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by TObound
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does aviation tackle climate change?
Replies: 34
Views: 927

How does aviation tackle climate change?

See this article in the New York Times yesterday: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/climate/air-travel-emissions.html Aviation emissions are growing substantially faster than previously predicted: ...the new research, from the International Council on Clean Transportation, found that emissions from...

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by TObound
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 544
Views: 135125

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

JayinKitsap wrote:
The A220 ramp up has been painfully slow, they really need to be building 100/year by 2021 and 200/year by 2025


At current back backlog, 200/yr is too much. And they will definitely be up to 100/yr by the end of 2021, with all the infrastructure work at both Mirabel and Mobile complete then.

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by TObound
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 544
Views: 135125

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

They seem likely to break 40 this year. I wonder by how much. Lets all hope, its like watching water boil this thing:) can’t wait for Airbus level production numbers, the orders will follow increased delivery pace It would just be nice to see 43 delivered this year so they finally hit three digits ...

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by TObound
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Global: Tim Clark (Video) talks about UK's Importance
Replies: 15
Views: 2815

Re: Flight Global: Tim Clark (Video) talks about UK's Importance

I’m shocked the EU let Germany impose this. What happened to free markets and all that? Aviation agreements are bilateral. The EU has no say in them. The EU can't force countries to accept aviation traffic they don't want. And the "free market" only applies to all the economies inside the...

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by TObound
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian election planes
Replies: 16
Views: 3296

Re: Canadian election planes

Sarcasm? I mean, it’s a big country And unlike our neighbours to the south, election season usually lasts no more than 6 weeks instead of a year, so you have less time to get your message out. lol a year? The presidential election takes no less than 2.5 years of campaigning No. 6 weeks every 4 year...

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by TObound
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 14299

Re: The WestJet Thread

I just wish WS would pick an alliance and get onboard. It just sucks not having another alliance as an option in a country as large as Canada.

My pick would be SkyTeam. But even Oneworld would be great.

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by TObound
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 130
Views: 14975

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

I get that they want to test the waters with 321LRs. I don't get how anyone justifies buying slots at LHR and flying narrowbodies to it from JFK and BOS in the long run. In that sense, virtually every other London airport is better justified. Slots are cheaper. I personally would not rule out all Mi...

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by TObound
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 544
Views: 135125

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

They seem likely to break 40 this year. I wonder by how much.

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by TObound
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Some of the factors that stopped growth were beyond its control, such as the emergence of airline and airport rivals, and a larger spectrum of aircraft capable of profitably bypassing hubs. Like most humans, EK seemed to be intentionally looking the other way. I think not. EK have proved amply they...

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by TObound
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

ET operates from one single base . . . how about Norwegian? Those goalposts keep moving... Again. How much of ET's traffic is transfer vs. O/D to ADD? 70+% is transfer at ADD. In that case I stand corrected. I didn't realize it was that high. Still not sure they are in the same category as the ME3 ...

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by TObound
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

I take it that you haven't heard of Ethiopian Airlines and Addis Ababa then. I have. And you think ET @ ADD is a superconnector? Yes, ET @ADD is a superconnector, the best thing there is for a continent that is devoid of consistent air travel options. ADD overtook DXB as the larges connector in and...

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by TObound
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

With 80+ destinations served across all continents bar Australia with dozens and dozens of narrow and widebody aircraft, yes. If the number of destinations and continents served is the definition than all of the major American carriers or discount carriers like Norwegian are superconnectors. Yet I ...

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by TObound
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18424

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

I maybe the rare dissenter on this thread. But I agree with the strict imposition of these rules and would like to see them applied to Westjet. And I say this as an anglophone Ontarian. Too often French is treated as the "second language" in Canada, with francophones treated somewhat secon...

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by TObound
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

If the A380 falls out of the EK fleet at the rate it's expected to, DXB won't be able to refurbish their terminals for their E-sized replacements nearly quick enough to keep landing slots and gates open for them. DWC will become a necessity. The only way that doesn't happen is if demand to travel v...

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by TObound
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

DXB could potentially have a capacity of 115 million passengers. According to a Dubai Airports spokesperson: "Dubai Airports is currently reviewing its long term master plan to ensure infrastructure development takes full advantage of emerging technologies, responds to consumer trends and pref...

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by TObound
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

That's just the ME4. But flying to the sub-continent, I know people who've transited in HEL and CAI, in addition to the usual suspects of LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA and MUC. In Asia, there's SIN and HKG and the northeastern hubs to compete with. It would be foolish for Indian carriers to pursue this market...

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by TObound
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

I have. And you think ET @ ADD is a superconnector? With 80+ destinations served across all continents bar Australia with dozens and dozens of narrow and widebody aircraft, yes. If the number of destinations and continents served is the definition than all of the major American carriers or discount...

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by TObound
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Not going to happen. Who is going to want to stop off in the "third world" on their stopover. I can't think of any major hub that's in such a country. I take it that you haven't heard of Ethiopian Airlines and Addis Ababa then. I have. And you think ET @ ADD is a superconnector? Again. Th...

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by TObound
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 158
Views: 30812

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

I still expect we haven't seen the last of the Rafale in de Canadian context. "NORAD" isn't a magical wall that can never be pulled down into a workable compromise. This is not how our procurement process works. They didn't pre-qualify/dropped out. They are not under consideration. And wo...

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by TObound
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 158
Views: 30812

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Saab is on the fence as I predicted earlier: https://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/exporting-and-importing/swedens-saab-undecided-on-whether-to-bid-on-canadas-fighter-jet-contract-238237/ Let's be clear what this means. They don't need a whole separate FAL in Canada. Though that would help meet offs...

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by TObound
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Yes, there is that set of facts. But I believe India (BOM or DEL) should have been a natural International to International. In particular Osceana and SE Asia to EU and Africa. Not going to happen. Who is going to want to stop off in the "third world" on their stopover. I can't think of a...

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by TObound
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Not going to happen. Who is going to want to stop off in the "third world" on their stopover. I can't think of any major hub that's in such a country. Heard of BKK, HAN ? That is the kind of simple minds comment that should be flagged, specially when any transfer in first world USA is mor...

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by TObound
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

India and Pakistan definitely forfeited so much travel to DXB. Your post is devoid of a simple fact in that a large number expats from the subcontinent work in the UAE. Working in the UAE as an expat is seen as a status symbol for them. Many people from the subcontinent stop over in the UAE to meet...

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by TObound
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Let's be clear. When I talk about India and Pakistan being a mess. It's not just about aviation. Dubai has created a large industrial complex that provides a level of sustainment for EK. Replicating that in Mumbai or Karachi, would require those cities to actually develop into something approaching ...

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by TObound
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Always boggles my mind that the sheikhs of Abu Dhabi and Dubai can't cooperate on this. It's clear that a merged EK and EY, based at a DWC, connected to Dubai and Abu Dhabi by high speed rail, is in the long term interest of both. With AUH and DXB either reserved for regional carriers entirely or d...

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by TObound
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 158
Views: 30812

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

On the issue of NORAD certification, this is also a longstanding policy. Dunno if Airbus thought we'd wave it. There's no way, Canada's most important security relationship was going to be jeapordized by making a non-certifiable jet our sole fighter fleet, due to operate under NORAD command. The ce...

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by TObound
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 158
Views: 30812

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Some notes for those who don't understand procurement in Canada. 100% offset is a longstanding requirement for defence purchases. 100% of the economic value of the contract must be spent in Canada. At times, OEMs have bought furniture in Canada to close the gap. Where possible we negotiate a "d...

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by TObound
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27864

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Always boggles my mind that the sheikhs of Abu Dhabi and Dubai can't cooperate on this. It's clear that a merged EK and EY, based at a DWC, connected to Dubai and Abu Dhabi by high speed rail, is in the long term interest of both. With AUH and DXB either reserved for regional carriers entirely or do...

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by TObound
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The crash rate of modern standards doesn't come from small fleets flying small numbers of hours with serious flaws then flying in that condition till the end of their service life. The crash rate of the MAX comes from the MAX flights. The crash rate of modern standards comes from all the aircraft f...

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by TObound
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !
Replies: 14
Views: 3241

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Bogus article that reads like a PR piece with not much actual details about those "comfier seats".

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by TObound
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 297
Views: 55768

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

I'm really if/why IAG isn't considering this order in a group context. Surely, an E2 or A220 fleet would do well at EI too.

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by TObound
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47783

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

I am curious why they'd bother with Y at all on ULH. I don't even get the point of Y on PER-LHR. In my mind, these should be 3-class F/J/W.

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by TObound
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Think outside the 35 m box
Replies: 18
Views: 3115

Re: Think outside the 35 m box

You're debating philosophy when this is a question of finance. Replacing existing infrastructure is expensive. Airlines won't pay for it. Simple as that. In newer airports, there maybe more D gates which airlines can use. Tough sell for airlines that operate from older airports. To remain philosoph...

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by TObound
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Think outside the 35 m box
Replies: 18
Views: 3115

Re: Think outside the 35 m box

You're debating philosophy when this is a question of finance. Replacing existing infrastructure is expensive. Airlines won't pay for it. Simple as that.

In newer airports, there maybe more D gates which airlines can use. Tough sell for airlines that operate from older airports.

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by TObound
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25542

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

This category aircraft, (A310, 757, 767, NMA probably) uses those gates today. This isn't for LHR-HAM 6 times a day. I'm thinking of Alan Joyce saying the NMA would do well on Sydney-Melbourne. I think the biggest market is in getting a lot more out of the existing infrastructure. If you can replac...

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by TObound
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25542

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Agree, the MAX was certified much quicker and brought into service than the ARJ-21. :expressionless: The FAA MAX correction by CAAC must have felt like an engine stall for many. Back on topic, I looked at an optimized A330 fuselage with a new composites wingbox, wing, landing gear and engines in 20...

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by TObound
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25542

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

We have to be careful with our western feel good quality pre-occupations. China has an excellent safety record these days (no hull loss since 2012) and the MAX didn't come out of China. They were the ones to correctly ground it. As first, when Boeing & FAA were in steep denial, trying to deflec...

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by TObound
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25542

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

1) Cargo handling is not relevant for in the 220 size/range class. Much more relevant in the 321LR size/range category. 2) "Gaps" in the lineup are not as relevant as people think. What matters is sales and demand in those gaps. 3) Profit share matters more than market share. A $5B clean s...

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by TObound
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 17419

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

When it happened on my flight when the passenger was being unsafe and disobedient they were told to stay on the plane after everyone had disembarked and I imagine at that point they were told that’s it. But there was something while back about leaked emails or something proving there were people in...

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by TObound
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

You're right. Clearly the MAX takes more training to fly than the NG. Or maybe the MAX requires three crew to fly, like the aircraft that survived. The FAA can give Boeing options: revoke the common type certification for 737 crew or mandate three crew flight deck. After all, those unskilled third ...

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by TObound
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 95
Views: 7282

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

The global aviation community had a choice to implement worldwide carbon taxes. Instead, we decided to let airlines keep flying 20-30 year old planes while adding capacity. Now governments are making decisions for the sector. You can either stick your head in the sand or get out ahead of an issue. ...

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by TObound
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 17419

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Super80Fan wrote:
Air Canada is in the news every other week for some sort of issue. How in the world are they the "highest rated airline in North America"?


Look at mainline carriers in the US.....

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by TObound
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4034
Views: 521744

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Everyone including Boeing and FAA acknowledge MCAS is a major thing, no one is saying otherwise. Fixing MCAS doesn't address the fact that we have pilots that ignore stick shakers, put flaps up with stick shaker on, continue to destination with stick shaker on, use full throttle to solve problems t...

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by TObound
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 17419

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Romania is a 3rd world country? People aren't banned from an airline because they wouldn't sit down. There's MUCH more to this story than they are saying... No, but Germany is a third country for a passenger travelling from Romania to Canada. The difference between a third country and a third world...

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by TObound
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Trouble in the Future?
Replies: 82
Views: 18634

Re: 787 trouble in the future

Do you think telling a carrier 'You need to wait four years for our first delivery slots,' is really a good selling proposition? What's the 'right' level of backlog, and why is that uniquely the answer? Yep. That a 2+ year backlog is seen as a potential warning sign is nuts. I'd argue that 2-3 year...

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by TObound
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 50358

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Really curious how this going with their frequent flyers.

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by TObound
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 31825

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

The relationship is actually more of millstone around Boeing’s neck than it is for Southwest per se. Just look at the Max fiasco. Driven to minimize transition issues, they ended up with the MCAS fiasco. Driven to address Southwest’s need for a <150 seat airplane they had to build the 7M7, which nob...

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by TObound
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 10577

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

SwissCanuck wrote:
AC's YYZ-YVR, what a surprise.


Yes. But then when you think about it, Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal has two airports on one end (YYZ, YTZ) and three airlines. If not for the competition, YYZ-YUL would be top in Canada.

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by TObound
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 10577

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

Not a surprise QF MEL-SYD made the list. The route is flown but 738 and 330 most week days every 15-30mins. I think it will be the perfect route for a 797. If it wasn’t for their reliability I’m sure QF would have kept their 763 - with 36J and 210Y running every 30mins. They great for short haul- b...

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by TObound
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 297
Views: 55768

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Willy has been banging on for years about what a great decision it was to replace the Avro's with Embraer's at LCY. The LCY crews are already trained on E-jets plus the backlog on A220 deliveries will likely kill that as an option. Besides IAG is obviously getting some pretty heavy discounts given ...

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