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QF cancels last 8 380 orders

Old 7th Feb 2019, 14:21
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Originally Posted by Buster Hyman View Post
Oooh. Can I have a go?

"The aircraft in question is a sizeable piece of machinery. It's weight, combined with its sizeable drag inducing airframe, is a limiting factor to its attainable speed with the engines supplied!"

How'd I do?
You'd be a failure as a manager because to succeed in management you would have to have said something like...

"The aerial transport UNIT is an OUTSIZED PIECE that presents an ISSUE AROUND the AIRBORNE 'SPACE' and is potentially 'SUB-OPTIMAL' with respect to the negative profit 'SPACE', GOING FORWARDS" (not much room to 'celebrate success' or 'reset expectations' despite copious quantities of 'reaching out' and multiple 'ideation' sessions).
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 15:42
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Originally Posted by AerialPerspective View Post
You'd be a failure as a manager because to succeed in management you would have to have said something like...

"The aerial transport UNIT is an OUTSIZED PIECE that presents an ISSUE AROUND the AIRBORNE 'SPACE' and is potentially 'SUB-OPTIMAL' with respect to the negative profit 'SPACE', GOING FORWARDS" (not much room to 'celebrate success' or 'reset expectations' despite copious quantities of 'reaching out' and multiple 'ideation' sessions).
Have I ever worked under you?
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 23:49
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Thought AJ, would have kept the orders and then handed them over to Aliance to operate.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 00:05
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Originally Posted by 4 Holer View Post
There to big to slow.
I'm assuming from your ID that you're aware the 747 and A380 are the 2 fastest commercial airliners in service today.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 01:08
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It's been a while since a thread has been this enjoyable.

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Old 8th Feb 2019, 02:11
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UNA... Yep the B747s sure are the fastest ..... Why is the A380 forty 40+ minutes slower LAX to SYD if the Peugeot is so quick ??? Because its slow.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 02:24
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4 Holer,

LRC in the A350 is M0.85.

I believe the 787 is similar.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 05:07
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Originally Posted by AerialPerspective View Post
You'd be a failure as a manager because to succeed in management you would have to have said something like...

"The aerial transport UNIT is an OUTSIZED PIECE that presents an ISSUE AROUND the AIRBORNE 'SPACE' and is potentially 'SUB-OPTIMAL' with respect to the negative profit 'SPACE', GOING FORWARDS" (not much room to 'celebrate success' or 'reset expectations' despite copious quantities of 'reaching out' and multiple 'ideation' sessions).

As I have no idea about what I typed, or what you replied, I think I am excellent Management material!
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 07:35
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Originally Posted by 4 Holer View Post
UNA... Because its slow.
OK, I’ll have a go - “Because it’s slow”

I recall that punctuation was taught in primary school and is essential to convey the correct meaning.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 08:11
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It's been a while since a thread has been this enjoyable.
Sorry Trevor, but I must disagree! I cannot see how a thread such as this with so many basic spelling, punctuation and grammar errors in some of the posts could possibly be described as enjoyable.

Posts written supposedly by Pilots, whom one would think to be reasonably educated and intelligent!

If anything, I find this thread somewhat depressing!

Buster;
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 08:31
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Originally Posted by 4 Holer View Post
UNA... Yep the B747s sure are the fastest ..... Why is the A380 forty 40+ minutes slower LAX to SYD if the Peugeot is so quick ??? Because its slow.
I can only comment on what I see going onto and coming off the NAT. The 747 can do M090 in a rush which I’ve never seen the fugly bus do, but fugly cruises at M086 whereas the Queen cruises at M085 in my experience. I can’t comment on what the upside down operators in Australasia do with both types as It’s been years since I spoke to a NZ 744 and I’ve never spoken to a Qantas.

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Old 11th Feb 2019, 01:52
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Squarebus

Good......they're too fat, ugly, and horrible and make real planes laugh when they taxi by.......




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Old 11th Feb 2019, 02:06
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Looks more like an argument between dinosaurs to me!
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 02:15
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The 380 cruises a little quicker, but it goes straight up and has a lower TAS.

The 74 cruises a tad slower, but stays lower for longer with a higher TAS. So it used to quite often overtake underneath.

I know what I’d rather fly. I also know what I’d rather pax in.

The 74 will probably still be flying on one form or another when the 380 is not.

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Old 13th Feb 2019, 08:53
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If Airbus close the A380 production line Qantas can cancel the A380 orders with ZERO penalty.
Joyce will replace A380 with 777 A350 from 2022
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 19:37
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Originally Posted by knobbycobby View Post
If Airbus close the A380 production line Qantas can cancel the A380 orders with ZERO penalty.
Joyce will replace A380 with 777 A350 from 2022


What is interesting is what book value is assigned to these aircraft?
Analysts, at least those who were not 'picked' to cover Qantas and attend 'special briefings' were long concerned with the book value of Qantas aircraft. It was something that puzzled as the value appeared high.
A top 4 auditor and executive management agree on book value. Such a lucrative job doesn't see too many questions asked!

Little Napoleon used (timed) the write down (impairment) of the International fleet in 2014 to claim the 'biggest loss' in Qantas' history. Unions fell over themselves to accept a pay freeze.
That the 'loss' was on paper and 'amazingly' coincided with a 'transformation' due less depreciation, the VERY NEXT YEAR, meant that all those incredibly co-incidental executive options could vest right when the share price accelerated!

Wash, rinse and repeat?
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-a...-idUSKCN1Q1259
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 11:47
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Airbus just announced A380 shutdown. No more orders. [ref FlightGlobal]
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