rotating14 wrote:It's been known for some time now that QF is trying to make LHR and the JFK reachable with nonstop service. Boeing and Airbus are in a highly contested arena as the two OEM's to offer QF the best plane for the missions requested from QF.
However, what stood out to me the most was when QF CEO was quoted saying the following:We have to replace the A380s and the Boeing 747-400ERs, so some of these will replace existing aircraft but also allow us to change the network when we the take the aircraft in.”
What else could you deduce from that statement other than Mr Joyce wanting to replace the A380s and B744s with other aircraft. The 779 comes to mind but Airbus still retains monies deposited for the remaining 8 A380s on order.
Thoughts and opinions?
https://www.ausbt.com.au/boeing-pitches ... ny-flights
Qantas is going to make the 787 the backbone of their long haul fleet, but they need something that can fly a bit further and something that can carry more passengers.
If they could buy one plane that could do both it would more flexible and simpler (maybe with a few less bums on seats for Lhr and JFK)