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by Revelation
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 92
Views: 15207

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

I recall Richard Anderson saying that he got the 359s at $105K. That would have been wonderful for him, but I think you meant $105M. Airbus is in a dilemma. That vicious domino effect you mention above will last unless something drastic is done. 787 sales were sluggish until Boeing unleashed their ...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colt 45...
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Colt 45...

Guns and weed probably works better than guns and alcohol either... I suspect the song is more about that smooth malt liquor, Colt 45 and weed, not the caliber. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_45_(malt_liquor) Which says... The label was designed with a kicking horse and horseshoe, a reference...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 66
Views: 11818

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Europe needs to work towards the day when they have a ‘self-contained’ aircraft industry, free from the need to use components from the USA or any other country that can hold it to ransom. The European aviation industry has already proven that it has the knowledge and the ability to produce superb ...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 58
Views: 1524

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

In the 90s I was blessed to have access to the internet. I was a contractor at the late lamented DEC ((Digital Equipment Corporation, d | i | g | i | t | a | l, etc). We had state of the art computers on our desks and a T1 ( 1Mbit / sec or so ) blazing fast connection to the internet. One of my frie...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9376

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

And yet, if anyone points out some of these failings, it is assumed that the poster is either a fanboy for the competition or a low information poster. IIRC, the last new Boeing product that met performance guarantees and was delivered on time was the 777 in 1995. Let that sink in....ninteen ninety...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9376

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Also, love the part about first delivery in 2013, five years ago. You just can't make this stuff up First engine delivery actually was end of 2013, https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pratt--whitney-boeing-celebrate-delivery-of-first-pw4062-engines-for-kc-46-tankers-236719961.html says. So, pu...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9376

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 19961.html says.
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SteelChair wrote:
Also, love the part about first delivery in 2013, five years ago. You just can't make this stuff up

First engine delivery actually was end of 2013, https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 19961.html says.

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 798
Views: 103850

Re: A400M Update

Maybe people who throw around the word 'hate' so carelessly? :scratchchin: Maybe hate was the wrong word (though I am shocked that you don't deny it), but it really seems to give you some kind of obsessive satisfaction, to post negative things about this aircraft type. I find that strange in an avi...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 296
Views: 37306

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

The line moved away for using fixed jigs where you move the plane with cranes to using Mobile Tooling Plattforms (MTP). The MTPs are positioned by lasers and can quite easily be adjusted in case you would use parts of a different size, construction method or whatever. The MTP is much more flexible ...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 397
Views: 114431

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The highly automated new a320 line in Hamburg has been inaugurated http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/06/airbus-inaugurates-hamburg-s-fourth-a320-family-production-line0.html Exciting. What is the rollout schedule for other Airbus lines? I assume first debug this line then the re...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 73
Views: 17265

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

I think the option to easily convert the 900ULR back to an (almost) standard 900 was highly attractive to SQ. They needed a frame "just good enough" for SIN-EWR, not a specialist frame with limited flexibility for other use or re-sale. However, we do not know for sure that Airbus has give...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9376

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Is the PW4000 engine not the same as the one that has been available since 1990, and does it not burn 3% more fuel than a CF6-80C2 of the same vintage due to a poorly designed 5th stage compressor that required an off optimum reschedule if the IGV contoller to improve stall margins? http://aviation...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 296
Views: 37306

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

This new production approach may open up opportunities for design that were not available before. "Shelving" to enable the design teams to familiarise themselves with the new production system would make sense if that were the case. I agree. Boeing has made it clear that manufacturing is ...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 296
Views: 37306

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-germany-production-robots/robots-luise-renate-join-airbus-a320-production-line-in-hamburg-idUSKBN1JA1P5 has an interesting article about the technology being used on the new A320 production line in XFW, in particular about two new robots: The two robots, who...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9376

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Are you really claiming that adding these components make the primary structure something other than a 767? That's not what he claimed, so you're just arguing against yourself. It appeared to me that he was saying the "updates"made it something other than a 1980s aluminum airplane with a ...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9376

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

SteelChair wrote:
Are you really claiming that adding these components make the primary structure something other than a 767?

That's not what he claimed, so you're just arguing against yourself.

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 73
Views: 17265

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

Meanwhile, https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a350-1000-gains-performance-boost-from-higher-take-449476/ says: The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97-powered A350-1000 was initially approved with an MTOW of 308t. This was subsequently raised to 311t as an option. " The 316t option is available ri...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1545

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Here in the USA, most games will be played during working hours. Guess some will come in late, have a long lunch, or sneak steaming on their computers or smartphones, arrange meetings so not to interfere with their wanting to follow matches. Where I work, in a group of 100 or so people, we must hav...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paul Manafort now in jail, pending trial.
Replies: 25
Views: 766

Re: Paul Manafort now in jail, pending trial.

Olddog wrote:
I bet for a pardon next day :)

Yep, he's a made man in La Cosa Nausia.

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by Revelation
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR Ambitions
Replies: 26
Views: 2237

Re: RR Ambitions

Congrats to RR for their achievements but it does seem to be a carefully chosen metric. Clearly the A350 market is their bread and butter market and it will be putting bread and butter on the table for quite a long and healthy run. However as mentioned A350J is not moving off the shelves briskly and...

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by Revelation
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 95902

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

The main point, relative to this thread at least , is that the early 787s were never a candidate for the used market therefore had no role in establishing used market valuations. To be exact, they were not even candidates for the used market, as it was clear their value was 0. In the A380 case, it ...

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by Revelation
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 95902

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

How many of the first batch of 787 frames destined for final customer delivery were scrapped or foisted off on museum sites? Five. Remember: Boeing expected to sell off (near) all frames used for flight testing and qualification. Yes. Boeing does not hold back a frame for further testing like Airbu...

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by Revelation
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 95902

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Sure. But that only confirms that the early teens are not a good representation of A380 second hand market. And it doesn't confirm the post-MSN26 frames will have a strong second hand market either. Right now pre-MSN26 frames represent 100% of the A380 second hand market and will be so for quite so...

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by Revelation
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 168
Views: 29925

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

HHScot wrote:
Revelation wrote:
People at AirportTugs.Net must be pretty upset.

No, they're too busy debating why it's a disaster that the latest tug is painted just in white and doesn't have any yellow on it anymore!

Yeah, but if the sunlight hits the tug at the right angle, it just glows in a way that says 'premium'!

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by Revelation
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss America drops swimsuit competition
Replies: 53
Views: 1690

Re: Miss America drops swimsuit competition

I've heard the head for the pageant say it will no longer be about the girls' looks at all. What's the point, then ? Miss America is mostly watched by women, and they probably won't care or even feel more comfortable. Yep, it's all about giving young women (and moms and aunts and ...) a competitive...

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by Revelation
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6499

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Communism is, by its very nature, evil. History proves that. The kulaks. The gulags. The purges. The reeducation camps. One could go one. The Cultural Revolution was a massive own goal. Democracies have some explaining to do too. US slave holding, treatment of Native Americans, various attempts to ...

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by Revelation
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO
Replies: 35
Views: 6102

Re: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO

I don't know if this is still the case, but I recall areas without security fences but merely a "moat" between the road and the concourse. It struck me as odd there was no fence but I figured I wouldn't really want to swim across any body of water in FL. That won't protect against a pole ...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26279

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

OK, did a.net photog Yochai Mossi just find a way to make the new livery look acceptable if not good?



The logo on the tail glows like a jewel.

Now, how to make that happen during mid-day sun?

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17081

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

Now, Rolls says: it had now found the same issue on a “small number of high life Package B engines”, requiring a one-off inspection of the B fleet And 4,000 job cuts to be announced this week, sigh. Rolls-Royce is reportedly going to axe more than 4,000 jobs, with Derby "bearing the brunt"...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 168
Views: 29925

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Yeah, that’s probably not going to buff out ;) Killjoy! :biggrin: Sad to see that! One less aircraft in the LH fleet (at least for now). And, to be fair, one less airport tug. People at AirportTugs.Net must be pretty upset. To all the posters that reported this as "soot damage" or "m...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7313

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

Why aren't those airlines upgrading from 306 to 333? Pretty much the reason why A333/B767 et al are largely not used on domestic runs everywhere else: They have large fuel tanks and bigger MTOWs thus bigger heavier structures that are overkill thus inefficient for domestic runs, and smaller planes ...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7313

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

Sorry if I ask a thing already answered but - regarding the 797 - isn't LH going happy with A32xneos? I mean, they are the launch customer for the A320neo, why bother looking for a 797 when you've got the A321neo already up and going? Why wouldn't you want to have influence on a completely new airl...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 168
Views: 29925

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

However, JADEC tweeted that only minor damage. Assessment underway. https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/1006093561610240000 Tweet sez: There are reports the A340 was only sooted + the amount of aircraft damage was considered minor, if any. So, finally, we get an aircraft incident where the damage ...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7313

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

Excuse me if my short summary of the article does not live up to your standards Thank you for this interesting post and the ones over many years now. To me this refutes LH wants to reduce or cancel their 777X order of 20, as some strongly believe. And firming the other 14 is IMO still very much on ...

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by Revelation
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 798
Views: 103850

Re: A400M Update

The requirement for bigger than C130 capacity is becoming more and more evident. Even the US Army makes is emphasizing mobility and now specifying C130 transport as optional iso required. More of your powerpoints, eh? Some one draws up a wish list and voila, eh? The US Army has all kinds of wishes ...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 798
Views: 103850

Re: A400M Update

Revelation, I have no idea why you are suggesting the A400M is not meeting it's specifications. Strawman argument. However none of us knows what A400M will become because that's still being hashed out ( ref: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-a400m-exclusive/exclusive-europes-a400m-army-plan...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST
Replies: 23
Views: 8356

Re: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST

AirlineCritic wrote:
Why did they remove the tail fin during the reparations???

In short, because it acts like a sail. I'm not sure why this is the best approach, but I've seen them do this before in other AOG situations.

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 798
Views: 103850

Re: A400M Update

Apart from that, please keep comparing the two, while they are not in the same segment. Now we clearly see you walking back your "do it all" designation for the A400M. The new logic seems to be that because it comes up short on the missions it can do it must be in a different segment. Tha...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 8882

Re: MH to retain A380s

They just(in April) signed a 3-year pilgrimage charter program for the A380s commencing in August. The name and branding of charter unit will be announced "soon" http://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/malaysia-airlines-says-no-plan-yet-highdensity-a380 Yes, it confirms what was said in #2:...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9309

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

Royal Brunei had a double engine failure on departure from MNL. Got next to zero coverage. Interesting. Link is: https://avherald.com/h?article=48e23329 It's an RR equipped aircraft and it symptoms sound like the corrosion problem, but the date suggests this would be a very early incident. As you s...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 449
Views: 35089

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

dtw2hyd wrote:
AI has no money to pay salaries, but VT-ALV arrived on time at Fort Worth for $180 Million Dokhla Protection Suite refit.

Dammit, now I'm hungry for Indian food!

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9309

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

RR and Pratt have had the issue that when their problems arise, pax see parts being ejected out of the back of the engine, and the engine needs a rebuild. The icing issues have had some IFSDs but none as dramatic as the RR and Pratt ones, therefore less of a challenge for the PR team. You need some...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9309

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

G.E has handled the pr aspect of it's issues rather well- the leap for example has had more than it's share of teething issues but we do not hear about as much as the Pratt problems. Pratt and Rolls need to learn from this. RR and Pratt have had the issue that when their problems arise, pax see par...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 798
Views: 103850

Re: A400M Update

With all respect, the C130 is becoming a totally yesterday aircraft, the KC390 seems much better in this segment. It's been "totally yesterdays aircraft" for 50 years, yet it still sells, it is still a magnificent aircraft and will be for probably another 50 years. It still is as relevant...

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by Revelation
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 322
Views: 25435

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Portlander wrote:
Wonder if SQ22 or any other moderator could add BGR and PSM to the thread title seeing both airports are larger than Worcester and New Haven? Maybe ORH has now passed PSM (CY17) thanks to JetBlue.
Best thing to do is click on the triangle above the post and ask directly.

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 40630

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Seems like there's some unrest in the pilot ranks: https://airlinegeeks.com/2018/06/08/the-cost-of-free-shipping-cargo-pilots-claim-amazon-is-driving-down-air-cargo-industry-standards/ Low pay relative to bigger cargo and pax airlines, rest standard "cut out" for cargo crews being utilized...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9376

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Nothing is hypocritical about it.. As a company you have a fiduciary duty to your shareholders to create the most shareholder value. Using a competition to determine where to locate a program to get the best deal and therefore generate the greatest shareholder value is the responsible corporate act...

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by Revelation
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 798
Views: 103850

Re: A400M Update

It still is an acceptable compromise, but it can not compete with a specialised solution in either field. Which is good for countries with smaller transport fleets, because they can do a lot with just one type. The countries with smaller fleets tend to not have strong finances, and given the choice...

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by Revelation
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9376

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

While I think line #1 will go into Charleston, line #2 will be the old 767 line. Boeing has got to have some pretty solid data on manufacturing cost at PAE vs CHS... Nothing is hypocritical about it.. As a company you have a fiduciary duty to your shareholders to create the most shareholder value. ...

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