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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: 14295

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: 29
Views: 7201

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: 87
Views: 13380

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: 87
Views: 13380

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: 807
Views: 103627

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: 735

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: 3609

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: 32240

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: 32240

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: 32240

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: 32240

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: 807
Views: 103627

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: 32240

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: 32240

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: 32240

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: 53082

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: 2559
Views: 188693

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: 807
Views: 103627

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: 2559
Views: 188693

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: 3171

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: 32347

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: 1256

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: 807
Views: 103627

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: 69885

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: 177
Views: 22764

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: 32347

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: 32347

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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by Bricktop
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 53082

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

jean06 wrote:
parapente wrote:
Good to see the 788 continuing to sell.Nice aircraft.

If Boeing can't make money with it, It's not a nice aircraft.

Not true. It's the low end of a family. A foot in the door, or a camels nose under the tent.

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by Bricktop
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United Buying Hawaiians 767s?
Replies: 36
Views: 7766

Re: Is United Buying Hawaiians 767s?

zkojq wrote:
scbriml wrote:
So we've gone from buying 50 brand-new 767s from Boeing, to buying three pre-owned from HA? :scratchchin:

Shows how much hot air was in that other thread. ;)

Why do they have to be mutually exclusive?

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by Bricktop
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 807
Views: 103627

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

I enjoy the game theory discussions. Many on here decry Airbus for creating the 330neo. But the truth is this (and the ceo) keep pricing pressure on the 787. A low cost option to earn some profit and make it more difficult for your competitor to make money. Fascinating stuff, and you make good poin...

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by Bricktop
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 14952

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

The major policy failure since Deregulation has been the Federal refusal to take a strong antitust stance. Neither the late 1980's consolidation nor the 2007-2013 consolidation should have been allowed. Airlines must be forced to compete or they will oligopolize and make serving Wall Street --the O...

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by Bricktop
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 63
Views: 8892

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

toxtethogrady wrote:
Because it's always a classy move to wrap an architectural icon in some meh architectural design work... :duck:

I think the banality of the building is actually a very nice canvas to the terminal.

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by Bricktop
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 807
Views: 103627

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

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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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 7898

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities beside ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for farewell tour

JFK had service from TLV and MNL until fairly recently. I can't imagine they would get passed over.

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by Bricktop
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 8545

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

Sad. I was a big fan of his and he was the anchor of my fantasy baseball team for many years.

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by Bricktop
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 21223

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

I think the analysis may be correct, but there is also the ancillary (IMO substantial) benefit of keeping the CS out of Chinese hands.

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by Bricktop
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 at BWI
Replies: 8
Views: 3510

Re: DL A 350 at BWI

Flightradar24 shows nothing for N501DN or N502DN at BWI.

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by Bricktop
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What domestic routes could a SST theoretically operate without land overflight?
Replies: 22
Views: 1600

Re: What domestic routes could a SST theoretically operate without land overflight?

Concorde was substantially louder subsonically than conventional airplanes too. What's the point of TPA to IAH supersonic? En route opportunity for speed would be what, 10 minutes? BOS/NYC to MIA would be better but even then why? Transcon or TATL is the only chance for a US market. Without premium ...

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by Bricktop
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16661

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

LH? And Qantas. With a 2024 date it now seems likely that BA will be the last of the three, but it has been clear for several years that BA, LH, QF would be the last three major operators (at least among top tier global carriers) and would all be flying the type well into the 2020s. Korean Air and ...

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by Bricktop
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16661

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

scotron11 wrote:
Cannot quite believe they will keep the 744s until 2024....whew! 7yrs is a long long time. By 2021 they will probably be the only operator.

LH?

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by Bricktop
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 3600

Re: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement

'What has your "reply" to do with my post? It was an attempt to actually return the thread to a discussion of the topic namely Airbus and JL, after your attempt at diversion with (yet another tedious) anti-Boeing/US diatribe. You are gyrating around to miss my point ... while missing the ...

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by Bricktop
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 3600

Re: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement

I've seen this idea a few times now that the Airbus corruption investigations are just about the military, and it's not true. It seems people didn't read the 2nd page ( http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/airbus-corruption-scandal-threatens-ceo-tom-enders-a-1171533-2.html ) of Der Spiegel'...

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by Bricktop
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 3600

Re: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement

And what does it have to do with Airbus going outside for JL's successor? 'What has your "reply" to do with my post? It was an attempt to actually return the thread to a discussion of the topic namely Airbus and JL, after your attempt at diversion with (yet another tedious) anti-Boeing/US...

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by Bricktop
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 3600

Re: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement

IMU Leahy and his team didn't have the tools available to counter the current sales drive. Boeing has shifted to competing on the political side. US administration backs in industrial f* lockstep. Providing leverage by way of gifts and arm twisting. Interesting. I know Airbus is subject to a briber...

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by Bricktop
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KWI - SNN B77W KU177
Replies: 19
Views: 1944

Re: KWI - SNN B77W KU177

Goes on to JFK. Stops in SNN for pre-clearance perhaps.

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by Bricktop
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 12901

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

I'm sure it's also got to do with MH17. No, nothing. The Netherlands is the rule of law, not kindergarten. Stop framing it like this, it sounds like ABC is the underdog here. Schiphol is slot restricted and they just wanted to free up slots for passengers, all cargo airlines are treated exactly the...

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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 21817

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

Is not everybody focused on making a point? If I talk about new frames, I talk about new frames, not end of line bargains. But even end of line bargains come with greatly reduced service cost compared to old frames. The question is what is your emphasis, CAPEX or running costs. Today or future. I t...

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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 177
Views: 22764

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

As for Enders, the President of France alone cannot get the CEO of Airbus replaced. Only the Board of Directors can make that decision. One would also think the President of France has better things to do (like running a country, for example). Wait until Macron started tweeting about #FailingTomEnd...

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by Bricktop
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20218

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

I get that they want the maple leaf on the tail to be larger, but smaller and higher up would look better IMO.

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by Bricktop
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 12901

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

chiki wrote:
I just love how the Russians deal with disputes

You look at me funny, I murder your family.

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