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by DartHerald
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124164

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

I think that it is what you would get in the hold if you completely filled it with water - i.e. no wasted space whatsoever.

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by DartHerald
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66620

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

From a 6-yr old thread:


Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 1):
Did AF get the 767s from UTA?

No, they did not. Air France ordered them directly from Boeing. The Air France 767s were built as 767-328ERs, that's how I know. If they came from UTA they would be 3B3ERs.

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by DartHerald
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66620

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Another couple of potential orders to look out for: New leasing company Accipiter : https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/lessor-accipiter-may-buy-airbus-154426603.html and MEA : https://www.forbes.com/sites/martinrivers/2019/06/14/lebanons-mea-poised-to-become-airbus-a321xlr-launch-customer/#ea713655a788

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by DartHerald
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Switzerland University EPFZ Creates Kerosene With Solar Panels
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Switzerland University EPFZ Creates Kerosene With Solar Panels

Cost is just about conventional accountancy, though and if the human race is to survive in the face of global warming we will have to start considering cost in different ways. As a race we certainly don't use solar power sufficiently, and if it can be used to create other fuels, effectively recyclin...

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by DartHerald
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production
Replies: 34
Views: 11395

Re: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production

It is reported that some of the UK's AEW aircraft will be converted from second hand frames which will shorten the production run a a small number of units.

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by DartHerald
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 744
Views: 145140

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

777Mech wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
Will Delta order the 797-7 to replace the final batch of 763s along with the 753s and 764s?


The 797, much less a -7 doesn't even exist yet, so no one knows.


Perhaps they'll opt for the A321XLR, if it announced at Paris and convert some existing A321 orders.

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by DartHerald
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44746

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

I'm not sure why people think that a single aisle plane transatlantic will necessarily be hell. After all, no-one here seems to be objecting to the use of 757s or 707s/DC8s before them, just the increasing use of A321s which, ironically, have a slightly wider cabin! FWIW, I think seat pitch is the m...

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by DartHerald
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s
Replies: 31
Views: 7649

Re: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s

Could the issue of needing special equipment for loading the upper floor be addressed by loading through the lower deck and having an internal lift. I could see package operators using them on trunk routes where volume is more important than weight.

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by DartHerald
Wed May 29, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66620

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Russian order for A350s seems likely.

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by DartHerald
Wed May 29, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12493

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

This is an excellent article, that I totally agree with. One "failure" that should have been included was that, although Airbus was the first company to make a twin aisle widebody, Airbus failed to anticipate ETOPS in the 1980s. The A300-B4, A310, and A300-600 were all optimized for short...

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by DartHerald
Wed May 29, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12493

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Something that wasn't mentioned in the original Flight articles was the widespread use wingtip devices, which were adopted on the a320, a330 and a340 well before Boeing started (apart from the 747-400, perhaps - I'm hazy on dates)

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by DartHerald
Wed May 22, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20120

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

What puzzles me is that when the A330 was originally introduced it was thought to be under-ranged, not too far above what is required for the NMA class, and grew over the course of time (including putting on weight) to where it is now.. Would it not be possible to revert to that original airframe (...

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by DartHerald
Wed May 22, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20120

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

What puzzles me is that when the A330 was originally introduced it was thought to be under-ranged, not too far above what is required for the NMA class, and grew over the course of time (including putting on weight) to where it is now.. Would it not be possible to revert to that original airframe (l...

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by DartHerald
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens if Boeing is forced to replace the 737 immediately?
Replies: 24
Views: 4704

Re: What happens if Boeing is forced to replace the 737 immediately?

The realistic reply is that of course the problem will be fixed and the plane will re-enter service, but not necessarily quickly. Boeing and the FAA will be under intense scrutiny and the FAA in particular will be looking to protect and rebuild their badly damaged reputation, so they will take their...

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by DartHerald
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21723

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

I would call this order disappointing. Sure more A320, but Airbus sells more than they can make - but very few widebodies and no A330s. Not what Airbus needs. An order for 300 aircraft is “disappointing”? Wow! That depends on your perspective. Nobody will dispute that the A320NEO is a winner, but I...

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by DartHerald
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models
Replies: 62
Views: 15159

Re: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models

It will be interesting to see if a quick fix is the approach taken - I wouldn't necessarily count on it, and whatever the fix I would expect a test fling program to be needed to validate it. Those at the FAA who might consider their fingers burned by allowing an apparently laissez faire approach to ...

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by DartHerald
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54227

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

+Don't Lufthansa's A380s have RR engines? These could provide the cheap extra examples that IAG want.

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by DartHerald
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models
Replies: 62
Views: 15159

Re: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models

There's always the A330-800 though - I'm sure Airbus would cut them a great deal....

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by DartHerald
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 352
Views: 96108

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

As a matter of interest, are Lion Air still taking delivery of 737maxes?

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by DartHerald
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21016

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

Not an automated system, but I believe cabin crew check in with cockpit at least every 30 minutes? If they don’t respond, cabin crew can enter the cockpit (if no response to cockpit door “bell”) How does that work in these days of cockpit security? After 9/11 I thought the pilots were supposed to b...

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by DartHerald
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141686

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

No-one is mentioning Dublin- why not? I think that post-Brexit and with a soft border it is going to become quite an important financial centre.

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by DartHerald
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44746

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

So according to this data, there is no market for medium to long range single aisle plane, which confirms Boeings take and going for a twin aisle. Single / twin aisle? Not mentioned. It says "Mission length for typical short-to-medium range aircraft with their respective flight frequencies&quo...

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by DartHerald
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44746

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Do we know what the finalised package on offer in the A321XLR consists of yet? Leeham implies that they do, but its behind a paywall

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by DartHerald
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 14975

Re: Rewinged a320 family

My take is that next in line after the A321XLR will be the stretched A322 to compete in the bigger sized MoM arena, and at that point we'll see a new composite wing and wingbox (which we know Airbus are workhg on)

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by DartHerald
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG capital markets day
Replies: 21
Views: 5818

Re: IAG capital markets day

Maybe they are leaving space for Norwegian Air to become their pan-European LCC?

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by DartHerald
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5439

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

You could equally ask why some, at least, Airbus planes have "Dassault Aviation" builders plates by their doors!

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by DartHerald
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 157902

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

The BOC order for A320Neos is reported by Flight Global as being an assumption of an airline's order, so it sounds like the total sales remain the same, and this order will balanced by a cancellation of 17 frames by an airline.

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by DartHerald
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 74180

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

The reason for bogies over double wheels in the first place was to reduce the ground pressure, aiui, so it stands to reason that the contact are of four tyres versus 2 would be greater. With regards to the greater weight, might it be possible to design a three -wheeled bogie by way of a compromise?

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by DartHerald
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 74180

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

In the article where Udar-Hazy is being quoted it appears that around 4T of extra fuel capacity is being sought - presumably this is over what is carried in the ACTs, which the article says are being dispensed with. Not using these saves around 1.8T in empty weight, so an increase in MTOW of ca 2T s...

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by DartHerald
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 42489

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

An updated A310 is an interesting alternative as it was a fairly technologically advanced plane for its time, and although a lot of it might be brand new there are presumably savings to be had from recycling the old design and incorporating new features such as the composite door frames recently int...

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by DartHerald
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 157902

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/425203/fl ... YWybKrT.97
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Vietnamese Startup Bamboo AL has signed an MoU for up to 24 Airbus A321s :

http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/425203/fl ... YWybKrT.97

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by DartHerald
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 157902

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-eyes-ever-higher-production-rates The new Airbus sales chief believes that big orders for the A350-1000, its latest widebody, are near. “I have always been convinced that the A350-1000 will be a great success,” he said. “The market is likely mov...

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by DartHerald
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 47732

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

Newbiepilot wrote:
A resigned A300 is about one of the worst ideas I have read in a while.

Isn't that part of the reason why it would be re-designed?

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by DartHerald
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 47732

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

The A330 started out as a regional aircraft of limited range. As its range has been increased over the years so (presumably) has its structural weight. Is there not an opportunity, therefore, for Airbus to reverse those increases and revert to the lighter airframe, albeit adjusted to accommodate the...

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by DartHerald
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 126
Views: 29310

Re: Will the A319neo enter service?

Someone at Airbus (Enders?) recently said in response to this question that Airbus had recently secured an as yet unannounced order from China for the A319Neo. Sorry, can't find the reference but I don't think I imagined it!

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by DartHerald
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 161872

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

It's interesting to note that the gap between 32x and 737 series has been steadily widening since 2013 and appears to be a solid trend. I wonder what will mark the tipping point where Boeing will be forced to acknowledge that it has to respond.

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by DartHerald
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 57
Views: 7688

Re: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference

I wonder if we have seen all the December orders now or if there are still some to be announced. Only one sleep till we find out!

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by DartHerald
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.
Replies: 25
Views: 3054

Re: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.

I don't see why not, they have considered the possibility in the past I believe, although that was probably before Boeing realised that Airbus was their equal. It would have been the sensible way to go for a 747 replacement.

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by DartHerald
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals
Replies: 26
Views: 6791

Re: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals

My solution would be to build the runway on top of the M25, making use of the same land twice!

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by DartHerald
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 161872

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 32-444537/
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Not a new order, but Flight International is reporting that Vietjet has upgraded its entire order for 40 A320Neos to A321Neos.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 32-444537/

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by DartHerald
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 161872

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Does that bring the airbus total to around 600 planes since the Dubai air show? That must mean that they are closing on 1000 for the year, so much for this being a quiet year! It will be interesting to see what the "fifth quarter" brings, as John Leahy's swan song!

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by DartHerald
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 88
Views: 90265

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

[quote="zeke"]Maybe this goes with that “We are currently seeking expressions of interest for current and qualified EASA A380 Captains & First Officers who are interested in joining a new operation in Spring 2018. This incredible opportunity is offering a commuting contract and the cha...

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by DartHerald
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 116578

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

From what was said at the time, HiFly were definitely taking two A380s - so where are they coming from?

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by DartHerald
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 42409

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

holcakker wrote:
Jesus Christ, who would have thought that this will be the outcome? :lol:


Just about everyone, I think! Was there ever any doubt?

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by DartHerald
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22662

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

In those photos the fire looks to be outside the aircraft, not in the hold.

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by DartHerald
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 399223

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

It's that picture - the nosewheel has been lifted slightly by the tug. The previous picture shows a level or very slight nose down attitude

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by DartHerald
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 6221

Re: IAG CEO: Level will have 13 aircraft by 2019

Hard to imagine this rather rushed, hapless-looking new airline of theirs will be profitable in its first year. They really haven't thought any aspect of it through; it was a rapid response to changing market dynamics. In my view, Walsh has had his day and it's really time for new leadership and a ...

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