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by F4N
Sat May 21, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Vs. Delta
Replies: 26
Views: 6384

RE: US Airways Vs. Delta

Mariner: I would expect that <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> will undoubtedly seek bankruptcy protection if the US/HP thing even remotely looks like it will move forward. Delta's management knows that time is running out & viable options are dwindling. While they are certainly re...

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by F4N
Sat May 21, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus "Creates" A350 Client - Lesson For Boeing?
Replies: 94
Views: 11377

RE: Airbus "Creates" A350 Client - Lesson For Boeing?

To all: An interesting topic, no? I have to admit that I am disappointed though not surprised that the attempt to bail out US is moving forward. What the industry needed now was a major to fail; liquidate and be gone. Instead, we have another bad actor on the scene which will indeed cause more blood...

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by F4N
Sat May 21, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus "Creates" A350 Client - Lesson For Boeing?
Replies: 94
Views: 11377

RE: Airbus "Creates" A350 Client - Lesson For Boeing?

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by F4N
Sat May 21, 2005 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court Authorizes ATA To Get 767's
Replies: 34
Views: 6573

RE: Court Authorizes ATA To Get 767's

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by F4N
Fri May 20, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's A330/340 Airbus Fleet : Buyer
Replies: 32
Views: 12039

RE: Air Canada's A330/340 Airbus Fleet : Buyer

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by F4N
Thu May 19, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bluster Or For Real? Triple Digit Orders For A350
Replies: 164
Views: 19331

RE: Bluster Or For Real? Triple Digit Orders For A350

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by F4N
Thu May 19, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Where's The LOT Order Annoucement?
Replies: 145
Views: 6401

RE: So Where's The LOT Order Annoucement?

To all: I really think it's about time to wrap this one up. Despite the relatively innocous title, this thing has turned into a dog's breakfast of historical grievances, political and nationalistic petulance and, of course, the interminable EU/US debate about Iraq. We all know everybody's position a...

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by F4N
Thu May 19, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just For Fun: Rename US/HP
Replies: 95
Views: 6571

RE: Just For Fun: Rename US/HP

How's this:

2 of the worst carriers imaineable merge and form: LoserAir.

Stick a fork in both of 'em.

F4N

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by F4N
Wed May 18, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: CIA Predator Attacks!
Replies: 31
Views: 2556

RE: CIA Predator Attacks!

To all:

With any luck, Predator will get many more...

regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Tue May 17, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways, America West To Get $250M Airbus Loan
Replies: 102
Views: 13188

RE: US Airways, America West To Get $250M Airbus Loan

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by F4N
Sun May 15, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Where's The LOT Order Annoucement?
Replies: 145
Views: 6401

RE: So Where's The LOT Order Annoucement?

To all: I guess it would be difficult to over-estimate the significance of this relatively small order given the nature and tone of the responses. I certainly hope LOT gets what they really want given the enormous pressure they have been under. Milan320: You have griped constantly about the F16 orde...

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by F4N
Sat May 14, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four 747s Cancelled
Replies: 33
Views: 12184

RE: Four 747s Cancelled

To all: If Boeing does indeed get enough interest to justify launching a new version, it is possible they could move the "in-service" date forward to dovetail into the end of a perhaps extended 744 production period. This would especially be possible if the ADV version turns out to be the "minimum" ...

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by F4N
Thu Apr 28, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: 100 New Orders By Year End
Replies: 43
Views: 11577

RE: A380: 100 New Orders By Year End

To all:

If I read the press reports correctly, Mr. Forgeard said:

additional A380 order(s) in 2005 - no #'s quoted
50 A350 orders for the air show
100 A350 orders by year-end

regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ - AI/Boeing Is A Done Deal
Replies: 45
Views: 6869

RE: WSJ - AI/Boeing Is A Done Deal

To all: Of course the announcement of the 2 deals this week is no coincidence; in a rivalry as intense as this, you had better believe that Boeing would showcase the fact that 2 longtime Airbus customers have "chuckked the 'bus" and have gone with Boeing's vision on the future of air travel instead....

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by F4N
Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's New Head Of Sales
Replies: 2
Views: 2683

RE: Boeing's New Head Of Sales

To all: I fin it quite interesting that Mr. Carson chose to unequivocably state that Boeing will overtake Airbus in orders this year. Given the comments he made about some of the mistakes made by his predecessor & Boeing mngt, I'm a bit surprised at his frankness. I have to assume that he is willing...

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by F4N
Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Was Your Experience With PeopleExpress?
Replies: 16
Views: 3421

RE: How Was Your Experience With PeopleExpress?

Garri: <acronym title="Air Europe Italy">PE</acronym> was probably the first real LCC; a carrier which offered VERY basic service for low fares. Bear in mind that in the 1970's/80's, all of the legacy carriers had the flying public captive & full [read expensive]fares were the norm. You simply did n...

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by F4N
Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR To BUF?
Replies: 9
Views: 2433

RE: AR To BUF?

To all: The <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 757 could be a charter although 757's from all <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, ect show up in <acronym ti...

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by F4N
Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-500 Cargo Capacity: 0.7 Tonnes!
Replies: 66
Views: 12450

RE: A340-500 Cargo Capacity: 0.7 Tonnes!

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by F4N
Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mig29 & SU27
Replies: 4
Views: 3213

Mig29 & SU27

To all: Is the MiG 29 still in production? It seems that in all of the current fighter a/c competitions, Russia is fielding Su 27 variants for possible orders and the success that the Russians have had i.e., China, India, Vietnam, ect. have involved the Sukhoi fighter. These both seem such formidabl...

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by F4N
Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Filthy Planes, What Was Your Worst?
Replies: 41
Views: 6833

RE: Filthy Planes, What Was Your Worst?

To all:

Any PeopleExpress 731 I was ever on...

regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US Airways Lost My Business
Replies: 68
Views: 8912

RE: Why US Airways Lost My Business

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by F4N
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US Airways Lost My Business
Replies: 68
Views: 8912

RE: Why US Airways Lost My Business

To all:

I've not flown with USAir/Airways since 1986 for pretty much the same reasons; lousy service, missed connections, cancelled flights, lost(and never returned)bags...

Yeah, I know it's not always their fault, but my experiences with any other carrier never came close.

regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA I Dont Think So!
Replies: 24
Views: 3730

RE: AA I Dont Think So!

Shamrock 330: It's best to do what makes the most sense for you and disregard what people tell you. If, for example, I went by some of the stuff said on a.net about Southwest, I'd never fly with them. But I find myself going with them more and more often since I'm yet to have a negative experience a...

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by F4N
Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Orders 787
Replies: 62
Views: 13706

RE: Icelandair Orders 787

To all: Nice to see another 787 order. I wonder if this was the "European carrier" Boeing expected to announce an order from when they made the Ethiopian announcement. Anyone who thinks <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> will order 737's is on glue. It would make no sense at all. I don't t...

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by F4N
Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Iran
Replies: 21
Views: 3218

RE: Airbus To Iran

To all: While the topic is interesting, the relationship between the Iran problem & commercial aviation is tangential at best and the thread will undoubtedly devolve into the usual EU-US mudslinging contest which the moderators will have to eventually lock up. That said, I wish the europeans luck in...

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by F4N
Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy To Join Boeing? Rumors..
Replies: 53
Views: 6854

RE: Leahy To Join Boeing? Rumors..

To all: Try and bear in mind that an executive like Leahy has an entirely different level of ego and ambition than what most people expect and experience in their working lives. The various machinations which the candidates at Airbus and EADS have undertaken to enhance their chances and the unpreced...

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by F4N
Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disinformation About Airports And A380 In The US
Replies: 36
Views: 7542

RE: Disinformation About Airports And A380 In The US

QantasHeavy: Great response,friend. It's unfortunate that many here complaining about the "disinformation" campaign about A380 have chosen to use this as an opportunity to perpetuate the "tabloid" view of the US and its' citizenry as simple-minded & naive, unable to sift through the morass of sensat...

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by F4N
Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pentagon Delay Challenges Boeing's 767 Decision
Replies: 127
Views: 12166

RE: Pentagon Delay Challenges Boeing's 767 Decision

Mham001: I do not think that Boeing had any intention of configuring the 787 to any military application. Indeed, I think that they were relying on the military 767 to keep them in revenue until their newer programs actually came to reality and started to contribute to the revenue stream. Funny how ...

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by F4N
Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pentagon Delay Challenges Boeing's 767 Decision
Replies: 127
Views: 12166

RE: Pentagon Delay Challenges Boeing's 767 Decision

Neil: There are alternatives; some perhaps more cost-effective than buying new. This of course entails re-furbishing the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135 fleet. Another could be conversions of 2nd hand frames. Given the degree to which justification of leasing has ...

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by F4N
Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Washington Cities Bid For Airbus Plant
Replies: 51
Views: 6585

RE: 3 Washington Cities Bid For Airbus Plant

To all: There is far more to an EADS tanker contract than most people are willing to look at. First off are the political dimensions to the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> buying what is a European (read French) airplane. At the current level of non-relations between dubya, France & Germa...

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by F4N
Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing....747 Advanced Launch Prospects Look Good.
Replies: 151
Views: 15793

RE: Boeing....747 Advanced Launch Prospects Look Good.

To all: I believe that Boeing will launch this a/c as advertised; I think that they have drummed up enough interest from current 747 operators (most likely cargo carriers) to go forward with this modest update. In fact, I think it was the CEO of Cargolux who enthusiastically endorsed the new proposa...

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by F4N
Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: Sales Outlook For A350
Replies: 76
Views: 7819

RE: Leahy: Sales Outlook For A350

To all: Another 787/A350 thread, eh? We seem to have one of these every other day. They're rapidly becoming as wearisome and repetitive as the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> dc9 replacement, A320/737NG is more advanced than the A320/737NG or "will the A380 be a success" posts...

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by F4N
Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 For Ethiopian Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 14600

RE: 787 For Ethiopian Airlines

FCKC: I'm not entirely sure of the significance people place on the "ease" of competition here. Does the fact that JAL/ANA or Ethiopian bought Boeing mean that the order is somehow diminished in your eyes? And what exactly is the relevance of not waiting for A350 specs? Do you honestly think Boeing ...

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by F4N
Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expected Orders At The Paris Air Show?
Replies: 18
Views: 5207

RE: Expected Orders At The Paris Air Show?

Airbusdriver:

US will be lucky to still be in business then.

F4N

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by F4N
Sat Feb 05, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Orders 50 737 Plus 30 Options
Replies: 112
Views: 17409

RE: JAL Orders 50 737 Plus 30 Options

DL021: I have read in a number of places that the Air Berlin order was essentially Boeing's and that they managed to bungle it to the point Airbus got the prize. This was a <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> problem for Boeing in that they lost what was a satisfied European 737NG user...

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by F4N
Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Orders 50 737 Plus 30 Options
Replies: 112
Views: 17409

RE: JAL Orders 50 737 Plus 30 Options

N328KF: My thought exactly. Solnabo: You're up; the pertinence of that profound statement to the topic at hand is? BTW, ask mom or dad if you can do some research on the state of a/c design, a/c manufacture and commercial aviation in 20th century europe. You'll find that Europe had always been at th...

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by F4N
Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Orders 50 737 Plus 30 Options
Replies: 112
Views: 17409

RE: JAL Orders 50 737 Plus 30 Options

Neil:

That's it? One little tongue-in-cheek remark?

You disappoint me...

F4N

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by F4N
Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL Increased Options On 737-800 To 63
Replies: 24
Views: 5399

GOL Increased Options On 737-800 To 63

N1120A:

LOL!! He probably would...

regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Orders 50 737 Plus 30 Options
Replies: 112
Views: 17409

RE: JAL Orders 50 737 Plus 30 Options

To all: Before y'all get too worked up about this, bear in mind that Airbus has pulled the rug out from under Boeing at the last second on more than 1 occasion(ANZ A320 / Iberia 346 come to mind). And to those who think that just because it's JAL means Boeing will get the nod, remember how Boeing bo...

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by F4N
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Advanced Review By Boeing Today!
Replies: 151
Views: 19979

RE: 747 Advanced Review By Boeing Today!

Sabenapilot: <i>The strategic mistakes Boeing made when launching the B7E7 were: -) not to expect any competition from Airbus. -) overestimate the sales potential of the 7E7 as a consequence. I don't think anybody can reasonably argue about those, can they?</i> I will: I've read and re-read your ori...

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by F4N
Fri Dec 24, 2004 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Still Hopeful Of 200 Firm Orders For 7E7
Replies: 52
Views: 8380

RE: Boeing Still Hopeful Of 200 Firm Orders For 7E7

To all:

According the the Seattle P-I website (article about the JAL order), Boeing will announce additional 7e7 orders before year-end although it gives no other info or details.

happy holidays to all,

F4N

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by F4N
Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Order 50 7E7
Replies: 121
Views: 17135

RE: JAL Order 50 7E7

Frank: While it may well be that <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> just doesn't call Boeing to lower the Airbus price, it may equally be said that nothing destroys a business relationship faster or better than a lack of meaningful results. <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acr...

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by F4N
Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Should Stonecipher's Replacement Do?
Replies: 0
Views: 1663

What Should Stonecipher's Replacement Do?

To all: Here's an interesting thought-Harry Stonecipher's tenure as the interim Boeing CEO will be ending relatively soon. He has made it clear that he intends to select his replacement from the number of candidates which are vying for the job and resume his retirement. But look what this individual...

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by F4N
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Per F.I.-Boeing Replacing Top Salesman Toby Bright
Replies: 14
Views: 3522

RE: Per F.I.-Boeing Replacing Top Salesman Toby Bright

To all: It will be interesting to see just how Stonecipher responds to all of the revelations made to him during his trip. Bright is simply the fall guy for now; whatever kind of salesman he was, he can only work with the tools at hand. Given that Boeing management was unwilling/unable to meet the c...

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by F4N
Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Per F.I.-Boeing Replacing Top Salesman Toby Bright
Replies: 14
Views: 3522

RE: Per F.I.-Boeing Replacing Top Salesman Toby Bright

To all:

An interesting and informative article on virtually the same topic on the webpage of the Seattle P-I.

regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Eads Offers To Split US Tanker Program W/ Boeing
Replies: 41
Views: 6317

RE: Eads Offers To Split US Tanker Program W/ Boeing

To all:

The USAF currently flies 2 tanking aircraft:

KC-10's & KC-135's

regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Eads Offers To Split US Tanker Program W/ Boeing
Replies: 41
Views: 6317

Eads Offers To Split US Tanker Program W/ Boeing

To all: One of the things which I have grown to admire about EADS/Airbus since I joined the forum is the way in which they have managed to to supplant Boeing as the premier commercial aviation organization in the world. I don't mean the usual AvB stuff; A3xx is better than 7x7, A/B is subsidized, A/...

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by F4N
Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America's A320's?
Replies: 38
Views: 8114

RE: Virgin America's A320's?

Frank: I very much agree with some of your comments regarding VUSA, foreign ownership and Airbus a/c. It really has been done to death. Unfortunately, it is just an a-net microcosm of the economic, political and ideological gulf which currently separates Europe and the US. I don't see that changing ...

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by F4N
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 MoU Air Europa,
Replies: 37
Views: 7340

RE: A350 MoU Air Europa,

<i>Just a wild idea based on pure speculation, but imagine what harm Airbus could do to the Boeing <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> machine marketing their B7E7 when they'd launch -out of nothing- an A350 with more customers in the books than the B7E7 would have gathered all togeth...

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by F4N
Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin/Niki To Acquire 110 Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 12379

RE: Air Berlin/Niki To Acquire 110 Airbus Aircraft

Beaucaire: While the topic is indeed Air Berlin, the relative failure of Boeing to keep <acronym title="Air Berlin (Germany)">AB</acronym> as a Boeing customer is symptomatic of greater and more far reaching problems at Boeing. It is not coincidental the A has convinced another to 737 operator to di...

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