moose1226
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Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:35 am

It's time for that yearly thread on the biggest aviation story of 2005.

In my opinion, the most important happening was the resurgence of Boeing's widebody lines (esp. 777/787), but not discounting the 747. A great example of this was in the AC order, where Boeing took a 330/340 customer and sold both 777 and 787 in a single purchase.

What other stories were important in the past year?
 
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:39 am

The A380 - rollout and maiden flight. Probably the biggest aviation event of the year, as it generated the most media interest and most discussion here!
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:46 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 1):
The A380 - rollout and maiden flight. Probably the biggest aviation event of the year, as it generated the most media interest and most discussion here!

I would agree. It was even in the Sky news year in review and they called it "the way forward for aviation" This was the A380s year.
 
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:49 am

Definatly the A380 roll-out and maiden flight. It got the most media coverage. It was an event six years in the making.

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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:52 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 1):
The A380 - rollout and maiden flight. Probably the biggest aviation event of the year, as it generated the most media interest and most discussion here!

I agree too.
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:55 am

What a question!

Undoubtedly, the first flight of the A380-800!
 
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:56 am

The A380 First Flight.
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:58 am

Yeah the A380 is the most significant thing of year 2005 in my opinion.
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:58 am

Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 5):
Undoubtedly, the first flight of the A380-800!

While the A380 was important, I think Boeing's comeback was more significant to the industry as a whole. Let us not forget that the A380 sold only 20 units this year and has been delayed.
 
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:03 am

I agree, the A380 rollout and maiden flight is the #1 story. Although Boeing's sales resurgence with the 787 may be the "stealth" number 1 story in terms of future impact.
 
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Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:04 am

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 2):
Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 1):
The A380 - rollout and maiden flight. Probably the biggest aviation event of the year, as it generated the most media interest and most discussion here!

I would agree. It was even in the Sky news year in review and they called it "the way forward for aviation" This was the A380s year.

Agree with that, A380 becomes a real planes in 2005, as first Concorde flight, first man on the moon or Lindberg across the Atlantic, "events" are popular ones.

I understand that from technical side B787 is a great news and revival of Boeing Company as "technical and product lead company" is a great news, but peoples will not see that and they will always be more impressed by big planes (remember first flight of B474 or short one of Howard Huges) than technical fact (even if I can assure you that A380 is an impressive step for avionic technologies, many will be used on B787 some even not).

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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:29 am

IMHO 2005 the year when the A380 first flew. But the real story is 2005 the year Boeing returned.
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:48 am

The title should be changed to A380: Biggest Aviation Story of 2005

No question/debate about it, this was the year of the A380
 
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Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:03 am

I can't agree on the A 380 as the biggest story...biggest plane,well, yeah.

The biggest story was when two major airlines here in the USA with long history's and prosperous times in the past, declared bankruptcy the same day.
This affected apx 110,000 employees and who knows how many vendors that did NOT get paid last September. There's your BIG story.
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:04 am

I still get emotional seeing the A380 maiden flight even now! - that was definately the moment for me.

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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:06 am

Quoting Moose1226 (Reply 8):
While the A380 was important, I think Boeing's comeback was more significant to the industry as a whole. Let us not forget that the A380 sold only 20 units this year and has been delayed.

Even if the A380 only sold 20 units, it still made big headlines. If the A380 couldn't even get off the ground on its first flight, it would still be news -not necessarily good news, but news none-the-less.
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:07 am

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_polls/read.main/70353/

Might some of you want to check out this thread already started before everyone jumps on the A380 bandwagon?
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:09 am

The A380's first flight, even Boeing acknowledged it. I doubt Airbus would do the same  Wink

But Boeings comeback and the 7478 is pretty big aswell as US/HP.


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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:10 am

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 15):
I can't agree on the A 380 as the biggest story...biggest plane,well, yeah.

The biggest story was when two major airlines here in the USA with long history's and prosperous times in the past, declared bankruptcy the same day.
This affected apx 110,000 employees and who knows how many vendors that did NOT get paid last September. There's your BIG story.
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Again, even if you right so many employees are more important than a new plane, but, nobody knows about it (even in US), because peoples remember positive fact easier than bad news, it's Human.
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:17 am

Quoting ElGreco (Reply 20):
because peoples remember positive fact easier than bad news,

Are you kidding? The whole news business is basically built on bad news especially here in the states. I wish the news reported positive things every once in a while. The news is all about human suffering because people remember that and it sells stories. Usually the only good thing on the news is when they say good evening.


That said I still think the A380 is the biggest aviation story of the year (and is positive) because it has global implications unlike DL and NW in chapter 11. Overall though, no one is going to remember the A380 in 2005, they will remember things like the tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the ongoing war in Iraq.
 
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Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:22 am

 
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:25 am

What is the big deal about the A380 flying...they wouldn't have built it if they didn't think it could fly.  bouncy 

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I think the Airbus A340 accident at YUL, with no fatalities was an amazing story to watch unfold!!!
 
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:25 am

Quoting NorCal (Reply 21):
That said I still think the A380 is the biggest aviation story of the year (and is positive) because it has global implications unlike DL and NW in chapter 11. Overall though, no one is going to remember the A380 in 2005, they will remember things like the tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the ongoing war in Iraq.

The NW/DL situation got very little press over here - so as bad as it is for those affected, it's not the story of the year.

I agree that whilst bad news like Iraq, Tsunami, Pakistan earthquake, Katrina etc will be remembered, good news will to (we remember Concorde, 747 maiden flights, yes?)

Here's a link form the BBC, showing the most popular stories of 2005:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4543608.stm

interestingly, the A380 maiden flight was more popular than the passing of the Pope.

The Shuttle re-starting flights was also biggest story at the BBC for August.


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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:30 am

Quoting RAMPRAT980 (Reply 13):
The begining of the end of the A-380



Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 15):
I can't agree on the A 380 as the biggest story...biggest plane,well, yeah.

The biggest story was when two major airlines here in the USA with long history's and prosperous times in the past, declared bankruptcy the same day.

Although I am a Boeing fan, there's no doubt that the A380 was the biggest aviation story of the year (incidentally, that's what this thread is all about)...the comeback of Boeing is more of business or specific interest - the 380 was NEWS!!!! irrespective of how many it sold....

Can't help noticing how America-centric most of the US members are - so typical of Americans - we're talking about the biggest aviation story for the world - unfortunately, the world starts on the West coast and ends on the East coast (of USA of course).....okay, so now I start to duck.... duck 
 
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:34 am

The A380, followed by the miracle in Toronto and Qantas' 100+ 787 order

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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:39 am

It has to be the A380. Yea of course all of Boeing's stuff was on here but I mean, there were an unbelievable amount of A380 threads. It was most talked about here and a huge accomplishment for Airbus. Boeing advanced in technical ideas on their planes but the A380 is just huge and was a huge story.

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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:50 am

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 23):

Can't help noticing how America-centric most of the US members are - so typical of Americans - we're talking about the biggest aviation story for the world - unfortunately, the world starts on the West coast and ends on the East coast (of USA of course).....okay, so now I start to duck.... 

I resent the implication that I don't think the A380 is the biggest story of 2005 simply because I have an American flag next to my name. I think Boeing's comeback is more important simply because I think the market is headed toward smaller twins like the 787 rather than larger aircraft like the A380 or 747-8. And for the record, I don't think the respective bankruptcies of NW or DL were that important overall.

Despite this, I agree with you that some members forget that this is a board about world aviation, not just aviation in the US.
 
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RE: Biggest Aviation Story Of 2005

Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:25 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 21):

I think the Airbus A340 accident at YUL, with no fatalities was an amazing story to watch unfold!!!

Sorry to correct you, but that was at YYZ. However, I still agree with you about that incident being #1.
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