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by wrongwayup
Wed May 27, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72151

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

[quote="IADCA"][quote="IADCA"] [quote="mickster"][quote="mickster"] I find that shocking. In the world of aircraft transactions, where I usually hang out, we typically use deposits in lieu of break fees (though it has the same net effect as to who keeps the ca...

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by wrongwayup
Wed May 27, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72151

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

Now EU will open full-scale investigation into AC-TS deal over worries purchase could reduce competition on 33 routes. https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/airlines/air-canada-transat-deal-faces-intense-eu-antitrust-scrutiny Air Canada will be thrilled. If the EU quashes the deal it me...

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by wrongwayup
Tue May 26, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72151

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

Now EU will open full-scale investigation into AC-TS deal over worries purchase could reduce competition on 33 routes. https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/airlines/air-canada-transat-deal-faces-intense-eu-antitrust-scrutiny Air Canada will be thrilled. If the EU quashes the deal it me...

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by wrongwayup
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 42365

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Smaller aircraft are going to be more valuable going forward. The A220 program has a shot at gaining new customers going forward. Airbus shouldn't really be reducing the ramp at all. Get to 15/mo by 2024/2025. There's a solid share for marketshare grab while maintaining profitability. I do not thin...

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by wrongwayup
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 range and A223LR
Replies: 40
Views: 7328

Re: A220 range and A223LR

Add 3 rows to this & it''s stuffed. https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Swiss_Airlines/SWISS_LX_Airbus_A220-300_A.php As per the TCDS , the maximum occupancy of the BD-500-1A11 (a.k.a. A220-300) is 153: - 1 Pilot; - 1 Co-pilot; - 1 Observer; - 3 Cabin Crew minimum; - 145 passengers. It's interest...

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by wrongwayup
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36502

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Scope relaxation has historically happened during periods of bankruptcies or restructurings, I could totally see the COVID crisis as the catalyst for a scope change that allows the E2 a foothold.

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by wrongwayup
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 range and A223LR
Replies: 40
Views: 7328

Re: A220 range and A223LR

A220-100 can do transcons. Range is nominally 3400nmi while JFK-LAX is <2200nmi so loads of margin even with winds. Currently, A220-300 is advertised with a nominal (50nmi) range reduction over the -100 at 3350nm, but this is fuel volume limited in a typical dual-class config. There is an aux tank m...

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by wrongwayup
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5807

Re: Porter receives lifeline

Interesting point. I guess they're a relatively easier deal to make than one of the larger majors. Maybe it's also probably a pragmatic decision to retain the flying capacity "on-demand" - having quick access to a fleet of Q4s at this time is a good thing. The above notwithstanding, I am ...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5807

Re: Porter receives lifeline

Weren't they loss-making in the past? Last time anyone had a peek under the hood was about 10 years ago, I think. Making losses as an airline in 2010 only meant you were in good company... Ask anyone who has worked there on the front line in the last ten years when the last "profit sharing&quo...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5807

Re: Porter receives lifeline

Blerg wrote:
Weren't they loss-making in the past?


Last time anyone had a peek under the hood was about 10 years ago, I think. Making losses as an airline in 2010 only meant you were in good company...

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by wrongwayup
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 146349

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

WaywardMemphian wrote:
It is shaping up to be a perfect time to start up, dirt cheap fuel, great deal on planes, major competition above and below you model in disarray, a new found labor pool and nearly free money to loaned .


Except for the whole "no one wants to fly" thing.

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by wrongwayup
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sale-leaseback on 788s for American
Replies: 42
Views: 11758

Re: Sale-leaseback on 788s for American

If this is an SLB, Boeing-AA and AA-BOC prices may be different. If AA got it for $100 Million and FMV is $110 Million, AA makes a profit of $10 Million on close. It depends on how slick the initial deal and how hot the product is. Absolutely right, that's pretty normal practice for sale & leas...

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by wrongwayup
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sale-leaseback on 788s for American
Replies: 42
Views: 11758

Re: Sale-leaseback on 788s for American

INFINITI329 wrote:
Would BOC have paid the price that AA negotiated with Boeing or would the pricing be based on their own negotiation with Boeing?


BOC negotiates a price with Boeing, for the purchase of the aircraft and associated lease that was negotiated between Boeing and American.

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by wrongwayup
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sale-leaseback on 788s for American
Replies: 42
Views: 11758

Re: Sale-leaseback on 788s for American

BCC will bridge finance AA will take the delivery BOC will close the SLB transaction Repeat 22 times. Why is it so complicated. In a routine aviation finance world, there could be 22 separate trusts with 100 financiers behind those trusts with a servicer, very common. For people who do not work in ...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sale-leaseback on 788s for American
Replies: 42
Views: 11758

Re: Sale-leaseback on 788s for American

BCC will bridge finance AA will take the delivery BOC will close the SLB transaction Repeat 22 times. Why is it so complicated. In a routine aviation finance world, there could be 22 separate trusts with 100 financiers behind those trusts with a servicer, very common. For people who do not work in ...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaigns Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 12891

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaigns Discussion Thread - 2020

Does anyone know if the following are zombie orders also? -Lease Corporation International-firm order for 20 -Macquarie- firm order for 40 LCI was among the first orders for the CSeries back in the day, but a lot has happened since then. They've exited the passenger aircraft leasing market complete...

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by wrongwayup
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45558

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread

I can't understand why the Q300 is not on offer. It is needed. In multiple markets. Why would they not biuld it? Update them and call them Q500 and Q600. There are so many communities saying goodbye to service or reduced to 1 flight a day on a regional jet that would otherwise be served by a Q300 o...

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by wrongwayup
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45558

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread

I can't understand why the Q300 is not on offer. It is needed. In multiple markets. Why would they not biuld it? Update them and call them Q500 and Q600. There are so many communities saying goodbye to service or reduced to 1 flight a day on a regional jet that would otherwise be served by a Q300 o...

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by wrongwayup
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 42365

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

rrbsztk wrote:
Updates


Great summary. Thanks for doing the homework.

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by wrongwayup
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 42365

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

MSN 55078, C-GJXN and the 3rd to Air Canada seems to have been delivered http://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/c-gjxn#23ffb3db She flew the 11am to Calgary this morning. Very cool to see it get pressed right into service. That is what happened to the other ones as well ;) It's either good plan...

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by wrongwayup
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 42365

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircr ... n#23ffb3db


She flew the 11am to Calgary this morning. Very cool to see it get pressed right into service.
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Someone83 wrote:
MSN 55078, C-GJXN and the 3rd to Air Canada seems to have been delivered


http://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircr ... n#23ffb3db


She flew the 11am to Calgary this morning. Very cool to see it get pressed right into service.

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by wrongwayup
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford
Replies: 37
Views: 4053

Re: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford

whywhytee wrote:
Enerjet already has a 737 MAX painted in their livery so I think they have a higher chance of starting than Jetlines.


First I've heard of this - got a link to a photo? Would love to know more.

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by wrongwayup
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford
Replies: 37
Views: 4053

Re: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford

There would be no Swoop without Flair, and there is no doubt in my mind that what Swoop/WJ is doing is absoutely anti-competitive, whether just de-facto or if it is indeed actually illegal. But if Flair doesn't survive long enough for the competition authorities to do anything about it...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing on SFO-YYZ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3601

Re: How is UA doing on SFO-YYZ?

Even the A1s, huh. Wouldn't have thought that'd be the case. All of AC’s first generation A320s are -As. FINs 201-235 and FINs 401-416. They have replaced the 727-200 on YYZ-SFO since introduction of the A320 in the early 1990s. Yea I see you're right, I thought the -5A powered aircraft correlated ...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing on SFO-YYZ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3601

Re: How is UA doing on SFO-YYZ?

A chunk of AC's A320 fleet has lower MTOW than the newer JetBlue machines that are flying on the routes you mention. All of AC’s A320s have no problem flying YYZ-SFO ..... and haven’t since introduction. The only time the A321 has problems is with a far alternate for SFO or if the runways at YYZ ar...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing on SFO-YYZ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3601

Re: How is UA doing on SFO-YYZ?

AC regularly deployed widebodies on the YYZ-SFO and YYZ-LAX routes (among multiple other transborder routes) long before the MAX grounding happened. I think that's got more to do with payload-range limits on the A32x than a desire for more seats. I find this hard to believe as the A321 and A320 reg...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing on SFO-YYZ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3601

Re: How is UA doing on SFO-YYZ?

I believe a large reason why Air Canada deploys wide-bodies on the route is the MAX grounding, they're low on capacity right now. AC regularly deployed widebodies on the YYZ-SFO and YYZ-LAX routes (among multiple other transborder routes) long before the MAX grounding happened. I think that's got m...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7649

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

The only way for them to survive is to do cross border service from the USA to Toronto relying on O& D traffic using their 1900 D If that's the best plan they should go right into liquidation. There is no money to be made on transborder, non-interline traffic with a B1900 fleet. Every U.S. majo...

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by wrongwayup
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 146349

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

IPO ? The investors who will make money, will be investing now or have already. If you want to get a better idea of who makes the money when it comes to public versus private investments, look at the ~$10M per aircraft writedown Azul took on the E195s before leasing them to Breeze and others. Azul'...

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by wrongwayup
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 146349

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

There is no doubt in my mind that Breeze will be a success. Neeleman is a genius in terms of creating successful airlines. I do suspect that Breeze will take advantage of the smaller airports, but I also see them flying larger markets as well. Whatever happens, I know I want in on their IPO when th...

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by wrongwayup
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7649

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

A lot of talk in here about Air Georgian just picking up a bunch of smaller cities and starting their own service. Remember, ZX doesn't have any ticket selling or commercial infrastructure of any kind. It's not a "Field of Dreams" situation where if you simply fly a route, people will buy ...

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by wrongwayup
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7649

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

The CPA business is cutthroat low margin work that makes you entirely dependent on the mainline carrier for survival.

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by wrongwayup
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 146349

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

lessredtape wrote:
So how do you invest in Breeze ?


You talk to David.

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by wrongwayup
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6258

Re: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron

I would be really surprised if the business aircraft unit wasn't the last thing they sold. It's been referred to as the "crown jewel" for the Bombardiers (the family, not the company). Despite all this talk my bet is the trains still go first.

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by wrongwayup
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6258

Re: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
The joke was, “they knew where the real money was”.


Definitely not a joke, 100% true.

MIflyer12 wrote:
The Beaudoin ~35% stake in BRP is worth a lot more than its ~17% stake in Bombardier.


It is now, yea.

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by wrongwayup
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 27840

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Also interested in this as I keep hearing that our local airline, AirNorth is looking at replacing its 737 fleet within 3 years and that the C-Series....I know....A220 is in the running. I just cant figure out how they could manage that cash flow with what I think is pretty low fleet utilization. I...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 27840

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Is there a way to find out if any A220 that were ordered by Leasing companies have been placed? Lightsaber Also interested in this as I keep hearing that our local airline, AirNorth is looking at replacing its 737 fleet within 3 years and that the C-Series....I know....A220 is in the running. I jus...

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by wrongwayup
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta interested in Westjet?
Replies: 19
Views: 6210

Re: Delta interested in Westjet?

I would like to see Delta buy air transat? I will be less worried if Delta will buy air transat Why would you expect delta to do that? Their a full-service airline who generally buys stake in full service or becoming full-service airlines, and have shown little interest in ULCC If all goes to plan,...

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by wrongwayup
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18911

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

The then-CEO (now Chairman) of Porter Airlines in Toronto, Robert Deluce, regularly used the term "Whisperjet" starting back in 2013 to describe the CS100/A220-100 when he ordered it for use at Toronto Island Airport (YTZ). Jet-powered aircraft have been administratively banned from operat...

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by wrongwayup
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12140

Re: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

Just call "ESAs" what they really are - pets - and let the airlines decide. I am more likely to fly an airline with a no pets in the cabin policy than one without.

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by wrongwayup
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaigns Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 12891

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaigns Discussion Thread - 2020

Sounds like Air Canada could be interested in a larger version of the A220, or one with more legs. https://montrealgazette.com/business/local-business/aerospace/air-canada-poised-to-fly-first-mirabel-built-a220-jet-thursday At least that is what Mark Galardo vice president of network planning for A...

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by wrongwayup
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing
Replies: 57
Views: 6529

Re: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/01/10/southwest-airlines-faces-392-million-fine-from-faa-for-miscalculating-weights/ Southwest is accused of placing the wrong basic empty weight of aircraft in their computer system. This had the aircraft operating at inaccurate weights. Would be r...

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by wrongwayup
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Leasing vs Buying
Replies: 13
Views: 3120

Re: Aircraft Leasing vs Buying

Leased: not in your book. Owned: in your book. No longer universally true. IFRS16 requires leases longer than 12mo (so, most aircraft operating leases) to be recognized on the balance sheet. https://www.ifrs.org/issued-standards/list-of-standards/ifrs-16-leases/ Most airlines adhere reasonably fait...

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by wrongwayup
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Leasing vs Buying
Replies: 13
Views: 3120

Re: Aircraft Leasing vs Buying

From a layman's perspective airlines lease airplanes for the same reasons you would lease a car, or a home, i.e. lower upfront capital requirement and lower monthly cash payments for the same aircraft. Also, returning an aircraft off lease is typically a more straightforward process than trying to s...

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by wrongwayup
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOXY: Anything Happenin ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Re: MOXY: Anything Happenin ?

https://jobs.flybreeze.com/
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They have started recruiting to fill jobs for "Controller" and "Director, Strategic Sourcing" via an external recruiter. Recruiting website is live but only accepting resumes, not listing jobs: https://jobs.flybreeze.com/

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by wrongwayup
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 204024

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

There is an order for 10 firm aircraft on Airbus’ A220 orderbook, that showed up over the summer. Anyone know who it’s for?

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by wrongwayup
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 204024

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corp ... craft.xlsx
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SteelChair wrote:
Can someone please post a list of deliveries this calendar year broken down by customer?


https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corp ... craft.xlsx

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by wrongwayup
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can engine type be changed on an airplane?
Replies: 32
Views: 6077

Re: Can engine type be changed on an airplane?

Not sure about the A380, but wasn’t the 787 specifically designed to be able to accommodate leasing companies and airlines Who might want to change to an alternate engine type? https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/42464/is-it-possible-to-re-engine-aircraft-with-different-engine-options If I...

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by wrongwayup
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 27840

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Is there a way to find out if any A220 that were ordered by Leasing companies have been placed? Lightsaber Only once delivered. I have it on pretty good authority that none of the direct orders (LCI, Macquarie) have contracted homes yet. The GTLK aircraft appear to be stored, and since the NAC and ...

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