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      Good news for the Bombardier Cseries program: No 300 % tariff.

      The U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously Friday that Boeing (BA) was not harmed by Bombardier and its all-new C Series jet.

      The vote effectively shelves two tariffs, totaling nearly 300%, that the U.S. Commerce Department wanted to impose on Bombardier.

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        Caught a Project Loon balloon today on my ADSB receiver, passing over north-eastern USA at 58000' :



        Also notable on the picture is a Gulfstream G550 climbing through 45000' at still 1000'/min.
        Last edited by RdKetchup; February 21st, 2018, 7:28 PM. Reason: Typos
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          Where are we going and why are we in a handbasket?

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            Fake News!
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              Unless it is a glider, I am willing to bet that any airplane will struggle to maintain altitude with empty fuel tanks.
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                How's that a 'developing story' ?

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                  Originally posted by GRtak View Post
                  Unless it is a glider, I am willing to bet that any airplane will struggle to maintain altitude with empty fuel tanks.
                  A glider will struggle maintain altitude unless there is enough "fuel" available in the form of thermals. Just as all landings are, in essence, controlled crashes, all flying is basically having enough oomph at any one time to continue flipping the bird at gravity.
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                    Yes, but the glider will not be nearly as hard to handle, since it is designed to fly without fuel.
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                      Yes, but nor would it float on the Hudson rover!
                      WillDAQ: To use the technical terms: "the Mustang is to aerodynamics what horse shit is to fine dining"

                      Dr Grip: Brilliant!

                      EyeMWing Because what fun is a silicone dick if you don't try putting it in somebody's backside at least once.

                      Jay IKEA now ranks up in my awesome list, quite near bacon and blowjobs.

                      Cowboy I've never gotten so drunk I wanted to rub one out while shoving a fire extinguisher up my ass.



                      Remind me never to have him round to dinner!

                      www.mattonmotors.com/ @MattOnMotors

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                        This is an expensive mistake.
                         
                        "I don't care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating" -Boss Tweed

                        "No man's life, liberty or happiness are safe while Congress is in session,"- Mark Twain

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                          A little bit of cross-wind and turbulence at Toronto Island airport a few weeks ago:

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                            Yeah... that is a tad breezy! And quite a big zoom lens, too.

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                              Also, there's news from China that is eerily reminiscent of BA flight 5390:

                              Sichuan Airlines pilot ‘sucked halfway’ out of window

                              The co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday was “sucked halfway” out of the plane after a cockpit windshield blew out, local media reported citing the aircraft’s captain.


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                                WillDAQ: To use the technical terms: "the Mustang is to aerodynamics what horse shit is to fine dining"

                                Dr Grip: Brilliant!

                                EyeMWing Because what fun is a silicone dick if you don't try putting it in somebody's backside at least once.

                                Jay IKEA now ranks up in my awesome list, quite near bacon and blowjobs.

                                Cowboy I've never gotten so drunk I wanted to rub one out while shoving a fire extinguisher up my ass.



                                Remind me never to have him round to dinner!

                                www.mattonmotors.com/ @MattOnMotors

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                                  The Bombardier C-Series is history now, say hello to the Airbus A220.

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                                    Originally posted by marcos_eirik View Post
                                    The Bombardier C-Series is history now, say hello to the Airbus A220.
                                    So I will have to fly to Switzerland to log one of only eight CS100 jets delivered under that name.

                                    Does that still count as a First World Problem or is it something even more ridiculous?

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                                      Originally posted by calvinhobbes View Post
                                      So I will have to fly to Switzerland to log one of only eight CS100 jets delivered under that name.

                                      Does that still count as a First World Problem or is it something even more ridiculous?
                                      Pretty much, yes... However, if it doesn't have to be the CS100, you can go to Latvia and fly on one of Air Baltic's nine CS300s or to South Korea and fly on one of Koreans five CS300.

                                      Also:







                                      Additionally, Jet Blue just placed a firm order for 60 of the A220-300. This will replace their Embraer E-jets, a big blow to Emraer and Boeing (which co owns the E2 programme), as they were thought to be a certain E2 customer.
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                                        Originally posted by calvinhobbes View Post
                                        So I will have to fly to Switzerland to log one of only eight CS100 jets delivered under that name.

                                        Does that still count as a First World Problem or is it something even more ridiculous?
                                        I'll fly CS100 ZRH-HAM in October
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                                          Originally posted by narf View Post
                                          I'll fly CS100 ZRH-HAM in October
                                          They'll be around for quite some time, so enjoy yourself! On the other hand, my cargo flew on an A310 yesterday... haven't logged that one yet and they are disappearing fast.

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