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Video answers: The little plane war

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

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  1. They were both commercial failures with relatively few planes sold.
  2. Nearly 70% of the planes coming into London City Airport are Embraer planes.
  3. Due to noise restrictions, the steep approach angle and short runway, there are few planes that can operate there as efficiently as the Embraer.
  4. It’s a big market because there are many smaller airports which would be best served with regional jets.
  5. One of the test aircraft had an uncontained engine failure during routine testing.
  6. The financial support of the governments of Canada and Quebec helped to save the programme.
  7. They lacked an order from an American airline, which would make or break the programme.
  8. They allegedly sold 75 of their planes to Delta for below cost price.
  9. Boeing filed a dumping petition in US courts and the courts put a 300% import tariff on the planes.
  10. Airbus acquired a 50.01% stake in the programme.
  11. Airbus is a marketing powerhouse and can help sell many more planes than Bombardier alone. However, with final assembly taking place at Airbus’ assembly line in US, it means that the CSeries planes might be classified as US planes, avoiding import tariffs.

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Video: The little plane war

This week’s video describes the war between Boeing and Bombardier over the CSeries jet. Watch to find out exactly what it was about.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. How successful were Airbus’ A318 and Boeing’s 717?
  2. What proportion of London City Airport’s arrivals are Embraer planes?
  3. Why are the reasons for this?
  4. Why is the US a big market for small planes?
  5. What major setback did the CSeries programme have?
  6. What saved the programme after this setback?
  7. What kind of order did Bombardier lack?
  8. What did they do to fix this?
  9. How did Boeing react to this?
  10. What did Airbus do?
  11. How did this help?

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The Little Plane War

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Video answers: The plane of the future

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. It regretted the decision to end production of the 757 program.
  2. It has left them with the problem of not having a modern plane with between 231 and 358 seats.
  3. The market wants a middle-of-market plane that can fly longer distances and carry 250+ passengers.
  4. Boeing plans to make a middle-of-market plane with between 225 and 260 seats. Boeing intends to call it 797.
  5. Airbus is offering the A321LR as a solution, but it’s not quite as big as the airlines would like and will probably only be used temporarily until the 797 is built.
  6. Manufacturers are looking into electric planes that could make flying competitive in price with trains or even buses.
  7. It might be particularly useful for shorter regional routes, between 200 and 400 miles in distance.

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Video: The plane of the future

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This week’s video describes what the future trends in plane design and size might be. Watch to find out more!

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. What decision did Boeing make that it regretted soon afterwards?
  2. What problem has this left for Boeing?
  3. What does the market want?
  4. What is Boeing’s plan?
  5. What is Airbus’ offering?
  6. In the longer term, what do the manufacturers have in mind to continue developing?
  7. What journey might this new development be particularly useful for?

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What’s Actually the Plane of the Future

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Video answers: ‘A380plus cabin enablers’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. The first modification is a 9 abreast premium economy class cabin.
  2. The second enabler is the 11 abreast economy class cabin.
  3. The stairs at the rear can be replaced with a smaller one to create additional space for trolleys.
  4. At the front of the plane, the stairs was removed.
  5. This allowed the team to add six additional seats in the premium economy class cabin but also meant that they had to relocate the front stairs at the second door. However, they were also able to add twelve seats in economy class.
  6. With the removal of the stairs, the team were able to create a premium galley and two first class lavatories.
  7. With all of the changes, the team were able to add 80 seats to the cabin.

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Video: ‘A380plus cabin enablers’

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This week’s video describes the new A380plus cabin enablers. Watch the video to find out what they are.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. What’s the first modification mentioned in the video?
  2. What’s the second cabin enabler in the video?
  3. What can be replaced at the rear of the main deck?
  4. What was the biggest change at the front of the plane?
  5. What was the effect of this change?
  6. What changed at the front of the upper deck?
  7. With all of the changes, how many extra seats can be added?

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