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by SteelChair
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22368

Re: United updating brand with new colors

My thought is too many changes is too short of a time. Its almost like they have people who feel the need to justiy their existence....changes for changes sake. Imho UAL would be better served to continue to focus on the operational improvement they have made recently, and continue them, grow tbe ga...

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by SteelChair
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 102
Views: 13557

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

Isn't the A330 about 30,000 lbs lighter (oew) than a 777A and capable of the range that would be required? A330-300 or 900 seems the best option to me. Isn't the 333/339 very close in cabin size/seating capacity to the 777-200, the closest of anything currently in production (not countig the very lo...

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by SteelChair
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 90
Views: 10421

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

If everyone oin the world knows AA is lagging, why aren't their leadership doing more to close the gap? Please dont blame it on the unions. Yeah, they're bad, but AA could at least offer the same profitsharing as DL, and they also have the cash to raise wages. I'm beginning to think that their mgmt ...

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by SteelChair
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss
Replies: 25
Views: 3640

Re: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss

Why did the article quote Macron if he has nothing to do with it?

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by SteelChair
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13078

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Jeremy, you missed the point. MM costs increase in direct proportion to age of the aircraft. With an older fleet, and in the number posted earlier, their fleet is old in relation to the 20 year rule, their costs continue to increase. Same applies to fuel as the engines are less efficient. So, while...

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by SteelChair
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13078

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

AA has leveraged the yard to pay for their fleet. Next downturn, they’ll have to keep flying those planes even if they are money losers to keep up those lease payments. DL can just park their fleet. AA will likely keep flying more because their more efficient fleet is more likely to operate at an o...

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by SteelChair
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13078

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

I really enjoy listening and reading what Ed has to say. I honestly didn’t think I would like him as a CEO but so far I like the direction the company is heading Tiresome? No. But it could have merit. If you outsource things that aren't your core business it allows you to focus on your core busines...

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by SteelChair
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6571

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

It took the airlines a long time to realize that VLA were a plague upon the industry. UsS airlines had realized it by the late 80s, with the exception of the relative few that had a need for such aircraft. In the present say and age, pretty much everyone except Emirates has realized it. Never seen ...

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by SteelChair
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6571

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

It took the airlines a long time to realize that VLA were a plague upon the industry. US airlines had realized it by the late 80s, with the exception of the relative few that had a need for such aircraft. In the present day and age, pretty much everyone except Emirates has realized it.

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by SteelChair
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13078

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Its a little tiresome hearing him opine about the great employee culture when DL has 30,000 fewer employees than AA because DL has contracted so much out.... Tiresome? No. But it could have merit. If you outsource things that aren't your core business it allows you to focus on your core business. W...

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by SteelChair
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5278

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

Yeah i guess. I'm sure those were major contributing factors. The maturation of the excellent A330 into a more long range ETOPS aircraft also contributed, even though it was bigger. The US airlines seemed tepid on the 764, and of course many of the European airlines boycotted the 767 for what I have...

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by SteelChair
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5278

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

Quite right, poorly written on my part. I was being redundant. I was referring to the 300, the stretched version of the 200.

The stretched 300, the 400, sold poorly

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by SteelChair
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5278

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

True, however someone who needs A320 capacity but not the range now has to buy an overbuilt plane. With the A220-500 that would change. This. 1,000 times this. Especially the capacity and overbuilt parts. Well established airlines are under no illusion....they are under extreme competitive pressure...

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by SteelChair
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13078

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Its a little tiresome hearing him opine about the great employee culture when DL has 30,000 fewer employees than AA because DL has contracted so much out....

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by SteelChair
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13078

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Pretty cocky of him to make bold statements. As anyone with a business sense knows, its all cyclical and what is strong today, won't be at some point. We are already seeing it as UA has passed AA and is creeping up on him. Looks like they have finally gotten over the "Jeff" fiasco and con...

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by SteelChair
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 446
Views: 62278

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

So many good (and interesting) posts in this thread. My thoughts: When you are at the extremes of the performance envelope, by definition we aren't talking about a lot of frames. It is clear that both manufactures have plenty of options and neither seems willing to commit.....yet. One final (wild) ...

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by SteelChair
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5278

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

And to the original point, should Airbus launch the 500 immediately? No, too much on the plate right now. 12-18 months for launch with 2021-22 EIS would be my prediction. Get Alabama factory bult and get Montreal production rate up. Allow PW and other suppliers to continue ramp up in an orderly fash...

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by SteelChair
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5278

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

True, however someone who needs A320 capacity but not the range now has to buy an overbuilt plane. With the A220-500 that would change. This. 1,000 times this. Especially the capacity and overbuilt parts. Well established airlines are under no illusion....they are under extreme competitive pressure...

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by SteelChair
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 446
Views: 62278

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

So many good (and interesting) posts in this thread. My thoughts: When you are at the extremes of the performance envelope, by definition we aren't talking about a lot of frames. It is clear that both manufactures have plenty of options and neither seems willing to commit.....yet. What will be the k...

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by SteelChair
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16662

Re: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results

Well thanks for all that research. I think you've verified that every step of the merger has taken about twice as long as the other merger you compared. It seems like you blame the labor groups a lot for the delay. Isn't it managements responsibility to convince them, cajole them, make them believe ...

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by SteelChair
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 41
Views: 4971

Re: 737 Production Delays

Well the backup is still less than one month of production. Doesn't seem like an unmanageable problem, other than ramp space. They must have at least a month of slop in the production/delivery schedule if there have been no delayed deliveries to customers yet. A good problem to have really.. ..custo...

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by SteelChair
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16662

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/07/30/american-airlines-group-inc-train-wreck-continues.aspx 1. ...is UA really kicking AA's butt? 2. I know AA took on a lot of debt, but has that really bit them? Some debt is desirable, just ask DL! Not that Motley Fool isn't known for TMZish clickbait article...

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by SteelChair
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 83
Views: 16101

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

That’s what the 737/320 orders were for. I think you meant 739/321. The CS100/A220 replace some 76 seaters and 76 seaters replace 50 seaters that get retired. Its an upgauge across the board. Lower seat mile costs, more seats per landing with sightly reduced frequency. For the jillionth time. I won...

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by SteelChair
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 83
Views: 16101

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Will these be used to replace the 88s? They're pushing 26 years old. That’s what the 737/320 orders were for. I think you meant 739/321. The CS100/A220 replace some 76 seaters and 76 seaters replace 50 seaters that get retired. Its an upgauge across the board. Lower seat mile costs, more seats per ...

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by SteelChair
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16662

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

No one even mentioned AA severley lagging UA and DL in operational metrics..... The killer is a 32b can’t replace a 75 and 319 can’t replace a S80. AA big mistake was the retirements and taking on Airbus lease payments on planes that have to durability. Oh please. The A320 series has shown itself t...

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by SteelChair
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16662

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

No one even mentioned AA severley lagging UA and DL in operational metrics.....

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by SteelChair
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 83
Views: 16101

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

This is great, the CSeries and now the updated CR9s, I think it goes without saying that DL has the best on-board experience in terms of aircraft of the US3. Not yet but it would appear that is the goal. Its interesting that thie deal happened before the changover of the CSeries to Airbus. Almost l...

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by SteelChair
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16662

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/07/30/american-airlines-group-inc-train-wreck-continues.aspx 1. ...is UA really kicking AA's butt? 2. I know AA took on a lot of debt, but has that really bit them? Some debt is desirable, just ask DL! Not that Motley Fool isn't known for TMZish clickbait article...

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by SteelChair
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16662

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

AA is fine. Lots of debt, yes. I’d imagine they’ve paid some off with recent earnings. B6 and AS are in trouble if you go by their logic. I would agree with your last sentence. AA and B6 seem to be lagging in most operational metrics (the big 5 competitive metrics). AS doesn't have massive presence...

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by SteelChair
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13025

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

US airspace is about to get an upgrade, there will soon be no shortage of ability to move aircraft once off the ground. The few airports that need more runways & gates, should either expand or accept business goes elsewhere. Please elucidate. In actual experience, the reverse has happened. We w...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24037

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

So you’re saying DL will have just as many C series as UA has 737s. Why? What in the world would DL need with all of those aircraft at that size? And no, it’s not easy, practical, or makes any kind of financial sense to “drop” 50 319s for two years use. Its entirely possible that they would have th...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24037

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

DAL: 50 more CS300's and 150 CS500's (which will be ordered in 2018) I expect them to have 120 in service by 2023 with 180 more still coming. 300 in service by 2027. And a GTF overhaul facility. They may have to lease some used A319s for a year or three to get MOB up and running, I expect Airbus ca...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2815

Re: US Carriers vs The World

The US carriers were decimated during the "lost decade" and are still rebuilding. There is slow but steady progess in fleet renewal and they they are also adding service back in. With regard to the people part of the equation, there does seems to be a lack of progress there. Organized labo...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24037

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

DAL: 50 more CS300's and 150 CS500's (which will be ordered in 2018) I expect them to have 120 in service by 2023 with 180 more still coming. 300 in service by 2027. And a GTF overhaul facility. They may have to lease some used A319s for a year or three to get MOB up and running, I expect Airbus can...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96870

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

And, as far as I can tell, this litle (by comparison) Canadian company doesn't have any of that history. The just work hard and produce a good product. As such, they represent a threat, a clear and present danger, to the likes of Boeing. And so they must be ruthlessly eliminated. I wonder how many o...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96870

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

Oh please. If you think DOD contracts are "real," then i guess we are at loggerheads. I thought that EVERYONE knew that defense acquisition is broken. Imagine if Delta sold you a ticket and then didn't deliver upon it and decided to charge you 150% of the previously agreed price....just be...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4980

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

Also, the Canadian government would not allow such a Boeing/Embraer tie up. Ok, just kidding on that part, but trying to illustrate how ridiculous it is that some feel that the US government has to bless an Airbus/Bombardier tie up . The arrogance. Is that any less ridiculous than say the EU having...

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