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User currently offlineBells From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 163 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

Have you voted in the flightglobal.com poll yet? Boeing and Embraer are neck and neck but Airbus and Bombardier are trailing badly. Wake up Toulouse and Montreal, or is everyone on holiday?

http://www.flightglobal.com/Home/Default.aspx

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User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

I voted for Boeing, but Embraer is a close second for me.

User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Cute poll. It's a pitty that the voters aren't asked for a reason why...

And, no, I did not vote.  no 



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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5037 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3521 times:

Quoting Bells (Thread starter):
Wake up Toulouse and Montreal, or is everyone on holiday?

There's something weird going on with this poll: if you look at the previous polls, there are typically between 500 and 1,500 votes per poll, with the highest being just over 2000 (a poll that ran during the Farnborough Air Show, a very busy time for the site). This poll, with five days to go, already has 12,500 votes! Something's very fishy here...


User currently offlineNaritaflyer From Japan, joined Apr 2006, 549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

That's a stupid poll. I did not vote.

User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7078 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Quoting Naritaflyer (Reply 4):
That's a stupid poll. I did not vote.

Agreed !!



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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

Quoting Naritaflyer (Reply 4):
That's a stupid poll. I did not vote.

I second that too... It's a surprise you find one of these on a respected publication like FI.



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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

Absolutely stupid poll
Statistically anyone that votes for Boeing is a moron, as they, statiscally don't build the safest aircraft.
It would have to be Airbus I think...

But yes stupid.
Thanks
PR


User currently offlineRheinbote From Germany, joined May 2006, 1968 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3382 times:

Doing a poll about "which manufacturer builds the safest aircraft" has to be considered a major foul-up by a top-of-the-pops aerospace trade mag like FLIGHT.

The only good thing about this is, while I was there I discovered that they started to put all their cutaway drawings online.


User currently offlineSAS A340 From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 781 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

take it for what it is... have some fun... i voted Airbus  Smile tjao!!


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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

Hmm. Maybe if they'd gone by model.....


I can bet DC-10 would not win that one.



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User currently offlineTangowhisky From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

FI really screwed up on this one. Never play the safety card. FI, you listening?


Only the paranoid survive
User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 7):
Statistically anyone that votes for Boeing is a moron, as they, statiscally don't build the safest aircraft.

I have to agree the poll is pretty dumb. I voted Boeing, call me a moron, but I've never flown on an Airbus, so how can I feel safe, or for that matter unsafe.


User currently offlineYellekc From United States of America, joined May 2006, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 7):
Statistically anyone that votes for Boeing is a moron, as they, statiscally don't build the safest aircraft.
It would have to be Airbus I think...

Statistically statistics can be skewed to promote any viewpoint. Are you comparing all aircraft built in Boeing's 90 year history vs. Airbus's 36 years? Then of course Airbus would seem better, more modern technology. Are Boeing military aircraft included? Are you citing all crashed, or just ones caused by manufacturing defects?

"There are three types of lies - lies, damn lies, and statistics."

I believe all manufacturers build great safe aircraft, and yes this poll is stupid.


User currently offlineCYatUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 810 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

I am not intending to vote but since the safety of planes is mentioned, I could not help mentioning that on 14th August (one year since Helios B737-300 crash), a local Cypriot newspaper has published some details which (they claim) are to be included in Greek CAA report, due to be published in early September.

The accident is believed to be due to human error as the pilots did not realise that the cabin altitude was increasing (pressurization switch was left on manual by engineer the previous night when testing the back door). However, the newspaper claims that the report will also be criticizing Boeing for not installing a separate alarm to alert pilots for failing cabin pressure (the alarm is the same as for other problems that may occur during flight).

Similar problems have occurred with the 737-300 series operated by other airliners (I think Astraeus was the most recent one when there was rapid decompression when the plane was flying at high altitude).



CY@Uk
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