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by Revelation
Fri May 25, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 41
Views: 3710

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

Does it really matter why the pax needed emergency medical attention? Of course. You wouldn't divert an airplane to take care of a paper cut. All situations are different and best left to the professionals (not the internets) to decide course of action. A paper cut is not an emergency.... This pax ...

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by Revelation
Fri May 25, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 41
Views: 3710

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

Such a severe med condition, the chunky monkey manged two transatlantic trips (to Italy & back) before having the self inflicted (gastric bypass) injury removed & rectified. While the recommendation of an on board doctor holds some weight, it's not the be and end-all of a decision to divert...

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by Revelation
Fri May 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 721
Views: 98296

Re: A400M Update

Given that Congress is largely funded by US corporations and the current amount of jingoism I don't see a program getting the green light without it being a largely US designed and developed product. Agree, if the A400M was invented and build in Marietta Georgia or Long Beach, DoD would have jumped...

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by Revelation
Fri May 25, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 721
Views: 98296

Re: A400M Update

Given that Congress is largely funded by US corporations and the current amount of jingoism I don't see a program getting the green light without it being a largely US designed and developed product. Agree, if the A400M was invented and build in Marietta Georgia or Long Beach, DoD would have jumped...

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by Revelation
Fri May 25, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 721
Views: 98296

Re: A400M Update

I wasn't actually sure what any of that post was about... But if the insinuation is that the A400M may play a role in a future USAF competition for a new transport then it is certainly possible, it all depends on how the requirements are crafted. If we look at the T-X competition all three entrants...

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by Revelation
Thu May 24, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 721
Views: 98296

Re: A400M Update

Then one of the parties mentioned comes in with this (A400M-based) locally build, upgraded C-43. With all the cost and risk of that. This is then presented to DoD and congress committees. With some objective, most unwelcome conclusions. Congress being objective? That idea, like the rest of the post...

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by Revelation
Wed May 23, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290291

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Here's one of the articles for FG regarding the potential CFM Leap derivative... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/leap-derivative-likely-in-cfms-bid-for-nma-engine-446993/ "A CFM International engine for Boeing’s New Mid-market Airplane (NMA) would be a growth version of the Leap ser...

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by Revelation
Wed May 23, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 6978

Re: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet

unnayan wrote:
Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet

Impossible, no one would ever accept an aircraft without a cargo container system! :stirthepot:

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by Revelation
Wed May 23, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290291

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The 2027 time frame makes sense, when you look at the engines. I don't think it will take eight years to make a LEAP derivative, and from what we read that's the most likely launch engine. You need the engine a year before first flight for testing, that again is a year before EIS. So if you expect ...

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by Revelation
Wed May 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 87
Views: 15771

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Qantas did it too. Just like AC a big A330 operator. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/qantas-holds-line-on-firming-787-options-446113/ Maybe we should launch "In a fresh blow to Boeing 787, Air Canada and Qantas dropped ...." header somewhere. Just joking :wink2: . It's probably...

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by Revelation
Wed May 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290291

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

seahawk wrote:
The 2027 time frame makes sense, when you look at the engines.

I don't think it will take eight years to make a LEAP derivative, and from what we read that's the most likely launch engine.

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by Revelation
Tue May 22, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 87
Views: 15771

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Qantas did it too. Just like AC a big A330 operator. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/qantas-holds-line-on-firming-787-options-446113/ Maybe we should launch "In a fresh blow to Boeing 787, Air Canada and Qantas dropped ...." header somewhere. Just joking :wink2: . It's probably...

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by Revelation
Tue May 22, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1552
Views: 108906

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

The KC135 has a hatch on the lower left forward fuselage that allows the crew to board independently of any external stairs Is there any provision for this in the KC46, perhaps through the E&E compartment? In http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/01/news/companies/boeing-pegasus-refueling-tanker/index.h...

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by Revelation
Tue May 22, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19087

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

uhhhhhhhhhhh, considering some of the comments you've made on here ("hotties on the aisle", "tattoo inspection"), I don't think I'm the one projecting. The industry is notoriously creepy towards cabin crew. Having observed that attitude and stating that it's an issue does not ma...

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by Revelation
Mon May 21, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33467

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

https://leehamnews.com/2018/05/21/pontifications-an-in-depth-assessment-that-people-matter-at-airbus/#more-27217 " Does it seem odd that Airbus is rumored to have scrapped plans to further modernize the A320/A321 just as major operational leadership is turning over? Perhaps not. The only plaus...

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by Revelation
Mon May 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19087

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

On one hand, I absolutely agree that cabin crew should be held to a stringent standard of professional appearance, and grubby frumpy uniforms don't cut it, but on the other hand, a lot of people aren't viewing it from a professionalism angle and instead from a "I want every flight attendant to...

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by Revelation
Mon May 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33467

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Isn’t it commonly understood that AB can respond w a 322 w/i 4-5 years? If so why rush when they have more immediate need. Seems like a good decision. The tension comes because many have projected that Airbus would do the A320+/++ program and the A320neo production ramp up at the same time. Airbus ...

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by Revelation
Mon May 21, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58026

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

In Leeham News ( https://leehamnews.com/2018/05/21/pontifications-an-in-depth-assessment-that-people-matter-at-airbus/ ) we read a financial analyst suggesting that the shake up of senior management at Airbus is worrysome: What has worried us since our [company] launch, and was confirmed with this w...

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by Revelation
Sun May 20, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19087

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

FINALLY they are addressing this. I stopped flying UA many years ago, and this was one of the things that stuck in my mind (along with their horrible attitudes). Why are grooming levels so poor at US carriers? I don’t see it so much on Delta, but seen it plenty on UA and AA. It has nothing to do wi...

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by Revelation
Sun May 20, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33467

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Everybody is absolutely free to believe that the folks doing wintunnels tests, CFD modelling, simulations dystem development and FEM models on new wingboxes, wingconfigurations and long term market studies stopped because PW can't deilver some engines and the boys & girls are flown over to help...

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by Revelation
Sun May 20, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33467

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I think we shouldn't read too much in this rumoured to be shelved plus study. Airbus for now is the market leader, with 321LR soon entering service. A moderately upgraded A322 could be ready in 4 yrs. Most probably way cheaper and lighter than any 797 and with a karge commonakity with 6000 NEO's cu...

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by Revelation
Fri May 18, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19087

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

And Honestly, to me at least, the one thing that’s even worse than unkempt uniforms and bad hygiene/grooming, is seeing FAs smoking their cigarettes at the airport bus stops. I don’t have a problem with them smoking on their own time at home, but when in company uniform, and especially when at the ...

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by Revelation
Fri May 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290291

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing's plans for a tasty new mid-market airplane http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/05/making-a-sausage-boeings-plans-for-a-tasty-new-mid-market-airplane/ I agree it's a well executed summation of what we already know. Boeing adds managers, engineers to new mid-market airplane program as 797 e...

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by Revelation
Thu May 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 18243

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

cathay747 wrote:
I swear I'm going to go to NYC JUST to stay at that hotel! Thanks to everyone for all the link and pics...thanks to the one like I found the hotel website...super!

Me too. Will probably take a hop from either BOS or ORH just to spend a night there.

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by Revelation
Thu May 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 86
Views: 4686

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-eu-banks/eu-says-block-on-us-sanctions-on-iran-of-limited-use-for-eu-banks-idUSKCN1II17K says: The EU’s so-called blocking statute bans any EU company from complying with U.S. sanctions and does not recognize any court rulings that enforce American pen...

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av8orwalk wrote:
Here’s a few photos of the TWA Hotel progress I snapped today as I left the AirTrain and headed into T5.

https://imgur.com/a/M18SgJi

Thanks so much -- I love it!

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by Revelation
Wed May 16, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7584

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

Where does "preventing terrorists from getting nuclear weapons" fall on the scale?" That one's easy. Two countries pretending that another nation is building nuclear weapons, despite anti-proliferation agencies on two continents finding zilch empirical evidence that they actually are...

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by Revelation
Wed May 16, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7584

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

There is plenty of orders/revenue to go around for both Airbus and Boeing, this is a MOOT fight! It seems ideology is driving things more than greed. Huh?? Since when have politicos ever truly given a damn about ideology? ...they just use it as a smokescreen to mask their object(ives) of their gree...

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by Revelation
Tue May 15, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7584

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

Doubt anything's going to come of it. Trump will likely bluster and talk sanctions/tariffs against Airbus and Europe (anything to distract)... but there's too many interested parties on both sides of the aisle that would lose money over any real punitive action. Doubt he'd be able to do it. There i...

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by Revelation
Tue May 15, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 721
Views: 98296

Re: RAF A400M long-range air-sea rescue operations

The thread title is "A400M Update" not "Why the US should buy the A400M" or "Why the US only requires its existing US aircraft". If people don't have updates on the A400M then please stop wasting other people's time posting irrelevant stuff. Maybe we should see if Airb...

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by Revelation
Tue May 15, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 721
Views: 98296

Re: A400M Update

I agree that the current political climate isn't ideal. But why waste money on developing another aircraft for the Army/Marines when a perfectly acceptable example is flying? Europe buys enough American stuff to justify it and it happened before with small requirements. If it was about not wasting ...

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by Revelation
Tue May 15, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 721
Views: 98296

Re: A400M Update

It seems congress is wanting for LM / Boeing to come up with something useful. Something from Europe seems unacceptable in the current climate. T'was the same under the last administration too. Given this is true there's absolutely no need to keep fantasizing about the A400M being authorized by Con...

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by Revelation
Mon May 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus finance chief becomes latest executive to quit group
Replies: 0
Views: 697

Airbus finance chief becomes latest executive to quit group

FT ( https://www.ft.com/content/de588d08-5742-11e8-bdb7-f6677d2e1ce8 ) reports: The changing of the guard continues at Airbus with its long-serving finance director Harald Wilhelm announcing plans to quit the European aircraft maker next spring, following in the footsteps of chief executive Tom Ende...

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by Revelation
Mon May 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25181

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

seahawk wrote:
In addition Boeing seems to be playing with increasing the accounting block once again, which allows for lower profits on each frame.

Larger block means less cost payback per aircraft so more profit per aircraft.

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by Revelation
Mon May 14, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1552
Views: 108906

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

http://aviationweek.com/defense/boeing-us-air-force-odds-over-kc-46 (free registration required) tells us that KC-46 program manager Brig. Gen. Donna Shipton is not exactly in lock step with Boeing. Boeing recently began flight tests on a software “enhancement” to the RVS that it expects will reduce...

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by Revelation
Mon May 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23099

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

I was wondering: from the video the "wing vs tail" collision is clear. However, in the cockpit of the A321, how would the flight crew know what happened? The would have felt the unbelievable side swipe, probably followed by bells and wissles... And then what?? I assume you'd get indicatio...

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by Revelation
Sun May 13, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28486

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

If you can present us with that contract then we can verify it has no viable escape clauses. Until we have such, or until the aircraft are delivered, speculation of the aircraft not being delivered is quite valid, even if some are upset by that notion. We even have two recent proof points. You must...

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by Revelation
Sat May 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

Dantepel : I think if things continue that way that's exactly what will happen. Not something drastic, but non US companies avoiding US components as much as possible, more banks and financial institutions outside the dollar, etc. I think it's instructive to consider that 787 has landing gear from ...

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by Revelation
Sat May 12, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28486

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

If you have real evidence that UA isn't going to take a contract that they publicly affirmed recently, please present it. Otherwise, this kind of speculation is a waste of time. If you can present us with that contract then we can verify it has no viable escape clauses. Until we have such, or until...

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by Revelation
Sat May 12, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28486

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

There is no way that UA would shift from the 35J to the 359 and increase the order size if they were looking for a way to cancel the order due to the RR contract. That makes absolutely zero sense. If they intended to cancel, they'd negotiate an order on narrow bodies or shift to a different type wi...

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by Revelation
Sat May 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1552
Views: 108906

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

1) AFAIK the 767 fuse is produced in Spirit and then has to be transported to Everett I think it's just the 767 nose section (and 777 too!) that comes from Spirit, and even that travels in "broken down" form, since it's too big to travel by rail. They travel in the brown boxes you see in ...

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by Revelation
Sat May 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

The head of Airbus U.S has told avweek that they will absolutely follow the sanctions. Airbus has too much to lose in terms of military contracts and commercial business in the U.S. This is a non issue. That's my expected outcome. I wonder what would happen if the EU nations that are in the Iran ag...

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by Revelation
Fri May 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Well you can call Airbus stupid all you want, but that stupid company just delivered three planes to Iran. How many did Boeing deliver?

I'm not sure it was ever feasible for Boeing to deliver to Iran once the current administration was elected.

I think they were smart not to try.

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by Revelation
Fri May 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9123

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

Sarcastic comments happen more than you think. I can tell you all the things that a ground agent does regardless whether it or isn’t part of their job. Yes, we're not robots, but we should have some standards. Asking a struggling mom about her boobs goes beyond mere sarcasm. On top of the sarcasm, ...

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by Revelation
Fri May 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

I agree with what bigjku says above: this will put a lot of pressure on Airbus to decide if it is a for-profit corporation or a political player or somewhere in between . Personally I think Enders et al wants Airbus to be as free of politics as possible so I doubt they decide to sacrifice their pro...

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by Revelation
Fri May 11, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

Qf648 wrote:
no matter china will sell them planes.

If that was a workable solution, there would be no crisis right now, but there is a crisis, so, it's not a workable solution.,

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by Revelation
Fri May 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

To reiterate, I think several posters are forgetting this is not a pure short term economic decision by Airbus. A conglomerate the size and history of Airbus is tied into the national politics of the EU. Airbus leadership will be having long hard talks with the leadership of the U.K., France, Germa...

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by Revelation
Fri May 11, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

"You want to decide who we sell our airplanes too, so do we. CFMI only gets export licenses to Iran for the time being" would be another option. The topic is about what Airbus will do, and Airbus doesn't decide who gets export license or not. Since Boeing won't be shipping any 737, Airbus...

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by Revelation
Fri May 11, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9123

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

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flydude380 wrote:
When people can’t take sarcasm... -__-

Because sarcastic comments are part of a customer service agent's job...
See what I did there?

Meanwhile, in the real world: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... r+attacked

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by Revelation
Fri May 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21844

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

Hmmm, do they have any realistic options? No. At best, the choice reduces to picking to selling aircraft to the Iranian market versus selling to the US market. Given that Airbus is a commercial enterprise, that's not much of a choice. At worse, the choice reduces to picking to sell to the Iranian m...

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