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Randy Tinseth

Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:20 pm

Does anyone know why Randy TInseth has not posted on his blog ( now gone from the Boeing site) in months? Is he ok? Still with Boeing?
 
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:36 pm

http://www.boeingblogs.com/randy/

Blog is still there, but stale. I made the same comment before PAS, but apparently there were Randy sightings.
Amazing there hasn't been anything from him or his ghostwriter re 737-10.
 
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:41 pm

It's a pity as it supplied me with a few laughs.
 
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:11 pm

I met the gentleman in February last year at the Singapore Airshow.
Chatted with him for some 5 minutes in total, and had a few posed pictures taken with him.
I broached the idea of him inviting Randy v1.0 back for a guest column on the 10th anniversary of the latter's last blog which is this April and he remarked that its a good suggestion but apparently nothing came out of it.
A friendly enough guy with no visible airs. He's been more prolific than his namesake predecessor so it came across as very strange that he has stopped blogging for soooo looooong.
Searching for the latest news on him, this is what I came across, in the article dated June 30, 2017:
http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/boei ... t-20-years

So he must have been in good health and travelling around. Still, leaves one wondering why he didn't blog these last three months.
I'll surely ask him if I were to see him again at next year's Singapore Airshow.
Come to think about it, his first post was on May 3, 2007 and his last to date on April 7, 2017; almost 10 years.

Edit to add: Found another article dated July 12, 2017. No mention of when the reporter met Randy but from what I surmise, look to be during the recent Paris Air Show:
http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/tou ... mand-drops
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:05 pm

The blog was a part of Boeings marketing efforts. I'd suggest the blog is no longer relevant for Boeing in todays world, so it was discontinued.
 
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:09 pm

The value of the blog was that it gave Boeing's spin on the current market and their strategy. It also somewhat put them on record for those spins and strategies.

The best example of this was the first Randy's posts on Boeing's product lines. He (and Boeing) saw the 737 (along with its replacement due about now), the 787-3,8 and 9, the 777s, and the 748 as a good lineup. Of all of those only the 787-9 survives. Astounding.
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:50 pm

frmrCapCadet wrote:
The value of the blog was that it gave Boeing's spin on the current market and their strategy. It also somewhat put them on record for those spins and strategies.

The best example of this was the first Randy's posts on Boeing's product lines. He (and Boeing) saw the 737 (along with its replacement due about now), the 787-3,8 and 9, the 777s, and the 748 as a good lineup. Of all of those only the 787-9 survives. Astounding.


I guess I miss your point. The MAX is doing well. The 777 is evolving. The 787-10 didn't exist 10 years ago. Aside from the point of it being PR spin, it was ten years ago. Things change over a decade.
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:57 pm

PlanesNTrains wrote:
frmrCapCadet wrote:
The value of the blog was that it gave Boeing's spin on the current market and their strategy. It also somewhat put them on record for those spins and strategies.

The best example of this was the first Randy's posts on Boeing's product lines. He (and Boeing) saw the 737 (along with its replacement due about now), the 787-3,8 and 9, the 777s, and the 748 as a good lineup. Of all of those only the 787-9 survives. Astounding.


I guess I miss your point. The MAX is doing well. The 777 is evolving. The 787-10 didn't exist 10 years ago. Aside from the point of it being PR spin, it was ten years ago. Things change over a decade.


1) That was a different Randy in 2007.
2) The 737 and its replacement, the 787-8 and -9, the 777s (and replacement) and 748 all "survived." Yes, some new replacements are here and coming and some are at the end of their product life, but its not just the 787-9. Look at Airbus 10 years ago - A320 and its replacement, the A330 (now being replaced), A340 (gone - and Airbus was pretty gung ho on it), A350 (had to be revised, but is successful now) and A380 (not in much better shape than the 748) - that must also be "astounding."
3) Markets change. Go find one corporation that stuck exactly to its planned product line 10 years ago and is in good shape now. Hint: you won't.
 
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:57 pm

It could be as simple as the man has taken some built-up leave after a particularly busy period.
 
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:16 am

StTim wrote:
It's a pity as it supplied me with a few laughs.


That may have been the issue.
Vero Venia does the same and is cheaper to operate :-)
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:39 pm

jbs2886 wrote:
That was a different Randy in 2007.

Huh I guess you are caught up in a time rift, or much worse, lost in alternative facts.
Randy classic blogged from Jan 2005 to April 2007 and Randy NG continued from May 2007.
Go to the blog archives to refresh yourself.
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:43 pm

neutrino wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
That was a different Randy in 2007.

Huh I guess you are caught up in a time rift, or much worse, lost in alternative facts.
Randy classic blogged from Jan 2005 to April 2007 and Randy NG continued from May 2007.
Go to the blog archives to refresh yourself.


I did go to refresh myself, no need to be an jackass. Former Randy did blog in 2007
 
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:15 pm

PlanesNTrains wrote:
frmrCapCadet wrote:
The value of the blog was that it gave Boeing's spin on the current market and their strategy. It also somewhat put them on record for those spins and strategies.

The best example of this was the first Randy's posts on Boeing's product lines. He (and Boeing) saw the 737 (along with its replacement due about now), the 787-3,8 and 9, the 777s, and the 748 as a good lineup. Of all of those only the 787-9 survives. Astounding.


I guess I miss your point. The MAX is doing well. The 777 is evolving. The 787-10 didn't exist 10 years ago. Aside from the point of it being PR spin, it was ten years ago. Things change over a decade.


I think one would have to work at it to miss my point.

Against a new narrow body, Boeing has had to belatedly do a MAX, only one iteration of which sold well, and a further -10 revision
The 787 3 and 8 have died, or are about to. The -10 was also another major revision of original plan
The 777s are more or less dead. The 777Xs may be successful, but not all that much
The 748 is next to moribund, although it may limp along

And the 787-9 has done well.

I suggest you look at the Randy 1 blogs on the subject. He was quite confident of the original projections. I think Boeing has done an OK adaption of an originally failed plan.
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:58 am

neutrino wrote:
So he must have been in good health and travelling around. Still, leaves one wondering why he didn't blog these last three months.


Are we sure Randy himself was writing those blog articles? I can imagine people like Randy do not spend their precious time on the internet and have other people doing the social media stuff.
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:01 pm

Potestatem obscuri lateris nescitis
 
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:23 pm

neutrino wrote:


Randy II wrote:
As you can image, any new look involves some IT challenges.
So while there’s no hard schedule for our re-launch,
we’ll spread the word once everything is in place.


Rather amusing.
I also expect "Der Schwarze Kanal" from the GDR's Karl Eduard Schnitzler to relaunch soon.
They had a lot in common. Satire at its best.

As I wrote earlier guys like "Vero Venia" are cheaper and it is easier
to keep the distance from blabs of the past.
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:53 pm

Am I the only one who doesn't know whom this guy is? Should I be ashamed of myself?
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:18 am

His name is hilarious! It's like saying "Hi, my name is Horny" :rotfl:
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Re: Randy Tinseth

Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:52 pm

bgm wrote:
His name is hilarious! It's like saying "Hi, my name is Horny" :rotfl:

you have that problem with domain specific word meanings.
Just like some over eager beep-censoring provider interaction eats up your mail.


You also don't like Randy Crawford :-?

.. you could lambast his mother ( or father ) for the name.
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