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by TheDBCooper
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351873

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Nah, does nothing for me. The curves of the globe and the fuselage curved blue/grey lines jar with the straight lines of the United font. The blue engines also look like an afterthought.

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by TheDBCooper
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British CAA grounds MAX 8
Replies: 16
Views: 2885

Re: British CAA grounds MAX 8

I wonder if given the prominence of the Ethiopian crash in the news, and the the Shoreham crash if this is really a knee-jerk reaction. They even say in their press release that they "do not currently have sufficient information". Nothing to do with Brexit!

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by TheDBCooper
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713134

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Another Max.Thats what happens when an airline rapidly expands and is in a country that is poverty stricken.Poor maintenance,pilot error or training. Wow, just wow, please don't let your prejudices hold you back there. Thoughts with those who have lost their lives on this flight. Investigators and ...

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by TheDBCooper
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132334

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Looks stunning, but the BEA A319 is my favourite!

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by TheDBCooper
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Airshow Public Weekend Axed
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

Farnborough Airshow Public Weekend Axed

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-47463443 A shame, but going on previous years a lot of aircraft had left before the public days, with the added bonus that it is a pain to get in and out. Unfortunately, not a great surprise. The Shoreham crash is going to hasten the demise of public d...

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by TheDBCooper
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 7297

Re: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA

Is LH not at odds with Fraport at the moment around facility fees? Perhaps this is a move intended to add pressure to Fraport?

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by TheDBCooper
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 90
Views: 7715

Re: Tax on kerosine

If this tax is to remove the unfair advantage of no tax on fuel for Aviation and Shipping, how about we remove the tax on other fuels to remove said advantage?

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by TheDBCooper
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 81
Views: 9832

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

I can't imagine any Government institution succeed in running a commercial enterprise. Which, if any, government organisation are well-run and efficient?

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by TheDBCooper
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (London) Luton Airport Reveal Plans to Expand from 18 million to 32 million passengers!
Replies: 19
Views: 3723

Re: (London) Luton Airport Reveal Plans to Expand from 18 million to 32 million passengers!

Looks like an improvement to me. The addition of full-length taxiways would be a huge improvement itself.

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by TheDBCooper
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 25
Views: 9600

Re: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc

That'd be great if they'd apply it to the whole fleet.

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by TheDBCooper
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 149
Views: 24058

Re: Trouble at BMI?

What a shame, I hoped they'd be able to continue flying. Any word on what effect this will have on Loganair?

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by TheDBCooper
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In tough video statement: Enders warns of UK pullout
Replies: 92
Views: 5285

Re: In tough video statement: Enders warns of UK pullout

I felt sick reading some of the comments on their YouTube video page.

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by TheDBCooper
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Aircraft Engineering into Adminstration
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Re: Monarch Aircraft Engineering into Adminstration

I had really high hopes that MAEL would have a good future after the collapse of Monarch Airlines. Terrible thing to happen to employees at a bad time of year. I hope they find other employment quickly.

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by TheDBCooper
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The solution to drone safety issues
Replies: 64
Views: 6112

Re: The solution to drone safety issues

A drone doesn't need GPS to fly. They are fitted with all sorts of sensors that keep the flying stable, GPS is more about knowing it's position in the world. I am sure knee-jerk legislation will come, but I doubt it'll have any effect on those whose wish to use drones for nefarious purposes.

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by TheDBCooper
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates after Tim Clark
Replies: 15
Views: 3831

Re: Emirates after Tim Clark

He is lucky to be able to leave soon. Istanbul opened it's new airport and Turkish started taking delivery of a lot of aircraft. They could well drain a chunk of the traffic from Dubai. I'm sure it'll be a factor, but I question how much a factor it'll be. I can't say I value highly the reputation ...

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by TheDBCooper
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did Easyjet fail where others succeeded?
Replies: 31
Views: 5733

Re: Where did Easyjet fail where others succeeded?

I don't really consider easyJet a true LCC, like Ryanair, Norwegian, Wizz Air, etc. I consider them more a hybrid between the traditional legacy and full low-cost. They seemed to be an early adopter in targeting business travelers and operating to primary airports. Ryanair has only relatively recent...

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by TheDBCooper
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 16921

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

Perhaps they'll come full circle and rebrand as 'de Havilland Canada'?

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by TheDBCooper
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model
Replies: 20
Views: 3787

Re: JU Drops the Buy-on-Board Model

Blerg wrote:
Air Serbia has managed to remain profitable for the past few years mostly thanks to various government subsidies. That said, government handouts were becoming smaller each year.


Interesting. Can they really be described as profitable if they are receiving government subsidies?

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by TheDBCooper
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of IL-96 RA-96013?
Replies: 12
Views: 2829

Re: Fate of IL-96 RA-96013?

Isnt this frame being converted to a -400M or a tanker? If that was true, how would they stretch it? That aircraft has already been built, so I don't see how they can stretch an already built aircraft at all. De-rivet a production joint and insert a fuselage plug. Much like Bombardier did when they...

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by TheDBCooper
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ A320 hits trees under tow at CGH
Replies: 26
Views: 6065

Re: JJ A320 hits trees under tow at CGH

Runway28L wrote:
That is going to be one expensive repair!


At least it didn't crash into another aircraft. Silver lining and all that.

I'm sure there are plenty of A320's awaiting the scrap man that could donate their tail feathers. :)

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by TheDBCooper
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should jet2 start long haul ops?
Replies: 21
Views: 2162

Re: Should jet2 start long haul ops?

At least Jet2 seem to have their act together with their European operations and they seem to have a good reputation in the UK. I'd give them favorable odds at being able to make it work. I think Jet2 has grown quite organically, and don't see them rushing into long-haul.

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by TheDBCooper
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 14925

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

Excellent! Well done Cathay Pacific and Pima Air Museum. I really need to get my act together and visit sometime.

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by TheDBCooper
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17954

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

It looks fantastic. The Delta livery suits all aircraft and looks stunning when it's paint shop fresh. To think that there was a time when we thought it'd never happen.

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by TheDBCooper
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 34742

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I can't be the only one that blinked and thought they saw a B787 being painted in the bmi colours in the last picture above? The Air Tahiti Nui 787 looks fantastic, but the A340 looked almost as good :)

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by TheDBCooper
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 11953

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

Jetmagic anyone?

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by TheDBCooper
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 428926

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

So, almost 3000 replies later are we any closer to Boeing announcing the 757MAX?

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by TheDBCooper
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26349

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

I fully expected when I opened this thread that there would be a whole lot of people stating how much they disliked the new Lufthansa branding. I was not disappointed. So, to balance things out, I'd like to reaffirm that I like the new branding and that the A340-600 looks great. An equally pointless...

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by TheDBCooper
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 131
Views: 41774

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

I am sure if they are willing to replace rear pressure bulkheads on a 33yr/old 767s, then this aircraft could very well be repaired yet.

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by TheDBCooper
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 21397

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

I wonder if they'd rename the ATR series to something like the A100? (A142/A172).

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by TheDBCooper
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?
Replies: 29
Views: 7987

Re: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?

...but most passengers flying farther, to Sacramento, Spokane, Boise, Oakland etc. want an E175. What passengers want, and what they are willing (or able) to pay are often two different things. I recognize that North America (and specifically the USA) seem to have an aversion to a turboprop. I like...

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by TheDBCooper
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?
Replies: 25
Views: 6540

Re: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?

I feel "next HA aircraft must be capable of X amount of cycles, just like the B717" to be one of those A.net myths. The number one fact is the 717 is going to be leaving the HA fleet at some point in the future. If the replacement aircraft they choose can't handle those sorts of cycles, th...

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by TheDBCooper
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s
Replies: 43
Views: 12582

Re: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s

Strange how used 319's are in demand but they can't seem to give away new ones! There is a difference between selling new aircraft and orphan aircraft with low residual value - 717-200 vs new 737-700, MD-83 vs new A319-100, Avro RJ vs new ER-190/195, 777-200 vs new A330-300, 757-200 vs new A321neoL...

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by TheDBCooper
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Looking to Scrape Up USD 1.2 Billion in a Hurry to Support Bonds
Replies: 43
Views: 6380

Re: Etihad is seeking to prevent a technical default of bonds

EY was exciting to watch,. In my opinion subsidized by Abu Dhabi oil too much. QR isn't run well either and in my opinion subsidized.r In my humble opinion, it is a great shame since I always thought that Etihad was the most tasteful of all the ME3 airlines. What do I know, taste does not it seem e...

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by TheDBCooper
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?
Replies: 48
Views: 7423

Re: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?

Why would anyone want to fly a 727 in 2018? Aren't there 737NG's available? I would think that with the 737Max coming into airline fleets, used 737NG's should be coming available. They are much easier to support than 727's. I am glad that there are operators still choosing to in 2018. Do any enthus...

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by TheDBCooper
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 11546

Re: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?

Not to be too picky, but many of the A320 family ACJ operators use tail tanks. It actually improves the aerodynamics, fuel consumption as well as the CoG for takeoff and landing. Do you have a source for that? I'm genuinely interested. It seems incredible that option would be offered when not all o...

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by TheDBCooper
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211175

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I think it exudes a simple elegance, professional, clean, yet familiar. I'm sure that whoever was consulted to do this branding did their research thoroughly. You may also consider that the demographic that Lufthansa is trying to appeal to simply isn't you.

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by TheDBCooper
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 62568

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

Wild Card, Jet2 for replacement of x18 737-300, still growing and not afraid of a mixed fleet. I remember seeing something in a promo video for the C Series that had a Jet 2 executive in it.

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by TheDBCooper
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22201

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

It looks fantastic. I agree that it'd look even better with the cockpit window frame painted too. I really like the look of the 737MAX - subjective I know - the 737 has really aged well.

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by TheDBCooper
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166646

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I am in favor of Boeing doing a 767X; it could remove the need for a clean sheet NMA in the near term. There could also be synergies in using the GENx-2B, and the upgraded 787-style Rockwell Collins flight deck for the KC-46. This would increase the market for spares and potentially reduce overhaul ...

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by TheDBCooper
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 8818

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

I can't bring myself to watch it. The short clips I have seen have left me cringing, but that's just me.

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by TheDBCooper
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BCal and the 747-200SUD
Replies: 14
Views: 4478

Re: BCal and the 747-200SUD

It reminds me of the new Loganair livery.

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by TheDBCooper
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India employees to paid July salaries August 5th
Replies: 58
Views: 6144

Re: Air India employees to paid July salaries August 5th

adi00654 wrote:
Nothing sensational here...the topic was looking as if they have not been paid since last year or some months.
Haha it's just a minimal delay .
Also not much discussion takes place regarding this .


I'd trust that you'd be just as flippant if it were your wage that had a minimal delay.

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by TheDBCooper
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2017 Loads
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated June 2017 Loads

[quote="ayoungblood2"...The most ridiculous part is that in economy the legacy carriers typically provide average service anyway, and if I'm going to receive average service no matter I would like to pay a lower price and fly with an LCC.[/quote] To each their own, but I'd rather not go at...

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by TheDBCooper
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row
Replies: 12
Views: 3904

Re: AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row

I have 0 in-depth knowledge, but 10 must be type maximum. 757s are regularly pushing 9ish westbound. 757s fully loaded must be slower than their wide-body counterparts; they are doing westbounds quicker at a rate of 1-2 hours less. Overall journey times will still be quicker than flying into a hub ...

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by TheDBCooper
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Q2 earnings slump
Replies: 43
Views: 7896

Re: Norwegian Air Q2 earnings slump

https://leehamnews.com/2017/07/12/is-no ... n-trouble/

I am sure adjustments will be made, but they have a future, perhaps not as bright as previously forecast.
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Leeham News has a little more insight into possible woes in Norwegian's future.
https://leehamnews.com/2017/07/12/is-no ... n-trouble/

I am sure adjustments will be made, but they have a future, perhaps not as bright as previously forecast.

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by TheDBCooper
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11087

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Some of the replies to this thread beggars belief. It shouldn't matter who you are, or which airline you are flying there should be the expectation that you won't be robbed. I can't say that any flight that I've got on that I ever gave a passing thought to be robbed, and I don't have $4,000 to carry...

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by TheDBCooper
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?
Replies: 18
Views: 3037

Re: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?

Clearly, if Boeing hadn't been so shortsighted they could've, I dunno, sold them some 717s, or something.

Sarcasm aside, the global trend for airlines is increasing seat numbers. I think Southwest will do quite well with their current and planned fleet.

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by TheDBCooper
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rutaca goes bankrupt
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

Re: Rutaca goes bankrupt

Perhaps the hours running out was in relation to an upcoming maintenance check. It must be increasingly difficult to keep them flying.

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by TheDBCooper
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 65510

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Wow, I am sure Boeing will make it work but it does look extremely complicated.

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