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B777-300: Why 50m$ More Expensive Than B747-400?

Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:13 am

According to Boeing's list prices, the Boeing 747-400 comes at a handy 205m US$ while the Boeing 777-300 is almost 50m US$ more expensive. Why ? Is it just demand and supply or is producing the T7 much more expensive than the B744, including the need to write-off development costs ?
 
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RE: B777-300: Why 50m$ More Expensive Than B747-400?

Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:14 am

Because it's in greater demand...basic economics  Wink
 
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RE: B777-300: Why 50m$ More Expensive Than B747-400?

Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:17 am

Boeing needs to keep the B-747 production line going, at least until the B-747-ADV gets launched. I expect that before the end of this year.  bigthumbsup 

So, the B-747-400 is "on sale" at Wal-Mart prices.  Smile
 
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RE: B777-300: Why 50m$ More Expensive Than B747-400?

Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:20 am

Quoting Vfw614 (Thread starter):
According to Boeing's list prices, the Boeing 747-400 comes at a handy 205m US$ while the Boeing 777-300 is almost 50m US$ more expensive. Why ? Is it just demand and supply or is producing the T7 much more expensive than the B744, including the need to write-off development costs ?

Because the 777-300/777-300ER has much better operating economics. Boeing figures that since the -300s will save the customer money, they can charge more. It's the same reason the whole 777 line costs more then the A330/A340 line.
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RE: B777-300: Why 50m$ More Expensive Than B747-400?

Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:20 am

True, but airlines do their maths - and you need to earn an additional 50m quid to offset the much higher price for an aircraft that to some extent competes with its stablemate.
 
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RE: B777-300: Why 50m$ More Expensive Than B747-400?

Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:26 am

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 4):
True, but airlines do their maths - and you need to earn an additional 50m quid to offset the much higher price for an aircraft that to some extent competes with its stablemate.

Well, Widebodyphotog showed how the 777-200LR saves US$13 million a year over the A350-400. It is conceivable that the 777-300/300ER saves that much over the 747-400s.
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