nicknames

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Date:         05 Mar 93 00:07:42 PST
Organization: Chicago Software Works
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The latest Airliners mentions a couple of airliner nicknames which are
rather amusing:

    French crews have nicknamed the Airbus A320 "Rantaplan."  The name
    of a dog in a cartoon strip, Rantaplan is a brave but stupid
    canine who, when commanded, acts in exactly the opposite way -- a
    reference to the occasional behaviour of the Three-twenty's flight
    computers.

    We also hear that American Airlines' pilots are calling the MD-11
    "SCUD" -- because you never know where it's going to land.

<grin>

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