Osteogenesis, I generally respect your posts but you and others, here, who embark on accolading a manufacturer based solely on their own hype must be taken to task. While it might be accurate for Airbus to claim the A320 family is the fastest selling aircraft, it's a bold-faced LIE for them to claim it's "the most successful aircraft family ever" and frankly, THEY should be taken to task for doing so, as should Boeing when it makes such a hollow statement. After being caught up in their lie and called on it you state: "Well at least Airbus can say that they have the fastest selling aircraft of all time." But that wasn't what they said, was it. It's quite fair to count all 737s, including Classics in Boeing's total as it IS
basically the same airframe, only updated in the next-gen series with a new wing and other tweaks, just as it's fair to count all Airbus A320-based models from the 318 to the 321 in Airbus's total. And I swear to God, the first part of that second statement: "Over 2,000 A320 Family aircraft are now in-service, a number unmatched in the history of civil jet aviation, making it the most popular jetliner ever." had better be true (the last part definitely isn't) or I may just get on their website and fire off the nastiest of emails to all concerned. Does anyone here truly know how many 737s ARE still in service? Chime in if you do. Now, Boeing is often as guilty of this and when they are, feel free to point it out and I'll send them a nasty email as well, if it's possible. Don't be so quick to buy into the hype and at least check out the other manufacturers hype as well; there's often TWO versions of the truth, neither of which is absolutely correct. To fall so quickly for such a claim paints one as gullible, something I don't believe you are. Try in the future to read between the lines of such statements, keeping in mind there's an agenda at work. Thanks.