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by Bricktop
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 81
Views: 9946

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

The A339 will certainly get built, no question about it. Actually, the first production aircraft are already rolling off the assembly line. Of course, Airbus does not suggest A339 is a MOM aircraft, it clearly pitches the A338 for that role, hence Boeing targets the latter. Yes, of course the A339 ...

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by Bricktop
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas let one of 15 787 options expire, confirms 18 A321LR aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 15548

Re: Qantas Group confirms 18 A321LR aircraft for Jetstar

Revelation wrote:
Did Jetstar hire our very own keesje as their graphic artist? :-)

I looked for but didn't see a housefly. :D

I would like to see a photo, but the A321 looks very nice in Jetstar's livery.

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billy Graham
Replies: 40
Views: 943

Re: Billy Graham

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_566e ... b83a6bb479

Yay for you! Cheering someone's death says a lot about you, and none of it good.
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bagoldex wrote:

Yay for you! Cheering someone's death says a lot about you, and none of it good.

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to oppose Boeing-Iran deal
Replies: 35
Views: 3465

Re: Trump to oppose Boeing-Iran deal

I just Googled "Iran Airplane Sales" and got zippo on this. Last relevant article was from Forbes a week ago about the Iranians looking at Russian planes. I am calling BS. But hey, grab torches and pitchforks everyone!

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to oppose Boeing-Iran deal
Replies: 35
Views: 3465

Re: Trump to oppose Boeing-Iran deal

Of course Trump opposes the deal. He is in the back pocket of BB Netanyahu. What does El Al purchase? Maybe a few 787's and 777's? Not to the volume of the Iranian deal. Mr. MAGA, the friend to manufacturing in the United States is full of it. I can't keep the lunatic fringe talking points straight...

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Boeing is squeezing its suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Bloomberg: Boeing is squeezing its suppliers

Well they bone the employees and the states, so why not? To say this started under Muilenburg is not correct though. McNerney was every bit of a %%%% in his tenure. I don't think it's a long term winning strategy, but these guys look only as far as the next bonus check. #sad.

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 49
Views: 5572

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

Lufthansa is largely an Airbus operator. It is difficult to see Boeing concede to advance a B748F impairing 777XF launch date to a largely Airbus captive customer. It makes more sense to inspire Boeing to effect a B748P2F program for the desired time frame. The time frame roughly coincides with the...

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34193

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

^ Good analysis. Yes, all signs point to Airbus as the one whispering in Leeham's ear, which he's quick to parrot. Interesting though how Airbus didn't fight tooth an nail to keep HA. Changing of the guards?

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34193

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

Yet again the $28 billion pops up as some rod to beat over Boeing's back, that it's some subtle shell game that they are playing. It is well disclosed (or dopes like us wouldn't know about it right??). And THE CASH IS ALREADY SPENT. As a famous US politician said, "At this point, what differen...

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 81
Views: 9946

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

The A330 is not going anywhere for a long time, anyone who believes differently is kidding themselves. The A330CEO has been a very competitive product against the 787 in sales over the past 5 years, and the NEO will be even more so. For Airbus the A330 is a low investment high return aircraft, I fu...

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34193

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

Doesn't the much touted/beloved game theory suggest that this is a good idea for Boeing, even if they are selling at a loss? (Which is just some folks theory here for now.)

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34193

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

We all know Boeing has the much higher margins. What kind of margins are Boeing carrying after they write off the deferred costs to each 787 frame? You mean for Boeing to write off $28 Billion, add it to their debt and have the set aside money from each 787 frame added to the operating profit? I do...

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34193

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

pabloeing wrote:
And Air Asia is the next target of Boeing against A330NEO

Doubtful. That's a "Proudly All Airbus" shop.

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34193

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

Boeing is that afraid of the A330-800, that they try to kill it. :rotfl: Yeah, it's a real sales blockbuster, what with that multi-month backlog. With HA out of the picture (supposedly), it's a lame (dead?) duck. Airlines who may want it will all have the orphan problem. And please spare me the fac...

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34193

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

Revelation wrote:
texl1649 wrote:
I find Hamilton's stance on the tariff situation to be a bit looney ( someone, please, tell me they get the joke! ) but I think a lot of people have had strong reactions to the situation and have gone a bit looney too.

I get it. I guess there are no Canucks in the thread though.

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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34193

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

If Boeing are as worried about the 330 800 neo as the Leeham article suggests, it must be a lot better than many on this forum have assumed to date Based on sales, the airlines seem to disagree. Getting the A338 off the board widens the gap in the market now for the MoM to between the A321 and the ...

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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34193

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

If this is true, it is a surprise to me. I would have thought the A338's commonality with the A332 worked very strongly in Airbus's favor, and that the B789 was "too much plane".

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by Bricktop
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 117
Views: 11103

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

Maybe I am dense, but when these orders (WB or NB, Airbus or Boeing), don't they have a delivery period listed? Then it should be simple enough (even stupid me can put together an Excel spreadsheet) to know what the rate should be. I have to deliver so many in each year contractually, right? Simple ...

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by Bricktop
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment
Replies: 30
Views: 3710

Re: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment

Forgive my ignorance, but isn't the APD passed through to the pax? It is and that makes the tickets more expensive. Airlines want to avoid that because it's pricing them out of the market. They want their tickets to be as cheap as possible, but the APD makes that UK-based airlines always have a dis...

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 117
Views: 11103

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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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 117
Views: 11103

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

For the record Airbus has over 1,700 frames (28%) of total back log from eight airlines that currently only fly 728 planes. There are cancellations in this bunch for sure. That Indigo Partners order really has me scratching my head. To me it feels really speculative that all four of those airlines ...

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 117
Views: 11103

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

The clearest sell signal is when you hear "It's different this time."

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment
Replies: 30
Views: 3710

Re: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment

Perhaps residents of northern Northumberland and Cumbria may head up to EDI/GLA respectively if there is a something much cheaper. However, there is little overlap. The many hundreds of Scots holiday makers catchng the Trans Pennine train service to MAN from Glasgow Central Station every day may be...

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 46
Views: 8493

Re: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

ET seems to be working hard to become an alternative to connecting airlines like EK, QR, EY but for Africa. It kinda makes sense to me, because the only significant carriers on the continent that come to my mind are SA (which is a mess, and not well positioned geographically for connections) and Eg...

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16952

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

I hope JL writes a book. It would be epic!

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23877

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

kevin5345179 wrote:
<snip>
Unless Boeing decided to build more things in house

Don't you think that's a certainty?

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38851

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Oh my word. Am I glad I don’t work for Pratt on that project. The stress levels must be massive, as a fellow aerospace engineer, I really feel for those guys. Doing another rushed redesign and manufacturing route is the most stressed job I have ever had. Even under that pressure it can take months....

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23877

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Delta knows if they sour the relationship with Boeing much more, it will ruin any negotiation advantage they have with Airbus. Airbus has a captive audience with Delta on anything larger than a C-Series and will price accordingly. I would offer a different rationale: they think 788s and 338/339 are...

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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10460

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

It looked as if it was going to land on one of the 22s, but nope. This is extremely unfortunate for me as I happen to live under the path that aircraft take to the 22s, and I was planning on spotting it. :( Dark and cloudy. I saw it through the clouds for a few seconds, and I was too slow to get an...

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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10460

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

Now looks like setting up for 13R. Coolest approach to JFK.

Changed to 13R, or I didn't hear initial instructions.

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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10460

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

Looks like it'll go to 22L, and light's fading fast. Beauty shots look doomed.

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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX and the Collier Trophy
Replies: 15
Views: 2351

Re: 737MAX and the Collier Trophy

I personally love Known Crewmember (at least at most airports. SEA and PDX KCM are awful, in my experience) and think it is a great thing, but it only benefits a small number of people so I don’t think it should have a chance of winning. And PreCheck has become a joke so hopefully not! PreCheck has...

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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 53
Views: 11267

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Cast that 737-10 lure on the water and just watch the usual trout rise up. And when it's spiced with Randy? It's Christmas morning!
Randy may be a spin doctor, but he dare not outright lie. But why worry about a paper airplane in the first place? 416 orders? A rounding error in comparison!

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by Bricktop
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 53
Views: 11267

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Addressing the demand mix for the Max family, Tinseth estimated that between 60 and 65 percent of orders will go to the baseline Max 8; 20 to 25 percent to the Max 9 and 10; and roughly 10 percent “on the lower end of that market,” namely the Max 7 Does anyone think he really believes that 10% of t...

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by Bricktop
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11
Replies: 42
Views: 4929

Re: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11

Sounds penny wise and dollar foolish to me. Heads should roll for that.

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by Bricktop
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58040

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

The 12 p.a. is the rate for the A380 supposedly. I’d guess the 777X is 6 or 7 per month when up and running.

And congrats to Airbus for the order that most of us thought was the common sense solution for all parties.

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by Bricktop
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38851

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

All that may be true, but reputations have suffered and so may future sales. If CFM needs to increase capacity, that will take time. Airbus doesn't have the capacity to keep on pumping out gliders, and it's not likely they will just work on LEAP frames either. I would be very annoyed at PW if I was...

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by Bricktop
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38851

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Guess what kiddies? Airlines kept the faith, compensation got paid, and it all worked out in the end because engineers were not hysterical chicken little types. Airlines equally can't walk out of contracts free and clear because their neighbour is having issues with their engines so CFM won't be ge...

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by Bricktop
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unmarked 767s at IAD
Replies: 35
Views: 7081

Re: Unmarked 767s at IAD

holzmann wrote:
The CIA. No joke.

This has been asked many times. Consider using the search function.

No need to be so snarky.

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by Bricktop
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38851

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Bad news for PW, and it really messes up Airbus and their customers. Airbus must be taking a cash flow hit and will have logistics problems. "Do you see a sign in the front of my factory that says dead glider storage, PW?? No?? And you know why you didn't see that sign?? It ain't there because ...

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by Bricktop
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Global looks to expand international cargo routes
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: Western Global looks to expand international cargo routes

I had never seen them until they started flying into JFK with the MD-11s early. I think they are subbing in for UPS because their flight is KD1112 (from SDF) and I haven't seen 5X1112 in pretty much the same time.

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5798

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

News - Boeing is flush with cash. A.net "popular opinion" Boeing is nearly Broke!! American financial laws allow this kind of accounting acrobatics. Boeing is actually IN DEBT for 32 billion. But that debt is "deferred". So instead of having to pay that debt, Boeing is allowed t...

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 6753

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

cvgComair wrote:
berari wrote:
Who still flies the 727 on regular scheduled flights?

Not pax, but cargo-wise, DHL still has a few operating out of CVG.

Cargojet flies them out of EWR to Bermuda. It's always a kick to see them.

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 8943

WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

Cat meet pigeons! Subscription required. https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-to-launch-delivery-service-that-would-vie-with-fedex-ups-1518175920?mod=djemalertTECH "Shipping with Amazon" and will see the tech giant picking up packages from businesses and delivering them to customers. Amazon...

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 203
Views: 46301

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Here's possibly one of, if not the first, Dreamliners to have ended its lease, and being parked in the desert, albeit temporarily I'm sure, as someone will surely pick up these lease returns? Boeing 787-8 38484 118 CC-BBD Latam Chile ferried 06 Feb18 SCL-VCV on return to lessor. RR engine issues, n...

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 203
Views: 46301

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Here's possibly one of, if not the first, Dreamliners to have ended its lease, and being parked in the desert, albeit temporarily I'm sure, as someone will surely pick up these lease reterns? Boeing 787-8 38484 118 CC-BBD Latam Chile ferried 06 Feb18 SCL-VCV on return to lessor. RR engine issues, n...

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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GE's trouble have influence on their aviation division
Replies: 29
Views: 3030

Re: Will GE's trouble have influence on their aviation devision

And let us not forget who lost the battle to succeed Jack Welch.

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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 13430

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

The performance seems to be giving confidence to the Airbus marketing staff... Obe throws some shade at rival Boeing widebody "A350-1000 at pushback weighs same as an empty 777-9" #avgeek #SGAirshow http://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/960341318454059008 Ouch! :duck: That is quite a head-sc...

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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115765

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 193 BF #2 has rolled out to the flight line.

Should be painted as French bee instead of French blue.

Image

Very nice livery.

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