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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13433

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

. What to think about this.. :scratchchin: Fliegerfaust is usually well informed on BBD. [i] The New Airbus A100 Airbus would be acquiring for free the CRJ program in whole or in part according to what I was told. Really? Airbus commitments would be to further push the sales and including the CRJ i...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Aerospace
Replies: 48
Views: 5494

Re: Future of Bombardier Aerospace

BBD claims the 90 seater has a 15% cost advantage (CASM?) over the 78 seater. That's really impressive, especially considering how heavier the 90 seater is at TO.

If those savings are remotely accurate, that would explain the renewed interests.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 391
Views: 116322

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Airbus is currently negociating with suppliers to shave costs (in exchange for more volume).

Absolutely no points in investing $ to increase production while those suppliers stick with those uncompetitive conditions.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7883

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

Wow, this whole tread will soon disappear without a trace :biggrin: Too much show of love

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7883

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

There were also tweets "supporting" Quebec's independence... But they used the wrong flag - morons!

I don't believe the Parti-Quebecois (the separatist party in Quebec) are really trilled to have those new supporters. :wideeyed:

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13143

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

While some extol the virtues of the Q400, it is clear airlines in the USA don't want them and I am sure they put a lot of research in making selections for regional aircraft. I would venture to say that the USA don't want turboprops , period! If the Q400 would be such a terrible aircraft, how come ...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13143

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

In the end the problem for the Q400 is that on routes where it can really make use of the better performance over the ATR passengers start to prefer a jet due to better comfort and it is even faster os flight time goes down as well. It makes sense if you are operating a smaller fleet that needs to ...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13143

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

VSMUT, you wrote: "Yes, the Q400 does indeed fly faster, but: Your typical ATR flight is something like 40-50 minutes max. On a flight of that length, a Q400 will save a mere 5 minutes. On the return leg to the hub, say CDG, you will get caught up in congestion, meaning that you likely won't be...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13143

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

I figured I could post a portion of what a Q400 driver wrote on PRRuNe... (handle: "Fuel-Off") ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "The Q400 is a beast of a machine. Speed is the main point. Makes those longer regional sectors just that...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aimia and Porter form Aeroplan partnership, AC bid rejected
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: Aimia and Porter form Aeroplan partnership, AC bid rejected

On the other hand, they may have gotten wind that a 'competitor' was looking into acquiring or partnering with Aeroplan. By making an offer, they are ensuring the competition would have to pay full price for Aeroplan. My guess is that this is exactly what is going on. The best thing Aeroplan could ...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13143

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

ATR with 68 seats: 600/68 = 8.8 kg/pax/hr ATR with 78 seats: 600/78 = 7.7 kg/pax/hr Q400 with 90 seats@800kg/hr: 1000/90 = 8.9 kg/pax/hr Q400 with 90 seats@1000kg/hr: 1000/90 = 11.1 kg/pax/hr Q400 with 90 seats@1200kg/hr: 1000/90 = 13.3 kg/pax/hr Those are extremely valuable numbers, thank you. Now...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13143

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

This 90 passengers version has now equivalent CASMs to the ATR72 No, no it doesn't. Says whom? I'm genuinely interested to know your source. (comparing similar configurations, ie @ same 28in pitch and @ same payload/passenger) much safer one engine out performance. This should be irrelevant. If you...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13143

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

NameOmitted wrote:
Do we know this? 90 pax. is going to be heavy.

Even when including the indeed 2,000-lb. payload increase (bringing it to a 67.200 lb. / 30.481 kg MTOW), the overall power to weight ratio is still considerably better than the ATR72.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13143

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

Perhaps BBD should look into a lighter/slower version to compete directly with the ATR. Actually, it's the other way around. BBD is taking advantage of the overpowered engines, sturdier frame and longer interior space to fit in 90 passengers. This 90 passengers version has now equivalent CASMs to t...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders
Replies: 45
Views: 7927

Re: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders

Where are the extra seats? On the roof? Actually, BBD found a way to lengthen the interior space - including moving further back the bulkhead I believe. It's actually pretty amazing they could reach 90 seats while maintaining a "respectable" :duck: 28in pitch. You can't do that with an AT...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13143

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

oldannyboy wrote:
At this point in the thread would people perhaps agree to say that after all the Q400 is not underrated?...

Believe me, if flying over the Rockies, northern India or the likes, you want the Q400, not the ATR72 (one engine out performance...)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13143

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

holcakker wrote:
Hell of a lot (and continuing) gear issues (collapsed gears and gear up landings) come to mind.


Interesting, and somehow the Q400 still has a better safety record than its competitor, the ATR72. The ATR must be really scary then ;-)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shares hit record after core profit tops forecasts
Replies: 29
Views: 3279

Re: Airbus shares hit record after core profit tops forecasts

Directly from the Airbus site, the financial impact of the A220 integration was calculated as follow: "The A220 integration is expected to reduce Free Cash Flow before M&A and Customer Financing by an estimated € -0.3 billion." Above projections only represent half a year. That put int...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 5046

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

SteelChair wrote:
Also, the Canadian government would not allow such a Boeing/Embraer tie up. Ok, just kidding on that part, but trying to illustrate how ridiculous it is that some feel that the US government has to bless an Airbus/Bombardier tie up. The arrogance.
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :white:

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181058

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

The demands being made on Canada by the US in NAFTA negotiation such as the dismantling of supply management in the dairy industry, auto parts and car manufacturing to support protectionist trade policies are considered non starters in trade negotiations. There is no tolerance for unrealistic deman...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181058

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Personally I think hell will freeze over first before Boeing even get a sniff of a deal with BBD. It's just not going to happen :shakehead: So true! Especially when considering BBD deliberately withhold sensitive information during the US Commerce Dept hearings, to ensure that nothing gets to Boein...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181058

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If Airbus is getting an awesome deal, it is because BBD is not getting one . BBD was pressed against the wall and settled for it could get out of Airbus. As we speak (1h30 EST), BBD share prices are up 17.37% , Airbus 4.83% and Boeing is down 0.5%. Somehow, BBD shareholders see value in this transa...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97553

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

I hope the top folks at Boeing who thought this was a good idea get fired. #1 because it was purely a dick move. #2 it just backfired even if considering only the narrowbody market #3 it's going to cost them in other areas, like defense contracts with Canada and simple bad PR. Stupid. Stupid. Stupi...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 227
Views: 25422

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

In light of the Bombardier/Airbus deal how will this affect the stalled F/A-18 Super Hornet negotiations? This procurement of new SH was just a total / monumental waste of money to begin with. A few weeks ago, "ThePointBlank" explained extremely well that this capability gap was a just a ...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97553

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Well, this is not an happy ending to Boeing. The CSeries it hoped to destroy just got stronger. And thanks to Airbus supply chain/economy of scale, the CSeries will sell for even cheaper in the future. If a CS500 is eventually launched, it would probably be a simple stretch with less range (ie with ...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21412

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

I wonder how Airbus will market both its A319NEO and the CS300.

I hope differently than the way Boeing marketed the B717...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21412

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Airbus acquiring majority stake in C-Series http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/10/airbus-bombardier-cseries-agreement.html Congrats to Boeing; you now have a real solid competitor! Airbus will leverage it's own supply chain economy of scale to lower the CSereis construction costs...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21412

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

When you learn about Quebec pride/stubbornness/politics then you’ll understand why they won’t let Boeing anywhere near it. The rest of Canada rolls its eyes when it comes to Quebec. They threaten to separate when they don't get their way and so the Liberal Party funnels money to keep them happy. In...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21412

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Ok, lets talk about the Q400 and why would anyone want it when even on BBD's website they admit they cannot beat ATR economics, instead BBD wants one to believe the difference can be made in one or two more turns, other words speed. http://commercialaircraft.bombardier.com/en/q400/Economics.html Th...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21412

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

... the IAM751 tie in is interesting. Interesting indeed. As a whole, the IAM represents about 600 000 workers in North America, including Boeing's AND BBD's machinists. What triggered my attention is the analysis IAM must have made in allowing this Canadian IAM video: https://www.youtube.com/watch...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21412

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Not anymore, the Alstrom/Siemens merger will be larger than Bombardier Transportation. I also believe that China's CRCC is now bigger than Bombardier Transportation as well. I was not referring to BBD Transport as being still the most powerfull; the Chinese CRRC Corporation Ltd is now the largest r...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21412

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Well they’ve already shared design cues http://www.bombardier.com/en/media/newsList/details.33466-comac-and-bombardier-sign-definitive-agreement-to-establish-commonality-opportunities-between-c919-and-cseries-aircraft.bombardiercom.html Not sure how that particular one ended up. The initial idea wa...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21412

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

No deal imminent: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-airbus/bombardier-pursues-options-for-aerospace-division-no-deal-imminent-sources-idUSKBN1CL21J As part of that process, the Canadian train-and-plane maker has held informal talks with Chinese companies among others in recent months, bu...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21412

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

FWIW, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Canadian side (In Canada, it represents about 40 000 workers) just published the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPV-yHvR_ys That union is part of the same family that represents Boeing's machinists (I guess 17 000 o...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21412

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

...but what is odd is that Bombardier with all of their biz jet expertise, to my knowledge, have not offered a CSeries biz jet. They're probably leaving at least a couple dozen CSeries orders on the table without such a "CS1/3 BJ" that comes in just under a BBJ/A319CJ. We might learn very...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 247494

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

From what I've heard, the issue is, let's say, very tiny. It will be solved very easily (if it's even required). And it has nothing to do with BBD or Pratt. (And as everyone noticed, Swiss is definitely not impacted).

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35315

Re: Bastian: Confident DL will not pay C-Series tariff

(Jumbojet) "in fact, I am positive the statement that EB said holds merit. ...will not spend a dime on a product if its an inferior product" Another way to say it is: the savings brought by operating the superior product (let's say over 10 years) can be the determining factor. Over the lif...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35315

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

jnev3289 wrote:
Yea what is that about? Complete nonsense...


You are 100% spot on - ie about that interim 300% kangaroo tax... ;-)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97553

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

http://the-plane-truth.com/

I guess part of the debate will happen a bit more openly (not sure if it will change anything, but at least more people will know the real Boeing...)
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Nicely made BBD site here.

http://the-plane-truth.com/

I guess part of the debate will happen a bit more openly (not sure if it will change anything, but at least more people will know the real Boeing...)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97553

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

From BBD: Statement on Commerce Department Antidumping Duties Preliminary Decision We strongly disagree with the Commerce Department’s preliminary decision.  It represents an egregious overreach and misapplication of the U.S. trade laws in an apparent attempt to block the C Series aircraft from ente...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97553

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Exactly, make a RFP for a future MPA, exactly tailored to a CS500. (I proposed that a few days ago, in the military forum)

FWIW, the last homegrown MPA was a Canadair designed and built CL-28 Argus. Was among the best in its time. With about 23hrs loitering time...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97553

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

It was a lost cause at the USDOC anyways. Historically, 90% of their preliminary decisions always sided with the (US) original complaint. USDOC even helps those US firms in their complaint filing / writing to ensure a win. There was no points for BBD revealing any confidential information to the opp...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97553

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Apparently the decision will only be known tomorrow, Friday.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement
Replies: 57
Views: 5186

Re: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement

viewtopic.php?t=1023741


Thanks for the search! 3 days makes sense.
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Slug71 wrote:
Not sure how true, but I read somewhere (maybe this forum) That it could go about 3 days.

Edit;
Post #2 in this old thread: viewtopic.php?t=1023741


Thanks for the search! 3 days makes sense.

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 164
Views: 48018

Re: Russian Military Crashes

If that is what I take it to be, then it's a miracle it didn't go off like a bomb. What would be the typical fuel loading for these planes I wonder, and how is it distributed across the tanks the plane has? There are indeed fuel tanks ("deposito") in the variable portion of T-22Ms wings (...

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97553

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

"Maybe US policy makers/enforcers should stop strictly listening to the loudest big corporate lobbyists and think more about national economic interests, and win - win trades with its allies"

Hey, that one is mine... ;-)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97553

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

washingtonflyer wrote:
Just wait for the dumping finding.....


Oh, further duties should for sure legitimates the previous decision... Ok, will look into different synonyms of Kangaroos for that next one ;-)

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by ExMilitaryEng
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97553

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

washingtonflyer wrote:
Maybe BBD could stop thinking about violating international obligations and agreements....


So far, only this Kangaroo commission felt violated.

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