MaverickM11
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A380 And MD-11: Pre First Flight

Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:56 am

We all know that the A380 is a little saftig/heavy/curvy but it seems to me that Airbus will slim the plane down by the time first deliveries take place. In the same vein, what performance indicators were there before the MD-11 first flew that may have pointed to its performance shortfalls? When the MD-11 was rolled out, were there any problems that were known before the first flight that would have foretold its demise? Was it too heavy as well? Or was this all discovered post first flight?
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CRPilot
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RE: A380 And MD-11: Pre First Flight

Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:18 am

Here is a link to a current thread in the forum that addresses the performance of the A380:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1903520/

Hope it helps.

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MaverickM11
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RE: A380 And MD-11: Pre First Flight

Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:42 am

My question is about the MD-11, not the A380.
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RE: A380 And MD-11: Pre First Flight

Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:56 am

I apologize, I thought you were comparing the two based on performance shortcomings, and I wanted to point out that the CEO for Airbus announced that all performance expectations on the A380 will be met.

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RE: A380 And MD-11: Pre First Flight

Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:42 am

...exactly what else would you expect him to say?
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RE: A380 And MD-11: Pre First Flight

Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:56 am

I was wondering when my favorite Boeing Cheerleader was going to show up.
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RE: A380 And MD-11: Pre First Flight

Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:17 pm

ConcordeBoy

CRPilot

Excellent stuff,very entertaining,keep it coming.

I personally think that the A380 is going to be a Monster,(In respect to size and success),incredible piece of metal,With respect to boeing (and they deserve a lot),I think that Airbus is hands down the better company.
 
MaverickM11
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RE: A380 And MD-11: Pre First Flight

Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:35 pm

Maybe I should have left the A380 completely out of this...  Yeah sure

BACK TO THE THREAD FOLKS:

What problems was the MD-11 battling before its first flight???
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