Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Why Airbus Don't Make Something Like B747?  
User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1671 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Why? All airlines, which uses all-Airbus strategy leaves B747 in their fleet. If Airbus build plane with passenger capacity like 747's these airlines will change 747 into new Airbus model (A350?). Airbus can compete with 717,737,757,767 and 777, but no with 747.

7 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineTca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

You're wrong to write that Airbus can't compete with the
B747...the A340 does so while the A330 competes with
both B777 and B767 !! it's not only a matter of seats capacity
but also about profits/maintenance/and so on.


User currently offlineReno_air From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

The A 340-600 has an almost similar capacity as the 747-400.


User currently offlineA student From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

Airbus cannot possibly make anything as elegant and great as the 747, but apart from appearance and style, the A3XX is specifically planned to compete with Boeing on the high capacities. But you just need to take a look at this ugly blimp with engines to know that the B747 will always be passenger's favourite....

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

Yes, the A340-600 will have nearly the same passenger capacity and range of the B747-400. Along with technology and design more than 10 years more advanced.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Airbus is developing the A3XX to match and compete with the Boeing 747.

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4556 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Airbus does not currently have any product to compete against the 747-400. No aircraft has the capacity or the range that it has. As for the A340 being designed 10 years later the 747-400 both of these aircraft were introduced at the same time. While it can be said that the 747 was designed in the late 60's, the 747-400 was totally redesigned with a 2 man flight deck, new improved wings, along with newer efficient engines. The A340 itself can trace its history back to the A300 and A310.

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineFsimmer From Norway, joined Jun 1999, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (16 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

I don't think the A340 can compete with the 747 as I see airlines with both A340 and 747-400 in their fleet uses A340 on smaller routes, a good example is CX on their US routes,, 744 to LAX/New York and A340 to SFO.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
A380s: Why Airbus Livery? posted Fri Nov 10 2006 09:50:04 by Gunsontheroof
Why Airbus Can't Offer The Same Range On A321? posted Wed Aug 30 2006 03:25:40 by AirCanada014
Why Airbus Must Respond The B787 Challenge posted Sun May 21 2006 18:31:14 by Eugdog
Why Did TAP Do It Like This? posted Tue Mar 21 2006 22:59:21 by RootsAir
EasySabre Or Something Like That... posted Sat Jan 21 2006 03:25:21 by BDL2DCA
Why BA,QF Might Not Like Nonstop Kangaroo Plane! posted Wed Nov 9 2005 18:19:16 by KLMCedric
Some Things Don't Make Sense (security) posted Mon Nov 7 2005 18:30:35 by Vio
Why Can't DL Make Profit Despite ATL Superhub? posted Fri Jun 3 2005 11:46:40 by Aviationfreak
Why Did AI144 Make A Stop In London posted Sat Jan 15 2005 12:56:31 by Airish
Why Didn't Boeing Make 7e7 Engines Exclusive? posted Wed Oct 20 2004 17:47:46 by Dayflyer