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by iamlucky13
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 31
Views: 5305

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Good luck on that. Amazing with all our technology we can't find every piece of metal in the ocean bigger than 3 by 3 meters. Well, it is a big ocean, and the plane is in a remote part of it. Do they have any new leads? Well they know where it certainly isn't. I don't think it's entirely out of the...

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by iamlucky13
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1101
Views: 66281

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

So much for wanting a third competitor to the A/B duopoly. This thread hilariously exposes that the real point of rooting for Bombardier wasn't for the existence of another manufacturer. This is sad news for the CSeries and for manufacturer variety in general. It's a shame to see Bombardier effecti...

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by iamlucky13
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1101
Views: 66281

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Wow! Major news for the program. I wonder just how clever Boeing is feeling right now. It's got to be a painful move for Bombardier, though. I get the impression they really felt backed into a corner if they sold a 50.1% stake. Well thought out-this has clearly been in the works for awhile. Yep. Del...

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by iamlucky13
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 391
Views: 48214

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

a 7 seat elipse is only about 18-19% more cross section than an A320 for 16.6% more seats in Y - Thanks :) I don't think a true eclipse will work. But now you are comparing a 7AB oval to a 6AB circle. True you may be able to match the cross section area per seat. This would allow for per seat fuel ...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2474
Views: 166448

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Does the 787 have a window belt? With the spun fuselage barrels, I thought each window was cutout individually with a water jet. https://www.gizmocrazed.com/2011/10/how ... ed-images/ I think they thicken the composite by a couple layers right around the window. Automated fiber placement is more so...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29311

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Hmm...a bunch of posts seem to have just disappeared into the moderator aether, as well as the new thread from this morning dedicated to Delta's comments about still being committed to the order. I'm pretty sure they were not uncivil posts. I figured that thread would get merged with this one, not d...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

This does not make any sense: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-delta-air-bombardier-tariffs/delta-refuses-to-pay-tariffs-on-bombardier-cseries-jets-idUSKBN1CG20F Seems rather contradictory, since they can only get the jets if they pay the 300%. Sounds like Delta wants to build a wall but wants so...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

This does not make any sense: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-delta-air-bombardier-tariffs/delta-refuses-to-pay-tariffs-on-bombardier-cseries-jets-idUSKBN1CG20F We're not going to be forced to pay tariffs or anything of the ilk ," Delta Chief Executive Ed Bastian said on the carrier's third...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Assuming 300% sticks, is DL on the hook for cancellation penalties. Apologies if this question was already asked and answered up thread. As thorough as contracts this large tend to be, I'd guess there is provision for matters like cost changes out of the customer's control. The actual contract is o...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

2.) As above, but I expect Bombardier will submit their own data before the final determination in the spring, in order to reduce the penalty rates. My theory is they're delaying doing so to try to fight the penalties entirely, before shifting to accepting the penalties but minimize their scale as ...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

If anyone can explain, there are a few things I don't quite understand: 1. How can they decide on a 300% (or future to be confirmed rate) on a per unit cost that is undecided (nothing delivered/invoiced yet)? If list is $80million, but sold for $20 (or $30), how does taxing it make it a fair transa...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

If DoC found Bombardier's lack of responses contemptuous, I missed that reporting. http://enforcement.trade.gov/download/factsheets/factsheet-canada-large-civil-aircraft-ad-prelim-100617.pdf Commerce based Bombardier, Inc.’s (Bombardier) preliminary dumping margin on adverse facts available (AFA) b...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Utterly absurd. I'm not sure I can defend Bombardier's aid or pricing, but the scale of duties is completely unsupportable. Again, the dumping deposit rate is based on the petition rate. Bombardier refused to answer Commerce's questions. So, Commerce found that the only margin on record is the marg...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Utterly absurd. I'm not sure I can defend Bombardier's aid or pricing, but the scale of duties is completely unsupportable.

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by iamlucky13
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 11964

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

We would sooner seen the E-170 and 175 operating at mainline before seeing the E2 allowed at express. The 170/175 are NOT regional jets, they are mainline replacements and should never have been allowed at express. What mainline aircraft would they replace? I grant there is some potential to displa...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Northern Ireland is stepping up to the plate now. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-41496602 That would fit right in with the US trying to escalate conflicts all over the world ... and succeeding too often unfortunately. So if we accept that the US believes these subsidies will have a neg...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

A little crack in the armor of the UK/Canada team... Form bloomberg: "The U.K. is said to see Canada as primarily responsible for the trade dispute between Boeing Co. and Bombardier Inc. because of the level of its state aid to the aerospace company. Publicly, the British government has said t...

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by iamlucky13
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

(quote trimmed) But for the presence of subsidized imports, Boeing would not have had to take that lost revenue sale. Well if you accept the assumptions that: Bombardier was at the time taking a loss as well That there are in fact subsidies that are illegal (not proven) Commerce has already said in...

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by iamlucky13
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 685
Views: 82081

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

It's very ambitious, but with Musk it always is. The level of detail shown isn't even a fraction of what's included in the NASA Mars DRM's. I suspect he's got a lot more work left than he realizes. With Musk, there always is. With as familiar as we are in the commercial airline world about the objec...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29311

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

My personal thoughts are unless there is a huge order from an Asian/European carrier - without the DL order the C-Series is effectively finished. :tombstone: The next six months are going to be very critical.... This is a little extreme. Closing off the US market is a big blow. But certainly not th...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Washingtonflyer or D L X How does duration work on countervailing duty for subsidies? Would it continue for the average useful life that the subsidy is treated as having (10 years in this case), or until a certain value compared to amount of the subside (eg - 150% NPV), or some other means? What abo...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29311

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

My personal thoughts are unless there is a huge order from an Asian/European carrier - without the DL order the C-Series is effectively finished. :tombstone: The next six months are going to be very critical.... This is likely to take a lot longer than 6 months. The appeals process will be barely e...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 391
Views: 48214

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I really want to read about the construction method. Will they keep with the barrel assembly as with the 787 or will they go to an all composite frame and panel assembly as with the a350. If the latter it would appear to be an admission of error in designing the 787. If the former I expect to see a...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

It is then up to Bombardier to prove that the accusations are unfounded. I am sure the greater Canadian public (ie people outside Quebec) would also like to hear whether their tax monies have been worth it, there just seems to be a lot of Canadians who oppose of the bailout. If Bombardier has a str...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement
Replies: 57
Views: 3501

Re: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement

Since the justification for this includes that no president has ever used it, maybe they could do away with the whole nuclear/EMF hardening, as well, since no other president had to deal with atomic weapons against their aircraft. Hell, why not just paint the -8s they already bought and call it a d...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tu-22 high speed overrun
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: Tu-22 high speed overrun

Wow. Thank goodness there was no fire. It seems like a late abort decision? By the way, the Backfire is designated Tu-22M. The Tu-22 is the older, less capable Blinder. My understanding is the confusing designation is a matter of politics - keeping the program alive by portraying it as an update to ...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Not without justification. A unilateral change to the standard tariff rate affecting one country is discriminatory and would absolutely get challenged. Yes it would. It doesn't prevent the US from slapping illegal tariffs regularly as a bullying tactic. For example against French cheeses. There in ...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

What would the UK and Canada slap a tariff on? Folks here need to realize that under international law Boeing and the US DOC aren't operating under international law, they are operating under US law. They are absolutely operating under international law as the subsidies are illegal pursuant to the ...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

There in lies the rub. A private entity filed a complaint against another private entity. The US Government put forward a proposed action. Somehow the Canadian and U.K. Governments got upset. Why would that happen? They shouldn't be involved in this at all. It is a tarriff against a supposed privat...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

One little wrinkle that folks should be aware of......The USITC's preliminary determination was a threat determination - not injury. What that means is that the USITC found that there was no reasonable basis to believe that the domestic industry is -currently- harmed by imports. That determination ...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Subsidies or not, the 219% tariff is bogus. That should be obvious from a few simple napkin calculations like CS500 did, but a few posters are struggling to understand that. Now that I've had time to review the memo here, it provides the information necessary to concretely understand why, but it's a...

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by iamlucky13
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

One little wrinkle that folks should be aware of......The USITC's preliminary determination was a threat determination - not injury. What that means is that the USITC found that there was no reasonable basis to believe that the domestic industry is -currently- harmed by imports. That determination ...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 391
Views: 48214

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Take the 788 fuselage and put in smaller wings, less thrusty engines, a lighter gear, etc... That fuselage is integrated with a center wingbox sized for long-range, high payload wing that your new smaller wing has to mate to, and the fuselage is sized for easy 8-abreast or tight 9-abreast seating w...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 391
Views: 48214

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Personally I'm not blown away by the innovation I've heard about / seen sofar on a possible 797. Why would you expect to be blown away? Almost all of the discussion with regards to the MoM concept from Boeing has been laced with an understanding that it won't be focused on radical innovation but on...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

From the Commerce Department Press Release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of 100- to 150-seat large civil aircraft from Canada, finding that exporters of this merchandise received count...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43425

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

It's interesting how fast this stage (although it's far from over) of the case moved. The steel and aluminum industries suffered for years on genuinely directly competitive products, before reaching this point. The next step as I understand it is the case goes to the US International Trade Commissio...

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by iamlucky13
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99820

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

It's after quitting time in DC. I just checked the Commerce Department website and also did a news search. So far I am not seeing any indications a decision has been released, but I guess today was the earliest date expected, not a firm date.

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by iamlucky13
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99820

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I agree it’s on Boeing to prove (though BBD is compelled to provide information required when asked) with regards to Commerce. I didn’t ask that. You said it was vindictive. I am asking how you have determined that. We know roughly how Commerce will figure out any penalties. Other than one not liki...

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by iamlucky13
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99820

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I agree it’s on Boeing to prove (though BBD is compelled to provide information required when asked) with regards to Commerce. I didn’t ask that. You said it was vindictive. I am asking how you have determined that. We know roughly how Commerce will figure out any penalties. Other than one not liki...

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by iamlucky13
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99820

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

According to leeham news, a tariff in the order of $32m will be levied per plane. I don't think we'll see cseries orders in the US for years to come... I find that number incredibly hard to believe. That would not be corrective or even punitive. That would be vindictive. With regard to your last st...

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by iamlucky13
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99820

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

What is to prevent Delta and Bombardier from simply restructuring the deal? As far as I know, any tariff enacted will apply to all sales. Restructuring wouldn't get around it. See for example, WashingtonFlyer's mention up thread that transferring the sale to a foreign leasing company and leasing th...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25989

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

If the deferred costs currently sit at around $ 26B USD, and with ~800 left in the block, that is $32m per frame average. Not impossible I suppose, but at the minute it'd mean the last plane off the line needs to generate a profit of ~$48m USD - quite a bit of fat in what by then will be a 10+ year...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25989

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

(i) I'm having a hard time guessing what recording some 787 charges is going to do to their share price. I'd expect the big institutional investors to generally understand the magnitude of deferred costs they have yet to account for. "Big institutional investors" are some of the most shor...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25989

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

I was recently looking in moderate depth at Boeing and Airbus's market forecasts, mainly as it related to 777X and A350 prospects, but since the portions I was looking at related to the 787, too, I thought I'd bring it up here. Both Boeing and Airbus have categories in their forecasts for small wide...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99820

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

These reviews are of interest to all BBD fan club: http://www.macleans.ca/opinion/trudeaus-banana-republic-approach-to-bombardier-and-boeing/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2017/09/21/why-washington-is-certain-to-find-canadas-bombardier-guilty-of-trade-abuses-next-week/ These are not re...

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by iamlucky13
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25989

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Basically, Boeing have zero risk of going under, but their current share price is inflated based on a number of factors: (i) continually delaying the inevitable charges on the 787 program from going onto the balance sheet. (ii) pulling in customer payments and pushing out supplier payments. (iii) i...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99820

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Thank you for exposing for everyone what a farce of a commission it is. A 20 year old design being granted consideration as a fair play against brand new tech? If it was just some user saying that type of thing here, they would be accused of trolling. .... I'm not disputing that this is what the co...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99820

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

As expected, there is a flurry of fighting over date of sale... Do you mean fighting over whether or not the sale has actually occurred yet (commitment date vs. contract date vs. delivery date?), and therefore whether dumping could even have taken place yet? Apparently, there will be an announcemen...

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by iamlucky13
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99820

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

The whole idea the CS100 is comparable to the 737-7max is so illogical it means the court can be either biased and smart, or fair and stupid. There really is nowhere in between. If I've read washingtonflyer's post correctly, its worse: in addition to the overbuilt 737MAX, they say the overbuilt and...

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by iamlucky13
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korea radial biplanes could drop nukes without being detected..
Replies: 19
Views: 2820

Re: North Korea radial biplanes could drop nukes without being detected..

It does have less total high reflectivity surface than a metal-skinned aircraft, and I could even see the tubular frame having some RCS advantages. The An-2 is all metal construction. The theory I was talking about has nothing to do with RCS. The theory is the An-2 can fly so *low* and so *slow* th...

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