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On-Time And On-Budget: When Did It Last Happen?  
User currently offlinefaro From Egypt, joined Aug 2007, 1658 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

Following on the A380 and 787, in a neighbouring thread the latest A350 'slippage' is discussed; almost seems a normal thing these days:

Another A350XWB Schedule Slip (by n1786b Jan 19 2011 in Civil Aviation)

My question is what was the last major mainliner project to come in on-time and on-budget?


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 21008 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

I think the 777 was done the right way.

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16044 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 1):

On time, but most reports have the budget being exceeded by a wide margin.

Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineCM767 From Panama, joined Dec 2004, 655 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1096 times:

I would say that Embraer is doing it. For sure the projects are not on the same scale of A and B, but I was surprised on how fast the Phenom program achieved certification.

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User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 7309 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 1075 times:

On time-Boeing (before the 787) had a pretty good record.
On budget-forget it.

The problem with making things foolproof is that fools are so doggone ingenious...Dan Keebler
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