Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6187 times:
Quoting PM (Reply 3): hope even Airbus's bitterest critics have the grace to acknowledge that you don't build and deliver 4,000 aeroplanes on subsidies, arm-twisting, political influence and shady deals.
Don't worry, someone will come forward and be willing to piss in the punchbowl.
Nevertheless, quite an impressive milestone indeed.
RedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4214 posts, RR: 29 Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5749 times:
I recall back in the late 70's when their production line backlog had only a couple of airframes left on it with no new orders coming in and there was talk of Airbus shutting down; turning it into another great white European elephant.
Who would've thought then that they'd be celebrating such an incredible milestone now. Impressive indeed.
Quoting PM (Reply 3): I hope even Airbus's bitterest critics have the grace to acknowledge that you don't build and deliver 4,000 aeroplanes on subsidies, arm-twisting, political influence and shady deals.
Being on this side of the pond, I don't necessarily agree with the government aid (I'll leave out the word "subsidy" as it sometimes has an incendiary affect) Airbus receives; however, I will admit you don't sell 4,000 airframes unless you have a truly remarkable product line on your hands.
KabAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 245 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5712 times:
I remember being a kid in the mid-80's and growing up in a Boeing family - I told all of my friends that Airbus would never be ultimately successful, that their product was crappy (not that I had ever flown on one, but hey, kids have their own logic), and that they'd be gone soon enough.
This morning I'll be eating a banana, some yogurt, and my words for breakfast.
Great job and congratulations to everyone at Airbus!
wow, there sure are a lot of expert economists on this forum....
Grand total stand at 3489 jetliners delivered by MDC. (perhaps have I forgotten one or two DC9 family...)
Very nice achievement by Airbus, but, if you are going to compare to MDC, you would need to add in all of the DC aircraft, such as the DC3 & so on, not sure if you added the MD90EFD & 717 into your count......
Not sure why you would want to compare one to the other, this should be a thread dedicated to Airbus and run comparisons.....
Gearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5057 times:
Well done Airbus!
It's puzzling to understand some folk. On a thread that congratulates Airbus (and rightly so) for it's magnificent achievement not only can some folk not bring themselves to say 'well done' but start going on about Boeing's build numbers. One track minds!
Mytravel330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 42 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4535 times:
As an airbus fan its great to see them reach this milestone,I never thought that they would have got this far but its a testament to their products that they have and can produce quality airplanes,I am quite happy to fly in either manufacturers aircraft but given the choice I would prefer an airbus.
It is also good to see that when we get to the airport now that not every gate is filled with Boeings and McDD nice to see a bit of healthy competition, may airbus reach another 4000 in the not so distant future.
Dtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1466 posts, RR: 2 Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4035 times:
Moose 1226, Where in the world do you come up with only 93 707's delivered? Better recheck that. Also your numbers for 727 and 747 also seem to be way off as well. BTW congrats to Airbus, nice job and nice airplanes.
Magyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3980 times:
We did Boeing and MDC stats about jetliners deliveries, I though it might be fair and interesting to do the same with Airbus. To do so, I used Airbus orders & deliveries list, which goes only up to 31st July 2005.