KLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4349 times:
The show mentioned that they wanted an extention in order to test the A380F at maximum weight. If they were to build this extention though (at the time of recording this was still being battled in the courts) it would come a mere 300 Feet (IIRC) from the actual village farms and houses. People weren't too happy about that.
A319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4187 times:
Quoting JPair (Reply 1): The runway extension is complete in as much as the A380 can now land there. I am not sure if that was the only objective for the expansion of the Hamburg site.
The extension is complete to the north. It's still missing the extension to the south.
IIRC the courts oked the extension a few weeks back, but nothing has started yet, so I guess there are still some issues to be solved.
I love the Megastructures program from the National Geographic. it was on last night (Tuesday here in the US).
I was really glad that I watched the program. I love lurking within all the A vs B wars here on a.net and honestly, I usually find myself cheering for B, but about midway through the program I found myself to be rooting for the A380 to succeed.
The technology to build the damn thing is un-effing-believable...one thing that I really noticed was that most of the engineers that were interviewed could easily be American - save the accents..or at least working here...
Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 9890 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3413 times:
A lot of them are American, and so are a lot of the suppliers. Which is why these silly, patriotism infused A vs. B spats are downright childish. Neither A nor B would be what they are today without participation and cooperation from companies and talent from their respective opposite side of the atlantic, and Asia. These are truly global companies in every sense of the word.
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15375 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3357 times:
Quoting Airbazar (Reply 9): A lot of them are American, and so are a lot of the suppliers. Which is why these silly, patriotism infused A vs. B spats are downright childish. Neither A nor B would be what they are today without participation and cooperation from companies and talent from their respective opposite side of the atlantic, and Asia. These are truly global companies in every sense of the word.
actually not, many people own Boing stock and want Boeing to crush the competition (Airbus, Northrop Grumman, ect)...and the converse is true also....
so its not just a "silly A versus B" thing.......there are real implications for many people.....
Kaniksu From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3145 times:
Quoting KLMA330 (Thread starter): Saw the show, finally, for the first time here in Toronto, last night. Quite liked it, summed up the situation facing the A380 nicely, albeit, a little on the pessimistic side of things, IMHO.
I accidently caught the show the other night and it was very interesting.
I did not find the show to be pessimistic, I found all of the worries to be well founded and obviously this aircraft is going to have more hurdles then the 787 or 350. I'm never disappointed with the shows I see on the History Channel. (Modern Marvels, Megastructures, etc)
SkyHarborsHome From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 273 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2977 times:
Normally, shows like "Seconds from Disaster" on NGC seem to be very objective. They appear to tell the facts regardless of how detrimental it is to the manufacturer (engine or fuselage). However, they always make a point that each incident strengthens the industry in safety and design.
I have watched the A380 show a couple of times and the only complaint I have is that they give the impression that these beasts are gonna have all these fancy lounges and other amenities. The members of this forum know that will not always be the case but I wish they would mention some of these airlines will buy the 380 and pack them from nose to tail with seats on both decks.
787engineer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 572 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2764 times:
Quoting Pbottenb (Reply 7): My point was that engineers are engineers...regardless of where they work...
Do you mean they just "looked" like engineers or they acted like engineers? Other than their accents they would pass as normal Americans? Doesn't that apply to almost anyone that lives in a developed country and speaks english. . . Or maybe. . .they were fat enough to be just like Americans!
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8668 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2664 times:
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 10): actually not, many people own Boing stock and want Boeing to crush the competition (Airbus, Northrop Grumman, ect)...and the converse is true also....
There are few examples where a company crushing its competition has, in the long term, benefited the shareholders of the company doing the crushing. Without competition - however surprising it might seem - a company becomes stale and uncompetitive. Monopolies are unproductive due to inate human laziness and an attitude to do only what appears to be necessary to do and no stimulation from the competition.
Think about the 787 and 748. Would they exist without Airbus? Probably not. And the same applies the other way round. Why build an A380 if there was no Boeing, no 744? Instead be like Henry Ford - they can have any aircraft they like as long as its a black 737OG. Thankfully for Detroit Ford saw the competition coming and changed the philosophy.