Jush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2816 times:
Yeah it is pretty boring. But i see it from another site. Many 747s A340 and soon A380 despite some of them are barely sold anymore (not matching for the A380) will remain in the sky for quite a time to come.
So the scenario which you are talking about shouldn't become real pretty soon.
Then again the look of two holers is not that boring. Imagine to see a T7/200LR landing after a 787 landed. That would be two completely different and amazing sites.
That would made my day in a few years.
And i have to admit, though i'm airbus fan and truly support the A380 project, i will always rather watch T7's and 787s landing in the future than an A380.
Once you get used to see that huge bird i reckon it just remains ugly...
There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
Legacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2799 times:
Sad but true The airplane world of the future does pretty much look as the ones with "the prop in the nose" will be the turboprops, the ones with "the engines in the back" the biz jets and "the ones with the 2 engines under the wing" the airliners...
In this forum it is continously debated the future and success of aircraft from a commercial product point of view, but I think we shouldn't forget that nowadays, the few remaining DC-10, MD-11, MD-80, the still many 747,340 and the next in service 380, are what give a little "joy" to nowadays aviation's landscape, and without them, maybe some of us (me at least), would not even appreciate the 2 holers the same.
Quoting Jush (Reply 1): Once you get used to see that huge bird i reckon it just remains ugly...
I remember when I first saw the design of 767 and 777, I found their tails quite ugly (especially the 777's, too thin, tall, and plain), but as very partial aspect of the plane I finally got used to them. In the same way, I think that with the A380, in general it will be easier to get used to its nose, (and the tail, which I also find out of proportion), than to its size. And, besides, I hope God listens to me and make the A380-900 succeed, because, as I find it much better proportioned, I am sure many of the A380 detractors would change their opinions.
variety is the spice of life; that's what made the "old times" so good
TomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2644 times:
The Chineese have receintly unveiled a plan for the ARJ 21 which will carry around 70-90 pax. It is due out in '08, however one site www.aerosite.net/arj21.htm has completely different information.
I am rather partial to the aft mounted a/c because you dont have to spend quite so much money to sit on the quieter end of the engines, ,unless you are in the last 5 or 6 rows.