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by Nick614
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 69
Views: 11768

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

Looks like Donald just overrode the two Mikes (Pompeo and Pence) who've been looking for a fight with China non-stop. Playing good cop - bad cop? He'll throw around the National Security excuse around all day if it suits him. I'm sure GE/Pratt and Safran told the administration they want to keep se...

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by Nick614
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy
Replies: 47
Views: 4813

Re: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy

Hungary is so small it would probably make more sense to focus on rail service since any trip is going to be =<100miles. You can even connect to Vienna airport in ~100miles.

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by Nick614
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 69
Views: 11768

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

China has been trying to reverse engineer Russian engines for fighters for decades and still hasn't been able to do so.

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by Nick614
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 98
Views: 11927

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

Straw man argument. That's not what this issue is about. Thread title: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea. Situation: Person was denied lav access, didn't like it and/or the way they were treated, claims racism/discrimination. Fact: IF the lav was reserved for crew only, then it is impossible ...

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by Nick614
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 98
Views: 11927

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

It is very simple, if the lav was reserved for crew members only then it is not discrimination. Straw man argument. That's not what this issue is about. Thread title: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea. Situation: Person was denied lav access, didn't like it and/or the way they were treated, c...

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by Nick614
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 98
Views: 11927

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

Do you want to imply that KLM, unlike other airlines, has an inherent problem of systematic racial discrimination? That's quite an accusation that you base on this simple incident. It is not a simple incident. It is a serious incident. This one got out, and was made public by the person involved. m...

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by Nick614
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 212
Views: 18038

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I'm a vegetarian. If the person next to me has meat that I don't like the smell off, can I proceed to bump/hit them for the flight ? No I'm also tall, can I just put my legs in the next persons seat? No You know, since the airline seats are too narrow. Yes, they are and the airlines should expect t...

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by Nick614
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 212
Views: 18038

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Both are wrong, IMO, and so is the airline.

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by Nick614
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 32232

Re: WSJ: Airbus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Bombardier Stake in A220 Program

The 220 is a good plane, we all know that. Whether or not it will be a great seller is still, excuse the phrase, up in the air. They should do whatever it takes to get Southwest to make an order for 500x -300s assembled in Alabama. Southwest seems comfortable with the smaller seat counts compared t...

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by Nick614
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 32232

Re: WSJ: Airbus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Bombardier Stake in A220 Program

So why oh why we only hear about the A220-500 on A.net? Why has Airbus already not jumped on the bandwagon and started offering the extension? Don't think that is a realistic option, A220-300 is already a lot longer than the 737-700 for same seating capacity since the A220 is only 5 abreast. Add in...

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by Nick614
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 32232

Re: WSJ: Airbus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Bombardier Stake in A220 Program

The 220 is a good plane, we all know that. Whether or not it will be a great seller is still, excuse the phrase, up in the air. They should do whatever it takes to get Southwest to make an order for 500x -300s assembled in Alabama. Southwest seems comfortable with the smaller seat counts compared t...

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by Nick614
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 32232

Re: WSJ: Airbus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Bombardier Stake in A220 Program

Maybe Airbus wants to move all the production to Alabama sooner rather than later.

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by Nick614
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 721
Views: 102430

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

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Daughters were not on board, nor wife, per local news.

Edit: The reporters tweet was just deleted, so could be bad news. I wont speculate further.

https://twitter.com/awainwrighttv/statu ... 9542255616

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by Nick614
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1133
Views: 96810

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

If Boeing is smart "NMA" will be a pair of aircraft, 737 & 757/767 replacement.

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by Nick614
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: grandfathering and the boeing 737 Max
Replies: 20
Views: 2464

Re: grandfathering and the boeing 737 Max

This isn't a software thing, it is a type rating that continues to be the same so airlines dont have to do months of training per pilot for the newer model. A320 NEO, A330 NEO, E2 jet and 777X will also fall into this category. I guess a discussion could be around the regulations on what or how many...

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by Nick614
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?
Replies: 55
Views: 4343

Re: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?

I'm sorry for what happens in the Middle East but I don't think the West should have any involvement there, it only worsens the situation. I'm convinced that supporting Saudi Arabia and others directly leads to terrorist attacks in the West, am I allowed to worry about that ? Do you dispute it ? It...

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by Nick614
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will normalcy ever return to US politics?
Replies: 38
Views: 1052

Re: Will normalcy ever return to US politics?

Life is better without watching the "news" and staying off social media, these places aren't reality.

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by Nick614
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: California cities w/out commercial air service?
Replies: 40
Views: 3094

Re: California cities w/out commercial air service?

Inyokern could have the potential for some military traffic being next to china lake. long drive from ontario, but scenic.

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by Nick614
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR and Foreign Carriers
Replies: 61
Views: 7079

Re: EWR and Foreign Carriers

wrong forum

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by Nick614
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1383
Views: 180521

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Ozair, technically all you need is hard and soft compatibility. Anything beyond that is political. Nuclear weapons are not flied around for fun but used only in case of extreme war. In that case it does not even matter if they work 100 %. Evidently it is all about that the planes can be remote-cont...

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by Nick614
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1383
Views: 180521

Re: RE: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Stealth capabilities will arrive decades after the technology was first employed. It's not a problem of technology. It's not an issue with funding or ability. It's really just an extreme case of lack of long term planning and inability to take decisions. Perhaps the decision is to not make a decisi...

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by Nick614
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 80
Views: 11644

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

F-16 with the new AESA radar would be a great option. I'm sure it could even be built in Switzerland if they want that much industrial value back.

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