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by lutfi
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SQ Expand Further Into North America?
Replies: 56
Views: 9468

RE: Will SQ Expand Further Into North America?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/A388" class="quote" target="_blank">A388</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i>Will the A350 give <acronym title="Singapore Air...

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by lutfi
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IATA: 10 Busiest Int`l Air Routes 2013
Replies: 39
Views: 9408

RE: IATA: 10 Busiest Int`l Air Routes 2013

Technically <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>-<acronym title="Taoyuan (Taipei) - Taiwan International (Chiang Kai Shek) (TPE / RCTP), Tai...

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by lutfi
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Evolution Of GA 88: Garuda First Class CGK-AMS
Replies: 45
Views: 39777

RE: The Evolution Of GA 88: Garuda First Class CGK-AMS

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AT" class="quote" target="_blank">AT</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Wow. Looks absolutely wonderful. Glad to see Garuda ...

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by lutfi
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Evolution Of GA 88: Garuda First Class CGK-AMS
Replies: 45
Views: 39777

RE: The Evolution Of GA 88: Garuda First Class CGK-AMS

Wow, amazing product! But much be such a money loser for them

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by lutfi
Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Hong Kong Might Never Fly
Replies: 93
Views: 12477

RE: Jetstar Hong Kong Might Never Fly

Hong Kong Airlines & HK Express are both growing faster than Cathay/ Dragonair, so plenty of local competition

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by lutfi
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Buy Used A380's?
Replies: 205
Views: 35831

RE: Who Will Buy Used A380's?

What RyanairGuru said. The main difference to the previous generation is that cargo conversions don't seem to be coming to the rescue. MD11/ A300/ B744/ B757/ A310/ DC10all had relatively successful cargo conversions, only the L1011 missing out. For the A343/A346/A380/B777 cargo conversions don't se...

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by lutfi
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meltdown At Garuda - Will Cut/Delay Routes/Fleet
Replies: 70
Views: 23688

RE: Meltdown At Garuda - Will Cut/Delay Routes/Fleet

Agree, the problem isn't the B77W, it is that it is a very low density B77W. The F class is meant to be amazing, but looks to have been a vanity product, not a reality based one. Sure,, the OKB like to boast about travelling F class, but there aren't enough of them. I thnk Satar has suffered "mata l...

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by lutfi
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Axes NRT-HKG, NGO-MNL
Replies: 82
Views: 17847

RE: DL Axes NRT-HKG, NGO-MNL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/davidho1985" class="quote" target="_blank">davidho1985</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>May be <acronym title="Delta Air L...

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by lutfi
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Q1 Profit Plunges 71.3%
Replies: 28
Views: 9483

RE: SIA Q1 Profit Plunges 71.3%

Interesting that they have changed aircraft depreciation policy to be longer (but don't say how longer) Does this mean SQ will now keep aircraft for longer than before?

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by lutfi
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus cancels Skymark A380 order
Replies: 328
Views: 61426

RE: Airbus Cancels Skymark A380 Order

Yep, Japan has been in low growth mode for two decades, and taxes aren't that high. It is the demographics (aging & shrinking population) Also (for <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>) the <acronym title="Minot - International (MOT / KMOT),...

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by lutfi
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread Part 106
Replies: 45
Views: 8549

RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 106

Announced in Parliament that the 5 AI B777LR were sold to Etihad for 336.5m USD, for a book value loss of 133m USD

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by lutfi
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Routing MH4 Over Syria
Replies: 34
Views: 12651

RE: Malaysia Routing MH4 Over Syria

Plus Israel have got Patriot SAM missiiles, are a war zone, and so could be risky

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by lutfi
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ And The 777X
Replies: 61
Views: 15048

RE: SQ And The 777X

It wasn't the economy that killed non stop US-SIN flights, it was the oll price. Otherwise they would have been canx in 2008.

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by lutfi
Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is GA Doing On Their First Ever CGK - AMS?
Replies: 24
Views: 7080

RE: How Is GA Doing On Their First Ever CGK - AMS?

Yep, Emirsyah has lost the plot a bit. Yes, <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> have to be a premium airline domestically to compete with Lion, but that doesn't mean they need the same positioning internationally. F class to <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">...

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by lutfi
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SQ 1/2 Go A380 Anytime Soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 4699

RE: Will SQ 1/2 Go A380 Anytime Soon?

I doubt it. Think it will stay as 777. <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> can only sell 50% of the seats <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong...

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by lutfi
Mon May 26, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Hits Jetbridge
Replies: 53
Views: 40237

RE: A380 Hits Jetbridge

Rumours from another site: A380 begins turn onto bay 24, but arrival crew not there to switch on the guidance system. A380 is holding up traffic on the tarmac and ATC request them to move forward a bit. Bridges are in the right spot. A380 taxies over the stop line.... and bridge C supports hit the #...

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by lutfi
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Asks Shareholders For Cash: 315m Loss
Replies: 47
Views: 10022

RE: Air Berlin Asks Shareholders For Cash: 315m Loss

Eek. Not good. At all

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by lutfi
Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of The 747-8?
Replies: 94
Views: 24166

RE: Future Of The 747-8?

The 777F is more a threat to the B747-8F than a 779F. The marginal cost of the extra 25-30 tonnes of payload of the B748F over the B777F is high, because it takes two more engines to lift. Unless you are really, really sure you can fill that extra space on a regular basis, the B777F is better. I thi...

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by lutfi
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Suspends Venezuela Flights
Replies: 42
Views: 11168

RE: Air Canada Suspends Venezuela Flights

Airlines do stop flying profitable routes for safety reasons. BA bulled out of Saudi & Islamabad for crew safety issues

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by lutfi
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: CX Profits Rise 204%
Replies: 10
Views: 5876

RE: BBC: CX Profits Rise 204%

Yep, pretty poor results, less than 3% profit margin. No where near as good as (say) Delta.

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by lutfi
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-HKG Nonstop (question)
Replies: 10
Views: 10370

RE: BA LHR-HKG Nonstop (question)

14 March 1936 (but not non-stop!) using DH Heracles.

Non stop - I would guess 1989 or so, with the B744. I know Cathay flew nonstop before that with B747-200B, not sure if BA did.

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by lutfi
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 - Lessons Learned, Changes In Civil Aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 36835

RE: MH370 - Lessons Learned, Changes In Civil Aviation

In my view, you would be looking at costs of 500,000 to 1m USD per aircraft for the equipment, and about 10% running costs. Stuff on commercial aircraft is expensive, for good reasons. E.g. a bolt will cost about 10-20USD. Because it can be traced back to a particular batch of aluminium made, so if ...

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by lutfi
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 - Lessons Learned, Changes In Civil Aviation
Replies: 312
Views: 36835

RE: MH370 - Lessons Learned, Changes In Civil Aviation

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/D+L+X" class="quote" target="_blank">D L X</a> (<a href="#149" class="quote">Reply 149</a>):<br/><i>I think the main difference between us that ...

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by lutfi
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did The HKG-LAX Route Becomes A CX Monopoly?
Replies: 66
Views: 15544

RE: When Did The HKG-LAX Route Becomes A CX Monopoly?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bharathkv" class="quote" target="_blank">bharathkv</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>Not sure if this is out of topic but <...

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by lutfi
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Downgrades India Part 2
Replies: 48
Views: 6101

RE: FAA Downgrades India Part 2

Given CAAS (Singapore) has started more stringent inspections of Indian aircraft, should we expect retaliation from Indian DGAC? (more inspections of Singapore aircraft)

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by lutfi
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Drop SYD - Exit Australia
Replies: 154
Views: 35385

RE: VS Drop SYD - Exit Australia

While <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> and VA could co-operate, Virgin Australia has shown no desire to want to fly <acronym title="Asiana Airlines (South Korea)">OZ</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China ...

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by lutfi
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A340-500 - Whats Its Future?
Replies: 60
Views: 16117

RE: Airbus A340-500 - Whats Its Future?

A few VIP conversions.

Lots of spare parts & beer cans for the rest...

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by lutfi
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Hong Kong Not Getting Off The Ground
Replies: 185
Views: 21606

RE: Jetstar Hong Kong Not Getting Off The Ground

From that ACCC document 4.16 Under the BSA, Jetstar Airways licenses its business systems and ‘know-how’ to each of the Existing Jetstar Joint Ventures in order to optimise local execution while leveraging a common brand, go to market model and support in relation to: (a) network, scheduling and fle...

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by lutfi
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Hong Kong Not Getting Off The Ground
Replies: 185
Views: 21606

RE: Jetstar Hong Kong Not Getting Off The Ground

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mariner" class="quote" target="_blank">mariner</a> (<a href="#101" class="quote">Reply 101</a>):<br/><i>But it brings me back to my original poi...

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by lutfi
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Hong Kong Not Getting Off The Ground
Replies: 185
Views: 21606

RE: Jetstar Hong Kong Not Getting Off The Ground

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Lufthansa" class="quote" target="_blank">Lufthansa</a> (<a href="#71" class="quote">Reply 71</a>):<br/><i>What everybody is forgetting in all of...

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by lutfi
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Shortage Causing EAS Flight Cancellations
Replies: 252
Views: 24903

RE: Pilot Shortage Causing EAS Flight Cancellations

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/roswell41" class="quote" target="_blank">roswell41</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>Actually there was something very wron...

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by lutfi
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could The A380 Work For AI?
Replies: 27
Views: 8061

RE: Could The A380 Work For AI?

Delhi also suffers from bad weather - dense fog in winter & very high daytime operating temperatures in May/ Jun. <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, so the high temp is the same as ME, but the fog is a problem. Also all nationalities I think need a transit visa in advance for Indi...

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by lutfi
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No SQ To Canada?
Replies: 101
Views: 16804

RE: No SQ To Canada?

How many of the 88,000 Canadians visting Singapore actually live in <acronym title="Four Star Aviation (US Virgin Is.)">HK</acronym> or China? Tracking entries by passport isn't that accurate in showing the OD traffic flows. Anyway, all a bit moot. <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Si...

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by lutfi
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No New Cargo Narrow Body Jets? Why?
Replies: 33
Views: 8269

RE: No New Cargo Narrow Body Jets? Why?

Quite a few B737-400 being converted to use in China as internet shopping is booming there (so creates demand for domestic express freight) But, yeah, with utilisation so low, no-one is going to buy new.

Boeing are looking at B737NG-BCF

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by lutfi
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetStar Japan In Trouble?
Replies: 44
Views: 10348

RE: JetStar Japan In Trouble?

Kobe or Itami would be a better hub than <acronym title="Osaka - Kansai International (KIX / RJBB), Japan">KIX</acronym>! <acronym title="Osaka - Kansai International (KIX / RJBB), Japan">KIX</acronym> is built to the south of Osaka, in, frankly, quite a poor region (probably why they put the airpor...

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by lutfi
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetStar Japan In Trouble?
Replies: 44
Views: 10348

RE: JetStar Japan In Trouble?

Also, domestic operations on JAL and ANA are (on the service side) LCC. You get a cup of coffee and/ or tea on a Osaka-Tokyo flight, and this was even true 20 years ago. Sure, free baggage allowance, but a high % of passengers don't have check in bags anyway. When I lived/ worked in Japan, if I had ...

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by lutfi
Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Announces Additional Aircraft Order.
Replies: 98
Views: 26762

RE: CX Announces Additional Aircraft Order.

I think the 777-300 (non <acronym title="DHL Worldwide Express (Belgium)">ER</acronym>) will stay in the fleet until they are 20-25 years old. A35J is a long haul aircraft, why configure it as a short haul one? I can see the regional 773 in <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acron...

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by lutfi
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silkair 185 - What Really Happened?
Replies: 39
Views: 26625

RE: Silkair 185 - What Really Happened?

We will never know what really happened. Balance of probabilities though it was pilot suicide.

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by lutfi
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will CGK Attract More Carriers/routes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2621

RE: When Will CGK Attract More Carriers/routes?

At the moment, the runway strength can't support non stop flights to Europe (which is why <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> postponed their LON flights) It is simply too full to become an international hub, the capacity is mostly used for domestic flights. 2 runways, and bursting at the...

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by lutfi
Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Sabre Or Shares?
Replies: 21
Views: 7086

RE: New AA Sabre Or Shares?

AA cancelled Jetstream (the project with <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> to develop a new system) <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> have now linked up with Travelsky. If I had to guess, I would say <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym...

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by lutfi
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Labor Unions: Boeing Vs Airbus
Replies: 58
Views: 17386

RE: Labor Unions: Boeing Vs Airbus

The data from OECD show that productivity in US/ France/ Germany is almost the same per hour worked. However Americans work longer hours, so produce more

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by lutfi
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Labor Unions: Boeing Vs Airbus
Replies: 58
Views: 17386

RE: Labor Unions: Boeing Vs Airbus

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DfwRevolution" class="quote" target="_blank">DfwRevolution</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Whether people fully utilize the...

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by lutfi
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing And Their Unions - The Future?
Replies: 261
Views: 21005

RE: Boeing And Their Unions - The Future?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/StuckInCA" class="quote" target="_blank">StuckInCA</a> (<a href="#102" class="quote">Reply 102</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> In that c...

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by lutfi
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing And Their Unions - The Future?
Replies: 261
Views: 21005

RE: Boeing And Their Unions - The Future?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/phxa340" class="quote" target="_blank">phxa340</a> (<a href="#100" class="quote">Reply 100</a>):<br/><i>The education pool in the US is incredib...

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by lutfi
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing And Their Unions - The Future?
Replies: 261
Views: 21005

RE: Boeing And Their Unions - The Future?

Sad to see. My sympathies are with the union on this one. Yeah, maybe they should accept the reality that in US a blue collar job can no longer give a middle class living, but I can't blame them for fighting it. I would see the problem with Huntsville being in attracting engineers. Seattle is a plac...

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by lutfi
Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce Starts Work On Trent Successor
Replies: 84
Views: 22076

RE: Rolls Royce Starts Work On Trent Successor

Windrush, because it would be a great name for an engine, and it is a very pretty river.

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by lutfi
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Make A Pitch For Air India’s 777s
Replies: 119
Views: 26047

RE: Etihad Make A Pitch For Air India’s 777s

Yep, it is fairly simple, FMV means willing buyer, willing seller. If GoI/ <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> are not willing to sell at less than <acronym title="Panama City - Coastal Systems Station Heliport (NBV), USA - Florida">NBV</acronym>, then good chance the sale will not happen. <acro...

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by lutfi
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Make A Pitch For Air India’s 777s
Replies: 119
Views: 26047

RE: Etihad Make A Pitch For Air India’s 777s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DTW2HYD" class="quote" target="_blank">DTW2HYD</a> (<a href="#73" class="quote">Reply 73</a>):<br/><i>BTW, rumor has it <acronym title="Air Indi...

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by lutfi
Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Air US Flights Strategy Post A345?
Replies: 58
Views: 17230

RE: Singapore Air US Flights Strategy Post A345?

SIN is too far south and west to be a natural hub for US-Asia traffic - Japan/ Korea/ China hubs make more sense, which is why so many more US destinations from N Asia than <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>. Think their strategy will continue to be one stop fl...

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by lutfi
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Has Had Enough Of Dreamliner Nightmare 2
Replies: 275
Views: 44465

RE: Norwegian Has Had Enough Of Dreamliner Nightmare 2

Boeing can not insist the SCD manufacturers maintain spares stock.. they can only insist that they have an AOG process and response. Kanban - but in this case Boeing is acting like LHT/ SRT/ AFI "total component services" offerings, and Boeing will need to own & manage the repairs of other manuf...

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