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by michael478
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 58173

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

Explain AirAsia 8501 then. They couldn't fly it in Direct Law. AirAsia 8501 contributed to the A320 crash rate, but it did not make the A320 crash rate exceptional. It was a drop in the sea of safe A320 operations. Ok - I understand your point of view then - Pilot proficiency shouldn't actually inc...

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by michael478
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 58173

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

Well Regulators haven't exactly been showing supreme judgement - they are the ones that delegated to Boeing. They delegated or were forced to delegate? There is a difference Forced to delegate by politicians both through pressure and through decreased funding Politicians captured by boeing through ...

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by michael478
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 13452

Re: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier

Revelation wrote:
Ahh, they have a mouth full of governmental teat, that explains it all.


So do many companies. Especially boeing. Are u saying this leads to bad decision making?

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by michael478
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73989

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

True. The issues now are life, family, job, home. No one cares right now whether the Max flies again or not. After the pandemic, no airline will want to aleniate their passengers (when they finally come) by trying to push them into a Max. Pretty sure a lot of Max customer airlines right now want to...

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by michael478
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60452

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Name me one Major Economist other than David Rosenberg (A Canadian) who has been warning of a recession pre-Covid. You will most likely not find many from the Major banks or Securities firms who were doing the same - it was not most. It was very few at best. To quote myself from above "Airbus ...

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by michael478
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11279

Re: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020

If hundreds of neo slots are suddenly available that means either a) nobody wants planes right now or b) carriers are collapsing meaning tons of cheap used planes. Conversely if everyone is switching to Neos that gives airlines an opportunity to quickly build a cheap max fleet. As far as I’m aware ...

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by michael478
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60452

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

I don't disagree - I have said the same for years - it's just a question of how much of a cushion. Without MAX they should have been able to weather this crisis just fine. That is a big hit. If MAX had not happened Airbus may have been the only one needing a bailout if this drags on too long. Boein...

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by michael478
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11279

Re: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020

If hundreds of A320 neo slots are made available many will switch from 737 to Airbus. That will help Airbus to absorb the shock. Also the smaller A220 could be preferred by some airlines. Boeing does not have the equivalent. The big issue is for the widebody market. Clearly there will be over capac...

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