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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 11934

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

KFTG wrote:
Boeing needs a deworming coupled with a a top-to-bottom internal audit by U.S. and foreign aviation regulators.
Something is seriously wrong with this company.

Boeing: The most hero-to-zero company in the history of life on earth.

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
The bizjets would all do it. I dont think any of the airliners could make off 7,000’. Field performance and cruise above F400 are key parameters in bizjet design.


gf

Another consideration is that this route goes almost directly over Point Bemo, the point in the ocean that is farthest from land.

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?

What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?

I was thinking a Falcon 8X, G650, or Global 7500 would do it. Could you make a fully-laden 772LR, 773ER, A346, or MD-11 take off from a 7000 ft runway?

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5412

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Could the mods PLEASE lock this thing?!

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5412

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Could an admin PLEASE lock this thing?!

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 22
Views: 4745

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

You might be getting a knock on the door soon from some friendly law enforcement officials with a thread title like that. :lol: Only in the Paranoid States of America, where the terrorists truly have won. The rest of the world recognizes an enthusiast's dream and allows access where legal and feasi...

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by acjbbj
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will gulf carriers send A330neo to Americas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: Will gulf carriers send A330neo to Americas?

Just for reference, DTW-DXB is 6167 nm which would take an A340-642 about 14 hours to fly.

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by acjbbj
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1898

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Update: 10. Hawker Siddeley Trident 9. McDonnell-Douglas MD-90 8. Vickers VC-10 7. Convair CV-880 / CV-990 6. Fokker 70 5. Concorde 4. Tupolev Tu-144 3. Dassault Mercure 2. Bristol Brabazon Honourable mentions that didn't quite make it: - Boeing 737 Max* - Airbus A340 - McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 - Lo...

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by acjbbj
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and it’s classic 747’s
Replies: 21
Views: 5658

Re: UPS and it’s classic 747’s

What were the payloads of the 741F's and 742F's compared to the 744 and 748?

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by acjbbj
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1898

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Update: 10. Hawker Siddeley Trident 9. McDonnell-Douglas MD-90 8. Vickers VC-10 7. Convair CV-880 / CV-990 6. Fokker 70 5. Concorde 4. Tupolev Tu-144 3. Dassault Mercure 2. Bristol Brabazon Honourable mentions that didn't quite make it: - Boeing 737 Max* - Airbus A340 - McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 - Loc...

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by acjbbj
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1898

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

747-8 As much as I like the 747 it's a final squeeze of the orange. A lot of effort for a few more drops. . 747-8 product is not a commercial failure if you considering both versions. Boeing slowed their production but not stopped yet. There are too many 744 Freighter to replace and Boeing expected...

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by acjbbj
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1898

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

The A380 is without question the biggest commercial failure in civil aviation How is that possible when it sold much better than literally every entrant in that list? Because it was built mostly out of pride, ego, hubris, and shoddy planning. "Hey Boeing! We built the world's biggest plane!&qu...

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1898

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Update: 10. Airbus A340-500 / -600 9. Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 8. Hawker Siddeley Trident 7. McDonnell-Douglas MD-90 6. Vickers VC-10 5. Concorde 4. Tupolev Tu-144 3. Dassault Mercure 2. Bristol Brabazon Honourable mentions that didn't quite make it: - Boeing 737 Max (if it indeed doesn't fly again) ...

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Atlas Air last 747 pax operator in North America?
Replies: 10
Views: 1539

Re: Atlas Air last 747 pax operator in North America?

September11 wrote:
B6JFKH81 wrote:
KE, LH and BA all operate regularly scheduled pax 747 operations here to N. America along with others. (B744s and B748s)


What about this one? Technically a passenger jetliner.


r/technicallythetruth

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1898

Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

10. Airbus A340-500/A340-600 9. 8. 7. Hawker Siddeley Trident 6. McDonnell-Douglas MD-90 5. 4. Concorde 3. 2. Dassault Mercure 1. Airbus A380 Here's what I have so far as the top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation, with #1 being the worst. What are your thoughts? What should go in the blanks...

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6088

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

I wish when Boeing and McDonald Douglas merged that the McD commercial division was required to be sold and LM Aero could have snatched it up. I think Boeing with McD's defense division and LM Aero with the McD's commercial division could have made both companies even more competitive with one anot...

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13084

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

T-tails are fundamentally less efficient than conventional tails, and tail mounted engines are much less efficient than wing mounted engines. That is why no new airliners are T-tails, and never will be again. And they're dangerously prone to deep stalls. Man, aviation is getting more and more borin...

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13084

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

The variants of 737s, 220s, 320s, 757s etc make no difference in a staffing perspective, as it’s a common type rating. A single-type rating small fleet of MD90s does however create cost and reliability inefficiencies. Is the Original really on the same type rating as the Classic, NG, or Max ratings?

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13084

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

ScottB wrote:
AlexBrewster03 wrote:
Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after.

The 717 is a comfortable ride. But it's probably done as a type once DL phases theirs out (unless someone else takes them).

Wouldn't be surprised at all if all of the 717s ever built were scrapped by the end of 1 January 2030.

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1667

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
No, because it’s huge.

And the 777, and the A330, and the A350.

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13084

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Sad... the MD-90 won't even live for 30 years

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6088

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

stasisLAX wrote:
[url][/url]Only if Lockheed was providing the world with supersonic commercial airplanes, then yes. I am a huge fan of the L1011 TriStar and the Constellation. :bouncy:

Would love to see a Lockheed TriStar Next Generation as a corporate/executive jet!

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?
Replies: 32
Views: 4125

Re: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?

Armadillo1 wrote:
Okay, they can build small quad thinking like 330/340

They could, for those who prioritise safety over profits...
Maybe as an executive jet, L-1011 NextGen?

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6439

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

Here we go again, another one of those "WhY dIdN't ________ OrDeR tHe ________?"

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1667

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Try operating a MD-11- few airports can take you

Because it's a 300-seat plane?

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6088

Re: SHOULD LOCKHEED GET BACK INTO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT?

That said, If Boeing's MAX fiasco burns through their cash reserves... Which has every chance of happening. Finally, someone's being realistic since they appear to acknowledge that the notion of "too big to fail" does not exist. ...and starts heading them towards the bankruptcy court, it ...

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1667

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

I would use an MD-11F (hopefully I can source one), convert it to a VIP plane, and add a $hit ton of aux fuel capacity to fly 10000+ nmi legs.

And a VIP A340-313X for domestic 500 nmi+ routes.

And hopefully they can make a Dash 7 NextGen, which I would use on short flights.

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?
Replies: 27
Views: 5058

Re: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?

Always wanted the 777-9 to do extremely high-traffic domestic routes, not just international routes. (LAX-JFK / LAX-EWR maybe?)

Go back to domestic widebodies!

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19304

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

This is what should have happened:

Korean Air Captain who Tried to Drink InFlight Fired, FA who Stopped Him Promoted.

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: There’s something special about XXX plane
Replies: 18
Views: 1286

Re: There’s something special about XXX plane

DC-10 and MD-11: Third engine goes straight through the tail. No other trijet has ever had this design.

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2345

Re: The Future of Boeing

It’s the McDonnell Douglas management that got Boeing into this state—derivative designs like the MD-88, the MD-11, lack of engineering and investment drove MDD, now Boeing, into the ditch. GF I was talking about a new McDonnell-Douglas (related to the old in the military division and commercial de...

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2345

Re: The Future of Boeing

TTailedTiger wrote:
$5 trillion? Are you even trying to have any sort of meaningful discussion?

And your point is... ?

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2345

Re: The Future of Boeing

You say we are toilet plungers, yet you say almost nothing of any substance in your long post. I still don’t get what your point is. My point is this: There is no such thing as "Too big to fail", and Boeing have every chance of going under. The only way (or at least one of the few ways) f...

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2345

Re: The Future of Boeing

You say we are toilet plungers, yet you say almost nothing of any substance in your long post. I still don’t get what your point is. My point is this: There is no such thing as "Too big to fail", and Boeing have every chance of going under. The only way (or at least one of the few ways) f...

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7865

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

Where's that guy with "New Florida Man" in his signature . . . hello, lol. So its another "the 738 is too weak to stop in harsh conditions" eh? Nah, just gotta use full power on thrust reverse and keep it going until the airplane comes to a complete stop, THEN you stow the rever...

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2345

Re: The Future of Boeing

Jesus Christ, some of you are like toilet plungers, bringing up old $hit... IPersonally I feel the Boeing could actually go under... So can Boeing go under? Absolutely. All of you are being like "BoEiNg ArE tOo BiG tO fAiL reeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" but what you clearly don't know or are refusing ...

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18930

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

I'm happy this is happening to Boeing. I will make sure I choose the MAX for domestic and 787 for international moving forward as these will be the most scrutinized commercial aircraft in a very long time. To be honest, you have a veey good point. There is NO such thing as "too big to fail.&qu...

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18930

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

I would appreciate if you could elaborate on this because you keep mentioning it. As another poster mentioned, it's not that Boeing literally cannot fail - of course they can. But if in a year Boeing literally has no money (not gonna happen but hypothetically), of course the US gov won't let that h...

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18930

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

What was interesting from that Boeing expose video is that reminder once again of how Boeing lobbyists, aka, former FAA executives who retired and are now working for Boeing, have pushed for more and more control for Boeing to self certify.... and here we are two crashes later showing issues with t...

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by acjbbj
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 17014

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Kindanew wrote:
acjbbj wrote:
Kindanew wrote:

: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 when the headwinds are bad.

Obvious troll is obvious troll is obvious troll is obvious troll is obvious.


Not trolling. Sarcasm.

My bad

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by acjbbj
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet buzzsaw noise
Replies: 17
Views: 1759

Re: Jet buzzsaw noise

The low-pitched buzzsaw sound is actually from the rotation of the fan (frequency of the buzz is the rev/s angular velocity of the fan); the higher-pitched whine is from the fan blades.

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by acjbbj
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 17014

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 acjbbj
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18930

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

What was interesting from that Boeing expose video is that reminder once again of how Boeing lobbyists, aka, former FAA executives who retired and are now working for Boeing, have pushed for more and more control for Boeing to self certify.... and here we are two crashes later showing issues with t...

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by acjbbj
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18930

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

Boeing will never be allowed to fail But it could end up being rescued at some stage by the US government and being an entirely different organisation to the one we see today The name and brand will always be there I'm sure. It's too big to fail in that respect Do you think it would be a good idea ...

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by acjbbj
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18930

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Site

Bricktop wrote:
acjbbj wrote:
There is NO such thing as "too big to fail."

If only.

No, I'm serious.

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by acjbbj
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18930

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Site

This ^ 100% in my opinion Yet the odds of these happening are tiny. The most likely one to happen was (C), but in fact the opposite of (C) just happened when BA signed a LOI for 200 737 at Paris. People are so wrapped up in venting their outrage that they don't see how meaningless such venting is. ...

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by acjbbj
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8067

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

FedEx would use some for parts.

Western Global might pick some up and keep flying them, while UPS might fly some while using one or two for parts.

Or Amazon?

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