Search found 940 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 19
by Bricktop
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X considering converting some A330neo's to A321neo's, doesnt rule out ordering 787's in the future
Replies: 46
Views: 6727

Re: AirAsia X considering converting some A330neo's to A321neo's, doesnt rule out ordering 787's in the future

marcelh wrote:
Or probably a potential sweet deal offered by Boeing/GE. It’s not in their interest that the A330neo is selling.

They will not get 787's. The A339 is the most commonsense option for them. 100? That's a real lot, and subbing out that last third for A321s would be a smart and flexible decision.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 93
Views: 14410

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

By selling the Q400 program, BBD won't compete with ATR (Airbus) anymore. That opens up more cooperation opportunities with Airbus. Like integrating the Business Jets / CRJs supply chain into the Airbus's ecosystem maybe? (Similar to what the CSeries obtained). Embraer will obtain the same benefit ...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9724

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

Well if this happens at Long Island City, real estate prices will be even more outrageous than they are now. New York City doesn’t need amazon. I disagree. DeBlasio would kiss Jeff's rear end in Macy's window on Thanksgiving morning for Amazon in NYC. All that tax revenue can't be passed up, notwit...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9724

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

Well if this happens at Long Island City, real estate prices will be even more outrageous than they are now. New York City doesn’t need amazon. I disagree. DeBlasio would kiss Jeff's rear end in Macy's window on Thanksgiving morning for Amazon in NYC. All that tax revenue can't be passed up, notwit...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9724

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact

Perhaps, but I'd be more concerned about the road traffic impact if I lived in NoVA. That US1/395/GW Parkway area is already a clusterF, and all those techno-yuppies will make it much harder for me to get a table at Eve. ;) Where you been? Eve’s closed dude. Way OT, but that's a bummer! I haven't b...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 2018 deliveries forecast, 800?
Replies: 54
Views: 4521

Re: Boeing 2018 deliveries forecast, 800?

:roll: It's time for the mods to close this trollathon. All the usual talking points have been trotted out for the umpteenth time. There is nothing wrong with the opening post. One could applaud a (supposedly) known B critic of stepping above himself, and giving credit to who deserves credit. And i...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9724

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact

I suppose one solution would be for AA and others to eliminate the lower yielding destinations from DCA, switching them over to higher frequency on more profitable routes. I think many of those destinations are politically motivated to suck up to powerful congress-critters. Easier thought (probably...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9724

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact

Take a look at DCA arrivals on FlightAware. There's a TON of upgauging that can be done. Not necessarily to SEA, but there is a lot of CR2/E145/E75/CR7/CR9/319 traffic. https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KDCA/arrivals?;offset=40;order=actualarrivaltime;sort=DESC I did, and there are a LOT of smal...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9724

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact

Perhaps, but I'd be more concerned about the road traffic impact if I lived in NoVA. That US1/395/GW Parkway area is already a clusterF, and all those techno-yuppies will make it much harder for me to get a table at Eve. ;)

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9724

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact

Reports today that Crystal City, VA, is in advanced discussions for Amazon's HQ2. https://www.apnews.com/b9247caa991749c2b2cff090a8faa773 It is located across the street from DCA--and with an influx of 50,000 high-paid workers, would certainly increase demand. If this turns out to be true, what wou...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 2018 deliveries forecast, 800?
Replies: 54
Views: 4521

Re: Boeing 2018 deliveries forecast, 800?

:roll: It's time for the mods to close this trollathon. All the usual talking points have been trotted out for the umpteenth time.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair taking over WOW
Replies: 202
Views: 29968

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

:D All I can say is WOW!

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 2018 deliveries forecast, 800?
Replies: 54
Views: 4521

Re: Boeing 2018 deliveries forecast, 800?

VV & Bricktop trying to make it personal. It isn't. It is about seeing what you want to see. Being presented apples & oranges and you like the outcome so much, you take little holiday from financial integrity. Or the strength to resist. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2016-04-14/...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 2018 deliveries forecast, 800?
Replies: 54
Views: 4521

Re: Boeing 2018 deliveries forecast, 800?

The free cash flow is impressive if you force yourself to ignore the unique controversial accounting method Boeing uses. Making things look better short term to boost stock values / bonusses. Airbus (and everyone else) doesn’t use it (not allowed) eating cost when they are there. Tsk tsk. Why you g...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 2018 deliveries forecast, 800?
Replies: 54
Views: 4521

Re: Boeing 2018 deliveries forecast, 800?

A. boys don't like talking about cash flow, because that is where Boeing really shines over Airbus. You are correct that cash flow is king, especially is Aerospace where R & D ability is important. Boeing delivers more aircraft annually, and the average Boeing delivery has more value because Bo...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer lingus A350's
Replies: 28
Views: 8135

Re: Aer lingus A350's

As great as an A359 would look in EI's current livery (can't speak to the forthcoming "refresh"), their best and most flexible choice would be the A339.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 2018 deliveries forecast, 800?
Replies: 54
Views: 4521

Re: Boeing 2018 deliveries forecast, 800?

Who cares? Most even don't know 800 would be up, more than ever before. Despite delays in the supply chain.

Wait, where have I heard that before?

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 470
Views: 114822

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Erebus wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
With last two months of 2018 to go, B has three times as many net orders as A, can we give the winner trophy to Boeing already?


Some would say that Airbus has 3 months left...

Some would say 6. /DARFC

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 57400

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

According to an old A.net thread, the 772/773 interior cabin width is 19 feet, 3 inches and the seats are 17 inches wide on a 3-4-3 configuration. The 778/779 interior cabin width is 20 feet. So, 9 inch wider cabin and 10 inches are taken up by the wider seats. I doubt anyone will notice a 0.5 inch...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 12594

Re: Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal

I have not started new threads about Boeing deferred production cost, but once. What got me going is stupid super hyper Boeing fan boys crowing about how Boeing is more profitable than Airbus. If you compare two companies accounting to different systems you have to account for the differences. You ...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 57400

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Page 167 onwards talks about fleets, but is IAG totals rather than BA. Lots of 'to be decided's Yes the totals are at Corporate IAG level. A net increase of 173 aircraft with about 350 new deliveries. Orders for 172 not yet decided , including 44 widebodies. Is this all possible by 2023 ? Geoff 44 ...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet orders 50 more A321neos
Replies: 14
Views: 2636

Re: VietJet orders 50 more A321neos

It's not a bubble, it's not a bubble, it's not a bubble...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL inaugurates world’s eighth longest route: MNL-JFK
Replies: 57
Views: 12157

Re: PAL inaugurates world’s eighth longest route: MNL-JFK

Super cool that this is happening but all I will ever get to see is the blinking lights of PR126 on its way in to JFK. Maybe I will console myself with dinner at Wolfgang’s. Their creamed spinach is aces.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR
Replies: 93
Views: 16242

Re: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR

ty97 wrote:
I didn't realize there was a legal limit for pilots (a legal limit above zero that is), but regardless, that's a crazy level the pilot was at.

Indeed. That's poop-faced, and he certainly knew better,

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 12594

Re: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target

Geoff1947 wrote:
Think this is really about bragging rights. In the current febrile US political environment it is important to some that Boeing is seen to triumph over the evil aliens !!

Geoff

:lol: :shakehead: You'll pull a hamstring stretching like that mate!

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 12594

Re: Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal

As I read the Flight Global article, I was wondering how long it would take for A.net to come out and put a negative headline spin to that. I just knew if would not be disappointed. It was not question of if, just a question of when, and by whom . . . :rotfl: I was wondering how long it would take ...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 12594

Re: Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal

2175301 wrote:
Now they have changed that to 682 deliveries of A319-A380 and 18 A220 (a new aircraft design they purchased) for a total of 800.

I suspect a typo in your quote, because if that's verbatim, pants are on fire at Airbus. :wink2:

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 12594

Re: Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal

Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal As I read the Flight Global article, I was wondering how long it would take for A.net to come out and put a negative headline spin to that. I just knew if would not be disappointed. It was not question of if, just a question of when, and by whom . . . :ro...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 12594

Re: Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal

scbriml wrote:
cougar15 wrote:
… and the real issue here is....???


The issue would be letting an opportunity to slam Airbus go by. :sarcastic:

It seems like fair game to me, but hopefully this is a one time gimmick. We do still have the quarterly delight of the BCA program accounting thread to savor.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 83
Views: 7624

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

We'll be back here in three months as sure as eggs is eggs.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 102
Views: 27198

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

B764er wrote:
the A340-600 is an Airbus plane I love.

Glad to see it come back. Too bad it was going to end up as beer cans.

I love the A346. In China Eastern's old livery (which is better than the new one) it was like it was a mile long.
I think SA's the nicest A346 I have seen, followed by VS and LH.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 3131

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

9H-NEO and OO-MAX spring to mind.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 32922

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

If they say, "#HappyFriday" and "Enjoy the weekend", you'd think there would be an announcement on Monday.

So what was it? (Given it's Monday evening CET).

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang
Replies: 1140
Views: 269290

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I considered it a misquote from the start, considering the source of the "quote". To accept the original as correct would be silly. So did I. And that's why I replied to hayzell777 in the way I did. I thought you would understand, but unfortunately you didn't. Maybe I should have written ...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang
Replies: 1140
Views: 269290

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

And to debunk the people questioning Gerry for his quote regarding this crash: https://twitter.com/GerryS/status/1056847635062054912 I've always considered him a good and reliable source as well. I considered it a misquote from the start, considering the source of the "quote". To accept t...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion's first aircraft in revised livery
Replies: 24
Views: 5576

Re: Laudamotion's first aircraft in revised livery

Not the worst thing I have seen in recent liveries. Clean but not very imaginative.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 83
Views: 7624

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

Come on folks. Boeing is a shell game. Inferior products, sold ar a loss because that’s the only way people will buy them. The investors and analysts are all dupes. All per one Airbus fanboy on an island in the North Atlantic. As I have posted to him before... just short Boeing stock if you’re so th...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Q3 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4761

Re: Boeing Q3 2018

I had an excellent accounting professor who distilled the discipline to three words; get the cash. One of mine said “it’s all about the cash flow, or as the French say ‘le cache fleau’” Or as Rod Tidwell would say: “Show me the money!” I'll add another: You can't buy a beer with profit. Love it. Bu...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Q3 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4761

Re: Boeing Q3 2018

In theory AB could counter BA but in reality AB has not had the cash flow to counter BA for 3-4 years. This was the year AB management promised to start the improvement of cash flow but this will be not happen. I think the fact that AB is so poor at generating cash is the real reason for the manage...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 32922

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

Do they have an A380 in the new livery yet? Given the pathetic stuff that counts as "big news" or "breaking news" these days, it wouldn't surprise me if that was all it was.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Q3 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 4761

Re: Boeing Q3 2018

Planeflyer wrote:
I had an excellent accounting professor who distilled the discipline to three words; get the cash.

One of mine said “it’s all about the cash flow, or as the French say ‘le cache fleau’”

Or as Rod Tidwell would say: “Show me the money!”

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA Hotel @ JFK
Replies: 13
Views: 2058

Re: TWA Hotel @ JFK

F9Animal wrote:
I was looking at their page, and noticed the average rate is going to be about $250 a night. That is a little pricey, but I may be able to squeeze a night or two!

Is the TWA Connie heading there going to be inside of the hotel?

$250/night is inexpensive compared to prices in Manhattan.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XiamenAir could place an $18 billion USD deal with Airbus
Replies: 20
Views: 5627

Re: XiamenAir could place an $18 billion USD deal with Airbus

Aside from politics, what data shows China being the victim or innocent party? Is every single order that goes to Airbus going to be a result of “Trump” or it is possible that like it has always been, Boeing wins some, Airbus wins some? It's a cute alt-narrative. I thought airlines bought the A21N ...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 431
Views: 64499

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

there's a good chance with some refurbishment the A388 for EK Isn't Sir Tim on the record that he just wants to lease his A380s for one single term (12 years) and then he is done with those frames? They will be exchanged for brand new ones plus growth capacity over and over again. Future Sir Tim: &...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 431
Views: 64499

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Waterbomber wrote:
Name me one airline that operatea a 10+ hour route more than 3 times a day.

CX HKG to JFK 4x daily. 5 if you throw in EWR.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 34
Views: 5798

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

ddp wrote:
Galwayman wrote:
Great news for Newark , am surprised TK didn’t fly there before


Turkish does do 2x Daily to New York. It is just an IST - JFK routing.

Sometimes a third flight, TK11, in addition to TK1 and TK3.

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38737

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

No pix? Sorry I wasn't there. :blush:

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 38737

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

A number of flights on northern approach to EWR (about 10 miles away) pass over or near my home. Too bad it is a bit too early and dark for me to look out for. I recall seeing the previous flights fly over. I am very glad that this is returning to the historic airport EWR is. I bet the big PANYNJ, ...

Jump to post
by Bricktop
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 11774

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

The whole emotional support animals concept is a punchline now. What was once a helpful process has morphed into a joke.

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 19