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by BREECH
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 6778

Re: Norwegian To Tokyo

I am just wondering if anyone knows why the Russian government has a say in where a foreign airline flies to/from, even if it is over their territory? I hope you are not just joking. Wouldn't want to waste time. But if you are serious, then you should read about two things. Or rather two-in-one. Th...

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by BREECH
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

Sadly this tragedy will serve as an example of those little mistakes that amount to a tragedy.. Not so little, if you believe that transcript. The warning the pilots got (if translated from Russian) was "V instrument - COMPARE". How the heck is that supposed to help the pilots? Compare tw...

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
Replies: 62
Views: 7941

Re: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

What were the expectations again? :-)

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

NO WAY!!! Aeroperu 603 again? IF (!) true... or actually even if it's not, may I suggest a crazy idea. Let's just just stop putting SO MANY of those pitot things on each plane? I mean, one is more than enough for a safe flight. If we have two and one of them malfunctions, how would the other one(s) ...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 6841

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

Even beyond fuel, the industry as a whole is facing upward wage pressure. AS would be additionally affected by the VX integration and raising VX employees to the AS payscale. Then what's the fuss all about. Every company experiences a downturn after a merge. And Alaska's hasn't been all that long a...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 6841

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

Route66 wrote:
But I guess if a person hasn't noticed the rising fuel prices...

And no mortgage, either!!!

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 6841

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

NameOmitted wrote:
They are a good site for aggregating last month's news. If you are curious about a company you know absolutely nothing about, they are a good starting point to your research.

Oh, man, that's so true! You should go and check out Enron website!!!

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 6841

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

rbavfan wrote:
Have you bought gas lately? Oil prices are rising for us and the airlines. Even a small change can have a big cost impact.

How small a change are we talking about?

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

As I posted earlier; 22,000 ft/min descent equates to 250mph. So, with 300mph forward speed and 250 mph downward velocity, let's agree we are both right. I must've missed something. How did you get from 3200 fpm posted by FR24 to 22,000 fpm? Despite the proximity to Moscow, the crash did NOT happen...

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by BREECH
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 6841

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
However, rising costs

WHAT rising costs? Oil is still cheap, right? What possible rising costs could they encounter?

Also, this article was written by a website called Motley Fool, a subsidiary of Motley Wealth Management. Anyone ever heard about them?

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by BREECH
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5784

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

You make some highly opinionated comments for knowing so little about it. They used their own cash flow - they've been making money for a long time. It's "while knowing...", and thank you, I take it as a compliment. And if you don't mind, could you tell me in which department of PriceWate...

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by BREECH
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

No, payments are not small. The average cost of a funeral in Russia is from $500 to $3000. The average salary in the city of Orsk is about 20 000 rubles per month, or about $350. In this respect, insurance payments correspond to the multiple of annual earnings. For the amount of $ 35,000 you can no...

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by BREECH
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

Maybe I should have said it differently ... Soviet-era aircraft are more prone to technical defects than newer ones simply due to their age. And I consider the AN-148 as a rather new/modern type. My reply was simply trying to direct "sq421"´s attention to the fact that non-western made ai...

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

sq421 wrote:
Don't mean to sound shrewd, but I think it's time the Russians take a look at the reliability of the Antonov fleet.

And you base this on what? Do you have information about Antonov fleet reliability?

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

According to Russian laws, all passengers were insured. Relatives of the victims will receive insurance payments in the amount of 2 million rubles for each victim. That's about $ 34,000. For those who were on a working trip and for the crew members will receive an additional 1 million rubles (~$ 17...

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 272
Views: 51465

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Revelation wrote:
Pretty much the textbook description of a personal attack.

There is a textbook on personal attacks? Do tell!!!

I suppose this came from the same book:
Revelation wrote:
Nice rant.

Try being nice to people, and you might get the same in return.

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 272
Views: 51465

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

In this particular case, Airbus wasn't found "guilty" as there wasn't conclusive proof of bribes being paid. However... UH-UH-UH! There is no however in not guilty. Airbus was found NOT guilty. And that's the end of it. You seem to be well versed on the subject, where do you think that 10...

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8938

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

Boeing is a very weird company, I have to say. They think they can bully their way into anything, but they forget just how much more connected politically Airbus is worldwide, together with its home countries, France and Germany. Boeing may inadvertantly start a huge trade war which they will lose s...

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 272
Views: 51465

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

I think you got the Boeing scandal slightly wrong. Darleen Druyun, a former Principal Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, got a job at Boeing, confessed to wrong doings and got 9 month jail time. Boeing CFO Michael M. Sears got 4 month in jail. Darleen Druyun was also involved i...

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 272
Views: 51465

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Airbus doesn't have to prove anything. Presumption of innocense is still big in Europe. Airbus paid for not being careful enough about mediator companies. Do you have proof that that money went to bribes? As, for example, in a scandal with Boeing where a goverment official signed a 1 trillion KC-X ...

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 272
Views: 51465

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

In this particular case, Airbus wasn't found "guilty" as there wasn't conclusive proof of bribes being paid. However... UH-UH-UH! There is no however in not guilty. Airbus was found NOT guilty. And that's the end of it. You seem to be well versed on the subject, where do you think that 10...

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 13953

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

LoganTheBogan wrote:
divert to Mandalay (Myanmar) where the aircraft landed safely. The aircraft leaked hydraulic fluid."

And you called it "nasty" because?..

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

edu2703 wrote:
-3400 fpm before signal loss Image

I'm trying to get to that diagram on FR but can't. Playback is also blocked. Do you need paid subscription to get this?

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5784

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

Boeing doesn’t owe anyone that money. Charge it off today and it doesn’t cost them a dime. It will change their assets down by that amount and would show a large loss on the P&L. But it wouldn’t hanged their cash flow bottom line at all. It wouldn’t impact cash in the bank either. They just fou...

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

Oh, gawd, that's so bad. :-( Wonder what happened. And expect the news monkeys to jump on it and start the usual circus. :-(

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 272
Views: 51465

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Huh? DUH! FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors have ordered Airbus (AIR.PA) to pay 81.25 million euros (71.98 million pounds) to settle one of two investigations into alleged corruption surrounding the sale of Eurofighter combat jets to Austria in 2003, the two sides said on Friday. The settlem...

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5784

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

Boeing doesn’t owe anyone that money. Charge it off today and it doesn’t cost them a dime. It will change their assets down by that amount and would show a large loss on the P&L. But it wouldn’t hanged their cash flow bottom line at all. It wouldn’t impact cash in the bank either. They just fou...

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5784

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

Yes, but as I am sure you are familiar, cash is king. You can throw shade all you want, Boeing is a very profitable / performing well business. Absolutely! It performs brilliantly. Just like the Ponzi scheme. Forget the debts, make cash NOW and think about the rest later. Trouble is, "the rest...

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by BREECH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5784

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

Dude, deferred production cost is not debt. Before derailing a legitimate conversation about Boeing potential acquisitions please educate yourself A deferred cost is a cost that you have already incurred, but which you will not charge to expense until a later reporting period. In the meantime, it a...

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by BREECH
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5784

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

News - Boeing is flush with cash. A.net "popular opinion" Boeing is nearly Broke!! American financial laws allow this kind of accounting acrobatics. Boeing is actually IN DEBT for 32 billion. But that debt is "deferred". So instead of having to pay that debt, Boeing is allowed t...

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by BREECH
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5784

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

lightsaber wrote:
even assuming Boeing buys Embraer

You should REALLY stop reading yellow press! Actually, I apologize. Calling Wall Street Journal yellow press is an insult to the latter.

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by BREECH
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 8907

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

that said, I’ve never understood why so many people like Amazon. It’s just an online Walmart. They drive down margins and commoditize cheap imported stuff. I think it’s so weird it’s so popular. *shrug* When greedy customers who will sell their mother for "a good deal" meet a greedy busin...

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by BREECH
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 272
Views: 51465

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

So bottomline of this four-months-long dead-people-on-drugs marathon is: 1. All investigations of Airbus are closed without any wrong-doing found but with a lot of tax-payer's money spent. Kind of reminds me of the "Canadian Parliament Overspending Commission" which spent 36 million Canadi...

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by BREECH
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?
Replies: 26
Views: 3700

Re: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?

F27500 wrote:
Hey .. SHHHH ! people will know we're gay. You know what a closeted place A.Net is . ;)

Overhead-binned you mean?

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10215

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

Revelation wrote:
How do you figure A320neo is still in development and MAX is not?

I forgot about it. :-D

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine
Replies: 39
Views: 5581

Re: Sukhoi will create a new SSJ variant(SSJ-75)

new wing will be designed, and fuselage will be deeply redeveloped. Avionics suite is supposed to be based on MC-21, rather than existing SSJ-100 model. Well, with the enormous commercial success of the basic plane I'm sure they can afford to spend billions to develop what seems to be an entirely n...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?
Replies: 26
Views: 3700

Re: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?

Granted, ERA Helicopters was a bad name for an airline flying Dash 8s. But why are they spelling Raven without the E? Hybernating, weren't we?! :-D Flickr, Grindr, numerous other misspellings. There is even a scientific term for it - leet. Also spelled as 1337... of course. Grindr, huh? <wink> Oh, ...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10215

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

I’m trying to determine what you are arguing? By any measure Boeing has been significantly more profitable and generated significantly more cash than Airbus over almost any period you want to look at over the last decade. Boing had a fantastic 2017 by any possible metric you want to use, a veritabl...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin-engine airplanes technical limitations
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Twin-engine airplanes technical limitations

I was thinking... my favorite thing to do. :-D What would be the maximum possible twin-engine aircraft that modern technology can muster? What would be weight limits with regards to maximum possible engine thrust and wing loading? Length and wingspan are limited by the 80-meter-box but let's forget ...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10215

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

My investment thesis is that with the A350 development costs completed, EADS profits should rise substantially but given all the A32xx series being delivered it seems they should be earning more now. Ideas would be appreciated. A350 was and is by no means the only Airbus program. Airbus is in the m...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32765

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

Goodyear wrote:
I'm old enough to remember all of the nay-sayers here, "Airbus will never build it!" Well here it sits on the ramp for all to see! Congrats, Airbus!

The only nay-sayer I remember was Their MegaRoyal SuperMajesty Istvan Udvar-Hazy The One and Only. He was also the first one to order it.

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19903

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

The question I raise is will there be enough demand with the likely higher proportional fare for a non-stop ultra long flight to make it profitable. A few companies may be willing to spend the premium for key people traveling in profitable 1st/Biz from the NYC area and not have to change planes in ...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine
Replies: 39
Views: 5581

Re: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine

Wayfarer515 wrote:
my guess is this a direct result of the refusal from the USA to approve the sale of the SSJ100 to Iran.

Let's just be a bit clearer on the details. Do you mean USA refusal to approve the sale of the American components of the SSJ100 to Iran?

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19903

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

With due respect, there's little to understand there. Qantas want direct flights to Europe and East-Coast US. Why? Because they don't want to depent on and pay to Singapore and Hong Kong airports and don't want to spend money on upgrading their facilities there. Not really quantum physics. :-) Qant...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19903

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Do it with A380's and I can see the merits. -You don't lose market share -Higher yields and total reveues vs. one-stop A380 -Lower unit cost because of lower trip costs, ie similar amount of seats but no stop. -Low risk as it's only a small positive change in the current network. It just doesn't wo...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19903

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

I feel that there are some people here making comments about QF and the market it is looking to tap into that do not have any real understanding of said market and QF's strategy. I recommend you come read the Australian Aviation threads for the past 12 months or so and understand more about it. Wit...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19903

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Between A350-900 and ULR version is not any diffrent on structure just in sensors in fuel tank to be able to accommodate more fuel and 280t MTOW version will be available for standart A350-900. I do not know if Airbus change the frame from Quantas further but SQ version is changed that way. WHOA! W...

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by BREECH
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?
Replies: 26
Views: 3700

Re: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?

F27500 wrote:
Granted, ERA Helicopters was a bad name for an airline flying Dash 8s. But why are they spelling Raven without the E?

Hybernating, weren't we?! :-D Flickr, Grindr, numerous other misspellings. There is even a scientific term for it - leet. Also spelled as 1337... of course.

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by BREECH
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19903

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Assuming (big assumption I know) that the non stop idea works (either aircraft) flying (say) 250 pax -3 class to London Paris Frankfurt on whatever frequency required.Would their 'old' one stop kangaroo A380's still make Economic sense?Its a hell of a lot of pax taken out of the route(s) by the sam...

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