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by dash8
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2541
Views: 233168

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

What is a good alternative website?

I, along with many others cannot fathom this drastic "upgrade". Im all for keeping things modern and keeping with the times, but this new site is rubbish.

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by dash8
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest Info FlyDubai Crash In Russia
Replies: 12
Views: 12785

RE: Latest Info FlyDubai Crash In Russia

As I was in instructed during my training, it is critical (though not natural) to rely upon instruments as soon as airborne when night flying or in other conditions when the horizon cannot be seen. This is because of the misleading sensory information provided to your brain from your ears. An exampl...

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by dash8
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 175
Replies: 201
Views: 17500

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 175

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ZKOJQ" class="quote" target="_blank">ZKOJQ</a> (<a href="#72" class="quote">Reply 72</a>):<br/><i>Exactly. <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">Q...

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by dash8
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 168
Replies: 213
Views: 18867

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 168

Does anyone know why VA120 <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acronym> - DUN descended to approx 7000ft into DUN yesterday then diverted to <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym> (VH-YIU). It would then ap...

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by dash8
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 123
Replies: 192
Views: 24567

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 123

Hi all, I havent posted before on the Australian Aviation forum. I have done a quick search, but could anybody tell me when Qantas is ever going to finish painting the remainder of the fleet of the new (well now old) livery. It seems to have been a really drawn out process so keen to find out some m...

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by dash8
Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157
Replies: 201
Views: 16304

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157

Out of curiosity, does anybody know how well the load factors have been on the direct seasonal <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym>-<acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym> and return flights? Would it be enough...

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by dash8
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157
Replies: 201
Views: 16304

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157

I read somewhere that the Government were getting a demonstration of some older RAAF F-18s that were potentially coming up for sale or being disposed of, it was on some <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> warbirds website but I cant find it anywhere, does anyone know if there is any truth ...

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by dash8
Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH52 Severely Delayed...Again. Any Ideas?
Replies: 13
Views: 16516

RE: MH52 Severely Delayed...Again. Any Ideas?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EGPH" class="quote" target="_blank">EGPH</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Im pretty sure Zulu is ...

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by dash8
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi A330 Painted
Replies: 13
Views: 8093

RE: Iraqi A330 Painted

I see Wikipedia says that Iraqi have 6 x A340-600 on order apparently all leased from Al-Naser Airlines but on searching both here and Google I couldnt find any pics, does anyone know if this is true or a bit of misinformation?

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by dash8
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia - VB Livery About To Disappear
Replies: 41
Views: 12811

RE: Virgin Australia - VB Livery About To Disappear

Why is it that they are transferring the registration? I do miss the Pacific Blue livery, but overall they have developed a good quality product in my opinion and the new livery I think is pretty crisp and fresh. I also asked the question the other day but didnt get a lot of feedback, the question b...

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by dash8
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 151
Replies: 214
Views: 17089

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 151

Hi All,

Wondering if anyone could inform me why VA still has the 700's in their fleet, the got rid of some but seem to have 2 remaining in the fleet, one of which has just been repainted into new livery. Just don't know why they are hanging onto 2 of them?

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by dash8
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia 737-700's
Replies: 8
Views: 3347

Virgin Australia 737-700's

Hi All,

Wondering if anyone could inform me why VA still has the 700's in their fleet, the got rid of some but seem to have 2 remaining in the fleet, one of which has just been repainted into new livery. Just don't know why they are hanging onto 2 of them?

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by dash8
Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 150
Replies: 205
Views: 20215

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 150

Can anyone tell me what A320 is operating NZ898 this Saturday, MEL-CHC. Thanks

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by dash8
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149
Replies: 219
Views: 25244

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/motorhussy" class="quote" target="_blank">motorhussy</a> (<a href="#114" class="quote">Reply 114</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Seems a...

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by dash8
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149
Replies: 219
Views: 25244

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Aotearoa" class="quote" target="_blank">Aotearoa</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Ok, does anyo...

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by dash8
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149
Replies: 219
Views: 25244

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149

Does anyone know how I can tell or find out what ANZ tail number aircraft will be operating a route prior to travel. I have tried multiple different search terms in Google but no luck, Cheers.

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by dash8
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 145
Replies: 220
Views: 27767

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 145

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gytr31" class="quote" target="_blank">gytr31</a> (<a href="#128" class="quote">Reply 128</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Thanks for post...

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by dash8
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Australia Launches In Nov (inc Pics)
Replies: 31
Views: 16427

RE: Air Australia Launches In Nov (inc Pics)

I seriously think that a route that could be considered is Perth - Christchurch direct with a widebody or via Melbourne or Adelaide in an A320, a couple of times a week. With strong passenger numbers between <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> and <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherland...

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by dash8
Sun Feb 04, 2001 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 20XX Replacing B757/767
Replies: 7
Views: 1788

RE: Boeing 20XX Replacing B757/767

Just as likely as the A3XX was about a year ago I guess.


Dash8

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by dash8
Thu Jan 18, 2001 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Holland DC-10
Replies: 2
Views: 2045

RE: Air Holland DC-10

I think it's gonna be Amsterdam-Curacao. Van der Valk has no business in Aruba.
They're probably gonna fly Amsterdam-Bonaire-Curacao-Amsterdam since they have Hotels on both islands. And not Aruba.

Regards,

Xander

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by dash8
Sat Dec 02, 2000 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-EU Confrontation Over A3XX
Replies: 42
Views: 2626

RE: US-EU Confrontation Over A3XX

Hmmmm........I had a lot of hope for EADS and privatisation.......

Ah well.........anyone hear any publicised finacial numbers for Airbus/EADS?

Guess not......


Xander

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by dash8
Sat Dec 02, 2000 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALM To Amsterdam
Replies: 16
Views: 1689

RE: ALM To Amsterdam

Last I v/d Valk is in talks with ALM to switch their operations to them. So they'll be able to fly from Schiphol i.s.o. Brussels. Aslo I think that if KLM and ALM worked together i.s.o. compete, that this route should be profitable to both. I never forget that day in summer 1995, I can still feel th...

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by dash8
Fri Dec 01, 2000 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALM To Amsterdam
Replies: 16
Views: 1689

RE: ALM To Amsterdam

I reserved online with KLM the same dates as I did with ALM. Just to compare.
Well KLM threw me a woozy. No less than 3030 NLG from Dec10th till Jan07th.

That's 400 guilders more expensive that ALM's most expensive rate.

Regards,


Xander

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by dash8
Fri Dec 01, 2000 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALM To Amsterdam
Replies: 16
Views: 1689

RE: ALM To Amsterdam

Well Laurens have you ever travelled to Curaçao. Are you in aviation? Do you here the news straight or via media. YOU beleive me. Air Aruba didn't stop becuase Air Holland went bankrupt. That's what the papers told you. Sabre also tells you that are only 52 guilders cheaper. But it doesn't tell you ...

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by dash8
Thu Nov 30, 2000 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALM To Amsterdam
Replies: 16
Views: 1689

RE: ALM To Amsterdam

It's $250,000 per flight. Flight being LM 2000/1. So to Curacao and back. Right now that $750 dollars is low season and less than 2 weeks on KLM. Buy a high season ticket for a 5 weeks' stay and it'll run you about $1,200. Also there are 370 seats on that plane. 35 of which business class. So ALM ca...

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by dash8
Wed Nov 29, 2000 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALM To Amsterdam
Replies: 16
Views: 1689

RE: ALM To Amsterdam

Wow, I hope this becomes a very prosperous relationship between CTB and ALM. As I see from the reservations computers at the airport, the first 2 months are fully booked already. But KLM is a very nasty airline. They will find and use any trick in the book to maintain their monopoloy on the MAD-rout...

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by dash8
Wed Nov 29, 2000 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALM To Amsterdam
Replies: 16
Views: 1689

RE: ALM To Amsterdam

That's right. I work here and frankly I can't wait. Maybe becuae my girl's coming down on the first flight. But it's a twice weekly service on sundays and wednesdays starting December 10th. Operated by OO-CTB Schiphol - Willemstad,Curacao. The deal is worth $250,000 a flight (not a bad deal) and las...

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by dash8
Wed Nov 22, 2000 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/A Sucked Out Of A300 In MIA
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

RE: F/A Sucked Out Of A300 In MIA

Hi Buff thanks for clarifying things in the get-go. Some were a bit confused. I mixed the venturi and Bernouli law too. Buff and AJ are right. It was my first question way back up there where I was taken for an idiot. Cabin's can't be negatively pressurised as I said, the structure won't hold it. So...

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by dash8
Tue Nov 21, 2000 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/A Sucked Out Of A300 In MIA
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

RE: F/A Sucked Out Of A300 In MIA

I beleive the A300 door is mechanised and automatic so a lot of force is put on it. Also not much force is required to blow a man standing on his two feet over. Especially with the venturi effect the door has. Remeber even if it was a little differential it would have to be cleared through that smal...

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by dash8
Mon Nov 20, 2000 12:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is Etops/rvsm
Replies: 4
Views: 4411

RE: What Is Etops/rvsm

ETOPS: Extended range Twin-engine OPerationS It's special rules governing long range twin-engined aircraft flights. Basic rules say that airplanes with 2 engines or less are not supposed to go more than 1 hour away from a suitable alternate airport. Other wise special rules will apply (ETOPS rules),...

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by dash8
Mon Nov 20, 2000 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Website Lies!
Replies: 11
Views: 2014

RE: Airbus Website Lies!

Well I understood it, also the A340-500 hasn't rolled of the assembly line either. So I guess that that makes them both future aircraft. Airbus is already stating that theirs is the longest range, it's simply wrong. You guys are also smart enough that when even the -500 has less range ta 777kick.......

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by dash8
Wed Nov 15, 2000 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Question To B757 Experts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

RE: DesertJets

What a coincidence, that's the 757 Air Aruba operated a while back. It was a leased one from Air Holland. So that must be it. T'was the only 757 registered in Aruba. As for the Air Columbus name it was probably just a high season lease to the charter company. Not much unusual about it. Regards, Xander

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by dash8
Thu Nov 09, 2000 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's MD-11 Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 4840

KLM's MD-11 Replacement

Hi guys, just wanted to fill you guys in. Just read through the Dutch Airline Pilot's Assosiation monthly magazine. The article was about new aircraft and procedures at KLM. It showed the Head Operations Officer of KLM sitting at the desk with two models. In the background, a beautiful 767-300ER and...

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by dash8
Mon Nov 06, 2000 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-200 And Boeing 767-400
Replies: 29
Views: 15302

Economics

Economics don't have anything to do with weights DC-10. Actually it's seat/mile costs that govern. It's why one of the most economic planes is a 6 seat highwing followed closely by the A340, 757-300 and the 747-400. So what I would need is average flow on the trip but since I don't have that I can a...

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by dash8
Sun Nov 05, 2000 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-200 And Boeing 767-400
Replies: 29
Views: 15302

RE: Airbus A330-200 And Boeing 767-400

Well thanks guys. The stats are equal in terms of unit also. I've double checked on that. The thing is that range and/or endurance doesn't make or brake an order. The most important is availability. The 767-400ER's range sucks. The 767-400ERX isn't built yet. So it's late. That's the key here. Timin...

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by dash8
Fri Nov 03, 2000 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-200 And Boeing 767-400
Replies: 29
Views: 15302

RE: Airbus A330-200 And Boeing 767-400

Well I have proof that the 767-400ERX is more economic then the A330-200. Check out the stats for yourself. B767-400ERX 6150 nm range on 99,045 litres of Jet A A330-200 6400 nm range on 139,090 litres of Jet A. Go figure.......... So you see. It doesn't pay of to keep shrinking your current designs....

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by dash8
Fri Nov 03, 2000 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guess The Airline (Maybe Difficult)
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

RE: Guess The Airline (Maybe Difficult)

AIR BOTNIA..........!!!!!!!!!!

Hehehehe, don't have a clue mate.

Regards,

Dash8

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by dash8
Wed Nov 01, 2000 6:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Appearance
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

RE: A330 Appearance

Says a lot about Airbus' commitment to passenger comfort doesn't it?
I also wonder what type of cargo would fit in there.
Probably about 500 lbs worth of extra bulk cargo. Not much more.

Dash8

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by dash8
Wed Nov 01, 2000 5:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sea Ditching
Replies: 18
Views: 2212

RE: Sea Ditching

Well the last time I ditched the damned 182 stayed afloat for a total of 3 minutes. Of course having fixed gear really doesn't help. That was back in the days before I entered the airlines. Also the only successful ditching was the ONA DC-9 in the 60's. It was operated on behalf of ALM. My company. ...

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by dash8
Fri Oct 27, 2000 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Fastest Airliner Apart From Concorde?
Replies: 35
Views: 5625

RE: MD11

Bar none it's the CV-990. What you see on those screens are groundspeed. If I had a 800 MPH tailwind I wouldn't be going supersonic in my 172 because the wind is pushing me and my sound and everything. Mach is based on True Airspeed. So you can't use groundspeed. After the CV-990 it's a tossup betwe...

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by dash8
Fri Oct 27, 2000 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Air Aruba?
Replies: 14
Views: 3490

RE: What Happened To Air Aruba?

Because they're all to proud, that's why.
There isn't enough for our own country now we're gonna share with other countries.
That's what the lehman thinks in these areas.
Unfortunately we don't have many airline experts in goverment.........which is who owns these airlines.

Dash8

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by dash8
Fri Oct 27, 2000 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Air Aruba?
Replies: 14
Views: 3490

RE: What Happened To Air Aruba?

KLM owns 25% of ALM. You guys are correct. News travels quickly. The first ALM flight will be on December 3rd. We're finally moving in the right direction. The MD-11 is supposed to be in MD-11 colors. Although newspapers tend to be wrong.......let's see. I booked my girlfriend on December 13th. I wa...

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by dash8
Wed Oct 25, 2000 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Don't Like The DHC8/400
Replies: 21
Views: 2212

RE: I Don't Like The DHC8/400

The DHC8-400 is the most beautiful tirboprop I've ever see. I fly these things, and now the tail is finally in proportion to the rest of the plane, hihihihi. The looks immediately makes you think of speed. Of course with a turboprop record of 0 to 25000 in a little over 5 minutes........ Regards, Da...

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by dash8
Wed Oct 25, 2000 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Aruba, Belly UP
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

RE: Air Aruba, Belly UP

Aruba has a full open sky agreement with the US. Great for Aruba, bad for Air Aruba. As you guys know Aserca (Venezuela) owns 70% of the company. And they did this because Aserca doesn't fall in the US's CAT1 so they can't fly to the US. They thought they could use planes from Air Aruba to fly from ...

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by dash8
Tue Oct 24, 2000 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Air Aruba?
Replies: 14
Views: 3490

RE: What Happened To Air Aruba?

The local goverment want to do it to get that mad Aserca president out. He's milking the company for all it's worth. Forcing them to lease those MD-90 at 757 rates. Buying parts from his parts subsidiary at 3 times normal price etc etc. you get the pic. They say it'll be temporary. About 3 to 4 mont...

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by dash8
Mon Oct 16, 2000 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5097

Holy Launch Customer Discounts Batman!

Half price.........GEEZ ! If that analyst is right, how in God's name is Airbus going to make profit on this thing. If it keeps it at this pace they're gonna need more than 200 orders just to break even. I guess Airbus plays the market share game again. Don't get me wrong those Europeans are smart. ...

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by dash8
Mon Oct 16, 2000 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5097

MAC-Vet...........

Those are the first two good posts MAC, finally. And as far as flying in the USAF. I fly to. That's not the business part of it. You know that. I know what you're trying to do MAC. I know in this world most companies use all they can to keep their heads above water.......ANYTHING. But in showing Boe...

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by dash8
Mon Oct 16, 2000 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5097

RE: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX

Wingman it's useless. Just read his hobbies and you'll know. It's funny he says he wants to teach people to look at their own side before pointing fingers at other's. He hasn't said anything bad about Airbus or Europe. Nothing on the Habsheim coverup. What an angel Europe is, since of course he's no...

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by dash8
Sun Oct 15, 2000 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5097

RE: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX

Whatever MAC, you can stay above the rest as far as I'm concerned. Funny though I bet you've never seen Europe up close before, yet you know everything about them. RayChuang is right, although I would really like to see if LH is going with a 757-300 / 747X combination. Do any of you have any more in...

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