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by TexStones
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 52119

Re: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina

Finally, on the "incredible quality" of WA Boeing workers, the hostility/contradiction is palpable. The KC-46 and MAX FOD problems also put some of that 'quality/loyalty' lie to rest. This. Slagging the quality of the Charleston workforce is #1 on the list of union talking points, and the...

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by TexStones
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 177
Views: 29357

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

With what money? Boeing will always have access to the capital markets. They are arguably the most important enterprise in the US, and certainly the largest exporter in the country. They will not be allowed to fail. Again, "skate to where the puck is going to be." Our current pandemic wil...

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by TexStones
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 177
Views: 29357

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

Gut feel: Boeing is clearing space within the Everett facility in order the prepare for the Next Big Thing.

Wayne Gretzky famously said "skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been."

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by TexStones
Wed May 27, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 393
Views: 58948

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

AUS is a third tier city when it comes to European service. Smaller city and not a hub city. Economic downturn has hit AUS harder than other cities. Utter nonsense. Austin is well positioned to weather the current economic headwinds, and will be among the first US communities to come back to full s...

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by TexStones
Fri May 22, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 393
Views: 58948

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

AUS would likely come back sooner rather than later. AUS will be one of the early second-tier markets that BA tries to bring back on line. This has been a very profitable route, and the fact that the threat of DY, LH, and KL competition in the market seems to have been suspended indefinitely will h...

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by TexStones
Tue May 19, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 503
Views: 88486

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

777Mech wrote:
Shiny plane syndrome.


Or, in the case of AA, eliminating shiny planes in favor of pearly white ones.

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by TexStones
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell Douglas Model 188 STOL
Replies: 12
Views: 2428

Re: McDonnell Douglas Model 188 STOL

Mais oui! Pouvons-nous emprunter votre avion?

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by TexStones
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut
Replies: 25
Views: 6480

Re: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut

Boeing isn't about to close any production facilities.

787 will eventually consolidate at Charleston. NMA will occupy the existing 787 line at Everett. MAX will eventually transition to NSA at Renton. A second NSA line may be established at Charleston.

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by TexStones
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21409

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

Austin is a growing city, good education, tech jobs, nature, restaurants, still part of larger than life Texas, some interesting American history etc etc. It's routinely rated as one of the best cities in the US for those reasons. What reason does anyone have to visit any city, if not those things?...

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by TexStones
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21409

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

Ishrion wrote:
KLM delays Austin to March 29, 2021/


Pleased to see this, but genuinely surprised that the start date is just after the business-fare heavy SXSW period. Moving this up by 2-3 weeks would allow KLM to capture some traffic with really high yields.

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by TexStones
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 28346

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm gonna take a less pessimistic view. I agree with your analysis for the short term, but when things begin to rebound (even if it is a few years down the road), I think BA will come back to AUS. This. Austin was a very affluent, very wealthy city with a burgeoning business community before the cu...

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by TexStones
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which event will join together the biggest number of head of state planes in the same place at the same time?
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Which event will join together the biggest number of head of state planes in the same place at the same time?

Okay, but don´t you really think that, for example, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth will have more than 20 heads of state ? (honest question, not trying to offend anyone) This is the correct answer. While hopefully still many years in the future, the funeral of QEII will likely be the largest gather...

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by TexStones
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297588

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Vio wrote:
None of the major networks are reporting this... CNN has not said anything about. BBC or CBC... nothing.


MSNBC just reported it very quickly, with no analysis.

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by TexStones
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21409

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

While I am thrilled to see my home airport get more transatlantic service, I confess that I am concerned that this may be a case of too much, too soon. What are the chances that overcapacity might lead to two or more TATL carriers throwing up their hands and abandoning the market? If we lose LHR ser...

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by TexStones
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21409

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

...especially when you consider the geography of the airport vis a vis San Antonio. All of this growth up the road in "little brother" Austin has got to make the city and airport leadership in San Antonio a bit nutty. The Austin/San Antonio growth split is Exhibit 1 for illustrating the i...

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by TexStones
Sun May 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158125

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

clancy688 wrote:
Then you have people blocking the aisle for even longer because they futilely try to pry open overhead compartments which are locked shut. There is no real good solution here.


Actually, there *is* a good solution here: put the baggage in the baggage compartment.

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by TexStones
Sun May 05, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 158125

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. I wholeheartedly agree with you. However, this incident shows that this behavior may lead to additional endangerment or loss of li...

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by TexStones
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 96242

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Western727 wrote:
AUS will be over capacity again in no time.


AUS will be over capacity the day the terminal extension opens.

In a perfect world the plans for the long-term expansion of the terminal would already be approved and funded, with dirt moving.

TexStones

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