Skip to comments.Airbus A320 Outshines Boeing‘s 737
Posted on 02/27/2006 7:47:04 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
SINGAPORE - Boeings 737 passenger plane, which has seen deliveries top 5,000 since it entered service 38 years ago, has always been touted by its U.S. makers as the worlds most popular commercial jet.
Last year, Toulouse, France-based Airbus had a 62 percent market share of the single-aisle plane market with 918 orders for the A320. The 737 had 569 orders.
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How many 737s has Boeing sold over the entire life of that model vs. how many A320 have been sold by Airbus?
As a French colleague told me, there is a large number of Airbus employees who commute from Paris to Toulouse every week -- leave on Monday, return on Friday. The plane they fly in is a Boeing 747.
He doesn't think much of the A380 either.
I just can't wait to hear how they evacuate 800+ passengers out of that monstrosity in 90 seconds. I wonder if they plan on using the enitre French and German track and field teams. This should be intresting. I guarantee they have been practicing this test over and over until they can figure out how to get everyone out. My prediction, 800+ ejection seats. They cost about $500,000 each so that's another $400 million to the price of the plane.
The 380 is a white elephant but Airbus seems to win in the middle category with the 320, hopefully that will turn around.
I wasn't being misleading. The Airbus A380 wing snapped between the engines and failed to make the 150% mark that is required. Period.
Ask any pilot which aircraft they would rather fly. Even the french ones will tell you they prefer Boeing.
Airbus has spent it R&D budget on the A380 which does not give it the technology needed to compete with the 787. They will need to head back to the drawig board and reallocate funds in order to compete. They of course will. But how long will that take and what will it cost them.
They (Airbus) wrote the 787 off originally. Now they kow they need to get moving.
And what percentage of stress does a violent wind shere cause?
Up to the 100% of load predicted in the flight envelope. The planes are designed for that. They are supposed to be designed to a point that is 50% greater than what they should ever experience in actual operation.
I may be nitpicking but you said a wing snapped of. Off of what? It wasn't attached to anything but the test machinery.
Navagator: The wings are crevulating Captain
Mitty: Let them crevulate
A failure short of a goal is a still a failure.
Okay. How's this? A wing snapped under stress test, short of the stated goal.
I agree. It doesn't bod well to the customer. Our wings only break ALMOST at our goal.
I would still rather fly in a DC3
Actually it was attached to a static airframe. During certification tests, two or more airframes are built and then tested to destruction.
It's actually attached to a test rig, not an airframe. I would post a pic for you but I'm html challenged. Let me see if I can find a link.
Oh, if you want to post a pic, do this.
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Just put the URL for the picture into the "" and remove the spaces between the < >
I like a Boeing airplane that you can fly manually if something goes wrong.
No scarebus for me.
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