|Quoting Stitch (Reply 7):|
While China and India's population could certainly absorb hundreds of A380s, I wonder how efficient an A380 would be when used in a "domestic short-haul" mission profile like Japan did with the 747SR and 744D.
|Quoting Stitch (Reply 9):|
the idea is that China's and India's middle-class will expand quickly and that they will flock to visit Europe, Australia, and North America on vacation?
|Quoting Chuffy (Reply 10):|
A worrying thought for both A and B is that the market there can only be 'short term'. The available labour market and the price they will work for will have to mean that the Chinese will build their own planes.
|Quoting Art (Reply 11):|
China had an estimated GDP per capita of around US$2000 in 2005. However, that figure is somewhat misleading since you would live far better on such an income in China than you would in Europe or the US