We will surely miss Randy Baseler. He provided interesting & provocating content fresh from the line, combined with a friendly personal tough.
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One thing I liked about "old" Randy was that I could take what he said as 100% true, then see what conditions its true under to get a bigger picture.
Randy didn´t lie, his trick was more about what he left out / selected as numbers to include. A bit of apples & oranges, producing "reveiling pictures" etc. Recently most of his pictures were taken from Boeing.com, ashame.
Ok one expample (copied onto another site):
This picture suggest an enormous gab (look at the crunched airbusses at the bottom
), if one draws horizontal lines it looks like the 773 is much bigger then the A346. The Boeing types are nicely vertically distributed.
The seatcount difference between 747-8 & A380 is only about a 100 seats (blindy copied by 90% of the press) doing magic for the following CASM comparisons. The market for aircraft bigger than 450 seat is just 300 (picture from merely more then a yr ago..).
General message : Airbus is responding to Boeing strategy (shortly before streching the 747-8 & ignoring the 787-10 I guess..)
** "forgetting" to include range http://www.planenation.com/wp-conten...06/scales_comparison_ip%5B1%5D.jpg
His next blog reacted to an a.net discussion about this.
** "forgetting" to include the hot selling A330 just last week: http://boeingblogs.com/randy/images/Market_timing.ip.jpg
He said what many wanted to hear
& challenging good readers to look through his creativity.
I guess we will all miss him for his providing ammunition to the hot discussions on this forum. He seems to have had a good time at Boeing he proved good "value for the money" for them, may he have a long & happy live after his retirement!