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by scbriml
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98426

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

DylanHarvey wrote:
This dude also said the A350 could be coming to the end of its life with the proposed 78X MTOW increase. So yea we will question the thought process


Was that the MTOW increase that was announced at Paris?

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 826
Views: 118081

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

DenverTed wrote:
SteinarN wrote:

We know MCAS at low speed was supposed to administer up to 2.5 units AND trim.

What units, degrees? "AND", not "of"?


AND = Aircraft Nose Down

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383089

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Maybe they got an exemption for this flight. FL200 and "slow" -- could be with the flaps out to prevent MCAS. But on what grounds? Must be some compelling arguments involved. Commercial aviation insurers have suspended hull and liability insurance in relation to all MAX flights, so a flig...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9403

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Yeah I liked the 60s too when a nations carrier was an introduction to an entire nation or at least a nations region. Unfortunately, “nation-state” supported undermining of free market capitalism seems to be valued by some on here.. The days of East African Airways, Pan Am, and British Caledonian a...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Question
Replies: 27
Views: 3575

Re: B-36 Question

I love the B-36, it's such a beast.

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26010

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

How do you know this was a cultural issue rather than individual laziness? Because this sort of stuff is happening way too often, it a corporate culture problem that needs to be addressed from the top down. Sloppy 737MAX MCAS implementation and 'hiding' it from FAA & pilots (plus the other issu...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3666

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

He was breaking the law by having guns. A domestic violence restraining order was on him. The police knew because she told them. The police were doing nothing and she feared for her life after he ran her off the road after the divorce hearing. What you are saying is taking guns from a person with a...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 17001

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

As the A350 severely lacks range will it be able to do LHR-MAD without heavy payload restrictions? Only kidding of course. Can’t wait to see the A350 with the Union Jack!!!!! :lol: I'd be surprised if it can make it all the way to Madrid to be honest. They will probably have to divert to Bilbao at ...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3666

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

Yeah, I get the law and that she admitted to what could be construed as a criminal act but still... this is pretty dumb. Even thinking you have to follow the law on this one, you'd think someone at the station would think this through and have a better option. But fear not Florida, Alabama has your...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photos not showing up after acceptance?
Replies: 170
Views: 41553

Re: Photos not showing up after acceptance?

I've had 11 shots accepted around 12:20BST and they're still not showing up three hours later. Photo ids: 5562473 5562475 5562477 5562481 5562485 5562491 5562493 5562495 5562497 5562499 5562505 If I follow the link in the acceptance email it says "Photo #nnnnnnn is no longer available." Ed...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2007
Views: 106958

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

When a party win a majority based on there manifesto, the manifesto is then becomes the guiding principle of their government leadership. If they do not after winning a majority then they risk losing the next GE as they have not performed from what they were elected to do in the first place. I doub...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2007
Views: 106958

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Parliament isn’t made up from one party, David Cameron/Theresa May has put us in this position due to not following their own party manifesto It's touching that you think any party delivers everything in their manifesto once elected. Political reality is very often different from an election manife...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2007
Views: 106958

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I thought BoJo knew he was lying, but he talked about the implementation period after no-deal Brexit, meaning he doesn't understand that the implementation period is part of the withdrawal agreement. As from day one of the Brexit debate, he simply doesn't understand how any of it works. He's convin...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5215

Re: Americans and electric stoves

einsteinboricua wrote:
Flame is also easier to control.

I have not tried induction, though I'm curious to try it.


IMHO, induction is just as responsive and easy to control as gas.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5215

Re: Americans and electric stoves

cpd wrote:
I did have to get new pots and pans - but lovely.


Yes, we had to buy some new pans, but tbh our old ones were getting a bit sad, so no real hardship.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23298

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

SCQ83 wrote:
I hope America will liberate Iran from the Ayatollahs ASAP.


Yeah, because that's worked so well in the past.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5215

Re: Americans and electric stoves

I grew up in a house with a gas stove and my mother always said she hated electric. Once I left home, my wife and I always had a gas stove until we moved house last October. Our new house (it's actually 150 years old!) has a remodeled kitchen with an induction hob. O.M.G! I love it and will never go...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Paul Hardcastle fans here?
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: Any Paul Hardcastle fans here?

I haven't listened to him since I was n,n,n,n,nineteen.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43492

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Willie Walsh is hedging his airplane portfolio recently, except for the 787 fleet at BA, every new plane at BA, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus has been an Airbus. Iberia and Aer Lingus are Airbus exclusive airlines for both short & long haul with the exception of a few 757 at the Irish airline....

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383089

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

sadiqutp wrote:
Well, Capt. Sullenberger did a complete 180 on his initial reaction after the ET crash.


Unlike 90% of a.netters, maybe he can rationally change his mind and see things differently once more information becomes available?

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383089

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Sully credentials speak for themselves and is not questioned, however he never flew a MAX much less one that experienced an MCAS event. How many of those highly trained, vastly experienced, super skilled American pilots have? How many of them have experienced "an MCAS event" while a pile ...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23298

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Yes, it does matter when a drone gets shot down because that is still considered a United States government asset. Don't care if it is a drone or not. Its bad for our defense and aerospace contracting industries, so we need war to fuel these industries. Plus,those drones cost about 180,000,000 USD....

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43492

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This obsession about containers is just ridiculous. Tell BA. :sarcastic: You've been told multiple times that T5 is all containerised. Walsh stated that the MAX would be used by BA at Gatwick but not at Heathrow. So, in summary, the "obsession" with containers at Heathrow clearly isn't ri...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flowers Death Sentence Overturned By SCOTUS
Replies: 20
Views: 1068

Re: Flowers Death Sentence Overturned By SCOTUS

And people still call for carrying out executions quickly. :sarcastic:

I guess dead men don't talk.

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stlgph wrote:
July 2019 is Space City month in Houston.

https://www.visithoustontexas.com/spacecity/


Never has my whelm been so undered. :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2007
Views: 106958

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

So the brits that pretend to lecture the EU on democracy, will have the next PM chosen by 160 000/ 45 000 000 = 0,35 % of the electorate.... Fake democracy. " The Brits " don't lecture the EU on democracy, a small minority do. Please don't tar us all with the same brush. Regarding electio...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86889

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

KFLLCFII wrote:
So...Could today be the day of the 797, or is it too late for that?


Well played, sir! Well played. :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86889

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I don't understand why people think IAG would take the PR hit from announcing a MAX LOI now if they didn't intend to order them. I don't subscribe to the #FakeNews view on this, but let's be clear, there would be no "PR hit" if IAG simply said nothing and let this LOI quietly expire. None...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43492

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This obsession about containers is just ridiculous. Tell BA. :sarcastic: You've been told multiple times that T5 is all containerised. Walsh stated that the MAX would be used by BA at Gatwick but not at Heathrow. So, in summary, the "obsession" with containers at Heathrow clearly isn't ri...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86889

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I don't understand why people think IAG would take the PR hit from announcing a MAX LOI now if they didn't intend to order them. I don't subscribe to the #FakeNews view on this, but let's be clear, there would be no "PR hit" if IAG simply said nothing and let this LOI quietly expire. None...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 35
Views: 1828

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

Magog wrote:
One’s sexual orientation is nobody else’s business. Even if they are a politician.


Sure.

Would America ever elect an openly gay President?

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52850

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

This replaces their aging fleet of 757-200s, the exact aircraft we expected to be replaced by an A321XLR, and the exact part of the market that Boeing was willing to give up when looking at the NMA. Not a surprise here at all. Well, it's very nearly a 50% increase in frames over their remaining 757...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2007
Views: 106958

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Yep, looking like Boris "The Buffoon" Johnson will be the last ever Tory PM.

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52850

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

TATL is going to be a bloodbath soon when all the LCCs get their XLRs too and start flying across the pond. In the future we are going to look back at the “good days” when ALL flights TATL had free baggage and meals, on widebodies, and not just select carriers on select premium routes. Great! I can...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383089

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The Muilenburg death watch has begun: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/a-question-at-the-paris-air-show-will-boeing-ceo-muilenburg-survive/ That's a damn shame, Muilenburg wasn't the CEO when the MAX was designed or launched. I have great faith in the man, he's a Boeing lifeti...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23298

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Slate has nailed it with the observation: Trump Has Brilliantly Cornered Himself Where He’s Now Demanding Iran Abide by a Deal He Already Reneged On https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/06/trump-iran-deal-pulled-out-troops-middle-east-uranium-tehran.html This is so obvious it hurts that is has ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45386

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

TTailedTiger wrote:
This is the most absurd thing I have ever read on this wesbite.


Did you not read that post about the FAA punishing other countries for grounding the MAX? That was pretty crazy!

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124016

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Congrats to Airbus for the orders and the launch of XLR, however is it me or the EIS for XLR is a bit longer than expected, usually variants for airbus takes shorter time to EIS, and we all knew they been working on this for a while we are looking at 3.5 years, thats a long time even for aviation. ...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124016

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

The A321XLR sounds like it will have impressive performance and economics A few questions come to mind: Is there a planned increase in maximum thrust ? The gross weight is now up over 220,000 pounds, that’s a lot of weight on four main wheels, any chance of going to eight on a redesigned main bogie...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124016

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

How is it a steal if they are going to replace older A330? It doesn't matter what they're replacing, but it's somewhat surprising that an airline already operating 787s and with A350s on the way, decided to add a third widebody twin type rather than consolidate on the A350/787 combo. If they'd orde...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98426

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
BA is Boeing's trading symbol on NYSE. So the prior poster is absolutely right. But I can see how that can cause confusion too.


Given this is not a finance or stock market site, using the stock code for Boeing is more than just a little obtuse and does cause confusion. IMHO.

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98426

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

FWIW - internal word is that EK have asked Airbus to accelerate delivery of 339. Watch this space That‘s kind of funny. They haven’t even confirmed the contract but they already ask Airbus to accelerate the deliveries? But thanks for the information. I really wasn’t sure if the neo-loi was just ano...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98426

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Especially when Sir Tim is talking of deferrals, not cancellations. Until something IS actually cancelled, it will contrdict sir Tim's remarks. Yet when United defers A350 deliveries (despite adding additional frames twice ) the 'a.net consensus' is they don't want them and can't wait to get rid of...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98426

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Stitch wrote:
If he defers part of it out to beyond 2030, it might as well be a cancellation from Boeing's perspective.


Under ASC 606 rules, would they have to remove them from the backlog?

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66559

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Air France ordered and operated the Boeing 767-200ER & 300ER from 1991 to 2003 Boeing 767-200ER 2 1991 1992 Boeing 767-300ER 8 1991 200 Both sets of aircraft ordered directly from Boeing. I pulled this from Wiki, but I can also go and pull the data from several books on the history of Air Franc...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230352

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

zeke wrote:
We may see an announcement as early as the Paris Airshow in a couple of weeks.


Paris Air Show starts on Monday!

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66559

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

From a 6-yr old thread: Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 1): Did AF get the 767s from UTA? No, they did not. Air France ordered them directly from Boeing. The Air France 767s were built as 767-328ERs, that's how I know. If they came from UTA they would be 3B3ERs. Boeing's website shows an order for 3 GE po...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66559

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

mjoelnir wrote:
6,500 is either 23% or 30% more than 5,000, depends on what number you use as the base. Try it.


5,000 is 23% less than 6,500

AND

6,500 is 30% more than 5,000

Meanwhile, this has nothing to do with Paris, just sayin.

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230352

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Perhaps this one needs a pause until the decision is made by the airline and announced to the world. :checkmark: Especially since the thread title is " Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft " and it started nearly ten months ago . By now they must be absolute...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23298

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

trpmb6 wrote:
Pretty obtuse to think that officials would release the video saying it was an Iranian revolutionary guard ship and not have confirmation that it really was.


Colin Powell, UN, Iraqi WMDs.

Just sayin

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