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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?
Replies: 36
Views: 4623

Re: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?

Biged wrote:
Unions will not allow it, would need less rampers


18 posts in 6 years and anti-union propaganda? curious...

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by b747400erf
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!
Replies: 14
Views: 3446

Re: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!

Overwhelmingly connecting pax... Togo is a tiny economy, the only thing it has going for it is that Ecobank, the largest bank in Africa, is HQ'd there. Ecobank is the main reason Asky's hub is in Lome as they provided much of the launch financing... BTW, ET does not fly LFW-GRU anymore, it is non-s...

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by b747400erf
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?
Replies: 19
Views: 1872

Re: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?

No gulf carrier competes on domestic routes. The comparison is not valid.

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by b747400erf
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6093

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

I don't think that it's that limited. GC route takes the flight right by CMN, which RAM already operates CMN-NBO right across the sahara/sahel. RAM also flies CMN-JFK straight across the Atlantic without going through Europe at all generally. Also, ET flies Lome-Newark straight across the atlantic ...

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by b747400erf
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the American flag
Replies: 24
Views: 5828

Re: AA and the American flag

I am sorry to disagree, it's a bad logo plain and simple, and as such would look bad on anything. As has been discussed ad nauseam, it's all highly subjective. Personally, I think AA's new logo is excellent - I absolutely love it. And my opinion is no more wrong or right than anyone else's. To each...

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by b747400erf
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 8772

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

QF should have ordered the 787's for themselves rather than passing them to Jetstar. Big mistake. 4 engine airplanes are for military and freighters. Someone forgot to tell Tim Clark this. Then again he's the only one keeping the A380 alive. Emirates was the exception to the rule. And they are stru...

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by b747400erf
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India asks pilots to not take controlled rest over Europe.
Replies: 39
Views: 10838

Re: Air India asks pilots to not take controlled rest over Europe.

How is it the 787's fault that Indian pilots wash out at other airlines? I readily admit the 787 had issues before and after entering service. It seems it's dispatch reliability is improving and airlines are beginning to top off orders, albeit slowly at the moment(same for most widebody aircraft pr...

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by b747400erf
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 8772

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

QF should have ordered the 787's for themselves rather than passing them to Jetstar. Big mistake. 4 engine airplanes are for military and freighters.

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by b747400erf
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6093

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

Adding to the length is how limited your routings are over Africa you have to fly north over Egypt and the Med then depending on the winds over France or Ireland to JFK. I don't think that it's that limited. GC route takes the flight right by CMN, which RAM already operates CMN-NBO right across the...

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by b747400erf
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India asks pilots to not take controlled rest over Europe.
Replies: 39
Views: 10838

Re: Air India asks pilots to not take controlled rest over Europe.

The stories of Air India 787 pilots washing out at Oman and other 787 carriers makes a lot of sense now. It is still a feudalism system where connected people get the prestigious jobs.

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by b747400erf
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6093

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

Adding to the length is how limited your routings are over Africa you have to fly north over Egypt and the Med then depending on the winds over France or Ireland to JFK.

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by b747400erf
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One gets works done at PBI
Replies: 11
Views: 2663

Re: Air Force One gets works done at PBI

If one of the two designated AF1 planes gets maintained does this automatically ground the other plane as well? I would guess yes because they always fly together and with just one Frame you obviously can´t do that. They only fly together on foreign trips. Correct me if I am wrong someone with more...

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by b747400erf
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What happened to the NASA 747 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2292

Re: What happened to the NASA 747 ?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N747NA the flying telescope is operating.
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NASA does not have the Shuttle carrier but https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N747NA the flying telescope is operating.

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by b747400erf
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

At the bottom of your screen is a list of similar topics on a.net. You will probably see listed there an EAS thread I started and in which I posted data Including Amtrak subsidies). It is : http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1355667 You need only read the page at Wikipedia https...

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by b747400erf
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the American flag
Replies: 24
Views: 5828

Re: AA and the American flag

And should not be worn as clothing but people do not follow that either!

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by b747400erf
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

No, it is not true. The nation's railroads were built and owned by private enterprise, although with various forms of public support (land grants, eminent domain, etc.) but not with public money. "they had NO PUBLIC SUPPORT" "okay they had a little" "well okay they had a lo...

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by b747400erf
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

That's bull. Meals on wheels gets 3% ($243k) of its budget from a large federal program. Cutting that program will not "get rid of" meals on wheels nor is it even the target. The reason that that program gives money to meals in wheels is pure departmental self preservation. "If you c...

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by b747400erf
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget
Replies: 37
Views: 5814

Re: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget

Oh I vote. Private corporations have their customers interest in mind. If their customers want change, change should be made. In this case (and in theory), politicians should have the public's best interest in mind. Politicians aren't doing their job because again, ATC isn't the problem, it's the b...

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

I don't really have a dog inthis fight, but it seems to me that the airlines would be the ones to suffer here or am I not fully understanding the situation. I believe that the routes should be able to sustain themselves without government interference. For the few people it would affect it is not w...

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

So you want to cut SNAP benefits? Because that's effectively what that would be. People on limited incomes choose low-nutrition foods because they're cheap . I didn't say a word about cutting SNAP benefits. In fact, I wouldn't mind seeing them increased if limited to nutritional products. Your poin...

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

The American railroad network is a large subsidy to the freight companies. They control the tracks and have the right of way even though the American taxpayers paid for the network in the first place. That would be interesting if it was true. Other than being given right-of-way during the land-gran...

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Do you consider soft drinks, twinkies, candy bars, sugary cereal, ice cream, doritos, energy drinks like Red Bull nutricious? Because billions are spent on those items via SNAP. 20oz bottle of Coke at 2 bucks? Yep, covered. You wonder why our children, particularly the poorer ones are unhealty, obe...

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police Shoot And Kill Loose AVSEC Dog In Training At AKL
Replies: 14
Views: 2258

Re: Police Shoot And Kill Loose AVSEC Dog In Training At AKL

What rationale? They could not put a ground hold for 5 minutes while getting the dog back?

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

What? For starters, there are people talking about that in this thread and was fully contextualized. Where did I say the words waste or government corrupt? You are the one talking anecdotally. Fox News? Before you go around telling me how much smarter than me you are, I would start with reading wha...

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget
Replies: 37
Views: 5814

Re: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget

Oh I vote. Private corporations have their customers interest in mind. If their customers want change, change should be made. In this case (and in theory), politicians should have the public's best interest in mind. Politicians aren't doing their job because again, ATC isn't the problem, it's the b...

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

This is a lively discussion, if the cities and towns that need the "Essential" Air Service, then no doubt they can prove they need it. We should always be putting all government tax payer funded programs under these reviews. It is good for everyone. This wont be an all or nothing outcome....

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Given there's not really much of Amtrak remaining, not sure. I doubt small cities even have stops on Amtrak. Actually Amtrak has the inverse problem compared to EAS. Many of the short haul regional trains have enough local support such as Chicago, Boston and others. The issue is the long haul train...

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget
Replies: 37
Views: 5814

Re: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget

What's sad and being missed by many is that the ATC system itself isn't broken. It has run millions (billions?) of operations 24/7/365 with the same primary purpose since its conception. The truth of the matter is that Washington and corrupt, foolish, f*cked-up politicians use the ATC system as a h...

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

One example: SNAP the food stamp program returns about 3.50 for every dollar invested. If this is true then we should extend the food stamp program to every family in America and we will all get rich. Where do I sign up? You might post links to studies, available on-line, that demonstrate this 1:3....

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last passenger 747-200s gone
Replies: 13
Views: 4685

Re: Last passenger 747-200s gone

flyDTW1992 wrote:
The last 747-200 Freighter in the US will be retired within the next several weeks.

Will Kalitta fly the -400 on their LAX-HNL route?

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

this topic like so much political boils down to this

"here is my single personal experience or feelings not backed up by facts" and when asked for citations to back up their claims they ignore it.

Great way to start a morning at least it is Friday!

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by b747400erf
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

EAS certainly is in need of reform, but I don't support cutting the whole program. Prior posters are right about remote portions of the west, especially parts of Oregon, Nevada, and California -- those communities really do depend on the service without many viable alternatives, so it needs to stic...

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by b747400erf
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

There is a reason the airlines dropped the cities. There is, but economic efficiency and social value are not the same thing. For example, social welfare programs are a drag on economic efficiency, but we have them because decent people agree that keeping people from dying of starvation is more imp...

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by b747400erf
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

This proposed budget is nothing more than the barbarians attacking civilization. Wow, I certainly disagree. Most of the states with a lot of EAS service can easily afford to pay for it. Alaska could fund its own EAS service at a cost of $23 per resident. That's a mere drop in the bucket of the $100...

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by b747400erf
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

This President was supposed to be fighting for the little people, now his cuts are going to hurt them the most. People who believed that are getting exactly what they deserve. The swamp ain't getting drained, it's just got different alligators in it. You and I know that, his supporters still do not...

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by b747400erf
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

This proposed budget is nothing more than the barbarians attacking civilization. Wow, I certainly disagree. Most of the states with a lot of EAS service can easily afford to pay for it. Alaska could fund its own EAS service at a cost of $23 per resident. That's a mere drop in the bucket of the $100...

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by b747400erf
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia flights to Hong Kong released?
Replies: 27
Views: 3845

Re: Virgin Australia flights to Hong Kong released?

Why send a 77W to Abu Dhabi but a 332 to Hong Kong? You can pack more people and cargo to HKG.

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by b747400erf
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 7036

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

It happens often in winter if you fly the 'bus.

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by b747400erf
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11118

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

This President was supposed to be fighting for the little people, now his cuts are going to hurt them the most. It might be mismanaged or too large but the purpose it serves is the same as subsidizing the USPS so every inch of America costs the same to send letters.

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by b747400erf
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sigma Airlines (??) ONT
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Sigma Airlines (??) ONT

Hi all. I was picking up a friend from Ontario last night, and I noticed (through the glass) that there were two check in counters in T2 stylized and branded with "Sigma Airlines" with a pretty generic logo... I sincerely doubt that this is an actual airline, but does anyone know what exa...

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by b747400erf
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orbis DC10 makes first visit to UK, short video.
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: Orbis DC10 makes first visit to UK, short video.

readytotaxi wrote:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-39265263

How old is this frame? What great work they do. :checkmark:


Talked about a lot here. A former FedEx frame they donated and offered to operate on behalf of the charity.

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by b747400erf
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL9861 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2421

Re: DAL9861 ?

bravoindia wrote:
What is the deal with this anyone know?

Thanks


A charter callsign, probably college basketball

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by b747400erf
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 288
Views: 33156

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

There were two payment options, a one time fee of 25 bucks that gave access to the forum. Doubt that one will be around again. Then there was the First Class that gave an ad free browsing experience on airliners, that one I believe will be back. The belief that it was the 25 buck initial fee that k...

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by b747400erf
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 104
Views: 27997

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Please don't post if you don't know how FR24 works. If nothing is reported, nothing is shown/saved. If 0 is shown/saved, 0 was transmitted by the transponder. Transponders do not report "Altitude". They report a pressure. That pressure is only part of the equation in calculating and actua...

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by b747400erf
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting A318 in California?
Replies: 17
Views: 3024

Re: Spotting A318 in California?

Avianca flies them to Miami from Medellin, Barranquilla and Cartagena. the AV 318s also call into FLL as well from BOG Why does this makes me say "Awwwww, how cute?". Great use of the airplane! I am constantly baffled by Colombia's diversity, and AV's needs. BOG is at 2500meters altitude....

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by b747400erf
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprise: another 744 F-conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 5466

Re: Surprise: another 744 F-conversion

Cheaper than buying existing BCF's sitting in the desert? Is conversion cheaper than purchasing older frames that might need heavy checks?

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by b747400erf
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting A318 in California?
Replies: 17
Views: 3024

Re: Spotting A318 in California?

http://www.airbus.com/company/market/orders-deliveries/ 20/80 A318 produced were for VIP transport. That likely, as was previously stated, you best bet. If you get the chance to head to Europe, your chances increase exponentially. TAROM, BA, and AF. I think the BA JFK-LCY must be a dream! Just to b...

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by b747400erf
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9468

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

It is not a smart forward thinking move. Brasil struggled after the global financial crisis, corruption scandals, and soon another financial crisis is coming once the American Federal Reserve raises interest rates and foreign investors pull money out of developing markets again just like they did in...

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by b747400erf
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9468

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

The high time has come when US should work towards reducing costs. Protectionism will earn duck. I don't understand your statement. US airlines have been sending maintenance work, and a lot of it, overseas for about 15 years now. They reduced their direct cost. Reliability on the other hand has suf...

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by b747400erf
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9468

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

anshabhi wrote:
The high time has come when US should work towards reducing costs. Protectionism will earn duck.

Fine then move your HQ out of America and change your name from American Airlines if you are not American.

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