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by Revelation
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 719
Views: 93583

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

PanHAM wrote:
LH is reported to have offered 200 Mio € plus 100 Mio € to cover for losses until the deal is closed. Considering the fact that AB is worth nothing this is a good offer.

Nonsense. Something is worth what another will pay for it, so AB is worth EUR 200M.

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 719
Views: 93583

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

No? You think that Herr Winkelmann has had the BEST intentions for Air Berlin? That his mission every day on the job was to help Air Berlin develop into a thriving, profitable, sustainable airline in the European marketplace? His mission is to maximize shareholder value in a way consistent with the...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 999
Views: 164544

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Frankly if the Chinese ordered a dozen A380's the champagne would flow.It would take enormous pressure off the programme.It would buy Emirates some much needed time.And may encourage one or two others to make small additional orders. Sure, and with China Southern's five frames, it'd push the Chines...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 719
Views: 93583

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Well it is common knowledge that LH was working on plan for the insolvency of AB for over a year. Yes, they were prepared and that is why the proceeding seem dubious. A LH manager becomes CEO at AB only to do his master bidding. I call it criminal and I hope somebody will go to court over it. Wöhrl...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25497

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Yes, very sporty, considering what lightsaber wrote about the commitments Boeing makes to its vendors when it increases the production rate. In essence Boeing can't just flip the switch and go back to the old rate (or lower) without a lot of consequences. And there almost seems to be an assumption ...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 65
Views: 22619

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

Airplane p0rn at its finest!

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Music's value gap?
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Music's value gap?

I've just heard on the radio that the new French "Youtube tax" is now in effect. It's a 2% tax on publicity's earnings by Youtube and all similar websites (including the French Dailymotion). The money pays for French creation. This tax is decades old and applied to VHS, DVDs, premium TV c...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 719
Views: 93583

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-22/lufthansa-easyjet-get-inside-track-on-buying-air-berlin-assets Lufthansa wants for Eurowings the jets wet-leased from AirBerlin for Eurowings, and also wants Niki. (Possibly with the TUIFly leases included???) EasyJet wants other parts of AirBerlin...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 19749

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

Channex757 wrote:
This should get me a load of hate....


I can see a situation where TK signs a deal for the A350 AND the A330NEO.

Nope, lots of us see that. A330neo is a fine regional and/or mid range aircraft. DL's made the same choice for similar reasons.

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue revises NY Jets livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: JetBlue revises NY Jets livery

Shouldn't the Jets logo be on a tank instead of an airplane? :biggrin:

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Should be a dumpster fire...on the way to 1-15! :D

Here ya go!

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Music's value gap?
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Music's value gap?

Why is that a problem? I agree. It's a market. People choose what they want. Some go for McDonald's, others go for haute cuisine. But that's just it: People "choose" these things because there is nothing else. It is less hassle to turn on the station that plays the same 10 songs ad nauseu...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Music's value gap?
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Music's value gap?

I'm 33 and I've bought maybe 10 discs in my life, mostly when I was a kid. I've not bought even one music file. I've been to 6 concerts so far this year, and a 3 days festival. The value gap is between recorded music and live music, for me. Care to estimate how many music files you've "obtaine...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 19749

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

Why all the talk about the demise of the A330Neo when it hasn`t even flown yet?! TK may never order it, that could be true, but there`s lots of airlines that will for sure. Not fair to rubbish an aircraft because a competing one has just won an order, especially as one as esteemed as the A330. Some...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 719
Views: 93583

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

If the world was that easy, Revelation. Truth is that AB's Operation was inefficiet with many Money Drains, that was boke years ago but kept alive by a middle eastern Country with ambitions to dominate the aviation wold also outside their own Turf.. Blame EY and the People who run that carrier but ...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25497

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/content/376730-emirates-poised-to-announce-dreamliner-deal-with-boeing Uhm... Saj Ahmad , a consultant at Strategic Aero Research, wrote on his website that the Dreamliner decision was a “done deal” with Boeing . That's what Saj always writes... The rest of the conten...

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by Revelation
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25497

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Basically, the production rates look a bit sporty to me, even assuming the assumption both companies have been making that the traffic growth trends continue unabated at roughly the same pace they've been following for decades. Yes, very sporty, considering what lightsaber wrote about the commitmen...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 999
Views: 164544

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Seems Europeans can get away with saying such things here on a.net, the rest of us get shouted down... The A380 had had more than its fair share of shouting down here on Anet for the last 15 years - some of that with good merit. A380, nor its (European) fans, certainly did not get away with anythin...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Music's value gap?
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Music's value gap?

It is my estimation that the amount of money people spend on live concerts far outweighs the money spent on records or CD's. I went through my heyday of purchasing back in the 80's and 90's and early 2000's. Since then , I have mostly purchased music as a gift or an individual song. With items such...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Music's value gap?
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Music's value gap?

I'm 33 and I've bought maybe 10 discs in my life, mostly when I was a kid. I've not bought even one music file. I've been to 6 concerts so far this year, and a 3 days festival. The value gap is between recorded music and live music, for me. Care to estimate how many music files you've "obtaine...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Music's value gap?
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Music's value gap?

I'm 33 and I've bought maybe 10 discs in my life, mostly when I was a kid. I've not bought even one music file. I've been to 6 concerts so far this year, and a 3 days festival. The value gap is between recorded music and live music, for me. Care to estimate how many music files you've "obtaine...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 95
Views: 11913

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

People forget the massive sales figures of the CEO so any investment into the NEO is the right thing to do. I think the A330neo is the right thing to do, but the logic is the kind that led Boeing to do the 747-8... There still is some risk in A330neo having a trajectory more like 747-8 than A320neo...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 719
Views: 93583

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Classic cherry picking. Eat the fruit, spit out the seed. What did you expect? Should they take the whole mess, burn more money and go bancrupt when it runs out? I don't need to remind you of the other attempts to restructure that basket case of an airline. Shall they repeat the same mistakes again...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Music's value gap?
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Music's value gap?

vikkyvik wrote:I will never understand why people are so insistent that music (and the arts in general) should not be a business. Because you end up with Bieber and Taylor Swift if music is to be a business. Why is that a problem? I agree. It's a market. People choose what they want. Some go for Mc...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 719
Views: 93583

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

No surprise that is where many of the high paid former LTU crews are. And no surprise LH can make a go of it themselves using EW long haul after the AB long haul operation is no longer a competitor and LH gains the AB short haul gates, slots, etc for its portfolio of assets. Classic cherry picking....

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police Are Looking For A Female Jogger Who Regularly Poops Outside People's Homes
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Police Are Looking For A Female Jogger Who Regularly Poops Outside People's Homes

I think there is a thing called runner's incontinence where running makes them need to poo.

This woman really needs to find a better way to deal with the problem.

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police Are Looking For A Female Jogger Who Regularly Poops Outside People's Homes
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Police Are Looking For A Female Jogger Who Regularly Poops Outside People's Homes

Airstud wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Apparently the police have several hot leads....


You mean like... steaming?

Indeed.

They tried to bring police dogs into the case, and they were very eager to participate, but then they attempted to eat the evidence...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Music's value gap?
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Re: Music's value gap?

Does anybody remember when music was made just because musicians loved playing, and because the music just poured out of them? In the old days you started a band because it was fun. You toured the world, picked up a drug habit, got ripped off by a dodgy accountant, and then waited until you were a ...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Music's value gap?
Replies: 39
Views: 755

Music's value gap?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/20/ifpi_music_streaming_value_gap/ says: The research confirms YouTube's pre-eminence as the world's de facto jukebox. 46 per cent of on-demand music streaming is from Google's video website. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/14/google_ugc_analogy/ says: In 2...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF's Next Jamming Plane Will Be a Gulfstream BizJet
Replies: 5
Views: 958

USAF's Next Jamming Plane Will Be a Gulfstream BizJet

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14190/its-official-the-usafs-next-jamming-plane-will-be-a-gulfstream-bizjet says: After weathering Congressional backlash and industry protests, the U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract for new jamming aircraft based on the Gulfstream G550 business jet. The deci...

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by Revelation
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police Are Looking For A Female Jogger Who Regularly Poops Outside People's Homes
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Police Are Looking For A Female Jogger Who Regularly Poops Outside People's Homes

Here's something you (hopefully) don't see every day: Police are hunting for a woman who has been dubbed the "Mad Pooper" by residents of a Colorado Springs neighborhood who have seen the woman regularly defecating outside their houses. https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 999
Views: 164544

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Seems like Airbus is forecasting sales of 60 A380's to Chinees carriers in the next 5-7 years. http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-aviation-airbus/airbus-looks-to-china-for-a380-jumbo-amid-sluggish-global-sales-idUKKCN1BU103?il=0 Appears to be the same article as #951 so same comments apply. Ah ...

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 24034

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

reltney wrote:
Do you want to find out who they were flying with that day? Not being a smart ass, I just don't see what a crew list has to do with a bad approach?

I think it's more along the lines of wondering how much rest the crew had.

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by Revelation
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1312
Views: 64210

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

https://twitter.com/ACapaccio/status/910237303100059649 says:

Anthony Capaccio‏ Verified account @ACapaccio 14h14 hours ago

AF discloses today @BoeingDefense KC-46 tanker's been issued 3 Category One deficiency reports including for ``uncommanded boom extension''

That can't be a good thing...
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https://twitter.com/ACapaccio/status/910237303100059649 says:

Anthony Capaccio‏ Verified account @ACapaccio 14h14 hours ago

AF discloses today @BoeingDefense KC-46 tanker's been issued 3 Category One deficiency reports including for ``uncommanded boom extension''

That can't be a good thing...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25497

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

By every definition I was taught at Business school Boeing has a weak balance sheet. Indeed historically you could say they were insolvent, Now I do not believe Boeing is anywhere near to going broke. Times have obviously changed. Guess what: Pluto is not a planet! And historically, currency was ba...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX Closed due to Earthquake
Replies: 24
Views: 5501

Re: MEX Closed due to Earthquake

BBC: Mexico: Powerful earthquake strikes south says:

The tremor happened as an earthquake drill was being held in Mexico City, on the 32nd anniversary of a quake that killed up to 10,000 people.

Hopefully that will help speed the response.

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 999
Views: 164544

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

The CEO of Airbus China claims that there's a market for 60-100 A380s in China over the next five years. Well, that's ambitious. Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 Airbus (AIR.PA) A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker’s China head said on T...

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by Revelation
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 96
Views: 19751

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

That does not have to mean, tat the MH frames were reasonable priced. We won't know because any sale or purchase has to be agreed between the seller and buyer - so only they would know what is reasonable. MAB knows what they want for their used frames and know that they can still make a profit base...

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23307

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

Just for the purposes of comparison, I did a wee bit of research and see that the following airlines have ordered both A359 and 789: Air France / KLM Aeroflot Air China Latam Qatar Thai Vietnam United (...). LATAM did not order both. TAM from Brazil ordered the A350. Lan from Chile ordered the 787....

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25497

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Thanks guys for keeping the comments from not becoming personal attacks. And thanks for the new forum feature that lets you click on a user's name then click on ADD FOE so you don't have read what that user writes ever again. I suspect it is is getting a lot of use all of a sudden. EDIT: formatting...

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23307

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

If fragmentation/frequency/RASM are the arguments for the 787-9 being a better fit replacing the 77E, it's hard to see the 777-9X replacing the 77W's at some point given the same argument . Unless we intend to change the argument, but we should do so consistently. Why insist on consistency when one...

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by Revelation
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 38
Views: 7496

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

Actually, why the thread's title say "Boom XB-1"? XB-1 is not the aircraft they're supposed to be developing, instead that is the model name for the one-third size demonstrator that they are currently building. Which highlights one of the key problems: they can't tell us what engines they...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 8837

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

I've just learned that the TV group also owned by my company is going to trial floors of "offices" with no actual offices, and no network cabling at all : all WiFi, with softphones on the laptops of people who still want a "landline". Several of our biggest clients, including ou...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23307

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

If fragmentation/frequency/RASM are the arguments for the 787-9 being a better fit replacing the 77E, it's hard to see the 777-9X replacing the 77W's at some point given the same argument . Unless we intend to change the argument, but we should do so consistently. Why insist on consistency when one...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 719
Views: 93583

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

how so? AB has shown that its business model was unsustainable without regular infusion of money that sidelined revenue. i.e. consumers where not asked enough money :-) If you introduce AB property into the fray well below value you just call for another entity entering a business that relies on an...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal
Replies: 26
Views: 8523

Re: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal

I don't have a problem with the events surrounding the 1st and 3rd aircraft - safety and maintenance events are normal things that can affect any airline, at any time, and pax must be understanding. Its the crew time-out issue that continuously astonishes me - I have personally experienced a number...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 719
Views: 93583

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

WIederling wrote:
An unmoderated dissolution of AB would strongly cut into the "Insolvenzmasse" value. Undesirable for all participants.

You forget about those who could be benefiting from a true breakup of AB, such as other airlines and the consumers.

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal
Replies: 26
Views: 8523

Re: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal

Actually, all it shows is a high standard of safety is present.

Would you rather see passengers fly on planes with cockpit warnings on, one engine on fire, and/or fatigued crews, or would you all just hope everyone would stay patient as it all gets sorted out?

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 719
Views: 93583

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Still illegal state aid, especially if LH should buy AB for less than the loan is worth. You are moving on a single track cul de sack road here. ( and on a mission to burn LH on the stake in the process :-) The loan is paid back out of the liquidation results. uppermost rank. So much focus on the r...

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by Revelation
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25497

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

I also agree with those who wonder why A330neo isn't selling at this point as much as expected. On paper, A330neo could be incredibly attractive if it delivers what it promised in terms of CASM performance AND if it sells cheaper than 787. Both conditions have to present in order for A330neo to com...

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by Revelation
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 8837

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

Ref: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-airline-support-gathers-around-boeing-mom-434961/ Ref: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/norwegian-very-interested-in-boeing-nma-ceo-438904/ Ref: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-initial-reception-largely-positive-to-...

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