Hello fellow A-netters. I've got to write a business paper on my understanding of the relationship between becoming proactive and the contemporary issues of ethics and social responsibility. So I was considering writing in on the developments of the A380 vs. B747-8. I would love to hear your comments, corrections, or additional thoughts on what I've listed below.
The way I see it is the following:
Airbus anticipated VLA customer need to reduce costs. (hub to hub with many passengers)
Boeing, though reactive to the A380, 747-8 with 787 technology (engines, leading edge on wing, advanced materials) to reduce costs.
Airbus (Not responsible.)388 wake turbulence and noise issues. Claimed they would be better than current 747-400.
Airbus (Responsible.) for reducing per passenger fuel costs.
Boeing (Responsible.) Develoing 747-8 with noise reducing engine nacelles. Noise not disruptive to community.
Boeing (Responsible.) for reducing per passenger fuel costs.
Also, on Boeing's 747-8 website http://747.newairplane.com/747-8.htm
Under the Responsibility/quiet section, GC2 is mentioned. Can anyone tell me what this is? I web searched and couldn't find anything regarding aviation or noise.
Thanks in advance,