Off course the 7E7 and A380 are competitors. Sure, they are very different products with different abilities. But they are both aircraft!Originally Posted by LBARULES
An airline probably won't buy both 7E7's and A380's. The capital cost is just too high for most carriers. But it is possible the same carrier would decide to (say) opt for the 7E7 to replace their 757/767 fleet and persevere with their 744s. Conversely, they could persevere with the 757/767 fleet if it's new enough and replace their 747s with the A380.
They are competitors. They compete for the same dollar of airline capital expenditure.