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Airbus Told A380 Is Their Last Conventional Plane  
User currently offlineBoing&AirbR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

I've read it somewhere...
What do you think Airbus means with this?
BWB planes or something even more strange?? I can't imagine a non-conventional aircraft. If u guys are able to it, please describe what u have in mind!!!

Regards,
Boing&AirbRulz

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User currently offlineAmericawest123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

maybe theyre going military??

User currently offlineAKDan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

That's probably it. Since they have an a/c to fit almost every market demand, there is no need to develop another conventional a/c. You know, with the 320 series, 330 series, 340 series, and future 380 series. I would probably guess a BWB plane like you suggested. Maybe one with exceptional range or efficiency.

The 310 isn't in production anymore right? The 318 and 319 are part of the 320 fam right?


User currently offlineBoing&AirbR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Well I'm waiting for a reliable, cheap for us passengers and comfortable supersonic aircraft to replace the good old Concorde...
Does a BWB have a structure to support supersonic flights?? Is Northrop B-2 a supersonic plane?

Boing&AirbRulz


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

The BWB plans on the book are all subsonic. The B-2 has a max speed listed as "high subsonic". Of course the exact number is classified. I'm hoping for a 200-300 passenger supersonic airliner that is only marginally more expensive than current subsonic a/c.

For your other questions: The A310 is still available for order and there are still orders for the A300, and yes, the A318 and A319 are based on the A320.


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6213 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

I dont think any plane manufacturer is going to develop a supersonic transport anytime soon . It wold be a too big of a risk and not a lot of airlines are interested at the moment oin supersonic aircraft .
Chepos
Puerto Rico



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineBoing&AirbR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

I think with a growing number of people with Y economic class syndrome, reducing flight times would be a solution. Well I don't have problems with Y class but I would love to fly at more than sound's speed if tickets weren't to expensive!

CPDC10-30, thanks for your answer!

Boing&AirbRulz


User currently offlineNY-JFK-LGA From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 374 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

BWB stands for Blended Wing something, I forgot what the last word is, but its a huge plane, that has seats in the wings instead of a long fuselage. Maybe someone knows a little more than me. This is all I know about it.


Bring back McDonnell Douglas & T W A!!
User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Sorry for the dumb question...  Laugh out loud

What's a BWB plane??  Confused

thanx...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

BWB stands for Blended Wing Body. It means that the there is no detectable fuselage, the entire airplane is in the form of a wing. The only currently flying aircraft that is a BWB is the B-2 and F-117 to a lesser extent.

This is a picture of a small-scaled BWB that MD tested just before it was gobbled up by Boeing:



User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Gobbled up by Boeing? Could that be anti-Boeing?

MD didn't have to sell to Boeing, THEY AGREED TO.


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

Boeing747-400:
You mean the shareholders agreed to.

You are trying very hard to use any comment I make as anti-Boeing, but it isn't going to work. Do a search on my past 1471 posts.

Everyone else, please ignore this user, he is obviously having a very bad day.


User currently offlineAKDan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

Ah, who gives a hell either way. Gobbled up, not gobbled up. Its just a figure of speech.

User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

I am having a good day. I am not trying to make any of your posts Anti-Boeing, but that "gobbled up" thing was out of line my friend.

User currently offlineOxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Wasn't Boeing747-400 leaving the forum because he said there's so much anti-boeing stuff going around in the forum? he's back again? or is it somebody else in the non-aviation forum ?

User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

No, I just took a long break, it's me.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Glad you didn't leave.

User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

No, I don't think the line is complete yet. After all, doesn't Airbus need a 150-200 seater high MTOW aircraft to compete head on with the 757? The 757 can be ETOPS certified and fly trans-Atlantic while the A321 cannot.

Boeing747-400, who cares about what words CPDC10-30 uses - I'm sure we all understand what he means. And I can hardly see how "gobbled up" can be anti-Boeing. Stop trying to light up wars just because Airbus is proceeding with an aircraft that will overtake your beloved 747, which BTW cannot live forever as with all other aircraft designs.

Rgds,
Tupolev154B2


User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

I don't know if they are even going to do new projects. I mean if they could build a more efficient and better airplane they would have probably done it already. My best guess is that the research costs to develop such an aircraft, still outweigh the money it would save in the long run, and thus prevents the research from even beginning.

User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

This is sort of old news published Dec'00. But it does explain why Boeing started emphasizing/leaking, respectively, their BWB and Mach.95 projects early this year:
http://www.flug-revue.rotor.com/FRHeft/FRH0101/FR0101e.htm



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