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by Kindanew
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 117
Views: 11068

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

oof That's a big hit that may not be available to finance NMA development. Its ok. They will lobby even harder for tax breaks. Maybe they should ask for "repayable loans." The word Loan denotes that a sum is intended to be replayed. I believe the main issue Boeing has with Airbus launch a...

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by Kindanew
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 117
Views: 11068

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

mxaxai wrote:
oof

That's a big hit that may not be available to finance NMA development.


Its ok. They will lobby even harder for tax breaks.

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by Kindanew
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36845

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

My contact at city flier thinks this will go to the E2.
Apparently BA have taken delivery of some Embraer specific training aids.

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by Kindanew
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 33
Views: 10179

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Great news. By my reckoning, this years A350 orders/ commitments are thus:

Emirates: 30
Lufthansa: 20
Starlux: 17
Air China: 20

Total 87

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by Kindanew
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3318

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

I find it hard to believe that there are some who think this fine is the act of some kind of tyrannical government when in fact they should be criticising BA for having lax security.

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by Kindanew
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 17003

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

As the A350 severely lacks range will it be able to do LHR-MAD without heavy payload restrictions? Only kidding of course. Can’t wait to see the A350 with the Union Jack!!!!! :lol: I'd be surprised if it can make it all the way to Madrid to be honest. They will probably have to divert to Bilbao at ...

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by Kindanew
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98434

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Unlucky 8. First the A330 now the 777.

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by Kindanew
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98434

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I continue to believe that the 777x program is in trouble. Its too big and too heavy for most "real" airlines. Most of its orders are from ME3 and they're in trouble financially. What a tragedy Boeing did 777x and the 747-8 instead of MOM and a 737 replacement. Yes they got their priority...

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by Kindanew
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 17003

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

As the A350 severely lacks range will it be able to do LHR-MAD without heavy payload restrictions? Only kidding of course. Can’t wait to see the A350 with the Union Jack!!!!! :lol: I'd be surprised if it can make it all the way to Madrid to be honest. They will probably have to divert to Bilbao at ...

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by Kindanew
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33862

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

Off the top of my head I remember reading that the -1000 introduced 3D printed door stops and that this change would be rolled out to the -900’s as well.

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by Kindanew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98434

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I So the question is - if Boeing builds the 777-10 will they stop at 80M or will they maybe go longer? Would they be able to get a special exception on gate sizing to go longer? Do they have the Rotation angle clearance to add another few meters to maybe make it a 6-8M stretch? The A380-1000 and Bo...

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by Kindanew
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 312922

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Virgin Atlantic’s first bird has been photographed wearing its full livery (minus the cartoon character).

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by Kindanew
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66561

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

From reading various news articles, I predict we will see the launch of the A321 XLR and a couple of A330 Neo orders.

There will be many A320 Neo orders and a few A350 orders as well.

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by Kindanew
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66561

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

the 321xlr seems to be a hit. I wonder why airbus is so reticent for a rewing though? surely the investment would be worth it The 321 was already outselling Boeing by far. They were in no need to rush things as they were making plenty of money. the a320 leads the nb market, but only by like 8%. why...

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by Kindanew
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10910

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

Presumably their credit card was declined when they attempted to pay for it...

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by Kindanew
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32500

Re: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Clearly they aren’t that impressed with the 787 How is that "clearly"...? Strange logic indeed. That means that 787 customers are clearly not impressed with the A350... Nothing at all is strange about my logic. The 787 and A350 capabilities and capacities are clearly different from one an...

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by Kindanew
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32500

Re: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Clearly they aren’t that impressed with the 787 How is that "clearly"...? Well, logic would suggest that since the 787 and A330 Neo are fairly direct competitors, any current 787 operator would probably not be interested in the A330 Neo and vice versa since they do pretty much the same th...

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by Kindanew
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32500

Re: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Well, this is unexpected. Clearly they aren’t that impressed with the 787, or is this Delta pulling the strings?

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by Kindanew
Mon May 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 312922

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

MSN 298 (VS#1) first flight https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01NU/20a97d5b And photo: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47942515536_536c39998a_b.jpg F-WZNU 1st flight A350-1000 Virgin Atlantic s/n 298. LIVE spotting from Toulouse by @Eurospot , on Flickr How come it has a white tail? Dont most ai...

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by Kindanew
Thu May 23, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 312922

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Hansea7 wrote:
https://twitter.com/A350_Production/status/1130158544031031301

Is this the new production standard? Where are the sensors now?


I believe the information those sensors provided can be gleaned from other sensors.

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by Kindanew
Wed May 22, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42827

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Airbus and the government funders must have believed the sales projections, at least at the start?

There are better and more profitable ways to create government jobs it that was the original objective.

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by Kindanew
Wed May 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42827

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 may have been a commercial failure but the engineering and management lessons learnt are clearly apparent.

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by Kindanew
Tue May 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 312922

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

pabloeing wrote:
¿Some news about VS A350's?


First unit delivered in September I believe. Possibly a hold up with the interior. Launch event for the 'Upper Class' cabin was a few weeks ago.

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by Kindanew
Wed May 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2822

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

I say fair play to him, I'd love to get paid to write/ talk about planes all day.

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by Kindanew
Tue May 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230366

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

This order will definitely go to the mighty 777-x. It is a well known fact on A.net that the A350 can only fly for 3 hours with a full payload.

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by Kindanew
Tue May 07, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 10531

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rFq5GoJisLA/XNGcQ5H6OTI/AAAAAAAB84w/3QlUAceQStEb8G1FR402hupKLq31sJL7ACLcBGAs/s1600/A35K_FWZNI_070519slv.jpg https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/2019/04/a350-1041-etihad-airways-f-wzni-a6-msn.html Absolutely stunning! The A330 looks great as well but compared to the A350 I ju...

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by Kindanew
Tue May 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 10531

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

What are the benefits of being a launch customer? Isn't Delta the Launch customer for the A330neo?? TAP Portugal was the launch customer for the Neo and have been flying it since last December. The advantages of being a launch customer are a slight discount, the disadvantages are that you have to a...

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LoganTheBogan wrote:
First Etihad A350-1000:

Image

If image doesn't work:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotter/47777727911/


Wow
What a beauty!

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by Kindanew
Wed May 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55234

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

I have never cited B ACAPS data. Also, ACAPS from B and A are under different assumptions. B's assumptions are more conservative so are closer to the performance of real planes airlines use. You will need to show that Boeing's assumptions are more conservative than Airbus though. You cannot just as...

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by Kindanew
Wed May 01, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 104
Views: 32655

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

BTV290 wrote:
I actually really like the raccoon mask. To me, it makes what I consider to be a chubby looking plane look a bit sleeker.


I like the racoon mask on the A350 but I don't think it works on other aircraft.

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by Kindanew
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55234

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

At least Delta CEO Ed Bastian is not unhappy with the A350's range: "We have Airbus 350s, which is our ultra long haul widebody aircraft. [...] it's got all the range capability you'd ever want in an aircraft." https://twitter.com/YahooFinance/status/1096082726887710720 (at 5:26 and 6:34)...

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by Kindanew
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s
Replies: 23
Views: 5937

Re: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s

They probably can't afford to pay for them.

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by Kindanew
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55234

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

None of what you're saying is making sense especially considering someone above just confirmed they flew the damn things on longer routes. Another member just also said DL maybe have initially ordered lower MTOW A350s that couldn't do the route, yet you're repeating that even the upgraded MTOW does...

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by Kindanew
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35307

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

How likely do people think it is that the XLR will have a new wing?

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by Kindanew
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35307

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

Whats everyones thoughts on the A320 replacement actually looking like the A30X? There have been many different A30X studies over the last 15 years. This one is a few years old. https://businesstech.co.za/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Airbus-2050-concept-plane-Airbus.jpg I am pretty sure this is ...

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by Kindanew
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14548

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Who has an issue with the good ole CFA? Chick-Fil-A continues to give large sums of money to organizations that oppress the LGBT community. The company’s corporate speak — We embrace all people, regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. — is pure BS. Th...

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by Kindanew
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14548

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

I don't go to Chick Fil A because they are always too damn busy I imagine if CFA pays their rent and makes a profit who cares if closed on Sundays. I bet most make more in 6 days than the other vendors do in 7. All this virtue signaling is sicking. You have a choice eat there or don't. Their succes...

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by Kindanew
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA considering A321XLR as possible 757 replacement
Replies: 39
Views: 13755

Re: United adds A321XLR

While airlines are quietly reserving positions for 2023, Airbus is not authorized yet to officially offer the plane: it has not been launched. they may not have ATO, but apparently sold out all 2023 slots already! Any links to a source for that please? https://leehamnews.com/2019/04/11/from-the-sid...

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by Kindanew
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19092

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Nobody is burning renaissance paintings, smashing Roman statues or banning opera. Not yet, not yet. Just wait until these morons graduate and get into decision-making positions (thanks to "diversity" quotas). Student Union President has caused outrage after she vowed to remove a mural com...

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by Kindanew
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19092

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

It's obviously not going to lead to a downfall of western society. I just think all this political correctness and people being offended by everything has gotten annoying. I admit that in a way that makes me offended by people being so offended but oh well. I think the flying lady is a symbol of el...

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by Kindanew
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19092

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I was referring to you comment where you understand why the concept of having a white woman is considered by some as outdated: 'I can see how it can be seen as little outdated' Personally as a white person I feel uncomfortable with all this removal of white culture and white people from all over th...

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by Kindanew
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19092

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I thought this is how capitalism is supposed to work? Companies do their best to give customers what they want. And in 2019 companies are finding that advertising that better reflects society is what people want. Personally before this week I have never thought about the Flying Lady but I can see h...

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by Kindanew
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19092

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

So if I got it right, you think having a sexy white lady outdated and you understand why some might be triggered by it but you are fine by a long list of diverse and multicultural sexy characters? In other words you are not bother by the sexy aspect but rather by the fact it's a white person that's...

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by Kindanew
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19092

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I was really hoping this was some kind of April fools joke, but it's looking like it's not from multiple major news sources. What a shame. If you feel like you are being disrespected because there is a lady holding the British flag on the nose of an airplane, I'm sorry for you. Life must be tough. ...

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by Kindanew
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19092

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I was really hoping this was some kind of April fools joke, but it's looking like it's not from multiple major news sources. What a shame. If you feel like you are being disrespected because there is a lady holding the British flag on the nose of an airplane, I'm sorry for you. Life must be tough. ...

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by Kindanew
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19092

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Gender and sexuality are two different things. OK, so gender diversity would be a male logo on one side and a female logo on the other. Both wearing similarly-revealing costumes. End. But it becomes complicated when people bring sexuality into the diversity mix. Why should sexuality be on the nose ...

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by Kindanew
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19092

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I really can't see the problem with this. Surely they have just updated and expanded the flying lady range and made some of them men?

I find that the kind of people who don't see the need for diversity are the kind of people who don't know what it feels like to experience prejudice and bigotry.

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by Kindanew
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 312922

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

XWBA Comes out to play for the first time

ImageG-XWBA Airbus A350 British Airways by @Eurospot, on Flickr

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by Kindanew
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 16833

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

Bobloblaw wrote:
Has any manufacturer rolled out two completely new models within 5 years of one another?


The A320 first flew in 1987 and the A340 first flew in 1991.

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by Kindanew
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 312922

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

British Airway's have uploaded a nice video of their first pair of sharklets being painted to their facebook page.

ImageD2xTOB_XgAAcUyA.jpg_large by Kind Of New, on Flickr

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