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by par13del
Fri May 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Venatt wrote:
Some people in Boeing should be behind bars.

We could explore that, where do you suggest we start, engineers who coded, supervisors who approved, FAA inspectors who certified, Boeing CEO because the buck stops there?

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by par13del
Fri May 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, pilots are there to save the day when automation goes wrong.

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by par13del
Fri May 17, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

SEU wrote:
You need to start being more reasonable and start realising that the pilots are not at fault. Saying the pilots shouldve saved a faulty plane and not blame boeing is just pointless.

Such absolutes helps no one in these type accidents, so far I have not seen anyone say that Boeing is blameless.

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by par13del
Fri May 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I still do not understand why there is a discussion about training and pilot quality and possible errors in this thread. Humans are in the loop because when mechanical things break or go off the reservation as we all know will happen sometime or another, we have to rely on trained humans to get us ...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Let's all ignore the elephant in the corner of the room that wants to talk about why such changes were needed in the first place. As I've written before, this "blinders on, all speed ahead" strategy Boeing (and its tightly coupled appendage, FAA) is following does get to the goal line the...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 594
Views: 54767

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

So is the F-35 the replacement for the F-16 and the F-15?
If they expend so much resources ramping up production and purchasing so many F-35's, if it is not the F-15 replacement what is, when will it be designed and funded, after the production line for the F-35 closes down?

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 123
Views: 23885

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

It is interesting to try and work out exactly what they're playing at. Reduced A380 fleet and A339 & A359 listed in 2019 Annual Report The A339/A359/A380 rejig has yet to hit Airbus's books 787-10 removed from 2019 Annual Report, but was listed in 2018 Apparently still negotiating with Boeing o...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

There are three significant changes to MCAS software being worked on by Boeing: Being worked on or already tested and submitted to the FAA for review and approval? I am unsure as I have seem comments that they have already completed test flights with the updates, whether they have submitted to the ...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 751
Views: 129865

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

But most can't. The ME3, SQ or the other Asian airlines or all the Chinese airlines don't have the rights to fly London - Australia direct. It totally changes the dynamics of the Kangaroo route. Yes BA or VS could get a similar aircraft but I don't see there being two ultra-ultra LH aircraft. One r...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 751
Views: 129865

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

So another theory. The A350 wins the order, Airbus does some custom frames, QF starts service to new destinations non-stop attracting premium pax from other airline one-stop options. How long would it be before the airlines who are loosing their premium traffic attempt to compete, and which frame wi...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Take a world view, how many nations have the extensive aviation industry to allow multiple aviation schools, economic activity that will allow the banner-pulling industry, air cargo, etc etc etc. How the US trains its pilots can only be duplicated in countries of similar mass and economic activity. ...

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by par13del
Thu May 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 87
Views: 14803

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

The auto pilot system detected the pitot tube failure and, as a precaution, handed over control to the pilots. Make it sound as if there was a choice, if I recall correctly, the design of the system is that the autopilot automatically disengages when there is a disagreement. There were a number of ...

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by par13del
Wed May 15, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Except most of what is being talked about is just MCAS, so has fixes been put in place or recommended that no one is concerned about sensor failure anymore and its effect on the 737?

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by par13del
Wed May 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 41
Views: 5835

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

Well with the demise of the A380 and the 747 / 8i, 777W size a/c will soon be the defacto Jumbo.

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by par13del
Wed May 15, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Seems we are forgetting that the MCAS in both crashes was preceded by some failure in the AOA sensors, other than talk about single sensor, one can get the impression from all the comments that MCAS version any kicks in without any trigger event. One can assume that since there is very little talk a...

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by par13del
Wed May 15, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So far, certification review is the words I heard - but I wonder if there is anything specific they're looking at. So they are just going to do certification review in the hope that they will find something to review? Should be easy, there will always be something that was overlooked or not stated ...

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by par13del
Tue May 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 41
Views: 5835

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

There are so many hotels on LeJune within less than a mile radius who needs one at the airport much less two, if we go to a mile the number of hotels is just crazy, all types and price ranges, and all offer free shuttle bus transfers. IMHO MIA does not need additional hotels. Better to spend more fu...

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by par13del
Wed May 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I would have been more impressed if they had bought in the NTSB, the Air Force has been struggling with its hypoxia issue so their investigative talents may be over stretched.

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by par13del
Wed May 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22209

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Negotiating tactic - particularly with the MAX compo and possible new orders being rolled into some very favourable terms. Would be shocked if they switch tack from Boeing. If they do they will never have to go through this wrangling again, have you ever heard of any carrier with an all Airbus flee...

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by par13del
Wed May 08, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 751
Views: 129865

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I have heard rumours that it will get used to carry the bags for the project sunrise flight on bad weather days. This will allow the project sunrise aircraft to fly with a full passenger load year round. With most ultra long haul flights on bad weather days they usually block seats as there is no o...

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by par13del
Wed May 08, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So a question in all this portion of blame. 1. Where is the US Congress / US Government, after all the FAA is a Federal Institution, they did not outsource their oversight without permission. 2. Where is EASA in the percentage? EASA are now saying they are conducting their own parallel investigation...

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by par13del
Tue May 07, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 751
Views: 129865

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Dutchy wrote:
What we do know is that whichever aircraft wins, it will suits Qantas best and in the end that is important.

As long as we are talking about the airline as a whole, this statement is always accurate, too many people think it is always about the capability of the a/c.

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by par13del
Tue May 07, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 751
Views: 129865

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

This will go down the same way as when EK cancelled their A380's, the deposits will get transferred to another aircraft in the Airbus fleet. What the 7778 can or cannot do compared to the A350 will be secondary to QF not loosing their deposits, in my mind, this was decided a long time ago when QF de...

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by par13del
Tue May 07, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I am somewhat confused in the way the thread has turned, earlier it was all about Boeing not listing MCAS in the manual with procedures to deal with it, this was a major failing, criminal, negligent, pilots cannot respond if manual does not exist and if they did exist they would have been fine. Now ...

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by par13del
Tue May 07, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The throttles remained at take off thrust, have we forgotten that?

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by par13del
Sun May 05, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The grounding is reaching towards 2 months now. This means that the heap of undelivered jets should be reaching the hundreds pretty soon. Anybody can update us on how the situation looks on the ground? Also, where is the transparency that the public needs. What has Boeing done so far and what is th...

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by par13del
Sun May 05, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 40688

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

The statistics on use on shorter runways in the United States show the impact of Southwest’s fleet Yesterday there were 61 737 departures from BUR and only 6 A320 family Yesterday there was 83 737 departures from SNA and only 18 A320 family Ok, so if no one disputes the numbers above, and no one di...

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by par13del
Sun May 05, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Since there are firm indices that insistence of the AMERICAN airlines on no sim training was factor in BOEING'S decision to minimize training requirements of 737MAX the issue with training is obviously not only "worldwide", it sadly is at home in USA. That "3rd world" pilots and...

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by par13del
Sun May 05, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I am not yet clear whether MCAS was necessary to achieve MAX certification. In these threads, that ship has sailed a long time ago. The experts say it is / was required by the FAA FAR'S. The non-experts say MCAS is deadly because it was done on the cheap. So in either case, it is required as a chea...

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by par13del
Sat May 04, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11539

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Even the promoters claim the LHR option is not the cheapest, they claim the economic impact will be greater.

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by par13del
Sat May 04, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So do we think that the single person who wrote the code was somehow related to the pilots who initially tested and said revisions were required and did not think that they should be removed from the need to up trim? Methinks we have a lot of information out there and need the officials to tell us w...

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by par13del
Sat May 04, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 1940

Re: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty

Well when the shootings took place they were major news stories even before and during the riots, one would think that the independent press who is all about justice would let the public know with the same due diligence the final outcome, unless they are waiting for the verdicts to be overturned on ...

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by par13del
Sat May 04, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 677
Views: 43412

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

What I don't know is the reason why you continue on this line while Brexitremist themself say it will take 50 years before any economic benefit might emerge. JRM has been anti-EU for many years, the 50 year claim was made by him, since you now take that as gospel, do you now also accept all the oth...

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by par13del
Sat May 04, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11539

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

So Gatwick or Stanstead with 2 runways each and Heathrow in its present condition, who is dominant? Transport links, number of carriers, routes flown, prestige, Heathrow is not in anyway threatened by the other two. It is not a case of if you build it they will come, when the Bermuda agreements were...

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by par13del
Fri May 03, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17752

Re: SAS on strike

Pay rise for everyone or just the pilots, what happens when the rest of the workforce realize that they cannot survive on the wages that they are receiving and they decide to strike, outsource their jobs, bring in temp staff since the pilots will be flying?

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by par13del
Thu May 02, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17752

Re: SAS on strike

A350lover is framing the issue in a national and global context, that due to the high taxes in Scandinavia and the lower air fares as a result of globalization, the existing salaries may be fine in the rest of Europe but not in Scandinavia. If that is the case, someone somewhere has to be making up ...

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by par13del
Thu May 02, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17752

Re: SAS on strike

For any citizen in mainland Europe, those wages that SAS pilots have published may sound fine. However, it doesn't look nice for someone who lives in Scandinavia. This is another problem of the company. SAS' home markets are ones of the most taxed of the world probably. This leads to prices ofter h...

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by par13del
Thu May 02, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11539

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

So eliminating Boeing a/c from the BA fleet will assist? Do keep up. During the same period BA have taken delivery of 12 77Ws, 12 788s and 18 789s. They have a further 4 77Ws, 12 787-10s, and now 18 779s on order. Hardly eliminating Boeing, is it? Bennett123 post was about what BA had already chang...

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by par13del
Wed May 01, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 594
Views: 54767

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

So is this the same silliness that killed the F-22? If they had continued to buy F-22's instead of diverting funds to other programs, would the cost of the F-22 have come down sufficiently to have allowed them to continue to purchase more? Why is early retirement of the end of life F-22 fleet not in...

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by par13del
Wed May 01, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 123425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Has AVHerald actually concluded that Pilot training provided by Ethiopian was the primary cause of the crash? Far as I could see, he only sees it as a POSSIBLE contributing factor, which I would agree with. I think when all is said and done, EVERYTHING will be a contributing factor in both accidents.

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by par13del
Wed May 01, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11539

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Young people associated with the teenage environmental protest movement, have already presented at a number of CORSIA workshops. For the UK group, it appears the 3rd runway is a symbol of environmental failure. They want aircraft movements capped / reduced globally. The UK group want London & U...

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by par13del
Wed May 01, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11539

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

bennett123 wrote:
These are the oldest types.

Nothing personal.

Ok, but then they introduced the A380 which is the largest pax a/c in the world, so the counter argument could be that if they had purchased more, there would be no need for the largest operator at the airport pushing for additional runways.

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by par13del
Wed May 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17752

Re: SAS on strike

Of course a Captain at €129k basic will be fine, but I can see a new FO at €46k with NO/DK/SE income tax struggling to make ends meet. Why would an FO struggle to make ends meet, I thought the mantra in Europe was that the rich should pay their fair share, under that principle, I would assume that ...

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by par13del
Wed May 01, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11539

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

So eliminating Boeing a/c from the BA fleet will assist?

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by par13del
Wed May 01, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 677
Views: 43412

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Maybe the Brexiters are climate change fanatics at heart and their belief is that if the UK becomes smaller, there will be less travel, less cars bought, less factories, less pollution etc etc etc.
It's as valid a thought as any other.

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by par13del
Wed May 01, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11539

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Well don't count the ducks yet, the ruling did say those in opposition will have other opportunities to make their case about noise, quality of life, etc etc etc.
So it has only just begun, expect additional legal challenges, this is going to be long.

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by par13del
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 18954

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

What has sealed his and his teams fate? The realisation that the 380 has always been an economic pig, Ask this question, if EK did not have the A380 how much of the traffic that they carried via the Middle East would have been done by the various European carriers either with their A380's or someth...

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by par13del
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 18954

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

Well, EK could essentially offer to be the "national carrier" for any country now challenged in supporting a local airline for long haul operations.
Look at it that way and the options are endless.

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by par13del
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 708629

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I agree that releasing the 737 MAX before the final reports are published look very strange. Definitively a trap in case the reports will unveil an unexpected important issue. The final reports will most likely not be made public until some time in 2020, it usually takes about a year. So you expect...

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by par13del
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704004

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Boeing could turn down AA/WN request and proceed with a clean sheet design. Narrowbody orders are ongoing, so loss of even a big customer is not the end of the world. Cash flow could be difficult if NG orders would go down, but that is a whole different story. Except, more 737's are deployed outsid...

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