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by Egerton
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15590

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

How is the "power by the hour" engine leasing service affecting RR? Doesn't it mean they have to provide working engines no matter what? Who carries the cost of grounded aircraft then? The engine leasing company RR? Power by the hour is not a leasing operation. It is a business separate t...

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by Egerton
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing more aggressive under new CEO?
Replies: 69
Views: 8671

Re: Boeing more agressive under new CEO ?

What do you mean by aggressive? In this side of the Atlantic that hints to unethical or even illegal actions. As a Brit, I hold a different view on the meaning of 'aggressive pricing' in this context. But perhaps a better choice of wording might be 'keen pricing' or 'very keen pricing'. The Boeing ...

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?
Replies: 30
Views: 6271

Re: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?

DoesGTF gear box scale well with power? To some large extent I an guessing, but I guess that there may be 3 basic gearboxes, aligned to small, medium and large engines. Within that, the large seems to me to be the most difficult, it is transmitting enormous amount of power, and in doing so it is ge...

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: UK has moved clocks forward 1 hour, new posts are shown as an hour old
Replies: 1
Views: 205

UK has moved clocks forward 1 hour, new posts are shown as an hour old

I have not noticed this on previous occasions when we change clocks? I appreciate that UK is a pain in the neck on this.

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15590

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

The article of Bloomberg implied, that the T7000 had all the problems of the T1000. Instead the T7000 will have a subset of the T1000 problems. A known problem, that will not affect performance nor safety, but durability. That problem is worked upon and only the first production T7000 will have the...

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Fake News, Trolls etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Fake News, Trolls etc.

Thanks, I have made my thoughts known. On my item 2, some folk do not get it that in the case I mention, the initial and the update from Bloomberg were damn lies, intentionally aimed to damage the share price of RR. This is an increasing tendency from them. The thread name should be changed to add a...

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Fake News, Trolls etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Fake News, Trolls etc.

I am concerned with the fake news, the trolls and the like. In particular these issues have affected the thread “Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330”. May I suggest that these issues need attention from the Mods, failing which the owners of A.net may find themselves in the Courts (in ...

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by Egerton
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15590

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws by KarelXWB » 07 Mar 2018 12:40 » in Technical/Operations I wrote: "I think that it was said at the 2017 Accounts Presentation that RR would be done with these problems by 2022. So they will take roughly a similar charge in each of the four year...

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by Egerton
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15590

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

Looks like this cat is out of the bag: Glitches with Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc engines that have dogged Boeing Co.’s 787 wide-body jet are also an issue for the rival A330neo model from Airbus SE, people with knowledge of the situation said. Rolls-Royce’s Trent 7000 turbine, the only one available o...

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by Egerton
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?
Replies: 30
Views: 6271

Re: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?

It depends on how easily the OEMs can take structure out of the airframe for lower MTOW, without significantly affecting payload-range, as any re-engine of the A350 or 777X will likely have to make do with less engine thrust than the originals, due to ground clearance issues, reducing max MTOW (i.e...

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by Egerton
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15590

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

Is all this hoo-haa due to a mis-understanding that the T1000 is an old design, and the oldest with the most hours and cycles are having these issues?. Point 1: From my recollection, the T1000 TEN has 70% of its component parts of new design. At the recent RR 2017 Accounts Presentation and Q&A, ...

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by Egerton
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?
Replies: 30
Views: 6271

Re: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?

It depends on how easily the OEMs can take structure out of the airframe for lower MTOW, without significantly affecting payload-range, as any re-engine of the A350 or 777X will likely have to make do with less engine thrust than the originals, due to ground clearance issues, reducing max MTOW (i.e...

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by Egerton
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR R3 House of Commons Transport Committee Airports National Policy 3rd Report
Replies: 1
Views: 371

LHR R3 House of Commons Transport Committee Airports National Policy 3rd Report

The 161 Page Report on LHR 3rd Runway Proposals have been published today 23 March 2018 https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmtrans/548/54813.htm It is another positive step forward in the process for Parliament to be able to award a Planning Consent through a Development Consent...

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by Egerton
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to expand route, repatriate aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 3281

Re: Kenya Airways to expand route, repatriate aircraft

Kenya and South African? Two drunks leaning against the bar supporting each other to avoid falling over.

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by Egerton
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 24599

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

There was a debate a while ago that demonstrated that the A and B each measure their wing area in a different way. Thus book numbers are not directly comparable. Or am I dreaming?

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by Egerton
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2169
Views: 272554

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

That is a weak goal though. A less capable widebody with lower trip costs is not really groundbreaking, much less if you are looking at derivates of existing engines. To be honest I have problems seeing how that plane would do against a re-engined 787 or a A330 successor by 2035. Because due to the...

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by Egerton
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2169
Views: 272554

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I really don't understand this thread. As I have said in other threads over the years from the start of this saga, there is no economic case for Boeing shareholders to support this capex. Therefore the "797" or whatever it is called today will not get built. If by accident it does get buil...

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by Egerton
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 24599

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

mikejepp wrote:
When was the last time there was a prototype of an airline variant built and in testing without any outstanding orders?


Bristol Brabazon? First flight 03 September 1949. Wing span 70 m. Eight Bristol Centaurus radial engines. Empty 65,820 kg. Built to a government spec.

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 24071

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Iberia Airbus A340-600, EC-LCZ line-no 993 flew on the 14th of March to Tarbes for storage Ouch... That one came from left field and too soon! It was my understanding that all IB A340-600s had been fitted with the new seating arrangements, so this is odd. Might it be that the seating shortage situa...

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by Egerton
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws

Yes, your are correct. I have just looked up the Airbus 2017 Accounts Presentation and clear as a bell it says they will build up to Rate 10 in 2018.
Apologies.

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by Egerton
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 20517

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

I'm afraid you are terribly misinformed. Inefficient and slow they may be, but road and rail form the backbone of transport in India. Indian railways carry as many passengers in 5 days as all Indian domestic airlines in a year. Thanks. I was already aware that 'road and rail are the backbone of tra...

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by Egerton
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Grounds affected Airbus Planes With Troubled Pratt & Whitney Engines After Indigo Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 10986

Re: India Grounds Airbus Planes With Troubled Pratt & Whitney Engines

As far as I was concerned, proven. The 747 test bed never flew with the configeration of the bits connecting the engine to the A320 pylon.

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by Egerton
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2169
Views: 272554

MOM time scale moving to the right?

There are pages and pages on the RR website on their 2017 Financial Results Presentation My take is that the RR UltraFan looks likely to EIS in 2027 or later. On the Boeing MoM engine, RR said that they are in business to sell engines, but, but . . . The interesting bit was that RR were going to be ...

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by Egerton
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws

kurtverbose wrote:
Well this was the reason for my question as airbus only goes to rate 10 at the end of the year. Even with spare engines that's less than 300 deliveries.


I was under the impression that they reached Rate 10 in 2017 and plan Rate 13 in 2018?

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by Egerton
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws

One of the little nuggets was that the cost reductions achieved on the XWB for the A359 was working well, with the loss per engine cut to £1.5 million. But this is a lot of money when you are making c 400 engines annually. They're making nothing like 400 XWB's annually. Are you saying these cost re...

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws

One of the little nuggets was that the cost reductions achieved on the XWB for the A359 was working well, with the loss per engine cut to £1.5 million. But this is a lot of money when you are making c 400 engines annually. They're making nothing like 400 XWB's annually. Are you saying these cost re...

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by Egerton
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 20517

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

So air transport appears to be the only realistic option for India I'm afraid you are terribly misinformed. Inefficient and slow they may be, but road and rail form the backbone of transport in India. Indian railways carry as many passengers in 5 days as all Indian domestic airlines in a year. Than...

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by Egerton
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 20517

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

Have I mis-read this thread, which appears to trend to the idea that these A330s will be used on long haul? India is developing at a fast rate. It is a very large country and in my perception has no high speed trains and is apparently not planning any, and has a poor highway network? The solutions t...

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by Egerton
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws

I think that it was said at the 2017 Accounts Presentation that RR would be done with these problems by 2022. So they will take roughly a similar charge in each of the four years to then. It has proved a mighty expensive error on the T900 which started design in 2001 and the original T1000 from 2005...

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by Egerton
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787
Replies: 41
Views: 7820

Re: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787

An order for Trent XWB engines for 25 A359 + 5 options for Turkish Airlines is now on the RR website

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by Egerton
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 7759

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

R3 at LHR is moving politically from debating if it is a good idea (it is agreed), to how to beat the monopoly operator over the head to provide a fixed price for it in terms of what airlines will pay. The airlines say the landing charges etc should not increase, and this needs to be a fixed part of...

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by Egerton
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade
Replies: 108
Views: 8600

Re: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade

Trading in goods between the UK and the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhChsE52YPE The top person at the UK Her Majesties Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Jon Thompson has made some 7 appearances at various House of Commons Select Committiees to be interrogated by Committee Members on the capabili...

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by Egerton
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 980
Views: 197463

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

I am wondering if Airbus might be considering a "three aeroplane" strategy when weighing its respond to the MoM/797. Just the threat of this would cause Boeing to consider its stance with its current vaporware MoM non-starter. Airbus is likely to do a new larger wing, that is widely agreed...

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by Egerton
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 385
Views: 66303

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

It seems to me the ball is in the Airbus court, but I can understand if they don't want to sell A380's at a loss, but they may have to if there's going to be a NEO. "Lick my feeet" isn't really what I would deem "showing basic interest" :-) Wlederling, you have that right. Given...

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by Egerton
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6902

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

I wonder if you are aware that the FT is a high priest on the Remain side of the Brexit debate. The voters decided to Leave

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by Egerton
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's financial woes
Replies: 99
Views: 25699

Re: HNA's financial woes

Looks like HNA is Norwegian on stilts

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by Egerton
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What will the 797 be made of ?
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Re: What will the 797 be made of ?

If it remains vaporware, then it won't get made.

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by Egerton
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11340

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

If BA had auto acceptance of cancelled domestics (so for instance if I had a ticket for a plane cancelled tomorrow I could get the sleeper tonight) on trains to London it might be better, but even then there is no direct tube from Euston or Kings Cross to Heathrow, with Crossrail it will improve, b...

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by Egerton
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to get 787s?
Replies: 20
Views: 5259

Re: Level to get 787s?

I think you might well see a split in the Level brand depending on base of origin . IE A UK base might have 787s for commonality with BA whilst the Spannish base retain the 330s . After all it’s just a shell business at the moment I doubt it. They would want level to be run as one entity and not sh...

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by Egerton
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to get 787s?
Replies: 20
Views: 5259

Re: Level to get 787s?

More likely WW is nudging both OEM's for a better deal. 787 pricing has firmed significantly. Both A330 CEO and NEO enjoy high margins and unreleased performance enhancements to protect A350 sales and margins. Agreed. At that meeting on IAG 2017 accounts, Walsh was bound to be asked questions by th...

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by Egerton
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?
Replies: 55
Views: 11487

Re: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?

There will be flights between Berlin and New York. LEVEL anyone?

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by Egerton
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95464

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Post #384: But the profits that will be expected have already been declared and spend. If Boeing would declare the hit today, they would declare a 25.4 billion USD loss, 25.4 billion USD less inventory and 25.4 billion USD negative equity, that means some 25 billion less assets than liabilities. If...

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by Egerton
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m
Replies: 13
Views: 2826

Re: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m

Thinking about IAG, AF-KLM and Norwegian reminds me of an old movie: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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by Egerton
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 137
Views: 17222

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

If this thread has an inbuilt assumption that the A330neo will mean that there will be no more A330ceo, then I think that assumption is wrong. Assuming that Airbus and RR have not gone mad, they will continue with all four models of the A330 (-200, -300, -800 and -900). Why? Because this extends th...

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by Egerton
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 137
Views: 17222

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

If this thread has an inbuilt assumption that the A330neo will mean that there will be no more A330ceo, then I think that assumption is wrong. Assuming that Airbus and RR have not gone mad, they will continue with all four models of the A330 (-200, -300, -800 and -900). Why? Because this extends the...

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by Egerton
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 89
Views: 11276

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Herein lies the problem, and this has been the same at my own aerospace employer. Over the last few years, the company has taken up the stance that wage increases are not viable because of high costs, lower than average revenue stream etc. Yet in the years where said company sees record profits and...

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by Egerton
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 89
Views: 11276

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

I don't know what field you work in, but just ask yourself what unions have done for your profession and maybe you'd have a different view of things. As a retired Brit, my picture of a lifetime on unions is overwhelmingly negative, but this may not be widely relevant to other nations. Unions exist ...

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by Egerton
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 135
Views: 14138

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

While analysts and lessors scratch their head about rate 60, Airbus considers pushing single aisle production to rate 70. “If we look at the piled up demand and the backlog, we need to progress on rate 70, which is underway right now. We are in advanced discussions with our supply chain on feasibil...

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