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by william
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future demand for widebodies
Replies: 100
Views: 13216

Re: Future demand for widebodies

I see your point to an extent but I think much will depend on the actual performance of the 779. Again, I don't think many expected the A330 or the 77W to perform as well as they did. Once airlines gradually became fully aware of their capabilities they sold like hot cakes. But if the 779 proves, t...

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by william
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1926
Views: 335505

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Someone big is about to loose their job at the big D. When the gov asks “what happens to all your cash” and stock buy backs are you answer, heads are rolling. Ask Dickson what happens when you botch the job... They'd probably start with the billions invested in airport renovations, aircraft purchas...

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by william
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mueller Airport Control Tower
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: Mueller Airport Control Tower

Wow, that brings back memories, used to work at Mueller. Oh the stories. I hope Austin does right by the tower.

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by william
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12636

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

The Regional carriers are going to need to find a new business model going forward.

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by william
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss
Replies: 89
Views: 18515

Re: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss

And if the A400M is such a lead weight for Airbus, why not pull a A380 and pull the plug?

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by william
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss
Replies: 89
Views: 18515

Re: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss

By just looking at it one can tell the engine was a research project. Of course I can't judge if this was a welcome side effect or a main criteria to design the plane. The engine is the result of trying to get a takeoff distance < 1000 m while also achieving M .72 at FL400 with 36 tons payload. The...

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by william
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss
Replies: 89
Views: 18515

Re: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss

@mxaxai: O.k., I looked it up. "And while Boeing's C17 can fly further and lift more, its jet engines need a full modern runway to take off and land; Grizzly can land on rough desert strips." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10631213 Grizzly means A400M. Apparently the plane can land o...

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by william
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss
Replies: 89
Views: 18515

Re: Airbus announces € 1.36 billion net loss

https://leehamnews.com/2020/03/10/heard ... more-32831

Per Leeham, Airbus still having A321NEO production problems
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https://leehamnews.com/2020/03/10/heard ... more-32831

Per Leeham, Airbus still having A321NEO production problems

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by william
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10261

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

If you read the article, Calhoun tackles the "you were on the board during all of this" issue. "Calhoun and the rest of Boeing’s board never seriously questioned that strategy, in part because before the first MAX crash off the coast of Indonesia in October 2018, the company was enjoy...

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by william
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10261

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

Saw it yesterday, a pretty blunt, un-PR department interview “I’ll never be able to judge what motivated Dennis, whether it was a stock price that was going to continue to go up and up, or whether it was just beating the other guy to the next rate increase,” he said, adding later, “If anybody ran o...

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by william
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10261

Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

Boeing's CEO gives an all encompassing interview with the Seattle Times. Kind of a back to basics type message. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/its-more-than-i-imagined-boeings-new-ceo-confronts-its-challenges/ "Pulling Boeing out of the hole it has dug will take years, C...

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by william
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 63
Views: 7597

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

What happens to this 300nmi range when the plane gets stuck in a hold or has to divert to an alternate? Is this 300 miles considering that possibility or can it literally only fly for 300 miles; if it’s the latter, that is basically useless for anything more than 20-30 mins of flying. I have nothin...

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by william
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 63
Views: 7597

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

What happens to this 300nmi range when the plane gets stuck in a hold or has to divert to an alternate? Is this 300 miles considering that possibility or can it literally only fly for 300 miles; if it’s the latter, that is basically useless for anything more than 20-30 mins of flying. I have nothin...

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by william
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals next business model
Replies: 45
Views: 5250

Re: Regionals next business model

With the consolidation of Regionals to maybe three or four, will that put an end to the "shopping for the lowest bidder" syndrome? The majors will quickly realize there is a floor. Will the majors give the regionals a little more freedom to bypass the hubs for more direct flying between tw...

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by william
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13636

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

It’s very simple. A Heathrow with three runways in eight years time would be much greener, cleaner, quieter and far far better for the planet than it is today. Even with more flights, spread across three approaches rather than just one. Zero delays vs 20 minutes now, Mixed mode runways means less 2...

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by william
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13636

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Heathrow should ban all those who advocate against the third runway from flying from there. Then again, none of these greens should be flying from anywhere, they should use eco-friendly transport means like bicycles or paddle boats. Not all anti-LHR supporters are lefty green loonies, and frankly y...

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by william
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13636

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Tired of this back and forth argument and now do not care. Loved going through Heathrow last summer and the Taj Mahal.......errrrr ......Terminal 5. But when ops at Heathrow becomes the JFK evening rush through out their day, I don't want to hear the complaining from politicians or the"Green&qu...

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by william
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the A380 was designed in 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1892

If the A380 was designed in 2020

We all know the history of the A380 and its short comings. This is not the thread to rehash them. This is a serious question and I hope this thread stays on this point. If the A380 was designed today not twenty years ago, what would it look like today? Would the wing be smaller or longer with foldin...

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by william
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals next business model
Replies: 45
Views: 5250

Regionals next business model

So what is the next business model to feed mainlines? The Regionals got fat when the majors where paying them a flat fee to fly routes. Then the majors wised up and the race to the bottom began with who can operate someone else's owned aircraft the cheapest and we are seeing the fallout from that. S...

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by william
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16131

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Where are the F9 pilots on here?? Remember when you chose Republic over them and they ran you out of your own hub? How did that work out for you a decade later? Still the dumbest move in recent US aviation history Congrats to WN at DEN DANG JFK! Pulled out the time machine for that one, ouch! I agr...

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by william
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16131

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

For the oldtimers here on Anet, could anyone imagine when Stapleton shut down that in 1995, that 25 years later United and "SWA" would be the largest carriers at DEN?

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by william
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA orders 20 additional 787s
Replies: 71
Views: 16573

Re: ANA orders 20 additional 787s

Isn’t the Ultrafan slated to go the A350 and 787? Would not count RR out of the 787 game.

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by william
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24583

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

I thought the old parking garage in front of the terminal was going to be repurposed as the terminal extension. Looks like it will be razed and a new building built on the property.

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by william
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72545

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

Southwest is by far the largest single-type airline out there. The MAX situation has hurt them hard and has clearly shown the risk that being a single-type airline carries. Ryanair, while smaller, has also been hit hard by MAX. As shown above, you reach a point where the risk of operating only one ...

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by william
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 18601

Re: So how New is the 777X?

I am stunned by how few have been sold. In this day and age we’re used to seeing new types go into service with 1,000 preorders, but this bird is at just 309. Is it jitters because of Boeing’s shortcomings (as an aside, January 2020 was the first month since the 1950s Boeing haven’t booked a single...

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by william
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72545

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

Spirit, Frontier, Allegiant, Suncountry, Easyjet, Ryanair: “single fleet type is the way to go.” Southwest: “YOU CANT DO BUSINESS WITH A SINGLE TYPE FLEET!!!” Southwest is by far the largest single-type airline out there. The MAX situation has hurt them hard and has clearly shown the risk that bein...

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by william
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR
Replies: 44
Views: 8545

Re: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR

and states MAX 9/10 can’t do what the A321neo can do. ...as if AS, or anyone who can read, can't figure that out? :lol: Seriously though, I'm sorta wondering who their audience is with this. So here's my qustion. From reading a.net, I have formed the impression that AS is irrevocably chained to Boe...

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by william
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing asks for suspension of tax breaks
Replies: 55
Views: 8904

Re: Boeing asks for suspension of tax breaks

How can Boeing ask this, one of the smarty replies that used to pop up on the subsidy threads was these tax breaks are enshrined in law and available to anyone in the state. They would claim Airbus should just setup a factory in the state to get the same incentive. So how can a single private compa...

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by william
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155173

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Why is 2x2x2 even a topic? The 7J7 did not have it, the rumored NLT does not have it, the NMA did not have it. And its nowhere in the AirCurrent article.

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by william
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155173

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

https://theaircurrent.com/aircraft-development/decade-old-boeing-concept-may-get-new-life-in-dogfight-with-a321xlr/?unapproved=1191&moderation-hash=5d4e417117d6b79fb37a859f00c6e08e#comment-1191 For those who do not subscribe to Air Current here is a summation on SimpleFlying.com. Excuse the writ...

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by william
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155173

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Or rush something out there to placate "critics" of not doing "something". Over 5 years of talking is rushing....ok. If you are going do drop 10-12 Billion , you better make sure its going be competitive 10-20 years from now. For years Airbus watched as the 777 dominated its seg...

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by william
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155173

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

A question, how does Boeing having those meetings help them to slow down the continued erosion of their market share in the A321 space? The MAX and MAX10 are not doing it, and meetings and talk about NMA / MOM etc are not preventing potential clients from ordering the A321 and its variants. Making ...

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by william
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155173

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Do we think Boeing has not asked these questions? I bet you Boeing knows more about the mythical A322 and it capabilities more so than Anet. I am sure Boeing has had more meetings on the competitor's response to this aircraft than Keejse Anet threads on the A322 or wide aisle NMA. A question, how d...

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by william
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155173

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Do we think Boeing has not asked these questions? I bet you Boeing knows more about the mythical A322 and it capabilities more so than Anet. I am sure Boeing has had more meetings on the competitor's response to this aircraft than Keejse Anet threads on the A322 or wide aisle NMA. I would hope Boei...

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by william
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155173

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

And bang a fancy new CFRP wing on the A321 and it claws both of those 2% increments back again, whilst still retaining huge commonality with the massive stock of existing A321's.... I doubt that. The Boeing NSA carbon/lithium fuselage tube and tail would be 1000kg lighter than the A321. That has a ...

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by william
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155173

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

2-2-2 :lol: There is no chance Boeing is actually going to do that. Refresh the 787-8 and just do a carbon copy A321 family. Using the latest wing they'll be able to gain 2% aerodynamic advantage over the A321. With lithium and carbon they'll probaboy gain a 2% weight advantage. So that means a 50t...

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by william
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155173

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Now Jon O from The Air Current suggests: Singapore — At the beginning of 2011, Boeing wrestled with what to do next. Weighed down by the astronomical cost and pressure of the 787 development, history remembers a debate between an all-new single-aisle jet or a move to put new engines on the 737. Ult...

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by william
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22304

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Elementalism wrote:
william wrote:
So what happened to the pax who was hitting the chair?


According to the woman video taping, was given free rum by the airline for his troubles of hitting the back of a seat like a child.


Wow, not the result i was expecting.

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by william
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22304

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

So what happened to the pax who was hitting the chair?

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by william
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7951

Re: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

Is the plane really a write off?

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by william
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33131

Re: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program

Meanwhile, congrats to Airbus on picking up 75% of the program for peanuts. BBD spent, what $6 Billion in development costs? It has now divested its ~32% stake in that, and its 32% share of all A220 profits going forward not just the current backlog of ~600, for USD 591 million and not having to fu...

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by william
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 100
Views: 13021

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

As for the aircraft discussion, Cessna products all the way. Their aircraft are just darn bullet proof and reliable. To bad they don't give a damn about other potential major customers. I'm not so sure about that. While Cape Air uses a lot of 402's and would like to replace the ageing ones.... That...

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by william
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 100
Views: 13021

Re: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

My opinion is that the new clean sheet Cessna SkyCourier will dominate the 19 passenger and freight market where there are good runways (including reasonable length good gravel runways). Clean sheets almost always do that. So nothing new here. The Twin Otter will continue to dominate the market whe...

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by william
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15067

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

Airbus and Boeing converging on blended wing as the only way to get the 20% or more gains from a tube and wings. Researching flying wing could also help Airbus's Defense side projects that may include a bomber, or tanker.

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by william
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 146392

Re: Official: Moxy Becomes Breeze Airways (Livery Photos)

Allegiant is mentioned a lot in the article.

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by william
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102671

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

There is no more CRJ, so really the Embraer and this are the only game in town for RJs.

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by william
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National's first A330 N819CA delivered
Replies: 13
Views: 5837

Re: National's first A330 N819CA delivered

Did not National go bankrupt or close to it?

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by william
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia
Replies: 98
Views: 12149

Re: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia

Why is the US involved? Was bribes offered to the US carriers? Would love to know what was offered to them though it would be hard to keep such bonuses off the books of a publicly traded company.

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Both Fernandes and Kamarudin are stepping down from AirAsia exec roles for 2 months to facilitate investigation, both deny any wrongdoings

https://twitter.com/avweekscho/status/1 ... 79073?s=21



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