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by seahawk
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline
Replies: 131
Views: 30538

Re: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline

Lufthansa has been rescued by the German taxpayer. Their traditional high wages have not been sustainable anymore. For years they try to lower their cost base. I understand the frustration of traditional LH staff but this issue really has two sides. I think they should better reform the company cor...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 273
Views: 49072

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

Airbus only linked the wing to a new platform and said:

“We think the next new platform will be significantly better than what we do today,” he told Bloomberg on April 29. “We’re really focused on accelerating the path to de-carbonization and to the propulsion system of the future.”

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 273
Views: 49072

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

The whole certification debate is pure speculation, There is no indication that they want to hang the wing on the A320 series. Airbus talk about a new platform which probably is a future A320 successor.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 398
Views: 70320

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

Great news. Hope the succeed and no money is wasted on that pointless purchase.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 273
Views: 49072

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

The primary purpose is to increase wing size and area while keeping it about the same weight as the current wing. And this for similar production costs. It is a necessity for any successor to the A320NEO, but I am not convinced we will see the wing on an A320 any time soon. It makes me wonder at wh...

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by seahawk
Mon May 31, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 273
Views: 49072

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

I see the wing more as a technology demonstrator than a real product. That may well be, but it was supposed to reduce weight. The primary purpose is to increase wing size and area while keeping it about the same weight as the current wing. And this for similar production costs. It is a necessity fo...

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by seahawk
Sun May 30, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 273
Views: 49072

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

I see the wing more as a technology demonstrator than a real product.

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by seahawk
Sat May 29, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 102473

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Under current condition STC would be stupid not to use any delay by Boeing to get concessions for taking the frames at a later date. This is business and we know that EK and QR like to negotiate through the press. They are building the 4th 777-9 for Lufthansa at the moment and everybody knows how in...

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by seahawk
Sat May 29, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 471
Views: 68178

Re: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”

So I guess he will be be delighted when the Green party in Germany decides to reduce the traffic rights of QR to Germany due to environmental concerns?

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by seahawk
Sat May 29, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 102473

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

We can simply reduce the whole discussion to the fact that EK will probably have an interest in pushing deliveries out to a later date, but they do need the 777-9 and will buy hundreds of them, making it the mainstay of their fleet together with the 787.

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by seahawk
Wed May 26, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 102473

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

If the contractual specs would not be met which I don't hope he could walk away. That is his right and not his fault. Most contracts only allow termination for incredibly significant performance misses, like failure to perform certain missions within a broad payload tolerance. For typical performan...

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by seahawk
Tue May 25, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 102473

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Good for Airbus. What is stopping STC from another U-Turn? Meanwhile Boeing should put 77X project on back burner with couple of interns and reassign resources to other projects. EK has over ordered and the resale value of the 777Ws has dropped. There is no point in making it another A vs. B slug f...

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by seahawk
Tue May 25, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 102473

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Probably Airbus presented EK an aggresive A350-900/A350-950F/A350-1000 scenario, proposal. Fleet development ran the numbers and now Sir Tim is scratching his head. Boeing 777X certification fall-out, schedule risk doesn’t help. http://www.cannews.com.cn/2021/04/08/99323838.html Good for Airbus. Wh...

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by seahawk
Mon May 24, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 43078

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Banning flights means there is demand that is being suppressed. While I understand trying to go more environmentally friendly, if they need to ban the air travel it doesn't necessarily promote alternative transportation. That will mean some business doesn't happen and it mean some business is more ...

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by seahawk
Mon May 24, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 43078

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Banning flights means there is demand that is being suppressed. While I understand trying to go more environmentally friendly, if they need to ban the air travel it doesn't necessarily promote alternative transportation. That will mean some business doesn't happen and it mean some business is more ...

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by seahawk
Mon May 24, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 68985

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

Great news for FR and Bowing. The -10 will give them a highly efficient plane to further strengthen their position in the European market.

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by seahawk
Sun May 23, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 43078

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Synoil is the future, but as long as normal fuel is so cheap, it will never be able to become commercially viable. So the first step would be to tax the normal fuel so that the costs cover the environmental damage it causes. In my opinion the first step should be an agreement on a roadmap to 100% b...

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by seahawk
Sun May 23, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 173
Views: 19627

Re: F-15X has no mission!

Rafale and Eurofighter are just as obsolete.

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by seahawk
Sun May 23, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 43078

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Synoil is the future, but as long as normal fuel is so cheap, it will never be able to become commercially viable. So the first step would be to tax the normal fuel so that the costs cover the environmental damage it causes.

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by seahawk
Sun May 23, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270536

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Folks, does the question of speed and its effect over 4,800Nm sectors really warrant a 150 post argument between people who also argue that the bulk of NMA sectors will be 1,000 to 2,000Nm, which is most likely true?. Can we move on please? Your question is a good one, and the answers to it are ver...

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by seahawk
Sat May 22, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 43078

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

one efficient way to achieve this is simply making flying much more expensive and banning flying whenever possible. The airline in the current from is not sustainable. So you seem to oppose flying and come to post in some aviation forum using valuable electric power to do so. Just for the fun? No, ...

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by seahawk
Sat May 22, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 43078

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

What good are 15% or even 50% reduction in fuel consumption per plane if we have 5-10x the number of planes? He was not talking about a 15% reduction, but an actual fuel consumption of 15% compared to first gen jets, which means a 85% reduction. That's massive, isn't it? I can't find the source any...

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by seahawk
Sat May 22, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 43078

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

The point is not so much taxing kerosene or not, like taxing avgas, but more like if the government should now start to decide about what sort of travel is right or wrong and then tax it out of business at will. A lot seems to be very subjective like "short haul is wrong" (why?) or "...

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by seahawk
Sat May 22, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 43078

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

The point is not so much taxing kerosene or not, like taxing avgas, but more like if the government should now start to decide about what sort of travel is right or wrong and then tax it out of business at will. A lot seems to be very subjective like "short haul is wrong" (why?) or "...

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by seahawk
Fri May 21, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270536

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

And in 2021 the MAX is seeing more orders than the NEO. This trend could easily continue.

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by seahawk
Fri May 21, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270536

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Why should it be a problem to beat the 30 year old Airbus design with a new design and new engines? The A321 is not some kind of miracle, it is simply the only offering in the segment at the moment, but it is old, dated and not optimized for the modern needs of airlines.

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by seahawk
Fri May 21, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 43078

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

It is far from proven that mankind can affect climate cange in any way. Just paying to feel better will not change anything for sure. Dramatic climate change happened through all of earth's history including before mankind and might be mainly depending on the sun's activities. You can complete igno...

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by seahawk
Fri May 21, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 43078

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Long overdue. It would be lovely if the EU decides to tax kerosene just like car fuel. It would only be fair.

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by seahawk
Thu May 20, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270536

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

There is just no real route profile where you need more capacity than an A321/MAX-10 below 3000nm. If you need more you just add a second A321/MAX-10. Frequency is king and to few airports have restrictions. Funny, we had the CEO of DL tell the media that he wanted DL to be the launch customer of N...

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by seahawk
Thu May 20, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270536

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Imho, the push for range has really been harmful. It seems there aren't any relatively short range airliners built any longer....think DC9 or A300. Lots of efficiency has been left on the table due to that push for range. With a fully optimised design reducing design range by 10% reduces OEW by abo...

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by seahawk
Thu May 20, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111092

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Spain just settled on giving all people under 60 with an AZ first shot (like my wife) a Pfizer 2nd shot starting June 1st. (Source in Spanish) https://www.google.com/amp/s/elpais.com/sociedad/2021-05-18/los-vacunados-con-astrazeneca-menores-de-60-anos-recibiran-una-segunda-dosis-de-pfizer.html%3fou...

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by seahawk
Tue May 18, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270536

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

At least the business case has become simple, it is a go if AerCap and Avalon order 40%+ of the frames you need for a launch, if they don´t, scrap the idea.

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by seahawk
Mon May 17, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and implement tax
Replies: 113
Views: 11480

Re: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and implement tax

The only mistake is that it is too little and too late. The Corona crisis showed how much people need to fly.

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by seahawk
Mon May 17, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and implement tax
Replies: 113
Views: 11480

Re: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and LCC flights

Long overdue and still to little to reduce the CO2 emissions as needed. Germany needs to reduce flying much more aggressively.

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by seahawk
Sun May 16, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270536

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

To the contrary, 7ab is the solution for the future.

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by seahawk
Sat May 15, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany signs order for Five Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
Replies: 248
Views: 32708

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

We are not taking about harbour patrol, we are talking about the North Sea or the Baltic Sea, the Irish Sea, the channel, the Bay of Biscay, and probably the whole Med. OK let's take harbor patrol and any semi-closed water body of water out of the equation. Those bodies can be monitored by close to...

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by seahawk
Fri May 14, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 270536

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The only relevant quote is: “It is fairly well documented that Boeing is exploring the opportunity for a new aircraft,” Rolls Chief Executive Officer Warren East said at its annual meeting on Thursday. “Like the other engine manufacturers, I am sure, we are in dialog with Boeing about that.” To be h...

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by seahawk
Fri May 14, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany signs order for Five Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
Replies: 248
Views: 32708

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

Not sure if routine harbor patrol is the responsibility of NATO. Anyway, I believe Norway has underwater sensors in their waterways. That was how they detected the sardines that they thought were Russian subs. :duck: The US is developing a variety of underwater UAV and it is part of NATO. But I get...

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by seahawk
Wed May 12, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany signs order for Five Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
Replies: 248
Views: 32708

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

With the US, UK, Norway, the North Atlantic should be well covered. The area of need would probably be the Mediterranean and Black Sea approaches. The only P-8A presence in the south would be the US deployment in Sigonella in Italy. It would be nice to have a NATO P-8A contingent there as well. P-8...

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by seahawk
Tue May 11, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany signs order for Five Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
Replies: 248
Views: 32708

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

What ASW capability or overland ISR capability would a Do228 provide? What would be the deployment timeframes to any NATO nation outside the Baltic? Hopefully none. All it needs to do is SAR near the German coast and humanitarian missions in the Med. Why? I mean, that would certainly be one view of...

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by seahawk
Tue May 11, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany signs order for Five Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
Replies: 248
Views: 32708

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

acecrackshot wrote:
seahawk wrote:
I would be fine with Do228.


What ASW capability or overland ISR capability would a Do228 provide? What would be the deployment timeframes to any NATO nation outside the Baltic?


Hopefully none. All it needs to do is SAR near the German coast and humanitarian missions in the Med.

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by seahawk
Mon May 10, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany signs order for Five Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
Replies: 248
Views: 32708

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

This most not make it through parliament. The SPD must block it.

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by seahawk
Mon May 10, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111092

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

And the pity is that AZ is an OK and probably inexpensive vaccine that could save a lot of lives where the others may be too expensive. But after all the failings and bad publicity (much self induced) a lot of very low income nations will find it is politically impossible to use it. But only if AZ ...

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by seahawk
Thu May 06, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany signs order for Five Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
Replies: 248
Views: 32708

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

European solution would be in the interest of the taxpayer and would fill the needs much better. The European solution, A320 MPA, is still on the table. The Atlantique has too much risk. The P-8A will also pressure the the French to commit to on time delivery of the MPA. bt That is why the stop-gap...

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by seahawk
Wed May 05, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany signs order for Five Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
Replies: 248
Views: 32708

Re: Germany Future MPA Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

The P-8 will bring brownie points with the US administration so it will be bought, even though a European solution would be in the interest of the taxpayer and would fill the needs much better.

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by seahawk
Wed May 05, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 61721

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

Of course it's always better to operate fewer types, but they have operated many types in the past. Seems to me a really good offer on price and delivery could have won some business.. No, LH has evaluated the A330NEO 2 times now and first time they went for the A350 and second time they went for t...

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by seahawk
Tue May 04, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4345

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Its amazing to me, that there are still educated people that want to separate White Supremacy and the institution of Slavery, that has been going on for thousands of years. In what little I was taught in Public Schools, the reason for the US Civil War was given "to end slavery," yet there...

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