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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Tough to follow this entire thread, but I've tried to pay attention from afar. My question is: what are the odds that England is using the Euro in 2020? By that, I mean that the plan to exit the EU is scrapped and the only way the EU allows the UK back in is by giving up the special perks of their ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Japan and Taiwan develop their own nuclear weapon?
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: Should Japan and Taiwan develop their own nuclear weapon?

short answer: no. Please, no more nuclear capable counties. Nuclear weapons are stupid and should be banned.

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 488
Views: 169980

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Guys, I'm not sure if I've asked this here but so far I've read that KLM will replace their 747-400 full pax aircraft with the A350-900. When looking at their CUR route, I always said they would go for the 77W seeing the capacity being almost the same. If KLM does decide to use their A350-900's to ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Cigarettes
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Worst Cigarettes

All cigarettes are worst. Ever since a father of a friend of mine (and more or less a friend of mine) died of lung cancer, I never smoked again. I never really smoked, but up until I had heard he had cancer, I smoked cigars sometimes.

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Dutchy, are the bikes as common in Utrecht as they are in Amsterdam? Yes, come and see for yourself and I will get you a beer in my favorite pub. 8-) We have the busiest crossing for bikes in the Netherlands, so I guess in Europe :D And the worlds largest bicycle parking facility: https://www.youtu...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

https://mobile.twitter.com/iaindale/status/1064175839691120641 "Dominic Raab was told by British diplomats that Martin Selmayr had boasted that losing Northern Ireland would be the "price" Britain has to pay for Brexit." What a lovely bunch. Another reason to stick two fingers u...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What colors do you typically wear on Thanksgiving?
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: What colors do you typically wear on Thanksgiving?

scbriml wrote:
What's Thanksgiving?

Signed,
95% Of The World.


:wink2:


Amazingly I will celebrate Thanksgiving, I was invited by a friend, he's not even American.

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What will a 0% growth economy system look like?
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: What will a 0% growth economy system look like?

AA747123 wrote:
0% economic growth? Well elect a democrat and find out. We were pretty close to it under Obama, I think it was around 2% under him.


:roll:

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

keesje wrote:
Mr Farage must organize a crowd funding, to pay back all the EU salary he got.
That would be a real powerfull, straightforward and rewarding move forward.


That would be a sign of character indeed.

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

https://politicaluk.co.uk/2018/11/nigel-farage-brings-merkel-close-to-tears-during-fiery-brexit-speech/ Good speech from Mr Farage Yes, very eloquently brought, the content was crapy populistic, though. Nigel Farage is one of the longest serving Members of Parliament in the EU, how can anyone take ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

https://politicaluk.co.uk/2018/11/nigel-farage-brings-merkel-close-to-tears-during-fiery-brexit-speech/ Good speech from Mr Farage Yes, very eloquently brought, the content was crapy populistic, though. Nigel Farage is one of the longest serving Members of Parliament in the EU, how can anyone take ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Belgian F-16 Replacement RFI To Be Issued Soon
Replies: 213
Views: 29117

Re: Belgian F-16 Replacement RFI To Be Issued Soon

mxaxai wrote:
Of course, having the same jet as their neighbors (Netherlands) could help to streamline their forces and increase interoperability.


The BeNelux is cooperating in the QRA role, in turn the Dutch and Belgiums are doing the QRA-rules.

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

It wont impact me. Can’t really see how I’ll be hit. And there you have it, not the general interest or the even the national interest at heart, but self-interest, you don't feel it, so it is ok. Most interesting attitude form someone claiming to be in her majesty civil service. Not only that, but ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Censored or just checked ? Do you think your side of the bus propaganda would have been allowed in france or germany for example ? Some time ago I posted that if the UK was to ask for an extension it should cost about 3 B €. It seems that I totally underestimates the cost: But on Saturday night Bru...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: B-21 Raider Question on crosswind landings

Perhaps better ask this question for the B-2? As or now the B-21 only exist as a scetch.

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

What do you expect? Civil Servants live for their own means. I dedicate my time at work very, very carefully. Outside of work, then I focus on what is right for myself and my family. Am I don’t buy this crap about devasting Brexit will be for me. Trust me, it won’t. At the end of the day, I don’t b...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

It wont impact me. Can’t really see how I’ll be hit. And there you have it, not the general interest or the even the national interest at heart, but self-interest, you don't feel it, so it is ok. Most interesting attitude form someone claiming to be in her majesty civil service. What do you expect?...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

noviorbis77 wrote:
It wont impact me. Can’t really see how I’ll be hit.


And there you have it, not the general interest or the even the national interest at heart, but self-interest, you don't feel it, so it is ok. Most interesting attitude form someone claiming to be in her majesty civil service.

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The UK is already a WTO member. While other WTO members can object to the UK's proposed tariff schedule, that doesn't actually do much in the short term. The EU traded on an out of date schedule for about 12 years. So no, the UK doesn't suddenly exist in some vacuum outside of the WTO. So you condu...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The UK is already a WTO member. While other WTO members can object to the UK's proposed tariff schedule, that doesn't actually do much in the short term. The EU traded on an out of date schedule for about 12 years. So no, the UK doesn't suddenly exist in some vacuum outside of the WTO. So you condu...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Not the EU, many countries wanted to block the UK from the fast track option of joining the WTO. So in ten years if the UK is lucky. So a hard Brexit means ten dark years without any deal. The UK is already a WTO member. While other WTO members can object to the UK's proposed tariff schedule, that ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

No it can all be sorted at national levels. Saw this earlier How to fix Brexit. 1. Remove Theresa May and her Cabinet dummies. 2. Install David Davis as interim PM 3. Inform EU we do not want a deal and we will leave on WTO tariffs 4. Inform EU the "Irish backstop" is now off the table. 5...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

No I think the UK should do what is best for the UK, Germany for Germany, Poland for Poland etc. And Scotland what is best for Scotland, and Edinborough what is best for Edinborough and the Royal mile what is best for the Royal mile? E.g. no compromise at all, no cooperation, no larger scale? No it...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

And Scotland what is best for Scotland, and Edinborough what is best for Edinborough and the Royal mile what is best for the Royal mile? E.g. no compromise at all, no cooperation, no larger scale? No it can all be sorted at national levels. Saw this earlier How to fix Brexit. 1. Remove Theresa May ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

You won’t have an EU. Just one big superstate. You mean like the UK now, but you are fine with that because england call all the shots ? No I think the UK should do what is best for the UK, Germany for Germany, Poland for Poland etc. And Scotland what is best for Scotland, and Edinborough what is b...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Just saw this. Why are environmental laws essential to the functioning of a single customs territory? If UK companies must comply with lower environmental standards then in the rest of the EU, the UK companies have an unfair competitive advance, thus can lower the price of their products, without h...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Just saw this. Why are environmental laws essential to the functioning of a single customs territory? If UK companies must comply with lower environmental standards then in the rest of the EU, the UK companies have an unfair competitive advance, thus can lower the price of their products, without h...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Just saw this. Why are environmental laws essential to the functioning of a single customs territory? If UK companies must comply with lower environmental standards then in the rest of the EU, the UK companies have an unfair competitive advance, thus can lower the price of their products, without h...

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The Brexitters expected a divided EU, each country for itself, them negotiating separate opportunities. It didn't happen.. and now there is a situation. Huh, interesting. I never heard that. I certainly always expected the EU to negotiate as "the EU" and nothing less. I mean that is its d...

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 147
Views: 7134

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

So, Julian Assange indicted in the US. It has been mistakenly revealed by prosecutors. WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has prepared an indictment against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, marking a drastic escalation of the government’s yearslong battle with him and his anti-secrecy group....

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 147
Views: 7134

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

So, Julian Assange indicted in the US. It has been mistakenly revealed by prosecutors. WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has prepared an indictment against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, marking a drastic escalation of the government’s yearslong battle with him and his anti-secrecy group. ...

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12963

Re: Rewinged a320 family

A320NEO is selling like cupcakes. So it is Boeing to move. In business, you don't need to strive to make the best, you need to strive to be a little better than the competition, Boeing in this case. To counter the MOM-Boeing, Airbus might invest in a re-winged A321NEO and an A322, but that will req...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Arion640 wrote:
Dutchy - I’ll be over in your homeland tomorrow by the way!


Be welcome, I hope you have a wonderful time. And remember, the Netherlands is more than just Amsterdam, my hometown of Utrecht is much more beautiful :lol:

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can someone explain semicolons?
Replies: 21
Views: 612

Re: Can someone explain semicolons?

I learned a new word, thanks for that :lol:

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 12963

Re: Rewinged a320 family

A320NEO is selling like cupcakes. So it is Boeing to move. In business, you don't need to strive to make the best, you need to strive to be a little better than the competition, Boeing in this case. To counter the MOM-Boeing, Airbus might invest in a re-winged A321NEO and an A322, but that will requ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Airlines to leave Skyteam
Replies: 2
Views: 546

China Southern Airlines to leave Skyteam

Couldn't find a tread, feel free to delete if it is mentioned before. Rough Google translation: SCHIPHOL - China Southern Airlines will leave SkyTeam on 1 January 2019. The departure of the largest airline of Asia from the airline alliance is a major loss for the partnership, to which KLM is also af...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

And we see the financial world react: pound is losing value (-1,5%), stocks of British banks are losing value. Time for Brexit part 5: bye, bye May: the sun is setting. Standard & Poor's says it will lower the credit rating of the UK, if the UK will leave without a deal. Logical I think, but an...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

And we see the financial world react: pound is losing value (-1,5%), stocks of British banks are losing value.

Time for Brexit part 5: bye, bye May: the sun is setting.

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

It is crap deal. Europe still in charge, free movement with unwanted hoardes during transition period. Parliament will reject it and we’ll escape with a no deal. The EU will be finally gone and the vermin that is the EU parliament and unelected beaurecrats can carry on without any of my dime. Reall...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3505

Re: Tax on kerosine

and for all you guys here who advocate Taxation on anything, take a deep breath on yet untaxed air and think about who pays the texes, It's us, the consumers. Taxes are costs and costs are handed down to the buyers of goods and services That is correct. But think about this. The consequences of cli...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3505

Re: Tax on kerosine

That is onesided view. This is in absolute terms, not relative, not per capita. BP might give you a clue what the intent was.... This is another statistic Per capita (ton): Qatar - 35.73 tonnes Curacao - 30.43 Latvia - 22.94 Bahrain - 21.8 United Arab Emirates - 19.31 Trinidad and Tobago - 17.15 Mal...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What will a 0% growth economy system look like?
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: What will a 0% growth economy system look like?

Interesting question. A bit like Japan in de '90-ish. The emphasis economist and society at large place on growth is a bit misplaced, especially in the developed world. In the end we have become too much materialistic, typing this on my Apple laptop, while looking at my IPhone. And the funny thing w...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3505

Re: Tax on kerosine

True. Some amazing things are happening in China. China can do experiments in a lot of cities, if something works, they will make it mandatory for 1,2bn people instantly. Something you can do in an enlighted dictatorship, not something you can achieve in a liberal democracy. China follows a top-dow...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why DL use everything from 737 to A330 for ATL TO JFK.
Replies: 30
Views: 5324

Re: Why DL use everything from 737 to A330 for ATL TO JFK.

Or they might have a bigger aircraft sitting around for a number of hours and in this way, they increase the utility of the a/c? ALT and JFK must have a huge pool of pilots and different a/c.

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27549

Re: Airbus A321XLR to have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Amazing what the A321 has become. Does anyone have the performance numbers for the original A321-100? The MTOW was 83t, quite amazing that this has been increased to 100t, or plus of over 20% (!).

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3505

Re: Tax on kerosine

... China is becoming a leading nation in sustainability. India much less so. It is unsustainable, so something needs to be done. Both countries are doing lot more than west with less publicity. The number of electric buses produced by BYD in China is amazing. That will change public transportation...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3505

Re: Tax on kerosine

The Netherlands want to be pioneers in everything liberal. Legalizing drugs, gay marriage, and now fuel on kerosene. Ok, let's see them tax kerosene at 20% and see how long KLM will stay afloat as an experiment. The Netherlands are strangling their own country with taxes and Dutch are fleeing in ma...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3505

Re: Tax on kerosine

I’m sure the other airports in Europe will gladly take the traffic the Netherlands is trying to scare away. That's why it needs to be an international effort................. Did you read the article? I absolutely agree but you pay my share because I don't want to deal? haha, you want me to pay for...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

And however good or bad the deal is, it will be shouted down by all the europhiles in this thread. Actually, it's your own comrades in the Tory party who are out for blood over it. If it's a deal which satisfies the european requirements, I'm okay with it, and I've never said otherwise. It's your l...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 683
Views: 20524

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Apparently, there is a Brexit deal. No details are known yet. https://www.nu.nl/brexit/5570981/britse-regering-brexit-deal-rond.html And however good or bad the deal is, it will be shouted down by all the europhiles in this thread. Actually, it's your own comrades in the Tory party who are out for ...

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