Search found 3156 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 64
by zkojq
Tue May 22, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 18377

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

The message to Boeing is clear; "We want HA level pricing if we are to sign for more 787s. Otherwise we will choose lower CAPEX options." Same as i said when they announced the extra A330ceos.

Jump to post
by zkojq
Mon May 21, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX official blames shooting on too many exits/entr
Replies: 37
Views: 1278

Re: TX official blames shooting on too many exits/entr

Is it not obvious that guns played no role in this tragedy, whatsoever?



/s

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri May 18, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 120
Views: 3919

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Trump got played. Anyone surprised?

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri May 18, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The coolest unit of currency
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: The coolest unit of currency

Sorry guys, but the Eritrean Nakfa is the coolest one.

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri May 18, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR
Replies: 19
Views: 3491

Re: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR

A330neo has extremely high commonality with their existing long haul fleet and would be a much cheaper to acquire than A350s or 787s. Surely the front runner for these negotiations. It seems that, for a variety of reasons, most of their exiting A330s will stay in the fleet long term. If they were re...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri May 18, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 86
Views: 4759

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Not going to be easy to get parts or even planes for the AB equipment. Limited banking and financing is going to put a major crimp in Iran's life style. But that is the point....your comment is from a US point if view. Europe, too, has banks that can give credit to Iran... :roll: And if US companie...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri May 18, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”
Replies: 73
Views: 2628

Re: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”

"Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English," the man say. "My guess is they're not documented. So my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country," he says. "If they have the balls to come here and live off my ...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Thu May 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1229

Re: Super yachts

Why is Feadship so successful when Royal Denship struggle so badly and went under? My original favourite; LADY ANASTASIA. I remember its launch (under a previous name), seeing it have the final fit-out at the Viaduct Basin in Auckland and I still have the copy of Boat International somewhere where t...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Thu May 17, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10477

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

I think people are reading too much into this; I don't see much of a change to the status quo. Swiss and Lufthansa are earning good money and thus are receiving brand new narrowbodies and widebodies from Airbus/Boeing and Bombardier. Brussels and Austrian have lesser profits, so their fleet is being...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Thu May 17, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300
Replies: 77
Views: 16792

Re: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300

It would be easier for route planning to have a pool of pilots flying short haul routes and one for long haul pilots.Therefore a A32x and 777/787 pilots pool is more efficient than a A32x,A330 and 777 pool. Especially for a smaller airline like Swiss. So you're saying it would be more efficient for...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Thu May 17, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300
Replies: 77
Views: 16792

Re: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300

The same could be said for A350 which has the commonality with A320neo series, especially if 77W is not staying for too long as suggested. Michael They would have a common pool of long haul pilots Swiss has a pilot group that flies A319/320/321/330, no? Thus replacing A330s with 787-9s (as opposed ...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Wed May 16, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 480
Views: 29659

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

I have heard that EVA are getting rid of some 77W. Perhaps that could be a source of 77W from a different Asian carrier? That's exactly the rumor i heard; two 77Ws on long term lease from EVA (with a call option). Remember that EVA was rumoured to be going to lease 2x 77Ws to Air Asia X for KUL-LHR...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Tue May 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 480
Views: 29659

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

ZK-ZQD has now left the JetConnect fleet. Just an update on the SQ 777 rumour. Have heard that it is not confirmed dry leasing a 777 until I think around October. Not sure where it will be deployed but I would imagine flying to SIN would make the most sense as SQ could probably still do mx on it up ...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Tue May 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 29
Views: 1028

Re: Architecture

Le Negresco, Nice. It's just perfect. Unfortunately a little difficult to photograph "cleanly" due to various street lights, palm trees and traffic lights in the way. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4398/36092450724_dc70f47dec_c.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7282/27055408600_c490537aa8...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Mon May 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Pakistan relations about to get a lot worse?
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: U.S. Pakistan relations about to get a lot worse?

I think that it is fair to at least hold diplomats until a trial has been completed. Those of us in the West are sick of Saudi Princes (et al) doing disgusting acts and walking away without any consequences, so our own diplomatic staff should also be held to high standards. In Wellington a Malaysian...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri May 11, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1489

Re: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park

Glad that a Harambe type situation didn't result with the cheetahs being shot due to the family's stupidity.

Seriously, how can one reach adulthood and be that stupid?

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri May 11, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 188
Views: 4127

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

“We want to thank Kim Jong Un, who really was excellent to these three incredible people,” Trump said as he welcomed the three men back to the US early on Thursday morning.


WTF? :shock:

Jump to post
by zkojq
Thu May 10, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: cop shoots a groundhog
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: cop shoots a groundhog

Ridiculously trigger happy.

Jump to post
by zkojq
Thu May 10, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says NO to historic Chinese censorship on Taiwan/HKG/Macau
Replies: 43
Views: 3567

Re: Trump says NO to historic Chinese censorship on Taiwan/HKG/Macau

While the optics of this are good for the US, it is time for the government to put their money where their mouth is, so to speak and pressure China into renouncing their claim over Taiwan. Unfortunately that has to take a back seat at the moment, because support from the PRC will be crucial during ...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Thu May 10, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3596

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

So now - less planes sold, less jobs, less taxes raised, increased welfare. Good move - NOT As an Airbus shareholder, I am very grateful for Mr Trump's tireless diplomatic efforts. Will be even more grateful once his trade war with China steps up. :D The lesson for Boeing is simple; they should hav...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Wed May 09, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6370

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

21% of the new recruits on ground courses at Jetstar are ladies. :) No idea what the overall figure is.

Jump to post
by zkojq
Tue May 08, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal
Replies: 45
Views: 1321

Re: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal

Nah, it won't be dead. The EU, China and Russia will keep on truckinging and if the US penalizes Eu/Russian/Chinese companies, they will reply in kind. After all it is the US that is going to break international law. And since the US has just proven they are unreliable, there is no reason to make a...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Tue May 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal
Replies: 45
Views: 1321

Re: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal

Why do people bend over backwards to defend Trump? I was just thinking about this and it occurred to me how few people actually are defending him here on a.net. Five years ago, anytime there was a big pollitical/culturewar argument you could expect a good showing of 40-50 conservatives (or right le...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Tue May 08, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump not welcome at Sen. McCain's Funeral
Replies: 152
Views: 4198

Re: Trump not welcome at Sen. McCain's Funeral

salttee wrote:
zkojq wrote:
The individual gospels are the most well sourced documents of their time.
That's ridiculous: The world bring created in 4004BCE? Adam and eve? the flood? Noah's arc? the Jews' exodus from Egypt? Leviticus?

You're trying to put us on aren't you?

I said the gospels.

Jump to post
by zkojq
Tue May 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 17
Views: 6027

Re: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying

Maybe they're busy painting it?

Jump to post
by zkojq
Tue May 08, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump not welcome at Sen. McCain's Funeral
Replies: 152
Views: 4198

Re: Trump not welcome at Sen. McCain's Funeral

This thread is amazing, known D posters defending a Republican Senator from the attacks of known R posters on this site.....It really does show what a cluster F the Republican party has turned into. To the topic at hand, I am among the many that do not agree with all his political views, but he and...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Mon May 07, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump not welcome at Sen. McCain's Funeral
Replies: 152
Views: 4198

Re: Trump not welcome at Sen. McCain's Funeral

What's Mr McCain's prognosis?

I don't agree with him a lot politically, but I have an enormous amount of respect for him. Hope he recovers from his surgery.

Jump to post
by zkojq
Mon May 07, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 369
Views: 37030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

To commence CBR or HBA, NZ would need longer lead times to commence both. So I doubt we'll be seeing anything in the next 18 months. Why is that? Air New Zealand has new international config A320neo/A321neos coming in July/September. That additional capacity could be used to CBR/HBA/NTL if required.

Jump to post
by zkojq
Sun May 06, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27849

Re: Etihad rumoured for announcement to cancel/defer aircraft.

777x seems prime to cancel. These aircraft will be very hard to shift later on if the airline takes delivery of them and subsequently decides they don't need them. Very illiquid asset. A350-900s also seems an obvious target for cancellation since there are so many of them and the airline alright ope...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Sun May 06, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says NO to historic Chinese censorship on Taiwan/HKG/Macau
Replies: 43
Views: 3567

Re: Trump says NO to historic Chinese censorship on Taiwan/HKG/Macau

Not a fan of Trump, but he is absolutely right on this and it is nice that he has the balls to stand his ground on this issue. I'm sick of rogue nations throwing their weight around on the labelling of geographic issues. Am also sick of countries/companies caving into the blackmail they get. Remembe...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Sat May 05, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California now world's 5th Largest Economy
Replies: 41
Views: 1305

Re: California now world's 5th Largest Economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's economy has surpassed that of the United Kingdom to become the world's fifth largest, according to new federal data made public Friday. California's gross domestic product rose by $127 billion from 2016 to 2017, surpassing $2.7 trillion, the data said. Meanwhile, t...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri May 04, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33186

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

If BA is really this unsatisfied with 787 engine issues then ordering a plane like the 777x whose engines are completely unproven and aren't even certified seems like an odd response.

pabloeing wrote:
B777-9X is a perfect plane for BA and IB


Please explain how the B777-9x is the perfect plane for Iberia?

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri May 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 69
Views: 14858

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

What would be the point? They're not going to be converted into freighters, and who's buying used A340s? The King of Swaziland. His was just delivered officially last month for his 50th birthday. That was a gift from the Republic Of China (ex China Airlines aircraft), no? Swaziland is one of the fe...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri May 04, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7401

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

Considering how everyone always touts KL as the shining star of the group profitability wise, their 2.5% margin is rather disappointing. Everyone always denigrates AF, so their margin doesn't come as too much of a surprise. Regardless, profitability needs to be viewed from a perspective of the whole...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri May 04, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1160
Views: 28441

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

sevenair wrote:
reignite the empire

What empire?

sevenair wrote:
bring back incandescent lightbulbs.

Why?

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri May 04, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 69
Views: 14858

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

Hard to beat a dependable Airbus Quad when it comes for filling in for unreliable 787s.

neomax wrote:
Man, it feels good to be an A340 fan right now!

It sure does.

Jump to post
by zkojq
Wed May 02, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 135
Views: 23717

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

Great news. This next tranche of 787s is being delivered much quicker than i expected. Fuel prices keep creeping up, so an "expedited" retirement of the 747s makes sense. I wonder where their 6 747-400ERs will go, since they were the only pax models ever built. Hopefully one will go to Lon...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Tue May 01, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nuclear deal: Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on agreement
Replies: 22
Views: 807

Re: Nuclear deal: Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on agreement

Evidence please. Bibi can put up or shut up.

Jump to post
by zkojq
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1561

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

It’s very creepy and invasive indeed. In a market where the government controls virtually everything, the social score will make or break lives. On some high speed trains signs say “anti social behaviour will affect your social score”. It will make people think twice before offering comfort/shelter...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1160
Views: 28441

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

scbriml wrote:
zkojq wrote:
This is just too good


Their outrage is very amusing, but the simple reality is that a £6 fee for the right to visit the EU for three years is peanuts.

Some of the comments are... :shock:


Yeah, quite a bit cheaper than ESTA.

Jump to post
by zkojq
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1160
Views: 28441

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

This is just too good

Image

Jump to post
by zkojq
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 34519

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Let's stick to the facts rather than accusing Boeing of having their priorities in the wrong order G-VNYL had its first flight on the 24th March, this was at least 3 weeks before the AD was issued. There are another 4 787's, 1 GF 789 (ready for delivery), 2 SQ 787-10's (flight testing) and 1 BI 788...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford Cutting All Sedans and Hatchbacks in North America
Replies: 32
Views: 1641

Re: Ford Cutting All Sedans and Hatchbacks in North America

Guess I'm an outlier since I prefer hatchbacks, wagons, and vans over crossovers, SUVs, and trucks. Agreed (with the exception of vans). I really don't get what so many people seem to see in SUVs? They're pretty much universally ugly, awful, hard to see through, inefficient, non-agile and are drive...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 34519

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Boeing delivered another Rolls Royce powered 787-9 today (G-VNYL). I guess that shows where their priorities are when it comes to addressing their loyal customer's crisis with due to Boeing aircraft being AOG.

Jump to post
by zkojq
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 84
Views: 20710

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Noooooo, Air Tahiti Nui's livery is literally perfect. Please nobody mess with it. :hissyfit: TN's livery is one of my all-time favourites. From there the majority of ways go down. I'm hoping that we'll still be seeing a beautiful and recognisable livery. I was really looking forward to seeing the c...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DY honour Avicii ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

Re: Will DY honour Avicii ?

This would be great! He completely deserves this. Hopefully Kygo will have one also some day (though i don't want him to die).

Jump to post
by zkojq
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree

For Earth Day, here is our agriculture minister planting the first of one billion trees that the government plans to plant over the next decade. http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2018/04/shane-jones-plants-the-first-of-one-billion-trees-over-next-decade.html I'm getting more into it the older I...

Jump to post
by zkojq
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French deny citizenship to woman who wouldn’t shake hands
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: French deny citizenship to woman who wouldn’t shake hands

France is wonderful. Needs to get more credit.

Jump to post
by zkojq
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: EARTH DAY: remember the Tambalacoque tree

Is there no way to genetically modify the seeds to make them germinate under different circumstances? Though i suppose that would take a lot of money and Mauritius is a poor country with more pressing spending priorities. I ironically just finished building a fence today. It was a 6.5 foot treated p...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 64