Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 55 Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11525 times:
how about the VFW614 - sold very few (maybe 6 or so).
Quoting EDDM (Reply 2): According to the Airbus website, the A318 has been ordered 77 times. I don't know about the forecasts here, but that's not much.
no it isn't, but remember it is a derivative of the basic A320 family, whereas I think for this thread it is more about individual types of aircraft. Likwise the 737-600 has been a poor seller, but we can't of course think of the 737 as a failure.
The Mercure, VFW614, etc most definitely were failures.....
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
If you mean the Spruce Goose, I doubt it was really intended to be sold to airlines. It was more a part of the ego-trip of Howard Hughes, but nonetheless an amazing plane.
Also, the 767-400ER has sold very badly. Only 37 built, and one on order for the USAF, though that is dependant on the tanker order.
No, it was a design requested by the U.S. War department for a super-transporter. And because of the War effort, materials were in short supply, Mr. Hughes was had to use wood to build the a/c. Thus a protracted development stage for the a/c, that and Hughes' last minute designing process.
Pretty amazing it ever flew, can you imagine designing and building something that big made primarily of wood, and then flying it!?!? No wonder Hughes hated the Spruce Goose nickname.