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Melbourne, Australia, 2005/11/13 - As Boeing recently established new record for distance with Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner. Airbus Industries, France (Toulouse) based, aircraft maker launched Asian-Australian 9-days Tour..
The aircraft industry was quite busy this week with two major events from the most notorious plane manufacturers. With Boeing 777-200LR which took off Hong Kong Intl Airport at 10:30 pm local time November, 9 and landed at London Heathrow Airport at 1:30 pm GMT November 10. The aircraft (777-200 Longer Range) flew 21,601 km (11,664 nautical miles) during almost a day and received Guiness Record
The "Commercial Aircraft War" is real, both Boeing and Airbus are watching each others, very moves. Airbus surprised every one and critics sparked from everywhere. Originally planned on November 8th, giant A380 aircraft will fly to Singapore then Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, finally landing in Kuala Lumpur, before returning to France (Toulouse). Few press releases stated that Asian Tour delay was due to Rolls-Royce engine change considerations. Singapore Airlines will be the first airline to receive the largest airliner A380 late 2006.
Europeans are now demonstrating they can react real fast and be extremely responsive when competition is at stake. These are new considerations Boeing Corporation has now to deal with. The "aircraft transportation battle is now entering a new phase.
Designed to use existing airports, the Airbus A380 takes off and lands in less distance than today’s largest airliner. While it is heavier because it carries more passengers, the A380 has more wheels to spread its weight, and thus has less impact on runways. In response to airport recommendations, the length and wingspan of the A380 have been limited to less than 80m, making it easier to integrate the world’s largest airliner into their existing facilities. Source Airbus
Right after that nine straight days Tour, A380 will then go to Dubai, ninth International Aerospace Exhibition where it is taking part in the flight demonstrations held at Airport Expo Dubai from November 20 - 24 (United Arab Emirates).
About Boeing Company
Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest combined manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. With additional capabilities in rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, rocket engines, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems, the company’s reach extends to customers in 145 countries. In terms of sales, Boeing is one of the largest U.S. exporters.
About Airbus Industries
Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled it to the forefront of the industry. With a turnover of slightly over 20 billion euros in 2004, Airbus today consistently captures half of all commercial airliner orders. The company also continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market.broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market.
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