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by Sokes
Mon May 10, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4516

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

About age of consent, there has just been a change in France, well the age hasn't changed (to some feminists' despair), it's still 15, but something similar to "statutory rape" was introduced... To use the word "rape" is outrageous. Just like in India. The feminists wanted the a...

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by Sokes
Mon May 10, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings
Replies: 19
Views: 1995

Re: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings

Kurt Cobain played his last concert in terminal 1 of the former Munich airport. However after three years use for party the place was needed for a new trade fare center and a new residential area. The old tower is still there.

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by Sokes
Mon May 10, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7677

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Is a world without war possible? 1975 the war in Vietnam ended. The war in Angola started. Americans had enough of war and voted Carter (1977-81). However he was followed by Reagan. I assume that Carter lost the election because he appointed Paul Volcker to head the FED. And while there was a lot of...

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by Sokes
Mon May 10, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14331

Re: China and biological warfare story

Fun fact:
McCarthy died 48 years old of acute hepatitis.

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by Sokes
Mon May 10, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1826
Views: 307098

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Could an A350-950 be a replacement for the -1000? The -1000 doesn't sell well. I guess it's overstretched with length/ fuselage hight = 12. A 70,1 m long plane would be 11,5, the -900 has 11. However the B777-300ER has length/ fuselage width of 11,9. That's very long. Strange that Boeing stretched i...

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by Sokes
Mon May 10, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1826
Views: 307098

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

In the case of the 777X, the early deferred production cost were written of, because Boeing did not expect to recover those cost inside the expected production run. That actually does not bode well for the program and therefor a 777-8F. Or Boeing didn't want to go the B787 way, selling huge quantit...

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by Sokes
Sun May 09, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Fight Club Brawl at Miami Airport Yesterday
Replies: 71
Views: 13034

Re: Another Fight Club Brawl at Miami Airport Yesterday

I believe they violated social distancing norms. They need to train the cabin crew as referees. Give them a bell and a whistle. Let passengers place bets via the inflight entertainment system, etc. And the winners come into an election system. Each airline could have it's own WWW. Make aviation int...

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by Sokes
Sun May 09, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 4415

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

https://news.yahoo.com/melinda-gates-wa ... 50998.html

That's a lot of characters. Maybe they can make a soap opera out of it. But how does Bill Gates fit in? By traveling once in his jet?
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johns624 wrote:

That's a lot of characters. Maybe they can make a soap opera out of it. But how does Bill Gates fit in? By traveling once in his jet?

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by Sokes
Fri May 07, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4516

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

I think in Germany the definition of child abuse requires 5 years age difference. Also in Germany a 14 year old has the right to decide over her body. Till 16 parents have a right to object, but a court has to decide if the girl is too immature. Obviously in practical terms this rule is mostly ignor...

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by Sokes
Fri May 07, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4211

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

And here is another GOP luminary regaling us how the Three Fifths compromise was reached to end slavery: https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1389627527187021834?s=21&fbclid=IwAR0LD2SBD6qGuMRdBw2tHjUIt_XSqrxwPUJNRXpAZwpMnGDIAQ3xBe4E4i8 These are not outliers, this is core conservative doctrine...

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by Sokes
Fri May 07, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4516

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Child porn may have helped him control is urges but think of the children who were forced to make those images for him to control his urges. The only way to stop a man like this's urges is castration. I'm not sure if it helps control urges. But it seems after loosing control in adolescence he got h...

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by Sokes
Fri May 07, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 4415

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Priorities change. Back then he could have been looking for a sensible, stable, respectable type, good mother material, someone the fellow captains of industry would feel comfortable with. Now he could be looking for someone to have a fling with for a while and then move on to the next one. ... Thi...

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by Sokes
Fri May 07, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4516

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Child porn is so dead wrong on so many levels, very illegal in the USA for good reason that it needs heavy penalties for its consumers and makers. Question: Does watching child porn help pedophiles to control their phantasies? That guy apparently didn't abuse a child for a very long time. Makes me ...

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by Sokes
Fri May 07, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1826
Views: 307098

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Neither the Dreamliner, nor the MAX were introduced smoothly. Is it possible airlines don't trust Boeing anymore to execute trouble free? That they take a wait and see approach?
Both the -1000 and the -9 don't sell.

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by Sokes
Fri May 07, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Fight Club Brawl at Miami Airport Yesterday
Replies: 71
Views: 13034

Re: Another Fight Club Brawl at Miami Airport Yesterday

I believe they violated social distancing norms.

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by Sokes
Fri May 07, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn
Replies: 32
Views: 6767

Re: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn

What is the average trip length in North America? With higher fuel prices and load factors which are never 100% on a consistent basis, aren't airlines paying a premium for the extra capability of the 321 won't use on most of it's flights? The function of price is to distribute limited resources. If...

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by Sokes
Thu May 06, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scrapping of test aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

Re: Scrapping of test aircraft

747classic wrote:
- 787 series, a real disaster. test aircraft #1,#2 and #3 are preserved in several museums, Aircraft #4 still active as a testbed, Test aircraft #5 is scrapped.

I guess that explains my question.
Thanks.

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by Sokes
Thu May 06, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New suggestions as to MH370-'Depressed' Pilot made deliberate moves
Replies: 21
Views: 4884

Re: New suggestions as to MH370-'Depressed' Pilot made deliberate moves

chonetsao wrote:
There is a crazy conspiracy theory on this:
..

You are right. It's crazy.

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by Sokes
Thu May 06, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 182
Views: 48200

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Is the top of the tank the floor of the plane? If so I hope nobody will fall in the gap next to the wall.

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by Sokes
Wed May 05, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2809

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

Reminds me of 2008. There was a demand to limit bankers' bonuses. The banks argued in that case they may not be able to maintain the best talent. Anybody heard the name Zeiss before? "Carl Zeiss AG branded as ZEISS, is a German manufacturer of optical systems and optoelectronics, founded in Jen...

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by Sokes
Wed May 05, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 4415

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Like someone said on Twitter, Melinda is not the only person wants Bill out of their lives. If he can go away permanently $640 Million is amicable. That is wishful thinking, he will be in our lives for a long time. When I married in India 2004 AIDS was a big issue. The Gates Foundation started supp...

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by Sokes
Wed May 05, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 205
Views: 14415

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

There was an evangelical epidemiologist from Baylor interviewed on the radio yesterday--she's trying to make inroads into the evangelical community and encourage them to wear masks, get the vaccine, etc.. She now has to have additional security for her house and family due to the threats. #blessed ...

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by Sokes
Wed May 05, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scrapping of test aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

Scrapping of test aircraft

Why are test aircraft scrapped instead of sold?

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by Sokes
Tue May 04, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4211

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

And then there are more ways to exploit the poor than just slavery. England prohibited slavery early, at least in Britain itself. Did it stop the industrial revolution? Did the English industry use resources produced in Britain or within the Empire? I guess just like Germany or Japan they had to im...

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by Sokes
Tue May 04, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1879

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

Laws have to be made to prevent bad situations. They can only do justice in a majority of cases. That's the price a society has to pay to prevent arbitrary decisions by those in power. It is possible that the child spoilt the monitor on purpose and has a long history of defiant behavior. Maybe she h...

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by Sokes
Tue May 04, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FDX and UPS routes from Asia to EU
Replies: 11
Views: 3014

Re: FDX and UPS routes from Asia to EU

FWIW, In the MD-11 we used to layover in Almaty going between FRA or CDG to HKG. The 777 does it nonstop now. Is this something like 60% fuel, 40% cargo by weight? Is it a question of time savings, landing fees or engine maintenance? Or is there just not enough cargo to require that stop and the ne...

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by Sokes
Tue May 04, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4211

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Imho it is important to finally admit the huge impact African American had in the economic development of the United States. Without them America would not have risen in power so steeply from the 17th to the 20th century. It would be much more fitting than painting them as poor but dispersible vict...

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by Sokes
Tue May 04, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1826
Views: 307098

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

What I find very odd is that the 777-9 was already supposed to be in service this year, not once since it was launched have I seen Boeing ever put in public a maximum payload or range payload curve. In contrast before the A350-1000 was built, range payload curves were provided at various airshows. ...

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by Sokes
Mon May 03, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1826
Views: 307098

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Can't provide facts, but I have my doubts that the A350-1000 is so wonderful. It didn't sell like hot cake. Maybe the B777-300ER was oversold in the sellers market. Do they mostly start close to MTOW? And then B787-9 and A350-900 are good competitors. Makes sense to wait till introduction and see re...

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by Sokes
Mon May 03, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4211

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Or maybe it was having the empire with access to resources and spare manpower. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zc92xnb/revision/4 https://historyofyesterday.com/how-slavery-fueled-the-industrial-revolution-a0190a9b48a1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_Abolition_Act_1833 There are and wer...

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by Sokes
Sun May 02, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 22774

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

morrisond wrote:
Sokes wrote:
Anything known about maintenance of the Leaps when used close to max power? With a lower bypass ratio my assumption may be wrong.


Vs all the earlier engines of lower bypass ratio? Or are you saying less maintenance vs more highly stressed NEO power plants?

Compared to the Neo engines.

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by Sokes
Sun May 02, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mid-life Career Change
Replies: 20
Views: 3253

Re: Mid-life Career Change

Is airport management so boring? It sounds like you have a lot of responsibility. Others probably envy you for that job. Then there is lifestyle. Some people like to be on the road, some like it best to work in their garden. If it's flying that tempts you, a small plane is I guess more fun to fly. I...

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by Sokes
Sun May 02, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group reports Q1 loss, negative continued outlook
Replies: 40
Views: 7682

Re: Lufthansa Group reports Q1 loss, negative continued outlook

Revelation wrote:
...pensions get slashed if not demolished.

If a company goes bust it affects pensions?
How? I thought pensions are on a separate account.

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by Sokes
Sun May 02, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4211

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Again: Why did the industrialization happen in the North instead of the South? Availability of skilled workers and resources, the first one made possible by the agrarian output produced in the South, the second one as well when it comes to cotton, sugar or tobacco. Slavery was legal in Noth America...

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by Sokes
Sun May 02, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 22774

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

The -10's main function is to keep Airbus pricing honest. Happy to be corrected. ... Thus, I think it's fair to suggest MAX-10 is also about offering a growth path for customers who already have large investments in the 737 ecosystem, and a bummer for these airlines that they won't be available til...

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by Sokes
Sun May 02, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1826
Views: 307098

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

https://iagcargomagazine.com/2020/07/28/meet-the-boeing-787-10-iag-cargos-newest-aircraft/ Do you mean at certain ranges? Because I mean the 789 cannot volumetrically carry more cargo? Anyway IAG cargo seems to loves its cargo capabilities transatlantic even moreso than any other Dreamliner they op...

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by Sokes
Sun May 02, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1826
Views: 307098

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

zeke wrote:

Sokes wrote:
Maybe making the wall thinner gives extra strength?


Not if you are keeping other things equal,. You can increase skin thickness, the keel beam would need to be significantly stronger, both increase empty weight.

That was a joke.

Does NA mean North Atlantic?

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by Sokes
Sun May 02, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 22774

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

Noshow wrote:
The A220 is now part of this competition.

I admit if an airline needs some planes with 110 and some with 130 seats, Boeing has no chance.

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by Sokes
Sun May 02, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1826
Views: 307098

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Same MZFW is not going to happen, and "expected structural changes" is the understatement of the internet, around 18 meters more fuselage than the base model (62 to 80 m). O.k., that's a funny point. The -200 is 63,7 m long, but that doesn't change your argument. With a fuselage width of ...

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by Sokes
Sun May 02, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 20231

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

One has to wonder, that if like with pressurized aircraft, there is a finite limit of cycles of compression/decompression for submarines, even if extensively rebuilt. As some have noted, only a small crack can doom a sub. Like with aircraft, you could have a small stress crack develop that over tim...

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by Sokes
Sun May 02, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1826
Views: 307098

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

I don't see where he is invalidating what I have written above. The article clearly explains the reduction in MZFW with increased MTOW, you said it would remain the same or be increased. That's not how I understood tomcat. He said he would expect the -10 to have at least same MZFW/ MLW, but he adde...

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by Sokes
Sun May 02, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 22774

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

Short undercarriage and non-containerized cargo is best at smaller capacity. There was a need to replace B757s and B767s. Naturally Airbus won this competition. Add pilot shortage. There will be a time the A319s and -700s will need replacements. The MAX may be the better plane for it. The -10's main...

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by Sokes
Sat May 01, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 22774

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

One reason Boeing has negative equity because of the accounting rules related to health care and pension costs. They’re required to carry the value of the liability on the balance sheet adjusted for current interest rates. This inflates the costs in a way that is disconnected from what Boeing actua...

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by Sokes
Sat May 01, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much is Traffic Recovering?
Replies: 46
Views: 8777

Re: How Much is Traffic Recovering?

Enough to spread new mutations around the world in days.

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by Sokes
Sat May 01, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1826
Views: 307098

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

The A350-900 has 745 orders versus 168 for the -1000. And that's without the competition from above. It seems the -1000 isn't too attractive. I expect the -1000 won't be able to compete against B777-9X. Assuming the B777-9X gets a MTOW of at least 360t. Let's assume further that the B777-8X is like ...

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by Sokes
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 22774

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

Enough discussion for today. You got the last word.

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by Sokes
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 22774

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

The Dreamliner has pumped out out billions of cash in excess of production cost and will continue to do so even at the lower rates - of course once deliveries ramp up again - just like the MAX. You have a source? Go read the annual reports or anyones analysis by anyone on Wall Street. You yourself ...

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by Sokes
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 22774

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

Gremlinzzzz wrote:
Sokes wrote:
...didn't need, because they booked their B787 losses as an asset.

Can they sell these assets like the property they are selling in Puget Sound?

Maybe morissond wants to buy some of it?

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by Sokes
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 22774

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

LTD = Long term Debt From 2011 to 2018 pre-MAX/Covid LTD barely budged. They financed the share buybacks from excess cash flow they didn't need. ...didn't need, because they booked their B787 losses as an asset. So if debt is short term it's better? Not using program accounting doesn’t mean 787 los...

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