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by LockheedBBD
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43353

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

So neither Airbus nor RR engine order from the UK's biggest airline? They build the buswings too. Yet UA/AA/DL/AS all operate Airbus fleets with Boeing building planes in their home countries... I remember the old American saying, "if it ain't Boeing I ain't going". I believe the old Brit...

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by LockheedBBD
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Livery
Replies: 10
Views: 2933

Re: Air Transat Livery

Why is the A321 livery the only one that has a mask?

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by LockheedBBD
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14358

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

https://youtu.be/IKaXrHgWl7M?t=2m31s
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Since this thread is about Saudia.....


Last Saudia takeoff from Toronto Canada (YYZ) to Jeddah Saudi Arabia (JED): https://youtu.be/IKaXrHgWl7M?t=2m31s

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 83
Views: 1890

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

I think it is viewed as a giant status symbol among nerds, especially those with money in the bank, and eco-friendly people too. I'm not so sure how much further it extends. Let me know when the A-listers are embracing it in a very public way.. I would add "pretend" nerds. Anyone with dee...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 83
Views: 1890

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Saudi Arabia is interested in taking Tesla private. From Tesla's blog page: https://www.tesla.com/blog/update-taking-tesla-private?redirect=no Why did I say “funding secured”? Going back almost two years, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund has approached me multiple times about taking Tesla pri...

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by LockheedBBD
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites
Replies: 200
Views: 3859

Re: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites

http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch ... ver-before
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bagoldex wrote:
When you consider that most of his supporters are poor whites with only a high school education(if that)


Isn't that 65% of Americans?

http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch ... ver-before

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by LockheedBBD
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Annoying Sound
Replies: 36
Views: 951

Re: Most Annoying Sound

Samsung smartphone notification whistle for text messages. Put those darn things on silent. Everyone around you doesn't need to know you've gotten a text message every 3 seconds, why bother with notifications at all. Just stare at your phone screen.

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by LockheedBBD
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people keep moving to California?
Replies: 97
Views: 2888

Re: Why do people keep moving to California?

Can those of you who live in CA keep convincing your fellow Californians of how awesome it is, please? They keep relocating to AZ and are screwing up my state. Also Oregon. "Go back to California" graffiti is not an isolated incident around here any more. :checkmark: I prefer Portland Ore...

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by LockheedBBD
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7879

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

Trudeau to do list. 1. Cut all bilateral relations with Saudi Arabia, including revoking landing rights and overflight rights to all Saudi airlines. 2. Cut all bilateral relations with countries that support Saudi Arabia, including the U.A.E. Revoke all landing rights and overflight rights of the a...

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by LockheedBBD
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14358

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

And that's the sort of countries that Trump is more than happy to deal with. Lmao. Call it ridiculous. Michael This isn't new. The US has a long history of varying responses to civil rights concerns in Saudi Arabia. I only looked back 20 years for a couple samples, but it goes on longer: https://ww...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7879

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

Trudeau doesnt have the balls though. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-canada-diplomacy/canada-to-ask-allies-to-help-cool-saudi-dispute-as-kingdom-blocks-its-grain-idUSKBN1KS23G?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social&__twitter_impression=true&...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14358

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Canada to seek UAE andUK help to diffuse the tension. Let's hope things will improve for the sake of aviation. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-canada-diplomacy/canada-to-ask-allies-to-help-cool-saudi-dispute-as-kingdom-blocks-its-grain-idUSKBN1KS23G?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&ut...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7879

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

If trump were in power here in Canada, he might do it. He touched the Saudi´s glowing ball..... he wouldn´t care. Or just like with ZTE he´d care only until he gets 500 million or so. best regards Thomas http://i.imgur.com/wRYWEbo.jpg https://dam-img.rfdcontent.com/camo/ac81e3694e653063cc5774af84d3...

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by LockheedBBD
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8199

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Trans States has 50 Mitsubishi MRJ90s on order. I wonder if they'll go through with the order or cancel it. Replublic seems to be commited to an Embraer only fleet. It will likely be cancelled as that aircraft can’t be flown by Republic or any other US regional carrier. They have rights to convert ...

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by LockheedBBD
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8199

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Trans States has 50 Mitsubishi MRJ90s on order. I wonder if they'll go through with the order or cancel it. Replublic seems to be commited to an Embraer only fleet.

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by LockheedBBD
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus doesn't own any of Bombardier. They only have a controlling interest in the CSeries program, specifically. As part of the deal, Airbus is purchasing a small number of Bombardier stock, but they will probably sell their stake in Bombardier once they take control of the CSeries in seven years:...

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by LockheedBBD
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Perhaps, when/if Airbus purchaes all the CSeries shares, Bombardier can use the money on an E-Jet competitor which will then end up being given away for free to Airbus for a second time. Sounds like a good business plan for Airbus, especially if Boeing purchases Embraer. :rotfl: :scratchchin:

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by LockheedBBD
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

People will lobby for job creation in Alabama. Trump Administration may find that more important than Boeings wishes. Donald Trump is a Boeing shareholder. If anything, that would be motivation enough. Money is king for Mr.Trump. https://mobile.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/291964245602607105?...

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by LockheedBBD
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

sadiqutp wrote:
It seems Boeing was the one forced into a corner, and not the other way around!


Doubtful, Boeing made their complaint in April, a few months before Airbus/Bombardier opened talks again.

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by LockheedBBD
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

The most interesting thing is what Bombardier's endgame in all of this? The CSeries under the Bombardier is history. Are they going to sell off the CRJ/Q400 for pocket change? I guess BBD can go back to its business jet roots but that market also seems smaller than in past decades. Bombardier and Em...

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by LockheedBBD
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Even residents of Boeing's original hometown (Seattle) don't seem too enthused with Boeing these days (commenters from the Seattle Times): https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/airbus-joins-bombardier-in-partnership-on-cseries-jet-that-boeing-has-fought/ Twenty years ago, this entir...

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by LockheedBBD
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Moet folks here are so busy bashing Boeing they forget one thing. - Bombardier's dumping hurts fair competition between airlines . The Canadian governments essentially helped Delta buy jets at a ridiculously low cost thereby giving Delta an unfair cost advantage that will be used against their comp...

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by LockheedBBD
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 5042

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

I'll leave these little tidbits here: https://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAKBN1CM0T6-OCABS But sitting in Boeing’s filing cabinets are designs for an all-new jet that would have involved intense collaboration with Embraer, according to two people familiar with the project. A template for ...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKBN1CM0T6-OCATP In particular, it could drive Boeing closer to Embraer, with which it already cooperates. Embraer’s E2 jet is one of the main potential losers from the CSeries deal. “The world has two top-tier airframers, and two second-tier airframers,” sai...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2017/10/16/prime-minister-justin-trudeau-speaks-united-states-president-donald-j-trump Oct. 16, 2017: Following on the Prime Minister’s visit to Washington, D.C., last week, the two leaders discussed the recent announcement by Bombardier concerning the future of the C-Se...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's E2 Program after recent CSeries news
Replies: 29
Views: 4741

Re: Embraer's E2 Program after recent CSeries news

I live 30 miles from SJK and can hear from here some phones ringing nonstop with some intl calls from Seattle ... Sadly no one is at the office now, it's 12:04am now. Tomorrow's gonna be a busy day for those who turned off their mobiles tonight... Do not bet your cents on that. It sounds like ojjun...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

EMBSPBR wrote:
True, true again, true once more ...
People are not reading between the lines of this agreement ...


Bombardier was going to go bankrupt (again). At least this puts food on the table for workers, at least for the next few years. Better than nothing.

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

CX747 wrote:
Not quite sure how Boeing got shafted. The Canadians got shafted as BBD is dead. .


BBD was going to die anyways. At least this keeps workers working for the next 7 years until Airbus decides to pull out or move production elsewhere.

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Im not sure why everyone here thinks that Airbus won something? This is not a profitable program , they sold aircraft that they will give away at a loss. Airbus has a lot of work to do to turn this product line around. Boeing isnt losing anything, the only people who care who sells more units are y...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

" At the end of the day, this is going to be an Airbus program ," said Rainer Ohler, vice president of communications for Airbus Group in an interview. "It's going to be a threesome, we take the majority now and over time we take 100% of the program ," Ohler said. BBD's short dab...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boeing's response: " This looks like a questionable deal between two heavily state-subsidized competitors to skirt the recent findings of the U.S. government . Our position remains that everyone should play by the same rules for free and fair trade to work," a Boeing spokesman said in a st...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boy you Canadians sure showed us in the US. You sold the company to Europeans who will make C Series in the US. Real Trudeau definition of winning you got there. I think ill stick to Trumps definition. I want to thank Quebec government for subsidizing Alabama job and Taxs. It was a simple choice ev...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/companies/boeing-embraer-collaboration/index.html "Will Airbus and Bombardier's partnership push Boeing closer to Brazil?" In 2016, Embraer and Boeing tested a slate of new advanced technologies on an Embraer test aircraft. The arrangement was a rare co...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

So much for wanting a third competitor to the A/B duopoly. This thread hilariously exposes that the real point of rooting for Bombardier wasn't for the existence of another manufacturer. This is sad news for the CSeries and for manufacturer variety in general. It's a shame to see Bombardier effecti...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

A lot of Americans on social media have been screaming "antitrust" in the comment sections of this CSeries deal. Can anyone with a legal background see possible legal issues for BBD/Airbus?

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Same. I wonder if Boeing is on the phone with Embraer and Mitsubishi now. Boeing could be, but Embraer/Mitsubishi don't have anything that can compete with a CS300/CS500 unless they come up with something all new. That leaves plenty of time for BBD/Airbus to counter. Embraer/Mitsubishi could outcom...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

downdata wrote:
Boeing is the biggest loser but canadian aerospace industry didnt really win either.


Canada and the UK are winning because Bombardier would have gone bankrupt otherwise, no doubt. At least this keeps Canadian and UK jobs rolling along for a while longer at least.

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Well thought out-this has clearly been in the works for awhile. I like the idea of Canadian industry partnering up with more reliable trading partners in Europe going forward. Hopefully, it sets a good precedent for the future, especially with Canada's new EU free trade agreement. POTUS can have hi...

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by LockheedBBD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181031

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Looks like the Canadian government might want to show Airbus some gratitude for saving Canadian jobs by purchasing some Eurofighter Typhoons (Airbus joint venture).

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by LockheedBBD
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21405

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

That would not be the first time; BBD Transport already sold them High Speed Trains technology/licences. Do you know who are now the world's most powerful train builders? Not anymore, the Alstrom/Siemens merger will be larger than Bombardier Transportation. I also believe that China's CRCC is now b...

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