|Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 5):|
Airbus needs to push for stronger regulation in Japan, America, UK and China. The slots in and out of large airports need to allow less planes so they can sell more A380s.
|Quoting Grantcv (Reply 9):|
Actually, if I were Airbus, I would focus on an updated A320. That plane is ready for a 2nd generation while Boeing's model in that space - the 3rd generation 737 is starting to age badly. Boeing needs to build an all new plane now while Airbus can get away with an update. By committing to a NG A320, Airbus can take the wind out of the 737 sales, forcing Boeing to spend big bucks on another new model. I think Boeing would rather wait till the 787 is further. Forcing them to do both designs in parallel would be more difficult and costly for Boeing.