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Times Of India: 1700-seater Aircraft Coming Soon!

Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:14 am

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...craft-soon/articleshow/8834122.cms


This definitely belongs to the Non-Av section.


"PANAJI: Union minister of state for science, technology and earth sciences Ashwani Kumar said a 1,700-seater passenger aircraft will be rolled out in the next seven years.

Speaking in Panaji, Kumar said development of the aircraft is in an advanced stage and hoped India will be able to produce this state-of-the-art indigenous passenger aircraft soon."
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:32 am

Quoting geekydude (Thread starter):
This definitely belongs to the Non-Av section.

It comes under the "WTF is he smoking?" section.
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:36 am

Solar powered?   
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:52 am

I think the likelihood of a 1,700 seat four story airliner going into service is the same as jet packs being commonly available for the public in seven years and it has been promised to us since the sixties...or that it would fit in the "80 meter box".

I would like to see how the plane would look like.

  
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:17 am

If the A380 is limited by airport infrastructure, then how will this plane proceed? I assume it will have a massive wingspan, be extra long/tall...if the Indians manage to pull even one and get it into service into any airport, I'll buy a ticket on the first airline that flies it.

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Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:22 am

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 4):
If the A380 is limited by airport infrastructure, then how will this plane proceed?

As of right now, the only logical conclusion I can come up with is it will be a flying boat. I don't see how they could land this aircraft on land unless it is based off the BWB.
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:49 am

Quoting JakeOrion (Reply 5):
As of right now, the only logical conclusion I can come up with is it will be a flying boat.

"Will be?"

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Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:16 am

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_hVOW2U7K4-M/S7l2Ee4wl9I/AAAAAAABR3A/s9pX4n2g81A/s800/drt6judt5res54re.jpg

This image comes from: http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008...trous-aviation-worlds-biggest.html

A pretty interesting read. Can't vouch for accuracy, though.

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Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:11 am

Great Emirates will by 100 and ply the skies full of them, and the 380 will be relageted to freight runs as all airlines will follow suit, before realising they had made a big mistake.

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Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:54 am

Quoting geekydude (Thread starter):
Speaking in Panaji, Kumar said development of the aircraft is in an advanced stage and hoped India will be able to produce this state-of-the-art indigenous passenger aircraft soon."

Has India actually produced a 'state-of-the-art' commercial aircraft? I mean..they can't even seem to make the LCA work..after years of 'development' and getting help from other countries.

And now they want to build a 1700 seater..wow. This Kumar person seems to be smoking something really good...

But that's the problem with these politicians..they make stupid statements which puts the entire nation to shame. Nobody cares in India because they have other things to worry about and idiotic politicians always keep spouting off nonsense.

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What's Hindi for "Bullsh!t"?

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Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:01 am

Quoting 2707200X (Reply 3):
I think the likelihood of a 1,700 seat four story airliner going into service is the same as jet packs being commonly available for the public in seven years and it has been promised to us since the sixties...or that it would fit in the "80 meter box".

This is a chance

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology...c_id=5&gal_cid=5&gallery_id=119062

http://martinjetpack.com/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...e-skies-to-go-on-sale-in-2012.html
 
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:52 pm

Maybe if you get all the passengers to stand during flight you can fit 1700 passengers into an aircraft without having to enlarge it to much. I doubt it would be a comfertable flight for a long time though  
 
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:01 pm

Quoting Mortyman (Reply 11):
Maybe if you get all the passengers to stand during flight you can fit 1700 passengers into an aircraft without having to enlarge it to much. I doubt it would be a comfertable flight for a long time though

Plus he's probably thinking another couple of hundred can stand on the wings and a few more hundred can cling to the roof.  
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:06 pm

Quoting Mortyman (Reply 11):
Maybe if you get all the passengers to stand during flight you can fit 1700 passengers into an aircraft without having to enlarge it to much.

Hey, if they could cram 26 people into a Mini Cooper, I'd say that you could probably squeeze more than 1700 into an A380. Not sure how to handle it weight-wise, though...   

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Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:10 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):


I will have you know that dung is still used in villages in India as an antiseptic cleaner on floors and as fuel. This explains the high tolerance for b.s. out there!  
 
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:26 pm

Quoting Doona (Reply 13):

Hey, if they could cram 26 people into a Mini Cooper, I'd say that you could probably squeeze more than 1700 into an A380. Not sure how to handle it weight-wise, though...

I remember a crash in the early 90s involving a Yak-40. The -40 is a small jet made to seat 30-40 people at most, but they pulled something like 85 bodies out of the wreckage. Oops...
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:43 pm

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 15):
I remember a crash in the early 90s involving a Yak-40. The -40 is a small jet made to seat 30-40 people at most, but they pulled something like 85 bodies out of the wreckage. Oops...
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:50 pm

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 15):
I remember a crash in the early 90s involving a Yak-40. The -40 is a small jet made to seat 30-40 people at most, but they pulled something like 85 bodies out of the wreckage. Oops...

That was a Tajikistan Air Yak-40 in Khorog. Aircraft was reportedly hijacked by armed gunmen and 82/86 onboard died. I don't know how you get that many people in something so small, a Yak-40 isn't much bigger than a minivan inside.

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RE: Times Of India: 1700-seater Aircraft Coming Soon!

Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:07 pm

Maybe they're planning on loading an A380 in this manner?

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Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:43 pm

Quoting N328KF (Reply 18):
Maybe they're planning on loading an A380 in this manner?

Or in this manner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-X6dC2yrUc&feature=related
 
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:07 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 19):
Or in this manner:

        

As one of the comments on there says, I won't ever complain about a crowded train again.
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:25 pm

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 9):
Has India actually produced a 'state-of-the-art' commercial aircraft?




Well, it will be right up there with the "state-of-the-art" Tata motorcar. Only bursts into flames occasionally. 
 
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:30 pm

Is this the conceptors idea of a low cost carrier?

India and China are highly populated. I am not surprised they are thinking of doing this.

More seriously, is there real feasibility for such an aircraft?
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RE: Times Of India: 1700-seater Aircraft Coming Soon!

Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:37 pm

Quoting mal787 (Reply 8):
Take away the mans bong lock him up and dry him out

But that's no fun! I want to see what he comes up with next!

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 1):
It comes under the "WTF is he smoking?" section.
Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 4):
I agree with Dreadnought.
Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 9):
This Kumar person seems to be smoking something really good...

More importantly: Why isn't he sharing it?
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Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:05 pm

Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 20):
As one of the comments on there says, I won't ever complain about a crowded train again.

Just imagine the same scene with an A380 parked at the gate, and crew pushing people into the plane like that, before taxiing for departure 
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:51 am

Quoting N328KF (Reply 18):
Maybe they're planning on loading an A380 in this manner?

Gedouttahere! That MUST have been photoshopped...   

Seriously, he must have said " Seventy to a Hundred" which some dumb reporter probably misheard as "Seventeen Hundred". India is in fact looking to produce a 70-100 turboprop for the 2nd and 3rd tier markets.

Minister Ashwini Kumar is a well educated and cultured fellow (an Old Stephanian) and is unlikely to say dopey things.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:54 am

Quoting N328KF (Reply 18):

The picture is from Bangladesh, not India.

And since this seems to be the thread du jour for absurd news items, here's my contribution:
China Bans Reincarnation Without Government Permission

At least the Indian minister can only be accused of looking stupid as a result of ignorance, as opposed to the above case of looking like a bunch of idiots as a result of deliberate malice  Wink

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Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:48 pm

Quoting BarfBag (Reply 26):
The picture is from Bangladesh, not India.

India, Bangladesh, Pakistan. What's the difference?

(Note: I am from the subcontinent.)
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Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:02 am

I'd believe it if an Aviation Expert said so.....Not some politician.
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Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:52 pm

Quoting Mortyman (Reply 11):
Maybe if you get all the passengers to stand during flight you can fit 1700 passengers into an aircraft without having to enlarge it to much. I doubt it would be a comfertable flight for a long time though

Don't we already have an airline thinking of trying this? Ryanair?
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Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:15 pm

Build the titanic and give it wings. Excellent idea...

Talk about an easy transfer from aircraft to ship.  
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