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by scbriml
Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7216
Views: 502040

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.newsweek.com/october-us-report-details-vladimir-putin-russia-plans-ukraine-invasion-1734245 Give me the Willie's just thinking what would have happened if the former Prez was in office came February 24th. Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February was tipped off to President Joe Biden las...

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/oval-office-incident-2019-perfectly-illustrates-trumps-approach-state-rcna43293 This carelessness has been going on for years. Yeesh. That article paints a sad picture of an intellectual midget who spent more time on the golf course than he did wit...

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders Boom Overture aircraft
Replies: 120
Views: 11913

Re: American Airlines orders Boom Overture aircraft

Supersonic flying for the rich elite in a World ravaged by climate change. That's going to be a really good look for AA and UA.

Not that I think there's any chance of this happening

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7216
Views: 502040

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Another explosion in Crimea, probable military storage facility; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_AZVrQlnDQ Russia admits it's sabotage, either internally, or by Ukrainian special forces or a more likely combination; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62560041 https://newfastuff.com/wp-conten...

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The list of seized documents by the FBI at MAL do not list Trump's passports. He was likely claiming they were 'seized' trying to play the political prosecution card again for support and $$$'s from his base supporters. More likely he doesn't actually know when he's lying or telling the truth, he j...

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia MOU for Airbus A330-900
Replies: 38
Views: 5860

Re: Malaysia MOU for Airbus A330-900

Who knows the A330-900NEO might find its success in the Asian market just as the A330-300 did. Time will tell. A388 Which wouldn't be surprising since the A330-900 is the A330-300 neo (i.e., same frame with new engines). Saying "A330-900neo" (lowercase) is incorrect and not what Airbus ad...

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Also that just because they were marked classified, doesn't mean they were actually classified. Right. From everything I've read on this subject, and the widely claimed (but unproven) "Trump declassified them all." it's my understanding that once a document is declassified, it requires th...

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7216
Views: 502040

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It's the Daily Mail. I would take anything they write with a pinch of salt the size of a football. "it was alleged" is usually Mail talk for "our editor" just like "people are angry" instead of "our paymasters". Saying that, I don't doubt (and sincerely hope ...

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thought: Someone Buys Out Boom?
Replies: 13
Views: 2096

Re: Thought: Someone Buys Out Boom?

PvdE wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Airbus will not even consider it, as it's an environmental nightmare and a PR disaster.


Indeed, as out-of-place in an era of climate crisis as space tourism.


No, no, it's all fine as long as it's only the super-rich elites who get to go from A to B in half the time. :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia MOU for Airbus A330-900
Replies: 38
Views: 5860

Re: Malaysia MOU for Airbus A330-900

Avolon includes various subsidiaries such as CIT Leasing which also has A330neos on order. Ah, OK that's reasonable then. I think that is just poor quality rendering (Airbus’s are frankly never the best). Especially the “yellow pattern” on the tail logo. There's nothing wrong with the rendering on ...

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia MOU for Airbus A330-900
Replies: 38
Views: 5860

Re: Malaysia MOU for Airbus A330-900

MH has announced they intend to acquire 20 A330-900. 10 will be purchased direct from Airbus with 10 leased from Avalon. Unless Avolon is behind some of the 20 undisclosed A339s, they'll have to order some more because the July Airbus O&D spreadsheet show Avolon only having nine A339 on order w...

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2022
Replies: 100
Views: 23679

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2022

10 A339 new orders placed directly with Airbus, 10 more come from Avolon's current orderbook . MAG will also conduct a sale and leaseback agreement with Avolon for their direct purchases with Airbus. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220812005214/en/Avolon-Agrees-Transaction-for-20-A330neo-A...

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia MOU for Airbus A330-900
Replies: 38
Views: 5860

Re: Malaysia MOU for Airbus A330-900

They have a long history of operating the A330, so this seems an eminently sensible replacement for their existing fleet.

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

But with all the warts exposed now it will be a tall order for the essentiai intelligence of the American electorate to be fooled again four years later. I wish that were true. Unfortunately, unless he's barred from running again, Trump will be a strong candidate in 2024, his ego will dictate it. A...

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by scbriml
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7216
Views: 502040

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Not inconvenient at all, but I observe some double standards over here. We are condemning the Russian attacks on cities like Mariupol and others for obvious reasons, just as has been done with targeting cities by the Luftwaffe” as mentioned in the quote made by “Bomber” Harris and posted upthread. ...

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by scbriml
Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana IL96 landing
Replies: 21
Views: 5216

Re: Cubana IL96 landing

MR27122 wrote:
On the basis of sound, I'm of the "opinion" that it's the most photographed landing in the history of aviation.


Don’t think it would even be close to the number of photographers for the last Concorde flights to Heathrow. It sounded like one photographer taking lots of shots to me.

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by scbriml
Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vos fires Gableman, ends Wisconsin election fraud investigation
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Vos fires Gableman, ends Wisconsin election fraud investigation

Out of interest, what would happen if they did decertify the 2020 result? What would change?

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by scbriml
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in New York
Replies: 26
Views: 1703

Re: Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in New York

avier wrote:
I sometimes agree with the way China treats these religions and burns their books.


Nice. Who gets to decide?

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by scbriml
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 2573

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

Don't know. They have 6 months to claim. My guess is that it's an individual, not like a group. They can remain anonymous in IL so we will likely never know. Or they forgot about the ticket, left it in their pocket, it went through the laundry and they washed away $1.2 billion! Now that's what you ...

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by scbriml
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

casinterest wrote:
Whatever happened to Trump's "Best People". Shouldn't they have had a handle on this?


They were too busy trying to get their pardons arranged.

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by scbriml
Fri Aug 12, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7216
Views: 502040

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Got a link to that? The crying bit, I have seen the Videos of her harrassing folks. Best regards Thomas I saw the video on Twitter, but now I realise "Yulia" had posted it on Telegram. https://mobile.twitter.com/vic_top555/status/1556807235074158593 The words 'dumb blonde' come to mind. B...

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by scbriml
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7216
Views: 502040

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Got a link to that? The crying bit, I have seen the Videos of her harrassing folks. Best regards Thomas The Ukranians have had some fun with it: https://www.newsweek.com/ukraine-mocks-crying-russians-crimea-explosions-video-saky-air-base-1732826 That Ukrainian video had already been shared in this ...

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by scbriml
Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7216
Views: 502040

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Got a link to that? The crying bit, I have seen the Videos of her harrassing folks. Best regards Thomas The Ukranians have had some fun with it: https://www.newsweek.com/ukraine-mocks-crying-russians-crimea-explosions-video-saky-air-base-1732826 That Ukrainian video had already been shared in this ...

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by scbriml
Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7216
Views: 502040

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/DefenceU/status/1557621932429819907 On the lighter side, this is some serious trolling by the Ukrainian govt. or the one crying on Twitter because her holiday got cancelled after she filmed herself abusing Ukrainians in Salzburg. . Got a link to that? The crying bit, I ha...

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7216
Views: 502040

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

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&...

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7216
Views: 502040

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

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...

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

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...

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

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...

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzDhm808oU4
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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.


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

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by scbriml
Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

https://youtu.be/82H27rlXavc


That's completely different because..... Hillary! :rotfl:
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victrola wrote:
I think this Fox News video is priceless:

https://youtu.be/82H27rlXavc


That's completely different because..... Hillary! :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

"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 ...

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by scbriml
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

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...

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by scbriml
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 137
Views: 31792

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

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...

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by scbriml
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2022 deliveries
Replies: 40
Views: 12167

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2022 deliveries

Sorry, I missed the 4th one:

c/n 1874 F-WWYI Hong Kong Airlines ntu, arrived TLS on 7/4/22.

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by scbriml
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

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...

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2022 deliveries
Replies: 40
Views: 12167

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2022 deliveries

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.

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 137
Views: 31792

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

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...

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

sierrakilo44 wrote:
I don’t think Trump has the ability to remain silent…..


Indeed - it's why he would never be allowed to take the stand in any court case, because he wouldn't be able to stop himself from running his mouth.

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 271
Views: 15102

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

LabQuest wrote:
Trump would be silent if this were a big deal.


"Silent" is just one of many things that Trump doesn't know how to do.

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 137
Views: 31792

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

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...

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 137
Views: 31792

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

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...

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28700

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

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....

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 120
Views: 7586

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

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...

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by scbriml
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 137
Views: 31792

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

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....

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by scbriml
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 5619

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

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...

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by scbriml
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 5619

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

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...

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines 330CEO Replacement - 330NEO vs 787
Replies: 97
Views: 13952

Re: China Airlines 330CEO Replacement - 330NEO vs 787

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...

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 120
Views: 7586

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

https://twitter.com/BFMTV/status/1554866631079256066


That's a pretty chilling message for anyone who doubts China's resolve to absorb Taiwan.
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Aesma wrote:
Chinese ambassador to France : "once Taiwan is back in the fold, its people will be reeducated" https://twitter.com/BFMTV/status/1554866631079256066


That's a pretty chilling message for anyone who doubts China's resolve to absorb Taiwan.

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 137
Views: 31792

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

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...

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Boeing 747 damaged at Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 4600

Re: Korean Air Boeing 747 damaged at Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport

Oops!

"I thought you put the locking pin in?"

"No, I thought you put the pin in!"

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