This weekend I didn’t have the time to write any blog entry. Seriously, I am not complaining at all, but it seems a weekend of two days is just not enough for me. First I have my rituals like doing some sports, going to the library, going to the market, cooking, going to regattas, being invited to dinners or to a birthday party. That’s my life during the last two weekends.And yes, I want to keep some level of social life too (click here). Then I must do the house keeping too.
How can I find the time to iron clothing of the whole family. Well, I can’t. So I can tell you I still have at least one big basket with clean clothing to iron and another one full of socks to sort out pair by pair. All that after I ironed two baskets!
Anyways, you don’t give a heck to my time table or household task, I think.
Why This Silly Post?
Well, I just realized I didn’t post any entry during six days! So, I need to post something otherwise people would ask if I am still alive.
So, Sunday evening I was invited to a birthday in a good restaurant “Manitoba“. We drank, chatted, laughed, ate and so on and so on. That’s the normal thing when people go out to restaurant in a group.
Everything was really cool even when suddenly someone brought the topic about the Syrian refugees. Oh damn it, I was enjoying the meal when I heard about the fate of these people. It triggered a kind of strange feeling in my mind. How lucky I am here in Montreal and have everything I need.
Perhaps you do not know, but Indonesia had a very difficult times around 1965. Seriously many people were affected and I was also affected by the events directly or indirectly. So, having witnessed the consequences of a civil unrest myself, I am a little bit more sensitive to the difficulties these people are facing.
Anyhow, I succeeded to chase those images out of my head when the conversation changed to something more joyful like the next regatta in Ottawa the coming weekend. Initially I was tempted to participate, but I realized that maybe I should rest a little bit and cook good things I learned from a friend.
By now, you know everything about my life, but I know if you read this blog it is because you would like to read about aircraft. And yes, we are now going to talk a little bit about narrowbodies.
All A320neo Flight Test Articles Are Back In The Air
After several months of grounding, the other A320neo flight test article is now back in the air and thus the A320neo flight test program is at full steam to achieve entry into service by the end of 2015 (or not).
As you know I have always qualified this as aircraft as “prematurely launched” especially when you know that the backlog was at a whopping 2,200 units back in 2010 when it was launched. So what would happen to the A320ceo? Many A320ceo have been canceled, others have been converted to A320neo.
I am today still expecting several hundreds of A320ceo cancellations or conversions. So far this year, there have been only 37 cancellations and 31 conversion to A320neo.
Curiously, all of the 67 Kingfisher A320ceo orders are still in the order book. Most probably some people are still waiting for a fool who is fool enough to buy an “airline” that does not have any aircraft, does not have staff, does not have any license to operate, does not have any landing slot, but that has a hell lot of debt. Come on!
The 737 MAX Is Also Progressing
The other aircraft in development that is the 737 MAX is also progressing. A fellow blogger posted something about this topic (click here).
That’s the other aircraft that was launched a little bit “prematurely” too. However, I already said several times that in reality the 737 MAX allows Boeing not to spend a lot of money while restoring the status quo between the A320 and the 737. Time to time, I also say that Airbus gave to Boeing a formidable chance to not spend its capital in the narrowbody segment and to invest on the long range widebody instead (777-9 and 777-8).
Now, What About The C Series?
Well, I am so sorry to disappoint you, but I cannot say much about this. I can, however, express my opinion that I am happy with what I have seen so far and God knows I see a lot.
Don’t ask me any question about the aircraft. I won’t answer.
All the above being said, I wish you a very enjoyable evening with your loved ones.