Ozair From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 902 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2948 times:
Several weeks ago now I started a thread about how the A380 will not remove congestion at LHR, a lot of the info I referred to involved a presentation given by Randy Baselar to one of my University Aviation courses. I promised to give a link to it and now that it has been posted here it is.
Look under the additional readings section for Boeing Market Overview. It is a big download but has a lot of interesting information so I highly recommend it.
The overview covers not only the Australian region but goes into advantages of the Boeing line and describes each aircraft family. A lot can be seen on the Boeing website itself, such as range charts but some I found was new.
I cannot seem to access the thread I started to put this whole thing in context but hope you all find it interesting!
Monteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2877 times:
All I can say is that of course they are not going to promote the logic of Airbus in any way, shape of form when it is totally contradictory to that of their own.
Interesting presentation, but take it on face value. Every little thing he presented to you would have been tailored exactly to support the message he was trying to put across... I am sure the person in the same position at Airbus could have you convinced that the world cannot live without the A380.
Lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13666 posts, RR: 100
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
Thanks. Very interesting! While most of it I could agree with the technical presentation, I do disagree with one point: The 737NG and A320 do NOT have the same perceived comfort level. Ok, a nitpick, but my shoulders are *just* too wide for the 17" seats. Otherwise, the description of how the markets were projected to evolve were very interesting.
Societies that achieve a critical mass of ideas achieve self sustaining growth; others stagnate.
Ozair From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 902 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2676 times:
Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 1): All I can say is that of course they are not going to promote the logic of Airbus in any way, shape of form when it is totally contradictory to that of their own.
Interesting presentation, but take it on face value.
I am well aware of the pros and cons of each side Monty, I merely presented to Airliners.net a point of view. Nor do I support Randy in that point of view, I am neither an Airbus or Boeing Zealot.
From everything I have read and observed it will certainly be a mix of each strategy to suit particular regions.
Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 2): The 737NG and A320 do NOT have the same perceived comfort level.
There are several other unfair comparisons, such as the 773ER Vs the A346, the seating is very bias to the 777 to give lower costs and figures. At the presentation he also commented the A380 figures were based on slightly heavier weights than that released by Airbus.
I'm not expecting him to tell the truth, he is a salesman after all and is getting paid to promote his products. Just thought it was worth a look.