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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 422
Views: 81492

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

airkas1 wrote:

Stunning. It's now my favorite looker. Love that fr24 has updated their picture of G-BYGC.
On its way to JFK but they are landing 31 (right now), so I won't see it today.

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by Bricktop
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 194
Views: 27339

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

I didn't expect that. The A330-900 is smaller than the 787-10 although it does have marginally more range. The A350-900 is roughly the 787-10's size and with a very large amount of range. I don't see these jets arriving at EK until they're at the new airport, given how slot-restricted DXB is. Maybe...

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by Bricktop
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 194
Views: 27339

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

Good move. Now I want to hear some news about the new narrow body and A350-2000. Yeah right. Come on Airbus, what have you done for me lately? Most of our friends in Europe aren't even awake yet. Leave them the chance to at least dance a few jigs before the the new wave of speculative threads start.

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by Bricktop
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 756
Views: 83998

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

It's a win-win for Airbus. Clears the decks for the changing of the guard nicely.

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Analyst: QR Announces A380 To Be Retired After 10 Years; 777X Will Be Initial Replacement
Replies: 53
Views: 14485

Re: QR Announces A380 To Be Retired After 10 Years; 777X Will Be Initial Replacement

I was saying that in early 2000s here right around the launch of this monstrocity. Still being right after these years is a wonderful feeling. “Do we have anymore of the ‘I called the failure of the A380 way back in the beginning’ medals left? We’re gonna need another one over here.” Freaking price...

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 756
Views: 83998

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

Unlike many here, I did not enjoy flying the A380 in the least. From a product management standpoint it clearly missed the mark; I bet the engineers working on it would have liked a second chance to do it a bit differently. Still, it was a remarkable airplane. I agree. It redefined cattle call. Fle...

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Analyst: QR Announces A380 To Be Retired After 10 Years; 777X Will Be Initial Replacement
Replies: 53
Views: 14485

Re: QR Announces A380 To Be Retired After 10 Years; 777X Will Be Initial Replacement

Let's calm down it's U-Turn Al here. Refurbish announcement coming at PAS19. ;)
One interesting thing is that QR is not the launch customer of the B779. Well done saving yourselves lots of headaches, BCA!

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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 756
Views: 83998

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

It'll be a sad day when they announce the end of A380 production, but I will still have plenty of time to fly on one I hope. (Me not the A380 in-service).

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by Bricktop
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big Bang actress rants about United
Replies: 62
Views: 15389

Re: Big Bang actress rants about United

They would have helped Penny!

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by Bricktop
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 21944

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

But nor can a 50/70 seat RJ be replaced by a 100+ (116 in "typical seating" per Airbus website) seat A221 either. Just because Airbus has a nice new hammer, not everything is a nail. Certainly the aging AF A319s are an obvious target, but the HOP! fleet? nah. You're right but putting a on...

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by Bricktop
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 21944

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

I would love the see the A220-100/300 in AF colours but do the aircraft offer capacity that matches AF's needs? Of course they do. Do you really think that the good idea for AF will be to replace CRJ/ERJ by a MAX10 or an A321NEO ? Lots of domestics routes can't handle large aircrafts such as CFR-LY...

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by Bricktop
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 217
Views: 36169

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

WIederling wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
there's been tons of 767 freighter orders these last few years as well, enough that Boeing considered a rate increase

Taken up on "competitive" pricing only available through the tanker deal supporting/subsidizing the production infrastructure.

So what?

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by Bricktop
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 166
Views: 31467

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

AwysBSB wrote:
I just cannot understand why China Eastern has no interest in A380, an aircraft that fits well on most of its long-haul routes.

MU only fairly recently got 20 B77Ws as their largest frame replacing 5 A346s. It seems they already decided on twins, and a fair number of them at that.

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by Bricktop
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL apologizes and pulls “creepy” napkins with Coke ad
Replies: 50
Views: 4143

Re: DL apologizes and pulls “creepy” napkins with Coke ad

When will people respect my being offended at their being so hair-triggered offended? Why are they so quick to invalidate MY feelings? In pre-social media days, people would rightly not given two poops about this kind of thing. Now, "it's blowing up Twitter" or some other already overdone ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA bans Turkmenistan Airlines (T5) from EU airspace
Replies: 45
Views: 6305

Re: EASA bans Turkmenistan Airlines (T5) from EU airspace

sw733 wrote:
MrGtheSheepA346 wrote:
sonicruiser wrote:
Don’t they still fly to JFK?


Not AFAIK, Uzbekistan Airlines does via RIX with the 788/763


Did Turkmenistan ever fly to JFK? I can't remember it, only Uzbekistan.

If they had regular service it's been a while. Pretty sure I saw one during UN week many years ago.

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Layovers pre-intl flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2847

Re: Layovers pre-intl flights

I am often surprised how quick some foreign aircraft turnarounds are at JFK. Many's the time I will say "Didn't that just get here?".

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by Bricktop
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 737 MAX 10 are actually ordered?
Replies: 60
Views: 10084

Re: How many 737 MAX 10 are actually ordered?

keesje wrote:
Newbiepilot wrote:
Are you saying that Icelandair, Copa, FlyDubai or United are going to imminently retire 737-9s already in service and replace them with 737-10s?


No, you are.

'Cause you'd say they should replace them with A321's. ;)

We kid because we love.

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by Bricktop
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 871
Views: 127464

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

The biggest winner of all of this is gonna be the 747-8. Boeing is not as stupid as Airbus to willingly throw away a massive order, this is Boeing's order to lose. This B747-8 fever is getting worse and worse by day..... Boeing kill B747-8i with B777-9. Just like how Boeing kill the previous B747 w...

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by Bricktop
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 871
Views: 127464

Re: EK considering 787 cancellation in favor of 777-9

From the Hamilton article: "Just as the time finally came to end the 787-8 passenger program (though, technically, it still can be ordered), the time has come for Airbus to end the A380." When did that happen? Boeing literally took orders for the plane just last year. That aside, I don't ...

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by Bricktop
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 871
Views: 127464

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

First, this has been Airbus' business case since the A3XX days of the late 1990s, but air traffic has nearly tripled since then and yet they've only managed to sell a few hundred A380s. The long-awaited 747-400 replacement cycle is nearly complete and the A380 has captured just a fraction of that m...

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by Bricktop
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 871
Views: 127464

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

And they know exactly jack s**t because the plane hasn't flown yet. Boeing, at best, is providing certain data modeling sets. Nothing more. Proof will be in that pudding and not in your asking us to take two leaps of faith: 1) that you think you know someone, and 2) that person or persons know anyt...

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by Bricktop
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal takes delivery of it's first A330neo and launches CDG
Replies: 24
Views: 5099

Re: Air Senegal takes delivery of it's first A330neo and launches CDG

TC957 wrote:
MaverickM11 wrote:
Who will take these aircraft when Air Senegal v 7.0 inevitably folds?

Oh please, how about a bit of positivity for a change ? Will this lovely bird just spend it's life going to CDG ?

People will urinate on any piece of good news.

But please Air Senegal, just don't announce JFK.

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by Bricktop
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Fleet Plans
Replies: 19
Views: 4489

Re: Icelandair Fleet Plans

MAXes have already started coming. I have seen a couple at EWR.

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by Bricktop
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 43
Views: 7946

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

Does anyone think their livery is similar to Brussels Airlines? :) KE and OZ beat them on that score.

I like the business model though. Starting small with a plane that can be moved easily mitigates a lot of risk.

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 576
Views: 77754

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

:( Another delay until launch and longer to wait for the Airbus fanboys to tell us how badly it sucks.

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling
Replies: 48
Views: 13026

Re: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling

I don't know or care if the FA is a porn star, but the photos of her holding that mike? :scratchchin: :spit:

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 871
Views: 127464

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

This will be good. It will be the push Airbus needs to kill the A380 programme and instead focus on their great twins that make more money. It will probably be good for EK to finally move away from their MO of just throwing massive capacity at EVERYTHING. Scrapping the 787 contract and moving away ...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 187
Views: 49943

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

olle wrote:
Does this increase the chances for 777x to be delivered?

That order has to be circling the drain now.

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by Bricktop
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 19838

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Air Canada 737MAX8 C-GEHI on a test flight, PAE-BFI https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxqO6VRU8AIwFK2?format=jpg https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1088339407348723713?s=20 So here I am, enjoying a bunch of airplane pics and I come across this terrible paint job. Damn. The committee that dreamed this l...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Operate B787 17-Hour Non-Stop "Secret" Flight (13- Crew) to Bring Back Single Economic Fugitive
Replies: 36
Views: 11703

Re: Air India to Operate B787 17-Hour Non-Stop "Secret" Flight (13- Crew) to Bring Back Single Economic Fugitive

Gr8Circle wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:

Maybe he can plead the Judge to deny extradition stating the very fact that India is endangering his life by transporting on AI. There is a lot of evidence on a.net.


Hmmm...you couldn't resist falling into the usual AI bashing, right?

Sense of humor. Get one. Oy.

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]
Replies: 69
Views: 9489

Re: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]

but when their actions impact the lives of millions of travelers each day, there needs to be some accountability. 100% disagree. This is what precisely needs to happen to pressure congress to find a resolution to this clusterf**k. Only when the average American like you starts to feel the pain from...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15493

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

MrBren wrote:
In a cramped 737? NO WAY.

And yet millions travel TATL on NB's and have for 60 years.

But no-one's forcing you. Just go to Toronto/Montreal and fly a WB to Paris, and then take HOP for example to your regional destination.

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 439
Views: 64261

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Thanks for info regards cargo llading% would have assumed higher based on what I read here. You are very trusting on the numbers without asking for sources. If I told you it is more like 10-15% of revenue, what would you make of it? I don't know either way and it isn't really something I am concern...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car
Replies: 35
Views: 3307

Re: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car

Boeing and Airbus (and others) will be doing a lot of these sorts of things over the next ten years. What this will lead to commercially is anybody's guess. Exactly. It's R&D. The sort of stuff that they should be doing. I was a Boeing shareholder I'd be irritated if they WEREN'T doing research...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 422
Views: 81492

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

The scheme is off to a good start with a BOAC B744. Any of the others by CarbonFibre would be a blast to spot also. That BEA in a red box is so strikingly superb.

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by Bricktop
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 242
Views: 78485

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Slash787 wrote:
I guess I would have missed something but why is a LATAM A350 on its way to China for delivery?

Clicking the link shows it as HU. :confused:

ETA: Thanks for the clarification Theseus.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 509
Views: 86385

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Disappointing, and yet utterly predictable.

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by Bricktop
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3465

Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

ABpositive wrote:
It was an Unaccompanied Mynah

Perfection!

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by Bricktop
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 422
Views: 81492

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

OA940 wrote:
A350 Landor, BOAC 787-10 and BEA A321neo? Pretty solid combo imo. Maybe a BCal too but I doubt they will.

Those would all be spectacular. Actually anything in BOAC would be amazing. Please, BA!

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by Bricktop
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 15062

Re: Why is SQ flying to EWR and not JFK?

David_itl wrote:
SQ25 SIN-FRA-JFK is what you're missing.

Minor correction: SQ26 is the inbound flight to JFK. SQ25 is the return to FRA/SIN.

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 509
Views: 86385

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

NickWebb wrote:
Oh yes I have!


Oh no you haven't!


Is it still pantomine season? :lol:

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 103
Views: 17535

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

This is a must win for the A338. At any price.

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 576
Views: 77754

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Imagine... Lol... Southwest buying an Airbus. That'll be the day. It took them nearly two decades to make the leap to the 738. No way they are adding another fleet type, especially from the manufacturer they have shown the door for half a century. Ok, you lack the imagination. Hopefully Boeing's ho...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 166
Views: 31467

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

The writing's on the wall for that beast. And it's a good thing. Boeing 747 is next, thankfully - whether you like it, or not. Why would it be a good thing? Sometimes I wonder if people here are even aviation enthusiasts... As an aviation enthusiast, the only reason it could be a “good thing” would...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 509
Views: 86385

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

The brand refresh is more than a livery, but the entire look and feel alongside how the airline communicates to its customers in every location, from booking to bag tag. The EI livery looks great on the aircraft, but the brand, logo and font struggles with web and screen application where it looks ...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3380

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018

Given the headwinds they faced this year, that's a pretty good performance. A trivial miss is unimportant compared to getting production issues taken care of.

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by Bricktop
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator
Replies: 33
Views: 4528

Re: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator

Since you have been here for a whole month and seem to be basing your thoughts on one thread, it's certainly an interesting perspective. Narrow but interesting. Before this thread is moved, locked or deleted let me say as an American that I think you're wrong on counts one, two and three. There is r...

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by Bricktop
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 509
Views: 86385

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

btw it seems no one at BA will contemplate a BOAC livery for connotations with the Empire period, (British not Galactic). Couple with the feelings around Brexit and IMHO allegations we're turning the clock back here in the UK, I cannot see how a BOAC retro livery would ever get past senior manageme...

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