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Which aircraft manufacturer would you prefer to fly on?

Airbus
4 (22.2%)
Boeing
14 (77.8%)

Total Members Voted: 18

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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2015, 11:42:45 PM »
Time to put this old age argument to rest.

Which do you prefer to fly on, an Airbus or a Boeing aircraft?
From my experience, flight with Airbus was usually calmer, smoother,and more pleasant, plus the engines make less noise, vs the Boeing.
Something like; Toyota vs Chevy IMHO.

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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2015, 11:44:57 PM »
Boeing and Airbus don't make engines.
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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2015, 12:26:14 AM »
Boeing and Airbus don't make engines.
I know, but it's the type they use.

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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2015, 12:29:28 AM »
I know, but it's the type they use.
They use the same ones.
Curiosity made the cat smarter.

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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2015, 12:30:53 AM »
They use the same ones.
You sure?
Some are from Rolls Royce, some from GE etc...

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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2015, 12:38:39 AM »
You sure?
Some are from Rolls Royce, some from GE etc...
Yes. Each plane can have a choice of engines to use and each engine has a few planes it can be used on.

As a random example from Wikipedia, the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 can be used on the A300,  A310, A330, 747-400, 767, 777, Boeing KC-46 and McDonnell Douglas MD-11.
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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2015, 12:40:12 AM »
Yes. Each plane can have a choice of engines to use and each engine has a few planes it can be used on.

As a random example from Wikipedia, the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 can be used on the A300,  A310, A330, 747-400, 767, 777, Boeing KC-46 and McDonnell Douglas MD-11.
Got it.
Anyhow, op asked a question, and I just state my experience.

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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2015, 12:48:50 AM »
They use the same ones.
IIRC on the Boeing tour they said that the new dream liners where getting new engines designed exclusively for those planes.

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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2015, 06:52:39 AM »
IIRC on the Boeing tour they said that the new dream liners where getting new engines designed exclusively for those planes.
Those aren'tMaalos Airbus or Boeing, they are specific to those airplanes.
Nothing is stopping Airbus from developing a plane that uses those engines.
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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2015, 08:38:02 AM »
And being that my chances of ever flying a Boeing OR an Airbus are close to nil this doesn't matter anyways :)
Why are you grounded?
So sad to see a ddf'er with their wings clipped :-\
Reminds me of the scene in "Up in the air" where Goarge Cloony is grounded and hes stareing longingly at the airplane through the terminal window.

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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2015, 09:52:14 AM »
Ahh so basically this conversation has absolutely no practical ramifications for us passengers because nothing is exclusive to either other than the system.
So lets change the q (to what I thought it was in the beginning anyway), A380 or 747?

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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2015, 10:00:20 AM »
Generally speaking 10 year old planes are preferable to 50 year old planes...
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2015, 10:28:54 AM »
So lets change the q (to what I thought it was in the beginning anyway), A380 or 747?

I dunno I just don't think of the 380 as a beauty. It's huge, it's powerful, I watch it land over my house a few times a day and it gives off the impression of a lumbering beast.

The 747-800, now THAT'S a beauty.

I would classify them like this, the 380 is the king of the skies while the 747 is the queen.
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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2015, 12:43:46 AM »
Bump

What's better, automatic car or a manual car?

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Re: Airbus vs Boeing
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2015, 12:51:32 AM »
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What's better, automatic car or a manual car?
Manual undoubtedly.
Mac or PC?