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by Channex757
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-900s to remain exclusively Trent-powered until at least 2030
Replies: 87
Views: 12457

Re: Airbus A350-900s to remain exclusively Trent-powered until at least 2030

Overall I think all of the big 3 are pretty happy to sit back and try to recoup their investment on their current set of products. RR and GE are struggling financially, and Pratt just did a big layoff. I also agree that Airbus is largely getting what they want from RR so it's not too likely they wo...

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by Channex757
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 107
Views: 36003

Re: PA curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

We have a major billion plus project going in this area at MAN. The owners have said it's worth pushing on as money has never been as cheap. Dropping projects simply down to the pandemic can be seen as short sighted. When construction resumes, borrowing and costs will be much higher. Yes, that's cl...

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by Channex757
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 107
Views: 36003

Re: PA curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

This is understandable given how airport income has nose dived, but man, it is so hard to get things started to begin with and just as hard to restart. I wish they could find a way to keep these projects going. Once things recover everyone will say 'but these facilities suck!' and it will take anot...

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by Channex757
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 107
Views: 36003

Re: PA curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

This is understandable given how airport income has nose dived, but man, it is so hard to get things started to begin with and just as hard to restart. I wish they could find a way to keep these projects going. Once things recover everyone will say 'but these facilities suck!' and it will take anot...

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by Channex757
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Other country's anthems
Replies: 64
Views: 37900

Re: Other country's anthems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KNWdhVJq9k
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bennett123 wrote:
art

Land of hope and glory would be fine.


Ahem....(sorry about YT quality)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KNWdhVJq9k

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by Channex757
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times' D Gates Looks at Boeing Strategy and Situation
Replies: 32
Views: 6453

Re: Seattle Times' D Gates Looks at Boeing Strategy and Situation

The Boeing story in recent years can all be pinned down to the two events of the McDD merger and (even more importantly) the failure to promote Allan Mullaly into the top job. It's also arguable that there is a lack of strong leadership that's been there for a long time now. No Donald Douglas or Bil...

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by Channex757
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 479
Views: 58150

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure

Those A380s were sold in the "Good Times" so making snarky comments about ice blocks is failing to blame the real reasons why the A380 didn't garner more success. It was just too damned big; expensive and too much of a strain on airline assets/cash. Buyers like the Eurolegacies and ME3 saw...

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by Channex757
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 318
Views: 59404

Re: EI looking to start transatlantic from MAN

Sort of O/T but if EI do well enough to change a route to widebodies, BHX could be the perfect place to try out the A321LR.
What I'm hearing is the A330 will go West Coast and if they decide otherwise LAS is a possibility.

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by Channex757
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux looking ‘very closely’ at 777-300ER conversion
Replies: 74
Views: 14384

Re: Cargolux looking ‘very closely’ at 777-300ER conversion

The 773ER freighter is ideal for the pharma trade. Maybe that is Cargolux's priority as this current global problem has shown up a need for freighter capacity that could be ongoing for some years.

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by Channex757
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Med Assisted Suicide)
Replies: 59
Views: 2648

Re: Political Position (Med Assisted Suicide)

My only issue is with the use of the word suicide. That's not what is happening here, which is a death with dignity and compassion. Suicide implies desperation or disturbance of the mind. If it's a dignified death with medical help then using an emotive term like suicide cheapens it. Otherwise I'm a...

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by Channex757
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 51852

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020

On the occasion of Emirates 35th anniversary, Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, has stated that Emirates is still commited to the A380 since day one and will keep flying the type well into the 2030s. Pretty interesting that Emirates is really the only airline left that is going a...

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by Channex757
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 51852

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020

In this new reality of a much reduced airline business going forward post-COVID, the two fleets EK needs are the 787 and A350. Both will give them the flexibility they haven't had since the A330 was retired. Adding them below the 773ER/777X and reduced numbers of A380 in the medium term adds the hef...

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by Channex757
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 192950

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I'm also not sure that RR's reputation with recent engines would attract many clients. Not saying that the clients would not accept if RR is the only choice. But, the clients will be setting terms and conditions to ensure they are fully covered from another RR fubar. So what you are saying is your ...

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by Channex757
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 226289

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

AA sold the 767s to Jetran who sold them to CAM who then placed them for Amazon AA sold 757s out of ROW to DHL, replacing their early fleet of ex-BA 757s. ASL operates A330F conversions for DHL. Actually it doesn’t say which airline they bought them from https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/aersale-...

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 226289

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

As AA has previously sold aircraft to DHL and its suppliers (like ASL) for freighter conversion, maybe they will come in and kick the tyres on this batch. Well cared for examples, no need for a cabin etc.... AA sold the 767s to Jetran who sold them to CAM who then placed them for Amazon AA sold 757...

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 226289

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

As AA has previously sold aircraft to DHL and its suppliers (like ASL) for freighter conversion, maybe they will come in and kick the tyres on this batch. Well cared for examples, no need for a cabin etc....

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by Channex757
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 engine swap
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Re: 787 engine swap

It was NOT designed to enable swapping like a new car radio. Boeing designed the aircraft architecture so either engine could be run using the same set of wires and pumps. That was purely to cut down on cost. Building, flying and certifying two sets of engine controls and wiring would have added hug...

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by Channex757
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the RR 787 engine problem fixed yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 12679

Re: Is the RR 787 engine problem fixed yet?

As an aside, RR share price has doubled in recent days. The market has stopped shorting Rolls, and the talk of a merger with BAE Systems is interesting.

Rolls could also benefit from new nuclear orders, making cashflow improve.

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by Channex757
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: monarchies in the 21st century
Replies: 32
Views: 2309

Re: monarchies in the 21st century

As a Brit I'm fairly pro monarchy. It's a business nowadays; the Queen actually returns money to the Nation via various assets held in her name. She has some residual power but the benefit is mostly pageantry and the tourism it creates. That's a big sum for the Nation over an d above what it costs t...

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by Channex757
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 381
Views: 63964

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

Lenders will evaluate AAX's proposal. It is so poor... I see nothing but seized assets. As to Airbus, they overextended with AirAsiaX. The A330NEO vs. 787 deal was almost certainly over financing. Lightsaber Who are the financiers here? If it's a syndicate or even a dominant lender like UBS it coul...

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 315
Views: 18342

Re: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread

If Etihad is indeed refocusing to become a regional niche carrier then the 787-10 fits them like a glove. Unfortunately they have a lot of sunk cash in the bigger stuff which needs dealing with first.
Even the 773ER is probably too big for them in this new vision of Etihad.

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by Channex757
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline orders that never were.
Replies: 62
Views: 5791

Re: Airline orders that never were.

British Caledonian MD-81. BCal were negotiating about the time Laker went bust. The order never happened; BCal bought the A320 instead.

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by Channex757
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 56386

Re: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina

Sour antics. While the 40% reduction in the Business and Occupation tax originally grantees in 2003 under HB 2294 for producing "superefficient airplanes" was repealed earlier this year, there are probably other tax breaks and incentives that Boeing received for both the 787 and 777X that...

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by Channex757
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE9X Engine For Boeing 777X Earns FAA Certification
Replies: 85
Views: 13016

Re: GE9X Engine For Boeing 777X Earns FAA Certification

How do these temps stack up to other engines? This is from the TCDS Indicated Turbine Exhaust Gas Temperature Takeoff, 5 min 1087°C (1989°F) Maximum Continuous 1052°C (1926°F) Max Transient (30 sec.) 1092°C (1998°F) Not really the point I was trying to make. GE has done fantastic work on the two-sh...

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by Channex757
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE9X Engine For Boeing 777X Earns FAA Certification
Replies: 85
Views: 13016

Re: GE9X Engine For Boeing 777X Earns FAA Certification

It'll be interesting to see who is first out of the gate next. RR with an Ultrafan application or even Pratt with an upscale and re-core of the GTF. The GE9X isn't some kind of starship drive after all, so to take back the crown will need technology insertion and not just materials. The GE9X is push...

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by Channex757
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A fresh new start
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: A fresh new start

Ever considered Ireland? It's much less of a rat race and the delights of Europe are an hour or two away on the likes of Ryanair.

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by Channex757
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 272
Views: 41461

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

I expect it to go widebody before long. This route is screaming for freight capacity, and AUH is a global hub. Pharma, electronics and fresh produce.

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by Channex757
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
Replies: 111
Views: 18857

Re: 2020 NFL Charters

Any word on what the Miami Dolphins will be using? They were often to be seen on the Miami Air B737-800s, usually two at a time. The Dolphins actually used 5Y 744s last season, from what I recall. Might be the same case this season, especially with LL essentially going out of business (if I recall ...

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by Channex757
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125203

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

bennett123 wrote:
G-ZZZC also at DGX.

Apart from anything else, the tail is gone together with the rear fuselage up to the rear bulkhead.

I wouldn't be surprised if Boeing has bought that back. It could be invaluable to them for life extension and fatigue research.

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by Channex757
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 20116

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

Utah744 wrote:
How much would it cost to bring it up to Air Force 1 specs?

More then a bare bones example as this has all the additions of a bizjet to strip out.

IIRC this is the one owned by the late Amir, who was deposed by his son. He bought the farm so obviously no longer needs it.

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by Channex757
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas Prices in the United States
Replies: 30
Views: 1539

Re: Gas Prices in the United States

Last time I filled the beast up, I paid 0.99p/ltr UK£ for unleaded. It's moved north a bit since but it was the first time in years I've seen prices under a pound a litre.

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by Channex757
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 30600

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Would anyone see a takeover of Jet2 by TUI? Not wishing to sound snarky, but what would be the point? The CMA (competition body in the UK) would be all over it like a rash. The only intention would be to eliminate a competitor and drive prices up. When BA took over BCal, they promoted the deal on t...

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by Channex757
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 30600

Re: JET2 - what next ?

On the subject of survival, LS owns quite a fair chunk of its aircraft inventory. That's always a bonus as it means less outgoings and also collateral if necessary. The company was always debt-averse in that until recently and a killer deal from Boeing, they preferred to buy aircraft for cash. It's ...

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by Channex757
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investment firms / Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

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: 1708

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: 4048

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: 20292

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: 20292

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: 18208

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: 100
Views: 4576

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: 1564

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: 195
Views: 45118

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: 2657

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: 116
Views: 30257

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: 16998

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: 16998

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: 2202

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: 9788

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: 1310

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: 130
Views: 10560

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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