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by TheRedBaron
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narita cleared to extend hours, build new runway
Replies: 48
Views: 14647

Re: Narita cleared to extend hours, build new runway

Love Narita quick immigration and movement in the terminal. Totally hate the 30 minutes of taxing around to get to the gate and the slow "Express" to the Yamanote line. Nest time I go to Japan I am planing on getting to HND to see if its worth the extra $$$ fare.

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?
Replies: 68
Views: 8426

Re: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?

In my experience after so many bad experiences with United, I said I would never do it again, but heck I have flown 6 times since and I have had 3 wonderful experiences 2 so-so and one awful ....but the problem is that the employees are either a nightmare to deal with or wonderful and very service e...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?
Replies: 68
Views: 8426

Re: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?

I don't know if good or bad but he got the 737- for 21 million order...and then changed it.... who knows for me UA is in the Doldrums...

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787
Replies: 48
Views: 10133

Re: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787

I am Sure the 359 will be used in IST-MEX flights...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2025ish A380-900NEO
Replies: 177
Views: 27366

Re: 2025ish A380-900NEO

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The loneliest flight in the world?
Replies: 51
Views: 12903

Re: The loneliest flight in the world?

MH370 will never be found its a VAST sea down there...BTW its been 5 years now...Id certainly would be worried to fly the JNB-SYD on a twin engine aircraft...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 110
Views: 27463

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

This cancelation was expected since...forever? The only thing now is that if this cancelation had occurred before the EK order of last month, Anet would have been (again) a huge "the A380 is doomed and we knew it since the 80´s", now with the new order, it is not great news but there are o...

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 18464

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

Revelation wrote:
Do you expect 'MOM' to be
(a) more miraculous
-- or --
(b) less miraculous
than 788?


If it carries 2 tons of fish on the cargo hold, it will be A. Then again LH can cry all they want but not a or B will invest a few billion just to see of they bite.

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2025ish A380-900NEO
Replies: 177
Views: 27366

Re: 2025ish A380-900NEO

Thank You Matt for doing this very interesting thread. Airbus has a lot of workforce coming out of programs that are finished, and they have the time to make a working proposition of the Whalejet, but the most important part is missing : ENGINES, as soon as GE,RR,PW or somebody has a new engine and ...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade
Replies: 108
Views: 9368

Re: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade

Bombardier Querétaro would gladly build the wings...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 22679

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

Well if this order comes to fruition ...its a HUGE win for Airbus, and a surefire way of establishing the 338/9 NEO as a formidable contender, because of availability ... I wonder how long the boom in sales end... the backlog is crazy ...

Best regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 18464

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

Suddenly everyone wants the 321LR to perform miracles, and specs the MOM to do the same for everyone... lets be real here, its a great aircraft and has a huge potential, but for example in my flight from MEX-NRT the final 3 hours the speed of the 788 was 477 km/h true ground speed due to strong wind...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 40336

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

As Boeing has the production capacity and the ability to lower the price of the 787, the A330 is practically dead. It had the advantage of lower investment costs and faster delivery, but this is no longer the case. If you figure the probably low resale value of the A330NEO, the 787 already is cheap...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic reveal "biggest revamp to economy class in a decade "
Replies: 12
Views: 4288

Re: Virgin Atlantic reveal "biggest revamp to economy class in a decade "

I think its a wonderful idea to have a decent fare and decent space and seat. That way you pick your poison: super cheap cattle class with cramped space good for small less than 4 hours and getting a decent space and fare for a 6 plus hour flight. You have the choice in my experience I almost always...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101950

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

Great news to GE ! The 789 will look fantastic in HA colors. Its a bummer to see the 338 orphaned when is such a capable aircraft ... guess they want to fill the extra seats, I guess the 3-3-3 was a non-factor against the 2-4-2 of the European product.

Best regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104377

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Just because WW says that the price isn't right yet, many people here seem eager to write the A380 off on the basis of poor economics. The reality is that BA needs the A380 to remain competitive in the long run. Many routes can use it and it gives BA the opportunity to grow their most successful ro...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19893

Re: Mexico City new Airport

http://www.proceso.com.mx/498184/las-minas-la-muerte-abastecen-al-nuevo-aeropuerto http://www.milenio.com/region/nuevo-aeropuerto-ciudad_de_mexico-arraza-cerros-tepetlaoxtoc-milenio-noticias-edomex_0_1010299237.html https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jun/28/billionaire-airport-last-act-mexico-c...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40245

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

An suddenly we have a pissing contest Airliners Circa 2008.... and then we wonder why some very knowledgeable pilots leave the site.

Time for this thread to get to locksville...

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40245

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

The race to the bottom will continue as long as Joe average wants a ridiculous cheap fare... This is a myth. If we don't count Basic Economy (and similar products), the prices are going up, not down. At the same time legroom and comfort is decreasing. Well in my experience I have found fares that a...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 48416

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

I bet UA will take A321 and a330 as a package or go MAX and 788 as a package and buy as a few as they can and pressure Boeing to begin the 797 project. The 788 is an aircraft they know very well and they could get a killer deal from Boeing and far cheaper than what Airbus can offer, just to kill the...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 53059

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Great news they are getting the problem fixed (temporarily) and production will resume, I wonder how much this will affect other programs that use the same engine...

Best Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40245

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

The race to the bottom will continue as long as Joe average wants a ridiculous cheap fare...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19893

Re: Mexico City new Airport

The new MEX...omg! I could write 4 pages on how bad the whole thing is, but just the fact that it lies below the current MEX and its prone to flooding and has an Active Volcano 45 miles away and a body of water known to attract migratory birds...is enough! just as a fantasy you can see in the Video ...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time
Replies: 48
Views: 8290

Re: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time

I have flown on 738 and A320 for close to 6 hours, some seats are better than others, but the cabin is bigger and you have a more airy and less cramped atmosphere. The longest I have flown on a E195 was MEX-SAT and its like 2 hours, its confortable and wider in the seat, but the smaller cabin makes ...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time
Replies: 48
Views: 8290

Re: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time

Holy Guacamole ! 5 hours, the E jets are quite confortable but 5 hours... heck 5.5 hours on a 739 or A320 is also my top....afterwards I get claustrophobic. Did not know that had that much range...

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 15249

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

Well, its economics and capitalism 101... we might argue that is a criminal low wage, but they wanted the job and took it. If there was a shortage of personnel, things would change in a blink if they made the market for a higher wage, granted is dangerous to work long hours and have a shitty job wit...

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 23516

Re: ANA to expand in Europe, acquire A380s

If they get a small fleet of 6 to 8 A380, it will send a huge confidence vote on the Whalejet, maybe they will order them with the new interiors and with a section of 11 abreast to make it a 580+ pax aircraft. Japan is a very popular destination for example in the MEX-NRT pair, AMX and ANA have 788´...

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 126
Views: 29638

Re: Will the A319neo enter service?

Can the A319neo land at LONDON city?

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101950

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Well one thing is sure now a lot of people know how cheap is a 789... and has a aA359 ballpark cost.... weird no matter how things pan out (Ha cancels orders or keeps its news and orders more A359). The dumping accusation possibility that Astuteman points out seems plausible, or corner Airbus into s...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101950

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Geez, you sell six frames to an airline and the world about loses its mind. —> Boeing is apparently desperate —> Airbus is apparently desperate —> Boeing is afraid of the A330neo —> Airbus is Afraif of the 789 —> Boeing leadership are idiots —> Airbus leadership are idiots —> Boeing sells aircraft ...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 137
Views: 18528

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

I often wonder why Aneters get so overexcited when an airline switches from A to B and viceversa, the HA order is significant but not Big in any way. By that token the Japan Airlines A350 order should have spelled doom for the 787? If rumors are real and Boeing sold the 787´s for 100 million or so, ...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101950

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

If they sold the 789 at 100 million or so, isn't it amazing that it cost around the same as a A321Neo? ...boggles the mind to see those margins ...one is huge and the other is microscopical... only for the sake of killing the 338.... wonder why...
Best Regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 4053

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

Its beyond me how people can value more things that can be bought than things that can't, like your health, your life etc..I have been to 2 evacuations in 40 years of flying and even taking off the shoes to jump into the slides is a "problem" for some people....jeeezzz

TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 118400

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I guess I am a die hard optimist but if Ryanair or Delta even Iberia use this second hand A380 and get a small fleet of 5, they all could use MEX and make a killing using it as a spoke and hub enabler. For example MEX- Stansted or DUB, fill it with 600 seats and offer them at 300 USD each way and th...

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 142
Views: 17801

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

Any big downturn of the world economy will throw a monkey wrench in those 10K narrow body orders. 9 to 10 years of orders in the backlog is WAY WAAAYYY to much. It means orders of 2017 will be delivered beyond 2026 at the soonest...I would not bet anything to predict the economy of the world for a d...

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 18753

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

I hope JL writes a book. It would be epic! It will be titled: "How I sold a 400 airplanes, nobody needed, nobody wanted, that are bad business case and to top it off with terrible engines" JL is a hero... and Anet is the place where A380 dreams come to die, no matter what. The main reason...

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 15360

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

Children less than 4 year old are difficult to reason with, so In my case I let it go, I have been there and my kids were well behaved my nieces were not. I have been with noisy children because its their first flight and are overexcited, but a good movie and an <ipad will keep em quiet for hours, I...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 52029

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

NO WAY!!! ...... While I agree on a lot of your points, a tragedy involving an aircraft its always a LOOONNGGG chain of little mistakes, that is why they say that the holes in the cheese align for an accident to happen.... after reading a lot of investigation, I always think of the RUSH to fix some...

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by TheRedBaron
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 53059

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

A quick Question ... the affected part is easy to service or it involves tearing the whole engine apart? because these snags tend to get out of hand rather fast.... April is a lot of time and a lot of engineless aircraft sitting as real nice paperweights...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?
Replies: 87
Views: 9686

Re: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?

There you go... Nothing is fail safe but Boeing will design it that if the unthinkable happens, it wont result in a tragedy.... Best Regards TRB You stated "nothing is fail safe" and then went on to define fail safe... "Fail safe" doesn't mean "cannot fail". It means t...

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by TheRedBaron
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 53059

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

I too am glad I'm not working this. I just left a project because the executive management was making it far to stressful. I've known far too many aerospace engineering who have had heart attacks (including my dad) or strokes. I tracked myself into a lower track after watching a dear friend have a ...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 25 A321LR aircaft
Replies: 36
Views: 6322

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 25 A321LR aircaft

Boeing is a conundrum, on one hand they could deliver a perfect 757 mk2, as a single asile long tube with an optimized wing, composite body, lightweight body and a limited range of 4500nm, control the price of acquisition and operations and forgo the use of containers and big cargo capability, so lo...

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by TheRedBaron
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 52029

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

I have always wondered why faulty data on pitots have tragic consequences, really really fast, I know, Its easy to criticize from your chair at home while sipping coffee while situational awareness goes out the window due to the nature of the emergency. There is a youtube video of a female first off...

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 53059

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Hi Folks, "shades of Lockheed L-1011 and Rolls Royce with the RB.211" Or shades of 747-100 fan distortion on take off power... I guess PW tried to operate like a software company: "Why use beta testing and quality assurance, when your customers can do it for free?" I hope they r...

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by TheRedBaron
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 81
Views: 10504

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

What are a hundred lawyers drown on the bottom the sea?

A good start!!!

Sadly the USA is looking more and more like the USSR of the 70´s now...

Best regards
TRB

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by TheRedBaron
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?
Replies: 22
Views: 2693

Re: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?

stl07 wrote:
santi319 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
Another question- why aren't there flights from GDL/MTY to Jax or HNL? :D ;)


Because GDL or MTY are poised to be the next interamericas hub with 321LR

With a stop in Greenland, obviously.



for the fish?

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G aft hub modification failure
Replies: 53
Views: 5784

Re: New Emergency Airworthiness Directive Issued For PW Powered NEOs

I would not want to be the project leader of the PW engine service and quality assurance... hope its something easily serviced, I know the problem on the Trents (RR) is a huge teardown of the engine to fix them. Also there is a huge backorder of engines on the NEO assy line....

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best Flight Sim?
Replies: 26
Views: 5776

Re: Best Flight Sim?

I love Xplane 11 and the 737 and the Md are quite nice the add ons specially those for scenery make it a 100% better experience if you have a powerful PC.... I love using the 737 and make flight plans for really long sectors around the world, or make short hops like SFO to SAN or LAX and the extra A...

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by TheRedBaron
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?
Replies: 22
Views: 2693

Re: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?

AM 788 or a leased IB A330 GDL-MAD would be a good route, 20 to 30 in the front and the rest in Y class.... I really wonder why they don't do it, the traffic is there, also MTY is a nice proposal.

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