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by Bricktop
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian Government suspends plan to launch new carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Nigerian Government suspends plan to launch new carrier

What's that supposed to mean...? That Nigeria is a basket case country rife with corruption. Only if you've been sleeping for past 100 years would you not already know this. Thanks, that part was obvious enough, but there's probably more to it than just that, though... Or sometimes it just speaks f...

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by Bricktop
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 14254

Re: Cathay Pacific Rebranding??

LAX772LR wrote:
Cathay just don't give a F anymore....


(I know, I know: whaa whaa)

Golf claps!

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by Bricktop
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6893

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

Let's stick to the airport issue, and not violate a.net dogma that the EU is perfect in every aspect. Warsaw as a hub is a horrible idea. There are already hubs in the Gulf, soon Turkey and even in Helsinki that can do the same job. Are the Kazakhs trying the same deal in Astana? Maybe there's a pla...

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by Bricktop
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3008
Views: 359877

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Keeswlednir wrote:
Nothing to see here. Airbus can mod the A321neo at a tenth of the cost for 90% of the missions!

There may be more than a kernel of truth in there. Unless a lot of the 797 translates into a 737 replacement, I don't see how it can make the business case.

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by Bricktop
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 11740

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

EvanWSFO wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:
I think it’s cute.

Why the haters?


This is a.net. Without haters, it might as well be a Justin Bieber Facebook page. It's a nice scheme.

Winning!

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by Bricktop
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 29
Views: 6110

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

:roll: Oh no, not this again.

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by Bricktop
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 8021

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

This is why people flee from NY and NJ every year. Tax and spend politics unchecked. It is so bizzare...to tax your sacred cow. United should be the states darling. No where else could you find this preverse logic in action So so true. I'm currently devising my exit strategy. This time next year, N...

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by Bricktop
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 8021

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

Reality is UA won't absorb these taxes, they'll just bump up their fares to cover the additional expense, so UA's customer base will get soaked in the end. Which is the reality with all extra taxes and expenses to corporations in every industry. They get passed through to the customer. Sadly, my ho...

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by Bricktop
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A320neo registrations
Replies: 33
Views: 4271

Re: BA A320neo registrations

jeffrey0032j wrote:
LCY55Approach wrote:
BA's new A320neo fleet all have registrations beginning G-TTNA, B, C, D...

I know that historically BA registration codes always have a 'hidden' meaning. Does anyone know what TTN stands for?

Three Twenty Neo

Clever.

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by Bricktop
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6003

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

william wrote:
keesje wrote:
Loosing a major LOI worth milions, the troubled A380 might be facing cancellations & supply chain problems continue to haunt Airbus. Another fresh blow for the guys in Toulouse.


:crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

Someone hacked keesje? Or a failed attack at humor possibly.

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by Bricktop
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13428

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Why would it be dumb to get the 70-100 seat "jet" range covered as complement to the <100 seat ATR segment? There are plenty opportunities to upgrade the CRJ as in "real nextgen" with a GTF, some composite upgrade, etc. Not sure even a new wing would be needed. That would furthe...

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by Bricktop
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13428

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Buying the CS was a smart move for Airbus. Very smart in fact. Buying the CRJ would be dumb. Pointless. I would be amazed if they did. Why would it be dumb to get the 70-100 seat "jet" range covered as complement to the <100 seat ATR segment? There are plenty opportunities to upgrade the ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13428

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Buying the CS was a smart move for Airbus. Very smart in fact. Buying the CRJ would be dumb. Pointless. I would be amazed if they did.

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by Bricktop
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 2301

Re: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee

Yay! More mega carry-ons.

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by Bricktop
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28864

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

As an aviation enthusiast, I don't care what the backstory was on how NH got the A380. The liveries are damn cool looking. My only regret is I won't likely get to see one in person.

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by Bricktop
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad
Replies: 65
Views: 13942

Re: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad

The 777X has no chance then.

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12066

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

An increasing number of nations will also note that the US is subsidizing them to a massive extent, and has decided not to play the chump any longer. Better brush up on your Russian, mein Freund. ;) That would be the US with the largest national debt on Earth, the one that owes everyone else on the...

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12066

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

An increasing number of nations will also note that the US is subsidizing them to a massive extent, and has decided not to play the chump any longer. Better brush up on your Russian, mein Freund. ;) That would be the US with the largest national debt on Earth, the one that owes everyone else on the...

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12066

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

That is convenient for you Americans. But as I pointet out before and that WIederling also corrctly points out, - that the US is run like a banana republic and can't keep order in it's house is a domestic issue and not something that the rest of the world can be bothered with. And I think you got m...

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12066

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

As far as I know this USA sanctions are illegal according to the EU, the USA renegaded on a agreement. USA law is USA law not international law. If the USA can sanction EU companies how can it be illegal for the EU to sanction USA companies. I do not know how it will play out, but talking about leg...

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by Bricktop
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12066

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Wait 3 more years til trumps gone He’s also gonna run for the second term. So maybe whole 7 years. That will increase pressure. An increasing number of nations will note that the US is a completely unreliable participant in international affairs. fickle, erratic, shortsighted. This will lead to pro...

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by Bricktop
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16398

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

gatibosgru wrote:
Image

Crazy creative. Props to the Marketing team.

A perfect summary. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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by Bricktop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12066

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

neomax wrote:
Why should Airbus give a damn if there are sanctions? Things are only going to get worse so Airbus might as well get used to life under sanctions and deliver the damn airplanes.

Spoken like someone with zero skin in the game. The shareholder lawsuits would be plentiful and instantaneous.

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by Bricktop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 6260

Re: Best airline call signs

Kalitta - "Connie"

Speedbird's the classic though.

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by Bricktop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12066

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

On topic: I think they can hold out with their ageing aircraft for two more years. If Trump gets re-elected it's time to change plans, if not there is still a chance that the embargo is lifted and the deliveries of the remaining Airbus planes can be carried out. You do realize the reason that Presi...

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qf789 wrote:
First flight for first Gulf Air A320neo

Image

https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/statu ... 2571636736

Love that livery!

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by Bricktop
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigboy AN-225 Myria in a casual low pass?
Replies: 32
Views: 5986

Re: Bigboy AN-225 Myria in a casual low pass?

An amazing machine that must be near the top of every spotter's bucket list.
I haven't seen it yet.

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by Bricktop
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35038

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Because the A380 is not a USA product. (remember Concorde?) Tell that to EK, EY, LH, AF, SQ, OZ and KE. I wasn't referring to the airlines. I was talking about polítics. And EK and EY...... well check how they were when the Concorde was around. :smile: Utter silliness. The false premise was that JF...

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by Bricktop
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35038

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

tapairbus370 wrote:
JayBCNLON wrote:
Why is one of the biggest airports in the world (JFK) not able to simply handle an aircraft without a glitch more than 10 years after its market entry ?



Because the A380 is not a USA product.

(remember Concorde?)

Tell that to EK, EY, LH, AF, SQ, OZ and KE.

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by Bricktop
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20433

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

There is a lot of shooting the poster in this thread. I don't think it's about bashing Boeing, but to make clear what the (dis)advantages are for Boeing (and the shareholders) by using Program Accounting, instead of using the more applicable accounting rules. Reading all those posts which are point...

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by Bricktop
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20433

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

It is instructive to keep such threads open because it reveals the pathology of a certain type of poster. In this case it is the rabid anti-Boeing example. The only reason not to block him is for comic relief, as numerous almost universal posters have refuted his theories he resorts to narrower and ...

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by Bricktop
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways - developments
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

Re: South African Airways - developments

EY may have bitten a few years ago but now? No chance.

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by Bricktop
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35038

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Armodeen wrote:
You can see from the number of folks out to see it that the 'A380 effect' is still a thing.

It’s always a cool sight. I remember my first sighting, AF6 landing at JFK standing in the rain to watch it come through the clouds. Great stuff.

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20433

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Let us be completely clear. Inflating Profits, presenting assets that do not exist, carrying accumulated profits that have not been made, running a company down to negative equity, by buying shares back to inflate share prices, is dangerous. A country with that loose accounting standards that allow...

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20433

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Defining production cost as an asset is the way how "deferred production cost" works its magic in the books. The question is: is it really an asset or is it just a game of mirrors? IMHO NO. Writing off assets replicates the "natural" value loss of that asset. ( as it should be m...

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20433

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Yes, as any asset you write off over time - or even at once. Defining production cost as an asset is the way how "deferred production cost" works its magic in the books. The question is: is it really an asset or is it just a game of mirrors? IMHO NO. Writing off assets replicates the &quo...

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by Bricktop
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 5044

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

More likely than 24 hours ago, that's for sure.

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by Bricktop
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 15605

Re: Now more A380s than passenger 747s

The article says it all.A market of 740 (and declining) when launched to a max market of 400 today.Airbus bet on a premise that this trend would reverse itself due to airport congestion.They bet horribly wrong. The market actually continued on the path is was already set on.The launch of A351 and B...

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by Bricktop
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58522

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

I will be saddened if it turns out JL has feet of clay.

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by Bricktop
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 45102

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

In hindsight, I think they should have gone for the A359, and that's still where I think they will end.

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by Bricktop
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise
Replies: 43
Views: 12493

Re: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise

IANAL, but I'd bet that the contract calls for more cash progress payments that will need to be forthcoming from Monarch beyond the initial deposits and prior to the airframes being put into production, or else they lose the slots. I suspect that the administrators will not be coughing that up. Bon...

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by Bricktop
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise
Replies: 43
Views: 12493

Re: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise

IANAL, but I'd bet that the contract calls for more cash progress payments that will need to be forthcoming from Monarch beyond the initial deposits and prior to the airframes being put into production, or else they lose the slots. I suspect that the administrators will not be coughing that up. Bong...

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by Bricktop
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1520889

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 88 has been on the move this morning.

Image
1st Airbus A350-1000 Qatar Airways A7-ANA by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr

Very nice looking airplane. The stretch certainly benefits the aesthetics over the 359.

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by Bricktop
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 11340

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

scbriml wrote:
Why are people so stupid about what they post on social media. :banghead:

This. Sign of the times, though.

Threads like this sure bring out the scolds. And more than the odd misogynist.

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