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by scotron11
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should EK/FZ orders silence US3 attacks on ME3?
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Should EK/FZ orders silence US3 attacks on ME3?

Now that the DAS is over,and EK and FZ have both made big Boeing orders, should this silence the US3 on their attacks against EK et al?? Also kinda hard to believe Airbus only scored one WB order, from V7 for two A330neos. Is the corruption probe currently ongoing at Airbus effecting their sales cam...

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by scotron11
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 177
Views: 22665

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Are we to assume that the EK A380 order did not materialize because of this investigation? Or that the B787 deal was announced as a "slap" in the face to Airbus for past mis-deeds?

I'm not paranoid, it's just me! :shock:

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by scotron11
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69575

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

MileHFL400 wrote:
Wow, 59 posts and no orders to announce so far!


Yup, 2017 is a year Airbus will want to forget! Im wondering if the A380 deal will even happen. Air Show is a walk for Boeing with the 787-10 order....has it ever happened before, that an OEM got no orders at an Air Show? :o

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by scotron11
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 31977

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

To coin a phase: There were " hints, allegations and things left unsaid", but all reports were on the possible A380 deal, nothing on this one, in fact, most had thought this deal would be delayed for a while. Congrats to Boeing and Emirates, 1st big announcement at the show! Wonder who wil...

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by scotron11
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 421
Views: 107277

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Not a very good year for Airbus

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by scotron11
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 52865

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Maybe some Indian carriers. Didn't Vistara say they were interested in the 777X a while ago?

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by scotron11
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69575

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

The future of the A380 is on the stage here. Let's hope it works out, as the big bird hopefully still has her best years to come. :checkmark: :checkmark: Would love see some China orders, but the Chinese are not big on ordering at Air Shows. Cannot think of any other Asian carrier that would order ...

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by scotron11
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norwegian's market
Replies: 44
Views: 3443

Re: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norweigians Market

Why is this thread an attack on BA? You don't like them...don't fly them...simple! I never do but I don't attack them. I have multiple choice out of EDI or GLA, BA included. Id rather fly EK, EY, QR or TK anyday than BA but that's my choice.

Overall, they certainly are not hurting!

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by scotron11
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norwegian's market
Replies: 44
Views: 3443

Re: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norweigians Market

But why make a comparison with BA? Walsh at IAG says Level will be profitable in their 1st year of operation, pretty incredible considering they only started June 1st. Additional bases will be announced by November 29, then we can see an apple to applle comparison between the two, https://www.flight...

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by scotron11
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China to order 300 Boeings
Replies: 61
Views: 12515

Re: China to order 300 Boeings

Whatever the politics, it's still a big headline for most of the readers back home and Trump can take all the credit. Not that different from past presidents.

Wonder what the headline will be next week in Dubai?

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by scotron11
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Lauds Ownership costs on Level 330s
Replies: 28
Views: 1656

IAG Lauds Ownership costs on Level 330s

WW has said the A330 was the right aircraft for startup Level at that time, and that the cost ownership outweighed the 787. However he hasn't ruled out the 787 in the future, citing a lack of 787 pilots as main reason. Interestingly he said the difference in fuel costs between the A330 and B787 BCN-...

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by scotron11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 10198

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

The Anti-777X crowd love to say the aircraft is "too big" or "too heavy" for many markets, including the US3s. Considering that the aircraft is not much bigger than the 777-300ER in terms of capacity, I tend to believe those claims are baseless. Having said that, the 777X has li...

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by scotron11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New/previously undisclosed Boeing orders to be announced this week.
Replies: 11
Views: 4247

Re: New/previously undisclosed Boeing orders to be announced this week.

Is is the same as the $300Billion in orders when Trump visited Saudi Arabia?

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by scotron11
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16591

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

BA is the ideal 777-9 customer. Still bettin’ my money they get 15-20x. With all due respect, where will BA deploy them? They have 18x A350-1000s arriving between 2019-2022 with another 18 options. While their 744s are premium heavy, their total seat count is only 297. Very easily accommodated in t...

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by scotron11
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Turkish the new Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 6456

Re: Is Turkish the new Emirates?

Ive flown both and like both. IST is not as hectic as DXB but is very old. :confused: :confused: The IST international terminal dates from only 2000. Compared to DXB...certainly looks old...and the last time I flew on TK was in 2009. If looked old then, must be about falling down now! :)

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by scotron11
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Turkish the new Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 6456

Re: Is Turkish the new Emirates?

Ive flown both and like both. IST is not as hectic as DXB but is very old. A330 on TK and 77W on EK.......but both excellent carriers. I think EK gets the nod on brand recognition because of their high profile sponsership in sports, especially here in UK.

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by scotron11
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16591

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

BA is the ideal 777-9 customer. Still bettin’ my money they get 15-20x. With all due respect, where will BA deploy them? They have 18x A350-1000s arriving between 2019-2022 with another 18 options. While their 744s are premium heavy, their total seat count is only 297. Very easily accommodated in t...

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by scotron11
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16591

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

Guess good for BA...my last BA 744 flight was JFK-LHR in February 2003. On landing had to be towed from runway...took sooo long. While I have 100% confidence in BA engineering and maintenance, these aircraft are getting a bit too long in the tooth to be 100% reliable...maybe not today...but certainl...

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by scotron11
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16591

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

Cannot quite believe they will keep the 744s until 2024....whew! 7yrs is a long long time. By 2021 they will probably be the only operator.

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by scotron11
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16591

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

WW says one thing,,,then does another. He did say IAG were open to either taking leased or used WBs, then they went brand new in ordering 2x A330s for Level. Used A380s at BA,...nah! More likely they will exercise their options for 7 they already hold. Interesting tho, they did go lease on the initi...

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by scotron11
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??
Replies: 37
Views: 7318

Re: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??

However, if the $60M is in the ballpark, kinda questions where Boeing are generatiing an average $70M profit per 787 produced to break even on their deferred production costs. This is why the Boeing board have inserted sunset clauses on all civil contracts since early 2016, imposed change/defer/mod...

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by scotron11
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??
Replies: 37
Views: 7318

Re: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??

As an Israeli who is frustrated with the low quality and professionalism of local journalism in the field of aviation I would read this item with a ton of salt. Especially when the item is published by scientific Israeltimes, which is more of a bad tabloid than a respected and good newspaper to beg...

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by scotron11
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??
Replies: 37
Views: 7318

Re: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??

El Al was directed away from A330s several times over the last 15 years. By people that know nothing about aircraft/airlines. That possibly let to friendly pricing to make up. Not ignoring the 787-9 seems a very good fit for El Al operations. So political influence not only blocked El Al from order...

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by scotron11
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??
Replies: 37
Views: 7318

EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??

The article cited reporting on El ALs delayed 787 EWR-TLV flight. Goes on to say : El Al’s first Dreamliner was put into service in September. The airline has bought 16 of the aircraft at a cost of some $60 million each. A new plane is planned to arrive in Israel every three months. https://www.time...

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by scotron11
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI
Replies: 58
Views: 10377

Re: IAG to take up to 12 A321LRs for EI

I think this is a great move by EI. This is also showcasing the versatility of the A321LR. Now the speculation can begin regarding which cities will be targeted. WW has made very positive comments on the A321LR previously, seeming to suggest a wider role across the the whole group, even Level. So w...

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by scotron11
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI
Replies: 58
Views: 10377

IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI

https://www.independent.ie/business/iri ... 68794.html
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WW has said that EI will increase to 12 from 8 A321LRs starting 2019. He did not name any cities, but that they are in discussion with up to 10 airports in the US.

https://www.independent.ie/business/iri ... 68794.html

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by scotron11
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100003

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Norice that the person you quoted didn't mention 767 in his comment? He merely said Boeing, there doesn't appear to be a comparison from him between the 767 and A330. And he is right because Boeing has the 787 in their line and in focusing their efforts on the 787 for pax planes. The sales between ...

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by scotron11
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 177
Views: 22665

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Whatever...if Airbus committed criminal acts they should be punished. Im quite disturbed on the off shore companies and murky dealings Airbus set up with no explanation for their existance. Usually their existance is because they want to hide something. \Would be a shame if John Leahy was implicated...

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by scotron11
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100003

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Isn't quite simple then? All Boeing is doing is responding to a request from a customer. Answer will be either yes or no...no need for new engines...wings....I think the big question is if there is a guarantee that this 60 frames can be converted to a freighter? \Who can predict 5-10 yrs from now wh...

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by scotron11
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR
Replies: 23
Views: 4796

Re: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR

When you are the CEO of a government linked company in Malaysia, you are subject to a lot of pressures from the government. You are not completely free to do as you see fit. That was why Bellew cryptically mentioned words like "national service" in his parting letter. In Malaysia, "na...

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by scotron11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR
Replies: 23
Views: 4796

Re: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR

Kinda typical under the government of Najib Razak, one of the worlds biggest kleptocrat! I guess there was a lot of fallout over Najibs fawning over Donald Trump and his proclaiming MAS would be ordering 787s over A330neos.

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by scotron11
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 457
Views: 105784

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

https://www.google.nl/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/10/16/lufthansa-offers-500-million-euro-for-alitalia-planes-staff-paper.html "Lufthansa reportedly offers 500 million euros ($590 million) to acquire the planes, airport runway slots and air crew of Italy's ailing national carrier Alitalia"...

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by scotron11
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 457
Views: 105784

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Despite what some may say, AZ will never fail. If no airline will buy it, eventually some rich italian billionaire will get paid by the government to buy AZ and “turn it around.” Well, according to WIKI, AZ has had only 1 profitable year (1998) since their founding in 1946! Pretty incredible. Certa...

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by scotron11
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 457
Views: 105784

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

The cash flow atm is actually ok given that they have protection from creditors and they've been selling dirt cheap advance tickets. LHR to DEL sells for 900£ in J. FCO to DEL is a little over 400 eur both return. Right now the MD is the former Head of EK in Italy so he's pushing for new destinatio...

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by scotron11
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 457
Views: 105784

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Italy can manipulate it as much as it likes to, but Alitalia is a defacto government-owned and controlled airline. So no one in their right minds would buy it as it is, and the government cannot give it away without a lot of the staff, with the remaining staff on much less generous contracts, somet...

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by scotron11
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 457
Views: 105784

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Every time I see a new post in this thread I keep thinking it'll be some definite news about a last flight or something. Well I guess I'll have to wait a few more days/weeks. Your agony is confirmed! http://www.ansa.it/english/news/politics/2017/10/13/alitalia-to-get-300-mn-more-3_afe401a1-38ea-46e...

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by scotron11
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53562

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

I believe the 787 fiasco was all PM Najib Razak showing off to Donald Trump as the DOJ has named him as a crook! I believe the MOU with Boeing will not be firmed up as the A350 will do the same job and as mentioned, delivery is expected soon.

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by scotron11
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines mulls sale to another airline
Replies: 25
Views: 4770

Re: Malaysia Airlines mulls sale to another airline

MH is owned by a government investment fund. SQ is also owned by their government investment fund, Temasek Holdings. So no, I do not see SQ being interested in MH.

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by scotron11
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 9349

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

Where have you guys been? Manufacturer loans, financing, and equity participation into airlines, particularly distressed ones is quite common. In US alone manufacturers like Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer have participated easily in dozen plus such deals. I dont think there has been a singl...

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by scotron11
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 9349

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

I’m pretty sure Airbus did the same back when US and HP merged, 250 million dollar loan and they lined up to be a customer for the original A350. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2005/05/20/business/us-airways-and-america-west-plan-to-merge.html?referer= This was not a loan,,this was paid "off shore...

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by scotron11
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 9349

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

I’m pretty sure Airbus did the same back when US and HP merged, 250 million dollar loan and they lined up to be a customer for the original A350. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2005/05/20/business/us-airways-and-america-west-plan-to-merge.html?referer= This was not a loan,,this was paid "off shore...

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by scotron11
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 9349

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

Nothing odd about it. Obviously Boeing wanted the airline to succeed so it could take on its rather large 737 order. Considering 737s are popular and in demand, and $135 million is basically pocket change to Boeing, it is a low risk deal for Boeing with a lot of potential reward if successful (whic...

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by scotron11
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 85
Views: 12890

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

They already have A350-900's on order so it seems logical that they might convert some or all of the neos to the A359. I don't see the 787 ending up in their fleet. Yes, AirAsia Group is all-Airbus, or should I say Airbus #1 customer, alongside with IndiGo. The 787 was thrown in to squeeze some dis...

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by scotron11
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 39
Views: 8206

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

In my view that big MAX order and the murky financial dealings from Greybull Capital securing it must have contributed hugely to ZB's downfall. Forever changing strategies can't have helped - ordering 787's then cancelling them, pulling off long-haul then announcing an intention to return just a we...

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by scotron11
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 10888

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

The A330neo order was a replacement for their earlier A350 order

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by scotron11
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 177
Views: 22665

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

It makes sense Airbus would want to have a DPA (Deferred Prosecution Agreement) encompassing all instances and pay a one off fine. RR paid £671M in theirs earlier this year. The fine represented corruption charges in 7 countries ( Indonesia, Thailand, India, Russia, Nigeria, China and Malaysia.) :wh...

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by scotron11
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert
Replies: 16
Views: 2794

Re: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert

dredgy wrote:
Only if he’s given real power to make change, but yes, a promising step


From what I've read, not if Dudu Myemi is still in charge! Zumas favorite pet

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by scotron11
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 136
Views: 21046

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

The trouble with gov't bailout's is there is a tendency (whatever country) for corporations to just carry on expecting the inevitable next bailout further down the line. I would emagine that SA has enough business to create a workable business model.But if they can't/won't you just have to be prepa...

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by scotron11
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 4670

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

Airbus must have quite a few productions slots open what with the AA and UA deferrals, if JAL wanted either the 359 or 351 earlier.

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by scotron11
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 503
Views: 65853

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

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... sh-441667/
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Walsh at IAG says the NMA could be too late to market. IAG is taking delivery in 2019 of the A321LR for EI, and could be deployed to other carriers in the group.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... sh-441667/

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