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by VS11
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day
Replies: 61
Views: 8405

Re: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day

CrawleyBen wrote:
295 pax on board the inbound service to LGW last night (landed 20 or so mins early). Is the evening flight (7014?) everyday does anyone know?

Cheers

Ben


Yes, the very first post says both JFK-LGW flights are daily.

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by VS11
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day
Replies: 61
Views: 8405

Re: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day

Day trips from LGW to NYC are totally doable - plenty of people on a budget who will want to take advantage of it. People underestimate many of Norwegian's decisions i.e. Stewart airport but it is all in the perception of value. If people see it as a good value they would do it.

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by VS11
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 980
Views: 99710

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... btXgggcFAK
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Some of you may or may not know that MassDOT has an Aeronautics Division. They have put 4 videos on youtube that are very informative about aviation across Massachusetts:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... btXgggcFAK

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by VS11
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 980
Views: 99710

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

The simple reason why MHT never gets off the ground, and rail service to NH never gets off the ground, is that NH residents, by and large, really want little to do with Massachusetts. And in many ways I think a lot of people in Mass think the same way. You can do all the studies you want. You can p...

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by VS11
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 6844

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

The only way this would happen is if these planes are controlled from the ground, in which case you still need people just not in the air. How would you manage multiple planes in various stages on approach if all of a sudden the traffic pattern changes or some weather comes up?

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by VS11
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 980
Views: 99710

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Btw, not sure if Massport/MBTA are planning it but extending the Worcester commuter rail to ORH would also help the airport. I would definitely take a train from Back Bay to ORH if it dropped me in the airport terminal. There's no way you can get a train up that hill. What ORH needs is a direct con...

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by VS11
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 980
Views: 99710

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Btw, not sure if Massport/MBTA are planning it but extending the Worcester commuter rail to ORH would also help the airport. I would definitely take a train from Back Bay to ORH if it dropped me in the airport terminal.

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by VS11
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 980
Views: 99710

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Thank you. That explains a lot but it is very disappointing, especially for a state that lives off property taxes revenue, which are certain to go up as more people would settle down in the area if it offered cheaper commuting options. The cost of one mile of railroad is between $1m-$2m. Lowell to ...

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by VS11
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 980
Views: 99710

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Having a rail link connecting southern NH to Boston e.g. North Station would be very beneficial. I wonder why it hasn't been built yet as lots of people from NH commute to Boston. MHT could very well tap into the urban Boston travelers if it were easily accessible from Boston without a car/bus. The...

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by VS11
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 980
Views: 99710

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I wonder why it hasn't been built yet as lots of people from NH commute to Boston. Oh God the politics of that have been going nowhere for decades. I grew up in the Merrimack Valley and this has been a bitter topic for my entire life. Completely agree though, rail to southern NH would make sense. I...

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by VS11
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 980
Views: 99710

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Having a rail link connecting southern NH to Boston e.g. North Station would be very beneficial. I wonder why it hasn't been built yet as lots of people from NH commute to Boston. MHT could very well tap into the urban Boston travelers if it were easily accessible from Boston without a car/bus. The ...

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by VS11
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1575

Re: Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club

"Fang" still lives even though he has been gone for a while. Bob was a fierce competitor and helped create AA into the 'gorilla' it has become. If there is one knock on him it is the fact he did not bid on the Pan Am Orient routes and let Dick Ferris and UA wine and dine and golf their wa...

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by VS11
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1575

Re: Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club

"Fang" still lives even though he has been gone for a while. Bob was a fierce competitor and helped create AA into the 'gorilla' it has become. If there is one knock on him it is the fact he did not bid on the Pan Am Orient routes and let Dick Ferris and UA wine and dine and golf their wa...

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by VS11
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1575

Former AA CEO Bob Crandall Speech at the Wings Club

Sorry if this has been discussed previously but the search did not return any results. I found this very interesting speech by the legendary Bob Crandall of AA at the Wings Club from March 2015. While it is 2 years old, the speech discusses many contemporary and relevant industry issues including in...

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by VS11
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 20580

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

Virgin had better remove all references to being British then.... Wonder if IAG will lodge a complaint about Delta owning more than 49%... Why? They are a British based airline. Delta doesn't own more than 49%. Pecuniary gain is one measurement of the degree of ownership. Ultimately 51% of VS' prof...

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by VS11
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 20580

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

Without numbers, it's hard to say exactly, but this whole thing sure smells like Delta essentially gave AF/KL the money to buy the 31% Virgin stake. That's not really the case. AF/KL sold 20% of itself. 10% to DL and 10% to China Eastern, for a total of $875 million. The Virgin Atlantic stake is $2...

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by VS11
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 20580

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

Interesting deal, wonder how this will work out. Will they make Virgin Atlantic more of a network carrier, including building up a European network again? Why would that be necessary? AF/KL have a pretty extensive network in Europe which can be tapped from LHR. As long as all flights are on the the...

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by VS11
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 20580

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

it seems to me the press release could be wrong and AF/KL is buying the 31% from Delta... No chance a press release of this magnitude would have a major mistake like that. Do you know how many investor relations managers, in-house lawyers, C-level officers and outside counsel review a press release...

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by VS11
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 20580

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

Is Virgin Atlantic going to be considered a British airline now? What happens after Brexit if there is no EU-UK Open Skies agreement? How would they be able to fly TATL from LHR?

Edit: it seems to me the press release could be wrong and AF/KL is buying the 31% from Delta...

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by VS11
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Launches Consultation on Post-Brexit Aviation Strategy
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: UK Launches Consultation on Post-Brexit Aviation Strategy

Looks like the economic impact of Brexit was not on her radar at all. You really think she is that naive? I don't think she is naive at all. I like her and I think she is very decent. I think her fault is not understanding properly the reasons for the sentiments that made people choose to leave the...

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by VS11
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 9116

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG

There's a glut of overcapacity between the States and Europe and it's not going to last. Not only to small markets like Denver and Austin, but to large markets like Boston, Miami and LA that are seemingly connected to every airport in Europe. Too many seats, the bubble will burst. This just adds to...

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by VS11
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 150
Views: 21210

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

Am I the only one who doesn't like Kirby and think his ego is above his head? Didn't like him at US, didn't like him at AA, certainly don't like him at UA. You are not the only one. I also think he's not as "bright" as some people think he is. His ego took a shot when AA chose to retain I...

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by VS11
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Launches Consultation on Post-Brexit Aviation Strategy
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: UK Launches Consultation on Post-Brexit Aviation Strategy

Took them long enough to even get started IMHO! I agree. But it looks like May's Government strategy is to shoot for a transitional period with the EU post March 2019. Nevertheless, this is like watching an economic train wreck in slow motion. PM May just had her first business council meeting, mor...

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by VS11
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 101
Views: 10378

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

It's a sad state of affairs that a carrier would have to maintain 3 AOCs to fly within Europe. This could be solved with the stroke of a pen granting open and reciprocal rights between and among the respective jurisdictions. But the UK wants to be independent of the EU institutions so granting reci...

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by VS11
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 101
Views: 10378

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

It's a sad state of affairs that a carrier would have to maintain 3 AOCs to fly within Europe. This could be solved with the stroke of a pen granting open and reciprocal rights between and among the respective jurisdictions. But the UK wants to be independent of the EU institutions so granting reci...

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by VS11
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 101
Views: 10378

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

There's no guarantee that this will work out . Air France and Lufthansa will probably argue that its just a scam to allow a British airline to have its cake and eat it after Brexit . And to be fair it does look like a scam ... Brexit means Brexit , out is out , they should lose their intra European...

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by VS11
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates America ? is that possible?
Replies: 35
Views: 6954

Re: Emirates America ? is that possible?

It is certainly possible. The UAE-based Emirates does not even need to own anything in a US-based carrier to license its name/trademark to that carrier. Right now though, it is not a good time to start a new airline in the US. For each type of a carrier, there are several players. Oil is cheap and i...

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by VS11
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 19792

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I understand your point, it may be smarter to lease / finance rather than buy outright (especially if you want to keep a young fleet and minimize risk) but the fact still remains, they don't own them. So it is a worse position than I expected them to have. Obviously if they actually owned the aircr...

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by VS11
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 19792

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

The video for sure is very effective. But it does fail to provide substantive arguments. What is it exactly that DL is complaining about? That the ME3 carriers have unrestricted access to the US? If so, what are they proposing? If you limit the Open Skies with the UAE, why don't you limit it with th...

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by VS11
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives first two 737 MAX aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 8546

Re: Norwegian receives first two 737 MAX aircraft

Pe@rson wrote:
Varsity will be along shortly. ;-)


Lol. :rotfl: Spot on! Where is the like button? :D

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by VS11
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 119
Views: 27581

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Has any buyer (another airline or aircraft lessor) been announced for any of these frames? Or is their value basically scrap value?


They could be converted to cargo planes even though 738s are now being converted to cargo so WN's planes may not be worth the conversion investment.

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by VS11
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 17835

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

Sorry but a 19 year old hardly has the maturity to be second in command of 150+ individuals. Is this the best Norwegian can hire? Why are you sorry? It has happened in the past and will happen again. Using standards set by the governing body and training methods also set by the governing body ... t...

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by VS11
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 11015

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

There is absolutely no reason why jetBlue should serve Miami. If someone wants to avoid driving, there is a train that connects the two airports. It is only $5 and from MIA people can take buses to downtown Miami and South Beach. With all due respect, South Florida is one of the most car-centric pl...

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by VS11
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?
Replies: 100
Views: 9076

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

Here is the answer you are looking for, straight from Airbus. This is a quote from a Financial Times that just got out: "...The pressure building on Mrs May to soften her approach to business and Brexit came after Airbus, which employs some 10,000 people in the UK, reiterated its warning it wou...

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by VS11
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 11015

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

There is absolutely no reason why jetBlue should serve Miami. If someone wants to avoid driving, there is a train that connects the two airports. It is only $5 and from MIA people can take buses to downtown Miami and South Beach.

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by VS11
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus reduce sub-contracting work to British companies following BREXIT?
Replies: 100
Views: 9076

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

British commentators and political analysts seem to agree that after the snap election hard Brexit is not really happening. The softer Brexit i.e staying in the single market/customs union will make things much easier for Airbus and companies in similar situations.

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by VS11
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19216

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

The point is to make a meaningful investment without excessive risk, an investment which the airline can afford. Leasing allows to start without a bigger upfront expenditure. Also, they could easily start with just a Boston-LHR service for which a slot might be available for free. After they get go...

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by VS11
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19216

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

Agreed. I'll bet any of the ME3 would happily lease B6 a slot for JFK-LHR service just to watch the US3 squirm. 1 daily flight A321LR JFK-LHR flight really isn't going to make them squirm too much when AA/BA have about 12 flights (+ 2 from EWR), DL/VS have about 8 (+1 from EWR), and UA has 6 from E...

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by VS11
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19216

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

Mint on an A321LR across the Atlantic is a no-brainer. I don't know why this is such a tormented decision for jetBlue. They should choose LHR from the London airports, and I believe that's what they are considering. I believe there is one unused slot from the AA/BA BOS-LHR lot for which they should...

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by VS11
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19216

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

Mint on an A321LR across the Atlantic is a no-brainer. I don't know why this is such a tormented decision for jetBlue. They should choose LHR from the London airports, and I believe that's what they are considering. I believe there is one unused slot from the AA/BA BOS-LHR lot for which they should ...

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by VS11
Sat May 06, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Flying magazine

I subscribe to both Flying and Plane&Pilot and find Plane&Pilot better - more useful and more interesting content.

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by VS11
Wed May 03, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT:Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?
Replies: 59
Views: 5401

Re: FT:Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?

If they are to remain in SAM then what are they exiting via brexit? Brexit is the exit from the EU, which is not the same as the single market even though they are closely related. There is also the European Common Aviation Area Agreement where non-EU countries can still participate under certain c...

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by VS11
Tue May 02, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT:Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?
Replies: 59
Views: 5401

Re: FT:Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?

Because British don't want to in a common market together with Europe and that include common aviation market, so my bet is that what they would ultimately sign would be a bilateral instead of open sky, which mean it is unlikely to have no restriction in flights operations between EU and UK, and as...

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by VS11
Tue May 02, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT:Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?
Replies: 59
Views: 5401

Re: FT:Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?

What it actually says in section 50.2 is: the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union. Which seems to clearly state that a framework for the future re...

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by VS11
Tue May 02, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's
Replies: 43
Views: 4512

Re: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's

They don't need to use the same processor. If the processor is backward-compatible to run the same software then there are no issues. In the Intel world, you can run PC games for the 8086 even on Pentium in XP and probably even on 32-bit Windows 7. It's my understanding that what you write does not...

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by VS11
Tue May 02, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's
Replies: 43
Views: 4512

Re: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's

They don't need to use the same processor. If the processor is backward-compatible to run the same software then there are no issues. In the Intel world, you can run PC games for the 8086 even on Pentium in XP and probably even on 32-bit Windows 7.

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by VS11
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 980
Views: 99710

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

He says they want exclusive use of Terminal A and wants to expand BOS flights by 50% - up to 150 flights a day. Will happen over the next couple of years. Another SEA. Incredible. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out, particularly given Delta's guidance to analysts on capacity disc...

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by VS11
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?
Replies: 150
Views: 17536

Re: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?

I don't believe that a widebody MOM is a winning concept. MOM has to be narrowbody to be economical. How further can the A321 length be extended? Longer A321 seems to me to be the low-hanging-fruit answer.

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by VS11
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 27021

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

He is somewhat contradicting himself though. UA higher profit margins in NYC area have to do with dropping JFK so it can't be such a wrong decision.

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by VS11
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns
Replies: 108
Views: 10316

Re: The UK could have no flights to and from Europe after Brexit, Ryanair warns

Agreeing a transitional deal is among the top priorities as both sides understand two years is not enough to negotiate everything. However, I hope that the UK Government has done some prep work during the 9 months since the referendum. The ball is in their courtyard, after all.

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