A 747 order being canceled is not something I would start worrying and panicking about.
While I think we all agree that the 747's once glorious days of many orders are gone, I still think there is a market for the aircraft for a number of years to come, particularly existing operators, especially the freighter version.
I think the 747 will continue to be in production for at least another 5 years. If the B747 Advanced is developed, then much further than that.
I really do hope the B747 Advanced is developed. It would add many years to the 747 program.
I could see Qantas, ANA, and JAL as potential customers.
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I hope you're not suggesting the A380's orders are impressive. The B787 already has 193 orders and commitments in less than a third of the time.
Last time I checked, the B787 is not a 550-seat double decker like the A380 is.
You're trying to compare apples with oranges.
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