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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 16, 2000 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

RE: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX

Dash8 wrote: ------------------------------- Wingman it's useless. Just read his hobbies and you'll know. It's funny he says he wants to teach people to look at their own side before pointing fingers at other's. He hasn't said anything bad about Airbus or Europe. Nothing on the Habsheim coverup. --...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 16, 2000 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

RE: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX

... I can admit that all things in life have their pros and cons and you cannot. Do you deny this? ------------------- Of course I can. My main objective is to get people to start questioning -their side- before pointing fingers at the other. It's the basic elements of being a -good- critical thinke...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 16, 2000 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

RE: EVA744

EVA744, Remember the debacle last year over the China Airlines A340 purchase? There again was mighty US sided hubris involved with that. The Congressional and Senatorial Delegation arriving at Taipei, the meetings with President Lee..the question asking if they were going to order Boeing 777s...the ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 16, 2000 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

RE: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX

Launch Rebates? Defined as what? Are you redefining the words "Launch Discounts" to launch customers which: A.) Gets the airplane sold and into the marketplace. B.) The realization that manufacturer does it (and just because we see recent stories of "we wont commit to a money losing deal to gain mar...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 15, 2000 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

RE: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX

I only lived in the Middle East for 2 1/2 years and traveled throughout continental Europe on official trips and short term assignments let alone visiting Europe on leave -quite frequently- and I must say I miss the place. Add to that over 5 years in the Far East in two different countries and a US ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 15, 2000 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

RE: A Student

A student wrote: ------------------------------- So if I read this correctly, Boeing is not getting any contracts right now because they refuse to give unrealistic, outrageously underpriced rebates to launch customers? Essentially, what we are looking at here is the wrongful use of subsidies. Airbu...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 15, 2000 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

RE: They're Scared...

Yawn Dash 8 Yawn...you dont seem to understand the ribbing I give Boeing is meant to stir up people and get them thinking instead of accepting spoon fed drivel from one corporation. But of course there are some who will think what Boeing says is Scripture and others who will like to challenge that. ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 15, 2000 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

RE: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX

Yawn...Wingman....Yawn...you know, the more you post the more I yawn and the more you cement the notion that you are nothing more than a lackey for Corporate America in this forum. You -never- challenge them, but pointing fingers at Europe and everyone else. I suggest you get a chance to watch Micha...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Orders A340-600!
Replies: 7
Views: 4951

RE: Cathay Pacific Orders A340-600!

Here you go Gyro: <a href="http://surf.to/orders" target=_blank>http://surf.to/orders</a> The news of this comes from Marc's Orders newslist and you'll need to view that online. Apply to become a member if you want it in your e-mail. It's very good information exchanged. I also highly recommend the ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Coach "Compartment"
Replies: 13
Views: 2495

They're Elitists That's Why

Look at the "Business Elite" and everything else "Elite" Delta has branded around itself. Then when I read your post about "compartment" for the coach passengers..I'm not surprised. The word to deduce is called "Elitism" and they think "they are something". Impressive eh? Remember, they are the airl...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Orders A340-600!
Replies: 7
Views: 4951

Cathay Pacific Orders A340-600!

Hot off of Marc Shaeffer's Airliner Newslist!

Cathay Pacific has orderd the A340-600. no word on how many but the first frame will be delivered in Sept 2002, followed by another a month later. More details on his site and his newslist to follow!

MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

RE: They're Scared...

I had a laugh thinking about that "They're scared" bit. It reminds me of a child being caught sticking their hands into a cookie jar and the attempt to get themselves "out of it". Or in other words "The dog ate my homework"...my cat pooped on the carpet...the refrigerator died...uhhm..the water heat...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 Or 757?
Replies: 19
Views: 578

RE: A320 Or 757?

Fly-By-Pilot wrote: ------------------------------- The reason you cant notice that extra 4 incehes is becuase those 4 inches exist at foot level. At hip level the 737, 757, A320 are the same. --------------- Ahem.. Not so fast Fly-By! You are forgetting the wider contour outwards in the fuselage (...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A300B2/B4 Still Around?
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

RE: Airbus A300B2/B4 Still Around?

Adding to Asian carriers: China Airlines still has a few B4-120s around. They are in the process of being retired but will probably hang around until the A340s come online. They have a large -600R fleet aside from that. JAS also has a few B4 models around I believe. KAL might have a few B4 models al...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

They're Scared...

Udo wrote: ------------------------------- I cannot follow Condit's point either. If these planes are not in the same class, why did Boeing try to place the B747X with SIA against the A3XX? ------------------------------- Udo Simply put...to kill the A3XX's launch and wreck Airbus in any way they c...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snails Stop Flights!
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

RE: Snails Stop Flights!

Now that's a hoot! Imagine an airplane sliding off the runways into the Med' there due to this? That's a lot of 'Nice French escargot' eh?!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif"> Snails can also cause all sorts of havoc with cargo. While stationed at Andersen AFB, Guam as a USAF Special...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DC-10 In NRT In 1990
Replies: 3
Views: 2249

RE: UA DC-10 In NRT In 1990

Possibly the Seattle-Narita route they purchased from Continental? They also operated them onwards to Hong Kong too. Some of the -30s were ex-CP Air or leased from them, still boasting C-XXXX registration letters.

MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld Breaking Up And CO May Join
Replies: 17
Views: 2624

RE: Oneworld Breaking Up And CO May Join

To be quite frank and honest.....GOOD! It's about dammn time to break up these "virtual airline trusts"! I'm frankly tired of "airline alliances" in concept because they are overall ANTI-COMPETITIVE monopolist ventures to begin with. They are "trusts" in every concept of the word. Why is it so diffi...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A340s To?
Replies: 12
Views: 1964

RE: SQ A340s To?

Just a few off the top of my head.. Taipei-from SIN (been on SQ871/872 back and forth to SIN) Seoul-From SIN Vancouver-Via SEL San Francisco?-I could swear they are on that route via NRT. Bangkok- from SIN Copenhagen-NS to SIN Athens-NS to SIN Rome- NS to SIN Many more destinations though..call SQ's...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs 757-300 Test Is The Wrong Way.
Replies: 35
Views: 3002

RE: LHs 757-300 Test Is The Wrong Way.

Indeed, that is the same concept you observe with the A320s. For some the A320 seems tighter at shoulder level than the Boeing products and for others, the A320 seems wider at waist level in the seats. As for the DC-8s it seemed UAL had a configuration that was promoted for Hawaiian Islands service,...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs 757-300 Test Is The Wrong Way.
Replies: 35
Views: 3002

RE: LHs 757-300 Test Is The Wrong Way.

Wingman wrote: ------------------------------- Surely LH would not allow Condor to buy a Boeing plane so bereft of product quality that their passengers would feel like they were being treated like shite. As we all know, thanks to the enlightened facts posted here, Americans wouldn't know quality i...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs 757-300 Test Is The Wrong Way.
Replies: 35
Views: 3002

RE: LHs 757-300 Test Is The Wrong Way.

Actually you'd be amazed. I remember passenger DC-8s (-62 Combis and -71 passenger models) and the sense of width on the DC-8 was noticeable versus the 757. The 757, while a great airplane and very overpowered, seemed much tighter. I believe the widths on both sources I referenced and you have, are ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 14, 2000 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs 757-300 Test Is The Wrong Way.
Replies: 35
Views: 3002

RE: LHs 757-300 Test Is The Wrong Way.

Greggj You forgot cabin height. According to Terry Waddington's book on the DC-8, it's fuselage externally is 147 inches or 12.25 feet. According to Modern Commercial Aircraft, (C) 1987, The DC-8 internal dimensions are 11 feet, 6 inches max width, max height 7 feet 3 inches. Conversely the 757 show...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Oct 12, 2000 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs 757-300 Test Is The Wrong Way.
Replies: 35
Views: 3002

My 757-300 Versus DC-8-71 Look-alike Competition..

Tell me if these planes dont look similar? One has 2 engines and the other has 4.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif"> Personally I'd take the DC-8 because I know it's wider that the 757 and it -was- noticeable. (G) Sigh..I wished the DC-8 was still in passenger service. And in refere...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Oct 12, 2000 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs 757-300 Test Is The Wrong Way.
Replies: 35
Views: 3002

RE: UAL-Fan

UAL-Fan wrote: ------------------------------- UAL-Shuttle Boards from the front and the Rear at some Airports. This process really speeds the process up. ------------------------------- That's fine at Ontario or John Wayne Airport with a 737-300. But that's a different breed of cat all together. T...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Oct 12, 2000 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHs 757-300 Test Is The Wrong Way.
Replies: 35
Views: 3002

RE: Gyro

Thankfully Lufthansa will see this all play out in the trials. This is nothing more than an aircraft capability run to see how it would -prospectively- fit into LH operations. It's also an incentive for Airbus Industrie to get going with it's A330-500 program and get it going in a jiffy. Europe is n...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Oct 12, 2000 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTD Deliveries - Airbus Vs Boeing
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

RE: YTD Deliveries - Airbus Vs Boeing

And the point is?........

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Oct 11, 2000 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Preferred Air Canada Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 2515

RE: Some Ideas...

I'm going to mess around with Hmmm's picture of the AC A330 leading this subject title, Sheesh!, the more I think on this.. a massive Canadian flag on the tail of that airplane going from top of tail to flowingly wrap underneath the fuselage would look -sh*t hot!-..Wondering about the dark green the...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Oct 11, 2000 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Preferred Air Canada Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 2515

Some Ideas...

Personally...I absolutely love this livery. It really captures the AC spirit. They are a pioneering airline for Canda and this livery really did them proud. Only a few airlines have gone "retro" remembering their older liveries. When a carrier does this, it tells me something about them. It says the...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Oct 11, 2000 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At LAS Vegas
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

RE: Spotting At LAS Vegas

The parking lot across from the -huge- US Post office south of the airport offers a groundlevel action point but the fence isnt great to look through. Another is off Las Vegas Blvd by a Motel 6 or Super 8 (cant remember which one (G)...anyway..if you see a large powder blue painted C-124 Globemaster...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Oct 11, 2000 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Upcoming Aircraft Order
Replies: 35
Views: 3195

RE: Air Canada's Upcoming Aircraft Order

I get my source on the AC 74E range problems -over the Pacific- from an Air Canada employee who is also ex-Canadian Airlines. He has told me -definitively- that AC had severe payload penalties trying the 74E across the Pacific, in many instances requiring an unscheduled fuel stop if the flight was f...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Oct 11, 2000 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: OT

Yeah it is..I've had this problem with some other folks email as well (from Japan the last time?) Keep trying to send the e-mail. I have a feeling it's an email routing issue or the firewall I have here (G).

MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Oct 11, 2000 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: A3XX Success Or Bust?

Operators of the A3XX would never try to use LGA or DCA..that's flat out impossible. 7000 foot long runways? I know better than that. (G) The technical aspects of what it can and cant do, LGA and DCA arent at all capable to handle this airplane. Size alone is one thing, weight (especially at LGA wou...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 10, 2000 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: A3XX Success Or Bust?

Fly-By-(fill in the blank) There's no -hate-, how about yours? Care to define that, by virtue of your post it appears you've got plenty of it to discuss. My posts are in most cases -replies- to dolts who have this tatoo on their forehead that says "Cant Seem to Challenge" or "IQ=my age" on it. YOU a...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 10, 2000 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

Wrong: A3XX=Big Plane, Right Idea

Read PhilB's post. You will "see the light" hopefully after understanding what he's talking about. In simple terms, "ATC overcrowding" completely demolish the idea that unfettered expansion of flights with wanton abandon can continue. A Strained ATC system has been the target of -how many- news stor...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 10, 2000 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: PhilB

A Correction: C.) We -ALREADY- get airport arrival and departure delay reports in the New York Metro areas on the major networks and radio, informing people of delays in and out of the three major airports, so the idea of a constant "Metro Airborne TRAFFICWatch" like we get in the mornings and eveni...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 10, 2000 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: PhilB

Excellent post! Free Flight, while a dream will not be viable given the current state of affairs with the current ATC system and the points you bring up illustrate the glaring reality that A.) The system needs to be fixed, but it wont. These words spoken in days a supposed "budget surplus" mind you....

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 10, 2000 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: A3XX Success Or Bust?

Or should that read? Boeing: Poor, Victimized, misunderstood corporation Joe McCarthy: Who's Joe McCarthy? Europe: Loathesome, underhanded, scheming, rotten, nasty, awful, Socialist! Look out under your bed, there may BE ONE under it!!! Airbus: EVIL and a good reason for a new arms race to wipe out ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 09, 2000 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Love Affair With The A340
Replies: 76
Views: 1331

RE: AussieErj145

AussieErj145 wrote: ------------------------------- How many A340's are stranded at airports around the world because their engines are too powerless to lift the aircraft into the air? ----------------------------------------------------------- Some "out there" (and that term can literally go many w...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 09, 2000 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Love Affair With The A340
Replies: 76
Views: 1331

RE: VC-10

I like that pen-name. The VC-10 ranks tops in my list of aviation masterpieces I revere. It was a thrill working on them the few times I had the chance. Been aboard a VC-10 carrying Prince Charles to the US and several of them while stationed in Turkey after the Gulf War. Nothing like the sound of C...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 09, 2000 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Aircraft Ever Built
Replies: 63
Views: 12853

RE: Worst Aircraft Ever Built

I've got to agree, the MD-11 was a real dog of a passenger carrying airplane and epitomized the term "patched product" or "patchware" (what we hear in terms of software these days) to airplanes. It's excelling as a cargo carrier now, but overall, in terms of money spent on its development and so for...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 09, 2000 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Love Affair With The A340
Replies: 76
Views: 1331

RE: Love Affair With The A340

What shall you suggest? I'd love to hear it. There's no anger Fly-By-..(fill in the blank) It's a correct retort to your shall we say, "teenage antics" that many can see. You galavant around saying "this needs to go over on a different forum" on a different thread..(when it's convenient for you and ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 09, 2000 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: Heathrow

I believe T5 will be built eventually. If that doesnt get built -in time- for the A3XX, I see several gates at Terminal 4 being "kit bashed" quickly to handle the airplane and at least a few in one of the terminals in the central area modified similarly. I cant believe LHR would overlook the A3XX or...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 09, 2000 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Love Affair With The A340
Replies: 76
Views: 1331

RE: Love Affair With The A340

Sheesh, a thread about Loving the the A340 becomes "Lets Bash the A340" schtick by the opportunist Anti-Airbus crowd out there. Hey Fly-By-Twit....Isnt the 777 a subject of another thread? You so much like to point these things out now dont you?

MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 09, 2000 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: A3XX Success Or Bust?

Gee thanks Fly-by-Pilot, I was just going to suggest that to 747-451...BTW, do you have anything intelligent to add to this thread above the level of sniping or deducing "BS"? Baffle me please!

MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 09, 2000 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: MAC_Veteran

Hahahahaha Utopian Socialist? Hahahahaha! Ooooh...that's supposed to make me run and hide isnt it?! Would Joe McCarthy be related to you would he!? Ooooh....ahhhhh....let's get a trial started...a witchhunt... Actually I'm a member of the Green Party and -quite the Progressive-. Proud of it too. I'm...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 09, 2000 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: MAC_Veteran

747-451 wrote: ------------------------------- I am not "dismissing" the CATO report. We all know about that. But then again susbidies are subsidies. Wheter European or US. But I guess we should dismiss Airbus as being an "I.G. Farben" right? As far as subsidies and welfare, Telefunken and Rolls Ro...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 09, 2000 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: MAC

Archie I would love to get ahold of that report. Sincerely. I would love to go over it. I wonder why they held back on releasing it for 3 years? Could it be that a retaliatory "report" had been commissioned by Airbus exposing things that are being discussed in this thread?  <img src="/discussio...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 09, 2000 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: MAC_Veteran

747-451 wrote: ------------------------------- Such needless vitriol. Let's see, beat up on someone with a differing point of view, that's what nerd forums are for.... ----------------------------------------- That's not vitriol...thats pointing out the glaring flaws in your argument. I cant stand ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 08, 2000 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: MAC

Archie No I havent but firstly, where did you get the source on that report and second have you heard of the recommendations of some on EADS (Airbus) shares to "outperform"? I feel EADS -will- outperform and do very well. Their A32X orders garnered over the past few years are now going into producti...

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