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by YIMBY
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 57
Views: 12029

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

I don't think Gripen is one of the favourites at the moment, if it has ever been. Finland can take the second or even least best fighter in combat (satisfying the strict boundary conditions), but Finland cannot take the risk that the fighter keeps grounded for whatever reason. Gripen NG is kept in t...

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by YIMBY
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 134
Views: 3229

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

First, I'm interested where you see Norwegian's connect traffic rate. Norwegian Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “We already see a large number of passengers making connections between Norwegian’s own long-haul and short-haul networks." The connectivity of Norwegian is very limite...

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by YIMBY
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 158
Views: 30052

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

… For heaven's sake, in democratic countries the politicians, representing the electorate, have the final say. And should have. The bureaucrats give the facts, and the politicians evaluate the facts, compare with their values and interests, make compromises and finally decisions. It is not a perfec...

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by YIMBY
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 158
Views: 30052

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

On the issue of NORAD certification, this is also a longstanding policy. Dunno if Airbus thought we'd wave it. There's no way, Canada's most important security relationship was going to be jeapordized by making a non-certifiable jet our sole fighter fleet, due to operate under NORAD command. The ce...

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by YIMBY
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 134
Views: 3229

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Time to get rid of companies that sell below cost. It is illegal in many parts if enforced In EU, selling below cost is illegal for the company that has a dominant market position. Selling below operational costs is illegal if its purpose is to outcompete competitors and selling below average costs...

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by YIMBY
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 158
Views: 30052

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Didn't they withdraw from that? Are they allowed to re-enter with the same benefits? Nope, still making the payments. So you keep paying the development costs for nothing and have an option to purchase the F-35 at the discounted price? What are you then waiting for? Retirement of Trump? New electio...

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by YIMBY
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 158
Views: 30052

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

As has been pointed out the cost of the F-35 doesn't change for Canada given they are a JSF partner nation. Didn't they withdraw from that? Are they allowed to re-enter with the same benefits? What is that NORAD all about? It is a political framework, but is it mostly aimed to keep Canada with US h...

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by YIMBY
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 158
Views: 30052

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Very bad policy form Canadian government. They end up paying extra for F-35. Even if they have predecided to buy that they should have pretended to keep all bidders in equal level up to the end to preserve their negotiation power (like e.g. Finland does even though it is very likely that some will n...

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by YIMBY
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 12880

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

Who is going to cover this massive loss? Presumably it can get a capital infusion by its shareholders BUT that would mean both parties should contribute funds. Not only the Qataries and their bottomless pockets but also the majority owners Alisarda S.p.A. If Qatar contributes more than its 49% shar...

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by YIMBY
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25288

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

The A330neo won't last forever and it's a big jump from the A321 to the A350. Just saying... I think a new wing for 330 to be more likely than a clean-sheet replacement. It is not cheap but less than half cost anyway and much less risky, and mostly sufficient. How much changes they can make at once...

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by YIMBY
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic to Great Britain dropping
Replies: 21
Views: 4883

Re: Traffic to Great Britain dropping

That's what happens when you punish everyone leaving or passing through the country with absurd penalties. This is what I was thinking, too. It costs a family of four an outrageous sum in “Air Passenger Duty” to leave the country, enough to pay for an extra night in a hotel. And I believe the APD h...

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by YIMBY
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25288

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Next European clean-sheet should be a 100+ seated turboprop. How much that is Airbus, who knows?

Otherwise Airbus has no immediate need for clean-sheets, until there is a significant step in technology.

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by YIMBY
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246083

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

IMO, a new thread should be created when there is a significant change, e.g. requiring to rewrite the title. This goes on as usual....

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by YIMBY
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 9673

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

As an FYI, the restrictions on flights to LIN are not an EU regulation. That rule comes from the Italian government so treaties between the EU and the UK don't really matter. This has to be a bilateral agreement between the UK and Italy on access to LIN. AFAIK, it is a local decision to regulate tr...

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by YIMBY
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12323

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

Like seen here, on a serious note its about time that these fools have the book thrown at them, they should be arrested and charged for endangering other passengers and not to mention the crew as well When people panic they behave irrationally and do things that they would never imagine to do when ...

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by YIMBY
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Potential Turkish F-35 Replacement?
Replies: 36
Views: 4234

Re: Potential Turkish F-35 Replacement?

The F-4 are very old and probably need replacement so at the very least they likely need approx. 50 aircraft to replace the F-4 fleet. Why do you say that Turkey needs more fighters? In another thread you claim that the Republic of Ireland (GDP on third of Turkey) does not need one single fighter a...

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by YIMBY
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 7739

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Why would other air forces ask Ireland to train them, considering Ireland has no experience with fast jets themselves. The airspace in most parts of Europe is very crowded and training among the civil airliners create unnecessary dangers and closing an airspace from commercial traffic create compli...

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by YIMBY
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 9673

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

Air traffic agreements even for "hard" Brexit are already agreed between the EU and UK. No-deal means no deal: there are no agreements that have been signed and ratified by both parties. Other than the divorce agreement, they cannot even be formally agreed before UK is formally out. There...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9517

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

High speed rail may work reasonably well within a certain country, however "international" train travel is still quite difficult. From AMS you have only a few overpriced trains to Paris (Thalys) and one daily train from London (one way only). Other than that there is a hourly InterCity to...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 6999

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

Asking a raise related to the performance of the company is more reasonable. If BA is performing great, your raise should reflect that, not the average raise in companies you are not working for. Why should your raise be limited just because (for example) a large steelmill didn't give a raise? It i...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 6999

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

What is it with European airlines and striking every other day? Because they are fighting for their rights not to be eroded away like they are being in many places around the world. Rights? Rather privileges. How much does a pilot earn? For comparison, the average salary in UK is about 20 000 £ and...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9517

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

Just a thought from my travels in Europe and with regards to KLM's recent comments of flying less for the environments sake. Could not airlines accommodate passengers through Europe's extensive high speed rail? If it'll be days to get a flight out, has this ever been an option? This season trains g...

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by YIMBY
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 126
Views: 15100

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

If we allowed him to have those two systems together we would have to assume that the Russians would be fine tuning the target recognition software specifically for the F-35 thereby diminishing the F-35's stealthiness when flown against S-400 systems. Our hands are tied. Russia has S-400's and all ...

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by YIMBY
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246083

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

In 5 to 10 years from now Air Italy will be the country's number one airline. Alitalia might even ceased to exist! Political influence will never permit that. Shutting down Alitalia would be political suicide. It is very possible that after some arrangements what is today known as Air Italy will be...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 2677

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

To get any perspective instead of bashing, would you kindly provide educated estimations of the development costs (inflated, relative to epoch's standard), numbers sold, revenue, loss, years of service, accidents, customer satisfaction etc. Note also that a commercial failure may have included techn...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 7739

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

mxaxai wrote:
The 15 Austrian Eurofighters cost 1.7 billion € and have been virtually useless, so far.


The most useful defense weapon is the one that you never use.

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by YIMBY
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 242
Views: 44489

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

The first two RAAF jets handed over are now flying in RCAF colours with more jets expected and the whole classic Hornet fleet to undergo a 1.5 billion upgrade program to keep them capable to 2032. The jets are expected to keep flying to deal with any gap as the Royal Canadian Air Forces receives 88...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 7739

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

The very fact that Ireland has an agreement with the UK for air defense shows that they need air defense. Agree 100% that they need an ability to patrol their airspace but the agreement with the UK fulfils that need. Aircraft hijackings are lower today at nearly any time since aviation began and Ru...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 126
Views: 15100

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

If we allowed him to have those two systems together we would have to assume that the Russians would be fine tuning the target recognition software specifically for the F-35 thereby diminishing the F-35's stealthiness when flown against S-400 systems. Our hands are tied. Russia has S-400's and all ...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO of Norwegian resigns
Replies: 19
Views: 6062

Re: CEO of Norwegian resigns

Norwegian won't last that long. Many investors seem to believe that it will last. The market capital is still 5364 M NOK (580 M€), though going down 12,6 % today. (I would not invest a cent on it, though) For comparison, SAS is 490 M€ and Finnair 958 M€, others much more or much less. (Source: Bloo...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO of Norwegian resigns
Replies: 19
Views: 6062

Re: CEO of Norwegian resigns

The financials were much better than last year and much better than expected by many. It does not mean, however, that the worries are gone. Balance sheet is rather terrible Assets: 90 600 Equity: 2892 Liabilities: 87707 And the operative profit (EBIT) for half year is -835, for the second quarter 62...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 7739

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

IMO, every independent country needs appropriately scaled self-defense forces (and no more than that). This should include capacity to control the proper airspace. Minimum capacity includes up-to-date surveillance radars and other detectors covering all airspace and nearby, SAM's to protect most imp...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246083

Re: Alitalia Gets Nationalized ( again )

I’m sure that will only prove to even further upset the EU and their opinion of the current Italian government Probably, but the EU's position is weaker than it has been in recent years, what with Brexit looming and the surging prospects for Italian politicians who have championed an Italeave. With...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11717

Re: France to charge aviation tax

I agree that this should be an EU wide tax, or even a global one, or alternatively, there should be a global carbon tax on jet fuel. Macron has talked about this, so I expect it might come up in the EU at some point. I second this. There are serious talks in EU member countries and among members of...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 63
Views: 7174

Re: Airbus product range 2028

How about mostly nothing. Few changes and no clean sheet model sounds likely. I am afraid that you are right. They will go for the McDonnell-Douglas strategy: stretches, shrinks and tweaks. They will, however, make much more gradual, evolutionary, hardly visible improvements here and there. The mos...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 157987

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

737NGs will be replaced by A320neos (and maybe some A321neos). At least some ceos will be remain in the fleet. For smaller routes, they will use wet leased ATRs and CRJs. I'd love to see A220s with SAS, but I don't think that is likely. Not sure about the long haul plans. I think the original plan ...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 996
Views: 157987

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

My personal opinion (as a swede) is that the decline in air travel in Sweden is mainly due to shaming each other (flygskam) and the weak Swedish currency. In third place I would put the tax. In my opinion the shaming is bad because it does nothing to solve the issue of more sustainable travel. I do...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9509

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

look, let us be serious - the US3 "losing their rights to fly to the EU" is somebodys' schoolboy daydream. unless you can envision a scenario where the LH/AF/BA groups also cannot fly to the US, collapse of the JV's, and the entire TATL air transport business is routed thru Canada, you ar...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX (Beijing Daxing) Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 16482

Re: Finnair to launch Helsinki—Beijing Daxing this November, becoming 1st inter’l carrier to operate at both PKX and PEK

Routesonline disclosed the schedule as follows: AY081 HEL1705 – 0710+1PKX 333 137 AY082 PKX1110 – 1405HEL 333 124 Which is surely an excellent one. Looks like it will change into a night flight in S20: AY081 HEL0045 - 1335PKX AY082 PKX0155 - 0535HEL Well that is just bad aircraft utilization, but h...

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by YIMBY
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7016

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

It all depends on the configuration. My worst experience was Tupolev of Aeroflot but even that was interesting. Backseats of DC-9 and derivatives are to be avoided except once in a decade experience (I haven't filled this decade's quota yet). There is a correlation between range and seat space which...

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by YIMBY
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic looking as well to the new XLR
Replies: 13
Views: 2481

Re: BT looking as well to the new XLR

Would be a very interesting move!
It would be also very brave, quite risky, to say. They are just too small to be alone and would need partners, hopefully in SkyTeam.
Good Luck.

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by YIMBY
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next Finnair Asian destinations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Next Finnair Asian destinations?

Not going to happen. This has been discussed earlier in a few other threads. Russian overfly rights cost same for A321XLR and A350. Because the price is same for every aircraft they will fly more passengers on a bigger plane rather than smaller one. If they order A321XLR it will be mainly for leisu...

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by YIMBY
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 94
Views: 14950

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

Next generation single aisle replacements (maybe wing only for Airbus?) will probably move the cruise speed up to 0.80, maybe as high as 0.82 mach. The .78 that the current 737NG/MAX use was optimized for shorter missions (1500mi) where as the optimization point is moving upward now. Additionally, ...

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by YIMBY
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next Finnair Asian destinations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Next Finnair Asian destinations?

I would rather say more Chinese frequencies with a321xlr. Not going to happen. This has been discussed earlier in a few other threads. Russian overfly rights cost same for A321XLR and A350. Because the price is same for every aircraft they will fly more passengers on a bigger plane rather than smal...

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by YIMBY
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside
Replies: 25
Views: 6270

Re: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside

To dominate the world, even part of it, they need operations outside China. Which country will allow Chinese carriers or Chinese control and ownership, more than symbolic share?

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by YIMBY
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 94
Views: 14950

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

How will runway performance be compared to the current A321? Since this is being billed as the true 757 replacement (the XLR) will it be able to use shorter runway airports like KSNA, KMDW, KDCA and high altitude fields like KEGE and be a viable option as a higher capacity aircraft? Or will it stil...

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by YIMBY
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 38440

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I agree with judge1310 but I have to ask would it be possible for BOM-NRT-EWR? If UA wanted to operate a one stop flight they most certainly could do that but are additional cost associated with operating a one stop flight. Look at UA's over all international long haul network and show me where you...

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by YIMBY
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 38440

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

So looks like there is a ban on flying over Iran for US airlines - hence UA’s cancellation The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S. operators from flying in an overwater area of Tehran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of O...

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by YIMBY
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4900

Re: US Drone Shot Down

The President just tweeted "Iran made a very big mistake!". Something will happen, the question is what and when. A lot of people will hear the word "drone", and think that's no big deal. They don't understand we're talking about a highly advanced and expensive military survaill...

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by YIMBY
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 46117

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Armadillo1 wrote:
mistake was made by choosing MAX instead of clean sheet.

but after that what they can do?


Yes, at hindsight.

They might also have been messed up the clean sheet similarly which would have cost even more.

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