Some Funny Quotes from Farnborough 2012


We assembled a page of interesting quotes from Farnborough 2012 for Monday's magazine ... here's some from the B-roll that didn't make it. 

Thought you may find it worth a chuckle.

“We just launched it yesterday. So, maybe tomorrow?”

Ben Stone, vice president of special projects at Alenia Aermacchi, when asked when he expects to sign his first order for company’s C-27J armed with Alliant Techsystem’s palletized roll-on/roll-off 30-mm canon.

“Everything is possible [but] we are trying to be realistic. We understand that [the M346] is the western option of the aircraft. So, of course it most probably is the … M346.”

Konstantin Popovich, vice president at Russia’s Irkut, when asked if the company would confirm rumors that it would propose the YAK-130, a design jointly developed with Alenia Aermacchi, for the forthcoming U.S. Air Force T-X fast-jet trainer program.

“I don’t know where you get the information from about the conclusion of these contracts. We have special state government institutions that deal with these kind of contracts. I can tell you one thing that is for sure: Irkut corporation does not supply the Yakovlev 130 to Syria … Once again, I confirm we do not deliver our aircraft to those countries that are part of the prohibited list.”

Konstantin Popovich, vice president at Russia’s Irkut, on the question of whether the company sold YAK-130s to Syria.

“Initial market entry attempts haven’t been completely successful.”

Boeing Defense, Space and Security President Dennis Muilenburg, upon receiveing questions about sales of the company’s A160 unmanned rotorcraft.

“Innovation is not necessarily always pretty… Yes we had a little mishap after landing … but our customer was unbelievably excited.”

Boeing Defense, Space and Security President Dennis Muilenburg, on the subject of a landing mishap that caused damaged to the company’s Phantom Eye high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft at the conclusion of its first flight.

Please feel free to add your own quotes from the show! There are sure to be some whoppers out there. 

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