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by Planeflyer
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 157
Views: 20766

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Wiederling,

Competition created the F35.... among many other things.

Google, Amazon, Facebook, intel, AMGEN,Medtronic were not created in whatever statist, socialist utopian daydream you seem to think creates anything.

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by Planeflyer
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 157
Views: 20766

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

No 4 th gen fighter can penetrate contested airspace as well as a 5th gen fighter.
The only reason not to buy F35 is politics. Germany is too competent to let this happen

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by Planeflyer
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 157
Views: 20766

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

vr773, right now and for the next 20 years there is one Western source of 5th gen AC.

Re 4th vs 5th gen AC survival rates in contested airspace, there is a real world test going on right now in Eastern Poland. NATO commanders can see the data for themselves.

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by Planeflyer
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 157
Views: 20766

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

4th gen ac are dead end and the German AF knows this. Merkel may not like Trump but she likes dead crews less.

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by Planeflyer
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 87
Views: 14713

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Enzo011, did not realize the 777 was not suitable for JNB. Thanks for pointing this out.

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by Planeflyer
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 87
Views: 14713

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Interesting to SAA come up. How about the earlier deals for the 340's?

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by Planeflyer
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 380
Views: 46352

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Would the D8 concept form Aurora fit in to the MOM?

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by Planeflyer
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 87
Views: 14713

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Not sure if commercial deals were involved but if they were, Leahy knew.

Based on what Enders has said, I'm assuming commercials deals were tainted.

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by Planeflyer
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 87
Views: 14713

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Items that contribute to corruption- government ownership, market concentration, multinational business( easier to firm shells and lax enforcement. If you want to deter corruption pass strict laws w huge fines and jail time up to the top. Assuming the article was correct many high level management s...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 87
Views: 14713

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Not sure how criminal investigations work in Europe but I doubt prosecutors will look favorably if AB pays people hush money.

A big if as now that they are one part of the duopoly they want to end the black payments.

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by Planeflyer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 87
Views: 14713

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Amiga550 (wrote)

I'd well believe it.

I'd also say any other airframe OEM is at the same. Too much money involved for there not to be all sorts of dirty dealing.


For the posters who maintain this is business as usual for the entire industry is there really evidence of this?

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by Planeflyer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 87
Views: 14713

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

A good auditor looks very carefully at vendors that receive consulting fees over a long period of time. In the US it is very routine for auditors to interview purchasing and operational staff re payments to vendors. Assuming it's the same in Europe, these staff were told to lie to the auditor. Or th...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 87
Views: 14713

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Revelation, thanks for pointing out the role the current CFO played in revealing the corruption.

Telling that he was from the U.K.

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by Planeflyer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 157
Views: 20766

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Parapente, agree fully that where to spend taxpayer money is a very tough call.

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by Planeflyer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 87
Views: 14713

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Honest question; how are financial audits handled in Europe? Hiding $114mil is not easily done if the audit is thorough which leads me to believe this was not done by rogue parties w/i AB. Accounting and CFO types must have been involved or else the auditor was suborned. This could have an impact on...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 157
Views: 20766

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Yes 4 th gen fighter can survive in friendly, home airspace or air shows. Good luck defending, deterring or keeping that friendly airspace against a determined adversary who has 5 th gen ac and 400 series SAM batteries. 4 th gen ac are not safe in eastern Poland. Very much a pay me now or keep your ...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 87
Views: 14713

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Am I to understand that at least $114,000,000 bribes were paid between 2004 and the present?

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by Planeflyer
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Are western air forces to reliant on the F35?
Replies: 19
Views: 1774

Re: Are western air forces to reliant on the F35?

4th gen AC are not feasible in contested airspace so Air Forces are moving too slowly adopting the F35.

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by Planeflyer
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 3850

Re: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?

Using Scandinavian Airlines as an argument for efficiency is a poor choice. Low fuel costs will be around for another 10 years so used 330's might work.

If new AC are what they want, don't know how they can avoid the 787.

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by Planeflyer
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 87
Views: 14713

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

The attitude expressed by several posters asserting that bribes are just a normal cost of business gives us an idea on how prevelant this is in some quarters. In many parts of the world where there are not transparent legal systems corruption is a significant drag on society. Africa and LA in partic...

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by Planeflyer
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 87
Views: 14713

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Jayafe, asserting that a competitor is violating wto rules is not a crime. Paying bribes is.

I don't the merits of either case but I applaud Enders for trying to clean up his shop. It's good business and the right thing to do

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by Planeflyer
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 380
Views: 46352

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I think the design will look conventional but will take advantage of the IP and experience producing the fuselage via the mandrel process to create a twin aisle craft with single costs. If BA can pull this off the their pioneering efforts on the 787 will be more than validated. If this can not be ac...

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by Planeflyer
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 682
Views: 81758

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

So true, which reminds me of just how much SoaceX has accomplished. Free enterprise at its best.

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by Planeflyer
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 15572

Re: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)

Agreed, bad article but can we avoid a long what if thread about the 380 until next year.

I know nobody's got a gum to my head but heck just Ck all the previous threads of you need to get into this mud puddle.

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by Planeflyer
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 380
Views: 46352

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I don't think the 788 will be very useful for shorter routes but there are lots thin routes between 7-10k miles that a 788 modified w 789 build features would be the ideal ac. It may not be a huge market but the 788 would own it

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by Planeflyer
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 682
Views: 81758

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Good stuff. Very informative. Karel, my apologies for placing you in the nit picker box.

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by Planeflyer
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 682
Views: 81758

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

I'm struck by comments questioning Musk like those made by KarelXWB. While it certainly is true that not all what Musk hopes for comes to fruition look what he has accomplished is quite significant. He may not colonize Mars but if he does nothing else he has exceeded expectations. And don't kid your...

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by Planeflyer
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 380
Views: 46352

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Agree on availability. The PO must be trying to figure how much of the market will remain by the time they launch

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by Planeflyer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew
Replies: 47
Views: 14574

Re: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew

Don't know if this story is true but the cultural diversity movement, like the larger political correctness movement is lie invented by the left at the Univesity to cover up the fact that free enterprise deomocracies, invented in the West has created more good than all other systems combined.

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by Planeflyer
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25956

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Sure, ETF's and index funds are good especially if you don't have the time but sites like this and they exist for many industries give you high quality info to make very solid investments. For example look at all the info we have on EADS. The general investor thinks of AB for defense write downs, th...

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by Planeflyer
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25956

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

And at least 2 of us nonamateurs made a double in the last 17 months and have put our gains in EADS. Think like an owner instead of fan boy to profit from this site.

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by Planeflyer
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25956

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

sxf24, Exactly! Well said. The doom and gloom posts are written by people who don't run a business, don't risk their own money, don't know what it is like to make payroll, have never faced an audit and who missed out on the doubling of Boeing shares. The run up in share value is largely due to the r...

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by Planeflyer
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 20356

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

I'm sure politics would have played a role if this were a jump ball but it was not. Who does not believe the 787 will capture 70-80% of the small wide body market. 787 vs 330 = 330 vs 767.

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by Planeflyer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25956

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Wow describes the wishful thinking some have towards a demise at Boeing. But A Net is an internet forum with the attendant low signal to noise ratio. Good news is that some posters are really knowledgeable but often they are only drawn out in response to wrong headed thinking. I think Boeing will wi...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25956

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Insolvency? This term does not belong in a serious conversation about Boeing. Show me a company that has generated as much as cash as they have who was even close to insolvency. You all wax on like you have a clue when you have missed out on 60% appreciation this year.....not including dividends. Go...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25956

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

There is huge downside in being a Fan Boy; you make terrible investment decisions. Positive cash flow is very hard if not almost impossible to fake for a company that is scrutinized as closely as Boeing is. One can argue what they should have done with the cash given but the appreciation in the shar...

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by Planeflyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25956

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

I think the 380 issues and costs are reflected into the current share price. Re the 320 I think AB have proved that they know what they are doing. I think the Chinese assembly line was a mistake but not material re the share price. What has held me back are concerns about the unknowns surrounding th...

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by Planeflyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25956

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Folks, for those that have any doubts about the impact of the 787, look at the stock price performance over the past few years. As 787 deliveries have occurred and performance has been validated the value of the stock has increased because investors have a much better view of future earnings. Stock ...

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by Planeflyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25956

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Between 767-300er and 330-200 there over a 1000 frames in service. Is it not the case that many of these will be replaced in the next 10 years? Does anyone doubt the 787 will get 90% of the 767 and 70% of the 330's? I was thinking the -8 would make the perfect ULH but the idea of doing a lighter fra...

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by Planeflyer
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 8975

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

If it wont open new routes it wont be launched. Boeing is looking to offer a plane that makes money for its customers and new routes are a good recipe to do this. And Boeing have a track record of doing just this. How many posters asserted that the 787 would simply replace 767/330 on existing routes...

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by Planeflyer
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH B747-8 to Dubai
Replies: 26
Views: 7055

Re: LH B747-8 to Dubai

So, is this just LH taking advantage of all the variety in their fleet to better meet demand?

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by Planeflyer
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 24903

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

RyanairGuru, thanks for the info re the amount of O&D between Houston vs Dallas.

I gotta believe sooner or later we will see a 788ULH to serve markets like US-Asia/India/Australia/NZ hubs to secondary city pairs.

ULH will be enhanced by long term low cost petrol.

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by Planeflyer
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH B747-8 to Dubai
Replies: 26
Views: 7055

Re: LH B747-8 to Dubai

To meet demand?

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by Planeflyer
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 24903

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

I realize this is totally off the topic but it seems we need a small diversion.

Wasn't it Hawaiian's plan to plan the role of EK to Australia and NZ?

I think there is more energy related traffic between IAH and Australia than folks realize .

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by Planeflyer
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline workers share 17 things they wish passengers would stop doing
Replies: 16
Views: 1651

Re: Airline workers share 17 things they wish passengers would stop doing

I'll admit to have done a bit of stretching in the galley.

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by Planeflyer
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K
Replies: 35
Views: 5244

Re: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K

India is screaming for an MOM solution.

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by Planeflyer
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25956

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

MOL, who runs what the classic disruptive company predicting the downfall of another disruptive force. To all the critics of both; why are you guys so aginst the underdog? Starting a business is full of risk. Imagine where we 'd be if no one was willing to take it on? Hint, paying legacy carriers 3-...

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by Planeflyer
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 13931

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

Why unfortunately? I'd love option to pay less for a lie flat seat. I don't need all the privacy afforded by modern seats and don't need all the food and Booz. Take my medicine, put my mask on and I'm out for 7-8 hours . I fly my guys overseas all the time and none of us need all the mini suites now...

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by Planeflyer
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7505

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

Ok glad to see someone still goes to SJU.

I used to travel there for business frequently but so much pharma and medical device have left it just isn't worth it anymore.

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