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by Bricktop
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2052
Views: 257092

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: 1965

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: 631

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: 631

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: 10677

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: 15755

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: 9272

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: 11958

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: 11958

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: 22449

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: 11958

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: 11958

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: 11958

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: 11958

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: 11958

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: 11958

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: 11958

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: 3643

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: 14040

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: 2459

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: 109
Views: 15949

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: 6387

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: 1330
Views: 211125

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: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3602
Views: 1157401

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: 2447
Views: 159214

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: 10481

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: 8395

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: 4535

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: 10776

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: 6177

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: 34
Views: 9859

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: 10766

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: 70972

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: 7576

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: 70972

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: 70972

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: 70972

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: 87238

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: 70972

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: 87238

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: 87238

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: 8377

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: 3602
Views: 1157401

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: 55
Views: 10033

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: 2114

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: 264
Views: 70972

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: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 584
Views: 76698

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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