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by Aircellist
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 57570

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

The 777X is not (quite) the A380, yet one thing has to give: either Boeing was absolutely right (and I believe they were) in foreseeing market fragmentation, or they were absolutely right (and I believe they were not) in making the next biggest plane. For the record, I believe the A350 itself is lea...

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by Aircellist
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 57570

Re: Boeing delays first 777-9 delivery to 2023, takes $6.5bn charge

It means they can no longer project the sales needed to cover the $6.5B of expenses so they must take the write off. That's my understanding of how program accounting works. The press release says: https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2021-01-27-Boeing-Reports-Fourth-Quarter-Results "Commercial Airpla...

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by Aircellist
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 621
Views: 74309

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

About the A220/A320: I'd wager there is indeed quite a high pressure in Europe to keep jobs in Europe instead of shipping them to Canada/USA, for one, and it is quite easier to jack up back the scale on a functioning line than to foster a newer, not quite yet as good one. And the orders postponed, ...

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by Aircellist
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 621
Views: 74309

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

About the A220/A320: I'd wager there is indeed quite a high pressure in Europe to keep jobs in Europe instead of shipping them to Canada/USA, for one, and it is quite easier to jack up back the scale on a functioning line than to foster a newer, not quite yet as good one. And the orders postponed, y...

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by Aircellist
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 621
Views: 74309

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

Anecdotal, because market is so much depressed and travel restrictions are hitting hard on that market, but TS is partially replacing A330 with A321 on YUL-CDG, at the present time. And its A310, smaller wide bodies if ever were, have been completely retired last spring. (I mean this as an illustrat...

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by Aircellist
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 57570

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

https://www.flightglobal.com/systems-and-interiors/ge-to-perform-ge9x-sand-ingestion-tests-in-2021/140452.article Might it have anything to do with this maybe It is actually quite possible as the article suggests. I find it partly interesting that they would potentially be using an aircraft frame i...

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by Aircellist
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR with Airliners
Replies: 62
Views: 4899

Re: VFR with Airliners

Glenn Miller, anyone?

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by Aircellist
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2021
Replies: 385
Views: 19234

Re: Word Game Q1 2021

readytotaxi wrote:
atouille


Cuisine

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by Aircellist
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close Seattle R&D center
Replies: 105
Views: 12221

Re: Boeing to close Seattle R&D center

62 millions $ but no severance pay…

I don't know how to comment that…

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by Aircellist
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR with Airliners
Replies: 62
Views: 4899

Re: VFR with Airliners

I've not be able to find a source, but I remember reading it from French newspapers when it happened (I was in holidays in France, that summer; probably mid or late '80s))… It was sometime in the last millenium, when Wardair was still flying to CDG. There was the annual occurence of ATC strike in Fr...

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by Aircellist
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 11177

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

How many still to be delivered? This one will be the last, I guess…

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by Aircellist
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game - Q4 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 19767

Re: Word Game - Q4 2020

Ham

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by Aircellist
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game - Q4 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 19767

Re: Word Game - Q4 2020

Bono

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by Aircellist
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.
Replies: 74
Views: 8993

Re: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.

:old: For the record, the 757-100 never made it to the flight line either The 757-100 is the 200. No it's not. Sorry, I am not home so cannot find it now, but I had a book when I was a teenager, talking about the then projected 757 that would exist in two sizes, -100 and -200, and the -100 was drop...

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by Aircellist
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.
Replies: 74
Views: 8993

Re: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.

:old: For the record, the 757-100 never made it to the flight line either

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by Aircellist
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 367870

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

The TIA is a big deal as the parallel flight test frames are very limited in their contribution for record until it is issued. They may peform "risk reduction" testing, but cabin is there as ballast legally, you can go find problems, but you cannot perform test points to verify something ...

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by Aircellist
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 209
Views: 41703

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

Wow, the art of answering a question without answering the question! :rotfl: Can it be translated from CEO-speak as "The A380s will go, the B748's will stay"? :) Funny, I thought he answered the question, in fact… :) Of course he did - while staying within the limits of what he is allowed...

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by Aircellist
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines has a hilarious new "Safety Dance" video
Replies: 29
Views: 3140

Re: Alaska Airlines has a hilarious new "Safety Dance" video

https://youtu.be/z1A5BtqsaPM

I swear people would fly Virgin just for the video.


Surprisingly good, indeed! Thanks for sharing :)
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AmericanAir88 wrote:
Nothing will ever beat this (Virgin America Safety Video): https://youtu.be/z1A5BtqsaPM

I swear people would fly Virgin just for the video.


Surprisingly good, indeed! Thanks for sharing :)

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by Aircellist
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 209
Views: 41703

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

Q: The combined fleet of Asiana and Korean Air will also consist of 16 Airbus A380s and 35 Boeing 747s. These are big planes. Do you intend to retire some of them? A: We will review the entire A380 operation and its routes. Since most Boeing 747s are freighters, plans will be developed for them as ...

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by Aircellist
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The smell of flying!
Replies: 19
Views: 3128

Re: The smell of flying!

I was just thinking: "How could one have been a kid living close to Heathrow in the '50s and then still a kid living close to JFK in the '70s, and then I realized that two different posters had almost the same username…

Yeah, I remember that smell of lore, me too…

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by Aircellist
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 15323

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Beautiful indeed! Thanks!

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by Aircellist
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 15644

Re: Political Position (Guns)

Today is the 40th anniversary of John Lennon's death. Yoko Ono posted on Twitter a picture that says more than 1,436,000 persons have been killed by guns in the USA since then. Just sayin'. And no, I did not check her sources. She lives there, not me. I checked and she seems to be a bit high. That ...

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by Aircellist
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 15644

Re: Political Position (Guns)

Today is the 40th anniversary of John Lennon's death. Yoko Ono posted on Twitter a picture that says more than 1,436,000 persons have been killed by guns in the USA since then.

Just sayin'.

And no, I did not check her sources. She lives there, not me.

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by Aircellist
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game - Q4 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 19767

Re: Word Game - Q4 2020

Distancing!

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by Aircellist
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game - Q4 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 19767

Re: Word Game - Q4 2020

Press

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by Aircellist
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 4913

Re: C919 Testing, Certification, and Entry Into Service

Whenever a new type is introduced, it is best to identify what market the aircraft has an advantage. e.g., quick turn, fuel burn, predictive maintenance, limit of Validity, comfort, range, economics at certain ranges, dispatch reliability, noise, short field performance Versus the A230 NEO MAX I ca...

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by Aircellist
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 vs. 748 revisited
Replies: 112
Views: 11236

Re: A380 vs. 748 revisited

Given the 748 doesn't seat 400, it's some real squinting to try to narrow the scope down that much. FWIW, I too am with Zeke: much better to send a plane that would leave some passengers out than one that would carry empty seats, especially around now. just a cellist's opinion. … But I am appalled ...

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by Aircellist
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 vs. 748 revisited
Replies: 112
Views: 11236

Re: A380 vs. 748 revisited

No angle, what happened is some posters had not realized that aero.de only used partial or incomplete quotes. When I posted what the CEO they dismissed it because it does not fit their agenda. They dug their heels even further. The CEO was talking about the future of the A380, 744, 748 in the curre...

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by Aircellist
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 90872

Re: British Airways network updates

yulexpansion wrote:
Aircellist wrote:
And YUL


It looks like they cancelled YUL.


Oh, you are right. I had seen it not long ago, but it seems it was before november…

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by Aircellist
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 90872

Re: British Airways network updates

And YUL

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by Aircellist
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Most Underutilized Airports Relative to Capacity
Replies: 12
Views: 2333

Re: The Most Underutilized Airports Relative to Capacity

YMX is no longer underutilized as a passenger airport: terminal has been demolished.

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by Aircellist
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 212133

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

audidudi, do you mean that test flights are actually based in CHR and LDE?

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by Aircellist
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 621
Views: 74309

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

Looks like the safest place to invest in civil aviation nowadays is long term parking space…

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by Aircellist
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW20 Intercontinental routes to Canada thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2251

Re: NW20 Intercontinental routes to Canada thread

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/293818/klm-nw20-intercontinental-operations-update-as-of-17sep20/?highlight=KLM Additional KLM NW20: AMS-YYC 3x weekly A333 (Originally 789) AMS-YYC-YEG 2x weekly A333 (Originally 789) AMS-YYZ 9x weekly B77W/772/789 AMS-YUL 3x weekly A332 Will KL671...

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by Aircellist
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 reached its 1500th delivery
Replies: 74
Views: 11008

Re: Airbus A330 reached its 1500th delivery

OK, just a personal tribute here. I was lucky enough to have my first encounter & flight on the mighty 330 even before it entered service, on a route-proofing flight with passengers, operated by Airbus and the French DGAC between ORY and NCE in the summer of 1993. A soon-to-be Air Inter bird, s...

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by Aircellist
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing releases new CMO (Current market outlook)
Replies: 61
Views: 8085

Re: Boeing releases new CMO (Current market outlook)

Revelation, I do hope you're wrong… However, I am even less optimistic… (therefore, I hope I'm wrong too!). I believe we've seen the summit of commercial aviation, for quite a long time, if not for good. The other day, there was a news flash on Radio-Canada (in French) about Air Canada having lost s...

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by Aircellist
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 295
Views: 38325

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

Looks like that plane will have had a pretty short career in front-line service. Sad.

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by Aircellist
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 14196

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

The previous phraseology was, "N123, Runway XX, position and hold." which was replaced with, "N123, Runway XX, line up and wait." When they changed that, I said "position and hold" is something you do in an airplane, "line up and wait" is something you do at ...

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by Aircellist
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics
Replies: 109
Views: 14833

Re: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics

Dominion301, thanks for the new metrics. Meaningful indeed.

From westaust's numbers (post #66), the same for YUL:
Sector/May-20/June-20/ % change
Domestic: 19,085 / 21,327 / +11.7%
TB: 2,640 / 2,590 / -1.9%
International: 11,831 / 14,206 / +20.1%
Total: 33,556 / 38,123 / +13.6%

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by Aircellist
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 117129

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Revelation wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Some of the 737MAX stored at RNT and BFI, taken last weekend

In the US we have a saying that is appropriate: "All dressed up, and nowhere to go".


"Oh, that magic feeling
Nowhere to go"
J. Lennon and P. McCartney

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by Aircellist
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often is widebody used in short haul domestic flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

Re: How often is widebody used in short haul domestic flights?

Yesterday there was a 787 flying from YYZ to YUL with AC; I saw it coming in to land, from Jean-Talon market in Montreal. AC will fly widebodies between YYZ and YUL on the Rapidair routes. Common to see 787s, 330s, and 777s. Or L1011s, 747s, and 767s back in the day. Yup, that was the "good ol...

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by Aircellist
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often is widebody used in short haul domestic flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

Re: How often is widebody used in short haul domestic flights?

Yesterday there was a 787 flying from YYZ to YUL with AC; I saw it coming in to land, from Jean-Talon market in Montreal.

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by Aircellist
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737-200 question
Replies: 7
Views: 2635

Re: B737-200 question

[quote="strfyr51"][/quote]

Thanks! One of the good stories I've read here!

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by Aircellist
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 384
Views: 44190

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

Well, after BBD's utter failure, if Embraer feels ready to go, please, try. However unpleasant were some of EMBSPB's comments about the CSeries, I wish you success. Embraer can hardly be as mismanaged as BBD was.

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by Aircellist
Fri May 01, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 99024

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
It will indeed be an Airbus Canada product, assembled under "arrangements" by Airbus USA in Mobile.

Airbus Canada pays Airbus USA to accomplish this portion of the work.


Wow. Just wow!

So, that is the deal BBD exited…

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by Aircellist
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dead bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 2435

Re: Dead bolt

This should be addressed by your operator, NOT on a public forum. It’s a security procedure, thus closely held. What is it with so many people in this forum to ignore pure security related issues? I've been complaining of this for over 20 years on this forum which largely influenced my withdrawal f...

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by Aircellist
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 14145

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

Thanks for that impressive work, Enilria!

Looks like only LH and its family are sustaining a bit more than a bare skeleton (if only) of international flights to the USA…

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by Aircellist
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is that on this 737’s landing gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 4618

Re: What is that on this 737’s landing gear?

(…) With regard to the Vortex Dissipators, I can’t tell you how many times I walked into one during the walk around. I’ll tell you, I learned some pretty spicy curses in French during my Arctic time. Pray tell :) As it's in French it will not get censored over here (hoping to discover any newer one).

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by Aircellist
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics
Replies: 109
Views: 14833

Re: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics

"At least" 80% leaves some room for more bad news…

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by Aircellist
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19389

Re: Boeing to Stop Washington State Aircraft Production

[…] I see things very differently. Boeing going back to production next week is not essential. People's health is. People can survive financial hardship. Death is permanent. Boeing can and will survive financial hardship. If things get really bad eventually stock holders might get wiped out, but Bo...

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