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Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005  
User currently offlineMoose1226 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 250 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

It's time for that yearly thread on the biggest aviation story of 2005.

In my opinion, the most important happening was the resurgence of Boeing's widebody lines (esp. 777/787), but not discounting the 747. A great example of this was in the AC order, where Boeing took a 330/340 customer and sold both 777 and 787 in a single purchase.

What other stories were important in the past year?

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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3299 times:

The A380 - rollout and maiden flight. Probably the biggest aviation event of the year, as it generated the most media interest and most discussion here!


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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6322 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 1):
The A380 - rollout and maiden flight. Probably the biggest aviation event of the year, as it generated the most media interest and most discussion here!

I would agree. It was even in the Sky news year in review and they called it "the way forward for aviation" This was the A380s year.


User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1160 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

Definatly the A380 roll-out and maiden flight. It got the most media coverage. It was an event six years in the making.

Btriple7  Smile



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 1):
The A380 - rollout and maiden flight. Probably the biggest aviation event of the year, as it generated the most media interest and most discussion here!

I agree too.



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User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

What a question!

Undoubtedly, the first flight of the A380-800!


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

The A380 First Flight.
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User currently offlineAmericanAirFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Yeah the A380 is the most significant thing of year 2005 in my opinion.


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User currently offlineMoose1226 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 250 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 5):
Undoubtedly, the first flight of the A380-800!

While the A380 was important, I think Boeing's comeback was more significant to the industry as a whole. Let us not forget that the A380 sold only 20 units this year and has been delayed.


User currently offlineNycfly75 From Italy, joined Aug 2005, 751 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

I agree, the A380 rollout and maiden flight is the #1 story. Although Boeing's sales resurgence with the 787 may be the "stealth" number 1 story in terms of future impact.

User currently offlineElGreco From France, joined Nov 2005, 164 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 2):
Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 1):
The A380 - rollout and maiden flight. Probably the biggest aviation event of the year, as it generated the most media interest and most discussion here!

I would agree. It was even in the Sky news year in review and they called it "the way forward for aviation" This was the A380s year.

Agree with that, A380 becomes a real planes in 2005, as first Concorde flight, first man on the moon or Lindberg across the Atlantic, "events" are popular ones.

I understand that from technical side B787 is a great news and revival of Boeing Company as "technical and product lead company" is a great news, but peoples will not see that and they will always be more impressed by big planes (remember first flight of B474 or short one of Howard Huges) than technical fact (even if I can assure you that A380 is an impressive step for avionic technologies, many will be used on B787 some even not).

 praise   praise  A380  praise   praise 



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User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

IMHO 2005 the year when the A380 first flew. But the real story is 2005 the year Boeing returned.


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User currently offlineNorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

The title should be changed to A380: Biggest Aviation Story of 2005

No question/debate about it, this was the year of the A380


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

I can't agree on the A 380 as the biggest story...biggest plane,well, yeah.

The biggest story was when two major airlines here in the USA with long history's and prosperous times in the past, declared bankruptcy the same day.
This affected apx 110,000 employees and who knows how many vendors that did NOT get paid last September. There's your BIG story.
safe



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User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

I still get emotional seeing the A380 maiden flight even now! - that was definately the moment for me.

all the A v B is just politics, seeing a new bird fly is what it is all about...


User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1160 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

Quoting Moose1226 (Reply 8):
While the A380 was important, I think Boeing's comeback was more significant to the industry as a whole. Let us not forget that the A380 sold only 20 units this year and has been delayed.

Even if the A380 only sold 20 units, it still made big headlines. If the A380 couldn't even get off the ground on its first flight, it would still be news -not necessarily good news, but news none-the-less.



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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3023 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_polls/read.main/70353/

Might some of you want to check out this thread already started before everyone jumps on the A380 bandwagon?


User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

The A380's first flight, even Boeing acknowledged it. I doubt Airbus would do the same  Wink

But Boeings comeback and the 7478 is pretty big aswell as US/HP.


Dan



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User currently offlineElGreco From France, joined Nov 2005, 164 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 15):
I can't agree on the A 380 as the biggest story...biggest plane,well, yeah.

The biggest story was when two major airlines here in the USA with long history's and prosperous times in the past, declared bankruptcy the same day.
This affected apx 110,000 employees and who knows how many vendors that did NOT get paid last September. There's your BIG story.
safe

Again, even if you right so many employees are more important than a new plane, but, nobody knows about it (even in US), because peoples remember positive fact easier than bad news, it's Human.



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User currently offlineNorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

Quoting ElGreco (Reply 20):
because peoples remember positive fact easier than bad news,

Are you kidding? The whole news business is basically built on bad news especially here in the states. I wish the news reported positive things every once in a while. The news is all about human suffering because people remember that and it sells stories. Usually the only good thing on the news is when they say good evening.


That said I still think the A380 is the biggest aviation story of the year (and is positive) because it has global implications unlike DL and NW in chapter 11. Overall though, no one is going to remember the A380 in 2005, they will remember things like the tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the ongoing war in Iraq.


User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

Well, this was pretty big  Wink  duck 

User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7197 posts, RR: 85
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2941 times:
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What is the big deal about the A380 flying...they wouldn't have built it if they didn't think it could fly.  bouncy 

It's not the Spruce Goose!  Smile

I think the Airbus A340 accident at YUL, with no fatalities was an amazing story to watch unfold!!!


User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

Quoting NorCal (Reply 21):
That said I still think the A380 is the biggest aviation story of the year (and is positive) because it has global implications unlike DL and NW in chapter 11. Overall though, no one is going to remember the A380 in 2005, they will remember things like the tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the ongoing war in Iraq.

The NW/DL situation got very little press over here - so as bad as it is for those affected, it's not the story of the year.

I agree that whilst bad news like Iraq, Tsunami, Pakistan earthquake, Katrina etc will be remembered, good news will to (we remember Concorde, 747 maiden flights, yes?)

Here's a link form the BBC, showing the most popular stories of 2005:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4543608.stm

interestingly, the A380 maiden flight was more popular than the passing of the Pope.

The Shuttle re-starting flights was also biggest story at the BBC for August.


Rich.


User currently onlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3097 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

Quoting RAMPRAT980 (Reply 13):
The begining of the end of the A-380



Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 15):
I can't agree on the A 380 as the biggest story...biggest plane,well, yeah.

The biggest story was when two major airlines here in the USA with long history's and prosperous times in the past, declared bankruptcy the same day.

Although I am a Boeing fan, there's no doubt that the A380 was the biggest aviation story of the year (incidentally, that's what this thread is all about)...the comeback of Boeing is more of business or specific interest - the 380 was NEWS!!!! irrespective of how many it sold....

Can't help noticing how America-centric most of the US members are - so typical of Americans - we're talking about the biggest aviation story for the world - unfortunately, the world starts on the West coast and ends on the East coast (of USA of course).....okay, so now I start to duck.... duck 


User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

The A380, followed by the miracle in Toronto and Qantas' 100+ 787 order

but let us remember as we end this year:


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Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
25 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : It has to be the A380. Yea of course all of Boeing's stuff was on here but I mean, there were an unbelievable amount of A380 threads. It was most talk
26 Moose1226 : I resent the implication that I don't think the A380 is the biggest story of 2005 simply because I have an American flag next to my name. I think Boe
27 Thepilot : Sorry to correct you, but that was at YYZ. However, I still agree with you about that incident being #1. Happy New Year
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