If this increase does get produced, it will make the A330neo quite the machine. I disagree that it will challenge the A350 however, because the A350 is also improving and getting higher weights. why does the consensus here think the A330Neo is a good idea/plane but say the 777-8/9 is fodder and garb...Jump to post
zkojq wrote:Multi-year dominance is bad for the sport, whether it be by Mercedes, Ferrari, RedBull or whoever else.
Firstly, apologies for using the wrong code for Verstappen (VPN instead of VER!) What pisses me off the most is that some of them are blaming Kimi for the pile up. I certainly don't think he's to blame, but he wouldn't have tagged VER if VET hadn't moved so far to the left. I'm not going to blame Ve...Jump to post
VET vs VPN into the first corner will be worth watching! Ha ha, you read it here first! Crashstappen's cheer squad out to defend him. I'd say ''wow'' but I'm not surprised. Nobody needs to defend him because he did nothing wrong. The race stewards agreed. :shakehead: Bottom line is Verstappen was a...Jump to post
To the topic, in Germany you can change your birthday quite easily if you have sufficient proof that it is wrong As you should be able to in any sensible country - if it turns out your dob was wrong. I doubt you can change it just because you "don't like" your dob. age is a social constru...Jump to post
What a lap from Vettel!! Indeed, it was the best lap in Q3 at this year's Singapore GP. :wink2: People often talk about Lewis the greatest at Quali, but Seb's performance was a step beyond anything we've seen from anyone-else all year. I get that you'er excited, but that's a very debatable claim an...Jump to post
Changing your date of birth isn't going to change your life. Seek help.Jump to post
FP3 just finished and things looking very tight at the sharp end... Verstappen - 1:41.829 Vettel - 1:41.901 Hamilton - 1:41.971 Alonso 4th & Vandoorne 5th. :shock: Ricciardo only 6th after losing an argument with the wall. Qualifying looks like it could be one of the best of the year so far. :hy...Jump to post
Arion640 wrote:But you have to bring trump up in this.
2175301 wrote:A 777 conversion program is in the works.
That would be a mess because you'd need a lot of new stations that are built for such security. Many of the tube stations in central London are too small for the number of passengers passing through each day as it is. There's simply no way additional security could be implemented at most of them wi...Jump to post
Boeing778X wrote:The 789 has replaces some 77E routes, not 767.
Meanwhile, on the track in Singapore... Red Bull dominating free practice. Ricciardo fastest in both FP1 & FP2, Verstappen 2nd fastest in FP2 with Hamilton 3rd. Vettel was 2nd fastest in FP1, but neither Ferrari close in FP2. If this is a race that Hamilton can't win, I'm sure he'd be very happy...Jump to post
Whilst not wanting to downplay the seriousness of this event, as "explosions" go, this was pretty much an epic failure (thankfully). I believe the 'bang' that was reported was the detonator going off. The device clearly failed to explode and apparently only barely caught fire (no evidence ...Jump to post
cheapgreek wrote:Would like to see AA go for the 737-7.5MAX or whatever the designation is for the stretch 737-700. It would match the seating of the MD-80's which by the way, I hate to see go.
Why? With all those 787-9s, it seems like the replacement is clear. It seems to me the 787s are replacing 767s. AA hasn't replaced any 77Es yet. Post #75 suggests otherwise. Let me try it another way... As AA has taken on 787s, they've retired 767s. The 787s have not physically displaced the 77E fr...Jump to post
Boeing778X wrote:Why? With all those 787-9s, it seems like the replacement is clear.
There are two options here for AA to choose from: 1. Exchange 22 A359s for 44 A321NEOs 2. Exchange 22 A359s for 25 A330-900NEOs 3. Walk away and blame the lost deposits on the decisions of the old PM-US management team and/or changing business conditions. Maybe Boeing will help eat the loss if they...Jump to post
This bill still has to be approved by the Senate, yes?
MIflyer12 wrote:That is a very interesting way to block sales: If OFAC can't issue licenses, sales can't proceed.
ElroyJetson wrote:Based on the comments from the Bloomberg article it looks like the A350 order is toast.
coolian2 wrote:How hard can it be to get a ladder out?
Rdh3e wrote:2) AI is incompetent and actually thinks it's PW's fault but it's their own fault.
At first they did not order the B777-300ER. Instead they changed the A350-900 order to A350-1000. Why did they switch back to the A350-900? I suppose the A350-1000 was going to replace the B747-400? Why did the plan change? A combination of factors - the desire to accelerate the removal of the 744 ...Jump to post
seahawk wrote:The big EK 787 Order.
With regard to grid penalties, you have to have some form of penalty for infractions - or no limits... Agreed. But, if there's going to be a limit, let's at least make it a sensible one. It's madness to introduce even more races and reduce the allocation of engines. It would seem to me to be sensib...Jump to post
Why is United replacing the 777 with the A350 and not the 777X. The A350-900s will replace UA's 777-200ERs and are absolutely perfect for that role. Replacing them with 777-9s would represent a significant increase in size. Since UA reverted from the A350-1000 back to the -900, they clearly wanted ...Jump to post
Whalejet wrote:I think we might see a few A380+ from EK and potentially a narrowbody order.
At least you have the choice whether to vote for him or not based on his honest views, how many hide the truth about their views including senior politicians who say anything for a vote,i totally disagree with him but unlike most he didn't avoid the questions either The unfortunate truth is that th...Jump to post
It's certainly close and exciting for the WDC. I think Mercedes would have to implode spectacularly not to take the WCC (I think Bottas is a stronger second driver than Raikkonen). Given how close Ferrari were to Mercedes at Spa, the difference at Monza was quite shocking, frankly. Even if Ferrari d...Jump to post
When the A350K was launched I questioned whether all the promises could be met. It seemed that to achieve range, payload vs the 777/744/340 would be severely limited. UA helped verify this today. They gave up the idea the A350 could replace the 744, and instead decided the thirstier 77W still makes...Jump to post
This conversion, along with United's decision to take 77Ws rather than waiting another 1-2 years for the A35K, raises doubts as to how much better the A35K is than the 77W? No, it just shows that UA took advantage of low prices and early delivery slots for 77Ws. Bread today rather than jam tomorrow...Jump to post
45 A359's for the price of 35 A35K's would mean roughly 10% additional discount They're not getting 45 A350-900s for the same price as 35 A350-1000s. :shakehead: That would be the very long term I guess since UA has quite new B777-300ER's in the fleet. Well, in UA's statement, Kirby specifically me...Jump to post
Is 45 x 900s worth the same as 35 x 1000s? If so, not much gain for Airbus An extra $1.4billion at list according to Bloomberg. UA has 55 777-200ERs, so it's possible that the order could grow even more. This. :checkmark: And it certainly wouldn't rule out the -1000 in the longer term, either.Jump to post
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-06/airbus-is-said-close-to-14-billion-conversion-deal-for-a350s "Airbus SE is on the verge of securing an order for 45 of its A350-900 wide-body jetliners, a critical win after a run of deferrals by U.S. carriers, according to people familiar wit...Jump to post
ap305 wrote:This sounds quite strange.... Kirby was skeptical about operating a small fleet of a350's just a few days back and suddenly the airline feels just 10 more will make it viable?
Dano1977 wrote:Here is the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP view of the EU.
Just a shame he is a back bench MP, but he is my tip for a future PM
Boeing isn't training anybody. Boeing seems to think they are... http://www.boeing.com/commercial/services/flight-operations-solutions/training-and-resourcing/flight-training.page We provide a wide variety of type rating courses and differences training for your airline pilots. Our combination of a...Jump to post
ElroyJetson wrote:Maybe EADS announces the 322?
anshabhi wrote:Tells you how active AI's flight safety department is, contrary to the general perception.
scbriml wrote: Personally, I don't see the 777-9 finding a home at BA Of course you don't. Well, try putting the shoe on the other foot. If WW had said "The A350-1000 is the perfect plane for us, it's almost certainly going to be in our fleet." Then BA ordered a fleet of 777-9s, would you...Jump to post
aerorobnz wrote:They should carpet bomb all the religious Glorious leader sites, his presidential palaces and any launch sites and then follow it up with a South Korean invasion force and the final goal should be reunification of Korea.
Willie Walsh, on a few occasions, said the 777X would be a great fit for BA and that the airline will get it at some point. Not quite. What he said (just the once) was: “ Based on what I have seen, it is almost inevitable that it is an aircraft that we will have in our fleet at some stage,” Walsh t...Jump to post
It has come to it that I actually agree with Putin. http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/31/asia/putin-north-korea/index.html Pointless. :shakehead: There has been plenty of 'talking', even provision of aid to NK in return for not following its nuclear program. NK has ignored or reneged on everything it ...Jump to post