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by Bricktop
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12977

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

This seems like a typical attempt at a class action lawsuit. I find it interesting they didn't add United (which also has 73Max equipment), and which also has bought Boeing over the years. Damages claimed and damages awarded are going to come out much later; the possibility is really that the lawye...

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by Bricktop
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters
Replies: 19
Views: 3483

Re: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters

Airbus will be embarrassed for a while. Especially if Boeing get's the book and makes Hay with if. Oh yeah, because Boeing is in a good position right now, where they can judge about their biggest competitor? :roll: As you have seen in the recent month, there is a "gentlemans agreement" b...

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by Bricktop
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters
Replies: 19
Views: 3483

Re: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters

Revelation wrote:
TFA suggests that Airbus has already spent $400M on its internal investigation and fired 100 people, so it's already paying a price.

That's a breathtaking amount when the Mueller investigation cost "only" $30 million. Is it possible there's a zero too many, at least?

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12977

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

The $1m per aircraft penalty for sim training was pretty prohibitive, don’t you think? Not that I’m denying Boeing’s culpability, but to say that Southwest had no effect in the mess the MAX is in now is being either obtuse or dishonest. Even if one was to accept this most straw-clutching reach of l...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 11970

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

77W: not sure where the W came from, but yes it’s a 777-300ER. Non-ER 777-300s may be called 773As, so as not to confuse them with 77As (normally designated for the -200). 77W comes from IATA. It is the official abbreviation for 777-300ER. The non-ER 777-300 is 773. The W construct is from the &quo...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12977

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

This seems like a typical attempt at a class action lawsuit. I find it interesting they didn't add United (which also has 73Max equipment), and which also has bought Boeing over the years. Damages claimed and damages awarded are going to come out much later; the possibility is really that the lawye...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.
Replies: 58
Views: 5699

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

DFWuser wrote:
This is Einstein's definition of insanity.

This time it's different!

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13507

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Those smoking rooms were disgusting Although I do find the hypocrisy funny: Liberal politicians are SO anti smoking and SO pro pot legalization. Speaking as a liberal, there is a big difference. There are no conclusive studies that pot use leads to the amount of cancer victims as cigarette smoking....

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13507

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Put in another "newsstand" selling overpriced drinks and candy? When are ATL going to ban selling all the high fructose corn syrup Coca Cola products? Rots your teeth, your guts and causes obesity. Maybe one day after Hell freezes over.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6082

Re: SHOULD LOCKHEED GET BACK INTO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT?

Sure, if they want to burn billions of dollars. Anyone making that suggestion would be making a career-ending blunder.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 956
Views: 233475

Re: Alitalia Gets Nationalized ( again )

Probably, but the EU's position is weaker than it has been in recent years, what with Brexit looming and the surging prospects for Italian politicians who have championed an Italeave. With Alitalia being one of Italy's more recognizable corporate symbols, it would be unwise to throw another log on ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 956
Views: 233475

Re: Alitalia Gets Nationalized ( again )

I’m sure that will only prove to even further upset the EU and their opinion of the current Italian government Probably, but the EU's position is weaker than it has been in recent years, what with Brexit looming and the surging prospects for Italian politicians who have championed an Italeave. With...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19280

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Holy crap. I am sorry for my contributions to thread drift. This one is about flying LH on an A321, with which I have no problem if there’s adequate seat pitch.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19280

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Top Airbus execs themselves are humping 10 abreast right now. We are just at the start of that “evolution”. Only the naive would think otherwise Nope. Airbus has been doing that since 2015. There are five A350 aircraft with ten abreast seating. Five . All owned by one airline group (Groupe Dubreuil...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker
Replies: 22
Views: 6413

Re: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

I agree with all comments by the way that this is not the time to compare the two framers. Nor will be next year when I expect Boeing to be completing wind down of the undelivered frames. I am fed up of such petty stupid rivalries. Both are great companies that deliver very hi tech products and occ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19280

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

So therefore certainly superior to the 10 abreast A350 as that camel's nose is now squarely under the tent. Would you care to remind us all of how many individual A350 airframes are in the ten abreast configuration? According to SeatGuru Air Caraibes and French Bee both have A350 with 10 abreast Bo...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19280

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

So therefore certainly superior to the 10 abreast A350 as that camel's nose is now squarely under the tent. Would you care to remind us all of how many individual A350 airframes are in the ten abreast configuration? Top Airbus execs themselves are humping 10 abreast right now. We are just at the st...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?
Replies: 27
Views: 5058

Re: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?

It’s a matter of time, but it’ll be at least a decade.

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7610

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

They have enough on order already. New stuff would be suspect as vapor.

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 32
Views: 5299

Re: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

I can easily see 5-600 more in sales for both frames, not including potential neo versions.

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19280

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

I'll admit that I generally prefer widebodies on TATL trips...easier overall lav access and, if you happen to be in biz class, it's roomier, although the 10-across 777 was tighter (width) than a narrowbody. But I suppose that many a.netters aren't old enough to remember that back in the old days of...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19280

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Only problem is the pressure of the cabin, that's what I heard. But the a321 is definitely more spacious and silent than a 777 in 10 abreast. So therefore certainly superior to the 10 abreast A350 as that camel's nose is now squarely under the tent. Of course there will be some here who will try to...

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by Bricktop
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"
Replies: 53
Views: 14280

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

TDS run amok. Some people can’t contain their disappointment at anything remotely looking like success for BCA or the US. Has to be politics. I think every time Airbus gets an order going forward, I will make a bribery post. Of course those will get deleted. :roll:

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10265

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

What a breathtakingly impressive feat!

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18927

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

Singe me if you want, but I always felt Boeing's core error was to pass over Alan Mulally as CEO. His principle of "Working Together" was the old way of working at Boeing before it all got snippy and penny-pinching. People who worked in the business at the time will confirm that Boeing wa...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20776

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

BravoOne wrote:
Well there have been so many Mickey Mouse airlines over the past 50 years they should fit right in! Sorry, I couldn't help myself:)

Bravo, BravoOne!

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 5778

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

Maybe not Prime Time, but SQ is back, CA is newish, and EK has a second flight. TP has a late evening arrival TP209 from Porto that started with an A330 but is now done with an A321, but I’m not sure how long it’s been going on. Great from a spotters POV. Of the OP’s example the “troubling” one is D...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors
Replies: 16
Views: 7365

Re: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors

Tbh makes sense considering the CRJ's dimensions. Even on the E175 the livery just barely fits properly I actually like it on the E175. Just saw one an hour ago as we took off on 15L. Me too, but the dimensions are kinda weird for it. It's a very plane-specific livery. I doubt it'll look that good ...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9412

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Europe is going to DO no such thing! They can bluster all they Want but they themselves still want to fly to the USA. So if they start "tit for tat" on this? We'll need in the USA to expand NYC, IAD,MIA,BOS,WAS and PHL on the east coast Because that's where the EU will be landing for the ...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18927

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Site

acjbbj wrote:
There is NO such thing as "too big to fail."

If only.

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18927

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

Elshad wrote:
All senior Boeing executives should be arrested until we figure out what the hell is going on.

Great advice if you don't believe in due process. Why don't we beat the shit out of them too for good measure? Rich bastards could use a kicking!

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98474

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I think the difference is A) The 777x is a twin, B) it is a potent cargo hauler C) It has leadership engine tech D) Trip costs are substantially lower than an A380. So the tech re: economics or market re: aircraft size/configuration don't parallel. Some similarities to the A380, but also fundamenta...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 100
Views: 19615

Re: SAA Leasing A350

If it looks half as good as the A346, it will be gorgeous.

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by Bricktop
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8067

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

Love the look of those birds. Sad to see them go. What a pity - many a.netters didn’t like LH‘s new livery but I always thought that on their MD11‘s the new colors somehow worked pretty well... 4922629 I haven't seen this bird yet, but the A359s and B77Fs I have seen in person lot pretty good. I wa...

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by Bricktop
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO
Replies: 39
Views: 9029

Re: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO

Landing 22 so I won't see it today. :(

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by Bricktop
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9412

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Can't read because it's behind a paywall, and there's no other source I can see in Google. That being said...

Why are the US3 getting so wound up over Alitalia lite?
Why are the EU carrying AAB's water?

A nice thread for a minor distraction on a Saturday morning, but not much of a needle mover.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17572

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

This would undermine a lot of theories that he was talking about A380s just to lower the price of the 779s he ordered. Talking point confusion. He got a lower price on the 779s because of the 737 MAXs he "maybe is or isn't getting because BCA needed some good pub". Until we hear from mult...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383167

Re: AA: MAX May Not Fly Until European Regulators Approve It

Didn’t they just add it back into the schedule?

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24712

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

RalXWB wrote:
And He says this while having hundreds of Airbus NBs including NEOs in his fleet. He just wants to have a better price. #bargaining

Like BA? :spin:

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24712

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

It's all about the pitch for me, and I am not sure about going on an LCC for that reason. Don't forget seat width, too. Both pitch and width make for a comfortable, or uncomfortable flight. That's why the 777, 787, 737 are no fun no matter the pitch when you have 16-17" narrow seats rubbing sh...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24712

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

I have flown TATL 8 hours with all the US3 on a B757 in Y many times with no problems. But I'd have no trouble in at least trying say TAP from EWR-LIS, or EI from EWR-DUB. It's all about the pitch for me, and I am not sure about going on an LCC for that reason. Maybe LH doesn't see the XLR doing it ...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98474

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Chaostheory wrote:
Boeing offered the -10 to us in 2017. An overall length of 80m and a 360t mtow. We considered it a stretch too far.

Care to hint as to who "we" are?

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21946

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

AF needs Boeing 777X I love the math. AF struggles to use existing supers, therefore, AF should buy more supers. Or, perhaps, AF should NOT do that and should stick to its largest plane being the 77W, since the current strategy of 'big plans' hasn't really worked well at all. Re the B779, in my bes...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33864

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

So I wonder whether people here think Airbus cannot obtain the same production cost savings that Boeing was able to do and also that when we compare the 787 with the A350, why do people keep trying to compare programs that are at different stages of development. Airbus is now where Boeing was in 20...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33864

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

At the start of the A350 program I had some serious discussions with "Ferbe" remember him???? there were lots of pictures and flow diagrams.. The problems were obvious.. the FAL was slotted into an empty building here then to a shared building and then another building over there, parts w...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33864

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

The reality is that the 787 has already achieved 840 deliveries as of end of May 2019 and A350 program hit the 280th delivery this month . MAYBE the reason for fewer deliveries is that Airbus started production of A350 in 2015 while Boeing delivered 787 since 2011 ? Yes, we know. From another threa...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33864

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

All the talk of different sizes are a red herring, because production costs don't vary much by size within the family. IMO, it’s just too easy to compare the B789 versus the A359 and ignore the differences. Calling it a red herring, state an opinion as a fact and don’t come with the numbers don’t c...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 7408

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

I agree - we knew there was a risk. That we took care I suppose shows we were responsible, to a degree. We had a choice - get transport the night before to Gatwick (awful to get to at a very early hour) or leave in the morning at probably around a 2:30am depart. Either way it was effectively a lost...

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