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by hilram
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM refurbishes A330 fleet
Replies: 59
Views: 20936

Re: KLM refurbishes A330 and phases 2 out

Welcome to the forum! Nice to see their A330s are taken care of. One of my favourite planes to fly on.

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by hilram
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 116173

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Actually, I would love to see comparison figures vs the "Classics" 737 series. Like CASM on a 737 MAX 8 vs the 737-200 on a 500nm mission. That would be interesting!

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by hilram
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines liveries
Replies: 48
Views: 9990

Re: Chinese airlines liveries

China Eastern apart - I find nothing wrong with the colourful and varied selection of liveries you see any major Chinese airports. Quite what possessed MU to have such a bland euro-white livery is beyond me when their aircraft so often have to fly in China's dirty air. Seem some MU A330's that make...

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by hilram
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 116173

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Let's not forget that both Delta and United ordered the 737-900ER by the hundreds at a time when the A321 was available, even the neo if you could wait a couple of years. So even if the A321neo currently "owns that market", I think Boeing are taking the right measures to regain some much n...

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by hilram
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 116173

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

So far, how many firm orders have the current Max-9 amassed?

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by hilram
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543620

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

I think they do for new or neo'd frames (they did for 320 neos). Only at the end of the year though, because some journalists asked about it. At the beginning of 2016, no delivery guidance for the A320neo was given. http://oi63.tinypic.com/11hq5vs.jpg How was the order total for 2016 for Airbus? Di...

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by hilram
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a A300NEO?
Replies: 118
Views: 21089

Re: Time for a A300NEO?

I think a simple stretch of A321 into an A322 would push wing loading / performance. A simple stretch of the A321 would have the same weight as an A321 and would therefore have the same wing loading. It would trade range for seating capacity. If I were and airline in India, I'd jump all over this. ...

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by hilram
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a A300NEO?
Replies: 118
Views: 21089

Re: Time for a A300NEO?

Personally think the A330-300 is too large with over 400 seats. Around 300 seats with a 24 seat regional-J cabin would have been perfect sized. Time for Airbus to NEO the A300? Nope. As others have alluded to that size segment will probably be addressed in the next generation of aircraft family suc...

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by hilram
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a A300NEO?
Replies: 118
Views: 21089

Re: Time for a A300NEO?

It seems like the A321(neo) and the A332/338 leave very little room for such a plane in the Airbus product line. What would be the feasibility of stretching the A321 into an A322? I know, it's always a theoretical in the neverending 757 replacement discussion, but maybe an A322 based on the A321LR ...

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by hilram
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 17257

Re: BER opening postponed

I am beginning to think that an opening date in 2021 is actually within reach! Then it will be a 10-year delay! Remarkable, a unique achievement in the Western Hemisphere!

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by hilram
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6G 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture
Replies: 117
Views: 30098

Re: Norwegian 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture

Are there some incidents in the States that you contend are an example of this double standard? Yes very clearly, and I was not talking about a double standard regarding incidents in the USA, I was talking about a double standard here on A.net. The thread title has not changed and I think it is lef...

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by hilram
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Replacement Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 41004

Re: Air Force One Replacement Thread Pt2

Boeing issued the following statement in response to Trump: We are currently under contract for $170 million to help determine the capabilities of these complex military aircraft that serve the unique requirements of the President of the United States. We look forward to working with the U.S. Air Fo...

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by hilram
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 46093

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

Thank you for the comprehensive and detailed answers!

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by hilram
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 46093

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

SAS Fleet Plans Hi, I have not seen a recent thread on the topic of SAS Fleet Plans, especially with regards to the 30 A320neo coming in, so I would like to discuss it here, as I am not sure if it warrants its own thread. I read on https://scandinaviantraveler.com/en/sasnewexperience that the A320s...

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by hilram
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA postpones 737-700 deliveries
Replies: 64
Views: 13207

Re: UA postpones 737-700 deliveries

Weel UA cannot possibly hope to retain that $22M price tag for Max Planes! If they go from "fire sale" to "reasonably fair deal" this should not bring joy to investors...

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by hilram
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 240
Views: 90536

Re: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing

This is the first converted A330 MRTT ever, right?

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by hilram
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI
Replies: 318
Views: 9940

Re: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI

what I wanted to address is this whole idea about US is entitled to destabilize / overthrow / invade every government it doesn't like / "does not suit our interests". This has been going on since the Cold War era, and frankly, has to stop. I was so thrilled when Obama won back in 2008 bec...

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by hilram
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anybody Wanna Chip In For Donald Trump's 727?
Replies: 23
Views: 5709

Re: Anybody Wanna Chip In For Donald Trump's 727?

Just as a geek, not prospective buyer... Would it be possible to have an Avionics update on this one that would reduce it from three crew to two? Can you install a modern glass cockpit in this one? With that post you agreed to buy the plane. We accept cash and all major credit cards. It was a pleas...

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by hilram
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI
Replies: 318
Views: 9940

Re: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI

I am well aware that France pushed hard and ultimately took the lead in Libya. But I will blame Iraq on you, even if UK tagged along. Except Clinton and Obama are not to blame for what was already agreed to before they took office. In the late days of 2008, the Bush administration set out a framewo...

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by hilram
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anybody Wanna Chip In For Donald Trump's 727?
Replies: 23
Views: 5709

Re: Anybody Wanna Chip In For Donald Trump's 727?

Just as a geek, not prospective buyer... Would it be possible to have an Avionics update on this one that would reduce it from three crew to two? Can you install a modern glass cockpit in this one?

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by hilram
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI
Replies: 318
Views: 9940

Re: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI

See? Republicans were only too eager to congratulate Europe and not Obama for victory in Libya. Obama's lead from behind strategy was weak. I mean, how dare a US president not lead an effort and show example? Until...Benghazi. Then, it was the Obama/Clinton/Reid/Schumer/Pelosi/Your Mom and Mine for...

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by hilram
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI
Replies: 318
Views: 9940

Re: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI

Time to rename the thread : "email probe reclosed by FBI" And there goes Trump's last chance. And a lot of FBI agents will be looking for new careers in 2017. Do you realize what you just said there? Should FBI agents lose their job for "touching the untouchable"? That rhymes po...

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by hilram
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI
Replies: 318
Views: 9940

Re: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI

But Blind Belief belongs to Religion, and even then, it is unhealty............ After Obama reluctantly went along with Hillarys plan, to overthrow Ghadaffi.................. It's interesting that you mention "blind belief" because you seem to own a bit of that. I have several issues with...

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by hilram
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Original A.net Smilies Here
Replies: 6
Views: 3993

Re: Original A.net Smilies Here

JBo wrote:
As far as I know, phpBB *does* have the ability to add custom emojis, but that would be up to the web team to add the old A.net emojis into the mix.


Oh Please, Please pretty pretty Please... KarelXWB ? Any other moderators? Can you do this?

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by hilram
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI
Replies: 318
Views: 9940

Re: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI

1. It has clearly been stated that there's been nothing illegal that she has done, period. We've had 30 years of investigations against her, and the reason no charges were brought against her is that, in the end, there's nothing their to charge her with. You discount the entire partisanship that th...

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by hilram
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI
Replies: 318
Views: 9940

Re: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI

Democrats have been arguing that Hillary is "better prepared". That is in a sense true, because look at all the things that are already in place for her: 1) It has clearly been demonstrated that she is above the law. Not even a formal charge for something that would give the rest of us a d...

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by hilram
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM Retire Their A310 Fleet
Replies: 30
Views: 6223

Re: TAROM Retire Their A310 Fleet

:oops: I need to brush up on my geography...the capitals rhyme. :? In that case, the A330-800neo makes a bit more efficient, updated alternative than the A332..... http://www.airbus.com/fileadmin/media_gallery/photogallery/big/800x600_1436517234_A330-800neo_Airbus_RR_V07.jpg http://www.airbus.com/f...

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by hilram
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Replacement Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 41004

Re: Air Force One Replacement Thread Pt2

Maybe the E4 Role will be retired, and that is why they are looking at 3 VC-25 replacements in stead of 2. The extra cost of an extra VC-25 replacement should easily offset the cost of having to replace the E4 planes.

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by hilram
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI
Replies: 318
Views: 9940

Re: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI

Spin doctors on either side have been working overtime this election. But this one takes first price!

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by hilram
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI
Replies: 318
Views: 9940

Re: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI

You must be reading a different article. The one in the link talks about how Comey decided not to deeply investigate Trump or his aids ties to Russia because Alpha Bank had a few hundred hits on a Trump owned server and because Paul Manfort was given cash by a Ukranian. But, yes, let's continue to ...

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by hilram
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI
Replies: 318
Views: 9940

Re: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI

Except those emails were also backed up to the cloud and turned over and found nothing. Credible source, please. Have googled left and right and found nothing but a statement that local copies of some of these emails may recide on devices and computers far and wide. (Where the owner has been involv...

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by hilram
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI
Replies: 318
Views: 9940

Re: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI

Oh spare me; the Trump/Russia thing has been debunked by cyber security experts in the past few hours. Try again. Indeed. Even the NY Times admits as much: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/01/us/po ... .html?_r=0 You must be reading a different article. The one in the link talks about how Comey decid...

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by hilram
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders
Replies: 729
Views: 84108

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders - Part 2

Any update on the Iran Airbus order? How much was firmed up out of that gigantic LOI ?

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by hilram
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did LH order the B747-8I?
Replies: 59
Views: 14478

Re: Why did LH order the B747-8I?

Not really, as the engine and general frame exist in their 77F fleet. (...) About the number of B779 and A359 orders and options, Looking at their current fleet we have: 19 A333 18 A343 24 A346 61 and 55 orders and options for the A359 (I feel that some of those options will be firmed as A35J to re...

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by hilram
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 211247

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Boeing would be mad to pour more money into R&D for the 747 platform at this stage. Forget about anything but software updates and maybe PIPs for the engines.

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by hilram
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order
Replies: 258
Views: 48858

Re: Qatar Airways confirmed order Boeing aircraft (updated)

Travelhound provided a link earlier today. I did not have the time to read it / watch it but the title at least claims almost the opposite: Qatar Airways to replace 787-8s with 787-9s and A320s with 737 MAXs http://centreforaviation.com/news/qatar ... axs-611178 Can anyone enlighten me? Oh yes that...

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by hilram
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 44
Views: 12760

Re: Heathrow Airport Expansion Plans

I just read that the expansion plans for Heathrow were finally approved by the government! ... Then I read that "final" is with a grain of salt. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heathrow_Airport#Future_expansion_and_plans On 25th October 2016 the government confirmed Heathrow would be allowed...

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by hilram
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO, disappointing for Airbus so far?
Replies: 206
Views: 42764

Re: A330 NEO, disappointing for Airbus so far?

Keesje, can you think of a successful shrink of an existing plane that lowered OEW anywhere near 25%? I can't think of any airplane where OEW dropped 25-30%. That just sounds impossible. Yes, I think it is possible, because it's aconfiguration flying around for 40 years, with more than 100 operator...

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Tr4il wrote:

That is fantastic news! Can they adjust production rate up?

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by hilram
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin
Replies: 168
Views: 33171

Re: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin

Honestly I like the 2007 livery update better. Especially the kangaroo!

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by hilram
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 241122

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

Looking forward to more of this!

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by hilram
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders
Replies: 729
Views: 84108

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders - Part 2

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/orders-deliveries

I guess the 12 Unidentified 787's are for CZ

Amazing order for Boeing for QR. Congrats!
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qf789 wrote:
Boeing Weekly Update

52 new orders (Qatar Airways for 10 777s and 30 787s, Unidentified Customer(s) for 12 787s).

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/orders-deliveries

I guess the 12 Unidentified 787's are for CZ

Amazing order for Boeing for QR. Congrats!

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by hilram
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA's A-330-8 order
Replies: 75
Views: 18904

Re: HA's A-330-8 order

The only difference between the A330-800 and -900 is the fuselage. Airbus will anyway produce the -900. Airbus has already put up all the money for developing the A330 neo. Ditching the -800 means no freighter version, and most likely no military variant whatsoever. Why would Airbus commit to that? ...

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by hilram
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Galaxy Note 7 banning thread
Replies: 41
Views: 4102

Re: Samsung Galay note 7 ban as of 16:00 today

In Norway we have had a ban against using the Note 7 aboard planes for about a month now - for both SK and DY. Also forbidden to have it in checked-in luggage. But it has been allowed to have it as carry-on luggage as long as it remains off for the entire flight. I am not sure if this is about to ev...

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by hilram
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines still have B777 with 3-3-3 seating?
Replies: 24
Views: 5444

Re: What airlines still have B777 with 3-3-3 seating?

Rdh3e wrote:
All of UAs international 777s are 3-3-3

Not for long, unfortunately..

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by hilram
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: P-8 Poseidon wingtips
Replies: 9
Views: 2032

Re: P-8 Poseidon wingtips

I think the BBJ has the same raked wings. No, it does mot. But the BBJ has the fuselage of the -700 but the larger wings of the -800. But with winglets, not raked wingtips. The 800's wings aren't larger. All next gen models of the 737 use the same wing. No, they don't. But for the Max, this will be...

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by hilram
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: P-8 Poseidon wingtips
Replies: 9
Views: 2032

Re: P-8 Poseidon wingtips

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b747400erf wrote:
I think the BBJ has the same raked wings.

No, it does mot. But the BBJ has the fuselage of the -700 but the larger wings of the -800. But with winglets, not raked wingtips.

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by hilram
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Norwegian government whitepaper reveals plan to buy new maritime aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3142

Re: Norwegian government whitepaper reveals plan to buy new maritime aircraft

I can not for the life of me imagine that the Norwegian Air Force will by anything but American. Any RFP that might come will be a dress rehersal. P8 it will be.

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by hilram
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal 100plus a/c
Replies: 155
Views: 35203

Re: Iran - Boeing deal 100plus a/c

So good news for the 737-900 / 737-9 MAX then! Maybe after this order, the A321 will not lead this market segment by such a considerable margin any longer. Also nice for Boeing to fill some 777 slots. The 77W will no doubt serve Iran Air well, and will be a welcome replacement for 747s and A300s tha...

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by hilram
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air: Skytrax 5-Star Airline
Replies: 17
Views: 4436

Re: EVA Air: Skytrax 5-Star Airline

rufusmi wrote:
I often wonder how QR got their "worlds best airline" rating? I mean they're pretty good, but they're no SQ or CX. It is a mystery... ;)

Totally agree. QR were decent enough when I flew with them, but does not come close to neither CX or SQ.

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