Scorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5014 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2901 times:
Airbus. Recently spent a day spotting at LHR, and a large majority of the narrowbody flights is carried out by an A32X (I'd say 4 out of 5). Both BA and BD fly large numbers of them into LHR. For widebadies, it's Boeing. Combining both, Airbus wins.
LHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2856 times:
Yes Airbus, but only just, mainly because of the huge amounts of BA 320s/319s, which are undoubtably the most common aircraft in any one livery to be seen at LHR (too many for us spotters ). Other reasons include the ever expanding VS and BD Airbus fleets, and new carriers operating in with Airbus widebodies such as Etihad.
Boeing easily outperforms Airbus in terms of widebodies, 747s and 777s everywhere. However there are more short haul flights ex-LHR than long haul, and with so many European carriers operating Airbus short haul these days there are more Airbus a/c operating ex LHR than Boeings.
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