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by ssteve
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower Deck Lavatories / Aircraft type?
Replies: 12
Views: 1768

Re: Lower Deck Lavatories / Aircraft type?

Cool thanks. Sounds like only A340-600 had this option activated. Someone has any exemple of Airline operating A330s with lower deck lavatories? http://www.airliners.net/photo/MyTravel-Airways/Airbus-A330-243/784979/L MyTravel/AirTours based on some prior comments here: http://www.airliners.net/for...

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by ssteve
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 208
Views: 45032

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

I believe it was in the Michael Creighton book, Airframe, where a plane either lost control or lined up on a taxiway (I believe the former) and the pilot of the plane holding short saw it coming and tried to spool up his engines and move the plane but it took too long and the landing aircraft struc...

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by ssteve
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27475

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter, special snowflake.

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by ssteve
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 10207

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

This has everything to do with the E190 group 1 pay scale where the captains make less then and group 2 FOs on 73s/A32s. The deal between both TW/AA pilots were in place long before the AA/US merger. The deal was when a specific TW pilot is eligible for the upgrade he must take it. He was waiting t...

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by ssteve
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 22850

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

Actually, the "aged" FA's usually provide better service and don't bitch as much as the middle aged ones going through a mid-life crisis and take it out on passengers. In my many years/flights with the regionals, AA, DL, US, NK, B6, WN, and VX, the "more seniored" FA's and the n...

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by ssteve
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14104

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

The cost of this incident is sunk.

The cost of terminating the employee, litigating it, dealing with union protests or whatever... might be more trouble than it is worth to just keep the employee.

It's not like there's value for shareholders in being punitive here. What a mess, though.

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by ssteve
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta retires first MD 90
Replies: 63
Views: 17274

Re: Delta retires first MD 90

The sole-source vendor is dumb if they kill this revenue stream from DL because they get too greedy. I still sort of see this as DL signalling to that vendor its willingness to walk away from the type entirely. Unless the vendor is so busy it doesn't want this work. But that seems odd too. Overall w...

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by ssteve
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta retires first MD 90
Replies: 63
Views: 17274

Re: Delta retires first MD 90

With the Saudi planes mothballed you'd think Delta could manage to work out a reasonable deal for engine spares. Maybe that's in the works and this just shows the current owner their willingness to find spares from their own planes if the price isn't right.

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by ssteve
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 85740

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

holzmann wrote:
So after it's all said and done, no real WB news? UA bought a few 77Ws. I think I read of a 77F order. Otherwise, crickets for MOM, 787-10, and 77X...


It was Ethiopian for 2 77F. They apparently already have 6.

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by ssteve
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 85740

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

788 is still selling. This I did not expect.

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by ssteve
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 63513

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

mjoelnir wrote:
Wide body, rather short, only one row of a few LD3-45 makes a beast of freighter?


I'm wasn't talking about with passengers on board.

You're right, though... where will they fit all the fish?

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by ssteve
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 63513

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

So the above market opinion seems to match what 757s eventually became unique for... a bit bigger, but longer legs.

797, if that's what they call it, will be a beast of a freighter at this rate. They'll be delivering drywall in it, just because it can.

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by ssteve
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 63513

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

I can see why B is launching the 737 Max-10 now and taking firm orders. There is nothing else to show...This MoM or 797 is still in the Power-Point slides stage of development. If you are still doing trade-studies on fuselage cross section, figuring out how to build the aircraft and making all thre...

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by ssteve
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 48605

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

And a pretty picture: https://leehamnews-5389.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MAX-10.png I like its proportions better than the -9. It'll be interesting to see what if any impact the landing gear changes have. I like how there are as many rows as the 737-100 by the time you reach the overwing ...

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by ssteve
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 and 787-10 Tandem Flying Display
Replies: 24
Views: 3751

Re: Boeing 737-9 and 787-10 Tandem Flying Display

When the Blue Angels start flying P-8s, you'll see a lot more of that.

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by ssteve
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pictures of testing of braking parachute pod: The F-35A
Replies: 14
Views: 1806

Re: Pictures of testing of braking parachute pod: The F-35A

Why does Norway want this capability? What are the numbers on how much shorter the runway can be?

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by ssteve
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VC-32 replacement
Replies: 33
Views: 3120

Re: VC-32 replacement

KC46 and BBJ MAX derivatives make a lot of sense.

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by ssteve
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Pence LGA excursion docket opened by NTSB
Replies: 24
Views: 5129

Re: Mike Pence LGA excursion docket opened by NTSB

Actually the US Air 737-400 incident is why they demo seat belts the way they are now. Autopsies showed passengers in First Class had broken fingers while still seated, meaning they were pushing DOWN on the buckle to release, not lift up. The deaths were in row 21, and there's nothing about that he...

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by ssteve
Wed May 24, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1613
Views: 153295

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Hi all, anyone aware of BBD flight testing or customer-related flights through BTV? I can see the approach out my office window and there's an all-white plane that could be a CS300 (I never catch a look at the nose) doing frequent approaches today and recently. There's a BBA callsign today on flight...

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by ssteve
Tue May 23, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gorsuch dissents on limits on contributions.
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Gorsuch dissents on limits on contributions.

I'm not a lawyer, but Gorsuch voted to hear a case here, not decide on one. This seems commensurate with his declining to join the pool of clerks which does the gatekeeping for the court. He ignored the consensus and voted to hear this case.

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by ssteve
Mon May 08, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6788

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulum moves

When checked bags, food, and basic human decency were included in an economy fare.

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by ssteve
Mon May 08, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6788

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulum moves

Outsourcing gate staff.

I have had consistently bad experiences transferring from mainline to regional. It's abundantly clear that the outsourced CSAs at the regional gates don't give a shit about any customer satisfaction metrics.

Reinforced today in EWR terminal A.

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by ssteve
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2437
Views: 152397

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Is there a max passenger threshold over which Boeing has to redo the emergency evacuation test/drill? The one-class config in the 777-9X looks to be in the high 400s. Would it be legal?

I guess the same question goes for the 737-10.

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by ssteve
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 13043

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

I as flight crew am tired of some passengers thinking they are above the law towards crew. *customers. Really? Is "passengers" inappropriate or offensive to you? Yeesh No, the words passengers isn't offensive. Calling them customers really steamed a bunch of people though, which is telling.

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by ssteve
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 13043

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

FlyinRabbit88 wrote:
I as flight crew am tired of some passengers thinking they are above the law towards crew.


*customers.

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by ssteve
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?
Replies: 52
Views: 3106

Re: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?

Being treated like a moron when the TSA or the airline changes procedures.

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by ssteve
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 368
Views: 28005

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

Last to board. Crew sees it as not the time to dicker about how Y+ is paid for. Just sit in your assigned seats.

That said, someone certainly failed to de-escalate here. Unclear who.

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by ssteve
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 115292

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

BravoOne wrote:
The problem here is there is the court of law and the court of public opinion as witnessed on this website.


It's a customer service problem if your threshold for customer service is "whatever we can legally get away with."

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by ssteve
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services
Replies: 55
Views: 7236

Re: Calculated Misery

commavia wrote:
The solution to all of this is really simple - if people want a better product and service, they can pay more.


Or they can often go to a competitor with better customer service for the same price.

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by ssteve
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 115292

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

[quote="Bald1983" I do doubt his story of needed to get to Louisville to see patients as it is reported he has a restricted medical license. [/quote] http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/united-airlines-doctor-david-dao-drugs-gay-sex-court-documents-oscar-munoz-a7680221.html Is the United A...

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by ssteve
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 115292

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The airline industry has been treating their customers so poorly for so long, they had become numb to it and probably didn't even realize it. That is why Oscar didn't make a statement like this initially, that is why the gate agent allowed the pax to be removed, and why the crew asked the pax to to...

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by ssteve
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 115292

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

2) Companies have got to train their employees well and empower them to make good decisions. Sometimes a rule needs to be bent, and employees need to be empowered to think on their feet without fear of repercussions from management for doing so. YES. I think people around here get caught up in this...

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by ssteve
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 115292

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Companies that excel in business know that although the customer is not always right, they are always to be treated respectfully as any customer deserves to be treated. This situation has blown up in UA's face not because the customer was right, but rather because UA failed one simple rule: Treat y...

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by ssteve
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 115292

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Suddenly you have a non-compliant passenger There you are, just sitting in your assigned seats, thinking, "Wow, flying sure is an exercise in being dehumanized these days, but we're boarded and my destination is just one hop away..." and then, WHAM, suddenly you have a non-compliant airli...

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by ssteve
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Ad Goof
Replies: 16
Views: 4094

Re: FedEx Ad Goof

This was *clearly* taken from one of the many windows on the main deck of a FedEx A320.

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by ssteve
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 31298

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

The gate agent was doing her job. She was following the rules set forth by the company who gives her a paycheck. The rules state "no leggings" for non-revs. Should the gate agent have looked the other way only to face a possible reprimand later? Or, what about the person who issued the pa...

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by ssteve
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 11911

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

Sorry , was not clear. I was in paid F Subu So if you weren't standby, how is this relevant to the discussion? There's another thread on here of people just complaining that airlines no longer wait for connecting passengers. My 2 cents: if you are connecting from mainline to a regional, the regiona...

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by ssteve
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing’s Latest Advanced Super Hornet Pitch
Replies: 8
Views: 2649

Re: Boeing’s Latest Advanced Super Hornet Pitch

Ozair wrote:
Trump has already claimed victory over the F-35 so I can see this falling by the wayside in the next month or two.


We'd call him a seagull manager at my company. Flies in, makes a lot of noise, shits all over everything, flies away.

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by ssteve
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 Re-engine Proposal Botched
Replies: 53
Views: 13218

Re: B-52 Re-engine Proposal Botched

8 new engines?!? Darn. Here I thought we'd finally see Dale Brown's Megafortress.

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by ssteve
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router
Replies: 26
Views: 5283

Re: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router

A 1996 vintage router probably would have 10/100 'fast' ethernet, that's right when the transition away from coax was happening. I remember the cubicles in the building I was in getting rewired right around then. I worked in a building where ethernet is run over the old token ring cabling... much o...

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by ssteve
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router
Replies: 26
Views: 5283

Re: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router

Been using grids for batch job submission for over a decade of my career, and the machines that keep running but just fail to work... those suck. They tend to say, "sure, give me work to do" and proceedingly fail to do it... and jobs have to be manually killed and restarted. For various re...

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by ssteve
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Changes Refinery Strategy, Selling Car/Truck Fuel
Replies: 23
Views: 4022

Re: Delta Changes Refinery Strategy, Selling Car/Truck Fuel

Until the price of jet fuel creeps up again, at which point they'll switch back... the 'threat' should be enough to keep prices low, and if it isn't, they still have the stick.

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by ssteve
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 14677

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

fcogafa wrote:
Trump seems to be backtracking on a lot of his plegdes, including the Iran one...


I'm not sure whether this shows disrespect towards his supporters, or acknowledges that they probably don't care about things like policy and details.

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by ssteve
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India Reassessing Global Tanker Tender
Replies: 41
Views: 3885

Re: India Reassessing Global Tanker Tender

Dutchy wrote:
I thought they had an history of ordering what is best ten years ago and then going to hassle another five years and starting complaining that it took forever. ;-)


And likely ending up with a higher price because of it. "Price? $5. But for you, $6."

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by ssteve
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980
Replies: 25
Views: 5512

Re: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980

bennett123 wrote:
I suspect animals would have cleared most of the human remains soon after the crash.


Unlikely at that altitude.

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by ssteve
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..
Replies: 130
Views: 9958

Re: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..

I'm an MD- an Emergency Medicine (ER) resident. ... Sooo...I get why they asked Dr. Cross for her credentials. To be honest, I think it had more to do with an age/gender bias as opposed to a racial one. Young adults are just not perceived as the "traditional" or "societal" versi...

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by ssteve
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?
Replies: 66
Views: 6760

Re: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?

Dulles is terrible.

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by ssteve
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air 747-200f
Replies: 70
Views: 12040

Re: Kalitta Air 747-200f

K4 will keep them going until they are out of engines (which they have no spares). It seems like everytime one goes into check that there is a collective sigh of relief when the boroscope comes back ok. If they have to replace one engine, then an aircraft is going to be retired. I love the classic ...

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