Eatmybologna From France, joined Apr 2005, 412 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
I've been reading all of your posts on Airliners.net now for about a month and just decided to sign on as a member. What I see here is a very aggressive business war going on between the two major aerospace companies. This competition is fantastic for obvious reasons. But what I'm wondering is, have A & B ever worked together on a project or plan to collaborate with each other in the future? I thought I remember watching the Wings channel a year or two ago that touched on the two possibly working together and pooling their resources to develop a large wing shaped civil airplane.
by the way, how do I obtain those cool smileys?
Isn't knowledge more than just the acquisition of information? Shouldn't the acquired information be correct?
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1922 times:
Yes, around 1990-1995, Airbus and Boeing considered collaborating on a very large airplane seating about 700-800. For a variety of reasons, it fell through: there was likely cultural clash, and Airbus felt that Boeing was aiming for a seating capacity too high just so they could continue to market the 747.
They went their own ways, and Airbus launched the A3XX/A388 on their own.
Monteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
I "heard" (and by heard I mean it may not be correct) that Airbus approached Boeing with the idea of super-capacity jetliner and after short collaboration they decided to go their seperate ways, with Airbus eventually coming out with the A380.
Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 2): For a variety of reasons, it fell through: there was likely cultural clash, and Airbus felt that Boeing was aiming for a seating capacity too high just so they could continue to market the 747.
Is this where the two different philosophies came from? (i.e. point to point v. high capacity)
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