N14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2486 posts, RR: 25 Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2582 times:
Quoting Chiad (Reply 1): Airbus only delivered 3 A380's. That's not alot.
True, but it's still as planned by Airbus. A spokesman stated at the end of last year that Airbus will deliver one per month until middle of 2010 and from then on two per months. Under normal conditions we would have seen another delivery in Q1 of 2010 but MSN 051 for SQ is still waiting for some seats due to the well-known problems of the manufacturer.
PM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6814 posts, RR: 65 Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
Quoting Baroque (Reply 4): Reality turns out to be startlingly different from some so-confident predictions
Ah, remember those crocodile tears? "The A350XWB is all very well but however will Airbus last that long? There will be no demand for their widebodies by 2010...!"
I'll tell you something else.
Prefaced by the usual "Lies, damned lies, and statistics" caveat, get this:
If you believe that the A330 and A340 are one family and that their mission (which they did choose to accept) was to take on the 777 (which, yes, I know, technically came a little later ) then over the 48 months of 2006-2009 Boeing delivered 297 777s and Airbus delivered 336 A330/A340s.
And if you are not of that faith and prefer to leave the A340s out of it, then it's 297 777s to 278 A330s - a difference of nine frames over four years.
My point (before I disappear beneath an enraged scrum of partisans from either side) is not that A is better than B is better than A, blah, blah, blah but...
Quoting PM (Reply 3): For me, one of the most interesting things is how A & B remain so closely neck-and-neck.
CFBFrame From United States of America, joined May 2009, 531 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1612 times:
Did AF get their first A380 at the end of 2009?
I like the A330 and am impressed with its number of lives; first it had to fight against the 2 vs 4 and then end up being the driving force for killing the A340. Then it has had to fight the A350, and from the numbers it looks like it's beaten that program back as well (per the comments from another recent post in another thread). I tried to put it on life support but people were fighting to keep the program alive. Maybe we can get GE to re-engine the A330, right Leahy? I bet GE bites on that option because it's got to have 7 more lives!!!!!
The profitability number is even larger in Boeing's favor when you take in to consideration the exchange rate.
Delivery distribution changes next year when 787 deliveries begin.
PM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6814 posts, RR: 65 Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1546 times:
Quoting CFBFrame (Reply 6): Did AF get their first A380 at the end of 2009?
Yes, at the end of October.
Quoting CFBFrame (Reply 6): I tried to put it on life support but people were fighting to keep the program alive.
LOL! You suggested that the A330-200 might be on life support and I, among others, expressed a somewhat different view. But, fair's fair, I don't dispute that the -200 is being eclipsed by the much improved -300 (which was also one of your points). In fact, I suggested a year or so ago that sales of the -300 might eventually exceed sales of the -200. I was the one being shot down on that occasion but I still suggest it's a possibility. Many A330 customers have scaled up; rather few have scaled down.