Aviation Photo #2395777 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - Qatar Airways

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Looking through the HUD, towards its main rival, the Airbus A350.
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    February 12, 2014
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Comments (25)

Anonymous
6 years ago
Target Competitor Confirmed! What a rare shot!:D
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very original photo.. :) Love it.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing perspective.
Anonymous
6 years ago
FIRE!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Target Acquired
Anonymous
6 years ago
Brilliant idea!
Anonymous
6 years ago
LOL, I see I'm not the only one who thinks B787 needs a pair of Sidewinders as standard equipment. :-))
Anonymous
6 years ago
Bogey in sight, ready to engage
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome! Let's shoot her down!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Airbus ahead as usual.
Anonymous
6 years ago
So original shot! :-)) The 787 is right to fear A350 competition.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great idea and great photo.
Congrats !
Anonymous
6 years ago
Target locked, FIRE!
Anonymous
6 years ago
One of the most clever shots I have seen. Congratulations!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Main rival? Nope. 788 competitor is the 333. The 359 competes with the 772 and 77L. Just because they're being launched roughly at the same time does not mean they are direct competitors.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Unique Shot :P

Congratulation! Very Original!

Anonymous
6 years ago
Powerful shot Tango3! Congratulations.
Anonymous
6 years ago
From this photo it seems that Boeing has their "sights" on Airbus. Also I beg to differ with a comment from Finland that "Airbus is ahead as usual". Boeing has always led the way in design and Airbus has always tried to answer the challenge laid down by Boeing. That A-350 in the photo is a Airbus response to the 777 which is nearly a 20 year old design. The 777 has made the A-340 and to some extent the A-330 obsolete. The Triple 7 and the new 787 models are game changers.
Anonymous
6 years ago
"Boeing has always led the way in design" is obviously nonsense. The A320 introduced modern flight controls Boeing only started to imitate with the T-7 a full eight years later. Fast forward 25 years and the 787 cockpit is still not there yet.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Boeing rejected the joy-stick approach years ago, not because they didn't know how to do it. It was because they still favour the stick and yoke method where the pilots still command the flight operation hands on. Boeing and Airbus differ here. Boeing knows what its doing.
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's missing a SHOOT queue
Anonymous
6 years ago
Two Head-up displays look like Google Glass!Gorgeous equipment just like a Fighter .Keeping pilot sight in window,cloud or monitor switch instantly without turning eyes from window.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Will airbus copy this technology? LOL
Anonymous
5 years ago
The context is great! Looks like the 787 is getting a target lock on the A350.
Anonymous
5 years ago
To the visitor from Sweden, after the Head of Flight Safety for Lufthansa retired, he made it very clear the flight controls of Boeing aircraft are far superior to the "joysticks" of Airbus, because, he said, all he need do is have one hand on the wheel and he knows exactly what the aircraft is doing at all times, freeing him to engage in numerous other activities without ever losing track of the plane's behavior, which you simply can not do on a modern Airbus. You can hear (and see) him say these exact words on "U-Boob" (and much more). Had AF447 had a Boeing-style control column, the much more experienced FO would have seen the rookie FO bury it into his chest and immediately put a stop to it long before that plane stalled, but he didn't because he could not see his young colleague inexplicably pull that joystick back for dear life. Airbus thought it was a good idea, but it wasn't, and it still isn't. Yet how can you admit that after years of insisting otherwise? Airbus has backed itself into a terrible corner from which it sees no escape. Strangely, this shot of the Boeing HUD is like the 787 saying "There is the latest aircraft with the deeply flawed flight philosophies. It's in our sights, as it should be, so we will never make the same disastrous mistakes." Even if you don't manually fly a Boeing any more often than one would an Airbus, you still learn throughout the entire flight, as the control column and wheel are teaching you every second you are airborne, autopilot or not. You can't ignore that kind of feedback. It is simply too valuable. Give it some good, hard and honest thought. The logic is inescapable (unfortunately for Airbus). And 5 VERY golden stars to Tango 3 for making this shot count!

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