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by seahawk
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 83
Views: 16093

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

Ok so another option following DL's lead a number of years ago. If Airbus will not allow a switch and demand massive penalties for canx - it should already be in the original contract but lets go with it - AA could just take the frames on order and park them in the desert, after all, if they don't ...

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by seahawk
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1389
Views: 60544

Re: Brexit - EU position

The Uk needs to have the balls to go for the complete and hard Brexit. It is this or they will be vassal state to Germany and France.

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by seahawk
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 59
Views: 1277

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

Limiting bandwith is not the same as net neutrality, as simply limiting bandwidth does not consider the content. But treating all content equivalently is also an incredibly dumb argument. Do we treat HBO content similar to non-premium content? No there is an extra charge for it if you choose to wat...

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by seahawk
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 59
Views: 1277

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

Limiting bandwith is not the same as net neutrality, as simply limiting bandwidth does not consider the content.

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by seahawk
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prohibited words in CDC budget: fetus, science-based, etched
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Prohibited words in CDC budget: fetus, science-based, etched

That was meant with "Ending the lies, draining the swamp... "

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by seahawk
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 59
Views: 1277

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

One has to understand that it means service provider willing and able to pay the ISP will get a better end connection than other content providers. So facebook, netflix or amazon will be fast, while a.net might be loading at 56k speed.

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by seahawk
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 353
Views: 64202

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

In the end I think the engine MRO deal was the decisive factor. Over the lifetime of the fleet it makes a big difference if you can do the overhauls in house and even offer the service to third parties or if you have to sent the engines for overhaul to the OEM.

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by seahawk
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 59
Views: 1277

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

:checkmark: Simply put, net neutrality means that all data on the internet is treated equally. An internet service provider can’t prioritize certain companies or types of data, charge users more to access certain websites and apps, or charge businesses for preferential access. People have been char...

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by seahawk
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 13211

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

At the moment Boeing can only hope that GE wins in the GTF patent dispute with P&W or start to get cosy with P&W again. http://aviationweek.com/paris-air-show-2017/pratt-president-vows-protect-geared-turbofan-technology-lead https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-should-pw-be-gea...

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by seahawk
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 59
Views: 1277

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

When you make a topic something it is not to hide your intentions. Bandwidth and amount of data transferred is not related to net neutrality. An ISP can and could always offer contracts limiting the bandwidth or the data amount, now they can additional decide which data is transferred with which spe...

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by seahawk
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 68
Views: 11964

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

I hope they reach an agreement with Condor. That would be the best for the market, as it would give Condor enough weight to survive.

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by seahawk
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 11564

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

Whatever gives the best deal for DL. Funny how people believe there is a preference when so far it seems like DL simply went for the better deals in the past. The A321NEO deal is a perfect example. If one engine manufacturer gives your tech ops a full MRO licence that allows you to offer your servic...

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by seahawk
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 44
Views: 1537

Re: Net Neutrality

It is simply a step to further commercialize the net. Sent data from company A-D fastest and reduce speed to sites that do not pay the provider.

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by seahawk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Doug Jones has his work cut out for him if he wants to get reelected in the regular general election in 2020. The number of write in ballots counted on election night were more than twice the vote margin Jones had over Moore. Moore won't be on the ballot in 2020. If I would be a supporter of the Re...

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by seahawk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 353
Views: 64202

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

That's funny, because this is a quote from WSJ from Bastian- "He also said Delta “has a great relationship with Boeing” and will order Boeing planes in the future" With DL now being invested completely in the GTF for future narrowbody procurement, and RR for widebody, and Boeing being all...

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by seahawk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Jones will probably be considered a Liberal in Alabama even if he is a Moderate - Alabama doesn't know what a Moderate is, just like the red necks in other Southern states. Abortion is one of those knee jerk issues for both sides of the aisle. Personally I hate it, but understand that there sill be...

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by seahawk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 353
Views: 64202

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

With the engine MRO choice, Boeing will have a hard time placing a plane that has GE engines in that class. I would not be surprised if A320s/CS300/CS500s will follow.

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by seahawk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 68
Views: 11964

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

LH was in talks with EY about a deal to take-over AB. So when this talks failed (or it became obvious that the deal would never be accepted by the authorities) the insolvency happened. Just look at the history of AB´s last CEO.... I am seriously asking you, if you believe one of two things: either ...

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by seahawk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 68
Views: 11964

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

LH was in talks with EY about a deal to take-over AB. So when this talks failed (or it became obvious that the deal would never be accepted by the authorities) the insolvency happened. Just look at the history of AB´s last CEO....

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by seahawk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 68
Views: 11964

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

No airline is entitled to get 50% of the slots. Only new entrants are entitled to get at least 50% of the slots.

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by seahawk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 68
Views: 11964

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

Slots will be used, but only LH has the spare capacity (due to the already bought planes from AB) to fill it shortly. I have no problem with LH getting the slots when nobody else wanted them in 2 years or so, But at the moment only LH knew exactly when AB will go bust, as they orchestrated it.

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by seahawk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 68
Views: 11964

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

Slots are no virtual assets and the EU should make a clear ruling that no AB/Niki/LGW slot must be given to LH.Otherwise Germany should be punished for being anit-competition and destroying the aviation market.

It is better to have slots that not used than giving just one extra slot to LH.

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by seahawk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

The good old times when the US still had slavery and women could not vote - just like Moore said.

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by seahawk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 353
Views: 64202

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

No official confirmation so far.

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by seahawk
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 353
Views: 64202

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Surprising decision given the current political climate.

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by seahawk
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 39828

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Now the EU must also block the purchase of LGW and we might see some real competition in Germany.

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by seahawk
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 68
Views: 11964

Re: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki

Great news, now they just need to refuse the take over of LGW as well.

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by seahawk
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 50509

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Rafale is not even on the list of candidates. It is basically more EFs or something American.

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by seahawk
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Surprising but positive outcome. Maybe it will help to turn the Republican party away from the fringe candidates and extreme right influence. I don't understand why Trump even got involved with Bannon. I knew the moment he didn't hire Newt to be Chief of staff he would be in trouble, Yes, the party...

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by seahawk
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The beginning of basic income in Canada?
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: The beginning of basic income in Canada?

It is a step that every modern society will have to take. As automation will reduce the number of jobs and service jobs are low paying and there are still not enough for all persons, this is the only way forward.

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by seahawk
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

I find it an interesting mental practice to debate while defending a standpoint that differs from my own. It helps to understand the motivation behind those standpoints. In other words, you like to troll internet forums. I've always wondered what was up with you and your weird posts. Trolling is im...

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by seahawk
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Surprising but positive outcome. Maybe it will help to turn the Republican party away from the fringe candidates and extreme right influence.

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by seahawk
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

If you want my viewpoint on internal politics in the USA, sorry I do not have an opinion because I do not care, except from being fascinated by some stand points that seem so 17th century. You flood this forum day in and day out with posts concerning US-topics, including US politics, most of the ti...

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by seahawk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

I find it hugely interesting to understand why people are voting for Moore, especially in a country that is so proud of freedom and democracy. However I think I understand it better now. There seem to be 3 basic points that overrule any objective decisions for many voters in the AL. 1. Moore is a R...

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by seahawk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

I find it hugely interesting to understand why people are voting for Moore, especially in a country that is so proud of freedom and democracy. However I think I understand it better now. There seem to be 3 basic points that overrule any objective decisions for many voters in the AL. 1. Moore is a Re...

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by seahawk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 767
Views: 140449

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

If you shrink the seats and the aisle, you are only save until somebody shrinks the seats and the aisle for a single aisle.

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by seahawk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 767
Views: 140449

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

The problem with this is that according to the known market research less than 15% of all interested airlines want more than 250 seats, while over 50% asked for less than 200 seats. At what density though? JAL has only 186 seats in their 787-8. https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Japan_Airlines/Japan...

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by seahawk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

What’s your friggin deal, seahawk? (That’s exactly what you said on prior post, which you defended, then not defended, then defended. I hope your salary is good ... there is an exit for people who do this so well) My point is quite simple, the allegations about Moore dating are nothing but a sidesh...

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by seahawk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Maria was about the same age when the holy ghost gave her Jesus.

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by seahawk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 50509

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Yes, but people often fail to read statements from the BMVG. Stating that they are looking primarily at Eurofighters as an European solution with secondary consideration being given to US planes is nothing but empty words. You can look primarily at the EF and still come to the conclusion that it fai...

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by seahawk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 767
Views: 140449

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

The problem with this is that according to the known market research less than 15% of all interested airlines want more than 250 seats, while over 50% asked for less than 200 seats.

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by seahawk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 767
Views: 140449

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

The problem is we do not know what the majority of MoM missions will be. below 1000nm, 2000nm or more around 3000nm or maybe even more? One should not forget that the whole MoM idea started when airlines asked for something 757-200 sized with comfortable TATL range.

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by seahawk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Do you really believe facts matter in the vote? It is a matter of belief. And it seems that you can get away with a lot if you are a Republican and lip service evangelist. Trump was right, when he said his supporters would still support him, if he would shoot a random person on the street. This is ...

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by seahawk
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1389
Views: 60544

Re: Brexit - EU position

It has to be about the money that the UK needs to keep paying into the EU, after all, the UK has been the one who has prevented the closer integration of the EU for years, so why would the EU be so interested in the UK remaining tied to the EU? However, thinking further, it does make sense if the E...

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by seahawk
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 50509

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

My bet is on the Luftwaffe keeping the Tornado, it seems to be the cheapest option with the fewest political problems. Not going to happen. The defense budget is increasing and they are already struggling to spend it. There will be purchases. The entire German defense contracting industry is alread...

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by seahawk
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Is the whole republican outlook not a case of "you are either with us or against us"? Jones is a Democrat and that is not compensated by being a member of the Canterbury United Methodist Church for 30+ years. From afar it is absolutely mind boggling that Jones is not leading the polls with...

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by seahawk
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1389
Views: 60544

Re: Brexit - EU position

UltimoTiger777 wrote:
Hermann sounds like a right little bitch doesn't he?


Probably just a German who hates the UK because the Krauts lost the war. It is always about the war.

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by seahawk
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

a person who rejects the bible? Interesting. Any evidence for the person "rejecting the bible"? Oh and don't tell me "Google it"...you made the claim, you have to back it up. I made no claim, I described the decision process for Moore´s voters. If he is endorsed by the local pre...

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by seahawk
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 767
Views: 140449

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

But now you forgot one important factor, landing cycles.

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by seahawk
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21405

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Do you really believe facts matter in the vote? It is a matter of belief. And it seems that you can get away with a lot if you are a Republican and lip service evangelist. Trump was right, when he said his supporters would still support him, if he would shoot a random person on the street. This is t...

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