Covert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1503 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1495 times:
If Airbus was so godly, do you think so many airlines would operate Boeings?
That Airbus is of course newer than that 737, and of course, it's Continental--what do you expect? It really depends on airline configuration...
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6138 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1264 times:
I think most people will favor the NG 737 interior over the Airbus. Don't get me wrong, I liked the A320 interior better until the NG came out... but the A320 ceiling looks very 90s (which was cool) while the 73NG ceiling panels (and 753, 717) look very turn- of- the- century.
Seats are up to airlines. Have you seen those BBJ 737-700s? Yeah, they make that A321 look like crap. Does that make the Boeing better? Well, clearly the answer is no.
I would agree that that 321 first class looks terriffic. I also think that, under similar lighting conditions, the two cabins would look alarmingly similar. The 737 cabin shot you chose shows natural light, while the A321 light is man-made...
Both planes have a very modern cabin. I won't get into the extra .09883 inches of lower-shoulder room in the Airbus (oops- did I just indirectly state my opinion? Sorry.)
Ammunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1257 times:
I hate these airbus versus being topics, its so obvious this is another one of those threads, its childish, immature, pathetic, and becoming a little repetative by now!
It seems to be the same people over and over again, i cant wait for the day they stop!!!
It has been proven time and time again that this kind of comparison is unrealistic, and these opinions of airliners.net members are simply points of view, and can never change fact!
And the fact quite simply is..... YES.......... AIRBUS is more advance!!!
so lets stop the argueing, and bickering, and childishnes, and base or arguements on facts from now on........ ok?????? deal?????????
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Strickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1239 times:
Let's look at the facts here. Both the 737NG and A32X are twin-engine medium-range jets with comparable thrust and fuel burn. Both have comparable avionics, including dual FMC's and industry standard PFD's and ND's. So where is the main difference? Well, the one glaring difference that I see is the Airbus FBW system & single side stick. While definately more advanced than the "old fashioned" flight controls, one could argue that airliners that are still advanced and modern by today's standards fly trouble free without FBW, so this "upgrade" is somewhat unnecessary. My conclusion is that both the 737NG and the A32X are about on even grounds in terms of the most important aspects.
but to be more fair.. if you want to compare the two.. maybe use a photo that comes closer to the quality/same lighting of both aircraft?
This is the best one I could find that looked good of the newer 737s.
Luzezito From Spain, joined May 2001, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1135 times:
Both A321 and 737NG are pretty similar planes as far as I am concerned from the passenger point of view and very often airline choice is more politically oriented than technically or operationally oriented.
However there is one fact that leaves no doubt: Technically speaking, Airbus have caught up on Boeing in the last 20 years with the first twin engine wide body, the first generation of FBW a/c and soon the A380.
There is no denying that they have spiced up the world of civil aviation and given Boeing quite a few headaches mainly caused by their prior complacency and why not say it, sheer arrogance at times.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30148 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 1110 times:
Food for thought.
I have a book titled "Aviation Mechanics Simplified." It shows some of the techniques and structures that are present in aircraft. It was published in 1943.
It obviously doesn' have anything about electronics, jet engines, or composits, but you know what. Out of what's left, 90% of the books content is just as valid for working on either 737's or A320's as it was for working on the Douglas Sleeper Transports (Pre DC-3) that are shown as modern airliners in that book.
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Jbangert From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1051 times:
Talking about technology: the Airbus 320 fly-by-wire system is obviously more advanced than the Boeing 737NG conventional system, with benefits such as weight saving and higher autoland capability.
As to the cabin's look and comfort, it is a fact that the cabin of the Airbus 320 is wider by some 15 cm than that of the 737, which gives passengers and their luggage some extra space.