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Super 80

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  1. A Delta order for a hundred MAXes has supposedly been imminent for the last two years. That isn't to say it's impossible, sometimes orders are political. Delta's 1992 order for nine A310s was for little reason other than to remind Boeing that they didn't have the L1011 replacement order in the bag.
  2. This was basically the issue that kept the premium startup Platinum Jet Air on the ground as Ottawa decided that they were indivisible from the British lessor of their Fokker fleet. https://otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/728-a-2005
  3. Thailand has operated the CL-215 in that way.
  4. I'm afraid that the F-35 will just become a money pit that will consume the entire airforce while not itself achieving a high degree of availability. Kind of like the former Soviet states that inherited brand new MiG-29s they couldn't afford to operate.
  5. I think it was Klaus Goersch who championed the MAX order and he has been gone for years.
  6. I spent a lot of time in Europe between 2016 and 2019, and Trudeau was the butt of jokes then. The wardrobe for his trip to India and "people kind" appeared to be particularly well known.
  7. I was expecting Air Canada's first A321neos would come from Alaska Airlines.
  8. Have Russian sympathizers hold Americans hostage and exchange them for spares?
  9. Aviation parts are embargoed and there are going to be a lot of essentially stolen planes sitting around Russian airports that can be pilfered from. How long will it take the Russian aircraft industry to produce any significant number of their own sanction-proof variants?
  10. They will just do what Kingfisher did and cannibalize some of the leased aircraft to keep others going.
  11. I'm very sorry, I didn't think I was being unclear. I am not referring to common employer issues or suggesting an Independence Air type strategy where I believe five people kept their jobs when Compass was established. The only thought I was trying to convey subsequently was that Sunwing's seasonality potentially limits the size and relative maturity of the workforce.
  12. I referred to seasonality in an employment context.
  13. I would imagine that Sunwing's seasonality would limit that.
  14. I'm surprised there wasn't another taker out there after Sunwing's AOC.
  15. This country has been dead to me for many years so this doesn't really elicit an emotional response but instead sheer bewilderment.
  16. I'm really looking at this practically, I'm not sure the participants in this flight sufficiently outed themselves so that other airlines might independently identify them and deny them boarding
  17. I would imagine some other people on the plane might have. I'm skeptical that these "influencers" are going by their full legal names on Twittokgram or whatever the degenerate youth are using today.
  18. I'm pondering the airlines colluding to deny them transport home since WestJet and Air Canada had some issues years back after Air Canada denied transport to some disruptive transvestites who had been banned by WestJet and that violated their privacy somehow.
  19. One of my relatives left an airport based WestJet role shortly before all hell broke loose and has no interest in going back no matter how many times they call because they were only there for the travel benefits which are presently of no value to them. They aren't exactly flying to a dozen NFL games a year at the moment. A family friend was some sort of middle manager for Westin before being laid-off and she has the same perspective, employee rates at a premium resort in Hawaii mean nothing to her at the moment and she is earning the same as a facilities manager supervising a fraction of the number of people.
  20. I have talked to some US Navy guys about it, they figure there is a place for an F-35 as advertised in the US Navy but they didn't think it will displace the Super Hornet which is still being delivered today.
  21. I think the F-35 is ridiculous but it will be even more ridiculous if we end-up right back with the F-35 after about fifty extra steps.
  22. He looks like somebody who is going to pay a very high price for being a yes man.
  23. Boeing's campaign to prevent the MAX from being grounded after the first and second crashes is far more egregious than anything this mook did or didn't do.
  24. Since nobody is going to proactively tell you this: The public facing links that have been available since last fall when they broke their website are being discontinued effective the October 2021 issue. However if you now create a flightglobal.com account with your corporate email address you will have access to the issues at: https://www.flightglobal.com/flight-international after logging in. Ignore the prompt to subscribe and just keep scrolling as the same old embedded PDF viewer is at the bottom of the page.
  25. I would be curious to know whether Justin Trudeau or Jeremy Corbyn alienated more party Mandarins during their respective leaderships.
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