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by PPVRA
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender pay gap: "Women get 49¢ where dudes get a dollar"
Replies: 79
Views: 3227

Re: Gender pay gap: "Women get 49¢ where dudes get a dollar"

The study is much more nuanced than the click-baity reporting about it. Policy recommendations are towards getting women into male dominated (=often higher paying) professions and increasing their lifetime labour participation. Best regards Thomas Be careful with that, too. Take IT/programming as a...

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by PPVRA
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender pay gap: "Women get 49¢ where dudes get a dollar"
Replies: 79
Views: 3227

Re: Gender pay gap: "Women get 49¢ where dudes get a dollar"

Be that as it may, just showing the actual law. What you went out with you maintain. That was my point, nothing can be taken away because of absence from job under the law here. You are arguing what, a projection of earnings, not actual? Yeah, and the law says that, if you take a total of 6 years o...

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by PPVRA
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 190
Views: 8006

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

GM has been a shitty company for decades... should’ve gone bankrupt 8 years ago or whenever it was.... bailed out and they’re still a shitty company. Surprise surprise!

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by PPVRA
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 481
Views: 73992

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

I've not seen anyone commenting on social media so far, so I'll have to bring the bad news. IMO, looking at this shark livery, I think of a centralized, military style company, lacking or ignoring commercial marketing professionalism. https://www.hmgaerospace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/E190-E2-...

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by PPVRA
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 38183

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

The new President is probably objectively the least corrupt Mexico has had in a very long time, despite decades in politics and being mayor of Mexico City (larger than many countries) he has no big scandals against him That’s what people said/thought of the leftist Lula in Brazil. Hell, even I was ...

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by PPVRA
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservative Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil Presidency
Replies: 36
Views: 2875

Re: Conservative Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil Presidency

It seems to me these Brazilians chanting in the street that their savior has been elected don't want less state, but rather more of it. Numerous groups out there protesting at different times who want different things. They’re not all free market loving by any means. But the PT.... no apologies for...

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by PPVRA
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservative Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil Presidency
Replies: 36
Views: 2875

Re: Conservative Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil Presidency

So, what's the issue with Brazil to begin with? How come that corruption and economic mismanagement keeps going on and on and on for decades? Statism. A high level of state intervention and control of the economy and society. And this is not just the left—but the right, under the dictatorships, had...

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by PPVRA
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 15423

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Airlines don’t pay retail prices on hotel rooms. They get steep discounts and use services like apihotels.com to manage all that.

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by PPVRA
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600
Replies: 27
Views: 6039

Re: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600

Is this Embraer's first application of the side stick yoke? The Legacy 450/500 (or whatever it’s called) has sticks also. The Phenoms have the ram horn yoke into the panel and the Legacy 600/650 has the ram horn attached to the floor the same as the EMB-145 (it’s a common type rating between the -1...

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by PPVRA
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3855

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

The industry has gotten better, not worse, with the removal of those heavy handed regulations of the past. We have more competition, lower fares and more innovative models than in the past. The influence of the significant government backed players today is one that makes life difficult for the non...

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by PPVRA
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3855

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

The aviation industry has a history of heavy government market distortions through ownership of airlines AND heavy handed regulations that had/have nothing to do with safety, but rather merely with power and control. Take that away and yes, you can expect significant turbulence while readjustments ...

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by PPVRA
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?
Replies: 40
Views: 3855

Re: Are alternatives to state-run airlines realistic?

The aviation industry has a history of heavy government market distortions through ownership of airlines AND heavy handed regulations that had/have nothing to do with safety, but rather merely with power and control. Take that away and yes, you can expect significant turbulence while readjustments t...

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by PPVRA
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 8978

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues

Anyone knows if this is related to the issues Embraer had with Kawasaki Heavy Industries? Or totally separate? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/embraer-blames-build-quality-and-delivery-issues-for-208542/ It could be related indeed. But these look like they were from after the period that...

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by PPVRA
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 8978

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... or-208542/
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Anyone knows if this is related to the issues Embraer had with Kawasaki Heavy Industries? Or totally separate?

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... or-208542/

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by PPVRA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 4377

Re: The ecological point of view

I have never understood why many environmentalists disparage commercial air travel. They are always wanting us to use public transportation. But, isn't that what commercial air travel is? DUH ! ! ! True and in many respects it is less of an impact than other modes. A full 737-800 typically burns ab...

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by PPVRA
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 4377

Re: The ecological point of view

Hub flying is more economical than flying nonstop from everywhere to everywhere. People will often question this because on its surface it doesn’t appear to make any sense given some of the routings with backtracking. But it does make sense. It’s a more complex explanation for sure, but the logic is...

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by PPVRA
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?
Replies: 27
Views: 12713

Re: Unconfirmed: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?

I know there's going to be a lot of inertia involved with a heavy 757 being pushed back, but surely the stopping distance isn't 'that' much? The ramper must have been quite close to the nose gear when he tripped. The brakes on these airplanes will make them stop abruptly and nearly instantly at tax...

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by PPVRA
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alitalia unfair competition?
Replies: 19
Views: 3422

Re: Is Alitalia unfair competition?

For the past few years there has been a lot of talk about how the ME3 are unfair competition. Weather the are or not depends on if they are making money and not surviving off money from there states. So I was wondering if Alitalia would be unfair competition then. Alitalia in its 72 year history ha...

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by PPVRA
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much will it cost to repair this APU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

Re: How much will it cost to repair this APU?

Pour some hot water on that rudder. It’ll pop right out.

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by PPVRA
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14854

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Lol , re: DL and the C-Series and Boeing using the government to block it .... pot calling the kettle black. Didn’t DL try to use the government to block EK ? DL hypocrisy at its finest ... The real irony is DL hiding behind the Canadian government and its massive subsidy of the DL order. That orde...

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by PPVRA
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions
Replies: 21
Views: 7074

Re: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions

It’s far less stone age than Saudi, women can vote and don’t have to dress like a mailbox. But they’re not as wealthy as Saudi and their interpretations of Islam is far less violent so they can’t buy as much support from the US. Also, their Government is democratically elected, unlike Saudi. You've...

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by PPVRA
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 56172

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

That definitely looks like wind shear / microburst. Scary stuff.

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by PPVRA
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 14365

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

Absurd ?? Yeah right. These airplanes should be flown by mainline pilots. I just hope that they won't cave in more on the scope clauses. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk Then quit complaining and do something about it. Starting with realistic pay scales for smaller aircraft would be a great way...

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by PPVRA
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 14365

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

Once again, absurd scope clauses keeping the reigns tightened on small aircraft and small communities. Thanks ALPA. Absurd ?? Yeah right. These airplanes should be flown by mainline pilots. I just hope that they won't cave in more on the scope clauses. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk Then quit...

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by PPVRA
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 3494

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

Are United gate agents contracted out? I thought they were all United just like DL and AA agents.

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by PPVRA
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 3494

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

Regardless of who is right and wrong, the two company statements are interesting: United spokeswoman Maddie King blamed the debacle on the size of the regional aircraft, which she said has smaller overhead bins that can’t fit larger bags. “Because of this, there was no space onboard the aircraft to...

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by PPVRA
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 3494

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

If they were first to board, why would they be told there is no room onboard? Something isn’t adding up. People get to bring necessary medical supplies. It's up to the crew to make room for them. If that means checking somebody else's carry-on, so be it. I know and agree, but why claim there’s no r...

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by PPVRA
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 3494

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

If they were first to board, why would they be told there is no room onboard? Something isn’t adding up.

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by PPVRA
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 14365

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

Scope ain’t changing and, as pilots become scarcer, mainline will be taking back more flying—RJs will either be upgauged or routes cancelled; NB flying will more to larger narrow bodies (A321/ B739) or wide bodies at peak hours. Off hours services will be rolled into larger mainline service, RJ off...

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by PPVRA
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 51084

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

I keep reading suggestions from some posters that Boeing “could have had the CS for nothing” like Airbus did. There is no evidence that BBD ever offered a partnership on the CS to Boeing for nothing. Or even to Airbus, for that matter, prior to the Boeing anti dumping case. BBD was likely stronged a...

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by PPVRA
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 51084

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

This is closer to an A320 replacement than a E190 replacement. The -300 will seat almost as many passengers as an A320, but with lower pilot pay.

Ditching/not ordering 100 seaters is a business strategy shift.

Congrats to Airbus—and enjoy not paying the EU any royalties ;)

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by PPVRA
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Aircraft Economics
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Cargo Aircraft Economics

Even for just a tube design.... the 767 was dimensioned for passengers, passenger systems, passenger gates. Longer routes, rather than shorter hops. There’s gotta be some additional opportunities to optimize a freighter. edit: perhaps a higher wing would put fuselage closer to the ground? That has g...

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by PPVRA
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Aircraft Economics
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Cargo Aircraft Economics

I was perusing airfleets.net and there seems to be about 500 757/767/300/310 freighters on the market, listed as active in their fleets with companies like fedex, ups, dhl and atlas. These aircraft have payloads of roughly 100-120k lbs. Can a new, clean sheet, dedicated freighter design compete wit...

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by PPVRA
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Aircraft Economics
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Cargo Aircraft Economics

I was perusing airfleets.net and there seems to be about 500 757/767/300/310 freighters on the market, listed as active in their fleets with companies like fedex, ups, dhl and atlas. These aircraft have payloads of roughly 100-120k lbs. Can a new, clean sheet, dedicated freighter design compete with...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149134

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

This industry consolidation is 100% the fault of Canada and Bombardier. Full stop. Boeing’s trade complaint had everything to do with Canadian shenanigans. Canada still deserves to lose, however worthless a WTO ruling may be. None of this would have happened if it weren’t for protectionist Canadian...

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by PPVRA
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149134

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

This industry consolidation is 100% the fault of Canada and Bombardier. Full stop. Boeing’s trade complaint had everything to do with Canadian shenanigans. Canada still deserves to lose, however worthless a WTO ruling may be. None of this would have happened if it weren’t for protectionist Canadian ...

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by PPVRA
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149134

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Embraer definitely got the better deal out of the two. Embraer will get $4.6 Billion, Bombardier received $1. :lol: OTOH, Bombardier gets to continue to exist, which is not what was at stake for Embraer. And the remaining 49.99% will definitely not sell just for a dollar in a few years... I thought...

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by PPVRA
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2878 Flies Strange Pattern in EYW
Replies: 18
Views: 4637

Re: DL2878 Flies Broken Pentagon Around EYW

Got it thought you were talking about Delta

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by PPVRA
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149134

Re: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

Minor issue, but any word on the Lineage 1000? Stays with Embraer or goes to Joint Venture?

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by PPVRA
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149134

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

I don’t think that plane was the driving force behind this deal. The BBD-AIRBUS deal is cited as the catalyst and all Airbus got was an airplane, so I’d say the plane is most certainly an important part of the strategy Boeing is pursuing. I do agree there is certainly quite a bit more going on here...

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by PPVRA
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 481
Views: 73992

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

E175-E2 has no chance in those areas. The only market is the US for this aircraft. Could you elaborate please ??? Those are some airlines operating the E170 / 175 outside US and potential customers for the E175-E2: Alitalia, Aeroméxico, J-Air, Air France, LOT, KLM, British Airways, Fuji Dream, Flyb...

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by PPVRA
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal
Replies: 77
Views: 2815

Re: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal

Unions should be able to negotiate a closed shop with management, however. I realize this is a public union topic, but be careful to transfer this logic to the private sector. There are distinct differences although in neither case should it ever be a matter of the law enforcing a union shop across ...

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by PPVRA
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 481
Views: 73992

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

The WTO has delayed the panel’s final report to the second half of 2019, which is over a year delay from what is generally supposed to last 6 months. I’m sure BBD is happy about it. It seems clear that in terms of performance, operational costs and comfort the A330neo will be very competitive. It is...

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by PPVRA
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 4228

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

This thread makes no sense on a number of different levels.

*Harley’s actual situation.
*aircraft specific trade agreements.
*national security
*the colossal implication of something like this would change any politicians mind.

And others.

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by PPVRA
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 4228

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

I do think the USA is not proving to be a good partner and friend to its traditional allies at this time. The USA runs a trade deficit with all of its major allies, the USA is in hock to China and Japan because it is financing a lot of its activities and has been doing this for a couple decades, ev...

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by PPVRA
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 13509

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

local meme of the championship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxOLbjDp99s Brazilian fan yells at the camera "Russia f**king awesome, bro! f**king awesome!". Is the Kremlin implanting fake fans now? Because that guy is putting out sounds that no Brazilian could replicate that well, parti...

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by PPVRA
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?
Replies: 35
Views: 2060

Re: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?

What is legally allowed now was legally allowed for a long time. It’s not like we’re in some kind of unprecedented situation.

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by PPVRA
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years
Replies: 51
Views: 2436

Re: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years

PTSD from wars, aging population, opioids as mentioned. . .

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by PPVRA
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 10654

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

caljn wrote:
Right to work...for less! Yes, quite the sham.


The way it’s going, give it some time and they’ll be making more than any worker in Washington State. With a Union or no Union.

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by PPVRA
Sun May 27, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 8561

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

On the contrary, it’s highly competitive to the point it’s nearly commoditized.

You can’t compare the electronics industry innovation to merely shuttling people around. Obviously there won’t be nearly as much low hanging fruit opportunities for innovation.

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