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by crimsonchin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 381
Views: 63291

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Great news for Airbus if this is results in (or is a result of) the upcoming QF order.

Longer range and more passengers than the -900ULR, I wonder what the final specs will be and how it was achieved.

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by crimsonchin
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.
Replies: 71
Views: 10846

Re: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.

No MAX order (that wasn't already in danger of being cancelled even before the grounding) is getting cancelled.

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by crimsonchin
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 92
Views: 25368

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

You can always guess who the thread-starter will be depending on what kind of Airbus related news it is.

It's good to see Airbus seems to have sufficiently alerted airlines before loss of lives or other potential embarrassments. Hopefully, a fix comes soon.

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by crimsonchin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385348

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Basically another potentially fatal fault was discovered unrelated to the MCAS issue that was being tested for and this fault has also been there from the start?

The NEO and that huge AA order really did a number on their psyche.

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by crimsonchin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19309

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

How does this even happen? So, somehow the AC crew didn't do a final check (which I'm guessing would have made someone notice her) after everyone had departed and just locked the plane????? Also, users on here need to stop doing this irritating thing where you think other people should enjoy situati...

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by crimsonchin
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43816

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Interesting that Reuters is saying the bid wasn't even open to both OEMs. If that's true, how does that tally with wanting to keep both sides on their toes and honest about pricing? :?: Yeah Boeing desperately needed the order, so that already assured BA of good pricing from the start, but that's st...

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by crimsonchin
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45805

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Now that Boeing has roped Airbus into launching the XLR and tying their resources into building that plane, they can hit Airbus on the counter by launching the NMA and Airbus won't be able to respond, effectively having that mighty 5000 plane market to themselves, genius.

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by crimsonchin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124537

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

Miami wrote:
Wonder when AA’s announcement will come.


What is AA supposed to be ordering?

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by crimsonchin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87244

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

Some NMA news GE’s Joyce said the launch of the A321XLR reinforces the company’s view NMA should have only one engine supplier. He understands P&W has the same view. Says 767-300-size NMA-7X will be first to market of Boeing’s two airplane NMA family. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1140...

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by crimsonchin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15327

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Interesting that every time the lack of engine choice was brought up in all the numerous 737-A320 threads, it was shot down because it doesn't matter much, but suddenly it's "oh we don't know, it could be better with two". Some consistency would be nice, to at least mask an agenda. Sure, ...

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by crimsonchin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15327

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Interesting that every time the lack of engine choice was brought up in all the numerous 737-A320 threads, it was shot down because it doesn't matter much, but suddenly it's "oh we don't know, it could be better with two". Some consistency would be nice, to at least mask an agenda.

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by crimsonchin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 307
Views: 68367

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Isn't motelyfool basically a Boeing fanboy blog?

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by crimsonchin
Fri May 31, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8306

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

Cute PR fluff.

No doubt Boeing respects the rival that pushed them so hard they rushed out a plane that subsequently got grounded and is under investigation, but I doubt both companies are holding hands around the campfire, especially at the top level.

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by crimsonchin
Wed May 29, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12545

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Well, they were supposed to be dead after a few hundred planes according to their expert rivals in the US, so it's a miracle they even made it to 50, you know? That's one thing they did right.

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by crimsonchin
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716163

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The Airbus defection thing is nothing more than a fantasy, if it'd have happened, it'd have happened by now. Some airlines are probably a bit irritated with Boeing, but no one will be running to buy A320s because of this.

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by crimsonchin
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716163

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

On Apr 27th 2019 it became known, that four independent whistleblowers, current and former Boeing employees, had called the FAA hotline for whistleblowers regarding aviation safety concerns on Apr 5th 2019. The concerns reported were wiring damage to the AoA related wiring as result of foreign obje...

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by crimsonchin
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55403

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

This is helpful. Wouldn’t a 359 be closer to MTOW than a 77L on most long-ish routes, though? That somewhat cancels out the wing advantage the 359 has. The 77L MTOW is 70,000 kg higher than the A359 MTOW. We joke at work how a fully loaded A359 is the same weight as an empty 77W. Yet by some miracl...

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by crimsonchin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55403

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

Why are you constantly trying to mislead people here, arguing A350 is significantly worse than 787? I didn't mislead people. I was simply pointing out the fact that A350 doesn't have the range like 789, or even 77W. I didn't say A350 is worse than 787 in all aspects. It still has larger cabin than ...

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by crimsonchin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44552

Re: WN looking at A220

Hopefully, A.net will display banners with crisis hotlines based in the US at the top of the thread if this order ever happens.

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by crimsonchin
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 94
Views: 10319

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

What advice? The MAX is obviously being handled by people with better facts than Anet (whether it's handled satisfactorily or if shortcuts are taken again is a different matter). It's not like Boeing have been getting orders slashed left and right. My only "advice" would be don't include a...

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by crimsonchin
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?
Replies: 46
Views: 8776

Re: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?

This is an Airline that had an internal memo touting their support for Boeing and takes pride in being an all Boeing airline probably more than any other airline in aviation, like an A.net fanboy airline. I'm surprised they haven't even dumped the Airbus planes

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by crimsonchin
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Takes Aim At Inconsistent Pilot Training Quality
Replies: 54
Views: 7591

Re: Airbus Takes Aim At Inconsistent Pilot Training Quality

They revealed all the new systems on the A320 and A350 in their manuals, so that's a good start.

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by crimsonchin
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35412

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

The only way they settle for the inferior airplane in this scenario is if Boeing offers a discount that makes it worth it and/or LH needs the planes faster than Airbus can deliver them. This might also be possible if the NMA is launched by then (doubtful) It's even more in Airbus' favour if the A220...

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by crimsonchin
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718416

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

My take on AF447 is that the automation design was based on sound principles, and worked as designed; the unfriendly user interface and a CRM nightmare tripped 3 professional pilots into a tragic error. Had the system provided more feedback on what it was and wasn't doing, and maybe even a helpful ...

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by crimsonchin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716163

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The MAX will be fine if only because Airbus cannot handle those orders. Agreed. Boeing are *very* lucky that neither of the MC-21 or C919 are certified and flying passengers yet - or that Bombardier didn't start with a CS300 then move to a CS500 (instead they erroneously [IMO] did CS100 first). The...

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by crimsonchin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716163

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

This isn't going to trigger a mass MAX cancellation. Maybe from ET or Lion Air if they feel Boeing didn't handle the incident better. But most likely any other cancellation will be from airlines who were already considering cancelling anyways due to other unrelated reason. The MAX will be fine if on...

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by crimsonchin
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia's Avianca cancels 17 Airbus plane orders, delays 35 deliveries
Replies: 28
Views: 5692

Re: Colombia's Avianca cancels 17 Airbus plane orders, delays 35 deliveries

Interesting numbers for Airbus' order books so far this year.

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by crimsonchin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716163

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It is dawning on me that there is a slim but non-zero possibility that the 737max may never be cleared to operate again - unless Boeing are allowed to do something no other aircraft has been under FAR25. The FAA might buy off on it, but really dunno how that will go down across the rest of the worl...

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by crimsonchin
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?
Replies: 33
Views: 3797

Re: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?

They get it right more often that not, so I'd say no (or at least not yet).

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by crimsonchin
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54348

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Remember how early 748 came out overweight? I wonder if Boeing would be willing to take certain B748 back from LH, sort of like a ultra D Check, put them on a diet, upgrade them where possible from nose to tail, and give the engines a second (or even third) PIP that the 787 engines have received. T...

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by crimsonchin
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716163

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

If there are any one of the parties involved who would be acting in self-interest to want the -8s & 9s to keep flying, it'd be the airlines, considering it's mostly about the money for them.

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by crimsonchin
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47002

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Too bad we'll probably be seeing those wingtips up a lot because they're ugly.

Can't wait to see those engine size comparisons when the plane is out and about. Is this it for the roll-out? Or will a bigger ceremony be scheduled for later when the MAX mess dies down?

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by crimsonchin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716163

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So, if Boeing is insisting there's nothing wrong with the MAX, meaning there's nothing to fix, at what point will the planes be cleared to fly again? I assume when a preliminary report is revealed from the findings in the ET blackboxes?

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by crimsonchin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718416

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Boeing isn't in the habit of pushing out defective airplanes, so the quickness with which people are jumping to blame this on the MAX is a bit strange, considering so far nothing (or at least not anything I've seen) besides the models being the same points to this accident is similar to the LionAir ...

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by crimsonchin
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Lufthansa 787 routes
Replies: 31
Views: 5034

Re: Possible Lufthansa 787 routes

So, I'm confused, the OP basically starts a thread that's (so far on the evidence presented) just basically a fanboy jerkoff wish dream and it's presented as fact? Right.

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by crimsonchin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Etihad restructures aircraft orders
Replies: 83
Views: 13834

Re: Etihad restructures aircraft orders

What a joke Airbus has become. So airlines can add or cancel orders as they please now? Investors need to start asking serious questions about the firmness of these orders when they are announced. You don't slide 42 x A350's under the carpet, that is 10 billion worth of aircraft going up in smoke. ...

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by crimsonchin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170654

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The mythical snake oil plane that will cure all size gap ills and put Airbus out of business, continues to be elusive, I see. Even better is that Boeing apparently slowed down development to confuse Airbus, so they don't know what to respond to, truly genius stuff. At least with all this, no one is ...

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by crimsonchin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 29950

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

Doing that would end up hurting them more than it'd hurt Boeing [actually considering how well the MAX will do, Boeing probably wouldn't even be hurt at all outside a few weeks of negative headlines] so this seems like a bluff.

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by crimsonchin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 45571

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

The same poster who says this It worries me when people try to steer away from a flight safety / certification discussion they maybe do not like. Btw EASA take over FAA certification & the other way around. Unless e.g. FAA sees their certification requirements not met in a satisfactory way. say...

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by crimsonchin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595714

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Maybe if they spent as much time and effort on updating pilots on what they might face flying the plane, as they did trying to bullshit the public about how competitive it is, they might have found it worthwhile to include info on the MCAS in the manuals.

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by crimsonchin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 9739

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

It's like I went back in time to the AF447 thread, featuring the same people arguing with the same American/Boeing fanboy on the sidestick.

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by crimsonchin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17959

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

It's possible some of these people aren't complaining just because they're 'sensitive' (and the noise is irritating) but some of you think they are because you're plane nuts.

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by crimsonchin
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 50
Views: 11904

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

Boeing says the NG has better performance than the NEO, and we know they'd never lie, so that's one reason.

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by crimsonchin
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 42152

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Thank heavens for that post-flight pic, or I imagine in a few weeks, we'd have one of the usual fanboys on the other side, cooking up some fanfiction about how SQ were really disappointed with the A350's performance on the route and were now looking to the 777X.

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by crimsonchin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 101
Views: 30487

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

I remember being on here when the order was announced, allegedly it was tightly contested between the 747-8 and A380.

And everyone knows according to A.net Boeing logic, anytime an Airbus wins vs. Boeing in an RFP, it can only be because of discounts.

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by crimsonchin
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?
Replies: 27
Views: 4394

Re: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?

No, they're not GE with Airbus.

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by crimsonchin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 430691

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

This must be the most amazing airplane ever to not fly yet. No one knows what it is, no one what it will be, but it's already going to be the bestest plane that'll trump every other thing before it and currently in existence. Lovely stuff.

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by crimsonchin
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103011

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

ikolkyo wrote:
crimsonchin wrote:
Is this a post-Leahy thing or does Airbus seem to be booking more "UFO" orders lately? Thought it was mostly a rubbish Boeing tactic.


? It’s a tactic used by everyone.


Yes, hence the word "mostly"

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by crimsonchin
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103011

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Is this a post-Leahy thing or does Airbus seem to be booking more "UFO" orders lately? Thought it was mostly a rubbish Boeing tactic.

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by crimsonchin
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 33537

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

I hope someone asks Airbus if they're even thinking about the CS500.

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