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Mike

Montgomery, AL

#1 Jun 30, 2009
This is the second airbus crash this year. Who knows if there is a mechanical defect in the airplane's design?

“Ex New Yorker”

Since: Mar 08

Chicago

#2 Jun 30, 2009
Mike wrote:
This is the second airbus crash this year. Who knows if there is a mechanical defect in the airplane's design?
different planes
jahyree

Girard, OH

#3 Jun 30, 2009
dhkinil wrote:
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different planes
Same builder. If it ain't Boeing, it ain't going
Idzan Ismail

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#4 Jun 30, 2009
Oh my too many plane crashes this year.
A child was found alive among the three bodies floating in the ocean.
Poor, poor boy.
Hope he's not badly injured.
Edgewater

Chicago, IL

#5 Jun 30, 2009
Mike wrote:
This is the second airbus crash this year. Who knows if there is a mechanical defect in the airplane's design?
Highly unlikely. Did you read the article? There were severe weather conditions that contributed to this accident. Stop trying to look for someone to blame.
jahyree

Girard, OH

#6 Jun 30, 2009
Edgewater wrote:
<quoted text>Highly unlikely. Did you read the article? There were severe weather conditions that contributed to this accident. Stop trying to look for someone to blame.
Plane has safety issues, poor designs with airbus. If it ani't Boeing, it ain't going.
David

Rome, Italy

#7 Jun 30, 2009
jahyree wrote:
<quoted text>Plane has safety issues, poor designs with airbus. If it ani't Boeing, it ain't going.
Sure. Uhm... why Airbus is getting more and more (and more) orders than Boeing, from all the airlines in the world? Why Boeing had to cry for a rerace for the tanker, after being beaten by Airbus? Why the A380 (no need for such plane, said Boeing) has already sold 200 planes worldwide? Why more and more customers are withdrawing orders for the 787 (switching to A330 and/or A350)?
Poor design, probably!

“Ex New Yorker”

Since: Mar 08

Chicago

#8 Jun 30, 2009
David wrote:
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Sure. Uhm... why Airbus is getting more and more (and more) orders than Boeing, from all the airlines in the world? Why Boeing had to cry for a rerace for the tanker, after being beaten by Airbus? Why the A380 (no need for such plane, said Boeing) has already sold 200 planes worldwide? Why more and more customers are withdrawing orders for the 787 (switching to A330 and/or A350)?
Poor design, probably!
actually most analysts believe airbus will never sell enough A380's to make a profit and there have been numerous cancellations on these as well. Further, cancellations on the 787 are due to delays in a totally new concept for a plane and Airbus has never taken on a project this radical, Given that I spend about 125,000 or more miles at 37,000 feet annually, i do have to keep up with this stuff. And I have no qualms about getting on planes from either Boeing or Airbus. My only issue is the generally far less experienced pilots flying for regional carriers in the U.S.
David

Rome, Italy

#9 Jun 30, 2009
dhkinil wrote:
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actually most analysts believe airbus will never sell enough A380's to make a profit and there have been numerous cancellations on these as well. Further, cancellations on the 787 are due to delays in a totally new concept for a plane and Airbus has never taken on a project this radical, Given that I spend about 125,000 or more miles at 37,000 feet annually, i do have to keep up with this stuff. And I have no qualms about getting on planes from either Boeing or Airbus. My only issue is the generally far less experienced pilots flying for regional carriers in the U.S.
Of course both Boeing and Airbus are both worthy manufacturers - I just find laughable that people posts thing like "Airbus is poorly designed" and so on. Come on! After all, this kind of competition is only a plus for the whole airliners market.

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