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A380 And MD-11: Pre First Flight  
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17786 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

We all know that the A380 is a little saftig/heavy/curvy but it seems to me that Airbus will slim the plane down by the time first deliveries take place. In the same vein, what performance indicators were there before the MD-11 first flew that may have pointed to its performance shortfalls? When the MD-11 was rolled out, were there any problems that were known before the first flight that would have foretold its demise? Was it too heavy as well? Or was this all discovered post first flight?


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User currently offlineCRPilot From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

Here is a link to a current thread in the forum that addresses the performance of the A380:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1903520/

Hope it helps.

Cheers

CRP



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17786 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

My question is about the MD-11, not the A380.


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User currently offlineCRPilot From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3945 times:

I apologize, I thought you were comparing the two based on performance shortcomings, and I wanted to point out that the CEO for Airbus announced that all performance expectations on the A380 will be met.

Cheers.



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

...exactly what else would you expect him to say?

User currently offlineCRPilot From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3852 times:

I was wondering when my favorite Boeing Cheerleader was going to show up.
How's it going Concord?



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User currently offlineGlennpower From Brazil, joined Jul 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3818 times:

ConcordeBoy

CRPilot

Excellent stuff,very entertaining,keep it coming.

I personally think that the A380 is going to be a Monster,(In respect to size and success),incredible piece of metal,With respect to boeing (and they deserve a lot),I think that Airbus is hands down the better company.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17786 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

Maybe I should have left the A380 completely out of this...  Yeah sure

BACK TO THE THREAD FOLKS:

What problems was the MD-11 battling before its first flight???



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