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by okie73
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 178
Views: 57288

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

In cases like these when the plane is damaged (not extensively, but at the same time enough to consider a write-off), do the pilots ever face disciplinary or economic charges from the airlines? Is that common? A hard landing in normal wheater is usually pilot error, no? It really depends on the cir...

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by okie73
Mon May 06, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 291
Views: 36065

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture

Not only are there legitimate questions about Boeing’s safety culture , the question now arises if the FAA can be trusted as a reliable international safety authority . The question also arises why the NYT was running smear articles against Indonesian pilots Three institutions - Boeing , the FAA an...

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by okie73
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29896

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

From what I read based on the quotes from the earnings call, its sounds like Delta is looking to make another order announcement probably in Q2 and they will weave in the typical narrative "The order for ### of XXX plane will be used to replace older, less efficient aircraft including older mo...

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by okie73
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 719979

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

A rookie chef would not be able to handle the knife skills of a seasoned Japanese hibachi chef. A well-trained and confidant pilot will have no issue handling an issue on the 737Max. The procedure for disabling the trim has remained the same since the 1960's. I love how people who are not airline p...

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by okie73
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 719979

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The largest Max8 operator in North America and probably the world, WN, has chimed in. The title of the article says it all "Southwest says it remains 'confident' in its fleet of Boeing planes after Ethiopia crash" https://www.marketwatch.com/story/southwest-says-it-remains-confident-in-it...

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by okie73
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1730
Views: 391419

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

There are people that think you can hear the GPWS (Pull) when he said "Ok" at 2:33 in the ATC recording below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRirRCh3Xts It sure does sound like there may be a “pull” in the background during the last radio transmission. That said, I did notice two other ...

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by okie73
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10482

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

Sorry guys but no. Controlled rest should be seen as a last resort. Rosters should be built so that controlled rest is not required. It must be reported whenever it is used and must be investigated. In a decade of flying I’ve seen it done just once and it was not me doing the napping. What people d...

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by okie73
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 113
Views: 21638

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

Upon further reflection I believe he said, and I'm quoting from memory, that, "The A321 won on its merit, it was clearly the better product." I flown Delta in coach on both the 739 and the 321. I don’t know about the economics of the two, but from a passenger point of the the 321 is a far...

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by okie73
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 113
Views: 18334

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

One thought...maybe now they will actually turn a profit.

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by okie73
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 105
Views: 32907

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

Still wish it didn't have that black "mask" around the cockpit windows though; I think the classic A330 nose is more appropriate. Glad I’m not the only one who is not a fan of the raccoon mask. It’s grown on me with the 350 because it was there from the outset but it just looks misplaced ...

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by okie73
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 105
Views: 32907

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

acjbbj wrote:
Lookin' good! Lookin' good!

Still wish it didn't have that black "mask" around the cockpit windows though; I think the classic A330 nose is more appropriate.


Agreed!! The black around the windows looks horrible.

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by okie73
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 105
Views: 32907

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

SkyVoice wrote:
The aircraft looks shiny & new in the pic (well, it's SUPPOSED to!), but I never was too fond of this livery. Too much plain vanilla white paint for me. I miss "wavy gravy," or better still, "classic widget


Never liked wavy gravy...but it wasn’t the worst.

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by okie73
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 112
Views: 16263

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

Delta is trying for a win-win in pilot negotiations: Back in 2012, the two sides reached an innovative agreement that allowed Delta to take more 76-seat jets in exchange for adding 88 110-seat Boeing 717s to its mainline fleet. https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/06/27/can-delta-air-lines-and-its-p...

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by okie73
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 87
Views: 11472

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

Now that there’s a new terminal (and no perimeter rule with the exemption of intl flights along with reduced gates from the original terminal) everyone now wants a piece of the pie. I don’t think the issue is the terminal. The dropping of the perimeter issue was a huge deal. You’re right, with the ...

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by okie73
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 87
Views: 11472

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

All airlines should have access to DAL. Its not fair to allow Southwest almost a monopoly. Other airports have been forced to make access for Southwest and other low cost airlines in the name of competition. Guess what.....it works both ways.

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by okie73
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 delivery schedule (starting with N102DU)
Replies: 15
Views: 4637

Re: Delta A220 delivery schedule (starting with N102DU)

I’m not sure Delta or Bombardier/Airbus know at this point.

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by okie73
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 53309

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Oh sorry, I thought they would be ordering an extra 50 A330neo. I mean, I don't think they would convert their A350-900 orders to A330-900neo though, they only order 25 A350-900, They received 11 frames already. I'm sure another 14 wouldn't be too much for them. Although, they might order the 251t ...

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by okie73
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 53309

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

My sources tell me there will be additional orders to bring the total to 50 330neos. Not 50 more 330neos. Unsure if this includes converting the deferred 350 orders to 330neos.

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by okie73
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 8418

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

deltadawg wrote:

Additionally, the CS300/A223 I believe will be opted for within the next five years as well.



Delta already has the option to switch to the 300/223 after 35 aircraft. I suspect they will make the switch as soon as they can.

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by okie73
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 78
Views: 7252

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

If you can’t get on a plane without a support animal, perhaps you shouldn’t be on the plane.

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by okie73
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 27374

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

We will know within 12 months whether the A330neo has a short or medium term future. It is not going to be around long term, so in strategic terms Airbus will be already running options on replacement after say 2033, 15 years from EIS. Three things have to happen in the next 12 months to secure its...

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by okie73
Thu May 24, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6843

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

I’ve often wondered what the requirements are for business jet pilots to go in to TGU. At most US airlines, a captain has to go there twice with an experienced line check airman before being signed off to operate at that airport

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by okie73
Sat May 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33260

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Varsity1 wrote:
Everything over 12 hours in the US has 4 pilots. A captain and 3 F/O's. European and S. American carriers use this same standard.

Asian carriers typically use 5 pilots for these flights.


Some US airlines use 2 captains and 2 FOs for flights greater than 12 hours.

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by okie73
Tue May 15, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 25438

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

Are we still trying to pin blame on the 321 crew for this? Never ever is a parked plane to blame when a moving plane hits it. I can tell you from operating out of very tight alleyways and ramp areas that not everything is completely perfect and both pilots in every cockpit need to be looking left a...

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by okie73
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 431936

Re: Why is Boeing waiting to officially launch the NMA or the "797?"

nine4nine wrote:
Because Boeing will spend the precious engineering resources over the next few years scratching they’re heads trying to figure out how they can milk the 737 for every inch they possibly can for another 10 years before doing anything with the MOM/797.


Correct sir......you took my answer !!

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by okie73
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9724

Re: Trouble in Paradise: HA cancels A321 flights due to PW engine problems

How long before the ‘promising new technology’ meets its promise ? I mean the problems with this engine just go on and on I would not ride on an aircraft powered by these GTF engines at the moment Especially between the west coast and the Hawaiian islands, at the half way point you are further from...

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by okie73
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 46070

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

jmt18325 wrote:
They're not scheduled to get any 300s.


Scheduled is the key word. After a certain number of aircraft Delta has the option to switch to the 300.

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by okie73
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Pilots Say 'What About Us?' After Delta Pays Out $1.1 Billion In Profit Sharing
Replies: 25
Views: 4944

Re: American Pilots Say 'What About Us?' After Delta Pays Out $1.1 Billion In Profit Sharing

ual763 wrote:
Delta's is 65, United's is 70.


You don’t know anything about airline pilot schedules. No one.....unless they want too.....only gets the minimum. Don’t know about United but the average Delta pilot gets about 85 hours a month.

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by okie73
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 43297

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Enough with the black paint around the flight deck windows! Not a good look.....

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by okie73
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 43260

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

finnishway wrote:
Nobody answered me, so I ask again.

Does this apply also to CS300?


I don’t know. I’m not sure that was specifically addressed. That said, if Delta eventually switches over to the CS300, I expect Boeing will file another complaint.

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by okie73
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts
Replies: 57
Views: 6180

Re: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts

If the US major airlines really needed the new E2 or MRJ they would make a deal with the mainline pilots. And without a doubt, such a deal would very heavily favor the pilots. With most of the large RJ's being fairly new, there is no hurry to make such a deal. Also, the pilot shortage issue comes i...

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by okie73
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83078

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Does anyone know why they are using an actual aircraft when all the training can be done in a sim. Training on a/c went out years ago. I know DL. did bounces for the NW. pilots on the 767 but that was different. Training can be done in the sim, but there are still OE (operating experience) requirem...

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by okie73
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4453

Re: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?

Delta may......may.....base the 350 in ATL in addition to DTW, but even that is a long shot. With a 15 aircraft fleet there will only be one...maybe two bases. SEA will not be one of them.

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by okie73
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 14387

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

If that's really the concern, raising scope MTOW to, say, 100k lbs. shouldn't be a problem. MTOWs for 319s and 757s start at 166k lbs. By that argument why not make it 150k lbs? The pilot unions have made their stand at 86k. Scope should not be changed every time a manufacturer builds a non complia...

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by okie73
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 14387

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

The CEO would probably be fired not too long afterward! Although I see you point it still seems common sense to me that if you are going to have a 76 seater, make it the most efficient and best 76 seater around. Regardless of weight. No? If I was a mainline pilot I don't think I would feel my like ...

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by okie73
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 14387

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Hi everyone, first time posting and it might be a dumb question so be nice. I have two questions about the 175 E2 and scope. Why where the scope clauses based on seat numbers and MTOW weight? Why would the mainline pilots care if a regional was flying a 300,000 lbs 76 seater?. Hypothetical question...

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by okie73
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 14387

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

I find it hard to believe that 2 major aircraft makers would pin theor hopes for sales on scope relief. The US market has to be one of the largest for this plane. How is it that the engineers finalized the design overweight? How is it that their boards approved it? Both planes needed sent back for ...

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by okie73
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83078

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Delta has widebodies?

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by okie73
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 13846

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

Seems like a win-win for Delta in terms of putting more of its regional flying with carriers that can leverage flow-through agreements for staffing - appears to be the way the mainline carriers are (smartly) going in staffine. There are no more flow through agreements at Delta. Endeavor has a guara...

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by okie73
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 58418

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

DL777200LR wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
The B777 and A350 will have the same pilot pay scale for DL though.


The 747 also pays the same as the 777 and 350.

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by okie73
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 151
Views: 22059

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

ikolkyo wrote:
A338 is too much plane to be a 767 replacement, expect the US3 To be inline for the 797 tbh.


Many international routes are being upgraded to the 330 and 764. I think Delta knows what it's doing and as the 767s are retired many of those routes will be ready to support more gauge.

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by okie73
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 31184

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

While it saddens me that a woman died, I don't think the SXM government should do anything. There are plenty of signs up. The signs even say there is a risk of severe bodily harm and death.

At some point grown people have to take responsibility for themselves, it's not the governments job.

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by okie73
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 151
Views: 22059

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

[\quote] Unless DL moves to the A330/A350 having a single crew (right now I think they are separate at DL) the training benefits between the two are minimal. Who gets placed on the A350 will be dependent on seniority not prior equipment and the training will likely be more rigorous than the theoreti...

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by okie73
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 13391

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

Wow.....welcome to the normal life of crew in the US.

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by okie73
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65767

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

I predict most orders for the -10 will be from airlines that would have ordered the -9. I don't see anything to convince an airline to order the -10 over a 321NEO.

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by okie73
Wed May 03, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 238785

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

keesje wrote:
Any news on Trent7000 assembly and testing?

Image


The raccoon eyes sure ruined a great looking airplane.

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by okie73
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AJC: DL CEO not at GO during operational meltdown
Replies: 34
Views: 6864

Re: AJC: DL CEO not at GO during operational meltdown

While I admit there was nothing he probably could have done, he should have been there. Maybe even go to the airport and see firsthand what was going on. Just being in the OCC showing support for his people would have been enough. Complete lack of leadership.

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by okie73
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you see Bombardier doing well?
Replies: 53
Views: 9622

Re: Do you see Bombardier doing well?

Bombardier's success or failure in the US could well be decided by the pilot unions. If the C-Series can be flown by regional airlines with no restrictions it could be a big success. The C-Series could do to the ERJ-175 what the ERJ-175 did to the CRJ-900. But if unions succeed in creating a lot of...

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