Planes: Legends vs Modern Icons Series
Catalogue Number: BAM1267
Producer: Blue Ant Media
Subject: Documentary, Engineering, History, Physics, Science, Tech/Voc
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2020
Running Time: 48:02
The Boeing 314 Clipper – the biggest airplane of the nineteen hundred thirties and the first to take passengers non-stop from the USA to Europe. A gigantic floating body as a fuselage, combined with state-of-the-art wings from a military experimental aircraft. Its range: five thousand nine hundred kilometres, its maximum speed three hundred twenty kilometres per hour.
Not only its technique, but also it's luxurious cabin make the B 314 famous all over the world. Specious sections with luxurious chairs as seats, a dining room in which the stewards serve a six course menu and even a honey moon suite - flying in the B 314 was quite an event. But what happens when this legend takes on a modern-day icon?
The B-314 Clipper faces the Airbus 350 - the most modern and environment friendly aircraft of today’s time. Fifty-three percent of the aircraft are made from CFRP - Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer. Its powerful engines are especially designed and adapted to the A-Three-Fifty's flight characteristics. Each of them provides more than fifty thousand horse powers. And in the cabin, state-of-the-art technology ensures maximum comfort. Lighting in the cabin can create over sixteen million different colours simulating different lighting moods – sunrise and sunset included. This helps to keep passenger biorhythms as balanced as possible. And reduces jet lag.
A contest of superlatives – The B-314 versus A350! Two opponents. Three categories. And lots of surprises. Which aircraft revolutionised aviation the most? Whose passengers enjoy the greatest luxury? And Which aircraft uses the most innovative systems?
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