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A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:44 am

We've had Jumbo, Super Jumbo, Dumbo, Elephant, WhaleJet.

CNN today christened her with what I think is undoubtedy the best yet...

"So, Los Angeles welcomes the world's largest commercial airliner. She is the A380, the big MammaJamma of them all !!" rotfl 

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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:47 am

Thats funny! Only CNN could come up with that one.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:54 am

Alan Parsons already has a theme song, too.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:04 am

I liked Whalejet; I do not consider it derogative at all (as some on this forum seem to think.)
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:25 am

What's wrong with whalejet? I prefer to call it the manatee.

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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:29 am

Manatee is worse. Makes me think of the "horny manatee" sketch.
 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Thread starter):
MammaJamma

Excellent. That's CNN for you  embarrassed 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:25 am

Am I the only one disturbed by how much the A380 resembles the manatee in that picture?  hypnotized 

Of course, in the Airbus scheme, that would technically make her a "white elephant".  rotfl 

Did anyone get to see her in L.A.? I wanted to get up there, but work would not permit it.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:39 am

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 7):
Am I the only one disturbed by how much the A380 resembles the manatee in that picture?

The picture, or the fact that it was an endangered species?  Wink
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:47 am

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 7):
Did anyone get to see her in L.A.? I wanted to get up there, but work would not permit it.

It was sort of like a teenager's first time having sex. Years of build up, hours of anticipation, 30 seconds of fun and confusion that went way too fast, then a lot of talking about it afterward.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:54 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9):

It was sort of like a teenager's first time having sex. Years of build up, hours of anticipation, 30 seconds of fun and confusion that went way too fast, then a lot of talking about it afterward.

Good analogy. To be honest, with all the press I've read about in online and seeing pictures/threads on Anet about it, it was sort of disappointing to watch live at the airport today.  Sad
 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:58 am

Is it my imagination?
Or could a 737/320 fuselage fit within the space of one of the A380 engines?
Those things are enormous! Are they bigger than those on the 777?
You would think the size of the overall aircraft would produce an illusion of the engines being small, like on the A340, but no, they still appear larger than life!

And there was a song, it was popular when I was in High School, I used to think it was so funky, anyone remember? "She's a bad Mamma Jamma"......
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:01 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9):
It was sort of like a teenager's first time having sex. Years of build up, hours of anticipation, 30 seconds of fun and confusion that went way too fast, then a lot of talking about it afterward.

Sorry yours lasted only 30 seconds, and it was confusing.  Smile

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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:06 am

Hehe - take a look at the first paragraph of the article on CNN's website (fair use excerpt): "...flying on football field-length wings and a prayer that the American airline industry will want to buy the double-decker jumbo jet."

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe...airbus.transatlantic.ap/index.html

Based on that, why not the "Flying Football Field"?


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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:10 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 11):
Or could a 737/320 fuselage fit within the space of one of the A380 engines?
Those things are enormous! Are they bigger than those on the 777?

They are not. But there is overlap at the low end of the 777-200 range:
A380-800 engines - 70000-84000 lb thrust.
777 engines - 74000-115000 lb thrust

Remember that quads have proportionally less powerful engines due to the math of engine out requirements.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:10 am

that is funny!!!! although it is suitable
 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:13 am

Very funny name. The MammaJamma is just hilarious! Great job to CNN for thinking up such a name!
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:13 am

Quoting 777fan (Reply 13):
Based on that, why not the "Flying Football Field"?

Well, seeing as how a football field (in the US) is 360 feet and the A380 wingspan is just under 262 feet, I don't think that works very well.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:13 am

LA TIMES has a video of it landing and an article. They must have quoted an A-NET guy when one guy said, "It's a sperm whale with wings",

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...ack=1&coll=la-headlines-california
 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:34 am

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Reply 18):
"It's a sperm whale with wings"

Why?

It's big and white with a bald forehead. It looks like a whale. Moby Dick with wings and engines. It really does, no matter what some a.netters say.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:30 am

Nope, it looks like a manitee... No wonder Airbus is having such a hard time lately, it's all in marketing. Boeing gives us Worldliner, Dreamliner, and The Intercontinental, Airbus on the other hand gives us the flying manitee, or 'whalejet,' if you are feeling nice.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:36 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 14):
engine out

Whats a engine out?
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:39 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 20):
Nope, it looks like a manitee... No wonder Airbus is having such a hard time lately, it's all in marketing. Boeing gives us Worldliner, Dreamliner, and The Intercontinental, Airbus on the other hand gives us the flying manitee, or 'whalejet,' if you are feeling nice.

What are you on about? Airbus has not given the A380 any such name.
 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:40 am

I still like Skytanic. It's huge and grandiose and just hit a production design iceberg.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:43 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 20):
No wonder Airbus is having such a hard time lately, it's all in marketing. Boeing gives us Worldliner, Dreamliner, and The Intercontinental, Airbus on the other hand gives us the flying manitee, or 'whalejet,' if you are feeling nice.

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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:02 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 23):
I still like Skytanic. It's huge and grandiose and just hit a production design iceberg.

Quite appropriate; I may adopt it.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:12 am

Some say AIRBOSS, I still like SUPER JUMBO or MEGALINER.....

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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:12 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 20):
Nope, it looks like a manitee... No wonder Airbus is having such a hard time lately, it's all in marketing. Boeing gives us Worldliner, Dreamliner, and The Intercontinental, Airbus on the other hand gives us the flying manitee, or 'whalejet,' if you are feeling nice.

Well, 'Worldliner' would actually be an appropriate name for the B787 considering that the majority of the plane is built outside the US. I also think that 'Whale Jet' is cool name for the A380.
 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:38 am

Quoting Qslinger (Reply 21):
Whats a engine out?

When a engine on a plane fails... during takeoff cruise or Landing.

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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:48 am

Quoting N328KF (Reply 2):
Alan Parsons already has a theme song, too.

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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:12 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
I prefer to call it the manatee.

The picture sure shows a strong family resemblance to the manatee from the front, but I think WhaleJet is a better name. The 380's body is more "whale like" than the manatee.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:33 am

As stumpy as this plane looks in the pics, I honestly believe there would have been no way around as a double-decker.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:59 am

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 7):
Did anyone get to see her in L.A.? I wanted to get up there, but work would not permit it.

I did see it. It landed right after a United 747-4, so that took away a little of the wow factor on the size. I was more impressed looking at it straight on or from behind to see the wing span.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:13 am

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 17):
Well, seeing as how a football field (in the US) is 360 feet and the A380 wingspan is just under 262 feet, I don't think that works very well.

Uh, a US football field is 100 yards or 300 feet. The term "Flying Football Field" is not that far off.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:13 am

Any more names? I can only think of something like 'Megajet'. It seems 'Superjumbo' has become synonymous with the aircraft now, which reminds me, where is Zveda these days?
 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:24 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
I prefer to call it the manatee.

So do I - was actually thinking about that this morning waiting for my flight out of SRQ, eating breakfast right next to the manatee sculpture over the waterfall and ppreciating the fine work of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority.


Too bad SRQ will never see one!
 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:25 am

so which airport actually got it first??? JFK OR LAX???
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:33 am

JFK, by 20mins I think.
 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:34 am

Quoting Wideglider (Reply 33):
Uh, a US football field is 100 yards or 300 feet.

Each endzone is 30 feet deep.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:03 am

How about the spruce albatross????
 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:10 am

How about the spruce albatross????


Toulouse Goose

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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:15 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 40):
Toulouse Goose

Brilliant! Perfectly brilliant!
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:19 am

Brilliant! Perfectly brilliant!

Thanks. I wished I could take credit but...


The delays in what industry insiders have nicknamed the "Toulouse Goose" - a nod to Howard Hughes's ill-fated "Spruce Goose"

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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:22 am

Quoting Qslinger (Reply 21):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 14):
engine out

Whats a engine out?

As Qantas744 points out, it's when an engine fails. The point being that takeoff power calculations are made assuming that one engine goes out at the worst possible time. In this case, a four holer like the 380 will still have 3 engines running. A twin like the 777 will only have one. Thus, each engine on a twin needs to be powerful enough to get the plane in the air on its own, a job a four holer is allowed three engines for. So for a theoretical plane with two or four engines, the four holer only needs a third of the power per engine as the twin.

And that's why the 777 engines are bigger than the 380 engines, even though the 380 is much larger.
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:25 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 34):
'Superjumbo' has become synonymous with the aircraft now

Yep. Superjumbo was used today in an article on the A380:
http://www.theage.com.au/news/travel...ory/2007/03/20/1174153016857.html.
Some of the other names are just derogatory.

Airlines that have them will be the envy of competors that lack them. Superjumbo it is for me too.
 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:38 am

it landed at JFK approx 1211 PM...
 
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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:54 am

Quoting Antskip (Reply 44):
Some of the other names are just derogatory.

You forget that the term "jumbo" was first used to describe a clumsy person. Later, it was the name of this creature in the London Zoo.



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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:00 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 46):
You forget that the term "jumbo" was first used to describe a clumsy person. Later, it was the name of this creature in the London Zoo.

One plane watcher in todays LA Times said "Man that thing looks like a giant sperm whale!"

Personally, I prefer Albatross....big, white, looming and onerous, very difficult to make it go away and something bad almost always happens. Coleridge knew.

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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:08 am

How about the eurotross. Try saying THAT 3 times fast. Heck even the Beast wouldnt be a bad name. That thing has absolutly no asthetic appeal whatso ever. It makes the 747SP look like the Concorde..


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RE: A380 - A Suitable Name At Last, Courtesy Of CNN

Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:24 am

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 7):
Am I the only one disturbed by how much the A380 resembles the manatee in that picture? hypnotized

Of course, in the Airbus scheme, that would technically make her a "white elephant". rotfl

Did anyone get to see her in L.A.? I wanted to get up there, but work would not permit it.

I'm with you on that one! Big grin

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