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15th Mar 2018, 02:00
Replies: 27
Views: 11,624
Posted By oblivia

Just to be clear, this is far more than just...

Just to be clear, this is far more than just messing up hedging. The only purpose of a true hedge is to smooth earnings (to help executives get their bonuses), but in the long run a hedge should have...
8th Jun 2017, 05:11
Replies: 40
Views: 34,824
Posted By oblivia

Not a pilot, but I think the mountain is left....

Not a pilot, but I think the mountain is left. Forgive me if I've got my aviation terms confused...
8th Jun 2017, 03:02
Replies: 634
Views: 269,130
Posted By oblivia

Banks spend a fortune on salaries and bonuses —...

Banks spend a fortune on salaries and bonuses — around 40% of revenue. Yet they still spend 10% on IT.

The difference is probably that banks face a competitive threat from tech startups. In a...
Forum: Questions
20th Feb 2017, 08:24
Replies: 41
Views: 16,710
Posted By oblivia

She's a female pilot working in a Muslim country....

She's a female pilot working in a Muslim country. I'd say she's a great role model for young girls in Turkey. And clearly far braver than you.
17th Jan 2017, 01:05
Replies: 377
Views: 387,603
Posted By oblivia

https://aviation-safety.net/database/types/Boeing-...

https://aviation-safety.net/database/types/Boeing-747/losses

It's definitely true that there have been more cargo hull losses recently with 747s, but also true that few have been caused purely by...
16th Dec 2016, 14:48
Replies: 107
Views: 36,914
Posted By oblivia

There's nothing wrong with The Independent story...

There's nothing wrong with The Independent story linked above. It summarises a study published by Harvard and seeks additional comment from relevant folks at Balpa, Mind, Unite and BA. It's not the...
11th Dec 2016, 08:49
Replies: 41
Views: 21,322
Posted By oblivia

Good discussion with a specialist here: What...

Good discussion with a specialist here: What Might Happen If an Airliner Hit a Small Drone? - IEEE Spectrum...
26th Oct 2016, 16:23
Replies: 23
Views: 15,268
Posted By oblivia

The "poor reporting" you're referring to includes...

The "poor reporting" you're referring to includes the link you posted, as well as links to other stories, and adds comments from sources with actual knowledge of the incident.
23rd Sep 2016, 13:59
Replies: 29
Views: 9,326
Posted By oblivia

Global trade rules have nothing to do with...

Global trade rules have nothing to do with economics. They're about politics and, more specifically, American imperialism.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Sep 2016, 09:22
Replies: 30
Views: 7,784
Posted By oblivia

To be fair, the desire to mark our presence on...

To be fair, the desire to mark our presence on walls seems to have been around since before we started building walls, never mind flying machines. On the other hand, looking down our noses at others...
12th Sep 2016, 10:32
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,963,394
Posted By oblivia

On the basis that commercial aviation today is...

On the basis that commercial aviation today is safer than at any point in history.
11th Sep 2016, 23:40
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,963,394
Posted By oblivia

Er, in the real world "negative outcomes" are...

Er, in the real world "negative outcomes" are increasingly rare. Doesn't this observation totally undermine your point?

As for the world being run by accountants, give me a break. Airlines (and...
2nd Sep 2016, 08:44
Replies: 39
Views: 18,180
Posted By oblivia

I think you answered your own question. It's just...

I think you answered your own question. It's just a perception. The reality is that modern commercial aviation is safer than ever:
...
19th Aug 2016, 16:26
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,963,394
Posted By oblivia

I sometimes wonder if I live on a different...

I sometimes wonder if I live on a different planet to Pprune folk. I doubt if anyone would ever get on a plane in China or India or Africa if it weren't for automation. I'm sure there are some minor...
16th Jun 2016, 01:57
Replies: 9
Views: 11,541
Posted By oblivia

Not being a coward who abandons his principles at...

Not being a coward who abandons his principles at the smallest sign of trouble?
1st Jun 2016, 12:40
Replies: 10
Views: 12,456
Posted By oblivia

I see China's censorship of its terrorism...

I see China's censorship of its terrorism problems is working.
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Nov 2015, 04:25
Replies: 34
Views: 15,362
Posted By oblivia

The chief executive runs the company 100%. Except...

The chief executive runs the company 100%. Except when someone needs to be blamed.
25th Sep 2015, 10:38
Replies: 741
Views: 717,838
Posted By oblivia

Most of BA's 777s are on the balance sheet,...

Most of BA's 777s are on the balance sheet, ultimately owned by IAG, its parent. But there are a handful that are leased.
24th Sep 2015, 14:12
Replies: 17
Views: 8,332
Posted By oblivia

I've never quite understood the point of this....

I've never quite understood the point of this. I've flown Emirates plenty, but the end result of this system seems exactly the same as any other airline: everyone boards and then you wait 10 minutes...
23rd Sep 2015, 14:28
Replies: 14
Views: 10,298
Posted By oblivia

That's not a million miles away from what one...

That's not a million miles away from what one (supposed) passenger is claiming:



What Actually Happened On That United Express Flight Where the Fight Broke Out Between Pilot and Co-Pilot - View...
1st Sep 2015, 11:09
Replies: 1,087
Views: 958,398
Posted By oblivia

Kiln provided the Hawker's liability cover with a...

Kiln provided the Hawker's liability cover with a limit of 25m, or about $40m. Limits in the US are more typically in the $50-100m range.

Kiln leads Shoreham Airshow loss | Fenchurch Associates...
30th Aug 2015, 11:37
Replies: 1,757
Views: 903,484
Posted By oblivia

Loss history definitely plays a role in the cost...

Loss history definitely plays a role in the cost of insurance, but the overall trend is unambiguously downward thanks to improving aviation safety. There are plenty of people willing to bet that this...
26th Aug 2015, 01:05
Replies: 1,087
Views: 958,398
Posted By oblivia

The very first line of his post seems to suggest...

The very first line of his post seems to suggest the opposite:



Expert refuses to speak to media, takes to Facebook to complain that his expertise isn't reflected in media. Would make a nice...
20th Aug 2015, 01:00
Replies: 54
Views: 19,156
Posted By oblivia

Damn those socialists for, err, not wasting...

Damn those socialists for, err, not wasting taxpayers' money on a Cold War project that history proves we didn't need...
7th Aug 2015, 09:13
Replies: 54
Views: 19,156
Posted By oblivia

Another thing that isn't new is pointless...

Another thing that isn't new is pointless aviation patents. The Wright brothers were pioneers in that regard too...
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