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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 12. 
    Which Chinese company failed in its bid to acquire Hawker Beechcraft 
    • A. 

      AVIC

    • B. 

      CAIGA

    • C. 

      Harbin

    • D. 

      D. Superior Aviation Beijing

  • 13. 
    Which International Aero Engines partner sold out of the V2500 programme?
    • A. 

      Japanese Aero Engines

    • B. 

      Pratt & Whitney

    • C. 

      MTU

    • D. 

      Rolls-Royce

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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