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777LR Or A380? Who Wins The Collier Trophy?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:22 pm

I have to say that the A380 will probably win. Boeing really pulled off a marvelous achievement in flying 11,664nm from Hong Kong to London, but the A380's sheer size is very much in its favor.

Also, Airbus has never been awarded the Collier Trophy. Boeing has won several:

1955 - B-52 development & operation (with USAF)
1970 - 747 in commercial service (P&W and PAA also recognized)
1982 - 757 and 767 co-development
1990 - V-22 (with Bell)
1995 - 777
1999 - Super Hornet


Since the 777 has already won once, I predict that the 2005 Collier Trophy will be awarded to Airbus for the A380, unless the committee wants to wait until 2006, when the first go into airline service.
 
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RE: 777LR Or A380? Who Wins The Collier Trophy?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:24 pm

Quoting MD-90 (Thread starter):
Since the 777 has already won once, I predict that the 2005 Collier Trophy will be awarded to Airbus for the A380, unless the committee wants to wait until 2006, when the first go into airline service.

I can think of several other candidates. Who says it has to be those two?


  • GE90 (or did it already win one?)
  • F-35
  • 787
  • UCAVs in various forms
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RE: 777LR Or A380? Who Wins The Collier Trophy?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:17 am

Stop me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Collier trophy awarded to U.S. based companies only?

"The Collier Trophy was established in 1911 by Robert J. Collier, publisher and early President of the Aero Club of America. The trophy is administered by the National Aeronautic Association of the U.S.A. and is awarded annually for "the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year."
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