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by CARST
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24721

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

the only modern ? :roll: Given that the only narrowbody with near similar characteristics is the jurassic 757 ...then yes. And no...the 737-10 does not qualify. But mich Airbus-fanboyism, isn't it? Whenever we discussed the 757 in the past, long before a 737MAX and A32Xneo were talked about, we cam...

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by CARST
Tue May 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week
Replies: 17
Views: 3156

Re: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week

I guess the aircraft would just sit idle at LHR otherwise and so they found out that there could be more seats sold to Tenerife, so they added that one weekly flight instead of having the aircraft sit idle at LHR... Your average Brit on his 1-week Saturday to Saturday package holiday won't care anyw...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3500

Re: Icelandair 757 question

I'm not implying anything. If anything only agreeing with you. I understand there are alternate airports to land at as part of a flight plan. But, some are saying its 3900nm to the Caribbean and that's the max range of the 757. If that is the case there is no room for contingency fuel which is requ...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3500

Re: Icelandair 757 question

I checked and I was not flying that day On March 14th I flew EWR-CDG and returned on the 16th, both legs were in a 752 Haha, it would have been too big of a coincidence anyway. But thanks for checking! A few things, some Company recommended procedures and some were personal techniques: ... Very coo...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10808

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

The rules are very clear on Li-Ion batteries. The man should have known better. Sorry that he lost a leg and an arm, but if I want to travel wit ha massive battery-powered scooter, I sure would check with the airline before the flight. This is purely bad planning from the pax side. The airline is 10...

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by CARST
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3500

Re: Icelandair 757 question

Guys, I realize it is the same distance. However, the 752's range should be around 3900nmi. Can she do it westbound with a reasonable load? Yes CO and later UA flew TXL (Berlin) - EWR (Newark) for years using a 752, even in the winter. That route is 3,458 nm (for the people who never knew that ther...

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by CARST
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8060

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

EY curse strikes again (but not really) But this is Qatar Airways who's behind Air Italy.... same curse, different airline? I totally meant to say QR and failed. What was even their strategy from the start? Did they have one? I really think the whole purpose was just to be a nuisance to the US3. It...

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by CARST
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-300 (non-ER) Transatlantic
Replies: 28
Views: 3240

Re: 767-300 (non-ER) Transatlantic

Slightly off subject, A few years ago I was the Captain on a scheduled 764 flight from EWR-FCO We had a serious mechanical issue that could not be resolved and there were no spare 767’s that night so they rescheduled a 757 No problem eastbound and we had a light load so we didn’t leave anyone behin...

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by CARST
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3500

Re: Icelandair 757 question

Just used the same website and it showed From KEF To SDQ Total: 3,829 mi 3,829 statute miles and 3,327 nautical miles are one and the same. Slightly different units. Guys, I realize it is the same distance. However, the 752's range should be around 3900nmi. Can she do it westbound with a reasonable...

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by CARST
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12825

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

Last two digits on a Boeing model reveal the customer code, for the airline that originally placed the order for that aircraft. United's is 22, Continental's was 24. This doesn't apply to MAX, 787s, 777X, and 747-8, as those aircraft have all gone to the (ridiculous) -8/-9/-10/etc numbering system....

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by CARST
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356768

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

#EuroWhite ???

Where is the damn Gold? Oh my. Another uniform livery...

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by CARST
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20374

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

On that note, I’ll be the dumb requisite American who thinks the world revolves around us but I was under the presumption all ATC chatter was supposed to be in English worldwide. Is that not correct? In Brazil, ATC speaks Portuguese to Brazilian pilots. It's common for local language to be spoken b...

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by CARST
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)
Replies: 12
Views: 2086

Re: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)

I can't say what they do about ATC, but there are two interesting articles in the Golf Digest about how parking the jets has gotten a huge problem each year at the Masters because more and more people fly in with private jets... 2015 article: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/first-world-problem-par...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In
Replies: 48
Views: 4927

Re: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In

So who is that guy? Some self-proclaimed expert? An aviation dweeb thinking he knows it all? Is he working for Boeing or the FAA? No? So then it's not reliable.

His links provided are not relevant or are weeks old.

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by CARST
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)
Replies: 12
Views: 2086

Re: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)

I can't say what they do about ATC, but there are two interesting articles in the Golf Digest about how parking the jets has gotten a huge problem each year at the Masters because more and more people fly in with private jets... 2015 article: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/first-world-problem-park...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)
Replies: 12
Views: 2086

Re: ATC and approach/departure rules for special events (AGS this weekend)

Where is AGS and which Master do you mean? LoL !!! How could one not know this? It's been all over the media worldwide that Tiger has won again, even if you don't follow Golf. AGS is Augusta, Georgia, USA. Augusta hosts the Masters every year, probably the most important Golf tournament. Tiger Wood...

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by CARST
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Head Scarves and Scheduling
Replies: 77
Views: 6800

Re: Head Scarves and Scheduling

zeke As said elsewhere, live and let live, I don’t care a hoot what a foreign custom is as long as they don’t try to export it. I don’t preach and don’t want to be preached. Funny, that’s how it worked out. Saudi Arabia is spending billions of Dollars each year to export their hardcore fundamental ...

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by CARST
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6185

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

At the time, WN's model was based around operating aircraft mostly of the same size so that frames could be easily swapped. They did depart from that a bit by ordering the -500. But the -700 was about the same size as the -300 it replaced. It was only in the last few years that WN started ordering ...

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by CARST
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Private pilot training and pilot uniforms
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Private pilot training and pilot uniforms

Personally I find your post and what the people told you makes no sense at all. There are no rules for this. There are a lot of little prop planes in operation used as shuttle aircraft in remote areas or for sightseeing tours. The operators often demand their pilots to wear a full uniform. If the pi...

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by CARST
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO
Replies: 28
Views: 7085

Re: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO

It is a long flight distance-wise but I don't think it will be the longest time-wise. KEF-SFO does not have to content with the strong jetstream that the typical norht Atlantic crossings are faced with. So for example, I suspect that TXL-EWR or CDG-RDU spend more time aloft than KEF-SFO will. For e...

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by CARST
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't
Replies: 39
Views: 6099

Re: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't

Aaaaahhhh .... welcome to the third world !

That's slapdash as hell...

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by CARST
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787 New Business Class Seats
Replies: 27
Views: 6825

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787 New Business Class Seats

Isn't that the QR Qsuite?

Perhaps in a mildly updated form?

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by CARST
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Optimum materials
Replies: 17
Views: 1769

Re: Optimum materials

If cost and labour (which is cost kind of) is no problem, then one probably would build the worlds largest autoclave, a huge monster, which would be able to manufacture the whole aircraft as one carbon fibre structure, with robot-arms laying down the carbon fibre layers above each other until after ...

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by CARST
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How well would a swept forward wing airliner work theoretically?
Replies: 19
Views: 3378

Re: How well would a swept forward wing airliner work theoretically?

What about forward swept wing until the engine mount and then swept back again? Then it would resemble a bird wing. It was more of down-, than forward-swept wing, but what you describe kind of resembles the Vought Corsair... https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f5/AU-1_Corsair_in_...

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by CARST
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B789 near Noumea on Mar 25th 2019, smoke in cockpit
Replies: 5
Views: 2629

Re: United B789 near Noumea on Mar 25th 2019, smoke in cockpit

glideslope900 wrote:
This is every pilots worst nightmare. Glad they got it on the ground safely.


But that free night in a 5-star-resort in Noumea is every passengers dream... :D

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by CARST
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4099

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

Please detail if you will where China will source planes over the next 20 years if not from airbus and Boeing? They were obviously played off each other to get the completion centers. Let’s not forget the full A320 assembly line. The same type of line that brings us the stillborn arj21. To not take...

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by CARST
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12901

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

According to this leaked cable from a few years ago, the Finnish government tried to get Finnair to purchase aircraft that could double as refueling tankers for their fighter jets. https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/07HELSINKI61_a.html Are you just throwing that out here to have an argument or have...

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by CARST
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4099

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

One should also note that China is promising both companies huge sales for opening these completion centers. To say no would mean that the company saying no would loose out massively over the next 15-20 years. Please detail if you will where China will source planes over the next 20 years if not fr...

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by CARST
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4099

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

Black and White news bullshit without checking the facts... They don't open plants in China, but just completion centers. No "insider knowledge" is flowing into Chinese hands. The planes get pre-assembled in the EU or the USA, get shipped to China, where they are put together, a.k.a. "...

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by CARST
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12901

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Never say never. The government of Finland is looking for a replacement for their F/A-18 Hornet fighters in the next few years. Maybe if they would choose F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, they would get a deal with Boeing for 787 that they cannot refuse. NATO...mafia...you know... Further thought: If Finlan...

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by CARST
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 style windows
Replies: 58
Views: 7679

Re: 787 style windows

My goodness! I had no idea! Since then, SPD-Smart iShades have been on every A380 aircraft delivered to Qantas. Is this throughout the aircraft? The only reference I can find is in the description of First: https://www.qantas.com/hk/en/about-us/our-company/fleet/qantas-a380.html First Enjoy a journ...

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by CARST
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special Pan Am livery
Replies: 30
Views: 6060

Re: Special Pan Am livery

When Alaska and JetBlue will form a partnership or merge, they should try to get the PanAm rights and start operating under this name. It would be awesome. They could stay have a PanAm Alaska / West Coast division and a PanAm JetBlue / East Coast division. It would be awesome. Then just to do me a f...

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by CARST
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing's FOD problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3000

Re: Boeing's FOD problem

- Every employee on the factory floor should have his/her own set of tools. When you have shared tools it is assured that there is an inspection for completeness at start and finish of each shift by two sets of eyes. With personal tools it es easier to keep quiet about a lost tool and replace it la...

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by CARST
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing's FOD problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3000

Re: Boeing's FOD problem

I had only occasional gimpses of the engineering side of the RAF but their EOs were absolutely fanatical about monitoring the shadow-boards for tools. If there was one outline at the end of a shift without its associated tool NO-ONE left the building until it was found and returned. This was in the...

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by CARST
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 5143

Re: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation

If you check AvHerald on a weekly or monthly basis, you will read about such incidents again and again. Perhaps not every month, but I'd say like a few times each year. And some incidents might even get to the media. This happens mostly in third world countries where airports are not fenced off prop...

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by CARST
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14360

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

Otherwise the 757 was a 737 really? How should we know that now, like 35 years later... But I would guess the 757 could have been certified as some form of 737NEO. But Boeing decided to develop this "long-range 737" as a dual-project with the 767 and give airlines the option to fly both p...

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by CARST
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 78
Views: 4886

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

It will happen. And it will happen within the next 50 years. Most of you totally underestimate the speed of our technological progress. Look back 50 years, when computers just were introduced for business applications. In the end pilotless planes will be safer. Of course they need like three or four...

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by CARST
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716699

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

What I don't get here ... and perhaps someone has an explanation for me... If this is the same MCAS error as on the Lion Air flight, why didn't the pilots use the runaway trim cutout switches (or whatever is the actual term)? From my view as an outsider the whole things looks like this: 1) MCAS is d...

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by CARST
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46910

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Out of curiosity- why do the engines not feather the aerated end like the Max and 787s? You talk about the "chevrons" as Boeing calls them? The chevrons make the engines quieter, but at the same time, they raise fuel comsumption a little bit. Boeing decided to not use them on the 777X, be...

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by CARST
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54218

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

At this point I'm nearly sure that the 748s will fly longer than the A380... And it's time that LH ordered the 787. They need them for Swiss, Austrian, Brussels Airlines and as well their own fleet. 77X, A359 and 748 are just to large to replace all the A333s and A343s... The A350 top-up is a logica...

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by CARST
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 57
Views: 6174

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

I'd say a 100-300 airplane order from Emirates could change Airbus minds as long as the production is still running (I think until the end of 2020???). Or at least until the last supplier to Airbus stops producing parts with a long lead time, because I think some parts have a lead time of close to o...

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by CARST
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5459

Re: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?

Right now, there are two brands that are strong in their respective areas. Why give that up for a third brand that's not been in prominence for 30 years... You know, unless the brand is PanAm. :bouncy: I agree, thats the ONLY brand worth bringing back to the market. People would love it. Even if Al...

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by CARST
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 5676

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

I would still have to pay back all 100USD to you or else I am keeping your money? But you didn't borrow the $100 from him in the first place. A better analogy would be that you bought $200 worth of tomatoes after borrowing $100 from a bank. You only manage to sell $40 worth and the rest rot. You st...

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by CARST
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 5676

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

Actually ironically Airbus now claims that since you can’t buy the A380 any subsides it got don’t matter anymore. The sad thing is that the German government currently is not sure if Airbus is right or not. They are not looking into all legal details, but there is a high probability that Airbus wil...

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by CARST
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 5676

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

Was is the reason it was popular with state-owned/sponsored/subsidized carriers? It was popular with Emirates. That’s it. All other airlines bought it because everyone thoughts that’s the plane “we need to have” and quite many regretted it or at least never took up their options. I think that’s act...

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by CARST
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 5676

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

As an Airbus shareholder Germany knows perfectly were the money went. You are massively overestimating the knowledge of politicians about the free economy. Politicians are usually "professional politicians", they study something, mostly law or business administration and then get elected ...

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by CARST
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 5676

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

I think you are all focusing way too much on the WTO and the competition with Boeing here. But we know that both sides get help and that the WTO is a weak platform. Also this wasn't my point... I think the damage done here is the burden on the German, French, Spanish and English taxpayers. And they ...

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by CARST
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 5676

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

Well, this will wind up in some international trade dispute court for fifteen years... Actually ironically Airbus now claims that since you can’t buy the A380 any subsides it got don’t matter anymore. The sad thing is that the German government currently is not sure if Airbus is right or not. They ...

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by CARST
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 5676

A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

Interesting news today here in Germany, the A380 might end up as a massive state-sponsored project in the end. It was not being intended that way, but due to the production ending early, the “home countries” where Airbus is located, might end up paying for the failed program... Sorry the source is o...

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