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by SteelChair
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 56
Views: 5271

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

And to think that i had a post deleted recently because it was too political. I am outraged at the outrage. Why can an endless flood of people ignore the border and the law and why is the press and one party so in favor of this lawlessness? What about documentatuon to board an airplane? An actual ci...

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by SteelChair
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Next for Swiss being delivered Bombardier CS 300 55032 HB-JCN Swiss International delivery 20jun18 YMX-ZRH ex C-FOVH Thats 3 this month I believe. Rate still slowly building....good news. 3x month for the next 6 months would be 18, plus th 12 already delivered.....that would be 30 for 2018.

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by SteelChair
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 19527

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

I do not believe that Neeleman has any current connection to JetBlue.

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by SteelChair
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 19527

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

With 30 more for airBaltic and 60 supposedly for Moxy, on top of the existing large Delta and Air Canada orders, at what point do potential new customers not order because there are no delivery slots given the slow rate of deliveries? Several years ago, probably. The uncertainty about Bombardier's ...

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by SteelChair
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 19527

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

With 30 more for airBaltic and 60 supposedly for Moxy, on top of the existing large Delta and Air Canada orders, at what point do potential new customers not order because there are no delivery slots given the slow rate of deliveries?

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by SteelChair
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 91
Views: 14521

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

Imho, this opinion is a breath of fresh air. International yields are not strong due to overcapacity. Capacity should shrink to meet demand imo and only the most competitive products should survive. Ancient rehashes like the A330neo will continue to see weak demand. Too large VLA's like A380 and 777...

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by SteelChair
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Next for AirBaltic delivered That's great news. I wonder what airBaltic intends to do with all the CS300s they ordered recently? If all are taken up, that would repesent a significant fleet expansion. One wonders if RIX has the infrastructure to handle an airBaltic fleet of that size, let alone the...

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by SteelChair
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Yep, production that Boeing was so worried about being unable to compete with that they took legal recourse.

Boeing lost.

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 103
Views: 11686

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

I think if FSDan listed the destinations and frequencies of those 93 CR2 flights (hint!) we would see that they are not all going to be upgauged to CR9/E75. In a few instances it's going to be CR2 or nothing - at the loss of some destinations from the network entirely. DTW-CIU (Sault Ste Marie, pop...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

And yet, if anyone points out some of these failings, it is assumed that the poster is either a fanboy for the competition or a low information poster. IIRC, the last new Boeing product that met performance guarantees and was delivered on time was the 777 in 1995. Let that sink in....ninteen ninety...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

In my opinion a manufacturing site in China would make the most sense: -In the US they sell their aircraft anyway, just because they are Boeing -Japan favours Boeing also, because many Boeing componets are produced in Japan already -In Europe, there are open markets, were it's easy to sell aircraft...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

And yet, if anyone points out some of these failings, it is assumed that the poster is either a fanboy for the competition or a low information poster. IIRC, the last new Boeing product that met performance guarantees and was delivered on time was the 777 in 1995. Let that sink in....ninteen ninety ...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

Also, love the part about first delivery in 2013, five years ago. You just can't make this stuff up First engine delivery actually was end of 2013, https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pratt--whitney-boeing-celebrate-delivery-of-first-pw4062-engines-for-kc-46-tankers-236719961.html says. So, pu...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

http://aviationweek.com/awin/engine-upgrade-tanker says: So apparently not the same as 1990. Thank you for that, I was unaware. Its comforting to know that the government has funded PW to upgrade the engine to meet its original specs from 1989-90. (Sic). Also, love the part about first delivery in ...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

Glad you are such an “expert” on airplanes. Let’s correct your inaccurate comment. The current 767 has significantly upgraded systems from the 1982 version. The KC-46 is even further upgraded. It has a 787-like Display system, state of the art autopilot features like GLS and IAN, an advanced Missio...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

Is the PW4000 engine not the same as the one that has been available since 1990, and does it not burn 3% more fuel than a CF6-80C2 of the same vintage due to a poorly designed 5th stage compressor that required an off optimum reschedule if the IGV contoller to improve stall margins? http://aviation...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

Are you really claiming that adding these components make the primary structure something other than a 767? That's not what he claimed, so you're just arguing against yourself. It appeared to me that he was saying the "updates"made it something other than a 1980s aluminum airplane with a ...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 10185

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

BA is no different than 30 other airlines......the A321 is too small and B787/A330 too big for the mid-sized market. No modern plane is available and this is discussed continually. MOM that won't appear before 2025 at the earliest and more likely 2026-27, IF the manufacturers figure out a way to bui...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

If the abcdlist website is correct, 55031 went from first flight to delivery in just a little over 2 weeks. Its great to see Bombardier continuing to make progess in production and delivery of this game changing airplane.

I'm hoping for a JetBlue order.

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Next for AirBaltic delivered Bombardoer CS 300 55034 YL-CSI airBaltic delivery 15jun18 YMX-RIX That's great news. I wonder what airBaltic intends to do with all the CS300s they ordered recently? If all are taken up, that would repesent a significant fleet expansion. One wonders if RIX has the infra...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

Boeing will have one big advantage for building the airplane in Washington: floor space. 777x orders are soft, 777ceo, 767, and 748 production is a trickle and may well be gone by the time the NMA rolls around. What else will they use the square miles of floorspace in SEA for? Boeing may still be b...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

Boeing will have one big advantage for building the airplane in Washington: floor space. 777x orders are soft, 777ceo, 767, and 748 production is a trickle and may well be gone by the time the NMA rolls around. What else will they use the square miles of floorspace in SEA for? Boeing may still be bu...

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by SteelChair
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR Ambitions
Replies: 26
Views: 2290

Re: RR Ambitions

What a tragedy that the company clebrates its success while laying off 4,500 people and adding jobs in other countries. All the while, and somehwhat predictably, touting their "inclusion" and environmental awareness.

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by SteelChair
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 37959

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Taken altogether, it's a sobering picture for Boeing. Yet another program failure. At least they have the KC46. Oh wait, its late and over budget also, and will likely never make a dime of profit for Boeing. How did they fall so far so fast? Boeing stock 1 Sep 2000: $64.000 Boeing stock 1 June 2017...

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by SteelChair
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 112
Views: 19228

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

The problem is the product. I've been very critical of Boeing on these boards, but in this market segment, the Boeing product is just better. The 787 is so much better than the very good for 1993 A330 that I don't see the 330neo ever gaining large orders in this incredibly competitive market landsca...

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by SteelChair
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

So i wonder what ALPA is willing to give up to get more International flying? Probably nothing. The company has the best margins in the industry, and the carriers are competing to get pilots with a relatively restricted pipeline of new pilots. These are not the conditions for concessionary bargaini...

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by SteelChair
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

One thing to remember as we hear announcement such as MSP-ICN is that international flying balance within the JVs is going to be issue number 1 for ALPA in the 2019 contract negotiations at Delta. Delta pilots are very frustrated with what they see as the loss of long haul, high paying jobs to JV p...

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by SteelChair
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The long term sustainability of aviation
Replies: 15
Views: 1514

Re: The long term sustainability of aviation

Those with a Malthusian outlook always prognosticate gloom and doom....yet we always seem to keep coming up with solutions. Just a few years ago, "peak oil" sparked a world wide economic slowdown, yet solutions have been found and the last few years have seen an economic boom. There is no ...

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by SteelChair
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

25 339neos coming. Perhaps the first route for the A339 at DAL? Delta has already announced an A330 pilot base at MSP I believe.

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by SteelChair
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

Please share your facts that lead to make such an emotional based right-leaning statement. The Seattle area is so business unfriendly and has such poor weather that Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, and others are heading to places where there are hurricanes or it’s a lovely 100F temperature half the year...

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by SteelChair
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

I am thinking of another southern state that has would help reduce costs. I am thinking definitely a "Right to Work State" like tennessee Alabama or Mississippi! You guys are going to go crazy saying there is no engineering talent in those states. (Look what Airbus did in Alabama) Ding di...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Delta can convert CS100 orders to CS300s after the 35th CS100. Regarding the overbuilt comments, Delta is getting the small engine option and has stated in official filings that the average segment length for the CS100 will be under 1,000nm. Would you be so kind as to explain the "small engine...

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by SteelChair
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

I can't imagine why any company would choose to produce a product in such a business unfriendly region as the Pacific Northwest. High taxes, high costs for everything, polticians that hate business, and hostile labor unions all add up to a toxic mixture. I don't see any way that NMA production ends...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

I am thinking of another southern state that has would help reduce costs. I am thinking definitely a "Right to Work State" like tennessee Alabama or Mississippi! You guys are going to go crazy saying there is no engineering talent in those states. (Look what Airbus did in Alabama) Ding di...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9492

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

I can't imagine why any company would choose to produce a product in such a business unfriendly region as the Pacific Northwest. High taxes, high costs for everything, polticians that hate business, and hostile labor unions all add up to a toxic mixture. I don't see any way that NMA production ends ...

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19613

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

How about 1) all the non union labor at Delta, and 2) the ATL hub (with all parallel runways and actual decent ATC to utilize them).

UAL won't be replicating either of these soon. They should take heart though, UAL is too big to fail.

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by SteelChair
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Delta can convert CS100 orders to CS300s after the 35th CS100.

Regarding the overbuilt comments, Delta is getting the small engine option and has stated in official filings that the average segment length for the CS100 will be under 1,000nm.

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by SteelChair
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YX creates LIFT flight academy
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: YX creates LIFT flight academy

The devil will be in the details, like tuition reimbursement and how they intend to retain these pilots when the majors and cargo carriers are hiring and paying 3-4x the salary.

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by SteelChair
Thu May 31, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The CS500 would also blow the 738 and A320 out of the water on shorter routes. Short being a relative term, it would still be quite capable. Imho, the GTF and Leap move the 737 and 320 lines "up" in terms of optimized capability/capacity, leaving a gap in the 150-160ish seating range. The ...

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by SteelChair
Thu May 31, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

And that might be the way to go way when props around need replacement.... Can you please explain your meaning, not sure I understand what you were trying to say. He is saying heavy ATR/Q400 users might turn to the CS100 when it comes time to replace them as there are no new props in development on...

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by SteelChair
Thu May 31, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The CS100 is too overbuilt for its size, giving it unnecessary capability for most 100 seat users. It will always be a niche aircraft. Well we are all entitled to our opinions.. ..could you please elucidate upon your comments? In what ways is it "overbuilt for its size?" What capabilities...

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by SteelChair
Thu May 31, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Delta is the next carrier to take 100s, and they are getting "bare bones" aircraft with low weights and the small engine option specifically to replace 76 seat RJs. And that might be the way to go way when props around need replacement.... Can you please explain your meaning, not sure I u...

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by SteelChair
Thu May 31, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Stupid question, but only 8 CS100 are produced, as by now? I didn't know I am flying on such a rare airplane on a regular basis :-) BTW as said before the CS100 is one of my all times fav. My guess is that most carriers have found the very low seat mile costs of the 300 extremely compelling vis a v...

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by SteelChair
Thu May 31, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 267
Views: 71384

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

HB-JCL, msn 55029. The 12th CS300 and in total 20th C-series frame has been delivered to SWISS. Stupid question, but only 8 CS100 are produced, as by now? I didn't know I am flying on such a rare airplane on a regular basis :-) BTW as said before the CS100 is one of my all times fav. My guess is th...

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by SteelChair
Wed May 16, 2018 3:06 pm
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

In an interview in Les Echos dated 15 May, Mr. Janaillac says (my translation): "The French state will have a role to play in enabling Air France to improve its competitiveness." That's an indirect request for government subsidy. Watch for it. My take is that it was a direct reqeust for a...

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by SteelChair
Sun May 13, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-Series Range Question
Replies: 27
Views: 4711

Re: C-Series Range Question

deltadawg wrote:
SteelChair wrote:
airBaltic flys RIX-AUH-RIX nonstop.


Except RIX-AUH-RIX is not ETOPS. But otherwise yes a long flight for a single aisle.


Uh, that's why the first part of my sentence, the part you truncated, referenced the range capability...and the title of the thread referenced range, but hey, whatever.

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by SteelChair
Fri May 11, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-Series Range Question
Replies: 27
Views: 4711

Re: C-Series Range Question

Not yet, but it is coming. The airplane easily has the range capability to fly US west coast to Hawaii. airBaltic flys RIX-AUH-RIX nonstop. Bombardier have stated that they intend to start ETOPS certification later this year. To my knowledge, no customer has yet ordered ETOPS capability. It will be ...

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by SteelChair
Fri May 04, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 71
Views: 12310

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Yes, I am referring to piers or fingers that create one way flows in or out. And yes, I will agree that this design has wider alleys than before (see AMS or LAX for example) that open up the flow somewhat. Imho a clean sheet design should have surface landside traffic undergound (road and train) and...

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by SteelChair
Fri May 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13349

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

In the next few years jetblue will fly to jfk, fll, MCO and ont from msp Can you also tell me who wins the Super Bowl next year? Give me a minute to get my bookie on the line. :D The user has no source and clearly does not understand the metrics of route planning. I'm wondering if the poster would ...

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by SteelChair
Fri May 04, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 71
Views: 12310

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

While I am extremely impressed by this project, I feel that they made a mistake on the terminal. Although visually impressive, the "finger" concept is not optimum IMHO. I stress IMHO. It creates "alleyways" that constrain surface traffic flow. IMHO a much more efficient design is...

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