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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10446

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

Just to be clear, the FDA, EMA, NHA, and other health authorities know it as BNT162b2 vaccine. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Pfizer-BioNTech.html Please don't get hung up on a marketing name. Legally that is a Biontech vaccine anyway. I work with some of these...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10446

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

There is a federal mandate (executive order) requiring federal employees to be vaccinated (by some point towards end of November). So far it is not been successfully challenged. Now that there is a FDA approved vaccine UA employees would probably find it difficult to win their case- UA provided exe...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 132
Views: 7716

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

UK is a bit special in the sense that it only accept vaccine certificate from selected countries, so there are people who have received vaccines donated by UK but cannot be avcepted as a proof of vaccine to travel to rhe UK quarantine free due to their demand on format and issuer of vaccine proof A...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10446

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

While medical and religious exemptions mean the number of unvaccinated is higher, this is facinating the overall quantity is so low. This shouldn't effect opperations this winter and by next summer, UA could staff up. Lightsaber Late edit, I see the OP link has 2,000 apply for exemptions. 2000/67,00...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 431
Views: 70044

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

AirFrance could double the A220 order: https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/air-france-says-narrow-body-talks-heat-up-order-could-be-split The carrier group could bump its existing commitment to Airbus’s smallest passenger jet, the A220, to as many as 120, Smith said. He was speaking a ceremony in P...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 4220

Re: Embraer E2 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Please follow copywrite rules when posting quotes from a link

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 846
Views: 221262

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

We are in this period where if recovery continues you don't want to be the last airline holding the bag and not in-line for plane deliveries when the recovery is in full steam. . Which is precisely why DL was explicit that planned retirements are flexible. It's far more sensible (and a much more co...

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 132
Views: 7716

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2021/09/730445/malaysia-slams-vaccine-discrimination-some-nations-calls-who-un-action https://tass.com/world/1341987 Some countries around the world are complaining some other countries not recognizing some vaccines, like Chinese or Russian vaccines, describing it...

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 now cleared to operationally refuel some aircraft
Replies: 69
Views: 7605

Re: KC-46 now cleared to operationally refuel some aircraft

Please post respectfully. If you note deleted posts, those that wuoted a disrespectful post were also deleted.

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 132
Views: 7716

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2021/09/730445/malaysia-slams-vaccine-discrimination-some-nations-calls-who-un-action https://tass.com/world/1341987 Some countries around the world are complaining some other countries not recognizing some vaccines, like Chinese or Russian vaccines, describing it...

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades
Replies: 18
Views: 4937

Re: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades

The engine isn’t the issue with 717. The number of BR715s installed on business jets with owners who aren’t particularly thrifty when it comes to maintenance costs will keep the overhaul market strong for decades. The problem with the 717 is the aging avionics. With such a small fleet, few companie...

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by lightsaber
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64356

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

And it is more important for Airbus to keep prices up in the narrow body sector. They know that they have the better offering in this segment and recently Airbus sales said it is worth a premium. Further they know it is not realistic to grab much more than 60% market share. So, to the benefit of al...

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades
Replies: 18
Views: 4937

Re: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades

It depends on how different the engine overhaul is. Remember the MD-90 shared the same basic V2500 as found on thousands of A320s, but it is different enough that ultimately by the end only one shop was qualified to work on it. I agree. Same engine but different piping systems to connect to the eng...

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades
Replies: 18
Views: 4937

Re: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades

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This is the Civil aviation thread impact of the re-engine. Please take military discussion to:
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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: RR Will Provide Jet Engines For The B-52 Re-engine
Replies: 307
Views: 63113

Re: Updated: RR Will Provide Jet Engines For The B-52 Re-engine

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Engines to be assembled in Indiana. If already mentioned, I skipped too many posts, mea culpa.

This link says 650 engines:

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Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 548
Views: 78578

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

https://economia.uol.com.br/todos-a-bordo/2021/09/19/tpng-turboelice-embraer-aviao-jato-sustentabilidade-saf.htm Interview with Rodrigo Silva e Souza, Embraer's Vice President of Commercial Aviation Marketing about TPNG: - Embraer has been studying the possibilities for turboprop-powered aircraft s...

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 132
Views: 7716

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2021/09/730445/malaysia-slams-vaccine-discrimination-some-nations-calls-who-un-action https://tass.com/world/1341987 Some countries around the world are complaining some other countries not recognizing some vaccines, like Chinese or Russian vaccines, describing it...

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3449

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Discuss the topic, not other users.

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 846
Views: 221262

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

DL's approach to enlarging their fleet seems to be to buy as many used aircraft as possible, fix them up and then buy only what they have to buy from the manufacturers. This isn't a bad idea, because it saves them a ton of money. They profited by leasing used 717s from WN who wanted to dump the air...

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14324

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 116
Views: 22548

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

With the impending Delta retirement known, the real question to speculate is how many of Delta’s once active fleet of 91 717s will be acquired by another operator for future service? I understand the common bearish arguments for why the majority of these will not fly again, but I would be surprised...

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 431
Views: 70044

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Or as noted: I'm not sure how to interpret a small LoI in a competition to still be decided. To myself that means the A220 might or might not win some of SAS, in my opinion the odds favor Embraer. However, that link made it sound like negotiations were still in work. As I Pratt fan, either is a goo...

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by lightsaber
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.
Replies: 46
Views: 10758

Re: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.

Flypop has selected London Stansted for their base. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2021/07/02/flypop-confirms-london-stansted-as-launch-uk-base/ > Destinations: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow and Pune. > Received investment from t...

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by lightsaber
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64356

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

I find it very interesting that this site routinely congratulates DL for doing literally the exact same thing as being a tightly run ship. But when it is FR, EK, QR, etc, all of a sudden it is 'dramatic.' FR have no obligation to ensure BCA's profit margins, and I do not get where on earth the idea...

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by lightsaber
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 117
Views: 24759

Re: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Very bad news coming from Midfield, the EY’s hub in Abū Dhabi. DUBAI, July 5 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi's state-owned airport operator has cancelled a contract with a consortium which was building a 10.8 billion dirham ($2.94 billion) terminal at the emirate's main airport, four sources familiar with th...

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by lightsaber
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 431
Views: 70044

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

SAS' CEO confirms they have signed a Letter of Intent to buy the E195-E2, after considering the A220. The E2 will replace the last of the 737-700s. The Norwegian airline, Wideroe, which were launch operator of the E190-E2, are very pleased with the aircraft. They are also in the market for more E2 ...

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by lightsaber
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14324

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Please stay on topic. This thread is getting perilously close to being locked.

Please read the forum rules, in particular this is not a topic to disrespect other cultures.

If you have facts, post links.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17513

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

GE and CFM have been loosest with MRO agreements among engine OEMs. I’ve heard they were willing to work with Delta on the LEAP but Delta didn’t like the terms. Doesn't Delta have a history of conflict with CFM over PMA parts and CFM overhauls? I thought I read that somewhere, sorry no link. RR and...

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by lightsaber
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 132
Views: 7716

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Just wanted to share some information about the pandemic in Chile, a country with high vaccination rates (74% of population fully vaccinated, 88% of the adult population fully vaccinated). The difference with other countries with similar numbers is that in Chile ~70% of doses adminstrated are Coron...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 99
Views: 15278

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

Considering it seems Airbus has been offering it for a while now, but as an option, I wonder why they've decided to make it standard? The cost of the technology has probably come down to the point where it costs them more to support/manufacture two different options than to just offer the dimmable ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 431
Views: 70044

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

lightsaber wrote : I'm not saying you are wrong, I just see no evidence either way with SAS. Now, with how cheap used E1s are now, a temporary solution of E1s makes sense. Wet leases are expensive and thus short term lift typically. The only evidence I can see is that SAS wetleases their regional f...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17513

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

All of the new aircraft DL are bringing online are the busses. I foresee that to continue. I don’t see DL ordering Maxes unless they can get a great deal on them and/or secure a deal on to do perform engine work with the MROs. All of the new aircraft DL has engine MRO contracts: https://deltatechop...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 132
Views: 7716

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

CDC overrides panel and Frontline workers to get booster: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/09/24/covid-vaccine-booster-shots-mask-mandates-cases/5835519001/ While it might only last 20 weeks, this should slow the spread in medical facilities where we naturally have many vulnerable. Ye...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17513

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Political pressures trump these types of decisions in the U.S. airline industry. A congressman/woman will inquire to DL about why it hasn't purchased Boeing equipment as of late at the behest of Boeing. These days corporations tell congress what to do, not the other way around. Delta probably think...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 431
Views: 70044

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Upthread, in addition to the Croatia airlines, we discussed SAS, Air Lease Corporation, TrueJet, and Green Africa. Is there any news on those airlines? Lightsaber SAS appears, although nothing official, to go for a wetlease solution of E195 (either E1 or E2) for their mid-size aircraft need Do you ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17513

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

This is a DL MAX thread. Please take the widebody discussion to another thread.

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 431
Views: 70044

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

lightsaber wrote : I don't see them getting rid of young turboprops, however, there is an opperating advantage of one fleet type (perhaps A221 and A223). So eventually, if they order the A220, they could later consolidate to one type a la AirBaltic who retired well loved turboprops. It becomes a qu...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 48
Views: 7035

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

Kind interesting to see the disparity in enthousiasm for optimizing the length vs. optimizing wing perfornance for the NEO. Also considering cost of both adjustments. One could use the same argument (why change what is already selling) for the wing, but I reckon a lot of people are eager the defend...

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by lightsaber
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 17513

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Here we go again... No, DL isn't "making media noise" about the 737 MAX. During a webinar engaged with the pilots, Bastian was asked about a potential MAX order and gave the same response gives every single time: 'we're constantly talking to Boeing.' Again... it's the same response every ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17174

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

US deaths have now (almost) matched the 1918-1920 flu pandemic: https://www.foxla.com/news/poll-half-of-vaccinated-americans-extremely-hesitant-to-spend-holidays-with-unvaccinated-family.amp By almost, 674,000 US deaths to Covid19 vs. flu deaths of 675,000. Many preventable, but isolating an island ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26922

Re: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets

I must applaud Lightsaber for the mental gymnastics which leads to the conclusion, that the prices are better now (when Boeing have started to amass Max orders again, to the point they flatly refused Ryanair's "offer") than they were in 2020 when Boeing hadn't received a single Max order ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26922

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

Most folks don't seem to have a problem with uncontested orders from Southwest or Ryanair, so I'm not sure why IAG should be seen differently. That said, the normal process would be for an LOI or MOU to be signed after a competition. IAG clearly intended to only order MAX when they signed the LOI. ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 48
Views: 7035

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

Kind interesting to see the disparity in enthousiasm for optimizing the length vs. optimizing wing perfornance for the NEO. Also considering cost of both adjustments. One could use the same argument (why change what is already selling) for the wing, but I reckon a lot of people are eager the defend...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12800

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

In my professional opinion, it has to be handled by existing law enforcement. Deputizing airline employees won't do a thing except breed continued animosity toward airline employees. Perhaps there needs to be a kumbaya moment between airlines and police forces around the country to make sure everyo...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26922

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

If the uncontested LOI was alive and well, then IAG could just firm it. But that hasn't happened, and now they've started a new competition. It's not unreasonable to say the original LOI is dead and buried. It's very possible that it's expired anyway, as it was signed over two years ago. That makes...

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by lightsaber
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 48
Views: 7035

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

Designers talk about "balanced designs." Every design involves some tradeoffs, but there is an optimum length for a given wing and engine. Anything other than this optimum is less than 100% efficient and must be justified by some other factor. For the L1011-500, 747SP, and A310-300, the r...

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by lightsaber
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 132
Views: 7716

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Low rate of adverse side effects for boosters. This time a real sample of 2 million people: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/live-updates/covid-delta-surge/?id=80126549 We're not getting out of this until we have a very high fraction of the population vaccinated, that means stopping the spread among ki...

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