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by nry
Sun May 24, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154619

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Planes are super for anything over 500-1000 miles. There are hints regarding what ultra-next generation planes could do on the lower margins of that range, even going down to 100 miles. I am a rail fan, and a bedroom/roomette offer something unique, comfortable, and pampering. But I fear optimized ...

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by nry
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap
Replies: 45
Views: 13497

Re: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap

WesternDC6B wrote:
smithbs wrote:
Let me get in front of this right now - Please! No jokes about speed tape! We all know that joke!

Enough!


What about “that will buff right out”?

/ducking


Nothing that a couple of Shamwows could clean up.

The real question is whether or not this impacts the ability to haul fish.

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by nry
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28397

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

leftcoast8 wrote:
Icelandair's code of FI comes from the predecessor of Flugfélag Íslands (literally "Iceland Airlines"), which merged with Loftleiðir in 1979 to create the modern day Icelandair.


Are you sure FI wasn't for Fish Importing?

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by nry
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paralympic medallist climbs on top of BA aircraft at LCY - Extinction Rebellion protest
Replies: 15
Views: 4987

Re: Paralympic medallist climbs on top of BA aircraft at LCY - Extinction Rebellion protest

https://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2016/1 ... violation/

I'm sure he took a boat from Ireland to London /s Probably not.
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Hilarious. He was caught doping in the past.

https://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2016/1 ... violation/

I'm sure he took a boat from Ireland to London /s Probably not.

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by nry
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46102

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Why should there be a law? Why should the government get involved with this? To protect the customer. I know this isn't very common in the US, but in Europe there are a lot of laws that protect customers against the power of large companies. Customers have rights and those rights, unfortunately, ha...

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by nry
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46102

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

That’s probably true of folks who are truly hidden city ticketing but what about a Milwaukee-based business passenger scheduled to fly BHM-ORD-MKE who suddenly gets an 8:00 meeting in Chicago the next day dropped on her? If I were that passenger, I would seriously consider skipping the ORD-MKE leg,...

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by nry
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46102

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Loyal travelers aren't using hidden city ticketing. People using this trick by definition are chasing the cheapest fare. That is not the behavior of a loyal customer. In any case, all this hot air is doing exactly what United wants - driving the travel hackers to other airlines. I'm sure they make i...

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by nry
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 11339

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

SJC numbers out: https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Bay-Area-airports-by-the-numbers-13607810.php The struggle of the intercontinental flights does surprise me. I don't know if it's a failure of marketing them and getting the word out, or if the strength of UA at SFO is just too great to pull th...

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by nry
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 21400

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

I'm happy this is happening to Boeing. I will make sure I choose the MAX for domestic and 787 for international moving forward as these will be the most scrutinized commercial aircraft in a very long time.

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by nry
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 49949

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

I predict if Boeing brings NMA in 2020 and start delivering 2026/27, Airbus will launch the A320 replacement in 2023 with delivery in 2030. Just that the new Airbus narrowbody will be 320/321/322 sized instead of 319/320/321. Depends on how big the backlog of A320 family models will be in 2023. The...

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by nry
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36539

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

I think it's a fair point to say that Boeing whith[SIC] this amount of deferred costs shouldn't sell B787s cheap. Only if you're an accountant with a bean-counter-only mindset. Clearly, these guys are balancing that off with other considerations, like giving the A350 a bloody nose in the market whe...

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by nry
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287432

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

Otherwise this would just ended up like A330-800neo. And at least the -800neo are just a re-engined aircraft with some minor improvements. B777-8 is heavily modified version of the classic series. It's a waste of money for them. I don't think it would worth it for Boeing to sell around 10 aircrafts...

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by nry
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 24506

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

A commonly cited reason for the downfall of 747 size aircraft is that filling an aircraft of that size with passengers whilst still charging competitive prices for tickets is just too difficult. The thing is, before the days of flat bed seats, 747s used to carry more passengers, in a market that wa...

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by nry
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 7520

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

Just because a great deal of Asian flying depends on VFR and Im a demographics nerd, Ill share some Asian demographics data below. Ill do total numbers later. In 2017, here are the number of Asian immigrants that came to each metro area. This does include all of Asia, not just East Asia: 1. NYC: 62...

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by nry
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 31790

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

Vladex wrote:
Business prices are totally made up and most people don't pay them so it's not relevant


LOL.

Enough said.

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by nry
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 17877

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

2travel2know2 wrote:
Why should Boeing bother with a new narrow-body of its own if it could just get Embraer to build it for Boeing?


That's the interesting question. Does the E190-E2 have the bones to become a 150 seater?

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by nry
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14961

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation ?

I think the mistakes are on the marketing/sales side. They simply overestimated the demand. No doubt the timing wasn't excellent either. Marketing and sales? How about engineers designing an overweight airplane in anticipation of a stretch that would never come? How about finance signing off on the...

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by nry
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 17886

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

mict wrote:
sincx wrote:
mict wrote:
Weather is bad enough that there are some go arounds. UA525 from IAD just went around.

It ended up diverting to SJC.


It just took off from SJC heading to SFO now


This was my aircraft to go to LAX. 4 hour delay!

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by nry
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 400
Views: 71999

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Sorry / not sure if anyone has pointed this out before: what about passenger comfort? I usually fly single aisle within Europe, say max 3-4 hours. Longer than that would feel really really cramped. A bit strange if I need to take a stroll around the tiny aisle every few hours and stretch my limbs. ...

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by nry
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 400
Views: 71999

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

ewt340 wrote:
Well, this could be free Experiment for them to do so. Since they already use A320neo/A321neo. They could probably do JFK to few German cities to see if it would work for them.


And a Eurowings division that could house it.

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by nry
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 14993

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Mixed feelings here, like other posters said, I like how they incorporated the 'tulip' and the 'sunset' colour gradation from the saul bass livery, didn't mind the grey either but the font was horrible, characterless 'times romanesque' and "airlines" was not needed, we always just knew it...

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by nry
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 219
Views: 28245

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

seabosdca wrote:
What this means in the real world is that the 787-10 will do fine for most airlines on missions up to around 12 hours, unless the route is one where the hold is full of fruit or live lobster or something else extremely heavy.


So you telling us that the 78X is not a good fish hauler.

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by nry
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12331

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

My continued comment: airlines (and Orbitz or Travelocity) should advertise what they are selling. Just as I generally prefer a 3 star motel, I would like to know what kind of seat I am buying. I find a typical WN seat to be a 3 star. Flying legacy airlines typically 2 star or less regardless of wh...

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by nry
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 15889

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

Seems like trijets suffer for being in the middle. Not enough total thrust of a quad, but not efficient (or as cost effective) as a twin. The worst of both worlds.

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by nry
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 14867

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

The thing is, many people do know and they ignorantly ignore the proper pronunciation. I don't know who decided that Beijing should be pronounced with a French J, but it is really annoying. There is no French J in Beijing, or Mandarin for that matter. I cringed on a UA flight to PEK where the pilot...

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by nry
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 14867

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

The thing is, many people do know and they ignorantly ignore the proper pronunciation. I don't know who decided that Beijing should be pronounced with a French J, but it is really annoying. There is no French J in Beijing, or Mandarin for that matter. I cringed on a UA flight to PEK where the pilot...

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by nry
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 85
Views: 10184

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

Fascinating. But I'm not paying 200 dollars for a subscription. He really needs to drop that down or find another pay model. Yeah his price point is just way too high, I can get NYT for half the price. But interesting development. $200/year is a drop in the bucket as a business expense. I don't thi...

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by nry
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104235

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Dear Airbus, could you please give him eight A380s for free? This endless back-and-forth is distracting the civil aviation forum from more fruitful discussions (B757neo, cyrstall balls... ) B757neo, sounds great btw, maybe an item for a new topic? ;-) I don't know, it's always a risk to start a thr...

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by nry
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 87009

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

cathay747 wrote:
travaz wrote:
A two engine 747 would be awesome!


747neo

:scratchchin: :rotfl:


More like 747MAX!

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by nry
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 437861

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

In 10 years the 737 will be 60 years old. I really believe it's time for a whole new clean sheet design to enter the stage. And the market wants a new 737 sized aircraft, not necessarily a 767 replacement. And in 10 years, the A320 will be 40+ years from its first flight. When are we going to start...

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by nry
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 10834

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

Just took one: UA 955 TLV-SFO qualifies as a westbound redeye. It departs TLV at 12:55a and arrives in SFO at 6a.

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by nry
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 13965

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

Like I said, I am going to PM you everytime I buy a plane ticket. I'll have the money for the E ticket, and you and others on this forum can pay me the difference the first class ticket costs. Conversely, if new regulation is implemented, which increases the price of my economy seat, I should PM yo...

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by nry
Tue May 09, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 211191

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

If this happens, I can't wait for the threads on "How long can Airbus stretch a 30+ year old design?"

:stirthepot:

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by nry
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US 3 Forming Airline Groups
Replies: 16
Views: 3697

Re: US 3 Forming Airline Groups

The US3 airlines don't need to form a separate LCC/ULCC - Basic Economy is supposed to take on that role for them to compete at that price point.

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by nry
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 Replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 7880

Re: 737-200 Replacement

NYCRuss wrote:
Why bother with a 737-200NEO when Boeing should clearly make a 737-200NEOMAXLRXWB?


Man, what a fish hauler that would be.

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by nry
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand
Replies: 290
Views: 50252

Re: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand

While true, the airline does take some of the blame. They are partially responsible in framing the story- SQ could have done a better job making it clear to the media that the plane will be replaced by a new A380. Tell the story yourself, don't let the journalist do it for you. Blame? SQ shouldn't ...

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by nry
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 281037

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Found a bug around when I'm logged out. If I log in and go to airliners.net homepage, I stay logged in. If I use my bookmark that goes straight to the Civil Aviation Forum, I'm not logged in.

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by nry
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)
Replies: 76
Views: 16824

Re: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)

The issue is really that SFO for years has been focused on improving the "experience" lighting, food, etc. This has been great, and made some fantastic terminals, but Gate additions have not been the priority. Adding gates and amenities for passengers are not tradeoffs. They can be done a...

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by nry
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)
Replies: 76
Views: 16824

Re: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)

Kind of a fascinating idea. Unfortunately, it's ~10 miles of water to cross and to get expected headways for typical shuttle services, it would probably just cost way too much. They'd probably have to buy 8+ diesel burning boats and hire (expensive) crew for them. The only way something like that w...

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by nry
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30133

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/captainmeeerkat" class="quote" target="_blank">captainmeeerkat</a> (<a href="#77" class="quote">Reply 77</a>):<br/><i>. Is that fair to non US a...

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by nry
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30133

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/captainmeeerkat" class="quote" target="_blank">captainmeeerkat</a> (<a href="#68" class="quote">Reply 68</a>):<br/><i>Name for me please all the...

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by nry
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30133

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/captainmeeerkat" class="quote" target="_blank">captainmeeerkat</a> (<a href="#60" class="quote">Reply 60</a>):<br/><i>I am sorry but I seem to m...

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by nry
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30133

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/captainmeeerkat" class="quote" target="_blank">captainmeeerkat</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>Rather than saying I am wr...

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by nry
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 1
Replies: 205
Views: 27958

Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 1

For anyone who perceives "management" and "MBAs" making boneheaded decisions, I highly recommend looking at the back catalog of Stratechery (http://stratechery.com). Ben Thompson is a guy that focuses on tech, but his observations on organization, legacy companies and how they're set up apply to man...

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by nry
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 1
Replies: 205
Views: 27958

Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Amiga500" class="quote" target="_blank">Amiga500</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Funnily enough, its usually inept manage...

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by nry
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MOM Update
Replies: 208
Views: 25302

RE: Boeing MOM Update

Maybe the MOM is some form of the 787-3/8. Just need to wait long enough for Boeing to run further down the cost curve to be able to discount it to the right level. mid-2020s or 2030 timeframe? Sure beats the risk of a clean-sheeter.

[Edited 2016-04-18 14:37:32]

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by nry
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More On Boeing Job Cuts
Replies: 99
Views: 14916

RE: More On Boeing Job Cuts

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PHX787" class="quote" target="_blank">PHX787</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i>Hmmm, makes sense but i dont think you're go...

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by nry
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More On Boeing Job Cuts
Replies: 99
Views: 14916

RE: More On Boeing Job Cuts

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/StTim" class="quote" target="_blank">StTim</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>Before the early 1970s most (not all, of cours...

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