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by N212R
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 16006

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport

My error, yes, Angouleme is in the former region of Poitou-Charente. The premise of my rant stays the same, just replace one french Region for another. It was likely Segolene Royal hereself, as head of the Region during those years, who directly "negotiated" with FR for flights to her slee...

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by N212R
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 16006

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport

Knowing something of how the tentacular French government works, this was likely the "Regional" governing board that whined to the EU. The Region of Aquitaine was looking for some FR flights for their anglophone customers and a lifeline for a podunk airport. Why did they agree to a subsidy...

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by N212R
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 88
Views: 19300

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

N212R asked if there is such a thing as an auditive dissonance. Duh. Never too proud to ask a reductive question. Somewhat easier to spot a supercilious response. You meant people that percieved it as a dissonance has a cognitive dissonance regarding sound? You could not be more wrong, as the defin...

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by N212R
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 88
Views: 19300

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

The more comfortable humans are, the more likely they are to complain about anything and everything. For this to be anything close to correct, its converse axiom would need to be true. The less comfortable humans are, the less likely they are to complain.... We know this isn't the case. With a post...

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by N212R
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 88
Views: 19300

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

The C-Series is clearly the quietest plane around ZRH and a joy to (not) hear except the described 'howl' when the engines spool up, during taxi and takeoff. Depending on wind you hear the howl across the entire city named Kloten. Is there such a thing as auditory dissonance? I somewhat understand ...

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by N212R
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 105
Views: 11693

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact

Picking DC area makes no sense unless Amazon wants to be the 'shopping center' for the Government. I saw recently that they would love to be the Cloud for the US Government, among other things. Maybe their HQ2 is the campaign office for the 20% of the economy Amazon has not invaded. The megalomania...

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by N212R
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 134
Views: 13591

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

max999 wrote:
Your best course of action is to contact the SEC if you believe Delta is making false public statements and is printing misleading infographics.


Delta has plenty of friend among the Safeguards of Economic Cronyism...

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by N212R
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 85
Views: 21783

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

LawAndOrder wrote:
These also aren't DL approved photos.


What is it that DL "approved" photos would otherwise reveal or disguise? Statements like the above are welcome grist for the cynical consumer mill.

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by N212R
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 85
Views: 21783

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

What would be the reason(s) for Delta to choose an engine whose performance is "restricted"? Is this the same engine type that AirBaltic has needed to frequently change? What thrust version are the other A220 customers currently using?

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by N212R
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 85
Views: 21783

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

tinpusher007 wrote:
The engines only come in one "size".


Yet several posters imply that Delta had some choices to make as concerns the engine?

What are we missing?

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by N212R
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 29752

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

lightsaber wrote:
I do not expect a top off until after the first c-check. If before, DL will be buying at heavy discount.


It would appear Delta (and Airbus) are treading lightly with their new "orphaned" model. The lack of hoopla for the inaugural would lend credence to that strategy.

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by N212R
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 5868

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

SCQ83 wrote:
When will be the time that Iranian carriers will be fully banned from the free world?


When will be the time that "Topic Authors" will be banned from creating politically motivated threads?

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by N212R
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 104195

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Mythic Pacific NW aviation figures: D B Cooper, The Bare Foot Bandit, and what will we call this? The three share a certain lack of malice, no collateral injuries or deaths. Criminal behavior, an odd resistance against the system (ineffective of course), but in all three an adventuresome story line...

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by N212R
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14794

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

acjbbj wrote:
Considering that DL hasn't been in the headlines that much compared to UA or AA...


That would depend where you find your information (or rumor/innuendo/hit jobs as the case may be) or who your friends are in the mainstream mass-distributed media. Delta it much more than just an Airbus fanboy.

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by N212R
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 23064

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

I would suggest that the lessons learned from initial production of a new product have value... I once built a Rube Goldberg contraption from $100 worth of PVC piping and discarded metal. My world's best mouse trap ultimately turned out to be an exercise in futility. I learned that I had $100 less ...

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by N212R
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 23064

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

So program for cost accounting has absolute nothing to do with normal capitalising. you will find no other example anywhere that allows you to capitalise plain production cost, at the point were the revenue for that item, that were produced with that cost, is realised. But it must be true, he learn...

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by N212R
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 23064

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

What you consistently refuse to acknowledge is that no one involved cares. That part of the equation is easily enough understood. There is no sentiment in money. There is only the pathological impulsion to create the appearance of having it. The money "makers" exist in their closed-loop w...

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by N212R
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)
Replies: 27
Views: 5385

Re: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)

An incoherent, noisy design will no overarching form, style or elegance...kinda like Sub Pop music itself.

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by N212R
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska enters new era of possibilities with direct flights to China
Replies: 20
Views: 5237

Re: Alaska enters new era of possibilities with direct flights to China

32andBelow wrote:
Crazy that everyone who says anc couldn’t pull off a japan flight now think a China flight can work. I see many less Chinese tourists here in Alaska than Jalenese or
Korean.


Crazy doesn't come into consideration when it's Chinese cash that talks.

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by N212R
Wed May 30, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17953

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

I think the next engines will be better, but how to sustain the knowledge base? Knowledge is becoming an increasingly rare commodity in this fragmented world of beguiling bits and bites. Tell someone that they have the entire world of "knowledge" at their fingertips and watch them begin t...

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by N212R
Wed May 30, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17953

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

StTim wrote:
Perhaps because this took so long to appear it is why it is so bad.


Then ask yourself WHY it has taken so long for the powers that be to "expose" these serious liabilities in their products? Not a pretty picture.

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by N212R
Sat May 26, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 77
Views: 8321

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

I remember reading some posts on here a few years ago that hyped up USA-Cuba opening up as the next big coming in the airline industry. Man were those comments full of hot air looking back at it... I believe it was President Hope and Change who got that ball rolling. Another nail in the Obama forei...

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by N212R
Wed May 16, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 5061

Re: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?

MCIRNO wrote:
As an example, the NIMBYs currently are trying to ban ~1,800 vacation rental homes, just in the south shore.


And the anti-NIMBY's are a bunch of flabby-assed developers who never saw an open space in which they didn't want to put up a matchstick house. Keep Tahoe Blue!

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by N212R
Wed May 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 5061

Re: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?

Back in the late 70s and early 80s the only way to get from Southern California to South Lake Tahoe in under 12 plus hour drive was by hoping one of a the few available flights from operators, like Air Cal, PSA, Hughes Air west. Golden West Airlines to name a few others who would eventually abandon...

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by N212R
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 38870

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Fare paying passengers are not going to be accepting of fuel stops that even in the slickest of hands will add 90 mins to an already long trip. If this situation carries on for more than a week it's a PR disaster for the company which not even a new safety video or internet survey will fix (they're...

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by N212R
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian named among ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’ by Fortune
Replies: 16
Views: 3061

Re: Ed Bastian named among ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’ by Fortune

A meaningless list of "insider" encomiums such as magazines love to invent. It's all of a back-slapping, public relations piece. Akin to Variety magazine naming one of the movie studio heads World's Greatest -------- .

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by N212R
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goodbye to Meridiana and their MD-80s, Olbia to Gatwick, October 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 6923

Re: Goodbye to Meridiana and their MD-80s, Olbia to Gatwick, October 2017

Fantastic trip report...detailed, balanced, informative, entertaining, depaysant and more. Olbia is now on my list of destinations!

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by N212R
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor
Replies: 31
Views: 4277

Re: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor

But the main reason is location to the political center of power in DC. Amazon has potential antitrust concerns and they have recently hired s bunch of lobbyists. General dynamics moved to NOVA for the same reason. Be close to the power and money. That sounds just about in Bezos' wandering-eyed, me...

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by N212R
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames
Replies: 34
Views: 24012

Re: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames

Jim, in EK circles it’s called active storage and as I’ve pointed out on previous threads the 380 Fleet is working to capacity at the moment due to it being less costly to “actively store” 777s rather than the 380s. Make no mistake, this is all about crew shortages particularly Captains on the 380,...

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by N212R
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR
Replies: 72
Views: 14065

Re: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR

The Saga is over DY will resume regular operations at EWR tomorrow 3/20 Wishful thinking doesn't make it so. The unanswered questions remain. DY has been flying into EWR for months. Why have they been doing so on a supposedly "accidentally" submitted OpSpec? Why were none of the parties i...

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by N212R
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR
Replies: 72
Views: 14065

Re: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR

The Cancellations are due to no landing rights being established at the beginning of their operations. Only discovered after internal audit of CBP and Port Authority. All passengers from EWR are being Bussed over to JFK The Cancellations are due to internal Norwegian "regulatory issues" w...

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by N212R
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR
Replies: 72
Views: 14065

Re: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR

Over the last few years, these types of approaches have gone the way of the Dodo in the industry. They are considered unnecessarily risky and are gradually being replaced by RNAV visual approaches (these are still visuals that provide vertical and lateral guidance) It is not surprising that a new a...

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by N212R
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again
Replies: 69
Views: 10438

Re: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again

Which is of course ridiculous, as the same carrier would then whine when the opposite starts happening, and competitors fly widebodies with capacity-dumped fare, to reduce the seat cost. Who says the opposite is going to start happening anytime soon? In their haste to monetize the ridiculous hype a...

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by N212R
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe
Replies: 33
Views: 5310

Re: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe

Pacific wrote:
Good luck to the testing team, hope they take away new knowledge for the C919.


If it's made in China, they've "taken away" plenty of new knowledge, just before they started building the thing.

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by N212R
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 53202

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

P&W is further addressing the problem by applying a coating to some engine blades and strengthening the engine's third and fourth shaft bearings to prevent the harmonic vibration, Bromberg says. "Then ultimately we are going to put coating on some of the blades that will improve the sealin...

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by N212R
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 53202

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

StTim wrote:
I really am not sure what you are implying.


The global air transport system and the demands of the ever-increasing many must be fed. The forces that motivate regulation against the forces that motivate profit. Which side of the compromise line will the axe fall?

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by N212R
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 53202

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

My question: How on earth did this engine get ETOPS certified with its downright lousy reliability? Allowing the PW1100G to fly ETOPS routes is just asking for 200 some odd people to go down over the ocean. Taking risks is one thing, but the PW1100G having ETOPS certification is playing with fire. ...

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by N212R
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G aft hub modification failure
Replies: 53
Views: 5814

Re: [AD] PW1100G aft hub modification failure

Once upon a forgotten time, they'd say you make your own luck (or your own breaks).

The point is accepting responsibility or deflecting responsibility. We know which method the human ego prefers.

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by N212R
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G aft hub modification failure
Replies: 53
Views: 5814

Re: New Emergency Airworthiness Directive Issued For PW Powered NEOs

ual763 wrote:
Unfortunately, another setback for Airbus and Pratt&Whitney. They just can't seem to catch a break it seems.


What part of "catching a break" has to do with building a faulty product?

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by N212R
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G aft hub modification failure
Replies: 53
Views: 5814

Re: More A320Neo GTF problems

Which basically says what about the design, manufacturing and implementation process for this engine? Not much at all, this is the normal process where defects are reported, analysis made, and solution sought. It does not impact all aircraft or all engines. Thank you for that succinct definition of...

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by N212R
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G aft hub modification failure
Replies: 53
Views: 5814

Re: More A320Neo GTF problems

Which basically says what about the design, manufacturing and implementation process for this engine?

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by N212R
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 6495

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

Super80Fan wrote:
then the People's Republic of Washington can see what a failure this is.


should read the People's Republic of King (and Pierce) County, the rest of the state is reasonably sane.

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by N212R
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 109
Views: 8511

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

It's amusing that you think Amazon somehow needs the PR created by this search for HQ2, Amazon is a household name, they don't need to desperately search for ways to get their name known around the country. You think Amazon, who basically owns e-comerce, has nothing better to do, then to randomly c...

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by N212R
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 62747

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Cue "Ode to Joy", the Whale jet has breached.

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by N212R
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 11780

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

At SFO, it is amazingly easy to mistake one runway for the other if you are not 100% sure which one you're lined up for as the approach... If it was so "amazingly easy" to mistake runways, how have the parallels at SFO managed to operate safely all these decades? I'm not discounting safet...

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by N212R
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 70
Views: 29686

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

Egerton wrote:
It may be that RR was not expecting the rate of failure that has very recently come to light in NZ.


Is there a category for Corporate Understatement of the Year award?

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by N212R
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme
Replies: 126
Views: 19461

Re: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme

DWC wrote:
As I said earlier in the thread, the FT got it all wrong : Macron is in China to seal his new foreign policy strategy & make of France China's leading Western partner...


The Napoleon complex strikes again. At least they'll always have Paris.

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by N212R
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 32208

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

What has compounded problems at JFK was DL's move to T-4, which was never intended to be a hub carrier facility. T-4 was constructed to replace the old IAB, to be the home of International carriers. The expansion that DL did to T-4 should have been done by the facility operator to host the growing ...

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by N212R
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 21333

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Friends flying the west coast for business noticed the decline in Alaska (versus Delta) two years ago. Seriously so. Seattle papers have covered aviation accurately and presciently for years. Keep in mind that top notch reporters develop and cultivate deep sources. They never get quoted, never get ...

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