Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8576 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2133 times:
I have a feeling the A350 project is already underway. Remember how quickly the A380 went from being a paper airplane to a real airplane? Airbus has a history of doing a lot of work behind the scenes and not letting the public know how far advanced they are on any given project. I suspect the next big project will be the redesign of the A320 family which will be getting old but 2010-2015.
Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2068 times:
The flying whale is consuming the lion's share of Airbus's capital resources, any possible "payback" from the A380 is at least five years away. Even if full production capacity of 52 A380s per year is achieved, it would be after 2010 that a traditional breakeven point of 250 units is even possible. Consequently, only incremental upgrades of the existing products will be feasible until the A380 is profitable.