eg777er
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A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:53 am

Hi

If you go to www.france2.fr and click on the 'video news' section, and then connect to the 17.Jan 20H bulletin (8pm today) about 9 minutes in to the clip there is some great footage of the A380, including some of people learning to fly in the simulator. Those massive LCD panels look superb!
 
airgeek12
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RE: A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:35 am

woah... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

a more direct link would have been helpful-but ok  Smile
 
centrair
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RE: A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:09 am

Great video

French TV
Scroll down and there is the "video du jour" La Saga Airbus.

Premiere apparition de l'A380 (First appearance of the A380)

Translation of article (as best as I could):

Airbus A380 will be officially presented today at Blagnac, close to Toulouse (Haute-Garonne)

The Airbus A380 which makes its first public appearance at Blagnac, close to Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) will be presented officially during a true show in front of a floor of 5.000 guests from all of Europe, of which include president Jacques Chirac and three chief of government (Blair, Schroeder, Zapatero).

This apparatus (plane), which will break the monopoly of the Boeing 747 on the market of the super-jumbos, represents a true economic bet for Airbus.

The plane revealed in Toulouse Blagnac will be the first specimen of this plane, three others being in the course of assembly on the Aeroconstellation site of the manufacturer at Blagnac.

A380 symbolizes advances taken by the European airframe manufacturer over its historical rival, American Boeing. The aeronautical manufacturer European Airbus preceded in 2004, for the second year of continuation, their American competitor Boeing, by delivering 320 civil aircrafts against 285, and is trustful for the future. Taking into account the respective forecasts of the two manufacturers for 2005, this advance should be maintained this year.

The official presentation of A380 will done by Noel Forgeard, who lead this risky and ambitious program to rise with the head of his head office EADS.

Last bit has mistakes...please correct me (been 12 years)

The rest of the page seems to talk about Airbus company and the hopes of greater sales. It also gives the history of large planes ala 747 and A380.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
 
citjet
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RE: A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:23 am

Heh heh,

I love how it took so long for a passenger A/C that exceeds the 747 in capacity to make it off of the production lines. Boeing monopoly (up till now) or not, it came out 30 years ago! Same goes for Concord. Beautiful machine, but we had planes like the SR-71/A-12 and the B-58 or how about the Valkyrie? No offence to any of ya, but Im not impressed with this roll-out.
 
eg777er
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RE: A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:43 pm

Hmmm.....how many champagne-sipping passengers could you get in an SR-71?
 
sabenapilot
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RE: A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:04 pm

indeed Eg777er, by the very same logic Citjet uses to say Concorde was dethroned by several US built planes long ago, we can say the B747 was outclassed long ago too then, by the A-124 and even more so by the A-225.  Nuts

 
manu
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RE: A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:21 am

Hmmm.....how many champagne-sipping passengers could you get in an SR-71?

Well Eg777er,

Only 1 person is in the SR-71. I guess they'd be considered a pilot... But he/she doesn't need to entertain themselves given they'll be at their destination faster than a bullet would (Mach 3.2!). Nothing like the hour long commute across a continent!
 
columba
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RE: A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:14 am

Heh heh,

I love how it took so long for a passenger A/C that exceeds the 747 in capacity to make it off of the production lines. Boeing monopoly (up till now) or not, it came out 30 years ago! Same goes for Concord. Beautiful machine, but we had planes like the SR-71/A-12 and the B-58 or how about the Valkyrie? No offence to any of ya, but Im not impressed with this roll-out.

Boeing had no real competitioner 30 years ago, except MDD. But MDD could not afford it to built a plane to complete with the 747.
US companies built great airplanes and most of the milestones in aviation industry are American products. We really love those birds mentioned above. It took the Europeans a while to catch up, but we made it.
It is really funny how you are such a spoil sports and don´t begrudge the Europeans their success. It sounds like a bad sports man and bad looser.
As a aviation enthusiasts I love great planes being developed whether it is in Toulouse or Seattle.
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
 
milan320
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RE: A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:23 am

Heh heh,

I love how it took so long for a passenger A/C that exceeds the 747 in capacity to make it off of the production lines. Boeing monopoly (up till now) or not, it came out 30 years ago! Same goes for Concord. Beautiful machine, but we had planes like the SR-71/A-12 and the B-58 or how about the Valkyrie? No offence to any of ya, but Im not impressed with this roll-out.


You could have made your jealousy known in a bit more subtle, diplomatic and classy way, I suppose. No offence, but your comment above really makes you sound like a sore loser.

/milan320
I accept bribes ... :-)
 
MD80Nut
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RE: A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:18 am

Citjet,
That was a silly post. The B-58 and Valkyrie we're essentially failures, the B-58 had piss poor range and was soon retired, the XB-70 never made it past the 2 prototype stage because of advancements in Soviet fighters and SAMs.

You must not be much of an aviation enthusiast if you're not excited by the A380. It's a great accomplishment and I look forward to it's first flight.

Cheers, Ralph
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Turtle
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RE: A380: Great New Footage From French TV

Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:52 am

Couldn't agree more MD80Nut,
I'm a huge Boeing fan and, as an aviation enthusiast,
I'm thrilled by the A380!! How can any aviation enthusiast
not be impressed by this magnificent bird?

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