View Full Version : Airbus climbs to new heights!

Oshkosh George
19th Aug 2005, 14:39
I'm impressed! Airbus aircraft can fly at heights of 8800 miles! It's all here in this article--------


Don't you just love journos--or maybe it WAS actually a quote?!?!

19th Aug 2005, 14:55

Where's my buddy Konko? You reading this mate?? ;) ;) ;)

19th Aug 2005, 14:57
NASA will be interested if this is the case as a replacement tot he shuttle!!!

19th Aug 2005, 17:48
......... 'it will offer airlines new standards in performance, together with unmatched passenger appeal.'

Certainly can't argue with that one. Suspect the SIA lawyers will offer it as further proof of Airbus' overly optimistic claims ......

19th Aug 2005, 18:29
I'd have rather titled it "Journalists climb to new heights" :rolleyes:

...I hope someone used the "Feedback" button at the bottom of the article to inform them that their "Aviation Correspondent" is a donkey

El lute
19th Aug 2005, 20:39
Well, the press release does say "... up to 8,800nm..."

19th Aug 2005, 20:44
Would you repeat that if someone told you?:D

19th Aug 2005, 21:04
How long will it take to reach that height with a few hairdryers?:E

20th Aug 2005, 08:42
What are these guys smoking????:confused:

20th Aug 2005, 09:55
Reminds me of a company who replied to my request for info on comms equipment . . .

"our yagi beam antenna on a 30km high tower"
Wow! - what are the ICAO regs for tower lighting to avoid being hit by The Shuttle?:\

20th Aug 2005, 14:26
OK...here's the actual quote from the press statement:

"Typically flying 253 passengers up to 8,800 nm/16,300 km, the Airbus A350 carries 30 more people eight per cent more economically/seat than its closest competitor."

Interpreting that as meaning it flies 253 passengers up to a height of 8000nm takes a fairly significant lapse of attention. My guess is that the "aviation" correspondent's normal job is to compile the hatch-match-dispatch column.

Jerricho - my hands are up on this one. Incompetence of the highest order ;)

20th Aug 2005, 15:02
Nurries mate. Just a friendly poke in the ribs ;)

20th Aug 2005, 15:18
my hands are up on this one. Incompetence of the highest order

So are mine...
This is hilarious!
It's more than uncompetence it's ignorance of basic english.
Granted, if the press release had read "fly at distances up to 8 000nm, it would have been clearer...
Also granted, many of the PR persons of those big companies are former journalists...
Yes, I know, it's scary..:D

Baron rouge
20th Aug 2005, 20:24
A350 can fly up to a maximum range of 8,800 nautical miles, Airbus said in the release.

Hey wake-up... they are speaking of a range of 8800 Nm in the article.

Anybody feels embarrassed there:)

20th Aug 2005, 20:31
The article has been corrected - it was "height" not "range" in the original version.

Rupert S
20th Aug 2005, 20:44
It has indeed been corrected. I emailed the editor and informed him of the mistake after which he informed me that the Aviation Corespondent had been kicked up the ar$e and that the article had been corrected.