Congratulations guys, someone asked a question about the possibility of VS
selling their A340s and the usual suspects managed to turn this into a pissing contest once again.
Why can´t people accept that both, the 777 and the A340 are good airplanes.
The 777 is probably the best plane Boeing has ever built and yes, it has a significant advantage over the A340 as far as performance counts.
However, as somebody mentioned, it is damn expensive which has shown in the last 12 months when there were only few orders.
The A340 has performed well for many airlines and continues to do so but for the majority of the airlines, the 777 meets their requirements better.
All in all, neither Airbus nor Boeing currently builds a "mediocre" airplane. They are all nearly perfect and true masterpieces of engineering.
I think it´s in the best interset of all of us that both manufacturers will have a bright future. That´s why I hope that the A380 and the 7e7 will be successful which would make the other manufacturer consider a similar airframe so that comeptition, which is good for airlines and their customers, remains in all fields.