fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2078 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9030 times:
I was impressed when I heard that Boeing had recently delivered its 1,000th Boeing 777. I remember how long it was until they rolled the 1,000th 747 for SQ. Both planes are superb designs - and not too bad looking either!
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8360 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8894 times:
I remember when the 727 was the best selling jetliner in world history when the last frame rolled off the line, the 1,832nd 727. That was in 1984. Nothing could ever top that. Of course the A320 and 737 have sailed way past, into numbers that would have seemed impossible back in 1984 (the world's population has added 2 billion since, so a big expansion of air travel was going to happen, but still...). But for a wide body to hit these kind of numbers is amazing. I bet Boeing never thought they'd see 1,000 747s, never mind 1,500 and still climbing. Remember other widebodies did a fraction of this kind of business - TriStar was 250, MD-11 was 250, DC-10 was 446 inc military sales, even Airbus' miracle machine the A300 only did 561. The 767, Boeing's most profitable programme, has just passed the 1,000 mark.
Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 3): I believe it's better for Boeing to cross one bridge at a time right now.
...than do the 777X - yes, although it's been quiet for weeks, the 787 still feels like it's not out of the woods yet, give it two years with a number of smooth EISs and no incidents in service and then it'll be time to turn to the 777X. Anyway the 777-300ER is the real Dreamliner. The 787 is great for 200 pax on niche routes like Helsinki to Mombassa or Boston to Tokyo, but come on - the 777-300ER does 420 seats (that's Etihad's config - luxurious J and ten-abreast Y) plus 7,600 cubic feet of cargo (floor locks for 44 LD3 bins!), unlimited range and no payload restrictions almost ever? On two engines? The 787 doesn't come close to that. Dream dream dream...
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
neutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 769 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8260 times:
Quoting N14AZ (Reply 7): I find it amazing that since decades Boeing is developing airliners, which are selling in numbers of more than 1,000 units, the B 707 / B 720 being the only exception (although close to 1,000 units).
On the contrary, a tad over 1,000 707 /720 were built.
sweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1836 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8076 times:
Wouldn't the 748i be a perfect plane for SAA, they said twins don't make it because of hot and high. And no ETOPS problems either with the 748i, a bit larger than the A346 but should have decent economics? Post 2015 748i will be a very good plane!
817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2924 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7264 times:
Quoting cedarjet (Reply 6): unlimited range and no payload restrictions almost ever? On two engines?
Well to be fair its not unlimited, Remember that all aircraft are limited to a certain range depending on its payload... while the 777 does indeed have decent range without payload restrictions, 7500NM for 77L if I remember correctly, its still limited... But, even now im still amazed at the capabilities of this twin engine aircraft.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12259 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7197 times:
Boeing has done remarkably well selling their B-700 family of airplanes. Of the NBs, only the B-717 did not sell 1000+ airframes, but that airplane was really a MD design and launch. All of the WBs have also sold 1000+ airframes, save the B-787 which is knocking on the 1000+ sales door.
Airbus has done reasonably well too, but the A-300, A-310, A-340 all did not even break the 700 barrier. The jury is still out on if the A-380 will ever hit the 1000 sales mark, it has a long way to go. The A-32X and A-330 are both Airbus success stories.
Really? What made it so profitable? I thought that honor belonged to the venerable 737 with 10,400+ ordered & 7,400+ already delivered, or even the 747 or 777 more expensive aircrafts that sold in greater numbers.
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32279 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3903 times:
While some claim Boeing has to sell a 767 at cost to get anyone to take it, with the new FAL Boeing has reduced production time by some 30% and that should have taken a good chunk out of the production costs, as well. When you consider the revenue and margin drain each 747-8 and 787 delivery has, I would not be surprised at all if increased 767 deliveries are contributing to Boeing still seeing strong revenues and margins.