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“The trend suggests that marijuana is playing an increased role in fatal crashes,” said Dr. Guohua Li, a co-author and director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia University Medical Center.
Neighbor next door said she would come over with the snowblower and clear me out.
Forecast says 17 inches of snow. Just started with light snow. Wind may hit 60 mph gusts.
It is going to get real nasty by 6 om EST.
After subtracting the five cancellations of A319ceo and A320ceo jetliners, this therefore leaves Airbus with only five net new plane orders for the first month of the year. Against that, Boeing's total of 35 net new orders booked in the month (and also year-to-date) looks pretty good.
This may not be a smart move.
Airbus has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with Raiffeisenverband Salzburg to acquire Salzburg Munchen Bank AG, in order to provide additional financing options for the aeronautics and defense company. Salzburg Munchen Bank, owned 100% by Raiffeisenverband Salzburg, is a small fully-licensed bank based in Munich serving small and medium enterprises and private clients. After closing, it will be renamed Airbus Group Bank and gradually be developed to provide finance solutions to support the Group's businesses. The acquisition is subject to obtaining regulatory approvals, namely the Ownership Control Procedure with the German regulator and also from the German competition authority. Airbus Group aims to close the deal as early as possible in 2014, subject to receiving all necessary regulatory approvals
Well, not so fast. Just because it is not allowed it does not mean in does not happen. There have been several instances of workers under the influence in several plants in several companies involved in plane assembly. It was also commonplace in many automaker facilities.
I have not seen any incidents of test flight crews so far.
Nothing in the contract prevents building a final assembly plant in China to fill Asian orders as long as BA keeps some level of work in Puget Sound.
You need to update your typical view of China,
From CNBC: While the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) has yet to win any big international orders with its C919 passenger airplane, you may be flying on an aircraft manufactured by China's state-owned commercial aerospace company sooner than you think.
John Leahy, chief operating officer of Airbus said he believes Comac will emerge as a serious competitor in the mainstream commercial aviation market over the next 20 years. "If you [ask], are we worried about competitors in the next 10 years? The answer is no, not really. In 20 years, it's almost a certainty," Leahy told CNBC at the Singapore Airshow. "Remember, Airbus was started in 1970, it took 20 years before we were just being taken seriously, I think that would be the same with any manufacturer, no matter the country behind that," he added. So far, Comac has won 400 orders for the C919, the mainland's largest locally produced aircraft intended to compete with the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320.
It is an interesting idea.
Since that is the area where much of the future demand will oiginate, it makes a lot of sense.
But it is nowhere near time to explore it. Maybe in 3 years. China does have the expertise. But they are in the process of designing and building their own airplane industry and will probably be a fierce competitor.
No one believed the Japanese could build radios or TV's or cars but it took only 30 years to become market leaders, The culture values math and science. They have great schools. And billions of people.
Charelston has slowed down significantly. It is sending all the body mid sections to everett.
Nothing has moved on the Charleston assembly line since the first of the month. Hopefully the FAA audit will soon be completed.
There are about 7 737's that should get delivered shortly. Only one 787 is ready to deliver.
19 planes have been delivered so far. But a lot more need to be delivered as they move forward.
The north american weather cycles are following the pattern set over the last 100 years, Periods of warmth and periods of cold.
Based on the historical data, the northwest will start getting wetter in the two years ahead. THe southeast will get fewer hurricanes for a few years and then return to normal.
Deliveries should not be a problem if the world curreny markets can aborb the airline debt.
One 787 is ready for delivery (and has been for some time). It is L/N 25 for air India,
There are 16 787's in pre-flight and flight test. Five in Charleston and 11 in Everett.
There are 4 787's in final assembly in Charleston and 10 n Everett.
The charleston line is still stalled and mid body sections are sent to Everett as the South Carolina plant continues to undergo the FAA audit. It should be completed withn a week and the line should then start to flow.
On February 4, 2014, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the modification of the compensation arrangements for Larry A. Lawson, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective as of February 7, 2014. In each of 2014 and 2015, Mr. Lawson will be entitled to receive an award under the Company’s Long Term Incentive Plan with a value equal to 435% of his annual base salary (increased from 400%). The Board also increased Mr. Lawson’s annual base salary from $1,000,000 to $1,050,000.
KONYA, Turkey, Feb. 10, 2014 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] is helping Turkey improve its self-defense capabilities with the recent delivery of the first Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) now has advanced airborne surveillance and battle management capabilities, and can simultaneously track airborne and maritime targets, with the first of four AEW&C aircraft it has received from Boeing. Boeing delivered the aircraft to Konya Air Base, the fleet's main operating base. The AEW&C is based on the Boeing 737-700 airplane, one of the most popular and reliable commercial jet aircrafts in the world. Two more AEW&C aircraft are to be delivered this year, with the fourth in 2015. In addition to the aircraft, the Peace Eagle program includes ground support segments for mission crew training, mission support and system maintenance.
11 planes thru the 9th in Feb 2013. 46 for the month of Feb. But to meet 2014 delivery low end target of 715, They have to far exceed last years numbers,
Nothing flying so far today.
Looks like the west coast is getting a bit of much needed rain/snow.
They still need a lot more.
Here on Cape Cod, we have more than out share of snow and more to come tonight.
The good part = the first day of Spring is about 5 weeks away.