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Boeing Thinks Trusty 747 Is Enough

Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:00 pm

Herald Sun:

US a/c maker Boeing has decided not to build a new jet to head to head w the superjumbo A380 of arch rival Airbus.

According to Boeing, Airbus s market projetions are too optimistic.

More to read at www.heraldsun.com.

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RE: Boeing Thinks Trusty 747 Is Enough

Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:05 pm


Boeing are having "the option open if anyone wants an Adv.747", according to Herald Sun.
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RE: Boeing Thinks Trusty 747 Is Enough

Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:13 pm

Sorry....

Its www.heraldsun.com/au....Mea Culpa!

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RE: Boeing Thinks Trusty 747 Is Enough

Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:14 pm

US a/c maker Boeing has decided not to build a new jet to head to head w the superjumbo A380 of arch rival Airbus.

...hate to tell ya, but this "news" is about a half-decade old  Yeah sure
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RE: Boeing Thinks Trusty 747 Is Enough

Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:19 pm

Fred: He had to get his daily Boeing-bashing in somehow.
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RE: Boeing Thinks Trusty 747 Is Enough

Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:25 pm


I think if they airframe could offer a stretch and with new fuel efficient, 7E7 technology engines, they might have themselves a winner. Yes, it will NOT compete with the A380, but possible create its own little niche market in the pax market between the 777-300ER and the A380.
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RE: Boeing Thinks Trusty 747 Is Enough

Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:41 pm

I think if they airframe could offer a stretch and with new fuel efficient, 7E7 technology engines, they might have themselves a winner. Yes, it will NOT compete with the A380, but possible create its own little niche market in the pax market between the 777-300ER and the A380.
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Yes !! Even Lufthansa is looking for a plane between 744 and A380 !! They are absolutely interested in a plane of that size. Guess some other airlines like e.g. Singapur, AF, Emirates; Quantas would be, too. Of Course not to mention non A380 customers like BA and CX
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RE: Boeing Thinks Trusty 747 Is Enough

Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:37 am

Duh..

"Half decade old news"? I know that and you know that, but theres many that are saying a new 747 called Advanced are to roll out his spring  Insane

Call it Boeing bashing, its a free world, but Im only the messenger here, ok?

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