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by Bostrom
Sun May 21, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Boeing 747 lovers
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Boeing 747 lovers

Yeah... you know that it no longer manufactured the 747-400 and i belive that is the same to a 747-8i? But i am very curious why is no longer manufactured. Maybe you know... if you know please say :) The 747-8 is still manufactured, but at a rather slow rate. Boeing has only managed to sell 134 of ...

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by Bostrom
Sun May 21, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25454

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Wednesday 24 May2017 will be an interesting day for Stockholm's airports, with plenty of football charters from the UK (Manchester United) and NL (Amsterdam AJAX): Here are some of the charter flights from NL: Thank you for the list! I hope I'll be able to visit Arlanda with my camera. It will be a...

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by Bostrom
Sun May 21, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 80
Views: 6623

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

steex wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
Narvik in northern Norway (pop. 18,756) has two airports, Evenes (EVE) and Framnes (NVK).


Fantastic example, but Framnes was actually closed just last month. All services are now provided solely at Evenes.


You're right, I missed that Framnes is closed. Mea culpa.

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by Bostrom
Sat May 20, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 114
Views: 17878

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

For the 319/737-700 size, I'd guess the CS300 has a pretty good chance. I would hope so. I'm a huge fan of the plane, and it has the range and better capabilities than the others. But many see it as a regional aircraft more. I'm quite fond of the Cseries as well and would love to se a CS300-order, ...

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by Bostrom
Sat May 20, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 80
Views: 6623

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

According to Wikipedia Venice has a population of 264.579 inhabitants and like I mentioned before it has two commercial airports. But Venice draws a lot of tourists so that's no surprise. But I think it still counts as a winner so far. If you consider Treviso to be a Venice airport, you should not ...

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by Bostrom
Sat May 20, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: world shortest jetroutes
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

Re: world shortest jetroutes

BawliBooch wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
Brazzaville Maya Maya (BZV)-Kinshasa N'djili (FIH) must be one of the shortest at 26 km/14 nm. The route is flown with 737s.


Is this a scheduled operation? Airline?


As far as I know, yes. Asky flies between the cities a few times per week.

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by Bostrom
Fri May 19, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 80
Views: 6623

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Given Belfast has a relatively small population but has two airports, are there any other small cities/towns (i.e. less than 750,000 people ) that are served by more than one airport? There a few people here who perhaps should read the question again. When Breathe defined small city as less than 75...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 19, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 114
Views: 17878

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

If it's A320/738 size, then the MAX will probably win. It has superior capacity and range, and can already be delivered, which might be a factor for them. If its 321/739 size, the neo has a clear advantage, in that it's superior and has currently the best 757 replacement. Then again, 319/73G size i...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 19, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 80
Views: 6623

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Narvik in northern Norway (pop. 18,756) has two airports, Evenes (EVE) and Framnes (NVK).

So has Reykjavík (pop. 123,246), KEF and RKV.

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by Bostrom
Fri May 19, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2675
Views: 817339

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Good to finally get some more regional diversity. What other non-Asian airline has had A350s powered/flying now? LATAM, Air Caraibes, Delta, Finnair, Ethiopian, and ______? LH! With almost all of the legacy European carriers getting them. I wouldn't assume "diversity" to be a problem. It ...

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by Bostrom
Thu May 18, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best European Airline Long Haul Business Class
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: Best European Airline Long Haul Business Class

LH has a good product and you could fly on a 747-8 to FRA. LX I've never experienced in business but their eco-service was very nice and ZRH is one of the best airports to transfer in Europe. SAS via CPH could also be a good possibility, but I can't speak from experience here, just what I heard fro...

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by Bostrom
Thu May 18, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?
Replies: 111
Views: 18199

Re: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?

So far we've heard about DC-10s, MD-11s, L-1011s, 727s. So... does anyone here 'love' the BN2A-Mkiii 'Trislander' (also known as the poor man's DC-10!). That's one aircraft I would have loved to have flown on. http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/aircraft/images/4/45/Aurigny-trislander-g-rbci_pics28...

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by Bostrom
Tue May 16, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best European Airline Long Haul Business Class
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: Best European Airline Long Haul Business Class

I'd say that the best hard J class product on European airlines can be found on Swiss, SAS or Austrian. Maybe KLM's new seats as well.

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by Bostrom
Tue May 16, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 635
Views: 9257

Re: Brexit - EU position

Thanks Dutchy - I appreciate you taking time to come back on some of the points I raised. A lot of what you have mentioned has been covered already, but I think your point about the UK and its component parts brings up some very interesting angles on the whole argument. Would you be kind to give us...

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by Bostrom
Mon May 15, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25454

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

But yes the language can be a problem sometimes, I know an elderly Swedish speaking couple from Finland who miss the times you always got service also in Swedish on Finnair. They understand Finnish but now they worry if they understand everything right on the flight to Spain, they are kind of nervo...

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by Bostrom
Mon May 15, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?
Replies: 64
Views: 10341

Re: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?

Hasn't Singapore Airlines had their current livery for quite a while?

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by Bostrom
Mon May 15, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 635
Views: 9257

Re: Brexit - EU position

Thanks Dutchy - I appreciate you taking time to come back on some of the points I raised. A lot of what you have mentioned has been covered already, but I think your point about the UK and its component parts brings up some very interesting angles on the whole argument. Would you be kind to give us...

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by Bostrom
Sat May 13, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football
Replies: 25
Views: 717

Re: Football

Also my father was brought up between the two World Wars in the South Wales valleys where at that time rugby was the only game worth playing,and Football [not Rugby] was referred to as soccer , so the real question is " why is a game of kicking a ball with your feet sometimes called Soccer ? O...

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by Bostrom
Sat May 13, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football
Replies: 25
Views: 717

Re: Football

Airstud wrote:
Ahem.

"Soccer."

:duck:


Couldn't resist… :)

Image

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by Bostrom
Wed May 10, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst transfer airport by continent
Replies: 41
Views: 2276

Re: Best and worst transfer airport by continent

I must vote for CPH as one of the best in Europe. Not too big, and easy to transfer between Schengen/Non-Schengen flights.

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by Bostrom
Wed May 10, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2675
Views: 817339

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

RalXWB wrote:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C92r3N9XkAEpdul.jpg

When will Delta receive this one? :stirthepot:


If this list is correct, in August.

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Robbie86 wrote:
Might have missed the post, but I didn't see anything about SK starting ARN-MIA in October.

1x/week with Airbus 330.

http://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-to-fly-d ... m-october/



It was discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1362037

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by Bostrom
Tue May 09, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines SSJ operation
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Re: Brussels Airlines SSJ operation

I didn't read anything about that. I think it's an important test for the SSJ and I wonder if, in case of succes, it could lead to a firm order from SN or from a LH group carrier. I wouldn't bet on it. I remember reading somewhere that Brussels Airlines are trying to streamline their fleet to two t...

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by Bostrom
Mon May 08, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7
Replies: 82
Views: 2570

Re: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7

BobPatterson wrote:
There seems to me to have been a huge difference between the choices the voters were offered in France and the choices American voters had.


There is also a huge difference in how the election systems work, had the US used the French system the result might have been different.

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by Bostrom
Mon May 08, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Centrist Macron is the next French President
Replies: 115
Views: 2345

Re: Centrist Macron is the next French President

Would I be correct in saying that most of Macron supporters were mostly city dwellers , whereas Penns supporters were from the country side, or even is the split north /south. It looks like Le Pen had the most support in the north east. She won Aisne and Pas de Calais and Macron won all the other 9...

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by Bostrom
Sun May 07, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time
Replies: 39
Views: 1072

Re: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time

Nice with a non-political thread here. It seems like I don't watch enough TV-series to list 10 favorites, but here are a few, in no particular order:

-11th Doctor, Dr Who (Matt Smith)
-Colonel Flagg, M*A*S*H (Edward Winter)
-Q, Star Trek (TNG, DS9 and VOY) (John de Lancie)

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by Bostrom
Fri May 05, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 265
Views: 55281

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

It saddens me to see so many wishing for the demise of this airline. I am holding out hope for a miracle. It will be a very sad day to see this little gem fail. I don't know what it will take to turn Alitalia around, but I am hopeful they prove the nay sayers wrong. I agree with you, it will be a s...

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by Bostrom
Thu May 04, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR/OSL/EWR
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: UA EWR/OSL/EWR

Just because two airlines are in the same alliance doesn't necessarily mean that they're friends. You're right! I thought the SAS flight EWR-OSL would show up when searching on United's website, but I was wrong. The website suggested I fly with United to LHR, AMS or ARN and then connect with SAS to...

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by Bostrom
Thu May 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR/OSL/EWR
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: UA EWR/OSL/EWR

Is the market between the cities big enough to justify a United flight on the route instead of code sharing with SAS?

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by Bostrom
Tue May 02, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Green right
Replies: 19
Views: 521

Re: Green right

In Sweden, the Centre party can probably be considered a green party to the right (ALDE-group in the EP).

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by Bostrom
Mon May 01, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Iran air fly to Gothenburg?
Replies: 14
Views: 3907

Re: Why does Iran air fly to Gothenburg?

After the Iranian revolution and the Iran-Iraq war a lot of Iranian refugees came to Europe and many of them live in Gothenburg. According to official numbers there are 12.000 persons born in Iran living in the city.

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by Bostrom
Mon May 01, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 265
Views: 55281

Re: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues

If alitalia does end up diing, what would happen next? Do passengers have to connect? Does a new airline get created? Do foreing airlines get the right to move in? Other European airlines already have the the right to "move in". My guess is that is Alitalia goes under, we will see Ryanair...

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by Bostrom
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 265
Views: 55281

Re: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues

If alitalia does end up diing, what would happen next? Do passengers have to connect? Does a new airline get created? Do foreing airlines get the right to move in? Other European airlines already have the the right to "move in". My guess is that is Alitalia goes under, we will see Ryanair...

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by Bostrom
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY 787 European routes
Replies: 11
Views: 1938

Re: DY 787 European routes

OSL-BCN as well if I'm not mistaken.

Norwegian flies a couple of transatlantic routes from CDG, that might explain the one you saw there.

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines and Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 4131

Re: Eurpean Airlines and Australia

Why dont BA and QF fly London Trans Pacific? They do, take QF across the Pacific to LAX/SFO/DFW and BA from there. No need for BA to operate trans-Pacific as well. But why would anyone fly that route? LHR-SYD via SFO is 3400 km, or 20%, longer than via SIN. Plus it has the added disadvantage of a s...

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies
Replies: 54
Views: 6030

Re: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies

Hi all, Anyone able to add to the current list of heavies flying scheduled intra European schedules? Aer Lingus DUB-AGP Aeroflot SVO-LHR BA LHR-MAD Finnair HEL-LHR Iberia MAD-LHR LATAM MAD-FRA Enjoyed a Singapore Airlines MAN-MUC trip last summer, wondering what other options are out there? Underst...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Rome the FR operates at two airports
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: In Rome the FR operates at two airports

Ryanair is present at more than one airport not only in London and Rome, but also Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Milan, Warsaw... even Paris (if you count BVA and XCR). And in "Stockholm". There are also many airlines flying to more than one London airport. And in northern Italy, Air Fra...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 13531

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

Not sure Heathrow has a massive shortage of gates nowadays. It gets tight on occasion but T5 was a massive game changer in that regard, the bad old days of regular queues at all times of the day have gone. Edinburgh REALLY needs more gates, frankly it needs a rebuild from the ground up. Totally agr...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 265
Views: 55281

Re: Alitalia Cash Flow

So what happens now? Is there a plan B after plan A was rejected?

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 265
Views: 55281

Re: AZ staff votes against cuts

How does an airline sell it's routes. Except for a few international rights to non-EU and non-US destinations, they have no property rights in those routes. I guess their slots at Heathrow have some value. They do have some value to Etihad , but not alas to Alitalia. Etihad bought them from Alitali...

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by Bostrom
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 265
Views: 55281

Re: AZ staff votes against cuts

kitplane01 wrote:
aemoreira1981 wrote:
The airline's routes should be put up for sale


How does an airline sell it's routes. Except for a few international rights to non-EU and non-US destinations, they have no property rights in those routes.


I guess their slots at Heathrow have some value.

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by Bostrom
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25454

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

SAS is next winter launching once per week Helsinki - Malaga. Interesting. https://www.avanza.se/placera/pressmeddelanden/2017/04/21/sas-sas-launches-new-year-round-route-between-helsinki-and-malaga.html Does anyone know anything about this route. Do they have a contract with some charter company t...

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by Bostrom
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a318neo ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5540

Re: a318neo ?

It seems like their would be a market for it. After all, they will eventually need new planes for London City to New York. A more efficient 318neo could make a host of new flights to financial centers viable. LON-ORD, LON-MKE, LON-HKG, LON-SIN could come to fruition. A 757max is the other option fo...

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by Bostrom
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of Airports with NEO service
Replies: 42
Views: 4695

Re: List of Airports with NEO service

There are a lot of destinations for SK. They seem to fly them to throughout their network from the ARN base. LN-RGM (1 of 6) has flown to ARN, PMI, CPH, OSL, FAO, BCN, KRK, EDI, UME, SFT, ZRH, ALC, FRA in the last week alone. -CXfirst That is the impression I also have, the Neos seem to be common o...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Airbus start with 300?
Replies: 31
Views: 8303

Re: Why did Airbus start with 300?

Bricktop wrote:
Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three.


Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet-powered flying boat technical feasability
Replies: 26
Views: 2612

Re: Jet-powered flying boat technical feasability

I did not. I knew about the Ekranoplanes, but my understanding was they were never designed to be flown at altitude. Even the Be-200 looks like it doesn't have much of a service ceiling, why is this? 8.000 m service ceiling according to Wikipedia. My guess is that the designers considered 8.000 m e...

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by Bostrom
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400 future
Replies: 46
Views: 9680

Re: 767-400 future

I've always wondered why this particular 767 version didn't sell more than the 40/50 units produced. Being a stretch of a very successful model (a la 321) I would expect more sales, specially in markets where seat numbers is the key like internal flights in Japan, among others. My guess: Because wh...

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by Bostrom
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?
Replies: 56
Views: 4823

Re: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?

I'd guess that depends on what happens in the negotiations. The harder the Brexit, the bigger the risk of Airbus moving production from the UK.

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