Uncle Roger's Festive Quiz 2012

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  • 1. 

    In formal documentation this aircraft is designated the BD-500-1A10. But what is its more familiar name?

    • A.

      Bombardier CS100

    • B.

      Embraer 195

    • C.

      Mitsubishi MRJ90

    • D.

      Sukhoi Superjet 100

    Correct Answer
    A. Bombardier CS100
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bombardier CS100. The question asks for the more familiar name of an aircraft designated as BD-500-1A10 in formal documentation. The Bombardier CS100 is the more commonly known name for this aircraft.

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  • 2. 

    Which new-generation narrowbody is scheduled to be the first to fly powered by CFM Leap engines, in 2014?

    • A.

      Airbus A320neo

    • B.

      Boeing 737 Max

    • C.

      Bombardier CSeries

    • D.

      Comac C919

    Correct Answer
    D. Comac C919
    Explanation
    The Comac C919 is scheduled to be the first new-generation narrowbody to fly powered by CFM Leap engines in 2014. This means that the C919 will be the first aircraft of its kind to use these specific engines, which are known for their fuel efficiency and performance. The Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 Max, and Bombardier CSeries are also new-generation narrowbody aircraft, but they are not scheduled to be the first to fly with CFM Leap engines.

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  • 3. 

    Airbus Military’s A400M transport formally received its new product name in July. What is it?

    • A.

      Atlas

    • B.

      Bear

    • C.

      Eurolifter

    • D.

      Transall 2

    Correct Answer
    A. Atlas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Atlas." Airbus Military's A400M transport was given the new product name "Atlas" in July.

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  • 4. 

    Which operator entered the history books by placing the largest-ever business jet order by value.  

    • A.

      Flexjet

    • B.

      Flight Options

    • C.

      NetJets

    • D.

      VistaJet

    Correct Answer
    D. VistaJet
    Explanation
    VistaJet entered the history books by placing the largest-ever business jet order by value. This implies that VistaJet made a significant purchase of business jets, which set a new record in terms of the total value of the order. The other options (Flexjet, Flight Options, and NetJets) are not mentioned in relation to this specific achievement, so they are not the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    It’s 80 years since Theyre Lee-Elliott’s famous airline logo started appearing. But what does it feature?

    • A.

      British Airways’ speedbird

    • B.

      KLM’s royal crown

    • C.

      Lufthansa’s flying crane

    • D.

      Pan American’s globe

    Correct Answer
    A. British Airways’ speedbird
    Explanation
    The correct answer is British Airways' speedbird. The speedbird logo is a stylized representation of a bird in flight, which symbolizes the speed and agility of British Airways. It has been used by the airline for 80 years and has become an iconic symbol associated with the brand.

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  • 6. 

    The Bloodhound SSC supersonic car will attempt to break the land speed record in 2013 powered by which aeroengine?

    • A.

      Eurojet EJ200

    • B.

      Pratt & Whitney F100

    • C.

      Rolls-Royce Spey

    • D.

      Snecma M53

    Correct Answer
    A. Eurojet EJ200
    Explanation
    The Bloodhound SSC supersonic car will attempt to break the land speed record in 2013 powered by the Eurojet EJ200 aeroengine.

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  • 7. 

    Which airline was the recipient of the first 787 built at Boeing’s Charleston facility?

    • A.

      A. Air India

    • B.

      B. Ethiopian Airlines

    • C.

      C. Japan Airlines

    • D.

      D. LOT

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Air India
    Explanation
    Air India was the recipient of the first 787 built at Boeing's Charleston facility. This means that Air India was the first airline to receive a 787 aircraft that was manufactured at Boeing's Charleston facility.

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  • 8. 

    Name the new Citation programme launched by Cessna to compete in the hotly contested super-midsize sector

    • A.

      Latitude

    • B.

      Longitude

    • C.

      M2

    • D.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    B. Longitude
    Explanation
    Cessna launched the "Longitude" citation program to compete in the super-midsize sector.

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  • 9. 

    Five years after the A380 entered service, Airbus tested airframe 100. But for which customer?

    • A.

      Air France

    • B.

      Emirates

    • C.

      Singapore Airlines

    • D.

      Thai Airways

    Correct Answer
    D. Thai Airways
    Explanation
    Thai Airways was the customer for which Airbus tested airframe 100, five years after the A380 entered service.

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  • 10. 

    How much did Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky parent United Technologies pay for Goodrich?

    • A.

      $7 billion cash and shares

    • B.

      $11.5 billion including assumption of debt

    • C.

      Up to $15 billion depending on 2012 profit

    • D.

      More than $18 billion

    Correct Answer
    D. More than $18 billion
    Explanation
    The given answer states that Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky parent United Technologies paid more than $18 billion for Goodrich. This implies that the actual amount paid was higher than $18 billion, indicating that the correct answer is the highest option provided.

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  • 11. 

    Which aircraft’s innovative engine-intake blanking doors caused confusion during the Farnborough air show?

    • A.

      Boeing C-17

    • B.

      RAC MiG-29

    • C.

      Saab Gripen E/F demonstrator

    • D.

      Yakovlev Yak-130

    Correct Answer
    D. Yakovlev Yak-130
    Explanation
    During the Farnborough air show, the Yakovlev Yak-130's innovative engine-intake blanking doors caused confusion.

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  • 12. 

    Which Chinese company failed in its bid to acquire Hawker Beechcraft 

    • A.

      AVIC

    • B.

      CAIGA

    • C.

      Harbin

    • D.

      D. Superior Aviation Beijing

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Superior Aviation Beijing
    Explanation
    Superior Aviation Beijing failed in its bid to acquire Hawker Beechcraft.

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  • 13. 

    Which International Aero Engines partner sold out of the V2500 programme?

    • A.

      Japanese Aero Engines

    • B.

      Pratt & Whitney

    • C.

      MTU

    • D.

      Rolls-Royce

    Correct Answer
    D. Rolls-Royce
    Explanation
    Rolls-Royce is the correct answer because they sold out of the V2500 program. This suggests that Rolls-Royce was previously a partner in the program but decided to divest their involvement. The other options, Japanese Aero Engines, Pratt & Whitney, and MTU, are not the correct answer as there is no information provided to suggest that they sold out of the V2500 program.

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  • 14. 

    Finmeccanica lost €2.4 billion before taxes in 2011; what other crisis occupied management attention during 2012?

    • A.

      Credit rating downgrade in the wake of Italy’s deteriorating public finances

    • B.

      Bribery allegations related to export sales

    • C.

      Fire damage to the 787 fuselage barrels plant in Grottaglie

    • D.

      An Italian defence ministry investigation into mishandling of classified information

    Correct Answer
    B. Bribery allegations related to export sales
    Explanation
    In 2012, Finmeccanica faced a crisis related to bribery allegations in their export sales. This means that the company was accused of engaging in corrupt practices in their international sales transactions. This crisis would have occupied management's attention as they would have had to deal with legal investigations, reputational damage, and potential financial penalties. It is likely that this crisis had a significant impact on the company's operations and overall financial performance during that year.

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  • 15. 

    Lufthansa received the first passenger Boeing 747-8 but with how many seats is it configured?

    • A.

      362

    • B.

      399

    • C.

      401

    • D.

      416

    Correct Answer
    A. 362
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 362. This means that the passenger Boeing 747-8 received by Lufthansa is configured with 362 seats.

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  • 16. 

    Bombardier relaunched and rebranded its Learjet 40XR and 45XR business jets. In which market sector does the new 70 and 75 duo compete?

    • A.

      Entry-level

    • B.

      Large cabin

    • C.

      Light cabin

    • D.

      Midsize

    Correct Answer
    C. Light cabin
    Explanation
    The new 70 and 75 duo of Bombardier's Learjet competes in the light cabin market sector. This means that these business jets are designed and positioned to cater to customers who require smaller and more compact aircraft with limited seating capacity and shorter range. The light cabin market sector typically includes aircraft that are suitable for shorter flights and have lower operating costs compared to larger cabin jets.

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  • 17. 

    SpaceX’s in-development Falcon 9 Heavy space satellite launcher will be powered by how many engines?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      27

    Correct Answer
    D. 27
    Explanation
    SpaceX's in-development Falcon 9 Heavy space satellite launcher will be powered by 27 engines. This means that the rocket will have a total of 27 engines working together to provide the necessary thrust for liftoff and space travel. Having multiple engines allows for redundancy and increased power, enabling the rocket to carry heavier payloads and travel farther into space.

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  • 18. 

    What other fighter does the Shenyang J-15 closely resemble?

    • A.

      RAC MiG-29K

    • B.

      Sukhoi Su-33

    • C.

      Sukhoi Su-34

    • D.

      Sukhoi Su-35

    Correct Answer
    B. Sukhoi Su-33
    Explanation
    The Shenyang J-15 closely resembles the Sukhoi Su-33.

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  • 19. 

    Which chief executives were most disappointed when BAE Systems and EADS were unable to consummate their merger proposal?

    • A.

      Ian King and Tom Enders

    • B.

      Dick Olver and Arnaud Lagardère

    • C.

      John Rishton and Fabrice Brégier

    • D.

      Nick Rose and Louis Gallois

    Correct Answer
    A. Ian King and Tom Enders
    Explanation
    Ian King and Tom Enders were most disappointed when BAE Systems and EADS were unable to consummate their merger proposal.

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  • 20. 

    From which of Airbus’s four current and future narrowbody production lines will the first A320neo emerge?

    • A.

      Hamburg

    • B.

      Mobile

    • C.

      Tianjin

    • D.

      Toulouse

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamburg
    Explanation
    The first A320neo will emerge from Airbus's Hamburg production line.

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  • 21. 

    China’s first aircraft carrier entered service, following a lengthy rebuild programme. What is the vessel now called?

    • A.

      Dalian

    • B.

      Liaoning

    • C.

      Shi Lang

    • D.

      Varyag

    Correct Answer
    B. Liaoning
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Liaoning. China's first aircraft carrier, formerly known as the Varyag, entered service after undergoing a lengthy rebuild program. It was named Liaoning after the province in which it was refurbished and commissioned into the Chinese Navy.

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  • 22. 

    GKN’s acquisition of which aero engine components maker will catapult the UK-headquartered company into the top tier of that sector?

    • A.

      Avio

    • B.

      ITP

    • C.

      MTU

    • D.

      Volvo Aero

    Correct Answer
    D. Volvo Aero
    Explanation
    GKN's acquisition of Volvo Aero will catapult the UK-headquartered company into the top tier of the aero engine components sector.

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  • 23. 

    Which restored World War II aircraft was flown in New Zealand in late September, marking the type’s first airborne sighting since a 1996 crash?

    • A.

      De Havilland Mosquito

    • B.

      Heinkel He-111

    • C.

      Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3

    • D.

      Vickers Wellington

    Correct Answer
    A. De Havilland Mosquito
    Explanation
    In late September, the De Havilland Mosquito, a restored World War II aircraft, was flown in New Zealand. This marked the first time the aircraft had been seen airborne since a crash in 1996.

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  • 24. 

    Bell made its foray into the upper-medium-class helicopter sector with the launch of which aircraft?

    • A.

      365R

    • B.

      425R

    • C.

      525R

    • D.

      625R

    Correct Answer
    C. 525R
    Explanation
    Bell made its foray into the upper-medium-class helicopter sector with the launch of the 525R aircraft.

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  • 25. 

    Production of which new turbofan began in 2012 for Bombardier’s Global 7000 and 8000 business jets?

    • A.

      GE Passport 20

    • B.

      Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800

    • C.

      Rolls-Royce BR725

    • D.

      Safran Silvercrest

    Correct Answer
    A. GE Passport 20
    Explanation
    The correct answer is GE Passport 20. The GE Passport 20 is a new turbofan engine that began production in 2012 for Bombardier's Global 7000 and 8000 business jets.

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  • 26. 

    Which Gulf nation splashed out on a fleet of new BAE Systems Hawk trainers, also topped off with Pilatus PC-21s?

    • A.

      Oman

    • B.

      Qatar

    • C.

      Saudi Arabia

    • D.

      UAE

    Correct Answer
    C. Saudi Arabia
    Explanation
    Saudi Arabia is the correct answer because they splashed out on a fleet of new BAE Systems Hawk trainers, which are advanced military aircraft used for training purposes. They also topped off their fleet with Pilatus PC-21s, which are versatile turboprop aircraft used for pilot training. This indicates that Saudi Arabia made a significant investment in upgrading their military training capabilities.

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  • 27. 

    The Chinese owner of which personal jet programme has  given the green light to its accelerated development.

    • A.

      Cirrus Vision SF50

    • B.

      Diamond D-JET

    • C.

      Piper Altaire

    • D.

      Stratos 714

    Correct Answer
    A. Cirrus Vision SF50
    Explanation
    The Chinese owner of the Cirrus Vision SF50 personal jet program has approved its accelerated development.

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  • 28. 

    Which well-known couple in 2012 unveiled the first Rolls-Royce Trent 900 to be assembled and tested in Singapore?

    • A.

      A. David and Victoria Beckham

    • B.

      B. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

    • C.

      C. David and Samantha Cameron

    • D.

      D. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh

    Correct Answer
    B. B. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
    Explanation
    In 2012, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveiled the first Rolls-Royce Trent 900 to be assembled and tested in Singapore. This suggests that they were involved in the process of assembling and testing the engine in Singapore, possibly as part of a visit or official engagement. This event highlights the couple's engagement with technology and industry, and their role as ambassadors for British manufacturing.

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  • 29. 

    What pioneering US aircraft powered by a British Whittle engine celebrated the 70th anniversary of its first flight in October?

    • A.

      Lockheed Martin XP-80

    • B.

      Gloster E.28/39 (under licence)

    • C.

      Bell XP-59A

    • D.

      Lockheed Martin L-133

    Correct Answer
    C. Bell XP-59A
    Explanation
    The Bell XP-59A is the correct answer because it was a pioneering US aircraft that was powered by a British Whittle engine. It celebrated the 70th anniversary of its first flight in October. The other options, Lockheed Martin XP-80 and Lockheed Martin L-133, were not powered by a British Whittle engine. The Gloster E.28/39 was powered by a British Whittle engine, but it was not a US aircraft.

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  • 30. 

    Before becoming an Apollo astronaut, Neil Armstrong participated as a test pilot in what other NASA research programme?

    • A.

      Bell X-15

    • B.

      Bell X-2

    • C.

      Douglas 558

    • D.

      Martin X-24

    Correct Answer
    A. Bell X-15
    Explanation
    Neil Armstrong participated as a test pilot in the Bell X-15 program before becoming an Apollo astronaut. The Bell X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft that was used to conduct high-speed and high-altitude flight tests. This program was crucial for NASA's research and development efforts in the 1950s and 1960s, and Armstrong's involvement as a test pilot in this program helped prepare him for the challenges he would face as an astronaut in the Apollo missions.

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