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A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN  
User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2857 posts, RR: 25
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20769 times:

We've had Jumbo, Super Jumbo, Dumbo, Elephant, WhaleJet.

CNN today christened her with what I think is undoubtedy the best yet...

"So, Los Angeles welcomes the world's largest commercial airliner. She is the A380, the big MammaJamma of them all !!" rotfl 

Shamu


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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 20746 times:

Thats funny! Only CNN could come up with that one.


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 20583 times:

Alan Parsons already has a theme song, too.


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User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6823 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 20426 times:

I liked Whalejet; I do not consider it derogative at all (as some on this forum seem to think.)


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 20218 times:

What's wrong with whalejet? I prefer to call it the manatee.



User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 20153 times:

Manatee is worse. Makes me think of the "horny manatee" sketch.

User currently offlineJammin From India, joined Nov 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 19827 times:

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Thread starter):
MammaJamma

Excellent. That's CNN for you  embarrassed 



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 19644 times:

Am I the only one disturbed by how much the A380 resembles the manatee in that picture?  hypnotized 

Of course, in the Airbus scheme, that would technically make her a "white elephant".  rotfl 

Did anyone get to see her in L.A.? I wanted to get up there, but work would not permit it.



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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4645 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 19493 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 7):
Am I the only one disturbed by how much the A380 resembles the manatee in that picture?

The picture, or the fact that it was an endangered species?  Wink



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21472 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 19396 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 7):
Did anyone get to see her in L.A.? I wanted to get up there, but work would not permit it.

It was sort of like a teenager's first time having sex. Years of build up, hours of anticipation, 30 seconds of fun and confusion that went way too fast, then a lot of talking about it afterward.



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7188 posts, RR: 86
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 19287 times:
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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9):

It was sort of like a teenager's first time having sex. Years of build up, hours of anticipation, 30 seconds of fun and confusion that went way too fast, then a lot of talking about it afterward.

Good analogy. To be honest, with all the press I've read about in online and seeing pictures/threads on Anet about it, it was sort of disappointing to watch live at the airport today.  Sad


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 19216 times:

Is it my imagination?
Or could a 737/320 fuselage fit within the space of one of the A380 engines?
Those things are enormous! Are they bigger than those on the 777?
You would think the size of the overall aircraft would produce an illusion of the engines being small, like on the A340, but no, they still appear larger than life!

And there was a song, it was popular when I was in High School, I used to think it was so funky, anyone remember? "She's a bad Mamma Jamma"......



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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1184 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 19173 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9):
It was sort of like a teenager's first time having sex. Years of build up, hours of anticipation, 30 seconds of fun and confusion that went way too fast, then a lot of talking about it afterward.

Sorry yours lasted only 30 seconds, and it was confusing.  Smile

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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2490 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 19064 times:

Hehe - take a look at the first paragraph of the article on CNN's website (fair use excerpt): "...flying on football field-length wings and a prayer that the American airline industry will want to buy the double-decker jumbo jet."

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe...airbus.transatlantic.ap/index.html

Based on that, why not the "Flying Football Field"?


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16991 posts, RR: 67
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 19015 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 11):
Or could a 737/320 fuselage fit within the space of one of the A380 engines?
Those things are enormous! Are they bigger than those on the 777?

They are not. But there is overlap at the low end of the 777-200 range:
A380-800 engines - 70000-84000 lb thrust.
777 engines - 74000-115000 lb thrust

Remember that quads have proportionally less powerful engines due to the math of engine out requirements.



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User currently offlineTristarfreak From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 19013 times:

that is funny!!!! although it is suitable

User currently offlineFlyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 18976 times:

Very funny name. The MammaJamma is just hilarious! Great job to CNN for thinking up such a name!


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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 18976 times:

Quoting 777fan (Reply 13):
Based on that, why not the "Flying Football Field"?

Well, seeing as how a football field (in the US) is 360 feet and the A380 wingspan is just under 262 feet, I don't think that works very well.


User currently offlineSJCRRPAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 18976 times:

LA TIMES has a video of it landing and an article. They must have quoted an A-NET guy when one guy said, "It's a sperm whale with wings",

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...ack=1&coll=la-headlines-california


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21472 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 18783 times:

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Reply 18):
"It's a sperm whale with wings"

Why?

It's big and white with a bald forehead. It looks like a whale. Moby Dick with wings and engines. It really does, no matter what some a.netters say.



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 18512 times:

Nope, it looks like a manitee... No wonder Airbus is having such a hard time lately, it's all in marketing. Boeing gives us Worldliner, Dreamliner, and The Intercontinental, Airbus on the other hand gives us the flying manitee, or 'whalejet,' if you are feeling nice.


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User currently offlineQslinger From India, joined Apr 2006, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 18461 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 14):
engine out

Whats a engine out?



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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 18437 times:

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 20):
Nope, it looks like a manitee... No wonder Airbus is having such a hard time lately, it's all in marketing. Boeing gives us Worldliner, Dreamliner, and The Intercontinental, Airbus on the other hand gives us the flying manitee, or 'whalejet,' if you are feeling nice.

What are you on about? Airbus has not given the A380 any such name.


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3829 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 18438 times:

I still like Skytanic. It's huge and grandiose and just hit a production design iceberg.


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User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 18361 times:

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 20):
No wonder Airbus is having such a hard time lately, it's all in marketing. Boeing gives us Worldliner, Dreamliner, and The Intercontinental, Airbus on the other hand gives us the flying manitee, or 'whalejet,' if you are feeling nice.

Better you return to your kindergarten, "man"...  Yeah sure


25 SEPilot : Quite appropriate; I may adopt it.
26 Glidepath73 : Some say AIRBOSS, I still like SUPER JUMBO or MEGALINER..... Regards, Patrick
27 Himmelstormer : Well, 'Worldliner' would actually be an appropriate name for the B787 considering that the majority of the plane is built outside the US. I also thin
28 Qantas744ER : When a engine on a plane fails... during takeoff cruise or Landing. leo
29 Bongo : It´s Mammagamma
30 Nitrohelper : The picture sure shows a strong family resemblance to the manatee from the front, but I think WhaleJet is a better name. The 380's body is more "whal
31 TeamREGAL : As stumpy as this plane looks in the pics, I honestly believe there would have been no way around as a double-decker.
32 PlanenutzTB : I did see it. It landed right after a United 747-4, so that took away a little of the wow factor on the size. I was more impressed looking at it stra
33 Wideglider : Uh, a US football field is 100 yards or 300 feet. The term "Flying Football Field" is not that far off.
34 EI321 : Any more names? I can only think of something like 'Megajet'. It seems 'Superjumbo' has become synonymous with the aircraft now, which reminds me, whe
35 ExFATboy : So do I - was actually thinking about that this morning waiting for my flight out of SRQ, eating breakfast right next to the manatee sculpture over t
36 Detroitflyer : so which airport actually got it first??? JFK OR LAX???
37 EI321 : JFK, by 20mins I think.
38 AsstChiefMark : Each endzone is 30 feet deep.
39 Drewwright : How about the spruce albatross????
40 Confuscius : How about the spruce albatross???? Toulouse Goose[Edited 2007-03-20 01:11:22]
41 AsstChiefMark : Brilliant! Perfectly brilliant!
42 Post contains links Confuscius : Brilliant! Perfectly brilliant! Thanks. I wished I could take credit but... The delays in what industry insiders have nicknamed the "Toulouse Goose" -
43 Starlionblue : As Qantas744 points out, it's when an engine fails. The point being that takeoff power calculations are made assuming that one engine goes out at the
44 Post contains links Antskip : Yep. Superjumbo was used today in an article on the A380: http://www.theage.com.au/news/travel...ory/2007/03/20/1174153016857.html. Some of the other
45 Tsnamm : it landed at JFK approx 1211 PM...
46 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : You forget that the term "jumbo" was first used to describe a clumsy person. Later, it was the name of this creature in the London Zoo. http://www.wo
47 Dougloid : One plane watcher in todays LA Times said "Man that thing looks like a giant sperm whale!" Personally, I prefer Albatross....big, white, looming and
48 Drewwright : How about the eurotross. Try saying THAT 3 times fast. Heck even the Beast wouldnt be a bad name. That thing has absolutly no asthetic appeal whatso e
49 Post contains images KSUpilot : I'm with you on that one!
50 Post contains images Motopolitico : How about the BrainJet?
51 Nitrohelper : Thanks for that one, I was in the Spruce Goose when it was at Long Beach . If there are many more cancellations the the current test models could be
52 PlanenutzTB : ROTFLMAO!! The perfect name! There are similarities in shape to a goose and financially to the Spruce Goose. Being born and raised in Long Beach, CA,
53 Floridaflyboy : Oh my god, I LOVE IT!!! That's what they should call it.
54 K0dxx : LAX controllers were calling it Super Heavy today.
56 Jycarlisle : Yes ... only CNN would have such intelligence to dream up of such names.
57 Post contains images EI321 :
58 Jycarlisle : Cute, I like it.
59 RkFast : It was not lost on THIS observer that neither landing yesterday was very smooth. Go watch the videos. At JFK, she bounced so hard, the wings bent up a
60 Starlionblue : Good landings are not defined by smoothness. Unless you slam her down so hard your fillings come loose the landing is fine from that perspective. Goo
61 Post contains images Revelation : Uhmm, that description doesn't make me think of an airplane!
62 AF1624 : This is absolutely true. The wings of the A380 were made THAT flexible because If they were less flexible they simply would break right on the middle
63 Post contains links AF1624 : An example : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHrLB_mlir4
64 AirportGal : Thank-you! that comparison has bugged me from the get-go!
65 Theredbaron : I wonder how long will it take for a U.S Airline to order this plane... And how many will protest it, for even the most innane reasons..... Concorde w
66 Post contains images SBN580 : Has anyone come up with the Hindenjet? You are judging CNN on that, one word? There are a lot of media types of whatever network who have a hard time
67 Highflier92660 : The A380 looks like a Boeing 747SP on steroids. Whenever they get around to stretching it she'll look a lot more graceful. Did anyone catch NBC's resi
68 Starlionblue : I hadn't thought of that but you are probably right. Some people just like to complain about anything different and new. Those people become grumpy o
69 Post contains links ExFATboy : Oh, they'll have a reason - "it encourages affordable air travel, which is driving global warming! AAAHHHHHH!!! The poor polar bears!" Don't say I di
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