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by EPA001
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8941

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

You are absolutely right, but I've never claimed Airbus didn't receive subsidies; repayable or low interest it is still their only means of bringing a new product to market with a chance of profitability . But here's the thing, I don't think Boeing are innocent either. And that's what makes this wh...

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by EPA001
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47313

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

sudenmorsian wrote:
According to the BBC, there unfortunately does not seem to be any survivors.


Very sad news to hear this. :( My thoughts are with all the family and friends who are left behind.

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by EPA001
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

MUC and FRA will be quite a dull place in a few years. For sure they will be more lively and classy in few years. :) I didn't like the livery days before. Meanwhile I like it. It is elegant and classic. In my view it is a good idea to give the colour blue a more important role. I completely agree. ...

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by EPA001
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

https://i.imgur.com/Jfvztuq.jpg I guess this shows that the general public on average has better taste imho than quite a number of posters here. But as always the ones opposing the change are much more vocal than the ones approving a change. Especially where emotions come into play we see this phen...

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by EPA001
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

FW200 wrote:
And that's exactly what's shown on the model.


I would suggest to get yourself a pair of good reading glasses if your eyes are telling you that that is exactly what the model shows. ;)

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by EPA001
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

FW200 wrote:
I don't think that the winglets of the A380plus would be »much larger« than those shown in the picture in the scale the model has been built.


I beg to differ:

Image

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by EPA001
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

FW200 wrote:
That A380 model has the wingtips of the A380 plus. :smile:

What does this tell us? 8-)


No, the winglet on the proposed A380-plus is much larger. So this tells us nothing beside how the A380 will look in the renewed livery.

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by EPA001
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

There's a presentation video in the Lufthansa Intranet about the developement of the new livery. In that video they also show other livery drafts that have been considered but disregarded. Many of the drafts from this very forum thread are shown there and obviously lost against the final livery. Ma...

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

My money is on a split board within Lufthansa on this one and that it has plenty of opposition from within as well as support. If that were true something would have leaked out to the media very soon. Or the change would not have been put into effect in the company at all. You are just speculating ...

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10221

Re: !

You are using deferred costs against Boeing - where is the 30 Billion for the A380 accounted for? Those are already fully written off by Airbus. So these development and ramp-up costs don't play any role anymore in Airbus's financial results. Only the small operational result (which I believe is a ...

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Oh, c'mon, please! There's nothing sharp, inventive or innovative in stripping the entire fuselage of any colour, conceptual design, marquees or logos... it's...absolutely empty, it's VOID... The result is hardly phenomenal. It's a pure white fuselage with a dark blue fin. End of story. Even though...

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Lufthansa must be the first airline to do this. I can't think of any other. It's an interesting approach to corporate branding, and time will tell if it succeeds. Nice to see some creative thinking for once, instead of standard approach of slapping the airline colours over everything. I think so to...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 13398

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

It's undergoing the same sort of continuous improvement, including feedback from the flight test and certification programme that every airliner does. Improvment on what is already the most advanced jetliner ever built :) Rgds Continuously raising the bar, as all aircraft, engines and system manufa...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

It's a shame Lufthansa settled on such a lame livery. What a disappointment, what a missed opportunity. -ir The way I see it they succeeded much better than almost everyone to take a very sharp and integral look at their corporate identity. I am very impressed with the results of that strategy so f...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

They've uploaded an English version of the presentation: https://youtu.be/_puSnvKy_ak I think it is very good that they have taken this effort for the non-German speaking world to explain the idea behind the operation. After viewing it I guess now many more people than before will understand and ap...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10221

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

I anticipate that over the next few years Airbus profit and cashflow will rebound strongly I'll tell you what isn't happening A lazy workforce :shakehead: Poor efficiency :shakehead: Arcane financial practices :shakehead: Selling its planes too cheaply :shakehead: Ignore those peddling these messag...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Sky blue is not a luxury color in the abstract, but it is when it’s Tiffany. Context is EVERYTHING. The yellow (IMPO) was a crucial part of communications for Lufthansa- could it have been used in a new way: sure. Tossing it out may come as a regret. It does feel as if Lufthansa has Singapore envy ...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 13398

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

A350-1000 airfield performance turns out to be better than anticipated, while weight is on target. Full article http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-debuts-a350-1000-singapore-airshow These numbers are significantly better than previously thought. I would say a job well done to Air...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 7025

Re: First A350-1000 Commercial Flight Coming Up

Qatara340 wrote:
Can't wait for the new plane to arrive for the first time to Hamad International Airport, and then off to LHR.


Me neither. It will be a fantastic addition to the QR-fleet. :)

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I think one way to look at it is that despite LH being an airline, it realized that most interaction with the airline has very little to do with the outside of the airplane. I wouldn’t be surprised if they worked on digital channels, crew uniforms, airport signage, and cabin items+ interiors first,...

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by EPA001
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

If you have 20 minutes to spare, there is a good video about the principles of the re-design: https://youtu.be/liC1P6RUK-g Thanks for posting this. The whole thing they have undertaken makes a lot more sense now. I already liked what they have done to the outside skin of the aircraft, but the total...

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by EPA001
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR
Replies: 157
Views: 31377

Re: Rumor: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR

redroo wrote:
Can you buy non RR on the A350?


No. RR is the exclusive engine supplier for the A350. Just as GE is the exclusive engine supplier for the B77W/L and now the B778/779.

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by EPA001
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 327
Views: 106446

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

StTim wrote:
Cathy has 3 frames in the late stages of production


Thanks. :)

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by EPA001
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 327
Views: 106446

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-debuts-a350-1000-singapore-airshow Revealing the outcome of recently completed flight tests, Airbus says the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB97-powered aircraft is meeting or beating performance targets. Empty weight is on specification at 129,000 kg (284,...

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by EPA001
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19908

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

20 hours on a plane? That will be cruel and inhumane. Well, SQ has done it also with the flights to and from New York and LA. But it is a very long time to spend in an aircraft. But no doubt there is a market for it. In case of Qantas the A350, which is smaller than the B777-8, looks to me more sui...

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by EPA001
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Braybuddy wrote:
The more I look at the new livery the more I like it. The old tail was stuffy 1970s in the extreme; the new one is much more contemporary and clean. I totally get it.


That goes for me as well. Nothing spectacular, but it will also not age over time which fits LH perfectly. :)

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by EPA001
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Hmm I’m actually not a fan. The logo is too much “in your face” and I don’t like it when you can’t see the entire circle. A bit more yellow could have been nice, but I agree with your comment. The two colour scheme is nothing which shouts out loud, but it is another timeless livery. Combined with t...

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by EPA001
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

lhrnue wrote:
I thought the engines will be blue too?


No, but I am very happy that they exchanged the dull grey for white engine nacelles. :) Overall I think this is a good renewal, nothing spectacular, but the absence of any spectacle makes a livery a long living one without getting outdated.

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by EPA001
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35908

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

As Stitch pointed out up-thread, why would Boeing have spent tens of Billions to produce an all-new NSA that might be, at best, 5% more efficient than an A320neo but would be vastly more expensive to buy? That just doesn't make any sense. :shakehead: IMHO, you won't see an all-new A320/737 replacem...

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by EPA001
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 432
Views: 47521

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Just as expected: a joint venture, and not a takeover. Indeed. No real surprise here and again, just as with the MAX following the "neo", Boeing is following the moves that Airbus makes. ;) But for Boeing and Embraer this can be a fruitful partnership in this third company they will both ...

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by EPA001
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

But back to the Lufthansa livery. It reminds me of this quote: " A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away ." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery It's a sentiment I agree with, but if they took away anything more,...

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by EPA001
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation acquires 10 A340s from EY
Replies: 14
Views: 3893

Re: European Aviation acquires 10 A340s from EY

KarelXWB wrote:
Etihad's retired A340 fleet is getting a second life:


Very nice to see them have a second life. :) How will they be used by European Aviation?

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by EPA001
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35908

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

Newbiepilot wrote:
United is smart enough to evaluate competing proposals.


Of course they are not that smart. No doubt they need the advice from all of us as experts from A-net. :) :) :)

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by EPA001
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35908

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

Samrnpage wrote:

I reckon if you take out the first 20 years of the 737 - the A320 is far ahead.


Most likely yes. Maybe a possible UA-order could already close the now quite small total number of orders gap? :?:

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by EPA001
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

seahawk wrote:
Nice, finally the yellow is gone. The white fuselage and the darker blue gives it a timeless elegance.


Nice to see the white engine nacelles. That dull grey always bothered me. About the yellow being gone I am not so sure yet if I like that.

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by EPA001
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO on A321neo In-Service Economics
Replies: 60
Views: 9756

Re: Hawaiian CEO on A321neo In-Service Economics

I think Hawai's A330NEO's on order will become -900's. ] From the CEO comments, Hawaiian appears to be preferring A321s to A330s. I think there is an equal change the A330neos become A321s. Not sure where you got that from, as the CEO didn’t say it. He said the A321neo is the right aircraft for the...

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by EPA001
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40576

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

HtC wrote:
A321-251NX Airbus D-AVZO MSN7877

Greetings
HtC :)


Those are very nice pictures of this latest variant of the highly successful A32X-neo program. Thanks for posting them and congratulations to Airbus on achieving the first flight of this variant of the aircraft family. :)

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by EPA001
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 260
Views: 57925

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

AzriOne wrote:
Hello there, is there any new news on the 787 options?


If there was, it would have been posted here by now. ;)

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by EPA001
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Airlines ordering A330, A350, 787 or 777 ?
Replies: 41
Views: 7103

Re: Korean Airlines ordering A330, A350, 787 or 777 ?

I wonder if KE is involved in the rumoured "mega order" that is supposed to be Leahy's farewell fanfare at the Singapore Airshow? Or is it all just hot air? Maybe, but I don't expect them to be. Which is based just on a feeling I have. And that mega order could easily be hot air, but it c...

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by EPA001
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 159
Views: 45144

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Anyone know which LH A346 routes still exist in Summer 2018? I believe 13 frames are required to operate that schedule. Luckily they still fly these graceful birds. On the fuel economy side they are outdated, but I love to see them and made quite a number of very fine flights on LH's A346's. :) It ...

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by EPA001
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 348
Views: 125011

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

On the 26th of this month one of the few remaining ladies visited Rotterdam/The Hague for a mere 1,5 hours......2.200 meters of runway is no issue when you arrive from the Antilles. Customs and immigration were eventually completed at Schiphol! No Tax On Rotax It was very nice to see the diverted a...

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by EPA001
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29667

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

So again, both the A359 and 789 have sold more than the 78X since it was launched. Luckily you are persistent in presenting the facts, even though those might not suit other peoples agenda's. ;) As many other posters have stated, the market offers now more and more versatile options than the B777-2...

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by EPA001
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 Demonstration Tour Middle East Asia Q1 2018.
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Airbus A350-1000 is going to come to HKG ?

zeke wrote:

A350s are already operated in and out of India, this is more of a customer tour.


Hopefully they can secure new orders for this beautiful aircraft with this customer tour. :)

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by EPA001
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

VCEflyboy wrote:
Guess we’ll have to wait until 18:30 CET on feb 7..


Probably. But here on A-net we are very impatient when it comes to things like this. ;)

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by EPA001
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38377

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Boeing’s statement is so stale and hypocritical. They have been subsidized heavily by the state, by military contracts. Let’s notnforget the tanker deal was done with an Airbus product initially. But Boeing stomped their feet and threw they’re weight around and now the tanker is a 767. Let’s not fo...

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by EPA001
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38377

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

That's how aerospace industry operates worldwide. Everyone gets subsidies over subsidies, Boeing and Airbus included. If you don't like it, leave. And everyone has the right to sell below cost, all industries included. Tell me which law requires you to sell above cost? This is economics 101, called...

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by EPA001
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38377

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Bully-boy Boeing has had its :butthead: handed to it on a silver platter. Indeed they have. I always thought the complaint to be exaggerated and this ruling has confirmed it. If only the WTO-cases went as smooth as this one...... ;) Anyway, great news for Bombardier and Airbus and the US customer(s...

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by EPA001
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

https://planefinder.net/images/5983902:Photo:363252.jpg


Thanks for that. I hope that LH will paint the engine cowlings. That dull grey should at least be white or blue. We will know what they have decided on in a few days.
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leleko747 wrote:
It's fake and this is the original picture:

https://planefinder.net/images/5983902:Photo:363252.jpg


Thanks for that. I hope that LH will paint the engine cowlings. That dull grey should at least be white or blue. We will know what they have decided on in a few days.

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by EPA001
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 122
Views: 19595

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Looks to me that even if they end up taking différent models, they want a kind of joint venture to pass one huge order to. And since Airbus and Bombardier have done exacly that recently, I feel AFKL is compelling them to "deliver" on that now. You may be right. But as always time will tel...

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by EPA001
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 122
Views: 19595

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

In the end, only 3 possible outcomes : - AF, KLM, Joon, Transavia & Transavia fr goes all A320/A321 neo. - AF, KLM, Joon, Transavia & Transavia fr goes all 737 8/9/10 max. - AF & Joon goes A320/A321 neo while KLM & both Transavias goes 737 8/9 max. 1 or 3 could happen, 2 is more imp...

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