AirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2833 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
Quoting Scaredflyer21 (reply 0): Why is Continental interested in the 787 if it is very similar to the 777 of which they already have?
Your base assertion is off. The 787 has a different mission in mind. It's longer range then the basic 777, has less seats, but better operating efficencies. Think of the 787 as sort of a uber competitor to the 757/767/A300 and A330.
TeamREGAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 114 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1664 times:
Quoting Airgeek12 (reply 4): Thread starter: If the 787 was almost identical (both physicly and financially) they wouldn't be making the 787, now would they?! :p
Actually, that is something that companies do all the time. They cannibalize to maintain or better their position on the market. For any business, it's better to do that and still make profit than to forfeit revenue to a competitor. But I do agree that both aircraft are slated for different missions.
You would dare to challenge me? .........Insanity!