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New Airbus Website: Wow!  
User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6921 posts, RR: 63
Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 29336 times:

I got a shock - but a pleasant one - when I clicked on the Airbus website today. Stunning picture of the A380!

58 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinenetjets21 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 29353 times:

I think it looks really cool! I like the picture of the A380 also!

User currently offlinerktsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 29336 times:

Wow! It already has a receding hairline  

User currently offlineebbuk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 28833 times:

Really majestic! With all that metal it is a marvel that the A380 literally whispers it's way into the skies and across continents.

Reminds me of a beluga whale. A real beauty. Wonder how long before she adorns the front page of airliners.net? We could do with a refresh eh?


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19727 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 28756 times:

Shows me an A350.

I see no A380


User currently offlineCamiloA380 From Sweden, joined Feb 2008, 486 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 28740 times:

Looks really nice. Note they have done minor changes to the logo too.  


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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2715 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 28687 times:

The new A 380 picture seems to be inspired by a.net's logo. Haaa, I knew they are following a.net secretely!  

User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 28327 times:

Anyone know when Airbus will update the O/D spreadsheet on their website to include December 2010?

User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6921 posts, RR: 63
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 28295 times:

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 7):
Anyone know when Airbus will update the O/D spreadsheet on their website to include December 2010?

A week today - Monday 17th.


User currently offlineRobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 28142 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
Shows me an A350.
I see no A380

Looks to me like an A380 ...  http://lh4.ggpht.com/_AvtZvgsgYjw/TSrHtjOH9uI/AAAAAAAAAZ8/RvTeuoIH0nQ/s720/airbus.jpg


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1849 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 28029 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
Shows me an A350.

I see no A380

Me 2!

Just wondering though, I was looking into the A350 "standard" config, I thought it was 8 abreast in economy. Apparently its 9 abreast. Anyone know if its 9 abreast on the A350, will the seats be more cramped than the 9-abreast economy of the 777?



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User currently offlineflyingAY From Finland, joined Jun 2007, 702 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 28034 times:

Quoting Robffm2 (Reply 9):
Looks to me like an A380

The website gives you a picture of an A380 or an A350XWB when you access it. I like the A380 picture more.


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6921 posts, RR: 63
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 27855 times:

Quoting flyingAY (Reply 11):
The website gives you a picture of an A380 or an A350XWB when you access it.

Really? I only ever get the A380.


User currently offlinekeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 27812 times:

Nice detailed 3D viewers for all types!

User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3766 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 27477 times:

Nice pictures.

What did rather surprise me, having not been on the site for a while, is the overall orders/deliveries figures on the website:

- Only 126 orders away from the 10,000th aircraft ordered... I smell a big party sometime this year, at least.
- Of all Airbus aircrafts ever delivered since they exist (6459 according to the webpage), 6146 are still in operation, or 95% of them!

I know this figure probably optimistically includes all stored frames and quite a few that will never fly anymore, and I know that a large proportion of them were built in the last 2 decades or so, but it still seems amazing that after 40 years, over 90% of Airbuses ever produced are still out there.

[Edited 2011-01-10 02:38:05]


Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 25243 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 10):
Just wondering though, I was looking into the A350 "standard" config, I thought it was 8 abreast in economy. Apparently its 9 abreast. Anyone know if its 9 abreast on the A350, will the seats be more cramped than the 9-abreast economy of the 777?

It's wider than the A330/340 but narrower than the Boeing 777. So it will be definitely more cramped than the 777 in 9 abreast - but probably considerably more spacious than the 777 in 10 abreast. After all it also depends on the seats the airline puts into the aircraft. Even on the 777 in 9 abreast seat width varies between 19" with narrow aisles on SQ and 17.5" with wide aisles on KL's 772. With the aisle width of SQ you could get 17.1" at 10 abreast in the 777, the standard on many carriers' 767 or A330/340 in Y so it's very operator specific...



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15745 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 25129 times:

Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 15):
So it will be definitely more cramped than the 777 in 9 abreast - but probably considerably more spacious than the 777 in 10 abreast.

It was sized to be roomy, buy not so roomy that airlines could add a tenth seat.



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User currently offlineflyingAY From Finland, joined Jun 2007, 702 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 24971 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 12):
Really? I only ever get the A380.

Yeah, since the picture has those big RR engines in it, I thought I'll take a screen capture for you. 


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6669 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 24966 times:

3 times now that I go to the site and it's still the A350.

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 10):
Me 2!

Just wondering though, I was looking into the A350 "standard" config, I thought it was 8 abreast in economy. Apparently its 9 abreast. Anyone know if its 9 abreast on the A350, will the seats be more cramped than the 9-abreast economy of the 777?

Well, even the 787 is 9 abreast ! The A350XWB is called eXtra Wide Body for a reason !



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User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 24879 times:

On the ACJ page they appear to be displaying an A380 corporate version with only one row of windows. The ceiling height must be like in a cathedral!  

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15745 posts, RR: 27
Reply 20, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 24781 times:

Quoting LH422 (Reply 19):
The ceiling height must be like in a cathedral!

Probably isn't technically feasibly, since my guess would be that the floor is a structural member.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 24370 times:

What I find most curious is that they still have a newly designed dedicated site for the A380 freighter:
http://www.airbus.com/aircraftfamilies/freighter/a380f/
Maybe it's not as dead as it seems...

For the record of the pic, I'm only getting the A380 every time  .



WARNING! The post above should be taken with a grain of salt! Furthermore, it may be slightly biased towards A.
User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2715 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 24132 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 20):
Probably isn't technically feasibly, since my guess would be that the floor is a structural member.

A little bit off topic but that's something I had alwas asked myself: would it be possible to replace at least a part of the beams of the floor with metal rods so that you could open the floors and implement something like a view from the top deck down to the main deck or even deeper? Just an idea...   


User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 24088 times:

Took a little time to get used to the new font - it doesn't come up on my 1280x800 screen very well. Nonetheless, the new site has a ton of info, a bit too wordy for "normal" people but just right for the aviation buffs! Good to see that the A330-200 has 13,400km of range again, after someone messed it up in the old site!

Previously not easily accessible, the Aircraft Characteristics PDFs are also available! I've been wondering for YEARS what the payload-range of an A300-600 was like!
http://www.airbus.com/support/mainte...cal-data/aircraft-characteristics/

Definitely a HUGE improvement in terms of content!


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2715 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 23944 times:

Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 21):
What I find most curious is that they still have a newly designed dedicated site for the A380 freighter:

I just don't see any cargo door. Not an unimportant feature of a freighter, isn't it? Or am I just too nitpicking...


25 BMI727 : Perhaps to some degree. It might be feasible for VIP A380s to possibly move a staircase, but that would probably be a lot of work. Converted 747-400
26 AustrianZRH : I think it's on the left side of the aircraft, so not visible in this rendering.
27 Post contains images LifelinerOne : Well, I think you can remove the word secretely from your sentence... Any large company nowadays has something like a web care team, which monitors w
28 Goblin211 : absolutely loving the new site1 it's now easier to get info on all the airbus planes. a one stop shop if you will.
29 poz2brs : Airbus do concentrate on their marketing, more so than any other company I've ever dealt with, and have some very capable marketing people there. Cer
30 wexfordflyer : More often than not I've been getting the A350 but the pic of the A380 is savage!!
31 Braniff727Ultra : I have long been an A332 & 346 fan; the A350 will be a great addition to their offerings. But I will go too my grave being a fan of the 747-400, t
32 Post contains links and images flyhigh@tom : http://www.airbus.com/support/mainte...cal-data/aircraft-characteristics/ This is the best page for the aviation geeks in the new airbus website Good
33 Post contains images Emirates2005 : I agree with the rest on the new look, it was an investment well worth it. Well done to the Airbus marketing team! Jeeeeeez...I would love to see it f
34 Post contains images mffoda : Hey does anyone remember the thread where everyone was arguing over the Airbus families of aircraft?? Particularly, weather the A330/340 were in the s
35 Post contains links and images mffoda : This link will show you the A380. http://www.airbus.com/ And this one the A350. http://www.airbus.com/home/ Well it worked the 1st time I tried it th
36 beyauty : Just keep hitting the refresh button, and you'll eventually get both.
37 tugger : Actually, for me, it was the exact reverse. I am positive that it is that the webpage just randomly displays either picture. Tugg
38 DocLightning : I've gone and refreshed the website over 50 times now... A350 every time. Maybe it's by country?
39 CharlieNoble : I like the "range" graphic where you slide the airplane to any place in the world and it shades how far it could (nominally) fly from there. The A340-
40 DocLightning : Now it gives me the 380 and after several refreshes, it stays that way. So maybe it alternates by time?
41 Post contains links wolbo : Great looking new Airbus website. One of the first I've seen from a major corporation that uses the wide layout. Also worth looking at is the Airbus t
42 haggisman : Nice job updating their website. Another bonus - at least you can connect now if you are using an iPhone, as it looks like they don't require Adobe Fl
43 Post contains links odwyerpw : Interesting... they show a 10 abreast High Efficiency configuration for the A350-1000.... first I've heard of it. http://www.airbus.com/aircraftfamili
44 egph : As a great fan of Airbus I love their slightly reworked site. I hope they keep that "New standards. Together" tagline. Really drives home the message
45 Post contains images Mortyman : Refresh Hell, let's put a cathedral onboard !
46 Post contains images Conti764 : Untill the 787 enters service, that is.
47 Post contains images CharlieNoble : LOL I agree that it is a great website. But it's not quite the same thing as the A350 actually flying (yet)
48 zeke : With the website upgrade, I wonder if the 2010 results are not far away.
49 AirlineCritic : World's Prettiest Wings. I would like that upgrade.
50 Post contains links travelavnut : You may be right, however at the orders & deliveries page they are listed as one. Actually, they count the 350 also to the same family; http://ww
51 Post contains images EPA001 : My guess is that we probably do not have to wait that long for the results being presented. . If the results are as good as the new website, they hav
52 Post contains images EPA001 : Which is a very strange thing to me. True, they are all wide body airliners in more of less the same market category. But to see the all new A350-XWB
53 CharlieNoble : I think it should be on the front page now...along with the 747, ramming into each other on the ground. At least then people would have a fair warnin
54 PM : Being announced on Monday next week.
55 odwyerpw : Milk shot out of my nose. But honestly, either plane is equally beautiful.
56 Post contains images CharlieNoble : Glad you appreciated it I was mostly kidding but it is funny how people mobilize behind one manufacturer or the other and say things like this: Which
57 Post contains images francoflier : How can either one claim not to be?
58 Post contains images CharlieNoble : Touche! Between this and my assertion that it would be "good luck" to survive a crash landing (as opposed to just landing safely in the first place L
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