I agree. Some people are crazy about Boeing they need to bash Airbus products. Same goes for the Airbus fanatics as well.
replacing them, I have heard that before. SQ
hasn't even begun revenue flights yet, lets not guess what they do now. Besides SQ
is an airline, they only care about the bottom line. Whichever manufacturer's product gives them a better profit margin, that's who they will go with, regardless of other matters.
As for A340 beign a slow climber. The only people this should matter is to engineers and even then just as a passing note. All other armchair aviation enthusisasts should not use this as a point to bash a good product regardless of who makes it. As long the plane doesnt' fall out of the sky, what does it matter.
A345 is a wonderful plane and its future looks impressive. I hope it becomes a success. As far as the A346 not being liked by pilots or FA
's. They are employees of airlines, I doubt it if the airlines would change planes or replace entire fleets based on the nuances of the pilots and FA
's. They are supposed to do their job, regardless of what plane they are given.
As a matter of fact the 777 is one of the best designed planes out there, albeit quite big.