Transactoid
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Toyota Making Airplanes?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 12:38 pm

I'll be honest - I have no idea where I heard this. It may have just been part of a crazy dream.

Was there a rumour or something about this?
 
ba777-236
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RE: Toyota Making Airplanes?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 12:54 pm

Don't worry, you're not dreaming: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020612/bs_nm/autos_toyota_airplane_dc_1 But I do have yet to see any pictures of this plane Confused
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BlatantEcho
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RE: Toyota Making Airplanes?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:38 pm

They did a, hum, forgot what they called it, Product Provment Test, or something.

Effectivly, Toyota wants to get into the GA market, so they got togther resources and people and made a single plane. It's just to prove the concept that they can make a plane, la la.

I think there was a picture in this weeks Aviation Week. Looked nice, was a 3/4 rear shot of it landing. I think it would be great to get them into GA. They certainly build reliable cars, would be great competion for Cessna and the like.

George
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DouglasDC8
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RE: Toyota Making Airplanes?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:48 pm

If their airplanes are as good as their trucks, they will be extremely reliable!
 
AJ
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RE: Toyota Making Airplanes?

Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:52 pm

Ford did!
Mitsubishi did!

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