Breiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1861 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 13486 times:
Quoting Chiad (Thread starter): FI reports: Airbus narrowly meets delivery target of 12 A380s in 2008
Why "narrowly"?. I know it is not your words, Chiad. I react to the need journalists have to dramatize every news.
They could have use the title: "Airbus meets its target", or "12 A380 delivered in 2008 as planned". But no, it has to be "narrowly".
Congrats to the "nearly" competent Airbus and sub-contractors personnel who have managed to deliver "almost" flying ac to "just about" eager airlines.
Quoting Breiz (Reply 1): I react to the need journalists have to dramatize every news.
They could have use the title: "Airbus meets its target"
Breiz, English may not be your first language. I don't think there is anything unusual with the choice of words used. Adding the word "narrowly" makes the statement more specific and accurate. If the 12th frame had been delivered 30th November, it would have been quite normal to say "Airbus comfortably meets delivery target of 12 A380s in 2008." Would you have objected to that?
Ssublyme From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 511 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 12786 times:
Quoting Art (Reply 3): Breiz, English may not be your first language. I don't think there is anything unusual with the choice of words used.
Interesting, I also had the same reaction as Breiz did when I read the title. Unnecessary over-dramatization with a hint of smugness if you ask me. Airbus revised their target 7 months in advance and stuck to it. I might be wrong, but weren't they supposed to deliver it today?
It's Air Canada - not too surprising, really. Still, if demand is high enough, maybe Singapore might do a special Olympic route, say SIN-ICN-NRT-YVR, or whatever makes sense? For all I know, they're already planning it - or is that just my wishful plane-spotting thinking?
Tropical From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10495 times:
Quoting F9Animal (Reply 16): The target was 13. It was revised down to 12, so delivering the 12th on Dec 30th can accurately be portrayed as "narrowly" meeting the target.
It might indeed have been accurate, but like a few others I too see the choice of words as negative reporting. In my view at least, the use of 'narrowly' attempts to put the emphasis of the story on "they very nearly failed" rather than "they succeeded".
At least the article didn't describe the A380 programme as 'troubled'- something that is still being done *today* by some newspapers and media outlets.
Scouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3317 posts, RR: 10 Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9505 times:
Quoting AirbusA370 (Reply 28): On a side note, how many Wave 1 frames are still waiting to be delivered? Since the "real" series production starts with Wave 2, we should use this as a measure.
I beleive that there's only 3 or 4 more series 1 birds left, they'll be done by Feb I think and then we're into the Wave 2 (and the refits starting to go out - one of the test birds will be going to EK late next year.
I agree with you. But on the other hand ... if "the 12th" was delivered on January 2nd there would be reports and topics that the delivery schedule was late and more delays hit the A380 program... dont you think?
I'm pleased that Airbus made this goal. I think it's a sign of a now healthy A380 program.
25 Plairbus: Congratulations to Airbus and all this folks that worh so hard to make this happen! I am happy to see Airbus finaly doing well again and I am proud to
26 Jet-lagged: Can we say with certainty that at least one A380 is always flying in the air?
27 Moriarty: Congratulations Airbus! Looking forward to an interesting 2009! I'd say that's very impressive and one of the many things that amazes me about the 747