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by par13del
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 123
Views: 14236

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

The question is the efficiency, which is the primary reason why the A321 outsold the 757.
If the latest version of the A321 is not that much more efficient than the 757, those carriers who still have 757's may be willing to hold on to them a wee bit longer since they are already paid for.

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by par13del
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 123
Views: 14236

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

So how close in range and performance will this version of the A321 compare to the base 757-200, I can't believe that after all these updates which includes weight and more powerful engines that its efficiency factor over the 757 remains unchanged.

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by par13del
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24658

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Subsection (b) of Section 3 of Article I of the 5-party agreement says that "If the existing carriers are not able or are not willing to accommodate the new entrant service, then the City of Dallas agrees to require the sharing of preferential lease gates, pursuant to Dallas' existing lease ag...

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by par13del
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 85
Views: 13431

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Except all this globalization talk is recent and does not change the fact that Airbus was set up to preserve the industry in Europe, I guess we can also blame globalization for the government selling off and transferring their shares...hmmm, when exactly did globalization start? The failed trade agr...

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by par13del
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 85
Views: 13431

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

This is exactly why they should do it. Creating the appropriate supply chain would take a while anyways, and would give them independence from US whims. They could use their already established suppliers for what gets built in mobile, and create euro-fied aircraft back in Toulouse. Well, somehow th...

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by par13del
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24658

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

So you want to install common user terminal equipment on gates that are not common use, why exactly would WN put its major operations in such a position? The authorities of Dallas, Ft. Worth and AA put the 20 gate limit in giving WN 16 because they knew it would create this type situation where folk...

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by par13del
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 85
Views: 13431

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Europe needs to work towards the day when they have a ‘self-contained’ aircraft industry, free from the need to use components from the USA or any other country that can hold it to ransom. The European aviation industry has already proven that it has the knowledge and the ability to produce superb ...

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by par13del
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR Ambitions
Replies: 26
Views: 2259

Re: RR Ambitions

GE decided to go for the 777 and opted out of the A350 and A330NEO. If that was a good idea, time will tell. Some how I seem to recall GE being on the A350 and Airbus then demanding that they must provide and engine for all version or none at all, maybe it is a European thing where that change is l...

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by par13del
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 95971

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

So does anyone feel that the cost to reconfigure the interior on A380's will also affect the second hand market?

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by par13del
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1512
Views: 36243

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

MP's have accepted the Northern Ireland amendment which prevents the establishment of new border arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit, and preserves North-South cooperation. Last I checked, Ireland was in the EU and the UK by itself cannot establish no bord...

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by par13del
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the rumored UA 787 order?
Replies: 9
Views: 2557

Re: What happened to the rumored UA 787 order?

So while Boeing waits for new engines, the A321-XXXX in any guise with any engine remains in the niche by itself. Perhaps they should push harder to bring the 737-MAX10 to market sooner, at least they would have a more competitive product versus the MAX9 for their customers to use. Obviously a numbe...

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by par13del
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9431

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

By good weather I assume they mean the heat and the sun, not the 6 months from June to November when the hurricane season is a yearly event, at least there is no yearly earth quake season in the North West....

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by par13del
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9431

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Yes, indeed it is. The difference seems to be two-fold: Airbus doesn't threaten its current workers and isn't as vocal if Boeing takes advantage of these bribes uhhhh incentives. Airbus did not need to, one they are still building the a/c in Europe and shipping over to the USA so no loss of jobs, t...

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by par13del
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9337

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

So we can expect all 787's to be grounded until RR and GE fix their problems, how about all the NEO's and MAX's which also have problems?

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by par13del
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9431

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Sure, if you look it at in that way, you could frame it like that, I guess. However, I don't think Boeing will do such a move out of a social responsibility concern, but more because of a concern to their shareholders. I happen to believe that a company is indeed indebted to its workers and that th...

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by par13del
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced
Replies: 43
Views: 8385

Re: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced

Unfortunately for the 777, it will not get a favoured place in aviation like the 747, regardless of how it actually affected the industry, especially the 777W. It bought in 10 abreast, and as it was on the way to becoming the long haul a/c of choice, the A380 arrived and gave another option to "...

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by par13del
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9431

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

That is the anglo-saxion model. I would say a responsible corporation also take some other factors into account, including the workers whom actually provide you with the item you can make a profit on. Which workers are you talking about, those at existing Boeing plants who you want to build the new...

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by par13del
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target
Replies: 104
Views: 13408

Re: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target

Please tell us what you think is going on. Regards. -ir ...in this case I go with what the Airbus executives are saying, whether good or bad they should know, unless someone has some evidence to say that this executive is out of touch or is new so does not know exactly what Airbus is doing, its not...

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by par13del
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target
Replies: 104
Views: 13408

Re: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target

Hmmm... Lots of different possibilities and thoughts... My opinion on what is really going on (and perhaps I'm wrong) is that Airbus has realized that Boeing has indeed reduced their cost of assembly below where Airbus is - in part due to their more automated lines. The only evidence of this is the...

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by par13del
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target
Replies: 104
Views: 13408

Re: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target

lightsaber wrote:
My opinion is this is preparing the unions for a major change.

Lightsaber

Unions or governments........the founders of Airbus still have a major say on what will be done, they are the one's who will have to answer and respond to the masses.
Executive responsibility cease at the boardroom.....

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by par13del
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target
Replies: 104
Views: 13408

Re: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target

I suspect poor journalist writing but the article does not clarify what Airbus increasing investment pressure is all about, you can easily read that they are also investing in the engine fixes which I suspect is incorrect. I would think their increasing investment is in parking and or storage space,...

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by par13del
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80190

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

As someone on a Qatar flight told me yesterday. "9/10 I fly Emirates as nothing beats the A380". Unfortunately these type pax do not fill out customer survey forms at other airlines, hence them having no clue that if they also purchased A380's or increased the routes they deploy the a/c o...

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by par13del
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target
Replies: 104
Views: 13408

Re: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target

If, as lightsaber mentioned, CFM is prioritising Boeing regarding LEAP engines, while not keeping to the contractual deliveries at Airbus, it is a bit of a scandal. One can only hope P&W gets one day their act together. Since the vast majority of NEO's are sold with the more fuel efficient and ...

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by par13del
Wed May 30, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17103

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

So in the vein of GE engines also having problems, how many GE birds are now grounded awaiting the fix of the icing issue, how many are grounded due to the engine not meeting their expected performance, how many leases of older a/c are being taken up by airlines to provide interim lift while the eng...

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by par13del
Wed May 30, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1512
Views: 36243

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

JJJ wrote:
Who is presenting what?

....hence the original question.

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by par13del
Wed May 30, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1512
Views: 36243

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The decision has been made, so the only thing that matters is to get over with it and that means going all out of the EU by the end of 2019. All ties must be cut by then. Good luck with that one, from the election of a Remain PM, the creation of a Cabinet split 50 / 50 between both sides (there are...

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by par13del
Wed May 30, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1512
Views: 36243

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

JJJ wrote:
Turns out it's easier to galvanise people on feelings and half-truths (when not outright lies) than it is to present hard numbers.

...and what is being presented now is...............the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth...........

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by par13del
Tue May 29, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1512
Views: 36243

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

[ You mean the status quo? The change leads to less economic growth, that was the whole point. Choose to leave --> most likely the UK will hurt economically. Choose to remain --> business as usual with the economic forecast as was apparent at the time. So I don't quite understand your question. Sim...

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by par13del
Tue May 29, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1512
Views: 36243

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

they told us this: https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2016-06/21/6/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane01/sub-buzz-12317-1466504036-9.jpg?downsize=715:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto http://uk.businessinsider.com/brexit-dividend-myth-eu-referendum-boris-johnson-nhs-2018-1 The ...

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by par13del
Tue May 29, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1512
Views: 36243

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

So what are the numbers that the other side of the referendum put up, obviously status quo was not an option, so something else had to be offered, did the people vote in a vacuum?

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by par13del
Mon May 28, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1512
Views: 36243

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Agreed. Italy will also be heading in a similar direction. The president did not like a critic of the EU as the Finance Minister and since the prime minister elect refused to back down Italy is once again heading for a new election. The only thing I am looking at is to see if the threat of impeachm...

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by par13del
Mon May 28, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!
Replies: 130
Views: 3293

Re: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!

Not sure how you guys view raising children, but penalty is not a term I would use How about these: 1. Ensure his child carries his name - jail time if he does not 2. Ensure he has a job and mandate his employers deduct his support funds first. 3. If he does not like 1 and 2 then he is responsible ...

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by par13del
Sun May 27, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!
Replies: 130
Views: 3293

Re: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!

Freakysh wrote:
No penalty. Why should there be a penalty? Conceivingg a baby isn't a criminal act

Based on previous post in this thread it seemed that only women were responsible for them getting pregnant so they had to bear the consequences.

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by par13del
Sun May 27, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!
Replies: 130
Views: 3293

Re: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!

So a question, what is the penalty - social or otherwise - for a man to choose not to use a condom and he subsequently gets a woman pregnant?

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by par13del
Wed May 23, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 134
Views: 19216

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

So for the Airbus fans it is a given that the A350 has dethroned the A380 as the most quiet airplane in the sky...I guess being dethroned by your own product is preferable...

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by par13del
Wed May 23, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293683

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Well, how many A321's in any version have or are doing TATL, until they do, the 757 is the only one we can talk about, the 737-XX and A3XXX n/b a/c are custom configured to run TATL.

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by par13del
Wed May 23, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet
Replies: 36
Views: 7436

Re: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet

It isn’t all Boeing, it’s pressure from the U.S government under the Trump administration. The administration is pushing much harder than before through its foreign embassies and other diplomatic channels to assist with sales of aircraft and high ticket items made in the USA. You mean the Americans...

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by par13del
Tue May 22, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 76
Views: 15287

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

If the wing tips do not fold up the a/c has to use a Code F gate or where they are not available, go to a hard stand.
I give the benefit of the doubt in that they are talking about what would happen at their airport if the worst happens....

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by par13del
Mon May 21, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21201

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Long turn times only affect Boeing a/c like the 757, the A321 with its wider cabin will not suffer that indignity.
Wonder why the longer turn times on longer n/b body a/c is even a debate......everything has to be A versus B.

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by par13del
Sun May 20, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21201

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

MileHFL400 wrote:
To be honest this assumption that the proposed 797 and A321NEO compete directly in the same market is a bit of a stretch.

So how many purchases of the A321 over the A320 is due to the additional pax and not related to range?

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by par13del
Sun May 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31519

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

So is anyone going through the latest accidents on long haul flights and showing where 3 versus 4 crew played a factor in the accident?

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by par13del
Wed May 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24658

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Big question would be what would WN offer at DFW different from AA if they decided to have a presence of any size? Cost factors will be the same, quick turns will be minimal based on size, the vaunted WN productivity may be the only differentiating factor, would that be enough to build DFW as a repl...

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by par13del
Wed May 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24658

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

As I and others have said in this and other DAL threads, if WN can't expand at DAL, WN will simply wait til 2024 and expand at other Metroplex airports The WARA handcuffs are off starting in 2024. I could see the outlying fields being mainly O&D with DAL being a "hub" and marginal rou...

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by par13del
Wed May 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24658

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

To what end, if they start offering international flights in the metroplex one would also expect connecting traffic, how are they going to get them to DFW, by bus? If they open up a sizeable DFW footprint they just have to go along with the increased cost and allow other LCC's to use the other cheap...

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by par13del
Wed May 16, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH
Replies: 23
Views: 4948

Re: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH

So why cant France force other EU members to match their cost / benefits, this principle works well with countries outside and within the EU so.....whats the problem? By ensuring that all member nations pay the same France would be ensuring that the playing field is level, no race to the bottom and ...

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by par13del
Wed May 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24658

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

5) WN agreed to the gate limit because it was desperate to fly unimpeded from DAL As they say "half a loaf, is better than no bread at all." WN got some of what it wanted, AA. Ft. Worth and DFW got some of what they wanted. Everybody swallowed some bitter pills. The heart of the problem a...

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by par13del
Wed May 16, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 187
Views: 22502

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

If the 787 is upgraded to compete with the A359, the A330 which made the 767 obsolete will be in a space by itself thus forcing Boeing to either abandon the market segment or design a new clean sheet as a replacement for the 767 and a competitor to the A330NEO, seems pretty straight jacket.. forward...

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by par13del
Tue May 15, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25600

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

https://leehamnews.com/2015/10/12/analy ... -strategy/
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Sounds a lot like the Boeing PR line, so it cannot be accurate, I guess Contract Account bears no resemblance to Program Accounting
https://leehamnews.com/2015/10/12/analy ... -strategy/

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by par13del
Tue May 15, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25600

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

When a company uses program for cost accounting, the aim is hiding losses or low profits in the beginning of a production run of a model or product family. When you run a new program before you have to clean out the deferred cost of the old program, you can defer to show the real net earnings for q...

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