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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 68
Views: 6730

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Wow, Boeing feels threatened by little Bombardier. Everyone is guilty of this in the aviation industry. I mean look at the 787 program, tax breaks here and there, outsourcing to countries where subcontractors get government benefits of various kinds etc. etc. etc. Indeed a clear cut case of pot and...

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 68
Views: 6730

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Good for Boeing, this should be investigated. By regular financial measures, the project should be dead and instead public money is being directly used to prop up production while aircraft are sold at below cost, the same argument Brazil lodged with WTO. Dumping planes is no different than dumping ...

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK
Replies: 40
Views: 3817

Re: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK

The old "let's grow into profitability" strategy. I've seen it countless times before. I can't think of any examples off the top of my head where that's worked out particularly well. The smartest thing they could do is reign in the growth for the sake of growth over the next 18-24 months ...

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 90
Views: 10028

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Smart move on their part. Better to cough up some dough now and get it out of the news cycle than to have it played out all over again when he goes to court with the city. The downside is we will probably never find out all the actual details of the event when witnesses are under oath. I understand...

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 90
Views: 10028

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

I wouldn't have given this clown a dime. Go talk with the City of Chicago PD who did the damage. All this is going to do is encourage others to try the same thing. You should see all the crap airline employee's have to put up with since this happened. Its ridiculous the garbage they now encounter. ...

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wake turbulance at ORD?
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Wake turbulance at ORD?

Is Obama still in the area or flying out? It could be a security cover for a VIP movement. A VIP Movement would be listed as such. And a former president doesn't get any special treatment. You would be surprised at how the media and official government departments can tell white lies in the name of...

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wake turbulance at ORD?
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Wake turbulance at ORD?

Is Obama still in the area or flying out? It could be a security cover for a VIP movement.

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?
Replies: 79
Views: 9555

Re: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?

Can I point to news stories in Asia of flight attendants fighting with each other and pilots as "proof" why FA's in Asia are [insert baseless accusation here]?

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 43
Views: 3850

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

With all due respect the person named should not be living, had contributed to the benefit of society, and have obtained achievements that the nation is proud of and are constructive to society. Great scholars will debate the individual named as worthy of this criteria. In my humble opinion there i...

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 43
Views: 3850

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

We need a law/amendment in the US prohibiting naming any public building or place after any politician. If a building needs to be named after a person, then it needs to be someone who benefited the public, not a politician. Boy do I agree with that!!! If you are going to name a building after someb...

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 68
Views: 13870

Re: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

oldannyboy wrote:
Gosh I tend to hate one-offs and special liveries, but this is not one of the worst in my book. QF wunala takes the cake, along the Kulula green monster with the technical inscriptions. Ghastly.

I like the Kulula green the text is a joke obviously and something different.

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?

Not too long from now Martinair will cease to exist. Source? There is only one branded Martinair freighter left the rest are sold, scrapped or in storage. They cannot fly their scheduled routes with only the 3 KLM Cargo aircraft unless they drop some routes in the future. But one Martinair aircraft...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 13 hours on a G650
Replies: 20
Views: 5886

Re: 13 hours on a G650

That bird (quoting OP) has N-registration, so I assume it must have 2 crews. It must be boring, floating for 13 hours, seeing nothing. And I assume it had nice tailwind along the way, they might not be able to return nonstop, except if they go the other way round. Like any job it can get boring. Bu...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 13 hours on a G650
Replies: 20
Views: 5886

Re: 13 hours on a G650

Trump's resort is closed for the summer and he is in the DC area at his other golf resort.

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?

No only the Americas and Africa. Martinair have one -400 converted freighter and 3 branded -400ERF's for KLM Cargo.

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom
Replies: 63
Views: 5304

Re: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom

The Air Marshals are more useless than TSA but what a difference in tone this topic takes compared to TSA bashing. From "no big deal" to "a gun is just like a fire extinguisher!" Is this America's obsession with guns or hero worship of certain authorities and bashing others becau...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lightning strike on Bogota's airport damaging runway 13L
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

Re: lightning stroke on Bogota's airport damaging runway 13L

Setting aside the Strike vs Stroke argument (seriously, folks?) ... Intense heat + concrete = bad bad news ... just ask anyone in Atlanta. Lighting, to nobody's surprise, generates intense heat where it grounds out ... and when that surface is concrete, there's going to be damage. Not surprising at...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 71
Views: 14763

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

Well done!! My problem with this is that there wasn't much announced in the way of who will launch it. A lot of confusion overall. Also, since the Virgin America brand will be gone in 2 years, why not deliver it with the new Alaska interiors and livery? You could read the thread before posting to f...

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8381

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

ikramerica wrote:
No.

American Libertarians in a nutshell. "Just enough rules and regulations for my liking"

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement
Replies: 48
Views: 7581

Re: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement

KLM serves BOG daily on a 747 freighter Not anymore. With the all but complete shutdown of MP's activities, full freighter movements are now down to just 3 flights a week. Perfectly in line with KL's belly first, combi second, freighter last policy. Every day they have a freighter serve the region,...

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement
Replies: 48
Views: 7581

Re: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement

I understand KL moves a big amount of cargo ex-BOG, thus requiring the stop en route back to Europe. Specifically, this flight connects the largest flower producing market in the world to the biggest flower marketplace in the world. KLM is really aggressive on it's Latin American Expansion strategy...

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 possible writeoff
Replies: 5
Views: 3392

Re: Jet2 757 possible writeoff

A tailstrike on landing? That must have been some ride.

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on
Replies: 30
Views: 3681

Re: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on

JetBuddy wrote:
I don't see this as a big deal either. He probably forgot he had it in his bag.

Responsible gun owner

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by b747400erf
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian LGW-JFK - equipment substitution
Replies: 29
Views: 6948

Re: Norwegian LGW-JFK - equipment substitution

It's the law that when an airline operator changes then the consumer is owed a refund if requested. This even applies to when a flight switches from, say, American Eagle operated by Compass to Americans Eagle operated by Skywest. The consumer purchased a plane ticket to fly Compass, not Skywest. I'...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines to Hawaii?
Replies: 30
Views: 4650

Re: European Airlines to Hawaii?

First Europe Hawaii topic of the year?? Time flies!!! Will Boeing restart the 757 line and what about Northwest's DC-9's?

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta operating for Pacific Air Cargo
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Kalitta operating for Pacific Air Cargo

This week was the first time Kalitta operated a -400 on the LAX-HNL route since retiring the last 747 classics. I tracked the flight and noticed it was N976BA and just painted in Pacific Air Cargo titles. No pictures yet in the database with this new livery. On the front page of Pacific Air Cargo's ...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Says No "Trump Slump" in MidEast/USA Traffic
Replies: 18
Views: 2641

Re: IATA Says No "Trump Slump" in MidEast/USA Traffic

UA772IAD wrote:
Read that article this morning... then again, it was published in the FAILING Washington Post


I can't tell what is sarcasm on the internet these days, am I out of touch? No it is the children who are wrong.

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 54
Views: 15677

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

Can this forum stop using the media clickbait we used to mock them for? "SCARY STUFF" etc. Thanks! This is a basic normal go-around that happens dozens of times a week. I hope my comment is acceptable this time...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations
Replies: 34
Views: 7793

Re: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations

is UPS still in the sports charter biz? they were throwing in rows of seats for weekend flights and did a number of college teams back in the aughts...made sense operationally (but no idea if it made sense financially) as their fleet more or less sits idol from Friday morning until Sunday night. Th...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Landing at Stuttgart (Gear Up?)
Replies: 3
Views: 3542

Re: Strange Landing at Stuttgart (Gear Up?)

I was driving down the autobahn right beside Stuttgart Int'l a few hours ago when an aircraft (I believe it to be a Beech of some kind) overflew the highway, its gear up. it then extended its gear, then pulled them back up. It then appeared to be attempting a go around, climbing a short distance, t...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6586

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

No, it's not. Texas has an incredibly diversified economy at the state level and - for the most part, excluding Houston - at the regional level in most of the major metro areas, too. Based on a Dallas Fed report from last year ( excellent reading , which I'd recommend), energy accounts for 2% of th...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Says No "Trump Slump" in MidEast/USA Traffic
Replies: 18
Views: 2641

Re: IATA Says No "Trump Slump" in MidEast/USA Traffic

Who knows what the effect would've been if the ban were allowed to continue and the first weekend following the ban became the norm? You could just as easily say that the negative and quick reaction to the ban prevented the situation from going off the rails. But the media/others can't say a dip in...

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys
Replies: 55
Views: 7457

Re: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys

I want some money too. I'm gonna have to come up with a good story of my own. Claim the pilot asked if you had ever seen a grown man naked or been to a Turkish prison. They will just say that you asked for it because you said you wanted to go into the cockpit. accusations of sexual assault are hila...

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys
Replies: 55
Views: 7457

Re: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys

"I'm too meek" to defend myself. No sympathy. The first time he touches intentionally like that you yell at him and call the FA. It's a public environment. You aren't in danger of escalating. And you would set a strong example for your daughter. Great to see the usual players come in to v...

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6586

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

They could burn money at a faster rate by picking destinations in Texas http://www.politifact.com/texas/article/2017/mar/28/texas-economy-falls-3-21-probably-oil-slump-democr/ http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/texanomics/article/Texas-economy-slowed-to-a-crawl-in-2016-state-10845051.php Your...

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wake turbulence causes Qantas 744 (QF29) to suffer stick shaker activation in holding pattern near HKG
Replies: 46
Views: 13487

Re: Wake turbulence causes Qantas 744 (QF29) to suffer stick shaker activation in holding pattern near HKG

Has anyone checked the METAR at the time? If turbulence from other aircrafts is an issue it would happen more often. Holding patterns that QF experienced are every day occurrences. Could they have gone into icing conditions or had too low a speed set?

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One question
Replies: 9
Views: 2526

Re: Air Force One question

Local papers do cover the general arrival time. They say the time frame such as afternoon departure or morning arrival. https://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=kpbi This feed looks to be gone being unavailable for so long, but you could theoretically listen in to the airport if it is covered by liveatc...

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA PVG flight Barred From Russian Airspace
Replies: 22
Views: 6356

Re: UA PVG flight Barred From Russian Airspace

Apparently, this flight was carrying an expert in fuel consumption and aircraft speed and aircraft maneuvers. :banghead: One passenger named Andy Brown says that the airplane almost ran out of fuel before landing at Narita. The Daily Caller has as much legitimacy as Infowars. The people that read i...

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA PVG flight Barred From Russian Airspace
Replies: 22
Views: 6356

Re: UA PVG flight Barred From Russian Airspace

http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/12/unite ... announces/

why are you reading and linking to the Daily Caller? Could you have picked a worse website? Are you going to link to Infowars next time?
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Sean-SAN- wrote:
Anyone at UA have more to the story?

http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/12/unite ... announces/

why are you reading and linking to the Daily Caller? Could you have picked a worse website? Are you going to link to Infowars next time?

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would PanAm have refreshed their livery if they were still around?
Replies: 19
Views: 2741

Re: Would PanAm have refreshed their livery if they were still around?

Every airline goes through rebranding efforts either due to sales slumps, bad public relations, or because a recent executive hire is trying to pass on handouts to the consulting company they just left.

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Europe ops
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: DHL Europe ops

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
DHL UK is getting an additional 763ER soon. G-DHLL has completed conversion in TLV and should be delivered imminently. Don't know if its additional lift or replaces something else in the system.


And A330 converted freighters.

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Europe ops
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: DHL Europe ops

DHL Air is based at EMA. EAT at LEJ. You also have Polar, Kalitta and Southern Air operating flights from Europe to the Middle East and Asia. Aerologic based at FRA and LEJ.

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Border Adjustment Tax and the Airline Industry
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Border Adjustment Tax and the Airline Industry

As I remember the Koch brothers are very opposed to this tax change. Paul Krugman is not a supporter but he did explain the theory behind it. You made it look like this was widely accepted by economists but the article quotes only one who agrees with it and as I posted his logic is not based on dat...

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Iranian Presidential Transport
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Future Iranian Presidential Transport

aviationaware wrote:
Remind me why a rather poor country that has an A340 for the President would need to replace that?

You do not hide your "love" for Islamic countries at all any more!

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unpleasant Air Serbia changes
Replies: 22
Views: 5447

Re: Unpleasant Air Serbia changes

I always laugh at those suckers that pay 3x more than everyone else thinking they will be getting a "Business Class" seat, only to find out it is essentially the same seat. 3 inches extra leg room and no one between you on a 737 is not worth the extra few hundred dollars. Especially if it...

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by b747400erf
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2121
Views: 110276

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

smokeybandit wrote:
As is typically the case, there's probably more to this story

What is the point of making that comment? Any issue with the reporting contact the news media.

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by b747400erf
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Border Adjustment Tax and the Airline Industry
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Border Adjustment Tax and the Airline Industry

I read only a single economist in your linked article giving praise, and the key word that his entire argument hinged on was a simple ASSUMED. No economist would work with Paul Ryan in the first place, nor would any economist make such a statement all requiring an assumption and act of magic. The Ko...

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by b747400erf
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Iranian Presidential Transport
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Future Iranian Presidential Transport

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w64/aryaghazi/380_zpsmnp42mky.jpg It would look good parked among other state aircraft at big conferences. Maybe 3 of them for redundancy and some transport aircraft flying earlier for necessary special staff, cars, equipment. Accompanying the president along his ...

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