Cloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15651 times:
They are going to be occupied with the A380. Airbus does claim to be able to do two clean-sheet simulatneously. Also, The Pentagon here in the US claims to be able to fight two major regional war's simultaneously. In both cases, it may be MARGINALLY possible by using every resource, working people to death, and spending far more than can be really afforded. For all intents and purposes, the claim is just bluster. It can be done on paper, by the skin of one's teath. But it can't really be done in the real world - at least it can't be done in a way that does not invite disaster.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15605 times:
Also, The Pentagon here in the US claims to be able to fight two major regional war's simultaneously. In both cases, it may be MARGINALLY possible by using every resource, working people to death, and spending far more than can be really afforded
The US used to be able to do that, then Clinton cut the military circa 1992.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6030 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15594 times:
If they were going to do one, it would be a direct replacement for the A300, who isn't the youngest bird around, ie. a type to do short high-density flights. And of course with a cockpit ala the A320 for even more commonality.
Tom_eddf From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 15197 times:
First rumors about an upcoming A305 project have been around since at least a year, but apparently Airbus sees no real gap between the A321 and the A330-200 and perceives the 7E7 not as a product in the A300-600, but in the 757/767-300ER market segment.
Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1401 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 15074 times:
Boeing has just revealed that there will be a new variant of the 7E7 aimed at short/medium haul sectors, with shortened wingspan, lightened undercarriage and structure, range of about 6500Km.
It looks like a good replacement for hundreds of B767-200/300 and A310/300.
Airbus should better be ready to counter this threat from Boeing
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 15031 times:
I wouldn't see an A305 as competing with the A321 - the B757 and B767(-200) ran alongside each other for quite a while, and there's not really that much difference in capacity on these two.
It would simply be the adding of another choice - and I'd guess that the A305 would only in it's smallest version (replacement for A310) really be a possible competition for the A321.
But, then again, it'll be up to the airlines: the A321 will remain more interesting for those already operating the A320 family, whereas the A305 - should it become a reality - would probably be more interesting for those needing A300/A310/B767 replacements for shorter or medium routes.
Wingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2315 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14513 times:
Not even mighty EADS can afford another project right now. They already have two separate $8-12B projects underway, the 380 and the A400M. The lion's share of the 380 bills come due in 2004 and 2005, just when we'll see the dollar go streaking past the 1.35-1.40 mark, the very mark Camus says will pose very significant fiscal challenges for the company. Even though European sharehiolders don't expect financial returns for 10-20 years, I'm pretty sure even they would be a little hesitant to allw EADS to push a thrid major project through. My guess is that Airbus will see moderate to substantial losses over the next few years as bills come in and the value of the dollar plummets. At that point we'll some real battles erupt between France SA and private institutional shareholders such as Deustche Bank over financial obligations to the shareholders.
Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 14217 times:
You guys underestimate the design effort required to complete an aircraft. I suspect that right now the design team is working with suppliers qualifying the various hardware that comprise the aircraft systems, then they will be busy making modifications as the certification phase gets under way.
MIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 13792 times:
Yeah, just like Boring (sorry, Boeing)...
aren't crew people supposed to say slightly more meaninful things? I'm not sure if I should laugh or what lol If anything I always understood and agree that Airbus would take the trophy anyday for the most boring models. They can stretch/shrink add big engines and all the winglets they want everytime I look at an airbus I still see basically a remodeled A320,A300.
Even the 380 resembles an A320 with 4 engine & 2 decks. Watch this A305 will look like another A320 or A330..