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by Revelation
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 84
Views: 10504

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

Funny you mention the A300 actually... it was ranged at around 4000 nmi, which kinda makes it the pioneer domestic widebody in Australia, and also the last thus far that was actually reasonably suited to the role. And more optimized for quick turn around times, unlike long "devil's bowling all...

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by Revelation
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Boeing must have offered Hawaiian crew training, maintenance as well as the termination of some 767 leases early. As above, what is likely is that Boeing is bringing in tens of millions of dollars selling these planes to HA. Also, it is known that HA's 767s will be terminated early but they will go...

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by Revelation
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1152
Views: 195859

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

parapente wrote:
So after all that it's just a 787 hybrid .797ish fuse,788 centre box and MLG with new wings and engine.

No, it's not that at all, it's that simply someone copied a 787-3 picture and passed it off as a '797'.

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by Revelation
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 84
Views: 10504

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

Airbus hasn't sold an A300 for just as long, so... I think the real success Airbus is having with A321 is part of why '797' seems to be creeping up in terms of capacity. QF seems to be enthused about having a state-of-the-art transcon and triangle route people bomber. I could definitely see UA and ...

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by Revelation
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

No. Boeing should not be letting their accounting methods determine the sales price of their aircraft. Those deferred costs can't be pushed into the future eternally. With the current rate (just over $ 16 Million per plane) thy need to build another 1,700-ish 787s. You kind of can keep pushing thos...

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by Revelation
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 51
Views: 6074

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

How about a A339F? With some optimization maybe it could be a very good MD-11F replacement... A332/A333 P2F happens. already. A339F probably is too far out the pricey side? Too small, as written above: fact: "At the moment there is no offer for us, because the A330 freighter is actually too sm...

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by Revelation
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 84
Views: 10504

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

Boeing's spin is that there is a gap to be filled by a 'real' MOM plane. An A338 with little or no customer sales amplifies that message. All this changes nothing with regard to '797' itself. Boeing hasn’t sold a 757 for close to 15 years, and all of a sudden it is Airbus that has a problem with th...

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by Revelation
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 50
Views: 5671

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

Back to the A380 I have serious doubt that any US carrier will ever have the A380 in their fleet new or used because I think US carriers no longer have a interest in 4 engine aircraft. The A380 has only been in service for about 11 years and while their have been some US carriers who have added oth...

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by Revelation
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 51
Views: 6074

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

Given the global perspectives discussed even the B777XF becomes "too much plane" to replace the MD-11 on a one-to-one basis. LH wants frequency and improved confidence on load factors for main deck freight. Does Gerber/LH's desire for a RR powered composite freighter outweigh Boeing's ind...

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by Revelation
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 84
Views: 10504

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

I don't think Airbus said the 338NEO was aMOM.I believe that said that they had the MOM area covered with the A321NEO and the 338NEO. That's just a marketing spin. At the end of the day, it all means the same, isn't? Yes, it's all marketing spin. Airbus says A321neo is a MOM and A338 is a MOM and t...

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by Revelation
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dries her panties under airplane air vent (video)
Replies: 24
Views: 5110

Re: Woman dries her panties under airplane air vent (video)

It's clearly a child's underwear. The child could have wet themselves, the mother washed the underwear in the lavatory, and returned to dry it. All I see here is a resourceful mother. The commenters falling over themselves over this are either sexist ("she's crazy" "she's wet" b...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

By "NMA-7Xs", he means the "MoM" right? Yes, Jon has been using "NMA-7X" to indicate the smaller body longer range "MoM" and "NMA-8X" for the larger body shorter range "MOM". On the other hand, I'm a bit pissy because you left St. Pierre e...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Europeans will probably not fly all the way to Hawaii. Other than the umpteen Mediterranean islands ( and the Canaries, and the Maghreb, and Turkey, and the Seychelles & SE Asia ), it is cheaper for Germans in particular to fly to SE Asia & the Caribbean ( of which St Maartens ), the French...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas let one of 15 787 options expire, confirms 18 A321LR aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 16055

Re: Qantas Group confirms 18 A321LR aircraft for Jetstar

Qantas Group has converted 18 A320neo aircraft into the larger A321LR. Aircraft will be operated by Jetstar. Deliveries between 2020 and 2022. https://imagr.eu/up/KQBWq_DWlzVaJWsAAnOVh.jpg https://twitter.com/rschuur_aero/status/966430431154458624 Did Jetstar hire our very own keesje as their graph...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 51
Views: 6074

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

They are not happy with the 5 777F? Why would they not just take some more, last I heard the line had still many spaces open waiting for orders. Expecting and/or preferring a 777XF that could be delivered several years in the future does not mean they are not happy with the 777F they've been flying...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16994

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Flightglobal says: During the A380’s pre-launch activities, it was then-boss Noël Forgeard who was front of house in the global lobbying effort to secure signed “letters of interest” from potential customers. With a decision to launch never a formality, Leahy’s absence – publicly at least – caused ...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Where is the evidence that Boeing sold the 787 at a loss? If you can’t back up that comment, then why should anyone believe the rest of what you wrote? Repeating a myth again and again won’t make it true I don't think there is any. I didn't see any in the LNC story we're discussing in this thread. ...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Soul-Sucking Apple Store
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: The Soul-Sucking Apple Store

Are you kidding? Every time I walk passed the place in the mall (granted, not nearly as often now that EVERYTHING can be bought online), it's packed with non-blue shirt folks. Maybe repair work, maybe browsers, maybe folks that would rather interact with other folks rather than a computer. Who know...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

When you sell at a loss it is not a good opportunity, it is panic. Who said it is sold at a loss? Just because Airbus can't match the price of a 787 doesn't automatically mean the 787 is sold at a loss. I read somewhere they was sold at 100 million a unit. Please someone correct me if i am wrong. h...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Desktop or Mobile?
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Desktop or Mobile?

Different tools for different task...

Mobile when one is out and about ( and let's be honest, when one sits on a toilet ).

Tablet when one sits on the sofa.

Laptop/desktop when one is sitting at a desk.

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gun owners lose again in front of the USSC.
Replies: 32
Views: 903

Re: Gun owners lose again in front of the USSC.

Then you'd have no problem allowing the government to vet (and institute a 10-day waiting period) to ensure any and all of yours and everyone else's articles, speeches, sermons, and peaceful protests will not reasonably have the capability to incite violence, right? It should be obvious that "...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16994

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

OldAeroGuy wrote:
Note that Leahy is not mentioned by name in the last quote on who made the decision to launch the A380.

Seems then that he was asleep at the switch during Sep-Dec 2000 time frame, since he's now so compelled to defend its impact on his legacy.

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

I wonder how many of you that disparage Hawaii have ever been there and /or have left Waikiki and explored some of the most beautiful places on earth? C'mon, man, does it really ruffle a lot of feathers for a French speaker to point out he and other Europeans might be more comfortable at a similarl...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16994

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

I think that John Leahy is getting too much criticism on this thread for the decision to launch the A380. While the decision to launch was an overall Airbus management team decision, Noël Forgeard was probably one of the biggest A380 advocates. He was convinced the airplane was a necessity for long...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 219
Views: 82200

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

My point was that I think these type of "early retirements", test frames or not; have no effect on future sales. Nor does it look bad! I know the early frames take a huge penalty compared to later produced metal down the line. And if even the likes of myself know it....I bet airlines do t...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus concerned about German coalition's tougher stance on arm sales
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: Airbus concerned about German coalition's tougher stance on arm sales

It's not always a funding issue. "Money doesn't buy happiness, but it buys a lot of other things!" :biggrin: Suppose Germany was on track to be spending 2.0% of GDP as it has committed to, rather than being stuck at 1.2% and little political will to increase it. Increasing one's already s...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Hawaiian ordered the A330-800 for a reason, they like the specs. What would have changed if this is true to make such a switch? What changed? Their minds...so what? You were going to buy a Ford, bought a Chevy instead. We were told earlier that the deposits got shifted over to A321 quite a while ag...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

How does Scott Hamilton ( of Leeham news) know what the sales price would be? Is this an estimate of what Airbus thinks and is feeding him? It is a bit suspicious where he is getting these price figures since he just happens to be in Toulouse reporting on the A350-1000 first delivery right now. Bef...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 219
Views: 82200

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

and in this case reflects the ownership while leased to SQ. Except the shell companies have been created after the aircraft returned from lease. Separate ownership of each aircraft previously, due to the differing syndicate and funding participants. Aircraft ownership usually changes twice after le...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16994

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

No but better executives wouldn’t have built it in the first place. So he is not to blame. He is the sales man. I can understand, why he blames others but not himself. That's all I wanted to say. To me the unsightly thing is how he admits how many things went wrong for the A380 program except of co...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Under the Leeham article, "Birdy" shrewdly commented : As the A330Neo development is almost done, it’s too late to try to kill the program. If the goal is to make a clean sweep before launching the 797, it’s not a good idea at all. Airbus will have nothing to lose to retaliate with aggres...

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by Revelation
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gun owners lose again in front of the USSC.
Replies: 32
Views: 903

Re: Gun owners lose again in front of the USSC.

The losing streak for gun owners is now what 8-10 years in front of the United States Supreme Court. In today's rulings they upheld the 9th circuit. In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California’s 10-day waiting period for firearms purcha...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 Customer Orders and Routes
Replies: 40
Views: 5913

Re: A350-1000 Customer Orders and Routes

viewtopic.php?p=20189109#p20188997 -- the article also said:

Bregier also said that a stretch of the -1000 may come when there is a new generation of engines.

Seems like the stars align for Advance/UltraFan on A35K++ ???
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Re: viewtopic.php?p=20189109#p20188997 -- the article also said:

Bregier also said that a stretch of the -1000 may come when there is a new generation of engines.

Seems like the stars align for Advance/UltraFan on A35K++ ???

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Sounds like an offer HA couldn't refuse, say Godfather style? Not really godfather style, IMHO. That kind of offer implies that you need to take the offer or suffer the (deadly) consequences. Seems like HA is doing the opposite of suffering: it's getting (IMHO) a better plane for the job at (appare...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

The original order for the A358 and later the A338 was 8. Can we see a larger order for the 789? All this over 8 freaking planes? What is the big deal? The Leeham article says: Boeing’s effort to displace Airbus A330neo at Hawaiian is part of an all-out, hand-to-hand combat campaign by Boeing to ki...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16994

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

rheinwaldner wrote:
What was wrong with the marketing of the A380? Again, are you saying with better marketing more A380s would have shipped?

Marketing refers to understanding the market not making sales. With better marketing the A380 that now exists would not have been built.

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16994

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Whether one liked JL or not there is no denying his accomplishments. Agree. I've read all the articles in Leeham's series and would be happy to buy his memoir if/when published. Yet, why does this subject bother him so? In the earlier thread(s) I observed how he seemed to really anguish over the re...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

What happened to the Boeing fanboys not trusting Leeham because "they only report on issues that are favourable to Airbus"?? Let's think about this for a moment; Scott Hamilton almost certainly was leaked this by one of his Airbus "sources" (aka 'sponsors.') While he was obvious...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 Customer Orders and Routes
Replies: 40
Views: 5913

Re: A350-1000 Customer Orders and Routes

Leeham suggests that QR will up-guage some of its A359s to A35K: https://leehamnews.com/2018/02/20/qatar-may-gauge-a350-900-1000-buy/ AAB had lots of good things to say about Bregier on his last day at Airbus. Bregier , who at times appeared a bit melancholy, said the wave of 777-300ER retirements w...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Do we need to remind Leeham that an aircraft sold from Washington state to Hawaiian isn't international commerce? I guess we do. Read again what was tweeted. Aggressive pricing, taking out 3 767-300ERs that are going to United involved. Aggressive pricing--sounds like complaints in @Bombardier trad...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

The cancellation penalty for the A338 must be massive, especially this far along the line. It's essentially a stillborn type that now has no orders at all, if this rumor is true. The terms for the A338 may actually be quite favorable to HA given that the original order was for the A350-800; the A33...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Guess HA was OK with something bigger than A338? Probably something cheaper.... http://www.businessinsider.com/hawaiian-airlines-ceo-says-asia-growth-opportunity-2018-1 interviewed HA CEO Dunnkerley: "Airbus is going to build the A330-800. I don't there's much question about that," he sai...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

StTim wrote:
Shows hypocrisy though

"Let he who has not sinned throw the first stone"...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 337
Views: 36559

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Guess HA was OK with something bigger than A338?

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anybody else sick off the Samsung bird whistle ringtone played so loud?
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Anybody else sick off the Samsung bird whistle ringtone played so loud?

I find on my (now long in the tooth) Samsung that the buttons on the side of the phone are quite often in "ringtone volume" mode so when I pick up the phone quite often I'm jacking up the ringtone volume. Also whereas it used to be easy to find a custom mount for each phone now the industr...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In the UK KFC outlets run out of chicken.
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: In the UK KFC outlets run out of chicken.

I once went to a bar and they Ran. Out. Of. Beer!

I did a double take, as did every other punter who walked through the door.

They did far more business than planned, and were caught out.

Whiskey and soda for me!

This was back in the 80s and bar was right next to the WTC (rip) in Manhattan.

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 8870

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

At what point are flight attendants going to start wearing body cams . Also good. This lady is a type of person that needs to see consequences. I WISH omg I wish! So now I wanna see what the a.net customer centric apologists have to say about this. It’s not often enough that a situation like this c...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16994

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

What a shame that so many Kids cannot stay on subject. Leahy just highlighted that engine Technology made surprisingly large steps from the late 1990s to 2010. This is a fair point. Whether this Technology would have been available 4 years earlier is another question, but it is clear that the A380 ...

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by Revelation
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 76
Views: 10644

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

AvWeek shows the 737 some luv, with focus on the Wichita to Renton journey: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/spirit-67-how-boeings-baby-jetliner-fuselage-made-its-journey-west I don't think this is the 10,000th 737, rather, the 10,000th airframe to come from the production line of Spirit ...

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by Revelation
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16994

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Blaming the engine makers for not offering an engine that wouldn't be ready till years after Airbus needed them is just stupid. Like blaming the lack of weather radar for the loss of the Spanish armada. Seems the need to shift blame is ever present. Lightsaber's comments tell us blaming the engine ...

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