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by sxf24
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 43936

Re: Official: Garuda cancels remaining 737MAX orders

Seattle Times: Garuda’s threat to cancel is a negotiating tactic. “The Boeing contracts are very extensive,” adds Steve Rimmer, CEO of Issaquah-based Altavair, an aircraft leasing and financing firm. Although contracts typically afford buyers some compensation if aircraft deliveries are delayed, the...

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by sxf24
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus response to Boeing's troubles
Replies: 16
Views: 3784

Re: Airbus response to Boeing's troubles

I think both Airbus and smart enough to avoid publicly taking advantage of a safety issue with the other. Airbus’ private comments have been very respectful and I doubt that will change.

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by sxf24
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 19429

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

They should stop piggy-backing on the stupid FAA. Back in the day the CAA actually did a very good, largely independent job. They actually managed to make manufacturers change their designs. Coming to think of it, back in the day the expression 'piggy backing' probably didn't even exist... EASA doe...

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by sxf24
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24825

Re: British Airways tease new ClubWorld seat on social media

Let's be realistic, will it actually make a difference and bring them up to the level of most European carriers or Delta? Probably not. The CW soft product is now excellent and an all aisle access seat with storage will make for a very competitive competition. Personally, I prefer VS for US flights...

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by sxf24
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 153986

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Midwestindy wrote:
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Well, Seattle had a HND flight and we all know how that worked out.

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by sxf24
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines New Motto?
Replies: 45
Views: 5564

Re: Alaska Airlines New Motto?

Isn’t the new motto, “Fly Smart. Land Happy”? What’s the point of this discussion?

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by sxf24
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 354
Views: 74985

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

The MAX is seemingly sold out until 2025, after that the outlook is grey at best. The MAX is sold out until 2025, after that they are fine because the last two years they've booked more than they've built by a good margin and there's no evidence of that trend reversing. The 737-7 is a failure, even...

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by sxf24
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded
Replies: 47
Views: 16281

Re: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded

They seem to store one at GVA. I am there often at all times of the day from early morning through to evening and there is always a 787 sitting. I don't know the schedule but it doesn't seem a terribly efficient use of an airframe ET does night flights to/from ADD on almost all European flights lea...

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by sxf24
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded
Replies: 47
Views: 16281

Re: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded

I would suggest you stop spouting nonsense. I lease airplanes for a living. I did the deal for these six, so there's that ... Do you work for ET? If not I'm not sure I understand as the planes were financed by multiple different parties. I'm not sure how you define an SLB, but the accounting defini...

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by sxf24
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Seattle Times: "Houdini moments" Boeing cash flow
Replies: 32
Views: 5436

Re: The Seattle Times: "Houdini moments" Boeing cash flow

One problem with the article is that it is based on a single anonymous source, apparently an employee that has a personal disagreement with how Boeing manages cash flow. Buried further down in the article is the really important piece: payments are regularly adjusted as part of normal business. Some...

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by sxf24
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded
Replies: 47
Views: 16281

Re: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded

Your points continue to be wrong. The specific aircraft WERE financed with SLBs. I'm not sure how you define an SLB, but the accounting definition of an SLB would require writing it up as an asset on the balance sheet, and then noting a disposal in the notes. From ET's financial statements you can ...

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by sxf24
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded
Replies: 47
Views: 16281

Re: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded

You can't do a SLB on an Ex-Im financed aircraft and Ex-Im has nothing to do with the aircraft being discussed. That's the point I was making. If you go through the whole thread it'll be clear that the point that I was making was that the specific aircraft (the "terrible teens") were not ...

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by sxf24
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded
Replies: 47
Views: 16281

Re: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded

They’re shown as ordered by ET because they were. ET is active in the SLB market and export credit. They tend to use a mix of funding. I never said they didn't. I just said they're cautious because without EXIM funding they wouldn't be where they are. They do use a mix of funding and have tended to...

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by sxf24
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded
Replies: 47
Views: 16281

Re: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded

No, the six terrible teens were never purchased by ET. They were leased from Boeing Capital who then sold the leases on to other lessors. ET doesn't do much in the way of sale and leaseback on Boeing product since it messes with EXIM subsidized funding. Fair enough. I wonder why Boeing shows them a...

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by sxf24
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 102
Views: 19463

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

Just to clarify, there is almost no expansion of terminal 8. It will not be built out as originally envisioned. 70,000 sq feet is a store at your local mall. American has shrunk so much that most of British will fit right in there as is. Furthermore the regional gate operation is going away which t...

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by sxf24
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 8681

Re: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX

Less than 6 months until delivery. That’s a pretty quick turn around, or is that normal for aircraft leases? I’m curious if these frames were invluded when WN said they’re taking delivery of 45 airframes this year. It is less than 6 months from ANNOUNCEMENT until delivery. Boeing requires longer to...

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by sxf24
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 8681

Re: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX

Less than 6 months until delivery. That’s a pretty quick turn around, or is that normal for aircraft leases? I’m curious if these frames were invluded when WN said they’re taking delivery of 45 airframes this year. It is less than 6 months from ANNOUNCEMENT until delivery. Boeing requires longer to...

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by sxf24
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 142909

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

EK will have the A350 and 787 in its fleet. I guarantee it.

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by sxf24
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is BA and VS doing on South African market?
Replies: 21
Views: 4877

Re: How is BA and VS doing on South African market?

And BA continue to have their trump card: the domestic and regional flights operated in/from South Africa by BA franchise carrier Comair. Fully integrated into the BA reservations system, BA livery, BA flight numbers, rather better than current BA shorthaul service standards. So they have significa...

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by sxf24
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 188
Views: 51490

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Prost wrote:
Will these planes have the full customer interior fittings?


That will depend if EY has paid the interior suppliers or cancelled the contract.

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by sxf24
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines declares turning point
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: Alaska Airlines declares turning point

I would guess that AS will not add too many new destinations this year...and concentrate on adjusting and maybe increasing frequency on current routes (which they have already done on several of them). :checkmark: Yes. Once they start receiving their 737 MAX jets, then they can start focusing on ca...

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by sxf24
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 20086

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

Ziyulu wrote:
Do private companies have to follow any US laws such as the Fly America Act?


Yes, government contractors follow Fly America Act, at least for travel related to the contract.

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by sxf24
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56637

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Delta is very good at negotiating guarantees and Airbus is, historically, good at overpromising and underdelivering on performance. yet, all airline CEOs who were asked about the A350 said that it beat the initial expectations, and that list includes the CEO of QR who's notoriously difficult to ple...

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by sxf24
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56637

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

My friend works for DL in the ATL flight planning/dispatch department and he say’s his department is disappointed in the A350 payload ability with it being frequently weight restricted. He tells me that on flights such as DTW-PVG/PEK it often can’t take a full load of passengers and cargo. So if th...

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by sxf24
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major fire at Airbus fuselage component plant
Replies: 25
Views: 6074

Re: Major fire at Airbus fuselage component plant

https://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article186272476/Augsburg-Feuer-Raetsel-beim-wichtigen-Zulieferer-fuer-Airbus-Flugzeuge.html According to this article, no serious delivery problems are expected for Airbus. Premium Aerotec is also a big supplier for Boeing. The largest Boeing statement of work, the a...

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by sxf24
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian flying B737 MAX 8 to Moscow
Replies: 13
Views: 5364

Re: Ethiopian flying B737 MAX 8 to Moscow

I think this is a short term change due to 787s down for maintenance (mostly RR engine swaps).

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by sxf24
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 14469

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

EBJ68 wrote:
I'm curius to know what the justification is for ordering brand new airplanes in those numbers. Would it be an embarrassment to the government or to the new company to utilize pre-owned aircraft?


A sufficient number of suitable used aircraft, particularly 737-800s, do not exist.

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by sxf24
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?
Replies: 39
Views: 9175

Re: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?

767: Most 763ERs have new seats/PTVs, but some have old seats/PTVs; Seems like you are wrongly informed, all the 767ER have lie-flat seats. I go out of my way to book DL on the A330 because the seat is far superior to the 767. While both lie flat and have all aisle access, there is no comparison be...

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by sxf24
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?
Replies: 39
Views: 9175

Re: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?

Someone is mad. What does not showing award chart have to do with consistency? Delta is very consistent with their branding and customer experience. Consistent doesn’t mean it has to be the exact same. Virgin is consistent with their customer experience but each fleet has minor differences. The 330...

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by sxf24
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?
Replies: 39
Views: 9175

Re: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?

Agreed. Delta does not hide the fact that they're big on consistency. It’s a bit much to say DL is big on consistency when they have 4 different Delta One configurations in service. I understand they want to move to one layout, but the suites will never fit on the 757’s or any narrowbodies, so they...

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by sxf24
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc reveals cabin refresh on new 787-9
Replies: 21
Views: 5321

Re: Royal Air Maroc reveals cabin refresh on new 787-9

They dropped the ball on branding. This interior has NOTHING in common with the exterior of their plane. The oddest thing is the bulkhead pattern which you would assume is the company’s logo, but neither it nor the colour purple are to be found outside the cabin. The pattern design is an abstract r...

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by sxf24
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4
Replies: 57
Views: 14221

Re: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4

Interesting that Delta is pushing to move non-Sky Team airlines out of jFK T4. Until the new North Terminal and South Terminal are complete, there really isn’t anywhere for them to go. Delta is probably withholding paying for any more expansions at T4 until they get what they want. https://viewfrom...

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by sxf24
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems with 787 deliveries in Charleston?
Replies: 16
Views: 6233

Re: Problems with 787 deliveries in Charleston?

Ultimately yes. If the customer has purchased engines direct, rather than air frame and engine direct from Boeing (turnkey), the customer has exposure to Boeing costs as a result of delivery delays. Presently, Boeing is forgiving these customers (temporarily or permanently?) for late 787 engine del...

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by sxf24
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems with 787 deliveries in Charleston?
Replies: 16
Views: 6233

Re: Problems with 787 deliveries in Charleston?

Delays due to engine issues belong to RR Ultimately yes. If the customer has purchased engines direct, rather than air frame and engine direct from Boeing (turnkey), the customer has exposure to Boeing costs as a result of delivery delays. Presently, Boeing is forgiving these customers (temporarily...

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by sxf24
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65034

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

As someone who has worked closely with Delta as a supplier for more than a decade I can tell you that this order change is probably the work of Airbus to fill in significant weaknesses in the A330 production line. I’m sure Delta readily agreed in exchange for lower A330neo price (theirs was already ...

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by sxf24
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31844

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

Some perspectives are interesting. EK J hard product better than CW? I find that laughable outside of IFE. The deficiencies of CW are the lack of aisle access, storage, and the dumb divider. However, the design is rather elegant and I personally find the seat itself to be one of the most comfortable.

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by sxf24
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 192
Views: 39712

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

If people want to emphasize the 787 is deep in the red, ok. But also mention how Boeing has very little external debt. At this point, these costs are future tax breaks for R&D already spent. There is no cash here per se. While bad, the 787 has more chance of breaking even than the A380. Lightsa...

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by sxf24
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 5469

Re: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018

DeltaPrince wrote:
2-2-2 Business Class. Not all-aisle access. Looks old-fashioned and not competitive, though NBO-JFK will be a niche market with KQ providing the only non-stop.

Time will tell.


Although there’s not all aisle access, the KQ product is quite good in business. The service is usually exceptional.

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by sxf24
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Tribune: Several Future A330neo Operators Have Asked Airbus To Delay Deliveries
Replies: 93
Views: 22437

Re: La Tribune: Several Future A330neo Operators Have Asked Airbus To Delay Deliveries

The lessors are struggling to place their orders at viable lease rates and want to delay/cancel/convert. I think the direct sales to airlines are less of a problem.

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by sxf24
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 85
Views: 21783

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

Delta purchased low weight, low thrust airplanes with range limitations in the purchase agreement. If Delta chooses to fly longer routes it will have to pay substantially more. It’s one reason the planes were so cheap.

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by sxf24
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 10860

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

As much as it pains me to say this, these cuts are a by-product of an acquisition. However, I am upset that the chosen employees were not already quietly notified and offered a severance package or optional retirement. Leaving the knife hovering above an entire work group for 3 weeks with nobody kn...

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by sxf24
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?
Replies: 53
Views: 12067

Re: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?

Delta will almost certainly get space in the new terminal that’s equivalent to the number of gates it has in T2.

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by sxf24
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 20502

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

I think there’s a misconception that the airlines leading the development will get all of the new space. A condition of BA’s lease, and I’m sure the leases of other airlines, is that they have to be reacommodated. I would not be surprised to see BA and AS stay in the new north terminal.

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by sxf24
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a 787 being parted out at VCV?
Replies: 13
Views: 5990

Re: Is a 787 being parted out at VCV?

n471wn wrote:
According to ATDB.org, production #17 (which was NTU by Chrystal Luxury Cruises) is being parted out at VCV. I thought it was just in storage there. Can anyone confirm status?


This aircraft is owned by Crystal. They’ve trying to sell it for a while.

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by sxf24
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian, the New Spirit of Africa and Vision 2025?
Replies: 8
Views: 1629

Re: Ethiopian, the New Spirit of Africa and Vision 2025?

Mainly b/c Ethiopian gov't never meddled in the affair of ET, and never use ET as a "job program" or give out management jobs based on "who you know" (i.e. nepotism) rather than actual qualification, all these with ET 100% own by the gov't of Ethiopia. That all sounds great, but...

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by sxf24
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 104211

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Remote access and reporting is a maintenance function, not a control function. So, yes, Boeing and the engine builder has remote access, but can’t control the plane. I'm sure they have the capability. It's a discussion that financiers and leasors have had with Boeing and Airbus. Neither Boeing nor ...

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by sxf24
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 23066

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Even if it is, the other question would be: did any stock holder receive cash or a cheque which they cashed for the stocks? If so, where did the money come from, a new loan Boeing took out which should be listed or a line item showing how cash was paid out? Boeing debits it’s cash accounts and pays...

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by sxf24
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 23066

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Defining production cost as an asset is the way how "deferred production cost" works its magic in the books. The question is: is it really an asset or is it just a game of mirrors? IMHO NO. Writing off assets replicates the "natural" value loss of that asset. ( as it should be m...

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by sxf24
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 30391

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

What’s the proper procedure for duplicate seat assignments? Can the gate agent tell who reserved the seats first and move the passengers that took them last?

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by sxf24
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial
Replies: 54
Views: 10732

Re: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial

This is a good application of innovation. Passengers perceive they’re getting something more, while the airline is actually spending less to deliver the catering. As noted, QF does something similar. United has also worked to streamline Y catering and offer bigger mains, though to a lesser extent th...

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