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by BlueSky1976
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21175

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

I'm in the camp that roots for American "doing United". I see American increase the order for A350-900 to replace all of its 777-200ERs with options for larger -1000 as an eventual replacement for its 777-300ERs as well.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34486

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

...and some people still want United to cancel their A350 order.

PATHETIC.

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34486

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

seahawk wrote:
UA only pushed there decision into the future. They might even still cancel the A350.


Keep dreaming. A350 order at United is here to stay - much to yours, and others, dismay. And it opens the door for A350-1000 as an eventual replacement of the 777-300ER.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34486

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

I'll open the can of worms, what the hell...

United will eventually replace their 777-300ERs with A350-1000, in due time. Now - go ahead. Hate me all you want, Boeing cheergirls. xD

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 48
Views: 5702

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

How about just flying the flag of Norway, and maybe Ireland on the tail since Norwegian Air is NOT in any way an American air carrier. After all, United, Delta and American don't need gimmicky tail schemes to convince Europeans that they are something they are not. Obviously, you don't get the poin...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 50113

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Ruscoe wrote:
Does anyone know how Boeing is modifying the wing on the 10 to reduce the low speed drag?

Ruscoe


Different flap settings and slight flap trailing edge reprofile. Also, engines will be moved forward as well vs. those on other MAX family members.

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first
Replies: 68
Views: 18399

Re: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first

scotron11 wrote:
Surprised seeing as all the carriers that were "suckered" into the 787 that never delivered EIS.


Just goes to show you what "the undisclosed amount of compensation from Boeing" will do.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 505
Views: 66473

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Meanwhile...

There's a picture on Twitter showing CS300 with Delta logo. :D

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 50113

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Good thing to see Boeing is making all necessary improvements to Max 10 and I'm glad I was wrong about it being DOA. Here's to doubling its order book.

Now, Boeing, bring on that MoM plane...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 70931

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

...and another "no MAX/NG customer will order A321Neo" a.net legend goes down the toilet. xD

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 157
Views: 29227

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

The 4 additional 77W's will bring UA's fleet up to 18 which casts doubt on whether UA will take delivery of all 35 A35J's currently on order. At the beginning of the fleet review process there was an executive who was question by employees over the Bloomberg article and he told employees at WHQ he ...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 143
Views: 21234

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

The writing was on the wall the minute Boeing launched 777-300ER. People, it's time to MOVE ON.

Your "queen" is DEAD.

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 70931

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Excellent choice, if true. 787 is too much of a plane for them, MoM would've been better, but B6 can't wait, I presume.

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 584
Views: 76620

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

I am laughing at Leahy's comment on 240 seats on a narrowbody. How many airlines are lining up for this really bad option for the consumer. Boarding and deplaning would take forever thereby damaging operating times. Take a wide body like a B767 type over a narrowbody that long. This plane would be ...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO condemns Boeing’s non-compliance and new subsidies
Replies: 26
Views: 2865

Re: WTO condemns Boeing’s non-compliance and new subsidies

Good.

Boeing's own b*tching turned against them. Maybe they will finally stop complaining and get their @$$es back to work and start designing real airplanes, not "updating" obsolete 737s.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 14294

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

Because the only way Boeing can sell planes is by giving them away cheap, right. :roll: Thanks for that input John, I mean keesje. Well, Boeing did sell 737s to United at a dumping price before, so they're likely to do that again. Not just cheap, Keesje implied that the 737-10 upgrade is free. I ho...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed May 31, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 56
Views: 10456

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

africawings wrote:
Dear all;

Is there any possibility for a 747-8 SP?

Thoughts?


Of course.
It's got two engines, folding wingtips and is called the 777-8.

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by BlueSky1976
Sat May 27, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?
Replies: 26
Views: 7176

Re: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?

I don't know if that's quite right. The 764 made more sense for existing 763 operators and the 332 made sense for existing 333 operators. It's not like BA or NH bought the 332 over the 764; they just did not purchase an aircraft of that rough size (the 772 fleets of both no doubt had an impact). In...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat May 27, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?
Replies: 26
Views: 7176

Re: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?

The 767-400ER was built as a result of a joint request by DL and CO to replace their L-1011 and DC-10 fleets, respectively. As a result, the 767-400ER was basically built to DL and CO specs, not the rest of the industry. Nothing could be much farther from the truth. The 767-400 was built by Boeing ...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 505
Views: 66473

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

So, per Boeing's logic, it's OK to sell 737s at dumping price. But if Bombardier does the same for CSeries, it's "unfair", "unjust", "not right"...

Yeah. Right.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

Go Bombardier! Fight the fight!

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group and the 787
Replies: 42
Views: 9821

Re: LH Group and the 787

seahawk wrote:
The replacement for 767, 777-2 and A330 will be decided later this year and the 787 is a front runner.


Source?

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz
Replies: 34
Views: 8841

Re: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz

Good job, Emirates!

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Friday 31st March
Replies: 102
Views: 20381

Re: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Friday 31st March

seahawk wrote:
the new Queen of the North Atlantic.


Far from it.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 109019

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

1. You have no idea who is actually interested in the MAX 10. I do, actually. It's all over Twitter with links to legit media sources. 2. It'll be nearly a decade before a clean sheet debuts - plenty of time to get a return on the MAX 10. Per United and Udvar-Hazy, EIS for NMA/MOM is 2025, if launc...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 109019

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Only ONE (!!!) potengial buyer for 737-10X vs. many (including United, Alaska and ALC's Udvar-Hazy) interested and buzzing around at ISTAT about NMA/MOM/797.

Guys, the writing's on the wall. MAX 10 is going BYE BYE. And that's a good thing, actually.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 65175

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Wouldn't a MOM face growing to a 5500 range and upwards of 300 passengers? And that before it even gets into the air.


There's already a MOM for that. It's called 787-10.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 65175

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

737 MAX 10 = D.O.A. Just as I stated in the other thread - waste of time, money and resources that could be productively and fruitfully used elsewhere.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 109019

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Fair comparison. A A321 with 2 tanks carries roughly as much fuel as a 737 with one tank. And the range advantage in this configuration should go to the 737, more so if you look at a configuration without extra tanks. The data shown looks great. 5% lower trip costs and 5% lower CASM is a big advant...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 109019

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Who would want to post the usual BS from Tinseth... Fact is that Boeing must work on getting the darn thing off the ground first. A321neo owns the market right now, whether good 'ole Randy likes it or not. This is 767-400 happening all over again. Waste of time, money and resources. Bring on the NSA...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a viable market for the Boeing 777-8?
Replies: 108
Views: 14254

Re: Is there a viable market for the Boeing 777-800X?

holzmann wrote:
We shouldn't forget the potential impact of the possible 787-10ER / Ulh and 777-10.


There won't be any 787-10ER.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 227
Views: 44655

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

The rumor about upcoming Singapore 777-9 order has been circulating for more than two years now, I'm glad they've finally went for it! I wonder what was on the table this time to break the 777X Sales Drought. http://articles.latimes.com/1999/jun/19/business/fi-47994 What sales drought?!? Boeing sold...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion
Replies: 80
Views: 12304

Re: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion

usflyer123 wrote:
With the opening of KRK-ORD, I wonder if LOT will open a small hub there. Ive been to Krakow two monthes ago, and this lovely city is way underserved.


There isn't any market for hub opening at Kraków. Market is well served by ever-expanding Ryanair base there.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion
Replies: 80
Views: 12304

LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion

Polish media outlets are reporting that Lot Polish Airlines will lease three 787-9 aircraft, these will be sourced from ACG. The first one will be delivered in spring of 2018. Aircraft will be used mostly on the transatlantic routes to New York, Chicago and Toronto, while other Dreamliners will be r...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the 747-8
Replies: 117
Views: 19380

Re: The future of the 747-8

There's near 200 747-400Fs in service. 50% of that would see 100+ orders of 747-8Fs, you see that much scope for further production? Enter the 777-300ER passenger-to-freighter conversion programme. It WILL happen, and it's not a question of "if" but "when". And no, the majority ...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday
Replies: 83
Views: 16974

Re: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday

About those 40x 777-9X: I'm willing to bet that it's going to be a combination of firm orders and options. Options will later be converted to firm orders and delivery deferred a few times until 777-300ERs are due for replacement. Keep in mind those 300+ 777-8/-9 Boeing has scheduled for delivery now...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future 787 variants?
Replies: 171
Views: 19371

Re: Future 787 variants?

My take on future 787 developments? Probably re-engine around 2030 or so, after NMA and NSA are done. The airframe has a potential to last as a production model for another 30 years, at least. I personally hope Boeing brings back wingtip extensions orignally planned for the 787-9, before all program...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Closes In On 787-9 &  787-10
Replies: 10
Views: 3405

Re: Emirates Closes In On 787-9 &  787-10

Saj Ahmad... 'nuff said. Hardly objective story from presumably the Boeing-paid lobbyist.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus schedules A350-1000 first flight for 24 November
Replies: 210
Views: 31139

Re: Airbus schedules A350-1000 first flight for 24 November

zkojq wrote:
The 777's gravy train is over


The 777 is far from being "over", actually. -9 itself will extend its life well for another 10 - 20 years, and then, there's the passenger -8 and quite possibly -8F down the road.

And the rumoured -10, too...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus schedules A350-1000 first flight for 24 November
Replies: 210
Views: 31139

Re: Airbus schedules A350-1000 first flight for 24 November

seahawk wrote:
The new A346.


LMFAO.
"They see me rollin'. They hatin'."

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA begins Scimitar installation on 752s
Replies: 76
Views: 24313

Re: UA begins Scimitar installation on 752s

Not good.
This will absolutely DESTROY the elegant appearance of the 757 with winglets.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: 747 production may end
Replies: 84
Views: 15169

Re: Boeing: 747 production may end

About freaking time. Boeing should have pulled the plug 10 years ago. Time and money was wasted on the 747-8, instead.

Now, let's put the A380 out of its misery as well.

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China coming to Warsaw
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Re: Air China coming to Warsaw

Great news!

I hope they come out to some sort of codeshare agreement with LO, this way both carriers will be able to offer daily service on each other's equipment.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Heathrow Airport Designs Revealed
Replies: 40
Views: 11457

Re: New Heathrow Airport Designs Revealed

For Heathrow's sake, that airport needs the third runway deperately. I hope it will be built.

To hell with NIMBYs.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces 737 MAX-7 stretch
Replies: 102
Views: 21466

Re: Boeing announces 737 MAX-7 stretch

The new MAX 7 range is 3,915 nm. http://imagr.eu/up/qklxA_CnKaHv6UMAAfdok.jpg https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 4333355008 It's a pretty effective slide, emphasizing the A321 numbers need three tanks to be achieved, whereas in practice airlines rarely carry more than two. Of course I have...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 - "near vertical" take-off
Replies: 13
Views: 5215

Re: A350 - "near vertical" take-off

Neither A350 nor 787 ever made anything near vertical climb. It is 30 - 35% angle of attack initially for like first few seconds to show off aircraft capability, but shortly thereafter goes back to regular 15% climb.

Unusual? Yes. Vertical? Hell no!

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces 737 MAX-7 stretch
Replies: 102
Views: 21466

Re: Boeing announces 737 MAX-7 stretch

ODwyerPW wrote:
Very happy to hear the MAX-7 has increased capability . Its really the only optimised 150pax airliner available now.


Nope. A320neo also is.
And, to certain degree, CS300.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will 3-4-3 Be More Comfortable On The B777-9?
Replies: 63
Views: 13138

RE: Will 3-4-3 Be More Comfortable On The B777-9?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seansasLCY" class="quote" target="_blank">seansasLCY</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Its really not that bad. Numerous airl...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon May 30, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge
Replies: 167
Views: 39110

RE: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seahawk" class="quote" target="_blank">seahawk</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>Max 9 Max 10 This will be a huge success.<...

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by BlueSky1976
Sun May 15, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 747-8I Premium ECO Inbetween ECO Sections
Replies: 28
Views: 11278

RE: LH 747-8I Premium ECO Inbetween ECO Sections

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AviatorW6" class="quote" target="_blank">AviatorW6</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Also, how does the 10-abreast Y i...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu May 12, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Which Airlines Will Order Next?
Replies: 71
Views: 21176

RE: CSeries - Which Airlines Will Order Next?

1) Lufthansa - once numbers from Swiss are solid, they will order some for themselves, 2) Austrian - part of <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> Group, see above 3) <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), NEW: SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium)">SN</acronym> Brussels - see above 4) American...

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