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by starrion
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3247
Views: 323717

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Just a question - with B ferrying aircraft after production to storage, would they take the opportunity to run the new software package for those flights to mitigate (if it gets approved) the upgrade scenario that needs to happen on the original grounded aircraft? Boeing isn't going to modify any p...

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by starrion
Mon May 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 408
Views: 90915

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Any news on why LN688 is still in storage for more than a year? Was the plane damaged or something?

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by starrion
Fri May 03, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3247
Views: 323717

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I've seen a lot -a lot- of discussion, but where is Boeing and the Cert. Authorities in the process now? The last I heard was that Boeing had their proposed fix, and they had tested it, but where are they now?

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by starrion
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 65427

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

So what's next for this thing? It's been in the test phase for some time. With SpaceX going gangbusters, is there even a market for air launched rockets?

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by starrion
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713499

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

You can get a ppl today without ever having recovered from a spin. It’s not taught or required. It used to be a requirement. SMH. Lowering of standards and skills. It’s a snowball effect at all levels of aviation. One of the discussions I had with my flight inspector was about spins. He said he had...

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by starrion
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710129

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Surely by now Boeing would have found a copy of their e-mail or hard correspondence detailing the increase from 0.6deg to 2.5deg, and showing a named person at the FAA who would have received it? That would definitely put the FAA on the spot. Showing that eMail conversation around could pop the lid...

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by starrion
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710129

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Ferry flights are allowed. If the aircraft is genuinely unsafe it should not fly at all, because it poses a risk to the crew and to people on the ground. So is it unsafe? Or just partially unsafe? Or not sufficiently unsafe that airlines shouldn't be inconvenienced by having their fleet dispersed? ...

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by starrion
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713499

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Remember, the 737 is a Cyborg i.e. augmented manual control, not an Automatic i.e. directed robot (e.g. A320 maybe), so single sensor/single channel is not out of question as it already exists for the other systems. Any suggestion of adding additional sensors dual channel controls etc. defeats the ...

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by starrion
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 3320

Re: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions

If done right, the drone carriers could be forward deployed to work with long range land based assets.
Perhaps a new role of the B-2 Spirit would be that of Forward edge drone strike management rather than dropping hardware itself.

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by starrion
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710129

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I don't believe you understand the 737 manual that well. And the point is this goes well beyond a manual. If the trim is not working right, take control of it (and what MCAS was doing wasn't completely opposite of the procedures in the manual that will correct it). I have told you that the Lion Air...

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by starrion
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 3320

Re: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions

Since we are looking not only at the air group component, but also the fleet structure, is there any reason not to consider an escort -type drone carrier? With militarily useful drones being available in much smaller sizes than manned aircraft, they could take ASW roles, and supply drone aircraft to...

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by starrion
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38474

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

While I understand that the airport has strict rules on approach for safety and noise limits, like the previous crash there it is likely this plane came in too high and fast and compounded by the wet conditions. As this was built in 1999 this is for sure going to scrap after the investigation. WN i...

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by starrion
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38474

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

While I understand that the airport has strict rules on approach for safety and noise limits, like the previous crash there it is likely this plane came in too high and fast and compounded by the wet conditions. As this was built in 1999 this is for sure going to scrap after the investigation. WN i...

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by starrion
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 429033

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

We are old enough to have seen the huge interest in the 747Advanced, NSA, 737-7, 777X and 737-9. Thats more communication, creating enthousiasm. Still I think there is a significant demand, regardless how a medium aircraft would exactly look or what engines it would have. You forgot Sonic Cruiser. ...

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by starrion
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 83
Views: 15248

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

India is looking if they can combine AEW and tanker capability in 1 platform. https://www.livefistdefence.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG20170214081944.jpg Maybe they can even top up fighters during a mission. That just makes just too much sense, not from here plus reduces platforms & jobs. ...

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by starrion
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 65427

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

It's been nine months since the low speed tests. Is this project moving to slow to succeed?

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by starrion
Wed May 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg Article on Second Lives of 747s
Replies: 11
Views: 3156

Re: Bloomberg Article on Second Lives of 747s

What do they mean sold out? As in Boeing is going to stick to the .5 per month, even if someone placed a large order? That doesn't make sense.

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by starrion
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern & Kuwait Airways 77W's collide on the ground at JFK
Replies: 14
Views: 9990

Re: China Southern & Kuwait Airways 77W's collide on the ground at JFK

Anyone know if JFK Steve was on that night? That recording would be gold...

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by starrion
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria

Would have stunk if a stuck pallet came off the rails.

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by starrion
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14767

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

When Russia had money, they also had domestic customs (travel restrictions). How can you generate high demand when customers are prohibited from traveling unless you were an elite? The AN-124/225 were military planes. Funding did go away, but Russian planes were never competitive with the west. The...

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by starrion
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 206029

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

The good news is that there will shortly be only one white tail in Boeing inventory. The clouds on the balance sheet are clearing up. So hopefully we will see some new cargo replacement orders soon. There are no white tails left. L/N 1495 is going to Qatar Amiri Flight and L/N 1435 will be used as ...

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by starrion
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hurricane relief flights?
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Hurricane relief flights?

Puerto Rico has been destroyed by hurricanes, I presume most of the response will be from air given the need. Are any specific airlift groups primarily handling the response?

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by starrion
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 206029

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

The good news is that there will shortly be only one white tail in Boeing inventory. The clouds on the balance sheet are clearing up. So hopefully we will see some new cargo replacement orders soon.

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by starrion
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 116448

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Is the issue with the wiring primarily the aircraft operating wiring or the customer PTV/power wiring? If a holiday operator picked it up and opted to omit PTV/seat power, would that make it feasible?

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by starrion
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 29961

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

kanban wrote:
Let's hope the interior will be as utilitarian as the current planes and not a "trumped" up cross between a bordello and a gold plated Renaissance ballroom.


It won't be THAT difficult to unmount the stripper pole when the new POTUS takes over.

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by starrion
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 161794

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Wonder how long it will take to firm the 748's for AF1.

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by starrion
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 206029

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

So if the NTU Transaero birds are spoken for as AF1 replacements, and the BBJ has been taken, there is only 1 whitetail left. The only remaining orders are UPS and whatever Airbridge will take.

What are we gonna talk about?

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by starrion
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 161794

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

B748 is officially futureless now. It's future is cargo which is what it was originally intended for. The real question is if there is enough 400F and 400BCFs aging out to maintain a production line. Promoting a myth, the main sales were supposed too be the 747-8i. I was actually referring to the f...

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by starrion
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 161794

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=385061 contains this "In contrast with Airbus's predicted market, Boeing foresees sales of only 900 aircraft carrying 450 passengers or more, and expects to capture half those sales with the 747-8. Randy J. Tinseth, Boeing Commercial Airplanes' di...

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by starrion
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 13352

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

And of that 1500, about 1400 are still active. Only 25 have been scrapped/written off, although I am sure a number of the 80 someodd stored frames are done for.
Boeing is still a little short of orders to make 2000...

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by starrion
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 161794

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

No new orders. In the changes category, reduced 747 orders by three. Probably the remainder of Transaero's order. B748 is officially futureless now. It's future is cargo which is what it was originally intended for. The real question is if there is enough 400F and 400BCFs aging out to maintain a pr...

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by starrion
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worcester adds new service
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Re: Worcester adds new service

A Hanscom to Hyannis shuttle would also be a good idea. Given how bad traffic is, I am surprised that kind of service isn't a regular thing.

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by starrion
Fri May 05, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 45095

Re: DL Considering Deferring 10 A350s

lavalampluva wrote:
Maybe they can salvage some aircraft parked in the graveyards.


They're expecting to have too much capacity when the recession hits. So they're not going junk picking.

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by starrion
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130224

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Now the airline had been flying four crew to the place were their next flight leaves the next morning. Let us assume the airline has booked rooms, let us assume they were prepaid to be sure that the crew would get those rooms. What would the airline say if there was exhibition or conference in that...

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by starrion
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130224

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

By the way, UAL market cap is down $890,000,000 today. So maybe throwing an extra $1k of compensation to get that extra seat would have been a good idea. Exactly! The cost of how UA chose to respond is at least in the short term, catastrophic. I'm sure stock prices will rebound eventually, but in t...

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by starrion
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130224

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

By the way, UAL market cap is down $890,000,000 today. So maybe throwing an extra $1k of compensation to get that extra seat would have been a good idea.

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by starrion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's
Replies: 214
Views: 46631

Re: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's

Well, a little silence has been broken. From The Washington Free Beacon. Appearantly, the Trump Admin and Treasury Department will continue to grant liscenses to companies to sell to Iran, and that includes Boeing. Deal may not be as dead as thought. Given the insult of Travel Ban I & II, would...

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by starrion
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders
Replies: 729
Views: 82396

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders - Part 2

StTim wrote:
I thought they were still short of NG's


They still have 1100 NG orders to deliver, so they are not that short.

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by starrion
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders
Replies: 729
Views: 82396

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders - Part 2

And looking at the orders for the year, Boeing's best selling widebody- the 767.

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by starrion
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Almost a Boeing Mea Culpa on the 787?
Replies: 25
Views: 10067

Re: Almost a Boeing Mea Culpa on the 787?

I was one of the people in those threads. One of the posters who came out just after the rollout and called LN1 a fraud, and that it wouldn't make the October (07) first flight but wouln't fly for a year or more was the most shouted down. I argued against him citing the regulations that a public co...

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by starrion
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Almost a Boeing Mea Culpa on the 787?
Replies: 25
Views: 10067

Re: Almost a Boeing Mea Culpa on the 787?

There were plenty of people on here at the time who doubted the truth/wisdom of Boeing's claims, though. Some of the classic AvB A.net wars were started when someone dared question the groupthink... ;) Now that the real situation has unfolded, it's actually quite hard to imagine how steadfast some ...

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by starrion
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Flight Structural Faliure
Replies: 15
Views: 4885

Re: In Flight Structural Faliure

AA587? Improper control input leading to failure of the vertical stab.

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by starrion
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 371180

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

Just a couple of months now until the start of assembly for the 787-10

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by starrion
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 371180

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

Then again, maybe they're in mourning on the financial side Count on this. Can you imagine the costs associated with the original build, storing and maintaining the POS for years, and then virtually disassembling and reassembling the thing to get it to production standard. And who knows what Ethiop...

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by starrion
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 371180

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

Now that all the teens are either in buildings or outside at the EMC, are they going to reopen the runway, now that it is not needed for storage?

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by starrion
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Rossiya operate the 747-8?
Replies: 14
Views: 3058

Re: Will Rossiya operate the 747-8?

Who knows, perhaps they will pick up the Lufthansa White tail as well. They could get 3 748i within a very short timeframe. And Boeing would not have to increase the production rate.

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by starrion
Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir Yak-40 Destroyed By Excavator (Video)
Replies: 12
Views: 12327

RE: UTAir Yak-40 Destroyed By Excavator (Video)

That looks exactly like how someone would start scrapping these little birds. That looks like a planned cut to remove the cockpit section. I think the headline and intent of the article is a lie.

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by starrion
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RE: Delta To Place Narrowbody Order Part 1
Replies: 201
Views: 38991

RE: Delta To Place Narrowbody Order Part 1

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by starrion
Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sold 4 747s To An Unidentified Customer
Replies: 62
Views: 31611

RE: Boeing Sold 4 747s To An Unidentified Customer

ABC? That would be a nice chunk of deliveries against this year.

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