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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gun owners lose again in front of the USSC.
Replies: 56
Views: 1556

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

Same difference. So what if you have to wait 10 days to get your gun even though you already have a gun? Even more so, it's not like YOU DON'T HAVE A GUN, just that you'll get a NEW GUN 10 days later. The "so what" is a purposeless restriction on a Constitutionally-defined right of the Am...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gun owners lose again in front of the USSC.
Replies: 56
Views: 1556

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

You call those of us who wish to defend ourselves "ammosexuals." You lack any empathy to understand why people are not content with placing the entirely of their personal safety in the hands of law enforcement who have no obligation to protect the public. Instead, you continue to mock and...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gun owners lose again in front of the USSC.
Replies: 56
Views: 1556

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

As long as NRA does nothing to prevent mass shootings or even act like they care, I will continue to call them a terrorist organization. You can't go a single day without personally insulting the people you need to compromise. You are a proximate cause for why nothing will happen. Does that make yo...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gun owners lose again in front of the USSC.
Replies: 56
Views: 1556

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. Huh. What a specific time interval. What did the Supreme Court rule at 8-10 years and one day? I don't get it, why is a 10-day waiting period such a big problem for pro-gun people? It's not like you...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest raises early boarding fees 20%
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: Southwest raises early boarding fees 20%

A price increase confirms my hunch that Early Bird boarding has been very popular. I never pay for the option and over the years my check-in position has crept from “high A” group to “mid B” group. I think on the past earnings call they said it has become a $100 million revenue stream, which was th...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest raises early boarding fees 20%
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: Southwest raises early boarding fees 20%

A price increase confirms my hunch that Early Bird boarding has been very popular. I never pay for the option and over the years my check-in position has crept from “high A” group to “mid B” group.

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 52
Views: 11314

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Nobody is quite saying this, but I am getting the feeling that the 737-9 may be the mainstream airplane, and the 737-8 effectively the shrink. Let the record show I'm saying the exact opposite. When the last MAX and NEO roll off the assembly line, the 737-8 and A320neo will have outsold their large...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 69
Views: 6159

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

The "Southwest Effect" has always been "Applied Supply & Demand." Once upon a time in the post-deregulation apocalypse, some eggheads sincerely found it insightful that customers responded to lower prices and increased route offerings. Crazy, I know.

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Traffic Controllers Trade the Tower for a Screen-Stuffed Cave
Replies: 15
Views: 2912

Re: Airport Traffic Controllers Trade the Tower for a Screen-Stuffed Cave

The idea is that the remote tower wouldn't be collocated with the airport. This idea is many, many years in the future, but a number of remote towers could be housed in the same facility (possibly either an ARTCC or a TRACON). That means that supervisors, tech ops, and other resources could be pool...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 17064

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Leahy's overly sharp comments about engine people has, at least for me, created a credibility drop and a reduced value to any book he puts out. He could just as easily said why he misunderstood what was happening with engines. That would have been interesting - and informative. His choice of sellin...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 346
Views: 6374

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

They are both mass killings by deranged people. Why obsess over the murder weapon? planes are essential to transport. guns are about essential for nothing. I see it differently. I see firearms as an essential means of personal self-defense. No government can deprive me of my right to protect myself...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New burgeoning business market in the US?
Replies: 32
Views: 3118

Re: New burgeoning business market in the US?

The article clearly states that many smaller, secondary markets lost air-links once consolidation took place. It also clearly states that new competition is forming to address those markets... which is why the mergers were allowed: they made the main carriers healthier, and still didn't impede comp...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 346
Views: 6374

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

US Americans seem to go for psycho pharmaca and prescription opiates as a way to "ascend" . 2016 55,000 death, 18 per 100k ? That is quite a number! Europe: 3 per 100k, I know skies are fallin here. There have been 150 Americans killed in school shootings over the last 30 years. Andreas L...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 346
Views: 6374

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

US Americans seem to go for psycho pharmaca and prescription opiates as a way to "ascend" . 2016 55,000 death, 18 per 100k ? That is quite a number! Europe: 3 per 100k, I know skies are fallin here. There have been 150 Americans killed in school shootings over the last 30 years. Andreas L...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 346
Views: 6374

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

US Americans seem to go for psycho pharmaca and prescription opiates as a way to "ascend" . 2016 55,000 death, 18 per 100k ? That is quite a number! Europe: 3 per 100k, I know skies are fallin here. There have been 150 Americans killed in school shootings over the last 30 years. Andreas L...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the 757
Replies: 9
Views: 3244

Re: AA and the 757

Delta's approach (older planes that are owned) will also look smart if there is a downturn. The owned planes can be parked without having to pay a lessor or financier for a plane which is not needed at that time. Delta has hundreds of new planes on order. AA has some of the oldest jets in the U.S. ...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 52
Views: 11314

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

When airlines commit to an aircraft before the manufacturer commits to final specs, what is the airline actually committing to? The airline is committing to purchase an aircraft with contractually guaranteed performance. If the manufacturer can't deliver, then they are likely to pay damages as spec...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC Gets A New Order For Its ARJ-21
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: COMAC Gets A New Order For Its ARJ-21

For a plane that requires 4 units to accomplish what 1 A320 can do, and a plane that has extensively documented flaws it would certainly seem that either he is paying next to nothing for these planes or it is blatant corruption. If payment is on delivery, then they will indeed pay nothing. Cheap wa...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8129

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

By the 80's, Wall Street greed took over TWA. What does this even mean? Do you think TWA's surviving competitors like AA and DL were immune from "Wall Street greed" themselves? Of course not. As publicly-traded firms, AA and DL were under equally intense pressure to deliver returns to the...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8129

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

Marketing at AA and DL failed to fully capitalize on their aquisitions of TW and PA. Both companies were going away sooner or later. I was surprised their marketing departments didn’t try to brand their premium products using some nostalgia. I.e. Clipper Class perhaps for DL first class product. Bo...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5811

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

For example, IIRC Woodward is prime on the A350 cabin air, anti-ice, all valves, motors, and actuators. One vendor instead of a vendor per component. IIRC, they also won prime on the Trent XWB for externals (anti-ice, turbine clearance, engine start subsytem, regulators , surge vent valves, other r...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C919 delivery 2021 at earliest
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Re: C919 delivery 2021 at earliest

Didn't I read in another thread that China is taking Airbus and Boeing hostage to get the FAA and EASA to sign off on Chinese certification ? Hostages as in people? :shock: I worked with some American chemical engineers who went to China in the 80s to discuss a licensing agreement for certain petro...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 5775

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

people are generally happier in Europe than the USA, Then I happily invite you to relocate there. I'll even help you pack if you'd like. Why is it that when someone in America speaks positively about somewhere else, the go to comment for many is “then move there”? Seems rather juvenile. Every Ameri...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Patriot missile miss
Replies: 33
Views: 4353

Re: Another Patriot missile miss

So what do you suggest? Stop investing in missile defense? Invest in further development and testing? It might be that missile defense is a money pit that offers no promise of ever delivering anything useful until directed energy is harnessed. I think a sober look at the problem is needed. Can anyb...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GE's trouble have influence on their aviation division
Replies: 29
Views: 3035

Re: Will GE's trouble have influence on their aviation devision

Actually, Jack Welch was the cause of most of GE's long term problems. This is so true. Jack was the prime supporter of top grading employees, where each employee was rack and stacked, with the bottom 10% let go each each year. You can do that once or twice, but when it gets baked in annually, it's...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1083
Views: 194826

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I usually favor new liveries as a rule, but this is a tough one to support. Landing in FRA on a cloudy day will be practically monochromatic. I'm shocked they removed the vivid gold.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire
Replies: 29
Views: 4587

Re: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire

The boggler is the disc piece that ended up crashing through the roof of the UPS warehouse, with enough energy to knock a good sized chunk out of the concrete floor. Think about that ... from the runway all the way to the commercial freight buildings . When I went through the LM2500 training, our i...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Patriot missile miss
Replies: 33
Views: 4353

Re: Another Patriot missile miss

One issue with the Scud missile is it has a tendency come apart in flight. The NYT times article hinted to that fact. The firing solution might have been accomplished shortly before being launched, but due to the disintegration of the missile in the terminal phase, the solution could not be maintai...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 7J7
Replies: 34
Views: 8038

Re: Boeing 7J7

a 2-2-2 config is simply imposible, because it would make an aircraft aerodynamically more resistant due to a larger fuselage its better a 3-3 layout and reduce 40 to 55 cams of width area. The aerodynamic drag of the 7J7 at 2-2-2 would be similar to an A320 at 3-3 due to the lower cruise speed of ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 7J7
Replies: 34
Views: 8038

Re: Boeing 7J7

a 2-2-2 config is simply imposible, because it would make an aircraft aerodynamically more resistant due to a larger fuselage its better a 3-3 layout and reduce 40 to 55 cams of width area. The aerodynamic drag of the 7J7 at 2-2-2 would be similar to an A320 at 3-3 due to the lower cruise speed of ...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US government shuts down ...
Replies: 139
Views: 3907

Re: US government shuts down ...

So far,it seems that we have a can kicking with a lot of stomach acid for Government workers. We will be right back here in February and March. The Democrats have a promise on the issue of DACA, and Trump is still going to have to push for wall funding with the GOP. Democrats have a promise they ca...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark
Replies: 25
Views: 1378

Re: Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark

Personally I don't see the issue. It's basically good computer hygiene. Law enforcement should have warrants for specific bits of information, and should not be able to go on a fishing expedition. The "issue" will be those employees who contacted HQ to begin a cleansing operation after be...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark
Replies: 25
Views: 1378

Re: Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark

Personally I don't see the issue. It's basically good computer hygiene. Law enforcement should have warrants for specific bits of information, and should not be able to go on a fishing expedition. The "issue" will be those employees who contacted HQ to begin a cleansing operation after be...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Question for American Members
Replies: 28
Views: 1397

Re: A Question for American Members

Arion640 wrote:
Why is the US, regardless of R or D in the whitehouse, so insistent on spending huge ammounts of money on defence?.


Because if we don't, then truly monstrous people will.

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines sues website that monitored changes in airfare
Replies: 24
Views: 3230

Re: Southwest Airlines sues website that monitored changes in airfare

Google Flights has basically the same function. Not sure it works with WN, but nobody sued them. This is an example of the broken legal system when the little guy gets sued into oblivion, but a mega-corporation can do the exact same thing. Also, the concept of an airline owning its prices and fligh...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: De Blasio sues major oil companies over climate change
Replies: 26
Views: 986

Re: De Blasio sues major oil companies over climate change

One issue I have legally with this lawsuit is that Oil companies have nothing without people who consume their product. And everytime you get into a car, step onto an airplane, or take a train outside the northeast corridor, you consume their product, and by doing so you are helping contribute to t...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oprah 2020?
Replies: 32
Views: 965

Re: Oprah 2020?

Trump being president has seemed to make many believe that any notion of competency, ability, experience or mental fitness has become completely superfluous to aspire to the position, all replaced by famousness. We can thank President Obama for starting that trend. Trump has plainly said it was Oba...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 85716

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

The business case for the A380 was solid. Market prediction solid, launch customers solid for the size of the plane. No, it wasn't. This is plainly revisionist history. The Airbus market outlook in 2000 estimated a need for 1,200 VLA aircraft between 2000-2020. In reality, the actual market size wa...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3243

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

Changing the system like that could also lead the blue states to join the red ones in wanting less federal government. Then the high state taxes would be the only taxes left. The federal government and state governments have totally different scope. It doesn't follow that changing the SALT deductio...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3243

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

Sure it is all states but how many people pay over $10k in state and local taxes? In California, for example, anybody paying more than $10k in income and property tax is doing well enough to lose this subsidy . And there are still mortgage interest deductions up to $1 million and $750k for first ti...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Database design
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Database design

Create an external table called "StoreType", give it an Id column and a Value column. Reference that table in your main table with a 1:Many relationship. Fill it with "Gas Station", "Department Store", "Sex Shop" etc. Much better solution. Don't store data as...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3243

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

Who needs open skies when you can have tax subsidies that make you look like a hypocrite? What is this supposed to mean? That jetBlue is getting a "tax subsidy" from the government? Hardly. The U.S. corporate tax rate was previously one of the highest in the developed world at 35%. In 201...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3243

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

What's with the $1K bonuses. Is there some kind of write off written into the new tax law? Salaries and benefits are pre-tax on the firm's income statement. With the chanes in the corporate tax code, more money is going to flow to net income (after taxes). As a result, some companies are choosing t...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC MTA East Side Subway Tunnel Project Cost 4 times what it would elsewhere in the world
Replies: 79
Views: 2820

Re: NYC MTA East Side Subway Tunnel Project Cost 4 times what it would elsewhere in the world

This is unions people. You wanted them, you attack the companies when they push back so now this is what you get. You also forgot the work takes 4 times as long as it should too. Remember a few weeks ago when all those people in NY were crying that they should pay less federal tax because their sta...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?
Replies: 38
Views: 7876

Re: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?

That’s a shame that the FAA wouldn’t allow triple cross trained crews. Had Boeing known this maybe they would have upgraded the MAX flight deck into the 20th century. What a piece of junk when it comes to flight deck technology. Boeing have used Southwests requirement for commonality as an excuse t...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?
Replies: 38
Views: 7876

Re: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?

Curious, what is the FAA reasoning behind this, information overload? There was no training program authored to instruct pilots on the differences between the 737 Classics and the 737 MAX. No certification program = no certified pilots. Demand for Classic-to-MAX training would have been extremely l...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Widespread Protests in Iran
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Widespread Protests in Iran

Today marks the fifth day of widespread public protests in Iran against the theocratic regime. We have seen dramatic footage of women refusing to don hijabs that have been mandatory in public since 1979. At least 12 people killed in clashes with police. There are mixed reports of police units refusi...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 433
Views: 47795

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Looks like tacit admission that they got it extremely wrong in not taking on the CSeries. Not necessarily. There are plenty of reasons why Embraer could be a strategic fit for Boeing while Bombardier and the C-Series were not. Embraer has a better balance sheet. Embraer products are more complement...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1159
Views: 197373

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

For better or worse it seems the 797 is now as good as launched.They are now fighting over the 'where'. Either way it's late very in the day.Cant see many 757's ( or 767's for that matter - other than US3 perhaps) still being around when this aircraft gets into full production in nearly a decades t...

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