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by Channex757
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investment firms / Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Investment firms / Airlines

These funds basically come in on companies who are struggling under a ton of debt. They then arrange new financing via several methods, which improves the company and its credit ratings. The airline can then be sold on later with debts at a lower interest rating. As a part of all this can be a proce...

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by Channex757
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations
Replies: 26
Views: 1510

Re: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations

Name the sources. I am sick of this anonymous stuff. I wouldn't worry about the sources. For those who follow Trump with a modicum of analysis, this is merely further confirmation of the same general picture that has been transpiring from every pore of the White House for almost 4 years now. For th...

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by Channex757
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3644

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Apparently Uncle Bens is the latest brand to undergo changes.

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by Channex757
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19527

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

It does surprise me that someone like DHL and their contract flyers have never seemed to want to consider the A346 as a package hauler. Obviously the A333P2F is a better bet, but the A346 could offer range and volume.

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by Channex757
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19527

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

What really needs to happen is BA's A350/787 deliveries to get rid of the fuel hog B744's. Iberia is more efficient than BA already... Doesn't exactly work like that. The 747s at BA are bought and paid for, with BA's spares support in place and plenty of rotable items in the stores. Oil is also at ...

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by Channex757
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17479

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

Thinking about the problems comes up with a possible candidate in the A319 with IAE engines. They can be acquired reasonably cheaply nowadays and a conversion job done to add a rough field kit. The A319 is already operating into Antarctica on ice runways. Why not develop it into a hauler for the rou...

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by Channex757
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 91
Views: 3033

Re: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?

Public transport has to be an attractive option to work well. Comfortable, clean options such as those American-built Proterra electric buses or street-running metro systems using 1500v DC overhead power. Vehicles with working aircon and heating, and a lack of diesel fumes belching out of the back. ...

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by Channex757
Sat May 16, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix Hollywood
Replies: 14
Views: 1271

Re: Netflix Hollywood

rfields5421 wrote:
We don't have access to high speed internet capable of streaming video. So, Yawn.

Can you manage 2Mbps speed? If so you might be able to get Netflix standard service. That's all it requires. Quality won't be blistering HD or 4K but it'll be good enough to watch.

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by Channex757
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 118
Views: 26316

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

My bet is on the GE Passport. The USAF might find this modern engine ticks all the right boxes, or alternatively the Rolls offering which the USAF has experience of. RR USA (Allison) would be ideal to manufacture them and provide support.

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by Channex757
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Good music from Youtube
Replies: 49
Views: 2481

Re: Random Good music from Youtube

https://youtu.be/Lq6q3YJqLaQ
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My favourite artist at the moment, Jess Glynne

https://youtu.be/Lq6q3YJqLaQ

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by Channex757
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 110
Views: 23935

Re: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's

They could have done with them yesterday. I'm out in Tenerife at the moment and i counted 22 of their fleet at TFS yesterday afternoon. In fact it was pretty much park wherever there is a space there yesterday as at one point there were 52 A/C on the ground around 3pm which is by the far the busies...

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by Channex757
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA orders 20 additional 787s
Replies: 71
Views: 16547

Re: ANA orders 20 additional 787s

Doesn’t the 787 have the ability to interchange engines? Wasn’t that one of its advertised features? If the airline wants, they can swap engine type in 3 days or something like that? Just thinking maybe ANA has Plans to do that to the 3 78x with the RRs. The point of the engine interoperability is ...

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by Channex757
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA orders 20 additional 787s
Replies: 71
Views: 16547

Re: ANA orders 20 additional 787s

Seems to be a no-brainer to select the GE engines, however with the deliveries starting from 2024 does it seem a bit premature to select an engine at this stage given the likely-hood of RR sorting out their issues by then - especially since they currently own an all RR 787 fleet? Dig into the detai...

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by Channex757
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past possible orders
Replies: 30
Views: 1953

Re: Past possible orders

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Boeing's stunning smash and grab on the Ryanair deal for the A320. Right at the very last second Boeing came in with a knockout deal for the 737-800 and left Airbus at the altar, fuming.

One of John Leahy's rare failures.

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by Channex757
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9385

Re: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

GE Aviation is in somewhat muddy waters these days: - the LEAP-1B production and deliveries are slowing down (if not stopped at all) due to the 737 MAX grounding; - the LEAP-1C is in jeopardy due to the US administration wondering if they should pull the Export License; - the GE9X is not bringing i...

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by Channex757
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Something lighter: Great Soups of the World
Replies: 34
Views: 1120

Re: Time for Something lighter: Great Soups of the World

A Northern English delicacy is pea soup and dumplings, optionally made with a ham hock and simmered for hours. Top with dumplings and then into the oven for a crunchy and pillow-soft topping.

Proper winter food. The ham hock releases its fatty flavour and the meat will flake away.

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by Channex757
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 127
Views: 9762

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

No contest.

Airbus wants it off the table and filed under "expensive lessons". Everyone is happy and Airbus can easily afford the $3bn as it is far from cash-poor. I expect there were tears at bedtime although the change in leadership would have cleared the decks for this.

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by Channex757
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LBA new terminal plan
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: LBA new terminal plan

Rather than a new terminal, LBA could do with relocation entirely. Put it somewhere near to motorways, rail and enough relatively flat land to build a full length runway.

Jet2 might object however.

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by Channex757
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t 3 engine planes push out 4 engine planes like 2 engines did?
Replies: 118
Views: 18666

Re: Why didn’t 3 engine planes push out 4 engine planes like 2 engines did?

Twins and quads both have symmetry going for them vs the lone and different Number 2 engine in the trijets, which had always been not easy regular maintenance-wise. While in theory, trijets would be more efficient, and a natural stepping stone from quads to twins, having an engine which is remarkab...

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by Channex757
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t 3 engine planes push out 4 engine planes like 2 engines did?
Replies: 118
Views: 18666

Re: Why didn’t 3 engine planes push out 4 engine planes like 2 engines did?

How soon they forget...

The original 4-pot planes in the USA were pushed out by the 3-holer 727. Boeing's original trijet replaced planes such as the 720 or 707-120 for those trips where transcontinental range was needed. Sales numbers bear this out as the 727 sold like crazy.

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by Channex757
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 110
Views: 23935

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

I have many happy memories dispatching "LY" on both passenger and cargo flights, I think the first aircraft I ever worked on that is older than I am. I've mentioned it before but my one true love is LSAC. Flew that when it was that grubby grey. That one seems to have a distinct engine not...

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by Channex757
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 110
Views: 23935

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Jet2 and the Dart Group really have their heads screwed on. They have played really well and are well respected with measured growth in established markets. Also operating older fleets to start with rather than ordering brand new or nearly new aircraft helped in the early days. Remember many of the...

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by Channex757
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 110
Views: 23935

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Where are they going to use all their A330s..They seem a lot for their network..I know they fly them to PMI and TFS in summer but apart from that where else would they be deployed?They can't have them sitting on ground most of the day.. Definitely Turkey. PMI is a daily widebody and one aircraft ca...

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by Channex757
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 102
Views: 24188

Re: A321 P2F first flight

A320/A321P2F will be a game changer on on the narrow bodied jet freighter market, especially since B737F and B757F do not have containerised lower deck capabilities. Considering how popular the 757 has been as a freighter, that point appears to be irrelevant to freight haulers. Irrelevant. The cont...

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by Channex757
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh Retiring from IAG 30 June 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 5266

Re: Willie Walsh Retiring from IAG 30 June 2020

Willie is the right age to be retiring. His pension fund is probably a nice pot and he's 58. Still got a good few years in him. At 58 I fully expect him to be hot property on the directorship market, especially non-executive posts with good return for minimal commitment. His name has brand value as ...

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by Channex757
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28759

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

If only Boeing could get this guy back... Interesting article from Forbes "If you think leadership doesn’t matter, look at Boeing." From back in March https://www.forbes.com/sites/brycehoffman/2019/03/20/if-you-think-leadership-doesnt-matter-look-at-boeing/#64ad48702e15 This. A thousand p...

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by Channex757
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the Boeing 737 Be Permanently Retired?
Replies: 5
Views: 2240

Re: Should the Boeing 737 Be Permanently Retired?

Why? Let's turn this around. Airlines like familiarity where possible; sharing of parts and consumables across models and also crews being easily moved between aircraft families and sub-families like the NG and MAX. It saves them money and time. Now look at the sales of the A320NEO and 737MAX togeth...

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by Channex757
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9362

Re: Soviet Airliners

To begin to answer your first question , you need to look at how Soviet aircraft were designed and built. The names you quote were the great design houses, but that is all most of them did. Design the planes. Contracts were then issued to separate constructors as the two functions of design and buil...

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 fleet plans
Replies: 46
Views: 13801

Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

I’m surprised that Jet2 didn’t buy their own A332 instead of extending the lease by 6 years, it offers the route versatility they seem to like from the 757’s. G-VYGL could be going to Mallorca one day and then Newark the next. . Jet2 are smart I’m sure they have their reasons. Perhaps it’s nice to ...

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 fleet plans
Replies: 46
Views: 13801

Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Found homes quickly then . It’s good to see expansion in to the space left From data on Jethros, it looks like LS is taking at least two of the ex-Monarch A321 frames from the TCX fleet. That raises an eyebrow as it means LS is taking the IAE V2500 engine variant, after being a CFM user on the 737s...

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD
Replies: 29
Views: 10241

Re: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD

One of the Avianca aircraft will be going to Titan in the UK to replace a 767-300ER. In service for summer 2020.

Info courtesy of Jethros site.

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by Channex757
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI big expansion planned
Replies: 32
Views: 11743

Re: Rumour: TUI big expansion planned

SQ22 wrote:
I have added "Rumour" to the title due to the lack of a source.

Not so much a rumour. Broadcast news items in the UK report the same; TUI is looking to expand. It is after all not just an airline; expansion covers additional holiday packages to fill those seats.

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by Channex757
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta will create a mega global alliance?
Replies: 47
Views: 12981

Re: Delta will create a mega global alliance?

They don't have to. Alliances are the product of 80s and 90s thinking. When airlines would issue each others tickets and use lounges for instance. Nowadays there isn't any need to have these formal groupings as the world is interconnected in much more flexible and speedy ways, so authorisations can ...

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by Channex757
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217120

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

I think for the coming weeks and months, what's most likely to happen is that the existing fleet combined with the reprieve of G-LSAG/H/I from withdrawal will just be used more intensively. There should be capacity to do so as they generally don't use their aircraft as intensively in the winter mon...

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by Channex757
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217120

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Jet2 has added 50 extra flights to the Canary Islands up to March 2020. Article only in Spanish Jet2 añadirá 50 vuelos extra en Canarias tras el cierre de Thomas Cook En concreto, las nuevas 161.782 plazas se reparten en 82.646 para Tenerife, 62.038 en Lanzarote, 13.696 en Fuerteventura y 3.402 par...

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by Channex757
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 28709

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

In the first instance, the loan providers. They would be offered stock in the new company to cover their investment. The TCX share of DE is only 49% after all. This way uses the Thomas Cook stockholding as security for the loans. This way ensures that existing shareholders are not wiped out as it d...

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by Channex757
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 28709

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

No idea why everybody keeps bringing LH into the game. Impossible for LH to acquire DE and get EU cartel authority approval! who else would buy it? IAG, Ryanair, Norwegian, employees buy out? In the first instance, the loan providers. They would be offered stock in the new company to cover their in...

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by Channex757
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 28709

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Whoever gives them the loan, it is important for working capital. Basically that "float" an airline needs to pay the bills whilst waiting for income to arrive as well as investment. That is how XL France initially survived as debt holders in XL took equity in the airline and refinanced it....

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by Channex757
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 28709

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

ual763 wrote:
Does anyone care to speculate if Condor was bought by TUI, would it still remain a separate airline, or would it get merged with TUIFly Deutschland?

Rebranded.

TUI disposed of brands like Britannia and Hapag-Lloyd to use one name throughout Europe. No reason why Condor wouldn't also be rebranded.

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by Channex757
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 28709

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Amazing how everyone says every part of the business was profitable, yet had over 1bn in losses. It's a long and complicated story that apparently has its roots in the MyTravel days. Thomas Cook was carrying toxic debt loads and that big loss was writing off assets. As the company was registered in...

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by Channex757
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First full electric airline service
Replies: 24
Views: 3878

Re: First full electric airline service

Orkney produces considerably more renewable electricity than it consumes. The constant action of wind and tides means the island exports power. It's an ideal location to pioneer electric aircraft and island hopper services.

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by Channex757
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Does Thomas Cook Fly NYC (JFK)-MAN?
Replies: 26
Views: 4283

Re: Why Does Thomas Cook Fly NYC (JFK)-MAN?

You answered your own question in that TCX keep it going as it's profitable. They go for the tourism passengers and offer great fares. VS and UA are a different demographic, including Business class cabins. TCX is primarily a holiday airline and it's the NYC tourism trade that fills the planes. Hey...

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by Channex757
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Does Thomas Cook Fly NYC (JFK)-MAN?
Replies: 26
Views: 4283

Re: Why Does Thomas Cook Fly NYC (JFK)-MAN?

You answered your own question in that TCX keep it going as it's profitable. They go for the tourism passengers and offer great fares. VS and UA are a different demographic, including Business class cabins. TCX is primarily a holiday airline and it's the NYC tourism trade that fills the planes. Hey,...

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by Channex757
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 2775

Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

Now I am conflicted, as an Australian I don't like NZ winning anything but also can't abide the old enemy... In the end hopefully it is a good game and goes down to the last over to decide. Last over? It went to the last possible ball! That super-over rule sucks for NZ as it was a draw in all but n...

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by Channex757
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 21400

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 was...

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by Channex757
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any reason to believe IAG would be interested by NMA?
Replies: 16
Views: 2192

Re: Is there any reason to believe IAG would be interested by NMA?

If you take a long look at the aircraft that is rumoured to be coming out, it's a distinct possible for IAG. As A330s come off lease at those who have them, downsizing a little might be attractive. BA itself would potentially want a more tailored solution to capacity than A321s and the odd 772ER bei...

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by Channex757
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Wizzair do with their A321XLRs
Replies: 11
Views: 2498

Re: What will Wizzair do with their A321XLRs

Why would they necessarily want to go fight in the worsening financial prospects that the North Atlantic will be as others introduce the XLR too? My prediction is go east and also use on heavy routes where they need payload. The two are frequently the same as many former USSR passengers don't travel...

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by Channex757
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 90620

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Def did not see this coming! 737s at Vueling and Level make no sense to me but I'm not a CEO so... Congrats Boeing! VY have a motley collection of A320 family planes with both engine types. It will allow them the chance to nail down some costs by only needing one engine type. Plus Willie is a known...

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by Channex757
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!
Replies: 28
Views: 1859

Re: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!

That should quickly turn into a huge vat of pigeon shit soup.

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by Channex757
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45413

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

VSMUT wrote:
KFLLCFII wrote:
Can't wait for the Comet NG to grace the skies.

Not too sure about the Comet Max, though.


Imagine how cool a Comet would be if you gave it a Nimrod MRA4 style makeover! :cloudnine:

Even better.....it's perfect to carry the new Rolls Royce Pearl engines

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