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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 262
Views: 68005

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

And the A321 both neo and ceo are still getting orders, new additional ones and airlines are converting A320 to 321 all the time, so airlines that need the A321 are ordering it. It can easily be, that there are more new firm orders for the A321, both ceo and neo together, than new firm orders for t...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's head of customer experience gets the boot.
Replies: 31
Views: 6824

Re: BA's head of customer experience gets the boot.

He's the fall guy. That's got to be a tough job in today's environment when your boss is all about the cut, cut, cut.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 262
Views: 68005

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

I can understand JL's annoyance - the 737-10 has cost Airbus a not-insignificant number of potential A321 orders from current MAX customers who wanted a 230-seat frame as well as putting downward pressure on future ASPs now that there is real competition (in terms of capacity). I disagree. The A321...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 262
Views: 68005

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Looks like an end to the orders for the Paris Airshow from Airbus with 144 firm orders and 182 MoUs https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC6OlEgW0AEZKOH.jpg https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/877795765439127552 That was way under my expectations on the WB side. 320 family was about what I expected. I wa...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 262
Views: 68005

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

I think all of the A32X are "real". If memory serves, the ET 10 x A350-900 were previously unidentified orders, hence not new. Rgds Yeah, not questioning that re PAS2017. I am talking historically. Namely upgauging orders is nothing new, and JL is being more than a little disingenuous in ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84452

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

Thanks QF789

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 262
Views: 68005

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Leahy interview on day 3 of PAS17 Speaking to Reuters on day three of the June 19-25 show, Leahy said: "We will have some orders today, but today's isn't going to be one of our record air shows." Regarding orders that Airbus could get over the rest of the show, Leahy added that such deals...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84452

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

Boeing touches the "797" and even teases with an image! http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/20/news/companies/boeing-797-paris-first-peek/index.html Looks great! Like a smaller 787 with different shaped engines. Congrats Boeing with all these orders on day 2. Edit: Guys, please stop making potsh...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84452

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

SpiceJet Announce Commitment for 40 737 MAX airplanes: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-06-19-Boeing-SpiceJet-Announce-Commitment-for-40-737-MAX-airplanes Are they exercising their options for 50 B737MAX, or are these 20 separate from them? Anyways, happy to see the so far largest Max10 order comin...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y
Replies: 59
Views: 8015

Re: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y

You do make great point it will be very interesting to see how UA goes about reheating this product since a most of the ovens were removed from the domestic narrow body fleet. I know UA's domestic narrow body fleet still has galley carts that can be plugged into the aircraft to heat food but I don'...

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2886
Views: 897084

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

LoganTheBogan wrote:

Considering they predicted 100 deliveries this year and we are at 89 deliveries with 6 months to go, I expect 100 or even a few more.

89 deliveries 2017 YTD??? Not sure about that.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Unveils First CS300 Special Livery
Replies: 51
Views: 8501

Re: SWISS UNVEILS 1ST CS300 SPECIAL LIVERY

Oh the humanity!

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA now partnering with Capita
Replies: 15
Views: 2010

Re: BA now partnering with Capita

skipness1E wrote:
Alex Cruz only knows how to cut costs. Nothing more. He'll have collected and obscene rewards and be gone long before the next guy has to bring a load of stuff in house just to fix it.

He shoots, he scores!! Failing @britishairways A once proud outfit. #sad

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 262
Views: 68005

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

I'm not too hopeful for any eye-catching orders, it would be great for the A330neo or A35K to get some orders, but now's not really a great time for widebodies. I'm sure a number of A32Xneos will be ordered, but anything above 200 orders would surprise me. Trust Airbus to pull something out of thei...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 484
Views: 53712

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

Well said IMHO.Lets look at reality.The 332 stopped selling and they can't give a 338 NEO away.The 788 did a good launch job but that's not selling now either,The MOM sector just got bigger. Take a look below.Who is really believing in a 4K nm 321.lr Its massively under winged With all that goes wi...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 20320

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

I think private planes are highly risk and dangerous compared to flying in commercial.. The accident chances are high due to lack of safety features and inefficient pilots. Anyway thank god for saving such a wonderful actress. On a board where outrageous and often idiotic posts are frequent, this o...

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by Bricktop
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 484
Views: 53712

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

I am laughing at Leahy's comment on 240 seats on a narrowbody. How many airlines are lining up for this really bad option for the consumer. Boarding and deplaning would take forever thereby damaging operating times. Take a wide body like a B767 type over a narrowbody that long. This plane would be ...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2886
Views: 897084

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Also Fabrice Bregier said today at Airbus Media Day that he expects to deliver close to 100 A350s this year. I calculate 92 include all ones due to Qatar as well as the Chinese ones through Aercap so 100 is quite a promise! Great show of confidence from the leader in the program. Especially since w...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)
Replies: 60
Views: 8788

Re: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)

I'm not surprised this d-bag has so little self-awareness that he would post a video of himself behaving in such a fashion. He's the victim (sarcasm) and probably expected an outpouring of sympathy for his "plight". Sign of the times.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 106984

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

I know how it works Stitch - I just review these statements (from both sides) with a mixture of amusement and despair! True dat. Using marketing slides to make your point is well, pointless. Feel the spin! John and Randy are well paid to push this crap. Lapping it up like gospel and puking it back ...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 13884

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

767333ER wrote:
it's about as real as Cheez Whiz!

C'mon man! Don't be dissing Cheez Whiz! Cheesesteaks, baby. Cheesesteaks!

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 13884

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

Because the only way Boeing can sell planes is by giving them away cheap, right. :roll: Thanks for that input John, I mean keesje. Well, Boeing did sell 737s to United at a dumping price before, so they're likely to do that again. That is not a good comparison. End-of-line 73G's against new tech MA...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 13884

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

i think Boeing is fighting to keep it's two biggest -9 customers from deflecting. Probably a free upgrade defensive move. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-07/boeing-said-to-woo-united-lion-in-bid-to-buttress-max-10-launch Because the only way Boeing can sell planes is by giving them ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 13884

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

i think Boeing is fighting to keep it's two biggest -9 customers from deflecting. Probably a free upgrade defensive move. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-07/boeing-said-to-woo-united-lion-in-bid-to-buttress-max-10-launch Because the only way Boeing can sell planes is by giving them ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 637
Views: 122426

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

edu2703 wrote:
Adding fuel to the fire!

Iran's revolutionary guards say Saudi Arabia was behind deadly attacks in Tehran.

ISIS claimed responsibility per the Washington Post. Who knows what the truth is any more?
If it really is the Saudis, sell sell sell 'cause this doesn't end well.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 119
Views: 24792

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

Thanks all for the background on the financing.

tommy1808 wrote:

"Hi Mr. Bank CEO Sheik Muhammad, i would like to borrow you to give me 25 billion USD to blow my fleet up by an order of magnitude"


Slight correction, but probably just as unlikely. :rotfl: :stirthepot:

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 119
Views: 24792

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

I would add that Singapore has also started to renew its A380 fleet. IMO it would not be that unlikely to see an add on order from them, replacing more of the 19 they have now.. They run a young fleet too. Regarding the deferral of A380, we have to look at that it replaces accelerated deliveries. O...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 119
Views: 24792

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

Tim Clark said his lease payments fully pay off the A380 in 12 years so they can all just get scrapped and become parts donors. I would suggest that he knows more about what the purchase price is and what EK's lease payments are than most of us. On the other hand he has a lot to lose if the A380 ma...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 16350

Re: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft

KarelXWB wrote:

Emirates financial documents do not show any government support, we should put such statements to a rest.

Enron's financial statements were pretty good too, until they weren't.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 637
Views: 122426

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Trump caused this, he will not be solving it. I'm not trying to start a debate, but I don't see the connection between Trump and Qatar choosing to better their relations with Iran. Can you please explain that? Trump said to the Saudis that Iran is the devil, do everything you can against them. Saud...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 119
Views: 24792

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

Reality is that unless an A388 aftermarket develops, lease rates have to go up or sales prices have to come down neither of which is good for the line's prospects. IMO the best aftermarket for an off-lease EK A388 is EK. Not for the very early frames, but later builds. Way cheaper than getting facto...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 119
Views: 24792

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

If there's a price that Airbus can sell the A388 at that makes sense to both sides, it will happen. But there also will be better airplanes for EK to choose down the road too. A dead cat bounce at best for the program, even if it comes to pass.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 637
Views: 122426

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Friends in Qatar are stating that this is just some political grandstanding and will be over within a week's time. Either they have blinders on or they know something that we don't know...... I really hope this crisis to be solved as soon as possible. The Trump statement and that KSA revoked all Qa...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2886
Views: 897084

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

gatibosgru wrote:
Glad to see Finnair is happy with their A350s! Their livery actually looks stunning on the A359.

I'm actually hard pressed to think of a bad looking one. The Air Caraibes A350 is my current "best looking plane" of any type.

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA's flights to the US
Replies: 13
Views: 4172

Re: SAA's flights to the US

They haven't downgauged from the A346 on SA203. They did run the A343 in the winter of 2013/4, so there's probably enough load to keep running the bigger plane.

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by Bricktop
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 27922

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

bunumuring wrote:
Hey guys,
IF the MoM is launched I reckon it will be at the Dubai air show with Emirates and/or Qatar ordering it.

If I was an OEM, I wouldn't allow A :hissyfit: AB be within 7,000 nm of being a launch customer.

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by Bricktop
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 176
Views: 47782

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

My point is that they go for A350 and change order to 787 to not loose deposits. My take on what LH will do - Leave the 779 order at 20 and not take the additional 14 frames. No loss of deposits or need to reuse them. Stretch deliveries over a longer period. Order additional A350s as required. Agre...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 176
Views: 47782

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

I think the canary is coughing.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 27922

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

Give the hyperbole and sensationalism a break. If the A320/1 NEO was what UA wanted, they would have bought it already. With your logic, anyone flying the 737-900/ER/9 is not that smart and and doing for the hell of it. Boeing is not struggling to keep UA from buying anything, they bought the A350-...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Friday 31st March
Replies: 102
Views: 20060

Re: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Friday 31st March

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Or perhaps an eventual 787F?

Possible, but they are still selling the 767F.

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by Bricktop
Mon May 29, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 4886

Re: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft

Fitlikemin wrote:
The rear sticks out a bit.

The bigger the cushion...

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by Bricktop
Fri May 26, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14836

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

It's still not acceptable or PC to name your wifi network in such an inconsiderate manner. Obviously, people who think it's a joking matter like this have never had such an incident affect them personally. All this holier-than-thou talk of telling other people how they should think... You know afte...

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by Bricktop
Thu May 25, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14836

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

"Your majesty, the charges are disrespecting and bad taste. I recommend 10 years of solitary confinement" Reductio ad absurdum. But I suppose different people have different tolerances for douchebaggery. Mine's pretty high (I'm kind of a douchebag myself according to my son) but it's belo...

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by Bricktop
Thu May 25, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14836

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Yes, maybe.. Still... That name does at least shout BAD TASTE. You don't mess with those things, not even for a silly joke; for that would be a SILLY joke indeed considering what jihadists do. End of lecture, sorry. Agree 100%. And more than a little disrespectful, given the timing. "Your maje...

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by Bricktop
Thu May 25, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14836

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Well done. I hope they come down heavy-handed on that retarded moron and let him rot in a Mexican jail. Utter nonsense. People come up with silly names for their WiFi all the time... Yes, maybe.. Still... That name does at least shout BAD TASTE. You don't mess with those things, not even for a sill...

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by Bricktop
Tue May 23, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12862

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

8i? Done. The B779 was the death blow.
8F? I can see that dribbling on for a while.

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by Bricktop
Tue May 23, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 56
Views: 12815

Re: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's

Very conservative choice... One can question LH's long term involvement and backing, considering SN gets second hand A330s and LX gets brand new 77Ws... LX gets all factory new fleet. The PR of brussels airlines is here a pure stunt. The logical and natural choice for SN was the A330-900. ' Sometim...

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by Bricktop
Mon May 22, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 56
Views: 12815

Re: Brussels Airlines orders new A330-300 equipment

You don't order used aircraft. Fyi Of course you can order used aircraft. You can call a lessor and order some aircraft if they are up for sale. Hence those A330s are new equipment for the SN fleet. That's a very narrow parsing of the language. The title is misleading. They are not getting factory ...

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