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by N212R
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 198
Views: 39324

Re: Qatar to cancel 4 A350s due to supplier issues

The Qataris might not be feeling the French love d'antan.

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by N212R
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 27628

Re: German group considering A380 part out

Given the small worldwide fleet, there isn't a lot of demand for big components like landing gears, and flight control surfaces. What a poor return for these lessors, they're going to make less than inflation. Explain that to the investors... Who would put a price on EU breast-beating and Airbus hu...

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by N212R
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 10853

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

You cannot compare the training environments in the US and elsewhere in the world - they are different, and thus by necessity the experience requirements before entering the profession are different. How is the training environment "different" in Australia vs the US? The pilots are traini...

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by N212R
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 10853

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

You'll have to do a lot of research but here is a starter course: "On a bleak winter evening, on February 12, 2009 at about 10:17 p.m., Continental Connection Flight 3407 (operated by Colgan Air, Inc.) crashed while on final approach into Buffalo, New York. The repercussions from this crash ha...

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by N212R
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 10853

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

No, First Officers in other countries start flying the line with nothing but a commercial pilots license at 250 hours (some at 190). First officers in the United States have to have an ATP (Airline Transport License) Which requires 1,500 hours. What "other" countries allow pilots to start...

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by N212R
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 22436

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

And by their fruits you shall know them. Did the story first break on CNN?

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by N212R
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 10853

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

Is the "pilot shortage" issue affecting other countries to the same degree? If not, why not?

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by N212R
Thu May 11, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing halts 737 MAX flights, LPT Cracking
Replies: 41
Views: 14099

Re: 737 Max grounded

StTim wrote:
Breaking news that Boeing has grounded the Max due to Quality issues with the LEAP LP turbine cracking.


There's always a spanner finding it's way into the works.

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by N212R
Sun May 07, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42922

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

If Goldman Sachs warns, that means they're half a dozen moves ahead on the oil spigot game board...the rest is just window dressing.

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by N212R
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 135835

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

juliuswong wrote:
408 million Weibo users (That's China's version of Twitter). One market, 1.2 billion population, UA is largest player in US-China player. Good luck!


Thank you for that voice of reason in a hollow Internet wilderness of spinners, trend-makers and false-news relayers.

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by N212R
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 135835

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

And this is trending BIG TIME in China. You don't want to piss off your customers in China but guess what, Oscar did. In defending his own companies policy, he most likely inadvertently caused a firestorm of epic proportions. Not surprisingly, the "trend-makers" working overtime and to wh...

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by N212R
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 135835

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Just about every news outlet and the flying public are calling UA a disgrace, save for a few United fanboys. Here is one clip just posted by CNN, very respected news outlet. Oscar Muniz must go . http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/11/news/united-passenger-pr-disaster/index.html United Airlines shows how ...

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by N212R
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 135835

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The DL weather related meltdown did make the news, but it's not BIG news because weather related meltdowns happen dozens of times a year. I recall DL, AA UA and WN all having at least one in the last year. When's the last time you saw an (innocent) passenger dragged off a plane parked at a gate? Th...

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by N212R
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 135835

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

By the way, UAL market cap is down $890,000,000 today. So maybe throwing an extra $1k of compensation to get that extra seat would have been a good idea. A perfect example of the very dangerous level we have allowed "crowd" hysteria and irrationality to overtake our popular and now financ...

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by N212R
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 135835

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

What's painfully apparent is that most airlines (notably, United) have not yet learned to adapt to the realities of social media. Just like the leggings incident, the speed at which social media can amplify or distort needs to be factored into new customer service training. You can quote rules til ...

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by N212R
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying
Replies: 117
Views: 24945

Re: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying

Your argument is not logical. It's not even an Airbus engine. The PW1100G manufacturer is Pratt & Whitney, a company located in the United States. The joke is on you. Thank you for your dedication to this website of which I am a long-time lurker...banal preface oblige You'll forgive me for wond...

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by N212R
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying
Replies: 117
Views: 24945

Re: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying

KarelXWB wrote:
I'm not even sure what that means; P&W is located in the United States and not Toulouse.


What it means is the Airboosters have plenty of exposed skin in this dissimulating game. Company speak oblige...

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by N212R
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying
Replies: 117
Views: 24945

Re: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying

KarelXWB wrote:
None of these issues are related to design faults and can be resolved by introducing stronger materials. We're talking about manufacturing issues here, a "complete redesign" is out of the question.


Toulousian-speak for "circle the wagons" mes gars!

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by N212R
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying
Replies: 117
Views: 24945

Re: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying

Got it, so essentially it varies from deal to deal, but it is 100% defined in the original purchase agreements. Is there an industry standard that they lean one way or the other typically though? Thanks. The idea, as any good lawyer (or politician) will tell you, is to contractually insure to make ...

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by N212R
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience
Replies: 66
Views: 8302

Re: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience

It's interesting how a small market in, Canada, like YQT can fill a 738 once a week and YHZ twice a week, but it's a struggle from LAX and other U.S. cities. Papa Trudeau was a big Fidel booster back in the days of socialist radical chic. His current Prime Minister son was weaned on Cuban revolutio...

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by N212R
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 326651

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Just casting my lightweight line into the ever hypocritical pond of Amazon boosterism. It's back to the swamp, the worst day fishing...

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by N212R
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 326651

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

What would be the point of Mr. wjcandee purposefully avoiding the more subjective word "Amazon"? His purported objectivity is deafening.

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by N212R
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 326651

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Whatever one thinks about the behavior of the ABX pilots, by all accounts, when they aren't taking some kind of labor action or picketing the customer, they perform their work exceptionally-well. But they do a lot of things to make the customer leery of using ABX, so in that case it really will be ...

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by N212R
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 95
Views: 19291

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

When a doctor removes a kidney from the wrong patient or a dentist removes the wrong molar, do we excuse it away as a professional having a momentary brain fart? We explore the possibility of a practitioner who's professionalism could be called into question. Which is what should be done here.

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by N212R
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to Establish Worldwide Cargo Hub at CVG
Replies: 88
Views: 13872

Re: Amazon to Establish Worldwide Cargo Hub at CVG

lavalampluva wrote:
It seems to me like Amazon is slowly absorbing DHL into its network.


Wouldn't the fact that Amazon has decided to intentionally plant it's growing footprint smack dab in DHL's lap be an indication they aren't done with their expansionist plans?

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by N212R
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 326651

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Amazon, in their omniscient wisdom, decided to bring the ugly step-sister to the Big Dance. There were always going to be toes stepped upon.

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by N212R
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending Taipei service
Replies: 106
Views: 19647

Re: Delta ending Taipei service

commavia wrote:
Again - all of this has basically nothing to do with Delta.


That would certainly explain why you've provided an exhaustive, long-winded response to a thread entitled "DELTA ending Taipei service". :wink2: Thank you nonetheless for the excellent post.

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by N212R
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending Taipei service
Replies: 106
Views: 19647

Re: Delta ending Taipei service

Can I 2nd this? My thought was on the issue of "One China", and I bow to the fact that it is rather contentious at the moment. For that reason, I have exercised caution in what I said above (and even discussed HK as well). That said, it is a bit like walking through a mine-field, blindfol...

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by N212R
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending Taipei service
Replies: 106
Views: 19647

Re: Delta ending Taipei service

klm617 wrote:
This is just more evidence of Delta stomping their feet when they don't get their way.


The mainland Chinese government certainly won't be stomping their feet over this decision.

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by N212R
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787
Replies: 251
Views: 40888

Re: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787

Delta, like their Atlanta neighbors CNN, are "internationalists" to a fault. Buy American!

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