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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: 36
Views: 3759

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: 50
Views: 9506

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: 101
Views: 15951

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: 259
Views: 37391

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: 11532

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: 11532

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 - Part 17
Replies: 3821
Views: 1232345

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: 10657

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: 2162
Views: 289540

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: 1977

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: 676

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: 676

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: 10850

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: 15887

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: 29
Views: 9350

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: 12023

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: 12023

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: 22536

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: 12023

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: 12023

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: 12023

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: 12023

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: 12023

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: 12023

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: 12023

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: 3653

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: 14155

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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by Bricktop
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Randy Tinseth
Replies: 18
Views: 2503

Re: Randy Tinseth

http://www.boeingblogs.com/randy/

Blog is still there, but stale. I made the same comment before PAS, but apparently there were Randy sightings.
Amazing there hasn't been anything from him or his ghostwriter re 737-10.

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by Bricktop
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 135
Views: 20340

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Well exactly what was supposed to happen, happened - the government which guaranteed the loan paid for it. But agree SA is a financial basket case and sadly growing drain on the nation. Not sure what the answer is. Actually, what was supposed to happen didn't. SA should have paid back the loan but ...

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by Bricktop
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of SAA's A340's?
Replies: 29
Views: 6436

Re: Future of SAA's A340's?

I know some aren't fans of the looks of the A346, but in SA's livery it is one of my favorite looking birds.

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by Bricktop
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1473
Views: 231981

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

UA sending a 77W to SJU this morning. UA1523 with N2136U.

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by Bricktop
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3821
Views: 1232345

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Reason #254 why I would not want AAB as a launch customer. Too much drama. Other than the odd one off, no-one else has had a issue with what has been an exceptionally smooth and beautifully executed program to date.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2474
Views: 166413

Re: Boeing 777-8 / 777-9 Customer base and Future Sales

keesje wrote:
So probably half the -900 backlog will leave the FAL as -1000. An usual upgrade like happened before to e.g. the 787, A321 and 767.

Hold on a sec. I am having difficulty keeping up with the spin. Weren't upgauges/conversions a terrible thing just last week with the 737-10?

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by Bricktop
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10537

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

turjo101 wrote:
This is what happens when the airline you're flying on is subsidized by oil money. They should've flown Delta, if they were going to fly with "that much cash".

CARST thanks you for bailing him out for douchiest comment in the thread. :lol:

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by Bricktop
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?
Replies: 30
Views: 8455

Re: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?

Revelation wrote:
While they were at it, they should have dragged and dropped a housefly onto the slide, but that's been done before...

:rotfl:

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congress set to remove the caps PFC's on US airports
Replies: 34
Views: 4566

Re: Congress set to remove the caps PFC's on US airports

klm617 wrote:
Why is it the traveling public has to encore these costs. They are part of the cost of doing business as an airline.

Why won't the airlines just pass that cost through to the customers? Who do you think pays "the cost of doing business"?

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada downsizes 737 MAX 9 order book
Replies: 68
Views: 10964

Re: Air Canada downsizes 737 MAX 9 order book

The headline is misleading. Air Canada's order hasn't been downsized; the aircraft on order has been downgauged. Agreed. Downsize implies fewer units. Can we lock this thread? If we had, the world would not have had this rare moment of self-awareness. Perhaps because I am stupid! :rotfl: We kid bec...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect
Replies: 71
Views: 6215

Re: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect

Jayafe wrote:
Whatever is needed to protect the status quo of the US majors. "Market" was that called?

Yeah, because the absolute first thing on the US Supreme Court's mind is the ME3/US3 battle. :roll:

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options
Replies: 44
Views: 11633

Re: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options

It makes no sense to this armchair airline CEO why they would switch away from the A330 to the B787. They have experience and training in the type. Pick up some used ones and enjoy.

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the 757/767 so popular?
Replies: 71
Views: 10844

Re: Why are the 757/767 so popular?

Not much experience on the 757, but for me the 767 is a pleasure to be a passenger on in the 2-3-2 in Y. That's why I hope against hope that the MoM will be that config.

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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: 264
Views: 71145

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: 32
Views: 7614

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: 264
Views: 71145

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: 264
Views: 71145

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: 264
Views: 71145

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: 87526

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: 264
Views: 71145

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: 87526

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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