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by Bricktop
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 323
Views: 66439

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

I doubt this will be anything other than a split decision. Interesting to see all the lowering of expectations on the Airbus side of the ledger. I don't buy that at all: The A321neo would be a winner for DL in many applications.

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by Bricktop
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Canceling EWR-AMS
Replies: 28
Views: 9984

Re: DL Canceling EWR-AMS

Not to EWR. AMS-EWR will no longer be served by DL or KL (and the JV in general). The JV has added a AMS-JFK frequency, totaling 5 flights/day of which 2 flights are operated by DL and 3 flights are operated by KL. A nice combination of equipment too: 763 (DL) 333 (DL) 772 (KL) 789 (KL) 744 (KL) - ...

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by Bricktop
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Canceling EWR-AMS
Replies: 28
Views: 9984

Re: DL Canceling EWR-AMS

Has KL added any frequencies? I'm assuming they still fly this route? Not to EWR. AMS-EWR will no longer be served by DL or KL (and the JV in general). The JV has added a AMS-JFK frequency, totaling 5 flights/day of which 2 flights are operated by DL and 3 flights are operated by KL. A nice combina...

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by Bricktop
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 4868

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

klakzky123 wrote:
EWR is really *A dominant. I guess in theory Asiana could switch to EWR but that seems unlikely.

Agreed. OZ used an A380 to JFK until just recently when they downgauged to a 777 presumably for the winter. KE usually runs 2x380's although
again I think KE85 is now a B748.

EWR has no 380 service.

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by Bricktop
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?
Replies: 28
Views: 2903

Re: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?

Slightly OT: Channeling my inner Jules Winnfield, what do they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Germany? That would most probably be a "Einhundert siebzehn gramm rindfleisch burger mit kâse" - which is a bit of a mouthful. :rotfl: But right now they are offering a "King Claus&qu...

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by Bricktop
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another stored A346 on the move.
Replies: 7
Views: 5405

Re: Another stored A346 on the move.

Didn't Boeing buy the MU A346s as part of the B77W sale?

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by Bricktop
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing and Airbus launch the replacements for 737 and A320 families
Replies: 26
Views: 9259

Re: When will Boeing and Airbus launch the replacements for 737 and A320 families

1. The new competitors in China and Russia are taking a to big a part of the sales. Russia has no empire to push their planes into. Domestically, they can't take THAT many frames to make a living off. China though is another story, but that again would be a primarily domestic market unless a new me...

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by Bricktop
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 49
Views: 1825

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

A B-29 came to a local airshow and you could fly in the bombardier's seat for about $1,500 IIRC. Out of my price range but that would be pretty cool. They also do Mustang flights which cost even more. That may be too intense though. Commercial, I agree with many that the Concorde would have to be it.

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by Bricktop
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?
Replies: 28
Views: 2903

Re: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?

DouglasDC10 wrote:
Bhoy wrote:
ZRH has a McDonalds landside and a Burger King airside.


Same situation in FRA: One McDonald's landside in each terminal as well as a Burger King airside in Terminal 2.

Slightly OT: Channeling my inner Jules Winnfield, what do they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Germany?

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by Bricktop
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 323
Views: 66439

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

SteelChair wrote:
aerolimani wrote:
The ultimate winner will be Delta, no matter which manufacturer wins the RFP.


The ultimate winner will be the customers.

:rotfl: Who? The guy who pays for the party? I do find your naivety refreshing, though. ;)

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by Bricktop
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 323
Views: 66439

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

Peculiar that most of the posters defending the 737 seem to originate from one country... hmmm :scratchchin: Probably because the 737 is all over the place in that one country ;) And what aircraft family do Spirit, Frontier and Allegiant have in common? hmmm :scratchchin: You can have a shitty expe...

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by Bricktop
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 483138

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

That sounds about right. But that $25bn (which would include development & production) in losses is based off of list prices. The actual cost per A380 will be far lower than the list price. Just as sales prices were likely lower than list. Just how much is anyone's guess. But as has been quoted...

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by Bricktop
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 483138

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

That, actually, is an old story: Airbus gets an engine and can, if they really want, build an airframe around it. Boeing is waited hand and foot what kind of engine they would like with their new frame. comparable story to ETOPS creation/expansion. Yeah RR is a notoriously anti-Airbus. They're also...

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by Bricktop
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Next Airbus Productline Formation Flight, A339, A351, A321N, A380?
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Re: The Next Airbus Productline Formation Flight, A339, A351, A321N, A380?

Polot wrote:
keesje wrote:
I think it’s been a while. The previous big one was, I guess, last year, sporting the A350-900, A320NEO, A330-300 and A380.


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Be nice. It's been more than a WHOLE year. I mean, it's going to be 2018 in a few weeks.

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by Bricktop
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 126989

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Such an analyses works actually both ways, it tells us that for UA, to buy 767-300ER, stopgap or no stopgap, instead of A330 or 787 to make sense, the 767-300ER have to be dirt cheap. So the question from UA would be to Boeing, how low can you go. Plausible, but if I was Boeing under that theory th...

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by Bricktop
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 126989

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Such an analyses works actually both ways, it tells us that for UA, to buy 767-300ER, stopgap or no stopgap, instead of A330 or 787 to make sense, the 767-300ER have to be dirt cheap. So the question from UA would be to Boeing, how low can you go. Plausible, but if I was Boeing under that theory th...

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by Bricktop
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 300
Views: 64102

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

I don't understand why the downstream of a major issue is considered "non-reportable"?

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by Bricktop
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 483138

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Don't forget the illuminati. long dead. But "competing" in insiduous ways is alive and well. Like bribes, perhaps? :D Back to planet earth and to the topic and away from nebulous conspiracy theories... The deal gets done between EK and Airbus for up to 50 frames, it's in everyone's intere...

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by Bricktop
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus's CTO departs after only 18 months on the job
Replies: 25
Views: 13875

Re: Airbus's CTO departs after only 18 months on the job

Interesting ecology created from artificial failures / sabotage and resultant dissing of the product as sub par "allways fails, pita to work with ..." complemented by the reverse. Never talk about issues of your loved product. Tough not to fall into that trap, isn't it? :twisted: I was su...

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by Bricktop
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 12180

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

zakuivcustom wrote:
Sort of back on topic, though, I seriously fail to see how even this can offend somebody :white:

Check your privilege! :talktothehand:

Yay! That's my virtue signalling quota for the month taken care of, and on the first day no less. :rotfl:

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by Bricktop
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 786
Views: 224811

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

ikolkyo wrote:
1st Garuda 737 MAX is out of paint
Image

Quite the looker!

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by Bricktop
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2629
Views: 227345

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

That is one crazy photo!

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by Bricktop
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 483138

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The acquisition by IAG-BA of many additional slot pairs at LGW, and the absence of the long haul aeroplanes to work them may be relevant to A380 for BA. If BA were to acquire say 7 A380, they would allow a cascade down and release a lot of existing BA aeroplanes to work the new slots. As there does...

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by Bricktop
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 40
Views: 15504

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

I think it's more relevant to ask if it has EXCEEDED expectations. All the benefits of the A350 above, ie quieter ride/saves fuel etc. were "known knowns" which come with the airplane. Having said that, I think it's a little premature to ask anything about DL's reactions to the A350. Have ...

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by Bricktop
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retro Livery Plans
Replies: 50
Views: 11983

Re: United Retro Livery Plans

VC10er wrote:
Me thinks they needed to go WAY back in time as the tulip in any form was polarizing

Can you expand on this if not too off topic?

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by Bricktop
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update
Replies: 88
Views: 17697

Re: Air Canada new livery update 2 (Possible 777)

CFM565A1 wrote:
Looks great; I like it a lot! I have to say the 787 remains my least favourite in the new colours, it looked better in the toothpaste.

I just said in the "other" thread that I liked the new look on the 787-8 and that turned me around on the livery. To each his own. ;-)

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by Bricktop
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update
Replies: 88
Views: 17697

Re: First Air Canada 777 in the new livery is here

I've done a 180 on the new AC livery. Seeing it in person on a 788, it looked really good.

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by Bricktop
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 483138

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

As Shakespeare wrote of a certain English nobleman who wanted to be (and became) king six hundred years ago - "I can smile and murder while I smile." And yet look how that turned out. Will we see STC standing in the middle of DXB shouting "A380! A380! My Emirates for an A380!"? :D

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by Bricktop
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta partners with Auburn
Replies: 8
Views: 2904

Re: Delta partners with Auburn

War Eagle!

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by Bricktop
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowbody order bubble?
Replies: 29
Views: 7414

Re: Narrowbody order bubble?

I think there is some froth in those backlogs, but even so I don't see a burst rather a slow leak as the worry. I am pretty sure that Airbus and Boeing have enough tripwires out there that they will not be surprised and have plans B, C and D in place.

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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 51747

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

You are incorrect on that. Of course they care, even more so because of the "important preoccupations". Investor confidence is enormously important, fundamental, and the world needs to see that there's some good news coming out. That's the "grand scheme of things". It's a brilli...

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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 51747

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

You probably won't want to believe it but Airbus management really are not that childish. I'm also pretty sure that Indigo Partners management are far too shrewd to allow their company to be used in such a way. There's nothing childish about stopping the perception that you're getting bitchslapped....

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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 51747

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

With all due respect to Airbus and John Leahy, but this MoU from Indigo Partners was about saving face You probably won't want to believe it but Airbus management really are not that childish. I'm also pretty sure that Indigo Partners management are far too shrewd to allow their company to be used ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 51747

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Or, "Hey Randy. How fast can you get me some 777-10s?".

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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 483138

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

In the same way that many of the loyal Airbus posters haven't been tripping over their feet to emphasize that critical issue. Together with Enders asking for political sales help from the EU in news recently I'd attribute this more to enemy action than incompetence on Airbus side. If actors appear ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 51747

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

I also wonder if this is an announcement brought forward from the fifth quarter as something of a face saver for Airbus at the DAS. Sledgehammer meet walnut, if so. I am more convinced of this now in light of the big 737 Max order from FlyDubai. The optics out of this show would have been really dr...

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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 51747

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

I also wonder if this is an announcement brought forward from the fifth quarter as something of a face saver for Airbus at the DAS. Sledgehammer meet walnut, if so.

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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 51747

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

I hope this turns out. Nice that Enders and Bregier left town to let JL get the glory all to himself.

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by Bricktop
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 63308

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

keesje wrote:
Any upcoming 777-9 orders ?


Upthread rumor of SV, but nothing yet.

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by Bricktop
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2629
Views: 227345

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

From the pics, does it look like Boeing switched to "787 grey/blue" from the old 777 "brown"? If so that is a welcome change. It's actually going to be scarlet red, not brown :D But agreed, fresh and exciting. Makes you think what the next Boeing demo color will be. Those are 78...

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by Bricktop
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 483138

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

If I were a senior person in Airbus management, or if I were a member of the Airbus Board of Directors, then in both cases I would be seriously displeased by recent A380 events. When negotiating, it is best to remember that to make a deal, it has to benefit both sides. It takes two to tango. I thin...

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by Bricktop
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2629
Views: 227345

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

holzmann wrote:
From the pics, does it look like Boeing switched to "787 grey/blue" from the old 777 "brown"? If so that is a welcome change.

Those are 787s in blue in the background. the 77Xs look like they are a muddier version of the burgundy they originally launched with.

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by Bricktop
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 4182

Re: Chances WN launches TATL?

737max8 wrote:
It wouldn't shock me to see the 737 MAX 7 going TATL.

Me either, but just not with "Southwest" painted on the side. ;-)

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by Bricktop
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 46166

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

So much for the notion touted here that EK wouldn't touch the 787-10 because its performance would suck out of DXB.

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by Bricktop
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia to lease A321LR aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 2227

Re: Air Arabia to lease A321LR aircraft

RalXWB wrote:
Good order and nice to see mor LRs...

Is this an order or a placement of already ordered frames?

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by Bricktop
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 483138

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Not a surprise as the used A380 market is as yet nonexistent. This allows Airbus to remarket them as Certified Pre Owned.

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by Bricktop
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 82928

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Jayafe wrote:
seahawk wrote:
Which itself would be quite telling on how Airbus gained its orders.


No, it would just tell that now they 200% sure from a compliance perspective.

Was that compliance in effect before the Paris Air Show, which any objective observer would say was to be kind less than stellar for Airbus?

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by Bricktop
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 189
Views: 31618

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

8. 80% for deals are without middlemen, so leaves 20%to screen for any suscpicious deals. And yet Airbus is missing hundreds of orders this year. If only 20% uses middlemen, where are the rest of the aircraft orders? Is it possible that current production issues are dampening things too? We can't b...

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by Bricktop
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 46166

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Totally expected. If they were serious about the XWB they would not have cancelled the order in the first place. I don't think that's true at all. The A350-1000 supposedly changed over what EK was looking for at that time. The A359 and A35X are both superb and competitive airplanes. I am a bit conc...

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by Bricktop
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 46166

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

A little off on the number, but as I said in the EK A380 order thread..

Bricktop wrote:
An order for another 30 A388's is a nice score for Airbus.

Also a nice sop for the 70 B78J's they order as well. :devil: :rotfl:

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