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Old March 20th, 2011, 08:27 AM   #181
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Old March 20th, 2011, 10:46 AM   #182
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An A380 wannabe
The entire Airbus subsidiary of EADS is about as old as the 747-100 series
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Old March 20th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #183
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Without the purpose of posting off-topic, the man was referring to the fact that 747-8I, as the model itself, is an A380 wannabe because Boeing needed a passenger airplane with extra seat capacity.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #184
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Without the purpose of posting off-topic, the man was referring to the fact that 747-8I, as the model itself, is an A380 wannabe because Boeing needed a passenger airplane with extra seat capacity.
More like the A380 is a 747 wannabe.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 12:19 PM   #185
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of course I was referring to that; this version has been built as a response to Airbus and Boeing tries to show it as a great new plane when actually it's simply a redisgn of a plane which has no chance against the A380, this still being larger (+60 seats), not to mention that being more recent it's most probably more fuel efficient and comfortable (main deck wider, quieter). Plus the A380 still has to offer the A380-900 version for which some airlines have shown interest already. The only reason I see for a company to order a 747-8I is being worried about A380's backlog and therefore long delivery times
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Old March 21st, 2011, 12:43 AM   #186
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Old March 21st, 2011, 01:26 PM   #187
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http://www.airliners.net/photo/Boein...5587a70c985652

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Old March 21st, 2011, 03:04 PM   #188
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Nice pics! It is great to see the 747-8 finally fly after a 2-year delay. Let's hope more airlines buy this to replace their older 747 models.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 05:18 PM   #189
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Without the purpose of posting off-topic, the man was referring to the fact that 747-8I, as the model itself, is an A380 wannabe because Boeing needed a passenger airplane with extra seat capacity.
by that logic Airbus is a Boeing wannabe as it started making planes
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 01:05 PM   #190
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Without the purpose of posting off-topic, the man was referring to the fact that 747-8I, as the model itself, is an A380 wannabe because Boeing needed a passenger airplane with extra seat capacity.
You know, I've tried to keep my words to myself on this site because I tend to get a little carried away; however, those words be fightin' words. Of course the A380 is an amazing and ground breaking plane. But to call 747-8I an A380 wanna be? C'mon now. If Boeing wanted to make an A380 wanna be, that plane would not even be an A380 wanna be. That plane would make the A380 wanna be whatever that plane is. Having said that, Boeing knows what it has to offer. Boeing has a very reliable track record and has been around much longer than airbus. It doesn't need to create a head-turner like the A380 to promote it's image. The heads have already been turned. Boeing decided to improve upon an already established brand and has done it quite well. The new 747 is larger, quieter, more fuel efficient, and best of all you don't have to make any modifications to an airport in order to capacitate it. Thank you.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 07:50 PM   #192
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Just because I've developed the statement of an user you'r pulling my eyes out?! Why don't you check the previous page to see who was the one who made the statement about this model as being a A380 wannabe.

Regarding the commercial rivalry between the both aerospace giants and the range of models they are offering, I don't give a damn, the clients (airlines) will say who is the best model, if there is such thing as the best airplane, judging by the orders and profit made on both parties - the manufacturer on one hand and the client as operator on the other hand.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #193
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That's a way more elegant monster in the air than the A380 IMO
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Old March 27th, 2011, 03:41 AM   #194
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Of course it's more elegant, the A380 is a flying whale. I absolutely hate the cockpit of the A380 and the giant 'elephantiasis forehead' above it.





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Too bad the A380 didn't have the cockpit on the second level...
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Old March 27th, 2011, 07:21 AM   #195
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so rather than a big forehead, you'd rather have a big jaw?
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Old March 27th, 2011, 07:25 AM   #196
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so rather than a big forehead, you'd rather have a big jaw?
Yes.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 05:29 PM   #197
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the a380 looks more balanced and symmetrical. the 747 looks like a caricature of a normal airplane with exaggerated features.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 06:04 PM   #198
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So they pimp-up the '60 model. Why didn't they design a new one.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #199
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Any pictures from the interior of the plane?
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Old March 27th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #200
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the a380 looks more balanced and symmetrical. the 747 looks like a caricature of a normal airplane with exaggerated features.
Agree totaly. There is nothing elegant about the big lump stuck to the front of the 747. Im also not keen on pointy 1960's nose and the vertical stab which looks oversized. If any plane has elephantisis its the 747!

The 747's design is a compromise between the needs of a cargo plane and a passenger plane. Which is why the cargo version of the new 747 has been selling much better than the passenger version.

The a380 was designed to be a passenger plane first and foremost. Hence why it would make a lousy cargo plane . Airbus are also very keen on the concept of 'comonality' ie, it should be easy for pilots used to flying other airbus's to convert to a different one. This is the reason why the cockpit is where it is, in order to make it feel normal for pilots used to flying smaller planes.
Likewise the 747 cockpit is only on the upper deck so that boeing could accomodate a nose loading cargo bay door, nothing to do with looking 'cool'.

But the most important thing to remember is that planes are not designed to look 'nice' they are designed to fly well. Just look at the first images of the 787. It looked ridiculous to anyone who knows anything about how planes fly. The acutual 787 looks much more conventional.

Since the a380 and the 747 both fly extremely well, both sets of designers got it right.

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