This week’s featured link:
Featured Map for 22 September 2017: Cranky Flier’s Dorkfest 2017 – Great Circle Mapper
The day is here! Tomorrow is Dorkfest, and that means it’s time to watch some airplanes. Come on by the In-N-Out at LAX from 11am to 1pm and join me along with a bunch of others. Karl from the Great Circle Mapper will be there, and he put together a map highlighting some of the expected widebody arrivals while we’re eating burgers. With any luck we’ll get the airberlin A330 a bit earlier than scheduled, because it might be our last chance….
It sounds like we’ll have a good turnout this year from all the tweets and emails I’ve been receiving. No doubt that’s helped by the NYCAviation and PHX Spotters meetup happening this weekend as well. Some of you will get really lucky as I’ve been sent models by British Airways, Southwest (an Atlantic 737MAX!), and United (a Pacmin 747!!) to give away. See you there.
Two for the road:
Boeing Takes Trade Law Abuse To A Whole New Level – Forbes
This is a fascinating article that absolutely hammers Boeing for its accusations against Bombardier alleging illegal trade practices. I can’t say I know much about international trade law, but this does not paint a pretty picture of Boeing’s efforts, to say the least.
DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines’ licencing request ch-aviation
Sorry to end on a sad note, but I’m sure all of you will be extremely upset to hear that DOT has officially decided Avatar is dead. It’s been 3 years since DOT last heard from the airline, so it’s all over. A moment of silence, please.