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Best Days Of The B777 Yet To Come?  
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

Hey everyone,

Take a look at this.. what do you think?

http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com/business/47045_conner19.shtml

Regards




Boeing747 万岁!
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User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

What does Boeing do with the A340s they'll buy from China Airlines, dump them in the drink or something?  Smile

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

Nice piece...a tad pro-Boeing (would Virgin really dump the A340-600 options? I doubt it.)...but overall the story sums up what I think everyone here knows. The Triple Seven is an outstanding design.

As much as I love the looks of the A340, I think Airbus is making a big mistake on its' fetish with four engines. Twins have been flying very very long segments for almost 20 years now. The math just doesnt lie. The airplanes are safe overwater. And two engines are two less than the maintenance bills for four.


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1669 times:
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I'm sure the 777 will have lots of orders in the upcoming years. We all know that Delta will eventually buy a substantial batch to replace its MD-11s, and KLM will probably buy a load of 'em too.

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

I'm still waiting for Boeing to launch the 777-200LR. The wing on this baby will as long as the one on the 744. This will be awesome to see someday!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Now, if Boeing could just put the 764's wing on a 763's body, we'll have another winner here, IMHO. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

I also look for the 777 to have an increase in... domestic USA travel.

Here's the theory I have:

With this most recent horror in the airline industry, I think airlines will move to consolidation, they will go back to the way they were about ten years ago. That is, fewer flights, yet with the same capacity.

For example.

I flew as a younger boy from Dallas to San Jose on a DC-10, that was in... about... 1991. Now, there are SEVEN flights every Monday from DFW-SJC, and they are... five super 80s and two 757s. More flights per day equal more convenience for passengers. BUT fewer flights per day equal lower costs, as a result of less maintenance, less fuel, and lower labor.

I think- and hope, as I am sick of small airplanes- that airlines will go back to fewer flights yet bigger airplanes.

Like, maybe, two or three flights a day between DFW-SJC and a 767 or a 777. A 777 is basically a DC-10 in terms of capacity, depending on how AA or others wanted to configure it.

I think that American and others will begin to order MORE 777s and FEWER 737s. That's what my theory boils down to.

Randy


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

FlagshipAZ,

Greetings! Buy you mentioning the hope of Boeing launching the 777-200LR, I assume you mean that you hope it will fly. My understanding that it is launched, just delayed. The 777-300ER, of course, will fly in a couple years. My fear is that the 777-200LR will go the way of the Dodo bird when the Sonic Cruiser is lanched. Stay tuned!


User currently offlineCyprus-Turkish From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

I strongly think that article under estimates the A340-500/600. It doesn't even mention how the airlines will complement those A340s with A380s.
777s are still great though, but lets be fair on the new A340s.


User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

the A380 will have nothing to do with the a340

User currently offlineCyprus-Turkish From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

o yes it does dude. It is a transition. Read ATW article on Airbus & Boeing Compatibility.

User currently offlineRJ777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Can anyone say 777-400?

User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

I want to see the 777 be the first plane to bridge the greatest (most distant) airport pairs non-stop, like Sydney to London or to New York.


It is not enough to be rude; one must also be incorrect.
User currently offlineBombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Although there are many aircraft, both Boeing and Airbus, that I love, the 777 is the greatest airplane I've ever flown. It is simply incredible. I hope that its success will continue.

/gwl


User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1548 times:


Another piece of journalism from the venerable Seattle post-Intelligencer  Smile

Has anyone else noticed a certain format in their articles:

1) Something interesting is happening in aviation...
2) Comments from aviation analyst (Mr. Nisbet or Mr. Aboulafia)
3) Boeing may well be edging Airbus out on this one!

An finally, yes the 777 is still a new model and will continue to generate a huge flow of cash to Boeing for many years to come. There's no question about this.

However, the article neglected to mention that the 345NG program still has more orders than the 777LR program. Neither program has been selling very fast recently, though, even taking the recession into account.



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