Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!
Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+
- It rectified the problem of increased intercontinental traffic.
- They wanted to be economical because they believed that the future of aviation would be supersonic jets and didn’t want to lose a lot of money on their investment.
- To make the plane more likely to be a success, they designed it to be both a passenger jet and a cargo jet.
- The first reason that jumbos are disappearing is that it’s expensive to operate and maintain four engines.
- The second reason that jumbos are disappearing is that aviation nowadays is becoming more of a point-to-point system instead of a hub-and-spoke one.
- It cost €25 billion euro and will never be recovered according to the video.
- They want more flights at different times of day instead of bigger aircraft with less frequency.
- It works for Emirates due to Dubai’s geographic location as a hub which connects different parts of the world.
- The 747 will slowly disappear as a passenger plane (but not as a freighter), while the A380 could survive if the industry returns to a hub-and-spoke system.