Abba From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 1087 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1437 times:
Quoting Airutopia (Thread starter): We really should be thinking A and B - both companies are successful - and competition is good for us. Better and more efficient planes, level pricing, safety!
Just a reminder for the individuals who side frequently - thats ok - but competition is good - it makes the world go round - it makes us better!
Ever thought of the funny thing that it is the supporting fans who are the only stable institution? No doubt that any Boeing employee and any Airbus employee would be happy to take a job in the other company (present contract and non-work related issues permitting) if the offer and prospects from the other were better than what the employee presently enjoys?
In this (rather narrow) sense is industry similar to sport where all the players and trainers would be happy - for nothing but worldly money - to play for the other team next season. In the real sense is sport and industry different as in sport it is about winning in order to earn money. In industry it is the other way around!
AerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1334 times:
Regarding competition, I also have an interest in how the smaller manufacturers are constantly working to upgrade their products and modify them according to market needs. The Canadair Challenger, for example, seems to be a pretty nifty product line, and Canadair/Bombardier, ATR, Embraer, Dassault, etc., all seem to be going at it re: the regional jet market.
Just last night I checked out the website for the New Piper Co. and found some interesting facts about its newest products. It's amazing that the "glass cockpit" has made it even down to the level of personal aircraft.
Competition can be cool, as long as it's fair and people play by the rules.
Deaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1418 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1325 times:
I agree totally, but i feel as true aviation fanatics that any aircraft, be it an airbus, boeing or tupulov(sp?) is just magnificent. I have read so many baseless A v B arguments on here. I would just have two worlds for people who are so vehemently agressive, GROW UP.
Thats my view
Competetion is for the companies, its for us to marvel at their achievements.
I want every single airport and airplane in India to be on A.net!
AerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1313 times:
Yes -- for example, as a Boeing fan, I do admit a grudging admiration for the A380's cockpit! It's seems like more of an executive office in the sky than anything else. Very 21st Century.
On the other hand, I love Boeing's philosophy of letting pilots have the final say on what an aircraft can do in the sky. It's the human factor -- to me, human beings are still more important than machines when making life-and-death decisions.
But reasonable people can disagree about matters of philosophy, and certainly the classic, proven cockpit, as updated, seems to hold as much promise as ever.
So both companies have found their ways to compete. May the best one win, and neither one lose too badly.
Hb88 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 810 posts, RR: 32 Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 23 hours ago) and read 1004 times:
Definitely a great idea, but you have to admit, the A vs B threads are hilarious - especially when the more vitriolic contributors get involved.
I don't contribute as I have an airbus.com email address (and am therefore completely lacking objectivity ) but do enjoy sitting back and watching the misinformation flow! It's fantastic entertainment but the signal/noise ratio often gets depressingly low.
For my part the existence of two major manufacturers does indeed foster intense innovation, which is a good thing for sure.