Indeed, for me, my mind went back to a quote from 80 years ago from Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris; https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://img.libquotes.com/pic-quotes/v4/arthur-travers-harris-quote-lbv7j9e.jpg&imgrefurl=https://libquotes.com/arthur-travers-harris/quote/lbv7j9e&h=800&...Jump to post
https://mobile.twitter.com/DefenceU/status/1557621932429819907 On the lighter side, this is some serious trolling by the Ukrainian govt. It's. Just. Epic. I almost feel sorry for those crying women having to go back to Russia, or the one crying on Twitter because her holiday got cancelled after she...Jump to post
I remember a few saying back in 2016 "We like Trump because he says whatever he wants and doesn't care". I replied "that's what I do and all you think I'm an asshole". No response.... They rarely have any response. When questioned, they parrot catchphrases and cliches, deflect o...Jump to post
I think that feeds into the popular opinion that those who a trump supports just aren't that intelligent and are easily swayed. You only have to watch a few Jordan Klepper videos to know how dumb some of them are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzDhm808oU4 Jordan Klepper is great. Best one was whe...Jump to post
CaptHadley wrote:I think that feeds into the popular opinion that those who a trump supports just aren't that intelligent and are easily swayed.
victrola wrote:I think this Fox News video is priceless:
"After calling for Hillary Clinton to be jailed, in 2018 Trump signed a law that stiffened the penalty for the unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents from one year to five years, turning it into a felony offense" https://twitter.com/politico/status/1557196801303662592 ...Jump to post
This is awesome :D First you say only guilty and mob people plead the fifth. What happened??!! https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-pleads-fifth-after-saying-only-guilty-people-do-1732549 Reality has bitten? And there it is, the inevitable cry.... " "When your family, your company and al...Jump to post
Never heard of such thing , can you provide us a link for this claim ? What he was saying is correct “ To win the freighter order, Boeing agreed to convert a third of Qatar's existing order for 60 777X passenger planes, for which there is currently less demand, to the cargo version.” From https://w...Jump to post
Makes you wonder how many times they can go back to that well, before supporters ask why they are continuously under investigation. I suspect the average Trumper won't link the two because they've been told it's a witch-hunt. To reach the conclusion you're suggesting would require the application o...Jump to post
All three A330-300s are in storage at Lourdes.
c/n 1863 F-WXAB Hong Kong Airlines ntu, arrived LDE 27/6/22, still present 22/7/22.
c/n 1865 F-WXAC Hong Kong Airlines ntu, arrived LDE 4/8/22.
c/n 1902 F-WXAA Hong Kong Airlines ntu, arrived LDE 20/4/22, still present 22/7/22.
According to their July figures, Airbus still have a QR order for 38 -1000s on their books. Maybe the big cancellation was in the first days of August. Or maybe it never happened ... The news item that started this thread was dated 3rd August and Tim Herper is normally reliable. But, AFAIK, neither...Jump to post
The public "threats" that Emirates gave for example about not taking delivery until the issue is fixed is quite reasonable Is this the same Emirates that now wants its A350s delivered more quickly? :scratchchin: https://www.thenationalnews.com/business/aviation/2022/06/20/emirates-in-talk...Jump to post
About the safety argument by the Qatar Aviation Authority, grounding QR A350s, would the Authority still allow third country A350s flying into Qatar airspace, or even operating into Doha? And will they then need to undergo "safety inspections" for paint deterioration? I suspect nobody kno...Jump to post
I saw this posted on Reddit and it's absolute genius. At first glance it looks like a fairly normal cut-away view of the Ferrari garage, but look much closer and you'll find so many hidden gems. Best viewed on a large screen so you can zoom in and see all the glorious detail... https://preview.redd....Jump to post
Besides increased tensions between the US & China and giving the Chinese the finger salute, what did Pelosi trip really achieve to Taiwan But by China declaring that it will shoot down her plan, the US had no option but send her in as it would have been a propaganda victory to XI There was zero...Jump to post
While I doubt that anyone here has all the information, it would certainly appear that Airbus has decided that having QR as a customer simply isn't worth it. ... and to be fair, it would appear the inverse is true as well. Only if you ignore QR's response to having their planes cancelled by Airbus....Jump to post
Apart from she was not a tourist. Which actually makes it worse. She should have been advised against such actions or taken responsibility to be professional about her travel. When I travelled extensively for work, my company had country profiles which spelled out how things might be different to w...Jump to post
I get that it is not America, but this is one of the highlights of why people should be careful, but it also highlights how accustomed Americans are to freedom. This sounds like a pretty lame excuse. So yes, one has to be careful when you go into these backwards countries What would happen to me if...Jump to post
Politics will probably make this a decision in favour of the 787. If politics are so important and that favors the US (Boeing), why is it A330’s we are talking about replacing? Because those are the frames that need replacing? :confused: My point, which I clarified in a subsequent post, is that eve...Jump to post
Aesma wrote:Chinese ambassador to France : "once Taiwan is back in the fold, its people will be reeducated" https://twitter.com/BFMTV/status/1554866631079256066
Airbus has to fill its end of the contract. Of course. Airbus will be able to point to the four or five completed frames that QR refused to accept (presumably having not made the final pre-delivery payment). At that point Airbus is out of pocket and QR in breach of contract. I'm sure Airbus's lawye...Jump to post
"I thought you put the locking pin in?"
"No, I thought you put the pin in!"
Opus99 wrote:I agree with your analysis that politics plays a major role here
Boeing, nor Airbus, is not in the business of ‘letting one go.’ Given neither OEM is capable of supplying 100% of the market, they both have to choose which battles they're prepared to lose and which ones they really want to win. As Airbus has just this week demonstrated, they're quite prepared to ...Jump to post
The main advantage of the B781 versus the A339Neo is its extra flying range capability enabling it to fly to YVR/SEA with a full payload to/from TPE which the A339Neo wont be able to do (especially departing from North America). I'd like to see your numbers for that comparison. The A339 has longer ...Jump to post
Wow, immense confidence of Airbus... They must already have other customers lined up for those frames and have the confidence in their product (A350) while at the same time knowing that Boeing can not deliver...frames and quality... Not necessarily. But why would Airbus spend the time, effort and c...Jump to post
Politics will probably make this a decision in favour of the 787. This. I don’t buy the “delicate situation” mentioned in the first post. Taiwan needs the US and buying US planes can be used in their favor. Boeing are certainly not going to turn down an order from China Airlines for fear of upsetti...Jump to post
Where do QR go from here? Do they have a short-term problem, and are there any white-tail 787s built that could be made available to them quickly? If not, are there any yet to be built early delivery positions likely to be available to them? Their position is entirely of their own making. They have...Jump to post
Toinou wrote:On the pictures, it looks like some kind of ramp rather than the usual mobile stairs. I've never seen this. Is it common ?
SYD330 wrote:It has been sitting at KPAE for about 4 years now & still no news about whether it will still be delivered to CA?
Is this because of US sanctions or future conversion to a government 787 version?
Politics will probably make this a decision in favour of the 787.Jump to post
Airbus A300 Beluga status : F-GSTA - Stored BOD since 29-Apr-2022 F-GSTB - Stored BOD? Arrived 27-Jul-2022. Last standard production flight 29-Jun-2022. F-GSTC - In service @ TLS, but not flown since 20-Jul-2022. F-GSTD - In service @ TLS, but not flown since 21-Jul-2022. F-GSTF - Stored BOD? Arriv...Jump to post
Interesting way of framing. Blaming Airbus instead of QR and downplay the childish behavior of QR because they “can be difficult”. Looking at the facts it’s clear this customer didn’t want to be satisfied and has done as much as possible -including a grounding- to get rid of those planes. What's th...Jump to post
If that's what Airbus has done we have to wait to see if Qatar challenges the cancellation in court, then wins, loses, or settles. QR refused to accept delivery of multiple A350s and in the end Airbus cancelled them one by one. For some inexplicable reason QR didn't challenge any of those cancellat...Jump to post
He wished he could do that in the US, and tried on Jan 6, but unlike China and Russia, American citizens are free, and didn't cooperate. Well, some certainly cooperated and are now experiencing the inside of prison cells, while their revered leader carries on playing golf and scamming money from su...Jump to post
It’s been in my head for some time that while the 757-100 as planned probably wouldn’t have been good, but does anyone have hits on the implications of s 757 shrink re-engined to CFM56s? Particularly in terms of whether this would do anything worthwhile for financial performance, and how low the th...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:As for this outcome, I don't think anybody should celebrate it. It demonstrated an inability by Airbus to resolve the issue to QR's satisfaction and retain the customer.
Report that the missiles were loaded with hundreds of tiny blades and not explosives seems right by the lack of damage to the building. I’m not sure where you’re getting “hundreds of tiny blades” from, but BBC is reporting that two Hellfire R9X were used. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-...Jump to post
In a perhaps somewhat surprising result, Kansas voters have rejected increased abortion restrictions in a referendum. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/3585090-kansas-voters-reject-abortion-measure-in-victory-for-pro-choice-movement/ Frankly, I’m shocked that Kansas would vote that way. Assumin...Jump to post
As others have said, AF2 also might create a more antagonistic perception in the eyes of the Chinese. Personally, I don't think it matters one jot to the Chinese if she arrived on a C-40 rather than a C-32. The simple fact is, she arrived in Taiwan on a USAF plane in those colours and didn't "...Jump to post
Lets assume 50 and $100mil free cashflow of each for ease of calculus. This would to a total $5b free cashflow without the Max. Q3, Q4 & Q1 should show above average/skewed numbers as they are cleaning out inventory… I don't know the value, but expecting Boeing to clear $100 million for each of...Jump to post
For some reason this reminds me of the Monty Python sketch where John Cleese played a man who named all his pets Eric. OT, but.... The cast: PRALINE: John Cleese CLERK: Michael Palin The sketch: Praline: (whistles a bit, then) Hello. I would like to buy a fish license, please. Postal clerk: A what?...Jump to post
lajaca wrote:Where are these 787s parked? I’ve seen quite a few at Kelly in San Antonio but still only a fraction of the above total.
Here is an interesting article how sanctions don't work. USA buys more oil from Saudi-Arabia instead from Russia and Saudis buy that oil for their own use from Russia. Also about more Russian oil to Asia and Africa. Sorry, behind pay wall. https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/exclusive-saudi-ara...Jump to post
CaptHadley wrote:Then you have the obligatory "In the hole! frat boy yelling out every-single-time some golfer hits a ball.
Airbus does not have the configuration of 10 abreast on their latest 350 ACAPS documents yet like the 777. Airbus has been saying this since 2019 but has refused to give reporters more details on the figures and some kind of a cabin mock-up. I’m not sure this idea is extremely popular, they may hav...Jump to post