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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 108
Views: 10007

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

An increasing number of nations will also note that the US is subsidizing them to a massive extent, and has decided not to play the chump any longer. Better brush up on your Russian, mein Freund. ;) That would be the US with the largest national debt on Earth, the one that owes everyone else on the...

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 108
Views: 10007

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

An increasing number of nations will also note that the US is subsidizing them to a massive extent, and has decided not to play the chump any longer. Better brush up on your Russian, mein Freund. ;) That would be the US with the largest national debt on Earth, the one that owes everyone else on the...

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 108
Views: 10007

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

That is convenient for you Americans. But as I pointet out before and that WIederling also corrctly points out, - that the US is run like a banana republic and can't keep order in it's house is a domestic issue and not something that the rest of the world can be bothered with. And I think you got m...

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 108
Views: 10007

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

As far as I know this USA sanctions are illegal according to the EU, the USA renegaded on a agreement. USA law is USA law not international law. If the USA can sanction EU companies how can it be illegal for the EU to sanction USA companies. I do not know how it will play out, but talking about leg...

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by Bricktop
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 108
Views: 10007

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Wait 3 more years til trumps gone He’s also gonna run for the second term. So maybe whole 7 years. That will increase pressure. An increasing number of nations will note that the US is a completely unreliable participant in international affairs. fickle, erratic, shortsighted. This will lead to pro...

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by Bricktop
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery
Replies: 88
Views: 12046

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

gatibosgru wrote:
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Crazy creative. Props to the Marketing team.

A perfect summary. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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by Bricktop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 108
Views: 10007

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

neomax wrote:
Why should Airbus give a damn if there are sanctions? Things are only going to get worse so Airbus might as well get used to life under sanctions and deliver the damn airplanes.

Spoken like someone with zero skin in the game. The shareholder lawsuits would be plentiful and instantaneous.

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by Bricktop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 80
Views: 5664

Re: Best airline call signs

Kalitta - "Connie"

Speedbird's the classic though.

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by Bricktop
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 108
Views: 10007

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

On topic: I think they can hold out with their ageing aircraft for two more years. If Trump gets re-elected it's time to change plans, if not there is still a chance that the embargo is lifted and the deliveries of the remaining Airbus planes can be carried out. You do realize the reason that Presi...

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qf789 wrote:
First flight for first Gulf Air A320neo

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https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/statu ... 2571636736

Love that livery!

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by Bricktop
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigboy AN-225 Myria in a casual low pass?
Replies: 32
Views: 5886

Re: Bigboy AN-225 Myria in a casual low pass?

An amazing machine that must be near the top of every spotter's bucket list.
I haven't seen it yet.

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by Bricktop
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 21218

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Because the A380 is not a USA product. (remember Concorde?) Tell that to EK, EY, LH, AF, SQ, OZ and KE. I wasn't referring to the airlines. I was talking about polítics. And EK and EY...... well check how they were when the Concorde was around. :smile: Utter silliness. The false premise was that JF...

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by Bricktop
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 21218

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

tapairbus370 wrote:
JayBCNLON wrote:
Why is one of the biggest airports in the world (JFK) not able to simply handle an aircraft without a glitch more than 10 years after its market entry ?



Because the A380 is not a USA product.

(remember Concorde?)

Tell that to EK, EY, LH, AF, SQ, OZ and KE.

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by Bricktop
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19887

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

There is a lot of shooting the poster in this thread. I don't think it's about bashing Boeing, but to make clear what the (dis)advantages are for Boeing (and the shareholders) by using Program Accounting, instead of using the more applicable accounting rules. Reading all those posts which are point...

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by Bricktop
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19887

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

It is instructive to keep such threads open because it reveals the pathology of a certain type of poster. In this case it is the rabid anti-Boeing example. The only reason not to block him is for comic relief, as numerous almost universal posters have refuted his theories he resorts to narrower and ...

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by Bricktop
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways - developments
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Re: South African Airways - developments

EY may have bitten a few years ago but now? No chance.

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by Bricktop
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 21218

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Armodeen wrote:
You can see from the number of folks out to see it that the 'A380 effect' is still a thing.

It’s always a cool sight. I remember my first sighting, AF6 landing at JFK standing in the rain to watch it come through the clouds. Great stuff.

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19887

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Let us be completely clear. Inflating Profits, presenting assets that do not exist, carrying accumulated profits that have not been made, running a company down to negative equity, by buying shares back to inflate share prices, is dangerous. A country with that loose accounting standards that allow...

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19887

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Defining production cost as an asset is the way how "deferred production cost" works its magic in the books. The question is: is it really an asset or is it just a game of mirrors? IMHO NO. Writing off assets replicates the "natural" value loss of that asset. ( as it should be m...

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by Bricktop
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19887

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Yes, as any asset you write off over time - or even at once. Defining production cost as an asset is the way how "deferred production cost" works its magic in the books. The question is: is it really an asset or is it just a game of mirrors? IMHO NO. Writing off assets replicates the &quo...

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by Bricktop
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4980

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

More likely than 24 hours ago, that's for sure.

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by Bricktop
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 15523

Re: Now more A380s than passenger 747s

The article says it all.A market of 740 (and declining) when launched to a max market of 400 today.Airbus bet on a premise that this trend would reverse itself due to airport congestion.They bet horribly wrong. The market actually continued on the path is was already set on.The launch of A351 and B...

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by Bricktop
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58395

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

I will be saddened if it turns out JL has feet of clay.

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by Bricktop
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44883

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

In hindsight, I think they should have gone for the A359, and that's still where I think they will end.

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by Bricktop
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise
Replies: 43
Views: 12442

Re: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise

IANAL, but I'd bet that the contract calls for more cash progress payments that will need to be forthcoming from Monarch beyond the initial deposits and prior to the airframes being put into production, or else they lose the slots. I suspect that the administrators will not be coughing that up. Bon...

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by Bricktop
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise
Replies: 43
Views: 12442

Re: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise

IANAL, but I'd bet that the contract calls for more cash progress payments that will need to be forthcoming from Monarch beyond the initial deposits and prior to the airframes being put into production, or else they lose the slots. I suspect that the administrators will not be coughing that up. Bong...

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by Bricktop
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519030

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 88 has been on the move this morning.

Image
1st Airbus A350-1000 Qatar Airways A7-ANA by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr

Very nice looking airplane. The stretch certainly benefits the aesthetics over the 359.

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by Bricktop
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 11284

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

scbriml wrote:
Why are people so stupid about what they post on social media. :banghead:

This. Sign of the times, though.

Threads like this sure bring out the scolds. And more than the odd misogynist.

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by Bricktop
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 366036

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Jayafe wrote:
Sorry for having an opinion.

No need to apologize for having an opinion. You only need to apologize for being wrong! :rotfl:

But seriously though, while the 788 is a bit short in length on the aesthetic side, BA's livery actually works well on it.
It even works on the stubby A318.

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by Bricktop
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: delivering a widebody airplane is a big deal
Replies: 3
Views: 2034

Re: WSJ: delivering a widebody airplane is a big deal

Thanks for this. Very interesting stuff.

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by Bricktop
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales
Replies: 24
Views: 883

Re: Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales

Antarius wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
I agree early morning is nuts, but doubt airports will kill off a profit center like booze sales.


Just because it is early morning at the airport, doesn't make it early morning for all travelers or at their origin and/or destination.

Point taken. It's 5 o'clock somewhere!

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by Bricktop
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales
Replies: 24
Views: 883

Re: Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales

I agree early morning is nuts, but doubt airports will kill off a profit center like booze sales.

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by Bricktop
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL
Replies: 62
Views: 11340

Re: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL

From http://www.hnair.com/adnews/internationalroutesarea/?skpm=index-rnd-r2-0-0 HU will use "B787-800"[sic.] to fly CTU-JFK-CTU.. 788 actually have enough rannge for this? Good question. I think the longest 788 flight into JFK is HY from Tashkent, which isn't nearly as long. From Routeson...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767s - a dying breed?
Replies: 106
Views: 16405

Re: B767s - a dying breed?

I really don't understand why someone parachutes into a thread on the 767 to espouse his near pathological love for Airbus products. BFD about FBW on the 767! That sort of interjection and distraction is unnecessary. There are plenty of other threads where one can indulge one's fetishism for a parti...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to refurbish cabins of 14 A380s
Replies: 33
Views: 13135

Re: SQ to refurbish cabins of 14 A380s

Good for SQ, but that means there will not be new build replacements. It also means the aftermarket for the later built birds will have to wait for a while.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 12484

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Aircraft are still the least efficient per seat-kilometer mode of transport, so I don't know where you get that idea from... On some metrics, of course they are. Put time, distance and oceans into the equation though. Different story. Well I'm in this business, so I have a vested interest, but I st...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 12484

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

I love how she promotes a tax on air travel because there is a tax on car travel. And he I was thinking that the fuel tax was design to promote the use of cleaner types of transport like aircraft. Would she rather the 180 people on a flight drive in individual cars to their destinstion? I am no cli...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dead In North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 27014

Re: A350 Dead In North America?

I’m more worried about the 777x than the A350. There aren’t any orders for the 777x placed by North- or South American carriers. The 777x order book is slim: 20 777x for Europe (Lufthansa, which are reviewing that order and is a large A350 operator), 20 for Japan (ANA) and 30 still listed as “unide...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 12484

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Kudos to Dutchy at least for not being so far up his own rear end at a little satire and hyperbole. Unfortunately, Greenpeace (at least through Ms. Oulahsen) seems to have devolved almost entirely into the satire and hyperbole spectrum without the knowing wink. Aviation has never been more green th...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 12484

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Kudos to Dutchy at least for not being so far up his own rear end at a little satire and hyperbole. Unfortunately, Greenpeace (at least through Ms. Oulahsen) seems to have devolved almost entirely into the satire and hyperbole spectrum without the knowing wink. Aviation has never been more green tha...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 12484

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Ah thank you for revealing our hidden agenda, that's what we are all about, killing the economy so all the people are miserable than we are happy. Thank you for having the courage to say that. :D Top down, centrally planned economies with massive social engineering through taxation. What could poss...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 12484

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

We need to raise the tax on flights so all the peasants stop flying. Back to the good old days when only the rich could travel. Few flights, less pollution. Less wasteful plane building. Who cares about all those job losses? Actually, that's good because they won't be polluting to go to work. Less ...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 12484

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

We need to raise the tax on flights so all the peasants stop flying. Back to the good old days when only the rich could travel. Few flights, less pollution. Less wasteful plane building. Who cares about all those job losses? Actually, that's good because they won't be polluting to go to work. Less ...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 12484

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

We need to raise the tax on flights so all the peasants stop flying. Back to the good old days when only the rich could travel. Few flights, less pollution. Less wasteful plane building. Who cares about all those job losses? Actually, that's good because they won't be polluting to go to work. Less m...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 12484

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

The biggest problem in man-made climate change is the population growth. Until someone suggests a solution to that, it's just more hot air. Only a politician could think that shrinking KLM and Schiphol is a solution. Push on the balloon and one place goes in and another expands. People will fly out ...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A person who “passed gas”
Replies: 14
Views: 3752

Re: A person who “passed gas”

Wasn't me.

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by Bricktop
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10
Replies: 51
Views: 14777

Re: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10

It's good that this shill is exposed here for what he is.

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