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by BlueSky1976
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 50
Views: 16385

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

Different AC type but LOT related news, the airline has just ordered 6 additional E195 jets from Embraer for delivery starting next year. Incorrect. These are going to be used E195s, sourced via leasing company. They're not coming from Embraer, but another airline (I have no idea which one at the m...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai announce commitment for 175 737MAX plus 50 purchase rights
Replies: 15
Views: 2852

Re: FlyDubai announce commitment for 175 737MAX plus 50 purchase rights

It seems that out of 175 737s ordered, at least 50 will be MAX 10.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 107
Views: 15773

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

Johnny "The Mouth" goes out with a big bang for sure. I hope Airbus hires someone with just as much charisma.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s
Replies: 33
Views: 4478

Re: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s

Congratulations to EgyptAir for picking truly innovative product as their next-gen aircraft.

Boeing won't stop this one. And others.

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 807
Views: 103687

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

That is flexibility, as there are 787 with 8 abreast and A330 with 9 abreast. And the later will become more common in the future. No, it won't. 9 abreast in A330 is a domain of charter and LCC operators, and is considered an exception rather than the rule. 787 is the exact oposite: uncomfortable, ...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland Gets an Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Poland Gets an Airport

The topic author needs to change the title. Poland already has many airports: WAW, WML, GDN, KRK, WRO, POZ, SZZ, LCJ, LUZ, RZE, IEG are ones with the regular passenger service, with SZY getting one shortly. The Bloomberg article is about a new Warsaw airport, which is destined to replace WAW and WML...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 P2F program has launch customer
Replies: 23
Views: 5690

Re: 777 P2F program launched

P2F conversion for the 777-300ER is a matter of "when", not "if". As a matter of fact, once launched, it may be more successful than 777-200ER P2F.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10th Anniversary of the A380
Replies: 57
Views: 6749

Re: 10th Anniversary of the A380

Well, one ugly beast, 747, is quickly disappearing from the skies, thankfully.
Here's to the other one, A380, to do the same soon.

Flying double decker jetliners are a disgrace to the skies.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

KarelXWB wrote:
those 320neos are still new as of now and will still be new as of around 2020 with years of backlog. Perhaps more likely to be in 2030-ish time frame, but Airbus was alreeady going to replace A320 series with some new narrowbody in 2030s?


Possible.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

People! Look at the BIG picture. Airbus isn't killing any CS500. If anything, they've just got CS500 handed over on a silver platter! I'd say that Airbus has cleverly killed off CS500. 2017: - CS100 (110 pax) - CS300 (140 pax) - A320neo (170 pax) - A321neo (200 pax) Circa 2020, Airbus will have to e...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 23529

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

She's a BEAUTY!!

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6011

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

It's about time the 747 went away. Good riddance. Out with the old, in with the new.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"
Replies: 15
Views: 4572

Re: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"

Boeing did not take the A320 seriously and did not aggressively pursue JetBlue when they were looking for a narrowbody aircraft. Had Boeing been more negotiable with some airlines, the 737- A320 split might have more in Boeing's favor. Never underestimate your competitor. Actually, Boeing didn't ta...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46568

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

Dutchy wrote:
So is Canada put in a tax of 300% on Boeing craft? Than Airbus will be the laughing third party in this.


I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Canada does it. Boeing did harmful action that needs to be properly retailiated against.

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31758

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

Just as I predicted, this is turning to another "UA will cancel A350 order" - type thread. So... American won't cancel it's A350 order. They'll defer it and increase it to cover replacement of their 777-200ERs, with options for the eventual 777-300ER replacement by A350-1000s. And yes, the...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29965

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

why are people using the word 'protectionism'? Boeing if anything, is practicing sound business ethics. Something we all should have learned growing up. Can't help but recall that USAF tanker procurement fiasco. The words, "sound", "business" and especially "ethics" we...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46568

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

seahawk wrote:
The reasoning behind the decision is interesting. When it comes to launch aid, the same is true for Airbus.

...and Boeing.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46568

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

This entire proceeding is one big hogwash by one big crybaby named boeing, who runs to the government like a spoiled brat crying when his neighbour's kid has better toys than he does.

Like I said - I hope this bites boeing in the balls BIG TIME. Pun intended.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46568

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

What did Boeing call their below cost to United deal to block the CS deal for United. I'd say selling under cost makes Boeing a price dumper as well. also sorry guys but Delta was right Boeing had nothing to offer in the seat catagory so if it's price dumping they should file a dispute against Boei...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46568

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

This is going to bite boeing in the @$$ BIG TIME. It's now Canada's turn: here's to the 220% tarriff on all 737s, 777s and 787s bought by WestJet, Air Canada and Air Transat. Bombardier still has the rest of the world. Keep up good job, my fellow Canadians, don't give in to the idiots south of your ...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 100620

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

CSeries isn't selling because at least in one recent campaign, Boeing defeated it by offering its own, obsolete and inferior product at a dumping price themselves. Bombardier itself is hampered by issues with the powerplant, however data from Swiss and Air Baltic speaks for itself - the plane is bur...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 100620

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I'm sorry for that, this new quoting mechanism is... flawed, to say the least.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 550
Views: 73923

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

I haven't followed the recent discussions as I should. So sorry for asking- do we already know if it will be a single or twin aisle? I always thought it'll be a single aisle. Boeing seems to be fixated on what they call "hybrid cross section": a 767-like 7-abreast passenger cabin with nar...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 100620

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

aerolimani wrote:

If BBD violates the law should it not be enforced?


BBD did not violate the law. Boeing did.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31758

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

Boeing 777-9 is too big for American. 777-300ER is as big as it'll get for a while.

Then, A350-1000 as a replacement.

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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: 252
Views: 31758

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: 35426

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: 35426

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: 35426

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: 5866

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: 362
Views: 53002

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: 18596

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: 595
Views: 100620

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: 362
Views: 53002

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: 71416

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: 30541

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: 145
Views: 23069

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: 71416

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: 585
Views: 78961

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: 2938

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: 14468

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: 80
Views: 16734

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: 7325

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: 7325

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: 595
Views: 100620

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: 9889

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: 8909

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: 20549

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: 110166

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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