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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-SFO Red Eye
Replies: 31
Views: 8194

Re: BOS-SFO Red Eye

I’d sooner gouge out my red eyes than fly on that plane—up front, in F or in Y.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rapid Decompression
Replies: 29
Views: 10724

Re: Rapid Decompression

And, remember, the standard certification test is loss of a window. The plane doesn’t immediately become ambient outside pressure. I think the certification plan is minimal time to no time is the cabin above 25,000 PA. I think the “leak” rate with a window loss is on the order of 2,500 to 3,500 fpm GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remote Stands
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Re: Remote Stands

Different cultures alright! In the US, the customer rules; elsewhere the customer is self loading freight. That said, once the customer leaves the carriers’ jetway, it’s a horror show here.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 686
Views: 194631

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

SheikDjbouti, It’ll take as long as it takes to get it ready for flight, 50 days or 50 months! One doesn’t rush into it. I’ve flown planes “on the ground “ for 10,000 hours. There’s no rush. That said, it will be either a AI or AF operating crew trained in 3-engine ferry flights, not “volunteers” or...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 727s still active?
Replies: 109
Views: 28366

Re: How many 727s still active?

Getty family was operating a -100 with the Valsan conversion recently.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: El Al transiting Red Sea to Gulf of Aden
Replies: 21
Views: 4091

Re: El Al transiting Red Sea to Gulf of Aden

It’s a pretty common routing leaving TLV southbound. I was planning a private jet trip out of TLV that did the Red Sea and Eritrea. It’s internstional airspace over the Red Sea, so no problem.


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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 80
Views: 6316

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

Name Meigs Field in Chicago after him. Both are monuments to the Chicago way of politics.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?
Replies: 100
Views: 15457

Re: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?

Another answer would be that’s the only reasonable engine available to AI for the desired size and performance.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?
Replies: 33
Views: 7473

Re: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?

Also, there wasn’t ETOPS, so any thought of overwater ops was dead on arrival.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do the OEMs Outsource?
Replies: 17
Views: 1652

Re: Why do the OEMs Outsource?

They do it because it is very expensive to keep very specialized talent and tooling for a development program that runs only once. For example, FBW systems are outsourced to manufacturers that specialize across the industry for those components—Moog and Parker-Hannifin for two. BAE developed the FBW...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)
Replies: 59
Views: 12918

Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

I’d be curious what they’re using for alternates at PKC and UUS. All the ones I can think of are a long ways away

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thought experiment: How well would an airliner REALLY run on AvGas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: Thought experiment: How well would an airliner REALLY run on AvGas?

I checked the TCDS, I stand corrected, no AvGas on the Global or either Challengers. Yes, on the C-5

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thought experiment: How well would an airliner REALLY run on AvGas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: Thought experiment: How well would an airliner REALLY run on AvGas?

Zeke, I well aware of what FADEC means, but the fuel in the fuel lines, pumps and controller would be JET A as the tanks would contain a mix of the existing turbine and newly added AvGas. Start would on JET A until the supply system started flowing the mix. If there were enough time, the AvGas havin...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bird Strike Nose--Experience
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: Bird Strike Nose--Experience

One of the Boeing Company’s Challengers had a nose strike that penetrated to foreword bulkhead and was shredded around the CRT displays. Somewhere I have a pic of the feathers and guts hanging out of the panel. I suspect it happens so fast, it’s over before you are aware of it.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thought experiment: How well would an airliner REALLY run on AvGas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: Thought experiment: How well would an airliner REALLY run on AvGas?

I think it would start just fine. Remember, the AvGas wouldn’t flow to the FADEC for some time.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thought experiment: How well would an airliner REALLY run on AvGas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: Thought experiment: How well would an airliner REALLY run on AvGas?

Most AFMs have an alternative fuel specification—types of fuel authorized, time limits, flight restrictions, etc. Most engines will accept AvGas with limits on altitudes, fuel temp and OAT limits and total time operated. Not a big issue.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 22223

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

I agree on the train, clearly the quickest, easiest. I’ve beaten air or rail travel on east coast routes many times. Home (western Mass) to DC, DOV, YUL, PHL, ILG. Combine the travel to BDL, security, waiting time (1 hour prior), collecting bags, getting rental car, final drive, it’s always a wash....

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 22223

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

I agree on the train, clearly the quickest, easiest. I’ve beaten air or rail travel on east coast routes many times. Home (western Mass) to DC, DOV, YUL, PHL, ILG. Combine the travel to BDL, security, waiting time (1 hour prior), collecting bags, getting rental car, final drive, it’s always a wash. ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the cheapest way of getting ATPL rating in USA?
Replies: 8
Views: 3032

Re: What is the cheapest way of getting ATPL rating in USA?

For some odd reason, military color tests are tough! I had twootherwise fine people who held FAA Class I medicals flunk the USAF color test without recourse. I heard the same outcome on the RAAF test.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 22223

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

This flight was insanely short, 30-40 min I believe, with half or less of that used in actual cruise flight. But by driving, the same trip is around 5 hours. Doesn't sound any different than LGA-DCA... Make the correct comparison, door-to-door Central Park to 1600 Penn and I can pretty much guarant...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 9691

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

His father is a corporate pilot in the Denver area.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the cheapest way of getting ATPL rating in USA?
Replies: 8
Views: 3032

Re: What is the cheapest way of getting ATPL rating in USA?

Colorblind is probably disqualifying unless you can appeal for a Statement of Demonstrated Ability, but you would still have to demonstrate the ability to differentiate colors in some fashion. Color is used in many ways—light signals, airport lighting, FMS and avionics coding.
GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine cooling on short hops
Replies: 35
Views: 6310

Re: Engine cooling on short hops

It’s NOT cooling, it’s ROTOR BOW. The rotor is bowed due to uneven heating in the cowl which is solved by dry motoring to even the temps. It’s an issue for all flights because now occurs after shutdown—12 hours or 20 minutes. But the start procedure does increase start times and may cause a taxi del...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine cooling on short hops
Replies: 35
Views: 6310

Re: Engine cooling on short hops

Are you talking about rotor bow? That’s not cooling strictly; it’s because of the heat rising into the top of the cowl and causing differential heat on the core and the rotor to “bow”. It is solved by dry motoring the engine during start to equalize temps and unbow the rotor shaft.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 17555

Re: A300/A310 v 767

EA flew the A300 fleet 24/7 driving the Airbus tech reps crazy. We had a freight deal with Consolidated Freightways that kept them busy at night, then flew the day schedule. “Moonlight Express” was the pax side of the deal. CF basically paid for the plane and pax were almost pure profit. Planes were...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 15289

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

FA9295 wrote:
DL: RDU, LAS, PDX, AUS


With the very outside chance of AUS, why on Earth would DL build hubs at any of those cities. RDU? They have a fortress in ATL. LAS or PDX? Why, they’re both on the west coast and don’t facilitate anything other than north/south traffic.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Derelict CS100s at CYMX
Replies: 24
Views: 9397

Re: Derelict CS100s at CYMX

That’s lots of legal reasons tha5 won’t work. First off, BBD can’t be an airline!

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 22223

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

Since I hate being in the car more than just about anything on the planet I would say no distance is too short to fly. Anecdotally I've flown ATL-JAX-ATL 4 times. The drive is between 5-6 hours. I've done the flight in as little as 39 minutes. Just using your post as an example, Sir, but no one is ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 5665

Re: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?

WA707,

JT3D powered 8’s were still flying in ‘91? Or were those the last CFM-powered planes

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186624

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

It’s absurd there are these laws in the first place. Who will protect us from the protectionists.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C Series/ Airbus acquisition question?
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: C Series/ Airbus acquisition question?

Boeing didn’t have much incentive to push the 717; so many are speculating, with no AI money involved, Airbus might do the same. Pure speculation. Remember the B717 and the earlier versions had a large installed base where the C-Series doesn’t yet.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways
Replies: 19
Views: 4349

Re: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways

From what I hear, the C-Series will lift a full cabin off 5000’ and go about 2800nm. Not many need better performance, especially if the operator trades a significant portion of the fuel for less range. I think 4300’ operations are quite possible over, say 600nm sectors. Assuming reasonable temps an...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Does The Sukhoi Superjet 100 Have Bizarre Altitude Callouts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2598

Re: Why Does The Sukhoi Superjet 100 Have Bizarre Altitude Callouts?

It’s probably the way the operator strapped the EGPWS alerts—selectable but not crew selectable.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why all of the diversions from EUG?
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Why all of the diversions from EUG?

Facebook video was in 2013. METAR shows viz as low as 1/2 mile

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert
Replies: 24
Views: 5871

Re: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert

Best thing to do is to heavily guard the United States and its Asian allies against a NK attack and to keep the economic sanctions on. Of course if NK did go on the offensive they have to know that their country would be reduced to ashes. I agree, but if NK goes offensive, we better pray it’s a mis...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186624

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

calls into question Bombardier's future in the commercial aircraft space," Moody's says. Calls into question? WTF, there’s no question, BBD will be out of the commercial aircraft space when AI buys in 7 years. It’ll have to be a giant success, so giant, BBD can buy out AI. If it fails, CSLP wi...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186624

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

That could have been a nice Boeing-Bomberdier (BoeBBD ;p ) line up: CS100, CS300, 737 MAX8, 737 MAX10, 797?/767MAX, 787, 777. Most likely Boeing didn't want to garantee jobs. Really funny if this is true. Lucky for Airbus this didn't happen. Not only that, but if Bombardierr could miniturize the C ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186624

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

While I do think this is a smart move on Airbus's part I cant help but think of Boeing buying out M-D. In particular the 717. The 717 was a great product that was ahead of it's time (odd saying that considering it was a derivative of the DC9) and I think more airlines would have ordered it had the ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186624

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Breech,

What business jets does Airbus produce? I was in the business for 12 years and know of none.

The Passport isn’t a CF-34 replacement and has the same problem all the re-enginning proposals have—too much weight for the CRJ’s tail-mounted configuration.



GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 10778

Re: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?

They can recall me—I’d love to fly the new C-5M. Pity I’m too old

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 10778

Re: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?

WPvsMW wrote:
Out of the AF Reserve... no problem. Fully retired... problem.


Won’t be pretty! Imagine being activated and then PCS’d to an AD wing across the country.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 10778

Re: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?

I’d like to see that action in paper. It’s pretty difficult legally to recall a retiree involuntarily except in dire war situation. Any that have served out their MSD are not recallable—24 years as an O-4 or 28 as an O-5. Not to mention training, assignment and PCS. Two issues on training—they’re al...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus and CS-series: Todays narrowbody-market may never be the same as we know it today
Replies: 32
Views: 9187

Re: Airbus and CS-series: Todays narrowbody-market may never be the same as we know it today

I can say, without fear of being wrong, there will NOT be a re-winged, re-engined A380in ten years.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186624

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Your "oh, they will find ways around it, so better roll over and just give them money, even if they use it to prevent competition" outlook is a tat pessimistic. I don't think you're capturing my attitude. You keep insinuating that tax breaks are evil, everyone should pay the same all the ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186624

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

keesje wrote:
I haven't seen anyone daring to touch the subject, but culture / language seems to have not been absent in the deal going this direction.

Cooperation won over Powerplay.


“Culture eats Strategy for breakfast”

Business guru Peter Drucker

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 4284

Re: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?

Gulfradio,

The C-Series was the testbed for the G7000, as the joke goes. BBD needs that IP for future airframes and for some current ones.

Agreed, BBD goes back to being number one or two bizjet builder, commercial is gone.

GF

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186624

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

As a US consumer, I like “dumping”- it makes one aspect of life cheaper, so I can save or spend the money elsewhere. Pity the taxpayer who is making my standard of living better. GF Only if BBD “dumped” the CSeries on Delta’s competitors as well. If not, Delta isn’t going to drop any prices but rat...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186624

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

It is admirable to be a patriot. To be facetious is not. According to the dictionary: fa·ce·tious fəˈsēSHəs/ adjective treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant. Tour, What’s so facetious? Economically, that is exactly what is happening—another country’s product is bei...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186624

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

As a US consumer, I like “dumping”- it makes one aspect of life cheaper, so I can save or spend the money elsewhere. Pity the taxpayer who is making my standard of living better. GF It is admirable to be a patriot. To be facetious is not. According to the dictionary: fa·ce·tious fəˈsēSHəs/ adjectiv...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186624

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

As a US consumer, I like “dumping”- it makes one aspect of life cheaper, so I can save or spend the money elsewhere. Pity the taxpayer who is making my standard of living better. GF It is admirable to be a patriot. To be facetious is not. According to the dictionary: fa·ce·tious fəˈsēSHəs/ adjectiv...

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