W_a_s_p_i_e From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
Im not sure. In ways I hope it is Boeing, because I dont like the idea of more computers in the cockpit. But then I hate the 737-300/400. But I still hope its Boeing. I also dont like joysticks in aircraft, it should be a control column.
Eugdog From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2045 times:
I hope it is Boeing - it is not so much that I think Airbus do not make good planes but it is a clash of ideology - Free market verus government intervention etc - but I am sure that what ever deal Easy Jet makes it will be the right decision for itself.
I am told that the planes are pretty similar in performance and economy but airbus has more cargo capacity and bit more space in in the cabin! Boeings are more rugged and have useful advantages like airstairs built in and it requires less equipment to load baggage. And of course its pilots are more familiar with Boeings.
But it will come down to price and finance terms in the end. All the advantages one particular plane can be more then offset by better pricing/finance and retraining package!
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2014 times:
I hope it is Boeing
ok, hope whatever you want to hope, as long as you don't start one of those a vs. b clashes.
- it is not so much that I think Airbus do not make good planes but it is a clash of ideology - Free market verus government intervention etc
I assume boeing is free market and Airbus is intervention..if i got that one wrong, please accept my heartfelt apologies for each and every word I'm going to say now:
that is the most ridiculous thing I've read in years. Unfortunately you're not the first one to claim such bull..it, and even more unfortunately not the last one. Please accept the fact that aviation including the manufacturing of aircraft is NOT free market, neither in Europe nor in the USA (may I just remind you of the US government subsidies payed to nearly-bankrupt carriers after 11/9). If you wish to discuss this, please open up a thread and I'll be glad to give you examples, numbers and links...if not, just don't post things like that.
Cwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1988 times:
Might I remind you that all but one application for loan guarantees have been turned down by the government? As time wears on, and traffic continues to pick up, the rationale for each application becomes weaker and weaker, and the government less likely to grant the loan guarantees. They have been very strict as to separating out 9/11 factors versus trouble carriers were in prior to the attacks. So, please, follow your own advice before posting.
Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
Just to prevent future Airbus vs Boeing wars I hope easyJet split the order 50-50 between both manufacturers (or 25-25-25-25 between Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer so that our Canadian and Brazilean friends are also happy)
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13416 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1846 times:
If there had not been the 'interventionist' creation of Airbus, Boeing would now be the only big airliner maker today.
Not good for innovation, prices and choice.
That's the thing about dogma, too narrowly focussed and often short-term.
Boeing's domination of Europe's low cost market up to now has mostly been due to the widespread availability of older surplus 737's to the fledgling LCC's.
Though the 737 does have some good attributes for the LCC's.
It will certainly be interesting if Easy have gone for Airbus, good for UK Ltd. too, though I suspect R/R won't get a piece of this action, with all those CFM 737's in the LCC fleets.
As for the innovations like side-sticks, well once I'm sure there were some leery about the jet engine.