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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 736
Views: 120110

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

757has the fuse of 737? Then it's dead in the water. But should come out with a slightly bigger fuse than a320 and then we can discuss about mom. The 757 shares the same upper lobe diameter as the 707, 727, and 737. The 757 lower lobe and structural design are unique. Not that it matters. It isn't ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Uniformed Murderer Walks Free
Replies: 32
Views: 1124

Re: Another Uniformed Murderer Walks Free

In these encounters things happens so fast it's hard to second guess. I watched the vid many times and that looked to me like a threatening motion. Would I have fired? Not that fast but this officer did. His history was disturbing and he shoud not be a cop but I think the jury got it right. It happ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Uniformed Murderer Walks Free
Replies: 32
Views: 1124

Re: Another Uniformed Murderer Walks Free

It's bad training and he did make a move he shouldn't off. He reached behind him in a manner consistent with going for a gun. . The video shows Shaver's right hand for the entire motion to his waist and back. It was not a rapid motion and they had line-of-sight to see that he had no weapon. At the ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Uniformed Murderer Walks Free
Replies: 32
Views: 1124

Re: Another Uniformed Murderer Walks Free

I didn't follow or even know about this story until today. I watched the video and cannot beleive this cop isn't on death row. He just kept barking commands and waited until the victim didn't get it exactly right and then pumped 5 bullets into him. In all that time not a single cop could've approac...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 69
Views: 12176

Re: United ending Xian

A weak strategy, ignoring the emerging market opportunities of tomorrow for short-sighted maximum profitability today. BA are slowly but surely driving themselves into a hole doing the same. A one trick pony cannot dance the tango when it has only learned to line dance. Maximizing profits in the sh...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 69
Views: 12176

Re: United ending Xian

A weak strategy, ignoring the emerging market opportunities of tomorrow for short-sighted maximum profitability today. BA are slowly but surely driving themselves into a hole doing the same. A one trick pony cannot dance the tango when it has only learned to line dance. Maximizing profits in the sh...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 23355

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

Boeing's sales machine did everything they could to cannibalize the MD-95 and MD-90 as they didn't want to lose much more profitable 737s. Boeing actively marketed the 717 in every relevant sales campaign of the day including NW, BA, and the Star Alliance joint RFQ. The urban myth that Boeing wasn'...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 107
Views: 4900

Re: Tax reform win.

Your federal tax rate should not depend on your state of residence. Period! When each state gets as much in taxes back from the government as they put in (or at least an equal percentage), then I will agree. Not before. You're creating an impossible standard that is incompatible with the federal go...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 107
Views: 4900

Re: Tax reform win.

Since you're mocking us for being concerned about debt, I assume you will not be a deficit hawk when Democrats return to power, right? I mean...you don't care this time around so you're not being consistent. Sorry, can't do that, because the national debt number isn't as important as the deficit, w...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 20
Views: 749

Re: Net Neutrality

If this is a valid point, I wish someone with power would realize this and take it to the Supreme Court and hopefully vote in favor of keeping net neutrality, because the internet is a medium of (free) speech, just like money is also a form of speech.... If the FCC votes to repeal Title II regulati...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 107
Views: 4900

Re: Tax reform win.

The debt increased by 50% to 200% under Republicans. Under two Democrats, the debt increased about 35%. https://www.snopes.com/politics/politicians/nationaldebt.asp But, yes, Republicans are so fiscally responsible. Snopes isn't an authority on anything. And when comparing administrations, make sur...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 107
Views: 4900

Re: Tax reform win.

Just wait until the crash. This rally won't last forever. I'm also reaping the benefits of the bull run, but I'm ready to pull the trigger and move into bonds...especially if this tax bill gets stuck in committees. I have money in an account waiting for the crash. Buy low. Sell high. :-) Guys, it's...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 301
Views: 60942

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

On landing, technicians discovered the battery “venting fluid,” with fluid dripping from the forward vent relief system, the titanium box and pipes Boeing installed after the airplane was grounded in 2013. All that aside... They installed a TITANIUM box to contain an overheating li-ion battery!? Th...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flynn Pleads Guilty - Lock Him Up!
Replies: 67
Views: 4181

Re: Flynn Pleads Guilty - Lock Him Up!

As typically happens with special prosecutors, the alleged crime - Russian election collusion - that initiated Mueller's investigation has proven fruitless but we're left with a process crime (perjury) in order to show some results. Flynn should not have perjured himself and he should be punished f...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kate Steinle shooting: illegal immigrant acquitted
Replies: 82
Views: 3681

Re: Kate Steinle shooting: illegal immigrant acquitted

George Zimmerman never saw a jury. For Stand Your Ground, it is a judge that rules. That is not true. Zimmerman's case went to trial and he was found not guilty by a jury: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/14/us/george-zimmerman-verdict-trayvon-martin.html How this could not be at least involuntary ma...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flynn Pleads Guilty - Lock Him Up!
Replies: 67
Views: 4181

Re: Flynn Pleads Guilty - Lock Him Up!

The Guilty plea is, in itself, interesting. While there were probably several other charges the FBI selected the Lying charge. As typically happens with special prosecutors, the alleged crime - Russian election collusion - that initiated Mueller's investigation has proven fruitless but we're left w...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator
Replies: 110
Views: 27812

Re: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

Modern gas turbines are around 30-40% efficient in simple-cycle, mechanical drive applications like an aero engine. However, hybrid propulsion would allow gas turbines optimized purely for power generation, in which case 60% efficiency is feasible with recuperation or combine cycle. There are TRL 9...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator
Replies: 110
Views: 27812

Re: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up for hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

AFAIK, the energy density of lithium is still less than jet fuel by a factor of over 100. Lithium cells are currently @ 180 ... 265Wh/kg kerosene is ~12,500Wh/kg Thermal efficiency of a turbine engine is ~30% available energy is thus down to <5,000Wh/kg That is best case 1:20 Modern gas turbines ar...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 38
Views: 9190

Re: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.

American do this. I don’t think it works as well as some seem to say it does. When I’ve seen American do it, they don’t seem to have a great queuing system and there is more of a huddle. The different boarding groups are then called in such quick succession that this huddle becomes a mix of all the...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 38
Views: 9190

Re: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.

If this helps BA call boarding groups more consistently, I'm all for it. Every station does it different today and you've got to be on your toes if you're a OneWorld frequent flier.

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority
Replies: 53
Views: 1746

Re: Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority

LOL... A soviet satellite glitch was because of Reagans cowboy Policies? Get real. As is usually the case with loudmouth right wingers, your knowledge of events is superficial. This misunderstanding was already addressed in post #15. So it was Reagan's fault the notoriously paranoid Soviets were pa...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority
Replies: 53
Views: 1746

Re: Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority

We are now in a situation where the US heads of the armed services are obliged to take serious questions and publicly provide serious answers as to what they would do in case of rogue orders from Trump to launch unilateral-POTUS commanded nuclear attacks. We are "in a situation" where a R...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Model 3 ‘Hell’ Is Burning Tesla’s Other Projects
Replies: 27
Views: 1748

Re: Model 3 ‘Hell’ Is Burning Tesla’s Other Projects

There is a reason it costs Honda about $3 Billion to design the Accord even sharing the platform with the Civic. A big chunck of that $3 Billion goes to the manufacturing process (robots, hundreds of preproduction vehicles for QC and safety crash purposes, suppy chain). Tesla doesn't have anywhere ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority
Replies: 53
Views: 1746

Re: Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority

We are now in a situation where the US heads of the armed services are obliged to take serious questions and publicly provide serious answers as to what they would do in case of rogue orders from Trump to launch unilateral-POTUS commanded nuclear attacks. We are "in a situation" where a R...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do the OEMs Outsource?
Replies: 17
Views: 1307

Re: Why do the OEMs Outsource?

To satisfy short term financial goals. Gotta meet Wall Street expectations for the quarter even if it means harming the company in the long term.. If not quarterly, then what is an appropriate frequency for the firm owners (investors) to review management's performance? Objectively, the short-term ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 108
Views: 11876

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

Neither AA nor UA have an obligation to serve a route just because the other does. Businesses will often choose to forgo a market that a competitor entered first if will not sustain two participants. AA didn't launch LAX-SIN just because UA did. Apparently you don't understand game theory. There's ...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealth distribution in the world
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Wealth distribution in the world

This is just cynical speculation. We have no idea what the future holds for an entire generation and there are plenty of reasons why Millennials should be optimistic. Millennials should expect less frequent and less severe recessions, lower interest rates, lower trade barriers, lower warfare, etc. ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealth distribution in the world
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Wealth distribution in the world

Interesting points: - 1% owns more than half the wealth of the world, 7,5bn people own the other half. - the poorest 50% owns 2,7% of the wealth of the world. Two words: compound growth If you want to be wealthy, you need to start accumulating and then wait. - Millenials will probably not be as ric...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 108
Views: 11876

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

ORD would probably have a much greater level of Int'l service from UA than it currently does with AA to compete with. While great for the customer, the reality is that having two mega carriers dilutes yields and basically splits any route into two and results in an almost inevitable tit for tat sit...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 96
Views: 22795

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

AI offloaded their 77Ls quickly, calling them "gas guzzlers". Like the now vanished A345 they are niche aircraft and most airlines can do without them. And since when has AI been an authority on fleet planning? The 772LR burns less fuel than a 772ER on medium-range routes greater than abo...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW F: State of affairs?
Replies: 15
Views: 2228

Re: DFW F: State of affairs?

There's a big mess involved with the whole thing. First of all, American and the airport are at odds. It was discussed here recently that new AA wants DFW to demolish the whole terminal complex, and rebuild in a more efficient design, some sort of mash up of DEN, IAH (future linear IAH, not past ho...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs
Replies: 28
Views: 6537

Re: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs

I think these look a bit cluttered and confusing. The vast majority of people will walk by them. Airlines that have had stby lists on electronic displays for years still have customers not look at them and go to the counter to ask an agent. That's because you don't get off the standby list by sitti...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 736
Views: 120110

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

One might wonder why Boeing and Airbus always wait so long to launch a new aircraft, up until the point they have no other choice. Are you being sarcastic? Launching an all-new airplane program is a massive decision that will consume tens of billions of dollars and commit the business to a strategy...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?
Replies: 64
Views: 2176

Re: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?

I believe in taxes being equal. For the same income and circumstances, a Texan will pay higher federal taxes than a New Yorker with the same income. That isn't equal. That isn't fair. No, This bill was written with Texans in mind. Why do you get to keep your property tax exceptions, when I have to ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The American war on Science and Common sense
Replies: 54
Views: 2006

Re: The American war on Science and Common sense

No, BS on you. It removes those that receive funding from the EPA, It doesn't force anyone to leave. If they want to stay on the advisory boards, then can choose to forgo grant money. but does nothing about any of the businesses under the purview of the EPA. Because they aren't receiving federal gr...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?
Replies: 64
Views: 2176

Re: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?

So you believe in taxes on taxes? People in Texas don't subsidize those in States with Income taxes. It is the other way around. Our states don't need all the federal revenue that you are using due to the lack of state revenue. Your state also has many federal bases bringing in federal money. Perha...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The American war on Science and Common sense
Replies: 54
Views: 2006

Re: The American war on Science and Common sense

Here we have the head of the EPA invoking the Bible to replace scientists on the SCIENCE ADVISORY council with business interests from companies regulated by the EPA. It's not an American War on science. It is a GOP war on intelligence. https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/epa-pruitt-new-science-adv...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?
Replies: 64
Views: 2176

Re: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?

Looks like Crap. They are taking out the Personal exemptions and masking it with a higher standard deduction. My deductions last year exceeded the standard deductions, and I had a higher Personal exemption. For the vast majority of people, this is a good thing. It reduces the complexity of filing a...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??
Replies: 37
Views: 8510

Re: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??

I agree with you on the $60M price tag, especially being that this is a B787-9, which supposedly is a more profitable 787 to produce than the 787-8! It is totally intuitive and expected that a 787-9 would be more profitable for Boeing than a 787-8. Labor and overhead costs are virtually identical b...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 21960

Re: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

MrHMSH wrote:
Interesting, though a bit surprised easyJet A319s are considered, don't they have changes to the galley (smaller) that would be a problem, or can the galleys be changed easily enough?


easyJet also has the rare A319 double-overwing exit.

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 125956

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Boeing refused to put the 764 flight deck displays on the 757 and 763 in 1998-99. For any price. They just refused. Said a senior management pilot at a large US major to me at that time. (Airline was one of the largest 757/767 operaors in the world at the time) I think it's important to consider th...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP asking for an advance on taxes
Replies: 36
Views: 1271

Re: GOP asking for an advance on taxes

I guess the old turkey of Trickle down will work this time because that is what they are proposing once again and again and again and again. Never been proven to work except for the trickle downers, but hey! Let us keep trying. That's because despite your snide and cynical moniker of "trickle-...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP asking for an advance on taxes
Replies: 36
Views: 1271

Re: GOP asking for an advance on taxes

The way I understand it, you contribute $18K to the 401k. You're in say a 15% tax rate, that $18K suddenly only becomes $15,300 which over time that's less dollars to get a return on investment on, which will lead to a smaller total account balance when one retires It's unclear. We don't know the s...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP asking for an advance on taxes
Replies: 36
Views: 1271

Re: GOP asking for an advance on taxes

About a year ago I started voluntarily switching my contributions to a Roth after tax. Should I worry that 30 years from now the government will stab me in the back and charge me taxes on the Roth portion of my 401k savings? My IRA has been Roth since day 1. Roth accounts have always carried the ri...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1565
Views: 150080

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

It's interesting to look at sales of the 737 since the shutdown of the 717 line was announced in January 2005. In the period from January 2005 to present, there have been 294 orders placed for the 737-700 including 11 -700Cs and 4 -700s for Korea's Peace Eagle programme), compared to 3757 for the 7...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1565
Views: 150080

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Sorry, perhaps I was not clear enough in my post but I believe you are missing the point. It was ahead of it's time by being a workhorse and in the right place at the right time for very few customers. That doesn't hold water, either. The MD-95 was launched during one of the most aggressive growth ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 125956

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

jeffrey0032j wrote:
The GE 763ERs are hot items right now.


The crew of AA 383 would agree. :flamed:

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 125956

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Yep, a.net thinks one can just strap on new engines, do some aero tweaks, and ship it. If only we had some evidence that reality was different than that. Oh wait, there's the A330neo. To be fair, there are also plenty of historical examples of a type receiving a new engine option without a major ov...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 125956

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Except, not exactly. The 788 is similar in size to the 764, not the 763, which was the most popular variant. . The baseline 7E7 configurations were sized to match the 763ER and 764ER. Airlines said "bigger" and Boeing revised them to more closely match the A332 and A333. I read that at on...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 125956

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Reheating cold pizza. This is a terrible idea at best. This screams unimaginative and if true is owing up to being 2nd fiddle. Right now it feels like Boeing is grasping at straws for everything. If you can make an NPV-positive investment, you do it. Investors don't care what you're "reheating...

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