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User currently offlineBlueJet From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 397 posts, RR: 4
Posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Is Boeing going to lose sales of 757 or 767 aircraft to airbus counterparts because companies know that hijackers knew how to fly those planes? Personally I would be more comfortable on an a320 then a 757 right now.....just wondering....

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User currently offlinePhxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

I dont think so, because the only reason they choose boeing aircraft to hijack, was because of the availability of 757/767, and like aircraft simulators to train in. I dont think their are any non-airbus/airline owened airbus simulators. They picked our 2 largest airlines, an they just don't happen to operate larger airbuses. United does operate the A-320, but it is not as big as the 757, and dosen't hold a trans-continental load of fuel.

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

I am not sure if they will lose sales but for certain there will be those people (you for one) that are uncomfortable or do not want to fly on a 757 or 767 at all right now....  Wink/being sarcastic

I don't think it will have a major impact if not no impact at all on Boeing .... I don't see any great reason for airlines to order Airbus a/c instead of Boeing... Are people scared of flying on MD-80s since that SAS MD-87 crashed in Italy?


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Er.....it's possible to go on simulators of all types, even airbuses when you're a member of the public. http://www.virtualaviation.co.uk

User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Also, look at the simularity of the Airbus cockpits, that is even more dangerous.


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User currently offlinePSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

I think the people that would be afraid to fly on those aircraft for that reason wouldn't even know what kind of plane they are flying on. The people who are aware as to what plane they are flying on or remember what type of planes were hijacked will mostly likely be able to deduce that they have to reason to be afraid of that, as it is possible on any time of aircraft, A & B etc.

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