This p...

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by StTim
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 176
Views: 27918

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

GE has committed to staying 5% ahead of any Trent regarding SFC. Whether they are 5% ahead now will be known shortly, although due to flying testbed flights, I'm sure GE already knows if they are ahead, and by how far. I am surprised at this statement. A 5% SFC (I assume this is at cruise thrust as...

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by StTim
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54733

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

sgrow787 wrote:
Risk mitigation goes out the window.


The design of a plane is all about design compromises and risk mitigation. Risk mitigation never goes out the window!

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by StTim
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airways plans LHR-Teesside
Replies: 14
Views: 4414

Re: Eastern Airways plans LHR-Teesside

My first flight was this route on a Viscount!

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by StTim
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 372
Views: 126798

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I cannot find the details but this was discussed some time back. Apparently they found that the extra probes were not required and the data could be established with those that remain.

This will save a little weight, complexity and clean up the airflow over the cockpit.

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by StTim
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 174
Views: 33999

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

I agree the 777x is looking increasingly the wrong plane at the wrong time. It will continue to burn money for years to come, if it is ever profitable. Boeing is in a world of hurt at the moment with 737Max and Covid. The only really profitable plane they currently have is the 767 - who would have t...

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by StTim
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110708

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

No, it wouldn't be. It would, cause Boeing would spent all those money just for Airlines to give it a cold shoulder. Rehashing B757 doesn't make sense. Too many reason for airlines not to use it. Not many Airlines have or would give Boeing a cold shoulder. Airbus is good, But NOT that good that any...

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by StTim
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110708

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

I really do not see how people consider that Boeing could reinstall the 757 production line and produce an already certified aircraft.

There will be so many changes, new tooling, new companies, etc it must be treated as new. Are the 757 drawings even in in any current readable electronic form?

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by StTim
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280306

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Do we know how many frames are in, or have completed, final assembly?

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by StTim
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54733

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Maybe it was a bit difficult!

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by StTim
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing
Replies: 29
Views: 6979

Re: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing

Hmm - If Norwegian do survive do you think that relations with Boeing are going to be tainted for a long time?

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by StTim
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow closes southern runway for repairs
Replies: 11
Views: 2458

Re: Heathrow closes southern runway for repairs

They are bickering about two to three weeks? Sometimes I despair of my fellow Brits!

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by StTim
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54733

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Nice Partial Quote. The post I was replying to was implying that the only way out of a high angle attack going forward was repeated MCAS activations - I simply pointed out that the pilots would not have to sit there passively and wait for the plane to correct itself. If it was severe enough there w...

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by StTim
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 260
Views: 61452

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

Damn... guess they didn't secure the 787/777X order. Are you surprised? I would have expected them to announce it at the time via PR even if announced as UFO. I always felt it was brave making such a statement in current circumstances. Until the signature was on the order and the deposit in the ban...

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by StTim
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54733

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Good summary. Learning the wrong lessons indeed.

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by StTim
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54733

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Boeing were instructed to ground the plane. At the time it felt like they were intent on keeping it flying.

Anyhow I am not sure what raking over these old coals adds to the debate. Surely we have been around these Groundhog Day loops more than enough times.

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by StTim
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF Fighters escort Ryanair jet into Stansted
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

Re: RAF Fighters escort Ryanair jet into Stansted

Stanstead is the airport of choice for hijack etc. This was an unruly passenger from what I am reading on Twitter.

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by StTim
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 260
Views: 61452

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

I have always asked myself, if UA is perhaps not willed to replace the B777 with a product of the next generation jet families, so the A350 XWB...... instead they are just waiting for the following generation of jets, the A350 Neo? EIS for the RR Ultrafan is now scheduled around 2027; Airbus has al...

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by StTim
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 260
Views: 61452

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

It really is a perfect storm for the global economy and that is what drives aerospace.
:o

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by StTim
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34358

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Whatever happened with this lawsuit? I assume Delta settled out of court or backed off but I have no idea. If Delta is still using it, it means AA failed in an attempt to get an injunction, and has not prevailed in court. Maybe it hasn't yet proceeded to trial; maybe AA withdrew its complaint. I kn...

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by StTim
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9969

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

I realise this - hell I was born in Kent. I also realise that Gatwick is the best placed airport for a part of the population - but it isn't for a many many more. Luton is a poor airport - but it is best placed for me and has (or rather had) connections to many European locations. Flying long haul i...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020
Replies: 95
Views: 18989

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020

Perversely the MAX grounding is probably providing some sort of floor under the 737NG.

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by StTim
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5061

Re: United A350 orders

That is the one - so 11 days conversion training - not 30 for an A320 pilot to change to the A350.

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by StTim
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9969

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

The major issue for Gatwick is its location. It is appallingly placed for most residents of the south east of England. For low cost traveller to Europe the cost of getting to/from the airport is a critical factor. Right where to start what’s appalling about Gatwick - Direct trains to Bedford and si...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5061

Re: United A350 orders

I have seen a slide on the Airbus pilot conversion times between families.

Can I find it?

Of course not!

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by StTim
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9969

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

I travelled Gatwick to central London by train in January this year for £5.60 in about 32 minutes. What is the issue with that? The number of comments I read on this site about the issues/time/cost of getting from Gatwick into London really puzzles me. Do the people who make these posts know what t...

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by StTim
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9969

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

The major issue for Gatwick is its location. It is appallingly placed for most residents of the south east of England. For low cost traveller to Europe the cost of getting to/from the airport is a critical factor. It has the best railway linkage and adequate National Express coaches. It does indeed...

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by StTim
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9969

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

The major issue for Gatwick is its location. It is appallingly placed for most residents of the south east of England. For low cost traveller to Europe the cost of getting to/from the airport is a critical factor.

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by StTim
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280306

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I spotted that on the twitter feed this morning and could not think of another plane that had the same tail configuration

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by StTim
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321NEO and A321XLR Structural and System Changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3694

Re: A321NEO and A321XLR Structural and System Changes

Pretty big change to the flaps, going from double slotted to a new single slot design (apparently different from the single design on the A319/A320) Interesting they went from double to single slotted flaps. I always thought the double slot on the A321 was to increase the lift capability at low spe...

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by StTim
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20249

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

This is a public statement from Airbus that they are not going to be patsies and just roll over when the airlines want reduced prices/deferrals. Now this is out in the open the sales people who get those calls will be able to be firmer. This will also without doubt be happening in Seattle/Chicago as...

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by StTim
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57421

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, May 2020

I have another question - when they stopped production did they flush all the part worked frames through - or is the line stocked with frames in various stages of assembly?

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by StTim
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57421

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, May 2020

I presume that until approved these new frames will be built to the existing MAX specification and so will require rework post any lifting of the grounding?

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by StTim
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57421

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, May 2020

The impairment is a given. What to me is more interesting is deferments rather than cancellations, and agreement to accept some future discounts rather than all cash, which will keep them likely to stay a MAX customer going forward. Which is Boeing's preferred option, however, I expect our resident...

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by StTim
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11256

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

But not good news for A320N with LEAP engines. Some of those are flying.

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by StTim
Wed May 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280306

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

So what structural, efficiency and aerodynamic magic do you think Airbus was able to pull off to make the A351 so much better than Boeing can with the 777X 4-5 years later While the A350 still have the longitudinal splice joint and the 787 does not, both do not have the massive number of stringer f...

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by StTim
Fri May 08, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280306

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Sorry I just don't buy that - however many times you repeat it. And just because they are "Boeing" test pilots, it doesn't mean they do not have experience flying Airbus aircrafts. Boeing or Airbus would not be doing their due diligence if they did not hire test pilots with extensive expe...

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by StTim
Fri May 08, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280306

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I think test pilots can get a pretty good feel for how a plane will do fairly early-long before it has been put through all its paces. From my perspective as a private pilot, I owned a C182 (with a partner) for 10 years. It was an old one-1962, which meant it did not have the “improvements” that Ce...

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by StTim
Fri May 08, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280306

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

They will not have got anywhere near flight testing of those sorts of functions yet. It is all at present basic flight stability in different configurations. They will know if there are any major gremlins in the frame (which I really doubt) and be getting a reasonable appreciation for how it flies. ...

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by StTim
Thu May 07, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280306

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

What was the wind situation at the time?

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by StTim
Thu May 07, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1464
Views: 280306

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Those who think that Boeing will know (or have reasonable insights on) the final performance of the 779 frame are I think living in a fantasy land. We all know that up tp now that the 779 hasn't flown particularly high or fast (well the last couple of days have seen some change in that) and the perf...

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by StTim
Wed May 06, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31078

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Just another chance for the haters to hate. As a passenger the A380 is the most comfortable ride I have ever been on.

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by StTim
Sat May 02, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing raises $25B in new Debt sale
Replies: 61
Views: 6856

Re: Boeing raises $25B in new Debt sale

https://airinsight.com/boeings-debt-wil ... k-thereof/


I am not an avid reader of airinsight but I have not marked them out as anti Boeing so far.
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This is airinsights take on the $25bn financing and it is not the positive spin of some above.

https://airinsight.com/boeings-debt-wil ... k-thereof/


I am not an avid reader of airinsight but I have not marked them out as anti Boeing so far.

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