Gopal From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 113 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
Since Boeing came out with the B777-300 earlier than the A340-600, did it not get a lead on Airbus as far as early B747 model replacement aircraft is concerned. Granted that B777-300 has a far lower range than A340-600, it did provide a very advanced and efficient replacement for early model 747s on many routes. Any way which carrier would push its aircraft to the maximum range capacity ? Also has Boeing been able to sell more B777-300ERs than A340-600s ?
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1560 times:
Any way which carrier would push its aircraft to the maximum range capacity?
KE is the only airline to use the 773A for scheduled transpacific ops... often ICN-HNL, and sometimes NRT-LAX. No airline flies the 773A transatlantically.
AF remains the only non-Asian airline to commit to the 773, and they chose the B-market version, not the A-market.
Also has Boeing been able to sell more B777-300ERs than A340-600s
Interestingly enough, 773ER sales outpaced and outsold A346 sales for a quite a while. This is significant as the A346 has been available nearly twice as long as the 773ER. The A346 has recently reclaimed the lead with the advent of the HGW version, and orders from TG and EK.