I dont understand the logic of this board at all!! A few weeks ago sumone was talking about SAA changing their massive airbus order for boeing! Airlines order aircraft for a reason, they dont simply pick the name of aircraft out of a hat and order them. SIA picked the A345 because they dont think they would be able to fill 744 capacity on direct SIN-USA flights.
Maybe next week Northwest will drop its a330 order for 777's and the week after that maybe KLM will decide to take the A340, instead of the 777!!?? Companies dont spend time and effort creating a fleet plan, and then tear it up and pay cancellation fees for the fun of it....sorry if i sound harsh, i just dont see why these topics keep appearing...
This happens more often than you think, it's perfectly logical to talk about it.
In addition, quoted figures (of course can change for the worse) by Boeing indicate that it costs 15% less per seat to have the former rather than the latter.
How is that funny? This is not one of those little false advertising schemes that you will find in BOTH Boeing's and Airbus' websites. The new 747s would indeed be more economical for SIA than the A345.
United Airline wrote:
Who will be the launch customers? UAL? Air France? SIA? Cathay Pacific? Or even JAL?
United will not be buying any more 747s.
Only the future can tell, and none of us can predict it. Right now, I agree, there's no chance of United buying any new airliners for a long time, including airliners besides the 747. But things change over time, especially with airlines.
A310 was better than 757
First off, has the A310 ever even been a direct competitor to the 757, let alone a competitor at all? Another thing, here are the sales figures:
Total 757 Sales: 1050
Total A310 Sales: 260
How do you come to this?
Some people are like slinkies - not good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs