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BBC: Regional Jets - "Resembling A Space Rocket.."  
User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/10476908.stm

I don't think this has been posted before, mods please delete if I am incorrect.

This is a decent overview of the RJ market, but I found some of the writing in this piece to be really strange and not journalistic at all:

"Resembling a space rocket, with its pointed nose and the engines fixed to the back of the fuselage, the regional jet is perhaps the most beautiful airliner in the sky."

That's the lead of the story. Does anyone else find it hard to take mainstream journalism about aviation seriously when writers pen things like this?

[Edited 2010-07-13 08:54:10]

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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Quoting bonusonus (Thread starter):
That's the lead of the story. Does anyone else find it hard to take mainstream journalism about aviation seriously when writers pen things like this?

Just because you think it's ugly doesn't mean others do.



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User currently offlinerichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Ignores the E90 with JetBlue, BA and Lufthansa.

User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Well they do look a bit like a rocket, they're not beautiful. Asides from that the article is fairly reasonable for a non aviation specialist website.

User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Quoting richardw (Reply 2):
Ignores the E90 with JetBlue, BA and Lufthansa.

Embraer doesn't consider the E-jets to be regional jets. That's why they dropped the ERJ suffix used on the ERJ145 series for example. It's plausible that the writer follows them in this. What is the definition of regional jet anyway? I'd say that a jet with a capacity of 100 pax and 2400 nm range is hardly "regional".



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User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 1):

I dont think that they are especially ugly or especially elegant. I just thought that was a very weird way to start a news article. Not to mention the comparison to a "space rocket." It seems a bit out of place since the article goes on to compare RJs to travelling on a bus-- which to me seems like somewhat of a stretch, but perhaps isn't on some airlines.


User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Quoting bonusonus (Reply 5):
I just thought that was a very weird way to start a news article. Not to mention the comparison to a "space rocket."

I stopped counting how many articles I've read where the the title and the first paragraph were of a completely different premise than the rest of the article. That's just the paper trying to drum up readership, I guess. And it's not just about aviation. The worst one I saw was when it started out as a story about a local bakery that ended up being about Obama's stance on immigration.



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