Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 28522 posts, RR: 84 Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7884 times:
It's still some good news and PR for Airbus, and even though the huge expected QR and EK confirmations/orders have yet to come through, that existing commitments for the A350 have been signed, as well as new orders placed, is a vote of confidence for the program.
A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4657 posts, RR: 4 Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7705 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 10): UA classifies their TED A320s as A32S in their timetable and there is precious little premium about them
And that´s why I said A32S PREMIUM (ACJ family) models, consisting of the A318Elite, A319 Executive(LR)/ACJ and A320Prestige. However, A321s are also available for VIP/Executive customers on request or can be converted to such models.
Trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4264 posts, RR: 14 Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4555 times:
lots of orders are great but can the manufacturers actually turn that into a profit, as Boeing's experience 8 years ago shows, thats not always the case. keeping or gaining market share at a loss is viable as a short term strategy only
Flytweed From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 84 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3417 times:
Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 13): I have to say, I'm liking 2005! There is finally a good variety of aircraft out there that interest me for the new orders: E190, 787, 350, 380, 777, and even the 737/320 fight.
Let's not forget Boeing will be rolling the 748 in a few years. No orders yet, yes, but I'd expect it'll be a pretty big player if the A380 proves to be marketable. Airbus says the 748 won't be a competitor, but think about it, the 748 can fly into probably 30 times more airports than the A380. Why would carriers want the A380, which requires reconstructing airports to accomodate it? Not to mention, many configurations of the A380 will have 550 or so pax configurations, whereas the 748 just under 500, so they could be pretty directly competitive.
JetMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3225 times:
Quoting Flytweed (Reply 23): Why would carriers want the A380, which requires reconstructing airports to accomodate it?
I think the airport issue hasn't yet stopped an airline from ordering it. And the large international airports which can expect future A380 services will upgrade anyways.
Quoting Flytweed (Reply 23): Not to mention, many configurations of the A380 will have 550 or so pax configurations, whereas the 748 just under 500, so they could be pretty directly competitive.
The B748 will seat some 450 pax in three classes while the A380 will seat 550. If you choose luxurious layouts (like QF and SQ are planning) then you get some 370-400 seats on the B748 and some 460-490 on the A380.
25 Stitch: Their uniforms are silver and the FAs all have metallic wigs. http://www.ufoseries.com/
26 Dougloid: What's that got to do with the "numbers we sold" game? It applies to the folks in Seattle as well-haven't they sold a bunch of 737s this year?
27 Manni: Where in my post did I write that it doesn't apply to the people in Chicago (not Seatlle)? Selling a bunch of A320's or 737 might not be as glamourou
28 Trex8: you would think it should be like printing money but as B showed in the 90s, you can lose several billion making lots of planes for customers orderin
29 Manni: Obviously, but it's up to the manufacturer to keep this under control. None of the 2 manufacturers need to go below cost, they both have a fair share