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by VS11
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 28
Views: 3541

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

Elementalism wrote:
Never understood people getting drunk\high and killing animals.


Alcohol first affects judgment so the entire decision-making process becomes questionable after that.

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by VS11
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 33
Views: 2185

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

If anybody else cares to go to FR's Investor Relations website, there is a section covering non-EU shareholders,which sets out the procedure if non-EU shareholdings have to be reduced. My understanding (it's quite MEGO-inducing) is that it is last in,first out. What is interesting is that the same ...

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by VS11
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Traffic Controllers Trade the Tower for a Screen-Stuffed Cave
Replies: 15
Views: 2855

Re: Airport Traffic Controllers Trade the Tower for a Screen-Stuffed Cave

The idea is that the remote tower wouldn't be collocated with the airport. This idea is many, many years in the future, but a number of remote towers could be housed in the same facility (possibly either an ARTCC or a TRACON). That means that supervisors, tech ops, and other resources could be pool...

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by VS11
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13259

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

As a European who regularly goes to the US, it's beyond me why anyone would waste his money to visit Florida when Cuba and certain Asian destinations offer better value for money. If I wanted a beach destination then I would go to California. Southern California is just perfect, especially if your ...

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by VS11
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 313
Views: 25512

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Flying out of BOS this morning and just saw the morning BA BOS-LHR depart. Was a 744, though I know they’ve operated the 772 & 789 as well. How does this flight do overall for loads? Does the fact it’s a 744 in winter mean it’s typically a busy flight? I've been on that morning flight three tim...

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by VS11
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47387

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43026987
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BBC is reporting that according to the Russsian authorities terrorism is unlikely as the plane was intact as it hit the ground.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43026987

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by VS11
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD
Replies: 61
Views: 11604

Re: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD

$1.1 billion for profit-sharing! Good for them. Glad they are not forgetting their employees.

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by VS11
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20406

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

To me, Alaska to Virgin America is like Microsoft to Apple - the PC Guy vs. the Mac Guy (I am a PC guy myself). Ironically, another Seattle vs. San Francisco "battle". But Apple has become the undisputed consumer electronics leader while Microsoft gave up the entire consumer push despite ...

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by VS11
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20406

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

NameOmitted wrote:
I think that Alaska as a brand is quite global.


As a geographic concept, yes, it is known globally. I was referring though as an airline. I doubt many people in Europe for instance have heard of Alaska Airlines or have any particular idea about it if they have heard about it.

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by VS11
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20406

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

AS was not in a lose-lose situation but they put themselves into it by choosing to stick with the Alaska brand instead of the Virgin brand. Despite the royalties paid to Branson, the Virgin brand and product sells well in the millennial demographics that everyone is after. They just bet on the wron...

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by VS11
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20406

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

If VX’ soft product mattered it wouldn’t be blown away by AS’ profit margin, never mind UA Ha, ha! VX was happy (& lucky) to get Jet Blue and Alaska get into a bidding war. Neither of them got into that for the soft product. I can't help but feel bad for AS because they were in what was essenti...

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by VS11
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20406

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

I know lots of people here drink the AS kool-aid but in this time and age when airlines are rolling in cash if they have to try and save money from cookies it is only downhill from here. From the article: "Management insisted, though, that cabin crew must still try to save money by handing out ...

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by VS11
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15296

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

INFINITI329 wrote:

Southwest isn't the only one doing this.... many other Fortune 500 companies are doing the same as a result of the new tax legislation (which I have my own opinion on but won't get into it here on this forum)


Good for them. I just thought for an airline the amount was pretty significant.

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by VS11
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15296

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

As the result of GOP's corporate tax cut, Southwest has exercised 40 737 Max 8 options. At the same time, carrier has deferred 23 Max 7s (the bulk of its order) by 4 years. Press release https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-ee7fe32b2bf6e2cfc9247ab44f1ce7bb-southwest-airlines-rings-in-the-new-y...

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by VS11
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta releases 747 Farewell video
Replies: 5
Views: 2421

Re: Delta releases 747 Farewell video

http://news.delta.com/final-day-farewel ... -fond-send


Great video. It shows the 747 means so much for so many people. Good for Delta (and United) to mark the retirement of the type in a proper way.
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neomax wrote:
Very well done, fitting sendoff for the Queen of the Skies! You will be missed!

http://news.delta.com/final-day-farewel ... -fond-send


Great video. It shows the 747 means so much for so many people. Good for Delta (and United) to mark the retirement of the type in a proper way.

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by VS11
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report
Replies: 34
Views: 5042

Re: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report

I'm not the only one who noticed this btw. Journalist ranging from Bloomberg to the Daily Mail had similar thoughts. Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5202357/Governments-sectoral-analysis-Brexit-ridiculed.html Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-21/u-k-s-se...

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by VS11
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Polish PKBWL release final report in Nov 2011 forced gear up landing
Replies: 17
Views: 2873

Re: Polish PKBWL released their final report release their final report in the Nov 2011 forced grear up landing

And yet the pilot of this flight was lauded a national hero? What a joke. Interestingly, the full report even makes very poor attempt at justification of the pilot in command, who failed to check the C829 circuit breaker in flight prior to gears-up landing and sort-of places the blame on Lot Operat...

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by VS11
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93244

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Some hearing documents/presentations available for viewing courtesy of Leeham: https://leehamnews.com/2017/12/18/boeing-bombardier-delta-square-off-n Thanks for the tip and link. Very interesting submissions by both companies, if one has the time to read and process them. First impression I got is ...

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by VS11
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93244

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

In this thread all the Euro's and Canadians are sour that their domestic market sucks and time and time again must sell into the U.S. market to make things work. Yeah, because Boeing only needs to sell to the US carriers and there is never a Boeing plane to be found in Europe, Asia, Africa or Austr...

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by VS11
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 168880

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Somethings going on with DY in BOS. Good news BOS-LGW is daily for S18. Possible bad news BOS-CPH/OSL cut ... as of right now but it may be reloaded and sync with the 4x weekly CDG slot. On twitter today, they did post an updated destination map per USA City and BOS still has LGW/CDG/CPH/OSL listed...

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by VS11
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 29180

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

Even if these are temporary liveries, it is it is a major marketing and branding mess if you want to continue to call yourself Alaska but want to position yourself as the West Coast airline. It is like Hawaiian trying to position itself as the West Coast airline.

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by VS11
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 29180

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

Another head scratcher by Alaska. I am afraid they have really lost the plot.

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by VS11
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83318

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Did DL ask their FAs for equipment preference? If the majority of the applicable FAs prefer working on the A321 then it is a major factor, everything else being equal.

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by VS11
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue $750 Million stock buyback
Replies: 19
Views: 2588

Re: JetBlue $750 Million stock buyback

Today the JetBlue board of directors authorized an addition $750 million for stock buyback over the next two years. The last buyback for $500 million was completed recently. Is this a good use of resources for a young, growing company? As this represents over 10% of market cap, the investors should...

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by VS11
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193361

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

That becomes the fundamental debate in this thread: should the MOM/NMA be an optimized long-narrowbody, like the 757-300 with a new wing/engine, or is it a 7-abreast small widebody. We may get to watch this unfold, if Boeing pursues the small widebody and if Airbus further stretches/re-wings/re-eng...

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by VS11
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concerns that DY is running out of cash reserves
Replies: 58
Views: 20647

Re: Concerns that DY is running out of cash reserves

The article is actually very informative. It does argue the two sides - one being the airline is expanding too quickly and that the many new planes ordered are eating its cash and forcing it to find places where to fly them i.e. Argentina. The other side is that the strategy is fine (overpriced and ...

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by VS11
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 starts ORH-JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 4879

Re: B6 starts ORH-JFK

This flight should do well I think. Central Mass also has tons of students who could use this flight for connections via JFK. Also, Worcester has bid for the Amazon second HQ and the new ILS along with the B6 JFK flight would definitely go a long way for the bid - airport proximity was a key require...

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by VS11
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing and Airbus launch the replacements for 737 and A320 families
Replies: 26
Views: 15114

Re: When will Boeing and Airbus launch the replacements for 737 and A320 families

Maybe there won't be a need for a 737/320 replacement. With population growth, increased air traffic and airport congestion, the next step would be using a small widebody - the higher capacity short range plane that the 797 supposedly is (whose EIS was pushed to 2027 per the other thread). The 737/3...

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by VS11
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193361

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Leeham says that the NMA is being pushed back to 2027: https://leehamnews.com/2017/12/04/boeing-moves-eis-target-nma-2027-sources/ Now we have another decade on this thread to speculate! :white: :tombstone: Well, looks like new 767-300s will end up being the most cost effective solution to the whol...

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by VS11
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 168880

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

gatibosgru wrote:

At around $260 RT not a bad deal at all.


That's a pretty amazing fare! Is this going to be a seasonal service tho ?

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by VS11
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 953
Views: 192886

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Why can't they make a double-decker A320? To make the cross section radius shorter, it could be 4 seats per row. You end up having 240 seats in a single-isle aircraft. If the radius needs to be larger then they could possibly fit 300 people (5 seats in a row) or even 360 (6 sears in a row). After al...

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by VS11
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320, autopilot soon after takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 4783

Re: A320, autopilot soon after takeoff

My instructor had told me at the airlines they want you to engage the autopilot at 700 ft. He had trained with Delta in the early 2000s. Obviously, it will vary with airlines but I thought it was too soon after take-off.

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by VS11
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161610

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

This has been a very interesting thread. To put things into perspective I did some simple number crunching to compare an investment in a B763 vs a B787 using the fuel consumption presented earlier. 1. For the return trips mentioned, the difference in consumed fuel is 29.7k lbs, which is about 14 met...

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by VS11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 22801

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

This is ridiculous. We finally have a set of pilot requirements that make sense and make it so that airliners have two well qualified, experienced pilots flying them. It is immensely impressive how safe airline flying in the US has become and this rule is a big part of it. And yet, due to the pilot...

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by VS11
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 16601

Re: A300/A310 v 767

Here are some more A300 threads from the archives. They focus more on American Airlines A300s but I am sure will be informative. The post below is by fxramper from this thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=467349 "A Whole Different American Airlines A300 (by 1337Delta764 Jul 3...

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by VS11
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair UT588 Loss of Control/Serious Upset Incident, Moscow Vnukovo, 13 October 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 5505

Re: UTair UT588 Loss of Control/Serious Upset Incident, Moscow Vnukovo, 13 October 2017

From my MS Flight Sim experience, same situation happens in Boeing planes when the autopilot is off but the altitude selector is on - the plane still tries to stay at that altitude.

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by VS11
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 22506

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

UA seems to have one deciding factor behind aircraft acquisition at this time, CAPEX, the greatest number of seats for the lowest price. Used A320 family aircraft, cheap end of line 777-300ER and talk about past end of line 767-300ER, I assume dirt cheap. Low CAPEX and low integration cost is the o...

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by VS11
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 22506

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

UA seems to have one deciding factor behind aircraft acquisition at this time, CAPEX, the greatest number of seats for the lowest price. Used A320 family aircraft, cheap end of line 777-300ER and talk about past end of line 767-300ER, I assume dirt cheap. Low CAPEX and low integration cost is the o...

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by VS11
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161610

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I understand to run the old 767-300ER until they fall apart, I do not really understand buying new ones. The new ones are to be deployed in missions where the 787 is "too much plane", to use the popular phrase. This issue keeps coming up most often in relation to United Airlines. There wa...

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by VS11
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161610

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I understand to run the old 767-300ER until they fall apart, I do not really understand buying new ones. The new ones are to be deployed in missions where the 787 is "too much plane", to use the popular phrase. This issue keeps coming up most often in relation to United Airlines. There wa...

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by VS11
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161610

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I understand that Boeing Capitol is generally a stopgap between a quick sale and longer term financing. That being said, could they be injected with the capitol to hold on to new 767s for a decade, selling them to freighters after? Yes, Boeing Capital Corp (BCC) can raise the funds to underwrite su...

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by VS11
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161610

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I would not be surprised if Boeing is offering passenger 767s at near list price to discourage orders and shift customers to the 787-8. So far, it's been working since they have not sold a passenger 767 in almost six years compared to 60 787-8s. I agree that the B763 list price is deliberately set ...

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by VS11
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 3q results
Replies: 35
Views: 5666

Re: Norwegian 3q results

The sooner this experiment is extinguished the better. If one of the world wide carriers was dumping seats at the way Norwegian (I would use a code but they have so many there is no way to determine who is who) does in an effort to kill off Norwegian, in the way that Norwegian is dumping seats to g...

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by VS11
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161610

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I wonder what kind of prices Boeing is willing to offer for the B767-300. At $201.4m list price, it is not exactly cheap. The 788 is only $28m more expensive. I would not be surprised if Boeing is offering passenger 767s at near list price to discourage orders and shift customers to the 787-8. So f...

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by VS11
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161610

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

http://www.boeing.com/company/about-bca/#/prices
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I wonder what kind of prices Boeing is willing to offer for the B767-300. At $201.4m list price, it is not exactly cheap. The 788 is only $28m more expensive.

http://www.boeing.com/company/about-bca/#/prices

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by VS11
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 30614

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

vfw614 wrote:
Tomorrow's flights to/from KEF have also been canceled. So the airberlin chapter at KEF is closed. Isavia will have to deal with the lessor to sort out the mess.


If the lessor pays Isavia, how difficult/easy would it be for the lessor to get reimbursed later by the airberlin estate?

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by VS11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 168880

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Great news for the Brazil flights!!! Would they use their B767 or 787s?

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by VS11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 175971

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I don't think Boeing executives did anything wrong here. They were looking after Boeing's interests, which is their job. They were acting in good faith and there is nothing yet to suggest they don't have a case against BBD. I am sorry, but there is not one single word in your whole sentence that is...

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