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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 75
Views: 15765

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

I just think it makes good sense to split orders between A and B. Lately between the 787 and this new order for the 777, BA is sending lots of money Boeing's way. The 77W is certainly a licence to print money in the right operator's hands. With increasing threats to ban UK aircraft from EU skies it...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

Re: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation

No. Make that HELL NO!!

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 81953

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

dennys wrote:
Still no more 747-8i pax , very des appointing .....

I am not sure it's on offer any more. It'd be top-ups only, IMO. I can't conceive of a new carrier buying any.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery
Replies: 56
Views: 13263

Re: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery

As to the HiFly livery, it's just not very good. Ask NH how to an A380.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery
Replies: 56
Views: 13263

Re: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery

Can someone please beg JL to come back to Airbus? If it takes Merkel and Macron, then do it. Even Randy would be embarrassed by that nonsense.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 100998

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

volume is the differentiator. Over many years UFO orders were fringe. Then Boeing started to really boost that segment of UFO announcement. Afaics with an eye towards having a second chance to announce these again when they grew a customer name. With the UFO to Named Order path hidden in the fine p...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 29931

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

I think Tony is waiting to see what Boeing is doing on 797. Maybe he'll show up on the last day of the air show at Boeing's closing announcement and be the launch customer for 797. Going to bookmark this for when it happens. you heard it here first! Don't hold your breath on the 797. Keeps moving t...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 100998

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

ikolkyo wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Asiaflyer wrote:
IAG orders 2 more A330 for delivery in 2019

Neos, presumably the A339?


Most definitely ceo aircraft.

Someone should have clicked the link provided. :blush:

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 100998

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Asiaflyer wrote:
IAG orders 2 more A330 for delivery in 2019

Neos, presumably the A339?

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 81953

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

Continental767 wrote:
I bet Boeing is just getting all the UFO orders out of the way on the first day. Same with Airbus.

I hope you're right, as there's nothing really to get excited over so far.

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 81953

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

StTim wrote:
I suspect they are getting cracking deals on legacy 777's at the moment.

Been that way for a few years now trying to bridge to the B777X, but moreso on the pax side. Freighters still in a different market.

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by Bricktop
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 19
Views: 1600

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

:lol: I'll stick with Bitcoin.

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by Bricktop
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 28418

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

I have fallen over in shock! Can someone help me up?

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

Oh, I forgot: the right and Russians hate dissent and different opinions. My bad. So do you. When you have one finger pointing out in blame, there are three other fingers pointing back.... I'll stop wasting my time now. https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/11/politics/donald-trump-media-tweet/index.html And...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

seb146 wrote:
Oh, I forgot: the right and Russians hate dissent and different opinions. My bad.

So do you. When you have one finger pointing out in blame, there are three other fingers pointing back....
I'll stop wasting my time now.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cured meat
Replies: 27
Views: 647

Re: The correct cured meat

Right country, wrong jamón.

Jamón Ibérico de Bellota FTW.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 10107

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

The best thing about this World Cup was Germany going out in the Group stage. Talk about misplaced arrogance.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

I know it’s tough to keep all your crazy straight, but this started with And as an aside can you stop the misspelling of Trump? It's as pathetic and childish as all those dopes who could never mention Barack Obama without throwing in Hussein. It makes it very easy to dismiss your arguments as just r...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

He closed the investigation, said why the investigation was closed, then opened the investigation to investigate emails that had been investigated. Right wing media went nuts because they thought for sure these old emails that had been investigated had something incriminating, which they did not. T...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

FBI? Really? Okay, Alex Jones. Maybe you should ask Hillary about James Comey. C'mon man, read your talking points. You may not understand them but you can at least repeat them back. The FBI was not looking into a Hillary/Russia connection. The FBI were looking doing separate investigations indepen...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

Again, You can justify and ignore and deflect all you want, but at the end of they day you will be standing shoulder to shoulder with the very worst that America has to offer when you show up to support this president. And that's the problem. I reject your logic that Defending Trump = Defending Naz...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Vistara ordering 6 789 and 13 A320series + options for each type
Replies: 52
Views: 10741

Re: Vistara reported to have ordered 6 787s

Not sure it's worth starting a new thread for, but the Vistara order for A320neoss has indeed materialised. 50 in total comprised of 13 from Airbus directly and 37 from lessors. http://twitter.com/Airbus/status/1016989225827348480 787 and A320neo it is. A very smart order of two quality airplanes.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

From what I read your constitution doesn't define the number of judges the Supreme Court has so if/when the Democrats get control back they could add 4 or 6 new judges to it just to swing it the other way. I'm sure fun will ensue. I totally agree that the fact this court has so much power is a desi...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

We can agree that Russia interfered with our elections. So did our FBI. But your alleged collusion with the Trump Campaign, and the frequent naming of Donald himself is unproven. Get proof, we'll talk. FBI? Really? Okay, Alex Jones. Maybe you should ask Hillary about James Comey. C'mon man, read yo...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

Oh, and back to SCOTUS, I have been hearing that Justice X would be the death of Roe ever since Rehnquist was named Chief. It may have happened before then, but that's my earliest recollection. And yet here we are. The same old canard being trotted out again. And Roe's still the law of the land. Go ...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

But working with Russia to get elected? Not a problem. Nothing to see here. Move along. Not even a hint of proof, so yes, nothing to see here. Move along. There are twenty two under arrest that say otherwise. Even the Senate agreed that Russia interfered with our elections. How can you not say ther...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-anthony-kennedy-brett-kavanaugh-corrupt-secret-deal-13fd59473ecf/ Kennedy reportedly recieved assurances from tRump that Kavanaugh would replace him. Other questions were simply dodged. Even if true, so what? Seems like a smart move all around. If you retire, I will ...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-anthony-kennedy-brett-kavanaugh-corrupt-secret-deal-13fd59473ecf/ Kennedy reportedly recieved assurances from tRump that Kavanaugh would replace him. Other questions were simply dodged. Even if true, so what? Seems like a smart move all around. Why is he allowed to s...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46860

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Excellent boost for the program. Interesting they didn't save this for Farnborough. I expect big things from Airbus there now.

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

Its not a rhetorical question. Its a fact that neo Nazis love Trump. I'm just curious as to why you think that is. I'm not calling you a Nazi, I want to be clear on that. But you are clearly conservative and may have some insight as to why your party and its leader are so appealing to white suprema...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

You answered my question with a question. I'm curious as to why you think Nazi's and white supremacists are drawn to Trump and this GOP. I'm not saying all republicans are Nazis and I'm not implying Nazi's define the GOP. I just am curious as to why you think all neo-Nazi's are bit Trump supporters...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

So why do you think 100% of the nazi's and white supremacists in this country wholeheartedly support Trump? Do you think that a party is defined only by its extremes? Tell me who looks good applying that logic. You answered my question with a question. I'm curious as to why you think Nazi's and whi...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

The point is completely lost on you. Let me repeat it. Both parties have whackos. Defining an entire party based solely on its fringe whackos is intellectually dishonest. Period. So why do you think 100% of the nazi's and white supremacists in this country wholeheartedly support Trump? Do you think...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3321

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

Trump could have nominated Louis Brandeis, Byron White or Thurgood Marshall and you would have seen the same reaction. The tantrum continues.

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31286

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/1016610880182726656 Interesting. Also Airbus states the CSeries (A220) production line will be able to do 50-60 aircraft a month . The deliveries and backlog numbers are expected to change soon. Can you provide a link to that? It's an extraordinarily high numb...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31286

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Interesting comparison. They have the 737-8 on there twice by counting the 200 seat option for ULCC and the 737-9 which is effectively dead once current orders are produced. On a going forward basis, the narrow body lineup in terms of number of models is equal between the two. I get that marketing ...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31286

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

So BCS1 = A221 and BCS3 = A223? A225 is already taken though. ;)

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabian Airlines in Boeing 777X Order Talks
Replies: 19
Views: 3480

Re: Saudi Arabian Airlines in Boeing 777X Order Talks

sabby wrote:
One would think EY would run to sell them their orders and slots.

That could very well be where they end up.

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by Bricktop
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 19494

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

And yet they are adding A350's. I think the rumors of their demise are premature to say the least.

Oh but those A350's will end up DL right? ;-)

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by Bricktop
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover
Replies: 30
Views: 10757

Re: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover

zkojq wrote:
Not particularly beautiful IMO. It's not even a special livery, just a couple of stickers.

So very this. Weak effort, QR.

Leave me a briefcase full of cash, and I’ll upvote you though..

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery
Replies: 48
Views: 9528

Re: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery

Great job. That looks totally badass!

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 28418

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

It seems like the new Airbus marketing team is not as flexible as what John Leahy was. Airbus needs to be careful with AirAsia Group, after all they are the largest Airbus customer alongside with 6E. AirAsia can easily flip to Boeing since Boeing is ever eager to sell "below production cost&qu...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 17295

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/transport/airbus-left-waiting-for-expanded-airasia-a330neo-jet-deal-sources i guess it wont be from AirAsia X now WELL DONE AIRBUS WELL DONE A380 talks with BA fallen through, now A330neo talks with AirAsia X is about to fall through. wth is going on with Airbus thi...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery
Replies: 48
Views: 9528

Re: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery

Thank you very much for that link. I understand the desire for a unified color scheme but I did like the different colors for each family, particularly the burgundy of the 777X.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 17632

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

Shame. Gulf Air's livery would look spectacular on a C-Series.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 17295

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

And they say irony is dead.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 115
Views: 22979

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

I wish HiFly every success, and at the very least it will be an interesting model to watch.

The good news for the Airbus fanboys is that if this doesn't pan out, they can use the excuse that, well after all it was HiFly.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family
Replies: 21
Views: 3699

Re: Speculation: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family

Leeham already confirmed that a rebranding is underway. https://leehamnews.com/2018/07/02/pontifications-c-series-to-airbus-10-years-since-program-launch-lower-fuel-burn/ Airbus is expected to announce a rebranding of the C Series at its July 10 pre-Farnborough Air Show media briefing. An aircraft ...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 41582

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

mjoelnir wrote:
The point is that few airlines have a need for the capacity of the A380 on most of their routes.

Can't we discuss this topic without bashing the A380? It's about the B779 and A35K. I guess haters gonna hate.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 status
Replies: 62
Views: 10536

Re: A330-800 status

It is not a dumping case anyway. An USA manufacturer can give its frame away without it being dumping, they can sell the frame as far below cost as they want to. It is only dumping when a foreign manufacturer does it. Let's call it legal dumping , if you prefer, but still dumping. Immoral, unfair a...

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