Airbus_A340, be careful of what you're saying! <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif"> I honestly belive both planemakers make planes of the same quality and standards, only that they have a different "philosophy" (e.g. fly-by-wire). What I can't stand is when some people here want to ma...Jump to post
Believe me, AA isn't doing these Make-a-wish-flights because they really care for the children but because it generates a lot of positve publicity.
It's like Michael Jackson visiting a cancer center.
Don't get mad, just my 2 cents...
Is Cathay really pitching the B747-400X vs the A3XX? The B747-400X won't offer a capacity increase over the B747-400, only better performance. If I were Cathay, I'd order both the B747-400X as a B747-400 "classic" replacement and the A3XX for prestige high-density routes that require more capacity. ...Jump to post
I won't comment on this "war" thread (Judges will decide this one.), but I'd like to point out that it was a Birgenair B757 that crashed a couple of years ago, NOT a LTU B757. Birgenair is/was a Turkish charter airline and the flight took off from Puerto Plata. Many things have contributed to the cr...Jump to post
Sorry, forgot to add the Swiss style of window cleaning...try that at 35.000ft.! <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif"> <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=62776" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/s...Jump to post
Wipers in action...Korean style! <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif"> <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=46631" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/3/6/046631.jpg" ALT="Click here for full siz...Jump to post
I'm glad that we can get facts straight here. Quiteness is fortunately measureable, so no one can claim "I think the ... is much quiter". You couldn't claim that the A340-300 is longer or more powerful as a B777-300 either, since lenght and thrust can be measured as well. So regardless of what some ...Jump to post
I can't take this article seriously, really. Boeing itself claims that there is a market for at least 750 VLA's in the next 20 years, so if they don't build a competitor Airbus will get that market alone, making the the A3XX a hugely profitable investment. What is Condit thinking?? Sorry, but I can'...Jump to post
Here is what Airbus says of the A3XX flight deck: "The A3XX will have the widest cabin in the world and a larger cockpit, but pilots transferring from the new generation Airbus family will easily familiarise themselves with it. The usual time for transfer training from the A330 or A340 is eight to 1...Jump to post
Turbulence, just a little correction here: The pics above are not computer created, but actual pics of the A3XX cabin mock up Airbus built in Toulouse to show potential customers the possibilities of the A3XX. Well, somebody pointed out that there are no seatbelts visible. Oh my God, no seatbelts......Jump to post
Latest: "Syria Refuses to Let Hijacked Saudi Plane Land DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria has denied a hijacked Saudi plane permission to land at Damascus airport, civil aviation sources said on Saturday. They said the plane, originally on a flight from the Saudi port city of Jeddah to London, was currentl...Jump to post
Well, now THAT is interesting! Many people in this thread claim that "airlines will put as many seats into the A3XX as possible, no A3XX interior will look like this!", but on the other hand they argue that the market is way too small for a 555 seater. ??????? Can you explain that to me? You say the...Jump to post
I apologize for forgetting that the pics are password-protected, but thanks to Boeing 727 who provided them. I could have told you, too. I hope we don't run into trouble with Airbus about the password, but what are we doing other than promoting their product? Again, sorry folks! Regards the WorldTra...Jump to post
Hi guys, have a look at these great pictures: <img src="http://www.airbus.com/aux_services/photodb/img/mr_A3XXsalon0.jpg"> <img src="http://www.airbus.com/aux_services/photodb/img/mr_A3XXchairs0.jpg"> <img src="http://www.airbus.com/aux_services/photodb/img/mr_A3XXbed0.jpg"> <img src="http://www.air...Jump to post
I felt sorry for you and that's why I'm replying now.
No, I didn't try Air Namibia, but from what I heard (Udo) they are very nice and you almost certainly will get a jumpseat landing!
I'd check out their website about the service onboard.
I visited both parks and all I can say is that both are absolutely amazing. Thanks for posting the pics CstarU...wow! Isn't the world beautiful? Almost makes me forget aviation... Regards the WorldTraveller P.S. People, go visit Capitol Reef NP, Death Valley NP, Joshua Tree NP, Yosemite NP, Sequoia ...Jump to post
Hi Andie007! Nice to hear that you'll fly DUS-EWR next year! Chances are that CO actually might deploy the B767-400ER to that route, if ZRH doesn't get it. Seats/PTV's will be like on their B777's, and I believe you can expect at least one FA to speak German. I don't know whether there's a PTV Chann...Jump to post
AirCanadaSFO wrote: "Why is it that Airbus fans get so pissed off if somebody doesn't think that Airbus's product is the greatest thing since the invention of the wheel? Seriously, it gets annoying after awhile." Well, Boeing fans tend to have that problem.....it's not the other way around. I've nev...Jump to post
AT wrote: "...why is the A330 wing so flexible. There were momemts when it looked it could break off. " Well, sometimes it may look the wing could break off, but it won't. They would break off if they weren't flexible, though! It's said to hear that Swissair's service was only mediocre and that even...Jump to post
Hello guys, I thought this would be of interest to you: I allowed myself to add some smilies! "AIRBUS TOPS AIRFINANCE POLL FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING 09 October 2000 Investors and operators polled by Airfinance Journal have awarded Airbus Industrie top marks for the third consecutive year, with a combin...Jump to post
Why the hell you always have to point out that the B777 is faster than the A340? Have a look at this please: B777: typical cruising speed: M0.84 A340: typical cruising speed: M0.82 B767/B764: typical cruising speed: M0.78-80 Hmmm, why aren't you pointing out that it is faster than the B767, self-acc...Jump to post
The A318 is more targeted at long, low-capacity routes whereas the B717 is ideally suited for short, "city-hopper" operations. On short routes, the B717 will be cheaper to operate due to its lower MTOW. The A318 will be assembled along the A319 and A321 (and eventually the A320) in Hamburg. Regards ...Jump to post
I heard from various sources (which I cannot quote since they are rumors) that Qantas pilots prefer the A340 (4 engines) for transpacific operations but that the management prefers the B777. I guess pricing will play the crucial role here, and a A340/B777 order will largely depend on Qantas' choice ...Jump to post
D L X, I'm glad that it worked out between us. <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif"> Frankly, I don't know who initiated the talks, but I suppose that both Boeing and Airbus agressively lobby all interested airlines to buy either the 747X or the A3XX. The fact that Airbus and Boeing are n...Jump to post
"Mr. Michael Tan, SIA Executive Vice-President (Commercial), said: "Although the first delivery is 5 years away, we can hardly wait. The larger cabin interior offers intriguing opportunities. We don't wish to give anything away at this stage, but our customers can expect service innovations and unpr...Jump to post
Come on D L X, this is becoming ridiculous. Here's one of my sources: from The Times "Airbus in key talks with Star Alliance BY CARL MORTISHED, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDITOR AIRBUS INDUSTRIE is in talks with Lufthansa and United Airlines over potential orders for the A3XX superjumbo aircraft. A comm...Jump to post
Hamlet69, you didn't get my point. Of course UAL doesn't have to buy the A3XX only because they are on the design team. I fully understand that. I just wanted to give D L X reason to believe UAL is INTERESTED in the A3XX. He just hasn't accepted this fact yet. BTW, Lufthansa and UAL together are bel...Jump to post
Kangar, you wrote: "For every analyst painting a lass than rosy picture, you can always find one painting the opposite view. " That's absolutely right. And look what I found here: "PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Credit Lyonnais Securities raised European aerospace giant EADS to "buy'' from "add'' on Thurs...Jump to post
D L X, you wrote: "Where have we heard that UA is interested in this jet? Not a criticism (yet), just looking for the source." The fact that United is/was involved in the development of the A3XX seems to be a pretty good indicator that the airline is VERY interested in this aircraft, don't you think...Jump to post
Hello F4N, here's another possibility: This weeks Economist states that Boeing's shareholders might not want the company to undertake an even "medium-risk" enterprise like the launch of the proposed 747X variants right know, since Boeings order books are full and the planemaker is very healthy right...Jump to post