Here's another interesting article... <i>They said it would never fly but Boeing's 'Engineer X' proved them wrong Friday, April 20, 2001 By James Wallace Seattle Post-Intelligencer Reporter History, and many aviation experts, said it couldn't be done. It was not possible to design a commercial jetli...Jump to post
<i>gerardo, i´m pretty sure it has. doesn´t the 764 has a strenghtened main undercarriage compared to the 763? so perhaps the strenghtened one is a little longer than the original one, and there we go... i´m sure not if that´s the explanation...quite positive that´s it´s got an uneven floor like the...Jump to post
On the return trip from Mexico, 50 "baggage handlers " where found in the cargohold.Jump to post
More random widebodies (not you "Widebody" <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin">) figures... AA/TW = 150+ (A300, MD-11, 767, 777) CO = 46 (DC-10, 767, 777) DL = 137 (MD-11, 767, 777) incl. 115 767-200/300/400! AF = 85 (A310, A340, 747, 777) BA = 130 (747, 767, 777) LH = 107...Jump to post
Amazing fleet sizes for U.S. airlines... Top 5 U.S passenger airlines have 2,696 aircrafts compared to 1,086 for top 5 non-U.S. Combined AA/TWA have more MD-80s (376) than the largest non-U.S. airline (BA 283 aircrafts). AA and TW/AA Eagle (wholly-owned subsidiaries) = 1,122 aircrafts American Eagle...Jump to post
My choice is the A380 because I can go bowling, swim in the swimming pool, shop at the mall and sleep in a 900 sq ft luxury suite. Nothing beats a hotelplane, according to the manufacturer that is. <img src="/discussions/graphics/yeahsure.gif" ALT="Yeah sure"> <img src="/discussions/grap...Jump to post
This article from Aviation Week might be of interest...
A bit off topic, but last year, Airbus executives acknowledged that the A380 will be the last aircraft developed and built with government loans and/or subsidies. What <i>if</i> Boeing's new aircraft becomes a success. Would Airbus then ask for government help to counter Boeing? Just a thought...Jump to post
It's more like the U.S. Marines' ARG role during the Gulf War. If needed, they would have done an amphibious assault on Kuwait. It was probably a feint on Boeing's part, but if the airlines really wanted the 747X they would have built it. Boeing spent tens of millions of dollars on the design concep...Jump to post
You know what some Boeing people said about this (buyout)...
"It was McDonnell-Douglas that bought Boeing...with Boeing's money."
...many were not fond of Harry Stonecipher.
Mr. Widebody 'bus, 100-450 seat category: <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Boeing 15,219 ordered 13,641 deivered (includes 1,505 McDonnell-Douglas planes) Don't know about Airbus, but I'm sure it's much less. <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big g...Jump to post
<i>The bird would bounce off an A320..............!!!! </i> Mr. Widebody 'bus: See what I mean...I was right! <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> rgdrs, Archie P.S. Actually, any repairs on the A320 would be subsidized by EU governments. <img src="/discussions/graphi...Jump to post
JAL will not purchase aircrafts from Airbus for at least three years. That means no A380 for now...or perhaps never. Japan Air Lines puts off Airbus By Desmond Hutton Bloomberg News TOKYO - Japan Air Lines (JAL) says it won't add Airbus Industrie planes to its all-Boeing fleet for at least three yea...Jump to post
<center><i>Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Service</i></center> <center>=</center> <center><b>Q.A.N.T.A.S.</b></center> <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> Don't forget the periods. <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> ...Jump to post
Quantas <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> <img src="/discussions...Jump to post
<i>Vitale may be the group member best known in the industry for his frequent postings and strong arguments about arcane aspects of the business on an Internet discussion board that is popular with airline enthusiasts. According to his archived postings on the PlaneBusiness.com Web site, Vitale has,...Jump to post