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by StTim
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83199

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

And Boeing and the wider US.

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by StTim
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83199

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Why would Boeing have attacked Bombardier the way Boeing did? A small competitor without money. But Boeing used the big artillery against them. They must have known something. What they did would, if anything, have driven Bombardier to accept lesser terms from Airbus. This is hardly what they would...

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by StTim
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83199

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Wow - this is very Pot calling the Kettle black.

We all know how much state (Washington State) support Boeing get in reduced taxes. :D

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by StTim
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3851
Views: 1243648

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

I haven’t seen that they have done the maximum energy RTO yet. Apart from that looks pretty complete.

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by StTim
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 187708

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

This - "Or is the paint more a type of gel that moves with airflow?"

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by StTim
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3851
Views: 1243648

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

If the final registration has been applied it normally means that handover has occurred. Why would Qatar accept them and then not take delivery?

It is all strange but than I have tried to stop second guessing AAB.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 21076

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

Out way too quickly for a battery fire.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding
Replies: 26
Views: 5764

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding

No one should be surprised at this. I bet the lease company had it highly discounted in their books in the expectation this would happen.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43797

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Trade wars hurt almost everyone. America seems to want a trade war with current policies. Troubling times for all.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43797

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

All the crying here will not put the CS Humpty Dumpty manufacturing/subsidy violations back together again. BBD and the Canadian government better get on the phone with the Commerce Dept and try to fix this. The Commerce Dept does not care who you are, just ask Catapillar. The CS is a walking dead ...

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by StTim
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43797

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

OA940 wrote:
Remember when Boeing was a respectful manufacturer and didn't go for the low blows? Seems so old now...



Quite some time ago now.

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by StTim
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43797

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

I am led to believe that the tariff (well the $80 million part) applies to all plans delivered to the US from International suppliers which are in the class 100-150 seats and a range of more than 2900nm Scott Hamilton‏ @LeehamNews 2h2 hours ago Replying to @StTim No, 100-150 seats, 2,900nm range of ...

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by StTim
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 4619

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

As time goes on, the US is doing math, the UK is doing a face palm and Canada is looking at the UK and saying "WHAT"? The CSeries is a dead man walking now. No way does the UK go along for the ride. At the end of the day, I bet the DL contract is cancelled, Canada buys the Super Hornet an...

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by StTim
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43797

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

BBD refused to provide a Section D response at all. BBD notes in its press release that it hadn't manufactured a CS100 for Delta during the POI. That may or may not be true, but Section D deals with production of all aircraft - regardless of destination market during the POI. It did produce CS100s ...

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by StTim
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43797

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

washingtonflyer wrote:
Let me say this, if you think thumbing your nose at a Federal agency is going to get you the result you want (i.e., a low dumping margin), then you're living in a universe that is far, far away.


Many think that the idea of a fair hearing in in Trumptime is unlikely.

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by StTim
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF Typhoons scramble for Ryanair Boeing 737 “suspected hoax security alert”
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

Re: RAF Typhoons scramble for Ryanair Boeing 737 “suspected hoax security alert”

This morning Royal Air Force Typhoons have scrambled to guide a Ryanair Boeing 737 (EI-FZH) to Stansted Airport. Flight FR2145 from Kaunas, Lithuania to Luton, UK received a “suspected hoax security alert”. London airspace had to be closed during the security alert. All traffic at London Stansted a...

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by StTim
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF Typhoons scramble for Ryanair Boeing 737 “suspected hoax security alert”
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

Re: RAF Typhoons scramble for Ryanair Boeing 737 “suspected hoax security alert”

This morning Royal Air Force Typhoons have scrambled to guide a Ryanair Boeing 737 (EI-FZH) to Stansted Airport. Flight FR2145 from Kaunas, Lithuania to Luton, UK received a “suspected hoax security alert”. London airspace had to be closed during the security alert. All traffic at London Stansted a...

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by StTim
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 393
Views: 59061

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

I have an issue with the thread title. No one is stranded. An operation to bring them home is in full swing.

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by StTim
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 583
Views: 119139

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Keith2004 wrote:
This is the second time this has happened to this particular 4 engined aircraft,



The airframe type is not relevant. Two different engines - two different failures. Both potentially capable of bringing down the frame.

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by StTim
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3851
Views: 1243648

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

So 50 delivered so far this year with 3 months left to go. What was the target?

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by StTim
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43797

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Democratic Unionist Party.

The last thing they want to be part of is Dublin ;)

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by StTim
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43797

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Once again this proves how the US rig their market. It is only going to get worse.

Under the current US administration we are heading for trade wars which hurt everyone,

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by StTim
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3851
Views: 1243648

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

lvs wrote:
Okay, but they're still in Toulouse.

They were technically delivered to the lessor but not flown away as multiple changes required for the new lessee.

The spreadsheet tracks when the frames leave TLS as it is not easy to track technical delivery.

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by StTim
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1257
Views: 206131

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

If they go beyond five don't they have to certify as a production frame?

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by StTim
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99894

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

How much more than the long term build costs were the first 300 or so 787's? You cannot look at the first frames are derive the long term cost directly. I know the legislation being used is to stop foreign competition from being able to compete (fairly as well as unfairly) in the US. I dread to thin...

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by StTim
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 2359

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

It does feel, to me, that since a.net became free, there is an increase in nationalistic posts. I feel like that the balance has shifted from people who love aviation above all, and more towards unbridled nationalism. Given that the US is the largest english-speaking population in the world, it mak...

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by StTim
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 2359

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

It does feel, to me, that since a.net became free, there is an increase in nationalistic posts. I feel like that the balance has shifted from people who love aviation above all, and more towards unbridled nationalism. Given that the US is the largest english-speaking population in the world, it mak...

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by StTim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 26038

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Insolvency is what happens what your creditors call in their debts. Now I know that a lot of Being debt is bonds etc but traditionally debt was bank loans and they could call it in at short notice - especially if a covenant is breached. Once one calls in the debt there is a cascade and the company f...

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by StTim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 26038

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

By every definition I was taught at Business school Boeing has a weak balance sheet. Indeed historically you could say they were insolvent,

Now I do not believe Boeing is anywhere near to going broke. Times have obviously changed.

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by StTim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2255
Views: 306688

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

We have heard less complaints recently - have all the fixes required been implemented. Is it too early to tell if these have resolved the issues?

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by StTim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3851
Views: 1243648

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

I have not heard of the MTOW RTO being done yet. That is normally one of the last tests to be done.

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by StTim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3851
Views: 1243648

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Good news for Airbus and the A350. I noticed that in general the speed from Final Assembly to flightline has improved for recent frames.

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by StTim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3851
Views: 1243648

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Ah - one of the old SriLankan frames. Thanks

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by StTim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3851
Views: 1243648

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Which frame is in the background?

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by StTim
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 187708

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

Eyad89 wrote:
Just like with A320NEO, the pylons here do seem to mount the engines higher than the CEO. This has got to do with the larger diameter of the new fan.


I suspect they want to keep the thrust line as near as possible to the ceo so that it does not cause too many other aero changes.

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by StTim
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 668
Views: 180128

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

They are where air con ducts go. There are similar positions on the 777 as well.

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by StTim
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 26038

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

We are about to enter the phase where program accounting is going to supress Boeings profits. As they have effectively pulled forward profits from future years they get to the point where to make all things equal they need to see lower current profits whilst the extra goes to pay off the deferred co...

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by StTim
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 187708

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

Nope they are based on CEO's

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by StTim
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair claims to be treated badly at Warsaw Chopin
Replies: 19
Views: 3460

Re: Ryanair "treated badly" at Warsaw Chopin

They are obviously the cheapest stands. For many years through tough negotiating policies Ryan air has over achieved in the rates it has at airports. This means in effect all other airlines and their passengers were subsidising Ryanair. Wonderful if the market is such that airports can tell them the...

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by StTim
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair claims to be treated badly at Warsaw Chopin
Replies: 19
Views: 3460

Re: Ryanair "treated badly" at Warsaw Chopin

I am sure closer ones were available - but they would cost more.

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by StTim
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 26038

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Both are good for Boeing. The rate increase should reduce the unit cost per deliver frame. The additional frames in the block mean more opportunity to recover the money within the block. I still seriously doubt at present it would be realistic - but it kicks the can down the road and allows us A-net...

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by StTim
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99894

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

downdata wrote:
StTim wrote:
It strikes me as big country big company trying to ensure a small competitor in a small country is quashed.

I cannot see them taking on Comac or Sukhoi in a similar manner.


Pretty sure canada is bigger than the US. Just saying


You know I wasn't referring to land area - right ;)

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by StTim
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99894

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

That is my point - typical bully boy tactics.

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by StTim
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99894

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

It strikes me as big country big company trying to ensure a small competitor in a small country is quashed.

I cannot see them taking on Comac or Sukhoi in a similar manner.

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by StTim
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 187708

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

I expect you will get the PR stuff at the first flight.

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by StTim
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3851
Views: 1243648

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Well done Airbus

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by StTim
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 38441

Re: Future of 777X

I think talk of a plane changing the competitive landscape, defining the VLA, or being a flagship is all kind of silly. Saying an airplane is doomed to fail, a mistake, receive no more orders and will have half its backlog disappear two years before entry into service is equally silly. Totally agree.

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by StTim
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 38441

Re: Future of 777X

The 777x program will define the VLA market for the next two decades. But hey....haters are gonna hate despite any and all evidence to the contrary. :checkmark: And the evidence is overwhelming. The 777X is the worlds next great airplane, developed from one of the most successful programs Boeing ha...

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by StTim
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3851
Views: 1243648

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Perhaps the revised parts for the engine are ready.

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