I think we will see Swiss ordering the A350 sooner than later, with 30 or more A350 they can replace the A330, A340 and in the future B77W. I agree with you on the A350 becoming part of Swiss' fleet at some point, though I always thought that the A330-900 would fit well for them when it comes time ...Jump to post
The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says. Theresa May said the diplomats, who have a week to leave, were identified as "undeclared intelligence officers". She also revoked an in...Jump to post
Lets look on the bright side; at least Trump didn't replace Tillerson with John Bolton. He might have been level headed and not completely crazy like Trump but there is a lot of valid criticism of Tillerson. The fact that he happened to like the deals that were in place before trump shows that he is...Jump to post
Seems handy for the EFB screen, but otherwise I agree that the benefits seem minimal. Personally, I dislike touchscreens for how dirty they look when covered in fingerprints. Indeed, but this reduction in parts has already happened. All six screens on the 350 are the same part, with no buttons excep...Jump to post
NYCVIE wrote:Better deal with the crew and their trauma at home in DXB then in EBB I think.
SteelChair wrote:KAL Flight 30D took off from YMX 15 minutes ago headed for ANC. HL7200 55022. Another delivery!
Can anyone explain to me how "Norwegian Air Norway" (DH/NAN/NORSHIP) fits into all of this? They only seem to have one aircraft registered to them (LN-NIJ).Jump to post
Oh dear, Boris looks so far out of his depth on this one. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43381880 Maybe time for Putin's daughter to accidentally commit suicide. That would draw a line in the sand. ... full of cocaine? :rotfl: Not at all. It's clear, concise and a restrained response, the way things ar...Jump to post
I don't know. How many wars has Trump started. How many thousands have died? How many countries got themselves drawn into terrible wars? How many Mid East countries has he destabilised (along with other countries)? My thoughts entirely. As awful and embarrassing as Trump is, he hasn't gotten the co...Jump to post
L410Turbolet wrote:scbriml wrote:he might as well start packing his bags.
... full of cocaine?
Oh dear, Boris looks so far out of his depth on this one.
Maybe time for Putin's daughter to accidentally commit suicide. That would draw a line in the sand.
L410Turbolet wrote:scbriml wrote:he might as well start packing his bags.
... full of cocaine?
What's the bet that the "Tremendous" deal Trump and Un reaches involves a full US withdrawal from the Korean Peninsula (presumably in return for some promise to denuclearise)?Jump to post
Disgusting practice, absolutely time for it to end. Credit where credit is due; at least Norway takes whales from their own waters, unlike Japan who's whalers sail halfway around the world to take other people's whales. Lots of countries had a long history in whaling, NZ was basically founded on wha...Jump to post
Early release should never be on the table for financial crime until the entirety of the proceeds have been repaid.Jump to post
There's many, many qualities that I wish Trump supporters had, but the quality I wish they had the most was a sense of irony. So far there has been no evidence that Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels. It is all fake news. But IF he did who cares? It was years before he even thought of running f...Jump to post
I think the message is actually to Russians, rather than the West. Putin is telling the army, security services and other relevant players that he will crush any disloyalty. I think you are at least partially misreading it. Do you really think that KGB/FSB officers did/do not know what is at stake ...Jump to post
It's been confirmed that it was a nerve agent , but won't reveal which while they are investigating. Next prediction of mine, it's something more advanced than sarin, such as vx, if it's critical to the investigation at this time to not reveal the specifics. It would imply a state actor- and as I'v...Jump to post
Not necessarily relevant, but he has links to Christopher Steele: Sergei Skripal, the former Russian spy at the centre of an apparent attempted assassination plot in Britain, had links to Christopher Steele. Skripal passed intelligence to British officials at the same time Steele became MI6’s Kremli...Jump to post
Well here's a story about a company halting US expansion plans thanks to the new tariffs, if that makes you feel better.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/elec ... t-53488664
Only the most hardcore of hardcore-Boeing-fanboys ever believed the rumour that production of the pax 767 was going to be restarted. This could point to the 797 being closer to reality than we think. It at least puts aside the 767 pax option as a reason to delay/hold off the 797. I talked to a Boein...Jump to post
Just a reminder on how well Trump's last round of tariffs worked out: American solar company SunPower will lay off about 3 percent of its workforce in March, a decision that comes after President Trump began imposing new tariffs on imported solar materials earlier this month. SunPower has already st...Jump to post
Not surprising. Thankfully Xi is less of a rogue cannon than Putin.Jump to post
We don't have to choose between two really crappy options. There's a whole lot of people in government who have been working their way up through the ranks, building their experience and their skillset and their resumes, and he could pick from one of those rather than going the nepotism route and p...Jump to post
The whole process has been such a shitshow. If it wasn't for a certain orange guy in the White House, the UK would be the laughing stock of the world right now.
marcelh wrote:The UK only wants the joys of the EU, not the burdens. It suits their (Anglo Saxon) way of doing business.
From the last thread: Back in the day when I was till something of a dreamy NZ loyalist, I suddenly woke up to Bradley when he completely failed to call NZ to task on going 10 abreast in the 777 - at a time when it was far from the norm amongst 777 operators. Notwithstanding today's article - which ...Jump to post
Last December the Dassault Falcon 5x was cancelled due to problems with the Snecma Silvercrest engine, so Dassault has launched a replacement. Dassault Aviation today unveiled the Falcon 6X, the most spacious, advanced and versatile twinjet in business aviation. This new 5,500 nm aircraft will make ...Jump to post
One wonders about the endgame for Putin. He ascended to the presidency in 2000 and though there was a gap between 2008 and 2012, he has ruled since. How long does he plan on staying? How many terms can he "win" and still hold a straight face? What do you mean by a gap between 2008 - 2012?...Jump to post
Personally I like living in a country where politicians who campaign for change don't get arrested/killed. Sometimes they even win elections (September last year being the most recent occasion). One wonders about the endgame for Putin. He ascended to the presidency in 2000 and though there was a gap...Jump to post
Barcelona Tests Day One Tally: Mercedes - 83 laps Williams - 74 laps Force India - 22 laps Ferrari - 80 laps Sauber - 63 laps Haas - 55 laps Renault - 99 laps Red Bull - 105 laps McLaren - 51 laps Toro Rosso - 93 laps Average Laps by for each engine OEM: Honda - 93 laps per car Renault - 85 laps per...Jump to post
A lot of vapers seem to think that its somehow acceptable to vape indoors or in enclosed spaces. I kid you not but two weeks ago I saw someone vaping on a crowded train. They seemed genuinely surprised that literally everyone around them wasn't impressed. Most smokers are arrogant a%&holes, but ...Jump to post
Trump is living on lalaland. Not surprising really though. People like him surround themselves with yes men, who won't correct those kind of errors/mistruths. Decades and decades of this will result in someone living in an alternate reality where they really do believe every mistruth they makeup.Jump to post
The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained by police then released weeks ahead of a presidential election in which he has been barred from running. The 41-year-old anti-corruption campaigner has been jailed repeatedly for organising some of Russia’s biggest protests in recent ye...Jump to post
Previously everyone on a.net talked about HNL-Europe as a pipe-dream, but suddenly the 787-9s apparently make it a likely possibility? Curious :scratchchin: Honestly, the thing that annoys me most in all of this is Airbus's pretence that the A350-800 is still going ahead. Time for them to make their...Jump to post
Cultural Relativism at its best. Too many Americans are inferior to Europeans. They are addicted to guns beyond logic, and still want more and more even though they cause them more and more harm. Too deluded to see the big picture; like an addict looking for their next hit. The amount of mental gymn...Jump to post
Do we need to remind Leeham that an aircraft sold from Washington state to Hawaiian isn't international commerce? I guess we do. Read again what was tweeted. Aggressive pricing, taking out 3 767-300ERs that are going to United involved. Aggressive pricing--sounds like complaints in @Bombardier trad...Jump to post
I support fines for bringing big bags/luggage off during an evacuation. If for no other reason, the first time this happens the media will be plastered with stories of some poor "innocent" nobody getting fined $2,000 for bringing their massive roller bag down the slide. The media coverage ...Jump to post
SelseyBill wrote:Varsity1 wrote:BA pays terrible. You get what you pay for.
.......compared to who exactly ????
ACCS300 wrote:So Alaska seems to be doing non-standard Alaska branding on every A321N, Most West Coast, More to Love and this. For a relatively small airline they seem to be creating quite a bit of brand confusion
Since there seems to be an insatiable need by some a.netters to bash Israel off topic on other a.net forums, I've taken the liberty of starting this thread. I invite all of you to post here, and those of us who wish can respond. Open for business, enjoy ... Mate, it sounds like you need a safe space.Jump to post
Regarding discussions about Mexico City & Latin America; I would have thought that PTY would make the most sense. Actual O&D is obviously very low, but PTY is a Star Alliance hub (thanks to Copa) and probably one of the best examples of a connecting hub in the world. I'm sure a 3x weekly fli...Jump to post
I caught F-WLXV arriving in Auckland from Sydney. What a pretty bird! Unfortunately the light wasn't great thanks to a post sunset arrival.
Fingers crossed that Air New Zealand orders some soon.
Happening to one of my friends today I think. He had a motorbike crash a few weeks ago and the MRI & CT scans keep showing more and more damage. No responses to stimuli or anything, only occasional responses to pain and no temperature control. Family meeting was this afternoon to decide 'the way...Jump to post