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by F4N
Sat Mar 09, 2002 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Buy Fairchild-Dornier?
Replies: 19
Views: 3042

RE: Boeing To Buy Fairchild-Dornier?

Flying-Tiger: If this comes to pass, this would be extremely interesting, especially since it would make FD a serious power in the regional market with the money and marketing clout to make their designs much more competitive and attractive than they currently are. Boeing did indeed own DHC a number...

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by F4N
Sun Feb 03, 2002 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express And The 717
Replies: 14
Views: 2901

RE: Midwest Express And The 717

To all:

Yes, Midwest Express.

F4N 9-p

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by F4N
Sat Feb 02, 2002 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express And The 717
Replies: 14
Views: 2901

RE: Midwest Express And The 717

Hurricane:

Midway Express has ordered (in some way, shape or form) the 717; I was referring to them.

Midway operates (or did) the 737/CRJ. They need to focus on a business model that will allow them to survive; let alone acquire a/c!

F4N

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by F4N
Wed Jan 30, 2002 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express And The 717
Replies: 14
Views: 2901

RE: Midwest Express And The 717

717fan:

It would appear that AirTran will be getting some additional 717's soon-possibly the TWA orphans that AA doesn't want.

I would believe that Midway will want new birds configured to their own specs.

regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Mon Jan 28, 2002 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80/90/717 Cargo Plane?
Replies: 5
Views: 4701

RE: MD-80/90/717 Cargo Plane?

717fan: I have to give you credit; you certainly don't give up on this plane. I rather doubt that these a/c are suitable for freighters except possibly for some special circumstance users like Alaska Airlines which uses the 737-200Q convertable. Unfortunately, I see a very limited future for the 717...

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by F4N
Sat Jan 26, 2002 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect Of Ryanair Deal On Easyjet Deal?
Replies: 30
Views: 3671

RE: Effect Of Ryanair Deal On Easyjet Deal?

To all: I believe Ceilidh has it right; it comes down to money. In the case of the low-fares, the 737 seems to have the edge(as indicated by sales to these carriers)and since EasyJet already operates 737's, I don't think an Airbus order makes much sense. EasyJet certainly won't be able to operate a ...

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by F4N
Thu Jan 17, 2002 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A318-B717-736-Can They Compete With RJ's?
Replies: 23
Views: 2792

RE: A318-B717-736-Can They Compete With RJ's?

Flying-Tiger: Interesting point about overcapacity amongst the RJ frame-makers; with the steady flow of orders/projects in this segment, the number of players did seem viable. However, BA/Avro indicates otherwise. I agree that some consolidation is inevitable here. However, I think that B or A may t...

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by F4N
Thu Jan 17, 2002 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A318-B717-736-Can They Compete With RJ's?
Replies: 23
Views: 2792

RE: A318-B717-736-Can They Compete With RJ's?

Flying-Tiger: Excellent response...I sort of expected you to jump in here at some point. I certainly think that the RJ framemakers fully intend to take advantage of this segment, totally at the expense of A & B. The F/D jets are particularly interesting. The big question: will A & B continue to try ...

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by F4N
Thu Jan 17, 2002 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A318-B717-736-Can They Compete With RJ's?
Replies: 23
Views: 2792

A318-B717-736-Can They Compete With RJ's?

To all: I've been reading the plethora of 717 posts lately and a couple of news items led me to consider whether Boeing/Airbus can even compete in the 100 seat arena anymore. We have all read that AA is returning its' 717s by June and that the A318 recently made its' first flight. However, Don Carty...

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by F4N
Thu Jan 03, 2002 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue Vs. Southwest...which Wins?
Replies: 46
Views: 3054

RE: Jet Blue Vs. Southwest...which Wins?

ValuejetMD-81: You've got to be kidding...<i>Neeleman</i> is waiting for the right moment to strike?? Will he use all 19 planes or hold some in reserve?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/nut.gif" ALT="Nuts"> Southwest has 350+ a/c, plenty of cash and lots of market clout. I think the more approp...

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by F4N
Thu Dec 13, 2001 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 732's In BUF
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

RE: 732's In BUF

Mikeymike: Whatever happened to DL retiring the 722's? I thought that was supposed to have already happened. Although I wouldn't mind seeing DL 732's in BUF, I'd like to see them fly 738's here. Since my employment sometimes takes me to ATL on DL(like yesterday), it would be nice to ride something n...

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by F4N
Thu Dec 13, 2001 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 732's In BUF
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

RE: 732's In BUF

Jim: Excellent! That's them. I saw both last year lined up for takeoff, but it was a dreary, rainy day and visability was limited. Vndg4me: You are correct, forgot about Vanguard. Can't recall seeing them lately...like to see their MD's come in though. Copper1: Good thought. I think a charter to Can...

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by F4N
Wed Dec 12, 2001 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Optimistic Article About The 747s Future
Replies: 8
Views: 2116

RE: Optimistic Article About The 747s Future

Na: Interesting article. It looks like Boeing is attempting to create a market segment between A380 and the big twins. Airbus does not appear to want to shrink the A380 to go there and I don't think we will see twins bigger than A346/773, so it may be a good move on their part to keep the 747 going,...

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by F4N
Wed Dec 12, 2001 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 732's In BUF
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

732's In BUF

To all: After a long period as the dominant shorthaul type in and out of here, the 732 has almost entirely disappeared from BUF. Metrojet(the most attractive livery ever to grace a 732 IMO) is gone, UA uses 319 or 733/5's, US uses 734's(mostly), CO is MD's or 737NG, DL is still [amazingly]727's alth...

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by F4N
Thu Nov 29, 2001 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is Really Starting To Annoy Me....
Replies: 69
Views: 3727

RE: This Is Really Starting To Annoy Me....

Chris: I guess my first bit of advice would be to treat alot of what you see here with a good deal of scepticism. This is, after all, a discussion board with 10000 participants with a wide range of maturity, experience, interests and agendas. I know of some of the topics which you are referring to a...

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by F4N
Wed Sep 12, 2001 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Americans Want Revenge
Replies: 37
Views: 1596

RE: Most Americans Want Revenge

Joni: Your remarks represent the sort of clinical detachment which is only possible when you are not affected in any way by an incident. The desire for retribution has nothing to do with how much money America spends on defense or whether those forces could have done anything about this attack. We d...

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by F4N
Wed Sep 12, 2001 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's Think About This First...
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Let's Think About This First...

To all: As a US citizen, a combat veteran of Vietnam, a frequent flyer, but most of all as a decent human being, I am horrified as well as enraged over this cowardly and despicable act of desperation and vengeance. Watching the 767 curve into the WTC, the fires, the devastation, the injured, makes m...

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by F4N
Fri Aug 24, 2001 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit To Choose A320 Or 737NG (MD80 Replacement)
Replies: 68
Views: 3575

RE: Spirit To Choose A320 Or 737NG (MD80 Replacement)

Yow:

You seem to have overlooked the fact that JB was a start-up carrier and had no older a/c to replace, so their equipment selection came from a totally different standpoint, regardless of whatever similarity their business models possess.

F4N

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by F4N
Wed Aug 22, 2001 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Plays Down B777 Report
Replies: 14
Views: 2429

RE: China Airlines Plays Down B777 Report

Hamlet69: Some excellent points about what hand China Airlines may play with regards to a possible 777 order. This is the sort of discussion I was hoping for when I posted "Boeing buying Airbus A/C". Unfortunately, the thread seemed to attract alot of the fringe Boeingphobes who see dark motives, d...

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by F4N
Tue Aug 21, 2001 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Buying Airbus A/c
Replies: 41
Views: 2720

RE: Boeing Buying Airbus A/c

Gerardo: I do not think that it would make much difference as to which frame-maker offered to buy competitor's a/c. Let's be realistic, if a customer wanted Airbus to take some 747's in trade for an A380 order, do you think Airbus wouldn't make the arrangements? I suspect that as competition heats u...

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by F4N
Mon Aug 20, 2001 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Buying Airbus A/c
Replies: 41
Views: 2720

RE: Boeing Buying Airbus A/c

To all: My apologies for my incorrect info; as B757300 posted, it is China Airlines, NOT Air China as I originally stated. Sccutler: Excellent points. All too often people react to these types of things with foolish comments. Unless you work for some charitable institution, this type of thing happen...

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by F4N
Mon Aug 20, 2001 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Buying Airbus A/c
Replies: 41
Views: 2720

Boeing Buying Airbus A/c

To all: There was a report on Bloomberg this morning that Boeing has offered to buy Air China's Airbus a/c in return for a 777 purchase. The report supposedly originated at FI.

No other details were given.

Another Singapore Airlines type deal?

Regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Tue Aug 07, 2001 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next 717 Customer?
Replies: 17
Views: 1943

RE: Next 717 Customer?

To all: I don't see why USAirways is considered so unlikely a customer for this a/c, regardless of how many Airbus planes they have. The 717 is far more suitable(IMO)than the 318 for their short-haul routes here in the northeastern part of the US. Besides, I seem to recall that there was mention in ...

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by F4N
Mon Aug 06, 2001 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next 717 Customer?
Replies: 17
Views: 1943

RE: Next 717 Customer?

Highliner2: I think that the 717 has good prospects for additional orders from AA. After all, those F100's won't go forever, and once in service, an established a/c with good profit performance and operating characteristics has much better chances of being re-ordered than a new a/c has of being sele...

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by F4N
Sun Aug 05, 2001 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Eads Looking At US Facilities
Replies: 1
Views: 1431

Airbus, Eads Looking At US Facilities

To all: Last week there was a thread going about Airbus looking at US facilities. A number of us discussed what exactly they were interested in. There is a report on YAhoo(courtesy of Aviation Now) which states that Airbus and EADS are "separately and together", looking for opportunities to expand i...

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by F4N
Tue Jul 31, 2001 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus In The US
Replies: 29
Views: 2377

RE: Airbus In The US

EGGD: The concept of internationalizing production in an industry that sells on a global scale is far more than the simplistic notion of "looking good". Boeing subcontracts extensively in Europe and elsewhere in order to justify a carriers' substantial investment in a product made elsewhere. Often, ...

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by F4N
Mon Jul 30, 2001 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus In The US
Replies: 29
Views: 2377

RE: Airbus In The US

To all: While this particular type of industrial action may not come to pass, it is becoming clear that most productive way for Airbus to circumvent the endless problems it has with the US is to start doing some sort of substantive industrial work here. Yes, I know that they order engines, avionics,...

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by F4N
Mon Jun 25, 2001 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUF General Info
Replies: 17
Views: 1076

RE: BUF General Info

To all: My apologies for the horrible and spelling and grammer in my first post; that's what I get for rushing to post and get out the door. DCA-ROC guy: Excellent info on BUF for our colleagues. I started travelling regularly in the early 1970's, so I have experienced firsthand the lows of BUF airs...

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by F4N
Mon Jun 25, 2001 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUF General Info
Replies: 17
Views: 1076

RE: BUF General Info

JFKspotter: As a local resident and a long-timee traveller out of BUF, I can second Flight152's comments about BUF. Airservice here has undergone a major renaissance with the construction of the new terminal, the demolition of the old Curtiss-Wright factory for additional parking and the arrival of ...

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by F4N
Wed Jun 13, 2001 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Is "Best" At Losing Your Luggage?
Replies: 27
Views: 3235

RE: What Airline Is

To all: US, in any of its' forms. I travel on mostly short to medium distance trips. Often(sigh), that dictates US. They have lost my bags, tools, equipment and/or luggage more times than ALL the others combined. They are the worst carrier in my experience since the demise of Eastern(the premiere "a...

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by F4N
Wed Jun 13, 2001 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A340-600 Order On The Horizon?
Replies: 59
Views: 5809

RE: United A340-600 Order On The Horizon?

Jeremiah: If UA is really interested in ordering either of these a/c, it's exactly the sort of thing which is likely to be announced at Paris, so we shall soon see if Boeing "missed the bus"(so to speak), at UA with a widebody order. I simply can't imagine Boeing and GE not bettering any Airbus off...

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by F4N
Wed Jun 06, 2001 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Announcements At Paris?
Replies: 0
Views: 811

Possible Announcements At Paris?

To all: With the Paris Air Show only a few weeks away, there has been a dearth of news from the framemakers and carriers about new orders. I am certainly hoping that KLM will finally show its hand about widebodies but nothing much else has been going around. Ansett and Air NZ was a possibility till ...

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by F4N
Wed May 23, 2001 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes With United 722s?
Replies: 34
Views: 2023

RE: Routes With United 722s?

SJC>SFO: UA 727's still are a regular feature on the BUF-ORD flight and back, although admittedly, they are slowly being replaced by the A319. Although I will not miss the 727, I'm not thrilled about the A319 either. Flying from BUF-ORD-LAX and back aboard the A319 was hardly comfortable or enjoyabl...

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by F4N
Fri Apr 27, 2001 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Cruiser As 757/767 & 777/330 Replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 3076

RE: Sonic Cruiser As 757/767 & 777/330 Replacement

EGGD: The whole point to the topic is discussion. I have no interest in the Boeing vs Airbus arguments, if I did I would would have directed the dialogue towards more inflammatory or confrontatational rhetoric, the type generally used by the hotheads to provoke such a thing. I am interested to taki...

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by F4N
Fri Apr 27, 2001 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Cruiser As 757/767 & 777/330 Replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 3076

Sonic Cruiser As 757/767 & 777/330 Replacement

To all: It appears as though the Sonic Cruiser is going to be the topic of the year here in the forum now that A380 is off and running. The pro/con debate is certainly looking alot like the discussions of 747X and A380. I am, for one, convinced that Boeing intends to pursue this concept now that Air...

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by F4N
Tue Apr 24, 2001 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RJ 's
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

RJ 's

To all: I recently had an opportunity to fly in a CRJ-200 on a business trip and was thinking about how much of an advance RJ's were in the short /medium distance travel market. This was soooo much better than the normal ATR's, DHC's, Beechcraft, Jetstreams, Brasilias, ect that used to and in some c...

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by F4N
Fri Apr 06, 2001 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330F To Be Launched
Replies: 18
Views: 2192

RE: A330F To Be Launched

To all: All things considered, how long before Boeing responds with a 777F?

Regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Wed Apr 04, 2001 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Usaf Aircraft `bumped' By Chinese Airforce Jets...
Replies: 254
Views: 6594

RE: Usaf Aircraft `bumped' By Chinese Airforce Jets...

Aviatsiya: Your points are well taken. However, a couple of other points to consider: No matter how cordial current relations are between Australia and the PRC, the Australian military seems to have concluded that the only state which is orienting itself towards the capability for long range power p...

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by F4N
Tue Apr 03, 2001 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Usaf Aircraft `bumped' By Chinese Airforce Jets...
Replies: 254
Views: 6594

RE: MAC Veteran..

MAC: Again, excellent topical comment and analysis. I unfortunately agree with you that confrontation with the PRC is inevitable and, having fought in one land war in SEA, I'm not relishing the prospect of my sons fighting in another. I am very concerned over the long-term upgrade and expansion of ...

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by F4N
Mon Apr 02, 2001 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Usaf Aircraft `bumped' By Chinese Airforce Jets...
Replies: 254
Views: 6594

RE: MAC Veteran...

MAC: Excellent analysis of and commentary on an ugly situation in your part of the world. In addition, a worthy tonic to the mindless hyteria and pointless moralizing by people with limited and one dimensional agendas. A couple of points: If I recall correctly, the slower or "burdened" a/c has the r...

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by F4N
Wed Mar 21, 2001 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: You Ever Saw A Plane Crash In Real?
Replies: 63
Views: 7118

RE: You Ever Saw A Plane Crash In Real?

To all: I witnessed a number of crashes during my military service in SEA during the early 70's. The most horrifying was to see a Marine F4 roll over and crash into the ground after delivering a napalm strike in front of the ridgeline we were holding.

Not something you ever forget...

F4N

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by F4N
Tue Mar 13, 2001 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From BUF To LAX Via ORD On UA
Replies: 0
Views: 3350

From BUF To LAX Via ORD On UA

To all: I will be leaving on a business trip to the US west coast on 3/15 and have been booked on UA flying "an Airbus a/c". That, of course, means an A319 from BUF to ORD and an A320 to LAX. While this may not seem of much significance to our European or Canadian friends who are used to flying on t...

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by F4N
Wed Mar 07, 2001 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ridiculous Posts
Replies: 20
Views: 1715

RE: Ridiculous Posts

To all: I have to agree with cba that some of these threads are foolish (UA & the 737NG being my favorite) and just won't go away. Others, however, are just to difficult to draw conclusions on: UA & the A333: Admittedly, the A333 is the decidedly odd man out in a major with an extensive fleet of 777...

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by F4N
Wed Mar 07, 2001 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: About My Post "klm Going Airbus"
Replies: 16
Views: 2752

RE: About My Post

Sndp: Since I made the only response to your "KLM going Airbus" post using the term "credibility", I'll assume you are partly referring to me. If so, please note: <i>No doubt our friends Sndp and Na are only giving us the opportunity to review something which they have read</i> Was stated this way i...

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by F4N
Wed Mar 07, 2001 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "klm Going Airbus"
Replies: 15
Views: 2631

RE: "klm Going Airbus"

To all: these types of rumors seem to be all the rage at the moment. A few days ago, the United 737NG post that NEVER goes away, despite the fact UA has a large fleet of A319/320. Yesterday, Condor was getting rid of their 757's for A330's. Today's flavor: KLM getting rid of their 737NG's (for which...

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by F4N
Thu Feb 22, 2001 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprise:JAL To Order 15 A340/330
Replies: 39
Views: 3806

RE: Surprise:JAL To Order 15 A340/330

Brissie lions: While your point about Qantas is well taken, I would suggest that it hardly represents a serious rebuttal to WorldTravellers' statement. While it is true that Qantas, a longtime Boeing customer, selected Airbus in preference to the Boeing offerings, the circumstances with regard to Qa...

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by F4N
Sun Feb 11, 2001 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confident In 747X
Replies: 25
Views: 2001

RE: Boeing Confident In 747X

To all: I guess the first thing that everyone should keep in mind is that the A380 will own the upper end of the VLA market for a very long time. IMO, if you read the article closely, Boeing is stating exactly that. The A380 is meant to get bigger, and Airbus is betting the ranch on that part of the...

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by F4N
Fri Feb 09, 2001 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Threat To Future Of B767-400ERX
Replies: 46
Views: 4324

RE: Airbus Threat To Future Of B767-400ERX

WorldTraveller: I agree with you wholeheartedly. In my limited experience with face to face negotiations for product/equipment purchases, I've often been amazed at how complex issues become and how many seemingly unconnected details come up with regards to product performance and suitability. I ima...

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by F4N
Fri Feb 09, 2001 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Threat To Future Of B767-400ERX
Replies: 46
Views: 4324

RE: Airbus Threat To Future Of B767-400ERX

To all: A few quick comments about website definitions of a product line(especially lines as complex and extensive as Airbus/Boeing). I've read some of the posts going back and forth regarding website info on A330/764 in which various attributes and characteristics of the frames are compared and eva...

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by F4N
Fri Feb 09, 2001 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx: "A380 Better Than 747 Stretch"
Replies: 39
Views: 5378

RE: FedEx: "A380 Better Than 747 Stretch"

To all: I think that public statements by CEO's regarding purchases involving the amounts Fedex intends to spend on A380's should be considered with a certain degree of cynicism. While Fedex obviously bought what they thought would best suit their purpose and get the best value for their money, I se...

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