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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: 72
Views: 6840

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: 3621

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: 72
Views: 6840

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: 72
Views: 6840

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: 72
Views: 6840

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: 3621

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: 8440

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: 83
Views: 9820

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: 156
Views: 21173

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: 38116

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: 156
Views: 21173

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: 57
Views: 9861

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: 57
Views: 9861

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: 57
Views: 9861

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: 2332

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: 33
Views: 6948

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: 33
Views: 6948

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: 4837

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: 57973

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: 38116

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: 38116

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: 7051

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: 38116

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: 3
Views: 505

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: 5772

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: 6737

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: 8899

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: 184
Views: 41639

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: 184
Views: 41639

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: 2990

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: 13384

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: 323
Views: 104659

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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by Bricktop
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7113

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

God, I certainly hope not! Yes, I know H&S is still hugely dominant, but it's been diluted somewhat as shown by all the US cities that are getting TATL service and all the secondary cities in China that are getting intercontinental service. That is still Hub & Spoke. For example, if someone...

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by Bricktop
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20597

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

I'm sure it will. Those two are going to start their own airline and compete their former employer out of the market, and I think they'll succeed. At least, that's what I would do if I were them. In a few years Lufthansa will regret this decision. They have a perfect right to do that, just as LH ca...

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20597

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

Well he sure is a dumbass. Can't wait until this completely backfires. I'm sure it will. Those two are going to start their own airline and compete their former employer out of the market, and I think they'll succeed. At least, that's what I would do if I were them. In a few years Lufthansa will re...

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation acquires 10 A340s from EY
Replies: 14
Views: 3889

Re: European Aviation acquires 10 A340s from EY

Can't they be used on A330s?

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by Bricktop
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35893

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

Within a.net, Airbus is taking over with dominant sales led by the A321 and flipping Boeing customers left and right like this United A321 speculation. Boeing is lagging behind and struggling with a lack of innovation. Outside a.net, Boeing is the top performing stock on the DOW, delivering record ...

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by Bricktop
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TSE (Astana) Become The New KEV for Europe-Asia Low Cost Flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 1459

Re: Could TSE (Astana) Become The New KEV for Europe-Asia Low Cost Flights?

Isn't there a weather issue there? I am not sure that is conducive for that kind of transfer operation.

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by Bricktop
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 192973

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

FSDan wrote:
The yellow will be missed! The new livery looks sleek and clean, but there's nothing very interesting or memorable about it...

Yes, it's nice enough not to hate, but it doesn't really inspire much emotion in me. It's kind of bland. Blue, white, silver, yawn.

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by Bricktop
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 7394

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The WN looks like a toy in that picture.

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by Bricktop
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 71
Views: 14193

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

The 737-8 can not go anywhere in the USA, at least not from KEF. That doesn’t sound accurate, KEF-BOS is 2413 miles. If that’s not within range of the 737-8 from KEF then the MAX 8 would not have the sales it does. I’d expect the MAX 8 to get around 3400 miles. Which puts BNA, ATL, STL, and ANC in ...

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by Bricktop
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced
Replies: 24
Views: 5366

Re: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced

Thread has nothing to do with Airbus, but becomes A vs B, I wonder why...... Boeing just can't be seen as capable to some here I guess. Why did it have to be just about Boeing, the thread was clearly about the industry from the start. Pity some can’t cope with facts. Geoff Emphasis mine. "Clea...

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by Bricktop
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?
Replies: 43
Views: 8599

Re: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?

SkyGrunt wrote:
Crossing the ocean packed into a 737. Ouch.

There have been TATL narrowbodies since the dawn of the passenger jet.

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by Bricktop
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced
Replies: 24
Views: 5366

Re: 747: 1545, 777: 1537

Right now the two most successful wide bodies in history. Boeing should be proud of all they have accomplished. This post moves this thread from only about Boeing, to comparing Boeing wide bodies with wide bodies of other producers. When one talks about most successful than one opens up to comparis...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93220

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

scbriml wrote:
Boeing - face meet egg.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

US justice system FTW! All those conspiracy theorist anti-US (and indirectly anti current administration) faces - meet egg. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by Bricktop
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16344

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

When I reflect on some of the posts I have had that have been deleted, it is amazing to me that such a blatant troll post stood, and so many rose to the bait. Now back on aviation, I am glad to see EK going non-stop to DXB from EWR, and gladder that it's an a.m. flight. I will likely never take it, ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35893

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

They could very well take the A321 to get out from under the A350 can they keep kicking down the road. You mean that started off as an order for 25, then went to 35 and is now at 45? Does that really sound like an airline trying desperately to "get out from under" an order? :lol: No, I am...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35893

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

They could very well take the A321 to get out from under the A350 can they keep kicking down the road.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion
Replies: 58
Views: 8749

Re: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion

Yes pretty obvious United is undersized if its going to fight AA-DL while maintaining existing hub footprint, so its needs lots of frames. However Kirby's aggressive capacity forecast which is far beyond GDP supported growth rate certainly is a gamble. Could end of real disaster especially if econo...

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