nirav wrote:Sorry. Those aircraft makers and airlines were not covered by the Indian Constitution.
Our Constitution, under the Freedom of expression, gives us right to call it a "3 legged cheetah".
Reminds, me of the original 747's engines from Pratt. Its first flight was made, because they could not wait any longer. The engines were nowhere close to ready. They surged so badly that they would disintegrate catastrophically, forget generating the desired thrust. Months away from first deliveries, Boeing had planes sitting out with concrete blocks in place of engines. A helpless Boeing had the chief test pilot take the chief of Pratt for a demo flight. While in flight, the pilot increased the thrust of one engine, it surged with a large boom. The boom was loud enough to scare the crap out of anybody, obviously rattled the entire plane. Then, he continued to increase the power on the second engine, a second boom followed. The pilot started increasing the thrust on the third engine. At this point, according to the co-pilot, the Pratt boss shouted, "stop it! stop it! I get it! I get it!". Pratt buckled up, found the fault and removed it. The flight test was completed and the first airplane provided to the first customer. The first flight (IIRC) was between New York and London. It did not take off! The passengers were brought back to the terminal, engine failure! Behind the scene, Boeing replaced the aircraft (decal-ed) over a new one and got the passengers into Heathrow, 6 hours late.
But all this is history. There is unlikely to be another passenger plane as iconic or revolutionary as the 747. And, isn't it a beautiful looking plane (the suggested plan (from PAN-AM boss) was to make it a narrow bodied double-decker, which IMHO looked like a hippo like the Airbus 380). It could have easily bankrupted Boeing (if you read the history of its development), but it actually made Boeing the icon it is today.
One has to go through the initial groaning pains to reach anywhere in this industry. There is probably no exception to the rule here, because quite literally, it is at the very edge of technology known to mankind.