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Have A & B Ever Considered Working Together?  
User currently offlineEatmybologna From France, joined Apr 2005, 412 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1880 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.

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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2991 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Boeing and Airbus collaborated on some VLA designs in the mid-90s, but nothing became of it. Of course, Airbus went on to launch a clean-sheet VLA, the A380.


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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1872 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.


User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

I was told by a Boeing insider that the wing box on the 777 was made by EADS, which I believe is a majority owner of Airbus.
Is this true?
Would that be considered a collaboration?

Russ



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 3):
I was told by a Boeing insider that the wing box on the 777 was made by EADS, which I believe is a majority owner of Airbus.

Nooo.... the 777 wingbox is made in Japan

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/148285_boeingjapan14.html


User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1833 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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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Be shweet to see the two of them work together, perhaps in Tandem with the Japanese, on a new SST.

User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 6):
Be shweet to see the two of them work together, perhaps in Tandem with the Japanese, on a new SST.

This is likely the only way it could get done. I would add the Chinese as potential partner risk sharing partner as well.


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