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Why Build The 747x  
User currently offlineNasmal From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 227 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Why would they build the 747-x if the 777 has the same range and same capacity and cost less to operate.

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User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

The 747X will have more capacity than the 777. It will also have a greater range and will cost less to operate than 744.



User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11588 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (15 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Didn´t Boeing predict better seatmile-costs on the 747X compared to the 777? Also the 777 is considerably smaller, if you open your eyes you´ll see that.

User currently offlineBobo2196 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 10 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

The only reason boeing is looking at the 747x is because airbus is building the a3xx. They would be crazy to miss this opportunity! They cant let airbus have the WHOLE market on such a big jet! In a nutshell, what they are thinking is "If we dont do something to counteract the a3xx, we will be losing alot of money". Boeing was pressed into developing the 747x because of airbus. A while back, boeing shelved this project sighting that "this much capacity was not needed in the current economy". The main reason that this aircraft is being developed is to compete with airbus and to keep the #1 spot at the top.


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