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by trpmb6
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Illegal Wiretapping" - Passenger plane?
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: "Illegal Wiretapping" - Passenger plane?

Even more confusing is when you enter international airspace or another country. Interesting question, I'm curious to what the answer might actually be. I suspect some carriers have their own policies. Topic actually came up at lunch today, it's our belief that Lion Air and Malaysian Airlines both b...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Solar batteries on airliner skin
Replies: 26
Views: 1724

Re: Solar batteries on airliner skin

Add in the system safety aspect of having to have redundancy in all of this and it really isn't practical.

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by trpmb6
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Citation Hemisphere Suspended
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Citation Hemisphere Suspended

Textron announced on their Q2 earnings call today that they will be suspending the Citation Hemisphere program and that they have terminated their contract with Safran for the silvercrest engine. That makes two manufacturers who have backed out of using the Safran Silvercrest due to its performance ...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 134
Views: 4334

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

Trump supporters care less about feelings and more about what is actually going on around us. They can disagree with his words, his mannerisms, how he behaves publicly. None of that matters. What matters are results. As long as the economy keeps humming he gets re-elected.

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by trpmb6
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 134
Views: 4334

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

A Third party will probably only happen should one of the two main parties lose a grip on winning major elections. This may happen in the next 5-10 years with the GOP based on current demographic trends and the issues surrounding those trends. I don't see the GOP splitting based on current polling....

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by trpmb6
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if I eat myself?
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: What if I eat myself?

Now if he ate himself while taking off from a conveyor belt... :stirthepot: I see what you did there. you stop that. I believe the term is auto-cannibalism? Might be wrong. At any rate, your body consumes itself in times of needs, so there is no need to fillet oneself and grill it just to satiate y...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How/when did you ask for a pay raise?
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: How/when did you ask for a pay raise?

On one occasion I asked for a salary increase because I felt I was now performing additional duties above the existing pay grade at that time. (And looking back I absolutely was.) I also had an opportunity on the table to vastly improve my pay by leaving said company and consulting on my own. So I g...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

Not as telling as you apparently jumping to a conclusion about me based on a quick reply I made to answer a question. There is no context one way or the other in my comment, no conflating. No statement of support of such symbols and elements or anything like that. Just answering a question. Tugg Tu...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1696

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

For the sub 100k range, recreational use GA I'd be getting a kit. For in the 200k range, I'd be looking at a Mooney. I just like their look and performance. As someone in Kansas this plane can get me to just about anywhere I need to go on one tank. In the 2 million range you might consider the new C...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3025

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

Just another example of no matter what a group of people does, someone else is always left out.

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by trpmb6
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3025

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

Except, if you delineate people into separate groups you may actually be alienating them and unknowingly cause harm. They may see you joking around with another group of people and wonder why you don't do that with them, or that you're joking about them and thus the reason they are excluded. You're...

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by trpmb6
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3025

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

I do not envy HR departments. Not in the environment we live in now. Nor do I. This whole thread has reminded me over and over of this micro-scene from Ferris Beuller's Day off - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGD1IGBZKyk Exactly! I get that times change, and there are generational differences (as...

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by trpmb6
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1803

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

Depends on what I'm cooking, the time I have and who I'm entertaining. Most of the finer points here have been hit. I highly recommend watching Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke show, or his BBQ show. Lots of unique ways of preparing all types of food. Cooking over a wood fire isn't just for meat. If ...

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by trpmb6
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump asked permission to bomb Iran
Replies: 17
Views: 1587

Re: Trump asked permission to bomb Iran

EVERY President is not told many things. On purpose. Plausible deniability. Poppycock Same reason President Whitmore was not informed about several underground research facilities at the Groom Lake base. Every president until now has been told way more. I would even go so far as to say that certain...

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by trpmb6
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3025

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

Ultimately, there are people at work that I know I can joke around with. And there are people who I either 1.) know I cannot joke around with, or 2.) don't know if I can joke around with. So I just stay on the safe side. It's not difficult, and it doesn't really affect the workplace at all. That! T...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3025

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

It's a mixed bag. I understand just about every one of the view points you posted in your list. It can be difficult for some people who are older to break old habits that they are completely oblivious to being unacceptable to younger people today. And in many cases, the people in management position...

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by trpmb6
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect
Replies: 42
Views: 1664

Re: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect

I always felt identity politics produces short term gains at the expense of long term strategy (and ultimately support). Say Biden becomes the eventual nominee. What does Harris do at that point? She'd have a good shot at being AG under a biden administration. But the way she's framed her view of hi...

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by trpmb6
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5226

Re: Americans and electric stoves

My house has natural gas already run to it. Extremely cheap here in Kansas. Would be cheaper for me to cook with gas actually. But we have a glass top electric stove. The convenience of cleaning for us far outweighs the potential improvements of cooking with gas.

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by trpmb6
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Writer E. Jean Carroll: Trump Sexually Assaulted Me
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: Writer E. Jean Carroll: Trump Sexually Assaulted Me

Apparently her story is identical to an episode of law and order SVU. Quite the coincidence.

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1595

Re: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

I have not been all that pleased with our top loader.

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 24200

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Sounds like he's trying to avoid an armed conflict with Iran. Isn't that what you wanted? Actions speak louder than words. In this case the action being is he going to pull back some of the forces deployed or going to be deployed in the Persian Gulf. But aren't we talking about the guy that the lef...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33877

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

Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War In other words, 787 has been able to reduce manufacturing costs incredibly fast, something that has been reported by Leeham et al in the past, and echoed here on a.net multiple times. The article links to https://www.bloomberg.com/news...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 24200

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Aesma wrote:
Trump is now downplaying the incident, saying it was probably an Iranian mistake...


Sounds like he's trying to avoid an armed conflict with Iran. Isn't that what you wanted?

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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 24200

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

A.net where you can be an armchair Airline CEO, an armchair OEM CEO and an armchair Prime Minister, all at the same time!

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52903

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

Well, I must confess to be surprised at your lack of surprise! If this AA order was not a central part of Boeing's order targets for the NMA/797, then I would be even more surprised Please share with us which fleets are the target for Boeing with the MOM/NMA/797 in that case, if the ME3 all go A321...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52903

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

Chill out, I'm just repeating the official release from Airbus; if Airbus says there is an additional 20 frames, I'm assuming they know better. We all agree that there are orders for an additional 20 frames, what is being discussed is if this is new business or conversion of existing options, and A...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 13226

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread

Cape Air just announced its intention to order the Eviation Alice. So they're going to operate this and the Tecnam P2012. Should be interesting. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/18/all-electric-jet-firm-eviation-announces-us-airline-as-first-customer.html https://newatlas.com/eviation-alice-electric-pl...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52903

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

Well considering 100% of the AA order is conversions... 30 Firm A321NEO upgraded to A321XLR and 20 options for A321NEO to A321XLR... this isn't a blow to boeing *at all* Not quite. Per Airbus Pres Release: The purchase agreement includes the conversion of 30 of American’s existing A321neo slots to ...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383332

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

WSJ has an article discussing the physical requirements of a pilot to control the manual trim at high speeds and sharp angles of attack. https://www.wsj.com/articles/physical-strength-of-pilots-emerges-as-issue-in-returning-737-max-to-flight-11560937879 This shouldn't be a surprise to most of us her...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52903

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

Don't get me wrong, this is the perfect move for AA in this position. I just think people are missing the economics of what the XLR is vs what a supposed NMA is supposed to be and where that fits in the current fleets. This is the plane AA needed, and I speculated back when they made their original ...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52903

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

This replaces their aging fleet of 757-200s, the exact aircraft we expected to be replaced by an A321XLR, and the exact part of the market that Boeing was willing to give up when looking at the NMA. Not a surprise here at all. Well, I must confess to be surprised at your lack of surprise! If this A...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52903

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

This replaces their aging fleet of 757-200s, the exact aircraft we expected to be replaced by an A321XLR, and the exact part of the market that Boeing was willing to give up when looking at the NMA. Not a surprise here at all.

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28172

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

What I laugh at is the weird non-understanding some have of science and how it does change, how what is "accepted as fact" can change as new evidence and information is found and learned. For them the fact that the "written word" they follow does not change and is immutable is f...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86932

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Good Freighter Day for Boeing. China Airlines: 6 x 777F https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-06-19-China-Airlines-Intends-to-Upgrade-Fleet-with-Boeing-777-Freighters ASL: 20 x 737-800BCF (10 Firm, 10 purchase rights) https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-06-19-ASL-Boeing-announce-agreement-for-20-737-800-...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 24200

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-navy-presents-evidence-iran-110353112.html Not sure why it's filed under finance.yahoo.... I doubt there is much more evidence that can be uncovered when dealing with a mine. They sort of do what they're supposed to do and blow up. leaving very little remnants of wha...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86932

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Good Freighter Day for Boeing. China Airlines: 6 x 777F https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-06-19-China-Airlines-Intends-to-Upgrade-Fleet-with-Boeing-777-Freighters ASL: 20 x 737-800BCF (10 Firm, 10 purchase rights) https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-06-19-ASL-Boeing-announce-agreement-for-20-737-800-B...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28172

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Well, my overarching premise is that in the end, you'll never be able to change their mind. And it's pretty clear from the back and forth conversation that we're seeing here that my point is holding true. You talked about aliens. If your premise is wrong and we meet some, that would change the mind...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shanahan Quits
Replies: 21
Views: 1319

Re: Shanahan Quits

Also, this probably kills the F-15EX deal, (the completely unneeded thirteen billion dollar gift to Boeing that was forced on the Air Force by the DoD.) I'm more excited about the possibility that the OAX light attack aircraft competition may now go back to where it was originally headed before he ...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency

TWA772LR wrote:
Will you still be able to send/receive payment in non-cryptocurrency? Ive been paid through Facebook messenger before.


So it's a separate system completely. My guess is their payment system through messanger will remain, and was most likely implemented as a test for their bigger system.

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency

Given that it is a payment platform the rules and regulations that govern its use are much more stringent than those of a social media site that may or may not be classified as a platform or publisher. I don't think it will be an issue. And if it were, it would surely get the eyes of regulatory auth...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28172

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Or maybe they are just middle grundy enough that no one feels the need to either especially agree or disagree.... Best regards Thomas Well, my overarching premise is that in the end, you'll never be able to change their mind. And it's pretty clear from the back and forth conversation that we're see...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Facebook announces the "Libra" Cryptocurrency

While nothing is concrete yet and the regulatory strategy is yet to be disclosed, Facebook has announced their intention to launch a cryptocurrency called the "Libra" which will be controlled via a completely separate and independent (banking) app called "Calibra." A bit more dis...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86932

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

BA will certainly get some, I assume there will be enough to grow Level substantially. Why Vueling though? They are an LCC and already fly neos. It would be a pretty unique approach to operate both of them. EI will probably use the MAX 8s to replace the A320s. But I wonder if IB will get any, consi...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43538

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

UAEflyer wrote:
The rumours here in Paris they got between 40% to 50% discount.


Which isn't really that unusual for such a large order of narrowbodies. Common assumption is it's a buy one get one free once you hit the three figure point.

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43538

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

IAG stated in their announcement that the BA aircraft were intended for Gatwick. Baggage is not an issue.

This is 100% due to aircraft delivery rates at Airbus. Seems IAG wants more aircraft sooner.

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28172

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Man, I feel like I'm being ignored here. Perhaps because my posts don't conform nicely with either side's arguments here. Or maybe they are just middle grundy enough that no one feels the need to either especially agree or disagree.... Best regards Thomas Well, my overarching premise is that in the...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28172

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Man, I feel like I'm being ignored here. Perhaps because my posts don't conform nicely with either side's arguments here.

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45417

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Quite sure Airbus gave Boeing exactly what they were waiting for. Boeing cedes the lower end of the market where there wasn't much demand anyways, and that focuses Airbus and their capital on dealing with a more scrutinized cert process for grandfathering another A321 iteration. Puts Boeing in the p...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28172

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

But Earth, and its occupants, are special. In our own little way. I'm reasonably sure there is something else out there in the cosmos. Or has been. Or will be. But due to the vastness of the cosmos, we will likely never come across them. And they us. Even if we were to detect a signal from some dist...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28172

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Again, I point to my post #267. All of what you guys are arguing is simply explained away as "that's how God intended it to be" No sense in getting all bent out of shape, who cares if someone else believes in something and you don't. I know someone who literally believes that God designed ...

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