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by DBCoop3r
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 281
Views: 68081

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

I find it amazing that there is still no cancellation rush for Airbus. What am I missing? I don’t think you’re missing anything. The vast majority of Boeing’s cancellations are MAX, which because of the circumstances, are easy to cancel. Less-flexible sales contracts so customers are likely deferri...

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by DBCoop3r
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57868

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Interesting that the test flight is ending in Moses Lake. Odd that the testers and officials would want to have to ferry back to BFI. Anyone know the reason for this? Why not just fly back to BFI? I get that MWH is a testing ground. So maybe they plan a series of take off and landing tests there thi...

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by DBCoop3r
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71702

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Could this be a move to protect its turf before WN decides to stab them at Alaska? I find AS’s network in Alaska fascinating. Such a beautiful and exotic state with so many things to see. Nobody except AS and to a smaller extent DL will have any sort of significant Alaska presence, not feasible exc...

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by DBCoop3r
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A vs B production
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Re: A vs B production

It will be interesting to see if they do just that with the A380 FAL.

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by DBCoop3r
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines order aircraft to support domestic jobs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1719

Re: How many airlines order aircraft to support domestic jobs?

There is only the smallest hint to this. I think the Euro carriers only ordered a token amount of the A380 out of political pressure (tho I think BA would have taken more if it weren't for the price of the aircraft), otherwise all the big carriers compete Boeing vs Airbus ruthlessly, as they should....

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by DBCoop3r
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37983

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

"Some Guy" is probably the most informed aerospace journalist in the world.

Honestly, I can see this order being from one (or more) of the Chinese 3 as an "olive branch" from the CCP.

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by DBCoop3r
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 281
Views: 68081

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

https://www.yahoo.com/news/airbus-warns-may-sue-airlines-150623367.html Airbus may sue if airlines do not take aircraft ordered. We knew it would get messy, Now claims of a glut of aircraft on the market and Boeing and Airbus led to it. I find it amazing that an airline, a major corporation presuma...

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by DBCoop3r
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37983

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

I was wondering about Boeing's big price bump on the market yesterday..

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by DBCoop3r
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/PDX
Replies: 86
Views: 14062

Re: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/

I just don't see this huge rebound in business travel. As long as there is social distancing and mask wearing the level of personal interaction becomes inhibited and would make sense just to do virtual. And let's face it whether you agree with these "precautions" or not they don't seem to...

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by DBCoop3r
Wed May 27, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59267

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

I once thought the 767 had zero future to, and yet here we are, the most successful freighter on the market. But yeah, I'd say the 747 has less than 5% chance at new orders going thru.

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by DBCoop3r
Mon May 18, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 years ago-Mt. St. Helens volcanic exposion-affect on aviation
Replies: 11
Views: 2106

Re: 40 years ago-Mt. St. Helens volcanic exposion-affect on aviation

I would imagine GEG and PSC (in addition to YKM mentioned above) were shutdown for weeks? I remember seeing images of several feet of ash dumped east of the mountain, must have been a while before they could get it cleaned up enough for aviation to resume.

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by DBCoop3r
Fri May 15, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 72
Views: 4540

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

I've actually had meetings in downtown San Diego where I fly into SAN, walk to the meeting, then walk back to the airport and go home.

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by DBCoop3r
Tue May 05, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7462

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

If AS is so great, then even more reason to merge with AS. Right now, AS, B6, NK and HA are also acquisition targets for WN. I'd say NK is most likely, but it all depends on the financial situation of eahc airline. The more money AS has at the end, the better position it would be at being the aggre...

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by DBCoop3r
Tue May 05, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7462

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

How did a thread about a quarterly report stating that AS has the reserves to survive more then a year without an improvement in the present situation shift so quickly to merger assumptions? Are people thinking that AS is daft enougufh to be wanting to buy? well, there will be mergers, just a matte...

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by DBCoop3r
Tue May 05, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7462

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

Per the earnings call, A319s and some A320s are done. 240 Airbus pilots will be transitioned to Boeing aircraft. Beginning of the end for Airbus at AS. I don't believe so. They have 30 A321NEOs on order and I bet they take all of them. It's a good plane for them on a lot of routes (as it is for bas...

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by DBCoop3r
Mon May 04, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing and Mitsubishi possible Partners??
Replies: 13
Views: 1850

Re: Boeing an d Mitsubishi possible Partners??

First: Can you post the article you reference?

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by DBCoop3r
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139055

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Which is more likely? A. AA starting one route/day to a tech hub from a tech hub in late 2021 with free domestic feed using a 787 to a place where no other American/Indian carrier serves with obvious tech demand while AS gets full access to LHR, HKG, and TYO via Oneworld partners? You are assuming ...

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by DBCoop3r
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19167

Re: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production

The working population has a greater chance of dying in a car crash to and from work than they are to catch and then die from the virus. Of course you can argue that the risks are compounded now, but if we start living like that it is not worth living at all. Of course, if people don't feel safe, o...

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by DBCoop3r
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19167

Re: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production

The vulnerable, those elderly and those with underlying conditions that make them vulnerable, need to be protected and isolated. This in itself is a generalization. Should one be considered vulnerable if one have asthma? How about a smoker? Or an obese person or one with diabeties? Like it or not t...

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by DBCoop3r
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19167

Re: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production

The mortality rate is likely to be 1-2 in 1000, or on par with the flu, rather than 2-3 in 100 as previously thought. Doesn't matter if the mortality rate/imfection is the same. This virus is much more infectious. So if the number of infection is much higher , the number of total death will be high...

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by DBCoop3r
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19167

Re: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production

The more and more real data coming in, the less deadly the virus is proving to be. The data suggests that there was a much larger wave that went thru the west coast than previously thought. The mortality rate is likely to be 1-2 in 1000, or on par with the flu, rather than 2-3 in 100 as previously t...

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by DBCoop3r
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cash for clunkers for planes
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

Re: Cash for clunkers for planes

That would unfairly benefit airlines with older fleets. In the US: DL, for example, would benefit immensely, UA and AA not so much with their much newer fleets. Not the same with the old car program where that was a direct to consumer benefit. I agree with Lightsaber here that funding R&D would ...

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by DBCoop3r
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Return of the A380 after airline consolidation
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Re: Return of the A380 after airline consolidation

A380 and 748i will be lucky to see the end of the decade. LH seems happier to keep the 748i for a bit longer. I'd assume that's because of better freight capabilities and better resale value down the road. Where the A380 is worthless after passenger service.

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by DBCoop3r
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24408

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

SEA has been a booming town leading the growth in tech jobs in the US. Both DL and AA made the right moves deciding on growing on SEA based on expectations that are now only older than a few weeks. The big question now is whether that growth prospect can hold. Yep. Amazing that people think an airp...

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by DBCoop3r
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Freighters
Replies: 29
Views: 8003

Re: New Boeing Freighters

I'd guess 777-8XF is in the medium term plans?

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by DBCoop3r
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces CVG service
Replies: 77
Views: 12477

Re: AS announces CVG service

psa1011 wrote:
UA couldn't make this work from SFO, does Seattle have some better ties to Cincinnati?

I hear there's a company called GE in Cincinnati and a company called Boeing in Seattle. I wonder if they ever do business together? ;)

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by DBCoop3r
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183396

Re: Lufthansa is considering to ground entire A380 fleet

^It seems most 380 operators outside of EK will make any excuse to put the big girl out to pasture if we are being honest.

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by DBCoop3r
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16923

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

Not going to happen. And not part of Delta's plan. They're happily profitable with SEA adding pieces here and there. But once AS is swallowed up by JetBlue, then it's anyone's guess. Which isn't going to happen I’d argue that DL will overtake AS in the PNW. Like what it did to AA in JFK. DL has a m...

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by DBCoop3r
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11883

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

I'm also inclined to believe that DL will have a very special deal for DTW-SEA-ICN-BLR passengers, for some reason. ;)

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by DBCoop3r
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska future in Portland 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 7598

Re: Alaska future in Portland 2020

It would make sense to transition the heavily constrained Sea-Tac hub to focus more heavily on high yield O/D and let Portland take a lot of the transfer passengers. That way AS/AA can both grow and increase their yield while building up a strong hub at PDX which is probably going to continue to gr...

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by DBCoop3r
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska future in Portland 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 7598

Re: Alaska future in Portland 2020

It would make sense to transition the heavily constrained Sea-Tac hub to focus more heavily on high yield O/D and let Portland take a lot of the transfer passengers. That way AS/AA can both grow and increase their yield while building up a strong hub at PDX which is probably going to continue to gr...

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by DBCoop3r
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64854

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer

moa999 wrote:
Francoflier wrote:
I'm guessing Airbus would have secured some pretty solid guarantees....


From who?

From Mr. Deposit probably.

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by DBCoop3r
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139055

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

: " "Bangalore is one of Amazon’s top three business-travel markets" said Brett Catlin, Alaska’s head of network planning and alliances https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/18/airlines-seattle-turf-war-heats-up-with-american-alaska-partnership.html?__source=sharebar|twitter&par=sharebar ...

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by DBCoop3r
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot in Anchorage/Russian Far East/SEA/SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 2967

Re: Aeroflot in Anchorage/Russian Far East/SEA/SFO

The US govt has shut down both the San Francisco Russian consulate and Seattle Russia n consulate in the last 3 years due to economic espionage (and in SEAs case, military espionage as well due to the Boomer base at Bangor.) A lot needs to change for the govt to approve a reopening of a consulate in...

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by DBCoop3r
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: "Onward demand for the A380 is almost non-existent."
Replies: 82
Views: 18090

Re: Dr Peters: "Onward demand for the A380 is almost non-existent."

I wonder what airports are lamenting the day they decided to invest in A380 infrastructure, instead of new terminals and gates. All but a few global hubs?

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by DBCoop3r
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8479

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

I think the MAX 10 is probably out of the running due to the range limitations The MAX10 can comfortably cover SEA to MIA/FLL... AS has absolutely no need for any more range than that. If they do a MAX8 would cover it. You honestly think AS only plans on sticking with SEA-L48/AK/HI missions going f...

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by DBCoop3r
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8479

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

EA CO AS wrote:
I think the MAX 10 is probably out of the running due to the range limitations

The MAX10 can comfortably cover SEA to MIA/FLL... AS has absolutely no need for any more range than that. If they do a MAX8 would cover it.

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by DBCoop3r
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 US airports - very large and large hubs by total passenger traffic - enplanements and deplanements
Replies: 28
Views: 7358

Re: 2019 US airports - very large and large hubs by total passenger traffic - enplanements and deplanements

SEA just posted their Dec #s it looks like. First time over 50M pax at 51.8 and change. Congrats SEA, now get to work building a 2nd terminal...

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by DBCoop3r
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80853

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

hopefully the lav in this test bird is functional

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by DBCoop3r
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80853

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

wingtips down, bout to happen

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by DBCoop3r
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80853

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

That Westjet 789 looks fantastic, as a sidenote.

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by DBCoop3r
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80853

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

that bell helicopter looks tiny next to the 777X ha

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by DBCoop3r
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80853

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

She's taxing now, wingtips still up

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by DBCoop3r
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14471

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

Wow. That's going to be quite a sight seeing a 747 a couple hundred feet over downtown San Jose. I hope I get to see it!

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by DBCoop3r
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40790

Re: United Airlines A350 update?

Yeah the A350 order is now a stick to keep Boeing's WB prices down. They won't take them unless Boeing *really* plays hardball... But they won't because they can't right now.

Did UA ever sign a RR contract, or was the deposit just for the frames?

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by DBCoop3r
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9803

Re: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX

I think a lot of people on this forum are going to lose their minds on how many orders there are going to be when the MAX starts flying again. Several hundred firm orders in '20 and '21 (EDIT: not just from DL, mind you). Do I think Boeing needs to develop a new NB? Yes. However, I think the MAX wil...

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by DBCoop3r
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43392

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

An investment in infrastructure (appreciating asset) over aircraft (depreciating asset) is always better. Clark apparently couldn't make that happen in Dubai so everyone else were the idiots. Sure.

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by DBCoop3r
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap
Replies: 45
Views: 13538

Re: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap

Looks like a classic case of not following procedure, probably due to schedule pressure.

With holiday travel and southern hemisphere summer approaching not the most ideal timing. A two week fix is lucky.

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by DBCoop3r
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56855

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

So just an MOU at this point? Did not see the 319 order, thought the 220 killed that bird!

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