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by scbriml
Sat May 21, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 110
Views: 20590

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

I just ran a plan for the 359 from LAX to SYD with 306 pax and bags, it would not be able to carry any cargo, just the full passenger load. Did I mention I used PER for the destination alternate ? Does this take into account luggage because 300 passengers would have a minimum of 8k-15k pounds of ch...

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Aaron747 wrote:
Not for nothing, but skeletons starting to emerge from Elon’s closet. He paid a SpaceX employee $250K to stay quiet about exposing himself to her on the company jet in 2016.

https://www.engadget.com/elon-musk-spac ... 58875.html


Wow, $100k per inch!

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by scbriml
Fri May 20, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 70
Views: 2896

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

W wasn't a bad president, IMO. In fact, he was one of my favorites. The Iraq war was a blunder, but that was caused IMO by faulty intelligence....I can't necessarily blame the POTUS if he was given bad info and was acting in good faith. W's actions in the aftermath of 9/11 and his unifying of the c...

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by scbriml
Fri May 20, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The lost decade of the world?
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: The lost decade of the world?

How to prevent the world from repeating experience, extending the lost decade to become lost decades? Roll back the increasingly-draconian and commerce-prohibitive environmental regulations. Yeah, screw those future generations. Who really cares what their children, grandchildren and great-grandchi...

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by scbriml
Thu May 19, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2809

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

The big problem with that is that since gun ownership is a constitutional right in this country, imposing financial or other undue hurdles on that right is likely unlawful. Same reason that they got rid of poll taxes and literacy tests to vote. It is a constitutional right, but I believe the USSC h...

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by scbriml
Thu May 19, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar 787 badly damaged by lightning
Replies: 26
Views: 7289

Re: Jetstar 787 badly damaged by lightning

Good job it wasn't a Qatar Airways 787! :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Thu May 19, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 70
Views: 2896

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

AirWorthy99 wrote:
Of the century? Teleprompter Joe has become the laughingstock of this country. His slips are so common, no one even mentions them.


Yet more people voted for him rather than the alternative. Enough said.

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by scbriml
Thu May 19, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8232

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

I hate to fall back on this trope, but, "When Guns are Outlawed... Only Outlaws will have Guns" -- in America. Serious question - who is calling for an outright ban on guns? It seems to me, most sensible people would like to see more regulations and control around gun ownership. That is f...

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by scbriml
Wed May 18, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5616
Views: 368856

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The first Russian soldier has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian in Ukraine. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-61461805 A Russian soldier on trial for war crimes in Ukraine has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian. Vadim Shishimarin is accused of gunning down an unarme...

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by scbriml
Wed May 18, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428874

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

More news sources are now reporting the crash appears to be an intentional act including the BBC and Reuters. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61488976 .https://www.reuters.com/world/china/flight-data-china-eastern-jet-points-intentional-nosedive-wsj-2022-05-17/ Those are just rehashes of the same...

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by scbriml
Tue May 17, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9648

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Finland ahead of Sweden on trustworthiness, or the reverse ? Why ?


It's irrelevant. My point was, of those three countries, I'd put Turkey last in trustworthiness (as I suspect many others would). Erdogan calling Finland and Sweden untrustworthy, amused me.

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by scbriml
Tue May 17, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2809

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

You ignore the fact that most crime and most gun crime is concentrated in urban areas in the United States. Telling people who live in the areas at greatest risk for crime that they don't need a way to defend themselves is out of touch. Telling the single mom with a restraining order out against he...

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by scbriml
Tue May 17, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9648

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

Turkey expects its pound of flesh or it will block Finland & Sweden’s NATO applications. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61472021 Turkey's president has restated his opposition to Finland and Sweden joining Nato - just hours after they said they would seek membership. Recep Tayyip Erdoga...

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by scbriml
Mon May 16, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9648

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

https://mobile.twitter.com/AFP/status/1526251302459777025 I wonder what concessions NATO will offer to get Turkey to play ball ? If it were up to me I'd restore their F-35 orders in exchange for donating their S-400 missles to Ukraine. That was what really ruptured relations with the U.S. But then ...

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by scbriml
Sun May 15, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 768
Views: 24516

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

SL1200MK2 wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Is marital rape recognized in Mississippi ?


It’s likely encouraged there.


Bazinga!

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by scbriml
Sun May 15, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 111
Views: 4536

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

AirWorthy99 wrote:
The US by contrast is sending 80 times that with the 40 billion.


Just think of all the abortions that could fund! :spin:

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by scbriml
Sun May 15, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 1539

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

The vast majority of car crashes in Russia can be attributed to excess speed. And probably no small measure of vodka. Every time I see a video and there's a queue of traffic at a junction, I know someone is going to come smashing into it at massive speed. My company didn't allow us to drive in Russi...

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by scbriml
Sun May 15, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8232

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

START

Mass shooting

Thoughts and prayers

Goto START

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by scbriml
Fri May 13, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9648

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

In a move that will surprise nobody, Russia again warns Finland against joining NATO. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61420185 Russia has said it will be forced to take "retaliatory steps" over its neighbour Finland's move to join Nato. A foreign ministry statement said the move woul...

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by scbriml
Fri May 13, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9648

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

There is still a significant minority of the Finnish population who are against NATO membership - their opinions should be respected. In a binary decision, how on Earth do you "respect the opinion of the minority"? The only way you can respect the opinion of the minority is by ignoring th...

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by scbriml
Sat May 07, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 768
Views: 24516

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

bennett123 wrote:
For those arguing Pro Choice.

Is that legalised abortion up to birth?.


The only people suggesting that are the anti-abortionists who seem to genuinely believe it’s what “the hard left” (whatever that is) want. In reality, the concept is just another conservative boogie man (like gun-grabbing).

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by scbriml
Fri May 06, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 flight control airworthiness directive
Replies: 20
Views: 6971

Re: A350 flight control airworthiness directive

BoeingG wrote:
Thoughts? This, when contextualized by the MAX hysteria, the QR dispute, and the XLR fuel tank woes, will not bode well for AB.


Sounds liKe wishful thinking.

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by scbriml
Thu May 05, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to increase A320 production to 75 aircraft a month
Replies: 56
Views: 9348

Re: Airbus to increase A320 production to 75 aircraft a month

wingman wrote:
Airbus better watch out. Boeing has almost 40 years of experience sizing up the replacement for the 737.


Ouch! ;)

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by scbriml
Thu May 05, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 768
Views: 24516

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

You just agreed that all men should stay out of the debate, unless you are pro-choice, because you are advocating on women's behalf. I guess all women are pro-choice then. Got it. Huh, no. None of those statements were made - please don't put words in my mouth. You insinuated it. Saying hear, hear ...

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by scbriml
Thu May 05, 2022 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 768
Views: 24516

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I’ve been trying to figure out why folks try to press their religious beliefs on others so much. Is it possible they’re experiencing some dissonance and figure if they can impress their silly children’s stories on others, it will somehow make it more true? One can be a complete atheist and still ma...

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Avatar2go wrote:
Reports that certification of the A321XLR may be delayed for review of the fuselage fuel tank.

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 022-05-04/


According to Leeham, it will slip by one quarter to 1Q2024.

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by scbriml
Wed May 04, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 768
Views: 24516

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I know that this is going to get flamed, but if you believe the fetus is a life, what part of that is religion? Granted a lot of people look at this through a lens of religion, but not all. There’s nothing wrong with that - belief, like religion, is an inalienable right. But belief, whether religio...

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by scbriml
Wed May 04, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 77293

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

I dont get why supposed quality carriers go for 350's with a 2-4-2 premium economy?? They even have 2-3-2 on 380's. I would look for a different carrier or a flight with different equipment. Isn’t 2-3-2 on the upper deck of the A380 (which is narrower than the A350 cabin)? 2-4-2 seems to be pretty ...

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by scbriml
Tue May 03, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 768
Views: 24516

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

AirWorthy99 wrote:
I beg to differ in regards to the Right. The Right hasn't shifted nor moved to the right. In fact we have moved to the left. We have had to accept gay marriage


Can you give us one reason why you shouldn’t accept gay marriage, or why gay marriage is even an issue?

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by scbriml
Tue May 03, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 768
Views: 24516

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Mitch McConnell i more worried about the leak itself. I suspect it is due to the precarious nature this puts the primaries and donors into . https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/mitch-mcconnell/2022/05/03/mitch-mcconnell-slams-supreme-court-leak-draft-roe-v-wade-ruling/9627051002/ Se...

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by scbriml
Tue May 03, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 77293

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

For example, how is 20 A321XLR's going to replace 75 Boeing 737-800s? Are the XLR's even a replacement for them? Options. Lots of them. As detailed in the press release: Domestically, Qantas will start the renewal of its narrow body jets as part of ‘Project Winton’ with firm orders for 20 Airbus A3...

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by scbriml
Mon May 02, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2913

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

When your despicable plan is discovered. https://mobile.twitter.com/Acyn/status/1519712052247359489 Not nearly as despicable as allowing everyone to enter this country illegally with no questions asked simply because 7 out of 10 them will vote for you. It's sick actually. The only place this is hap...

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by scbriml
Mon May 02, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7202

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

bpatus297 wrote:
Just because Republicans didn't like Kapernick and were vocal against him doesn't mean they disagreed with his right to day what he did.


Then where did all the "disrespecting the flag" and "dishonouring the military" BS come from?

Didn't Trump ask for him to be fired?

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by scbriml
Mon May 02, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5616
Views: 368856

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-61296682 Even by Russian standards these are incredibly stupid comments. At first I thought these comments were meant for a domestic audience but then I read this this was for an interview by an Italian TV station. Why ? Nobody in the West is going to beli...

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by scbriml
Sun May 01, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 77293

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Press release is finally out: https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-announces-major-aircraft-order-to-shape-its-future/ Details from the PR... Firm orders for 12 Airbus A350-1000 for Project Sunrise. Deliveries to begin in 2025 and complete by 2028. Firm orders for 20 A321XL...

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by scbriml
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5616
Views: 368856

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://twitter.com/olex_scherba/status/1520080167858753537 Literally a one in a million shot :o The whole sequence is linked in Braybuddy's post up thread. My question is was that a dud? Because there was no explosion? The complete sequence show at least one of the occupant got out, badly injured ...

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport
Replies: 24
Views: 5283

Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

I don't see the problem, our kids always brought shells home with them from family holidays.

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 12060

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

An interesting phenomenon has occurred since Mr. Musk's bid was accepted. If Twitter has nothing to hide and there was no intentional manipulation going on behind the scenes at Twitter, then what is the explanation for this? Disposing of evidence before the new boss takes over, perhaps? Twitter Is ...

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by scbriml
Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5616
Views: 368856

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

When I watch/read the recent US rhetoric, this war isn’t about defending Ukraine anymore, but to emasculate the Russians I think that by invading Ukraine - and by the manner in which it has conducted this invasion (razing whole areas, raping, pillaging) - Russia has shown that it does need to be em...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings 1Q22 Earnings
Replies: 146
Views: 16490

Re: Boeings 1Q22 Earnings

Noshow wrote:
My vote is on new programs. Boeing could still do it.


Given the history I outlined and with Boeing's current financial situation, I think that view is extremely optimistic.

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7357

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

77W's converted freighter seem capable and efficient 100t freighters with feedstock growing. Wonder if this helps 777-8F though, which relies on 777-9 certification. Will 777-300ERCF passenger to freighter (P2F) conversion program be complying after the 2027 deadline by the International Civil Avia...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings 1Q22 Earnings
Replies: 146
Views: 16490

Re: Boeings 1Q22 Earnings

What I don't understand is, given the still growing market they expect, how Boeing has become so hesitant to invest in entirely new innovative products, like they did before. Why did they turn away from the original family of three aircraft made with 787 technology? The hype here, and elsewhere, ov...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 242713

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Russian Airlines will be negotiating intensively after the Ukraine War is settled. This likely will entail Russia, the EU, and the US governments as well. The world economy needs to incorporate all sorts of countries and their government many of whom are perfectly horrible. But they are there, and ...

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by scbriml
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings 1Q22 Earnings
Replies: 146
Views: 16490

Re: Boeings 1Q22 Earnings

Avatar2go wrote:
Commercial margin is around 20%.


I was going to ask you when (if ever) Boeing reported a 20% margin on commercial aircraft, but I see you have corrected yourself. :thumbsup:

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings 1Q22 Earnings
Replies: 146
Views: 16490

Re: Boeings 1Q22 Earnings

Has anyone done a back of the envelope of what shape Boeing could be in when the sell those some 400 planes already produced? I don't know how many bad quarters the company can continue to post and still survive. There's some nasty little details in the financial report that will continue to put a ...

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 42929

Re: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread

As with the KC-46, signing a fixed price contract has come back to bite them in the ass. "Boeing blamed the most recent $660 million loss on 'higher supplier costs, higher costs to finalize technical requirements and schedule delays.'" Is there any confidence that this is the end of it, o...

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by scbriml
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7202

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

casinterest wrote:
Can you explain why you would waste money on an Anti American Racist Bigot ? Do you want the US to wind up like Iran?


You know what they say about a fool and his money.

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