Col From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2174 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted
Fri Jan 28 2005 19:48:19 UTC (10 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2610 times:
Well done Airbus, another five orders closer to the 1000 I predict they will end up selling. Also good news for Boeing with the 60 x 7E7's, well done all.
Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted
Fri Jan 28 2005 21:38:19 UTC (10 years 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2469 times:
I'm sorry, but what do Chinese politics have to do with the A380? Hell what do politics have to do with the plane, this isn't Concorde, this is business.
The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted
Fri Jan 28 2005 22:17:22 UTC (10 years 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2389 times:
If an order for 5 A380's is a political victory, then I'd hate to see what the 60 787's is...
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
BENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 8539 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted
Fri Jan 28 2005 22:24:22 UTC (10 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2351 times:
Given the vast population of China, I suspect that they will need these planes just for domestic services, like the B747SR in Japan.
Sk945 From Sweden, joined May 2002, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted
Fri Jan 28 2005 22:28:11 UTC (10 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2333 times:
To answere Lehpron question -
When it comes to China - Politics have everything to do with it...
Who do you think order the A388, A332 and B787?
Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted
Fri Jan 28 2005 22:28:25 UTC (10 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
Solnabo just can't seem to resist making gratuitous negative comments. Perhaps if he controlled his urge to flame-bait, his substantive comments would be taken more seriously? [Edited 2005-01-28 22:32:54]
FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted
Sat Jan 29 2005 00:22:46 UTC (10 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
This Chinese order is certainly just a beginning of huge wide body sales in the 10 years to come.
Surely the same names that bought these 787s today will do the same for the A350 in the years to come.Airbus is hardly working for that.