EA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2838 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3110 times:
Does anybody feel that once we have the 'real world' numbers on the 748I when it goes thru flight testing, that perhaps it could change a few minds of the 'undecided' airlines?? I'm not saying setting the world on fire with sales, but it's hard to say how the numbers of the 748I will stack up to the 380 and 77W for that matter, until we actually see it fly. I mean look how far off Boeing was on their numbers with the 77W and Airbus on the 380. Both of these aircraft have proven to be much more efficient aircraft than either manufacturer predicted. I'm hoping to see at least 50-60 748Is in the sky.
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Trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 5428 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2643 times:
Quoting EA772LR (Reply 5): I mean look how far off Boeing was on their numbers with the 77W and Airbus on the 380.
77W was better off by single digit % points and the A380 has not been "off", just very late! For that matter the A340NG hasn't been off either in operating costs, the margin with the 77W just increased when Boeing did better than they predicted.
AA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3544 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
Quoting Trex8 (Reply 6): 77W was better off by single digit % points
When you're dealing with hundreds of millions of dollars at list prices, millions of gallons of fuel, millions of dollars in maintenance and other very high costs and measuring standards, single digit percentage points are an actual gold mine in terms of cost savings and efficiency!!
I hope for Boeing's sake that the 748i exceeds expectations, somehow manages to get more range and better fuel efficiency. I'm still holding out for some orders once testing gets underway and some numbers are presented to the airlines on the fence.
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