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SC And 380 Question  
User currently offlineBoeingmd82 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 244 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1265 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?

Thanks for any responses,


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User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1232 times:

I don't think Airbus will cancel A380. They invested much into it. I think now it's perhaps cheaper to go on market and sell something like MD-11 did, not cancel project.

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1225 times:

I think Boeing didn't cancel SC project because the capacity its not as high as 747/380.

Due to the recent tragic event, I'm not sure how long will take the passenger to overcome the "fear of flying".

If this continues to 2006 (hopefully not), may be A380 would not be a successful plane at that time.

User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1214 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.

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