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by scbriml
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 69
Views: 1457

Re: Americans and electric stoves

einsteinboricua wrote:
Flame is also easier to control.

I have not tried induction, though I'm curious to try it.


IMHO, induction is just as responsive and easy to control as gas.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 69
Views: 1457

Re: Americans and electric stoves

cpd wrote:
I did have to get new pots and pans - but lovely.


Yes, we had to buy some new pans, but tbh our old ones were getting a bit sad, so no real hardship.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 316
Views: 12880

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

SCQ83 wrote:
I hope America will liberate Iran from the Ayatollahs ASAP.


Yeah, because that's worked so well in the past.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 69
Views: 1457

Re: Americans and electric stoves

I grew up in a house with a gas stove and my mother always said she hated electric. Once I left home, my wife and I always had a gas stove until we moved house last October. Our new house (it's actually 150 years old!) has a remodeled kitchen with an induction hob. O.M.G! I love it and will never go...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Paul Hardcastle fans here?
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Any Paul Hardcastle fans here?

I haven't listened to him since I was n,n,n,n,nineteen.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38427

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Willie Walsh is hedging his airplane portfolio recently, except for the 787 fleet at BA, every new plane at BA, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus has been an Airbus. Iberia and Aer Lingus are Airbus exclusive airlines for both short & long haul with the exception of a few 757 at the Irish airline....

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3289
Views: 326425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

sadiqutp wrote:
Well, Capt. Sullenberger did a complete 180 on his initial reaction after the ET crash.


Unlike 90% of a.netters, maybe he can rationally change his mind and see things differently once more information becomes available?

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3289
Views: 326425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Sully credentials speak for themselves and is not questioned, however he never flew a MAX much less one that experienced an MCAS event. How many of those highly trained, vastly experienced, super skilled American pilots have? How many of them have experienced "an MCAS event" while a pile ...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 316
Views: 12880

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Yes, it does matter when a drone gets shot down because that is still considered a United States government asset. Don't care if it is a drone or not. Its bad for our defense and aerospace contracting industries, so we need war to fuel these industries. Plus,those drones cost about 180,000,000 USD....

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38427

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This obsession about containers is just ridiculous. Tell BA. :sarcastic: You've been told multiple times that T5 is all containerised. Walsh stated that the MAX would be used by BA at Gatwick but not at Heathrow. So, in summary, the "obsession" with containers at Heathrow clearly isn't ri...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flowers Death Sentence Overturned By SCOTUS
Replies: 20
Views: 880

Re: Flowers Death Sentence Overturned By SCOTUS

And people still call for carrying out executions quickly. :sarcastic:

I guess dead men don't talk.

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stlgph wrote:
July 2019 is Space City month in Houston.

https://www.visithoustontexas.com/spacecity/


Never has my whelm been so undered. :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1407
Views: 81215

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

So the brits that pretend to lecture the EU on democracy, will have the next PM chosen by 160 000/ 45 000 000 = 0,35 % of the electorate.... Fake democracy. " The Brits " don't lecture the EU on democracy, a small minority do. Please don't tar us all with the same brush. Regarding electio...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85588

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

KFLLCFII wrote:
So...Could today be the day of the 797, or is it too late for that?


Well played, sir! Well played. :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85588

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I don't understand why people think IAG would take the PR hit from announcing a MAX LOI now if they didn't intend to order them. I don't subscribe to the #FakeNews view on this, but let's be clear, there would be no "PR hit" if IAG simply said nothing and let this LOI quietly expire. None...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38427

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This obsession about containers is just ridiculous. Tell BA. :sarcastic: You've been told multiple times that T5 is all containerised. Walsh stated that the MAX would be used by BA at Gatwick but not at Heathrow. So, in summary, the "obsession" with containers at Heathrow clearly isn't ri...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85588

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I don't understand why people think IAG would take the PR hit from announcing a MAX LOI now if they didn't intend to order them. I don't subscribe to the #FakeNews view on this, but let's be clear, there would be no "PR hit" if IAG simply said nothing and let this LOI quietly expire. None...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 35
Views: 1716

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

Magog wrote:
One’s sexual orientation is nobody else’s business. Even if they are a politician.


Sure.

Would America ever elect an openly gay President?

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51948

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

This replaces their aging fleet of 757-200s, the exact aircraft we expected to be replaced by an A321XLR, and the exact part of the market that Boeing was willing to give up when looking at the NMA. Not a surprise here at all. Well, it's very nearly a 50% increase in frames over their remaining 757...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1407
Views: 81215

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Yep, looking like Boris "The Buffoon" Johnson will be the last ever Tory PM.

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51948

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

TATL is going to be a bloodbath soon when all the LCCs get their XLRs too and start flying across the pond. In the future we are going to look back at the “good days” when ALL flights TATL had free baggage and meals, on widebodies, and not just select carriers on select premium routes. Great! I can...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3289
Views: 326425

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The Muilenburg death watch has begun: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/a-question-at-the-paris-air-show-will-boeing-ceo-muilenburg-survive/ That's a damn shame, Muilenburg wasn't the CEO when the MAX was designed or launched. I have great faith in the man, he's a Boeing lifeti...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 316
Views: 12880

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Slate has nailed it with the observation: Trump Has Brilliantly Cornered Himself Where He’s Now Demanding Iran Abide by a Deal He Already Reneged On https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/06/trump-iran-deal-pulled-out-troops-middle-east-uranium-tehran.html This is so obvious it hurts that is has ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 348
Views: 36994

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

TTailedTiger wrote:
This is the most absurd thing I have ever read on this wesbite.


Did you not read that post about the FAA punishing other countries for grounding the MAX? That was pretty crazy!

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122238

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Congrats to Airbus for the orders and the launch of XLR, however is it me or the EIS for XLR is a bit longer than expected, usually variants for airbus takes shorter time to EIS, and we all knew they been working on this for a while we are looking at 3.5 years, thats a long time even for aviation. ...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122238

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

The A321XLR sounds like it will have impressive performance and economics A few questions come to mind: Is there a planned increase in maximum thrust ? The gross weight is now up over 220,000 pounds, that’s a lot of weight on four main wheels, any chance of going to eight on a redesigned main bogie...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122238

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

How is it a steal if they are going to replace older A330? It doesn't matter what they're replacing, but it's somewhat surprising that an airline already operating 787s and with A350s on the way, decided to add a third widebody twin type rather than consolidate on the A350/787 combo. If they'd orde...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 234
Views: 37193

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
BA is Boeing's trading symbol on NYSE. So the prior poster is absolutely right. But I can see how that can cause confusion too.


Given this is not a finance or stock market site, using the stock code for Boeing is more than just a little obtuse and does cause confusion. IMHO.

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 234
Views: 37193

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

FWIW - internal word is that EK have asked Airbus to accelerate delivery of 339. Watch this space That‘s kind of funny. They haven’t even confirmed the contract but they already ask Airbus to accelerate the deliveries? But thanks for the information. I really wasn’t sure if the neo-loi was just ano...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 234
Views: 37193

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Especially when Sir Tim is talking of deferrals, not cancellations. Until something IS actually cancelled, it will contrdict sir Tim's remarks. Yet when United defers A350 deliveries (despite adding additional frames twice ) the 'a.net consensus' is they don't want them and can't wait to get rid of...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 234
Views: 37193

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Stitch wrote:
If he defers part of it out to beyond 2030, it might as well be a cancellation from Boeing's perspective.


Under ASC 606 rules, would they have to remove them from the backlog?

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65622

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Air France ordered and operated the Boeing 767-200ER & 300ER from 1991 to 2003 Boeing 767-200ER 2 1991 1992 Boeing 767-300ER 8 1991 200 Both sets of aircraft ordered directly from Boeing. I pulled this from Wiki, but I can also go and pull the data from several books on the history of Air Franc...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226303

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

zeke wrote:
We may see an announcement as early as the Paris Airshow in a couple of weeks.


Paris Air Show starts on Monday!

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65622

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

From a 6-yr old thread: Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 1): Did AF get the 767s from UTA? No, they did not. Air France ordered them directly from Boeing. The Air France 767s were built as 767-328ERs, that's how I know. If they came from UTA they would be 3B3ERs. Boeing's website shows an order for 3 GE po...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65622

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

mjoelnir wrote:
6,500 is either 23% or 30% more than 5,000, depends on what number you use as the base. Try it.


5,000 is 23% less than 6,500

AND

6,500 is 30% more than 5,000

Meanwhile, this has nothing to do with Paris, just sayin.

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226303

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Perhaps this one needs a pause until the decision is made by the airline and announced to the world. :checkmark: Especially since the thread title is " Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft " and it started nearly ten months ago . By now they must be absolute...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 316
Views: 12880

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

trpmb6 wrote:
Pretty obtuse to think that officials would release the video saying it was an Iranian revolutionary guard ship and not have confirmation that it really was.


Colin Powell, UN, Iraqi WMDs.

Just sayin

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 14833

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

We don't know which customers avoid A350 totally due to the lack of engine competition. In all the sales campaigns where any frame with an engine choice has won, has the customer ever said having that choice clinched the deal for them? We don't know how better they'd be doing with competitive engin...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 14833

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

yet I also think airlines really do like having two different engine vendors competing for their business so 787 has an important commercial advantage that A350 lacks. Can you cite a single example of a sales campaign lost on the basis of a lack of engine choice? The disadvantage from which you cla...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 316
Views: 12880

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

mad99 wrote:
Probably the DVD


What? Of course, now it all makes sense. :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4565

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

767-400 tailor made for DL and CO; 747-400D for NH and JL. So both types actually operated by more than one airline? Just sayin'. :wink2: Maybe some Soviet aircraft when Aeroflot was the only airline there. Besides the already mentioned Tu-144, most (if not all) 'Soviet' types were also operated by...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3313

Re: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

Oh, I seem to have stumbled into pedants.net.

Anyway, congratulations to JAL on taking delivery of their first Airbus A350. I hope that's OK for everyone? :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 316
Views: 12880

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

casinterest wrote:
Mike Pompeo has announced that Iran is responsible.


I'm shocked, I tell you. Shocked. :o

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 22
Views: 4628

Re: SAS new livery?

redcap1962 wrote:
But this photo (link posted already in the A350 produlction & delivery thread) shows the current livery IMHO - with red engines... :roll:


But that's an A330, not an A350. :wink2:

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 316
Views: 12880

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Why are people so gung ho about going to war? God damn it!


#MAGA

Aesma wrote:
We know who will be blamed. Who has done it is another story entirely.


:checkmark:

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP bearing issue
Replies: 12
Views: 3459

Re: LEAP bearing issue

How does LEAP have 5 in flight shutdowns and not get the attention other engines did? IMHO, CFM has done a much better job than PW in keeping their LEAP bad news away from the public eye. It seems to me that most people think LEAP has been pretty much flawless while GTF has been an unmitigated disa...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65622

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

I'm curious about the availability of the XLR. This piece from Scherer himself seems to indicate that they are not committing to anything before 2023-24: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/extended-range-a321xlr-available-by-2024-airbus-458630/ However, we're now hearing airlines converting...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3125

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

uta999 wrote:
...anyways, the topic in hand is aviation related, not rail or the election.


It's mainly a political discussion, the topic of which just happens to be an airport. I expect the thread to get moved to non-av soon.

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3125

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

steveinbc wrote:
I think it would not be a priority of a new Conservative government either since Brexit delivery and uniting the party for the upcoming election.


Which upcoming election? The next General Election isn't scheduled until 2022. :confused:

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3125

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fr...

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