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BMW To Design Parts Of Airbus A350 Model  
User currently onlineSFORunner From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 324 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2006/01/05/afx2430232.html

FRANKFURT (AFX) - Bayerische Motoren Werke AG is to design unspecified parts of Airbus's new wide-bodied A350 aircraft, Handelsblatt newspaper said in a report to be published tomorrow, citing a company spokesman.

iDrive in the cockpit and for PTVs.
Heated seats in C and F.
"Bangle butt" on aircraft tail.

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User currently offlineWingman From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, joined May 1999, 2099 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4385 times:

Hmmm, iDrive in the 350 cockpit. I guess that would give Airbus pilots something to do at last, like spending 12-14 hours reading through a 12 lb. manual to figure out how to turn the thing on. I always find it strange when great companies come out with really stupid stuff (like GM from 1968 onward).

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

Quoting Wingman (Reply 1):
iDrive in the 350 cockpit. I guess that would give Airbus pilots something to do at last, like spending 12-14 hours reading through a 12 lb. manual to figure out how to turn the thing on.

If it ever left the gate...


User currently offlineLonghaulheavy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4324 times:

I hope there won't be too much drag on the A350's grille.

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

Maybe some kidney shaped intakes on the engines or kidney shaped windows!

As for i-drive, if they incorporate that into the IFE the safety demo will need to be followed by a 20 minute demo for women PAX  Wink My girlfriend still does not know how to use it properly in my car. Mind you I don't know how to properly use the oven at her place so...

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 38
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4201 times:

So is this an admission by Daimler that BMW makes more comfortable cars?

 

Or is this a plot by Daimler keep BMW interior designers busy while they strike their blow in the car market?  scratchchin 

[Edited 2006-01-06 07:57:38]


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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5213 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

The A350 will probably handle really well on the taxiways, but the maintenance costs will be horrendous.  Smile


Consilivm: Cave ne nothi te vexant
User currently offlineMBJ2000 From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4101 times:

Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 6):
The A350 will probably handle really well on the taxiways, but the maintenance costs will be horrendous.  

Right, they could advertise the plane this way:

"The new A350 - The fastest experience from gate to runway! The Ultimate Flying Machine. (TM)"  yes 



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

Great seats, but don't expect to find a place to put down your coffee cup! Flying is serious business, you see...  Smile


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User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

The Spiegel says that it would be on interiors mostly.

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/0,1518,393721,00.html

(In German)

Quote:

Die BMW-Designer arbeiten der Zeitung zufolge an der Gestaltung einer Flugzeug-Kabine, die neue Maßstäbe im Passagierverkehr setzen und Fluggästen ab 2010 deutlich mehr Komfort bieten solle.

Rough translation:
According to the newspaper, the BMW designers will be working on the creation of an aircraft cabin, which will set new standards and offer passengers more comfort from 2010.

So more PR spin on how great things will be. But as with everything, seeing is believing!


User currently offlineLetsgetwet From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 609 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3747 times:

I guess BMW wants to get back to their roots. They originally got their start making airplane engines.

User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3728 times:

Quoting Letsgetwet (Reply 10):
I guess BMW wants to get back to their roots. They originally got their start making airplane engines.

Hence the "Motoren" in the BMW!
For a short while they were co-producing engines with RR (BR700) but were bought out by RR IIRC.


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