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by DL717
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 216
Views: 63637

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

SELMER40 wrote:
When does Delta get their last A221s?


December 2022

What they have on the schedule:

A221

1 delivery in January, February, November and December of 2022

A223:

2022 10
2023 11
2024 8
2025 10
2026 5

Plus the 50 options.

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by DL717
Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How does anxiety affect your body, physically and mentally?
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: How does anxiety affect your body, physically and mentally?

A former colleague of mine just retired recently due to Anxiety. He was a machine at work all his life. COVID took a real toll on him. The family came to visit over Christmas and he was almost numb the whole time. I caught him talking to himself a few times, so we took him to the doc. They put him o...

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by DL717
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 42
Views: 3952

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

Nice troll thread. HSR cheaper? LOL Pure HSR is expensive, however, if one were to follow the Europeans by building main (normal rail) lines with higher speed limits, using high speed conventional electric locomotives, it can be a viable business as the European rail companies have shown. Ignores t...

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by DL717
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 42
Views: 3952

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

Nice troll thread. HSR cheaper? LOL

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by DL717
Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12691

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

Are you sure you're not thinking of taxiways Z/ZA? That fits your description of leading to the end of the runway. They were cleared to enter 22R via Whiskey, which is not a perfect 90 degree turn but does go into the DT of 22R. Where they would have turned from Romeo onto Whiskey there is an immed...

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by DL717
Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12691

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

Granted the layout is a mess, but surely that’s what lighted yellow versus red w/white border signs are for? Also not sure if they’re using it on the A330, but TK has an EFB solutions package through Jeppesen. Depends on where they are located. Based on where the hold bars are, the signage location...

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by DL717
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12691

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

To be fair, the area where they began the takeoff run (22R)is a CF of disjointed intersections, poor markings, acutely angles to the runway, displaced thresholds and mixed asphalt and concrete pavement. Hell, the area has a taxiway leading up to the runway ends instead of 90 degree turns which isn’...

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by DL717
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12691

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

To be fair, the area where they began the takeoff run (22R)is a CF of disjointed intersections, poor markings, acutely angles to the runway, displaced thresholds and mixed asphalt and concrete pavement. Hell, the area has a taxiway leading up to the runway ends instead of 90 degree turns which isn’t...

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by DL717
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The appeal of raising children
Replies: 50
Views: 2526

Re: The appeal of raising children

I have made the decision to not have kids for many reasons. One of the main ones was that it didn't seem worth hobbling my entire life simply to not feel lonely for my last few years. If you think that having kids is going to "hobble your entire life", then you've made the right decision ...

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by DL717
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work
Replies: 37
Views: 1369

Re: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work

“It seems a near certainty that there will be substantially more remote work going forward,” Powell said. “That’s going to change the nature of work and the way work gets done.” Powell said the heavy investment by companies in new technology means there will be more jobs in the future associated wi...

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by DL717
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42364

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Incredible piece here by an angry veteran: https://laurajedeed.medium.com/afghanistan-meant-nothing-9e3f099b00e5 I remember Afghanistan well. I deployed there twice — once in 2008, and again in 2009–2010. It was already obvious that the Taliban would sweep through the very instant we left. And here...

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by DL717
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 5895

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

I have noticed with my own 5 kids, all chose to have smaller families, which surprised me I thought they had a wonderful childhood and would want to give their children the same experience of having lots of siblings. I was wrong. two have 3 kids two have 1 kid one zero The ones with the most wealth...

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by DL717
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42364

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

It’s China’s turn. If they play by the rules, they’ll waste billions like the rest of us. If they don’t, we’ll be getting our iPhones from Afghanistan inside of 5 years. They have mining interests in Afghanistan. Will be interesting to see their response. They talk like we did, but they are less lik...

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by DL717
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42364

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

IIRC he wanted to keep special forces there (or within strike distance) and use them to continue to cut off the head. This is probably how we should have dealt with these clowns from the get go. Find them, kill them and wait for the next loser to rise up, then kill him too. Use drones and special f...

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by DL717
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42364

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Never mind what Trump would or would not have done. Biden is President. He tore up every Trump policy to the glee of many here, and could have totally rewritten anything his way in Afghanistan. It matters nothing if his critics or his supporters are hypocrites. The execution of the withdrawal is hi...

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by DL717
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 97
Views: 17648

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

Even when DL is done with them it seems like Hawaiian will still be operating them for the foreseeable future and are quite happy with them. This will be an interesting watch. They’ve brought the 321Neo on property. A319Neo? A320Neo? A220? Embraer E2? E2 gives them some flexibility to bring in the ...

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by DL717
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 5895

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

You make it sound very easy. What country was he from? I’ll bet it was somewhere in western Europe without extensive suspicion and vetting by authorities. And how long ago? We are not in those times anymore. My boss waited 2.5 years to get his college-educated Australian wife’s green card. That doe...

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by DL717
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

Keeping it going after 60. Good on ya! At my age I am reminded of the old saying - "once a king, always a king, but once a (k)night is enough" :lol: Oh man. My uncle had a coffee cup with that on it when I was about 10. I asked him what it meant and he told me to ask again in 5 more years...

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by DL717
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 5895

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

The anti-immigration zealots seem to be tone deaf that the healthy US population graph is the result of a fairly open immigration policy. That healthy population is also essential if we are to continue to be able to compete with China and the rest of the world. These "zealots" you speak o...

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by DL717
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 487
Views: 67238

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

At today's Embraer earnings event they had a few more details including images. SVP of Engineerings Luis Carlos Affonso said the basic configuration for 70-90 seater has largely been settled on, and the commercial team would have more to share later this year. The fuselage would have the same diame...

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by DL717
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

Hot lips?
Sugar baby?
:lol:


Keeping it going after 60. Good on ya!

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by DL717
Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 97
Views: 17648

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

I had a Delta pilot claim to me one time that Delta was paying more for CRJ's than what Boeing offered them 717s for. I asked him why they wouldn't jump all over that deal. "Because they don't want US to fly them," he said with a sneer. Of course, he didn't mention that they probably want...

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by DL717
Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 97
Views: 17648

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

Boeing757100 wrote:
So, if all of the airlines mentioned in this thread (US, Cebu Pacific, Germanwings) actually received 717s, then would it have performed better?


Add TWA. They had ordered 50 of them.

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by DL717
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 55
Views: 2864

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

As for what Non-AV is, a lot of it is based on people posting new ideas other than politics, and we are missing the sports threads, and general hobbies threads of the past, but that is due to the lack of posters wanting to start up new topics outside of politics. Could the lack of posters have some...

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by DL717
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 82
Views: 6314

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

SpaceX basically gives billions to the US government... ...by not demanding the ULA fantasy prices. Amazon, on the other hand, heavily uses government-paid infrastructure for free, namely roads. And I've not yet heard about a single SpaceX employee who has to live on food stamps. Musk is heavily su...

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by DL717
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5432

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

This happened on I-10 in rural Texas somewhere between El Paso & San Antonio. I was going 88 and the speed limit was 80. It was during the day, the weather was clear, and there was no construction around. I did not do anything to piss the cop off, and in fact the total dialogue was very minimal...

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by DL717
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

I was at Clark in the Philippines when Pinatubo erupted. We just put all the equipment in trucks, dumped in the path of it and left. Pilots flew out the planes and that was it. Crazy few days. Millions in equipment left behind to be destroyed. Wouldn't be surprised if they destroyed some engine bloc...

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by DL717
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 2244

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

Could have sworn I saw a mention of Lent in another thread? Weirdness. Lent is when you ask forgiveness for yelling at a sibling or other small discretions. Ruining how many woman's lives because you used the fact they needed you to get ahead in the profession as a way to have sex with them? Sorry ...

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by DL717
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2712

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

In the 90's everyone got mad. When they stopped being mad (or killed themselves off) everything sounded the same. Still does.

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by DL717
Tue May 25, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 97
Views: 17648

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

SteelChair wrote:

You seem very certain....you must have been party to aircraft purchase negotiations.


Or know people who were.

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by DL717
Mon May 24, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 97
Views: 17648

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

It's a shame it had an "oddball" engine. I think that really hampered sales. Personally, I've always been very impressed with the airplane, MD seems to have addressed almost all the shortcomings of the earlier models of the series. The range hampered sales and the LR was too late to marke...

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by DL717
Mon May 24, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small building with hardstands at DFW
Replies: 5
Views: 2137

Re: Small building with hardstands at DFW

BENAir01 wrote:
I thought it was just an abandoned satellite facility from the Delta hub days.


It is. The ASA props operated from it.

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by DL717
Mon May 24, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 97
Views: 17648

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

It's a shame it had an "oddball" engine. I think that really hampered sales. Personally, I've always been very impressed with the airplane, MD seems to have addressed almost all the shortcomings of the earlier models of the series. The range hampered sales and the LR was too late to marke...

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by DL717
Thu May 13, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59199

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

You do realize that 600+ seat aircraft, which is what the A380 with a more normal J/Y ratio, is also nearly impossible to fill consistently? Same issue remains. But the 779, which if you were actually paying attention, is what the statement speaks to moving forward-- is not. And since the quoted po...

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by DL717
Wed May 12, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?
Replies: 40
Views: 2881

Re: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?

With the staggering budget surplus California has a multitude of options for using the money (Stimmy, infrastructure, loans, etc) Any idea for what they could use the money for. (Mods feel free to merge topics if this has already been discussed) Pay down their ridiculous debt. Pretty simple. All st...

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by DL717
Wed May 12, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the Honolulu Rail Transit Saga: Train Wheels Too Narrow
Replies: 9
Views: 1241

Re: Latest in the Honolulu Rail Transit Saga: Train Wheels Too Narrow

Okay, so the only thing I can do on this is LOL. Seriously? Dear God.

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by DL717
Wed May 12, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1276
Views: 273108

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

When is A321 ship#1009 scheduled to be delivered? It has been sitting in Toulouse for over a year. Good question...she was actually first spotted on 14 September 2020, but hasn't had any recorded movements since! https://aibfamily.flights/A320/9588 I smell a future Hangar Queen. :lol: Probably foun...

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by DL717
Tue May 11, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59199

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

A320B737NGCapt wrote:
viennafly wrote:
A320B737NGCapt wrote:

Does anyone have a definitive answer to which LN Lufthansa are actually taking?


Thats the 5 they will be taking ;-)


Do you have a credible source? Not an enthusiast tracking site? Any press releases from Lufthansa or Boeing?


Mine's not an enthusiast site. Got friends in low places.

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by DL717
Tue May 11, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59199

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

It's going to be definitely LN 887,893,898,905&913. (https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/lufthansa) All with GENX-engines. Where do you get the GENX engines. Fleets shows Trent. Lets not forget this: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/2007-06-13/boeing-still-hasnt-solved-engine-swap...

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by DL717
Tue May 11, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59199

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

Firm Orders: A350 for Munich 789 for Frankfurt Options and extra frames: Leftovers to their partners 343's are done for as soon as they get enough planes in house. Yes, but that will take a few years. Which means, all A343s be be retired on schedule after a full service life of around 23 - 25 years...

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by DL717
Tue May 11, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 139
Views: 19717

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of loss-making A220

Then market size. I believe the A318+A319+736+717+73G market has neither shrunk nor grown (just my opinion). So I see a huge potential market for the A220, in particular the A223. I also see a market for the A225 (with Airbus focusing on the A321 for the A32x family). I'm not sure I agree with this...

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by DL717
Tue May 11, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 139
Views: 19717

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220

Revelation wrote:
it would have saved everyone a lot of typing.


Indeed.

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by DL717
Tue May 11, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59199

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

So will LH have only A350s in MUC? There has been some COVID shuffling to FRA, but the plan was MUC gets the first 25 IIRC then Frankfurt if they went with the options. 787-s were intended for Frankfurt and the partners. Early A346 retirement probably changed that thinking a bit, but generally, Fra...

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by DL717
Tue May 11, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?
Replies: 68
Views: 13058

Re: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?

A couple of changes were beneficial (Airfield Enhancements that are always good regardless). Gate builds is probably the most disappointing sunk cost.

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by DL717
Tue May 11, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59199

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

Firm Orders:
A350 for Munich
789 for Frankfurt

Options and extra frames:
Leftovers to their partners

343's are done for as soon as they get enough planes in house.

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by DL717
Tue May 11, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 16577

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

Before I'm lambasted, I'm generally curious. LA is the second largest Metro in the country, but LAX completely dwarfs all the other regional airports combined.. I look at places like NYC which spreads traffic across three airports in a more condensed airspace, same with my home area of DC. Even in ...

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by DL717
Tue May 11, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 139
Views: 19717

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220

If that was the true strategy then Airbus would have done what it takes on pricing to get WN's business, then made the huge investments needed to ramp up A220 to become a peer of A320 and 737. The WN business would have given them the volume to drive the A220 family into the role you project, and w...

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