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wetwing
6th Nov 2013, 08:28
Doric to sign for the twenty A380's by the year end I have read.They want eleven abreast seating by raising the main cabin floor,how much time ,design and manufacturing is required for such a modification?Airbus made a mistake building the A380, they said at the time it was to complete their family of aircraft,to end the monoply of 747.They said hub to hub was the way of future travel,Boeing said point to point.The 787 sales are the answer point to point.So Airbus had to build the A350 a plane they said was not required hub to hub = A380. Airbus has had its first big sale in Japan with the A350,not the 380.So for now Airbus have 2015 delivery slots open,and you need to be cutting metal soon for 2015 delivery to customers or you have a white tail coming off the line at Toulouse.

Rossian
6th Nov 2013, 13:08
....are you sure you're in the right forum, matey?

Jetblast is a bit touchy about "aviation content" (tongue in cheek).

I'm sure you'll find a few simmers in Rumours and News who can supply TAFs and METARS for any time of your choosing and give you ALL the hot poop about this deal and will solve the causes of the first accident to the type by the end of the news bulletin.

All help is free gratis and for nothing.

The Ancient Mariner

SOPS
6th Nov 2013, 13:14
Two serious questions.

Who is Doric?

Why do you need to raise the cabin floor to get 11 across.?

OFSO
6th Nov 2013, 13:27
Who is Doric?

I knew a barmaid called Doric. She used to be called Doris but changed her name when she qualified as a classical architect.

Why do you need to raise the cabin floor to get 11 across?

11 across was a clue in last weekend's Telegraph: "An area for training a horse/pony and its rider". I guess the answer is "under a cabin floor".

The SSK
6th Nov 2013, 13:35
Where will they fly them?

Maybe they have a cunning plan.

SOPS
6th Nov 2013, 13:36
Why do I try to get serious here?:p

OFSO
6th Nov 2013, 13:43
SOPs, you're playing Frank Burns to my Hawkeye.

Dak Man
6th Nov 2013, 13:50
Serious, on JB, there's a curious thing.

Yamagata ken
6th Nov 2013, 14:01
Last month I flew Narita -> Bangkok in a 747 and returned in an A380. The seating in both was 3-4-3. Compared with the 747, the A380 had wider seats and wider aisles. Also, for window seat passengers, the tumblehome was tumbling out. They had a lot of elbow room, in the order of 20cm or so (I didn't measure it). Raising the floor could put the seats at the point of maximum cabin width. The 380 was also a lot quieter than the 747. Not criticising, just observing.

The SSK
6th Nov 2013, 14:40
One has just learned a new word.

Thank you, Ken

Capetonian
6th Nov 2013, 14:45
I'd never heard of Doric, but ............

Doric | Facts & Figures (http://www.doric.com/Facts-Figures.14.0.html)
Did You Know?



Doric is ranked no. 1 worldwide in the
asset management of Airbus A380s
Doric has a fleet of 37 aircraft under management

Sailor Vee
6th Nov 2013, 15:16
Doric is also the language around Aberdeenshire, bit like Gaelic.

Lon More
6th Nov 2013, 16:17
'e Doric (http://www.scotsman.com/news/fou-s-yer-dous-loons-and-quines-and-other-doric-masterpieces-1-466521)



lengthened

pigboat
6th Nov 2013, 16:25
I knew a barmaid called Doric. She used to be called Doris but changed her name when she qualified as a classical architect.

And became a pillar of the community, no doubt.

OFSO
6th Nov 2013, 16:33
Aye, she supported us all.

Dak Man
6th Nov 2013, 17:00
The Times of London gave here 3 column inches.

Lonewolf_50
6th Nov 2013, 19:02
Her beau gave her a few more inches than that. :E

(Someone had to do it ... )

obgraham
6th Nov 2013, 22:52
Alas, poor Doric.

I knew her well.

Worrals in the wilds
6th Nov 2013, 23:13
...and will solve the causes of the first accident to the type by the end of the news bulletin.
They'll have it solved before the accident even happens.:suspect::}