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by par13del
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

Dutchy wrote:
When you re-enter the EU, the four pillars are there.

If the population has a problem with the 4 pillars the only way they can re-enter is via the politicians, even Norway who claim they are not in the EU has the 4 pillars.

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by par13del
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

I think you are right. When Brittian is gone by next year, the remaining 27 will form a closer union or perhaps only the Eurozone countries. We will see if Brittian will rejoin after 5 years or so. If they want to, surely they will not have all the exemptions they have now. The price for leaving. W...

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by par13del
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

I can see the Britts accepting the Euro, but I think that will not be a firm requirement if Brittian decides to rejoin, a number of nations are exempt. Schengen will be a different matter and I can see them excepting that. I can see the freedom of movement eventually being restricted in the whole E...

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by par13del
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

well, if consistency was their strength, there would be a Brexit-Agreement waiting to be signed right about now. best regards Thomas Well if there is a leadership contest after October and the Remain faction of the Tory party puts a Brexiter in charge as PM we will finally be able to see if they ca...

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by par13del
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

Dig a bit on your history books and look which country made a priority of their foreign policy to add as many ex-Soviet and Warsaw pact countries to the EU and NATO as quickly as possible. Hint: it was not Germany or France. Not to derail the thread, but on this point, having the former ex-Soviet a...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

So does a "no-deal" Brexit mean all the EU footballers will have to go back home and apply for work visas? Will make 29 March 2019 very interesting. Hmmm....if there are no predominantly Labour or Tory teams, sports may finally be the catalyst to get both sides united to ensure that they ...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343762

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

PS: I would prefer that the 797 is built, but it needs some more risk acceptance at Boeing. ...which I think is the big issue, they screwed up the 787 program so much that they do not trust themselves to do something, anything. One can even imagine them waiting to see how the 777X turns about befor...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343762

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The South you speak of is likely to be South America playing a huge role in the 737 replacement. It is pretty likely to be designed and built by the JV with Embraer assuming it closes. It may well be designed, but if the NSA is to be a replacement for the 737 averaging 40+ units per month, there is...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

What is amazing about both referendums is that neither was legally binding, but the detractors of both results took the same side, that there was no need to enforce the results. "The referendum result was not legally binding; however, it was widely accepted that the vote would be the final say ...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343762

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Agreed, the -9 shouldn't have been produced. But it has been. To maintain production is cheap. With already with nine of the -9 delivered, it is too late to take them back. So now it is time to sell it. It becomes the discount -10 MAX. clinch an order buy upgauging a -8 MAX order for cheap (cost or...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343762

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing deliberately chose to only build -7, -8 and -9 MAX initially, to avoid churning the production lines that were and still are building the NG versions of these three while introducing the MAX equivalents. One of the initial items was also how much modification they were going to do with the M...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

I find it hard to see how a general election could solve this however, as both parties remain split and those tensions will doubtless remain going forward as they have for decades. If a new election is called as a result of a No Brexit Deal, the issue will be resolved easily. If as you believe the ...

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by par13del
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 37
Views: 1757

Re: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type

But again, this discussion is kind of pointless because, except for AWACS, none of this aircraft are anywhere close to their lifetimes. Some of them aren't even half way there. Plenty of life left in them and no reason to replace them beside doing electronics upgrades. The issue would be the operat...

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by par13del
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

scbriml wrote:
....maybe it would make us better Europeans?

If it does that history will judge the vote kindly and the interim mess as a blip on the radar.

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by par13del
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

If there is no deal negotiated then the final say/peoples vote would be a straight a) accept the "No Deal"/WTO scenario or b) decide that is not good enough and stay in the EU. To get to that option another referendum would have to be held, at present, the peoples representatives are only...

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by par13del
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 688
Views: 88122

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

Just to add to the post and a comment made by another poster up thread, it is amazing how Rich's medical info became available so quickly after the event.

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by par13del
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 688
Views: 88122

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

I sympathize with where you are coming from, but with regards to aviation we have seen the worst case scenario in the recent past ( a pilot with diagnosed mental health issues decides to commit suicide by flying a plane load of passengers into the side of a mountain ) and the world decided to look ...

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by par13del
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

Just want a final say based upon known facts and consequences, rather than the lies and inaccuracies of 2016. If people then accept Brexit based on facts then fine. To date that has not been possible. To clarify, are you talking about two votes here, one to approve whatever deal is made and another...

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by par13del
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

With all the failures one has to wonder why she actually wants to remain as PM, she is making DC look very intelligent, perhaps she should follow in his footsteps. If the politicians do not want to take up the responsibility then her mandate to them should be back my plan or do it yourself, in such ...

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by par13del
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

Because the leave proponents among them were and are loudmouthed but otherwise completely incompetent fools, letting remainers do the actual work was the only choice left! Which comes back to my fundamental point, no actual work has been done either in having a reasonable discussion with the EU or ...

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by par13del
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

The brexit fanatics among the UK politicians have no clue what to do and would win nothing from the EU. I agree they would win nothing from the EU, the fanatical faction who I think are a minority have always been anti-EU and are well known, they existed before Brexit. The remainers among the UK po...

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by par13del
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

My issue here is that no one who supported Leave and made the presentations on the bus or elsewhere were ever in charge of what is taking place today, those who supported Remain are in charge. When DC left the remain faction of the Tory party ensured that Bojo and Gove torpedoed each other resultin...

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by par13del
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

you seriously have the impression that some majority of leave voters was well informed what the EU is, does, and how it works? Heck, even your government still seems to not know or ignore the rules and processes the EU is working with, despite several UK government voted "yay" to every si...

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by par13del
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

Whilst Brexit will also hurt the EU27, it is still a much bigger market (broadly 10 x the size of the UK) and Klaus is right, their focus has been on the continued integrity of the single market and the EU post Brexit. The EU27 can absorb the costs much better than the UK can and have other more im...

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by par13del
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

We accept that prices in the UK will rise as higher tariffs are implemented, has the government advised what they will do with the increased revenue from the higher tariffs?

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by par13del
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8869

Re: Airbus and Southwest

That was a point that AA made when they chose the A319, 738, and A321 for their NB fleet. They were going to have so many of each type that the economies of scale would work out no matter what. We see this point made many times over by carriers that went through Chpt.11 to reduce cost, instituted a...

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by par13del
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

As I've mentioned before my personal opinion is that a "No Deal" is not Theresa May's endgame.. but we'll see. So in over two years has she presented any plan that is in any way even open for negotiations with the EU, I am not saying acceptable but has the TM government produced any plan ...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type
Replies: 37
Views: 1757

Re: USAF considering replacing E-4, C-32 and USN E-6 with single type

Probably makes too much sense to replace with a derivative of the KC46

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by par13del
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8869

Re: Airbus and Southwest

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A319
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Wiki may not be the best but this link indicates that the number of doors can be increased to 4 for high density (Easyjet) others can select two.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A319

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by par13del
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8869

Re: Airbus and Southwest

The fleet size and WN's business model where they do all they can to maintain one fleet type is the major problem with a switch from one OEM to another. WN spent money to eliminate the 717 fleet, they then adjusted their network to accommodate the removal of a 737 sub-fleet that the FAA was using to...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8869

Re: Airbus and Southwest

I agree it is very unlikely, but impossible? Never said it was impossible, I said I do not believe it would be economically feasible based on the fleet size. An example, let's take a price of $50 million per frame (ignore list price), if WN were to purchase 600 frames, would the price WN pay be clo...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8869

Re: Airbus and Southwest

Airbus picked up the cost, they did not make any custom designs to their a/c for Easyjet. Erm, yes they did. They added the extra pair of overwing exits to the A319 to meet Easyjets capacity requirements. Exit doors are a certification issue for max capacity, are you saying that Airbus did a second...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

So let's look at the larger picture, in my opinion the current UK government is a Remain entity doing all they can to remain, however, some believe that since they are pushing through Brexit, they are Brexiters, let's go with that for the purpose of this question, what would be the Brexit plan to pu...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8869

Re: Airbus and Southwest

Easyjets business model here in the UK was based on the 737. Airbus covered the costs of both changing from Boeing to Airbus and the dual costs of running a joint 737 / Airbus model during the transition period as part of their deal. Airbus picked up the cost, they did not make any custom designs t...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

Works both ways. It can also be used as the ultimate defence against members stonewalling and forcing out another member state which wishes to remain. Forcing out or removing a member, is NOT allowed in any circumstances,under any part of the Lisbon treaty. . How do you force a member who does not ...

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by par13del
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

scbriml wrote:
The simple reality is, we're unlikely to find out one way or the other.

The way things are going I think we will find out sooner rather than later, TM seems all in on Chequers and the EU has already said no, so if the next meeting goes as all others, that may be the fall back position.

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by par13del
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

It’s more the double standard. They are leaving something as they think they have no democratic voice (which we of course do have) through elected MEPs - and we did of course vote to join the EEC back in the day. The alternative that they are pursuing is one we have not voted to join and have no de...

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by par13del
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

Some questions from James O'Briens radio show for our Brexit friends, as Brexit is apparently all about accountability, democracy and transparency.... - Who elected the people who run the WTO? - When did we vote to join the WTO? I await your answers and explanations.... :rotfl: https://www.lbc.co.u...

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by par13del
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

there is nothing the EU needs to achieve. Technically there are some things the EU needs consider to protect themselves from, or at least minimize the damage of a free and unfettered UK. As a collective the EU ensures that there is no race to the bottom by one member depressing wages for example to...

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by par13del
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

It is quite unlikely that the UK could actually get the EU27 to unanimously agree to a reversal of Article 50. I think more folks are starting to see this as a reality hence the push to find alternative interpretations of the Article 50 rules where it can be withdrawn prior to the deadline, unfortu...

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by par13del
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

A question, is there a difference between the EU saying it will take years to negotiate a trade deal versus the WTO taking years to agree a trade schedule?
If time is the issue either one is bad, so is this being used to negate the vote and remain in the EU?

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by par13del
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343762

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing is gratefull UA didn't pull the plug on the -9 in the 2011-- 2017 period If UA had pulled the plug on the -9 order the -10 would have appeared much sooner, the -10 is a direct result of poor -9 sales, the -10 is a much better product for Boeing and it should have been the original 9MAX with ...

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by par13del
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1609
Views: 119994

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Where did you hear this? As I understand reversers were never a requirement in the first place. As all RFP's were for off the shelf product based on a in service civilian a/c they were there somewhere....may not be mandated but expected and could stay or be removed with penalty for qualification....

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by par13del
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343762

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

First ruin your partner and then acquire the train wreck cheaply. One could view that as strategy. ...which makes little sense since they were not obligated to use partners. I believe that the largest gain Boeing wanted from the 787 was all domestic, that was the creation of another production faci...

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by par13del
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 217
Views: 27960

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

So the parallel is there : Boeing offers a linear point to point strategy whereas Airbus went holistic factoring in congestion, pax comfort, economic efficiency (well, in 2000 it looked way better ), deck commonality & so forth. Expanding airports indefinitely is not the solution, even Heathrow...

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by par13del
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 5695

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

So what happens if one person is in the cockpit and has a stroke or some other physical issue which incapacitates them, or heaven forbid, results in their death? I could understand if the insurance premium is higher for the two person rule, but as this is an aviation site, imagine the thought proces...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1169
Views: 20293

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

Richard28 wrote:
, or merely notional political posturing and point scoring ahead of a leadership challenge perhaps?

Gove is a Brexiter, to be made PM he needs the support of the Leavers, there are not enough Brexiters in the Tory party to elect him, if there were, TM a Leaver would not be PM.

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by par13del
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19903

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Ok, but one of your issues is that the program accounting is used to inflate share price and investors do not understand the true cost to the company, well buying back shares when the price is high allows those savvy investors who understand the numbers to cash out while the going is good....surely ...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19903

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

And of course whomever sold got money for it. That is an odd question. Why would they need a loan to pay for it? Why wouldn’t a loan be listed if they did get it? A lot of talk in the thread is about smoke and mirrors and whether Boeing is profitable. The stock buy back program is returning funds t...

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by par13del
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19903

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

I was wondering if the share buy-backs are also counted in the retained earnings? Even if it is, the other question would be: did any stock holder receive cash or a cheque which they cashed for the stocks? If so, where did the money come from, a new loan Boeing took out which should be listed or a ...

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