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by grantcv
Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Should Be Ashamed
Replies: 135
Views: 19873

RE: Boeing Should Be Ashamed

Something always intrigued me about the 7E7 story. The original picture showed a plane that looked much like a 767. But then Boeing launched the <a href="http://www.newairplane.com" target=_blank>www.newairplane.com</a> website and came out with a glitzy new look that looked very much like marketing...

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by grantcv
Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus In Crisis Mode?
Replies: 136
Views: 17135

RE: Is Airbus In Crisis Mode?

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by grantcv
Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus In Crisis Mode?
Replies: 136
Views: 17135

RE: Is Airbus In Crisis Mode?

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by grantcv
Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Should Be Ashamed
Replies: 135
Views: 19873

RE: Boeing Should Be Ashamed

Airlines won't cancel planes because of its looks. Actually, they would have been much more aware of its final look than we were. This weeks announcement was only a disappointment to us, not the airlines. Instead, this plane won't change Boeing's image with the flying public the way the 707 and the ...

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by grantcv
Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Should Be Ashamed
Replies: 135
Views: 19873

RE: Boeing Should Be Ashamed

In marketing there is an adage that you "market that which you don't have". In essence, if you say something enough people will believe you even if it isn't true. You often see companies with proprietary architectures talking a whole lot about being open and based on standards when they aren't. It c...

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by grantcv
Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Should Be Ashamed
Replies: 135
Views: 19873

RE: Boeing Should Be Ashamed

Yes, Boeing should be ashamed. Not for the end result not looking like the concept though. Boeing's engineers must come up with the most efficient, manufacturable, and cost-effective design they can come up with. The problem is marketing using the time before engineering releases their design to com...

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by grantcv
Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: 787 Distinctive External Look - NOT Gone.
Replies: 61
Views: 15585

RE: Boeing: 787 Distinctive External Look - NOT Gone.

The problem with the new look of the 787 is one of expectation. Boeing has spent a lot of marketing time describing the aircraft as having a distinctive look. The original 7E7 picture was quite uninteresting. So, they brought in a marketing firm to design a new boeing livery and come up with a conce...

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by grantcv
Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: 787 Distinctive External Look - NOT Gone.
Replies: 61
Views: 15585

RE: Boeing: 787 Distinctive External Look - NOT Gone.

I don't see all that much difference between a 767-200 with raked winglets added and painted in the new livery and the 787. I think that side by side, they would be very hard to tell apart. I think that is quite disappointing. Boeing talked about designing a plane that would capture the public's ima...

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by grantcv
Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)
Replies: 214
Views: 30935

RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

I have always thought that the 767 was the ugliest jetliner ever due to the way its tail came down down to an awkward point. Now the 787 looks just like a 767 - as ugly as before. I am sure it is in the interests of aerodynamics and other considerations, but the plane is now just plain. I guess Boei...

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by grantcv
Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAN Gates 1 And 2
Replies: 10
Views: 2370

RE: SAN Gates 1 And 2

I heard that Gates 1 & 2 will reopen on April 30th and that the <acronym title="Sacramento - International (Metropolitan) (SMF / KSMF), USA - California">SMF</acronym> and <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> flights will return t...

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