@scrimbl I take my data re:vaccination in England from the vaccination data published daily by NHS England. Any calculations done by me are based on the population of England. So if I say that 80% of the population... whatever, it refers to 80% of the entire population, not 80% those who qualify fo...Jump to post
I see a late, large government reaction to the rising infection rate looming. The rise in the English population being vaccinated - currently at 74% first dosed, 68% fully dosed - is petering out at a level too low to stop the epidemic spiralling upwards without behavioural changes. Where did you g...Jump to post
Religion is first and foremost a belief system, are you suggesting that the entire world just trust our politicians only, because they are just and the only true forces on earth who have the interest of all mankind at heart? Religion is predominantly a tool with which to keep the poor and uneducate...Jump to post
Duke91 wrote:Leasing companies complain about increasing supply. Water is wet
Had the booster yesterday, Pfizer, as before no ill effects, nor from my annual flu vaccine last week. I had my flu jab last week, but haven’t been called for my Covid booster yet. Likely due to me listed as taking immune suppressants, same reason with the flu one since 2000. I asked about the boos...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:Of course, this is Cargolux using Airbus to get lower prices on the Boeing 77XF.
unless the climate do gooders want to live like a cave man again Show me where anyone has even suggested this. But, by doing nothing, those that survive will be living like cavemen again - however, since you'll be long dead by then, I suspect you simply don't care.. Net zero goes against everything...Jump to post
English red brick house aren't any better in terms of energy efficiency. Those houses are harder to insulate. And then there's the 70-90ies energy eater houses with brick walls and almost nothing as far as insulation goes. And there are a lot of those, with a big oil boiler. Customers will change t...Jump to post
scbriml : with gas bills going up by hundreds of percent, are you sure it still ain't happening ? It's not happening the way the UK government is painting it. Lots of people will not be able to afford it and a significant part of the housing stock in the UK is unsuitable for heat pumps. I imagine t...Jump to post
Human nature, politics, economic disruption, limits on activities and consumption are all working against any real changes needed to deal with the global climate change crises. Look at how difficult it has been to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. There's absolutely nothing wrong with stretch target...Jump to post
2175301 wrote:I'm still trying to figure out how Airbus is being pushed to develop the A220-500 at this time.
What's wrong with this place?? Everybody over here is fixating with resuscitating the dead, whether it's the Fokker 100, The Do-328, Pan Am, Eastern Airlines.... Let's move on people. I personally LOVED the Fokker 100. It was handsome, and flew great. But it was modern in 1986. You forgot the endle...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:Honestly, the A320.5 thing seems to be manufactured hype.
Will the second 007 become the next actual 007? I think that's what's called a clue. :lol: It's been rumoured for a while that the next Bond would be a black woman. She already had some of the characteristics. Great stuff, despite what a grumpy Kiwi might think. We don't live in the 1960s anymore. ...Jump to post
VER wasn’t able to push because he had to manage his tyres. That sounds like a bit of a poor excuse - did he have to manage his tyres more than anyone else? Drivers were being told on the first lap that the weather wasn't expected to changes much for the entire race. With Hamilton behind him, Verst...Jump to post
It would have been a gamble but the inters seemed to be able to go to the end. I would have mainly been worried about the performance really dropping off but it didn't seem likely (and Lewis thought the same). I felt exactly like Button was commenting, that the team tricked Lewis into changing tire...Jump to post
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has closed an investigation into the two airlines, saying there is a "lack of [legal] clarity". Instead of offering refunds, the carriers offered vouchers or rebooking. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58826484 Both airlines lost a lot of goo...Jump to post
ATR is too slow. Need Q400 speeds and ATR economy. The speed doesn’t just affect the trip times, but also the number of segments the plane can fly a day. That drives revenue. What is the speed difference and how much time does that equate to over a typical 50-seater route? I’d suggest not enough to...Jump to post
As an American ex-colleague of mine used to say "Only in America!"Jump to post
Tax avoidance isn't necessarily illegal. By definition, tax avoidance is legal. It's everyone's duty to avoid paying a penny more in tax than you absolutely have to, using every legal means at your disposal. Tax evasion, on the other hand, is very much illegal. the US has sales tax and property tax...Jump to post
Other than its most recent 'end of line' 738 purchases, none of its fleet have been directly ordered from Boeing. Everything else being picked up on the after market. Yes, but Jet2 should have been a slam-dunk MAX order. Not really Jet2 offers narrow body TATL flights, that is something that is not...Jump to post
Retraining is one thing, but to go from 737 to A320 you first need to retrain half your instructors for 3 months to get them endorsed on type, then get them some operational line flying experience. Then you pull off your existing crew for three months to retrain them Boeing to Airbus. If it’s the M...Jump to post
So jet2 is soon to be an airbus airline, another European Boeing customer Boeing has lost Other than its most recent 'end of line' 738 purchases, none of its fleet have been directly ordered from Boeing. Everything else being picked up on the after market. Yes, but Jet2 should have been a slam-dunk...Jump to post
It’s about the same. I don’t know if the higher thrust engines of the GE9X add to the hot and high discussion Not at all, given thrust/weight ratio is more or less the same (more thrust compensates weight difference). I'd say slight edge for A-bus here, since it has a ready-to-go product with sligh...Jump to post
His ass should be sued just like Alex Jones for spreading his horrid Sandy Hook lies.Jump to post
Seems to me there's no actual news in this new thread, but the pretty pictures are always welcome. Whereas Airbus Chief Commercial Aircraft, Christian Scherer, said last June that the airframer has no plans to offer more versions of the A220, he said now that it will be a matter of time when the ai...Jump to post
Why would Airbus want to do that? They can make more money on the A320NEO than an A220 and it has a mature, high rate production process. They'd be mostly competing with themselves since I doubt there would be many orders that they would beat the 737MAX with the A220 that they couldn't have won wit...Jump to post
Only a few effect because the main reason of shortage is insufficient truck driver to carry petrol from fuel farm to fuel station and the fuel for major UK airport are supplied via pipeline from nearest seaport No, no, the Government blames us drivers and Covid. It's got absolutely nothing to do wi...Jump to post
When you have won that much, simply competing for points won't be good enough. I think it depends on the character of the driver - it doesn't seem to bother Vettel (let's not forget he's 3rd on the all-time race win list and joint 4th in terms of number of WDCs.) But for Hamilton, I believe he'll q...Jump to post
As for Lauda and Airbus, MOL is on the record that Airbus effectively refused to negotiate with them when he investigated a potential order for 100 A321 Neos. https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN22O1IZ "We would not initiate talks with Airbus until such time as A...Jump to post
For Hamilton, the call was purely strategic and easier to make. Their goal was to defend the championship, not the podium. Norris, on the other hand, was completely obsessed and blinded by his shot at the win, and his lack of experience and lack of strong team leadership made him lose it all. Shame...Jump to post
Congratulations to Hamilton for win number 100. What an unbelievable achievement! :champagne: :checkeredflag: :trophy: Gutted for Norris, he's been the driver of the season IMHO. Good recovery drive by Verstappen with some luck - without the rain he wasn't finishing better than P7. Who destroyed an ...Jump to post
If they clearly intended to order MAX, they would have just gone ahead and ordered MAX, just like WN and FR did. Well, that's what the I in LOI is for! :wink2: If Walsh was using Boeing in a stalking horse strategy, it seems odd he didn't invite Airbus to participate. I honestly think the intent t ...Jump to post
Hamilton had some weird issues An understatement when he looked to have pole in his pocket. My understanding of the grid after penalties are taken into account is: 1 Norris 2 Sainz 3 Russel 4 Hamilton 5 Riccardo 6 Alonso 7 Bottas 8 Stroll 9 Perez 10 Ocon 11 Vettel 12 Gasly 13 Tsunoda 14 Raikkonen 1...Jump to post
skyservice_330 wrote:1. Any season that lets me wear shorts and flip flops.
Whatever season saw the proliferation of Von Dutch hats should be at the bottom.
What is the basis for the ranking?
B777LRF wrote:The purpose of list prices is marketing, as it enables the OEM to issue a presser saying they've sold x amount of aircraft at a list price of x billion Dollars.
Vast majority of A32Xneo orders are A321s As a practising pedant (Grand Master level), I'd have to point out that this isn't correct. To me, vast majority would suggest something like 70% or more. At the end of September, total neo sales were 7,563 split 73 A319 (0.96%), 3,847 A320 (50.86%) and 3,6...Jump to post
This one is different because there’s an LOI involved. If the LOI (without competition) was good enough for IAG to sign in mid-June 2019 and was still valid , why wouldn't they just firm it? It's my belief the LOI has since expired and IAG management now sees the benefit of having a competition thi...Jump to post
The change in length of the -7 came quite late in the day, likewise replacing the -9 with the -10. The whole neo effort was planned by Airbus to be a " minimum change " (thus, minimum cost) upgrade to the A32x family. The sales figures don't suggest Airbus made any blunders (ignoring activ...Jump to post
Revisiting a 200 MAX jet provisional order that was never finalised. You translated that to the LOI is dead and buried? Can somebody else explain this to me If the uncontested LOI was alive and well, then IAG could just firm it. But that hasn't happened, and now they've started a new competition. I...Jump to post
Reason #1 for me is inflation. While this is just in the UK, it is 3% for the year ending August 2021 - https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflatio ... august2021 . So the aircraft prices will likely go up due to inflation. The contract would include price inflation clauses - signing a deal for 200 pla...Jump to post
"Among other European prospects, British Airways parent IAG has reopened a fresh competition between Airbus and Boeing for narrowbody jets, revisiting a large provisional order for 200 MAX jets that was never finalised, the sources said." https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/airbus-talks-s...Jump to post
Bit pedantic? Not everyone on here is a pilot like you are so be a bit more generous, will you? And not everyone, in fact very few [location wise] use statute miles. I agree with Zeke & using nm just makes comparisons easier. Gemuser NM or KM make sense. Miles really only means anything to thos...Jump to post
Plus the stewards in Silverstone were unequivocal that Lewis was at fault. The stewards use very specific wording when ascribing fault to a driver. If one driver is deemed wholly at fault for an incident the wording will be " Car nn is judged at fault for the incident. " As in this case f...Jump to post