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by scbriml
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 24
Views: 758

Re: COP-21

Dutchy wrote:
so we are doomed? I have better hopes for mankind.


It's great to be optimistic, but there's little in human history to suggest we will sort it out before it's too late.

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by scbriml
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 24
Views: 758

Re: COP-21

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...

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by scbriml
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39143

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

2175301 wrote:
I'm still trying to figure out how Airbus is being pushed to develop the A220-500 at this time.


They're not, except by some posters in this thread who can then push their pet ideas.

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by scbriml
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?
Replies: 73
Views: 11468

Re: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?

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...

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by scbriml
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 48
Views: 2084

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Aaron747 wrote:
Powell was a classy man but unfortunately he allowed his career to be tarnished by those WMD presentations in 2002.


Absolutely agree.

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by scbriml
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 154
Views: 9160

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

GDB wrote:
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.

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by scbriml
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39143

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Revelation wrote:
Honestly, the A320.5 thing seems to be manufactured hype.


It seems that as both OEMs produce fewer new models, the number of suggested fantasy planes on a.net increases in direct proportion. :spin:

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by scbriml
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 1805

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

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. ...

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by scbriml
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41665

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

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...

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41665

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

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...

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by scbriml
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK. Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped
Replies: 33
Views: 2591

Re: UK. Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped

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...

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by scbriml
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20725

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

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...

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by scbriml
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2350

Re: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines

As an American ex-colleague of mine used to say "Only in America!"

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by scbriml
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2267

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

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...

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by scbriml
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo
Replies: 96
Views: 24533

Re: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo

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...

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by scbriml
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days
Replies: 150
Views: 23844

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

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...

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by scbriml
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo
Replies: 96
Views: 24533

Re: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo

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...

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by scbriml
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 767
Views: 165999

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Scotron12 wrote:
No dispute...just that the original "plan" was a lot sooner than 2024. Let's see...another 3yrs until then.


January 2024 is much closer to two years away than three years.

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by scbriml
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial prospects of potential A322
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: Commercial prospects of potential A322

IMHO, neither plane happening any time soon. Maybe never.

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian 777X or A350-1000 Deal Nears
Replies: 53
Views: 11660

Re: Ethiopian 777X or A350-1000 Deal Nears

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...

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by scbriml
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'

His ass should be sued just like Alex Jones for spreading his horrid Sandy Hook lies.

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by scbriml
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39143

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

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...

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by scbriml
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39143

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

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...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of England's Energy Crisis on UK Aviation
Replies: 42
Views: 5035

Re: Impact of England's Energy Crisis on UK Aviation

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...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41665

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

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...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64505

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

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...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41665

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

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...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41665

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

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 ...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26953

Re: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets

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 ...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41665

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

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...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rank the top 5 of each fashion seasons in the past 10 years
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Rank the top 5 of each fashion seasons in the past 10 years

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?


Pinkness.

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26953

Re: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets

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.


To the extent that Airbus no longer publishes its list price for our edification

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 48
Views: 7065

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

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...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26953

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

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...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 48
Views: 7065

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

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...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26953

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

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...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26953

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

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...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26953

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

"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...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to operate its second longest non stop flight with a 787-9
Replies: 34
Views: 13272

Re: QANTAS to operate its longest non stop flight with a 787-9

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...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41665

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

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...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1850

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

I'm not sure what other Americans think, but SF teams doing good work is highly preferable to our record with the drones. SF teams are unlikely to generate scores of future terrorists. It sounds like a good idea, but it only seems feasible when you're already an occupying force and have huge resour...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 20476

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

So you may ask what problem does Airbus face? The problem is lessors demand lower prices due to the lower projected value of the asset. Unfortunately for Airbus it isn’t that much cheaper to make an A319 than an A320, so Airbus has little negotiating room while still making a profit. Hence Airbus e...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 20476

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Exactly what is the problem Airbus faces? - airlines order an A320 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A223 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A319NEO -> still no problem The only problem would be if airlines decide that the missing A319 makes them order 737s. THe problem is that Airbu...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?
Replies: 84
Views: 18761

Re: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?

cedarjet wrote:
They’ve had a decade to recoup costs so I doubt anyone’s still underwater anyway


There you go, spoiling a damned good rant-thread by being reasonable! SMH :wink2:

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4775

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

AirWorthy99 wrote:
I am kind of wondering, why is it that Black or Brown people want to illegally cross the border into a country that is systematically racist and full of white supremacist.


Easy. It’s still better than wherever they left.

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1850

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

Let's hope this was the last war crime in this 20 year long invasion. I don't see any chance of those responsible standing trial (although that's what the US expects others to do for some reason), but maybe they will at least give compensation to families of the dead and injured. Btw, looks like th...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 20476

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

I only find it curious they spent so much effort on the A319neo and A320neo only to discover that the market seems to like the A321 instead. With total neo sales of over 7,500, I'm sure Airbus thinks the effort was well spent and is laughing all the way to the bank. The market likes the A321 as wel...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 20476

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

However putting models into the market that don't sell (now talking specifically about the A319NEO), does not really indicate a smart use of resources nor a very keen understanding of the market and it's customers need and considerations. Something which never really does really look good on a manu...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 20476

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

I only find it curious they spent so much effort on the A319neo and A320neo only to discover that the market seems to like the A321 instead. With total neo sales of over 7,500, I'm sure Airbus thinks the effort was well spent and is laughing all the way to the bank. The market likes the A321 as wel...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 180
Views: 7277

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I mean from day 1 all we heard was Trump wouldn't finish out his term. That he would resign or be removed on mental grounds. When this didn't pan out a bunch of very crazy people had to invent it as they went. Then they had to fabricate this fallacy that Trump would not leave office if he lost and ...

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