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Old December 8th, 2003 #1
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Default White Euros Build 800 Passenger Jet-Wingspan As Long As A Football Field


The A380 has two full-length decks and can hold 800 passengers.

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/wor...24363,00.html?

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Airbus super-jumbo may leave Boeing in its wake
The A380 symbolises the European firm's stunning reversal of fortune as its US rival hits turbulent times

TOULOUSE (France) - Mr Richard Branson came calling recently to check on his order for six super-jumbo jets from Airbus. He liked what he saw.


The A380 has two full-length decks and can hold 800 passengers.
'It's an absolute dream,' Mr Branson gushed, looking over a mock-up of the mammoth A380.

With two full-length decks connected by a staircase and a wingspan the length of a football field, the A380 will hold up to 800 passengers.

It will be so big that it could virtually swallow a Boeing 747, which typically comes with 450 seats.

Weighing 453 tonnes and costing US$250 million (S$428 million), the new Airbus jet will be the world's largest passenger aircraft.

'It's going to be a beautiful plane,' said Mr Branson, chairman of Virgin Atlantic Airways, 'and it's going to have a lot of wonderful things in it.'


As Mr Branson was cooing over the A380 in southern France, arch- rival Boeing was in a state of crisis in Chicago.

It had fired its top finance executive for ethical misconduct over a Pentagon contract and, seven days later, accepted the resignation of chairman and chief executive Philip Condit.

Then the US Air Force announced it would delay signing a US$18 billion contract for Boeing aerial refuelling tankers, pending a review of the fired finance executive's behaviour.

The contrasting scenes on opposite sides of the Atlantic tell the story of a stunning reversal of fortune.

This year, for the first time, Europe's Airbus will deliver more commercial aircraft than Boeing, taking 51 per cent of the market - up from about 18 per cent less than eight years ago.

Moreover, Airbus has plunged ahead with production of the A380 and is off to a fast start with 129 orders from carriers that include Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Air France, Lufthansa and Korean Air Lines, in addition to Virgin Atlantic. The first take-off is expected in 2006.

Boeing has not launched a new model since 1990. The company is debating whether to move ahead with the mid-size 7E7.

The Boeing board is to meet next Monday to vote on whether to begin marketing the 7E7 to airlines, the first crucial step to launching the jet.

'Boeing reminds me of General Motors Corp in the 1970s,' said Mr Jon Kutler, president of Quarterdeck Investment Partners, an aerospace investment bank.

'They dominated the marketplace so they looked down on foreign competition. Sure enough, the foreign competition snuck up.'

While Boeing in the late 1990s was buying defence firms to diversify and mitigate cyclical gyrations in the commercial aircraft business, Airbus kept spending money on developing and marketing new planes.

'They were investing in the future while Boeing wasn't,' said Mr Richard Aboulafia, a senior aviation analyst.

Airbus is making its biggest bet yet with the A380, which could complete the company's transition into a dominant force.

Development costs for the A380 are expected to exceed US$12 billion.

The complexity of assembling the aircraft, unequalled in the aerospace industry, underlines how far Airbus has come since its creation in 1970 by a consortium of European companies.

The building of the A380 involves one of Europe's largest industrial mobilisations since post-World War II reconstruction, with more than 1,500 suppliers in 30 countries making parts.
 
Old December 14th, 2003 #2
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I'm sure that 99.5% of (if you're lucky) white people will actually give a fuck that the inventors race was white. Its good for us all.
Stands in quite stark contrast to the Mexican and Nigerian aerospace industries.
 
Old December 18th, 2003 #3
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I'm sure that 99.5% of (if you're lucky) white people will actually give a fuck that the inventors race was white. Its good for us all.


The White technological advantage you see is a reflection of the nature of White society; and the lack of technology in other societies is a reflection of the nature of those societies. There simply is no other explanation.

Anti-white racists like you, benefit from white advancements then turn around and attack the creative race for no reason except hate and jealousy of a higher people.

Throughout 6,000 years of recorded history, the black African negro has invented nothing. Not a written language, weaved cloth, a calendar, a plow, a road, a bridge, a railway, a ship, a system of measurement, or even the wheel.

You lie to yourself and tell us that no one cares about the race of the inventor. Yet I am sure you are one of those who support the so-called "black" "history" month and claims that such inventors were "black".

You are full of it.

Last edited by Italia; December 18th, 2003 at 08:09 PM.
 
Old December 18th, 2003 #4
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I'm sure that 99.5% of (if you're lucky) white people will actually give a fuck that the inventors race was white. Its good for us all.

Yeah, and 99.5% of everything that is good for us all comes from White Men. You idiot.
 
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