All that is very interesting to us, but in reality, ratios and retail price are meaningless next to profit. Does anyone here have any idea what the profit will be (approx) for either aircraft that sells, and then can some of our rocket scientists (aerobalance) figure out the casm for the airplane so we can measure it against passenger loads and ticket prices over the years, because that will be the test for the airlines. Which of these two makes them more money. (Maybe projections can be made with a PERT chart or some type of modeling based on forecasts of the marketplace.)
If we can figure that then we can come up with The manufacturer that makes the most money on their aircraft (combination of profit per aircraft and number sold lets you arrive at a total profit picture for the manufacturer) is the one that returns the greatest value to its shareholders. The airliner that earns the most profit for its airline is the one that makes wins that end of this little competition between oranges and grapefruit.
Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?