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(CNN)   Airbus unveils its new A350XWB. No word on when they'll try to match the cloaking device that is apparently available on some Boeing models   (cnn.com) divider line 19
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2014-04-08 03:23:41 PM  
Stupid Treaty of Algeron...always getting in the way of innovation.
 
2014-04-08 05:09:34 PM  
The economy cabin has a nine-abreast configuration, with 18-inch wide seats

Ouch.
 
2014-04-08 05:15:12 PM  
The A330 had an early model of that device, but I have to admit that Boeing's version does work better.
 
2014-04-08 05:36:45 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The economy cabin has a nine-abreast configuration, with 18-inch wide seats

Ouch.


Actually, that seems about average. I see a bunch on this page from 16.5" to about 20". Doesn't seem all that big, though.

http://www.seatguru.com/charts/longhaul_economy.php
 
2014-04-08 05:51:32 PM  
Are boxes under the seats really a problem? I've never heard of that issue. I've flown several times on planes with IFE equipment but it was never in the way.
 
2014-04-08 05:54:44 PM  
About when they match Boeing on safety, I'd guess.
 
2014-04-08 06:06:24 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: About when they match Boeing on safety, I'd guess.


the switch to this barrel construction stupidity is going to cause lots of problems down the line, for both companies
 
2014-04-08 06:19:54 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: About when they match Boeing on safety, I'd guess.


I hear ya. If it ain't Dassault I don't want to go.
 
2014-04-08 06:29:59 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The economy cabin has a nine-abreast configuration, with 18-inch wide seats

Ouch.


Seriously.  You'd have to grease me up and shoehorn me in.  And I'm not THAT fat!

/Fat. Just not THAT fat.
//Healthy fat, if you will.
 
2014-04-08 06:30:48 PM  

Tobin_Lam: Are boxes under the seats really a problem? I've never heard of that issue. I've flown several times on planes with IFE equipment but it was never in the way.


Experiences vary, but yeah - I've cursed that box in a variety of languages. When you get to the 5th hour or so, every cubic inch is a godsend.
 
2014-04-08 06:38:56 PM  

Erik_Emune: Tobin_Lam: Are boxes under the seats really a problem? I've never heard of that issue. I've flown several times on planes with IFE equipment but it was never in the way.

Experiences vary, but yeah - I've cursed that box in a variety of languages. When you get to the 5th hour or so, every cubic inch is a godsend.


I'm not freakishly tall by any stretch, but if I'm not on the aisle, it's not unheard of for me to kick the person in front of me if they put their foot back under the seat at all.  Soo, yeah, ANYTHING in that space would get annoying.
 
2014-04-08 07:21:21 PM  
Nice. Good planes.
 
2014-04-08 07:59:53 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The economy cabin has a nine-abreast configuration, with 18-inch wide seats

Ouch.


I just flew from Phoenix to O'ahu and back on a 1990's vintage 757 (USAir) and I swear the seats were only 16" wide.   My shoulders are at least 22" apart.  And the plane was packed full.
 
2014-04-08 09:07:43 PM  
FTA:   "Another innovation is the full cabin LED lighting that Airbus says can offer a mind-boggling 16.7 million possible colors."

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2014-04-08 09:08:50 PM  
 
2014-04-08 10:15:02 PM  

Mikey1969: Marcus Aurelius: The economy cabin has a nine-abreast configuration, with 18-inch wide seats

Ouch.

Actually, that seems about average. I see a bunch on this page from 16.5" to about 20". Doesn't seem all that big, though.

http://www.seatguru.com/charts/longhaul_economy.php


If I am not in business class or better I don't go.  So I wouldn't know about that, thank God.
 
2014-04-08 10:18:25 PM  

ski9600: I just flew from Phoenix to O'ahu and back on a 1990's vintage 757 (USAir) and I swear the seats were only 16" wide. My shoulders are at least 22" apart. And the plane was packed full.


With people on standby clamoring to get on board, no doubt.
 
2014-04-09 07:44:24 AM  

antron: Nice. Good planes.


please elaborate...
 
2014-04-09 08:05:28 AM  
The Melbourne, FL airport authority recently announced that a "major aerospace company" will possibly setup a new manufacturing center that will create up to 1800 jobs that pay $100K each.

We're all wondering who it will be, as there's not that many companies around that can create that many jobs in so little time...

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/04/05/another-b o dy-gives-ok-proposed-major-aerospace-project-brevard-county/7337385/
 
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