Gh123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5597 times:
With the number of aircraft produced at just about 600 and with almost all major airlines using them, is the 777 not only the new 'back-bone' of the industry but perhaps the most successful airliner ever made, even over the 747?!
Just something I have been thinking about - what are your thoughts?
DfwRevolution From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5202 times:
The 747-400 is probably the single most profitable aircraft to date. Given the sales volume, the high premium Boeing was able to leverage, and the reasonable program cost, the 747-400 has really been a Cash Cow with a capital C^2
SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 3858 posts, RR: 11 Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5161 times:
I think there will be a third generation of 777s from Boeing. As of now it is completely kicking the a$* off of the comparable Airbus models (A330/A340) and I think that it will have well over 1,000 planes made when all is said and done.
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NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 9605 posts, RR: 10 Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5060 times:
The 747 is the undisputed champion of widebodies for 37 years now. As long as Boeing changes its plans it´ll be replaced together with the 777, some day around 2020. There is no way that the 777 will ever be called "the most successful". The 787, together with the A350, will kill the 777-200, the new 747-8I will put some pressure from above on the 773, the A350 from below.
PlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6183 posts, RR: 79 Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5026 times:
Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 16): As of now it is completely kicking the a$* off of the comparable Airbus models (A330/A340) and I think that it will have well over 1,000 planes made when all is said and done.
Radelow From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 426 posts, RR: 3 Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4452 times:
Being a finance person I would say that the most successful aircraft would be that one which has the highest net present value from the day it started. That takes into consideration # of frames produced, price per frame, and duration the aircraft was/is sold. With that said, I don't know the answer.