wjcandee
Topic Author
Posts: 8314
Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2000 12:50 am

DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:10 pm

On the trademark infringement (or at least reuse) front:

So the captain on my DL A220 flight this morning, on the PA, just welcomed us aboard "Delta's new A220 Whisperjet."

Haven't heard that trademark used since my last Eastern 727 flight half a lifetime ago. Wondering if that's standard among the A220 crews, whether it's what DL is calling these things, or whether my guy was just improvising.

Beautiful day. 90 percent of my compatriots have the shades on these nice big windows pulled down. Sigh.

Anyway, thought this was interesting given the Flagship drama.
 
MIflyer12
Posts: 6620
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:58 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:18 pm

The Eastern Whisperjet trademark may have fallen into disuse and now be open for general use. It may not - in which a Cease and Desist demand will soon be delivered to Delta, and a pilot sent for training.
 
GuruJanitor
Posts: 50
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:50 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:33 pm

wjcandee wrote:

Beautiful day. 90 percent of my compatriots have the shades on these nice big windows pulled down. Sigh.
.



Ugh, my DL hop from LGA-IAH was the same yesterday morning. I was the only one in the cabin with my window open. I was that guy, I guess.

I’ve seen the term whisperjet thrown around in headlines about the complaints about the taxiing noise from Zurich residents. With how frequently it gets used I have to think the trademark is expired or null.

Gotta say, it was my first time on one of these birds, and there is nothing whisper about it when taxiing. That whining sound is quite offputting. I actually understand where the Zurich residents are coming from now. Once we started the takeoff roll, it was quiet as a mouse though.
 
afcjets
Posts: 3142
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:20 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:34 pm

MIflyer12 wrote:
The Eastern Whisperjet trademark may have fallen into disuse and now be open for general use. It may not - in which a Cease and Desist demand will soon be delivered to Delta, and a pilot sent for training.



It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.
 
User avatar
gdg9
Posts: 982
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:42 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:39 pm

afcjets wrote:
Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.


:lol:
@dfwtower
 
oldannyboy
Posts: 2526
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:28 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:00 pm

afcjets wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
The Eastern Whisperjet trademark may have fallen into disuse and now be open for general use. It may not - in which a Cease and Desist demand will soon be delivered to Delta, and a pilot sent for training.



It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.


:old: long before EA came up with the 'whisperliner' gimmick, there even was a beautiful "whispering giant".... I bet even few fewer are going to remember that!
 
User avatar
fanoftristars
Posts: 1662
Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2000 9:03 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:06 pm

Being based in DFW, I fly these all the time - yes the whine is noticeable, but once the throttle is pushed forward, that baby is probably the most quiet in the fleet, especially in front of the wing. I've measured the decibels with my apple watch, and I think it was like at 72 db at take off thrust, the A320 in comparison, with the buzz saw sound, was over 80db in first class. Only thing close to it that I've flown domestically is the newest CRJ-900 which is very quiet up front.
"FLY DELTA JETS"
 
stlgph
Posts: 11057
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:19 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:15 pm

Maybe Shirley Q Liquor was on board?
if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
 
GalaxyFlyer
Posts: 4643
Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:44 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:39 pm

afcjets wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
The Eastern Whisperjet trademark may have fallen into disuse and now be open for general use. It may not - in which a Cease and Desist demand will soon be delivered to Delta, and a pilot sent for training.



It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.


DL hired very few, maybe tens maybe single digits, EA pilots and every one is either retired or very senior, not flying the A220.
 
User avatar
TWA772LR
Posts: 7017
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:12 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:45 pm

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
afcjets wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
The Eastern Whisperjet trademark may have fallen into disuse and now be open for general use. It may not - in which a Cease and Desist demand will soon be delivered to Delta, and a pilot sent for training.



It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.


DL hired very few, maybe tens maybe single digits, EA pilots and every one is either retired or very senior, not flying the A220.

You never know. At the aitline I work at, one of the ground school instructors retired from the 320 (not entirely sure, may have been the 747 but he's a ground school guy now for the Bus), and one 737 ground school instructor retired from the 737 (that one I know for sure, he told us his retirement flight story).
When wasn't America great?


The thoughts and opinions shared under this username are mine and are not influenced by my employer.
 
D L X
Posts: 12637
Joined: Thu May 27, 1999 3:30 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:02 pm

1) whisperjet as a trademark for air travel is no longer registered

2) I doubt even if it existed that the mark’s owner would go after an individual using it not in connection with systematically selling air travel.

But, still, damn Delta. They’re so good at being original, I don’t understand the copying.
 
User avatar
LX015
Posts: 126
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:28 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:27 pm

It really is a quiet aircraft on take off. Watching it depart from LGA, you barely hear anything as it lifts off the ground compared to anything else departing. But that humpback whale call it makes as it taxis to the runway is a different story...
 
MIflyer12
Posts: 6620
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:58 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:28 pm

afcjets wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
The Eastern Whisperjet trademark may have fallen into disuse and now be open for general use. It may not - in which a Cease and Desist demand will soon be delivered to Delta, and a pilot sent for training.



It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.


The owner of the trademark, if there is one. A little unfamiliar with the basics of U.S. trademark law and torts, are we? Patent and trademark trolls buy up obscure stuff all the time, just waiting for the day to sue somebody.
Last edited by MIflyer12 on Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 
User avatar
SheikhDjibouti
Posts: 1932
Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:59 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:30 pm

afcjets wrote:
It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.

oldannyboy wrote:
:old: long before EA came up with the 'whisperliner' gimmick, there even was a beautiful "whispering giant".... I bet even few fewer are going to remember that!

Very few indeed.
I'll see your Bristol Britannia, and raise you a Bristol Beaufighter aka "Whispering Death". :twisted:

Image
Thx wikipedia (again)
Nothing to see here; move along please.
 
oldannyboy
Posts: 2526
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:28 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:31 pm

LX015 wrote:
It really is a quiet aircraft on take off. Watching it depart from LGA, you barely hear anything as it lifts off the ground compared to anything else departing. But that humpback whale call it makes as it taxis to the runway is a different story...


Ohhh, I for one love the humpback lament.... it reminds me of the Vulcan growl!
 
oldannyboy
Posts: 2526
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:28 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:33 pm

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
afcjets wrote:
It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.

oldannyboy wrote:
:old: long before EA came up with the 'whisperliner' gimmick, there even was a beautiful "whispering giant".... I bet even few fewer are going to remember that!

Very few indeed.
I'll see your Bristol Britannia, and raise you a Bristol Beaufighter aka "Whispering Death". :twisted:

Image
Thx wikipedia (again)



;) ;) ;) well done there mate!!! Someone who REALLY knows what we are talking about here :wave: :wave:
 
FGITD
Posts: 633
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:44 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:40 pm

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
Very few indeed.
I'll see your Bristol Britannia, and raise you a Bristol Beaufighter aka "Whispering Death". :twisted:



I'd hope it would be bigger news if the captain welcomed everyone onboard delta's newest aircraft, the Airbus "whispering death" a220.

Would certainly wake up a few people on those early morning flights. Great way to make sure a gate is free on your arrival too, after a couple passes.
 
D L X
Posts: 12637
Joined: Thu May 27, 1999 3:30 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:47 pm

MIflyer12 wrote:
afcjets wrote:
Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.


The owner of the trademark, if there is one. A little unfamiliar with the basics of U.S. trademark law and torts, are we? Patent and trademark trolls buy up obscure stuff all the time, just waiting for the day to sue somebody.

This is incorrect, as there isn't really a concept of a trademark troll the way there is a patent troll. You can't just buy up a trademark an assert against someone. If you do not use the trademark in commerce (as in, sell something with that as the brand), you lose the mark. So, someone can claim to have bought "whisperjet," but since they're not flying around using "whisperjet" to sell anything, the trademark is dead.
 
loggat
Posts: 436
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2000 11:34 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:09 pm

wjcandee wrote:
Wondering if that's standard among the A220 crews, whether it's what DL is calling these things, or whether my guy was just improvising.


It is not standard. DL doesn't call it that. As you suggested, your CA was improvising.
There are 3 types of people in this world, those that can count, and those that can't.
 
B737Captain1980
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:14 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:33 pm

fanoftristars wrote:
Only thing close to it that I've flown domestically is the newest CRJ-900 which is very quiet up front.


Except for that very annoying fan on the center pedestal lmao. turn that off and the CRJ700/00 becomes the cloak jet
 
BravoOne
Posts: 3851
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:27 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:36 pm

oldannyboy wrote:
afcjets wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
The Eastern Whisperjet trademark may have fallen into disuse and now be open for general use. It may not - in which a Cease and Desist demand will soon be delivered to Delta, and a pilot sent for training.



It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.


:old: long before EA came up with the 'whisperliner' gimmick, there even was a beautiful "whispering giant".... I bet even few fewer are going to remember that!



Ah yes, the mighty CL44
 
flyboy80
Posts: 2048
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2001 8:10 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:37 pm

How annoying. There’s a lot of them that love to talk on the PA. They will even get on in the middle of the night on red eye flights and make a 60 second long announcement about the weather conditions, forecast, taxi time, approach etc of the destination.
 
F27500
Posts: 756
Joined: Sun May 07, 2017 12:52 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:38 pm

stlgph wrote:
Maybe Shirley Q Liquor was on board?


"How You Durrrrin?"

"And the rest of yo crew .. LaKeesha, Tamika, Kyreesha, Malika, Shafonda and Miss Jasmine ... " LOL!
 
ukoverlander
Posts: 400
Joined: Thu May 13, 2010 10:57 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:54 pm

I seem to recall the BAe 146 was marketed as the Whipserjet.
 
User avatar
gatibosgru
Posts: 1710
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:48 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:54 pm

D L X wrote:
1) whisperjet as a trademark for air travel is no longer registered

2) I doubt even if it existed that the mark’s owner would go after an individual using it not in connection with systematically selling air travel.

But, still, damn Delta. They’re so good at being original, I don’t understand the copying.


So one pilot says it and now Delta is copying?
@DadCelo
 
USAirALB
Posts: 2106
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:46 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:03 pm

flyboy80 wrote:
How annoying. There’s a lot of them that love to talk on the PA. They will even get on in the middle of the night on red eye flights and make a 60 second long announcement about the weather conditions, forecast, taxi time, approach etc of the destination.

I don't mind a bit of chatter on a daytime flight, especially if they are pointing out points on the route (Grand Canyon) or weather is impacting the destination.

It can get excessive though. I had an AS pilot on SFO-IAD two weeks ago that was giving us an update 30 minutes about many miles we had left in route to IAD. At first it was quite interesting (we are now passing over the Sierra Nevadas just at our cruising altitude, those on the left will get a good view of XYZ, those on the right will get a good view of PDQ) but as the flight progressed it became quite annoying to be disturbed every 30 minutes (Currently over Sioux Falls with 1050 miles to go, then roughly the same thing 30 minutes later).
RJ85, F70, E135, E140, E145, E70, E75, E90, CR2, CR7, CR9, 717, 732, 733, 734, 735, 73G, 738, 739, 744, 752, 753, 762, 772, 77E, 77W, 789, 319, 320, 321, 332, 333, 343, 359, 388
 
spacecadet
Posts: 3536
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2001 3:36 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:22 pm

I'm sure it was a pilot joke. Just laugh it off and forget about it.
I'm tired of being a wanna-be league bowler. I wanna be a league bowler!
 
oldannyboy
Posts: 2526
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:28 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:22 pm

BravoOne wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:
afcjets wrote:


It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.


:old: long before EA came up with the 'whisperliner' gimmick, there even was a beautiful "whispering giant".... I bet even few fewer are going to remember that!



Ah yes, the mighty CL44


Ah, err, yeah, kind of... But not quite. :wave:
 
User avatar
BN727227Ultra
Posts: 651
Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:15 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:24 pm

stlgph wrote:
Maybe Shirley Q Liquor was on board?


Are you a Michael Berry fan? He's a Texas treasure.
 
Prost
Posts: 2517
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:23 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:36 pm

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
afcjets wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
The Eastern Whisperjet trademark may have fallen into disuse and now be open for general use. It may not - in which a Cease and Desist demand will soon be delivered to Delta, and a pilot sent for training.



It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.


DL hired very few, maybe tens maybe single digits, EA pilots and every one is either retired or very senior, not flying the A220.


NW hired quite a few.
 
BravoOne
Posts: 3851
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:27 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:47 pm

oldannyboy wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:

:old: long before EA came up with the 'whisperliner' gimmick, there even was a beautiful "whispering giant".... I bet even few fewer are going to remember that!



Ah yes, the mighty CL44


Ah, err, yeah, kind of... But not quite. :wave:


Well I don't think I get your drift? Maybe the Britannia was first but the CL44 was the first one I knew of and at least I flew it briefly/
 
kimimm19
Posts: 400
Joined: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:34 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:50 pm

The only two loud things about the a220 are the hydraulics (particularly on landing) and the spool up.
 
D L X
Posts: 12637
Joined: Thu May 27, 1999 3:30 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:58 pm

gatibosgru wrote:
D L X wrote:
1) whisperjet as a trademark for air travel is no longer registered

2) I doubt even if it existed that the mark’s owner would go after an individual using it not in connection with systematically selling air travel.

But, still, damn Delta. They’re so good at being original, I don’t understand the copying.


So one pilot says it and now Delta is copying?

I said what I said.
 
User avatar
JannEejit
Posts: 1444
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:04 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:02 pm

ukoverlander wrote:
I seem to recall the BAe 146 was marketed as the Whisperjet.


Apparently George Michael was going to buy one for touring and call it the 'Careless Whisperjet'...
 
ukoverlander
Posts: 400
Joined: Thu May 13, 2010 10:57 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:08 pm

JannEejit wrote:
ukoverlander wrote:
I seem to recall the BAe 146 was marketed as the Whisperjet.


Apparently George Michael was going to buy one for touring and call it the 'Careless Whisperjet'...


They should make pills for this......
 
User avatar
scbriml
Posts: 18265
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:37 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:09 pm

wjcandee wrote:
Haven't heard that trademark used since my last Eastern 727 flight half a lifetime ago.


"Whisperjet" and "727" - words that don't belong together! :rotfl:
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!
There are 10 types of people in the World - those that understand binary and those that don't.
 
User avatar
gatibosgru
Posts: 1710
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:48 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:13 pm

D L X wrote:
gatibosgru wrote:
D L X wrote:
1) whisperjet as a trademark for air travel is no longer registered

2) I doubt even if it existed that the mark’s owner would go after an individual using it not in connection with systematically selling air travel.

But, still, damn Delta. They’re so good at being original, I don’t understand the copying.


So one pilot says it and now Delta is copying?

I said what I said.


My quote wasn't about your bold line, but do you.
@DadCelo
 
User avatar
bluestreak
Posts: 95
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:17 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:17 pm

I flew on an AirTran 717 several years ago....during the Captain's welcoming announcement, he said "Welcome aboard our all metal whisperliner". Definitely a throwback from earlier years. I spoke to him after the flight, he was ex Eastern, but has since retired from Southwest. I didn't mention to him that "whisperliners" were wide bodies (at Eastern), the narrow body, like the 717 would have been known as a "whisperjet".

I remember flying on the whiperjets as a teenager, those DC-9's, and 727's were far from "whisperjets"!
"Well, we barely made the airport, for the last plane out, as we taxied down the runway, I could hear the people shout"
 
User avatar
KPDX
Posts: 2462
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:04 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:57 pm

Those living under the flight path of the CSeries/A220 would strongly disagree. It howls louder than any other plane, which I love!
 
freakyrat
Posts: 1795
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:04 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:16 pm

fanoftristars wrote:
Being based in DFW, I fly these all the time - yes the whine is noticeable, but once the throttle is pushed forward, that baby is probably the most quiet in the fleet, especially in front of the wing. I've measured the decibels with my apple watch, and I think it was like at 72 db at take off thrust, the A320 in comparison, with the buzz saw sound, was over 80db in first class. Only thing close to it that I've flown domestically is the newest CRJ-900 which is very quiet up front.


I've been back in the cabin on a WN B737-Max8 MDW-DAL and it is very quiet even on takeoff.
 
TTailedTiger
Posts: 1901
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:19 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:19 pm

afcjets wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
The Eastern Whisperjet trademark may have fallen into disuse and now be open for general use. It may not - in which a Cease and Desist demand will soon be delivered to Delta, and a pilot sent for training.



It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.


I would think any former Eastern pilot would be long past their mandatory retirement age.
 
GalaxyFlyer
Posts: 4643
Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:44 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:29 pm

Prost wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
afcjets wrote:


It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and desist, you? Very few people will care or remember.


DL hired very few, maybe tens maybe single digits, EA pilots and every one is either retired or very senior, not flying the A220.


NW hired quite a few.


Yes, quite a few, all retired now. They hired a lot of 70-72 and 79-80 EAL hires, that’s a minimum of 40 years ago. EAL died almost 31 years ago. Sorry, we’re mostly retired or very senior wide body captains, 60+
 
reltney
Posts: 536
Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:34 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:31 pm

It’s a Canabus. As a Delta pilot it’s all we call it. The Canabus..... we could ....say Canabus wisperjet! Maybe Wisper Canabus... great plane and love riding in it.
Knives don't kill people. People with knives kill people.
OUTLAW KNIVES.

I am a pilot, therefore I envy no one...
 
NW747-400
Posts: 444
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 1999 4:42 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:40 pm

reltney wrote:
It’s a Canabus. As a Delta pilot it’s all we call it. The Canabus..... we could ....say Canabus wisperjet! Maybe Wisper Canabus... great plane and love riding in it.


I personally prefer Orcabus :D
 
Utah744
Posts: 224
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:41 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:59 pm

After the Republic - Hughes Airwest merger I bid into LAS base as a DC-9 FO and after a couple of months I noticed a fairly high number of Captains wore a hearing aid in their left ear. I asked and was told their hearing loss was from the "Whistle Pig" flying (F-27.)
You are never too old to learn something stupid
 
User avatar
GE90man
Posts: 220
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:10 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:10 pm

fanoftristars wrote:
Being based in DFW, I fly these all the time - yes the whine is noticeable, but once the throttle is pushed forward, that baby is probably the most quiet in the fleet, especially in front of the wing. I've measured the decibels with my apple watch, and I think it was like at 72 db at take off thrust, the A320 in comparison, with the buzz saw sound, was over 80db in first class. Only thing close to it that I've flown domestically is the newest CRJ-900 which is very quiet up front.


Speaking of which, do you know why the PWs make the “whale pod” noise?
 
wrongwayup
Posts: 419
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:23 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:10 pm

The then-CEO (now Chairman) of Porter Airlines in Toronto, Robert Deluce, regularly used the term "Whisperjet" starting back in 2013 to describe the CS100/A220-100 when he ordered it for use at Toronto Island Airport (YTZ). Jet-powered aircraft have been administratively banned from operating at YTZ for years, ostensibly on noise grounds. He has thus far been unsuccessful in having the jet ban lifted.
 
smartplane
Posts: 1226
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:23 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:39 am

ukoverlander wrote:
I seem to recall the BAe 146 was marketed as the Whipserjet.

Indeed it was. The Queen is purported to have described her jet in these terms. The word was picked up by BAE, to promote the model as a good neighbour, including for use at LCY.
 
User avatar
DL717
Posts: 1936
Joined: Wed May 23, 2018 10:53 pm

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:07 am

MIflyer12 wrote:
The Eastern Whisperjet trademark may have fallen into disuse and now be open for general use. It may not - in which a Cease and Desist demand will soon be delivered to Delta, and a pilot sent for training.


Given they have to be renewed every 10 years, and you can show you’ve actually used it, there’s nothing to demand.

Anyway...

https://trademarks.justia.com/723/59/wh ... 59164.html
Welcome to Nothingburgers. May I take your order?
 
DFW17L
Posts: 196
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:53 am

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:27 am

Maybe DL will refer to it as the Flagship Whisperjet.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos