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by par13del
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Something that worries me is that an astonishing number of people are not scared of a hard Brexit - worse some even want it. They seem to live in a bubble where the geopolitical situation is still the same as 100-150 yrs ago ... That bubble will likely not burst on march 29 but probably not too lon...

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by par13del
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

On a more serious note, if the UK is no longer a member of the SM or CM, a lot of deliveries presently going in to UK ports will cease, they will go to another EU member, so the amount of goods flowing into the UK needing trans-shipment to the EU will decline drastically, until the UK buying culture...

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by par13del
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

So at least someone is being proactive versus waiting until Mar-2019,,,and people claim the UK folks are clueless on Brexit.

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by par13del
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 50
Views: 1789

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

Well since the Europeans are going their own way with Iran they will be leading the charge against the Saudis, so I think we can all rest easy on this one by not looking to the USA for leadership, the Europeans have this one. Why do we always look to the USA and are critical when they look after the...

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by par13del
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 231
Views: 36884

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

RR has already said there won't be any more performance improvements to the T900. So I just dont see any face-saving guarantees. Especially since the last updates fell short. Theres really no incentive right now for RR or EA to make any further investments to the current A380 powerplants. So the pr...

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by par13del
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

The graph begs the question why people from the east passed through countless EU countries with far higher pay to come to the UK for work... The answer is of course this was because successive UK governments systematically refused to limit EU immigration numbers although such was perfectly allowed,...

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by par13del
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Its Nigel, if no one listened to him during the initial referendum and he is branded among those who lied to the people, is there anyone who is going to take anything he is involved in as serious, may as well have the Russians conduct the poll, their credibility is on the same track.

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by par13del
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 50
Views: 10788

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

Revelation wrote:
That would be unrealistic. RR didn't anticipate the problem so surely Boeing could not be expected to.

So just an unfortunate incident that was not or could not be caught by testing, modeling, etc. Thankfully, so far all we have had are grounded a/c.

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by par13del
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 50
Views: 10788

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

So was Boeing aware that a caveat was required when selling 787's to customers in these high pollution regions, are they also responsible to share the burden?

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by par13del
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

What is interesting is that the leader of the Opposition is negotiating with the EU first, then will present his plan to government for approval, on the grounds of principle alone I can see enough members having to be "whipped" to support the deal regardless of what it says.

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by par13del
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

What was the margin of victory in the last general election, has there ever been a re-run of a GE in the UK because the victory margin was small?

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by par13del
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-900 is certified by EASA
Replies: 42
Views: 8712

Re: A330-900 is certified by EASA

-25% fuel burn in comparison to ??????

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by par13del
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The new British aircraft carriers - interesting long read
Replies: 60
Views: 4955

Re: The new British aircraft carriers - interesting long read

On my thought I was only thinking of the smaller support ships, they have spent an awful lot on the carriers themselves that they are struggling to get the other necessary ships that the entire fleet requires. I decided against system initially because of the national interest to maintain secrecy, o...

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by par13del
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The new British aircraft carriers - interesting long read
Replies: 60
Views: 4955

Re: The new British aircraft carriers - interesting long read

How far fetched would it be for a number of countries to come up with a single hull / engine design that would be built in each host nation along with their own weapons suite? A big issue right now is how much money each business involved in building these ships will make, so let's say a group of co...

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by par13del
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

“If the government is confident in negotiating a deal that working people, our economy and communities will benefit from, they should not be afraid to put that deal to the public.” So is that a call for a new referendum on leaving the EU or a referendum on the results of the negotiation between the...

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by par13del
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Exactly like the previous referendum should have been run. A yes/no question is not enough on a matter like leaving the EU with several possible shades of grey. What Duchy and others are talking about is a referendum on the results of the negotiations, not a redo of 2016, Note that there are also p...

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by par13del
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

So the referendum should not be a rerun of the 2016 referendum, I agree on that, but on the results of the negotiations. What would be the objective of such a referendum? If they accept the results of the negotiations what does that mean to the parliament, since they are mostly in favour of remain ...

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by par13del
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 4858

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

I agree, I cant stand flying on WN, its just cramped and boarding is a mess. Cramped in the boarding area or the a/c? All 737's no RJ's and no 29 or 30" seat pitch, I stand to be corrected but I think their lowest is 31" As for the boarding process, it is different and unique, so in some ...

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by par13del
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

...with all this I still don't get why there is any desire to keep the UK in the EU. Half the voting public according to some bought into lies, the political elite who supposedly have supported the EU and are experts on the EU don't appear to have a clue as to the principles of the EU, why would any...

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by par13del
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 4858

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

Is it that WN fares are no longer the lowest or the US3 went into Chpt.11 to reduce their cost of business so that they could lower their fares to match WN?
If WN were to follow suit the status quo would be restored, unfortunately the US3 ensured that the Chpt.11 laws were changed, so.....

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by par13del
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

If my memory is correct, Spain had the EU mandate that Gibraltar had to be resolved before any Brexit Deal, will the EU then sanction a Gibraltar deal while Brexit is unresolved?

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by par13del
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 50
Views: 10788

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

lightsaber wrote:
Rolls selected a metal that corrodes when exposed to suffer. Due to EU rules, they exposed the engines to low sulfer testing an thus failed to find the issue.
Lightsaber

If this is the case it raises so many red flags the mind boggles...

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by par13del
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 50
Views: 10788

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

So the version of Trent engines installed on the A350 are immune to Asian pollution?

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by par13del
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

If staying in the customs union means having a different court system from the UK one can understand the objection in principle that some would have, Northern Ireland would still be a part of the UK but fall under the jurisdiction of the EU, so one set of laws for one section of the country, another...

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by par13del
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16061

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

So the economist and accountants at the airlines have determined that clients will simply switch to purchasing non-refundable tickets and continue to fly in the same record numbers?
Ok....

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by par13del
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Ah bundling, and is usually seen when developed countries deal with third countries.
Personally I see some comparisons in the way the EU functions, but that's for another thread.

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by par13del
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

If nothing is regulated for certain parts of the economy, things could be very dark indeed. Which developed country has parts of its economy that are unregulated? The mantra in the developed world in recent times has been that everyone has to pay their fair share of tax, to accomplish that they mus...

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by par13del
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

A second referendum is just a chance of reversing a decision that wasn't what the urban liberals and the establishment wanted. It has nothing to do with it being democracy or a chance to 'really know' what we are voting on. We knew then. We knew now. If that's true, the result won't change. In whic...

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by par13del
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16061

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Why should a for profit company no owned the the government not want to fill that seat? If they really really wanted to fill those seats they would follow another WN example and cap their walk up fares. There is a point when a walk up fare is about filling a seat versus taking advantage of a situat...

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by par13del
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1632
Views: 125730

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Deliver the damn planes, let the front line flight crews get used to working with their new planes and all these squawks will be solved. ...or the front line crew will finally identify real issues versus the delaying that is taking place, methinks there have been some issues which could have been a...

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by par13del
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

I also meant totally manufactured in the UK. If the UK started using grain from non-EU countries for animal feed for example, it would negate that product from export to the EU. At least that is the only way I saw / see any roll over working, third countries would be nuts to give up their "inde...

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by par13del
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

My thought here was that such a roll over was only for the EU / UK benefit, not for other third countries, who if they line up for trade deals are all looking for their own concessions and could care less what the UK has or does with the EU. Just what kind of benefit do you see in the EU allowing t...

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by par13del
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16061

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Hopefully they will include some notice saying how much interest the airline made on your non-refundable ticket. Recall that one of the reasons why tickets purchased earlier is cheaper is due to the airline having your funds earning interest, so if you now loose it, at least put on the cancellation ...

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by par13del
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

I think you've somewhat misread seahawk: what you say is of course correct in itself as it is something which goes both ways, but very few (if any) EU products will suddenly no longer be of sufficient EU origin after Brexit for the simple reason the UK's content in EU's manufactured goods is quite ...

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by par13del
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3194
Views: 377118

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

If you create a good airplane, you will generate your own market opportunities. How many airport pairs were opened up by the 787? Yes and how many by the 767? A332? A340? Airlines don't fall for marketing non-sense, they check all their allternatives. Hmmm....one has to wonder why Boeing and Airbus...

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by par13del
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Funny that people still discuss it when every law firm in Brussels tells you to prepare for the hardest Brexit possible. And just to give you some titbits from the meeting I visited yesterday. It is seen as likely that it will go back to WTO rules, but mostly there are very few rules and most impor...

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by par13del
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

NI has resisted being joined to ROI for decades, but the desire to be in the EU is so strong that it will bridge the religious divide? Ok, not sure I believe that but ok, it would be quicker than the internal growth of the catholic population in the ROI.

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by par13del
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Aesma wrote:
No divorce bill means punitive tariffs instead to get the money back.

How would the EU prevent the UK from retaliating and charging the same on imports?

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by par13del
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM LEAP engine ramp back on track
Replies: 9
Views: 2182

Re: CFM LEAP engine ramp back on track

They do not need to slow down, they will only have to find places to park the a/c that do not have engines.
Even if they charge Pratt and CFM, no engines means no engines, they just need to identify which is cheaper for them in the long run, slow down or produce and store.

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by par13del
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2167
Views: 47754

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

The problem is not if the UK negotiator is a leaver or a remainer, but rather if he is able to understand what is the EU, what are the written rules and so what he could get or crash out. Well, if you review these threads you will see that time and time again we are told that the UK was a chief arc...

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by par13del
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India grounds nearly 25% of 788 fleet due to flight crew shortages and the need of spare parts
Replies: 14
Views: 3257

Re: Air India grounds nearly 25% of 788 fleet due to flight crew shortages and the need of spare parts

So does the percentage include the 9 Airbus a/c that the Airbus pilot group state are also out of service or is this just a 787 issue? The article does not mention the Boeing pilot group, but I would love to hear their side of the story, so far we have two sides of the square, one pilot group and ma...

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by par13del
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16315

Re: American A333s

Or they become a candidate for the MOM or the 787-10???? I assume they can switch models without much penalty if any...

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by par13del
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16315

Re: American A333s

Well one of their reasons for cancelling the A350 order was fleet size so they would definitely need to purchase more A330's if they do not use the 787 as replacements.

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by par13del
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16315

Re: American A333s

When A330neo are starting to come into the market, the price for the current used A330ceo will lower. AA could add used A330 to expedite the removal of 767 out of the fleet. They could also replace the old P&W A330-300 with newer GE or RR A330-300. I look at the 24 A330 at AA as one fleet, as l...

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by par13del
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13498

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

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If we quote our own web site, but there are other links up on google
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by par13del
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13498

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

So until the 737-10, what were 737 operators ordering when they needed something larger than the NG, unless you do not count AA and DL as operators of 737's because they also operate the A320? Boeing actually had to force DL to take additional 737-900ER's, so.....not as sterile as you think.

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by par13del
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets
Replies: 19
Views: 4544

Re: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets

Ok, so the devil is in the details. The faulty flush article (diaper) probably happened early in the flight and the other lavs filled up after the a/c had past the point of no return / divert. So for not adding another sentence about one lav going down and the others being overworked we end up with ...

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by par13del
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets
Replies: 19
Views: 4544

Re: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets

Ok, so as this is an airliners site, a couple airline questions.
1. Does anyone know the type of a/c that was involved, the article states 187 pax, so 757, A321, 767?????
2. If we know the type, was it a design error that one diaper being flushed down one toilet gummed up the entire works for all?

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by par13del
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6662

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

So to be clear, the shocking state of the interior of the 767 is a reflection on the a/c and its OEM, absolutely nothing to do with the owner and operator of the a/c.? ...and folks wonder why BA service is going into the crapper..... No. It reflects old aircraft that are not worth updating, and whi...

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by par13del
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6662

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

So to be clear, the shocking state of the interior of the 767 is a reflection on the a/c and its OEM, absolutely nothing to do with the owner and operator of the a/c.?
...and folks wonder why BA service is going into the crapper.....

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