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A&C: "The 757: The Airbus Made In Boeing"  
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2706 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 17659 times:

I was checking my old Air Cosmos magazines, and I found an article called : 'the 757: the Airbus made in Boeing". What do you think they meant?


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User currently offlineBrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4316 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17644 times:

They must have been drinking something. Probably just wishful thinking or jealousy. Without the article to reference, this will all be speculative and best guessing. You really need to post the article in question.


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User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17643 times:

they might have explained it in the article?  duck 


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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17486 times:

no, no reference to Airbus in the article. It was written in 1994


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User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16957 times:



Quoting Brilondon (Reply 1):
They must have been drinking something. Probably just wishful thinking or jealousy. Without the article to reference, this will all be speculative and best guessing. You really need to post the article in question.

If you have no idea what the article relates to what then, in your opinion, is just "wishful thinking or guessing"? Thus, you yourself are merely guessing that someone else is allegedly guessing about something!


User currently offline757GB From Uruguay, joined Feb 2009, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 16274 times:

Well, I keep thinking about it and just come up blank.
Can't think of a reason.
 boggled 



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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5719 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 16172 times:



Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
he 757: the Airbus made in Boeing

Try it without the capital "A". It was common in the 1970s for wide body aircraft to be called airbuses, some people still do. The reference was to the bus-like qualities of the new wide bodies then coming into service, had nothing to do with the company Airbus Industries.

Gemuser



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User currently offlinePlaneAdmirer From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 15359 times:

Life is too short to try and understand what the typical journalist means without, and often with, context.

 cheeky 


User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 14961 times:

My guess would be they were trying to say it was a high passenger capacity plane made by Boeing. An "air-bus" rather than an Airbus Industrie produced plane.

User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5637 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12870 times:



Quoting AirNZ (Reply 5):
If you have no idea what the article relates to what then, in your opinion, is just "wishful thinking or guessing"? Thus, you yourself are merely guessing that someone else is allegedly guessing about something!

I think I'm feeling woozy...  Smile

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User currently offlineN911YX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12614 times:



Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
What do you think they meant?

For those of you not old enough to recall, the generic tern airbus was quite common in jorunalism of the late 70s and early 80s. It had nothing to do with Airbus Industrie. The term fell out of favor when Airbus Industrie became more of a presence on the commercial aircraft scene.


User currently offlineScipio From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 898 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11259 times:

Titles are often invented by editors who do not really understand the substance. As a result, there is often quite a disconnect between a title and the article below it. Many authors have ended up disgruntled by the title that somehow appeared at the top of the article they wrote.

Bottom line, don't take titles too seriously  Smile


User currently offlineAerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11127 times:



Quoting Gemuser (Reply 7):
Try it without the capital "A". It was common in the 1970s for wide body aircraft to be called airbuses, some people still do. The reference was to the bus-like qualities of the new wide bodies then coming into service, had nothing to do with the company Airbus Industries.

I think this is the way to go, as maybe when this magazine was published it was too early to make comparisons, as we do now, between the 757 and A231?



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11082 times:

Concerning the 767 article, the title was more appropriate: "The 767: the Transatlantic twinjet " ("le 767: le biréacteur transatlantique")


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User currently offlineOykie From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2754 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10757 times:

I tend to lean on those who says the wording would be "air bus" as this has been a commonly used term before Airbus.

If it should relate to the planemaker Airbus, I would tend to believe that the looks of the 757 looks like an Airbus. The 707/727 and 737 has a very different nose. Teh 767 as well has a very different look than the 757. So in that sense, someone could say that the looks is not like the typical Boeing at that time. The nose of the 757, has a profile that I believe looks like the A320. Think how much alike the 737 would have been an A320 if it inherited the 757 nose. The only problem with this theory, is that the 757 was designed many years before the A320, so it would be the other way around. Teh A320 would be a smaller 757. Anyway, could the looks be what the article relates to?



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User currently offlineBooDog From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10655 times:



Quoting Aerdingus (Reply 12):
I think this is the way to go, as maybe when this magazine was published it was too early to make comparisons, as we do now, between the 757 and A231?

I think you meant the 577 and the A231.  silly 



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User currently offlineTAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10657 times:



Quoting N911YX (Reply 10):
For those of you not old enough to recall, the generic tern airbus was quite common in jorunalism of the late 70s and early 80s. It had nothing to do with Airbus Industrie. The term fell out of favor when Airbus Industrie became more of a presence on the commercial aircraft scene.

Bingo...IIRC, there was a breif period when DL put several DC-8-71's into an all- coach layout and called them Aero-Bus...and used them from JFK-MIA/FLL mostly as I recall.. I would guess this was about the time EA started taking delivery of the first Airbus A-300's.


User currently offlineAerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9557 times:



Quoting BooDog (Reply 15):
I think you meant the 577 and the A231.

whaaaaaaaa?



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User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2301 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9428 times:



Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
I was checking my old Air Cosmos magazines, and I found an article called : 'the 757: the Airbus made in Boeing".

Is this a French magazine, was the original title in French, and what was the original title?

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 6):
The reference was to the bus-like qualities of the new wide bodies then coming into service,

I've never been on a bus with more than one aisle. I'd rather say that single aisle airplanes with 2-2 seating should be called an air-bus.



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User currently offlineElevate From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9234 times:

What do I think...

Erm...

The complete opposite - the 757 actually has some performance!


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31692 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9064 times:

Guess the Article was talking about a Bus in the air by Boeing.Referring to the seating of the B757.
regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7565 times:



Quoting Gemuser (Reply 6):
Try it without the capital "A". It was common in the 1970s for wide body aircraft to be called airbuses, some people still do. The reference was to the bus-like qualities of the new wide bodies then coming into service, had nothing to do with the company Airbus Industries.



Quoting N911YX (Reply 10):
For those of you not old enough to recall, the generic tern airbus was quite common in jorunalism of the late 70s and early 80s. It had nothing to do with Airbus Industrie. The term fell out of favor when Airbus Industrie became more of a presence on the commercial aircraft scene.

The OP said the article was from 1994, not 1974:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 3):
no, no reference to Airbus in the article. It was written in 1994

In 1994, refering to any plane other than one from Airbus as an "air bus" would be inexplicable.

-Rampart


User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1206 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7524 times:
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The terms: Luftbussen / Bus in the sky / Airbus, has been used for years....
Here is a copy of a poster by the now defunct Norwegian airline Braathens from the -50's:


Quoting RedChili (Reply 18):
I've never been on a bus with more than one aisle.

In this case, the seating was 1-1.

Later, in the -60's, the airport-coaches used by Braathens carried this slogan, translated to English:
"The bus to the airbus"

Scooter01   

[Edited 2009-09-13 17:50:05]


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25700 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7400 times:



Quoting TAN FLYR (Reply 16):
Quoting N911YX (Reply 10):
For those of you not old enough to recall, the generic tern airbus was quite common in jorunalism of the late 70s and early 80s. It had nothing to do with Airbus Industrie. The term fell out of favor when Airbus Industrie became more of a presence on the commercial aircraft scene.

Bingo...IIRC, there was a breif period when DL put several DC-8-71's into an all- coach layout and called them Aero-Bus...and used them from JFK-MIA/FLL mostly as I recall.. I would guess this was about the time EA started taking delivery of the first Airbus A-300's.

Canadian regional carrier Pacific Western Airlines (which merged with CP Air in 1987 to create Canadian Airlines) used the "Airbus" brand for many years (until the mid-1980s or so) for their shuttle service between Calgary and Edmonton (the downtown YXD airport, not YEG). From about 1969 onwards, those "Airbus" flights were operated by 737-200s. It was very common for frequent travellers on that route to say they were "taking the Airbus" without even mentioning the airline's name as it was such a widely-known brand in Calgary and Edmonton.


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5719 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6369 times:



Quoting Rampart (Reply 21):
In 1994, refering to any plane other than one from Airbus as an "air bus" would be inexplicable.

To Anetters, yes, to the general public, not at all. I still hear the expression used.

Gemuser



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25 VHECA : And then people refere to taxiways and aprons as runways, and these terms have not change for some time as well. Some people still refer to the terms
26 RIX : - but, of course, they were talking about 575 and A132 ...
27 Rampart : I was responding to those who were explaining this article away as dated phraseology from the 1970s. It wasn't written in the 70s, which is why it su
28 Aerdingus : Which are triple deckers capable of carrying 900 people...
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