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Old 13th November 2005, 18:53   #1
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Is that an A380 in your hangar or are you just happy to see me?

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A plane that size could have taken out both trade center towers

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The world’s biggest airliner, the European Airbus A380, touched down in Singapore on Friday, completing its first flight to Asia — the most competitive market for planemaker Airbus and its U.S. rival Boeing.

The double-decker superjumbo, designed to carry 555 passengers but with room for more than 800, landed at the city-state’s Changi airport after a 12-hour flight from Airbus’ headquarters near Toulouse in southern France.
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Old 13th November 2005, 18:59   #2
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Size of the engines alone are heeeeeeeuuuuge.
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Old 13th November 2005, 19:20   #3
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I bet they could get more than 800 in there. I mean it's not like they're required by law to give us a minimum amount of room. I mean what are we? Cattle? Why bother with seats? Just make everyone stand and I bet you could have one flight a day out of any airport.

Or why not try and make it an elite plane with room for one thousand three hundred and thirty-seven people? Or make it a luxurious evil aeroplane with seats for six hundered three score and six souls.

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Old 13th November 2005, 19:22   #4
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Damn that's huge.

Size doesn't always matter, though... This was the plane I flew on back in January. I was quite impressed with it.

(Snapped this shot a couple weeks ago just before work started. The equipment yard is right next to the runway, so I was able to stand on top of one of the dump trucks to get a few great pictures as it taxied onto the field. )
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Old 13th November 2005, 19:23   #5
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(Ooh, another shot. )
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Old 13th November 2005, 19:28   #6
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I was hugely impressed by the 777 when I flew on it. Sat way in the back so I could watch it flex and twist in flight
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Old 13th November 2005, 19:30   #7
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This was one of the last planes i went on. Can you tell what it is by the wing, Chev?
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Old 13th November 2005, 19:34   #8
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Damn it! You already quizzed me on this

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Old 13th November 2005, 19:36   #9
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* sgtfuzzbubble99 wants to fly on a 777 badly...






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And I think that was me quizzing you on model by wing a while back... But I think mine was directed at no one in particular, but you guessed closest.
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Old 13th November 2005, 19:37   #10
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I'd recommend riding inside it rather than on it
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Old 13th November 2005, 19:48   #11
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Old 13th November 2005, 20:01   #12
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This was one of the last planes i went on. Can you tell what it is by the wing, Chev?
It's a Boeing 737-800

Of course, my guess has nothing to do with searching past posts for "guess what plane this is" as I'd never do something like that........hehehe
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Old 14th November 2005, 02:13   #13
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Old 14th November 2005, 02:31   #14
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The Boeing 787 will have greater satisfaction than the A380.
Airbus is going for bigger, while Boeing is going for comfort and fuel efficiency.

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Old 14th November 2005, 02:38   #15
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Size notwithstanding, Boeing's 777 still rules the roost.

Are they planning a 787 already?
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Old 14th November 2005, 02:52   #16
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It's been in the works for years now. The 787, which used to be called the 7E7 Dreamliner.

The Boeing 787-3 Dreamliner is a super-efficient airplane with new passenger-pleasing features. It features a wing and structure optimized for shorter-range flights. It will bring the economics of large jet transports to the middle of the market, using 20 percent less fuel than any other airplane of its size.

Seating:
296 passengers in two-class configuration

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/7e7/photos.html
Some photos of the sweet interior.

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Old 14th November 2005, 02:59   #17
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Sweeeeeet... I thought they just released the 777 not that long ago. I didn't know they'd already designed the new 787.


I want one for Christmas.
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Old 14th November 2005, 12:05   #18
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The Boeing 787-3 Dreamliner is a super-efficient airplane with new passenger-pleasing features.
Naked flight attendants?
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Old 14th November 2005, 17:37   #19
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It's the biggest and most expensive one but, look at the companies name ... one of the poorest contries ... that's YEAH !!!!
I've seen this plane A LOT in Discovery Channel ... the whole building of it

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Old 14th November 2005, 21:12   #20
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Naked flight attendants?
On Southwest Air that would be too scary. Even scarier than flying in a 25 year old plane.
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Old 14th November 2005, 22:00   #21
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yeah, Airbus messed up not answering to the Dreamliner project when it was annonced. Allthough they can be excused with having all their resources poured into designing the A380 and the A400M at the same time. It was still stupid...

You gotta appriciate the irony though, an American company beating a European on small design and fuel efficency Actually it makes sense for a European company to go mega, there's not really room for any more planes in the air over here, until they totaly reorganise the flight corridors - which is going to take years for 40 or so nations to agree on, so in the meanwhile they the existing planes must just carry more passengers.

/edit speaking of Airbus, this is one messed up looking plane. They use it to transport A380 parts around for assembly..


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Old 14th November 2005, 22:52   #22
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What plane? There's a UFO parked in front of it

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Old 15th November 2005, 00:00   #23
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Seems now Airbus has plans for their A350 to compete with the 787 Dreamliner. That will be interesting.

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Old 15th November 2005, 02:25   #24
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Who's the major parts supplier for Airbus?
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Old 15th November 2005, 03:08   #25
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Quote:
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On Southwest Air that would be too scary. Even scarier than flying in a 25 year old plane.
Let me rephrase that then:

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The Boeing 787-3 Dreamliner is a super-efficient airplane with new passenger-pleasing features.
Parachutes?
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Old 15th November 2005, 10:25   #26
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Saab Aerospace in Sweden, Fokker in Germany, Fischer in Austria - could go on forever. They don't even make the fueselarge at the same location, but ship it from Germany, to the UK, to Spain and then to the final assembly in Toulouse, France...
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Old 16th November 2005, 02:32   #27
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o_O Quite a list.
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Old 16th November 2005, 11:37   #28
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It's been in the works for years now. The 787, which used to be called the 7E7 Dreamliner.

The Boeing 787-3 Dreamliner is a super-efficient airplane with new passenger-pleasing features. It features a wing and structure optimized for shorter-range flights. It will bring the economics of large jet transports to the middle of the market, using 20 percent less fuel than any other airplane of its size.

Seating:
296 passengers in two-class configuration

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/7e7/photos.html
Some photos of the sweet interior.
But maybe in terms of fuel consumed per passenger per mile the A380 is more efficient. The fuel consumed per plane is irrelevant, it's per passenger that matters.
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Old 16th November 2005, 17:35   #29
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Re: Is that an A380 in your hangar or are you just happy to see me?

I'm excited about the new Airbus. Qantas has ordered a couple of these and they'll be in service in time for us to move to Oz.

Oh yeah, and on the news that the new Boeing plane making the longest non-stop flight evar... I'd shoot myself being stuck on a plane for 23 hours straight with the rugrat and the hubby
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Old 16th November 2005, 23:57   #30
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/Has Oz envy.
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Old 17th November 2005, 02:10   #31
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Just thought this was cool...
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Old 17th November 2005, 02:16   #32
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That's insane.
Myself, I'd like to order a 2012 model Corvette at a cost of 40,000 dollars please?
How do you make a purchase at today's prices of something that may cost 3 times that 4 years from now?
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Old 17th November 2005, 02:28   #33
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I just find it funny that Boeing can upgrade a model from their lineup that's older than I am and still make it 20% more efficient than Airbus' latest super-huge plane.
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Old 17th November 2005, 02:42   #34
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What foreign country makes Boeing?
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Old 17th November 2005, 02:44   #35
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Take a wild guess.
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Old 17th November 2005, 03:12   #36
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Ladies and Gentlemen, may I re-introduce to you, one of the premiere fighters in the world. A fighter who has literally ruled the skies for nearly 40 fucking years.

I give you.........the F14 Tomcat!







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Old 17th November 2005, 03:20   #38
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I should change the title of the thread to "My airpower can beat up your airpower!"


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Old 12th December 2005, 02:03   #39
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That makes my day!
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