Navion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1020 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 1434 times:
The fact that 2 airlines have now committed to the 777X who currently don't use GE engines on their present 777's (JAL & ANA) bodes well for the prospects of the 777X. It appears the total support package and guarantees by GE more than offset any lack of commonality. Of course as we have seen in Aviation Week, there is really no commonality between any of the 777 designs as opposed to the 777X designs.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8126 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1311 times:
Actually, Airbus A345/A346 sales have been very disappointing lately. The reason is simple: the current Boeing 772ER can fly SFO-HKG non-stop year-round, and that has seriously cut into A343/A345/A346 sales.
Note that because of the long range of the 772ER, AA, CO, DL and UA have bought lots of these planes. And several airlines in Asia are flying the 772ER on long routes (KE flies SEL-SFO and SEL-LAX with the 772ER).