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Thread: Boeing's response to A380

  1. #31
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    Good news for everyone then.

    So long as an aircraft manufacturer can achieve a net profit from any given project there's no reason why it shouldn't go ahead. A 747adv would be considerably cheaper than developing a whole new a/c so even at 100-150 orders it'd make sense for Boeing to go ahead.

    It'd also be nice to see that such models as the A340-600, 747Avd. and a380 can actually coexist instead of destroying one another. That should be the case anyway, each aircraft covering a slightly different sector of the market.

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBARULES
    Do you know anything about the 7E7 or the A380? How can you call them competitiors! You say Boeing should only concentrate on one project at a time, as Sandy says, I think they have the resources to concentrate on more than one, and if they cant they wont.
    Off course the 7E7 and A380 are competitors. Sure, they are very different products with different abilities. But they are both aircraft!

    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.
    Skiaynin Vannin

  3. #33
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    Fair point .

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