I don't know what it is with you guys. It's like you'd prefer to see one point rather than the others even though they are louder than this one, y'all're silly.
Perhaps the word "risk-refusal" was taken the wrong way by most of you, how about "derivative-happy".
Yes they did risk before and made it through, however, their lack of risks nowadays is rather curious. Who cares what they did in the 60's, they are a different company now, no staff member that from the 60's is there now. Monopoly? Yes, as much as 90% in the US, that's a monopoly!
What alternative do I like? Interesting how you assume it would be Airbus (btw, they are taking risks, it's called A380). Who said anything about "redesigning their entire product line?" Nobody is that crazy; that's like asking for chapter 11!
What risks should they take, in your opinion, and why?
Basically, I 'd like to see some affordable multiple-Mach-busting airliners in the future, with Boeing's expertise it, I know they can do it. Why they won't even forcast a possiblity is what annoys me. What's wrong with trying? They haven't even forcasted SC's impact. I breifly noted some reasons why in response to The747Man.
First of all, I was being sarcastic. Secondly, how is it you don't see a problem with "monopolies"? Boeing isn't a business in the simplest form anymore, there is no competition (in the US - the main market) and hence, no progress. The statement "the future is now" is heavily underexagerated! You wanna know what the future of air travel is? Look at your local airport! Except it'll be more gridlocked than freeways at rush hour with the projected increase in travel accomodations! No one is going to make newer airports (because of NIMBY), and if anyone doesn't speed up these planes, it's gonna be an airmagedon of traffic problems.
[Airbus is a minority since it has less than 10% of the North American market, Boeing couldn't care less about Airbus. They've been around for barely 30 years, against Boeing, with some 80 years? Golly.]
The reality is that I don't hate Boeing for being successful, just their refusal for incorporating
something new and different. Atleast Ford changed
the Mustang over the years, why not Boeing to the same, know what I mean?
The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.