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by Bricktop
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 78
Views: 14874

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

I still don't understand why LCY didn't expand its runway. The only thing holding that back is the Connaught bridge, removing that bridge could make the runway easily 400 meters/1300 feet longer. Therefore a larger plane could service the route LCY - JFK, quite possibly without the SNN stopover. Th...

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by Bricktop
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 78
Views: 14874

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

If any of the "modern" jets can be called adorable, the BA A318 was it. I will miss seeing it (formerly them).

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 152
Views: 22227

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

With what money?. Boeing still has a pretty good defense business and some other lines than commercial. They can always sell stock and reverse the stupid buybacks which urinated away many billions at a high stock price. I always used to tease our friend mjoelnir about shorting Boeing stock, albeit ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19300

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

I think it was Morocco. Edit: That was the Emiratis that gave it to Morocco. The Emiratis gave a used VIP 744 to Morocco. They have done both. The UAE gave Morocco a used VIP 744 several years ago, which Morocco registered as CN-MBH. A few years later UAE once again gave Morocco a plane, this time ...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA
Replies: 40
Views: 5953

Re: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA

ltbewr wrote:
By the way, are there any ex-TWA aircraft still in use and if so by who ?

DL has a bunch of of B752s N7xxTW, which another website has as being TWA. They are still in use.
AA had a bunch of NxxxTW MD83s but they left recently.

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery 747SP flying PUB-GTF July 14, 2020????
Replies: 10
Views: 3479

Re: Mystery 747SP flying PUB-GTF July 14, 2020????

A 747SP with ejector seats? That would be cool!

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19300

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

N47 wrote:
Didnt they gift one of their 748 to turkey. So all together they had 4 at one time.

I think it was Morocco.

Edit: That was the Emiratis that gave it to Morocco.

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23702

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

That's because they use B787 rather than A321LR or XLR. That's correct because look how many airlines have successfully flown the A321LR or XLR on say CDG-FLL for the last 3 years. Oh wait. That's a horrible analogy. The aircraft hasn't enter service yet. Ironically, CDG-FLL is actually still under...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?
Replies: 18
Views: 3082

Re: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
BDABOY wrote:
They’ve been operating daily with a 757 throughout the lockdown here in Bermuda


That's on behalf of FX from EWR. That used to be a B722 flight until W8 retired its 72Ys in 2018.

So sad to see that go. Cooler than cool to see a 727 flying these days, and W8 livery just made it better.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23702

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Aviation737 wrote:
What are the chances that they will reorder the MAXs and the 787 again in the future?

Low. Unless they are bought 100% by the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, that is.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23702

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

ewt340 wrote:
That's because they use B787 rather than A321LR or XLR.

That's correct because look how many airlines have successfully flown the A321LR or XLR on say CDG-FLL for the last 3 years. Oh wait.

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23702

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

This is an incredible shock.

Said no a.netter ever.

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by Bricktop
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60912

Re: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread

Revelation wrote:
filipinoavgeek wrote:
Do we know the eventual fate of their A380s apart from storage? Any chance that any of them will see a second life with another operation, or is it certain that all of them will be scrapped?

As we say in the US there are two chances, slim and none.


Muhammad Ali added

And slim just left town.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: BWI at 70
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: IMAGES: BWI at 70

Very nice viewing lounge at BWI. Great for spotting. As long as you love WN ;)

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17852

Re: Qatar Airways to retire entire 777 fleet

Qatar Airways is planning to retire its massive fleet of more then 50 777s in the next 3 to 4 years. Qatar Airways will phase out its entire Boeing 777-300ER and 777-200LR fleet by 2024 in favour of new Boeing 777X jets as part of a ‘green modernisation’ push which will also see the last Airbus A38...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17852

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

What QR and others do in respect to order cancellations and deferrals will have no future bearing on the willingness of A & B to negotiate aggressively with them for future orders. OEM's, lessors and financiers have short memories when it comes to writing new business. Perhaps, but the discount...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17852

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Revelation wrote:
This could get ugly. Both sides have legal protections. QR needs ongoing support from A&B to keep their current fleet running. AAB should just work this out in private, but he's AAB, sigh.

AAB wrote:
Never do in private what makes you look like a tough guy in public.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19638

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

IB's new one is not a very attractive livery, but I love the look of the A346. LH, VS and especially SA were always nice to see rolling in to JFK. Even MU (the old livery) was improved on that bird. Time marches on.

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38909

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

I think we have heard over the years many instances the strategies of - "let's fix our current business first, before we do something new" - "with the current backlog / market position, there is no need to invest even if airlines ask for it" I think often those reasonable strate...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38909

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Maybe if you like to use strawman arguments you can have a more successful career in say, politics than this industry. What's the BCS production rate these days? How long is it going to take to work off that backlog? How much MONEY will they lose on that backlog? Then now take more money (likely dir...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38909

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Oh dear. Some are so wedded to their prejudices that even a global pandemic doesn't modify their rose colored vision for the A220 program. It has a (maybe) 600 unit backlog, but as many unheard posters have already said, IT LOSES MONEY. Please don't insult us with the "we'll make it up in volum...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8061

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

This strikes me as a move made from desperation. The 777x passenger jet program is languishing. Following the strategy Boeing used with the 747-8, they are attempting to use the cargo business to keep the line alive. Given that the 777 is so heavy, it is well suited to freighter usage. Desperation?...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88913

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Reading oil blogs, a lot of business reporting on line, and automotive blogs I see no basis for a dramatic sustained increase in oil prices. The US capacity and willingness to produce puts a ceiling on what the rest of the world can sell and price. Prices over $40 a barrel make US production profit...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6559

Re: VP candidates

It will end up being Stacey Abrams. He absolutely has to pick a woman of color, and while she is the least qualified of the CNN-anointed candidates, she therefore doesn't have the baggage of a record like the others suck as Sen. Harris. If it's not her, it could likely be Mayor Bottoms of Atlanta w...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6559

Re: VP candidates

Some high raking person on Team Biden said Biden will only consider women for the vice presidency. That does not mean it will happen. The right freaking out because of one post is fascinating. Wait what? Biden said so HIMSELF, out loud during the debates. I know why you're trying to spin away from ...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20232

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

On a more direct note, I think Airbus will see themselves becoming very unpopular soon if they go ahead with this given that Boeing (because of their own issues) would most certainly not do the same and subsequently relish these potential new orders... You are naive if you don't think Boeing isn't ...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kirkland Alcohol
Replies: 21
Views: 1399

Re: Kirkland Alcohol

Pretty hilarious that all those Red States are alcohol control states. So much for "Freedom". All those red states? The applicable ones in the US are Alabama, Idaho, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania ,Utah and Virginia. a whopping 7 out of 50 states, and all over the map politic...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6559

Re: VP candidates

Some high raking person on Team Biden said Biden will only consider women for the vice presidency. That does not mean it will happen. The right freaking out because of one post is fascinating. Wait what? Biden said so HIMSELF, out loud during the debates. I know why you're trying to spin away from ...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88913

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

When oil spikes, I believe it will spike over $100/bbl. This will hurt the less official question of when. My opinion on oil is based on the fracking companies being in bad financial shape and thus unable to ramp. So just as EK needs new equipment, they will have old equipment at old efficiency sta...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Choke holds: Legal in your community?
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Choke holds: Legal in your community?

I was amazed and appalled that choke holds were not outlawed in Minneapolis. They are in my little town in NJ, and find it stunning that after Eric Garner's awful death in NY that they would be allowed anywhere in the US. That was 5 years ago, for crying out loud. Where have politicians and those fo...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kirkland Alcohol
Replies: 21
Views: 1399

Re: Kirkland Alcohol

Nor in Jersey, at least near me. They may be at other locations though - I never bothered asking. I know my Trader Joes does have booze either. They told me they are limited to two stores in the state, and mine wasn't one of them. Maybe the same as my Costco.

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 484
Views: 31585

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

It would work better. However unfortunately here we have some dedicated right wing media propoganda that panders to a certain non-critical thinking set of folks that get whipped up into mindless frenzies over lies . There are media that pander to the left winged radicals as well, but they are not q...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 484
Views: 31585

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

The office of the President needs to served far better than it has in the last four years, a return to diplomacy would be a good start. Having someone who’s able to speak in complete and coherent sentences would be a start. How low have our standards sunk, ugh. In 2016 we had the worst 2 candidates...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6607

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

<snip>Yes, get rid of chokeholds, <snip> This is one of the most stunning things to me about the George Floyd travesty, that chokeholds were not banned in MSP. Why are they not banned everywhere, and for many years already especially after Eric Garner FFS. Blowhard politicians from communities wher...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6607

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Thank you for MSP for being the incubator for this idea. Let's see what happens when they defund the police, and they have to call for a 25 year old social worker when someone breaks into their house. Meanwhile, we can all blithely virtue signal online, because it's not our neighborhood. Absolutely...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage...
Replies: 53
Views: 3577

Re: Outrage...

Eventually, people will start to reject the Loudmouth Culture and the Outrage Machines such as Twitter, when people finally come to the conclusion that there is nothing of substance to be found in there. I have in the past found value from Twitter, there are a lot of aviation media members who post...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6559

Re: VP candidates

It will end up being Stacey Abrams. He absolutely has to pick a woman of color, and while she is the least qualified of the CNN-anointed candidates, she therefore doesn't have the baggage of a record like the others suck as Sen. Harris. If it's not her, it could likely be Mayor Bottoms of Atlanta wh...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6607

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Thank you for MSP for being the incubator for this idea. Let's see what happens when they defund the police, and they have to call for a 25 year old social worker when someone breaks into their house. Meanwhile, we can all blithely virtue signal online, because it's not our neighborhood. Absolutely ...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 8045

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

Flying-Tiger wrote:
Catch 22. If you don´t produce another one will, worst a new competitor will enter the market. The decision has been right, and as long as clients demand your product you will manufacture if you can.

I would add "and pay for" to that.

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 8045

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

It's more about protecting the aftermarket, so that when the recovery comes the number of parked planes is lower. They did miss a trick in not presenting this as a green program though. That's a sure way of getting lots of blind support even if it is a cynical and and ineffective use of taxpayers mo...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20232

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

:D :D :D Of course! it is the classic "pas de deux". Sales has a really hot one on the line, if only the CFO would relax the deposit rules just a "teensy bit". The CFO won't budge. Sales goes to the CEO, who (unusually) supports the CFO. So now Sales lobby the Board about how th...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9152

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

25 busiest airports in US by operations May 2020.. DFW 27,230 ORD 22,972 ANC 22,711 CLT 20,701 DEN 19,894 ATL 18,841 LAX 15,971 MEM 15,363 PHX 14,019 SLC 12,988 SEA 12,541 LAS 11,103 SDF 10,516 IAH 10,415 MIA 10,042 HNL 9,958 PHL 9,899 SFO 9,033 BWI 8,979 MSP 8,934 DAL 8,873 DTW 8,696 MDW 8,372 IAD...

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by Bricktop
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 34073

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

DLHAM wrote:
oschkosch wrote:
I say it is TK.

Gesendet von meinem SM-G950F mit Tapatalk


Yeah I think so as well, at least highly possible.

+1. Anyone else would surprise me. No chance it's a CN3, IMO.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are the NYC airports doing and what is their future? (EWR, LGA, JFK)
Replies: 59
Views: 6412

Re: How are the NYC airports doing and what is their future? (EWR, LGA, JFK)

One problem long term is that the Port Authority has been decimated by their revenues from tolls and airport fees falling off a cliff. Their very ambitious ten year capital plan, which was actually increased last year by several billion dollars, is now in jeopardy. If things don't dramatically impr...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are the NYC airports doing and what is their future? (EWR, LGA, JFK)
Replies: 59
Views: 6412

Re: How are the NYC airports doing and what is their future? (EWR, LGA, JFK)

One problem long term is that the Port Authority has been decimated by their revenues from tolls and airport fees falling off a cliff. Their very ambitious ten year capital plan, which was actually increased last year by several billion dollars, is now in jeopardy. If things don't dramatically impr...

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by Bricktop
Mon May 25, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60912

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

leghorn wrote:
They're not as insurmountable for the big freight airports.

Maybe, but just how many A380s might be converted? This line of thinking is whale-pie-in-the-sky

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by Bricktop
Thu May 21, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88913

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

All the A380s airlines are dumping are going to add pricing pressure too. Like AF. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-air-france-klm-airbus-nl-a380/air-france-retires-airbus-a380-in-coronavirus-response-idUKKBN22W2E4 Reuters, not from some random blogger. Very sad. I remember when I saw my very firs...

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by Bricktop
Wed May 20, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88913

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Just as well the 380s are leased and not direct purchased. According to post #137, that is not the case, it's around half leased and half owned. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-20/emirates-seeks-to-scrap-last-5-a380-orders-in-final-blow-to-jet Emirates looking to cancel last 5 A380s...

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by Bricktop
Tue May 19, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88913

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Air travel will be back big time. We don't know when, but it will return. It has to. EK were a success story before CV19 and will be a success story after it. The unpalatable truth (for some on here) is that the A380 will be a part of that. It wont be hundreds of them at EK, but they'll certainly h...

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