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by rubberdogdo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 34357

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Not EK flight crew , but rumours abound that layoffs were arbitrary , not based on fairness , seniority or logic , but by other more subjective measurements. If this is true , how can EK hope to recruit “ the best “ from around the world to crew these aircraft, other than those merely desperate for ...

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by rubberdogdo
Wed May 19, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet threatens to move jobs to the US
Replies: 13
Views: 4206

Re: Cargojet threatens to move jobs to the US

The pilots need to remember where the loyalty truly lies in any future negotiations , agreements or favours asked by management. Actions like this , although right out of the MBA handbook , fail to ingratiate any team spirit and actually furthers the reality of “ us versus them “ , and it’s this tha...

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by rubberdogdo
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The most advanced private space company of the present time
Replies: 20
Views: 2529

Re: The most advanced private space company of the present time

Could anyone venture a guess as to the likelihood of success at Virgin Galactic ? They seem stuck in a rut with even RB cashing in already.

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by rubberdogdo
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL Airlines (Canada) Announce Eastern Canada Expansion
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Re: PAL Airlines (Canada) Announce Eastern Canada Expansion

PAL knows Eastern Canada well. I wish them well. They deserve all success and respect.

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by rubberdogdo
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 6408

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

Not beyond the realm of possibilities that Russia , China , Turkey , North Korea and Iran could arrange a coordinated attack on Western interests and overwhelm NATO and surprise the USA on a level that would make Pearl Harbour look like a minor skirmish. An asymmetric attack on several fronts would ...

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by rubberdogdo
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2847

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is now "tolerating" Taiwan

China is rapidly building capacity for the production of semiconductors to the latest standards , in competition with Taiwan and the US. You’re right , but the day will come when they don’t need Taiwan high tech.

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by rubberdogdo
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Myanmar Military Killing Civilians With Indiscriminate Strikes
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: Myanmar Military Killing Civilians With Indiscriminate Strikes

The military has lost total legitimacy and will pay a heavy price for it’s actions. The previous poster mentioned Russia. Western intelligence would be wise to “ nudge “ Russia in the direction of aiding this junta thus costing them of treasure and headspace. Anything that attempts to spread Russian...

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by rubberdogdo
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2847

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is now "tolerating" Taiwan

Then you don’t understand the Chinese , so typical of us Gwilo. They produce propagandized pop music in China that all the youth listen to’- and its deliberately and purposefully anti Japanese. The one child policy has as consequence produced more than 100 million extra males due to infanticide. Mao...

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by rubberdogdo
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2847

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is now "tolerating" Taiwan

Think ahead to a World totally enthralled to a resurgent China that defeats Taiwan in a month or two , and Japan which capitulates a lot sooner. An aging population and inexperienced warriors will doom Japan. The real fight will be Taiwan.

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by rubberdogdo
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2847

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is now "tolerating" Taiwan

My friend who is fairly high up in the CCP told me this once. “ ... you will know China is ready to be a World Power when they do two things - invade Taiwan , and take revenge on Japan for its conduct during WW2. “ Specifically regarding Japan , he made the statement ,” ... they raped our great gran...

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by rubberdogdo
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 236
Views: 83531

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Canada needs the Super Hornet. It’s a common platform the CAF is familiar with , even though it’s a big step forward in capability , it will integrate well with the USAF , and its 2 engines are a must for operating in the Arctic theater and beyond. Canada will be well served with this newer and more...

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by rubberdogdo
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 8279

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

The pilots deserve the same percentage increase as the management have received. Why is it , that it is always" management " that awards THEMSELVES pay increases and makes all the other workers settle for less ? Greed. Go get 'em Speedbird pilots.

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by rubberdogdo
Sat May 25, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 3240

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

Why would Amazon plan to build their 1.5 Billion facility adjacent to the DHL CVG hub ? If Amazon are intending to maximise competitive advantage , then would this not indicate either a hostile takeover or a friendly merger , the likes of which will shake the logistics market worldwide ? From a str...

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by rubberdogdo
Fri May 24, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 3240

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

Why would Amazon plan to build their 1.5 Billion facility adjacent to the DHL CVG hub ? If Amazon are intending to maximise competitive advantage , then would this not indicate either a hostile takeover or a friendly merger , the likes of which will shake the logistics market worldwide ? I don't se...

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by rubberdogdo
Fri May 24, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 3240

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

Why would Amazon plan to build their 1.5 Billion facility adjacent to the DHL CVG hub ? If Amazon are intending to maximise competitive advantage , then would this not indicate either a hostile takeover or a friendly merger , the likes of which will shake the logistics market worldwide ?

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by rubberdogdo
Thu May 02, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 186328

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Southern utilizes two unpainted 737s in cvg as time-building planes for those that don’t meet the minimum requirements for an ATP. They do runs to MIA and back with no payload, no passengers; just burning gas. That’s how low things have fallen at AAWH. The drive to be the lowest cost operator ( Ama...

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by rubberdogdo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 186328

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Amazon has begun construction of their CVG hub. Five contractors have been selected With a 1.5 Billion USD investment in this hub , Amazon will firmly place CVG on the map of global logistics hubs. With parking for approximately 100 aircraft , they still have room for more , even with all the 737's...

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by rubberdogdo
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK To Hire 1000 Pilots and 1600 Cabin Crew in 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4713

Re: TK To Hire 1000 Pilots and 1600 Cabin Crew in 2019

The pilot pay package is nowhere near where it needs to be to attract experienced wide body Captains. You get what you pay for.

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by rubberdogdo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 17216

Re: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

Besides a few inoperable items , a single system failure is no drama except that it precludes autoland ability. As long as destination is above Cat 1 , truck on. The Captain is paid , trained and empowered to make both safety ( obvious priority #1 ) and commercial decisions , and I am saying there i...

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by rubberdogdo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 17216

Re: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

Considering the amount of fuel on board , one wonders the haste in conducting an emergency return if it was only one hydraulic system failure - if it was a dual system failure , no question about the return , just the completion of all QRH items to ensure what has happened , didn't . If it was a to...

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by rubberdogdo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 17216

Re: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

Considering the amount of fuel on board , one wonders the haste in conducting an emergency return if it was only one hydraulic system failure - if it was a dual system failure , no question about the return , just the completion of all QRH items to ensure what has happened , didn't . If it was a tot...

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by rubberdogdo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL B777?
Replies: 10
Views: 3119

Re: DHL B777?

New worldwide accounting rules , due to take effect on January 1 , 2019 require that aircraft leasing be recorded as debt. ( IFRS 16 ) Previously , wet leases could be kept , " off the books " , and nobody was the wiser. With this purchase agreement , DP-DHL has made the smart decision , a...

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