Boeingmd82 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 242 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1008 times:
I have a question for all. I recently read tha Boeing will be cutting it's commerical aircraft division by up to 31,000 jobs. But in a side note, they say that the work on the Sonic Cruiser (SC-Swift) will continue.
There have been rumblings about Airlines with orders for the 380 cancelling them.
Do you think if enough Airlines drop the 380 and Airbus decides not to continue with A380 devlopment, would Boeing quit development on the SC?
I know that these two aircraft are for differnet markets, but do you really think that Boeing would be developing the SC if there was no A380 on the horizon?
Spaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 957 times:
The A380 is already half way point into designing the plane. They are half way from production process to turned back now would be wasting alot of time and investments. If Airbus canceled the A380 developement now they would probably go bank rupt. They have to keep going forward and see if the future will call for the necissity for such huge bird.
As far as the SC, it seems to me it has only gotten into the beginning of the design process. Nothing has been finalized into the design process yet.