The 777-300ER can fly almost as many passengers as 748 for similar distances with more efficiency, and the A380 can fly far more passengers with similar efficiency. You displaced "more efficiency" and "similar efficiency". It's an apples to space shuttles comparison if you put 1...Jump to post
Fantastic news for the flying public, Emirates and Airbus! Also the reaction of certain posters did not disappoint. Gotta love that this will make few heads explode also in the blogosphere.Jump to post
Jayafe wrote:Expenses clearly caused by the A380 arrival and its operational infrastructure, indeed. This should not be tolerated! We were going to keep a crappy old terminal, and the European whale didnt allow us to!
Why not, if one needs one. All air frames will see the end of production. If you buy one, you can expect the airframer to be there the next 20 years if you need spare-parts or service. Same reason EK is hesitating if not refusing to buy new ones without concessions: the price of those spare parts g...Jump to post
If their traffic continues to grow I expect AY to convert some of the remaining 900's to 1000's. Finnair considered A350-1000 last year but decided to keep the orders for only A350-900. Quite surely the traffic will continue growing for next years so I expect AY to order more A350s in the future (a...Jump to post
It's pretty audacious of EK to demand that Airbus deliver them a plane with ~820 passenger capacity that is so efficient that they can put ~520-615 into it instead. That worked for a while but then the 77W reset the bar economically. You do realise 77W preceded the A380 and it's economics were full...Jump to post
And between October 2007 and October 2017, 654 773ER's were delivered. So what? 773ER is a lower capacity plane. One could also then argue that Airbus sold thousands of A320-series planes during the same timeframe. A smaller plane will nearly always sell better than the bigger one. Almost the only ...Jump to post
ElroyJetson wrote:The fact the 787 has outsold the A350 2:1 makes my point.
Matt6461 wrote:The whole P2P thing was just MSM-speak for the real phenomenon: market fragmentation (the term Boeing actually used).
But in the end passenger comfort boils down to how the airline chooses to configure the aircraft. If the airlines thought they'd make more money with their 787s, 777s, and A350s by not cramming in as many seats, they'd configure the seating to be less tight. Don't know if you're serious or joking w...Jump to post
~868 is a theoretical limit, an upper bound, but not reality. It's just another number that shows us where Airbus's mindset was when they designed the A380. Creating the best possible double decker they could with the tech available in 2000 that is not some crazy flying saucer form factor, no cargo...Jump to post
WIederling wrote:779X is not a better A380 at all. vice versa neither.
Buying the XWB when it was still defined as the old A350 has been a masterstroke. They got the launch discounts and as I understood from their then CEO speaking at the time the upgrade to XWB was essentially free. So they got a vastly better plane for the price of the original A350. This has been sh...Jump to post
Seems another calculated news story to take the focus off the 747 which is really the plane these questions should be asked about.Jump to post
Thankfully Airbus doesn't make aircraft which gives airline such a choice else they would be stuffy and cramped as well, like their Boeing counterparts Indeed. I just took my first flight on a 787 and while the aircraft is otherwise very impressive (relatively quiet, big windows) everything good is...Jump to post
BOAC1966 wrote:Nice crosswinds in MLA for F-WMIL A35K today up to 30mph and several test runs and circuits. Hopefully another box ticked!
This is what Boeing's Randy Tinseth actually say in reference to the A380, “We don’t see significant demand for passenger 747-8s or A380s,” Good old Randy. Trying to make it appear like the A380 and 747-8i are somehow comparable when in reality the A380 has outsold the 747-8i something like 6 to 1.Jump to post
Trying to say the A321 won at Delta because the A321 is a better plane is false. The A321 won because Delta received better commercial terms from Airbus and PW.
This could just be a ploy to cause another black eye to Airbus. Until confirmed I remain sceptical.Jump to post
What does this restart actually mean? 767-300ER is listed on the Boeing price list so presumably you can go and order it straight away if needed? No?
This sounds almost as realistic as SmintAir did.Jump to post
So we're on page 18 of a thread supposedly about Airbus working with EK on another A380 order. On this page 18, "EK" and "Emirates" get a combined 9 mentions (thread titles and user names excluded), of which four are only in quotes. "China" gets 11 mentions and indeed ...Jump to post
A 77W in 9 abreast Y config, yes. According to EK, the difference with their (10 abreast Y) 77W is around 14%. Which is in the same ball park as the 787/A330ceo difference IIRC. Does your number assume the normal 9-abreast 787 seating? If so then it's not a very good achievement by Boeing when they...Jump to post
What Leeham says is that when fuel prices return to their normal higher level the 777-300ER is dead.Jump to post
par13del wrote:if they had placed an order for 40 748i rather
I don't think Airbus is too unhappy. They just sold over ten times as much A320neo's than this order would have been and in the process stole the headlines from Flydubai(EK) order.Jump to post
CARST wrote:Also the NEO had a big head start over the MAX.
Great news! Especially makes one giggle with the thought of the resident A380 haters here squirming because the damn thing just refuses to fade away.Jump to post
I would not be surprised if Boeing is offering passenger 767s at near list price to discourage orders and shift customers to the 787-8. So far, it's been working since they have not sold a passenger 767 in almost six years compared to 60 787-8s. Looks like a lot of trouble when they could just disc...Jump to post
Updating the 767 would be a master stroke By Boeing engineers and would be a smash hit I'm sure. I hope they go ahead!Jump to post
strfyr51 wrote:CEO Glen Tilton whom it is suspected got prime gratuities from Airbus to buy that airplane.
Revelation wrote:If you think this is a wonderful deal, you should set up an aviation enterprise in Washington State, they'd be glad to have you.
Other European Boeing customers must be mad that their business partner has been giving their aircraft money to their competition and distorting the competition.Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:It goes without saying that the 787's wing is 30 years newer than the A330's.
Matt6461 wrote:A380 is bleeding cash and will only continue to do so.
jupiter2 wrote:But, hey they are stuck with them now, it's Airbus' cash they are burning, so in reality it means little to me, except another aircraft type to try and photograph.
Because flying for 2 more hours in an abnormally vibrating plane with the engine blown off, was a soothing event for them? I can understand AF's desire not to put down in a remote place; but as pax, I'm actually sorta partial to the idea of getting to the nearest airport no matter what, when there'...Jump to post
Yes, the failure occurred over Greenland. However judging from the screenshot you posted in your opening message, they continued from the point of failure all the way to Goose Bay for what appears (per your screenshot) to be a more or less straight in approach. That implies that the pilots were abl...Jump to post
Or possibly VS may have sufficient contractual flexibility to force return of the deposits if Airbus cancels the program in future at a time before VS is willing to accept delivery (i.e. Airbus ends the program in 2025 but VS says they cannot possibly accept delivery before 2035). Gee those stupid ...Jump to post
sgbroimp wrote:A380 beats all I have tried (never flew A350, though).